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Dance Camp

One week: Held 5 days: Monday, April 14 to Friday, April 18, 2014
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $75. Advanced registration is required. Registration available through April 12, 2014
Intermediate-Advanced levels, ages 12 to 18 yrs.
Dance Instructors: Jackie Koenig, Lorenzo Shelley and TBA.
Dedicated young dancers will flourish within this weeklong intensive and disciplined atmosphere. Enrollment is open to Intermediate-Advanced dancers (or with instructor approval) 10 years up to 18 years. Dance attire required with hair worn up (away from face). Please bring drinks/water & snacks daily.
A student demonstration for family & friends will conclude the camp taking place Friday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
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Dance, Art, Music, Book Club & Adult Drama Classes
Spring II Session April 23 - May 30 2014 (No classes May 17)
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Dance Conditioning
Wednesday, April 23 – May 28
4 – 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner level, ages 12 & up
Instructor: TBA
Students will learn and execute conditioning skills for any level dancer. Conditioning for dance will build strength, stamina, balance, stabilization and body awareness. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Contemporary Dance
Wednesday, April 23 – May 28
5 – 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 12 & up
Instructor: TBA
Students will learn contemporary dance techniques for beginner-intermediate level dancers. A mixture of Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop and other current dance forms will provide students multidisciplinary skills; with introduction to choreographed combinations. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Dance Fundamentals Home School
Thursdays, April 24 – May 29
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner level, ages 7-14 yrs.
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
Course has been specially designed for home schooled students, providing a foundation for dance and building motor and listening skills. Includes stretching, jumping, leg and arm coordination, and hopping along with different dance movements across the floor. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Afternoon Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, March 6 - April 10 & April 24 – May 29 (No class April 17)
1:30 - 3 pm
Per week: $7
Adults, all levels are welcome
Instructor: Loy Au
Come ready to dance Thursday afternoons.
March 6 - April 10: Register Here!, April 24 - May 29: Register Here!

Contemporary Ballet
Thursdays, April 24 – May 29
4 – 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Intermediate level, ages 12 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
Students will learn elements of classical ballet and modern/lyrical dance in this intermediate 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.
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Pointe I
Thursdays, April 24 – May 29
5 – 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Intermediate level
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
Students learn classical ballet technique and beginner pointe for the intermediate level dancer. This class follows a traditional contemporary structure: barre warm-up, center adage, petite allegro and grand allegro. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Social Dancing, Adult
Thursdays, April 24 – May 29
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner-Intermediate level, Adults
Instructor: Loy Au
Enjoy challenging, fun, dance steps and moves for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Emphasis on Latin dance combinations and formations. No experience is necessary!
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Ballet I
Fridays, April 25 – May 30
4 - 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner level, ages 8 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
Students learn classical ballet technique for the beginning level dancer with an emphasis on ballet terminology. This class follows a traditional contemporary structure: barre warm-up, center adage, petite allegro and grand allegro. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Ballet II
Fridays, April 25 – May 30
5 - 6:15 p.m.
Six-week fee: $52
Intermediate level, ages 13 & up
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. Pointe shoes are permitted for advanced level students. This class follows a traditional contemporary structure: barre warm-up, center adage, petite allegro and grand allegro. Successful completion of beginning ballet required. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Small Feet Big Moves
Saturdays, April 26 – May 24 (No class May 17)
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Four-week fee: $28
Beginner, Ages 2-3 yrs.
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
This class provides a foundation for good listening skills along with stretching, jumping, leg and arm coordination, hopping, musicality and coordination along with different movements across the floor.
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Ballet/Jazz for Youth
Saturdays, April 26 – May 24 (No class May 17)
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Four-week fee: $28
Beginner, ages 4-6 yrs.
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
This ballet class begins with brief barre work, positions of the feet and arms, tendu and other ballet basics along with movement, rhythm and coordination.
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Ballet Fundamentals
Saturdays, April 26 – May 24 (No class May 17)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
Beginner, ages 7 & up
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
This ballet class begins with brief barre work, positions of the feet and arms, tendu and other ballet basics along with movement, rhythm and coordination. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Hip Hop I
Saturdays, April 26 – May 24 (No class May 17)
12 - 1 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
Beginner-Intermediate level, ages 7 & up
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
Beginning Hip Hop is an introduction to Hip Hop culture through dance and rhythmic syncopation including body/freestyle and beginning level choreography.
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Private and Semi Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 yrs - Adult

By appointment only, April 23 – May 30
Six-week fee: $108 (30-minute lessons)
All levels are welcome
Dance Instructors:
Loy Au: Ballroom, all forms available, Adults and Teens
Jacqueline Koenig: Ballet, Jazz, Pointe & Choreography, Ages 8 yrs. & up
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)

Private Voice, Piano & Theory
Wednesdays, April 23 – May 28 or Saturdays, April 26 – May 24 (No class May 10) by appointment only
Wednesdays: Six-week fee: $108 / Saturdays: Four-week fee: $72 (30 minute Lessons)
Beginner-Advanced level, ages 8 & up
Instructor: Joe Cottone
Students must purchase method and repertoire books. Voice students must purchase sheet music as needed, advised by instructor. Piano instructor strongly recommends that all students have at least a keyboard to practice on at home. The instructor requests that a parent 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
Wednesday, April 23 – May 28
4:30-5:45 p.m.
Six-week fee: $54
Beginner - Intermediate levels, ages 7-12 yrs
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.
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Painting/Collage
Thursdays, April 24 – May 29
2 - 4 p.m.
Six-week fee: $72
All levels, adults & seniors
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Create very attractive two-dimensional and three-dimensional paintings with added collage materials. No experience necessary. Learn over-painting, painting patterns, layering and collage techniques. Bring a small collection of patterned papers (magazine, wrapping paper, etc.) and collage materials (feathers, thread, beads, sequins, jewels, found objects and other decorative glue-ons) with you to the first class. Bring an object to paint on (like wooden shapes sold at craft stores, plates, etc.). This is a good, no anxiety starting place for budding adult and senior artists.
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Teen Art
Thursdays, April 24 – May 29
4:30-6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $60
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 13-17 yrs
This course offers mixed media project oriented instruction. Projects may include: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mâché, weaving, origami, fiber arts, found objects, use of recycled materials and creative design. 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.
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Drawing I
Thursdays, April 24 – May 29
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $72
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 18 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing and enhance existing skills through practice and experimentation in varying techniques, disciplines and media. Homework is a requirement. Requested student supply list is as follows: (please bring by first class) a beginner pencil set for drawing (minimum three, varying softness of pencil lead/graphite); one ebony pencil (may be part of the pencil set listed above); one eraser (recommending magic rub, pink pearl, gum or kneed); Basic color pencil set (minimum eight colors); one quality ink pen fine tipped; one sketch pad or sketch book (preferably one that is 8x10 or larger) for use at home for homework assignments and future drawings; Optional: one large drawing clipboard or large drawing surface/pad.
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Tiny Tot Art
Saturdays, April 26 – May 24 (No class May 17)
11 - 11:45 a.m.
Four-week fee: $36
Ages 3-6 yrs.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
This course offers make-and-take mixed media project oriented instruction. 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.
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Sugar Eggs Art Workshop - New Offering!
Saturdays, March 29, April 5 & 12.
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Three-week fee: $39
Beginner-Advanced levels, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Celebrate Easter by creating traditional sugared eggs. Students will create a diorama or panoramic style (with a viewing “window”) sugar eggs by using a mold, colored frosting and decorative elements. These are fun to make and can be displayed as a keepsake. Supplies provided. Three-week workshop.
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Piñata - Cinco de Mayo Art Workshop - New Offering!
Saturdays, April 26, & May 3.
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Three-week fee: $26
Beginner-Advanced levels, ages 11 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Learn how to make a piñata just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Students will learn how to create a piñata of their own using traditional papier mâché techniques and then decorate with colorful tissue papers. These fun temporary sculptures are great to display or can be filled with candies to be used for its intended purpose for the holiday or your next fiesta/celebration. Clothing may get messy, dress accordingly. Supplies provided. Two-week workshop.
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Theater for Adults and Seniors

Art As Life: Autobiographical Acting
Fridays, April 25 – May 30
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $45
Beginners, adults & seniors
Instructor: Telia Williams
This course will teach basic acting concepts while mining the material of participant’s very own lives. Using autobiographical elements and stories from each student's life experiences, we will create monologues, scenes and improvisations, while utilizing common theatrical techniques and tools. To develop technical skills special emphasis will be placed on training in vocal placement, intonation and projection. For substantive skills, the class will emphasize motivation, connection with audience and character development. Students will be required to do some writing and observing assignments outside of class, including journaling and "people-watching". We will also look at clips from some wonderful actors playing "autobiographical" type roles. Come and delve into your past and present while discovering more about yourself and the field of acting!
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Best Sellers E-Reader BOOK CLUB Discussion Group w/ Aleida Castro

Book Club: Discussion Group
Meets twice a month
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free with registration
All levels welcomed, teens & adults
Discussion Leader: Aleida Castro
Enjoy guided discussions of selected titles of modern literature. Call ahead to register.


Wednesdays, April 9 & 23 Book: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (276 pages)
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Wednesdays, May 7 & 21. Book: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (337 pages)
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Upcoming:
Wednesdays, June 11 & 25 Book: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (305 pages)
Wednesdays, July 9 & 23 Book: The Luminaries by Elanor Catton (849 pages)

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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 - Thursday 229-6511 / Friday - Saturday 229-6383