Our 23/24 Season Begins NEXT WEEK!
We hope you’ve been enjoying your summer break so far, but we’ve definitely missed seeing our Stagelighters in-studio and are SO EXCITED to welcome everyone back!
As a reminder, all classes begin the week of Monday, August 7th. Here are a few classes we have added to the schedule based on demand:
Tap I (ages 10-15) on Mondays, 3:30-4:20pm with Mr. Michael
Acting II* (ages 7-9) on Mondays, 6:30-7:20pm with Ms. Crystal (*instructor approval required)
Head to the Customer Portal to secure your spot in these classes today!
Feeling the Rhythm in Tap Dance
It’s almost impossible to put into words what the study of Tap Dance does to the heart of a dancer. But when you see your child fall in love with this art form, you can be certain that what your child learns in tap dance lessons will become part of the soundtrack of your life forever.
Studying Tap Dance helps students understand its rich historical context, social awareness, rhythm, music theory, kinesthetic awareness, and artistry. The joy that radiates from the art form is contagious. Watch as the intricacies and steps challenge dancers, leaving them hungry for more.
Tap dance lessons at Stagelight Performing Arts include rhythm work, rudiment series, coverage of classic tap steps and rhythmic hoofer-style tapping, presentation of key tap dancers throughout history, choreography, performance skills, and challenging improvisational exercises. Not only does the study of Tap Dance lead students toward becoming more well-rounded dancers, it allows them to gain a greater appreciation for the historical context from which this discipline was born and encourages them to continually fall in love with the art form each time they step through the classroom doors. Becoming a member of the Tap Dance legacy is special; finding your own voice through the study of this art form is exhilarating. Read more about our Tap Dance program here.
Tap is a weekly class offered during our 23/24 Season and open to students ages 7-18. Classes begin August 7, 2023, so head to the Customer Portal to grab your spot before we close enrollment at the end of next month!
Conquering the Unknown in Improv Acting
Picture this. Dedicated actors walking onto a fully lit stage with no idea of what’s about to happen. The audience settles in, anticipating a great show. They’re here to laugh. They’re here to see something new. But the actors have no script, no plan, and no idea if their performance will land. If that sounds terrifying, you’re not alone! But does the exhilaration make the whole experience worth it? Unquestionably so!
Although this type of performance and craft takes an incredible amount of courage and vulnerability, the amount of growth you see in your child because of this class is astounding. Through the practice of Improv, you’ll see your child’s trepidation turn to tenacity and insecurity to instinct. Students who study Improv become smarter risk takers and learn to “roll with the punches” both on and off the stage. You can read more about our Improv Acting program here.
Improv Acting is a weekly class offered during our 23/24 Season and open to students ages 7-18. Class begins the week of August 7, 2023, so head to the Customer Portal to grab your spot in class today!
We have some wonderful instructors here at Stagelight Performing Arts! This week, we wanted to introduce to you the incredible instructors who teach in our Tap and Improv Acting programs, along with some other classes. Meet Mr. Michael, Ms. Lauren, Ms. Brooklyn, Ms. Alyssa, and Mr. Phil! Below is a sneak peek into the lives and careers of these awesome teachers. You can read more about them and the rest of our amazing staff here.
Mr. Michael teaches Tap.
Michael is an established tap dancer, teacher and choreographer. Michael currently teaches tap at AMDA LA and is also a respected acting/audition coach. He has taught masterclasses and workshops around the country in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix and more.
Ms. Lauren teaches Tap.
Lauren is a proud graduate of Chapman University as a Theater/Dance major with an emphasis in Dance Performance, training in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, modern, Pilates, and choreography and a minor in Mathematics. She also holds her secondary teaching credential from Chapman as well as her MA in Secondary Education from Cal State University of Fullerton.
Ms. Brooklyn teaches Musical Theatre Song & Dance, Tap, and Tap/Ballet Combo.
Brooklyn was born and raised in Southern California. She has been involved with Stagelight Productions since the age of 5, and began dancing with Stagelight in 2013. Brooklyn attended Brea Olinda High School, where she held the position of Dance Captain in their advanced competitive show choir. She is currently studying Elementary Education at Fullerton College.
Ms. Alyssa teaches Tap, Tap/Ballet Combo, and Tap/Jazz Combo.
Alyssa is Co-Owner and an Instructor at Stagelight Performing Arts. She earned a BA from Chapman University in Advertising with a Minor in Graphic Design and a Teaching Credential in Physical Education/ Dance from Cal State Fullerton. Her performance credits include Disney and Fullerton Civic Light Opera. She has extensive experience in teaching, choreography, and show direction.
Mr. Phil teaches Improv Acting and our Improv Team.
A graduate of the Conservatory Program at The Second City, Hollywood, Phil learned improv and sketch from some of the very best. He’s been involved in several shows there, sketch and improv alike, as both a writer and actor, including The Really Awesome Improv Show, Ruiz Must Die and Picture Show: The Show!, among others.
Learn a Tap Rudiment Combination with Mr. Michael
Calling all tappers! We are incredibly excited to have Mr. Michael joining us this season to teach Tap! To get back into the swing of things, try this Tap Rudiment Combination taught by Mr. Michael to start warming up your feet and getting into the rhythm for next week!
Get Creative with this Improv Game
Grab your best friend and challenge them to a one-on-one Improv Game! Perfect for car rides, recess activities, and anywhere else, there are unlimited times you can play this game! Read the instructions below to learn a new skill.
If you have any questions about our classes or our 23/24 Season, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.