CFA Spirit wear pick up – 1/21/2021 @ 4:00-6:30pm

Did you order Spirit wear before break? Did you choose to have it delivered to school for pick up later? Well… tomorrow is THAT day!!! Come out  tomorrow evening, the rear lot behind the bus loop, for an easy drive-thru style pick up!

Did you know?

We still have masks for sale. They are only $10. Stop by tomorrow evening (Thursday 1/20) during spirit wear pick up. Credit Cards accepted.

*Tag us on Social Media with your mask on #FCFAMaskedUp

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HCPS Specialty Center applications are due TODAY, Friday, January 15, 2021! All Specialty Center applications are due today Friday, January 15, 2021!

2021-22 Specialty Center Application & Info

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CFA Encore Masterclass series featuring Jason Marks – January 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

CFA Encore Masterclass series featuring JASON MARKS – Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Join Center for the Arts and the Monday Night Encore Masterclass series on Monday evening, January 11, 2021 at 7:00 o’clock.  Jason Marks is a multi-talented performer and a Richmond Theater Critic Circle winner for his work in Barksdale Theatre’s Guys & Dolls (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), and also the winner of the Big Broadway Break contest in New York City, and the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts – TheaterClick here for an article in Richmond Family Magazine featuring Jason Marks.


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CFA Musical Theatre Special Masterclass with Broadway Performer Jake David Smith

CFA Musical Theatre Special Masterclass

Thursday, January 7 2021 – 7:00 o’clock pm


Jake David Smith

Staring in Disney’s Frozen – The Hit Broadway Musical

Listen to how theatre started as a fun high school hobby and turned into a passionate career.

Credits include West Side Story (regional).

He is set to perform in the upcoming production of Between the Lines (off- Broadway).

Jake is a graduate of Godwin High School, Elon University and has worked with CharacterWorks

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Audition Workshop Panel 1/7/2021

2021-22 Audition Panel

In lieu of our traditional Audition workshop (a time to come meet the teachers, some current students and work hands on to see what it would be like) we will be holding a virtual audition panel.

This will be a GREAT opportunity for you to meet the teachers, ask questions! Join us January 7, 2021 @3:00 – 4:00pm at the link below. See you there!


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It’s the moment we have all been waiting for!!!


The CFA December 2020 Dance Showcase features the newly acquired skills the dancers gained this year during virtual learning, including utilizing site-specific choreography; composing their own sound scores on SoundTrap; editing dance films on Adobe Premiere; and learning how to code using an interactive web-based Java Script.  We hope you enjoy watching these original creations in “Dancing Through the Storm” – our December 2020 Dance Showcase!



Follow the musical journey of rehearsals, discoveries, challenges and victories through a series of interviews and revelations with our talented CFA Musical Theatre students as they produce their December 2020 Showcase.  Complete with much-needed statements of encouragement and support from a variety of guest artists of local, Broadway, and film notoriety… even including a special “shout out” from the bearded man from the North Pole!  See how creativity, flexibility – combined with a little technical magic – can bring an exciting medley of music from the Broadway hit “Hamilton” to life in a virtual new way.  CFA Musical Theatre proves in their December 2020 Showcase that the show WILL go on even while The World Turns Upside Down.



2020 has been anything but typical.  Join CFA Theatre as we take a look back at the past year in our December Showcase aptly titled “2020 Hindsight.”



With the magic of technology, see how our CFA Visual Arts students have transformed their December 2020 Visual Arts Gallery to a virtual format!  Using Kunstmatrix Art Spaces, the CFA Visual Arts students have created a virtual gallery that displays their artwork in a digital format.  We hope you enjoy browsing their beautiful artwork in this virtual exhibition!

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Open House Videos are ready!!!

As promised, you can watched Showcase anytime and as many times as you want. If you missed it for some reason or you just need to watch it again, here are the videos for your informational enjoyment!





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Center For the Arts Open House – TONIGHT 12/8

Tonight is the night!!! Open house for all interested 8th grade students and families is the best opportunity to hear from the teachers and get a feel for what the Center For the Arts is all about! What discipline are you interested in? Check out the two time slots and see what time you need to listen in. Also, you will find the program below for the corresponding Open House event. See you this evening!!!

CFA Open House 2020 Schedule

All HCPS Specialty Center Open Houses will be virtual this year.  Click on the link(s) below to attend this year’s CFA Open House!

CFA Open House Session #1 @ 5:00-6:30 p.m. featuring Dance and Musical Theatre Sessions

2020 Open House Program 5pm

Schedule of Events:

Opening Session – 5:00-5:20 p.m.

Dance Session – 5:20-5:45 p.m.

Musical Theatre Session – 5:45-6:10 p.m.

Closing Session/Town Hall Questions – 6:10-6:30 p.m.


CFA Open House Session #2 @ 7:00-8:30 p.m. featuring Theatre and Visual Arts Sessions

2020 Open House Program 7pm

Schedule of Events:

Opening Session – 7:00-7:20 p.m.

Theatre Session – 7:20-7:45 p.m.

Visual Arts Session – 7:45-8:10 p.m.

Closing Session/Town Hall Questions – 8:10-8:30 p.m.


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Attention current 9th-11th grade CFA students

  • CFA 9th – 11th grade Students who want to apply to “Double Major” for SY 2021-2022
    • Any CFA student who wishes to apply/audition for a second CFA Curriculum area for the 2021-22 school year must schedule a planning meeting with Dr. Poxon, Ms. Kremsreiter and Ms. Hernandez.  We plan on holding these meetings the week of December 14th-18th.
    • You will be able to sign up and give your preferred day when you complete the google form here: 2nd CFA discipline interest survey  
    • We will then contact you with a meeting confirmation and teams meeting link.
    • Please note we need to confirm that your academic requirements have been or will be met; and confirm that you have room in your schedule to take an additional CFA class. 
    • Remember that students who are not in good academic standing are not eligible to apply for a second CFA curriculum area.
    • Students who do not complete the survey to schedule a meeting with us in December are responsible for contacting us before the application due date of January 15, 2021.
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# GivingTuesday

Please consider supporting the FCFA on this GIVING TUESDAY!

During our “normal” Fall and Spring CFA Showcases, we pass around a shoebox asking for donations! Over the years we’ve earned hundreds of dollars to support our students and teachers. This year the FCFA has to do things a bit differently! Please support FCFA’s wonderful art-enhanced experiences and Scholarship Fund! The link to donate is below:
or you can TEXT:
GIVE2DAYCFA to 44-321

All gifts are welcome!! No gift is too big or too small! The CFA students and teachers are so grateful for your support!!

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