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New Zumba Classes!

September 23, 2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

We are so excited to be adding Zumba classes with Louise Celestino! Classes begin Monday, October 3rd from 5:30-6:30pm for Zumba and Wednesdays 9:30am- 10:30am for Zumba Chair. Classes are open to all ages and level of ability and only cost $5!

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Louise Celestino is a licensed Zumba instructor who has been teaching in the Atlantic county area since 2012. Louise is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Zumba Chair. Her previous experience includes teaching at Body in Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness Center, Atlanticare Life Center and Circuit at Curves.

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Zumba with Louise (Mondays 5:30pm) is a fun, Latin inspired dance and fitness class suitable for all ages.

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Chair Zumba with Louise(Wednesdays 9:30am) is a Latin inspired movement class. The only difference is that this class is taught totally in a chair. In addition to Latin music, we also dance to standards and oldies. This is a fun class for seniors!

Please call (609) 272-1199 today for more info!

For your convenience, we’ve added the links below to open the Master Schedules for the 2016-2017 season. Simple click on the link to open and feel free to print the schedules to share with friends and family.  Please be advised that class times are subject to change based on enrollment.  All private music students must speak with their instructor to schedule a lesson time.

 

Dance Program Class Schedule 2016-2017

Children’s Introduction to Dance Academy Classes 2016

Acting Classes 2016-2017

Visual Arts Classes 2016-2017

Recreational Dance Classes Beginning January 2017

 

You can also click on the “Schedule” tab to the left of this page to find classes by instructor, day or time.  Please feel free to contact us at (609) 272-1199 or visit us on Facebook @CygnusCreativeArtsCentre

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2016 Art Lessons and Camps

May 19, 2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

Visual Arts Summer Classes

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June 27, 2016 –August 1, 2016 5 Weeks

Beginning Drawing (10-13yrs) Students will explore traditional drawing techniques as they learn the basic elements of drawing: line, tone, form and space. Working from direct observation is emphasized. Various still life objects will be used to give students a full range of subject matter to explore. Repetition and practice will help students to improve their drawing skills. An introduction to color with the use of pastels will be explored toward the end of the class term.
• Students are recommended to take this class for a full year as drawing is essential to many other disciplines in art. A teacher evaluation will determine when the student is ready to explore more advanced practices covered in Drawing I.

Meets: 6:15 PM-7:15 PM on Tuesdays Instructor: Gibson, Stephen Level: Beginning Tuition: Payment by Credit $105 /Payment in Check /Cash $100

 
Beginning Drawing (5-9yr) Students will explore traditional drawing techniques as they learn the basic elements of drawing: line, tone, form and space. Working from direct observation is emphasized. Various still life objects will be used to give students a full range of subject matter to explore. Repetition and practice will help students to improve their drawing skills. An introduction to color with the use of pastels will be explored toward the end of the class term.
• Students are recommended to take this class for a year as drawing is essential to many other disciplines in art. A teacher evaluation will determine when a student is ready to explore more advanced drawing practices covered in Drawing 1.

Meets: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM on Tuesdays Instructor: Gibson, Stephen Level: Beginning Tuition: Payment by Credit $105 /Payment in Check/Cash $100

 
Drawing I Teen/Adult class continues exploring the techniques and practices from beginning drawing. Emphasis will be on refining of technique and further development of observational skills. Students will be introduced to charcoal and gestural drawing (quick studies) as well as an introduction to the basics of the human form.

Meets 7:30 PM-8:30 PM on Tuesdays Instructor: Gibson, Stephen Level: Intermediate Tuition: Payment by Credit $105 /Payment in Check /Cash $100

 
Adult Painting
Students who take this class should have some experience or exposure with painting and its practices. Students will explore the techniques and practices of traditional painting using acrylics paint first. The first four sessions will be dedicated to formal exercises under the guidance of Mr. Gibson. After the completion of the exercises, students will then choose personal projects to paint. Techniques that will explored are: uses of various studies before starting a painting, various brushes and uses, blocking in color, glazing and finishing a painting.

Meets:6:45 PM-8:15 PM on Wednesdays Instructor: Gibson, Stephen Level: Intermediate Tuition: Payment by Credit $150 /Payment in Check /Cash $145

 
Beginning Painting (12-16yrs) Students who take this class should be familiar with the fundamentals of drawing. Students will explore the techniques and practices of traditional painting using acrylic paint first. The first four sessions will be dedicated to formal exercises under the guidance of Mr. Gibson. Techniques that will be explored are: the uses of various studies before starting a painting, various brushes and their uses, under painting, how to layout a palette, blocking in color, and completing a work of art. Students will be encouraged to work from a still life during this exploration of the painting process.

Meets: 5:00PM-6:30PM on Wednesdays Instructor: Gibson, Stephen Level: Beginning Tuition: Payment by Credit $150 /Payment in Check /Cash $145

 

2016 Summer Art Camps

Art Camp

Art Madness – $110 plus all art supplies
August 1-5, 2016 – 9:30 am-12:00 pm – 6-10 years old

Young artists will have a lot of fun exploring and experimenting with many different art mediums and techniques! Each day they will create with a different medium. Drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and graphic design will be covered. Sparking the children’s imagination, they will experience using materials such as pencils, markers, oil pastels, paint, clay, and recycled objects.

Exploring the World through Art – $110 plus all art supplies
August 8-12, 2016 – 9:30 am-12:00pm – 8-12 years old

Get ready to travel around the world, discovering different ways to create art through many different cultures. Students will use their imagination to explore places such as Japan, China, Africa, and Mexico. Make paper mache masks, clay sculptures, sumi drawing, fish prints, mandalas, oil pastels drawings, and many more amazing projects.

Call us at (609) 272-1199 to register today!

Cygnus Summer Camps 2016!

April 13, 2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

PRINCESS FOR A WEEK! For ages 3–5yrs

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Monday-Friday 9:30am-Noon $95/week Once upon a time in a land far away, Ballerinas twirl and whirl in a beautiful Princess Camp. Young princesses from near and far come dressed in their favorite Ballerina outfits to spend time with the most beloved princesses in the world. Learn ballet and creative dance. Create a tiara and a magic wand! Learn stories from Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Create and perform a Dance from a great Princess Ballet. Each day has themed activities such as a special event (could it be a visit from a Disney princess?) Princess craft time, learn a dance time, magic make-overs, Princess Manners and more!! This is a little girls HEAVEN!!!
Princess week ends with a performance. The show begins at 12:00 on Friday for family and friends.

FUNdamentals of Dance! For ages 6-10yrs

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Monday-Friday 9:30am-Noon $95/Week
This half-day dance session includes a sampling of ALL the dance styles that Cygnus offers. The week is tons of Fun for young dancers to explore and learn basic tap, ballet, jazz/ hip-hop and contemporary dance! The FUNdamentals of Dance week ends with a performance. The show begins at 12:00 on Friday for family and friends.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE For ages 11yrs and up

Monday- Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm and Friday 9:30am-7:30pm. $150 / Week
This half-day week breaks the dancers into small groups each day and matches them with a surprise guest choreographer. The dancers learn a new piece of choreography in a different genre every day for four days. On Friday dancers prepare for an end-of-week dance concert with a performance at 6:30pm for family and friends. (Dance experience helpful.)

ACTING CAMP For ages 9yrs-16yrs

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August 1st-12th Mon –Friday 10:00am-12:00pm ages 9yrs-12yrs.
August 1st-12th Mon –Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm ages 13yrs-16yrs.
The Last Friday class 2:00pm-5:00pm 6:00 Show $295 / 2 weeks
This two week class will have young actors performing “in their own words!” Week one will have students using improvisation activities to generate both short scenes and creative monologues from unique perspectives. In week two, students will rehearse their original pieces for a culminating showcase on Friday, August 12th at 6:30pm for family and friends.

**All sessions will take place at Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, 5045 Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. For more information, please call (609) 272-1199 or visit www.cygnusarts.org

Starting 2016-2017 Yearly Dance Session
You have discovered that your child loves to move and you are seeking a dance program for them to reach their full potential. The Children’s Dance Academy program at Cygnus Creative Arts Centre follows a curriculum designed to inspire innate movement and engage cognitive development.
Teachers follow a yearly sequential class structure that prepares young dancers for a continual concentrated program of dance study. The curriculum is created to encourage age appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Children gain confidence, poise, and a solid frame work on which to build classical ballet technique, and enter into jazz, modern, contemporary and tap classes at a higher technical level.
The Introduction classes are cost effective and provide the grounding necessary for a focused study of dance. Full matriculation into the Academy Dance program begins at 8 years of age. Students register in September and continue to June. We provide a FREE trial class.
*Introduction Classes

Babies

1. Creative Movement Ages: 2-3yrs.
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38 weeks.
Children who are ready to be in a class by themselves learn basic elements of creative movement, time, weight and space and are introduced to basic ballet. Socialization skills such as paying attention, taking turns, sharing, interacting with other dancers and following instructions will be emphasized. The children will explore movement qualities, musicality, practice gross motor coordination and work on simple locomotion such as walking, skipping, running, leaping and jumping in time to beats and music. Creative and fun games, stories and imaginative exercises will send them home happy and invigorated. Dance attire: Pink ballet shoes, pink leotards, pink tights and Tutus of course!!!

2. Petite Cygnets Ages: 4-5yrs.
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38 weeks.
Children from Creative Dance continue to build upon basic elements of dance along with practicing the basic ballet movements in an organized structure. The children will expand their movement vocabulary and body mechanics through movement exercises, games and creative exploration of time, weight and space. The fundamentals of tap will be introduced to add fun rhythm actions for the legs, feet and ankles. Fun, creative elements such as fairytales and other imaginative activities will keep the pace of the class lively and engaging. Dance attire: Pink leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Hair pulled back.

3. Pre-Ballerinas Ages: 6-7yrs
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38 weeks.
Children are ready to be introduced to a class format that prepares them for a “real” ballet class. The elements of creative movement will be augmented by more coordination and sequence-related exercises; floor formations that teach children to remember their place in the room; movement exercises that emphasize straight legs and pointed feet, posture, placement, stretches and comportment of classical ballet. Basic ballet concepts such as the dance positions of the arms, feet, 1st and 2nd positions, plié and relevé will be introduced. Dance attire: Black leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoe. Hair pulled back.

4. Pre-Tap/Jazz Ages: 6-7yrs
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38weeks.
Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of jazz and tap. Stretching, body alignment, rhythmic acuity, isolations and simple fun dance combinations will build movement memory, and improve body coordination. Dance attire: Black leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz and shoes. Hair pulled back.

Mini-Disco Dance Party!

February 24, 2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

Mini Disco Dance Party

Mini-Disco Dance Party!  March 4th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Only $10 per child.  Ages 5-11 years old.  Pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase. Call Today (609) 272-1199 to register or email info@cygnusarts.org.  Spaces limited.  Conveniently located in Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Twp.

New Community Dance, Art and Theatre Programming

Cygnus offers something for everyone in the Arts when it comes to learning and life-long growing. Starting in January 2016 Cygnus is opening a New Dance division with affordable pricing, quality instruction and a variety of classes to meet needs of All residents. This program is open to everyone and welcomes anyone looking to have Recreational Fun. The classes offered will be; an Introduction to Dance for young beginners, and all age groupings in jazz, hip-hop, tap, and ballet. Students will learn new skills, improve coordination, rhythm, flexibility and learn dance steps for recital routines.

Register now and take advantage of the fun, new classes and develop new interests. Start now by exploring these offerings! Start NOW exploring the FUN of Dancing!

Classes are offered in 2 Sessions: Winter / Spring and Summer / Fall Ages 3 and Up with a recital at the end of each session. Art and Acting classes will begin in the Summer / Fall Sessions. Winter / Spring Enrollment ends December 31, 2016.

$150 / 20 Classes + recital: Winter / Spring session 2017

  Tuesday Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31  Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 /

March 1, 7, 14, 21, 28 / April 4, 18, 25 / May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dress Rehearsal June 1, Recital June 2 and June 3.

Thursday Dates: Jan. 12, 19, 26 / Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 / March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April 6, 20, 27 / May 4, 11, 18, 25  Dress Rehearsal June 1, Recital June 2 and June 3

Program fee includes recital costume. All fees are non-refundable and no fees are prorated. All classes not filled by the end of enrollment period are subject to change or cancelled depending on the number of participants. Contact Cygnus at 609.272.1199, stop by in person, or visit our website www.cygnusarts.org for registration, additional class information and space availability.

NEW ACTING CLASSES!!

August 12, 2015 Posted In: Uncategorized

Cygnus welcomes Kevin McCafferty.  Mr. McCafferty is a Temple University Theater graduate with extensive experience both on and off stage.  He has been featured in numerous productions including starring roles in Jean Genet’s The Maids and Edwin Sanchez’s Icarus.  Mr. McCafferty spent a number of years working in New York’s Off-Broadway community where his technical experiences included: an acting/directing internship at the prestigious Ensemble Studio, A For Adultery at Theater Row, and Teresa Rebeck’s The Scene at Second Stage starring Patricia Heaton and Tony Shaloub.  Additionally, Mr. McCafferty was the Facility Coordinator for NYC’s New World Stages where he was credited on over 40 Off-Broadway productions such as Rock of Ages and Alter Boyz.  Mr. McCafferty’s directorial credits include: Rodgers’ and Hammersteins’ Cinderella, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, and The Wizard of Oz. Regionally, Mr. McCafferty has worked with companies including: Margate Players, The Eagle Theater, The Ritz (in Oaklyn), and Haddonfield Plays & Players. In EHT, he currently holds the titles of Fernwood Auditorium Site Supervisor, Alder Ave Middle School musical director, and stage crew supervisor for the high school musical.

These are GREAT classes for anyone who is interested in scene study and monologue preparation.

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Theater Monologues  / Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:30pm / Open Level
The key to any successful audition is an appropriate, properly-rehearsed monologue!  It is vital that actors choose monologues that highlight their strengths. This class will help students choose and refine both a dramatic and comedic monologue suited for the contemporary stage.  Students will spend class time breaking down and analyzing each piece so that the words are elevated off the page and a character is fully developed.  This class will culminate in a monologue showcase.

Theater Scene Study  / Thursdays 5:00pm-7:30pm
This class will focus on the relationship between actors on the stage.  Students will explore character interaction through comprehensive analysis of dialogue, discussion of objectives, and exploration of pacing within a scene.  This class will culminate in a scene showcase.

Ms. Danielle Mendez and Ms.Stephanie M. Sussmeier.  Ms Mendez will be accepting students of all ages for instruction in Classical Piano, Theory and Composition. Ms.Sussmeier is happy to be sharing the joy of the beautiful sounds in Harp Instruction.  Please check the faculty page for their biographies.  For scheduling a private lesson time or additional information please call or email the Centre.

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