Junior Academy for the Performing Arts

The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts Goes Virtual this Fall!

The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens the knowledge and skill level of students already interested in performance.

The Fall/Winter virtual session starts on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Rehearsals are on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. The program is open to young performers ages 8 to 17. The 12-week intensive program fee is $120 residents/$156 non-residents.

Three sections of classes are available, including a new Teen Troupe for teens ages 13 to 17. Classes will be 2-hours for our two youth ensembles, and three-hours for the teens. The program will end with a recorded virtual performance for family and friends. Whether a seasoned performer or new to the stage, all levels are welcome to join our team of rising stars!

Registration Opens September 21, 2020, through PARKS DIRECT

Note: Classes will meet on Microsoft Teams. Students will need to have access to a computer with a camera and microphone to participate.


Saturday, October 3 through Saturday, December 19

Youth Ensembles (Ages 8 to 12) 

  • Youth Ensemble 1: 9 am to 11 am
  • Youth Ensemble 2: 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Use Parks Direct Code: 31203-502 A & 31203-502 B

Teen Troupe (Ages 13 to 17)

  • Teen Troupe: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Use Parks Direct Code: 31301-502A

Additional Information

For additional details and questions, please visit arts.pgparks.com or email Elizabeth.malone@pgparks.com. See you on the virtual stage this fall!