Center for the Arts

cfa-logo-2.jpgDue West Center for the Arts is a ministry of Due West United Methodist Church that strives to provide excellent instruction through both private music lessons, Kindermusik, Dance, Art & Theatre classes to church and community members alike.

Our teachers love what they do and are qualified and competent to teach in their individual areas of expertise.  They emphasize Christian principles, encouraging students to work hard and do their best in all things. 

All of our teachers must complete Safe Sanctuaries training each year as directed by the United Methodist Church Conference.

Contact Mandy Kirkpatrick, Director of Center for the Arts at 770-427-3835, ext. 224 or Email Mandy


Due West Children’s Theatre 2017-2018 Classes

Musical Theatre Production Class (3rd-8th Grades)

This class is all about PERFORMANCE! We will be working up to the full production of “The Wizard of Oz” that will happen the first weekend of May.  AUDITIONS for the roles will be held on Monday, August 7 with the regular class beginning the following week.

Mondays, 5:30-8:00 pm (short dinner break during class)

Instructors: Katie Pilson, Madelyn Orochena, Laurel Henson, Mandy Kirkpatrick

4 Payments of $65 + $35 Production Fee due in April


Musical Theatre Skills Class (Dancing, Acting, Singing & Auditioning)

Would you like a little extra help with everything Musical Theatre? This class will work on those basic skills to help you get closer to becoming a triple threat! Each session will last 5-6 weeks and will focus solely on one area to help students become their very best.  Sign up for every one of them or just the ones you need!

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Instructors: Madelyn Orochena, Katie Pilson, Josh Waters, Elizabeth Weathington, Mandy Kirkpatrick

$75 per Session
Session I - Dancing (Aug 8 - Sept 12)  REGISTER HERE for Dancing
Session II - Acting (Sept 26 - Oct 24)  REGISTER HERE for Acting
Session III - Singing (Jan 9 - Feb 13)  REGISTER HERE For Singing
Session IV - Auditioning (Feb 27 - Mar 27)  REGISTER HERE for Auditioning

Private & Semi-Private Dance Lessons

Need that extra push to hone your craft?  Try private lessons with in a private one-on-one setting or with only a few other students to really help improve your dance skills.  We will work on the very basics or push you to do harder things. Working in a private setting will help set the pace for each individual student.

Mondays & Tuesdays, various times available

Instructors: Madelyn Orochena & Katie Pilson

$35 / 45 minute - Private
$25 / 1 hour - Semi-Private

Email Mandy Kirkpatrick to setup private and semi-private lessons.



Spirit of Dance at Due West

Ballet & Tap (Ages 3-9 years)

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm (3-5 yrs) begin August 9
Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45 pm (6-9 yrs) begin August 9

Instructors:  Lisa O’Sullivan & Madelyn Orochena

$50 per month + $25 registration fee ($20 for returning families)





Adult Watercolor (18 & older)

art-pallette.jpg1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor:  Annette Lewis

$25 for first class (includes supplies)
$18 per class after that (does not include supplies)
$65 FOUR PACK of classes






Our professional, experienced teachers are all background checked and Safe Sanctuary certified annually. Lessons typically cost $22-25 per half hour and are done weekly. We also offer Group Lessons for Strings that cost $25 and are every other week for an hour.

PIANO (Beginner to Advanced)

VOICE (Beginner to Intermediate)








Email Mandy Kirkpatrick to set up a lesson today!




Cue West Players






This family-friendly group is open to all of those interested in performing, directing, helping out backstage, sponsoring and all the other things that go along with Community Theatre!  We perform revues and musicals at different times of the year. 


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Previous shows include: Honk!, Will Rogers’ Follies, Seussical the Musical, Children of Eden, & Wherever You Go, plus our Annual Pirate & Princess Ball Fundraiser!