UpBeat! Musical Theatre Troupe

CFCArts’ UpBeat! Theatre Troupe is a performance group for teen and young adult exceptional learners. UpBeat! produces multiple performances each year, including both plays and musicals. UpBeat! is open to actors with a variety of exceptionalities, including (but not limited to) autism, Down syndrome, and ADHD.
Through the UpBeat! program, actors will have the opportunity to attend virtual or in-person small and full group rehearsals. Individual rehearsals (one-on-one) will also be available upon request.
 

September 13-December 4

Join us this season for a spectacular mixed media production in A Night of Seuss! This performance will feature performers of all ages telling the greatest fantastical stories of our time. From the mischievous Cat In the Hat, to the heartwarming Horton, and the insightful Lorax, this musical theater program will offer all students a chance to shine through singing, dancing, and acting.

Performance: Saturday December 4 at 5pm CFCArts Black Box

UpBeat! Virtual Rehearsal Schedule

  • Time: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
  • Season: September 13 – November 8
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Filming Time Frame: Students will be filmed individually by appointment via Zoom November 9 – November 20
  • Premiere: Short films will be premiered as part of the LIVE showcase on December 4! 

UpBeat! In Person Rehearsal Schedule

  • Time: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
  • Season: September 16 – December 2
  • Tech Rehearsals: Friday December 3 (5:30-8:00pm)
  • Performance: Saturday December 4 at 5pm CFCArts Black Box (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando FL 32804)
  • Location: CFCArts Central Location (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando FL 32804)

To register, email school@cfcarts.com.

  • Returning performers will be automatically registered!
  • New performers will be contacted to schedule a brief video interview with a CFCArts staff member, so that we can get to know you! If the performer lives with a parent or guardian, both the performer and a parent or guardian should be present. If the performer lives independently, a parent or guardian does not need to be present.
Tuition for the UpBeat! program is $125 per production.

UpBeat! Jr. Company

October 5-December 4

CFCArts’ UpBeat! Jr. Company is a musical theater class for youth grades 3-8 with Down syndrome, autism, and other varying abilities.

Performance: Saturday, December 4 at CFCArts Black Box (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804)

UpBeat! Jr. Company Rehearsal Schedule

  • Time: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm
  • Season: October 5 – December 3
  • Location: Down Syndrome Association for Central Florida (204 Wymore Rd. Winter Park, FL 327890)

To register, email school@cfcarts.com.

  • Returning performers will be automatically registered!
  • New performers will be contacted to schedule a brief video interview with a CFCArts staff member, so that we can get to know you! If the performer lives with a parent or guardian, both the performer and a parent or guardian should be present. If the performer lives independently, a parent or guardian does not need to be present.
Tuition for the UpBeat! program is $125 per production.

Virtual Classes for Exceptional Learners Ages 16+

Acting Through Improv

Come learn the basics of the acting style known as “Improvisation!” Bring a friend, play some games, create a comedy sketch and laugh together in a chill atmosphere!

  • Time: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm
  • Season: September 28 – December 7 (No class on November 23)
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Tuition: $100 for 10 week class
  • Registration: Click here

Intro to Dance

This course is designed to inspire even the most self-conscious person to discover their inner dancer. Participants will move, stretch, and dance to fun, energizing music while exploring lyrical, jazz, and modern dance combinations.

  • Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
  • Season: September 29 – December 8 (No class on November 24)
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Tuition: $100 for 10 week class
  • Registration: Click here

Art 101

Create fun works of art through guided instruction. Each week will be a project focused on different artistic mediums including sketch, watercolor, and acrylics.

  • Time: Fridays 6:00-7:00pm
  • Season: October 1 – December 10 (No class on November 26)
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom
  • Tuition: $100 for 10 week class
  • Registration: Click here

Not quite ready to join but have some questions about the program or how to get involved? Just ask! Contact our office at 407-937-1800 x 703, or email us at school@cfcarts.com.

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