Youth/Teens

Register now for the Summer sessions. Registration for Fall A & B begins Tuesday, August 13 for Fairfield residents, Thursday, August 15 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 11/26

SessionTuesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Summer B7/23 - 8/275:30 - 7:30 PM$85/$90CAC Art Studio
Fall A9/10 - 10/155:30 - 7:30 PM$85/$90CAC Art Studio
Fall B10/22 - 12/35:30 - 7:30 PM$85/$90CAC Art Studio

Youth Fall Painting

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski

Create a fall painting in this two-hour workshop and decorate the house with it. See sample in the Art Studio window.

SessionFridayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall ASept. 206 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Art Studio

American Sign Language

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Shannon Mangicaro (Signing Time Instructor)

American Sign Language is introduced in a playful and educational way through games and songs. 

SessionMondaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/9 - 10/76 - 7 PM$35/$40CAC Children's Room
Fall B10/21 - 11/186 - 7 PM$35/$40CAC Children's Room


Sewing 101

AGES 8 - 15 | INSTRUCTOR: Deb Cropp

Learn pattern layout, cutting, and get comfortable with the sewing machine.

SessionThursdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/12 - 9/265:30 - 8 PM$60/$65CAC Classroom


Acting

AGES 8 - 12 | 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.

SessionWednesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A10/2 - 10/95 - 6:30 PM$25/$30CAC Theatre


Youth Halloween Paintings - NEW

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski

Let the fun side of Halloween come alive and paint four canvases, each inspired with Halloween in mind. See display in the Art Studio window.

SessionFridayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall AOct. 116 - 8 PM$35/$40CAC Art Studio


Spooky Science

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Martin

Scare up some science with some ghostly science experiments in this fun, hands-on Halloween workshop.

SessionWednesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A10/16 - 10/306 - 7:30 pm$45/$50CAC Children's Room


Adult and Me Cat Cake - NEW

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski

Kids, with help from their special adult, decorate a three layered, five-inch cake to look like a black cat.

SessionSaturdayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall AOct. 1910 - Noon$30/$35CAC Children's Room


Halloween Unicorn Cake - NEW

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Crystal Chmielewski

No experience needed. Decorate a three layered, five-inch cake to look like a unicorn with a Halloween theme.

SessionFridayTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall AOct. 256 - 8 PM$30/$35CAC Children's Room


FAIRFIELD STARZ BEGINNING DANCE AND ACRO PROGRAM

Taught by Jean Meyers, Fairfield Starz Dance and Acro Program runs from September to December, with recitals on Saturday, Dec. 21 in the Community Arts Center Theater. There will be an Open House on Sept. 4 from 6-7 p.m. No class the weeks of 10/14 or 11/25.

BEGINNING BALLERINAS

AGES 5 - 14 I This program centers 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.

SessionMondaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/16 - 12/164:15 - 5 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio


BEGINNER DANCE

AGES 4 - 6 I This class will work on the basics of ballet, traditional dance, tap, and jazz. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

SessionMondaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/16 - 12/161 - 1:45 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio
Fall A9/16 - 12/165 - 5:45 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio


INTERMEDIATE DANCE I

AGES 6 - 8 I This is a combination class including ballet and tap technique. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

SessionMondaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/16 - 12/165:45 - 6:30 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio


INTERMEDIATE DANCE II

AGES 8 - 10 I 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.

SessionWednesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/18 - 12/187:15 - 8 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio


PRE TEEN DANCE

AGES 11 - 13 I This class will focus on faster more intricate footwork in tap while becoming more proficient in ballet and jazz movement and technique. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

SessionMondaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/16 - 12/166:30 - 7:15 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio


TEEN DANCE

AGES 13 - 17 I Teens will enjoy learning ballet, jazz and tap while developing confidence, mental concentration, physical coordination and grace. Ballet and tap shoes are required.

SessionMondaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/16 - 12/167:15 - 8 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio


PRE-POINTE/BEGINNER POINTE AND BALLET TECHNIQUE

PRE-POINTE - AGES 10 AND UP
BEGINNER POINTE - AGES 11 AND UP WITH INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION
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.

SessionWednesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/18 - 12/184:15 - 5 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio


HIP HOP CLASSES

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 Oct. 16 and Fairfield Parade of Lights on Dec. 1 instead of the fall recital. 

JUNIOR HIP HOP CLASS - AGES 5 - 8

SessionWednesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/11 - 12/45 - 5:45 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio

INTERMEDIATE HIP HOP CLASS - AGES 7 - 9

SessionWednesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/11 - 12/146:30 - 7:15 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio

SENIOR HIP HOP CLASS - AGES 10 - 17

SessionWednesdaysTimeR/NR FeeLocation
Fall A9/11 - 12/145:45 - 6:30 PM$110/$125CAC Dance Studio