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This summer, PopRock Academy, 11 S. Second St., celebrates its fifth year in Alhambra, and the academy has increased the types of classes it offers. The programs at PopRock are among the most creative and relevant programs for the times. The core programs include acting, music and dance classes.
PopRock offers music lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, strings, and more, along with rock band classes. They also offer dance programs in hip hop, jazz, break, Kpop and ballet. In the world of acting, the academy offers a fundamental acting class and an acting on camera class. There is a new YouTube class where students learn to make short form videos from start to finish each week for the YouTube medium. The summer performing arts camp programs are well known and have been featured on Good Day LA Fox 11 News.
“What sets PopRock Academy above many of the other schools around is that we have a one-of-a-kind triple threat program, where students learn to perform and get out of their comfort zone,” said Paul Kwo, professional actor, who starred in the blockbuster franchise God’s Not Dead; musician; and PopRock’s founder. “This program starts as young as 3 years old and goes all the way up to adults. We offer a Disney Musical program where students ages 3 to 7 can learn to sing, dance, and act to Disney musical numbers. Adults can now take Disney Musical classes to live out their fantasies. Parents are especially encouraged to join in with their kids to have a chance to perform on stage with their children.”
Older students can participate in the signature Glee workshop program, where students sing, dance, and act to contemporary pop songs. Many students enter the class shy and timid and exit the class with much greater confidence in who they are and what they are capable of doing. Advanced students can get professional grade training from Hollywood professionals and even Mr. Kwo in the PopRockers programs. Students often get invited to perform at various functions in the greater Los Angeles area. Many of PopRock Academy students have successfully used their training to book professional performing opportunities in Hollywood.
“As we see more and more traditional jobs being replaced in an automated world, creativity is vitally important for students to nurture and develop,” said Mr. Kwo. “And PopRock Academy is a place where creativity thrives in both the environment and the work of everyone involved. Stop by PopRock Academy and check out all the creative performing arts classes we offer.”