On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Henrico’s Center for the Arts hosted students from all over the county. The students were here to participate in CFA’s Experience Day, the Center’s version of the shadowing experience. Each had been selected to attend after applying and auditioning on February 1st in the areas of Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre or Visual Arts. An invitation was sent out with their selection email last Friday, and Tuesday 34 students and their parents had a day at the Center to see what it would be like to be a student here. The morning started with a greeting from Dr. Poxon, our CFA Director.
Students and their parents then took a tour of Henrico and the CFA classrooms. After returning from the tour Mr. Dye’s Musical Theater Class treated everyone to a rousing rendition of Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’
after which parents and students split, parents to have a question and answer session with our director, principal, guidance counselors and Friends of CFA President and students to individual classes to experience first hand the discipline in which they were chosen. The day came to an end with a pizza lunch provided by Friends of CFA (CFA’s parent booster organization) and a chance for the students to show everyone what they had done in their classes from art to performance. One thing is sure, parents and students left knowing what it’s like to attend Center for the Arts . One student already made his decision as he left saying, “I’ll see you in the fall!”