The New Hollywood loves to feature badass women running incredible businesses, who not only succeed in their field of expertise, but also give back to the community. One of our biggest supporters, Thalia Thomas, the owner of Studio Soma in West Hollywood, CA does just that. She is passionate, innovative, has more energy than any 8 year old kid after eating fruit roll-ups (except she sustains it!), and she has the biggest heart. All her students feel her love of dance, performing, and wellness as Thalia transforms not only her clients, but also the children she shares her love of performing with.
We are excited to share Soma’s annual Performing Arts Camp. Thalia gives children a chance to learn from some of the best performing arts teachers in the world (from Broadway to Hollywood to Tokyo and back), and a chance to express their individuality and love of performing. This year the camp, hosted at Soma’s new Pasadena location, is a 5-day intensive from 9:30am to 3:30pm every day. It is divided into two age groups:
Grades 1 and 2, June 22 through June 26
Grades 3 to 9, July 6th through July 10th.
This is a dream come true for most of us who love and breathe performing arts! Imagine this every day:
- Pilates warm up
- Hip Hop
- Latin Ballroom
- Acting: Improv, Scene Study, Commercial/Theatre
- Broadway Choreography
- Musical Theatre Performance
- Showcase at the end of the week for live audience
- Pictures and Video of the week
We provide snacks and lunch for the kids while they learn from and mingle with professional actors, singers and dancers eager to share their talent and experience with the next group of rising stars!
The children are guided through this experience without expectations. They are given the permission to explore the world of performing arts and decide for themselves where their passion lays. We strip away the competitive nature of the business and pay homage to the artists that came before us, so the kids can appreciate theatre and dance as it was meant to be honored. No dance moms here! If you know anyone who has a little Broadway baby ready to burst, please send them our way!
For more information please contact the director of the studio Thalia Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Besides the camp, we offer classes year round for our mini's (ages 3 to 6) junior's (ages 7 to 11), senior's (ages 12 to 16) and adults (17 and up).
Campers can then decide if they want to become members of Soma's performing group called the DancAlots, which are on hiatus in the Summer and resume classes and rehearsals in the Fall. To check out the DancAlots, please go to www.dancalots.com.
Wait! There is more! We have not forgotten the “left behind” ballerinas who once took dance as a child and long for the chance to slip into a dance class that is not full of ballet buns and pink tights! Soma has an "open" level class schedule for those who love to dance but aren't dancers! To get your body ready for whatever color carpet you want to walk down, we also offer amazing conditioning classes in Pilates and Cardio cross training so please check out www.studiosoma.com.
Above all, please help Studio Soma keep the arts alive through music and dance and remember, "Dance through the storm while singing in the rain!"
*Please note that not all experiences, beliefs, and ideas are shared by each member of “The New Hollywood.” We are a group of shepherds, not sheep.