Performing Arts

· Applied Music Studio

Los Alamitos – Enhance your child’s (3+) education by trying a FREE lesson at Applied Music Studio! They offer instruction in viola, violin, voice, piano, guitar, drums, woodwinds and theory, as well as a Keyboard for Kids program, all taught by degreed professionals; also, lessons for jazz, orchestra and choir preparation. Read More

· Arts & Learning Conservatory

Costa Mesa –  Arts & Learning Conservatory presents a variety of seasonal programs for ages 5-19 of all skill levels. Your child or teen will find inspiring teachers, new friends to collaborate with, performances to attend, and a place to call their musical home. They offer after-school/home-school programs, conservatory classes for young actors, music lessons, show choir, band, Storybook Scenes for younger kids, and lots more. Read More

· Burgess Cotillion

Long Beach – Kids (8-18) learn social dancing and manners in eight monthly Monday classes. Foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango, rumba, cha cha, line dancing – you name it, Burgess Cotillion teaches it! Every class also includes refreshments, games, prizes, and manners every kid needs to know. Read More

· Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Lakewood – Academic classes, art, baseball and softball, basketball, summer camps, dance, flag football, horseback riding, martial arts, music and musical theater,, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, volleyball and more. -3/”>Read More

· Orange County Acting Academy

Mission Viejo – Elevate your child’s potential at Orange County Acting Academy (OCAA), the premier destination for Film & Television Acting education for ages 4-17. With coaches who are working professional actors who hold Child Performer Services Permits OCAA provides a safe and knowledgeable space for your child’s growth. From confidence-building to booking the big one, OCAA’s personalized approach is a step above the rest. Read More

· Southland Ballet Academy

Southland Ballet Academy offers year-round training for ages 3 to adult with locations in Fountain Valley & Irvine. Founded in 1983, SBA cultivates, trains and inspires an appreciation for classical ballet from beginner to professional dancer. Since opening its doors as a ballet studio, SBA and director Salwa Rizkalla have secured a national and international reputation and played a prominent role in grooming world-class dancers.

Jammin’ Music – Build-a-Beat Workshop

Long Beach – Want to write a song but don’t know where to start? Build-a-Beat summer workshop is for you! This six-week course will lead students through fun activities to explore their musical ideas and give them the tools to succeed in today’s industry. Whether you’re an aspiring songwriter, musician, rapper, beat maker, or composer, Jammin’ Music has it covered. All genres and skill levels are welcome. Read More

Long Beach Ballet Academy – Children’s Dance Camp

Long Beach – The Long Beach Ballet offers an exciting two-week summer dance camp for ages 5-11 (no previous dance training required). Activities include ballet, jazz, musical theatre, hip-hop, crafts and visits to the local park. July 29 – August 9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Read More

Top 10 Reasons for Kids to Join a Chorus

Does your child love to sing? Have them try singing in a choir or chorus! Stan DeWitt, Executive Director of the Long Beach Youth Chorus, talks to us about the positive impact choral singing has on kids and teens. He also answers your most frequently asked questions.