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Group Classes

The Arts School offers group classes for students in art, drama, piano, dance, and strings.

Art Adventures
Instructor:  Megan Aguilar
 

Young artists will explore various art styles through projects inspired by a diverse collection of famous artists past and present from around the world.

Grades: 2-3
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Class begins Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Location - Prince of Peace Christian School Art Room
Tuition - $250
Tuition includes 14 classes and supplies
 
Grades: 4-5
Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Class begins Thursday, August 22, 2024
Location - Prince of Peace Christian School Art Room
Tuition - $350
Tuition includes 14 classes and supplies

 

Fundamentals of Jazz Dance
Instructor:  Carolyn S. Lang
 

Learn the fundamentals of jazz dance style and technique, while also learning fun choreography and dance combos! All ability levels are welcome, but steps will be broken down to the basics to build proper form in skill and flexibility.  Performance opportunities available at POPCS games/events and end-of-year Spring Show-offs. Purchase of a performance uniform required, if choosing to participate in school performances/events.

Grades: 4-5
Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Thursday, August 22, 2024 through Thursday, December 12, 2024
Location - Room 1049
Tuition - $360 + $65 for performance uniform
 

Grades: 6-7
Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Thursday, August 22, 2024, through Thursday, December 12, 2024
Location - Room 1049
Tuition - $360 + $65 for performance uniform

 
Tuition includes 15 classes.
 

All students will need to purchase and wear black slip-on or “no lace” jazz shoes for class, have their hair pulled back in a hair tie, and wear clothes they can stretch and move in.

 

POP Players - Children's Theater
Instructor: Jami Calatozzo
 
Is your child overly dramatic or a shower singer? Then POP PLAYERS is the class for them! POP Players Children's Theater focuses on building confidence through singing, dancing, and acting. Our classes culminate in a musical theater production. Come join our creative adventure this semester!
 
Kindergarten - Grade 2
 

“The Stowaway”
“We’re off to sail the rollicking sea, pirates all are we!”  But…shiver me timbers! There are some mermaid stowaways on board and they want to be pirates?!! Join this salty crew of colorful scallywags for a mighty adventure!

Mondays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Class start date - Monday, August 19, 2024
Location - Prince of Peace Christian School Choir Room
Tuition - $250
Extra Rehearsal Date - Wednesday, December 4, 3:15-4:00
Performance Date - Thursday, December 5, 2024, 6:00 p.m. 
 
Grades 3 - 5
 
“Neverland” 
Join the magical journey of Peter Pan and the Darling children as they travel to Neverland where they never have to grow up!
 
Tuesdays, 3:15-5:00 p.m.
Class start date - Tuesday, August 20, 2024
Location - Prince of Peace Christian School Choir Room
Tuition - $300
Dress Rehearsal - Wednesday, December 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m.       
Performance Dates - Thursday, December 5, 2024, 7:15 p.m. and Friday, December 6, 2024, 8:30 a.m.

 

Group Piano Class
Instructor: Dr. Elise Choi
 
The group piano class offers a traditional piano lesson in a group format.  Students are placed according to their ability in a class of 3-5 students, each using their own digital piano. The focus of the class is on enjoying music and learning the basics -- notes, rests, tempos, and dynamics.
 
Grades - 2-5  (Independent readers only)
Wednesdays 3:15-4:00
Class start date:  Wednesday, August 21, 2024 
Location - Prince of Peace Christian School Percussion Room
Tuition - $320 + additional fees*
 
Tuition includes 16 classes. 
*Additional fees may apply for practice journal, headphones, and music.

 

Suzuki Group/Theory Class - Violin and Viola
Instructor - Aubrey Turner
 

Suzuki group classes reinforce concepts and repertoire introduced in private lessons. Depending upon the level of the group, it may include such things as pre-Twinkle songs, instrumental position games, review of Suzuki repertoire in an ensemble setting, note-reading on the student's instrument, or playing Suzuki and supplemental repertoire in multiple parts.

Suzuki group classes are only offered to students enrolled in Suzuki private instruction. All Suzuki students must enroll in group class for the duration of the school year. Please consult with your private teacher regarding placement.

Location: Choir Room

30-minute classes - $10 per class
45-minute classes - $15 per class
60-minute classes - $20 per class
75-minute classes - $25 per class

 

Ukulele Music Makers
Instructor: Kaitlin Bauer
 
Join us as we explore how fun music is through various instruments and games AND learn to play the ukulele! Each student will receive their very own ukulele to keep. We will play, sing, move, and make our own instruments along the way.
 
Grades: 1-4
Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Class begins Thursday, August 22, 2024
Location - Lower School Music Room
Tuition - $375
Tuition includes 14 classes, a new ukulele and case, and supplies.
 
Group classes for woodwinds, brass, and percussion will be scheduled based on interest.
If you are interested in one of these classes, please contact Marci Dittmer

Summer camps and classes are available.  Schedules are determined by individual instructors.

Enrollment

Enrollment for the fall semester is now open.  All new and returning students must complete the online enrollment form. The Arts School accepts new enrollments year round.
 
A non-refundable registration fee of $50 will be due at the beginning of the semester. Please see enrollment form regarding payment options.
 
Please note that The Arts School instructors will not collect enrollments or payments of any kind. 
 

Payment Policy

Group classes at The Arts School follow a predetermined schedule. Because of the nature of the group class setting, The Arts School will not be able to reimburse for missed classes, and make-up classes will not be available. In the event that the instructor of the class is not available or the class is canceled due to inclement weather, the class will be made up.
 

The Arts School Year

The school year at The Arts School is divided into two main sessions, fall and spring. The Arts School also offers lessons in an abbreviated summer session. The 2024-25 school year begins on August 14, 2024 and runs through May 22, 2025, with the week of May 19 - 22 as a makeup week only . Summer lessons will be offered from May 27 - August 9, 2025.
 

Inclement Weather and School Closings

The Arts School follows the inclement weather policy of Prince of Peace Christian School. Please listen to local radio and TV broadcasts for up-to-date information concerning school closings. School closings will be posted on the POPCS school homepage.  If the campus remains open and available on a day when lessons have been cancelled, special arrangements may be made on an individual basis between the student and the instructor to rescheduled. When inclement weather does develop, The Arts School reserves the right to cancel lessons for the day. Please visit the POPCS website or call the school office (972) 447-0532 for additional information.