University Performing Arts Centre offers professional dance instruction for every age. Fall Classes start during August and conclude with a recital in May. UPAC follows the Seminole County Public Schools calendar. Pre-school classes are 45 minutes. Other classes are 1 hour or 1½ hours.

 

Our curriculum for fall classes include:

 

COURSE OFFERING

FALL      SPRING      SUMMER      OTHER

Pre-school combination for ages 3 to 5: A program involving tap, pre-ballet, rhythm training, personality movements and tumbling. This class is designed to develop coordination, grace, and flexibility for the very young.

 

Introduction to Dance for ages 6 to 8: A beginning program involving tap, ballet and jazz that introduces the young child to the various forms of dance.

 

Combination Classes (Tap and Jazz, Ballet and Tap, Ballet and Jazz) for ages 6 to 8: An intermediate program that enables the child to choose two different areas of interest.

Classical Ballet for ages 6 and older: A program directed towards developing grace, poise and discipline through ballet technique. When female students develop sufficient skill and strength, pointe work is added to the instruction. Course is offered for beginner through advanced levels.

 

Pointe* **: A special program designed for advanced ballet students who learn ballet techniques associated with body alignment, feet placement, and body strength while also learning how to dance graciously on the tips of fully extended feet.

 

Tap for ages 7 and older: A program concentrating on rhythm and tap technique. This course is offered for beginning through advanced levels.

 

Jazz for ages 7 and older: A program that encompasses dance as seen on stage, in movies and musical productions. Course is offered for beginner through advanced levels.

Lyrical** for ages 10 and older: A dance technique that increases flexibility, strength and control of the various parts of the body. A mixture of ballet and jazz.

 

Boys Classes for all ages: A program encompassing HIP-HOP in order to develop strength, coordination and flexibility.

 

Adult Physical Fitness****: A program designed for lively fun while gaining the benefits of good exercise. Courses include jazz, ballet, and tap.

 

Zumba for teens and older***: A mixture of dance and aerobic lessons incorporating all aspects of international dance including Hip-Hop, Soca, Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Mambo, Martial Arts, and Bollywood. Lessons include slow and fast rhythms. All Zumba teachers are certified Zumba Instructors licensed by the Zumba Academy. Each class is $5.

Hip-Hop for ages 7 and older: A program that encompasses dance as seen in movies and music videos utilizing popular music. Course is offered for beginner through advanced levels.

 

Acrobatics for ages 7 and older: A gymnastics program of extraordinary feats of balance, agility, motor coordination, and flexibility. Acrobatics encompasses floor exercises and tumbling with the aid of mats.

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University Performing Arts Centre also offers professional dance instruction starting in January and end in May. January Classes are not in the recital. Pre-school classes are 45 minutes. Other classes are 1 hour. Our curriculum for January classes include Pre-school (ages 3 to 5), Introduction to Dance (ages 6 to 8), Ballet (ages 6 and older), Tap (ages 7 and older),
Jazz (ages 7 and older), and Hip-Hop (ages 7 and older) classes.

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During the summer, UPAC offers summer camps and classes for all ages.

Camps last 1 week and ages are split between two separate groups.

 

Princess Camp

 

This camp is created for students ages 3 through 5 desiring to broaden their performing skills. The camp encompasses tap, ballet, jazz, song and dance, tumbling, modeling, arts and crafts. Princess Camps meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM with a break for snack. Students are responsible for bringing their own food. Goodie bags and arts and crafts items (e.g. t-shirts, paints, note pads, hats, candy, etc. are included.) On the last day of camp, families and friends are invited to a performance starting at 12:00 PM to watch the new dances students learned at camp. Dates of camps are posted on the Summer Camp Registration Form located under the documents page.

 

Dance Camp

 

This camp is created for students ages 6 through 12 desiring to broaden their performing skills. The camp encompasses tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, choreography, acrobatics, cheerleading/dance team, acting, arts and crafts. Dance Camps meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a one hour break for lunch. Students are responsible for bringing their own food. Goodie bags and arts and crafts items

(e.g. t-shirts, paints, note pads, hats, candy, etc.) and a Friday night pizza party before the shows are included. On the last day of camp, families and friends are invited to a performance starting at 5:00 PM to watch the new dances students learned at camp. Dates of camps are posted on the Summer Camp Registration Form located under the documents page.

The summer dance classes are based on 5 weeks consisting of 2 lessons per week. Tuition is based on 8 lessons. 2 free lessons are given to allow for possible illness and/or vacations. Classes start in the beginning of June. Summer Classes are not in the recital. Our curriculum for summer classes include Pre-school (ages 3 to 5), Introduction to Dance

(ages 6 to 8), Ballet (ages 7 and older), Pointe* **, Jazz (ages 7 and older), Hip-Hop (ages 7 and older), Acrobatics

(6 and older), Leaps and Turns (ages 8 and older), Stretch and Tech (ages 8 and older), and

Adult Ballet and Jazz (18 and older) classes.

 

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Have your Birthday Party at UPAC!

 

UPAC offers Birthday parties with a variety of different packages to make each party memorable. All supplies are included except cake, juice boxes, and friends! Each party is scheduled for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. The child gets to choose from three different themes: Little Ballerina, Hip-Hop Diva, or Tapping Queen. The party will include a structured 45 minute dance class that consists of warm-up and a choreographed dance routine. Once the dance routine is complete, the child and friends will have the opportunity to raid our costume closet for a special performance where we welcome all parents to watch. Face painting and games are also available at no extra charge. To download the Party form and to view pricing, please click here.

 

 

 

Music Together Program

 

UPAC partners with MUSIC TOGETHER to provide a childhood music and movement

program for children ages 0 to 7 and a guardian to accompany them.

For more information on this program, please go to http://www.seminolemusictogether.com.

 

Mom & Dad’s Night Out

 

During some months, UPAC offers a service called “Mom & Dad’s Night Out” which is a fundraising program for the UPAC Competitive Companies. Parents drop off their child/children at 5:00 PM at the dance studio and pick up their child/children at 10:00 PM. The night includes pizza, movies, games, and dancing. Supervision is provided with one adult and high school helpers that are part of UPAC’s Competitive Companies. Children can be of all ages and do not need to be enrolled at any class at UPAC. The price is $15 per child.

 

 

UPAC Studio Rentals

 

UPAC is over 9,000 square feet with a reception room, a break room, an elevator, 5 dance rooms, and 2 bathroom sets. UPAC’s facility is available for rent at an hourly rate:

 

$35/hour for our studios approximately 30x40 ft.

$25/hour for our studios approximately 25x35 ft.

$10 fee for setup and breakdown

 

ALL rooms included raised floors, wall-to-wall mirrors, full stereo system, and air conditioning.

 

For more information on studio rentals, please email us at desk@upacdance.com.

 

 

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* - Must have teacher approval.

** - Must have previous ballet experience.

*** - This is not in the recital.

**** - Class chooses to be in the recital.

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