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Charleston Heights Arts Center
 

Dance, Art, Music, Book Club & Adult Drama Classes
Spring I 6-week Session February 18 – March 28, 2015
Youth Dance Camp - Spring Break week March 30 – April 3
Spring II 7-week Session April 8 – May 23, 2015
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Dance Conditioning with Elizabeth
Wednesdays, February 18 – March 25 and April 8 – May 20
4 – 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42, Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner level, ages 12 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
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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Ballet II
Wednesdays, February 25 – March 25 and April 8 – May 20
4 - 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $35, Seven-week fee: $49
Intermediate level, ages 9 & 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. 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. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Ballet II
Fridays, February 27 – March 27 and April 10 – May 22
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Five-week fee: $53, Seven-week fee: $74
Intermediate level, ages 9 & 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. 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. Dance attire, hair worn up
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Contemporary Dance
Wednesdays, February 18 – March 25 and April 8 – May 20
5 – 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42, Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 12 & up
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
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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Ballet I
Wednesdays, February 25 – March 25 and April 8 – May 20
5 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $35, Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner level, ages 7 & 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 III Contemporary / Pointe
Thursdays, February 26 – March 26 and April 9 – May 21
4 - 5:30 pm
Five-week fee: $53, Seven-week fee: $74
Intermediate - Advanced levels, ages 12 & up
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.
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Jazz Dance Styles with Props Workshop
Thursdays, February 26 – March 26 and April 9 – May 21
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Five-week fee: $35, Seven-week fee: $49
Intermediate level, ages 12 -18 yrs.
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 a boa are required. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Dance Conditioning with Lorenzo
Fridays, February 20 – March 27 and April 10 – May 22
4 - 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42, Seven-week fee: $49
All levels, youth: ages 12 & up
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
Students will learn and execute conditioning skills for any level dancer. Conditioning for dance will build strength, stamina, balance, stabilization and body awareness. Attire: Exercise or dance attire acceptable; bare feet; hair worn up.
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Hip Hop Friday
Fridays, February 20 – March 27 and April 10 – May 22
5 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42, Seven-week fee: $49
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 execution of beginning level choreographed routines.
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Small Feet Big Moves
Saturdays, February 21 – March 28 and April 11 – May 23 (No class April 4 and May 9)
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner, Ages 2-3 yrs.
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
This dance class for boys and girls provides a foundation for good listening skills along with instruction in stretching, jumping, leg and arm coordination, hopping, musicality and coordination along with students performing different learned dance movements across the floor.
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Dance Fusion for Youth
Saturdays, February 21 – March 28 and April 11 – May 23 (No class April 4 and May 9)
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner, ages 4-6 yrs.
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
This dance class for boys and girls combines ballet, jazz, hip hop and other dance styles. Students will begin with stretches, core work, positions of the feet and arms, tendu and other ballet basics then work on movement exercises, development in rhythm and their coordination. Students will learn body awareness, dexterity, technique and in most classes work toward changing dance routines from session to session.
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Beginning Ballet
Saturdays, February 21 – March 28 and April 11 – May 23 (No class April 4 and May 9)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner, ages 5 & up
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
This ballet class for boys and girls 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; ballet shoes required.
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Hip Hop Saturday
Saturdays, February 21 – March 28 and April 11 – May 23 (No class April 4 and May 9)
12 - 1 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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 execution of beginning level choreographed routines.
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Youth Spring Break Dance Camp
Held five days: Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, 2015
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
One-week fee: $75. Advanced registration is required.
Beginner-Advanced levels, ages 12 - 18 yrs.
Instructor: Jackie Koenig, Lorenzo Shelley, and Elizabeth Snyder.
Dedicated young dancers will flourish within this weeklong intensive and disciplined atmosphere. Enrollment is open to dancers 12 years up to 18 years (or with instructor approval). Dance attire required with hair worn up (away from face). Please bring drinks/water & snacks daily. A student demonstration for family and friends will conclude the camp taking place Friday, April 3, 6:30 p.m.
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Private and Semi Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 yrs - Adult

By appointment only, February 18 – March 27 and April 8 – May 22
Six-week fee: $108, Seven-week fee: $126 (30 minute Lessons)
All levels are welcome
Dance Instructors:
Jacqueline Koenig: Ballet, Jazz, Pointe & Choreography, Ages 8 yrs. & up
Lorenzo Shelley: Ballet, Jazz, Choreography & more for Teens on Saturdays
Elizabeth Snyder: Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Choreography & more, 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
By appointment only Wednesdays or Saturdays
February 18 – March 28 Six-week fee: $108 and April 8 – May 23 Seven-week fee: $126 (30 minute Lessons)
Beginner-Advanced level, ages 8 & up
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 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
Wednesdays, February 18 – March 25 and April 8 – May 20
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Six-week fee: $54, Seven-week fee: $63
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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Drawing: Portraits with Pastels NEW!
Wednesdays, February 18 – March 25
6:30 - 8:30 p.m
Six-week fee: $72
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 18 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Portraits: drawing with pastels -chalk and traditional (Optional: bring one large drawing clipboard or large drawing surface/board.)
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Life Drawing NEW!
Wednesdays, April 8 – May 20
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Seven-week fee: $84
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 18 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Life Drawing study of the human form: (models will be fully clothed, skeleton will be clothing free). What is under our skin? (Optional: bring one large drawing clipboard or large drawing surface/board and soft charcoal--ex: vine charcoal sticks.)
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Afternoon Art
Thursdays, February 19 – March 26 and April 9 – May 21
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Six-week fee: $60, Seven-week fee: $70
All levels, Adults & 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.
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Drawing & Painting for Teens
Thursdays, February 19 – March 26 and April 9 – May 21
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $60, Seven-week fee: $70
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 13-17 yrs.
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.
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Tiny Tot Art
Saturdays, February 21 – March 28 and April 11 – May 23 (No class April 4 and May 9)
11 - 11:45 a.m.
Six-week fee: $54
Ages 3 - 6 yrs.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
This Mommy & me (or other Adult) style 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.
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Character Creation Workshop
Saturdays, Feb 21, 28 & March 7
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Three-week fee: $39
Beginner-Intermediate, ages 7-12 yrs.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Puppets of Outstanding Character: In this three-day workshop, students will sculpt with papier mâché their own imaginary character--human, animal, alien--paint it, and add a hand sewn body with beaded details.
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Sugar Eggs Workshop
Saturdays, March 21 & 28
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Three-week fee: $26
Beginner-Intermediate, ages 7 yrs. & up.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Celebrate Easter by creating traditional sugar eggs. Students will create diorama or panoramic style (with a viewing “window”) sugar eggs using a mold, colored frosting and decorative elements. These are fun to make and can be displayed as a keepsake. Beginner through advanced.
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Paper Flowers Art-making Workshop NEW!
Saturdays, April 18 & 25
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Three-week fee: $26
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 12 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
April Showers brings May flowers. Learn how to make a variety of paper flowers using both traditional and nontraditional materials. Students will create a bouquet of blooms just in time for mother’s day.
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Best Sellers E-Reader BOOK CLUB Discussion Group w/ Aleida Castro

Meets Wednesdays
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Free with registration
All levels welcomed, teens & adults (some age restrictions apply)
Discussion Leader: Aleida Castro
Enjoy guided discussions of selected titles of modern literature, bestsellers and novels from award winning authors.

February 4 & 18, Book: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (403 pages), See film inspired by the book Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30 pm. Free admission.
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March 11, Book: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (354 pages). See film inspired by the book Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:30 pm. Free admission.
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April 8 & 22, Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (432 pages). Adults Wed., 6-7:30 pm, Two Days/Free
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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