Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Spring floors, tumble track, foam pit
Staff Size: 25?50 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Please come 15?20 minutes prior to your first class. Have your child come in form-fitting attire.
Mysterium Theater in La Habra, CA believes in the three 'E's' of life - enrich, entertain and educate. Through live stage productions, they do just that. Many of their productions run the artistic gamut - moving dramas, musical extravaganza and holiday specials. Summers are often filled with acting and dance classes if you've thought of being a thespian or the next Fred Astair. It's also a time when you can see Bill... Bill Shakespeare, that is. The theater houses productions like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 12th Night and The Tempest, to name a few. Tickets are usually available individually or by the season (if you love the arts and want a discount too).
All veterans of the entertainment industry, the instructors at Ovation School for the Performing Arts don't believe in just instilling acting, singing, or dancing skills into their students. Instead, they impart all three, turning students of all skill levels into triple threats of stage and screen. Designed for kids and teens aged 5–18, the nonprofit's twice-weekly sessions are divided into 45-minute blocks whose subjects include acting, singing, and dance styles such as hip-hop and tap. Ovation also hosts private lessons focused on voice, piano, and guitar.
Starting at age four, Michelle Larson dedicated herself to Irish dance, quickly ascending the ranks from regional to world championship-level dancing. But at 21, hungry for a change of pace, she focused her energy on interior design. It didn't take long, however, for the rhythmic patter of soft shoes to lure her back like a siren song, and in 1990 she founded the Painter Larson Academy of Irish Dance. Here, she trains children in Irish dance fundamentals, such as foot placement and timing, before teaching basic dances such as the light jig. Michelle's adult students learn these skills, too, as well as group dances that culminate in a traditional Irish dogpile.