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Winter at The Arts at the Cultural Arts Center: Children’s Classes


YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS and CHORAL REHEARSALS:  Students who have a love of voice, singing, and choral spirit will enjoy trying out for and participating in the Cultural Arts Center newly formed youth choir. Designed to offer an opportunity for young people in the Wiregrass Area to experience choral performances with emphasis on proper vocal technique and exposure to excellent choral repertoire, this choir will be led by Dothan’s own Debbie Smith, former Choral Instructor for Kelly Springs Elementary School.
AUDITIONS WILL BE TUESDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 4:00 p.m.  No previous experience necessary, just a demonstration that they desire to sing and can follow directions.
AGES FOR CHOIR:  Grade 4-7
CLASSES WILL BE HELD Tuesdays January 16-May 15 at the CAC, 4:15-5:15 pm.
PERFORMANCES will be determined at a later date as students develop a repertoire of songs for outside performances.   
will be a provided choral T-shirt and Khakis, unless otherwise determined.
If accepted from auditions, COST WILL BE $20/MO to cover music and accompanist.
MINIMUM of 20 students required for choir to make/maximum of 50 allowed in choir.

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Tuesday Nights with Dothan Ballroom Dance Club: come learn the basic steps of a new ballroom dance each month with a few of the pros who love to social dance. Hosted by Bill Dempsey, Dothan Ballroom Dance Club will be offering each Tuesday night of the month dance lessons for $2 per person per night. 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Choreography Studio at the CAC. January will be Rumba and February will be Merengue. For more information contact Bill Dempsey at 334.791.9407 or go to 1st class starts January 9! No partner needed.

LINE DANCING with Sharla Sanders: Great class for beginners who want to learn MORE about the fun dance we know as Line Dancing. There is so much more than just what you have seen others do, so come learn a few new techniques that will improve your ability to line dance at any occasion. Come 10 minutes early to sign in and pay and wear shoes that slide easily on the floor. There is a 6:00 p.m. class and a 7:00 p.m. class. Cost is $5 per class night payable at the door. For more information contact Sharla Sanders at 334.701.5261 or  1st class starts January 9! No partner needed.

Monday Nights with Jim Johnson:  If you want a bit MORE knowledge about the various styles of ballroom dance, are thinking about competition, or just want to be really, really good at the whole dance movement, then consider in-depth dance lessons with Jim Johnson. Monday night classes offered are January 8-February 12 and include 6:00 pm The Hustle and 7:00 pm The Rueda.
Wednesday Nights With Jim Johnson include the following in-depth dance lessons starting January 10-February 14:  6:00 pm Night Club Two Step and 7:00 pm Beginner West Coast Swing.
Costs for Jim’s classes are 1 class $60, 2 classes $110, 3 classes $150. For more information and to register contact Sharla Sanders at 334.701.5261 or email her at


Chelsea’s classes offer a wide variety of activities for students, adults, and family together.
Check her schedule of classes and if you have more questions or to register contact Chelsea at

Family Art Class,
January 13
February 10
March 10
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM.
Painted canvas tape masking project with a Valentine’s theme.
Cost $10 per person/project and includes all supplies. They may share if they are young enough to need parent’s help.
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Beginners Hand Lettering –Modern Calligraphy Workshop, January 24th    4:00-6:00 PM   $30/person includes all supplies
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Private Art Lessons Mondays (4-5PM)
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
$25 per session, all supplies included.
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Family Art Class, February 10th   10:00-11:30 AM. It’s Open Studio day and Chelsea will have multiple mediums available for your use and can lead you through a project if you have an idea what you want to create. $10 per person and includes supplies available.
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Brush Lettering-Modern Calligraphy Workshop, February 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m.  $30/person and includes all supplies
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Private Art Lessons Mondays (4-5PM)
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26
$25 per session, all supplies included.
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Family Art Class, March 10th   10:00-11:30 AM. Mixed Media Collage project. Cost $10 per person/project and includes all supplies. They may share if they are young enough to need parent’s help.
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Easter Cross Floral Wooden Door Hanger, March 24th   4:00-6:00 p.m. $35/person, includes supplies.
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POTTERY STUDIO: Come learn to “play in the clay” as you learn the basics of hand-building with clay and then move to wheel work in this build on class by class concept. Bring your ideas to class from your favorite website or Pinterest and let INSTRUCTOR Lynn Koning show you how to bring it to life. This class has a wide variety of skills levels in it, and all are willing to learn and show you what they know. Plenty of 1 on 1 instruction, and so much fun and camaraderie. Class includes all tools, firings, and clay. You purchase clay based on the project at hand.
INSTRUCTOR:  Lynn Koning.

Thursdays at 6:00-7:30 p.m.  No start or end date just jump on in.
COST:  $60 a month plus clay cost.
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THE BASICS OF CROCHET: An ancient textile art dating back to the 1500’s in China and later in England and France, it was the lifesaver of the Irish during the potato famine and has seen resurgence today among our clothing, our bedding, even our neckwear (Scarfs and hats). Come learn the very basic of wielding a crochet needle and turning yarn into works of art. We will learn the basic stitches of chain stitch, single crochet stitch, and double crochet stitch, how to read a pattern and its instructions, and create a hat and/or scarf by the end of the 12 weeks, a work of art that are personally yours. This is an art form you can do anywhere with very little cost! 
INSTRUCTOR:  Amber Fields.

CLASS DATES:   Mondays starting January 8 to March 26  (class dates will Jan 8,15,22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5,12, 19, 26-12 sessions)                .
CLASS TIME:   10:00-11:00 AM OR  5:30-6:30 p.m.
COST:   $50 for either class time. You will need to bring the following supplies: a skein of “Red Heart” yarn at WalMart of “I Love This Yarn” at Hobby Lobby, and an ‘H’ hook when you come to first class. Any color yarn, something that you love.
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