Arts in Action

Beginning with the Winter Park Health Foundation and in partnership with numerous organizations, Central Florida Community Arts brings the arts to the Older Adults in our community with Arts in Action! This collaborative program offers a variety of classes and experiences across 5 disciplines: Music, Drama, Dance, Art, & Creative Writing. Participants must register in advance as space is limited. Scholarships are available.

A season of classes is just $75 when you register for all 10 sessions!

For financial assistance please click here.

For step-by-step instructions on how to register for Arts in Action Classes through Patron Manager, click here.

To register over the phone, call 407-937-1800 ext 703. With questions, email School@CFCArts.com

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.

With a degree in Music Education, Kaileigh Anne has had diverse experiences working with musicians, performers, and students of all ages. She has over 16 years experience in vocal performance, in addition to credits in directing, pit conducting, and stage-managing. Her past experiences include teaching music and theater courses to young performers, in addition to teaching workshops regarding the techniques of Creative Drama to peers at the collegiate level. Additionally, she works for the Walt Disney Company in a variety of different capacities.

Fall Season

September 27 – December 10. No class Thanksgiving week (10 weeks)

Beginner Ukulele

With Mary Anne McGowan

Fridays at 1:30pm | Maitland Public Library (501 S Maitland Ave. Maitland, FL 32751)

Learn the fundamentals of the uke including tuning, hand positions, chord fingerings, strumming patterns, and the fundamentals of reading music. Best of all, students will learn to play and sing songs quickly in a relaxed atmosphere.

Email school@cfcarts.com to register for this FREE class!

Creative Memoirs (Creative Writing Class)

With Chris Hicks

Mondays at 10am | CFCArts Central Location (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)

This 10-week experience will teach participants various styles of memoir writing and basic voice acting techniques. Using what they learn in the first six weeks of class, participants will create a digital memoir that will be theirs to share with family/friends and will be shared in a final showcase.

Dance

With Dion DiDonna

Thursdays at 11am | CFCArts Black Box Theatre (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)

This class offers a unique blend of classic dance warm-ups and Pilates-based stretch/strength exercises; warm-ups transition into short dance combinations, pulling inspiration from jazz to Broadway, even tango and flapper moves! All are modified to progress at a pace comfortable for each individual. Whether you danced as a child and want to rekindle your passion, or you’re discovering dance for the first time, it’s never too late to start dancing!

Narrators

CFCArts Narrators!, with Chris Hicks

Fridays at 10am | CFCArts Black Box Theatre (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)

A group of older adults (55+) who have a desire and a mission to give back to the community by performing and to 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. This group will perform in person at our community partners locations throughout the season. These performances will consist of improv games, prepared monologues and short scenes chosen based on performer availability.

  • September 17-December 17
  • Rehearsals at CFCArts Black Box Theatre (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)
  • Performance: Sunday, December 19 at CFCArts Black Box Theatre (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)
  • Tuition: $75 for the semester (For Financial Assistance Please Click Here)
Click Here to Register and Pay for Narrators!
Click Here to Purchase Tickets for the Narrators! Showcase

Community Partnerships

Orange County Community Centers

Arts in Action programs are offered at the following community centers:

  • Rosemont Community Center
  • Mayor William Beardall Senior Center
  • John H. Jackson Neighborhood Center
  • L. Claudia Allen Senior Center
  • Northwest Neighborhood Center

West Orange Healthcare District

Funded by the West Orange Healthcare District

September 7-December 17 | Dr. Phillips

Overture Winter Garden (not open to the public)

  • Music & Painting with JJ Acosta Gonzalez (Mondays at 2:30pm)
  • Music & Meditation with Garin Jones (Tuesdays at 1pm)

Overture Dr. Phillips (not open to the public)

  • Yoga with Dion DiDonna (Mondays at 11am)
  • Line Dancing with Studio K (Tuesdays at 11am)
  • Sketching with Grace Sellers (Wednesdays at 1pm)
  • Painting with Grace Sellers (Wednesdays at 2pm)
  • Music & Meditation with CFCArts Music Therapy (Thursdays at 9:30am)

Brookdale (not open to the public – coming soon)

Simeon Resource Center

Dates TBD | Simeon Resource Center (750 S Orange Blossom Trl #30. Orlando, FL 32805)

Coming Soon

Rosen Jewish Community Center

Dates TBD | JCC Town Square of Orlando (11184 S Apopka Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32836)

Coming Soon

Want to bring a class to your community?

Contact us at (407) 937-1800 x703, or email School@CFCArts.com

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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 x703, or email School@CFCArts.com

Older Adult Programs Funded By

Previous Partners

Orlando Community Centers