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2020-21 Dance Classes

Classes will be "Live" online until we are able to transition to in-person classes mid-December.

Oldham County Schools Dance Academy

Trina Jackson - Dance Director

 

- The dance program runs September-May with open enrollment through December. Students participate in the Spring Dance Concert recital at the end of the school year. Additional costume fees apply. Tuition may be paid in full at registration or billed in monthly increments, due at the first day of each month. 

- Class offerings and schedules are subject to change based on enrollment and additional class options may be available.

 

2020-21 CLASSES

2020 Summer Dance Camps

Summer 2021 TBA

2020 Summer Music Camps

Summer 2021 TBA

2020 Summer Theatre Camps

2021 Summer Camps TBA

2020 Summer Visual Arts Camps

Summer Camps 2021 TBA

High School Credit Courses

High School Credit Courses are semester- or year-long courses designed to prepare the student for high level performances, workshops, auditions, and college admittance and schoarships. Classes are open to all Oldham County School Students currently in 9th through 12th Grade by audtion. Classes are in addition to the student's regular high school course load and take place at a time that is outside of the school day. 
Each class includes specialized lessons and rehearsals from instructors as well as individual coachings. Students admitted are challenged in a variety of artistic concepts that specifically further their craft to meet the expectations of individual and ensemble goals.

Credit course programs include:

Middle School String Orchestra

String Orchestra Program for Middle School Students
The Oldham County Schools Arts Center offers a "String Orchestra Program" at each of the middle schools.

Who Can Join the Orchestra?
As a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader, students can take String Orchestra as one of their fun and exciting after school electives.

NO experience is necessary!
The Oldham County Schools Arts Center offers a "String Orchestra Program" at each of the middle schools.

Does Everyone who signs up for orchestra get in?
Yes!  EVERYONE who wants to be in Orchestra can participate!

What does it cost?
The program is FREE. However, there are two things that will need to be rented or purchased.
•A Method Book
•An instrument: There are several sources for string instruments, but most students rent an instrument. 

You can choose from any of the following instruments:
•The violin is the “small” of the orchestra family. Because its strings are the shortest, it produces the highest sound. Violins can play sitting down or standing up because it’s played on the violinist’s left shoulder – even if you’re right-handed!
•The viola is the “medium” of the orchestra, and a very important member of the orchestra. Because it is bigger than the violin, with longer strings, it makes a rich, warm sound that is lower in pitch. It's a little heavier than the violin, but it is still played on the violist's left arm.
•The cello is the “large” of the orchestra and plays even lower than the viola. To support its longer strings, it's more than twice as big as the viola - so cellists sit down, resting the instrument upright against their bodies. The cello section of the orchestra makes a big, powerful sound.
•The bass is the “super size” of the orchestra and acts as the foundation. These deep instruments add the lower notes to the orchestra sound. The instrument is often taller than the person that plays it! Because the orchestra depends on the bass section, we need lots of extra adventurous kids to play the bass!

Effective August 24th: the location for this class has been moved to the Oldham County Schools Arts Center until students are allowed to return to face to face instruction at their schools. 
Class Schedule at OCSAC: Thursdays, 4-5pm or 5-6pm for returning MS String Students only.

Class times POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
EOMS: Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm, starts TBA
NOMS: Mondays & Thursdays 4:15-5:30pm, starts TBA
OCMS: Mondays & Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm, starts TBA
SOMS: Mondays & Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm, starts TBA

Click on the link below for detailed Information and Registration Form for the Strings Orchestra Program.

Returning Student Registration

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Winter 2020 Music Classes

For information about our High School Music Credit Class: Chamber Ensemble please go to the School for the Arts, High School Credit Courses listing.

Winter 2020 Theatre Classes and Productions

AUDITIONS for Spring Shows: Virtual auditions via Flipgrid will be accepted  November 30-December 9, 2020.

ALL AUDITIONS MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE BY CALLING THE ARTS CENTER AT 502-241-6018.

Callbacks December 11th.

Click Here for Detailed Audition Instructions

For musicals: each audition should include 1 minute of a Broadway or Classic Disney song (No Pop or Rap) and a 1 minute monologue. If the submission is longer than the criteria it will not be accepted.
For non musicals: a one minute monologue showcasing the personality of the actor should be submitted.

KIDS Play Grades 2-6
The Spell of Sleeping Beauty

(From the story by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, adapted by Vera Morris.) In the kingdom of Never Nod there’s celebration.  A princess has been born to the King and Queen.  Her name is Briar-Rose.  Unfortunately, that nasty witch, Evilina, who lives in Tumbledown Castle with a giant spider for a companion, is not invited.  She shows up anyway and pronounces her revenge.  At age 16, the princess will cut her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep from which she’ll never awake.  Some good witches counter the curse by saying the princess can be awakened by the kiss of true love.  The King bans all spinning wheels.  Evilina is not so easily defeated and, on that fateful birthday, the princess does, indeed, cut her finger on a spinning wheel.  It’s up to Prince Alexander to come to Briar-Rose’s rescue — and the court’s too.  They’re all asleep!  The prince must fight a Wall of Thorns, a False Princess and, most frightening of all — the awesome Dark Knight! 

Directed by: Makayla Staudenheimer

Rehearsals: Tuesday/Friday 4:30-6:30 (single cast)

Start date: January 5, 2021

Performances - potential Live + virtual February 25-27 (*virtual only on 2/28)

$225, includes costume fee

 

KIDS Musical Grades 2-5
Leap Day

Inspired by the short story “The Days of the Week” by Hans Christian Andersen by BBB Press

Every Leap Day, the Days of the Week have a day off and celebrate with a huge party at the House of Father Time. However, this Leap Day, nothing goes as planned. The Days feel overworked, demanding an 8th day be added to the week. Tuesday and Friday’s friendship is not what it used to be. And Mother Nature makes a surprising appearance which puts everyone on edge!

Directed by Olivia Wolthoff; Music Director: Rachel Strader

Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday

Cast A - 4:30-6:00; Cast B 6:30-8:00

Start Date: January 4, 2021

Performances: March 4-6 (*virtual only 3/7)

$225, includes costume fee

 

JR/SR play, Grades 7-12

Beverly Hillbillies

The lovable Clampett family rides onto the stage for an evening of hillbilly hilarity. Starting in the Clampett's mountain cabin the play follows them through the discovery of oil, their improbable invasion of hi-falutin' Beverly Hills society and the absurd adventures and ridiculous romances they encounter there. They and the people they meet in "Californy" provide challenging characterizations for the cast.

Directed by: Makayla Staudenheimer

Rehearsals: Tuesday/Friday 6:30-8:30

Start Date: Jan. 5, 2021

Performances: March 25-27 (virtual only 3/28)

$350, includes costume fee
 

JR musical, Grades 6-9

Wind in the Willows

This riotous comedy follows Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose antics land him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall. Full of humor, wit, a gorgeous, soaring score, and heartwarming lessons of friendship.

Directed by: Rachel Strader; Choreographed by Sabrina Sieg

Rehearsals: Wednesday/Friday 6:30-8:30

Start Date: January 6, 2021

Performances: May 6-8, 2021 (virtual only 5/9)

$350, includes costume fee

 

SR musical Grades 9-12

Little Women

This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. 

1Directed by Kathie Davis; Choreographed by Trina Jackson
Rehearsals: Monday, Thursday 4:30-6:30
Start Date: January 4, 2021
Performances: April 22-24
$350, includes costume fee

 

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