Arts in Action2018-10-11T13:58:52+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. 703, 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.

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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Fall 2018 Session

September 10 – November 16
Open Mic: Saturday, November 17


Acting (Beginner) –  Fundamentals of 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 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.

Wednesdays 2-3:30pm – Crealde School of Art600 St. Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792


Acting (Intermediate) – Acting Techniques

Build on your acting skills and explore the next stage of drama. Discover what it means to be a performer and how the techniques of performance can help you become a better storyteller and engage with others as a character and maybe even yourself.

Thursdays 2 – 3:30pm – Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL 32789


Storytelling (Tuesdays)

Storytelling is a gathering and sharing of personal stories that lets us all know we are not alone in our life’s experiences.  Each person has a rich and unique life story that is worthy of being shared and preserved.  Come explore and learn how to creatively capture your personal story both in written word and through the oral tradition of storytelling.

Tuesdays 2–3:30pm – Art & History Museum of Maitland the Cottage at, Lake Lily 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland, FL 32751


The Narrators – Auditioned Performance Group

Group Audition – Monday, September 10 at 10am
Rehearsals – Mondays 10-11:30am – CFCArts Central Campus, 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32804
Rehearsals –  Monday, September 17 – Monday, November 12
Tuition – $140 for the semester (Scholarships available)
Performances in November & December – Schedule to be determined

Email or call 407-937-1800, Ext. 703 for more information


Singing (Beginner) – Fundamentals of Singing

Learn the basics of singing through vocal exercises and familiar songs. Discover the foundation of good singing by working through such concepts as breath support, pitch matching, & diction. Learn how the notes of the scale come together to create beautiful music as you sing in a small group of peers. This class is wonderful for those who have little to no experience in a choir or music class, or someone who wishes to go back to the basics!

Thursdays 10–11:30am -First Congregational Church of Winter Park, 225 S Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789


Singing (Intermediate) – Singing Techniques

Build on your techniques as a vocalist. Learn to sing in harmony with a group individuals in addition to learning solo performance skills. This class is designed to take the average singer to the next level!

Mondays 6:30pm-8pm -Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789


Vintage – Auditioned Performance Group

Info Night & Group Audition – Monday, October 1, 6-7pm
Rehearsals – Mondays 6-7pm, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1655 Peel Ave. Orlando, FL 32806
Rehearsals – Monday, October 1 to Monday, November 12

Tuition if Currently Enrolled in another CFCArts Program –  $30 music fee

Tuition if New or Not Currently Enrolled another CFCArts Program – $140 (Scholarships available)

Performances in November & December – Schedule to be determined

Email or call 407-937-1800, Ext. 703 for more information


Dancing – (Tuesdays)

This introductory course is 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!

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


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 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 or call 407-937-1800 Ext 703. We would love to have you join us!

Register & Pay Dues

Pay Dues

In order to complete your registration, pay dues here!
Fall Dues

New Member?

Fill out a membership interest form!
Membership Interest Form

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

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