The Academy

The CFCArts Academy offers affordable performing arts lessons and classes to artists of all ages and experience levels! Opportunities for children and adults to learn voice, piano, guitar, and strings are available in private studio spaces. Classes & Workshops are offered to teach students of varying levels to love and perform music. All classes and lessons are offered by experienced, professional teaching artists in a supportive environment that is conducive to learning.

CFCArts At Home Offerings

Virtual Workshops & Classes

CFCArts is offering virtual classes for free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation for all different disciplines of the performing arts.

If you have any questions, email school@cfcarts.com.

For a list of all upcoming classes, click here.

Artist Toolbox – These classes taught by professionals in their field and are for teens, adults, and seniors who want to grow as artists.
Family Arts – These classes are designed to be enjoyed together as a family! They can be taken as an individual, but these activities, including painting, song creation, learning about world music, and so much more are designed for children and their families to come together and create art and memories together. Only one registration is required per family, and families do not have to reside in the same household. Using the option for break-out rooms in Zoom, families can connect through the class virtually.
Explore Multicultural Arts –These workshops are created to expose our CFCArts community to cultural diversity in the arts.

Classes & Workshops – October 19 – 23

“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

With JJ Gonzalez Acosta – jjartanddesign.com

In this series of classes, you will learn how to use your paint brushes to create life like images. The class will be taught mostly in spanish, but all are welcome to join and participate. // En esta serie de clases aprenderas a usar tu brocha para crear imagenes semejantes a la vida -real. La clase sera enseñada mayormente en español, pero todos son bienvenidos y pueden participar.

This class is free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation.

Click here to register!

Musical Minds Sing-Along Experience is geared toward adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

Learn to draw some of your favorite cartoon characters! // En esta clase vamos aprender a dibujar y usar colores para crear personajes animados conocidos.

10/21 – Draw Pikachu

This class is free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation.

Click here to register!

With Alborea Dances – alboreadances.com

Join CFCArts and Alborea Dance for a series of classes on Flamenco Dancing. // Únase a CFCArts y Alborea Dance para una serie de clases de Bailar Flamenco.

October 22: Rumba Flamenco rhythms, Description & History of Dance, Basic steps, and Footwork. // Ritmo de Rumba Flamenca, descripción, marcaje básico y zapateo.

This class is free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation.

Click here to register!

Classes & Workshops – October 26 – 30

“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

With JJ Gonzalez Acosta – jjartanddesign.com

In this series of classes, you will learn how to use your paint brushes to create life like images. The class will be taught mostly in spanish, but all are welcome to join and participate. // En esta serie de clases aprenderas a usar tu brocha para crear imagenes semejantes a la vida -real. La clase sera enseñada mayormente en español, pero todos son bienvenidos y pueden participar.

This class is free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation.

Click here to register!

Musical Minds Sing-Along Experience is geared toward adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

Join lifelong Central Floridian, Chevalier Lovett, as he discusses his journey of juggling his passion for community development through non-profit leadership with being an active arts performer. Chevalier currently serves as the Sr. Vice President & Managing Director of Organize Florida, the state’s largest organization of its kind; and sits on the Board of Opera Orlando while hosting their talkshow series #RepresentationMatters. Additionally, he serves on more than a dozen well known boards & committees throughout the country, while still performing! Is it possible to do it all? Learn how to be an arts advocate using your own personal platform to become an influencer by creating your intentional and unique brand.

This class is free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation.

Click here to register!

With Alborea Dances – alboreadances.com

Join CFCArts and Alborea Dance for a series of classes on Flamenco Dancing. // Únase a CFCArts y Alborea Dance para una serie de clases de Bailar Flamenco.

October 29: Rumba Flamenco rhythms, Description & History of Dance, Basic steps, and Footwork. // Ritmo de Rumba Flamenca, descripción, marcaje básico y zapateo.

This class is free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation.

Click here to register!

With Thamara Bejara

In this class you will learn about the history, content, and study of Latin American film. We will discuss how it began, why it is important, and how Latin American film is different from other genres. // En esta clase vamos aprender sobre la historia, contenido, y el estudio de el cine Latinoamericano. Vamos hablar de cómo comezó, porque es important, y cómo se diferencia el cine Lationoamericano comparado con otros géneros.

This class is free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation.

Click here to register!

Classes & Workshops – November 2-6

In this Bomba dance class, the instructors will teach about what Bomba is, where it originated, and what the basic instruments and elements it uses are. The instructors will teach the basic steps for the Sicá rhythm and a short sequence students can use for when they go out and dance in the Batey. It will be a night full of learning, excitement, and joy! // En esta clase de baile de Bomba, los instructores enseñarán que es Bomba, donde se originó, y cuáles son los instrumentos y elementos básicos que se utilizan. Los instructores enseñarán el paso básico del ritmo Sicá y una secuencia corta que los estudiantes puedan utilizar para cuando salgan a bailar al Batey. Será una noche llena de aprendizaje, entusiasmo, y alegría.

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“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

Musical Minds Sing-Along Experience is geared toward adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

Classes & Workshops – November 9-13

“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

Musical Minds Sing-Along Experience is geared toward adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

This acting workshop will provide the participants with physical and text-based acting tools that will enable them to work on a specific text on their own time, wether its for an audition or a show. Each participant will be required to bring a monologue of their own choosing to work on throughout the two one-hour long classes. This class is perfect for actors of any age and experience looking for new mechanisms to apply when working on their performance.

Class 1 will focus on working with the emotional information an actor can obtain from the text through exercises based on Stage Tension and Actioning Techniques.

Registration is not yet open

Learn some of the tricks used in filming and photography to achieve a specific effect. This hands on class will teach you the technique and give you an opportunity to try it yourself.

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Classes & Workshops – November 16-20

“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

Musical Minds Sing-Along Experience is geared toward adults experiencing the early stages of memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

This acting workshop will provide the participants with physical and text-based acting tools that will enable them to work on a specific text on their own time, wether its for an audition or a show. Each participant will be required to bring a monologue of their own choosing to work on throughout the two one-hour long classes. This class is perfect for actors of any age and experience looking for new mechanisms to apply when working on their performance.

Class 2 will explore the physical traits a character can assume from working on the text through exercises based on Animal Work.

Registration is not yet open

Classes & Workshops – November 23-27

Upbeat! Musical Theatre Presents:

The Grinch!

Teens and young adults (13 and older) with varying abilities share their talents through acting, dance, and song in a virtually filmed production. This holiday season, we will perform the classic story of The Grinch! Join us for this unique virtual theater offering in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association!

  • Virtual Rehearsals: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm. (Schedule based on role and performer availability)
  • Virtual Platform: Zoom
  • Rehearsal Time Frame: November 3 – November 24
  • Filming Time Frame: Students will be filmed individually by appointment via Zoom November 30 – December 4.
  • Premiere: The Grinch! will premiere via Zoom party and immediately launch on YouTube between Dec. 11 – Dec. 18
  • Tuition: $100 for Season
Click here to register and pay for Upbeat!

Narrators

Acting Troup for Adults Ages 55+

A group of older adults (55+) who have a desire to perform for the community and have a lot of fun doing it.  Acting experience is certainly not required, but each participant should have the confidence to speak in front of a group.  Each class session is 90 minutes long and features vocal warm-ups, and senior-friendly theatre games designed to get participants laughing and imaginations active.  The group spends the bulk of the class working on scripts which can be presented without memorization and with as much or as little movement as the participants are comfortable with.  With respect to health and safety, this semester’s class will be held online, with the performances largely voice-over projects set to student-designed slideshows.

  • Virtual Rehearsals occur Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am
  • Fall Semester: September 11th – Dec 11th
  • Tuition: $75 for the semester
  • Note: Scholarships are available, email school@cfcarts.com for application.
Click here to register and pay for Narrators!

Virtual Private Lessons

CFCArts Academy is offering affordable virtual private lessons for artists (and aspiring artists) of all ages. One-on-one acting, piano, voice, guitar, violin, and other instrumental lessons are happening from the comfort and safety of home through the use of video communication technology.

New in Fall 2020:

Tuition for CFCArts Academy lessons varies according to the level of the Teaching Artist with whom you or your student studies. CFCArts Academy Teaching Artists range from Level One to Level Three, depending on their experience, education, and skill.

Trial lessons for new students are 30 minutes long, and will be charged at the level of the Teaching Artist conducting the trial lesson. Trial lessons help to assess the best fit between a new student and Teaching Artist.
Scholarships are available for students with a demonstrated financial need. Please email Academy@cfcarts.com to begin the scholarship application process.

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Questions about the program or how to get involved? Just ask! Contact our Academy Staff at (407) 937-1800 xt. 703, or email school@cfcarts.com.