South Tampa Center for the Arts
Class Descriptions

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Hip Hop I

Beginner/Intermediate Hip Hop class for students in 1st through 3rd grade.  This class is designed to improve fitness and increase knowledge in this style of dance.  Students specifically gain knowledge of hip hop styles, body movements, and terminology and are challenged with choreography.

Hip Hop II

Beginner/Intermediate Hip Hop class for students in 4th through 8th grade.  This class is designed to improve fitness and increase knowledge in this style of dance.  Students specifically gain knowledge of hip hop styles, body movements, and terminology and are challenged with choreography. 

Jazz/Tap II

Beginner/Intermediate Jazz and Tap class for students in 4th through 8th grade.  This class is designed to teach tap and jazz movements, along with development of dance terminology.

Performance Dance Company

This class is for students in 1st through 3rd grade. Students work with various choreographers, diverse types of instruction, and different dance styles to become versatile dancers.  They make great friends in a positive and encouraging atmosphere.  Students advance faster due to more focused training and gain more confidence. Teacher approval required prior to registration. 

Performance Dance Company Elite

This class is for students in 4th through 8th grade.  Students work with various choreographers, diverse types of instruction, and different dance styles to become versatile dancers.  They make great friends in a positive and encouraging atmosphere.  Students advance faster due to more focused training and gain more confidence. Teacher approval required prior to registration. 

Vicious Vocals Jr.

This class is open to students in PreK4 and Kindergarten, all levels of experience welcome.  This class is for students that love to sing and dance. With the popularity of the television show The Voice, kids are chomping at the bit to flex their vocal muscles.  This class will allow our youngest students the opportunity to sing popular songs from radio and hit movies as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. Students will receive vocal instruction and learn choreography to illustrate the music.

Vicious Vocals Too

This class is open to students in 1st through 3rd grade that love to SING! All levels of experience welcome. With the popularity of the television show The Voice, kids are chomping at the bit to flex their vocal muscles.  This class will allow students the opportunity to sing popular songs, ranging from Top 40 hits, yesterday's favorites, Disney and beyond. With a challenging mix of choreography and singing, students will work to create a vicious vocal ensemble that will be sure to impress.  It is also one of the required options for our Main Stage Jr. Production participants. 

Acting Improv (Elementary)

This class is for students in 3rd through 5th grade. So much of what we do as performers isn't based in words or choreography but our own instincts. This Improv class helps students learn how to work together, hone their own instincts and provides an amazing outlet for all their energy and imagination. Through guided exercises, students will develop their own 30 minute show that is so new it hasn't been written yet! (60 minutes)

Acting Improv (Middle School)

This class is for students in 6th through 8th grade. So much of what we do as performers isn't based in words or choreography but our own instincts. This Improv class helps students learn how to work together, hone their own instincts and provides an amazing outlet for all their energy and imagination. Through guided exercises, students will develop their own 30 minute show that is so new it hasn't been written yet! (60 minutes)

Acting Sketchy (Elementary)

This class is for students in 3rd through 5th grade.  Students can write, direct and perform in their own sketch comedy show! Sketch comedy has been keeping us in stitches for decades.  From Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First" to shows like Saturday Night Live and Portlandia, sketch comedy is a fresh and exciting way to work those funny bones. Parents will be invited to attend a full length performance at the end of the semester.  We know your kids are funny, now it's time to let them show off!

Acting Sketchy (Middle School)

This class is for students in 6th through 8th grade.  Students can write, direct and perform in their own sketch comedy show! Sketch comedy has been keeping us in stitches for decades.  From Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First" to shows like Saturday Night Live and Portlandia, sketch comedy is a fresh and exciting way to work those funny bones. Parents will be invited to attend a full length performance at the end of the semester.  We know your kids are funny, now it's time to let them show off!

 

 

Witches vs. Wizards (4th-8th Graders) 6/4-6/8

Are you looking for a magical way to start your summer? Ready to put your big ideas and creative spirit to the test? Join us for Witches vs Wizards camp! We'll develop an original story, brand new characters, and create a brand new magical world! Ending with a brand new play written by our magical campers, your witch or wizard is sure to have fun getting the summer started with new friends and new stories! (Acting Intensive Camp)

Summer Night Live (1st-3rd Graders) 6/11-6/15

Seeking all the class clowns and big personalities we can! This is SUMMER CAMP LIVE! Modeled after shows like Saturday Night Live, this camp seeks to bring students together who love being funny and having fun! Over the course of the week, students will help write, direct, and star in a brand new sketch comedy show! Complete with improv games and original song parodies, this is the perfect place for the goofball in your family to work together with new friends and start their summer off right. (Acting Intensive Camp)

Summer Night Live (4th-8th Graders) 6/11-6/15

Seeking all the class clowns and big personalities we can! This is SUMMER CAMP LIVE! Modeled after shows like Saturday Night Live, this camp seeks to bring students together who love being funny and having fun! Over the course of the week, students will help write, direct, and star in a brand new sketch comedy show! Complete with improv games and original song parodies, this is the perfect place for the goofball in your family to work together with new friends and start their summer off right. (Acting Intensive Camp)

Grease (1st-3rd Graders) 6/18-6/22

Have you heard that GREASE is the word? After NBC's live version, we guarantee your camper has! In a tribute to the show that brought us hits like 'Hopeflessly Devoted to You', 'Grease Lightening', and 'You're the One That I Want', our campers will have a blast learning brand new choreography to the songs we know you'll be singing along to.  Join us for a week of song, dance and tons of 50's era fun! (Dance Intensive Camp)

Grease (4th-8th Graders) 6/18-6/22

Have you heard that GREASE is the word? After NBC's live version, we guarantee your camper has! In a tribute to the show that brought us hits like 'Hopeflessly Devoted to You', 'Grease Lightening', and 'You're the One That I Want', our campers will have a blast learning brand new choreography to the songs we know you'll be singing along to.  Join us for a week of song, dance and tons of 50's era fun! (Dance Intensive Camp)

Popstar Camp (1st-3rd Graders) 6/25-29

This is the perfect camp for those that love to SING and All levels of experience are welcome. With the popularity of the television show The Voice, kids are chomping at the bit to flex their vocal muscles.  This camp will allow students the opportunity to sing pop songs, ranging from Top 40 hits to Broadway and beyond.  Add in a fun mix of choreography, and students will be busy all week working to create an incredible vocal showcase sure to create a plethora of Pop Stars! (Vocal Intensive Camp)

Popstar Camp (4th-8th Graders) 6/25-6/29

This is the perfect camp for those that love to SING and All levels of experience are welcome. With the popularity of the television show The Voice, kids are chomping at the bit to flex their vocal muscles.  This camp will allow students the opportunity to sing pop songs, ranging from Top 40 hits to Broadway and beyond.  Add in a fun mix of choreography, and students will be busy all week working to create an incredible vocal showcase sure to create a plethora of Pop Stars! (Vocal Intensive Camp)

Super Heroes vs. Super Villains (1st-3rd Graders)

Calling all campers with big ideas and even bigger imaginations!  Looking for the chance to save the world? What about a chance to destroy it?  This is your chance!  Disney's Descendants was a big hit, and now your young hero/villain can be the star of his/her own story! Campers will enjoy working together to create their own super hero or super villain and help write their own super story.  Complete with crazy sidekicks, epic battles and anything else they can think of, your campers will have a blast taking the stage as the hero (or villain) they were born to be.  Register today! (Acting Intensive Camp)

The Greatest Showman (1st-3rd Graders) 7/16-7/20

"You saw it on the big screen.  You've listened to the soundtrack a million times. But do you have what it takes to bring "The Greatest Showman" to South Tampa? The Greatest Showman was a major blockbuster this year and now is your chance to be a part of it!  Featuring songs from the hit movie-musical, campers will have a blast learning choreographed routines to the songs they've come to know and love.  Are you ready to put on "The Greatest Show"? Register today! (Dance Intensive Camp)

The Greatest Showman (4th-8th Graders) 7/16-7/20

"You saw it on the big screen.  You've listened to the soundtrack a million times. But do you have what it takes to bring "The Greatest Showman" to South Tampa? The Greatest Showman was a major blockbuster this year and now is your chance to be a part of it!  Featuring songs from the hit movie-musical, campers will have a blast learning choreographed routines to the songs they've come to know and love.  Are you ready to put on "The Greatest Show"? Register today! (Dance Intensive Camp)

Shrek (1st-3rd Graders) 7/23-7/27

Join a colorful cast of fairytale creatures and everyone's favorite ogre for the swampiest story of the summer! Based on the beloved film and hit Broadway musical, campers will have a blast bringing their favorite characters to life with production numbers from the show (Big Bright Beautiful World) and songs from the movie (I'm A Believer). With dragon slaying, princess saving, and tons of fun with friends, this camp is sure to be the perfect place for your camper to let their freak flag fly!  (Acting Intensive Camp)

Shrek (4th-8th Graders) 7/23-7/27

Join a colorful cast of fairytale creatures and everyone's favorite ogre for the swampiest story of the summer! Based on the beloved film and hit Broadway musical, campers will have a blast bringing their favorite characters to life with production numbers from the show (Big Bright Beautiful World) and songs from the movie (I'm A Believer). With dragon slaying, princess saving, and tons of fun with friends, this camp is sure to be the perfect place for your camper to let their freak flag fly!  (Acting Intensive Camp)

Alternative Popstar (1st-3rd Graders) 7/30-8/3

We get it. Not every kid loves Justin Bieber. If only there was a camp for the kid who listens to the music the radio won't play. Back by popular demand, your camper can join us for our Alternative Popstar camp! Featuring song from bands like Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, and Portugal The Man, campers are sure to have a blacst rehearsing brand new routines to the songs they love to rock out to. Spots for this camp fill up quick, register your rock star today! (Vocal Intensive Camp)

Alternative Popstar (4th-8th Graders) 7/30-8/3

We get it. Not every kid loves Justin Bieber. If only there was a camp for the kid who listens to the music the radio won't play. Back by popular demand, your camper can join us for our Alternative Popstar camp! Featuring song from bands like Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, and Portugal The Man, campers are sure to have a blacst rehearsing brand new routines to the songs they love to rock out to. Spots for this camp fill up quick, register your rock star today! (Vocal Intensive Camp)