Our School for the Performing Arts offers classes from beginning to advanced levels
in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, voice and more.
One of the Missions of the FCLO, Founded in 1971, is to provide youngsters with
an opportunity to become well rounded in dance, singing, acting, and performing.
Working with our staff of professional instructors, it is amazing what youngsters
can learn to do, becoming professional and entertaining performers. Hundreds of
youngsters have come through this company and gone on to perform on Broadway,
Regional Theatres, school shows, cheer leaders, etc.
While some will rise to the ranks of professional performers, others may just learn
to appreciate the art form and use it for their own enjoyment. It has long been
established that students in the performing arts have, as a group, the highest grade
points of any group, helping them to excel in the job market tomorrow, and live an
enriched, full life.
The first class is free and we evaluate each child for proper class placement.
Developing each child to his/her maximum potential is our goal and our highly
trained, experienced, professional staff works with each child to achieve that.
Stop in to tour our facilities and meet our staff! Staff has extensive teaching
experience and has major theatre credits, including the Radio City Music Hall
Karie Seasock – Currently also teaching at Orange County Song and Dance, performed in many regional theatres over the past 15 years, including FCLO Music Theatre, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. Graduate of UC Irvine. Teaches all types of dance.
Annie Lavin –Has choreographed more than a dozen musicals for four different high schools. Choreographer for Fullerton Rep. Graduate of CSULB. Teacher of the year award 2008. Teaches all types of dance
Callie Prendiville – Teaching experience includes Gary Spatz’s Playground (improv, acting and camera technique for TV and film), City of Whittier Youth Theatre, Program director for Next Step (acting, improve, audition technique) , Director- La Habra High School. Director, choreographer Christian Youth Theatre. MFA Cal State L.A. Appeared in 15 stage productions, including South Coast Repertory, San Diego Opera, and Long Beach Playhouse. Teaches Improv.
Abby Bolin. Currently on music staff at Orange County High School of the Arts, Patrick’s School of Music, Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Starlight Productions, and Grace First Presbyterian Church. Choir Director Newton Middle School, and music/choir director City of Long Beach. Has appeared in over 15 musicals, including FCLO Music Theatre and the McCoy Rigby tour of Miss Saigon. Graduate CSULB. Teaches singing/voice.
Kim Patteri -. Teaching experience Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Or. Co. song and Dance, Sheridan College of the Arts, Sundance Academy of the Arts, The Jazz Dance Factory, and Pacific Arts Ballet. Appeared in Broadway shows- Toronto -Beauty and the Beast – Charlottetown festival – Anne of Green Gables, Guys and Dolls and many others, danced across the globe with Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, the world premiere of Ben Hur The Musical, played opposite Brendan Frasier in the Movie” Monkey Bone”, played a Rockette in the movie” The Flintstones”. Appeared in over 50 national commercials, videos and corporate events, and was an original member of the Canadian pop sensation “Konnexion.” Assistant Choreographer, Special Olympics. Teaches all types of dance – prefers ballet.
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:
Beginning Dance. Ages 2,3
Beginning Dance, Ages 4,5
Beginning and Intermediate Dance, Ages 6-10
Beginning and Intermediate Dance, ages 11-17
Advance Dance, ages 11-17
These classes will include, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. They are once a
week for 7 week cycles, ending with a performance in the 8th week.
Class and individual voice for age groups 6-10 and 11-17. Students are given
individual attention as well as learning to sing as an ensemble.
Improv. classes where the students are given a goal with its barriers and are asked
to use their imagination and creativity to find a solution. These classes teach
students confidence and story telling skills as they play structured improv games
and act out scenes, building teamwork as they go. It gives students the confidence
to become problem solvers and creative thinkers. Mind expanding for all, and
especially beneficial to youngsters who are shy.
FIRST CLASS IS FREE, THEN CLASSES RUN IN 8 WEEKS CYCLES, WITH BREAKS FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.
CLASS SCHEDULES / TEACHER
Mon 9:00 am Beginning singing/voice, ages 6-10 Abby Bolin
Mon10:30 am Singing/voice, ages 11-17 Abby Bolin
Mon3:30 pm Beginning ballet, 6-10 Annie Lavin
Mon 5:00 pm Beginning ballet, Ages 11-17 Annie Lavin
Mon 6:30 pm Intermediate ballet, Ages 11-17 Annie Lavin
Tue 9:00 am Beginning ballet, ages 2,3 Karie Seasock
Tue 10:30 am Beginning ballet, ages 3,4 Karie Seasock
Tue 3:30 pm Improv., ages 6-10 Carrie Prendiville
Tue 5pm Improv, ages 11-17 Carrie Prendiville
Tue 4:45 pm Intermediate ballet, ages 11-17 Kim Patteri
Tue 6:00 pm Advanced ballet, ages 11-17 Kim Patteri
Wed 9:00am Beginning tap, jazz ages 4,5 Karie Seasock
Wed 10:30am Intermediate tap, jazz ages 6-10 Karie Seasock
Wed 3:30pm Beginning tap, jazz ages 11-17 Annie Lavin
Thu 3:00 pm Improv, ages 6-10 Carrie Prendiville
Thu 3:30pm Beginning ballet, ages 6-10 Annie Lavin
Fri 3:30 pm Improv, ages 11-17 Carrie Prendiville
Sat 9am Beginning tap, jazz, ages 6-10 Karie Seasock
Sat 10:30am Intermediate tap, jazz, ages 6-10 Karie Seasock
Sat 3:00 pm Beginning ballet, ages 6-10 Annie Lavin
Sat 4:30pm Intermediate ballet, ages 11-17 Annie Lavin
COST: $15 per class, or $50 per month (4 classes)
REGISTRATION FOR KIDS/TEENS CLASSES