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.
At ACME Hollywood West, professional funny folk bust through the spotlight of an intimate, 99-seat venue to bust audiences’ guts during improv- and sketch-comedy performances. Often dubbed the “West Coast SNL,” Hollywood Saturday Night broadcasts live as a celebrity host attempts to crack funny bones through new sketches from top comedy writers and ACME performers. Each show also includes a musical guest with the ability to make whoopee cushion sounds with their lips as they play. In Hollywood Dream Role, an improvised movie unfolds onstage as a celebrity guest is forced to act out the part of a lifetime with no script, set, or makeup artist to cover their vestigial tentacles. Audiences can also opt to ogle top comedians in the Hollywood Stands Up show or risk laughing themselves to death during the mystery improv Murder by ACME! As performers create and move the plot along, the audience follows, ready to correctly identify the killer or frame their date at the drop of the final curtain.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Participants are saying:
"I can't wait to incorporate what I learned into my own work."
"[Viewpoints] pushed the participants out of their comfort zones, but Violette maintained an inviting and safe environment."
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Come dressed to move, i.e. workout clothes.
We will be working barefoot
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Having recently returned from London where I obtained my MA in Actor Training and Coaching I want to bring quality
actor training opportunities to Adults in the Inland Empire
What do you love most about your job?
I love the "ah-hah" moment, when students make a big discovery.
It's beautiful to witness.
Across the sun-soaked floors, toddlers twirl and scuttle, joyful in their imitation of ballet teachers who instill in them discipline and classic technique. Starting with students ages 2.5 and older, highly trained artistic directors Rachel Swinson-Jacinto (formerly of New York's American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet School as well as a former principal dancer of Inland Dance Theater) and Quincy Jacinto (former principal dancer with
Ballet Pacifica and Philippine Ballet Theater) lead dance classes in their homey studio. Ballet instruction is set up for all ages—including one-on-one coaching for professionals—as is contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance. The team also runs musical theater and acting classes, as well as yoga and Zumba to create more well-rounded performers.
The lush offerings of Infinite Imagination's theater in Riverside are unparalleled.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this theater for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
Learn how to strike and block your opponent with an MMA class from this establishment.
For a workout that's fun, try one of Infinite Imagination's awesome dance classes.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.