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Arts in Action

The arts play a vital role in the Central Florida community and in each and every person. Sponsored by the Winter Park Health Foundation and in partnership with numerous organizations, Central Florida Community Arts brings the arts to life with Arts in Action! This collaborative program offers a variety of classes and experiences at a low cost and is geared toward adults 60 years and older. Participants must register in advance as space is very limited.

CFCArts’ mission is to create opportunities for artists of any age to connect, serve, and perform. In order to uphold that mission, the three-year long program will be kept affordable and accessible. Those who are unable to pay may apply for scholarships.

About the Directors

Joshua earned a B.A. Degree in General Education/Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has been a Worship Pastor, Fine Arts Director and Executive Producer of Central Florida Christmas Celebration. He has lead adult and youth choirs and orchestras with memberships exceeding 300 and has been a producer, director, vocal coach and clinician in many of his ministry and educational roles. Joshua was employed by Walt Disney World for 5 years, most recently as an entertainment leader. He is an arts consultant and a member of Leadership Orlando, Central Florida Partnership, Young Nonprofit Professional Network and a Member Partner of Visit Orlando.

Erin is a professional singer, actress, and chorister. Originally from Florida, she has performed in Chicago, New York, and abroad. She holds a Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a dance minor from the University of Central Florida. Roles include Kathy Selden (Singin’ in the Rain), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Flora/Annina  (La Traviata), Gretchen (The Student Prince), Zaneeta (The Music Man), the title role in “The Diary of Anne Frank”, and a young Jackie Bouvier in “Grey Gardens” with the Sundance Theatre Laboratory Project at White Oak. As a private voice and piano teacher, Miss Stillson has worked for Central Florida Community Arts and the School of Arts at the Doctor Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. She currently performs at Capone’s Dinner Show and is a professional chorister with St. James Catholic Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe, and the Diocese of Orlando.

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Session I: August 21 – October 13, 2017

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Play It Out

This course is designed to teach the basics of stage acting through the use of improvisational games, role-playing and script readings. Adults will learn how to expand their imagination to inhabit characters and play with their fellow actors and their audience. This class is wonderful for students who have little to no experience on stage and wish to feel more comfortable speaking in front of an audience.

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Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. – Winter Park Community Center721 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Thursdays 2-3:30 p.m. – Winter Park Public Library460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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Just Sing

Anyone can sing. That’s the motto behind this introductory course in vocal performance. For both lifelong and aspiring singers who want to broaden their experience, this class integrates group warm-ups, technique and individual repertoire as well as experimentation with different musical styles. Our goal is to help students discover the beauty of their individual voice and the joy music brings.

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Mondays 10-11:30 a.m. – Maitland Art Center, 231 W Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

Wednesdays 2-3:30 p.m. – Crealdé School of Art, 600 St Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

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Session II: October 16 – December 8, 2017

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Pass It On

Learn the art of oral tradition, a custom that has been passed down from generation to generation. Expand your imagination and explore your creativity by sharing the stories and experiences of your life. We will use prompts to help you tell classic stories along with both fictional and nonfictional stories. In addition, writing exercises will be done to explore character, setting, and action. Geared towards both the novice and advanced storytellers, this class will teach you how to develop a story, clarify it and bring it to life while using the emotional nature of the content as a means of expression.

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Mondays 10-11:30 a.m. – Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Wednesdays 2-3:30 p.m. – The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center, 851 N Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

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Feel It, Move It

If you feel like moving, you’re already dancing. This introductory course is designed to inspire even the most self-conscious person to discover their inner dancer by moving through the energizing and lyrical rhythms of the most glorious music. We will dance to the musical styles of salsa, Broadway, tango, blues and rock n’ roll just to name a few! Classes will include basic steps and incorporate dance styles from around the globe to help students realize the full range of emotions as expressed through the art of dance.

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Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. – Maitland Senior Center, 345 Maitland Ave S, Maitland, FL 32751

Tuesdays 2-3:30 p.m. – First Congregational Church of Winter Park, 225 S Interlachen Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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Step 1: Register

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Step 2: Pay Dues

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Not quite ready to join but have some questions about the program or how to get involved? Contact us at (407) 937-1800 x720, or email ArtsinAction@CFCArts.com

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