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Posted 9/26/2014 / Labels:

Little Shop of Horrors Opens October 3

Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Kimberly Godfrey

Little Shop of Horrors is a deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash hit, which has won the hearts of theater-goers for over 30 years. In this campy musical based on the 1960's cult horror film, nerdy Seymour, a florist's clerk, buys and nourishes a Venus fly trap-like plant, which he names for his beloved co-worker Audrey. The plant ultimately grows big enough to devour everything in its path.

Performances are October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.

Join us for an evening of dinner and theater at the season's first "Dinner Before the Show" on Saturday, October 11 prior to the performance of "Little Shop of Horrors."  

The Evening's Chef: Angie Gasch

"Little Shop of Horrors" Dinner Menu:

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Garden Tossed Salad
Tender Lemon Chicken
Roasted Root Vegetables
Rolls & Butter
Assorted Beverages

Reservation deadline: Wednesday, October 8 at noon.

Prior to select performances, these set menu dinners are held in the gallery. Reservations and prepayment are required no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the event.  Always popular, seats often sell out before the deadline and tickets should be purchased as early as possible.  Dinner seating begins at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $19 plus the price of your theater ticket. (440) 964-3396

G.B. Community Theatre is sponsored by

Little Shop Of Horrors Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 

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Posted 9/25/2014 / Labels:

In Our Gallery...Sandra Gottlieb's "Waves in Black and White"

“Waves in Black and White” 

On display
September 19 through October 30

   The Ashtabula Arts Center is pleased to present the work of photographer Sandra Gottlieb. She has spent the last fifteen years of her life photographing the magnificent waves from a secluded beach in Rockaway Beach, New York. Gottlieb demonstrates the innate capability to capture the ever-changing beauty and mystery in each wave of the ocean. She strives to express the natural, unaltered ocean and does not edit her photos beyond the zoom of her lens.

Sponsored by

Exhibition organized through 
Katharine T. Carter & Associates

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Thursday 
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The gallery is also open 
before theater performances 
and during intermission.

Admission to the gallery is free.

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Posted 9/24/2014 / Labels:

Join the arts center today!

Join the Ashtabula Arts Center

Membership year July 1 – June 30 annually
Individual contributors will be recognized in the following categories:

SINGLE $25 -$49
Invitations to special events
Reduced class and workshop fees
Discounts on series events and theater subscriptions

MEMBER $50 - $99
Single benefits, plus all family members included

SUPPORTER $100 - $249
Member benefits, plus two tickets to any performance

FRIEND $250 - $499
Supporter benefits, plus:
Two free classes for two household members (4 classes total)

Patron $500 - $1,499
Friend benefits, plus:
Two free classes for two household members (4 classes total)

BENEFACTOR $1,500 - $4,999
Patron benefits, plus:
Four free classes for two household members (8 classes total)
Two additional tickets to any performance (4 tickets total)

Benefactor benefits, plus:
Four more tickets to any performance (4 tickets total)

Name:  ___________________________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________
City: ___________________________________ State: _____________________ Zip:  ___________
E-Mail: __________________________________  Phone: __________________________________
 ______ I will contribute $ _________________
______ My company has a matching gift program
            Company name: _____________________________________________
Please make checks payable to Ashtabula Arts Center.
Pay by credit card (Visa/Master Card/Discover)
            Card # _____________________________________________________
            Expiration date: ____________________  V-Code __________________
Please send completed form to:
Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 W. 13th Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004


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Posted 9/24/2014 / Labels:

Welcome to the Ashtabula Arts Center!

A part of the community for sixty years, The Ashtabula Arts Center is a multi-arts facility featuring dance, theater, music and visual arts. From summer kid's camp to ballroom dancing class, the Ashtabula Arts Center offers performances, activities, classes and other programing for all ages and all levels of artistic talents from the beginner to the advanced student.  Spend your free time at the Arts Center.  It's Ashtabula County's family place!

The Theater department offers a variety of classes throughout the year for both children and adults.  Straw Hat Theatre and G.B. Community Theatre offer year-round opportunities for amateur actors of all ages. Everyone, both young and old, is encouraged to join in and audition for a show or volunteer for one of our back stage crews. Productions play on our indoor and outdoor stages throughout the year and always includes comedies, dramas, musicals and more. 

The Dance department offers classes in classical ballet,  jazz, modern, ballroom, tap and more.  Through its resident performing company, Ballet Theatre Ashtabula, performances of "The Nutcracker" are produced annually.  A spring dance concert is also held, showcasing different styles of dance. Fitness classes such as Zumba are offered at different times throughout the year.

 The Music department offers a variety of programs, classes and recitals as well as individual instruction in clarinet, saxophone, piano, guitar, percussion, trumpet, French horn, trombone, violin and cello.  We also offer voice lessons.  “The Good Life,” a community vocal group consisting of area singers, performs annually during the holiday season and in the spring.  “The Show-Offs” and “The Starlights” are the Arts Center’s young adult and youth choirs.  Each is available for performing in outside venues such as festivals, weddings, parties and more.

The focus of the Visual Arts department is to encourage creative stimulation and thought while providing an opportunity to experience the joy and satisfaction of creating works of art.  A wide variety of classes and workshops are offered including pottery, oil painting, sculpture, woodworking, drawing, knitting, screenprinting and many more.  Rotating gallery exhibits  feature the works of local, regional and national artists.  The gallery is open to the public during regular business hours.  Admission to the gallery is free.

Financial aid is available to those in need for classes and workshops.

Take a stroll around our website.  We're sure you'll find something fun for you and your family to do! And once you join us, we know you'll never want to leave!


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Posted 9/24/2014 / Labels:

Director's Desk for Fall 2014

Fall marks the beginning of a new season at the Ashtabula Arts Center, traditionally coinciding with back-to-school timing.  We are celebrating by holding an Open House on Saturday, September 13, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and inviting the entire community.
If you are someone who hasn’t been to the arts center recently, please consider coming out and learning about the latest offerings you can enjoy here.  Not only do we want to keep our current students and audiences enthusiastic, but we need our former friends to reengage with us, while we also attract folks who have not yet visited.

As I look to build upon the legacy of my predecessors, I’m working with our talented and dedicated staff to make a few tweaks here and there in how we present our work and manage our relationships to bring you the best possible experiences.  I sincerely believe that our full-time artistic staff, part-time faculty, and the myriad talented volunteers who work onstage, backstage, and offstage all provide excellent quality for a very affordable cost, which will be reflected in some price changes for classes and shows.  I hasten to add that we offer financial aid for families who could use some assistance and free Brown Bag lunch concerts and Concerts on the Lawn during the summer, as well as opportunities to view our plays and dance performances for free when serving as a volunteer usher or concession worker.  One way or another, we want all residents of Ashtabula County to take advantage of what the arts center offers.

Our fall season brings a few new classes I want to call your attention to:  first, Art on the Vine.  What better way for us to acknowledge our tremendous Lake Erie and Grand River Valley wine heritage in this area than by pairing it with making art?!  Come out this fall and join us on a few select Thursday evenings—you may even find me partaking of the class—and some wine—with you.  I say that too about our Tai Chi and Ballroom Dance classes.  We’re very proud of our pre-professional ballet program and the many classes we hold for kids, but I also want to make sure you know about the diverse offerings we have in all our departments.  For the budding adult painter, we have beginner classes in both watercolor and acrylics.  For those of you more into theater, how about trying out for one of this season’s comedies or musicals—and if your talent or personality doesn’t extend to the stage, please consider volunteering to work backstage—we always need people to help with sets, costumes, lights, and sound.

So if you’re reading this and haven’t come visited us for awhile, please take a fresh look. We’re very eager to welcome you!

--Lori Robishaw
Executive Director

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Posted 9/24/2014 / Labels:

Our business hours and driving directions

Ashtabula Arts Center Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


The Arts Center will be closed
for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 27 - 30.

We will reopen December 1 at 9:00 a.m.

Driving Directions to the Ashtabula Arts Center

Directions from the WEST (Mentor, Painesville, Cleveland)

I-90 or Rt. 20 to Rt. 45. Turn left; follow Rt. 45 until it ends at Rt. 531. Turn Right. Proceed approximately .9 miles to Martini’s. Veer right onto Atlantic Street - this turns into West 13th Street just before Kent State University. Kent State is on the left. The Arts Center is two blocks past Kent State on the right hand side of the street.


Directions from the EAST & SOUTH (PA, Conneaut, Youngstown)

I-90 to Rt. 11 North, follow until it ends. Turn left onto Rt. 531. Follow 531over the lift bridge to top of the hill. At the traffic light, turn left onto Lake Avenue. Continue past the McDonald’s on the left. Pass the Shell Gas station on your right. The next street is West 13th Street. Turn right. The Arts Center is past the third stop sign on the left.

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Posted 9/24/2014 / Labels:

Individual Music Instruction

The Ashtabula Arts Center offers individual music instruction in a number of different areas. Lesson times are scheduled at the convienience of the student and the teacher.

Price per 1/2 hour lesson

Lindsay Fiore.............................................$14

Natella Askerova.......................................$16
Lyn Rocco..................................................$15
Sherry Martin.............................................$14

Violin and Cello
Carol Linsenmeier.....................................$16
 John Linsenmeier.....................................$14

Randy Coutts............................................$14

Dave Black................................................$14

Kim Godfrey..............................................$14

Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone
James Fuller.............................................$14

Clarinet and Saxophone
Geoffrey Wands........................................$14

A Note About Suzuki Violin for Children Age 4 and up
Instruction in violin, viola, & cello is offered by Dr. Carol Linsenmeier using the nurturing teaching method developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Students may begin to study on child-sized instruments as young as 4 years of age. Teaching methods especially adapted to young children are used. Parents are an essential part of the process as they attend their child's private lessons and practice with the child at home. Students also attend a weekly group class. 

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Posted 9/24/2014 / Labels:

The Ashtabula Arts Center Foundation

The Foundation was founded by two brothers, Lawrence L. and Willard T. Hill. They believed a plan should be established for the welfare of the Ashtabula Arts Center and its expansions through a means of perpetuating gifts of money and securities. It was established on April 25, 1974, and is operated by a Board of Supervisors. Supervisors meet quarterly to review the program and determine how income should be used. Monetary gifts are permanently recorded along with your name, or memorialized name(s). The supervisors invest gifts prudently. In this way, income is earned, thereby adding to the resources of the Foundation. The supervisors, board, and staff of the Arts Center are most grateful for gifts to the Foundation.

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Posted 9/23/2014 / Labels:

AUDITIONS for G. B. Community Theatre 2014 - 15 productions

~ Auditions ~

Enchanted April
Directed by Stephen Rhodes
Auditions will be held on
Tuesday, November 4
and Wednesday, November 5
from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Please come prepared with a monologue
and British dialect.

Directed by Christy Seymour
Auditions will be held on
Saturday, January 25
and Sunday, January 26
 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Please come prepared with a short song

For all shows: Please bring a list of calendar
conflicts to be used for scheduling purposes.

Please note!
Everyone is welcome to audition.
If you are not cast in a production, we hope you will consider joining the backstage crew.
We very much need your skills and talents.
Putting on a show is a team effort. While actors have the showier part, the fact of the matter is that without a crew, they’ve got no show. Having actors who are familiar with the stage taking a turn at working on the backstage crew can make the difference between a good show and a great show.
At the same time, you’ll learn a new skill and will have fun working with the production team!

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Posted 9/22/2014 / Labels: ,

ART ON THE VINE: It's not fine art! It's fun art!

Instructed by Anzietta DiPierro

It’s the new, trendy, fun night out! Sign up on your own or get together with friends for a girl’s night out, birthday party, date night, bridal shower, mother - daughter outing, employee teambuilding, and more. Unleash your innerVan Gogh as we paint and party!

No Experience Necessary!

Canvases, brushes, acrylic paints, and other supplies will be provided.  Bring your own wine or soft drink and an hors d’oeuvre or snack to share.  We’ll turn on some music, kick back, and relax! In each party-style workshop you’ll paint as the instructor leads you through each step one step at a time.  At the end of the night you’ll take home a one-of-a-kind painting and a newfound talent! Each workshop offers a new and different painting.  

Register early! Space is limited!

September 11 and 25, October 9 and 23,  November 13
Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.                       $35 per person

The September 11 painting:

"Rainbow Reflection"

The September 25 painting:
"Sunflowers Make Me Smile "

The October 9 painting:
"Back to the Lake"

The October 23 painting: 
"Reach for the Sky: Autumn Birch"

Our November 13 painting:
"Spiral Silhouette"

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Posted 9/22/2014 / Labels:

Save the date for The Good Life's annual Christmas concert

present their annual holiday show...

Winter Stock

(without Gene Kelly or Judy Garland)

Disaster strikes in Ashtabeautiful, Ohio, and the Good Life Singers have to find a new venue for their Christmas Concert.  But the show must go on! And so, Norm Simko, one of the singers, donates his barn located on W. 13th St. (alias Ashtabula Arts Center!).  
Join us for an evening of Christmas standards and favorites.  

Songs will include:  
Blue Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Winter Wonderland, Merry Christmas Polka, Silent Night and many, many, (many!) more.  

Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22
7:30 p.m. 
followed by a reception in the lobby.

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Posted 9/22/2014 / Labels:

G. B. Community Theatre 2014 - 15 Season Schedule

Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
Little Shop of Horrors  

Book by  Howard Ashman 
Music by  Alan Menken 
Lyrics by  Howard Ashman 
Based on the film by Roger Corman
screenplay by Charles Griffith 

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 7-9, 14 & 15
Laughter on the 23rd Floor

By Neil Simon

Jan. 16-18, 23-25
Greater Tuna

by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Feb. 6 & 7, 13-15, 20-22
Enchanted April

By Matthew Barber
from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim

April 10 & 11, 17-19, 24-26

       Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

All shows: 
Fridays & Saturdays 
begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

For Tickets: 
(440) 964-3396

G.B. Community Theatre is sponsored by

Little Shop Of Horrors 
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 - See more at:

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
Is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Greater Tuna
Is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Enchanted April
Is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
- See more at:

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Posted 9/22/2014 / Labels:

Creative Cooking Classes with Debbie LaPierre

Creative Cooking          
                           with Debbie LaPierre

Layers of Flavors
Wednesday, October 15                             7 - 8:30 p.m.
All of the recipes in this class have one thing in common, layers of flavors!  Learn to prepare Tex Mex Seven Layer Salad, Mediterranean Layered Salad, Cupcake Lasagna, Layered Mashed Potato and Mushroom Casserole, and S’more Brownies.

Recipes are prepared and presented by the instructor with students observing. The emphasis of each class is to present unique recipes while demonstrating use of professional technique. Students will have tastings of food prepared and receive take home recipe packets.

$35 workshop fee/$31 member rate.     Please register at least one week in advance.

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Posted 9/22/2014 / Labels:

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Posted 9/22/2014 / Labels:

Halloween Kid’s Day Out

October 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost $45 per child/$41 member rate paid at the time of registration

Oooh, Eeeek, Yipes!
Halloween is coming and the kids have a day off school. What a great combination for some fun.
Spend the day with us at the arts center and make all kinds of Halloween crafts and treats like bat decorations, cards, scary snacks, creepy drawings,  Halloween rubber stamp designs, fake blood and bruises.  We will also make a batch of stretchy, gooey, glop to take home with you.  There might even be a scary story (but not too scary!). We’ll keep your child busy and entertained all day.
Register early. This event fills up fast.

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Posted 9/22/2014 / Labels:

"Nutcracker" tickets are now on sale!

The Holiday Fantasy Comes To Life!
    Ballet Theatre Ashtabula will once again present its beloved holiday classic!


Experience the joy and magic 
of the holiday season!

The Nutcracker

December 5, 6, 7,  
December 12, 13, 14,
December 18, 19, 20, 21
Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays @ 2 p.m.

Tickets: Adults $17, Senior/Student $15, Children 12 & under $13 

Attention teachers: Seats are available for our school performance on Wednesday morning/afternoon, December 10. Call Shelagh Dubsky at (440) 964-3396 for information.

Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and Clara at
“Sugar Plum Luncheon”
Saturday, December 13      Doors open @ 12:15 p.m.
Adults-$30, Seniors/Students $28, Children 12 & under $23 
includes both the luncheon and your ticket to the 2 p.m. performance. Reservations and prepayment required.  

    A holiday tradition for many families, “The Nutcracker” is an enduring
classic with its beautiful sets, memorable score and spectacular special effects.  There is a thrill when the lights dim and an expectant hush sweeps over the audience.  The curtain opens on the grand home of Dr. Stahlbaum and his family where preparations are underway for a festive holiday party.  Soon the audience is swept into a magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through the snow forest and onward to the Enchanted Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her royal subjects.  It’s an enchanted and magical ride for everyone!

Don’t miss the magic of the season!  “Nutcracker” performances and events often sell out early.  Order your tickets today!
(440) 964-3396

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Posted 9/21/2014 / Labels: ,

Arts Center Wish List

The Arts Center is in need of donations of the following:

White copy paper
Colored copy paper
Card stock (white or colored)
Tea Bags
Bottled water
Postage stamps
Blank DVD’s
Blank CD-R’s or RW’s
DVD/CD cases
Sharpie markers
Rubber bands
2" Masking tape
Paint brushes
Transparent tape
Binder clips 
File folders
Packing tape
Large paper clips
Paper towels
Pink Pearl Erasers
Paint brushes
Paint rollers 
Clear plastic storage bins for our costume loft

snow blower
bolts of fabric
cuts of fabric (3 yards or more)
12" chop saw
20 gal. or larger shop compresser
cordless screwdrivers
cordless drills
shop drillpress
laptop for the theater
desktop computer
digital tv's - any size
new or gently used furniture especially sofas or antiques
paintings/artwork/tapestries/knick knacks
any kind of unique item

Please do not bring
toilet paper, ball point pens or  pencils.
Thank you!

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Posted 9/15/2014 / Labels:

Dance Class Schedule and Policies

Ballet Theatre Ashtabula is a pre-professional dance company founded in 1981 that provides students and area dancers the freedom to fully develop their technical and artistic abilities.  Our goal is to provide students who are career oriented with the necessary technical foundation while also allowing recreational students the opportunity to participate in classes of high standards. Made possible by a CDC grant, our dance studio is one of the finest in NE Ohio, with a basket weave construction sprung floor just like the one at Lincoln Center in NYC - an important factor in injury prevention. Financial aid is available for those in need.

Anyone is welcome to select classes at the beginning and intermediate levels.  We offer classes exclusively for children ages 4 -10 which explore the world of dance through movement, music, rhythm, and self-expression. Pre-Ballet and Ballet I students begin learning the fundamentals of ballet.

Consistent attendance is required as students gain an understanding of ballet technique. Other dance styles are also introduced to further enhance the student’s experience with dance as an art form. Dancers in this division are required to take the number of classes designated by their level in order to develop the strength, coordination, and artistry that is required to produce a well rounded dancer. Students are welcome to sign up for any additional classes they wish to take outside of their level requirements.

BALLET II: Two ballet technique classes per week are required. $180 or $162 member rate.
BALLET III: Three ballet technique classes per week are required plus Beginning/Inter- mediate Modern. $342 or $307 member rate.BALLET III STUDENTS ON POINTE: Classes listed above plus Beginning Pointe are required. $427 or $384 member rate.
BALLET IV: Four ballet technique classes per week, Beginnning/Intermediate Pop Funk Jazz, & Intermediate/Advanced Pointe are required.  $513 or $461 member rate.


Mondays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.                     Studio A
with Cassie Serdula
8 weeks beginning September 22

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe Mondays, 6 - 7 p.m.                           Studio A
with Cassie Serdula
8 weeks beginning September 22
By invitation only.

Ballet III
Mondays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.                     Studio B
 with Shelagh Dubsky
8 weeks beginning September 22

Tap For Kids
for ages 5 - 10                                       Studio B
with Karen Sly
Mondays, 6-6:45 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 22
Students will gain a firm foundation and understanding of the fundamentals needed by all tap dancers. Vocabulary and beginning steps learned will be steadily built upon. Dancers will gain rhythmic skill, coordination, and concentration while having fun moving to great music.

Ballet III & IV
with Clover Robinson                      Studio A Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 23

Pop Funk Jazz
with Beth Leslie                                 Studio A Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 23
Explore technique with a strong hip-hop influence that will be danced with a jazz-funk style. Wear comfortable clothing plus jazz shoes, sneakers, or bare feet.

Ballet II
with Shelagh Dubsky                        Studio B
Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 23

Beginning Pointe
 Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m.                          Studio B
with ShelaghDubsky
8 weeks beginning September 23
By invitation only.

Beginning/Intermediate Modern
with Karen Sly                                      Studio A
Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 24
Students will learn to use their bodies as instruments of individual expression and learn to initiate whole body movement with a strong core and sense of breath. The class will include footwork, center work, and grounded movement across the floor.

Ballet III & IV
with Shelagh Dubsky                          Studio A
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 24

Creative Movement
with Shelagh Dubsky             for ages 4 and 5
 Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 24
We explore space and movement, improving coordination, and improving understanding of time and rhythm.

Ballroom Dance
with Brenda Angle                               Studio B
 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 24
Single $90/$81 member rate
Couples $135/$121 member rate
 Learn to “dance like the stars” as we learn the steps of classic ballroom dances.

Ballet II
with Meghann Stell                             Studio A
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30
8 weeks beginning September 25

Ballet III & IV
with Meghann Stell                             Studio A
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 25

Contemporary Dance Workshop
for ages 11 & up                                    Studio A
with Meghann Stell
 Thursdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 25
A fusion of ballet and contemporary dance will be studied. Students will learn to
interpret music and express themselves through movement.

with Cassie Serdula                           Studio B
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 25
Exploring a modified ballet technique, basic ballet vocabulary, body alignment, and rhythm will be introduced. Prerequisite: Creative Movement or director’s permission.

Ballet I
with Cassie Serdula                          Studio B
Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 25
Formal training in classical ballet begins at this level. Learn basic vocabulary,
proper body alignment, and coordination. Musicality and creativity are developed.

Tai Chi 
with Ron Winters                        Studio B
Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning September 25
$90 class fee/$81 member rate
This ancient, internal Chinese martial art is practiced today as a graceful form of exercise. Movements are performed in a slow focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps increase flexibility and balance.  Great for seniors or anyone looking for a gentle and 
peace-filled exercise program.

Dance Class Fees

1 CLASS: $90 class fee/$81 member rate
2 CLASSES: $180 class fee/$162 member rate
3 CLASSES: $270 class fee/$243 member rate
4 CLASSES: $342 class fee/$307 member rate
5 CLASSES: $427 class fee/$384 member rate
6 CLASSES: $513 class fee/$461 member rate
7 CLASSES: $598 class fee/$538 member rate

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST at $15 per ½ hour or $25 per hour. Contact Shelagh Dubsky, Director of Dance.

Dance Class Policies

Class Placement:
Class placement in dance is determined by experience, maturity, and ability rather than age. It should be understood that more than one year is often needed in any given level.  Our main concern is to provide each individual student with the training necessary for their stage of development.  If a change to another level is approriate, you or the student will be notified at the end of the term. Parents are welcome to request a conference concerning a child’s progress.

Observing Classes:
Especially in the case of younger students, parents and friends are asked not to observe classes except when invited.  Children are often shy and distracted when they have an audience.  The last class of the term, family and friends will be invited to observe.  If parents have concerns about a child’s progress, a special observation day may be arranged.

Class Attire:
Ballet: Female students should wear pink tights and a solid color leotard. Pink ballet slippers should be worn for all ballet technique classes.  Male students should wear white or black ballet slippers and white t-shirts. Hair should be neatly groomed away from the face. Jazz: Loose clothing such as leotards, footless stirrup tights, running pants, t-shirts, etc. Tap: Tap shoes are required.

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