Classes & Private Lessons

Classes, workshops, and private lessons in every artistic genre are offered year-round on our campus. Sign up to be a student of the arts today! 

Summer Camp 2023 classes COMING SOON!

For a list of upcoming classes, please select the tabs below.

Musical Theater

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Class Information:

Broadway Bound I

Grades: 1st - 3rd
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00-11:00am
Tuition: $250.00
Classes start: January 7, 2023
Classes end: April 1, 2023

While encouraging self-expression and boosting confidence, students will learn the basics of acting and movement/dance for the stage with an end-of-term performance for family & friends.

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Broadway Bound II

Grades: 4th & 5th
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00-11:00am
Tuition: $250.00
Classes start: January 7, 2023
Classes end: April 1, 2023

Continuing to build on acting basics, students will focus on the art of storytelling and character development concluding with a “from page to stage” performance for family & friends at the end of the term.

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Broadway Bound III

Grades: 6th - 8th
Day &Time: Saturday, 12:00-2:00pm
Tuition: $250.00
Classes start: January 7, 2023
Classes end: April 1, 2023

Students will study short scenes from published works furthering their acting skills and the ability to analyze plays for truer performances. Family & friends will be invited to an end-of-term performance featuring selected scenes.

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Drama

Class Information:

Stage Acting

Grades: 9th - 12th
Day &Time: Saturday, 12:00-2:00pm
Tuition: $250.00
Classes start: January 7, 2023
Classes end: April 1, 2023

Through critical examination of theatrical moments, students will learn to select the best acting choices possible for higher-level performance. A selected one-act play will be presented to family & friends at the term’s end.

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Visual Arts

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Class Information:

Art is all around us - spend your Saturday drawing, painting, sculpting, and creating! Students will explore multiple artistic genres in addition to visual arts for the stage making props and scenic elements in this hands-on, color-filled class. A gallery-style art show will be open for family & friends at the end of the term.

Saturday in the Art Room I

Grades: 1st – 5th 
Day & Time: Saturday, 12:00-2:00pm
Tuition: $250.00
Classes start: January 7, 2023
Classes end: April 1, 2023

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Saturday in the Art Room II

Grades: 6th – 12th
Day & Time: Saturday, 9:00-11:00am
Tuition: $250.00
Classes start: January 7, 2023
Classes end: April 1, 2023

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Music

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Class Information:

Jazz Night: Ruth Eckerd Hall Big Band I (*) or Ruth Eckerd Hall Big Band II (*)

Ages: 14-19 
Day & Time: Monday, 6-9:00pm 
Tuition: $250.00 
Classes start: January 9, 2022
Classes end: April 10, 2023 

Jazz Night is designed for dedicated students interested in taking their love of this extraordinary genre to the next level. The history and development of jazz music is explored, along with theory and improvisation skill-building. Multiple performance opportunities on the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus and throughout the Tampa Bay area occur during the term.

(*) placement is determined through open audition and subject to the instrumental needs of each ensemble.

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Ruth Eckerd Hall Chorus

Ages: 18 and up
Day & Time: Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
Classes start: January 10, 2023
Classes end: April 4, 2023

The Ruth Eckerd Hall Chorus is a talented group of multi-generational singers who celebrate the joy of music by singing TOGETHER! Annual repertoire includes selections from the Middle Ages to modern day pop & rock, along with Disney classics and favorites from the stage. From weekly rehearsals, holiday celebrations, and sporting events to concerts on stages of all sizes, the Ruth Eckerd Hall Chorus performs regularly throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

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On-Camera Acting

INTRODUCTION TO ON-CAMERA ACTING (with Peggy Sheffield)
Grades: 5-12 
Day and Time: Tuesday, 4-5:30pm 
Tuition: $250.00 
Classes start: January 10, 2023
Classes end: April 4, 2023

Specifically tailored to our younger actors, this class will focus on the basics of on-camera acting including character/scene development and script analysis leading into audition prep.

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ON-CAMERA ACTING (with Peggy Sheffield)

Ages: 18 and up
Date and Time: Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm
Tuition: $30.00 per class
Classes start/end: ongoing – enroll anytime!

With a focus on script analysis, audition prep, and virtual etiquette this class welcomes “newbies” as well as those already working in the TV/film industry seeking to develop a deeper connection to their roles and a higher level of work. Rolling enrollment throughout the term welcomes actors to join anytime!

Please call the office at 727-712-2706 to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A nonrefundable enrollment fee of $30 per person is required (waived for REH members). Visit www.rutheckerdhall.com for membership information.
  • Tuition payment or tuition assistance application is due with enrollment.
  • Tuition Assistance is available due to the generosity of our donors and our commitment that no child shall be denied an arts experience because of financial need. Please call 727.712.2706 for details and eligibility requirements or visit www.hoffmanschoolofthearts.com.  
  • Payment plans are available with credit card only. 
  • Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures: Procedures will be sent to you prior to the first day of your class. 
  • Refunds or credits will be given ONLY if a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, in which case fees and tuition will be refunded in full. 
  • Schedule and instructors are subject to change.

Need tuition assistance? Please call the Education Office at 727-712-2706.

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