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Youth Classes

cfpa has a long tradition of hosting and creating programs for youth that are both responsive to the passions of the student and teach skills that prepare youth for effectively expressing themselves artistically.

WINTER-SPRING 2019

cfpa is pleased to partner with dancer and educator Danielle Enblom to offer the following classes this winter-spring at cfpa.  To learn more about Danielle, her teaching experience and approach, please visit stepcollective.com

Kids and adults dance in a circle on a black and white tile floor with a large colorful sculpture backdrop

9 kids dance on an outdoor stage with teacher playing violin

CREATIVE MOVEMENT,TRADITIONAL DANCE & MUSIC WITH DANIELLE ENBLOM

Ages 4-5

Building a sense of well-being and connection through the arts and creative play. Children will explore traditional dance and music through stories and games, develop fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination. Stories, songs, and music will guide young dancers and develop their sense of creativity, rhythm, and coordination.

Saturdays, 10:45 – 11:30am in the Sunroom

Session II (5 weeks): March 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27 | $75.

Register HERE.

 

TRADITIONAL PERCUSSIVE DANCE WITH DANIELLE ENBLOM

Ages 8-12

Tap dance, irish dance, and clogging. Building a sense of body awareness, learn new techniques, skills, and dances, build flexibility and strength, explore the connection between dance and music, learn about music and rhythm theory, explore rhythmical movement phrases, improvise and create based on techniques learned in class, explore the creative process and foster individual creativity. Work with peers and build confidence.

Fridays, 4:15 – 5:15pm in the Chapel

Session II (6 weeks): March 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3 | $90

Register HERE

 

TEENS AND ADULTS:
INTRO TO TRADITIONAL PERCUSSIVE DANCE WITH DANIELLE ENBLOM

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9pm in the Chapel

Learn the basics of percussive dance and rhythm. Explore American tap dance, Irish dance, and North American Clogging while learning the basics of rhythm theory and the joy of creating music with your own body!

Session II: 6 weeks: March, 20, 27, April 10, 17, 24, May 1 | $120

Register HERE

In addition to cfpa sponsored classes for youth, the following cfpa community members teach classes, host workshops, give lessons, or conduct summer camps for youth.

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Early Childhood Music, Babies and Toddlers, Music Moves for Piano (4+), Flute lessons. Music Learning Theory Specialist
Music Learning Theory is based on heavily on audiation and learning by ear. This helps in fostering creative, expressive artists through improvisation and music play. Sarah has her M.M in Music Education from University of Buffalo (NY), her GIML Early Childhood Certification (Level 1) and her GIML Elementary General Music Certification (Level 1), as well as her Kodaly Level 1 Certification. Sarah hold her B.M from Eastman School of Music in flute performance.
B4 and Sunroom

Scottish Highland Dance
My Scottish Highland dance classes are for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. My classes are designed for students to learn and appreciated the culture of Scottish Highland dancing.
Chapel

Dance (early childhood, modern, ballet, all abilities, world dance)
The mission of Young Dance is to transform lives through movement. Since 1987, Young Dance has encouraged youth in our community to build body and spirit through the creative art of dance. The dance students and company collaborate with professional artists, forge meaningful community partnerships and push the boundaries of the art and practice of dance. Young Dance is an inclusive, artistic community where creativity flourishes and all are encouraged to aspire to artistic professionalism. Young Dance offers modern dance technique, improvisation, and choreographic skills for any body. Young Dance offers two programs for dance participation, our Community Dance Classes and the Young Dance Company.
Classes: Sunroom and Chapel / Office: 104

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Upright & Electric Bass Lessons, Music Theory, Improvisation
Kameron's approach to private lessons is student-centered, grounded in applying instruction to musical styles and concepts that the student is interested in. Since the bass is a versatile and often essential instrument in music, these lessons provide comprehensive instruction in multiple styles from jazz to classical, country to hip hop, and everything in between.
105

Cello and chamber music instruction
Tom is a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and a freelance musician. He has over twenty years experience of teaching. He uses Dounis techniques, the Suzuki method and traditional techniques to bring his students to their highest level of musicianship while having fun at the same time. Students are given many opportunities throughout the year to perform in a nurturing, non-competitive community atmosphere. Tom studied at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and with George Neikurg in Boston.
106

Guitar, Songwriting and Music Theory
Ben brings years of experience in writing, performing, recording and teaching music to his students. His approach to teaching is very spontaneous and flexible, and his easy going personality, enthusiasm and wide ranging experience make him the perfect teacher for students of all styles, ages and skill levels. Anyone with a desire to learn will enjoy and benefit greatly from lessons with him.
103

Suzuki Harp
Suzuki harp instruction for students age 3 – 18. Program includes individual lessons, group classes and concerts, studio recitals, field trips and other special events. Faculty: Phala Tracy: BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; MFA, California Institute of the Arts. Phala is a Suzuki harp teacher trainer, and also teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College. Kathy Kienzle: BM, The Juilliard School; MM, University of Arizona. Kathy is a Suzuki harp teacher trainer, and also teaches at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College.
107
Early Childhood Music, Babies and Toddlers, Music Moves for Piano (4+), Flute lessons. Music Learning Theory Specialist
Music Learning Theory is based on heavily on audiation and learning by ear. This helps in fostering creative, expressive artists through improvisation and music play. Sarah has her M.M in Music Education from University of Buffalo (NY), her GIML Early Childhood Certification (Level 1) and her GIML Elementary General Music Certification (Level 1), as well as her Kodaly Level 1 Certification. Sarah hold her B.M from Eastman School of Music in flute performance.
B4 and Sunroom

Piano, classical, popular music, jazz, improvisation
I teach both "by the book" and "by ear" - today's developing musicians need to be able to learn both ways.
B5
612-234-5395

Piano
I teach beginning piano lessons for all ages as well as continuing studies for intermediate to advanced students. Instruction is also available for jazz students of any level with an intermediate piano background. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of music and I’m interested in teaching anyone who wants to learn.
B1
612-812-8256

Violin and Viola Suzuki Lessons
I am trained as a Suzuki teacher and love starting students as young as 3 years old, through the Suzuki triangle (teacher, student, and parent). In addition to weekly private lessons I teach "almost" weekly group classes for the development of ensemble playing and peer relationships.
I am however just as happy to work with new students of all ages and levels. **visit www.suzukiassociation.org for more info on the Suzuki method.
B3
612-702-0607