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.
The aim of instructors at PopRock Academy is to translate kids' enthusiasm for the performing arts into a disciplined, authentic practice. They do this by drawing upon deep reserves of knowledge gained by attending top schools such as Juilliard and Northwestern, and performing with top artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Buble, Smokey Robinson, and Kanye West. During classes, workshops, and camps, they cover a range of topics including film acting, instrument playing, popping and locking, and even music theory. At the end of a curriculum or camp, kids can showcase what they've learned for family and friends during a live show.
Mosaic Lizard Theater coordinates some of the best theater in Alhambra. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater for a delicious meal.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly activity everyone will love? This theater is made for all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Start a night out with your friends right at the terrific theater at Santa Fe Springs'
Hothouse Rehearsal Studios.
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this club has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this club.
The club has ample room for dancing, and patrons can be seen jamming out on the floor.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the club draws a crowd during the weekend.
Hothouse Rehearsal Studios provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
At Actors Youth Academy, working-actor instructors follow the Michael Chekhov method, which emphasizes imagination, concentration, and straightforward guidance as the most effective way to learn the ropes of acting in film and television. Classes are divided into three levels: beginner, advanced, and professional, and students are placed based on their ability. Beginner acting classes cater to kids or adults who want to dip a toe into the drama pool, advanced sessions are for actors preparing for an agent, and professional classes welcome those who have already booked a job or audition and need some extra guidance. All classes focus on preparing youths for a career in the film and television industry.