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Charleston Heights Arts Center
 

Dance, Art, Music, Book Club & Adult Drama Classes
Fall I 6-week Session September 10 – October 18, 2014
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Dance Conditioning for Youth
Wednesdays, September 10 – October 15
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, September 10 – October 15
4 - 5 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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
Wednesdays, September 10 – October 15
5 - 6 p.m.
Six-week fee: $42
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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Contemporary Dance
Wednesdays, September 10 – October 15
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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Afternoon Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, September 11 – October 16
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, September 11 – October 16
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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Fox Trot & Quick Step Ballroom Dancing
Thursdays, September 11 – October 16
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 Fox Trot & Quick Step dance combinations and formations. No experience is necessary!
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Ballet II
Fridays, September 12 – October 17
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
Fridays, September 12 – October 17
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, September 12 – October 17
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, September 13 – October 18
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, September 13 – October 18
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, September 13 – October 18
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, September 13 – October 18
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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Dance Choreography Workshop
Saturdays, September 13 – October 4
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
4-week Fee: $46
Intermediate-Advanced levels, ages 12 to 18 years
Instructor: Jacqueline Koenig
The Choreography Workshop is designed to help young dancers find their own creative voice & embrace their identities as choreographers. The workshop is oriented to the individual and allows you to create your own work in a supportive, safe & inspiring environment. Conceptualize your own routine, create a solo, further develop your own style of movement & use your great imagination.
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Private and Semi Private Dance Lessons, Ages 8 yrs - Adult

By appointment only, September 10 – October 18
Six-week fee: $108 (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
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, September 10 – October 18, 2014
Wednesdays or Saturdays: Six-week fee: $108 (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
Wednesday, September 10 – October 15 (No class Sept 17)
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, September 11 – October 16
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, September 11 – October 16
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, September 11 – October 16
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, September 13 – October 18
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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Drawing with Charcoal Workshop
Saturdays, Sept. 13, 20, & 27
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Three-week fee: $39
Beginner-Advanced levels, ages 13 yrs. & up
Instructor: Jacqueline Eihausen
Students will learn techniques in the use of charcoal as an art medium for drawing. Clothing may get dirty; bring an apron or dress accordingly. Students should bring: a blending stump, a kneaded eraser & charcoal to the first class. One sketch pad (8x10 or larger) for use at home for homework assignments and future drawings; Optional: one large drawing clipboard or drawing surface/pad.
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Sugar Skulls Art-making Workshop
Wednesday, October 22
6 - 7 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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Theater for Adults and Seniors

Art As Life: Autobiographical Acting
Fridays, September 12 – October 17
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Six-week fee: $45
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.


Wednesday, September 10, Book: Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (192 pages)
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Wednesday, October 1 & 15, Book: Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahloby Hayden Herrera (528 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