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The University Center for the Performing Arts is South Florida’s premier independent performing arts school. This year marks our 36th 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 […]

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The Benefits of Music on Child Development

Childhood is an exciting, fun and challenging period of life. Every new experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. It is the most critical time for building the physical, mental and emotional foundations that will support us for the rest of our lives. As parents and loved ones, we should strive to give our […]

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Choosing a Dance Style

If you are thinking about trying to learn how to dance, there are several different styles to choose from. Dancing is a great form of exercise and can be a lot of fun. It is also a great way to meet new people and a way to challenge your body. Whatever you reason for learning […]

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Belly Dancing Music

Music plays such an important role in all types of dance. The right music can help make a belly dance performance the best. Different instruments can combine to make a perfect beat that allows the dancer to move and feel the music. The music type should give the feeling of oneness between the song and […]

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Dancing with the Stars has returned to the UCPA for their new season of “Dancing with the Stars ALL STARS”. Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower rehearsed in the past few weeks in our Studio B.  Please tune in on September 24, 2012 to ABC and VOTE for them.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR VIDEO!   […]

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Belly Dancing

Belly dancing is one of the oldest social dances in the world. It originated in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It is a dance that allows one to express their personal creativity, while getting in a great amount of exercise. The best known moves in this dance are the movements done by the […]

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