Looking for a creative outlet for your family? Join us at The River and you will find:
* Arts education from a Christian worldview where we integrate faith and art every day in every class.
* A loving, supportive environment, with class options in dance, theatre, art, and music for the entire family.
* Attentive, caring instructors who are focused on their student's artistic development as well as their physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
* Economical pricing for families.
* Tuition-free dance & theatre ministry classes.
* Wide variety of dance, theatre, art, and music class options.
If you are looking for a home for your creative family, we hope you will consider The River.
We would love to talk to you anytime to answer questions and tell you more about the studio at 432-262-0298.
2024 Summer registration will begin in March.
Christian Fine Arts Studio in Midland, Texas
The River offers a joy-filled, Christ-centered environment for the entire family to explore their creative sides. We love artistic expression in all forms and want to provide a place where students can nurture those expressions while also growing in their faith.
We offer technique classes in dance, theatre, music, and art for all levels from beginner to advanced- and we can't wait to create with YOU!
Come gather at the River!
Every living thing that gathers where the river goes will live... Ezek 47:9
Meet Our Owner
Owner and Creative Director
Lauren's love for dancing began in a Mommy and Me class at the age of 2 and was fostered over the years by many wonderful teachers and experiences. Music and theatre were loved and encouraged in her family and from grade school to college she was involved in various productions. Lauren chose to pursue dance as a career and studied dance education, theatre, and psychology at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She graduated with a B.A. degree in Dance Education for grades K to 12 and Psychology Education for grades 7 to 12. It was here that she received the tremendous gift of dancing and working with the Sacred Dance group under the love and leadership of Maxine DeBruyn which greatly shaped her views on the intersection of faith and art. Following her graduation, Lauren moved to Midland, Texas to teach dance at Art and Soul. She stayed there and eventually directed for 6 wonderful years until moving to Ohio for her husband’s new job. In 2018, Lauren and her family returned to Midland, this time for her husband to step in as the director of Christmas in Action. Believing that art is not only a wonderful tool to develop children mentally, socially, and emotionally, but also a vehicle for ministry and spiritual growth, Lauren is excited and grateful to have the opportunity to be teaching and mentoring students again.