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  • ABOUT US


    Santa Cruz Performing Arts (SCPA) is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide classes, programs, and events where individuals can develop skills in music, dance, and theater, thereby fostering self-esteem and an appreciation of the arts.
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  • Bring the whole family to
    FREE RECITAL PERFORMANCES OF



    5:30 - April 19 - Aptos Academy of Performing Arts 7970 Soquel Drive

    5:30 - April 23 - Louden Nelson Center - 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

  • BROADWAY TOTS

    AGES 5 - 7
    Ben Jammin's Home Studio in Live Oak
    August 18 – September 12 - Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:15
    Instructor:
    Ben Jammin Holck
    Tuition: $200.00 USD

    Together students will learn the basics of musical theater, including performance skills, beginning dance, and vocal techniques; and all while rehearsing an original musical review that includes their favorite Disney songs! Students may choose to perform a solo, and will also participate in at least two group numbers. Class concludes with a recital-performance for friends and family on Saturday, September 12th at the Louden Nelson Community Center.

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  • SINGING COMEDY



    AGES 8 & UP
    Kristy's School of Dance (formally known as Aptos Academy of Performing Arts)
    August 23 – October 18 - Sundays from 3:30-5:00
    Instructors:
    Ben Jammin Holck & Jerry Leon

    Tuition: $200.00 USD

    Together students will play improv games as well as learn the basics of comedy, movement, and vocal techniques; all while rehearsing an original review featuring classic comedic songs from Weird Al, Monty Python, and Tom Lahrer. Students may choose to perform a solo, and will also participate in at least two group numbers. There will be a recital-performance for friends and family immediately following the final class from 5:30-6:30 on October 18th.

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  • BEATLES SHOWCASE


    AGES 10-19
    San Lorenzo Valley (TBA)
    September13 – November 1, Sundays
    2:00-5:00 for children who would like to sing and dance OR
    1:00-5:00 for children with intermediate to advanced skill on acoustic instrument who want to join the band.
    Instructor:
    Arindam Krishna Das
    Tuition: $200

    Featuring songs from the Beatles' Rubber Soul and Revolver students will learn vocal technique and beginning movement while rehearsing both group numbers and solos. There will be a recital-performance for friends and family following final class at 5:30.

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  • HOLIDAY HARMONY



    ALL AGES
    Kristy's School of Dance (formally known as Aptos Academy of Performing Arts)
    October 25 – December 13 - Sundays 2:00-3:15
    OR
    Ben Jammin's Home Studio in Live Oak
    October 27 – December 13 - Tues. 4:00-5:15
    Instructor:
    Ben Jammin Holck
    Tuition: $200

    Hark, the Family Carolers Sing! Now you can pass-down the caroling tradition to your kids – and even sing-along if you want, in our annual multi-generational choir! Drawing from both traditional and non-traditional music, students learn beginning harmony and vocal techniques, while singing an array of traditional and secular holiday carols, including, "Seasons of Love", "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog", and "Silent Night" in German! The course ends with two to three caroling exhibitions (TBA), to be scheduled on the weekend of December 11th-13th.