GOWENS MUSIC: Gospel music for children
Performing Arts Center
Afterschool and Community Performing Arts Classes
Afterschool program (grades 1-8) * Evening Community classes (high school - adult)
Summer camp (grades 1-8) * Classes for Homeschoolers
Does your child perform at home?
Do you find yourself wishing there was someone else who could appreciate their creative energy?
If so, join us at Downstage Academy so we can channel that energy and help them become your rising star!
Even if YOU are the one singing and dancing we can help you develop your hidden talent, too!
Downstage Academy will offer classes in vocal and instrumental music, dance, drama, and visual arts!
Downstage Academy will provide a fun, safe, academic and arts environment where you will receive quality instruction in the arts! You will have opportunities to showcase your talent in our community performances and participate in video and audio recordings. Our partnerships with local artists will allow our students opportunities to meet and learn from local professionals.
Mr. Frank Lane, executive director * Ms. Cynthia Gowens, program director
Mr. Lane has been Vice President of Raise Productions-a gospel music based ministry--for 30 years. For over 20 years Raise Productions has offered classes in the arts. Frank is well versed in licensing requirements and previously worked with a local day care and afterschool program assisting them in successfully adhering to licensing policies.
Ms. Gowens, educator and author, has written a book about working with children. She retired after serving 30 years as an elementary reading specialist in Southwestern City Schools. Cynthia was the director of the city of Columbus' MLK Children's Choir which sang annually at the city's MLK celebration.
Both Mr. Lane and Ms. Gowens are composers and have many years of experience working with adults and children in and out of the school setting.
Downstage Academy is the perfect fit for individuals and families who enjoy participating in the arts.
Whether you are a dancer, singer, artist or musician you can enhance and enjoy your gifts and talents as you become a part of the Downstage Academy family!
Afterschool program: 3:00-7:00pm (grades 1-8)
Evening Community classes (high school - adult)
Summer camp (10 weeks: grades 1-8)
Classes for homeschoolers
More information to come as we get closer to our grand opening!!!