CFCA-ArtsinAction19-page-0ORLANDO, Fla. (January 29, 2019) Since its launch in Fall 2017,  Arts in Action classes have been providing performing arts experiences throughout Winter Park and Maitland specifically designed for adults 60 and over. Starting in spring 2019, these programs are expanding to the Dr. Phillips neighborhood, with plans to expand into the City of Orlando. This program is presented by CFCArts and is sponsored in part by the Winter Park Health Foundation, Dr. Phillips Charities, the City of Orlando, West Orange Healthcare District, and AARP. These affordable ten-week courses foster creativity, artistry, and community and are open to participants of all experience levels.

CFCArts’ mission is to create opportunities for artists of every age to connect, serve, and perform. Tuition for each 10-week program is $35, with scholarship options available. Spring 2019 courses start February 25 and include Acting & Storytelling, Singing, Dance, Movement & Stretching, and Instrumental classes in ukulele and keyboard (instruments provided to participants). At the conclusion of each program, participants are given the opportunity to perform in a showcase for their peers, friends and families.  To register and learn more, visit CFCArts.com/ArtsinAction or call (407) 937-1800 ext 703.

“We are so excited to expand Arts in Action, and to be able to reach more seniors through the arts through this wonderful program” says Leah Porrata, CFCArts director of education & outreach. “We have been so encouraged by the experiences of our seniors in the Winter Park and Maitland area! Arts in Action has given them a place to connect with others and continue – or in some cases, begin – their performing arts journeys. ”

Classes this spring take place at venues throughout the Winter Park, Maitland, and Dr. Phillips neighborhoods in partnership with the Winter Park Public Library, Maitland Senior Center, Maitland Public Library, Orlando Ballet, Harbor Chase of Dr. Phillips, Calvary Orlando, Rosen JCC, Brookdale Senior Living and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.