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Yazzy Fall Workshop & Auditions

Theatre of the Performing Arts of Shreveport (TPA) is sponsoring a 2-day Fall Workshop & Auditions for school aged children/youth ages 7 – 24 who are interested in joining Theatre of the Performing Arts’ Yazzy Youth Celebrating Jazz program. The workshop will consist of arts classes in instrumental music, dance, theater, voice, and visual arts.

This 2-day Fall Workshop & Auditions will take place on Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17, at Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy, 2550 Thomas E. Howard Drive. Friday, December 16, registration for new students will begin at 5:30 pm, classes from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. On Saturday, December 17, registration for new students will begin at 8:30 am, classes from 9:00 to 11:15 am. Thereafter, auditions for new participants from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm. Our Yazzy teachers include Donald Walters & Charles Walker in Instrumental Music, Ariel York in dance, Anthonia Hall in theater, Julie B. Lester in voice, and Joanne Y. Black in visual arts. There is no cost for participation. Registration forms and Audition Procedure Information can be accessed on our website at

We are currently searching for students to join our series of programs, importantly our upcoming 5th Annual Saturday Development Academy at Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy. The Saturday Development Academy is a cultural arts training program designed to stimulate participant’s creativity in the arts as they explore their own artistic originality and cultural background with a primary focus on jazz music. This 7 week program begins January 14 through February 25, 2017. The first 3 weeks of the Development Academy will consist of workshops for all arts disciplines. Weeks 4 thru 7 will consist of courses and private lessons for instrumental music and voice participants only. A culminating recital will take place on March 4, 11:00 am, in Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy –Auditorium. Tuition for the Saturday Development Academy is $100.00. Scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis. Contact TPA’s office at 318-525-0740 or 318-621-8914 or by email at for additional information.