Performing Arts Studio
Director: Wendy Erickson
Wendy has taught Sunshine Generation for over 8 years. Now she brings her vast experience with music and children to directing the business at "Show~Time" studio.
For the Fall 2009 Season Wendy will be teaching beginning piano as Brenton's extra curricular life makes piano lesson scheduling difficult. He will teach piano when his schedule permits, but Wendy will be the main piano teacher this session providing lesson days and times you can plan on.
Wendy is so excited to be teaching "Voice Performance" classes. This will give her a chance to combine all of her experience into helping your child discover their "inner STAR quality" and find joy in their talents while they learn to "Entertain"
Teacher: Brenton Erickson
Brenton has been playing and enjoying the piano for over 5 years now. He has often been called on to accompany others in church, school and in his theatrical endeavors.
Brenton has been singing and performing in Musical Theater since the age of 9. We are fortunate to have his theatrical "know-how" as he advises our Voice Performance teacher and as he produces and directs our recitals.
Teacher: Alise Erickson
Alise is a very gifted dancer and choreographer. She has performed many dance and voice solos in her young career. She has been dancing for 10 years and choreographing for 4 of those years. She choreographed our most applauded numbers in Sunshine Generation. You will love to see your children grow in their dance ability and confidence under her skillful guidance.
Teacher: Ben Armstrong
Ben is a talented musician. He plays piano, trombone, clarinet and bass clarinet. He has been a vital member of his school and community band groups for 7 years. He loves working with children and really knows how to boost their self esteem. Band students will not only enjoy their classes with Ben , they will excel in their talents also.
Class Descriptions, Schedules and Fees
Dance Combo (DC)
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
Miss Alise will call and schedule you for your "assessment" time once you register for her class. (She will teach you some basic skills, have you demonstrate and then she can decide where your current dance level is and place you in the appropriate class)
Dance Combo Classes will be 45 minutes long and be held on Saturday Mornings
Beg DC 9:00 am, Int. DC 9:45 am Adv. DC 10:30 am
Children must be 7 years old or older to register for the Dance Combo classes.
Fee - $25.00/mo. This includes 4 classes a month.
We teach mostly from the "Alfred" curriculum. On your 1st lesson a slip will be sent home listing the book(s) you will need to purchase and where you can purchase them.
Beginning Piano lessons will be 30 minutes long and will be held on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Class times will begin at 3pm on Thursday afternoons and begin at 9am on Saturday mornings. Children must be able to read and write to register for these classes. Fee - $25.00/mo. This includes 4 lessons a month.
Children will love realizing their dream performing like their favorite Disney or Pop star or even sing a well loved spiritual for family and friends. Voice Performance students will have 30 minutes of one on one with Miss Wendy each week. During this time they will learn proper breathing technique, diction, voice and facial expression, how to perform with a microphone and basic music theory. Students, (who do not play the piano), will be taught how to read music enough to play the melody line, of songs they would like to sing. After the 1st few lessons songs will be selected to prepare for performance at our recital. Voice Performance lessons will be 30 minutes long and will be held on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Class times will begin at 3pm on Thursday afternoons and begin at 9am on Saturday mornings. Children 4 years of age or older may register for these classes. Fee - $25.00/mo. This includes 4 lessons a month.
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet or Trombone Lessons
These lesson times are pending on how many students are interested in this class.
If you have an interest in these band instrument lessons contact us at 602-579-5570 and Ben will schedule these classes as soon as there are enough students.
At Show~Time, we feel the best part is having the chance to "show off" all of your hard work! We will have a recital where students can perform what they have prepared twice a year. Our recitals will be in November and April each year.
Call Miss Wendy 602-579-5570 or email email@example.com to verify class times you want are available.
Class fees are due the 1st class of each month. If fees are not paid at the 1st class of the month there is a $5.00 late fee you will owe in addition. Student may not attend 2nd class of the month if fees are not paid by that day for the month. We will give you a receipt as well as keep our own records for all payments received. If for any reason we cannot fulfill our commitment to you we will refund moneys for classes not taught.
Please call Miss Wendy @ 602-579-5570 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your spot in our classes. Also please email Miss Wendy to request a class registration form and a liability form and bring it to class on your 1st day.
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