About The 80's are Great .. but wait


A pop culture trip down memory lane,  “The 80s are great…but wait” is a pop/rock music and dance extravaganza featuring top hits from the 80s!  Phenomenal choreography and nostalgic dance moves will bring the audience to their feet and have them singing and dancing in the aisles.  So prepare your ‘flux compasitor” and journey back to the era of rock 'n roll, shoulder pads, big hair, and iconic music!


At Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy, our focus is on performance and we mean it.  It is our goal to give each and every member of our musical theater casts & Encore Performance Team as much stage time as possible.  

We believe that students should have lots of opportunities to demonstrate the skills they learn in class in front of a live audience.  Our teachers  know how vitally important it is to transition from rehearsal to performance and that can only happen in a live show.  Each performance builds a student's confidence in themselves and with continued successes and occasional recoveries from failures students builds sustaining self-esteem.

Whether a true beginner with no experience or a student with years of performance ,  our goal is to give each student the opportunity to grow and share their talent on stage!!

TBPAA Mission Statement

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Academy’s mission is to provide and develop an educational community outreach program, giving our students the opportunity to cultivate and expand upon their technical performance and  analytical skills within the creative atmosphere of the performing arts.  

By placing a strong emphasis upon the foundations of a liberal arts education as well as each individual’s development of rational thought, critical thinking, and communication skills we hope to foster an experience that will not only enrich the lives of each participant, but serve as a building block to encourage the growth of essential life skills such as discipline, social skills, self-esteem, maturity, and responsibility.  

In addition, we seek to fashion a program that will at all times uphold and promote family and community values, bringing together people of all ages to enjoy the incredible experience of the arts.