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A scene from the final performance of the February, 2012 Bay Street Kids Theatre Camp, at the theatre on Friday, February 24th, 2012

New ‘Drama Essentials for Kids’

By Central Park Performing Arts Center Offers

Central Park Performing Arts Center offers new ‘Drama Essentials for Kids’ sessions. Registrations are now being accepted for an all-new theatre educational program ‘Drama Essentials for Kids.’ The program is provided by the Central Park Performing Arts Center. Weekly sessions held throughout the fall will introduce children to the art of acting, using specific tools and lesson plans to help develop their growth as young actors.

Drama Essentials for Kids

The eight-week ‘Drama Essentials for Kids’ program is open to children between 8 and 13 years of age and will run from October 1 to November 19. Sessions will be held in the Historic Largo Feed store every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All sessions will have safety procedures to protect participants.

Enrollment for this exciting ‘Drama Essentials for Kids’ specialty program is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Participants can register at PlayLargo.com or in person at either the Highland Recreation Complex, Southwest Recreation Complex, or the Largo Community Center. The program will cost $99 for members of the City of Largo’s Recreation, Parks, and Arts Department and $198 for non-members.

Need-based scholarships are available through generous support from the Central Park Performing Arts Foundation. For more information about the program or scholarship opportunities, visit www.LargoArts.com or call 727-587-6751

To ensure the safety of participants, masks are required for all those entering our facilities and traveling between rooms and common areas, and when social distancing is not possible. Specific programs may allow masks to be removed when social distancing is possible or if participating in an outdoor class or event.

Signage is posted throughout the facilities to remind staff and patrons to practice safe social distancing, to wear masks when they are not able to social distance, to wash their hands frequently, and to clean commonly used surfaces. All team members are required to wear masks in common areas and while engaging the public. The instructor will wear a mask the entire time, class is held in the Feed-store.

central park performing arts center in Largo

The Central Park Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose facility in Destination Tampa Bay, featuring a 443-seat theatre, a 200-person grand ballroom, and the Historic Largo Feed Store which holds 100. The Feed Store is open on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and other hours by appointment. It serves as a  multi-purpose rental space in Largo Central Park and has many historic photos and memorabilia of the community.

The Performing Arts Center promotes and encourages performing arts among the Destination Tampa Bay community, hosting a variety of national, regional, and local artists and groups. Each space is fully equipped to rent for corporate functions, company meetings, receptions, and special events. For more information, visit LargoArts.com. For more fun for the kids check out their Halloween plans here.