Photo Gallery & testimonials
“WFA has always been like my second family. The environment that the staff and students create is nothing short of a family. It’s a place where I can come after the craziness of the day and do something that I really love. It’s also amazing to see a place where people can come to use their gifts to glorify God. WFA Has gotten me through trying times in my life, like COVID-19, so I am truly grateful for such a wonderful pace.”
- Jacob, WFA theater, dance & SELECT student
“The Dance Program at Woodland Fine Arts Academy has brought so much joy, laughter and pride to our family…
𝗝𝗼𝘆 from watching our daughters end their class in prayer and learning to give God all the glory.
𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿 to see them act silly and embrace the innocence of childhood.
And 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 as we watch them grow in their abilities to dance, follow instruction, and work together with those in their class. All this is fostered in a safe environment filled with love.
What more could we want for our children. Thank you WFA.” - Emily, mom of a pre-K and school aged dance student
“I started taking classes at WFA in 2014 and joined dance company in 2018! I'm so grateful for the lifelong friendships I've made and the encouraging community. All of the instructors are so amazing! They're so kind, welcoming, and caring. Over the years they've continually poured into me and mentored me in and outside of the classroom. They've really shown me what it looks like to use dance for worship, and not just for dance itself. If you're debating whether or not to enroll in classes, definitely go for it! I can't think of a better place to grow in gifts and in Christ :)”
- Zoe, Dance & Theater student since 2014
“Our family has been doing dance since WFA was created. Our 4 girls have enjoyed and grown in such a safe and individualized program. They have done dance and theatre. We haven’t missed a single encore camp. One of my daughters and I lead the youngest group my soccer lover finds her place my dancer dances and Addison strives for that extra week the leads get to enjoy. We have enjoyed voice lessons select and dance company. We have made life long friends for our girls as well and Scott and I because of the time together with others. We have tried other camps and programs and I can speak to the nurturing environment which I haven’t found elsewhere. Thank you Woodland for the WFA blessing. Hope others will check us out!”
- Stacy, Mom of 4 WFA students, Select & DaCo
“It started with our youngest daughter at the age of eight deciding that she wanted to try the summer Encore camp. After that a passion was ignited, she was hooked and joined the Select Theatre Troupe that fall, then the following year Dance Company as well as taking voice and piano lessons. That girl hasn’t stopped singing, dancing, acting, or playing the piano since the day she entered the WFA doors. Since then between our three oldest kids, one has taken dance classes and the other two teach music lessons at the academy. Our family loves the heart and vision of WFA! It’s a safe place where kids can develop their gifts & talents while glorifying God in the process. As a mom who grew up around the arts, it’s truly a priceless treasure!”
- Jamey, Mom of 4 WFA dance/theater students and instrumental instructors
"Bella Mae has loved being a part of the WFA family! For the past 3 years she has been apart of WFA’s art classes. During this time, she had grown leaps and bounds in her skill level and in her self confidence. She loves the projects and the opportunities she's given to grow in her abilities and share her love for art with others. We are grateful for Ms. Nena and the way she pours into her art students."
- Josi, Mom of Visual Art/Dance Student
"As members of Woodland Community Church for over 23 years, my boys were among the first students at WFA, taking piano and guitar lessons. That laid a foundation for them to ultimately be a part of the worship band at Woodland. In addition, my youngest son, at the encouragement of the staff at the time, decided to try musical theater and discovered a talent and a passion for it that led him to be a part of musical theater and Select at WFA for 9 years until he graduated from high school. WFA gave him a creative outlet, friendships that have endured and a deeper faith and desire to glorify God through the arts. I’m so grateful WFA is a part of my family’s story."
- Barbra, Mom of Select/Theater Alumni and Previous Administrator
“After relocating to Bradenton in 2016, I enrolled my then 12 year and 10 year old daughters into Woodland Fine Arts Academy's summer Encore theater camp, and we have not left since. Since then, Kennedy, now 16 has been a part of the theater program and joined the Academy's Select Troupe in 2017. Kayleigh, now 14 joined the Academy's Dance Company. The people we have met, including the staff, have become family to us over the last 5 years. My girls have formed lifelong friendships and developed not only in their artistry and talents, but also lifelong skills that will continue to shape them into amazing young ladies. If you are looking for a nurturing environment for your child, there is nowhere else I would recommend above Woodland Fine Arts Academy.”
- Shaela, Mom of 2 WFA Students since 2016