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Dance, Art, Music, Book Club & Adult Drama Classes
Summer II Mini Session August 6 - 30, 2014
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Dance Conditioning
Wednesdays, August 6 – 27
4 – 5 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
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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Contemporary Dance
Wednesdays, August 6 – 27
5 – 6 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
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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Afternoon Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, August 7 – 28
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Per Week: $7
Adults, all levels are welcome
Instructor: Loy Au
Come ready to dance Thursday afternoons.
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Ballet Contemporary
Thursdays, August 7 – 28
4 – 5 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
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. Dance attire, hair worn up.
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Salsa & Merengue Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, August 7 – September 4 (No class August 28).
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
Beginner-Intermediate level, Adults
Instructor: Loy Au
Enjoy challenging, fun, dance steps and moves for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Emphasis on Salsa & Merengue dance combinations and formations. No experience is necessary!
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Ballet I
Fridays, August 8 – 29
4 - 5 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
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, August 8 – 29
5 - 6:15 p.m.
Four-week fee: $28
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, August 9 – 30
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Four-week fee: $28
Beginner, Ages 2-3 yrs.
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
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, August 9 – 30
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Four-week fee: $28
Beginner, ages 4-6 yrs.
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
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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Ballet Fundamentals
Saturdays, August 9 – 30
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Four-week fee: $42
Beginner, ages 7 & 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.
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Hip Hop I
Saturdays, August 9 – 30
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 execution of beginning level choreographed routines.
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Private and Semi Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 yrs - Adult

By appointment only, August 6 - 29
Wednesdays: Four-week fee: $72 / Saturdays: Four-week fee: $72 (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
By appointment only Wednesdays or Saturdays, August 6 – August 30
Wednesdays: Four-week fee: $72 / Saturdays: Four-week fee: $72 (30 minute Lessons)
Beginner-Advanced level, ages 8 & up
Instructor: Joe Cottone
Piano 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, August 6 – 27
4:30-5:45 p.m.
Four-week fee: $36
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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Afternoon Art
Thursdays, August 7 – September 4 (No class August 28)
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Four-week fee: $40
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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Teen Art
Thursdays, August 7 – September 4 (No class August 28)
4:30-6 p.m.
Four-week fee: $40
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, August 7 – September 4 (No class August 28)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Four-week fee: $48
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, August 9 – 30
11 - 11:45 a.m.
Four-week fee: $36
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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Manga I Character Workshop/Youth Art
Saturdays, August 9 & 16
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Two-week fee: $26
Beginner level, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Development of Manga characters. Inspired by Japanese animation. Part one of Youth Art Manga summer workshops. A basic sketch pad and access to graphite & colored pencils at home is strongly recommended.
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Comic Book Writing Workshop: Making Stories
Saturdays, August 23 & 30
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Free, with enrollment
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Aleida Castro
In this two day workshop students will explore & develop elements of story writing for anime & classic comic book styles with special emphasis on plot and narrative. This workshop was designed to complement the Manga I & I Youth Art Summer workshops. Enrollment is limited. Advanced registration is required.
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Manga II Comic Workshop/Youth Art
Saturdays, August 23 & 30
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Two-Week Fee: $18
Beginner-Intermediate levels, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Create a Manga comic story. Inspired by Japanese animation. A basic sketch pad and access to graphite & colored pencils at home is strongly recommended.
Two-week workshop
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Theater for Adults and Seniors

Art As Life: Autobiographical Acting
Fridays, August 8 – 29
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Four-week fee: $30
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, students 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

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.


Wednesdays, August 13 & 27 Book: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (445 pages)
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Wednesday, September 10, Book: Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (192 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