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Charleston Heights Arts Center
 

Dance, Art, Music, Book Club & Adult Drama Classes
Youth Dance Camp - Spring Break week March 30 – April 3
Spring II 7-week Session April 8 – May 23, 2015 (No class April 4 and May 9)
Summer Session: June 10-Aug 1, 2015 (No class May 27-June 6 and July 1-4)
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Youth Spring Break Dance Camp
Held five days: Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, 2015
3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
One-week fee: $75, Advanced registration is required.
Beginner level, ages 12 - 18 years
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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Modern Dance
Wednesdays, April 8 – May 20 and June 10 – July 29*
4 – 5 p.m.
Seven-week fee: $49, 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. Not held: May 27, June 3 & July 1. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 17 & 24 class dates.
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Ballet II
Wednesdays, April 8 – May 20 and June 10 – July 29*
4 - 5 p.m.
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 Ballet I required. Dance attire, hair worn up. Not held: May 27, June 3 & July 1. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 17 & 24 class dates.
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Contemporary Dance
Wednesdays, April 8 – May 20 and June 10 – July 29*
5 – 6 p.m.
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. Not held: May 27, June 3 & July 1. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 17 & 24 class dates.
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Ballet I
Wednesdays, April 8 – May 20 and June 10 – July 29*
5 - 6 p.m.
SSeven-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. Not held: May 27, June 3 & July 1. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 17 & 24 class dates.
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Ballet III Contemporary / Pointe
Thursdays, April 9 – May 21 and June 11 – July 30*
4 - 5:30 pm
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. Not held: May 28, June 4 & July 2. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 18 & 25 class dates.
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Jazz Dance Styles with Props Workshop
Thursdays, April 9 – May 21 and June 11 – July 30*
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
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. Not held: May 28, June 4 & July 2. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 18 & 25 class dates.
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Dance Conditioning with Lorenzo
Fridays, April 10 – May 22 and June 12 – July 31*
4 - 5 p.m.
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. Not held: May 29, June 5 & July 3. Not held: May 27, June 3 & July 1. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 19 & 26 class dates.
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Hip Hop Friday
Fridays, April 10 – May 22 and June 12 – July 31*
5 - 6 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. Not held: May 29, June 5 & July 3. Not held: May 27, June 3 & July 1. *Please anticipate a start time change for June 19 & 26 class dates.
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Parent / Tot Dance for 2-3 yrs.
Saturdays, April 11 – May 23 (No class April 4 and May 9) and June 13 – Aug 1
9 - 9:45 a.m.
Six-week fee: $42, Seven-week fee: $49
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 basic stretches, ballet steps and movement across the floor. Your child will learn to dance with interactive play in a fun and creative environment. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate and assist their tot in classes. No class April 4, May 9, 30, June 6, July 4.
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Creative Movement for 4-6 yrs.
Saturdays, April 11 – May 23 and June 13 – Aug 1
10 - 10:45 a.m.
Six-week fee: $42, 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. No class April 4, May 9, 30, June 6 & July 4.
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Beginning Ballet
Saturdays, April 11 – May 23 and June 13 – Aug 1
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42, Seven-week fee: $49
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. No class April 4, May 9, 30, June 6 & July 4.
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Hip Hop Saturday
Saturdays, April 11 – May 23 and June 13 – Aug 1
12 - 1 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. 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, April 8 – May 22 and June 10 – Aug 1
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. No class April 4, May 9, May 27-June 6 and July 1-4. Call (702) 229-6383 for private classes.

Visual Arts Courses

Youth Art
Wednesdays, April 8 – May 20 and June 10 – July 29
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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Life Drawing NEW!
Wednesdays,April 8 – May 20
6:30 - 8:30 p.m
Six-week fee: $84
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
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.) No class July 1.
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Charcoal Drawing & Movement NEW!
Thursdays, April 9 – May 21 and June 11 – July 30
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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Afternoon Art
Thursdays, April 9 – May 21 and June 11 – July 30
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, April 9 – May 21 and June 11 – July 30
4:15 – 5:30 p.m..
Seven-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. No class May 28, June 4 & July 2.
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Tiny Tot Art
Saturdays, April 11 – May 23 and June 13 – Aug 1
11 - 11:45 a.m.
Six-week fee: $54, Seven-week fee: $63
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. No class April 4, May 9, 30, June 6 & July 4.
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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.
Two-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.
Two-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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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 - 1:30 p.m.
Two-week fee: $26
Beginner-Intermediate levels, 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 levels, 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: : Aleida Castro
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.

March 25, Book: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (354 pages). Adults, Wed., 6-7:30 pm, One Day/Free.
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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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May 6 & 20, Book: The Milagro Benfield War by 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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June 10 & 24, Book: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer (560 pages). Adults, Wed., 6-7:30 pm. Two Days/Free
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July 8 & 22, Book: Breakdown by Katherine Amt Hanna (554 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