Class Offerings

Fall Classes

 

University Performing Arts Centre offers professional dance instruction for every age. Pre-school classes are 45 minutes. Other classes are 1 hour or 1½ hours.

Fall classes start during August and conclude with a recital in May. UPAC follows the Seminole County Public Schools calendar.

 

 

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Pre-school Combination
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.

 

 

 

A group of young dancers pose in jazzy costumes

Introduction to Dance
Ages 6 to 8

A beginning program involving tap, ballet and jazz that introduces the young child to the various forms of dance.

 

 

 

Young dancers pose in red costumes and tap shoes

Combination Classes
Ages 6 to 8

An intermediate program that enables the child to choose two different areas of interest out of these three classes: tap, jazz, and ballet.

 

 

 

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Classical Ballet
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.

 

 

 

Ballerinas pose in tutus and pointe shoes on stage

Pointe
Requires prior ballet experience and teacher approval

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.

 

 

 

A small group of young dancers wearing tap shoes

Tap
Ages 7 and older

A program concentrating on rhythm and tap technique. This course is offered for beginning through advanced levels.

 

 

 

A small group of young dancers wearing jazz shoes

Jazz
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.

 

 

 

A group of dancers pose in lyrical costumes

Lyrical
Ages 10 and older (requires prior ballet experience)

A dance technique that increases flexibility, strength and control of the various parts of the body. A mixture of ballet and jazz.

 

 

 

 

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Acrobatics
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.

 

 

 

A large group of dancers perform hip hop on stage

Hip-Hop
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.

 

 

 

A group of boy dancers doing a hip hop pose

Boys’ Classes
All ages

A program encompassing Hip-Hop in order to develop strength, coordination and flexibility.

 

 

 

 

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Adult Physical Fitness
Ages 18 and older

A program designed for lively fun while gaining the benefits of good exercise. Courses include jazz, ballet, and tap. Does not perform in recital.

Spring Classes

 

In the Spring, UPAC also offers professional dance instruction starting in January and end in May.

Spring classes are not in the recital. Pre-school classes are 45 minutes and other classes are 1 hour.

 

 

Four young ballerinas smile at the camera while holding hands

Pre-school Combination
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.

 

 

 

A group of young dancers pose in jazzy costumes

Introduction to Dance
Ages 6 to 8

A beginning program involving tap, ballet and jazz that introduces the young child to the various forms of dance.

 

 

 

A group of ballet dancers smiling at the camera

Classical Ballet
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.

 

 

 

A small group of young dancers wearing tap shoes

Tap
Ages 7 and older

A program concentrating on rhythm and tap technique. This course is offered for beginning through advanced levels.

 

 

 

A small group of young dancers wearing jazz shoes

Jazz
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.

 

 

 

 

A large group of dancers perform hip hop on stage

Hip-Hop
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.

Summer Offerings

 

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

Camps last 1 week and are split into two age groups. Summer classes start in the beginning of June and are based on 5 weeks consisting of 2 lessons per week. Tuition is based on 8 lessons total – 2 free lessons are given to allow for possible illness and/or vacations. Summer classes are not in the recital.

 

Summer Camps

 

Young dancers in princess costumes pose with three teachersPrincess Camp
Ages 3 through 5

Princess 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.

 

 

A group of dancers wearing lyrical costumesDance Camp
Ages 6 through 12

Dance 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.

 

 

Summer Classes

 

Four young ballerinas smile at the camera while holding hands

Pre-school Combination
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.

 

 

 

A group of young dancers pose in jazzy costumes

Introduction to Dance
Ages 6 to 8

A beginning program involving tap, ballet and jazz that introduces the young child to the various forms of dance.

 

 

 

A group of ballet dancers smiling at the camera

Classical Ballet
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.

 

 

 

Ballerinas pose in tutus and pointe shoes on stage

Pointe
Requires prior ballet experience and teacher approval

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.

 

 

A small group of young dancers wearing tap shoes

Tap
Ages 7 and older

A program concentrating on rhythm and tap technique. This course is offered for beginning through advanced levels.

 

 

 

A small group of young dancers wearing jazz shoes

Jazz
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.

 

 

 

 

A large group of dancers perform hip hop on stage

Hip-Hop
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.

 

 

 

A dancer doing a split upside down while being based by another dancer

Acrobatics
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.

 

 

 

A dancer leaping in the air

Leaps and Turns
Ages 8 and older

A program concentrated on improving technique and consistency for leaps and turns. Course is offered for intermediate and advanced levels.

 

 

 

Two dancers doing leg extensions in large flowy skirts

Stretch and Tech
Ages 8 and older

A program that teaches stretching techniques and improves flexibility safely and effectively. Course is offered for intermediate and advanced levels.

 

 

 

A group of adult dancers wearing tap shoes

Adult Physical Fitness
Ages 18 and older

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

Other Offerings

 

UPAC also offers a variety of other services, including Studio Rentals, Birthday Parties, and a chance for Mom & Dad to have a night out!

 

A large dance studio with blue walls and wood floorsStudio 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 30×40 ft.
  • $25/hour for our studios approximately 25×35 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.

 

 

Large group of dancers smiling at cameraBirthday Parties

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 two different themes: Little Ballerina or Hip-Hop Diva.

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. For more information on birthday parties, please email us at desk@upacdance.com.

 

 

Young girls smiling at the cameraMom & 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.

 

For additional information about UPAC and what we have to offer, please give us a call or contact us at desk@upacdance.com.

University Performing Arts Centre

160 Alexandria Boulevard
Oviedo, Florida 32765

Phone: (407) 366-5779
Email: desk@upacdance.com

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