Plano — North Texas Performing Arts announces a “virtual performing arts giga-centre” as it expands programming, offering more than 30 new classes online began on March 26.
The wide variety of classes include topics such as Costume Design, Disney Heroine Appreciation, Intro to Comedy Writing, Shakespeare Bootcamp, and MORE! Classes are offered in one-hour sessions available starting at just $9.99 per session. All classes are offered a la carte, so youth and adults can sign up as needed to meet their flexible schedules.
“We see other performing arts groups pulling back operations, and we’re doing the opposite,” says NTPA CEO Darrell Rodenbaugh. “No longer bound by physical space limitations, we’ll be offering more classes, more rehearsals, lesson and performances than we did before the Covid-19 outbreak, creating a sort of performing arts giga-centre.”
Scholarships are also available for families who can not afford the $9.99 price point.
A full class schedule and registration are available now at NTPA.org/virtual.
NTPA also announced it’s “North Texas’s Got Talent” competition earlier this week offering adult and youth performers the opportunity to “take the stage” virtually and compete for cash and other prizes. NTPA expects this online performance program to be the largest virtual all-ages talent contest ever staged. Full details available at NTPA.org/talent.
NTPA’s efforts are a part of their “Together We Can Beat This” campaign, with a goal to keep adult and youth performing arts lovers engaged and productive while its physical locations are closed by state and local mandate.
About North Texas Performing Arts
North Texas Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment evolving from the Plano Children’s Theatre created almost three decades ago. NTPA is Headquartered at Willow Bend Center of the Arts in Plano and has theatres in Fairview, Frisco, and Dallas. Each year NTPA provides opportunities to more than 7,000 youth ages three to 18 years old to experience the impact of the performing arts through its “learning laboratory” training process. The NTPA vision is to enable every child, regardless of sex, religion, race, or socio-economic limitation to have the opportunity to enjoy and experience the arts, and have their voices heard onstage.