We proudly offer a performing arts education that shapes happy, healthy kids who love their art, strive for excellence, and positively impact their community.
Stagelight Performing Arts is a studio that supports your child’s desire to perform–at school, in the community, pre-professionally or professionally–by offering quality Acting, Dance, Vocal Music and Musical Theatre training in a safe and welcoming learning environment. If it is your desire to see your child grow as a performer, without the timely and financial commitment that a competitive studio requires, we are the studio for you. Our classes enrich and challenge students, encouraging them to grow as unique and talented artists; our curriculum is developmentally appropriate. We are the place for kids who know what it means to “live on stage.”
It’s Our Mission…
…to shape happy, healthy kids who love their art, strive for excellence, and positively impact their communities through their role as young performing artists.
Stagelight Performing Arts calls a beautiful, 6700sqft location “home.” This home is equipped to provide quality instruction in multiple performing arts disciplines, while providing comfortable waiting areas for students and families alike. Visit us at 2657 Saturn Street for a tour and to try a free class!
- 2 private vocal studios provide spacious seating for a student, teacher, and 1-2 guests (parents or siblings when invited in by the teacher).
- 3 versatile studios that house our Acting, Musical Theatre, and Dance classes; all equipped with mirrors and sprung floors with a Marley overlay; all studios include windows for parent viewing.
- 1 1600sqft dance studio equipped with sprung flooring and a Marley overlay, mirrors, ballet barres; parent viewing is provided by a live-view camera system with TV monitors in two areas: our Lobby and Family Room.
- 2 restrooms
- 1 kitchenette complete with sink, dining table, and refrigerator
- 1 Family Room area for watching classes, waiting between classes, and entertaining little siblings while big siblings are in class.
- 2 homework stations, one in the Lobby and one in the Family Room
- A large and welcoming lobby
Our staff is dedicated to shaping a generation of performers who set high standards of excellence. Click on any image below to read more about our staff at Stagelight Performing Arts.
Are we the right fit for your child? We hope so. And we hope some of these frequently asked questions and answers will help you make that decision. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (714) 255-1714 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Do you offer free trial classes?
Yes! First-time students are welcome to try one free trial class. To claim your free class, first create an account at our Customer Portal. Then, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you created an account and which class your child would like to try.
Why doesn’t your studio participate in dance competitions?
Our students are very busy performing in school shows, community productions, and auditioning for pre-professional and professional work. Our classes at Stagelight Performing Arts are designed with that student in mind– the one who wants quality training without the time or financial commitment competition programs require.
What is the relationship between Stagelight Productions (in Brea and Whittier) and your studio?
Janice Kraus, the owner of Stagelight Productions, saw a need for a studio like ours that would provide a fun and engaging learning environment for children and students who are interested in sharpening their acting, dance, and singing skills. After some years of discussion and planning, Janice’s daughter Lindsey, and her friend Alyssa, built the studio to provide that very thing. Although the two businesses have many things in common, they are two separate entities. It is our desire to see children and students participate in many performance opportunities while studying at Stagelight Performing Arts, including those Stagelight Production shows at Whittier and Brea. However, attendance at Stagelight Performing Arts plays no part in the casting of roles in Stagelight Production shows. Nor does participation in Stagelight Production shows require attendance at Stagelight Performing Arts.
Both businesses desire to see young performers grow, learn, and enjoy their experiences in the performing arts. We believe in the importance of every child’s unique development and strive to provide positive experiences that meet the needs of our participants. We know the reality of the performing arts industry: not everyone “wins” all the time. Not everyone gets the lead part in shows; not everyone gets the part he or she wants every time. This is an important (and sometimes difficult) lesson for young performers to learn, but it is an important part to a child’s development, nonetheless. By encouraging positive interactions between our students, parents, peers, teachers, and show directors or choreographers at both businesses, we are demonstrating to our students the importance of working hard, “nailing the audition,” and accepting the casting director’s ultimate decision.
What is the Triple Threat Program? What are the benefits?
Students are automatically enrolled in the Triple Threat Program when they are enrolled in at least three classes per week at Stagelight Performing Arts. A “triple threat” is a performer who is skilled at acting, singing, and dancing, so we encourage our students to take one of each of these disciplines to become a true triple threat. However, to qualify for the Program, three classes in any discipline can be taken. Benefits of participating in the Triple Threat Program include advanced ticket sales for showcases, a headshot on our lobby wall, and more.
If my child’s class falls on a holiday, or if the studio is closed for a holiday, is my tuition for that class discounted or refunded?
We do not discount tuition for holidays, as many months have a fifth week that keeps a monthly average of four weeks per month. However, if a scheduled class falls on a single-day holiday such as Labor Day or Memorial Day, a makeup class will be permitted within one month of the holiday. Makeups are not permitted for full-week closures such as Spring Break and Winter Break.
Does your studio do recitals?
Group Dance and Musical Theatre classes performing in two showcases per season: Holiday Showcase (before winter break) and Summer Showcase (toward the end of June). Additional performance opportunities for private music students, Acting, and Improv students occur throughout the year.
What if my child chooses not to participate in the showcase… should we drop the class?
Although we hope you and your child see the value of participating in our showcases, performances are never mandatory. We are experts at creating an engaging atmosphere in the classroom for ALL students, whether or not they are participating in the final showcase. Staying enrolled through the entire rehearsal process is encouraged, so students can experience all it takes to prepare for a performance.