South Tampa Center for the Arts
Class Descriptions

Ballet I

Beginner/Intermediate Ballet class for students in 1st through 3rd grade.  Students will learn terminology and movements, and how to execute them properly in combinations in order to gain muscle, advance skill and prevent injury.  Students will also learn ballet class etiquette, parts of the body and how ballet is the foundation for most dance forms.

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 through 8th 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. 

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.

Lyrical II

Beginner/Intermediate Lyrical class for students in 4th through 8th grade.  Lyrical dance combines the mastery of movement with the artistry of expression.  It is this combination, rather than a separation of the two, that makes lyrical dance so powerful.  This class combines skill development and self-expression while exploring the elements or concepts of dance.  Students will not only be able to learn the teacher's choreography but will begin to create their own. 
 

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

This class is open to students in 1st through 3rd grade that love to SING! All levels of experience welcome. With the popularity of television shows American Idol and 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 class options for our Main Stage Jr. Production participants. 

Vicious Vocals Elite

This class is open to students in 4th through 8th grade. This class is for those who love to SING and have some experience in vocal ensemble work.  With the popularity of television shows American Idol and The Voice, kids are chomping at the bit to flex their vocals muscles.  This class will allow students the opportunity to sing popular songs, ranging from Top 40 hits, yesterday's favorites, Broadway and beyond.  Students will have a blast with the challenges of choreography as well as singing taught by a professional in the field. 

Acting Fundamentals I

This class is open to students in 1st through 3rd 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. *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 4th through 8th 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. *It is also one of the required class options for our Main Stage Production participants.

Acting for Musical Theatre

This class open to students in 4th through 8th 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. Students will get to work on smaller scenes and selected songs as well as a large production number. 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 4th through 8th grade. Students will create, write and perform their very own comedy sketch show.  Think Saturday Night Live with the fun and creative twist that only young comedians can create! Students will employ improvisations, games and ensemble-driven playmaking to craft a one-of-a kind show filled to the brim with laughs and imagination. Whether they're a prankster, a jokester or just filled with "sillies", this class provides an outlet for students' most creative comedic energy!

 

 

Broadway Review Jr.

This class is the cornerstone of our musical theatre program and open to students in 1st through 3rd grade. Students will learn vocal, acting, and movement techniques while rehearsing production numbers from some of Broadway's most popular shows, all with the goal of creating our own unique "show" experience. Students are challenged to always perform at their very best.  This class is also our community performance class which showcases our students' talents at local venues.  *It is one of the required class options for our Main Stage Jr. Production participants.

Main Stage Jr. Production

This class will solely focus on the Fall semester's Main Stage Jr. Production WILLY WONKA and is open to students in 1st through 3rd grade. All students in this class are required to enroll in either Broadway Review Jr. or Vicious Vocals class. 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 Fall semester's Main Stage Production WILLY WONKA and is open to students in 4th through 8th grade. All students in this class are required to enroll in either the Acting for Musical Theatre, Acting Fundamentals or Vicious Vocals Elite class. 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 4:30-5:45pm. 

Playmaking

This class is open to students in 1st through 3rd grade.  Students will work together to create a brand new short play. Students will begin by learning basic theatrical storytelling through games and activities. Then they will come up with their own characters. Students will then use these cool characters to create a story that is clear, fun, and totally unique. 

Technical Theatre

This class is open to students in 1st through 8th grade.  It is designed to teach students more about the technical aspects of theatre through hands-on experiences such as: building and painting the set, painting and sewing costumes, making and embellishing props, dealing with scripts and materials, and more.  Specifically, students will make and help to create the items needed for our performance-based classes.  Students have the option of enrolling in this class monthly.