South Tampa Center for the Arts
Class Descriptions

Dance Combo I

Beginner/Intermediate combination class for students in 1st through 3rd grade. Students will receive instruction in Ballet/Tap/Jazz, learning technique and choreography for each of these three styles of dance. 

Dance Combo II

Beginner/Intermediate combination class for students in 4th and 5th grade. Students will receive instruction in Ballet/Tap/Jazz, learning technique and choreography for each of these three styles of dance. 

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 the various hip hop styles, body movements, and terminology and are challenged with choreography.

Hip Hop II

Beginner/Intermediate Hip Hop class for students in 4th and 5th grade.  This class is designed to improve fitness and increase knowledge in this style of dance.  Students specifically gain knowledge of the various hip hop styles, body movements, and terminology and are challenged with choreography. 

Acting Fundamentals I

This class is open to students in 1st through 5th grade. Students will strengthen their acting muscles and theatre mind-set through the use of method-based acting exercises, teacher and students lead discussions, and research-based activities.  Scene and monologue work will be a large part of the class focus.  This is class is not intended to be a performance-based class, but rather a class that develops skills students will utilize in their performance classes. The class will culminate with parents being invited to a final rehearsal/show of scenes and monologues. *It is also one of the required class options for our Main Stage Jr. Production participants.

Acting Fundamentals II

This class is open to students in 6th through 9th grade. Students will strengthen their acting muscles and theatre mind-set through the use of method-based acting exercises, teacher and students lead discussions, and research-based activities.  Scene and monologue work will be a large part of the class focus.  This is class is not intended to be a performance-based class, but rather a class that develops skills students will utilize in their performance classes. The class will culminate with parents being invited to a final rehearsal/show of scenes and monologues. *It is also one of the required class options for our Main Stage Production participants.

Acting for Musical Theatre I (1st-3rd Grade)

This class open to students in 1st through 3rd grade. It is a great blend of performance and exploration centered around the exciting world of musical theatre.  Students will get to flex their acting and singing muscles all while taking on challenging scenes from some of the most popular and beloved musical shows. Monologue and solo work will be a large component of this class, as well as helping students find a better understanding of musical theatre structure and audition techniques. This a great class for those interested in giving our theatre program a try.  *It is also one of the required class options for our Main Stage Jr. Production participants. 

Acting for Musical Theatre I (4th-5th Grade)

This class open to students in 4th and 5th grade. It is a great blend of performance and exploration centered around the exciting world of musical theatre.  Students will get to flex their acting and singing muscles all while taking on challenging scenes from some of the most popular and beloved musical shows. Monologue and solo work will be a large component of this class, as well as helping students find a better understanding of musical theatre structure and audition techniques. This a great class for those interested in giving our theatre program a try.  *It is also one of the required class options for our Main Stage Jr. Production participants. 

Acting for Musical Theatre II

This class open to students in 6th through 9th grade. It is a great blend of performance and exploration centered around the exciting world of musical theatre.  Students will get to flex their acting and singing muscles all while taking on challenging scenes from some of the most popular and beloved musical shows. Monologue and solo work will be a large component of this class, as well as helping students find a better understanding of musical theatre structure and audition techniques. This a great class for those interested in giving our theatre program a try.  *It is also one of the required class options for our Main Stage Production participants. 

Acting Sketchy

This class is for students in 3rd through 8th grade. Students will write, direct and perform their very own comedy sketch show! Parents will be invited to attend a full-length performance in our Black Box space at the end of the semester. We know your kids are funny, now it's time to let them show off!

Main Stage Jr. Production

This class will solely focus on the Spring semester's Main Stage Jr. Production and is open to students in 1st through 5th grade. All students in this class are required to enroll in either Acting Fundamentals I or Acting for Musical Theatre I (at no additional tuition cost). Students will rehearse and craft the show in a semi-professional atmosphere, while learning the importance of ensemble, responsibility, professionalism, and community as it relates to all areas of theatre.  Students are required to attend all rehearsals including tech week and shows.  Students and parents will sign a contract committing fully to the class once casting is set.  Please note this class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. 

Main Stage Production

This class will solely focus on the Spring semester's Main Stage Production and is open to students in 6th through 8th grade. All students in this class are required to enroll in either the Acting Fundamentals II or Acting for Musical Theatre II (at no additional tuition cost). Students will rehearse and craft the show in a semi-professional atmosphere, while learning the importance of ensemble, responsibility, professionalism, and community as it relates to all areas of theatre. Students are required to attend all rehearsals including tech week and shows. Students and parents will sign a contract committing fully to the class once casting is set. Please note this class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45-6:00pm, and select Fridays 4:45-5:45pm. 

Performance Vocals

This class is open to students in 3rd through 8th grade. All levels of experience welcome. Students will learn and perform popular songs from all genres, as well as learn a solo, act as a backup dancer for other students, and create an ensemble ready for the stage!

Stage Dialect I

This class is open to all students in 1st through 5th grade and will offer instruction on how to execute believable accents, or dialects for performance.  We will focus on common stage dialects, such as Southern, Italian, French, and New York. Lessons will be fun and exciting, using games and silly monologues the students can practice with. Students will also learn the International Phonetic Alphabet, making dialects easy to learn. All students will benefit greatly from the class because they will be able to tackle any dialect with ease and confidence.

Stage Dialect II

This class is open to all students in 6th through 9th grade and will offer instruction on how to execute believable accents, or dialects for performance.  We will focus on common stage dialects, such as Southern, Italian, French, and New York. Lessons will be fun and exciting, using games and silly monologues the students can practice with. Students will also learn the International Phonetic Alphabet, making dialects easy to learn. All students will benefit greatly from the the class because they will be able to tackle any dialect with ease and confidence.

Tampa Young Performers Ensemble

This class is open to students in 9th through 12th grade. This class will focus on crafting the perfect audition, honing performance skills through in-depth scene work and rehearsing a full-length play. Students will receive instruction in all areas of theatre production, have opportunities to try their hand at directing, and even help with our Main Stage Productions. The Tampa Young Performer's Ensemble will culminate with a live performance of a full-length play in our Black Box space. Students will sign a contract committing fully to the class once casting is set.