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Business trend: Performing arts scene grows in Lake Houston area

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The performing arts scene is growing in the Lake Houston area.

David Harbold Studios will host a grand opening on Jan. 9 to open the Humble-based acting studio at 236 FM 1960 Bypass Road, E.

The actor-training studio will offer classes for both novice and experienced performers, according to Harbold, whose resume includes various roles on TV include House of Cards, VEEP and Limitless as well as stage and commercial work. The studio is being newly constructed with stages, lighting systems and the necessities for a successful acting program. Students who work in person will have access to 1080p video clips to build their resume demos.

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Harbold has been a professional actor for 45 years and has worked in every form of the media. He said he wants to “pass that torch down to the next generation” through this studio. Lizzie Camp will work as the children’s instructor at the studio while Harbold will teach other courses.

“My father was a school teacher, my mother was a school teacher, my sister is a school teacher — so teaching is sort of in my family,” Harbold said. “We’re going to have more than just the average sort of come to class, here’s the scene, and let’s just do it.”

In an effort to support interested students during the coronavirus pandemic, Harbold will be offering classes via Zoom for half price. However, these students will not be able to perform on stage and will therefore not have an opportunity for recorded demos.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 281-966-8768. The grand opening will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 9.

Stacey’s Dance Studio expands

Kingwood-based Stacey’s Dance Studio announced an expansion this month. The company is moving into a 20,000-square-foot facility with 10 dance studios and a renovated building, according to a press release. Stacey’s Dance Studio has served The Woodlands and the Lake Houston area for 30 years.

Founder and owner Stacey Willms and her staff have trained thousands of dancers across the Houston area since 1990, according to the press release. They started in one single studio before the first expansion to a 16,000-square-foot studio where the business has been housed for the last 15 years.

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Stacey’s Dance Studio has a mission to create a love of dance through technical training for all ages in a supportive and safe environment. They train ages from 18 months through adults in a variety of classes and techniques. There is a competition dance and pre-professional training programs with two National Champion dance companies, SDS Strutters and SDS Elite.

“I count it a blessing and privilege to share my passion for dance and train the next generation of dancers,” Willms said in the press release. “I hope each day to bring glory to God through my studio and thank all of the wonderful families who entrust their children to me. With the added studios, SDS will now be able to offer more classes at various times in different dance genres.”

The new location will be at 2755 West Lake Houston Parkway in the Kingwood Town Center. They are enrolling for the spring semester that begins on Jan. 4.

For more information, please contact SDS at 281-359-5187 or [email protected]

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