The Journey School of Visual Performing Arts (TJSVPA) has announced a partnership with Camp Creek Middle School School. Starting in February, area youth ages seven to 18 will be able to take Saturday classes in dance, theatre and visual art on the campus.
TJSVPA is a start-up nonprofit conservatory founded in 2017 to inspire, motivate and transform underserved youth through comprehensive and competitive arts education. The organization’s founder, Angil Tate, is a 16-year viola player who credits music lessons with helping her survive childhood trauma.
The organization’s board includes Requel Stegall, assistant director of bands at KIPP WAYS Academy and CBS 46 reporter Vince Sims. Instructors are professionally trained actors, dancers and artists who volunteer their time to work with the students.
“I’m so excited to get started and provide something most kids don’t have access to in the southern parts of Atlanta,” said Tate. “I believe that it’s our responsibility as artists and stewards of our community to see that others have the opportunity to grow in art exploration.”
While participating in the program at Camp Creek Middle, students will have performance opportunities, attend field trips to experience the arts and be evaluated on the skills that they learn. Students must choose one discipline to study during the program. All skill levels are welcome and no prior experience is required.
South Fulton parents have expressed excitement over the announcement of the program. In recent correspondence to the Fulton County School Board, the South Fulton Parents for Education asked for music programs for all elementary and middle school students. Camp Creek Middle currently offers band, dance and chorus.
Camp Creek Middle School is located at at 4345 Welcome All Terrace. TJSVP’s classes will run from February 23 – June 8. Parents can register at www.tjsvpa.org/register2019 for a one-time, early bird enrollment fee of $45 until January 1. After the deadline, enrollment is $50.
Photo Credit: TJSVPA