TAMPA, Fla. – Registration is now open for 2018 fall classes, that begin Sept. 4, in dance, theater and music at the SACS-CASI accredited Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
More than 100 classes are offered in age-specific categories, ranging from pre-K to adult. Sequential curricula are designed to accommodate students of all skill levels, from novice to professional.
The Patel Conservatory goes beyond classroom training, offering master classes with performers, field trips to professional performances and celebrity question and answer sessions, among other activities, to enhance students’ educational experiences. Auditions are required for some classes.
A full listing of classes, descriptions and schedules is available at www.patelconservatory.org. Registration is available online, by calling 813.222.1040 and in person at the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The fall catalogue may be viewed online at www.patelconservatory.org or mailed upon request. Tours of the Patel Conservatory may be requested by calling 813.222.1029.
Open houses for the school year will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m.
To ensure access to high-quality art education experiences for everyone, the Patel Conservatory provides scholarships to students who might otherwise be unable to participate.
The Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 70,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community.