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Video: Earn School Credit!

The Patel Conservatory at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts is offering scholarships for 2012-13 performing arts classes to the winners of the Two-Minute Video Scholarship Contest.

Applicants should submit a two-minute video of themselves performing in dance, theater or music by uploading the video to a YouTube account and submitting the link - along with a completed application form - to with a subject line of "Scholarship Contest Submission." Application forms may be picked up at the Patel Conservatory at 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Pl., Tampa, FL 33601 or obtained online at

"We are seeking talented folks of all ages to become part of the Patel Conservatory family," said Lisa Cooney, director of education administration at the Straz Center.

The Two-Minute Video Scholarship Contest will run through Aug. 17. Patel Conservatory staff will select the winners, who will be notified via phone and mail.

In addition, applications are being accepted through Aug. 6 for financial aid for 2012-13 fall classes.
More information about financial aid, the contest and fall classes is available at and by calling 813.222.1002.

As part of the non-profit Straz Center, the Patel Conservatory offers classes for children and adults of all experience levels in all kinds of dance, music and theater. The Straz Center boasts one of the nation's leading Broadway series and is nationally respected for producing grand opera, as well as presenting a wide variety of concerts, performances and events. In a typical season, nearly 600,000 patrons attend more than 650 events at the Straz Center, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season.

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