~ 36th Annual ~
Spotlight on Talent Competition
CCalling all future stars! This is our area’s version of
“America’s Got Talent”! Do you dream of performing onstage,
or have plans to earn a performing arts college scholarship?
that gives talented performers up through grade 12 valuable
opportunities for audition and performance experience, $$
prizes and trophies Heritage Arts Center Association is hard
at work on plans for our 36th talent contest.
The dates have been set: ALERT TO STUDENTS AND
FAMILIES -- this year is several weeks earlier than in the
past! Applications and information are available on our web
site at heritagearts.org; and information is distributed to each
school music teacher in central and east Pasco County, many
dance, vocal and instrumental studios, and at the Chambers
The regional competition gives over $4,000 in cash prizes
and trophies to winners in several age categories. Part of the
excitement is that HACA also awards a $1,000 scholarship
to a Pasco county resident graduating senior! Because of the
community support of the “Moonlight and Ivory” concerts
as well as the “Spotlight” contest, we added this scholarship
to the Pasco senior who has the highest total scores from the
and in addition to the individual category winners.
The last few years have been record-breaking for
“Spotlight on Talent”. Several hundred students participate
each year, with judges evaluating about 100 different acts. The
at Wesley Chapel High School. The Matinee at 12 noon will
Kasey Lang - from Dade City, a piano student of Kristen
competitors. Tickets for adults will be $12 or both shows for
$20. For students through high school the fee is $6, both shows
for $10 (under 5 is free).
On Saturday, Feb. 9, we expect that another energetic
crowd of excited youngsters will compete in the tryouts for the
on talent, and also on stage presence and appropriate
appearance. The deadline for receiving applications is
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. In addition to over $4,000 in cash
prizes, talented young people have a chance to perform
onstage with an audience of several hundred!
The competition is conducted in a professional atmosphere
with judges from central Florida who are outstanding
excitement and quality talent spreads, more and more
young people participate, some coming from as far
away as Tampa, Brooksville, St. Pete, and West Pasco.
Vocalists, dancers, instrumental musicians, piano
players, baton twirlers, bands, gymnasts and other
forms of entertainment are welcome to participate.
There are several age categories for solos and one or
more group categories, and a student may enter as a
solo and with a group.
This uplifting and exciting day of entertainment
is one of the highlights of the year for our community,
and many gifted young people are eager each spring
for a chance to shine as a true star! Many of our
former contestants have gained valuable experience
scholarships and positions with professional
performance organizations. It is indeed a rewarding
performers! Contact Person: Barbara Friedman;
email@example.com or (352)567-1720.
Showstoppers - a show choir from Graham Music Studio, Dade City,
singing a song from “Hamilton”.
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