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The University Center for the Performing Arts is South Florida’s premier independent performing arts school. This year marks our 32nd Anniversary of serving our community with the highest standard and best value in performing arts education for children and adults.

Our faculty of Resident Artists offer students of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore and challenge their artistic capabilities. With more than 75 scheduled weekly classes, students are given a wide range and variety of classes and workshops to choose from. Because the University Center is not a “recital school,” class time is devoted to developing technique and skill, not on recital material. Each student is observed for proficiency, attitude, and approach as they train in their specific area within the performing arts.

Performance opportunities are available for students wishing to develop their performing abilities and stage presence. Students may become involved in performance workshops and student productions. The University Center frequently holds concerts and recitals in its black box studio theater. Opportunities for performing include the Adult Actor’s Workshop, Children’s Ballet Theatre Project, Musical Theatre Workshop, Theatre Performance Workshop, Adult Student Concerts, and end of term presentations.

The University Center for the Performing Arts also serves as home to the Paul L. Rodensky Foundation for the Arts as well as several professional performing arts companies such as Bailes Ferrer Flamenco Dance Company and TranZenDance Dance Productions.

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The University Center for the Performing Arts
2240 S.W. 70th Ave, Unit A Davie, FL 33317
954-475-3000

From I-95 or the Turnpike:
Take I-595 West.
Exit at Davie Rd. (exit #7).
Right turn on Nova Dr.
Right turn on S.W. 70th Ave.
(one street west of College Ave.)
From University Drive:
Go east on State Road 84.
Turn right on S.W. 70th Ave.
(two streets past CarMax. Signature Grand is on the corner.)
For more information call: 954-475-3000
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Theater Workshop

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Broadway Dreams

BROADWAY DREAMS is a brand new workshop the UCPA is proud to offer this spring semester. It will include musical theater training in the areas of singing, acting, and dance with the finest professional instructors: Karen Rassler, Gilda Pianelli, and Drew Sandbulte. This workshop, for ages 8-14, meets on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 pm beginning January […]

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2014 Spring Semester

10% OFF EARLY ENROLLMENT FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER OF CHILDREN AND TEEN CLASSES. Just pay in full by December 14 to take advantage of this limited time opportunity. View our new schedule of classes to see the new and exciting classes we’ll be offering in the new year! If you have any questions, call us […]

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