Activities and classes

First Mate Boating Academy

Welcome to First Mate Boating Academy! Learn from a USCG Charter Captain and become an expert in navigating waters and fishing. Gain experience in catching live bait, casting, locating fish, boating safety, and marine terminology. Our program is comprehensive and progressive, with a small student-to-boat ratio of only six students per boat. You’ll learn on land and water, aboard our safe and well-maintained boats, and receive certification upon completion. Join us for a fantastic opportunity to perfect your skills!

Bring: Water bottle


Junior Chef

The Junior Chef cooking class teaches young aspiring chefs essential cooking skills using various utensils, cuisines, and advanced recipes from around the world. Each session ends with a lesson on cleaning to maintain a safe kitchen. Enrolling your child in this class will introduce them to the joys of cooking and inspire them with a love for culinary arts. Contact us today to join this culinary journey!

Bring: Water bottle

Wear: Closed toe shoes, hair pulled back



Music with Mar

A perfect interactive music and movement class for you and your child to share. All songs are brain-based and aid in major areas of development such as social, cognitive, motor and language skills. Fee of $65 for 5 class session or $15 class drop-in is paid to instructor.

Dance, Voice, Guitar And theater Classes


Dance with Laine Wirth, our dance Instructor trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, pom, modern contemporary, and musical theatre! Lanie performs around Tampa Bay as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays Dance and spirit squad and at special events for Zoo Tampa! Using her talent, skills and experience she has designed classes to accommodate all skill levels.  


Ballet & Tap Combo

Students will learn basic ballet and tap vocabulary.  There will be an emphasis on correct posture and positioning.  Students will focus on developing ballet and tap technique and reinforce their physical strength, flexibility and musicality.  Individual expression through dance is encouraged at this level.

Girls Attire: leotard, tights, pink Bloch ballet shoes, tan jazz shoes (optional) black tap shoes, dance bag, hair pulled back.

Boys Attire: dance pants/shorts, comfortable shirt, black ballet and tap shoes.

Ballet, Jazz & Tap Combo

This class is considered a “big kid” combo class, where the dancers will be instructed in each discipline. This will allow more serious, younger dancers interested in a higher level of instruction in dance, to better prepare in more than one discipline; all in one class.

Girls Attire: leotard, tights, pink Bloch ballet shoes, tan jazz shoes (optional) black tap shoes, dance bag, hair pulled back.

Boys Attire: dance pants/shorts, comfortable shirt, black ballet and tap shoes.

Hip Hop Class

It’s bold, it’s relevant and it’s the style of dance that everyone wants to learn! Try this dance class that combines today’s upbeat music with fun rhythms and intricate isolations without the strict technique of traditional movement forms.

Attire: wear moveable clothes, sneakers and hair pulled back.

Voice and THeater 

Come and learn voice and theater skills from Jodi Karem, a professional who has won many awards and scholarships. Jodi has performed all around the United States and worked with prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the Lincoln Center Patrons. She even had the amazing opportunity to sing with the Louisville Orchestra under Maestro Mester. Now, Jodi is in Palm Harbor to share her love and talent for music and theater with aspiring performers.

Musical Theater

Join our 8-week musical theatre program! Designed for young performers passionate about singing, dancing, acting, & creating their own script. Under our experienced guidance, learn skills & techniques to create a dazzling performance. Gain valuable stage experience & enhance your creativity while developing your acting, singing & dancing abilities. Perform live for the public & feel accomplished knowing you put your best efforts in. Sign up now!

Private Voice Lessons

Learn how to sing with amazing technique from a professional performer and opera singer. All styles are welcome. For younger children interested in music, the lesson can also include ear training, reading and writing music, and singing songs. Learn from a teacher with top skills in a supportive environment. Students sign up for four 30-minute lessons that will be scheduled directly with the instructor after registration.

Guitar Lessons

Do you have an acoustic guitar sitting in a corner collecting dust? Maybe you’d enjoy taking lessons with your son, daughter or grandchild? Beginners and experienced alike can join in for some quick pickin’ and fun strummin’! Students will need to purchase the Hall Leonard Guitar Book 1 for the first 12 weeks of lessons which can be found on Amazon. Please bring acoustic (NOT ELECTRIC) guitar to class with you or the instructor can provide input on appropriate guitar size during the first lesson. Registration required with lessons starting in January.

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