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

 


 

FAMILY OFFERINGS


Cue West Players

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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. 

Once Upon A Mattress
Auditions ~ April 29, 5:00-7:00 pm or April 30, 7:00-9:00 pm

Once Upon A Mattress is based on the famous fairy tale, The Princess & the Pea. Because of her noble birth, the Princess is unable to sleep on a bed of many mattresses when a tiny pea is placed underneath them.

Auditions are open to adults & children (as long as a parent participates). Rehearsals are once a week starting in May, then twice a week in June & July. 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
  Please prepare a 1 minute Broadway Style song. There will be a dance auditions and cold readings from the script.

Cue West Players will present this show July 13, 14 an 15.   Email Elizabeth Weaver with questions or for more information.

 

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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!

 


 

SUMMER CAMPS 2018

 

Young Actors Musical Theatre Camp ~ June 4-9

"Seussical Kids"
Grades:
  Rising 2nd-6th
Time:  9:00 am-2:00 pm-Monday-Thursday & 10:00 am- 8:00 pm ALL DAY
Cost:  $150
2 Performances:  Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 ~ 7:00 pm Performances
This camp is for the young budding actor. We will work on Seussical Kids all week and perform it with costumes, props, set & sound at the end of the week for an audience!

AUDITIONS will be held on Sundays, April 8 & 15 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the North Campus (Building A, Lower Level Children's Assembly Room). Please pick ONE DAY and find more info about auditions on the registration form.

If you have a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a discounted rate, please call or email to make your reservation.

Sibling discount available. Some scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, please select the option on the form and we will contact you for more information. Actors must bring a lunch and snack each day and will be responsible for some inexpensive, base costume items.

Tickets to performances are only $5 (all ages). Actors will be given 2 complimentary tickets each.

Click Here to Register

 

Girly Girl Camp - June 25-29

Ages:  3-6 (must be potty trained)
Time:  9:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost:  $135
This camp is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Each day we will dress up, dance and pretend to be in the imaginary world of a different popular book character including: Sophia the First, Angelina Ballerina, Fancy Nancy & Pinkolicous.

Click Here to Register!

 

Princess Dance Camp - July 9-13

Ages:  3-6 (must be potty trained)
Time:  9:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost:  $135
Dance into a world of imagination & discover the life of a Princess. Each day your child will dress up in beautiful costumes and dance with fun props . We will share stories from their favorite princesses including: Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Rapunzel, Elsa, Anna & more! They will also discover that they too are Princesses, because their father, God, is a king.

Click Here to Register!

 

Musical Theatre Camp ~ July 9-13 & July 16-20

"Into the Woods Jr."
Grades:
  Rising 6th-12th
Time:  9:00 am-2:00 pm-July 9-13;  9:00 am-2:00 pm-July 16-19 & 10:00 am- 9:00 pm ALL DAY (dinner provided)
Cost:  $250
2 Performances: 
Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21 ~ 7:00 pm Performances

AUDITIONS will be held on Sundays, April 8 & 15 from 12:30-2:30 pm in the North Campus (Building A, Lower Level Children's Assembly Room). Please pick ONE DAY and find more info about auditions on the registration form.

If you have a GIFT CERTIFICATE for a discounted rate, please call or email to make your reservation.

Sibling discount available. Some scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, please select the option on the form and we will contact you for more information. Actors must bring a lunch and snack each day and will be responsible for some inexpensive, base costume items.

Tickets to performances are only $5 (all ages). Actors will be given 2 complimentary tickets each.

Click Here to Register

 

So You Think You Can Dance Camp - July 16-20

Ages:  6-10
Time:  9:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost:  $135
Based on the popular TV Series "So You Think You Can Dance", campers will experience a range of dance styles which may include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theatre, broadway & contemporary.

Click Here to Register!

 


 

Kindermusik

Kindermusik Classes for the Young Child  (Parent/Guardian & Child 0-2)

Mondays at 9:15 am (Ages 0-2)

  • Parent or Caregiver must attend also.
  • Only $55 per month
  • Includes online materials!

 

Family Time  (Parent/Guardian & Child 0-6)

Wednesdays at 1:15 pm & Fridays at 9:15 am

  • Parent or Caregiver must attend also.
  • Only $55 per month 1st Child / $20 per month 2nd Child

Four children are needed to make a class.

Teacher: Ivy Belk Pirl

Email Ivy Belk Pirl to register

 


 

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”.

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

This class is full. 

THREE PERFORMANCES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ:

Friday, April 27 - 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 28 - 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

TICKETS ONLY $5 at the Door!

Purchase Tickets Here!



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 and Wednesdays ~ various times available

Instructors: Madelyn Orochena & Katie Pilson
 

$35 / 45 minute - Private
$50 / 60 minute - Private
$25 / 1 hour - Semi-Private


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

 


 

Spirit of Dance at Due West

Are you trying to find an activity for your child?  Dance classes are the perfect solution and are so much fun!  Register NOW for 2018 classes.  Annual registration fee is half price right now and monthly rates start at only $50 per month! 

Ballet & Tap (Ages 2 1/2-7 years)

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm (2 1/2-5 yrs) or
Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45 pm (5-7 yrs)

Instructors:  Lisa O’Sullivan & Madelyn Orochena  

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

 


 

ART CLASSES

Adult Watercolors (18 & older)

art-pallette.jpgIf you are creative and need an outlet, this class is the perfect one for you!  Annette Lewis will lead you step-by-step through your very own masterpiece in each session.  Cost for First Time Students is only $25 and includes all your supplies.  After the first lesson, each class costs only $13.  Sign up for FOUR CLASSES and get a discount!  We regularly meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 10:30 am in the South Campus Room 243.

Click Here to Register for Classes

Instructor:  Annette Lewis

Email Annette Lewis with questions or check out her website at by clicking here.

 


 

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

Did you know that the study of MUSIC can help improve students’ grades, can develop skills necessary in the workplace, can give children a means of self-expression and can even help a child’s sense of empathy?  It’s never too late in the year to start private music lessons.  We have year-round registration. 

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.  Contact any of our teachers below to set up lessons today!

Susan Campbell - VOICE
(706) 676-4141 | Email Susan

Dana Long - VOICE, PIANO
(770) 617-5306 | Email Dana

Hannah Fischer - VIOLIN, VIOLA, MANDOLIN, BANJO, BEGINNER GUITAR, UKULELE
(404) 889-4076 | Email Hannah  

Kathleen Jones - VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, UKULELE & BEGINNER PIANO
(678) 674-6713 | Email Kathleen

Ivy Belk Pirl - PIANO
(770) 354-5815 | Email Ivy

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 Contact Ivy (information above) to register!