Youth/Teens

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 Oct. 9.

SessionCourse #TuesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A#AC29/11 - 10/235:30 - 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 Oct. 8.

SessionCourse #DatesTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Summer B#AC100Tuesdays, 7/24 - 8/286 - 8 PM$85/$90CAC Art Studio
Fall A#AC3Mondays, 9/10 - 10/226 - 8 PM$85/$90CAC Art Studio

HALLOWEEN CUPCAKE CAKE - NEW



AGES 6 – 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski
Begin your Halloween fun by decorating your own Pumpkin shaped cupcake. Each child will take home their finished cake.

 Session Course # Thursday Time R/NR Fee* Location
Fall A #AC4 10/25 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 Course # Saturdays Time R/NR Fee* Location
Fall A #PAT1 1/5 - 3/16 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM $175/$180 CAC Theatre

Acting


Ages 8-13 | INSTRUCTOR: April Osborne
Learn about being an actor, along with simple theatre terminology, and what goes into a production. Students enjoy touring the theatre, playing theatre games, and working on short skits together.

 Session Course # Tuesdays Time R/NR Fee* Location
Fall A #PAT2 10/2 - 10/9 5 - 6:30 PM $25/$30 CAC Theatre


Spooky Science


AGES 6 – 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Martin
Get into Halloween spirit in this fun hands-on-workshop where you will scare up some science with some ghostly science experiments.

 Session Course # Tuesdays Time R/NR Fee* Location
Fall A #ED3 10/16 - 10/30 6 - 7:30 PM $40/$45 CAC 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 in the Community Arts Center Theater. There will be an Open House on 9/5 from 6-7 pm. No class on 10/8, 10/17, 11/19 or 11/21.

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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD02Mon, 9/10 - 12/104:15 - 5 PM$110/$125CAC 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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD05Mon, 9/10 - 12/101 - 1:45 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
Fall APAD06Mon, 9/10 - 12/105 - 5:45 PM$110/$125CAC 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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD13Wed, 9/12 - 12/125 - 5:45 PM$110/$125CAC 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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD14Wed, 9/12 - 12/125:45 - 6:30 PM$110/$125CAC 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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD07Mon, 9/10 - 12/105:45 - 6:30 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
Fall APAD08Wed, 9/12 - 12/126:30 - 7:15 PM$110/$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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD09Wed, 9/12 - 12/127:15 - 8 PM$110/$125CAC 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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD010Mon, 9/10 - 12/106:30  - 7:15 PM$110/$125CAC 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. 

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD11Mon, 9/10 - 12/107:15 - 8 PM$110/$125CAC 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.

SessionCourse #DateTimeR/NR Fee*Location
Fall APAD12Wed, 9/12 - 12/124:15 - 5 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio