FITNESS as well as ACTING, SINGING, & DANCE. APA has been committed to offering the best private and group lessons for pre-professional and professional performing artists in San Diego County. APA is a San Diego Dance Studio/School, Acting School, Voice Training Facility, as well as a Fitness and Wellness Center.
A nonprofit celebration of bold theatrics, Moxie Theatre sinks its teeth into tantalizing topics throughout its sixth season lineup, colorfully summarized by the season's overarching theme, "In Celebration of Bad Girls." The five-production season includes Eleemosynary, a witty portrayal of family functionality across three generations of women (running September 1–September 26); a classically frightening rendition of The Crucible (October 30–December 5); and The Toughest Girl Alive, an autobiographical musical detailing the nearly true story of Candye Kane, who's been, among other things, a punk rocker, teen mother, adult-film star, and cancer survivor (mature audiences only, January 13–February 6). Rounding out the season are two additional productions, Or, and Ten Cent Night, in the spring and summer. For complete listings, descriptions, and schedules, click here.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
The pressure is off when students step into Just Dance LLC. Although its instructors come from a competitive background—traveling to Germany, Denmark, Hungary, England, and France for numerous dance championships—the school instead focuses on dance’s social aspects, allowing students to learn at their own pace in a supportive, positive environment. Stress melts away as students hone their footwork in styles including waltz, fox trot, tango, samba, rumba, and cha-cha, conditioning their bodies in the process. Classes are often followed by practice sessions led by teachers, whereas Friday-night and Saturday-night gatherings continue the collegial vibe with snacks, wine, and philosophical discussions over whether everybody truly can cut footloose.
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With 58 schools in 23 states, the inspiring and performance-driven School of Rock enthusiastically infuses fledgling tunesmiths across the nation with the rhythm, skill, and confidence required to rock 'n' roll. Music director Tyler Ward, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, leads a tuneful team of credentialed industry pros equipped with the know-how to catapult instrumentalists to the crest of Mount Rockmore.
Richard O' Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, the musical that went on to inspire the cinematic cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, thrills and chills audiences with horror-laced comedy, riveting dance sequences, cross-dressing actors, and an iconic score. During the crazed yet campy odyssey, mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his castle-dwelling cronies attempt to corrupt Brad and Janet—a prudish young couple from the suburbs—with seductive dances and extended curfew hours. As the lovebirds gradually become more enthralled with the spooky jubilee, they encounter rock 'n' roll singing experiments gone wrong and a slew of rollicking tunes such as "Time Warp" and "Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul." All performances take place in The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, a venue modeled after Shakespeare's middle-school geography classroom.