AFA News

January 2020

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AFA Applications are Due January 24th

Do you know other students who should consider applying to the AFA next year? Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, so please reach out to them and encourage them to apply!

Applications are on our website at

AFA Cabaret is March 19th!

This year's Cabaret will take the form of a Speakeasy set in the Roaring 1920's. You can use the Secret Entrance to get into Roscoe's Club, but will you be able to solve the murder that takes place on this eventful night? Invite your friends and family to this night of fun featuring performances from AFA Music, Dance, Theatre, and an art auction featuring original works by our Art Focus students. Don't be a "wet blanket" and stay home, this "Hotsy-Totsy" joint will be jumpin'!!!

The Cabaret will be Thursday March 19th at 7:00pm in the TJ Auditorium. Flex Passes may be used. To purchase additional tickets, visit:

AFA Theatre Brother's Grimm Performance Date

The theatre focus's performance of Brother's Grimm has been changed to Friday January 31st at 7:00 in the TJ Auditorium. Thanks to everyone for being flexible, we appreciate it.

There is a recommended donation of $5 to cover production costs. Donations can be made here: or at the door the night of the show. Flex Passes are also acceptable for this production.

AFA Dancers Selected as All State Dancers

Congratulations to Liv Ecker and Ella Scholz on being selected for All State Dance. This is an enormous honor and we are all proud of you!

Music Focus Performs at Feeder Concerts!

The AFA Vocal Ensemble performed at the TJ Feeder Concert this past Monday. Instrumentalists also presented about the AFA at the Orchestra Feeder concert Wednesday. Thanks to these students for making both of these events very successful as we recruit the next generation of musicians!

AFA Dance Performs at State Dance Festival

Our Dance Focus students opened the Maryland State Dance Festival at Goucher College a couple weeks ago. They were one of only a few schools selected to perform at this prestigious event. Way to go dance focus!

Come see their performances at the AFA Dance Recital next Wed Jan 22nd at 7:00 in the audtiorium at TJ High.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday January 22nd

  • Winter Dance Recital, 7:00 in auditorium

Friday January 24th

  • AFA Applications due for new applicants

Tuesday January 28th

  • End of Semester

Friday January 31st

  • AFA Theatre performance of Brother's Grimm

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