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The arts academy at upAC

The Arts Academy is UPAC centered in education and outreach, helping performers building confidence, self-esteem, and self-acceptance through the arts. We provided workshops and masterclasses in arts education to performers of all ages and abilities  – dance, music, acting, and audition tech.

UPAC Saturday academy

Saturday Academy consist of a 6-week workshops that provide a supportive and immersive environment for creatives to grow and express themselves through performing arts.

Classes begin Saturday, January 20th!


All classes will be held at:

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

7400 Hampton Blvd.

Norfolk Virginia 23505


creative Play & Dance

Explore the musical theatre process through creative movement, singing, and storytelling in a sensory-friendly environment. Created for neurodiverse & neurotypical children! Collaborative performances!

For ages 4+

Classes start Saturday, January 20th

10am - 11am

Drama Students

Freedom riders acting

Build confidence while developing and enhancing acting skills through the use of monologues and scene study. Learn professional approaches and techniques to script analysis and character development.

For teens 13 - 17

Classes start Saturday, January 20th

11am - Noon


Musical theatre
jazz dance

Learn or fine tune dance forms found in musical theater, incorporating elements of ballet, jazz, and modern. Build off basic techniques, focus on difference musical theater styles, and gain stamina and stage presence.

Open to all ages and dance levels.

Classes start Saturday, January 20th

Noon - 1pm



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