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ART OPPORTUNITIES/EXHIBITIONS

Visit the Cultural Arts section of our website for more information Community Art.

Spring Break Art Camp

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm
Apr 2-6

Keep your child’s brain in gear with this fun art camp during Spring Break! Projects will include a variety of mediums and they will have a blast learning new techniques for making art. Camper should bring a lunch and a snack each day. No additional fees for materials. There will be an artist showcase on Friday at 3pm to highlight the work done throughout the week. Before and after care will be offered at the Novi Civic Center with drop off starting at 8am and pick up by 5pm.

Grade: K-4
Price: Res. $220/Non-Res. $253
Before & After Care: $50
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Mar 26
Instructor: Kelley Folger

Color Your World Art Classes

Sat, 10:45am-12pm
Feb 17 Watercolor project
Mar 17 Mimic the masters with acrylic painting
Apr 21 Drawing flowers
May 19 Butterfly craft

Learn a new skill and have fun with the talented students from the Novi High School Art Program! The instructors will walk you through each step to create your own masterpiece. All materials are provided and no experience needed.

Age: 50+
Price: Free
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Community Room
Registration Ends: Call 248-347-0400 to RSVP by Wednesday to participate on Saturday.
Instructor: Novi High School Student Volunteers

Creative Card Class

Thu, 10-11am
Feb 8 Valentine’s Day
Mar 8 Spring

We’ll bring the materials and you bring your creativity for these fun card-making sessions. Our instructor is bilingual in Japanese and English.

Age: 18+
Price: $5 at the door to the instructor
Instructor: Sheri Uchiyama
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center Craft Room.
Pre-registration required by calling 248.347.0414 by Monday to participate on Thursday.

Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibits 2018 Winter Schedule

January – Harshi Rathi and Abhishek Bafna, Acrylic, Oil and Charcoal
February – Marshelia Williams, Mixed Media
March – Cassell and Associates in recognition of Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
April – Malcolm Wang, Photographer, in recognition of Autism Awareness Month

This public gallery is coordinated by the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. The gallery provides local and regional artists the opportunity to display their work in the space and share it with the public. For more information and art opening dates please visit cityofnovi.org/art.

Colored Pencil Art

Sessions:
Wed, 1-3pm
Jan 24
Feb 28
Mar 14, 28
Apr 11, 25
May 9, 23

Join us for two hours of coloring and socializing each second and fourth Wednesday of the month. All materials are provided and you are more than welcome to bring your own designs and pencils.

No registration necessary.
Age: 50+
Price: No charge
Location: Meadowbrook Activity
Center Community Room

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DANCE

Visit the Dance section of our website for more information on Dance Opportunities.

Baby Ballet

Thu, 11:15-11:45am
Feb 1-Mar 8
Mar 22-May 10

Sat, 9:30-10am
Jan 20-Mar 3
Mar 17-May 5

Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of dance with this fun parent and toddler class. Participants will have fun with basic movement and steps with the support of mom or dad. Comfortable clothing recommended for little ones. No class Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 5, Apr 7, May 3. Thursday instructor is Chelsea Radgens and Saturday instructor is Nicole Ross.

Age: 2-3
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 29/Mar 5

Princess Ballet

Mon, 4-4:40pm
Mon, 4:40-5:20pm
Jan 22-May 7

This fun fairytale dance class introduces ballet fundamentals to young beginning dancers. Participants will have story time and learn dance basics, all while wearing their favorite princess dress. Any outfit is acceptable for class as long as your little princess can move and dance in it. No class Feb 19, Apr 2.

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Chelsea Radgens

Tap and Toes

Sat, 10-10:40am
Jan 20-May 5

This is a combination ballet and tap dance class for beginner students. This class is a great way to introduce children to dance! Students should wear leotard and tights and will need ballet and tap shoes. No class Feb 3,  Mar 31, Apr 7.

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Nicole Ross

Ballet I

Sat, 10:40-11:20am
Jan 20-May 5

Ballet I is for students looking to move beyond Princess Ballet. Students will begin with a stretch and light conditioning to increase flexibility and increase strength, and then proceed through classical ballet exercises at the barre and center. No class Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Nicole Ross

Hip Hop

Sat, 11:20am-12pm
Jan 20-May 5

This fun, high energy dance class will introduce participants to a variety of moves, steps, and footwork. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. No class Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16
Instructor: Nicole Ross

Jazz 1

Wed, 4:20-5pm
Jan 31-May 9

Dancers will be introduced to jazz fundamentals including warm ups, stretching, isolations and more. No experience needed for this beginner level class. Dancers will need to wear leotard, tights, and jazz shoes. No class Apr 4.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 23
Instructor: Chelsea Radgens

Tap I

Fri, 4:20-5pm
Jan 26-May 11

Students will learn tap steps and combinations in this beginner’s class. Dancers should wear a leotard, tights, and tap shoes. No experience needed for this beginner level class. No class Feb 2, Feb 23, Apr 6.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 23
Instructor: Chelsea Radgens

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance Kids Hula

Sat, 9-9:30am
Jan 13-Mar 17
Mar 24-Jun 2

You and your family will have a blast learning the hula with the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan! Students should wear comfortable clothing and all experience levels are welcome. No class Jan 27, Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7, May 5.

Age: 5-12
Price: Res. $36/Non-Res. $43
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Mar 20

Adult Hula

Sat, 9:30-10:15am
Jan 13-Mar 17 (8 weeks)
Mar 24-Jun 2 (8 weeks)

Tue, 9:30-10:15am
Jan 23-Mar 27 (10 weeks)
Apr 10-May 29 (8 weeks)

Get into the rhythm of the islands with this fun Hawaiian and Polynesian dance class! This program will have you enjoying yourself and excited for the next class. No class Jan 27, Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7, May 5.

Age: 13+
Price: Res. $60/Non-Res. $72 per session
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Apr 4 (Tues session 2)/Mar 20 (Sat session 2)
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan

Advanced Hula (Invitation only)

Sat, 10:30-11:45am
Jan 13-Mar 17
Mar 24-Jun 2

Meet new people, learn a new art form, and get a workout with weekly classes at the Novi Civic Center. Students should wear comfortable clothing. No class Jan 27, Feb 3, Mar 31, Apr 7, May 5.

Price: Res. $60/Non-Res. $72
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Mar 20
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11
Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17
Thu, 8-9pm, Age: 18+
Jan 18-Mar 15 (7 weeks)
Mar 22-May 10 (6 weeks)

Students will learn footwork techniques, proper use of skirt technique, choreographic patterns and formations. Some props may be used such as fans, rattles, rebozo, bandannas, etc. Dance shoes with leather sole preferred, no sneakers. Students will learn about different Mexican folk dances by region. All levels are welcome. No class Jan 25, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3.

Price: Session 1 - Res. $71/Non-Res. $86
Session 2 - Res. $61/Non-Res. $73
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 16/Mar 20
Instructor: Elsa Carrera

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THEATRE

Visit the Theatre section of our website for more information on Theatre Opportunities.

Young Stars Theatre

Sat, 9:30-11am
Feb 17-Apr 21

Introduce your little ham to the wonderful world of theatre with this fun program designed especially for preschool and early elementary students. This program will get them interested in acting and will familiarize them with the rhythms of a theatre production. Students will learn and grow with support from our great instructors from In the Mitten Productions. A short, final and free performance for parents (mandatory) will occur at noon on Apr 21 at the Novi Civic Center. No class Mar 31, Apr 7.

Age: 4-7
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Feb 14
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions

Honk Jr

Auditions at Novi Civic Center
Sat, 12-5pm
Feb 10

Rehearsals
Tue, Thu, Sat
Feb 27-May 3

Pre-register your child for auditions at cityofnovi.org/art (no cost), starting January 29, 2018. If cast, actors are expected to pay the registration fee before rehearsals begin. Price includes most costume pieces, scripts, music, cast photo, and cast T-shirt. A detailed schedule will be developed after casting. Show dates are scheduled for May 3-6 and tickets will go on sale April 1, 2018. No rehearsals Mar 31-Apr 7.

Grades: 1-8
Registration Price: Res. $150/Non-Res. $180
Location: Novi Civic Center
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions

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MUSIC

Visit the Music section of our website for more information on Music Opportunities.

Musikgarten: Budding Sprouts

Mon, 10-10:40am
Jan 8-Feb 26
Mar 12-Apr 23

Tue, 10-10:40am
Jan 9-Feb 27
Mar 13-Apr 24

Participate with your baby and toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, focused listening, and instrumental play including keyboards. Through music and movement your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and developed. Grippy socks recommended for child. Optional materials fee due to Instructor: $36 Parent Book, CD, Rhythm Instrument, or $34 Parent Book, Digital Music Download, Rhythm Instrument. No class Jan 15/16, Feb 19/20, Apr 2/3.

Age: 3 months-3.5 years
Price: Res. $72/Non-Res. $86 per session
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Jan 3/Mar 7
Instructor: Janice Ferrarotti

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE GROUPS

The Novi Choralaires & Novi Concert Band

Visit the Music section of our website for more information on these community performance groups.

Novi Choralaires Joint Concert with Novi Concert Band

Sun, 3pm
Mar 4
Novi Civic Center

Novi Concert Band Winter Concert

Sun, 3pm
Mar 18
Novi Civic Center

Novi Choralaires Sneak Peek Concert

Tue, 7pm
Apr 3
Novi Public Library

Novi Choralaires Spring Concert

Sat, 7:30pm
May 12
Novi Civic Center

Novi Concert Band Open Rehersals

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. New members are always welcome and should contact noviconcertband@live.com for details on rehearsal locations and other questions.

Age: All
Price: FREE community event
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: No registration required