Not many actors can say they've performed in a production directed by a 12-year-old, but Erin Coley has always had an instinctive sense of how to put on a show. Years later, she and her husband, J.R., founded Standing Ovation Performing Arts, assembling eight other experts in the field to encourage kids to get on the stage as early as possible. Improv comedy, puppetry, and playwriting help students express themselves while giving them the skills to deliver confident class presentations and rousing monologues on the futility of naptime.
MUSE stands for "mastering unique self expression"—a common experience for students at the MUSE Center for the Arts, where they show off their creativity in dance, music, and theater classes. Its instructors, who come from a variety of arts backgrounds, have extensive résumés, including dancing with choreographer Twyla Tharp's company, performing at the Metropolitan Opera House, and specializing in stage combat.
Both children and adults learn styles such as jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary in dance classes, and skilled kids aged 6–18 can try out for MUSE's competitive dance team. Musicians can further their craft in private or group lessons available for a variety of instruments, including voice, guitar, and violin. And the theater season is divided into school-year and summer sessions, where young Broadway hopefuls learn how to sing, dance, and write a quippy Playbill bio.
Let the beat take you away at Davie's University Center for The Performing Arts.
University Center for The Performing Arts patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Southwest 70th Avenue location.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
My level of training and my 20+ years of performing
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
I do provide sheet music for songs to be worked on
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing the changes that come when students put the time and effort into their lessons is very exciting
Dance like no one's watching at Fame Dance and Performing Arts in Wellington.
Learn how to tell a story with your body at Fame Dance and Performing Arts — with so many great dance classes to choose from, you may very well seek out more than one style.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The year was 1998 and the place was Bogot?, Colombia. Luis Fernando Morales and Alicia Mar?a Vallejo had an idea for a revolutionary art school?one more concerned with helping students become happy people than masterful artists. They've since imported that idea to Miami in the form of Trazos Art Academy, where students are encouraged to explore their creativity on their own terms. Adult classes at the academy are taught by Felipe Lagos?an artist with years of experience; at the end of each class, students are permitted to take home their personally crafted masterpiece.