Youth/Teens

Registration for the Spring session begins Tuesday, Feb. 19 for Fairfield residents. Thursday, Feb. 21 for non-residents.

Registrations are accepted at the Parks and Recreation Department Office in the Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Drive, or by calling  867-5348. Download the registration form here.

Classes for Ages 6 - 17 

CHILDREN'S POTTERY

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTORS: Kevin & Maggie Carpenter
Various hand-building techniques are demonstrated for students to form their own functional and decorative pieces of art from clay. No class 4/23

SessionTuesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Winter A1/8 - 2/125:30 - 7:30 PM
$70/$75
CAC Art Studio
Winter B2/26 - 3/265:30 - 7:30 PM
$70/$75
CAC Art Studio
Spring4/9 - 5/215:30 - 7:30 PM
$85/$90CAC Art Studio


PRETEEN/TEEN POTTERY

AGES 10 - 17 | INSTRUCTORS: Kevin & Maggie Carpenter
Students discover the potter’s wheel through demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Focus is on the challenges
of throwing various clay forms as well as exploring surface textures and glazing techniques. No class 4/22

SessionMondaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Winter A1/7 - 2/116 - 8 PM
$70/$75
CAC Art Studio
Spring4/8 - 5/206 - 8 PM
$85/$90CAC Art Studio


St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Ages 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Taste the rainbow by decorating cupcakes with a St. Patrick's Day theme!
Session Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Spring Thurs, 3/14 6 - 8 PM $30/$35 CAC Children's Rm


Leprechaun Hat Cake
Ages 10 - 17 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Decorate a Lephechaun hat with a surprise inside.
Session Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Spring Fri, 3/15 6 - 8 PM $30/$35 CAC Children's Rm

Spring Drip Cake
Ages 8 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Create a drip cake to celebrate Spring.
Session  Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Spring Wed, 3/20 6 - 8 PM $30/$35 CAC Children's Rm

Pull Apart Basket - Adult w/Child Class
Ages 8 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Decorate cupcakes in the shape of an Easter Basket.
Session Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Spring Fri, 4/12 6 - 8 PM $30/$35 CAC Children's Rm

Basket Weave Cake
Ages 10 - 17 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Learn a new technique, basket weave, while creating a cake to share with others.
Session Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Spring Thurs, 4/18 6 - 8 PM $30/$35 CAC Children's Rm

Birdhouse
Ages 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski

Paint a birdhouse while focusing on symmetry and spring colors.
Session Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Spring Thurs, 4/4 6 - 8 PM $25/$30 CAC Art Studio

Bunny Cake
Ages 8 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski

Create a 5 inch (3 layered) cake that looks like a bunny.

Session Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Spring Wed, 4/17 6 - 8 PM $30/$35 CAC Children's Room


Musical Theatre

Ages 10-16 | INSTRUCTORS: April Osborne
Our children’s musical, TBA, will be performed on March 22nd, 23rd and 24th and auditions will be held on Saturday December 15th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm (audition packets must be picked up at time of enrollment, and you may only audition if enrolled). Students must attend every class in order to participate in the final performance, including four mandatory evening dress rehearsals on March 18th, March 19th, March 20th, and March 21st.

 Session Saturdays Time R/NR Fee* Location
Fall A 1/5 - 3/16 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM $175/$180 CAC Theatre

Theatre A-Z

Ages 7-11 | INSTRUCTORS: April Osborne
Class uses theatre games to cover the basics of acting and rehearses for our production to be performed on March 7. Students must attend every class or be excused from class to perform in the final production, including three mandatory dress rehearsals on March 4th, 5th and 6th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.

 Session Date Time R/NR Fee* Location
Winter Tues, 1/15 - 2/26 5 - 6:30 PM $100/$105 CAC Theatre

FAIRFIELD STARZ DANCE AND ACRO PROGRAM

The Fairfield Starz Dance and Acro Program is taught by Jean Meyers and runs from September - December, with the Recital on Saturday, December 15th and January - May with the Spring Recital on Friday, May 3 and/or Saturday, May 4 in the Community Arts Center Theater. No class the weeks of 1/21, 2/18, and 4/1. Costume fitting will be on Jan 2: 6:30 pm- Beginning Ballerinas, 7 pm- Beginner Dance, 7:30 pm- Intermediate 1 and 2, Pre Teen, Teen (none for Acro or Hip Hop classes). Costumes are $62 for child sizes and $68 for adult sizes. All students not previously enrolled in the fall semester of dance must attend the costume fitting. All costumes should be sized and paid for BEFORE the first night of classes on Jan 7 or 9.

Beginner Acrobatics (ACRO)

AGES 5 - 14 | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
This program is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique. Basic tumbling skills will include: backbends, cartwheels, hand/headstands, rolls and other acrobatic skills. Acro classes will not perform in the fall recital. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AMon, 9/10 - 12/104:15 - 5 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterMon, 1/7 - 4/294:15 - 5 PM
$120/$135
CAC Dance Studio


Beginner Dance 

AGES 4 - 6 | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
This class will work on the basics of ballet, traditional dance, tap and jazz. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AMon, 9/10 - 12/101 - 1:45 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
Fall AMon, 9/10 - 12/105 - 5:45 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterMon, 1/7 - 4/291 - 1:45 PM
$120/$135CAC Dance Studio
WinterMon, 1/7 - 4/295 - 5:45 PM
$120/$135
CAC Dance Studio

Junior Hip Hop Class

AGES 5 - 8 | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
Hip-Hop dance is high energy and encompasses many of the classical dance styles, but is presented in a street or non-traditional format. Students will learn rhythm, control, posture and coordination through age-appropriate hip hop choreography with no suggestive music/movements. Hip Hop classes will perform at Farm-R-Treat on 10/17 and Light Up Fairfield on 12/1 instead of the fall recital. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AWed, 9/12 - 12/125 - 5:45 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterWed, 1-9 - 5/15 - 5:45 PM
$120/$135CAC Dance Studio


Intermediate Hip Hop Class

AGES 9 - 14 | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
Hip-Hop dance is high energy and encompasses many of the classical dance styles, but is presented in a street or nontraditional format. Students will learn rhythm, control, posture and coordination through age-appropriate hip hop choreography with no suggestive music/movements. Hip Hop classes will perform at Farm-R-Treat on 10/17 and Light Up Fairfield on 12/1 instead of the fall recital. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AWed, 9/12 - 12/125:45 - 6:30 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterWed, 1/9 - 5/16:30 - 7:15 PM$120/$135CAC Dance Studio


Senior Hip Hop Class

AGES 10 & up | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
Hip-Hop dance is high energy and encompasses many of the classical dance styles, but is presented in a street or non-traditional format. Students will learn rhythm, control, posture and coordination through age-appropriate hip hop choreography with no suggestive music/movements.

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
WinterWed, 1/9 - 5/15:45 - 6:30 PM$120/$135CAC Dance Studio


Intermediate Dance I

AGES 6 - 8 | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
This is a combination class including ballet and tap technique. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AMon, 9/10 - 12/105:45 - 6:30 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
Fall AWed, 9/12 - 12/126:30 - 7:15 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterMon, 1/7 - 4/295:45 - 6:30 PM
$120/$125CAC Dance Studio

Intermediate Dance II

AGES 8 - 10 | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
This class is designed to move beyond the fundamentals of basic dance, while refining skills and technique while developing strength, confidence and flexibility. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AWed, 9/12 - 12/127:15 - 8 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterWed, 1/9 - 5/17:15 - 8 PM
$120/$135CAC Dance Studio

Pre-Teen Dance

AGES 11 - 13 | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
This class will focus on faster more intricate footwork in tap while becoming more profi cient in ballet and jazz movement and technique. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AMon, 9/10 - 12/106:30  - 7:15 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterMon, 1/7 - 4/296:30  - 7:15 PM
$120/$135CAC Dance Studio

Teen Dance

AGES 13 & UP | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
Teens will enjoy learning ballet, jazz and tap while developing confidence, mental concentration, physical coordination and grace. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. 

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AMon, 9/10 - 12/107:15 - 8 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterMon, 1/7 - 4/297:15 - 8 PM
$120/$135CAC Dance Studio

Pre-Pointe/Beginner Pointe & Ballet Technique

Pre-Pointe - AGES 10 & UP
Beginner Pointe - AGES 11 & UP, with instructor permission | INSTRUCTOR: Jean Meyers
Previous ballet experience required and students must also be enrolled in Intermediate II, Pre-Teen or Teen Dance. Students will focus on ballet technique. Leather ballet slippers required.

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall AWed, 9/12 - 12/124:15 - 5 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
WinterWed, 1/9 - 5/14:15 - 5 PM
$120/$135CAC Dance Studio