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Charleston Heights Arts Center
 

Dance, Visual Art, Music Classes, Private Lessons & Workshops
Spring II 7-week Session April 8 – May 23, 2015 (No class April 4 & May 9)
Summer Session: June 10 – Aug 1, 2015 (No class May 27 – June 6 & July 1 – 4)
Youth Dance Intensives: 2 weeks July 13 – July 24
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Ballet II
Wednesdays, June 17 – July 29 (Not held: June 10 & July 1).
4 - 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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 Ballet I required. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Contemporary Dance NEW Extended Time!
Wednesdays, June 10 – July 29 (Not held: July 1).
5 – 6:15 p.m.
Seven-week fee: $62
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 III Contemporary / Pointe
Thursdays, June 18 – July 30 (Not held: June 11 & July 2).
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Seven-week fee: $42
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 Funk Hip Hop NEW!
Thursdays, June 11 – July 30 (Not held: July 2).
6 - 7 pm
Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner - Intermediate levels, ages 8 & up
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
This class offers students instruction in current UpTempo 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. 702-229-6383
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UpTempo Jazz for Adults NEW!
Thursdays, June 11 – July 30 (Not held: July 2).
7 - 8 p.m.
Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner level, ages 18 yrs. & up
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. Attire: Dance attire and Jazz dance shoes required.
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Ballet II Friday
Fridays, June 19 – July 31 (Not held: June 12 & July 3).
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $63
Intermediate level, ages 9 yrs. & 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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Modern Dance NEW!
Saturdays, June 13 – Aug 1 (No class July 4).
9 - 10 a.m.
Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner level, ages 12 & up
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.
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Creative Movement for 4-6 yrs. NEW!
Saturdays, June 13 – Aug 1 (No class July 4).
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner, Ages 4-6 yrs.
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.
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Beginning Ballet for Males NEW!
Saturdays, June 13 – Aug 1 (No class July 4).
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Seven-week fee: $49
Beginner, ages 12 yrs. & up
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
This Ballet class is designed for the male emerging dancer and begins with brief barre work, positions of the feet and arms, tendu, and other ballet basics along with movement, rhythm and coordination. Special attention will be made to male aspects of ballet dance which include core and center work without the barre. Dance attire is required: Fitted tank (any color) with black tights (convertible), compression shorts, Bike-tard, or Uni-tard, and black ballet shoes. Hair worn away from face and up if long. Fitted exercise clothing acceptable for the first day of class.
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Hip Hop Saturday
Saturdays, June 13 – Aug 1 (No class July 4).
12 - 1 p.m.
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. No class April 4, May 9, 30, June 6 & July 4.
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Private and Semi Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 yrs. - Adult

By appointment only, June 10 – Aug 1* (Unavailable June 17-26, No classes July 1-4)
Four-week fee: $72 or Five-week fee: $90 (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.

Youth Summer Dance Intensives

Ballet I & II Intensive
Mon, Wed, Fri, July 13 - 24
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Two-week fee: $60
Beginner - Intermediate levels, ages 12-18 yrs.
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
For the beginner thru beginning intermediate Ballet student: warm-up, traditional, lyrical and contemporary styles of ballet will be taught along with terminology and technical aspects of body awareness through: movement, placement, combinations across the floor, choreography and more. Dance attire required. Please bring water and snacks.
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Ballet Contemporary Intensive: Ballet II & III
Mon, Wed, Fri, July 13 - 24
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Seven-week fee: $70
Intermediate-Advanced levels, ages 12 – 18 yrs.
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
For the intermediate thru advanced ballet student, this intensive will include coverage of a ballet: warm-up, traditional skills, with instructional emphasis on lyrical and contemporary styles of ballet and (for those with instructor permission) pointe will be taught along with advanced use of terminology and attention to technical aspects of body awareness through: movement, placement, combinations across the floor, choreography and more. Dance attire required; hair worn up. Please bring water and snacks.
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Modern and Contemporary Dance Intensive
Tues, Thurs, July 14 - 23
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Two-week fee: $40
Beginner - Intermediate levels, ages 12 - 18 yrs.
Instructor: Elizabeth Snyder
For the beginner thru advanced dance student: warm-up, introduction and/or review of Modern dance technique and Contemporary dance elements with instruction of and attention to student movement, special awareness while learning execution of combinations and choreography. Dance attire required. Please bring water and snacks.
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Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Intensive
Tues, Thurs, July 14 - 23
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Two-week fee: $40
Beginner - Intermediate levels, ages 12 - 18 yrs.
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
Students will learn Jazz with an infusion of new age Hip Hop dance techniques for Beginner thru Advanced level dancers. A mixture of current dance forms with choreographed combinations will provide students with skills to build confidence and use on any dance floor. Attire: Exercise or dance attire acceptable; either tennis shoes or jazz shoes; hair worn up. Please bring water and snacks.
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Music (Private lessons)

By appointment only, Wednesdays or Saturdays
June 10 – Aug 1* (No classes July 1-4)
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. *Possible time changes June 17-27.* Call (702) 229-6383 for private classes

Visual Arts Courses

Youth Art
Wednesdays, June 10 – July 29 (No class July 1).
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
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. No class May 27, June 3 & July 1.
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Charcoal Drawing & Movement NEW!
Wednesdays, June 10 – July 29 (No class July 1).
6:30 - 8:30 p.m
Six-week fee: $84
All levels, Adults & Seniors
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Learn to how to use charcoal successfully. Students will observe and with guidance draw with the goal of capturing movement and gestures convincingly. Students will be encouraged to bring photos or examples of movement and gestures to use. (Optional: bring one large drawing clipboard or large drawing surface/board and soft charcoal--ex: vine charcoal sticks.) Clothing may get messy, dress accordingly.
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Afternoon Art
Thursdays, June 11 – July 30 (No class July 2).
2:30 - 4 p.m.
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. No class May 28, June 4 & July 2.
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Drawing & Painting for Teens NEW Time!
Thursdays, June 11 – July 30 (No class July 2).
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $63
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, June 13 – Aug 1 (No class July 4).
11 - 11:45 a.m.
Seven-week fee: $56
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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Marsh-n-tooth Architecture Workshop NEW!
Saturday, May 23
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
One day workshop fee: $15
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 7 - 12 yrs
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Use of marshmallows and toothpicks to create 3-d miniatures of students’ architectural designs. With guided instruction students will engineer a “building” that will stay standing with only the use of arrangement of mini-marshmallows and toothpicks.
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Zentangles Workshop NEW!
Saturday, June 13
12:15 - 2:15 p.m
One day workshop fee: $15
One day workshop for Beginner-Intermediate levels ages 13yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
The fine art of doodling. Use of markers and your imagination. Take your everyday doodles to the next level.
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Dinosaur Diorama Workshop NEW!
Saturday, June 20
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Two-week fee: $26
Beginner-Intermediate, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Create a 3-d prehistoric scene in pop up fashion. Students will be encouraged to employ their choice of treachery or cooperation in drawn created scenes.
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Manga Character & Comic Art Workshop
Saturdays, July 11, 18 & 25
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Three-week fee: $26
Beginner-Intermediate, ages 7 yrs. & up.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
This workshop focuses on the development of Manga characters, inspired by Japanese animation and the creation of a Manga illustrated comic book inspired by Japanese animation. A basic sketch pad and access to graphite and colored pencils at home is strongly recommended.
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Comic Book Writing Workshop FREE!
Saturdays, July 11, 18 & 25
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
Free with advance registration.
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: TBA
In this three-day specialty workshop, students will learn to write for characters in a style you can use in a comic book. This workshop is designed to accompany the Manga comic workshops for youth, but is open to anyone interested in developing their comic book writing skills. Students should have a character in mind for the workshop. Come ready with pen/pencil, paper and your imagination.
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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.

May 6 & 20, Book: The Milagro Benfield Warby John Nichols (456 pages). Adults, Wed., 6-7:30 pm. See film inspired by the book Thursday, May. 21, 6:30 pm. Free admission.
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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