Comprehensive Dance Program
Urban Stage is a program of Arts in Action that provides dance, music, comedy improv theatre, and music lessons to children on the west side of Charleston, West Virginia. Many would never be afforded this opportunity without Arts in Action providing these classes free of charge for everyone. Our mission is that no child misses out on these after school activities due to economic restraints and that every child has the opportunity to reap the numerous documented benefits of arts education. Students of Urban Stage pay no fees for tuition and Arts in Actin provides all dance attire including leotards, tights, ballet, jazz and tap shoes, and dance costumes for the annual recital. Arts in Action also provides all music instruments, music, and recital attire for music students and awards for all participants.
The Urban Stage program is comprehensive in nature, taught by professional artist-educators who have a passion to equip each child to their personal best. Arts in Action has been designated as a West Virginia and a National “Promise Place.” This means that in all of our programs, including Urban Stage, we teach in an environment and with a method that provides all five promises that help a child grow into a successful adult.