Arts in Action 2018-01-12T11:59:18+00:00

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 by contacting 407-937-1800 Ext. 720, or emailing

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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January 8 – March 2, 2018

These eight-week courses meet once a week for 90 minutes and culminate with a performance on the last day open to friends and family.


Play It Out

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

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8pm – Winter Park Community Center, 21 W. New England Ave.  Winter Park, FL 32789 United States


Just Sing

Anyone can sing! That’s the motto behind this introductory course in vocal performance. Whether you’re a lifelong vocalist or an aspiring singer who wants to broaden your experience, our goal is to help you discover the beauty of your individual voice and the joy music brings.  This class integrates group warm-ups, technique, and individual repertoire, as well as experimentation with different musical styles.

Choose between:

Thursdays 10–11:30am – Winter Park Community Center, 21 W. New England Ave.  Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Wednesdays 2–3:30pm – Art and History Museum of Maitland, 231 W Packwood Ave, Maitland, FL 32751


Go With The Flow

A rolling stone gathers no moss. This introductory class in exercises such as yoga, Pilates, and barre helps keep you strong and flexible, as well as focused on a more fluid way of living. In addition to these methods, you will also get the opportunity to express yourself through more improvisational movement to different musical styles. We aim to teach you how to relax your body and use it to its potential. Just keep moving!

Choose between:

Mondays 2-3:30 p.m. – Calvary Orlando1199 Clay St., Winter Park, FL 32789

Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. – First Congregational Church of Winter Park, 225 S Interlachen Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789


We Will Rock You

Have you ever wanted to play an instrument or wondered what it was like to have a jam session in a band? This introductory class provides instruction in guitar, keyboards, and basic percussion, where you not only learn the notes on the page but also how to create a song with other musicians. With a few basic chords and some rhythm, you and your friends can just have fun!

Choose between:

Tuesdays 10–11:30am – Maitland Senior Center, 345 Maitland Ave S, Maitland, FL 32751

Thursdays 2–3:30pm – Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789


Register & Pay Dues

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

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