Since the Dearing Acting Studio's inception three years ago, it has been building a solid reputation as a top-notch resource for local actors and industry up-and-comers of all ages and experience levels. Today's side deal lets you register for an entry-level, four-week acting class, selecting one type of class from the studio's diverse curriculum that regularly includes sessions in improv, monologues, agency prep, and scene study (monthly offerings change to keep providing new challenges). Because class sizes are kept small, each student receives individualized attention from the studio's professional instructors. The talented staff consists of currently working actors, meaning you won't be misled and told to play a protagonist "more like Danny Tanner." After four weeks of fun-filled skill honing, you will not only walk away with more refined tools but also the confidence and positive attitude required of taking all small parts in stride and turning them into small actors. As testament to Dearing Acting Studio's quality of guidance, in the past year alumni of the studio's youth program have appeared on popular programs such as Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case, Mad TV, Two and a Half Men, and more. Call ahead to register for your acting class of choice.
Professional artists from both the local community and from around the world flock to Raw Roots Professional Performance Center. They help aspiring actors, singers, and dancers perfect their skills before helping them take over the stage in a professional setting through 12-week professional programs. They also lead community classes for beginning and intermediate performers and dancers such as modern dance, hip-hop technique, and beginner tap.
The house lights dim, and stage lights begin to brighten. As they rise, so do voices from a huddle of children at center stage. Their voices ring out clear and clean, unhindered by heavy instrumental accompaniment, a homage to the songbirds on Glee. In fact, this stage is set by Desert Sun Performing Arts' class of the same name. At Glee class, kids harmonize and move to Top 40 hits and Broadway classics. The class is one of the performing-arts offerings at the dance studio, which also holds classes in contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and tap.