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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. Class time is devoted to developing skill, technique and performance abilities in a healthy, positive environment. 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 our own professional resident dance company, ImpulsiK.

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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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IMPULSIK

Impulsik is the new resident dance company of The University Center for the Performing Arts. This cutting edge contemporary company is breaking ground since its inception in September, 2012.  Directed by Artistic Director, Jodi McMahon, the company has been filmed for an episode of M.T.V.’s “Made”, featured in a music video with Norka Music, “Ese […]

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Hip-Hop for Boys

Calling all boys! The UCPA is starting its very first boys only hip hop and popping and locking class. This exciting class is taught by Jigsaw, who has been a featured dancer on So You Think You Can Dance.

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Theater Workshop

The UCPA is proud to announce the collaboration of the center’s theater department director, Gilda Pianelli, with Robin Braun and the Inside Out Theatre. The Inside Out Theatre Company was co-founded by Robin Braun in 1998. Robin combines her expertise in theater with her extensive background in school counseling. Gilda (Gigi) is an internationally acclaimed […]

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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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