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108 Old Mc Cloud Road, Mt Shasta CA 530-235-6222

" watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak ." ~Hopi Indian Saying

Our Classes


This class is a fun combination of tap and jazz technique. Perfect for the beginning dancer who wants to try different forms of dance

Lyrical Jazz

This contemporary dance form mixes jazz, ballet and creative dance...often telling a story through movement. No experience necessary. This is a barefoot class.


Tap Dance is a true American art form. Students will learn basic steps along with rhythm, percussion and movement.

Classical Ballet

Barre, Centre floor and across the floor exercises will educate dancers in basic ballet technique and graceful, expressive choreography.

Pre Ballet

A soft introduction to dance for little ones...incorporating songs, rhythms, storytelling and simple choreography.

Singing Together Ages 2-4

Young students will learn about rhythm, tempo, dynamics, pitch and more. They can discover ways we use our body to make sounds and dance. A wonderful into for little ones.

Hip Hop

Three levels of hip hop every week...students will learn popping, locking and break dance moves. Summer hip hop is a pay what you can student will be turned away for lack of funds.


Students wil learn different samba styles and discuss Brazilian culture infused in samba dance. All skill levels welcome. You'll love the music, movement and spirit of samba. Taught by professional samba instructor Laura Anderson. Tuesdays 630. Registration is available with the instructor before class on Tuesday evenings.


This high energy workout class meets twice a week and is open to all ages and levels. Drop in Monday or Wednesday mornings and Sign Up with Kara.

Musical Theatre

Improvisation, scene study, singing, dancing and other aspects of musical theatre will make for a fun and creative class.

Private Voice Lessons

Private Voice Lessons are available by appointment only with WENDY JAMES. email for info and availability $40-$60 Per Hour Sliding Scale

Mt Shasta Children's Theatre

Mt Shasta Childrens Theatre began in 2008 with one production a year. Now, students have the opportunity for numerous performances throughout the year. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm. Look for audition notices throughout the year. Registration is available to students cast in each production.

Shasta Studios is Mt Shasta's own professional academy of dance, theatre and voice.

Founder: Wendy James

6798309Welcome to Shasta Studios! I am Wendy James, the owner and director of the school. I have been involved in dance, music and theatre all of my life. I come from four generations of theatrical performers who have led me happily to do the same. I was raised in the family school, Schumacher’s School of Dance, just outside of San Francisco. It was the largest dance academy in Northern California for 41 years with five classrooms and 750 students each year.

Rather than stay and continue being the director of the school, I decided to pursue my performing career and see the world. In that time I have had the opportunity to perform in Russia, China, Japan, Europe and across the United States. I was in Showboat in London’s West End and the Broadway companies of Sister Act and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

I won an Emmy Award in 2001 and the top prize at the International Dance Exposition in Prague for my jazz choreography. I am now living here in Mt Shasta with my little girl so I may raise her in this beautiful town and share my knowledge and love of the arts with the community.  Thank you for your interest. I am thrilled you’re here.

Dancing is Good for You

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Just A Few of Many Reasons Dancing is Important

Even though another career path may ultimately be chosen, in dance children learn

Source: Why Dance is Important

Dance embodies one of our most primal relationships to the universe.

Source: Standards for Dance in Early Childhood

Dancing can be a fun way to stay fit for people of all ages and abilities.

Source: Dance - health benefits

Studio tuition is $50 per month. Multiple class and family discounts too!

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