Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

JAPA Program Sessions

Fall Session
10 classes: September 10 - November 19, 2016

The Fall session focuses on these main disciplines:
  • posture, breath support, and proper vocal technique for singing as well as speaking onstage
  • body dynamics, connection to the material, and scene study
  • musical theater movement, contemporary dance, and awareness of your body on stage
Theater history and appreciation will also be part of the curriculum. The fall session culminates in performances showcasing each student’s individual talents and growth in voice, acting and dance.
Tuition Per session

Resident: $500/student; Non-Resident: $650

Payment plans are available. Registration is available via SMARTlink

Spring Session
10 Classes: February 11 - April 15, 2017

In the Spring session, training will intensify with more challenging work in each discipline.

  • Classes will advance to include different styles of music, promoting vocal health, and deeper storytelling through song
  • Classes will advance to monologues, and more character and scene study
  • Classes will include additional styles of dance, as well as focus on challenging choreography
The session will end with a Spring Cabaret that will feature small groups and solo performances highlighting student growth.
Tuition Per Session
Resident: $500; Non-Resident: $650

Payment plans are available. Class sign up is available in the 2017 Spring Guide.

Summer Intensive I*
20 classes: June 19 - July 17, 2017

Smartlink Barcode 1677042

Summer Intensive II*
20 classes: July 17 - August 12, 2017


The Summer session will be an intensive training course that culminates with a full-length Broadway musical production.

Students will audition for roles in the show. Each day contains a rotation of classes in singing, acting, dance.

Class time will also be used to rehearse, make costumes, build sets. In addition, field trips to see professional theater performances in the Washington D.C. area or New York City are also included.

Tuition Per Session
Resident: $800; Non-Resident: $1040

Payment plans available. Registration will be available in the forthcoming Summer Guide. 
*Fall and Spring sessions are not required prerequisites but are encouraged.