Shannon Lowrie, owner and director of the studio since 2000 has recruited a multi-talented staff of professionals to teach, guide and motivate our students to follow their dreams.
It is the goal of the instructors at the studio to give the students as many opportunities to pursue their art as possible. You will see us performing regularly in the Village during the Harvest Festival, the Strawberry Festival, and many other local events. During the holidays, we take our show on the road and travel to local rest homes to share music and dance with those who may not be able to travel to the theater.
The Studio of Performing Arts aka SOPA is moving into a new location! Starting November 1st 2013 SOPA will be opening its new doors in Grover Beach. 805 Grand Ave.
Same great instruction, same amazing performers, exciting new building.
We offer beginning through advanced level classes for all ages in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and drama. Our students are offered many performance opportunities at many venues throughout the year. Our seasons' begin every January, June, and August with a winter musical in December, a summer recital in July, and summer workshops.
The Dance Department also has performance teams that compete at least twice a year, and participate in many community events. Audition for these groups are held once a year in May. All levels ages 6-18 welcome to audition. Please see our Performance Teams page for more information.
The Drama Department performs in a different production each season. Click on Drama page more information. Past musical productions include Fiddler on the Roof, Westside Story, Annie, A Mid Summers Night Dream, You Can't Take It With You and more. Click on the "Upcoming Performances" link above to view what's coming up next.
Studio Players is The Studio's Community Theater Production Company. Studio Players puts on 1-2 productions per year that are open for anyone in the community to audition for. Click on Studio Players to see our upcoming productions and get more information.
The Studio of Performing Arts is here to motivate people to explore their talents, create new ones, and use those talents to entertain themselves as well as others. Through our instruction and performances we strive to inspire art as an expression through discipline, dedication and most of all passion!
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