Lovegood Performing Arts Company opened its doors for in-person and virtual classes in February of 2021, serving students ages 8-22 with dance, voice, acting, and technical theater education and performance opportunities.
For students 10 to 22 years of age, Lovegood provides an opportunity to dive deep into four main focus areas: dance, voice, acting, and technical theater. Many students take more than one focus area during a season, allowing them to engage in multiple areas of interest simultaneously. The intention with classes based on focus areas is to allow for deep instruction and progression within the area or areas students want to explore most.
For 8 and 9 year old students Lovegood offers a weekly musical theater combination class that introduces their youngest students to dance, voice, and acting all in one class session.
Lovegood is unique in their approach to involving students in all aspects of the performing arts experience. In addition to on-stage performance opportunities youth participants in the technical theater program are working with adult instructors to learn the art of technical theater. They are working to build an all new black box studio, which is giving them hands-on experience with how a theater is put together. Lovegood is the only youth performing arts company in Beaverton with a professional black box studio venue as part of their educational space; which provides a unique opportunity for students to perform in the same place they attend classes and rehearse.