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Welcome to the Beck Center!
You asked, and we listened! Beck Center faculty and staff are thrilled to offer our education patrons exciting new classes while maintaining experiences that are the cornerstone of Beck Center’s top-quality arts education curriculum. So what’s new? Art Journal/Creative Sketchbook, Dance Fitness, and Creating Original Theater are among the 37 new programs being offered this fall. Please take a moment to read through the entire catalog and discover how you can enrich your life while having fun! Join us this fall by taking a class, viewing an art exhibition, listening to a music recital, and seeing the Youth Theater production of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe and our professional theater’s September production of Fiddler on the Roof. I guarantee you will enjoy the exceptional programs and the delightful experiences the Beck has to offer! Please call upon me or any member of the staff to make your experience the best possible. Edward P. Gallagher, MT-BC Director of Education & Creative Arts Therapies

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Education Department Staff Class Schedule by Age Group Creative Arts Therapies Dance Early Childhood and Youth Teen/Adult Early Childhood and Outreach Education Music Private Lessons Early Childhood and Youth Teen/Adult and All Ages Children’s Choirs
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Theater Weekday Saturday Youth and Teen Core Classes Teen Youth Theater Season Visual Arts Multi-Media Art Cartooning and Digital Arts Drawing and Painting Pottery Adult Workshops

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General Information 36 Policies 36 Scholarships and Financial Aid 37 Registration Form center spread
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The Beck Center is proud to offer the most comprehensive arts education programming in Northeast Ohio. Each week our arts complex comes alive with more than 140 classes, lessons, and programs in dance, music, theater, visual arts, outreach education, and creative arts therapies for artists of all ages. Have fun, be creative, and nurture the artist in you and your family. Sign up for classes today!

Fall Registration Hours
Monday to Thursday: Friday and Saturday: Sunday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 9:00 am to 10:00 pm* Noon to 4:00 pm*

*during show performances only

Beck Center for the Arts
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Education Department Staff
Full faculty bios are available online at www.beckcenter.org.

Edward P. Gallagher, MT-BC [216.521.2540 x12; egallagher@beckcenter.org] is director of Education & Creative Arts Therapies and received his Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium and Cleveland State University and founded Beck’s Creative Arts Therapies program in 1994. He is part of the award-winning Toddler Rock program at The Rock Hall. He serves as immediate past president of the Great Lakes Region of The American Music Therapy Association (GLR-AMTA), is a frequent presenter on the uses of music in therapy and early childhood and serves on committees of several community agencies. He received the 2007 Service Award from the GLR – AMTA and was recognized by the City of Lakewood for bringing the healing power of music to the community. CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES Tara J. Griest, MT-BC [216.521.2540 x34; tgriest@beckcenter.org] is associate director of Creative Arts Therapies and received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and a minor in psychology from the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium and Baldwin-Wallace College. She is also the program coordinator for the Early Childhood Arts program at the Beck Center, Hear & Touch the Music, and the Westfield Great Northern Kids’ Club. In addition to conducting early childhood sessions, she leads group and individual sessions for children and seniors with disabilities. She serves as the state editor for the Ohio Association of Music Therapy and chair of the Membership Committee of the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association. DANCE Melanie L. Szucs [216.521.2540 x26; mszucs@beckcenter.org] is associate director of Dance Education and artistic director and choreographer of the Beck Center Dance Workshop. She has been an instructor of ballet and jazz for 30 years, mainly here at the Beck Center. In her early years she was named Miss Dance Michigan, soloist with Dance Detroit. She studied with George Zorich and on full scholarship with School of Cleveland Ballet. OUTREACH Rachel E. Spence [216.521.2540 x16; rspence@beckcenter.org] is associate director of Outreach Education and has more than 20 years experience as an instructor, playwright and director. Her latest work includes writing and directing Channel Zero for Beck’s Youth Theater. She is an early childhood specialist who has been a theater instructor for the Strongsville City Schools and director of Children’s Theater with the Royalton Players. She has performed on local and national television as well as in various regional theaters.

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THEATER Jonathan S. Kronenberger [216.521.2540 x27; jkronenberger@beckcenter.org] is associate director of Theater Education and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Miami University and a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from Ohio University. His experiences include serving as assistant to the director at Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York; as assistant to the producer with the Kenley Players, and has worked on various projects at The Cleveland Play House. In addition, he has had several pieces produced and commissioned by the Shakespeare Institute. He has directed productions both locally and in New York. Directing credits include A Christmas Twist at Beck Center, The Lesson and the world premiere of Corner Office at The Cleveland Play House, Animal Research at Expanded Arts in New York, and Regrets Only at Clague Playhouse. VISUAL ARTS Susan M. Gallagher [216.521.2540 x13; sgallagher@beckcenter.org] is associate director of Visual Arts Education. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art with 40 years experience as a clay artist, teacher and technician. She is an educator with the Ohio Arts Council as part of their Artist in Residence program, teaching in many schools throughout the state. She has had many exhibitions, awards, and scholarships and has work displayed in both private and public collections. She is also the owner of SMG Icon Ceramics.

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Fall 2009 Class Schedule by Age Group
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CHILDREN
(Ages newborn to 12 years)

TEENS

(Ages 13 to 18 years)

ADULTS

(Ages 18 years and over)

Ballet 1, 2 (Ages 7-12) Ballet 3 (Ages 9-13) Ballet 4 (Ages 10-15) Ballet 5 (11-15) Early Childhood ABC (Ages 1-6) Hip Hop 1, 2 (Ages 8-13) Jazz 1& 2 (Ages 8-12) Jazz 3 (Ages 9-13) Jazz 4 (Ages 10-14) Kids-N-Dance (Ages 2½-4) Pointe 1& 2 (Ages 11-15) Preballet 1 (Ages 4-5) Preballet 2 (Ages 5-6) Preballet 3 (Ages 6-7) Preschool Dance (Ages 3-4) Tap 1, 2 (Ages 7-12) Tap 3 (Ages 9-14)

Ballet 1, 2, 2/3 Ballet 6, 7 Ballet 6 & 7 Center Work CaribFunk Contemporary Ballet 6, 7 Dance Workshop Hip Hop 1, 2 Modern Dance 1, 2 Modern Jazz 1,2,3 Pointe 1& 2 Tap 1, 2, 3

Ballet 1,2, 2/3 Ballet 6,7 Ballet 6 & 7 Center Work Contemporary Ballet 6, 7 CaribFunk Dance Fitness Dance Workshop GYROKINESIS® Hip Hop 1, 2 Tap 1, 2, 3 Tone & Stretch

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CHILDREN
(Ages newborn to 12 years)

TEENS

(Ages 13 to 18 years)

ADULTS

(Ages 18 years and over)

Children’s Choirs: Primary Choir (Ages 6-8) Performing Choir (Ages 9-12) Chamber Choir (Ages 11 and up) Classical Music 1 (Ages 8-12) Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Ages 3-9) Early Childhood ABC (Ages 1-6) Guitar/Beginner Group Lesson (Ages 9-12) Harp Ensemble/In Residence Hear & Touch the Music (Ages 1-6) Jazz Combo (Ages 12 and older) Kids-n-Tunes (6 months to Age 5) Materials of Music (Ages 8-12) Percussion “Rhythm Ensemble” Piano Children/ Beginner Group Lesson (Ages 6-12) Suzuki Violin Group Lesson (Ages 5-12) Voice/PreTeen (Ages 10-13)

Chamber Choir (Ages 11 and up) Conducting I (Ages 14 and up) Harp Ensemble/In Residence Workshop (Ages 12 to Adult) Jazz Combo (Ages 12 and older) Percussion “Rhythm Ensemble” Songwriting (Teen/Adult) Theory I (14 and up) Theory III (14 and up) Voice/Teen (Ages 14-18)

Harp Ensemble/In Residence Workshop (Ages 12 to Adult) Percussion “Rhythm Ensemble” Piano/Adult Beginner (Ages 18 and older) Songwriting (Teen/Adult) Voice (Adult)

Private instruction available in voice and all band and orchestral instruments for all age groups (see page 14 ).
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THEATER
CHILDREN
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TEENS

(Ages 13 to 18 years)

ADULTS

(Ages 18 years and over)

Acting Weekday Class (Ages 8-12) Creating Original Theater (Ages 12-Adult) Early Childhood ABC (Ages 1-6) Fundamentals of Acting (Ages 7-12) Fundamentals of Musical Theater (Ages 7-12) Fundamentals of Theater (Ages 7-12) Imagination Station (Ages 3-6) Improv Weekday Class (Ages 11-14) Kids-N-Theater (Ages 3-5) Little Folks Theater (Ages 4-6) Silly Skits (Ages 12-Adult) Sketch Comedy Workshop (Ages 12-Adult) Youth Theater Core Classes (Ages 7-12)

Creating Original Theater (Ages 12-Adult) Horror Make-up for Stage and Screen (Ages 12-Adult) Improv Weekday Class (Ages 11-14) Private Coaching (Ages 14-Adult) Silly Skits (Ages 12-Adult) Sketch Comedy Workshop (Ages 12-Adult) Teen Theater Core Classes (Ages 13-18)

Creating Original Theater (Ages 12-Adult) Horror Make-up for Stage and Screen (Ages 12-Adult) Introduction to the Audition-A Guide for Parents Private Coaching (Ages 14-Adult) Silly Skits (Ages 12-Adult) Sketch Comedy Spectacular (Ages 12-Adult)

VISUAL ARTS
CHILDREN
(Ages newborn to 12 years)

TEENS

(Ages 13 to 18 years)

ADULTS

(Ages 18 years and over)

After School Artists (Ages 6-13) Cartooning/Super Heroes & Comic Books 1 (Ages 8-12) Cartooning/Advanced (Ages 12-18) Digital Art 1 (Ages 9-13) Drawing Fundamentals (Ages 6-10) Drawing Fundamentals (Ages 10-14) Early Childhood ABC (Ages1-6) Glass Mosaic (Ages 9-14) Introduction to Art (Ages 6-12) Kids-n-Art (Ages 3-5) Painting/Children (Ages 10-14) Pottery/Beginner (Ages 6-11) Pottery/Beginner (Ages 10-14) Pottery/Family Clay Time (Ages 5-11) Pottery/Intermediate (Ages 10-14) Watercolor Fundamentals (Ages 9-14)

Art Journal-Creative Sketchbook (Ages 16-Adult) Cartooning/Advanced (Ages 12-18) Digital Art 1 (Ages 9-13) Digital Art 2 (Ages 13-18) Drawing Fundamentals Drawing Intermediate/Advanced Painting/Children (Ages 10-14) Pottery/Intermediate (Ages 10-14) Watercolor Fundamentals (Ages 9-14) Workshops for Teens & Adults: Color Theory in Watercolor Glass Mosaic Watercolor: Botanical Painting

Art Journal-Creative Sketchbook (Ages 16-Adult) Drawing Fundamentals Drawing Intermediate/Advanced Life Drawing (Adult) Painting Fundamentals (Adult) Pottery/Beginner Stoneware Pottery/Intermediate/Advanced Stoneware Watercolor/Beginner/Advanced (Adult) Workshops for Teens & Adults: Color Theory in Watercolor Glass Mosaic Watercolor: Botanical Painting

CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES

For indivduals with special needs (see page 35)

CHILDREN

(Ages newborn to 12 years)

TEENS

(Ages 13 to 18 years)

ADULTS

(Ages 18 years and over)

Private Art Therapy Sessions Private Music Therapy Sessions
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9/8/09-1/30/10; 18 weeks; No class 11/25-11/28 & 12/21-1/2 Beck Center Dance program is supported by the Lynda Sackett Endowment for Dance Education and The James Kurtz Memorial Endowment Fund.

Tuition

Based on an 18-week session unless otherwise noted 1 class/week 2 classes/week* Paid in Full in Advance Installments $185 $340

3 classes/week* $475 $247.50**/$237.50

4 classes/week* $580 $300**/$290

(2nd payment due 11/1/09)

$102.50**/$92.50 $180**/$170 $165 $92.50**/$82.50 $50 $275 $147.50**/$137.50

Preballet, Preschool Dance Installments (2nd payment due 11/1/09) 4-class pack

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*Multiple-class rate applies to siblings under the age of 18 **Includes $10 installment fee

Apparel

Appropriate dance apparel is required in all classes. Ballet, Pointe: Youth/teens wear black camisole leotard, ballet pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers (split sole for levels 3 to 6), and hair in a bun. Adult women wear black leotard, ballet pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers, and hair off neck and fastened close to head. Boys and adult men wear white t-shirt or black leotard, black tights, black dance belt, and black ballet shoes. Preballet, Preschool Dance: Girls wear black shortsleeve or capped sleeve leotard, ballet pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers, and hair in a bun. Boys wear white t-shirt or black leotard, black tights, and black ballet shoes. CaribFunk, Dance Fitness, GYROKENISIS®, Tone & Stretch: Leotard and tights or nonrestrictive clothing and bare feet or ballet slippers. Kids-N-Dance: Ballet attire or nonrestrictive clothing for children. Hip Hop: Jazz boot or oxford, or Hip Hop split sole tennis shoe.

Jazz: Black leotard, black Jazz pants, black Jazz shoe. Modern Dance: Footless tights. Tap: Low heel preferred. Oxford for adults. Single teletone tap.

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Preballet 3 (Ages 6 to 7) Thursday; 4:15 to 5:00 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Saturday; 11:15 am to12:00 pm Instructor: Heather Sakai

Early Childhood Dance
NEW! Kids-N-Dance (Ages 2½ to 4)

(Ages 3 to 7; Tuition (page 8); Location (page 13)

Instructor: Melanie Szucs Children participate in dance-related activities to foster a love of movement while enhancing gross motor skills, balance, creativity, and listening skills. Parent/caregiver participates in each class. Friday; 9:15 to 9:45 am; 7 weeks; Session I: 9/11-10/23, Session II: 12/4-1/29 (no class 12/25 & 1/1); Tuition: $60; Each additional child $45; or register for the full 14 weeks (9/11-1/29) at the discounted rate of $108 with each additional child $80. Adults are free but must register. Preschool Dance (Ages 3 to 4) Introduction to the art of dance with age-appropriate music, creative movement, gross motor skills, simple dance steps, and the use of props. Friday; 12:00 to 12:45 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Saturday; 9:00 to 9:45 am Instructor: Heather Sakai Preballet (Ages 4 to 7) An introduction to movement, rhythm, creative dance, coordination, and flexibility. Children learn strengthening and alignment exercises along with simple ballet and folk dance steps. Preballet 1 (Ages 4 to 5) Monday; 4:00 to 4:45 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Friday; 9:45 to 10:30 am Instructor: Melanie Szucs Friday; 12:45 to 1:30 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Saturday; 9:45 to 10:30 am Instructor: Heather Sakai Preballet 2 (Ages 5 to 6) Wednesday; 5:00 to 5:45 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Thursday; 6:00 to 6:45 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Friday; 1:30 to 2:15 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Saturday; 10:30 to 11:15 am Instructor: Heather Sakai

Youth Dance
Ballet & Pointe

(Ages 7 to 15); Tuition (page 8); Location (page 13)

All classical ballet stresses placement, theory, terminology, and technique (eclectic-primarily Russian). Ballet 1 (Ages 7 to 12) An introductory class for first-year students. Wednesday; 6:00 to 7:00 pm Instructor: Jennifer Whitten Saturday; 9:00 to 10:00 am Instructor: Melanie Szucs Ballet 2 (Ages 8 to 12) Instructor: Melanie Szucs For students with at least one year of previous Ballet training. Monday; 4:45 to 5:45 pm Saturday; 10:00 to 11:00 am Ballet 3 (Ages 9 to 13) For students with at least two years of previous Ballet training. Two classes per week recommended. Monday; 6:00 to 7:00 pm Instructor: Anna Roberts Thursday; 5:00 to 6:00 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Saturday; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Instructor: Melanie Szucs Ballet 4 (Ages 10 to 15) For students with at least three years of previous Ballet training. Two classes per week required; three classes per week recommended. Monday; 4:45 to 6:00 pm Instructor: Anna Roberts Thursday; 5:45 to 7:00 pm Instructor: Jennifer Whitten Saturday; 12:00 to 1:15 pm. Instructor: Melanie Szucs

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Ballet 5 (Ages 11 to 15) Instructor: Melanie Szucs For students with at least four years of previous Ballet training. Three classes per week required. Monday; 5:45 to 7:00 pm Saturday; 1:15 to 2:30 pm Pointe 1 & 2 (Ages 11 to 15) Instructor: Melanie Szucs Three classes per week and permission of instructor required. Wednesday; 5:45 to 7:00 pm

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Ballet (Teen/Adult)

Tuition (page 8); Location (page 13)

All classical ballet stresses placement, theory, terminology, and technique (eclectic-primarily Russian). Ballet 1 Instructor: Jennifer Whitten Thursday; 8:15 to 9:15 pm Ballet 2 For students with one year of previous Ballet training. Monday; 8:30 to 9:30 pm Instructor: Kelly Brunk Tuesday; 6:45 to 8:00 pm Instructor: Mimi Schwensen Saturday; 12:45 to 2:00 pm Instructor: Mimi Schwensen Ballet 2/3 Instructor: Melanie Szucs For students with two years of previous Ballet training. Friday; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Ballet 6 Instructor: Melanie Szucs For students with at least four years of previous Ballet training. Pointe shoes optional. Monday; 7:00 to 8:30 pm Thursday; 6:45 to 8:15 pm Ballet 7 Instructor: Melanie Szucs NEW! For the advanced or pre-professional dancer; permission of instructor or associate director required. Pointe shoes optional. Wednesday; 7:00 to 8:30 pm Thursday; 6:45 to 8:15 pm Contemporary Ballet 6 Instructor: Kelly Brunk Fuses classical ballet and modern dance technique allowing the dancer to explore an expanded vocabulary of dance using strict ballet lines, floorwork, and working with the internal rotation of the legs. Wednesday; 7:00 to 8:15 pm Contemporary Ballet 7 NEW! Instructor: Kelly Brunk For the advanced and pre-professional dancer; permission of instructor or associate director required. Monday; 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap
Hip Hop 1 (Ages 8 to 12) Instructor: Richard Larkin ‘90s urban street dance with jazz warm-up and cooldown. Thursday; 5:00 to 6:00 pm Hip Hop 2 (Ages 9 to 13) Instructor: Richard Larkin For students with one year of previous Hip Hop training. Thursday; 6:00 to 7:00 pm Jazz 1 & 2 (Ages 8 to 12) Instructor: Megan Pitcher Contemporary American dance as seen on television and on stage in musical theater Tuesday; 5:00 to 6:00 pm Jazz 3 (Ages 9 to 13) Instructor: Megan Pitcher For students with two years of previous Jazz training. Tuesday; 6:00 to 7:00 pm Jazz 4 (Ages 10 to 15) Instructor: Susan Cesa For students with three years of previous Jazz training. Monday; 7:00 to 8:00 pm Tap 1 (Ages 7 to 11) Instructor: Mimi Schwensen American rhythmic movement with emphasis on clarity of sound, musicality, placement, and standard tap vocabulary. Tuesday; 4:15 to 5:00 pm Tap 2 (Ages 8 to 12) Instructor: Mimi Schwensen For students with one year of previous Tap training. Tuesday; 6:00 to 6:45 pm Tap 3 (Ages 9 to 14) Instructor: Mimi Schwensen For students with two years of previous Tap training. Tuesday; 5:00 to 6:00 pm

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NEW! Ballet 6 & 7 Center Work

Instructor: Melanie Szucs Class focused on center work including turns, jumps, and combinations across the floor. Saturday; 2:30 to 4:00 pm Dance Workshop Artistic Director: Melanie Szucs A performing company for serious Beck Center dancers who study at least three lessons per week. One class and company rehearsals are offered at no charge to trainee, apprentice and full company members. Auditions are 9/21 at 8:30 pm Monday and Wednesday; 8:30 to 9:15 pm

Jazz 1 Instructor: Kelly Brunk Contemporary American dance as seen on television and on stage in musical theater. Wednesday; 8:15 to 9:15 pm Jazz 2 Instructor: Susan Cesa One year of previous Jazz training required. Thursday; 7:00 to 8:15 pm Jazz 3 Instructor: Susan Cesa NEW! Permission of instructor or associate director required. Thursday; 8:15 to 9:30 pm Tap (Teen/Adult) American rhythmic movement with emphasis on clarity of sound, musicality, placement, and standard tap vocabulary. Tap 1 Instructor: Mimi Schwensen Saturday; 12:00 to 12:45 pm Tap 2 Instructor: Mimi Schwensen One year of previous Tap training required. Saturday; 2:00 to 3:00 pm Tap 3 Instructor: Mimi Schwensen Two years of previous Tap training required. Tuesday; 8:00 to 9:00 pm

Hip Hop, Modern Dance, Jazz & Tap
Hip Hop 1 Instructor: Richard Larkin ‘90s urban street dance with jazz warm-up and cooldown for the first-year student. Thursday; 7:00 to 8:00 pm Hip Hop 2 Instructor: Susan Cesa One year of previous Hip Hop training required. Monday; 8:00 to 9:00 pm Modern Dance 1 Instructor: Megan Pitcher Explores the dynamics and fundamental principles of movement. Bartenieff based warm-up and center sequences emphasize strength, alignment, breath support and physical mobility for contemporary phrase work and repertory. Tuesday; 7:00 to 8:30 pm
NEW! Modern Dance 2 Instructor: Joan Hartshorne

Emphasis on Hawkins technique of efficiency of movement and Limon technique of movement expression. One year of Modern Dance required. Saturday; 3:00 to 4:15 pm

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Special Offerings
Tuition (page 8)
NEW! Tone & Stretch (Adult) Instructor: Lynda Sackett

Dance and somatic exercises will enhance flexibility, strength, endurance and muscle tone along with postural alignment and fluidity of movement. Wednesday; 12:00 to 1:15 pm

GYROKINESIS® (Adult) Instructor: Joan Hartshorne Develops articulation of the spine, increases flexibility, and strengthens core stomach and back muscles. Uses breath with movements done seated on mats and standing. Tuesday; 10:00 to 11:00 am CaribFunk (Teen/Adult) NEW! Instructor: A’Keitha Carey Classical ballet and modern technique treading on the boundaries of traditional African and Caribbean movement and implications. This class exhibits culture, tradition, funk, and fusion. It is pulsating, percussive, and rhythmic. Styles of music include but are not limited to Afro-Cuban jazz, reggae, soca, calypso, salsa, and percussion. Wednesday; 7:00 to 8:00 pm; 4 weeks; 11/412/2; No class 11/25; Tuition: $50

NEW! Dance Fitness (Adult) Instructor: Richard Larkin

Have fun and dance your way to fitness with this highenergy cardio class complete with warm-up and cool down. Thursday; 8:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks; 10/111/19; Tuition: $85

“When our daughter talks about her dance classes, her eyes sparkle. She really does have a passion for it. Thank you SO MUCH for all you have done for her.”
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FALL 2009 DANCE SCHEDULE
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Preballet 1 Ages 4-5 4:00-4:45 pm Szucs CA Ballet 2 Ages 8-12 4:45- 5:45 pm Szucs CA Ballet 4 Ages 10-15 4:45-6:00pm Roberts Ballet 5 Ages 11-15 5:45-7:00 pm Szucs CA Ballet 3 Ages 9-13 6:00-7:00 pm Roberts Jazz 4 Ages 10-15 7:00-8:00 pm Cesa CA Contemp. Ballet 7 Teen/Adult 7:00-8:30 pm Brunk Ballet 6 Teen/Adult 7:00-8:30 pm Szucs MA Hip Hop 2 Teen/Adult 8:00-9:00 pm Cesa CA Ballet 2 Teen/Adult 8:30-9:30 pm Brunk Dance Workshop Teen/Adult 8:30-9:15 pm Szucs MA

9/8 /09 –1/30/10; 18 weeks; No class 11/25-11/28 & 12/21-1/2

TUESDAY
GYROKINESI® Adult 10:00-11:00 am Hartshorne CA Tap 1 Ages 7-11 4:15-5:00 pm Schwensen Tap 3 Ages 9-14 5:00-6:00 pm Schwensen Jazz 1&2 Ages 8-12 5:00-6:00 pm Pitcher CA Tap 2 Ages 8-12 6:00-6:45 pm Schwensen Jazz 3 Ages 9-13 6:00-7:00 pm Pitcher CA Ballet 2 Teen/Adult 6:45-8:00 pm Schwensen Modern Dance 1 Teen/Adult 7:00-8:30 pm Pitcher CA Tap 3 Teen/Adult 8:00-9:00 pm Schwensen

WEDNESDAY
Tone & Stretch Adult 12:00-1:15 pm Sackett CA Preballet 2 Ages 5-6 5:00-5:45 pm Szucs Pointe 1&2 Ages 11-15 5:45-7:00 pm Szucs Ballet 1 Ages 8-12 6:00-7:00 pm Whitten CA Contemp. Ballet 6 Teen/Adult 7:00-8:15 pm Brunk CA Ballet 7 Teen/Adult 7:00-8:30 pm Szucs CaribFunk Teen/Adult 7:00-8:00 pm/4 wks. Carey MA Jazz 1 Teen/Adult 8:15-9:15 pm Brunk CA Dance Workshop Teen/Adult 8:30-9:15 pm Szucs

THURSDAY
Preballet 3 Ages 6-7 4:15-5:00 pm Szucs Ballet 3 Ages 9-13 5:00-6:00 pm Szucs Hip Hop 1 Ages 8-12 5:00-6:00 pm Larkin CA Ballet 4 Ages 10-15 5:45-7:00 pm Whitten MA Preballet 2 Ages 5-6 6:00-6:45 pm Szucs Hip Hop 2 Ages 9-13 6:00-7:00 pm Larkin CA Ballet 6 & 7 Teen/Adult 6:45-8:15 pm Szucs Jazz 2 Teen/Adult 7:00-8:15 pm Cesa MA Hip Hop 1 Teen/Adult 7:00-8:00 pm Larkin CA Dance Fitness Adult 8:00-9:00 pm/8 wks. Larkin CA Jazz 3 Teen/Adult 8:15-9:30 pm Cesa MA Ballet 1 Teen/Adult 8:15-9:15 pm Whitten

FRIDAY
Kids-N-Dance Ages 2 ½-4 9:15-9:45 am Szucs Preballet 1 Age 4-5 9:45-10:30 am Szucs Ballet 2&3 Adult 10:30 am-12:00 pm Szucs Preschool Dance Ages 3-4 12:00-12:45 pm Szucs Preballet 1 Ages 4-5 12:45-1:30 pm Szucs Preballet 2 Age 5 1:30-2:15 pm Szucs

SATURDAY
Preschool Dance Ages 3-4 9:00-9:45 am Sakai Ballet 1 Ages 7-10 9:00-10:00 am Szucs MA Preballet 1 Ages 4-5 9:45-10:30 am Sakai Ballet 2 Ages 8-12 10:00-11:00 am Szucs MA Preballet 2 Ages 5-6 10:30-11:15 am Sakai Ballet 3 Ages 9-13 11:00 am-12:00 pm Szucs MA Preballet 3 Ages 6-7 11:15 am-12:00 pm Sakai Ballet 4 Ages 10-15 12:00-1:15 pm Szucs MA Tap 1 Teen/Adult 12:00-12:45 pm Schwensen Ballet 2 Teen/Adult 12:45-2:00 pm Schwensen Ballet 5 Ages 11-15 1:15-2:30 pm Szucs MA Tap 2 Teen/Adult 2:00-3:00 pm Schwensen Ballet 6 & 7 Ctr. Work Teen/Adult 2:30-4:00 pm Szucs MA/CA Modern Dance 2 Teen/Adult 3:00-4:15 pm Hartshorne

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Private Lessons

Open enrollment throughout the year Instruction available for all levels for half-hour, 45-minute or one-hour lessons. Tuition for 18 weekly half-hour lessons will range from $360 to $450 ($20 to $25 per half-hour), depending on instructor. Lessons may begin at any time and are pro-rated. To schedule private lessons, contact the Music Department at 216.521.2540 x37. Registration Policies for Private Lessons See page 37 for private lesson information. Brass (Ages 10 to Adult) Offered for trumpet, cornet, trombone, and tuba. Composition/Music Theory (Ages 12 to Adult) Private lessons available in composition and music theory. Guitar (Ages 5 to Adult) Guitar/Electric Bass (Ages 8 to Adult) Harp (Ages 5 to Adult) Percussion (Ages 8 to Adult) Offered for drum set, snare, mallet instruments, and auxiliary instruments. Piano (Ages 5 to Adult) Instruction in traditional method available for all piano students. Piano classes for children (ages 6 to 12) and teens/adults (ages 13 to adult) are economical options for beginners. Strings (Ages 5 to Adult) Private lessons available for violin*, fiddle, viola, cello, and string bass.

Recitals

All Music Department recitals are open to the public and held in the Music-Armory Building unless specified otherwise. Adult Art Shares An opportunity for adult students to perform for peers in an informal setting. An Adult Art Share will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 3:00 pm. Faculty Recitals A Faculty Recital will be held on Saturday, October 10 at 3:00 pm. Student Recitals The Music Department provides monthly recital opportunities for young students taking private lessons. Recitals will be held on Saturdays, October 17, November 21, and December 19 at 3:00 pm.

Music Classes

All classes meet in the Music-Armory Building unless noted otherwise.

*The Suzuki Method has several unique features: (1) the parent attends the lessons and directs practice at home; (2) listening to recordings is emphasized to acquaint the student to the sound of their pieces and their instrument; and (3) group lessons are encouraged.

Voice (Ages 12 to Adult) Students under age 12 are encouraged to take the PreTeen Voice Class or one of the Youth Choirs. Woodwind (Ages 8 to Adult) Lessons available for flute, saxophone and clarinet.

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Early Childhood Music Classes
(Ages Birth to 6) Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Ages 3 to 9) Instructor: Vilma Vargo Eurhythmics is a method of music education that teaches all elements of music through physical motion, incorporating the idea that music comes from the original instrument, the human body. Rhythmic sense, listening, singing and muscular coordination are developed simultaneously. Eurhythmics unlocks creativity and opens the doors to enriched and enlivened music making by combining rhythmic unity between the eye, ear, mind, and body in the experience. It is a unique, joyful and powerful education in music. Recommended before the study of a musical instrument and beneficial while taking lessons. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday; 17 weeks; Begins week of 9/8; Tuition: $145 (age 3), $160 (ages 4 to 9); Class size: min. 5/max. 14. Tuesday; 17 weeks; 9/8-1/19
No class 11/24, 12/22, 12/29; Parent/visitor day: 1/19

Kids-N-Tunes Children take part in singing, listening, movement, and instrument playing activities that are success oriented, creative and address developmental goals. Parents participate in each session. Learn some new songs to incorporate at home and have fun exploring the engaging world of music with your child. Adults are free but must register. Ages 6 months to 5 years Instructor: Tracy Phillips Tuesday; 6:00 to 6:30 pm; all ages session. Session I: 7 weeks; 9/8-10/20; Session II: 7 weeks; 10/27-12/15 (no class 11/24); Tuition: $65; Each additional child: $45; or register for the full 14 weeks (9/8-12/15) at the discounted rate of $120 with each additional child $80. Location: TBA Ages 6 months to 5 years Instructor: Tara Griest Wednesday; select from times listed below; Session I: 7 weeks; 9/9-10/21; Session II: 7 weeks; 10/28-12/16 (no class 11/25); Tuition: $65; Each additional child: $45; or register for the full 14 weeks (9/8-12/15) at the discounted rate of $120 with each additional child $80. Location: Creative Arts Building. Family Session (for siblings ages 6 months to 6 years w/parent/ caregiver) Wednesday; 10:00 to 10:30 am Ages 6 to 23 months (w/parent/caregiver) Wednesday; 10:40 to 11:05 am Ages 2 to 3 (w/parent/caregiver) Wednesday; 11:15 to 11:45 am Piano/Children Beginner (Ages 6 to 8) Instructor: Christopher Lee An opportunity for children to start piano in a group atmosphere where motivation is inspired by class activity and peer interaction. Students must bring music books listed below to first class. May be purchased at area music stores. Tuesday; 14 weeks; 9/15-12/15 or Thursday; 14 weeks: 9/10-12/17 (no class 11/26); 4:00 to 4:30 pm; Tuition: $155 (book fee not included); Class size: min. 3/max. 7 Quaile – Story of Tony (GS32742) Fletcher – Theory Papers Book I (10503)
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10:50 to 11:20 am 9:30 to 10:10 am 1:15 to 1:45 pm 10:15 to 10:45 am 12:30 to 1:10 pm

Wednesday; 17 weeks; 9/9 -1/20
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Ages 4-5 (beginner/former) 4:00 to 4:40 pm Friday; 17 weeks; 9/11-1/22
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Age 3 (beginner/former) 10:15 to 10:45 am Ages 4-5 (beginner/former) 10:50 to 11:30 am Ages 5-6 (beginner/former) 9:30 to 10:10 am Ages 6-9 (beginner/former) 11:35 am to 12:15 pm

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Violin/Suzuki Group Class (Ages 5 to 12) Instructor: Bruce Erwin Suzuki Violin students taking private lessons review the repertoire and techniques in Suzuki Book I and develop abilities to play in ensemble settings. Group lessons are part of the Suzuki method of instruction. Tuesday; 4:45 to 5:30 pm; 10 weeks; 9/8-11/10; Tuition: $110; Class size: min. 3/max. 14

Materials of Music I (Ages 8 to 12) NEW! Instructor: Christopher Lee The study of musical materials and the nature of their use. Tuesday; 5:30 to 6:00 pm; 18 weeks; 9/8-1/19 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition: $210 Piano/Children Beginner (Ages 6 to 12) Instructor: Christopher Lee An opportunity for children to start piano in a group atmosphere where motivation is inspired by class activity and peer interaction. Students must bring music books listed below to first class. May be purchased at area music stores. Tuesday; 14 weeks; 9/15-12/15 or Thursday; 14 weeks: 9/10-12/17 (no class 11/26); Tuition: $155 (book fee not included); Class size: min. 3/ max. 7 Ages 6 to 8 4:00 to 4:30 pm Quaile – Story of Tony (GS32742) Fletcher – Theory Papers Book I (10503) Ages 9 to 12 4:30 to 5:00 pm Bastien – Piano Lessons Level I (WP2) Fletcher – Theory Papers Bk I (10503) Violin/Suzuki Group Class (Ages 5 to 12) Instructor: Bruce Erwin Suzuki Violin students taking private lessons review the repertoire and techniques in Suzuki Book I and develop abilities to play in ensemble settings. Group lessons are part of the Suzuki method of instruction. Tuesday; 4:45 to 5:30 pm; 10 weeks; 9/8-11/10; Tuition: $110; Class size: min. 3/max. 14 Voice/PreTeen (Ages 10 to 13) Instructor: Staff Thursday; 6:00 to 6:50 pm; 15 weeks; 9/1012/17 (no class 11/26); Tuition: $230 (materials fee not included); Class size: min. 3/max. 7

Youth Music Classes
(Ages 7 to 12)
NEW! Classical Music I (Ages 8 to 12)

Instructor: Greg Upton An historical look and listen to music from the great composers. Tuesday; 5:00 to 5:30 pm; 18 weeks; 9/8-1/19 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition: $210 Guitar Class: Beginning/Part I (Ages 9 to 12) Instructor: Chris Ellicott Designed for the complete beginner, class will cover note reading in the first position for the highest three strings and chords. Part II offered in the second semester, will cover lower three strings. Students provide own acoustic guitar (no electric guitars) and music stand. Method book supplied ($7 fee payable to instructor). Guitar strap and electronic tuner recommended. Final class will feature a performance for family and friends. Wednesday; 6:30 to 7:20 pm; 12 weeks; 10/141/20 (no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30); Tuition: $200; Location: Main Building Skylight; Class size: min. 3/max 6

NEW! Jazz Combo (Ages 12 and older)

Director: Demetrius Steinmetz A newly formed group that learns to improvise and create ensemble through the medium of Jazz. Prerequisite: Ability to play an instrument at the intermediate level. Tuesday: 6:00 to 6:50 pm; 14 weeks; 9/8-12/8; Tuition: $200; Class size: min. 3/max. 10

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Voice/Adult Instructor: Staff Wednesday; 7:00 to 7:30 pm; 14 weeks; 9/912/16 (no class 11/25); Tuition: $230 (materials fee not included); Class size: min. 3/max. 7 Voice/Teen (Ages 14 to 18) Instructor: Staff Wednesday; 6:00 to 6:50 pm; 14 weeks; 9/912/16 (no class 11/25); Tuition: $230 (materials fee not included); Class size: min. 3/max. 7

Teen/Adult Music Classes
(Ages 13 and up)
NEW! Conducting I (Ages 14 and up)

Instructor: Greg Upton Monday; 6:00 to 6:50 pm; 18 weeks; 9/14-1/25 (no class 12/21, 12/28); Tuition: $260 Basic patterns and gestures followed by actual experience directing various forms of choral and instrumental music. Create tunes with text. Learn basic structures of songwriting and bringing it to fruition. Some instrumental background helpful but not necessary. Tuesday: 7:00 to 7:50 pm; 14 weeks; 9/8-12/8; Tuition: $200; Class size: min 3/max. 10

NEW! Songwriting (Teen/Adult) Instructor: Joshua Jesty

All Ages Music Classes
Harp Ensemble/In Residence (All Ages) Director: Jocelyn Chang Harp Ensemble features students of Jocelyn Chang. This unique ensemble offers harpists of all ages and levels an opportunity to perform side by side in a presentation of repertoire not usually available to harpists. Rehearsal dates and times vary with performance schedule. Percussion “Rhythm Ensemble” (All Ages) Director: Christopher Lee A newly formed group that provides an opportunity for drummers and percussionists of all ages to improve rhythm skills while using different “novelty” instruments, including trash cans, hand drums and “whatever else” the music requires. It is also an environment geared towards improving sight-reading skills, general musicianship as well as gaining experience in an ensemble situation. Some private instruction and knowledge and understanding of basic rhythms will be helpful. Thursday; 7:00 to 7:45 pm; 13 weeks; 9/1712/10 (no class 11/26); Tuition: $135; Class size: min. 3/max. 10

Piano/Adult Beginner (Ages 18 and older) Instructor: Greg Upton Designed for the absolute beginner. A quick-moving approach to playing the piano. Students must purchase the following text prior to first class, Bastien - Piano for Adults Bk. I (KP1B). May be purchased at area music stores. Wednesday; 6:00 to 6:50 pm; 14 weeks; 9/912/16 (no class 11/25); Tuition: $230 (book fee not included); Class size: min. 3/max. 7 Theory I (Ages 14 and up) Instructor: Michael Leese The study of musical materials and the nature of their use. Monday; 5:00 to 5:50 pm; 18 weeks; 9/14-1/25 (no class 12/21, 12/28); Tuition: $260 Theory III (Ages 14 and up) Instructor: Michael Leese Further study of musical materials and the nature of their use. Monday; 7:00 to 7:50 pm; 18 weeks; 9/141/25 (no class 12/21, 12/28); Tuition: $260; Prerequisite: Theory II

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Beck Center Children’s Choirs
Primary Choir (Ages 6 to 8) Director: Elizabeth Vargo The principal goal of this choir is to foster a love of music and to begin to develop good musicianship. Through the use of folk songs and singing games, children are taught healthy vocal production and basic musical elements such as high/low, loud/soft, and the difference between beat and rhythm. Each semester, children will expand their musical experiences through fun activities. Monday; 5:00 to 6:00 pm; 14 weeks; 9/1412/14; Informance (family and friends) 12/14; Tuition: $110; Prerequisite: No placement audition required. Performing Choir (Ages 9 to 12) Director: Staff Each rehearsal emphasizes instruction in healthy vocal production, developing pitch and rhythm, music reading skills, use of solfege, and exposure to high quality, age-appropriate song repertoire. Guests are always welcome. Tuesday; 5:15 to 6:45 pm; 9/8 through the Spring Concert in May; Tuition: $225 (cost of required shirt not included); Prerequisite: Placement audition required.

Chamber Choir (Ages 11 and up) Director: Staff Prerequisite: Placement audition required. Each rehearsal emphasizes instruction in healthy vocal production, use of solfege, continued improvement in music reading skills, and more challenging song repertoire than other choirs. Guests are always welcome. Tuesday (occasional Fridays as scheduled); 7:00 to 8:30 pm; 9/8 through the Spring Concert in May; Tuition: $380 (cost of required shirt not included) Performing Choir and Chamber Choir Placement Audition Dates: Contact the Music Department at 216.521.2540 x37 to schedule an appointment. Choir Performances All auditioned choirs will perform at the Holiday Harmonies in December, the Showcase of Choirs concert and the Spring concert in May. There is also the possibility of performances for nursing and retirement homes, hospitals, church and community groups, libraries, etc. Chamber Choir performances may also include participation in choir festivals, music education conferences and other events sometimes involving travel. Chamber Choir members frequently sing the National Anthem at Cleveland professional sporting events.

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FALL 2009 MUSIC SCHEDULE
MONDAY
Primary Choir Ages 6-8 5:00-6:00 pm

9/8/09-1/30/10; 18 weeks; No class 11/25-11/28 & 12/21-1/2

TUESDAY
Dalcroze Eurhythmics Ages 3-6 9:30-10:10 am (4-5B) 10:15-10:45 am (5-6F) 10:50-11:20 am (3B) 12:30-1:10 pm (5-6B) 1:15-1:45 pm (4F) Piano/ Children Beginner 4:00-4:30 pm Ages 6-8 4:30-5:00 pm Ages 9-12 Suzuki Violin Group Ages 5-12 4:45-5:30 pm Classical Music I Ages 8-12 5:00-5:30 pm Performing Choir Ages 9-12 5:15-6:45 pm Materials of Music I Ages 8-12 5:30-6:00 pm Jazz Combo Ages 12-Adult 6:00-6:50 pm

WEDNESDAY
Kids-N-Tunes 10:00-10:30 am (Family) 10:40-11:05 am (Ages 6-23 mos.) 11:15-11:45 am (Ages 2-3)

THURSDAY
Piano/ Children Beginner Ages 6-8 4:00-4:30 pm Ages 9-12 4:30-5:00 pm

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics Ages 3-6 10:15-10:55 am (4-5B) 11:00-11:30 am (3B) 11:35 am -12:20 pm (4F) 12:45 -1:15 pm (3F) 1:15 – 1:55 pm (5-6F)

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics Ages 3-9 9:30-10:10 am (5-6B/F) 10:15-10:45 am (3B/F) 10:50-11:30 am (4-5B/F) 11:35 am-12:15 pm (6-9BF)

Theory I Ages 14-adult 5:00-5:50 pm

Dalcroze Eurythmics Ages 4-5 (B/F) 4:00-4:40 pm

Voice/PreTeen Ages 10-13 6:00-6:50 pm

Intermediate Choir Ages 7-8 5:30-6:30 pm Conducting I Ages 14-Adult 6:00-6:50 pm Theory III Ages 14-Adult 7:00-7:50 pm

Piano/Adult Beginner Ages 18-Adult 6:00-6:50 pm Voice/Teen Ages 14-18 6:00-6:50 pm Guitar/Beginner Ages 9-12 6:30-7:20 pm Main Building Voice/Adult Adult 7:00-7:30 p.m

Percussion “Rhythm Ensemble” All Ages 7:00-7:45 pm

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Kids-N-Tunes Ages 6 mos.-5 yrs 6:00-6:30 pm Chamber Choir Ages 11-Adult 7:00-8:30 pm Songwriting Ages Teen & Adult 7:00-7:50 pm

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9/12-12/19; 14 weeks; No class 11/28 Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to change or cancellation.

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN OCTOBER WORKSHOP
Horror Make-up for Stage and Screen NEW! (Ages 12 to Adult) Instructors: Katherine Troyan & Jeff Glatzer Werewolves, zombies, guts and gore! Have the best costume on the block, or win that big money first prize costume contest! Learn the art of Hollywood quality horror make-up. Participants should wear grubby clothes and prepare to get ugly! Each student gets a make-up kit to take home at the end of the class. Tips on costuming and acting also will be included. Saturday; 2:30 to 4:30 pm; 4 weeks; 10/3-10/24; Tuition: $140

Apparel

Appropriate clothing is required in all classes. Students should wear clothing that allows for free and uninhibited movement (loose comfortable pants and shirt) and shoes such as sneakers, dance shoes or any other type of shoe that can be securely fastened so they will not slip off the student’s feet. There may be additional dress requirements in individual classes.

Special Days for Parents

Orientation Day Saturday, September 12 9:00 am (preteen) 11:30 am (teen) Parents are required to attend a 30-minute orientation session in the Main Stage theater on the first day of classes. This orientation will introduce parents and students to the teaching staff, let parents and students know about the program’s expectations and provide information about special events throughout the semester. Introduction to the Audition – A Guide for Parents Saturday, September 19 10:00 am This 30-minute seminar is highly recommended for parents new to theater and the audition process. The associate director of Theater Education will meet with parents to provide information about the audition and casting process. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. Open Class Day Saturday, December 19 during regular class times (exact schedule announced prior to day) This is an opportunity to see what we’ve been up to for the past 14 weeks. The Beck Center Theater Department will open its doors and welcome family and friends to attend our final classes of the semester.

Weekday Classes
Acting (Ages 8 to 12) Instructor: Rachel Spence Students explore the elements of stage performance through theater games, exercises and scene study. There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day of class. Tuesday; 4:30 to 5:30 pm; 14 weeks; 9/8-12/15 (no class 11/24); Tuition: $145 Sketch Comedy Workshop NEW! (Ages 12 to Adult) Instructor: Katherine Troyan This performance-oriented program is for those with a twisted sense of humor. The class will include some famous Monty Python skits as “The Dead Parrot Sketch,” “The Argument Clinic,” and many more. Participants will learn the art of script reading, comedic timing, and the art of delivering a great punch-line! The class will culminate in a hysterical, fun-filled performance. A great class for the teen and adult set. Tuesday; 6:30 to 7:30 pm; 14 weeks; 9/8-12/15 (no class 11/24); Tuition: $145 Little Folks Theater (Ages 4 to 6) Instructor: Cheryl Winslow This class introduces our youngest students to the magic of theater. Children engage in lively classroom activities involving creative dramatics, movement, music, listening skills, and creative art. Stresses positive self-development and interaction. The class will culminate in a short in-classroom performance for friends and family. Wednesday; 6:15 to 7:00 p.m.; 14 weeks; 9/912/6 (no class 11/25); Tuition: $165
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Instructor: Arian May Inspired by Tectonic Theater Ensembles work which led to the creation of The Laramie Project, this class allows a group of actors to create an original piece together from interviews, rehearsal exploration, writing, and in-depth character study. Including ensemble work, character development and improvisation, this “project” will culminate in a performance at the end of the 14 weeks. Thursday; 4:30 to 5:30 pm; 14 weeks; 9/1012/17 (no class 11/26); Tuition: $145 Private Coaching (Ages 14 to Adult) Instructor: Jonathan Kronenberger The associate director of Theater Education will be offering private coaching sessions. These scheduled work times are intended for the serious theater student in which to prepare materials for auditions and college applications. To schedule a time contact the Registrar at 216.521.2540 ext. 28. Fee: $25 for a 30-minute session. Accompanist available for an additional fee: $25 for a 30-minute session.

Little Folks Theater (Ages 4 to 6) Instructor: Katherine Troyan This class introduces our youngest students to the magic of theater. Children engage in lively classroom activities involving creative dramatics, movement, music, listening skills, and creative art. Stresses positive self-development and interaction. The class will culminate in a short in-classroom performance for friends and family. Saturday; 10:00 to 10:45 am; 14 weeks; 9/1212/19 (no class 11/28); Tuition: $165 Imagination Station (Ages 3 to 6) NEW! Instructor: Faye Hargate At Imagination Station, new theater explorers will play, investigate and create! Through improvisation and creative movement, we will learn key fundamentals to theater and teamwork. We will explore animals, seasons, fairy tales and more. Come aboard for a magical tour of creativity and fun. All travelers welcome! Saturday; Select one of the times below; 14 weeks; 9/12-12/19 (no class 11/28); Tuition: $165 Ages 3 to 4 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Ages 5 to 6 12:30 to 1:15 pm Fundamentals of Theater (Ages 7 to 12) For first-time theater students or Beck students who have completed the Little Folks Theater program. Students study with three teachers and cover three different theater disciplines. Required before students may progress to the core class level. Fundamentals of Theater students take both classes listed below. Saturday; 9:00 to 11:00 am; 14 weeks; 9/1212/19 (no class 11/28); Tuition: $280
Acting Instructor: Rachel Spence or Aaron Patterson Explore basic acting skills through focus exercises and theater games. These activities reinforce listening and reaction skills and interaction between actors. Students learn the groundwork of stage performance and the language of theater study. Musical Theater Instructors: John Krol & Caty Bentler In this introduction to singing and dance in the style of musical theater, students learn basic and commonly used techniques in solo and choral performance, as well as proper warm-up and music reading exercises. Skills include proper breath support and vocal production, basic sight reading, direction and sequence memorization. A choreographer works with the students to develop movement sequences and dance to accompany their vocal work.
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Kids-N-Theater (Ages 3 to 5 with parent or guardian) Instructor: Katherine Troyan Children take part in basic theater skills (singing, movement, acting) in a lively, creative, positive classroom. Parents/caregivers participate during every session. Each class provides an opportunity for everyone to share in the theatrical experience. Saturday; 9:00 to 9:45 am; 14 weeks; 9/1212/19 (no class 11/28); Tuition: $145 Adults are free but must register. All children must be registered for the class to participate.

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NEW! Youth Core Classes (Ages 7 to 12)

For students who have completed at least one semester of Beck theater classes or equivalent with the permission of the associate director of Theater Education. Class selections change each semester to provide students new learning opportunities. Students select two classes and switch after the first hour. Core classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to change or cancellation. Saturday; 9:00 to 11:00 am; 14 weeks; 9/1212/19 (no class 11/28); Tuition: $280 Select Two Classes
The Audition Monologue Instructor: Natalie Green This integral course is a thorough study of the monologue – the most essential tool for any actor to master. Students will learn how to find proper material, work on overcoming self-consciousness (mental and physical), strengthen preparation techniques and develop the skills necessary to thrive in their next audition. Comedy: Funny Bones Instructor: Pam Wetula It’s all in the timing and this class is all about comedy. Learn the skills and techniques to make people laugh. Students will discover the different types of comedy, work on timing, and will explore scripts and materials used in comedy. Dance Audition Techniques Instructor: Monica Olejko In addition to continuing to develop individual talent as a dancer, students will be drilled on the techniques and skills required to nail the dance audition.

Scene Study Instructor: Jonathan Kronenberger Students will apply their acting skills through work on specific scenes in dramatic literature. Study will use the tools of objective, action, character and relationship to explore scenes and discover how to shape a dynamic performance. Singing: Talking A Part Instructor: Douglas Collier For the singer and non-singer alike, this course will explore understanding your unique vocal talents and learning to work within a vocal group.

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Teen Core Classes (Ages 13 to 18) Students who have completed at least one semester of Beck theater classes should choose from the list below. Teen students who are new to the Beck Center should contact the associate director of Theater Education for advice on which courses would be appropriate for their skill level. Saturday; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm; 14 weeks; 9/1212/19 (no class 11/28); Tuition: $280 Please select one class from each hour: 11:30 am Core Classes

Chekhov: The Master Playwright NEW! Instructor: Beth Wood Students will apply their acting skills to the works of Anton Chekhov. This in-depth exploration of one of the theater’s greatest playwrights is intended for the advanced acting student. Dance for the Theater Instructor: Monica Olejko This course in musical theater dance is great for the beginning and advanced students alike. Course work will review the basics while offering deeper understanding of the body in space, the place of dance in the theater, and the skills to perform with pizzaz on the theater stage. Improvisation Instructor: Russ Stich This class will focus on the “yes and” principle and work through games and exercises to develop creativity and spontaneity.

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Performance Workshop Instructor: Russ Stich This class offers students the opportunity to experience the full rehearsal process in a classroom setting. Starting with auditions and casting, students will then rehearse a short script thereby developing a better understanding of working with blocking, taking direction and building a character. On the last day, the class will culminate in a performance presented especially for friends, family and other Beck students.

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Play Directing Instructor: Jonathan Kronenberger This class will be an introduction to the directing process. From casting and scene work to consulting with designers and advising actors, this is a great course for all students of theater whether they wish to work on stage or behind the scenes. Creating a Complete Character NEW! Instructor: Arian May In this exciting new course, actors will study in depth a character of their choosing, exploring the character from all angles. From developing a character history and researching time period to exploration of the physicality through exercises and improvisation, students will finish the course with a thorough knowledge of both play and character as well as have an amazing audition monologue to use! Script Analysis NEW! Instructor: Beth Wood “Think before you act, so that you can act before you think.” Analyzing the script creates a blueprint of clear choices that activates the actor to play truthfully and impulsively under the given circumstances. Students will learn how to approach a play’s text from an analytical view to best understand the playwright’s intentions. An essential course for all students of theater.

Scene Study Instructor: Jonathan Kronenberger Students will apply their acting skills through work on specific scenes in dramatic literature. Study will use the tools of objective, action, character and relationship to explore scenes and discover how to shape a dynamic performance.
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Singing and Acting in Musical Comedy Instructor: Douglas Collier Using classic comedic songs and duets from the musical repertoire, students will work not only on their singing but also on utilizing it towards the fine art of comedic timing, interpretation and skill that is particular to the comedic song. Sing out, Louise! Stage Combat Instructors: Josh Brown & Kelly Elliot Students will develop physical strength and coordination while learning basic stage combat techniques including hand-to-hand combat and swordplay.

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Ballads to Showstoppers: Singing the Broadway Solo Instructor: Douglas Collier What’s an eleven o’clock number? If you don’t know, you will after this course. Students will explore how the solo number in a musical is performed not only as a channel of character enhancement but also as a means of story development. Dance Audition Techniques Instructor: Monica Olejko In addition to continuing to develop individual talent as a dancer, students will be drilled on the techniques and skills required to nail the dance audition.

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Performance Workshop Instructor: Russ Stich This class offers students the opportunity to experience the full rehearsal process in a classroom setting. Starting with auditions and casting, students will then rehearse a short script thereby developing a better understanding of working with blocking, taking direction and building a character. On the last day, the class will culminate in a performance presented especially for friends, family and other Beck students.

“Your theater classes have transformed my normally shy and anxiety-prone little girl into a confident girl. I am incredibly proud of her, but more importantly, she is incredibly proud of herself.”

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NEW! Sketch Comedy Workshop (Ages 12 to Adult)

Instructor: Katherine Troyan This performance-oriented program is for those with a twisted sense of humor. The class will include some famous Monty Python skits as “The Dead Parrot Sketch,” “The Argument Clinic,” and many more. Participants will learn the art of script reading, comedic timing, and the art of delivering a great punch-line! The class will culminate in a hysterical, fun-filled performance. A great class for the teen and adult set. Tuesday; 6:30 to 7:30 pm; 14 weeks; 9/8-12/15 (no class 11/24); Tuition: $145

Creating Original Theater NEW! (Ages 12 to Adult) Instructor: Arian May Inspired by Tectonic Theater Ensembles work which led to the creation of The Laramie Project, this class allows a group of actors to create an original piece together from interviews, rehearsal exploration, writing, and in-depth character study. Including ensemble work, character development and improvisation, this “project” will culminate in a performance at the end of the 14 weeks. Thursday; 4:30 to 5:30 pm; 14 weeks; 9/1012/17 (no class 11/26); Tuition: $145

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MACKEY MAIN STAGE
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe The heroic, enthralling tale of love, faith, courage, and giving comes to life on the Beck Center stage. Adapted from the story by C.S. Lewis Dramatized by Joseph Robinette Directed by Jonathan Kronenberger Student Matinee: Thursday, November 5 at 10:00 am Friday, November 6 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 pm Sunday, November 8 at 3:00 pm Auditions are September 19 and 20. Auditions are open to all Beck Center students ages 7 to 18.

STUDIO THEATER
All Greek To Me Witness a zany retelling of all your favorite Greek mythology legends . . . for kids of all ages. Written and Directed by Rachel Spence Fridays, December 11 & 18 at 7:30 pm Saturdays, December 12 & 19 at 3:00 pm Sundays, December 13 & 20 at 3:00 pm Auditions are mid/late October. Auditions are open to all Beck Center students ages 6 to 12.

Seussical The Musical All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life in this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Co-Conceived by Eric Idle Based on the works of Dr. Seuss Directed by Russ Stich Fridays, May 14 & 21 at 7:30 pm Saturdays, May 15 & 22 at 7:30 pm Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 pm Saturday, May 22 at 3:00 pm Student Matinee: May 20 at 10:00 am Auditions will be announced at start of Winter/ Spring 2010 semester. Auditions are open to all Beck Center students ages 7 to 18.

Twelve Angry Jurors A dissenting juror in a murder trial attempts to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. Life is in their hands and death is on their minds in this American classic. By Reginald Rose Stage Version by Sherman L. Sergel Adapted from the television show “Twelve Angry Men” Directed by Jonathan Kronenberger Fridays, February 19 & 26 at 7:30 pm Saturdays, February 20 & 27 at 7:30 pm Sundays, February 21 & 28 at 3:00 pm Student Matinee: February 25 at 10:00 am Auditions are early December. Auditions are open to all Beck Center students ages 13 to 18. To reserve tickets or for group rate information, call the Box Office at 216.521.2540 x10.

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Multi-Media Art
After School Artists (Ages 6 to 9) Instructor: Susan Gallagher A hands-on artistic experience that educates, informs and involves while offering a variety of multimedia art tasks. Students participate in drawing, clay, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and collage making. Ageappropriate activities are success oriented and foster creativity. Tuesday; 4:30 to 5:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/8-10/27, Session II: 11/10-1/12 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition: $148 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/8-1/12) at the discounted rate of $281. Supplies included. After School Artists (Ages 10 to 13) Instructor: Susan Gallagher A hands-on artistic experience that educates, informs and involves while offering a variety of multimedia art tasks. Students participate in drawing, clay, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and collage making. Ageappropriate activities are success oriented and foster creativity. Tuesday; 5:30 to 6:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/8-10/27; Session II: 11/10-1/12 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition: $148 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/8-1/12) at the discounted rate of $281. Supplies included. Introduction to Art (Ages 6 to 9) Instructor: Danielle Dore-Rook Learn the fundamental elements of painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture in this mixed media class. Emphasizes the use of color in artwork while exploring new mediums both 2-D and 3-D. Saturday; 9:30 to 10:30 am; 8 weeks per session. Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $130 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/121/23) at the discounted rate of $247. Supplies included.

Introduction to Art (Ages 9 to 12) Instructor: Danielle Dore-Rook Learn the fundamental elements of painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture in this mixed media class. Emphasizes the use of color in artwork while exploring new mediums both 2-D and 3-D. Saturday; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $130 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/12-1/23) at the discounted rate of $247. Supplies included. Kids-N-Art (Ages 3 to 5) Instructor: Darrelle Centuori Children and their parents/caregivers participate in drawing, clay, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and collage making. Age-appropriate activities are success oriented and foster creativity. Monday; 11:00 to 11:45 am; 14 weeks; 9/1412/14; Tuition: $180; Tuition for each additional child: $97. Adults are free but must register. Supplies included. Glass Mosaic (Ages 9 to 14) NEW! Instructor: Susan Gallagher Explore the many creative possibilities of the mosaic technique. Students will learn how to create an original design utilizing recycled stained glass and ceramic shards. Bring to class one of the following, a small clay pot, wooden box, tray, bowl or plate. Students will translate their designs to their object and finish the piece using grout. Thursday; 4:00 to 6:00 pm; 4 weeks; 10/810/29; Tuition: $120 Glass Mosaic (Adult) NEW! Instructor: Susan Gallagher Explore the many creative possibilities of the mosaic technique. Students will learn how to create an original design utilizing recycled stained glass and ceramic shards. Students will design their own wall piece, using ¾ inch plywood and a jig saw, and will translate their designs to their object using stained glass and finish the piece using grout. Thursday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 4 weeks; 10/810/29; Tuition: $120

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Cartooning/Advanced (Ages 12 to 18) Instructor: Len Peralta Further your skills to draw and render dynamic cartoons. This class covers cartooning techniques from caricature and editorial cartoons to strip and comic book cartoons. Saturday; 2:00 to 3:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $153 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/121/23) at the discounted rate of $290. Supply list available at Customer Service. Cartooning/Super Heroes & Comic Books 1 (Ages 8 to 12) Instructor: Len Peralta This class focuses heavily on drawing and humorous illustration with attention given to stylized drawing and visual storytelling. Discuss forms of humor (i.e. satire, slapstick, puns) and convey an idea or short story in words and pictures. Saturday; 12:30 to 1:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class; 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $124 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/121/23) at the discounted rate of $236. Supply list available at Customer Service.

Digital Arts
Digital Art 1: Beginner (Ages 9 to 13) Instructor: Staff Learn how to use Photoshop to make artwork, and creatively enhance photos, using your own photographs. Please bring a digital camera with pictures, a cord, and a memory stick to class. Saturday; 10:30 to 11:30 am; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $108; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/12-1/23) at the discounted rate of $205. Digital Art 2: Intermediate (Ages 13 to 18) Instructor: Staff Learn how to use Photoshop to make artwork, and creatively enhance photos, using your own photographs. Please bring a digital camera with pictures, a cord, and a memory stick to class. Saturday; 12:00 to 1:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $156; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/8-1/12/10) at the discounted rate of $296.

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Drawing Fundamentals/Children (Ages 6 to 10) Instructor: Danielle Dore-Rook Learn fundamental skills in drawing, such as contour line drawing, gesture drawing, proportion, and rendering through observation of various still life displays. Supply list available at Customer Service. Saturday; 12:30 to 1:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class; 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $124 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/121/23) at the discounted rate of $235. Drawing Fundamentals/Children (Ages 10 to 14) Instructor: Danielle Dore-Rook Learn fundamental skills in drawing, such as contour line drawing, gesture drawing, proportion, and rendering through observation of various still life displays. Supply list available at Customer Service. Saturday; 1:30 to 3:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class; 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $138 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/121/23) at the discounted rate of $262. Life Drawing/Adult NEW! Instructor: Marilyn Szalay Explore the human form by drawing from a life model (nude) both male and female. Poses will vary from quick gesture studies to sustained drawings. Learn how to shade the figure to create dimension. This will be an introduction to anatomy and how to draw faces and hands. Supplies: drawing paper, pencils and charcoal. Teens must have parental permission to take this class. Tuesday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/8-10/27 or Session II: 11/10-1/12 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition: $148 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/8-1/12) at the discounted rate of $281.

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NEW! Art Journal/Creative Sketchbook (Ages 16 to

Adult) Instructor: Regina Scicchitano Call it whatever you want, just call it fun. Experience a no rules, anything goes, creative way to express yourself. Learn some popular mixed media techniques and ideas to take your sketchbook / journal to a different level. Emphasis will be on the visual aspect of art journaling. These same techniques can also be applied to Artists Trading Cards. Bring a sketchbook (approx. 8 ½ x 11) and pencil, or pen to first class. Tuesday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/8-10/27 or Session II: 11/10-1/12 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition: $149 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/8-1/12) at the discounted rate of $283. Drawing Fundamentals/Adult (Ages 13 to Adult) Instructor: Regina Scicchitano Develop fundamental drawing skills through a variety of exercises including contour line drawing and gesture drawing. Proportion and rendering light and shadow is emphasized using in-class still life displays. Landscapes will also be covered. Bring a ballpoint pen (blue or black), a pencil, and a sketchbook (at least 14” x 17”) to first class. Supply list discussed at the first class. Wednesday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/9-10/28 or Session II: 11/111/20 (no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30); Tuition: $149 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/9-1/20) at the discounted rate of $283. Drawing Intermediate/Advanced (Teen/Adult) Instructor: Regina Scicchitano Explore, develop and improve drawing skills at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and through individual instruction. Observation skills, proportion and rendering light and shadow will be emphasized, as well as creativity and composition. Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/10-10/29 or Session II: 11/12-1/21 (no class 11/26, 12/24, 12/31); Tuition: $149 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/101/21) at the discounted rate of $283.

“The Beck teaches self-confidence, effective communication skills, and the ability to think ‘outside the box’ to our young people.”

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Painting Fundamentals/Adult Instructor: Nancy Cintron In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of the art of painting from observation. In order to give paintings the illusion of space and volume, precise color and shape replication will be learned. Basic color theory, art appreciation and painting materials will also be discussed. This class will be helpful for absolute beginners and artists who are more advanced. Monday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/14-11/2 or Session II: 11/9-1/11 (no class 12/21, 12/28); Tuition: $144 per session; or register for the full 16-week session (9/14-1/11) at the discounted rate of $274. Supply list available at Patron Services. Painting: Intermediate (Ages 10 to 14) Instructor: Nancy Cintron Learn the basics of different painting media, materials, brushwork, design, and composition. Explore color, light, and value while interpreting your subject onto paper or canvas. Saturday; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $138 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/12-1/23) at the discounted rate of $262. Supply list available at Patrons Services.
NEW! Watercolor: Botanical Painting (Adult) Instructor:

Watercolor/Beginner-Advanced (Adult) Instructor: Pat Sigmier Use your eyes, brush, palette of watercolors, and paper to learn how to create paintings. The class will study clarity in design, texture, color, light, and depth of value. Tuesday; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm or 6:30 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/8-10/27 or Session II: 11/10-1/12 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition $170 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/12-1/23) at the discounted rate of $323. Supply list available at Patron Services.

Pottery
Pottery/Beginner (Ages 6 to 10) Instructor: Susan Gallagher Learn the basics of clay work, including pinch method, coiling and slab rolling. Create complete projects while exploring texture, form, design, and glazing. Saturday; 10:15 to 11:30 am; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class; 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $171 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/12-1/23) at the discounted rate of $325. Supplies included. Pottery/Beginner (Ages 6 to 11) Instructor: Susan Gallagher Learn the basics of clay work, including pinch method, coiling and slab rolling. Create complete projects while exploring texture, form, design, and glazing. Wednesday; 4:30 to 5:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/9-10/28 or Session II: 11/111/20; (no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30); Tuition: $171 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/9-1/20) at the discounted rate of $325. Supplies included. Pottery/Beginner (Ages 10 to 14) Instructor: Sue Ambro Learn the basics of clay work, including pinch method, coiling and slab rolling. Create complete projects while exploring texture, form, design, and glazing. Saturday; 11:45 am to 1:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $171 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/12-1/23) at the discounted rate of $325. Supplies included.

Pat Sigmier This mini-session will explore scientific botanical illustration as an art form. We will study the structure and components of a flower. Detailed observation and graceful drawing will set up the composition. Hot pressed (smooth) watercolor paper will be used as well as permanent ink and watercolor paints. Thursday; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; 4-week mini session; 9/10-10/1; Tuition: $85 Watercolor Fundamentals (Ages 9 to 14) Instructor: Pat Sigmier Explore the properties of watercolor painting using a variety of techniques including color mixing washes, glazing brushwork and experimental techniques. Instruction in both abstract and realism styles. Wednesday; 4:00 to 5:30 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/9-10/28 or Session II: 11/111/20; (no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30); Tuition: $148 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/9-1/20) at the discounted rate of $281.
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Pottery/Beginner Stoneware (Adult) Instructor: Sue Ambro Learn hand-building techniques including pinch, coil and slab methods, as well as work on the potter’s wheel. Explore texture as a design element along with color and glaze. Wednesday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/9-10/28 or Session II: 11/111/20; (no class 11/25, 12/23, 12/30); Tuition: $230 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks (9/9-1/20) at the discounted rate of $437. Supplies included. Pottery/Family Claytime (Ages 5 to 11) Instructor: Susan Gallagher Learn the basics of pottery with your child and create a masterpiece together. This hands-on class will educate you and your child in the properties of clay and the following methods: pinch method, coiling, slab rolling, and glazing. Saturday; 9:00 to 10:15 am; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class; 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $171 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/121/23) at the discounted rate of $325. Tuition for each additional child: $90 for Session I or II; $175 for 16 weeks; Supplies included. Pottery/Intermediate (Ages 10 to 14) Instructor: Sue Ambro This class expands hand building and glazing techniques and introduces the potter’s wheel and its techniques. Make decorative and functional object d’art both by hand or on the wheel. Saturday; 1:30 to 3:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/12-10/31 or Session II: 11/14-1/23 (no class 11/28, 12/26, 1/2); Tuition: $230 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/121/23) at the discounted rate of $437. Supplies included. Pottery/Intermediate/Advanced Stoneware (Adult) Instructor: Susan Gallagher Continue to develop hand-building techniques and refine work on the potter’s wheel. Students will find their individual style, using new forms, aspects of surface design and new glazing techniques. Tuesday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 8 weeks per session; Session I: 9/8-10/27 or Session II: 11/10-1/12 (no class 12/22, 12/29); Tuition $230 per session; or register for the full 16 weeks; (9/8-1/12) at the discounted rate of $437. Supplies included.

New Workshops This Fall
Watercolor: Botanical Painting (Adult) NEW! Instructor: Pat Sigmier This mini-session will explore scientific botanical illustration as an art form. We will study the structure and components of a flower. Detailed observation and graceful drawing will set up the composition. Hot pressed (smooth) watercolor paper will be used and you may use permanent ink. Thursday; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; 4-week mini session; 9/10-10/1; Tuition: $85 Glass Mosaic (Adult) NEW! Instructor: Susan Gallagher Explore the many creative possibilities of the mosaic technique. Students will learn how to create an original design utilizing recycled stained glass and ceramic shards. Students will design their own wall piece, using ¾ inch plywood and a jig saw, and will translate their designs to their object using stained glass and finish the piece using grout. Bring a glass cutter to class. Thursday; 7:00 to 9:00 pm; 4 weeks; 10/810/29; Tuition: $120 Color Theory in Watercolor (Adult) NEW! Instructor: Pat Sigmier Through exercises of individual color mixing, gain an understanding of how to obtain color harmonies which are essential to successful painting. Explore fundamental color schemes and chart making which can be used as a visual reference to achieve color unity. A two-day workshop: Wednesday, 10/28; and Thursday, 10/29; 10:00 am to 12:30 pm; Tuition: $75

Coming in Winter/Spring 2010
Teapot Mania Instructor: Susan Gallagher Wednesday; 6:30 to 9:00 pm; 2 weeks; 3/31 and 4/7; Tuition: $90 (supplies included) Tile Decoration – Cuerda Seca (the Dry Cord) Instructor: Susan Gallagher Wednesday; 6:30 to 8:30 pm; 3 weeks; 3/3, 3/10, 3/17; Tuition: $115 (supplies included)

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FALL 2009 VISUAL ARTS SCHEDULE
9/8/09-1/30; No class 11/25-11/28 & 12/21-1/2

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Kids-N-Art Ages 3-5 11:00-11:45 am

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Watercolor Beginner/ Advanced Adult 10:00 am-12:30 pm

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Watercolor Fundamentals Ages 9-14 4:00-5:30 pm

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Watercolor: Botanical Painting Adult 4 Weeks 10:00 am -12:00 pm

SATURDAY A.M.
Pottery/Family Claytime Ages 5-11 9:00-10:15 am

SATURDAY P.M.
Digital Art 2 Intermediate/ Advanced Ages 13-18 12:30-1:30

After School Artists Ages 6 -9 4:30–5:30 pm Ages 10-13 5:30–6:30 pm

Pottery Beginner Ages 6 -11 4:30-5:45 pm

Glass Mosaic Ages 9-14 4 weeks 4:00–6:00 pm

Introduction to Art Ages 6-9 9:30-10:30 am Ages 9-12 11:00-12:00 pm

Drawing Fundamentals Ages 6-10 12:30-1:30 pm Ages 10-14 1:30-3:00 pm

Painting Fundamentals Adult 7:00-9:00 pm

Watercolor Beginner/ Advanced Adult 6:30-9:00 pm

Drawing Fundamentals 13 to Adult 7:00-9:00 pm

Drawing Intermediate/ Advanced Teen/Adult 7:00-9:00 pm

Painting: Intermediate Ages 10-14 10:00 am12:00 pm

Super Heroes & Comic Books 1 Ages 8-12 12:30-1:30 pm

Drawing: Art Journal/ Creative Sketchbook Ages 16-Adult 7:00-9:00 pm

Pottery Beginner Stoneware Adult 7:00-9:00 pm

Glass Mosaic Adult 4 weeks 7:00-9:00 pm

Pottery Beginner Ages 6-10 10:15-11:30 am Ages 10-14 11:45 am-1:00 pm

Pottery Intermediate Ages 10-14 1:30-3:00 pm

Life Drawing Adult 7:00-9:00 pm

Digital Art 1 Beginner Ages 9-13 10:30-11:30 am

Cartooning: Advanced Ages 12-18 2:00-3:30 pm

Pottery Intermediate/ Advanced Stoneware Adult 7:00-9:00 pm

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Contact Tracy Phillips at 216.521.2540 x36 to register for Hear & Touch the Music and Early Childhood ABC. Hear & Touch the Music (Ages 12 months to 6 years) Instructor: Tara Griest 2nd Thursday of the month; 9:30 to 10:00 am; or 10:15 to 10:45 am; or 11:00 to 11:30 am; Tuition: $9 per date, per child, or register for the entire session by 9/3 for the early-bird fee of $40 per child; group rate is available for 10 or more children at $7 per child, per date with advance registration; Location: Music-Armory Building ** Requirements: One adult for every five children; all children in attendance six years and younger must be registered for class. Children 11 months and younger may attend with older siblings at no cost but must register. Adults are free but must register. Register for the entire fall session or individual dates: September 10 Guitar October 8 Piano November 12 Violin December 10 Hear & Touch Christmas January 14 Flute A vibrant experience in making music for the youngest musical masters. Each program will feature a demonstration and narration about a featured music instrument or theme, meeting and hearing a professional musician, and handson experience with instruments or a “Hear & Touch” experience with a special topic spotlight. In addition, there will be singing, dancing, and an activity sheet for each participant to take home. Parent/adult participation is strongly encouraged.

Early Childhood ABC (Ages 12 months to 6 years) Instructors: Early Childhood Staff Thursday, once a month (see specific dates below); 10:00 to 11:30 am; Check-in at Customer Service at 9:45 am; Program starts promptly at 10:00 am; Tuition: $11 per child, per date, or register for the entire session by 9/17 for the earlybird fee of $50 per child; group rate is available for 10 or more children at $9 per child, per date with advance registration; Location: Main Building ** Requirements: One adult for every five children; all children in attendance six years and younger must be registered for class. Children 11 months and younger may attend with older siblings at no cost but must register. Adults are free but must register. Register for the entire fall session or individual dates: September 24 October 29 November 19 December 17 January 28 Join us for arts adventures in music/movement, theater and visual arts. This class is ideal for PTA groups, preschool field trips, play dates, or special family time. Parent/adult participation is required. Three different areas of the arts will be sampled each date: Music/Movement - Singing, instrument playing, movement, and listening activities Theater - Introduction to theater games, pantomime, and storytelling Visual Arts - A multimedia experience with a takeaway activity

“Thanks to the Beck’s early childhood music class, my son is much more social with other babies, smiles and laughs when I sing to him, and crawls and bops around when I play music. This is exactly what children need to further their development!”
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Kids-N-Tunes (6 months to Age 5) – M Early Childhood ABC (Ages 1 to 6) Hear & Touch the Music (Ages 1 to 6) Kids-N-Dance (Ages 2 ½ to 4) – D Imagination Station (Ages 3 to 6) – T Preschool Dance (Ages 3 to 4) – D Kids-N-Art (Ages 3 to 5) – VA Kids-N-Theater (Ages 3 to 5) – T Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Ages 3 to 9) – M Preballet 1 (Ages 4 to 5) – D Little Folks Theater (Ages 4 to 6) – T Primary Choir (Ages 6 to 8) – M

Complete class descriptions listed in the following sections: D – Dance M – Music T – Theater VA – Visual Arts

HEAR & TOUCH THE MUSIC AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ABC ARE PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

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Private Art Therapy and Music Therapy Sessions
Open enrollment throughout the year
Through the use of the creative arts therapies, individuals with special needs, which include mental, physical, or developmental disabilities, are encouraged to maximize their potential. Using music and art as a therapeutic tool, individuals address academic, motor, emotional, and social skills as well as talents in the fine arts. Each participant receives individualized treatment with personally designed goals tailored to meet his/ her needs. Weekly sessions are offered on an individual, paired, or group basis. Art Therapy and Music Therapy services for individuals with special needs are offered as individual or small group sessions at the Beck Center. Sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes in length and may begin at any time during the year. Fees are pro-rated based upon time of enrollment. An assessment is required prior to registration. For further information or to schedule an assessment, contact Tara Griest, MT-BC, at 216.521.2540 x34.

Adult Group Classes

Presented by VSA arts of Ohio/Cleveland Area Service Division in collaboration with the Beck Center for the Arts. Art Makers Instructor: Creative Arts Therapies Staff Art Makers is a multimedia visual arts experience for adults with special needs. Individuals will create their own pieces of art while participating in drawing, clay, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and collage-making activities. Select pieces may be chosen to display or used in various art exhibits at the Beck Center. Adults with special needs; Ages 18 and up; Tuesday; 6:30 to 7:15 pm; 9 weeks each session; Session I: 9/15-11/10; Session II: 11/17-1/26 (no class 12/22-12/29); Tuition: $115 per session. Supplies included; Location: Creative Arts Building. Music Makers Instructor: Tracy Phillips, MT-BC Music Makers is a fun music-making and social experience for adults with special needs. Participants may take part in singing, instrument playing, movement and listening activities. In addition, the group may form an ensemble to play various pieces of music, take part in playing tone chimes and experience improvisational music. Adults with special needs; Ages 18 and up; Tuesday; 6:45 to 7:30 pm; 9 weeks each session; Session I: 9/16-11/11; Session II: 11/18-1/27; Tuition: $90 per session; Location: Music-Armory Building.

Contractual and Consultation Services
These services are available to community-based agencies, schools, and health care facilities throughout Northeast Ohio. Services may include art therapy, music therapy, and adapted programs in theater and yoga. In-services of any length may be designed to demonstrate the use of creative arts therapies. Presentations for community groups or professional organizations are available to meet specific needs. For more information or to schedule an introductory session, contact Tara Griest, MT-BC, at 216.521.2540 x34.

Major funding for the Beck Center Creative Arts Therapies Program is provided by the Community West Foundation.
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dance REGISTRATION In Person: At the Beck Center from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Private music instruction may be scheduled by contacting the Music Office directly at 216.521.2540 x37. Hours may be altered to accommodate seasonal changes. Mail: Send the enclosed registration form and full payment (check, Visa, MasterCard, or money order) to: Class Registration, Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107. Phone: To register for Music classes and private lessons, call 216.521.2540 x37. For all other classes, call 216.521.2540 x28. Tuition must be paid in full by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). No additional credit card fees. REGISTRATION POLICIES AND FEES: Annual Fee: Tuition is due in full upon registration. The registration fee for all students is $35 ($70 maximum per family). Payment Plan Fee: A payment plan is available to accommodate those that wish to pay fees using installments. There is a fee, per semester, to make installment payments. The fee is due with the first installment.

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FOR CLASSES Classes fill up quickly. Register early to guarantee the student’s place in the class. Confirmations: Beck Center does not mail confirmation of class registrations. We contact you only if a class is filled or cancelled. If you do not hear from us, attend the class as scheduled. Cancelled/Missed Classes: Class make-ups are given only when the teacher cancels an entire class. Your notification of your inability to attend a class is a courtesy to the teacher, but we regret we cannot excuse you from payment of the class for which you have contracted. Late Registration: When space permits, late registrations will be accepted at full cost. Refunds/Credits: Full refunds will be made if a course is filled or cancelled. Refunds for class tuition (less a $10 processing fee) will be given only when a student withdraws from a class at least seven days prior to the first day of class. If a cancellation is received after that date but before the first day of the class, the credit for tuition will be applied to the student’s account (less materials/book fees) for future class selections. Credits on accounts are valid for one year from the date of credit.

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creative arts therapies LIABILITY POLICY The Beck Center for the Arts assumes no liability in the event of accident or loss of personal property at any time. NON-DISCRIMINATION The Beck Center for the Arts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, and national or ethnic origin. SUSPENSION A student may be suspended for non-payment of fees. Instruction may be resumed when the balance is paid in full and contact made with the Patron Services or Music Office. No credits will be given for missed classes while under suspension, nor lesson times held during this period. Before instruction continues, semester fees will be due in full. DISCIPLINARY CODE A student may be suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons, unacceptable behavior or conduct. No refunds will be given. PARKING Free parking is available during class times. EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS Cancellation of classes will be announced via local Cleveland area TV and radio stations and through a recorded message at 216.521.2540. In the event of an emergency closing, classes and lessons will not be rescheduled and tuition will not be reimbursed. Classes and lessons cancelled a second time within the same semester will be rescheduled.

PRIVATE LESSONS Registration: Must be made prior to first lesson. Tuition and fees are due at that time. A registration form must be completed and signed by the person responsible for payment of lessons. Registration can be made by phone with payment by credit card. Lessons are prorated after the session begins. Cancellations/Absences: Contracting for private instruction obligates a student for the entire semester. All lessons must be paid for whether taken or missed. The Beck Center does not require instructors to make up student’s missed lessons. In the event the instructor cancels a lesson or a class, a make-up will be offered or a fee adjustment will be made. Refunds: After the third week, no refunds will be issued for the remaining lessons for which the student has registered. FINANCIAL AID Financial aid and a limited number of scholarships are available for students up to 18 years of age. Not available for private music lessons or creative arts therapies sessions. To apply for financial aid, call 216.521.2540 x12, or stop by Customer Service or the MusicArmory Building to pick up an application. Deadline for applications is August 28, 2009. Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order they are received. Financial aid is disbursed based on need. You must apply each semester. ACCESSIBILITY The Beck Center for the Arts is wheelchair accessible.

PLEASE NOTE The Beck Center reserves the right to change any rule, regulation, policy, class, schedule, or instructor at any time without notice.

Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(C)3 organization.

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