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Patel Conservatory at Straz Center Camps
The Patel Conservatory provides the finest performing arts training in an inspirational setting. All Patel Conservatory students have performing opportunities through open classrooms, showcases or performances in one of the studios, spaces or stages at the Straz Center.
At the Patel Conservatory, we believe that every student, regardless of age, or experience, deserves the opportunity to participate in the performing arts and discover their creative potential. Our summer programs provide 10 weeks of training in the disciplines of Dance, Theater and Music. Camps, intensives and classes vary by length, participant age and level of proficiency. All Patel Conservatory summer experiences, whether auditioned or non-auditioned, require active learning participation by campers and result in an in-class showcase or ticketed performance element.
Pre-camp and post-camp options are available weekdays at an additional cost.
DANCE: The Patel Conservatory dance department offers both enrichment and pre-professional training through Next Generation Ballet (NGB), Patel Conservatory Youth Ballet (PCYB), Patel Conservatory Popular Dance (PCPD) and the Open Dance program.
THEATER: The Patel Conservatory Theater department offers training in musical and non-musical theater hrough
productions, performance classes and technical theater programs.
MUSIC: Summer music offerings at the Patel Conservatory allow students to experience singing in a choir,
forming a rock band or playing in a chamber ensemble. Instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages have fun while developing their talents.