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Charleston Heights Arts Center
 

Dance, Art, Music, Book Club & Adult Drama Classes
Fall II 6-week Session October 24 – December 18, 2014

(No classes October 25, October 31 & November 26-29)
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Dance Conditioning for Youth
Wednesdays, October 29 – December 10 (No class Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Week)
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 I
Wednesdays, October 29 – December 10 (No class Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Week)
4 - 5 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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Contemporary Dance
Wednesdays, October 29 – December 10 (No class Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Week)
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 II
Wednesdays, October 29 – December 10 (No class Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Week)
5 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Intermediate level, ages 10 & 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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Afternoon Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, October 30 – December 11 (No class Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Week)
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, October 30 – December 11 (No class Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Week)
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $63
Intermediate level, 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, October 30 – December 11 (No class Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Week)
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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Tango / Paso Doble / Bolero Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, October 30 – December 11 (No class Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Week)
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 Tango / Paso Doble / Bolero dance combinations and formations. No experience is necessary!
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Ballet II
Fridays, October 24 – December 12 (No classes October 31, Nevada Day & Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Week)
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 a traditional contemporary 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 for Adults NEW!
Fridays, October 24 – December 12 (No classes October 31, Nevada Day & Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Week)
4 - 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
All levels, 14 years-Adults
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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Fusion – Hip Hop/Jazz
Fridays, October 24 – December 12 (No classes October 31, Nevada Day & Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Week)
5 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
Beginner-Intermediate level, ages 14 years - Adults
Instructor: Lorenzo Shelley
Students will learn Jazz with an infusion of new age Hip Hop dance techniques for beginner-intermediate level dancers. A mixture of current dance forms with introduction to 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.
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Small Feet Big Moves
Saturdays, November 1 – December 13 (No class Nov. 29, Thanksgiving Week)
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, November 1 – December 13 (No class Nov. 29, Thanksgiving Week)
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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Ballet Fundamentals
Saturdays, November 1 – December 13 (No class Nov. 29, Thanksgiving Week)
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Six-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
Saturdays, November 1 – December 13 (No class Nov. 29, Thanksgiving Week)
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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Chance Procedure Dance Workshop
Saturdays, November 1 – December 6 (No classes November 15 & 29)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4-week Fee: $46
Beginner - Advanced levels, ages 12 & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
This workshop will introduce students to chance procedure; the choreographic method developed by Merce Cunningham to create dance through the randomization of movement. Using a series of guided chance exercises, students will develop original choreography on their own and in collaboration with others. Chance procedure is for everyone, you’ll be surprised how easily you can create movement!
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Private and Semi Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 yrs - Adult

By appointment only, October 24 – December 13, 2014 (No classes October 25, 31 & November 26-29, Thanksgiving Week)
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.

Visual Arts Courses

Youth Art
Wednesdays, November 5 – December 17 (No class October 29 & November 26, Thanksgiving Week)
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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Afternoon Art
Thursdays, November 6 – December 18 (No class October 30 & November 27, Thanksgiving Week)
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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Teen Art
Thursdays, November 6 – December 18 (No class October 30 & November 27, Thanksgiving Week)
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $60
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
Thursdays, November 6 – December 18 (No class October 30 & November 27, Thanksgiving Week)
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $72
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, November 1 – December 13 (No class Nov. 29, Thanksgiving Week)
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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Sugar Skulls Art-making Workshop
Wednesday, October 22
6 - 8 p.m.
One-day Fee: $15
Beginner level, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen & Aleida Castro
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage by learning about the Mexican tradition of sugar skulls and then create a colorfully decorated sugar skull to take home just in time for the “Dias de los Muertos” Mexican holidays. Clothing may get messy, bring an apron or dress accordingly.
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Weaving - Inspired by Navajo Rugs Art-making Workshop
Saturdays, November 8 & 15
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Two-week fee: $26
Beginner-Advanced levels, ages 11 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month, in this two-day specialty workshop, students will create their own cardboard looms, string them, choose their color pattern and execute a woven yarn hanging inspired by Navajo rugs. Students are encouraged to bring yarn in several colors to first class.
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Ornamental Art-making Workshop NEW!
Saturdays, December 6 & 13
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Two-week fee: $26
Beginner-Advanced levels, ages 7 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Celebrating the season, in this two-day specialty workshop, students will create ornate decorative sculptural objects inspired by the winter season. Among several “ornaments” students will create an origami (folded paper) treated globe and uniquely beaded 3-d snowflakes.
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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.

Wednesday, October 1 & 15, Book: Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahloby Hayden Herrera (528 pages), See film inspired by the book Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 pm. Free admission.
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Wednesday, November 12, Book: The Round House by Louise Erdrich (353 pages). Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012.
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Wednesday, December 10, Book: Pompeii by Robert Harris (368 pages), historical fiction, thriller, best-selling author.
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Upcoming! - Wednesday, 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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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