Young Actors Theatre has a full schedule of shows at their theater in Spring Valley.
Looking for a bite to eat? This theater also has an awesome restaurant.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this theater.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
In many cultures, performers begin training at a young age to ensure they become proficient as well as confident in their art. While the instructors at Scripps Performing Arts Academy
believe in that approach, they put just as much focus on stoking the fires of creativity and ensuring that every student has some fun at the same time. Expert faculty members train students as young as three in myriad performance
classes, which are held in professional-grade studios outfitted with floating hardwood floors for safe frolicking. Though the studio specializes in the classical discipline of ballet, it also offers programs in tap, jazz, modern, and musical theatre dance. Private lessons, meanwhile, incorporate instruments such as piano.
A calendar of productions allows students ways to showcase what they've learned, and include musicals and three major ballet shows each year. Performances take place in the studios as well as a dedicated black box theatre outfitted with professional stage lights and sound equipment.
Determined to inspire and empower the next generation of aspiring dancers, Francine Garton founded The Royal Dance Academy in 2001 and has since opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Sorrento Valley with five studios. Garton and her staff of passionate instructors—all with professional dance experience—cater to children pursuing dance as a recreational hobby or as a more serious endeavor. With lessons available for everyone from college-aged students to children as young as 18 months, the academy covers a diverse assortment of dance disciplines, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary. Lessons meet in the center's four professionally equipped dance studios, which feature joint-friendly sprung floors and NASA-grade antigravity technology. Although the instructors' ultimate goal is to teach students how to have fun while expressing themselves through dance, the teachers also offer more specialized training programs for attendees interested in competitive dance or musical-theater performance.
Vindicating the famous acting teacher Constantin Stanislavski's claim that that "there are no small parts, only small actors," Mini Theatre Troupe gives every young student their moment in the spotlight. With over 20 years of experience in unleashing the inner extrovert in ages 2–12, Mini Theatre's instructors coax confidence, creativity, camaraderie, and friendly competition from young thespians through acting exercises, games, and mini performances in mini plays. Elder actors (aged 8–12) can partake in seasonal Broadway mini-musical programs, where stage presence, vocal techniques, and acting skills are acquired through a range of games, culminating in a 20- to 40-minute staged musical performance for faculty and family.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Building confidence, speaking skills, & life skills in children is our goal. Acting is our tool.
Activities are fast paced, fun and foster imagination. Children's presentation skills directly result in their ideas getting heard & overall advancement. The way you say it makes a dramatic difference!
What is the experience customers can expect?
All students benefit, whether shy introverts, easy going, or energetic extroverts. Classes build self-esteem and “think on your feet” critical thinking skills through fun imaginative improv, mini skits, movement, speech activities, acting and more! We are student focused versus audience focused.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My children attend similar classes. Their articulation & negotiation skills prepared them for class presentations, college & job interviews. It was this type of experience that inspired me to provide similar opportunities for children to gain confidence and set the stage for a lifetime of success.
What do you love most about your job?
Presentation skills don't come natural for most of us but these skills can be taught. It is extremely rewarding to see children year after year increase their skills. Parents tell us they can see the difference only after a few classes, so can you image the skill after a few years! Magical!
The production calendar for Carlsbad's Carlsbad Performing Arts Acad offers an outrageous mix of comedy and drama for the theatrically inclined.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this theater has the restaurant just for you.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this theater just as much as their parents do.
Carlsbad Performing Arts Acad is conveniently close to a parking lot.