Music Preparatory Department

Broadway Babies!:   Join us on a fun musical theatre adventure with this 5 week class! This class will focus on singing and acting techniques, as well as learning basic musical theatre choreography! This course will give students an understanding of the voice as applied to musical theatre. Students will work on fundamentals of healthy singing: breath support, articulation, alignment and proper placement. The students will learn and work on popular songs from Annie!, Frozen!, and Matilda! Students will experience what it's like to be in and put together a musical. Students should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to every class. Students will have a performance at the end of the term.

Broadway Bound!:   Join us on a fun adventure with this 5 week musical theatre class. This class will focus on singing and acting techniques, as well as learning basic musical theatre choreography. This course will give students an understanding of the voice as applied to musical theatre. Students will work on fundamentals of healthy singing: breath support, articulation, alignment and proper placement. The students will learn and work on popular songs from Cinderella!, Annie!, The Sound of Music!, and Matilda! Students will experience what it's like to be in and put together a musical. Students should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes to every class. Students will have a performance at the end of the term.

Private Music Lessons - Ages : 5-Adult - All instruments including voice.
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Private music lessons are available for ages 5 - adult on any instrument including voice. Lesson rates depend on the length of lesson and instructor. See instructor info below.

Student level instructors: Student level instructors are currently working on their undergraduate degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Student Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $160
10, 60 minute lessons- $320

Standard level instructors: Standard level instructors have obtained their undergraduate degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Standard Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $180
10, 60 minute lessons- $360

Master level Instructors: Master level instructors have obtained their master's degree in music specializing on their instrument.

Master Level Instructor Rate:
10, 30 minute lessons- $220
10, 60 minute lessons- $440
 

Dance Preparatory Department

Jam Session:  Dancers will explore movement and learn the fundamentals of several genres of dance, including, but not limited to hip hop, tumbling and ballet. .

Tiny Hip Hop:   Dancers will learn the fundamentals of hip hop, breaking and tumbling. They will learn a short combination of choreography each week.

Junior Beginner Hip Hop:  Dancers will master the fundamental skills of hip hop, tricks and breaking through choreography. Each week the choreography will be more challenging.

Beginner Hip-Hop: Designed to introduce you to hip-hop styles of dance. The goal is to build/improve coordination and rhythm. Choreography may get more challenging as the weeks progress  

Grooves Adult Hip-Hop: This beginner level class will help you develop your dance skills so that no dance floor will be out of your comfort zone. Choreography may get more challenging as weeks progress.  

 

Theatre Preparatory Department

Wee Move!...and Parents Too!

Join us for an evening of fun, creative movement and dance the whole family can enjoy! Mr. Cameron Williams will be teaching a beginner hip- hop dance class to the adults while Lakyn teaches creative movement to the 3-5s. This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and move without worrying about what to do with the kids!

3-5 year olds Creative Drama- Twisted Tales:

Join us for a twist on 3 well known fairytales. We will make pizza with the little red hen, fly to space to defeat a big bad robot and help a perfectly peachy princess with her pea problem.

3-5 year olds Creative Drama- Monsters!:

A mash up of marvelous Monster Mayhem! Creep, Crawl, Roar and Scare your way through the monster training academy!

3-4 year olds Creative Drama Play in a Day: The Very Greedy Bee:

MINE! That’s what the very greedy bee says to anyone who asks him to share. Can you help the Bee learn how to work with others? This class is bound to be buzzing with fun!

1st-4th grade- Creative Drama: If I Ran the Circus:

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the big top! Behind Mr. Sneelock's ramshackle store, there's an empty lot. Little Morris McGurk is convinced that he can transform the lot into the amazing, the world-beating, Circus McGurkus. "Why, ladies and gentlemen, youngsters and oldsters, your heads will quite likely spin right off your shouldsters!"

1st-4th grade- Creative Drama Play in a Day: Who’s in Rabbit’s House:

Just who or what is keeping Rabbit out of his house? Explore this African folktale with us and help get this creature out of Rabbit’s house!

1st-4th grade- Creative Drama Play in a Day: Where the Wild Things Are:

Come gnash your terrible teeth and roar your terrible roars with Max and his wild friends! Join us in our wild thing rumpus!

5th-8th- Young Performers: The Emperor’s New Clothes:

The Young Performers series will work on their storytelling skills while sharpening their actor’s tools (body, voice, imagination) and end in the performance of a staged story. Students will help to bring this story from the page to the stage in an adaptation of this classic story.

 

Visual Art Preparatory Department

Private Art Lessons   Private lessons are available for children and adults of any age in painting or drawing. At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

SCRIBBLE!: Kinder Art Class:  Inspire your child’s imagination and creativity through the exploration of many art mediums. In this class toddlers will develop fine and gross motor skills while creating drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures. This class will focus on developing skills, increasing confidence, and creative potential while having fun and making a mess!

PAINT!: Acrylic Painting Class:  Do you have a child that loves to paint? In this class kids will learn to paint on canvas using acrylic paints. They will explore artists and find inspiration of their own to create unique paintings. Through this exploration students will learn painting techniques, color theory, and art vocabulary. They will have many paintings that will look beautiful on the walls of your home. At the closing of the class students work will also be displayed in an art show at Fairmont State University.

LOOK AND SEE! Foundations of Drawing: Explore the shapes, forms, and lines found in the fundamental structure of drawing. In this course we will complete drawing exercises to train the brain. We will also create finished drawings using the students’ personal interests as subject matter. We will also explore shading to create realistic shadows, highlights, and textures.

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group will present “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s most popular play, in February in Wallman Hall.

First performed in 1895, the farcical comedy is also a satire on Victorian customs and behaviors. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19; Saturday, Feb. 20; Thursday, Feb. 25; Friday, Feb. 26; and Saturday, Feb. 27. The matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. For tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts is hosting a benefit performance of alumnus Christian Cox’s short, one-act play “Hyena,” produced by M.T. Pockets Theatre. Cox is the Youth Services Librarian for the Fairmont branch of the Marion County Public Library and a graduate of the FSU Communication and Theatre program.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series presents “John Williams: All the Blockbusters,” conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Colebank Hall on Fairmont State University’s campus in Fairmont.

For advance tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Tickets will be available for sale at the door. Reserved seats are $30; general admission are $20; and student tickets are $5. Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College students can gain admission free of charge with a student ID.

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