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Classes Offered 2023

Brief summary of the classes offered by Sears Studio Performing Arts Academy for the 2022-23 school year.

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Monday Night

Improv, Film, and the Actor's Tribute

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


This group does not require an audition.

Students enjoy the art of improv and comedy and have an opportunity to learn how to act for the camera. As many of you know, Sears Studio has connected with local film and television producers who are growing their home base for Lifetime and Hallmark movies in our area. This class will address any students interested in preparing for opportunities/auditions in the local film and TV industry.


This class will also perform an award-winning original one-act titled "The Actor's Tribute" at the end of the semester.


Students in this class are invited to join us at the Universal Competition to observe and attend the workshop.

Tuesday Night

Show Choir Plus

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM


This group does not require an audition.

This class is for students interested in performing musical numbers at local events such as The Florida State Fair, Art in the Park, Botanical Gardens, The Kids Fringe Festival, and more. We will focus on various musical numbers, including today's hits, classics, and Broadway show tunes. 


Students in this class are invited to join us at the Universal Competition to observe and attend the workshop 

Thursday Dance Class

Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Musical Theatre

3:30pm - 4:15pm - INQUIRE NOW!


Katrina Young - Dance Instructor

NEW: Soon to be announced with details...

Class focused on ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre technique for beginner to advanced levels of experience.


Dance is coming to the Studio. Many of you don't know that Ms. Young was a studio dance teacher with aspirations to open her own studio prior to my snagging her up. She has been waiting with great anticipation to add dance to our roster. More info on this Thursday's after-school class- coming soon!  We would love to know if this piques your interest. Shoot me an email :)

*Email to inquire*

Wednesday & Thursday Night

All-Star Performance Team

(Seussical Jr and Universal Performers)

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


*All students must audition for their roles.

During the first few weeks of class, we will help new students with the audition process.

Students do not need to prepare ahead of time. However, if they are interested in a leading role, it is always a good idea to get familiar with the music as soon as possible.


Seussical Jr - Wednesday & Thursdays

We will bring Seussical Kids to the Country Day School Blackbox this May. 

*Optional* Wednesdays

Universal National Performing Arts Competition

Please note that the registration for this event was in the fall. If you are interested, please make an inquiry about our waitlist.

Students are invited to attend and compete at the National Performing Arts Festival on Stage at Universal Studios in Early March! The conference is optional for this class. However, students interested in the conference must attend Wednesdays. Students will perform a 20-minute medley of the songs. Do not hesitate to register; there will be limited availability for the performance experience at Universal.


Other Performance Opportunities

Students also have an opportunity to perform at several local events throughout the year, such as The Florida State Fair, Art in the Park, Botanical Gardens, The Kids Fringe Festival, and more. Students registered in this class are invited and encouraged to join us on Tuesdays; however, it is not mandatory. 

Private Lessons

Vocal Techniques, Music Theory,

Acting for Auditions (college, film, and more)

Sign up for a time slot today


Miranda Mertens - Vocal Instructor

Specializes in classical voice and music theory training.

Ms. Mertens is the queen of harmonizing.​

(M-F) After School Lessons

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Katrina Young - Vocal Instructor

Specializes in theatrical voice and projecting for the stage.

Ms. Young loves to help students find their belt.​

(M-W) Before and After Class Lessons

3:30pm - 4:30pm or 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Nancy Sears Topper - Acting Coach

  • Private acting and audition coaching for Theatre, Film, Web, and Television

  • Private college audition coaching

  • Consultation for public speaking

  • Powerpoint presentations

  • Sales pitches

  • Various theatrical presentations in any arena

  • Consultation on theatrical productions

*Email to inquire*

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