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 older adults. 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. 703, or emailing ArtsinAction@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.

Leah is originally from Columbus, Ohio.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts and teaching certification in Theatre Education from Ohio Wesleyan University, Leah relocated to Naples, Florida to take the position of Director of Education at the regional theatre Gulfshore Playhouse.  While in Naples, Leah and her husband Jason co-founded Ave Maria Children’s Theatre, where Leah served as Managing and Outreach Director.  Leah is thrilled to be a part of the Central Florida community and the CFCArts family!

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.

Rebekah has been dabbling in the arts since second grade when she starred in Ponderosa Elementary’s rendition of The Little Red Hen. She became heavily involved in chorus opportunities throughout her schooling including and was able to participate in Florida’s All-State Chorus multiple times. In college, she studied language arts and received a Master’s Degree in Education. She is excited to have joined the team at CFCArts and looks forward to putting her personal experiences in the arts and education to use helping others.

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Spring 2019 Session

February 25 – May 3
Arts in Action Showcase – Saturday, May 4

Classes are once a week for 90 minutes. To pay tuition, please click the date and location of the class you are registering for.

Acting & Storytelling

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.

Mondays 10-11:30am – Orlando Ballet School, 7988 Via Dellagio Way #204, Orlando, FL 32819

Wednesdays 1-2:30pm – Harbor Chase of Dr. Phillips, 7233 Della Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Fridays 10:30 – 12:00pm Calvary Orlando 1199 Clay St. Winter Park, FL 32789

Singing

Discover the foundation of good singing by working through such concepts as breath support, pitch matching, and diction. Learn how the notes of the scale come together to create beautiful music as you sing in small groups of peers, in addition to learning solo performance skills. All skill and experience levels are welcome!

Mondays 1-2pm Rosen JCC, 11184 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836

Wednesdays 10:30 am -12pm Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay St. Winter Park, FL 32789

Fridays 10:30am–12pm – St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32819

Vintage

Vintageis a senior vocal ensemble comprised of talented vocal ambassadors of arts integration. Over the course of this semester, the group will learn a 30-minute song set that includes solos, duets, trios, and multi-part group numbers. This group will perform their set out in the community throughout May – July 2019.

For this performance-based experience, tuition is $75.

Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm CFCArts Central Campus, 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804

Instrumental – Keyboard

Learn piano basics: read notes, read rhythms, play scales, play basic chords and other tools essential to play any style of music. More importantly, learn to play songs quickly in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Thursdays 10:30am–12pm – Brookdale Senior Living, 8001 Pin Oak Dr, Orlando, 32819

Instrumental – Ukulele

Learn strumming patterns, basic open chords, chord charts, and basic fundamentals of music. More importantly, learn to play sings quickly in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 

Wednesdays 6–7:30pm – Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751 **This class is full. To be added to the waitlist, please email School@CFCArts.com**

Thursdays 10:30am–12pm – Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 

Movement & Stretching

Come move to the music with us and have a good time in this class designed to get anyone moving through a combination of yoga and dance. 

Mondays 10:30am-12pm – The Mayflower, 1620 Mayflower Ct, Winter Park, FL 32792, Room: Duxbury Hall

Fridays 1-2:30pm – Dr. Phillips Library (Southwest Branch), 7255 Della Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 **The Movement & Stretching class on Fridays is paid for in full by the Dr. Phillips Library and is offered FREE to the public! To reserve your spot please email school@cfcarts.com**

Dance

Come dance and have a good time in this class 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!

Mondays 1-2:30pm – Harbor Chase of Dr. Phillips, 7233 Della Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm – Maitland Senior Center, 345 Maitland Ave South, Maitland, Fl 32751

Wednesdays 6-7pm Rosen JCC, 11184 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836

How to Register

  • For new members – Fill out an interest form, and our team will contact you and talk you through process.
  • For returning members – Email School@cfcarts.com to let us know which program(s) you would like to do this season, and complete registration by paying season dues or by signing up for an audition time.
  • Do you have questions? Email School@cfcarts.com or call 407-937-1800 Ext 703. We would love to have you join us!

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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

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