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Charleston Heights Arts Center
 

Dance, Visual Art, Music Classes, Private Lessons & Workshops
Fall I six-week session held Sept. 16 – Oct. 24, 2015 (No classes Oct. 29 – 31)
Fall II Four- to five-week session held Nov. 4-Dec. 12, 2015 (No classes Nov. 11, 25-28)
Register for classes here!

Contemporary Ballet II/III NEW!
Wednesdays, Fall I: Sept. 16 – Oct. 21, Fall II: Nov. 4 – Dec. 9 (Not held Nov. 11 and Nov. 25).
4 - 5 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42, Fall II: Four-week fee: $28.
Intermediate level, ages 11 years and older
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
This class focuses on both classical ballet technique, lyrical and contemporary styles for the intermediate level dancer with an extended emphasis on ballet terminology, musicality and understanding of the dancer’s body in motion. This class follows both the traditional and contemporary ballet structure: barre warm-up, center adage, petite allegro and grand allegro. Successful completion of beginning ballet I level required or enroll with instructor permission. Dance attire, hair worn up.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Ballet I/II NEW!
Wednesdays, Fall I: Sept. 16 – Oct. 21. Fall II: Nov. 4 – Dec. 9 (class not held Nov. 11 and Nov. 25).
5 – 6 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Four-week fee: $28.
Beginner/Intermediate levels, ages 9 years and older
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
This class focuses on classical ballet technique for the beginner and intermediate level dancer with an extended emphasis on ballet terminology, musicality and understanding of the dancer’s body in motion. This class follows both the traditional and contemporary ballet structure: barre warm-up, center adage, petite allegro and grand allegro. Dance attire, hair worn up.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Contemporary Dance
Wednesdays, Fall I: Sept. 16 – Oct. 21. Fall II: Nov. 4 – Dec. 9 (class not held Nov. 11 and Nov. 25).
5 - 6:15 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $54; Fall II: Four-week fee: $36.
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 12 years and older
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
Students will learn contemporary dance techniques for beginner-intermediate level dancers. A mixture of jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern and other current dance forms will provide students multidisciplinary skills; with introduction to choreographed combinations. Dance attire, hair worn up.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Contemporary Ballet III / Pointe
Thursdays, Fall I: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22. Fall II: Nov. 5 – Dec. 10 (class not held Nov. 26).
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $63; Fall II: Five-week fee: $53.
Intermediate - Advanced levels, ages 12 years and older
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
Students will learn elements of classical ballet and modern/lyrical dance in this intermediate- to advanced-level contemporary ballet class. This class allows for a greater range of movement and will include barre, floor-work and choreographed variations. Pointe shoes are permitted for advanced-level students. Dance attire, hair worn up.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Jazz Dance Styles with Props NEW Time!
Thursdays, Fall I: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22; Fall II: Nov. 5 – Dec. 10 (class not held Nov. 26).
5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Five-week fee: $35.
Beginner/Intermediate level, ages 11 years and older
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
This class focuses on Broadway and Vegas cabaret-style jazz dance with both current and retro music. The use of props to familiarize the dance student is a plus and great fun for both the beginner and advanced student. One derby hat, cane, and 1 ½ inch black character shoes are required. Dance attire recommended.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

UpTempo Jazz for Adults
Thursdays, Fall I: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22, Fall II: Nov. 5 – Dec. 10 (class not held Nov. 26).
7 - 8 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Five-week fee: $35.
Beginner level, ages 18 years and older
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
Learn jazz dance combinations with an edge to your favorite current music possessing a quicker pace than the regular youth jazz dance class tempo. Dance attire and jazz dance shoes required.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Jazz Funk Hip Hop NEW Day & Time!
Fridays, Fall I: Sept. 18 – Oct. 23; Fall II: Nov. 6 – Dec. 11 (class not held Nov. 27).
4 - 5 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Five-week fee: $35.
Beginner - Intermediate levels, ages 8 years and older
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
This class offers students instruction in current up-tempo jazz dance styles with an infusion of the freestyle and looseness of hip-hop. The instructor will give focus to individual expressiveness through technique, movements and execution of beginning level stretches, dance combos and choreographed routines. Dance attire and jazz dance shoes required.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Ballet II Friday
Fridays, Fall I: Sept. 18 – Oct. 23; Fall II: Nov. 6 – Dec. 11 (class not held Nov. 27).
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $63; Fall II: Five-week fee: $53.
Intermediate level, ages 9 years and older
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
This class focuses on classical ballet technique for the intermediate-level dancer with an extended emphasis on ballet terminology, musicality and understanding of the dancer’s body in motion. This class follows both the traditional and contemporary ballet structure: barre warm-up, center adage, petite allegro and grand allegro. Successful completion of beginning ballet I level required or enroll with instructor permission. Dance attire; hair worn up.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Modern Dance
Saturdays, Fall I: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24; Fall II: Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 (class not held Nov. 28).
9 - 10 a.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Five-week fee: $35
Beginner, ages 12 years and older
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
Students will learn the basics of modern dance through the study of classical and contemporary styles. This class will develop proper alignment and technique while students learn expressivity through gestural movement and choreography. Dance attire; hair worn up.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Creative Movement for Ages 4-6
Saturdays, Fall I: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24; Fall II: Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 (class not held Nov. 28).
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Five-week fee: $35.
Beginner, Ages 4-6 years.
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
This dance class for boys and girls will develop your child’s enjoyment of dance to music in a safe and creative environment. Students will enjoy guided play with games geared towards body awareness and development of motor skills. Students will learn fundamental jazz and ballet dance steps, and achievable dance combinations.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Fierce Jazz NEW!
Saturdays, Fall I: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24; Fall II: Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 (class not held Nov. 28).
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Five-week fee: $35.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Intermediate level, ages 14 years and older
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
Dance to some of your favorite old school and current songs on the radio. This upbeat jazz class for females offers instruction designed to push students’ jazz technical training and performance ability to the next level. Dance attire; hair worn up; jazz shoes (black preferred), dance shorts, sports bra, and/or leotard.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Hip Hop Saturday
Saturdays, Fall I: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24; Fall II: Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 (class not held Nov. 28).
12 - 1 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $42; Fall II: Five-week fee: $35.
Beginner-Intermediate level, ages 7 and older
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
Beginning Hip Hop is an introduction to “hip-hop” culture through dance and rhythmic syncopation including body/freestyle and execution of beginning-level choreographed routines.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Private and Semi-Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 years - Adult

By appointment only, (30-minute lessons)
Fall I: Sept. 16 – Oct. 24, 2015 (Unavailable Oct. 31)
Fall II: Nov. 4-Dec. 12, 2015 (Unavailable Nov. 11 and Nov. 25-28)
Fall I: Six-week fee: $108; Fall II: Four-week fee: $72 or Five-week fee: $90.
All levels are welcome.
Dance Instructors:
Jacqueline Koenig: Ballet, Jazz, Pointe and Choreography; ages 8 years and older.
Lorenzo Shelley: Ballet, Jazz, Choreography and more for teens on Saturdays.
Elizabeth Snyder: Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Choreography and more; ages 8 years and older.
Beginning to advanced instruction specifically designed to assist each student in achieving their personal dance goals, one-on-one or in pairs with the instructor. Semi-private (two persons or couples) lessons also available. Call 702-229-6383 for private classes.

Music (Private lessons)

By appointment only, Wednesdays or Saturdays.
Fall I: Sept. 16 – Oct. 24, 2015 (No classes Oct. 3); Fall II: Unavailable due to “A Year With Frog and Toad” musical; come watch.
Fall I: Wednesday, six-week fee $108; or Saturday, five-week fee $90 (30-minute lessons).
Beginner-Advanced level, ages 8 and older.
Instructor: Joe Cottone
Voice students must purchase sheet music as needed, advised by instructor. Piano students must purchase method and repertoire books. Piano instructor strongly recommends that all students have at least a “full” keyboard to practice on at home. The instructor requires that a parent or a responsible adult sit in on his/her child's lesson. Piano book(s): “Alfred's Method” starting with the primer for beginning students. Call 702-229-6383 for private classes.

Visual Arts Courses

Youth Art

Wednesdays, Fall I: September 16 – October 21, Fall II: November 4 – December 9 (Not held: November 11 & November 25)
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee: $54; Fall II: Five-week fee: $45.
Beginner - Intermediate levels, ages 7-12 years.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
This course offers make-and-take mixed media project-oriented instruction. In-class projects may include, but are not limited to, drawing, cartoon drawing, line study, value study, color pencil, crayon, collage, sculpture, origami, paper flowers, design, cards, signs, painting and embellishment. Clothing may get dirty, bring an apron or dress accordingly. A basic sketch pad and access to graphite and colored pencils at home is strongly recommended.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Drawing Perspectives Informally NEW!
Wednesdays, Fall I: Sept. 16 – Oct. 21; Fall II: Nov. 4 – Dec. 9 (class not held Nov. 11 and Nov. 25).
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee $72; Fall II: Five-week fee $60.
Beginner/Intermediate levels, Adults and Seniors.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Learn to how to draw perspectives successfully, using an informal approach. Students will observe and with guidance draw with confidence using methods from Betty Edwards’ classic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brian. Students will be encouraged to bring photos or examples of alternative and challenging perspectives (Optional: bring one large drawing clipboard or large drawing surface/board and student’s preferred drawing tools: pencils, sharpeners, pens, markers, etc.) Clothing may get messy, dress accordingly.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Afternoon Art NEW Time!
Thursdays, Fall I: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22; Fall II: Nov. 5 – Dec. 10 (class not held Nov. 26).
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee $60; Fall II: Five-week fee $50.
All levels, adults and seniors.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Take time for yourself in afternoon art classes; developed especially for seniors and adults. Students will draw, paint and experiment with mixed media. Whether you have a specific goal or if you prefer guided projects, our smaller class sizes allow for individualized instruction. This is a good, no anxiety starting place for budding adult and senior artists and a great way to cultivate artistic skills. Bring your sketchpad, drawing and painting supplies by the second class. Clothing may get messy, dress accordingly.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Drawing & Painting for Teens NEW Time!
Thursdays, Fall I: Sept. 17 – Oct. 22; Fall II: Nov. 5 – Dec. 10 (class not held: Nov. 26).
4 – 5:15 p.m.
Fall I: Six-week fee $54; Fall II: Five-week fee $45.
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 13 - 17 years.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Using principles of drawing and basic design as a foundation, students will learn techniques in acrylic and water color painting. Bring your sketchpad, drawing and painting supplies by the second class. Clothing may get dirty, bring an apron or dress accordingly.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Tiny Tot Art
Saturdays, Fall I: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24 (No class Sept. 26). Fall II: Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 (No class Nov 28).
11 - 11:45 a.m.
Fall I: Five-week fee $45; Fall II: Five-week fee $45.
Ages 3 - 6 years.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
This mommy and me (or other adult) course offers make-and-take finger painting and mixed-media, project-oriented instruction to students. With the assistance of their parent or guardian, future artists will explore color, line, texture, and creative intention through use of art-making materials. Clothing may get dirty, bring an apron for each participant or dress accordingly. Parents with more than one child are also welcomed.
Fall I: Register Here! Fall II: Registration available Oct. 1, 2015.

Line Drawings in Wire Sculpture Workshop NEW!
Saturday, Sept. 19
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
One-day workshop fee: $15.
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 7 years and older.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
After discussing and examining several images from well-known line drawing and sculpture artists from art history, like Alexander Calder, students will learn how to develop fluid line drawings with special emphasis on whimsy, animals and aspects of line drawing. Then using their drawings for inspiration, students will be encouraged to create a three-dimensional wire sculpture. As time permits, students will be allowed to make up to three wire sculptures. Students will need to bring an apron or smock and inspiration.
Fall I: Register Here!

Abstract Painting on Fabric Workshop NEW!
Saturdays, Oct. 17 & 24
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Two-day workshop fee: $26.
Beginner-Intermediate levels ages 16 years and older.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
After discussing and examining several images from well-known abstract and design artists from art history, like Helen Frankenthaller, students will learn how to develop an abstract design with special emphasis on creation of a fluid concept, how to loosen up technique and if necessary providing assistance in "letting-go" creatively. Then using their concepts for inspiration, students will learn to use thinned color on fabric. The "paints" would be comprised of mixed media allowing for exploration and experimentation, consisting of dye from beets and/or vegetables, fabric paint and thinned acrylics. Students will need to bring an apron or smock and inspiration.
Fall I: Register Here!

Sugar Skulls Art-making Workshop
Wednesday, Oct. 28
6 – 8 p.m.
One-day fee: $15.
Beginner-advanced levels: Ages 7 and older.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Celebrate Hispanic heritage by learning about the Mexican tradition of sugar skulls and then create a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home just in time for the “Dias de los Muertos” Mexican holidays. Clothing may get messy, bring an apron or dress accordingly.
Fall I: Register Here!

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Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush St., Las Vegas, 89107
(702) 229-6383
Charleston Heights Arts Center is located one block west of Charleston and Decatur

City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787