Mainstage Unveils New Performing Arts Education Program; Introduces New Classes at September Open House

August 27, 2012 · Print This Article

Mainstage Center for the Arts holds its Studio open house Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Academy Hall, 27 N. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ. A regional performing arts organization, Mainstage is spreading its wings with a vast number of classes in three locations. During the Open House, prospective and returning students will have the opportunity to meet current teachers and those new to the Mainstage family. The classes featured at the open house will include dance, acting and voice.

Mainstage now offers several genres of dance at its dance studio. Students ages three to 18 can take classes including: classical ballet and pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern and contemporary.  The Broadway and Kids in the Biz classes are designed to train students in musical theater dance and showmanship, as well as provide them with professional audition skills. The dance studio also offers Zumba.

The acting classes are designed so each student has fun, while learning the fundamentals of drama.  These classes range from Creative Dramatics, where 4 and 5 year olds discover the world of acting, to The Soaring Actor, a class for 9th-12th graders that focuses on refining skills, auditioning, scene-study and production. Mainstage will also offer Acting for the Big and Little Screen, a class that will teach the ins and outs of acting for Television and Film.

In addition, Mainstage will continue to offer voice lessons in private and group settings. All classes work on developing healthy singing habits, career planning and audition preparation. Mainstage also offers vocal coaching that will help students really prepare for auditions and solos.

“The confidence and self esteem that is built when attending classes in the performing arts is the key to conquering the world’s number one fear, standing up and speaking in front of an audience.  This skill is an important key to a person’s success in all walks of life,” says Anne Marie Weaver, Special Project’s Director, Mainstage Center for the Arts.

To learn more about these programs, attend Mainstage Center for the Arts Open House on July 24 at Camden County College’s Dennis Flyer Theater, 200 College Drive, Blackwood. For more information about the Open House, please contact Denise at (856) 649-5679 or

About Mainstage

Mainstage Center for the Arts, the parent program for Summer Stage, is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization committed to providing a creative, vibrant, and nurturing environment for youth and adults.

   This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is also made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Cultural Trust.


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