"When the arts enter a child's world, magic happens."
- Mary Jo Scanio, Owner & Artistic Director
The Academy Offers a Complete Performing Arts Curriculum
Our programs include -
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MJPAA offers a complete Performing Arts Curriculum.
Our programs include -
Dance & Classical Ballet of Tampa
Classes are offered in a wide variety of styles and disciplines. The dance program consists of children's division, recreational dance, upper division, intensive training program and adult classes. The Classical Ballet of Tampa is our upper division ballet training program. Students of the Classical Ballet of Tampa have been recognized with awards and scholarships at numerous competitions, workshops, and universities throughout the United States.
Acting & Theater
Classes are offered in Acting, Drama, Musical Theater, Improvisation, and On-Camera Technique. Adult classes are available. This program is devoted to training students for theatrical and/or commercial productions. Theatrical productions are available by audition throughout the year.
Music, Instruments & Voice
Classes and private lessons are offered in voice and music for ages 5-adult. Private instrumental instruction are available in Piano, Guitar and Saxophone. Private and semi-private lessons are available in voice.
Acrobatic Classes are offered for students at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. Classes are individualized to allow each student to progress at their own pace.
News & Events
Closed on Memorial Day
MJPAA will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Have a safe and relaxing...Read More Read More
Summer Registration 2016
Register now for Summer 2016 Camps/Workshops & Classes.Read More Read More
37th ANNUAL “HATS OFF TO DANCE” Concert 2016
37th ANNUAL “HATS OFF TO DANCE” Concert 2016 Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets to...Read More Read More
Don’t Miss the Fun at MJPAA’s Exciting Summer Musical Experience!
Imagine bringing your child to an audition on Monday and a short six days...Read More Read More
The Tampa Tribune: Dance is best medicine for 9-year-old’s health challenges
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Celebrating 35 Years as the Most Reputable
Performing Arts Academy in Tampa Bay
Voted one of the top 50 dance schools in the country.
Currently one of the Federation of Dance Competition's Top 25 schools in the Southeast Region, FDC People's Choice Award Winner, power ranked with the World Dance Championship Series, Victory Cup Winner and FDC Studio of Excellence.
Create Lasting Memories
And build friendships for life.
Why Choose Us?
We offer a complete performing arts curriculum with extensive classes in Tampa, FL for Dance, Acting, Voice and Music. Each program has a variety of levels and culminates in performances to share the student’s progression. Students who train at our Academy have the capability of becoming a triple threat performer, excelling in dance, acting and voice.