The Utah Academy of the Performing Arts, 66 N. University Ave, is a new facility that offers performing arts classes for all children.

The academy is associated with the School of Ballet West and features specialized curriculum for children 3 years and older.A specialized curriculum has been developed by master teachers in a performing arts program for handicapped children. Dance therapy, music therapy and dramatic therapy programs are all designed to strengthen coordination, interpersonal skills, self-esteem and communication skills.

Class placement will begin Jan. 28 at 11 a.m., with classes scheduled to begin Feb. 6. For further information call 373-6721.