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 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.

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 2020 Session

Arts in Action Showcases held in the final week of classes.

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

Music & Painting

Join us for a multi-disciplinary experience. Create guided abstract art while listening to classical music and letting it influence your art. Each session will result in a unique piece of art. This class is wonderful for those who have little to no experience and would like to find a way to express themselves artistically in a new way.

Mondays 1:30-3pm — Center for Health and Wellbeing — 2005 Mizell Ave Suite 800, Winter Park, FL 32792 (Classes February 3rd through April 6th)

Wednesdays 10:30am – 12pm — Fairview Shores — 902 Lee Rd Suite 26, Orlando, FL 32810 (Classes March 25th through May 22nd)

Mondays 12 – 1:30pm – Overture Dr. Phillips 6410 Sand Lake Sound Rd. Orlando FL 32819 (Classes March 16th through May 18th)

Mondays 2 – 3:30pm – Harbor Chase 7233 Della Dr, Orlando, FL 32819 (Classes March 16th through May 18th)

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 energizing and lyrical rhythms. Students will experience a wide range of motions to warm up and exercise their bodies in a fun way. Classes will include basic steps and incorporate various dance styles to help students realize the full range of emotions as expressed through the art of dance. 

Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm – Maitland Senior Center — 345 Maitland Ave South, Maitland, FL 32751
(Classes February 4th – April 7th)

Tuesdays 4-5:30pm — Southwest Branch — 7255 Della Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm — Studio K — 11951 International Dr #2A3, Orlando, FL 32821

Instrumental – Ukulele

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

Thursdays 10:30am -12pm — Winter Park Public Library — 460 E New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
(Classes February 6th through April 9th)

Tuesdays 10:30am -12pm — HarborChase of Dr. Phillips— 7233 Della Dr. Orlando, FL 32819
(Classes March 17th through May 19th)

Acting

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 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.

Fridays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Calvary Orlando — 1199 Clay St. Winter Park, FL 32789
(Classes February 7th through April 10th)

Fridays 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Studio K — 11951 International Dr. #2A3, Orlando, FL 32821 
(Classes March 20 – May 22)

Fridays 12:30 – 2 PM — Overture Dr. Phillips Apartments — 6410 Sand Lake Sound Rd. Orlando, FL 32819 
(Classes March 20 – May 22)

Music & Meditation

For Music & Meditation, it is recomnended to rbing a yoga mat, towl, pillow, blanket, block, small cushion, and/or bolster to assist in the comfort and enjoyment of this class.

Thursdays 2 – 3:30pm — Overture Dr. Phillips Apartments —6410 Sand Lake Sound R. Orlando, FL 32819
(Classes March 19th through May 21st)

For other Senior Academy Classes visit the Academy Page.

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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