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ARTS announces its ARTS Academy Winter Term schedule

Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

 HUNTINGTON — Arts Resources for the Tri-State will offer its ARTS Academy Winter Term programs at The Renaissance Center in Huntington, beginning in January 2013.

 Children ages 9 through 11 are invited to participate in “ARTS Young Voices” with instructor Kristie Finney.  Ms. Finney is the music educator at Fatima schools and has a talent of teaching young people a lasting love for music. Children who love to sing and want to improve their abilities are invited to participate when classes begin at 4 p.m. Jan. 17  Sessions are one hour daily and will be held at The Renaissance Center. The Young Voices classes run for eight weeks. Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Center.

“Cotillion and Etiquette” classes will be conducted by Mrs. Elizabeth Withers, starting Jan. 6, 2013 and will run for eight weeks. The classes are on Sunday afternoons at the Renaissance Center, concluding with a Grand Ball. These classes will teach proper phone etiquette, social skills, as well as basic dance steps. Please contact Mrs. Withers at 304-5220463 for further details.

 Auditions for the ARTS “Youth Jazz Band” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the classroom at ARTS. The Youth Jazz Band will rehearse Tuesdays at 7:30 each week.  The season will run through May 25. This will be a Big Band style Jazz Band with two alto saxophones,  two tenor saxophones, one baritone saxophone, four trombones, four trumpets, and a rhythm section consisting of a guitar, bass, keyboardist, drummer and a percussionist. Auditions will consist of a prepared piece, scales in the major, natural minor and melodic minor modes and sight reading.  For more information about the Youth Jazz Band, please contact director Ron Caviani at tsyo@aol.com. 

Art classes are taught by Mrs. Susan Tschantz for children and adults. Please contact her at the Renaissance Art Gallery, 800 9th Street Huntington, WV.

For more information about upcoming classes and programs at ARTS, “like” artstristate on Facebook or call 304-733-2787. If you can help us get the word out to West Virginia residents on this - that would be great. We only have 500 tickets so it's fairly regional opportunity.