Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall will Offer a Variety of Classes

This summer, the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall will offer a variety of classes, workshops and private lessons to children of all ages, providing them with the opportunity to explore their talents, discover new friends and learn from professional arts instructors. Classes kick-off Monday, June 5 and enrollment is open now. For a complete list of classes and descriptions, click here.

One-week performing arts camps are available for many ages and experience levels in musical theatre, drama, music, dance and on-camera. A variety of classes are offered, including Belle’s Timeless Tales for ages 5-7, Tip Tap Toes: Dancers and Singers for ages 6-9, Star Wars™ Jedi Knights for ages 8-10, School of Rock for ages 11-14 and Dance for Musical Theatre for ages 13-18.

“Summers at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall are alive with creativity and all are welcome – campers, family and friends,” said Sharon Reid-Kane, Vice President of Education and Outreach at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall. “My talented staff and I look forward to another summer filled with fun, discovery and dreams fulfilled!”

Students ages 13-18 can enroll in a special three-week performance camp, Bye, Bye Birdie. The camp is July 10-29 and no experience is necessary. Students enrolled in Bye, Bye Birdie camp will have the opportunity to audition for special performances at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, July 27 at 7 pm, Friday, July 28 at 7 pm and Saturday, July 29 at 2 pm and 7 pm. The performances will be directed by Jack Holloway, Drama Department Chair with musical direction by Yohance Wicks, Music Department Chair and director of the in-house Clearwater Chorus and choreographed by Christopher Liddell, dance instructor.

Individual instruction is available for any student wishing to strengthen his or her performance skills in the areas of voice, piano, drama, dance, guitar, percussion and violin.  Other areas of study can be arranged on request.  For further information, please call 727.712.2706 or log onto Tuition assistance is available thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, the Tampa Bay Times Fund and its commitment that no child shall be denied an arts experience because of financial need.

The mission of Ruth Eckerd Hall is to change lives through performing arts. As a non-profit organization we depend on our members, corporate sponsors, and volunteers to allow us to bring the best entertainment to Tampa Bay, and maintain quality arts education classes that enrich our community.  Be a part of something special. For as little as $100, individuals can become members and help make a difference in a student’s life.