Youth/Teens

Registrer now for the Spring session. Registration for Summer A begins Tuesday, April 16 for Fairfield residents, Thursday, April 18 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 or 7/2

SessionTuesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Spring4/9 - 5/215:30 - 7:30 PM$85/$90CAC Art Studio
Summer A6/4 - 7/165:30 - 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
Spring4/8 - 5/206 - 8 PM$85/$90CAC Art Studio



Pull Apart Basket - Adult w/Child Class

Ages 8 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Decorate cupcakes in the shape of an Easter Basket.

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
SpringFri, 4/126 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC 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.

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
SpringThurs, 4/186 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Children's Rm

Bunny Cake

Ages 8 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Create a 5 inch (3 layered) cake that looks like a bunny.

SessionDateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
SpringWed, 4/176 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Children's Room

Mother's Day Cake - NEW

AGES 10 - 17 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Make Mom or your favorite female role model a special treat for Mother’s Day. Note that this class may use food  containing nuts.

SessionThursdayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Summer AMay 96 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Children's Room


Mommy & Me Painting Class - NEW

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Enjoy some quality time with mom for Mother’s Day. Paint a set of canvases that can be hung together. Sample displayed in the Art Studio window.

SessionFridayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Summer AMay 106 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Children's Room


Unicorn Cake - NEW

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Decorate your own trendy unicorn cake that will make any occasion a little more magical.

SessionFridayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Summer AMay 176 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Children's Room


Father's Day Cake - NEW

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Make Dad or your favorite male role model a special treat for Father’s Day.

SessionFridayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Summer AJune 146 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Children's Room





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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WinterWed, 1/9 - 5/14:15 - 5 PM
$120/$135CAC Dance Studio