Since 1974, The Looking Glass Studio Of Performing Arts has provided effective, affordable Drama and Dance classes for the Inland Empire.
November 4, 1974
The Looking Glass Studio of Performing Arts opens its doors for the first time on E Street in San Bernardino. Only two classes are offered on the first day: Jazz and Acting.
The first "Looking Good" recital is held at the historic California Theater in San Bernardino. The recital showcases students progress while allowing them to work with a real stage crew in a professional environment.
The Studio has outgrown the small strip mall it occupies on E Street. Operations are moved to a two story building on Highland Ave. The massive building contained six dance studios, locker rooms, a theater, a recording studio, a scene shop, and an observation deck on the second floor for parents to watch classes.
Ten years after the move, studio is the busiest its ever been. A student body of over 600 students is taking classes at the studio at this time. Over 4000 students have been enrolled at the studio since opening day.
October 29, 2017
The Looking Glass Studio holds its last "Looking Good" recital at the California Theater in San Bernardino. All future recitals are held at San Manuel Theater at Aquinas High School.
June 30, 2018
43 years, 7 months, and 26 days after opening, the Looking Glass ends operation in San Bernardino. All classes are transferred to the new location in neighboring Redlands.
Much more to come