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Dance classes less expensive, more varied with Class Cards

Dance classes less expensive, more varied with Class Cards

Tampa, Florida-- So you think you can dance? Or at least you’d like to try? The Patel Conservatory is making it easy to try out different dance classes, through the Class Card.

Class Cards are valid for adults (including college students) for dance classes and the new Patel Conservatory class, Who Knew? With a Class Card, students can pick and choose what classes they’d like to take.

Class Cards allow for variety in dance classes, flexibility in schedules and discounted class tuition. Dance classes open to adult students include ballet, Flamenco, jazz, contemporary and tap.

Registration deadline extended to Sept. 15 for Straz Student Orchestra and Choral Festivals

Registration deadline extended to Sept. 15 for Straz Student Orchestra and Choral Festivals

Tampa, Florida-- The deadline for middle and high school students to register to participate in the Straz Center’s Student Orchestra Festival and Student Choral Festival has been extended until Saturday, September 15.

Both festivals will be held next month and will be first for the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tampa.

Theater for Young Audiences - new class at Patel Conservatory

Theater for Young Audiences - new class at Patel Conservatory

South Tampa, Florida-- Taking a child to a live theatrical performance is a memorable experience. When you see the excitement on the child’s face and the glow in his or her eyes, you witness the magic that theater can produce.

To help create these magical moments, the Patel Conservatory is offering a new class for theater professionals and pre-professionals that focuses on children’s theater production. This new class,

Free Music Class at Patel Conservatory

Free Music Class at Patel Conservatory

Tampa, Florida-- On top of all the other benefits that Patel Conservatory students receive, this year students have the chance to take a new music study class for free.

The Fundamentals of Music class covers the basics of music reading, terminology and notation and is open to those in fourth grade through adults. Youth and high school students who are enrolled in another Patel Conservatory class can take this class for free; adults will be charged a fee.

Auditions for Kiss Me Kate on Friday

Auditions for Kiss Me Kate on Friday

Kiss Me, Kate, the Tony-award winning Cole Porter musical set in the 1940s, will be presented by Patel Conservatory Youth Theater Productions in November, and the Conservatory will audition potential cast members this Friday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m.

Auditions are open to those in grades seven through college.

Kiss Me, Kate will be performed - with a live Patel Conservatory orchestra! - Nov. 8-10 and 15-17 in the TECO Theater at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.