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Art is transcendent. It engages the senses and opens the mind teaching new forms of expression.

Named to honor the 37 years of leadership provided The Community House’s longest serving Executive Director, the Ly Hotchkin Arts Program is strengthening our arts programming giving children, youth and adults opportunities to experience the joy of discovery and creation that comes through all expressions of art.

LyArts Summer Art Camp is on a cultural journey through three American cities, including New York, Sante Fe and San Francisco! The collage above features four photos of the New York themed camp from inspiration to completion! Campers used their imaginations to go back to the 1960s and Andy Warhol’s Factory to paint Andy Warhol holding a TV in the style of Andy’s very own Triple Elvis.

Triple Elvis is a 1963 painting of Elvis Presley. The photographic image of Elvis used by Warhol as a basis for this work was taken from a still photo from the movie Flaming Star and has become iconic and synonymous with the singer.

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Tiny Toes Music

Each week, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them gather for 45 minutes of fun-filled family music with Tiny Toes Music. Your teacher will lead you and the other families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions. You’ll be supporting your childs music-learning and overall development as you discover new ways to play music together. Click here to register now!


Elite Dance Team

No audition required, but all dancers will be placed in their choreography teams, either Ovation or Encore in August. They will learn one/two dances that will be performed at various events as well as a recital. They will also compete in two local competitions in the spring. Participants will be COMMITTED to the team from September-June and dancers are HIGHLY encouraged to be enrolled in at least 2-3 additional classes. Click here to register now!


Tap

Tap is a style involving rhythm, dynamics, and varying sounds. Tappers will have a graduated warm-up to loosed their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, arcos the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn new skills. Tap is offered for ages 7-11, and Tap I & II is offered for ages 12-18.

Tap – Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:15 pm.
Tap I & II – Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:00 pm


Ballet

Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality.

Ballet – Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 pm   Ages 7-12 years
Ballet and Tap Combo – Tuesdays 4-4:30 pm   Ages 3-5 years
Bitty Ballet and Tumbling – Thursdays from 4-4:30 pm   Ages 2-4 years


Jazz

Come explore the world of Jazz at The Community House. In our classes, students will learn proper dance technique and there is an emphasis on story-telling with dance and facial expressions. Students will learn various styles such as Broadway, Street, and Contemporary.

Jazz – Tuesdays from 5:45 – 6:15 pm   Ages 7-11
Musical Theatre Jazz – Wednesdays from 5:45 – 6:15 pm Ages 6-10
Musical Theatre Jazz – Thursdays from 6:30-7:15 pm Ages 13-18


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Make art a part of your life and those who will be touched by your artistry.