Group Vocal Classes Spark Confidence & Joy
At Stagelight Performing Arts, our small Group Vocal classes encourage confidence, lay a foundation for basic music theory, and expose young singers to a variety of music genres and styles. Students build camaraderie through ensemble work but test the waters as soloists in our safe and welcoming classroom environment. Bonding over music and sharing discoveries along the way also make this class a great place to make new friends.
During each weekly class, students engage in warm-ups that keep their vocal cords safe and growing appropriately, pitch and tone exercises, studies in harmony, and vocal control exercises. Essentially, our class helps transform your child’s favorite hobby into a carefully studied discipline that allows them to fall in love with the art form even further. Concepts that students build on week-to-week include breath control, healthy vocal production, technical use of vowels and consonants while singing, and an understanding of dynamics, rhythm, musical patterns, and note recognition. You can read more about our Vocal program here.
Group Vocal is a weekly class offered during our 23/24 Season and open to students ages 7-15. Class begins the week of August 7, 2023, so head to the Customer Portal to grab your spot in class today!
Cultivate Your Unique Style in HipHop
Grooving, popping, locking, and feeling the music in your bones is what HipHop class is all about! What can be better than that?! Once the music hits the air, we can guarantee that your child won’t even realize how hard they are working. All that matters is the rhythm, the movements, the history, and the community.
Not only does this dance discipline offer a supportive and friendly creative outlet for your child, but it is great for helping to increase coordination, promote muscle development, and build self-confidence. Through fun combinations and routines, watch your child master the basics of grooving and freestyle, learn the importance of different body mechanics, and improve upon the skill of picking up intricate choreography. Trust us, once they get a feel for the music, they’ll be begging to return to the studio. You can read more about our HipHop program here.
HipHop is a weekly class offered during our 23/24 Season and open to students ages 7-15. Class begins the week of August 7, 2023, so head to the Customer Portal to grab your spot in class soon!
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 Group Vocal and Jazz/HipHop programs, along with some other classes. Meet Ms. Darleen, Mr. Kyle, Ms. Kat, Ms. Katy, Ms. Sofia, and Mr. Alberto! 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.
Ms. Darleen teaches Group Vocal, Musical Theatre Song & Dance, and Private Vocal Lessons.
With a BA in Music Education K-12 from Anderson University (Anderson, IN), Darleen has taught privately, in public schools, private schools, churches and community theaters.
“I believe in my students’ ability to sing ANY style of music – for the rest of their lives – once they are properly trained with good technique and vocal health habits! With that belief and personal experience, I work hard to make sure that each student develops vocal strength and their best sound through grounded instruction in breathing, projection, confidence, preparedness and musicianship.” ~ Darleen
Mr. Kyle teaches Group Vocal, Musical Theatre Song & Dance, and Private Piano/Vocal Lessons.
Kyle is a veteran performer, musician, and Music Director born and raised in Southern California. While he is not performing or music directing, Kyle is a composer, orchestrator, and transcriber for commercials, film, media, musical theatre, and radio. Kyle is an experienced teacher for Voice, Piano, and Composition & Theory with over 15 years of instructing and coaching experience in Jazz, Theatre, Classical, and modern music.
Ms. Kat teaches Group Vocal, Musical Theatre Song & Dance, and Private Vocal Lessons.
Katarina Blagojevic has always had such a love for music, singing and the arts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Vanguard University and is currently getting her Masters and Teaching Credential through Grand Canyon University. She has been in countless musical theatre productions, choir showcases and juries growing up as well. She’s ecstatic for the opportunity to encourage dreams, grow performers, and love for the arts just like she had growing up!
Ms. Katy teaches Tap/Ballet Combo, Preschool Creative Dance, HipHop, Jazz/HipHop Combo, and Musical Theatre Song & Dance.
Katy has been dancing on stage since the age of five. She has studied jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theater, modern, cheerleading, and gymnastics. Currently, Katy is enjoying doing what she loves most by being in the studio and watching her young students grow and develop into beautiful dancers, people and performers.
Ms. Sofia teaches HipHop, Jazz, and Jazz/HipHop Combo.
Sofia Ayala was born and raised in Orange County, California. Since age 3, she has been dancing in various styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and more. Sofia is currently working towards getting her Bachelors of Arts Degree at California State University, Fullerton. Sofia aspires to continue teaching, performing, and choreographing for as long as she possibly can, and is always growing as an artist and individual.
Mr. Alberto teaches HipHop.
Mr. Alberto has been teaching dance for over 20 years in various studio, school programs, parks and recreation programs and high schools across southern California. He has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop, all of which he has implemented in his teachings. Mr. Alberto continues to further his dance education in hopes to motivate and bring new methods of dance training to his students.
Maintain Proper Technique with Easy 1-Minute Vocal Warm-Ups by Mr. Kyle
Are you preparing for an audition or just belting it out in the shower? Use these 1-minute vocal exercises to keep your voice happy and healthy during our summer break. Use can sing each of these using any vowel or word.
Master a HipHop Combo with Mr. Alberto
Is your Stagelighter enrolled in a level I HipHop class? Try this HipHop combination by Mr. Alberto to get a feel for the moves you’ll learn in this class!
If you have any questions about our classes or our 23/24 Season, please email email@example.com.