The Academy of Performance Arts

The Academy of Performance Arts We are educators striving to put children of all ages interested in the arts, in touch with the arts. We don't currently have a facility to house our classes and stage performances but hope to have our popular summer camps in 2018.
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Operating as usual

09/15/2017

To all Academy Patrons:

As a result of Hurricane Irma, the Academy of Performance Arts had two ceiling cave-ins and three studios showing huge wet spots where rainwater collected on the ceiling tiles...from holes in the roof...all disasters waiting to happen.
Some of you know of our two year-long ongoing battle to get the Landlord to fix the roof. It has leaked since day #1 of construction in November of 2015 and his "patch it" solution does not work...we have now reached the end of our patience.

The Academy of Performance Arts is actively searching for a new residence and will remain CLOSED until one is found...

As of Thursday, 9/14, we are moving ALL of the equipment & furniture OUT of the Academy and into a storage facility. Because of the possible harm that could come from a ceiling collapse, and keeping the safety and well-being of all Academy Performers first and uppermost in our minds, Michelle and I have chosen to close the Academy for now.

We have spent so much of our money, our time and our deep-rooted passion for the arts to create a wonderful facility only to have a roof that is a danger to everyone under it ruin everything.

It pains us to have built a beautiful facility...only to have to walk away from it now because we can't fight this issue any longer.

We want to thank ALL of our Performers, their parents and all of our friends and family for your positive energy regarding the Academy.

Please know that as soon as we can find new financial support, like a phoenix rising from the flames...we will rise and all Academy classes will resume.

Lu Alatorre
Director
The Academy of Performance Arts

09/12/2017

Today we are so grateful that we've come through Hurricane Irma with everyone safe and sound. No collateral damage, just a lot of preparation and nuisance time! Here's a lovely rendition of Golden Slumbers from our summer production 'Journey Around the World', sung by Vivian, music performed by her Dad, costume by her Mom. May we all enjoy Golden Slumbers tonight and be thankful for all our blessings.

Saying 'Happy Anniversary' to Hip Hop this weekend. The Academy of Performance Arts is proud to have hip hop dance class...
08/12/2017
44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop

Saying 'Happy Anniversary' to Hip Hop this weekend. The Academy of Performance Arts is proud to have hip hop dance classes along with music instruction in all styles & genres for performer of all ages! #DanceStPeteBeach #HipHopStPeteBeach #MusicStPeteBeach #ArtStPeteBeach

Today marks 44 yrs since the #BirthofHipHop! DJ your own mix with turntables & legendary beats 🎧 🎚️ #GoogleDoodle

This is a great community of families in our area who love engaging, meaningful activities.
08/09/2017
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Hello parents! Registration is now open for our signature after school arts program. Go online to find out all the detai...
08/06/2017
Afternoon Arts Fall 2017 Season | Academy of Performance Arts

Hello parents! Registration is now open for our signature after school arts program. Go online to find out all the details, and you can register through our parent portal when you create a profile. Hurry, get in this week at a special rate discount.
https://www.academyofperformancearts.com/sessions/afternoon-arts-fall-2017/

A structured arts experience with acting, art, dance, tutoring & homework for kids in grades 1-9. August 9th - December 2017 Monday-Friday afternoons 2:30-5:30pm $75/week $275 when paid monthly Sibling Discount: $25 Afternoon Arts Program runs Cont...

Our students have worked 3 weeks to put on the Amazing Show you will see tonight , written by Dan (Acting Instructor ) ....
08/04/2017

Our students have worked 3 weeks to put on the Amazing Show you will see tonight , written by Dan (Acting Instructor ) . Come out and laugh ! As you watch 'That was A Joke ' live at 6pm.

08/02/2017

With school right around the corner, homework is well on its way. Maybe you don't have the time to help your child with their work. Well don't you fear. Bring your child to our afternoon arts program. Each student will be exposed to visual arts, dance, and acting, as well as their own personal tutor to know their homework out of the park. watch this video for more information. We do not own the music, solely for entertainment purposes only

08/01/2017

Do you like jokes? Do you enjoy witty dialogue and fun songs?Well look no further. "That Was a Joke" premiers this friday at the Academy of Performance Arts. This is the final performance of the summer, and one you don't want to miss. The show starts @6pm with an encore performance Saturday at @7pm. Here is an exclusive sneak peek

Happy National Dance Day! Join us today at Mastry's Brewing Co to celebrate. We will be performing at 5pm , as well as o...
07/29/2017

Happy National Dance Day! Join us today at Mastry's Brewing Co to celebrate. We will be performing at 5pm , as well as others . Participate in the fun and support our dancers !

Ok friends and family, we need your help. We just submitted our video for National Dance Day. How can I help might you a...
07/28/2017
National Dance Day 2017 Video Contest!

Ok friends and family, we need your help. We just submitted our video for National Dance Day. How can I help might you ask, easy!!! Go to the link right here and vote for the Academy of Performance Arts. Thank you all so much, and see you all tomorrow at 5pm. As we celebrate National Dance Day at Mastry's Brewing Co. Just follow the link here http://woobox.com/4476fc/gallery/G2MvW1-dIKQ

The Academy of Performance Arts

07/27/2017
Best of Tampa Bay 2017

Great news!

OUR BUSINESS was featured in Best of Tampa Bay 2017 Profile Series in recognition for high standards of excellence and outstanding achievement! The series is produced by Proactive Resources in the Tampa Bay Times.

07/25/2017

As the summer comes to a end, our campers get ready for their last performance "That was a Joke". Here is a sneak peak of the show.

Good Morning from all of the Performers!
07/20/2017

Good Morning from all of the Performers!

Yesterday was a lot of fun! Great Job everyone ! Come join the fun at Acro Dance Class every Wednesday at 7pm (:
07/16/2017

Yesterday was a lot of fun! Great Job everyone !
Come join the fun at Acro Dance Class every Wednesday at 7pm (:

Next Week's themed Summer Camp : "That was a Joke"! Starts July 17-Aug 4th! Performers will enjoy dance routines, create...
07/13/2017

Next Week's themed Summer Camp : "That was a Joke"! Starts July 17-Aug 4th!

Performers will enjoy dance routines, create art projects, learn songs, write scripts, make costumes & scenery all dealing with the theme and soooo much more!

Our next summer camp performance is just 2 days away, and we're getting ready. Prepare to take a trip with our performer...
07/12/2017

Our next summer camp performance is just 2 days away, and we're getting ready. Prepare to take a trip with our performers in 'Journey Around The World', an original musical written around classic Beatles songs. Come see our show on Friday at 6pm at The Academy of Performance Arts stage or Saturday, 7pm at Bay View Park Bandshell (located behind South Pasadena City Hall).

Dance Rehearsals start tomorrow from 9-12pm!  🚨 Do you have a child that's already enrolled into our Program? Do you lov...
07/07/2017

Dance Rehearsals start tomorrow from 9-12pm!

🚨 Do you have a child that's already enrolled into our Program? Do you love seeing your child perform on stage?! Great! Skip pass the audition and head to the rehearsal! THIS Saturday we are hosting a rehearsal from 9-12pm for the Variety Show . Dress comfortably and bring your dancing shoes. To sign up Call (727) 350-4644 or Email [email protected]

Rehearsal : Saturday July 8th
Time: 9am-12pm

Showdate: July 15 at 12pm

If your child isn't registered with us they can sign up to be apart of the show for $15. ✨

Any Questions. Email us at [email protected]

Last night's Acro Dance Class was a hit! If you missed it yesterday or you just can't get enough of it..Come out today a...
07/06/2017

Last night's Acro Dance Class was a hit! If you missed it yesterday or you just can't get enough of it..Come out today at 4pm.

07/05/2017

Last week our campers performed two original skits by acting instructor Dan. Here is the outcome of all their hard work. Enjoy!!!

07/05/2017

🚨 Do you have a child that's already enrolled into our Program? Do you love seeing your child perform on stage?! Great! Skip pass the audition and head to the rehearsal! THIS Saturday we are hosting a rehearsal from 9-12pm for the Variety Show . Dress comfortably and bring your dancing shoes. To sign up Call (727) 350-4644 or Email [email protected]

Rehearsal : Saturday July 8th
Time: 9am-12pm

Showdate: July 15 at 12pm

If your child isn't registered with us they can sign up to be apart of the show for $15. ✨

Any Questions. Email us at [email protected]

Happy 4th of July! Be Safe 🎆 See you at Camp tomorrow
07/04/2017

Happy 4th of July! Be Safe 🎆
See you at Camp tomorrow

07/03/2017
The Academy of Performance Arts

Two of our campers here last week locked themselves in the dance studio every chance they got. Here is the result of their hard work. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe https://youtu.be/UBGllaEdXqI

The Academy of Performance Arts provides interactive instruction for kids learning music, art, dance, acting and musical theater. The Academy gives all arts ...

Teen Party Happening right now until 10 pm at the Academy ! Creating Saturday night fun for middle schoolers !!
07/01/2017

Teen Party Happening right now until 10 pm at the Academy ! Creating Saturday night fun for middle schoolers !!

06/30/2017

This week the campers channeled their inner heroes and villains. Here are the dances that came to be. We hope you enjoy!!! https://youtu.be/WhRIaCKF0K4

Teen Dance Party for Grades 6th-8th tomorrow from 7pm-10pm. There will be Pizza, A Live DJ, Dancing, Games all in a Kid ...
06/30/2017

Teen Dance Party for Grades 6th-8th tomorrow from 7pm-10pm. There will be Pizza, A Live DJ, Dancing, Games all in a Kid Friendly environment for only $10. Who's excited to create more summer memories! Any Questions? Call us at 727-350-4644 or leave a comment!

Back to the 80s! Last week's musical was a Hit! We can't hardly wait for next week's camp. The two camp Themed : Journey...
06/27/2017

Back to the 80s! Last week's musical was a Hit! We can't hardly wait for next week's camp. The two camp Themed : Journey Around the World, will feature The Beatles Songs and possibly more... Who's ready to see their child Dance, Act, Sing, Create Sets, and much more?!?!

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Taking a moment to Thank ALL of the Parent Volunteers and Instructors for helping out with Hair and Makeup. You are the ...
06/27/2017

Taking a moment to Thank ALL of the Parent Volunteers and Instructors for helping out with Hair and Makeup. You are the true Rockstars.

A stellar performance from the kids at The Academy of Performance Arts! 👏👏Keep an eye out for more pictures !
06/27/2017

A stellar performance from the kids at The Academy of Performance Arts! 👏👏Keep an eye out for more pictures !

Do you have a child in 6th,7th, or 8th grade? Do they love to Dance? Well we have just the thing for you! This Saturday ...
06/26/2017

Do you have a child in 6th,7th, or 8th grade? Do they love to Dance? Well we have just the thing for you! This Saturday we are hosting our very first Teen Dance Party. A night full of dancing, music provided by a live DJ, games, and concessions! Just 10 dollars at the door. This is an event you don't wanna miss. This 7pm to 10pm, see you there.

The Performers are trying on their costumes, overflowing with excitement for tomorrow.
06/22/2017

The Performers are trying on their costumes, overflowing with excitement for tomorrow.

06/22/2017

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, grab your hairspray, put on your neon jacket, and take a totally radical journey back to the 80's. The show starts at 6pm!! This is a performance you don't wanna miss. Here's another sneak peek at whats in store. We do not own the music. No copyright intended, this video is for entertainment purposes only.

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5 studios teaching all forms of Dance, Art, Music & Acting to ALL AGES. Featuring summer and holiday camps for kids, after school structured arts program, Theater Production Workshop, live stage performances with our house band (our music students!). Bringing the Arts to the Beaches for all ages.

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The Academy of Performance Arts was created in 2016 by Lu and Michelle. Our mission was to bring acting, art, music and dance to the beach communities so that students of all ages may learn and appreciate the arts. Our 5 studios located on St. Pete Beach were a safe and nurturing environment where so many actors, singers, musicians, dancers, artists and teachers from our community enjoyed their creativity. All involved were integral in the production of original plays & musicals, summer camps for kids, afternoon arts programs, dance events and music workshops. The Academy was impacted by Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017 and due to severe roof leaks causing ceilings to collapse in every studio and was forced to close permanently at that facility. At this time, we do not have a permanent place to operate as we had before but we are actively looking for a space where we may continue sharing some of the performance arts. We will post updates as we go forward and hope to hold our very popular summer camps for kids and teen acting workshops somewhere in the local community, so stay tuned!

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IF YOU'RE IN THE AREA PLEASE SHARE! Calling all area (St Pete - Gulfport - Tampa) actors ! Looking for actors/readers (both male and female) of various ages to be part of the Bless Me Father reading on Sept 26th and 29th. There is a minimal commitment - a couple readings the week before and then the performances. The two performances will be staged at Studio @ 620 in St Pete. A portion of the proceeds from this event will help to fund the Breaking Rules Publishing Young Writers Scholarship Fund. If you're interested please contact us here or email us at [email protected]. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available and listed on our website at www.breakingruleswritingcompetitions.com Breaking Rules Publishing is a nonprofit publishing company.
Such a wonderful addition to the St. Pete Beach area, love watching all the kids and their fabulous performances !