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Classes for High School Students

posted Sep 9, 2019, 5:20 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Sep 9, 2019, 10:17 AM ]
We've got lots of fun and creative options for high schoolers! Following is a list of available classes for high school students in DANCE, MARTIAL ARTS, MUSIC & VISUAL ARTS:   

DANCE   
(Please email DAC Dance Director, Bonnie Gombos, at bonnie@darienarts.org regarding appropriate level for ballet, pointe & company classes.)

BALLET 4/5  Grades 6 & up. Wednesday, 7-8pm.
For intermediate students who have had at least three years or more experience in ballet technique or equivalent. It is suggested to take this class two times per week. 

MODERN/JAZZ 4 
Grades 6 & up. Wednesday, 6-7pm.
This class is a fast paced combination of modern and jazz techniques. Must have appropriate experience. 

ADV. BROADWAY DANCE 
Grades 6 & up. Friday, 5-6pm.
This class emphasizes theatre dance encompassing many dance techniques and styles for the purpose of a lively performance. 

POP - PILATES 
Grades 7 & up. Monday, 7-8pm or Wednesday, 4-5pm. 
A total body mat-based equipment free workout inspired by classical Pilates. It is a fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves to upbeat music. 

TEEN CONTEMPORARY 
Grades 7 & up. Tuesday, 5:15-6:15pm.
Contemporary dance draws on modern dance technique and an array of philosophies of movement based on the study of the human body and body/mind inter-relationships. 

TEEN LYRICAL 
Grades 7 & up. Monday, 4:45-5:45pm or Wednesday, 5-6pm.
Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz and ballet. 

HIGH SCHOOL HIP HOP 
Grades 9-12. Thursday, 4-5pm. 
Street dance style. A combination of popping and isolation grooves. 

NEW TEEN TAP
Grades 6-12. Monday, 3-3:45pm.
This is a continuation of tap technique at a more advanced level, exploring classic tap and theatre tap combinations. 

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MARTIAL ARTS

BEG/INT MARTIAL ARTS
White-Blue | Monday  4:00-4:45pm or Tuesday  5:30-6:30pm
Sept 3 - Jan 14 | 17 classes 
These classes are divided by age and are designed to refine motor and organizational skills, teach self-defense and awareness, improve self discipline and teach proper behavior through respect and self-control while having fun. 

ADVANCED MARTIAL ARTS
Blue & Up | Tuesday | 6:30-7:30pm 
Sept 3 - Jan 14 | 17 classes 
Advancing students will concentrate on technique, material and performance while exploring the philosophy of the art. 

OPEN MARTIAL ARTS
Ages 8 & Up | Thursday | 6:15-7:15pm 
Sept 5 - Jan 16 | 17 classes 
Open Martial Arts for ages 8 and up. 



MUSIC

ADVANCED YOUNG COMPOSERS 
Grades 5–12 | Saturday | 1:15 – 2:45pm 
Sept. 21 – Nov. 23 | 10 classes 
$320 plus $35 Registration Fee, $15 Performance Fee for concerts 
Student composers with more experience will work in a workshop setting, writing and critiquing each other’s music. More advanced harmonic progressions, forms, and elements of melody and counterpoint will be explored. Students will write short pieces that explore specific aspects of the compositional process such as imitation and different types of chromaticism. Students will also work on their own self-directed pieces, to be performed at the DAC Holiday Recital in December. 


For Private Instruction in flute, guitar, percussion, piano, violin, voice or cello, email DAC Music Director Juanita Bosee at juanita@darienarts.org.


VISUAL ARTS

DRAWING AND PAINTING
Grades 5-9 | Wednesday | 5:00-6:30pm 
Sept. 25 – Dec. 18 | 12 classes 
$380 plus $35 Registration Fee 
No classes on Nov. 27 
Similar to our art studio class but designed for older students. A variety of different media and techniques will be explored using the elements of art. Students will create using pastels, watercolor, ink and more. New 
projects are planned each session to accomodate new and returning students. 

NEW PAINT THE MASTERS: ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING
Grades 9 and up | Wednesday | 6:45-8:15pm 
Sept. 25 – Dec. 18 | 12 classes 
$380 plus $35 Registration Fee 
No classes on Nov. 27 
This class is geared towards the advanced art student who would like to develop drawing and painting skills in more depth. Students will learn the historical importance of some of the great artists such as Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh, and learn techniques these artists used to create their masterpieces. High school students working on their college portfolios are encouraged to join.