SPACE, [Laurel] Near and [Paulette] Arnold’s School of Performing Arts and Education, is a thriving center of theatre, culture and education for children, ages infant through 18, and their families. It is a place where young people learn to act, sing and dance, but more than that, it is a safe space where children can explore and grow. Mutual respect, cooperation, independent decision-making, self-discipline and self-confidence are all reinforced and fostered.
SPACE offers a year-round program. Forty percent of participating families receive some financial assistance for tuition. Support comes from the community, through fundraising events, donations and grants. SPACE has been awarded and recognized by statewide foundations, and is a living example of the power of art to affect individuals and communities. Performances are held periodically throughout the year; contact SPACE for dates, times and ticket information.