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Private Lessons

Aug 29, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Private lessons are the foundation for developing musical skills from the first notes through a professional career. Working one-on-one with our exceptional...

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College Bound

Aug 31, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017

In this fall-semester course, high school seniors plan for and complete tasks related to applying and preparing for the college audition process. Students in...

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Musical Theater Movement: Jazz and Tap

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

This class introduces middle school aged students to basic musical theater movement skills through the genres of tap and jazz dance. Students will begin...

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Tap Dance 1-4

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades K through 5, are placed into an appropriate class primarily by age. The classes introduce structured movement in tap and jazz. Recital fee...

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Beginning Jazz Dance

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades K through 5, are placed into an appropriate class primarily by age. The classes introduce structured movement in tap and jazz. Recital fee...

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Contemporary

Sep 05, 2017 - May 14, 2018

This intermediate level class allows students to explore the popular form of contemporary dance movement. This class will focus on contemporary technique...

Women

Vocal Arts: Women's Ensemble

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

This advanced female ensemble performs at the highest level, studying challenging choral literature while improving sight-reading skills, musicianship and...

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Vocal Arts: Chorale

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

Vocal Arts: Chorale, formerly known as Mixed Choir, is an exceptional ensemble for skilled male and female vocalists who are serious about singing. Music of...

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Tap Dance 2: Beginning

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

This class focuses on syncopation, combination steps and simple turns.  Recital fee for this class is $100. Recital fees cover costume, DVD and stage...

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Jazz Combo

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

Select auditioned students participate in this elite performance group representing the Straz Center and Patel Conservatory at local events and venues.*This...

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Piano - Beginning

Sep 05, 2017 - May 17, 2018

In this group piano class, students who are new to playing piano, are self-taught, or have learned through you tube, will learn the fundamentals of piano...

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Theater 1

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

Students explore basic performance and technical theatrical studies with the goal of preparing, staging and presenting a classroom showcase of a scripted one...

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Trainee A1

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

The NGB Trainee Program offers two to four years of advanced training in classical ballet for students in grades 8-12 who have the desire, commitment...

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Trainee A2

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

The NGB Trainee Program offers two to four years of advanced training in classical ballet for students in grades 8-12 who have the desire, commitment...

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Trainee B

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

The NGB Trainee Program offers two to four years of advanced training in classical ballet for students in grades 8-12 who have the desire, commitment...

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Jazz Dance

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

This class, for all levels, incorporates skills in popular styles of jazz dance, including lyrical jazz, Broadway/Fosse and jazz funk. Students strut their...

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Beginning Dance 1-3

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Pre-K3 through grade 2 are placed into appropriate class levels primarily by age. The classes introduce structured movement and the demands of serious ballet...

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Primary

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Pre-K3 through grade 2 are placed into appropriate class levels primarily by age. The classes introduce structured movement and the demands of serious ballet...

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Level 1A

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Level 1B

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Level 2A

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Level 2B

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Level 3A

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Level 3B

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Level 4

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Level 5

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Preparatory

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students, grades 2 through 12, are placed by ability in this division. They begin in Preparatory, attending a minimum of two ballet classes per week and a...

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Just for Kicks: Advanced

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

It’s time for glitz, glamour and some razzle-dazzle! This fun class teaches students the skills necessary for Broadway-style dancing while building...

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Just for Kicks: Intermediate

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

It’s time for glitz, glamour and some razzle-dazzle! This fun class teaches students the skills necessary for Broadway-style dancing while building...

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Musical Theater 1 & 2

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Faculty in all three disciplines teach the basic steps and terminology in dance, theater and music as well as further develop students’ performance...

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Young Performing Arts

Sep 05, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Engaging instructors will lead students through samples of movement, pantomime, clowning, storytelling, improvisation and theater games. This action-packed...

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Acting 1 & 2: Grades 5-8

Sep 05, 2017 - Sep 15, 2018

Students explore the art of acting through various hands-on activities and techniques including improvisation, physical theater, scenework and character...

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Young Singers Chorus

Sep 05, 2017 - Sep 15, 2018

Pairing general music with performing skills, young children who love to sing participate in this performing ensemble to develop strong singing technique and...

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Music Theory 1 (Fall)

Sep 05, 2017 - May 15, 2018

This semester-long class offers students the opportunity to learn the basics of music reading, terminology and notation. Skills learned in this class...

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Guitar 1 and 2

Sep 05, 2017 - Sep 15, 2018

Guitar 1 Young beginning guitar students are introduced to the basics of playing including technique, music reading, chords and tablature. Students are...

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American Musical Theater Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

This course offers students an overview of musical theater from the perspectives of history and performance. Students will explore examples of American...

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Theater 1 Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

Through this course, students will explore basic performance and technical theatrical studies with the goal of preparing, staging and presenting a classroom...

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Dance for the Actor and Singer

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

Want to get more comfortable moving and doing basic dance onstage? Students develop confidence as they learn and refine the 20 basic dance steps every actor...

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Performing Arts - Homeschool (3 hours)

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

Led by engaging instructors, this morning-long session of three classes allows homeschool and non-traditional students the opportunity to explore theater...

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Broadway or Bust Jr.

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

In this Jr. version of our highly successful Broadway or Bust course, advanced musical theater students study song interpretation, monologue preparation...

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Voice Class

Sep 06, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Singers of all skill levels find their voice in this group lesson setting. Students study proper singing technique and strengthen their solo voice while...

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Intro to Violin - Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

A fun class of exploration to test the waters or to kick-start the budding string player; students with little or no experience explore the basics of string...

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Chorus: Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

Pairing general music with performing skills, young children who love to sing participate in this performing ensemble to develop strong singing technique and...

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Youth Tap Dance - Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

This class introduces young children to the basic steps and rhythms of tap dance. Students put steps together in combinations they find both challenging and...

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Guitar: Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

Beginning guitar students are introduced to the basics of playing including technique, music reading, chords and tablature. Students are expected to have...

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Intermediate/Advance Violin Class: Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

Violin Class for students continuing in violin who have already taken intro to strings or had violin lessons previoulsy.This class has a pre-requisite...

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Intro to Drumming: Homeschool

Sep 06, 2017 - May 16, 2018

In this energetic and fun group setting, students explore Orff instruments, Boomwhackers, and drums by playing music from around the world. Students will...

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Adult Guitar

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

Adult guitar students are introduced to the basics of playing including technique, music reading, chords and tablature. Great class for students who have...

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Adult Cello Group Class

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

Intended for the busy adult who has always wanted to play the cello, this group class does not require private cello instruction. No previous experience is...

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Bella Voce and Barbershop Quartet

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

Focusing on tight harmonies, vocal jazz, and barbershop styles, these ensembles perform challenging repertoire and are often asked to participate in...

Men

Vocal Arts: Men's Ensemble

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

Students with changed male voices explore the unique aspects of men's choral literature. Repertoire may include barbershop, doo wop, choral works and...

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Improv: 5-8

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

This spontaneous and vibrant class explores improvisational games for use in rehearsal and performance. Both the "I don't do improv" actor and...

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Broadway or Bust

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

Want to develop as a triple-threat? Performing arts-focused students study song interpretation, monologue preparation, mastering cold reads, and are...

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Chamber Strings

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

String players explore chamber music through varied repertoire, pedagogical study and performance. Groups are coached and mentored by faculty with a...

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Tap Dance 1: Introduction

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

This class teaches students basic tap steps and simple combinations for the newcomer. The class focuses on syncopation, combination steps and simple turns...

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Tap Dance 3: Intermediate

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

Students who have a minimum of two years prior experience and want to tackle more advanced steps can take this class. It is structured to offer more...

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Ballet: Intermediate

Sep 07, 2017 - May 17, 2018

Intermediate Ballet Gr. 9-adult is for the more practiced and technically prepared student who has studied ballet consistently for a few years. Recital fee...

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Flamenco Dance

Sep 08, 2017 - May 18, 2018

This class introduces students to basic rhythmic patterns, singing, hand clapping and dance characteristics of flamenco music styles known as Palos...

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Vocal Arts: Youth Choir

Sep 08, 2017 - May 18, 2018

Girls and boys with unchanged voices excel in this large ensemble developing proper singing technique, music reading skills and musicianship. Choral...

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Improv: 9-12

Sep 08, 2017 - May 18, 2018

This spontaneous and vibrant class explores improvisational games for use in rehearsal and performance. Both the "I don't do improv" actor and...

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Acting 1 & 2: Grades 9-12

Sep 08, 2017 - May 18, 2018

Focused instruction in acting technique is the basis for this skills-based class. Students explore prominent acting methods through scene work and activity...

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Ovation! Performance Group

Sep 09, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students in this advanced group learn musical theater performance at the highest level. Strong dancers, actors and singers develop professional stage...

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Rhythm Makers

Sep 09, 2017 - May 19, 2018

In this energetic and fun group setting, students explore Orff instruments, Boomwhackers, and drums by playing music from around the world. Students learn...

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On-Screen Techniques (Fall)

Sep 09, 2017 - Dec 02, 2017

This class, led by professional actress Eugenie Bondurant, is designed to strengthen and hone acting skills, develop confidence, and prepare students for...

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Jazz Improvisation

Sep 09, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Students in this jazz performance class receive instruction in improvisation, ensemble playing and elements of music theory that are utilized in jazz styles....

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Rock School

Sep 09, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Aspiring rockers with Rock music meets music education in one of our most popular programs. Although no training or prior experience is required to...

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Suzuki Violin Group Class

Sep 11, 2017 - May 14, 2018

The Suzuki program at the Conservatory is taught by specialized instructors who teach students to play the violin using the Suzuki approach to instrument...

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Adult Violin Group Class

Sep 11, 2017 - May 14, 2018

Intended for the busy adult who has always wanted to play the violin, this group class does not require private violin instruction. No previous experience is...

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Show Team

Sep 11, 2017 - May 14, 2018

For skilled and talented Contemporary and Jazz dancers in grades 5-12, the Show Team learns dance routines and fresh choreography. Students are selected by...

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Ballet: Beginning

Sep 11, 2017 - May 14, 2018

In this introductory class, students learn the basic vocabulary and fundamental concepts of ballet. Students work on exercises both at the barre and in the...

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Accelerated Jazz Dance

Sep 11, 2017 - May 14, 2018

It’s time for glitz, glamour and some razzle-dazzle! This fun class teaches students the skills necessary for Broadway-style dancing while building...

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Technical Theater 1 & 2

Sep 15, 2017 - May 14, 2018

Students learn the basic skills and procedures required to run and design technical elements for the stage. Students will participate in 8 hands on and...

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Music Discovery Series

Sep 25, 2017 - May 14, 2018

Have you ever wanted to know more about the inner workings of music and the musical world?  This series of three mini-mesters will cover a wide range of...

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Adult Improv (Fall)

Oct 05, 2017 - Dec 07, 2017

From newcomer to advanced improviser, students enhance their improv chops under the direction of local improv guru Toby Martini. Students learn to think on...

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Behind the Curtain: Monster Mash Makeup

Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017

In this hands-on workshop, students will be introduced to the basic materials and skills needed to apply and design classic monster makeup. The workshop will...

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Fall Audition Prep Workshop

Nov 09, 2017 - Nov 09, 2017

Geared towards those interested in auditioning for Patel Conservatory spring productions of Disney’s The Aristocats, KIDS! or Peter Pan, Jr., students...

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Acing the Audition (Fall)

Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 14, 2017

Designed for both the amateur and emerging professional, this workshop will focus on audition technique, mastering cold reads, and preparation for...

Disney

Spring Production: Disney's The Aristocats Kids – Auditions

Nov 18, 2017 - Nov 18, 2017

Everybody wants to be a cat in Disney's stage adaptation of the animated classic motion picture.   Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and...

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Holiday Happenin'

Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017

This event will allow parents a night off and students a chance to enjoy an evening full of holiday fun. Students will be broken up into three groups and...

Adult Acting

Methods of Acting (Spring)

Jan 09, 2018 - Jan 30, 2018

Each week of this exciting four-part course will explore a different acting method, including the teachings of Stanislavsky, Spolin, Growtowski, and Bogart...

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On-Screen Techniques (Spring)

Jan 13, 2018 - Apr 07, 2018

This class is designed to strengthen and hone acting skills, develop confidence, and prepare students for professional film, and television auditions. Spring...

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Spring Production: Peter Pan, Jr. – Auditions

Feb 03, 2018 - Feb 03, 2018

This timeless musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit...

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Adult Musical Theater (Spring)

Feb 06, 2018 - Apr 03, 2018

In this musical theater intensive for adults, focus is placed on song interpretation, the mastery of basic choreographic combinations, and vocal technique...

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Behind the Curtain: Fabricating Fantasy Faces - Makeup Magic

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018

In this hands-on workshop, students will be introduced to some of the basic materials and skills needed to apply and design fantasy makeup for stage, film...

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Acing the Audition (Spring)

Apr 10, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018

Designed for both the amateur and emerging professional, this workshop will focus on audition technique, mastering cold reads, and preparation for...

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General Audition Prep Workshop

Apr 12, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018

Students and parents are invited to join us as we deconstruct the audition process and examine the skills needed to nail your audition. In this interactive...

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College Bound: Figuring It Out (Spring)

May 24, 2018 - May 24, 2018

This master class provides students and parents with the essential tools and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the plethora of performing arts...

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