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Charleston Heights Arts Center
 

Dance, Art, Music, Book Club & Adult Drama Classes
Winter 6-week Session January 7 – February 13, 2014
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Dance Conditioning with Elizabeth
Wednesdays, January 7 – February 11
4 – 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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 Wednesday
Wednesdays, January 7 – February 11
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 beginning ballet I level required. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Contemporary Dance
Thursdays, January 8 – February 12
5 – 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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, January 7 – February 11
5 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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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Afternoon Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, January 8 – February 12
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Six-week fee: $42 or Per Week: $7
Adults, all levels are welcome
Instructor: Loy Au
Come ready to dance Thursday afternoons.
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Ballet III Contemporary / Pointe
Thursdays, January 8 – February 12
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $63
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, January 8 – February 12
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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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Ballroom Dancing: Swing Dance Moves – East & West Coast
Thursdays, January 8 – February 12
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 Swing Dance Moves – East & West Coast dance combinations and formations. No experience is necessary!
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Ballet II Friday
Fridays, January 9 – February 13
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $63
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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Dance Conditioning with Lorenzo
Fridays, January 9 – February 13
4 - 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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, January 9 – February 13
5 - 6 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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Small Feet Big Moves
Saturdays, January 10 – February 7 (No class Feb. 14, 5 weeks)
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Five-week fee: $35
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, January 10 – February 7 (No class Feb. 14, 5 weeks)
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Five-week fee: $35
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, January 10 – February 7 (No class Feb. 14, 5 weeks)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Five-week fee: $35
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, January 10 – February 7 (No class Feb. 14, 5 weeks)
12 - 1 p.m.
Five-week fee: $35
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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Private and Semi Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 yrs - Adult

By appointment only, January 7 – February 13, 2015 (Not available Feb 14,2015)
Six-week fee: $108 (30 minute Lessons)
All levels are welcome
Dance Instructors:
Loy Au: Ballroom, all forms available, Adults and Teens on Thursdays
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, January 7 – February 14, 2015
Wednesdays: Six-week fee: $108 or Saturdays: Five-week fee: $90 (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, January 7 – February 11
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Five-week fee: $45
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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Yarn Bomb
Wednesdays, January 7 – February 11
6 - 7 p.m.
Six-week fee: $39
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 11 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Come make a different kind of cozy. Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn rather than paint or chalk. In this workshop students will create an “on-site installation” with patterned crocheted yarn and attached forms. All levels are welcomed, even beginners. Come on the first day ready with yarn and crochet hook (for hook size see recommendation on your yarn’s label).
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Afternoon Art
Thursdays, January 8 – February 12
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Six-week fee: $60
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 Flora Using Color Pencils
Thursdays, January 8 – February 12
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $72
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 18 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Enter into the long tradition of drawing and illustrating the plant world. Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing and enhance existing skills through guided practice and experimentation in varying techniques. Bring plant samples to draw (leaves, flowers, potted plants, etc.) and your colored pencil set. (Optional: bring one large drawing clipboard or large drawing surface/board.)
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Tiny Tot Art
Saturdays, January 10 – February 14
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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Found Object Collage Workshop
Saturdays, Jan 10 & 17
12:15 - 2:15 pm
Two-day Fee: $26
Beginner level, ages 12 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Students will be collaging with found objects and mixed media in this two-day workshop that is appropriate for adults also. Students should bring one to three small/miniature found objects (chewed pencil, game-board piece, broken necklace parts, etc.) to use that have personal significance or an interesting quality. Additional materials can be brought or chosen from supplies provided to create a conceptual theme and/or abstract design on cardstock or an alternate surface (that students are welcome to bring). Students will develop a visual narrative by densely arranging and attaching collage materials that can include magazine images, photos, beads, feathers, jewelry, ribbons, etc. The students will be encouraged to incorporate painted areas, drawn areas, text and areas where there is a layering of mixed media within their collage. Beginners through advanced levels are welcomed.
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Handmade Book Workshop NEW!
Saturdays, Jan 24, 31 & Feb 7
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Three-week fee: $39
Beginner-Intermediate, ages 7-12 yrs.
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
This workshop will take your youngster beyond scrapbooking. Bring 4-5 photos, small drawings, and/or writings you would like to combine into a one-of-a-kind artful book in this three-week workshop.
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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.

December 10, Book: Pompeii by Robert Harris (368 pages), historical fiction, thriller, best-selling author.
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January 14 & 28, Book: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (512 pages), a critically acclaimed, bestselling author explores: “What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?”
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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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Upcoming! - 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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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