Brand New Classes Being Offered For the Winter and Spring Catalog at Long Island’s Home For the Visual and Performing Arts!
Great Neck, NY (January, 2016) — As a brand new year begins on Long Island, it seems a brand new batch of fun and educational programs for children, teens, and adults are beginning as well at the Gold Coast Arts Center! With the Winter/Spring 2016 Catalog now available and enrollment beginning Monday, January 11th- now is the time to begin a new journey or continue to embrace a life long passion! With classrooms, studios, a theatre, event space, and a gallery- the Arts Center supports the absolute best in performance, education, exhibition and outreach in the heart of Great Neck at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021. With new and engaging classes like “Advanced Piano”; “Introduction to Instruments”; “Meet The Violin”, and more- you won’t want to miss out on a thrilling experience for 2016! www.GoldCoastArts.org
With an extensive array of course offerings in areas such as Art, Dance, Music (private lessons for all ages), Ceramics, Acting & Musical Theatre, Chess, Robotics, Fencing, Music Together (For parents and children), some of the newly added classes for the new year are even more welcome additions to the fun! In “Advanced Piano”, Tuomo Uusitalo introduces advanced students to different styles of music from classical to pop & jazz and will work on a deeper understanding of harmony, rhythm, and improvisation. For the young growing minds interested in their first musical experience, “Introduction to Instruments” (Ages 5+) taught by Tina Lama gives students the basics including how to read music, play instruments (piano, guitar, percussion, and voice), and learn music history. In “Meet The Violin” (Ages 6+), taught by Hsinwei Chiang, students will be introduced to basic violin and music training through games, movements, and stories while learning the simple pleasures of playing music!
Additionally, in the world of Art/Theatre “Children’s Theatre/Design Workshop” (Ages 7+) is a unique experience that introduces children to a variety of performance mask arts from around the world (such as African and Native American mask storytelling/dance, Japanese Noh theatre, Ancient Greek theatre etc.). The class focuses on similarities and differences in all of these art forms to try and determine the unique nature of masks and how they change the way stories are told and performed on stage. Join “Broadway Bound Junior Children’s Theatre” (Ages 6-8) and “Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre” (Ages 9-14) and be part of new wonderful productions in May.
With all of these new classes starting in 2016 along with such an outstanding array of educational, performance-based, and musically engaging activities being offered this Winter/Spring at the Gold Coast Arts Center, the new year is the perfect time to dive right in and engage your passions, or encourage friends and loved ones to do the same! Enrollment begins Monday, January 11th!
For more information call 516-829-2570 or to View Winter/Spring Course Offerings, VISIT: http://goldcoastarts.org/school-for-the-arts/classes/
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More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:
The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout the region through our 1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in schools and in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, in its 5th year this past Fall. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.