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By just one click, one send, and one like, we now have access to the whole world. It’s so common seeing kids playing with iPads and learning how to communicate with people from TV and video games. How do we equip our children exactly to face the challenges later on in life? How about providing them the opportunity to interact, learn, play, express, and love through music, dancing, singing, and performing? How about giving wings to their imagination and creativity? PopRock Academy has the best music, dance, acting programs in the San Gabriel Valley for your child.

As today’s entertainment world continues to evolve, YouTube videos and short films are becoming a vital necessity in not just the Arts but for everyone everywhere. Nowadays the ability to instantly view a humorous or informative clip is just one click away! Our new “PopRock YouTube” class intends to not only get students excited about making videos, but also teaches and prepares each individual with the necessary skills to talk comfortably in front of a camera. This class is not geared specifically for those only interested in Acting, but serves as a multidimensional tool to help encourage both innovative and creative ideas while simultaneously preparing each student to be comfortable and confident!

Why not take this program as a great opportunity for your children to open up about themselves and gain confidence? Students of this great program will get the chance to create and produce their very own YouTube videos; they make a short YouTube video every week and post them on our official YouTube Channel-PopRock Academy. Please check out our channel for the amazing works our current students have created. This course doesn't participate in the annual recitals at our Academy.

PopRock Academy serves this amazing acting program for the residents of Alhambra, San Marino, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Monterey Park, Temple City, Rosemead, Sierra Madre, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Atwater Village, Glendale, El Monte, Montebello, Monrovia, Altadena and the greater Los Angeles area.

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Acting Class in Temple CityWe proudly represent the best acting school in Temple City in Los Angeles, serving the great residents of this amazing city. Our acting programs are perfect for students that are looking for acting programs to enhance their acting skills as well as students that are looking for opportunities to open up and gain confidence through performing on stage. Our students enjoy the opportunity to perform at our well-organized annual recitals for twice a year. We're honored to serve you with the best acting programs. The founder of PopRock Academy, Paul Kwo, a professional and well-known Hollywood actor and musician working with the best names in Hollywood grew up in the area. With his great passion for this city, he established the best acting programs to provide students legitimate training and reliable information about the industry.

Our acting program for students from ages 8 to 14 is designed to help students practice and develop fundamental acting skills and techniques through acting exercises, improv and theater games, monologue, and scene works. We also have a great performance-based program, Triple Threat Glee, that is perfect for helping students open up about themselves, practice and explore acting, singing, and dancing in a combine setting. Students in this program will get the chance to perform on stage at our annual recitals twice a year in musical theater format. We try our very best to provide you and your child the best acting programs; we offer programs for students that are just beginning on this journey as well as students that are looking to enhance and advance their acting techniques.

We also have a program specially designed for young students from ages 3 to 7 that are just beginning to explore in performing arts. With our Disney Musical program, kids will get the chance to step out of their comfort zone, develop the concept of a classroom, interact with teachers and fellow classmates, and develop story-telling techniques. Our students perform Disney-themed songs and act our stories; interaction and story-telling for kids in this generation of technology is a great start for young future artists and leaders!

Students that are older and with better acting or performing experiences can join our Acting on Camera program which is specially designed to train acting techniques geared towards camera work. Our students in this program will learn techniques based off on Hollywood TV, Film, and On-Camera medium by working with our instructors that are already working in the industry each week on their individual scenes in an audition format. They will also receive feedback form professional acting instructors and be prepared to fine tune their performances.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or sign up for classes, call our office at 626-282-7625 or contact us here.

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It’s a big step to buy your first microphone and winter is a great time to invest. Southern California is wet this year and the flu is everywhere. With a microphone of your own there’s no more sharing germs with others. But there are a ton of different microphones on the market and they all pick up sound in a different way. How do you choose?

If you are considering purchasing a mic for yourself, it’s best to test the product before purchase. Some are better for bass tones and others for treble. And just because a microphone is expensive that doesn’t mean it’s the best. So here are a few tips before you head out the door to your local music store.

First, do the research! Know if you are getting a microphone that is made for recording in a studio (Condenser) or performing live on stage (Dynamic).

Secondly, know your voice TYPE. Soprano, alto, tenor, bass….these are important words to know. What are you?

Go into the store to sing and/or play into it. Become familiar with it before spending that money.

If you are looking at a microphone for an instrument make sure you get a stand for it. It’s awfully hard to hold a microphone and play the guitar at the same time.

Now that you have your microphone, guard it with your life! Singers, please just remember to hold microphone correctly! It is not ice cream cone, so don’t treat it like one.

Monterey Park Dance SchoolWe are proud to present Monterey Park's premiere Dance School. Our goal is to provide the residents of Monterey Park the highest quality of dancing instruction possible. We want to provide high technical training as well as a fun and positive experience for all of our students.

Multiple Styles

We offer both group classes and private instructions in multiple dance styles. We offer classes in Hip Hop, Jazz, Kpop, Break Dance and more. We also offer a unique musical theater program that combines dancing with singing and acting. We want our students to be well-rounded versatile dancers who will continue their dancing well beyond the school. We want to create dancers who love to dance.

Our dance program starts as young as 3 years old with movement training to help young students begin their coordination training. From there, students can move onto specialized dance classes as they age that they enjoy.

Our program are all taught by experienced dance instructors who have many years of training and performance experience in their fields. Our teachers all love what they do here and are inspired by the love of dance their students showcase. All our students have the opportunity to participate in our annual recitals in the late spring and end of the year. They will have the opportunity to showcase their abilities in front of family and friends at a professional stage.

If you are interested in signing up for lessons or classes, please feel free to contact us anytime at 626.282.ROCK[7625] or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit the rest of the website for more specific information about each program.

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Highland Park Performing Arts Summer CampWelcome to Highland Park's best performing arts summer camp program. We are located only minutes from the heart of Highland Park. Our students get to learn acting, dancing and singing in our fun and exciting summer camp programs. So come on by and check us out!

Summer camp for ages 8 to 14

Our summer camp starts at the age of 8 and goes up to 14. Students both beginners and advance students are welcomed to join. Students will learn from industry professionals the art of acting, dancing and singing. They will learn fundamental techniques that will give them a solid foundation in each of the areas. They will also learn a routine in either hip hop or jazz dance, do monologues and scenes in acting classes, and learn to sing a song in the voice class. They will also get a chance to combine them all together in our signature Glee Workshop.

Performance Opportunities

Students will also have a performance opportunity at the end of each week to showcase their work to their friends and family at our weekly camp performances in a nearby venue. These performances will help them put everything they have learned to use, and to build their confidence.

Special Classes

Each week, we will provide students with different special unique classes. They range from songwriting classes, to rock band, to improv workshops and more. Students will get a chance to experience more of performing arts in a safe environment, where they are free to express themselves and to grow their passion for the arts.

Register early for specials!

Sign up early to get our early bird specials. Just call us at 626.282.ROCK[7625] or contact us here to learn more or sign up. We look forward to hearing from you.

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