Tampa, Fla. – To meet the demand for high quality performing arts homeschool classes, the Patel Conservatory again has expanded offerings for the 2019-20 school year, which begins the week of September 3:
American Musical Theater, for those in grades two through 12, offers students an overview of musical theater from historical and performance perspectives. Students explore examples of American musical theater pieces, as well as musical, theatrical and dance styles from throughout the 20th century. This performance-based class culminates in an end-of-course showcase. Students are divided by age and skill-appropriate work groups. Class time for American Musical Theater is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Theater 1, for those aged seven to 17, allows students to explore basic performance and technical theatrical studies with the goal of preparing, staging and presenting a classroom showcase of a scripted one-act play. Students are divided by age and skill-appropriate work groups. Class time for Theater 1 is Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Young Performing Arts for Homeschool, for those aged three to six, engages students in a sampler of movement, music, theater games and art activities, while building confidence and enthusiasm as students collaborate and explore the performing arts. Options for class times, both on Wednesdays, include 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or a three-hour block from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beginning Piano, for those ages seven to 17, is designed for the beginner who will explore note reading, piano fundamentals and creative improvisation in this engaging group piano class. Class time is Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Beginning Violin, for those aged seven to 17, is a fun, exploratory class for beginners who will learn the basics of violin technique. This class is held Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Exploring Drumming, for students ages seven to 17, allows students to explore the percussion family of instruments, including xylophones, drum set, and djembe by playing music from around the world. Students learn basic music and rhythm notation as applied to percussion instrument performance. Classes are Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Chorus, for those aged seven to 17, pairs general music training with chorus skills. Students practice healthy singing and develop musical expression through exciting repertoire selected to develop ensemble and solo singing techniques. Chorus is taught on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Endurance Training for the Stage, for those aged 10 to 17, uses the basic elements of jazz and contemporary dance to train students in a variety of warm-ups and technical training, and to increase range of motion, strength, endurance, agility, coordination, stability and spacial awareness important for the stage. Classes are held Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Broadway Buddies, for those aged 10 to 13, pairs Patel Conservatory homeschool students with students in Pepin Academy’s middle school theater class. Students focus on the application of social skills and audience etiquette through theater-based activities. The Broadway Buddies will create scenic and lobby display elements for Patel Conservatory productions and attend multiple Straz Center productions together. Each semester culminates with an open classroom performance opportunity.
Classes are held Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
One-Act Workshop, for those aged eight to 13, helps students refine acting and production skills in preparation for presenting a one-act play at the Florida Theatre Conference in Gainesville, FL. Classes are held Tuesdays 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for those ages eight to 10 and 11:45 am. to 12:45 p.m. for those ages 11 to 13.
New this year are:
Performing Arts for Homeschool, for those aged seven to 17, engages homeschool and non-traditional students in exploring theater, music and movement in an active learning environment. Emphasizing collaboration through the arts, each semester culminates in an open classroom showcase performance. Classes are held Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Middle School One-Act Workshop, for those aged 11 to 13, helps students refine acting, production and performance skills in preparation for presenting a one-act play at the Florida Theatre Conference in Gainesville, FL. Classes are held Tuesdays 2:30 to 4 p.m. from September 3 through November 19.
Intermediate Piano, for those aged seven to 17,is perfect for students with a year or more of group piano experience who wish to continue additional group study prior to taking private lessons. Classes are held Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m.
Musical Theater Movement: Jazz and Tap, for those aged nine to 13, introduces students to basic musical theater movement skills through the genres of tap and jazz dance. Students become familiar with basic steps and rhythms to build a strong technical foundation and explore combinations that are fun and challenging.
Comprehensive Theater, for students aged 11 to 13, teaches a comprehensive foundation in the performing arts through focused training in dance, music, theater rand devised performance. Students explore new skills and gain a deeper understanding of arts education. Classes meet Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
More information about the Patel Conservatory is available by calling 813.222.1040 and at www.patelconservatory.org. The accredited Patel Conservatory offers summer camps and 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 50,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community.
Events, days, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.