About Us

Welcome to the Arts in Action web site! Arts in Action is a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization with a dedicated staff and a highly-trained and a much-acclaimed faculty ready to serve you in four different arts education programs. Our faculty teaches with dedication, purpose and loving hearts with a focus on developing excellence in technique and artistic expression with Christian influence. At our Hurricane studio comprehensive education available this year includes group classes in dance, theater, and art with private lessons in voice and piano.

Urban Stage, an “ArtsReach” dance program for under-privileged and at-risk youth is located on the West side of Charleston. Students study ballet, tap and jazz/hip-hop in the nine month program which culminates with a year-end recital showcasing their newly formed talents.

Whether your student is studying the arts as a possible career path, to reap the numerous benefits, or for recreational fun, Arts in Action is here to meet your needs.

At Arts in Action we are passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of students and the community through arts education! Through documented research and personal experience, we know the numerous benefits awaiting those who study the arts. Documented studies have proven that children involved in arts education OUT PERFORM “art poor” students in every area of their lives. Students who take four years of arts and music classes while in high school score 85 points better on their SATs than students who took only one-half year or less (scores of 1,063 vs. 978, respectively) and scored an average of 523 on the Writing portion of the test -52 points higher than students with only one-half year or less of arts/music classes. Source: The College Board, 2008. 2008 College-Bound Seniors: Total group Profile. That is significant! The arts bolster self-esteem, improve cognitive development, enable students to creatively express themselves and prepare students for the workplace to name a few. We are blessed to have the opportunity to enrich the lives of the students who study through the Arts in Action programs.

At present over 300 people come through the Hurricane Arts in Action doors on a weekly basis, 70+ students participate at Urban Stage, and our creative arts camps, offered every summer, become filled to capacity and even have waiting lists. To date Arts in Action has trained over 2000 students in the arts