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ART OPPORTUNITIES/EXHIBITIONS

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

Still Life Drawing Workshop

Sat, 1-2:30pm
Sep 23

Learn a new skill or brush up on your skills using pencil and your creativity. The instructor will walk you through each step to create your own masterpiece. All materials included and great for beginners or someone who needs practice.

Age: 9+
Price: Res. $25/ Non-Res. $30
Instructor: PetrArt
Location: Township Hall
Registration Ends: Sep 18

Colored Pencil Art Sessions

Wed, 1-3pm
Sep 27
Oct 11, 25
Nov 8
Dec 6

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

Creative Card Class

Thu, 10-11am
Oct 5 - Fall Theme
Dec 7 - Holiday Theme

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.

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DANCE

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

Novi Civic Dance Baby Ballet

Thu, 11:15-11:45am
Sep 14-Oct 19
Oct 26-Dec 7

Sat, 9:25-9:55am
Sep 9-Oct 14
Oct 21-Dec 2

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 Nov 23 and 25.

Age: 2-3
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6/Oct 18

NEW – Dance Recital

Sun, 1pm
Dec 10

After an overwhelming response from our dance parents, we will be including a dance recital for our classes at the end of the term (except for Baby Ballet). This will be a fun, low cost recital for the dancers to show off what they have learned on the stage. The recital fee is $45 and will include a costume. Dancers in more than one class will need to pay $35 per additional costume. The instructor will go over this process once classes have started. Recital participation is optional. We have combined our two six-week sessions into one longer Fall Session of 12 weeks. This is to provide the dancers with ample time to learn the dances before the recital. We have provided an option online for Princess Ballet students to take a 6-week session only. Adult Jazz and Hawaiian and Mexican cultural dance classes are not included.

Recital Fee: $45
Additional Costume Fee: $35 each
Location: Novi Civic Center

Princess Ballet

Mon, 4-4:40pm
Mon, 4:40-5:20pm
Sep 11-Dec 4

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 November 20. Half sessions available (six weeks).

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6/Oct 18

Tap and Toes

Sat, 10:35-11:15am
Sep 9-Dec 2

This is a combination ballet and tap dance class for beginning/ intermediate 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 Nov 25.

Age: 3-5
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6

Ballet I

Sat, 9:55-10:35am
Sep 9-Dec 2

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. Lead by a Vaganova (Russian ballet technique) trained instructor, this class is open to both boys and girls. No class Nov 25.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6

Jazz 1

Wed, 4:20-5pm
Sep 13-Dec 6

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 Nov 22.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6

Jazz II

Wed, 5-5:40pm
Sep 13-Dec 6

This is the more advanced Jazz course for slightly older and more advanced students. In this class, students will learn a fun routine that incorporates more advanced steps, jumps, and turns after working on their technique through a series of across the floor exercises. This class is open to both boys and girls. No class Nov 22.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6

Pom Workshop

Mon, 5:20-6pm
Sep 11-Dec 4

New this year, Pom will teach you how to properly use poms and learn widely used vocabulary. Students will also learn vital skills including kicks for kicklines, and jumps such as c-jumps, toe touches, and rockstars! No class Nov 20.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6

Musical Theatre Dance Workshop

Wed, 5:40-6:20pm
Sep 13-Dec 6

This class combines acting and dancing skills as students learn choreography from a variety of classic Broadway Musicals. The class will also learn to think on their feet through a series of improv games in addition to their dance technique. This class is open to both boys and girls. No class Nov 22.

Age: 5-9
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6

Adult Jazz for Fun

Thu, 11:45-12:30pm
Sep 14-Oct 19
Oct 26-Dec 7

Learn jazz steps in a fun, casual environment during your lunch break. Students will begin each class with a light cardio warm up and stretching to increase flexibility and prepare for the class. Across the floor exercises will include kicks, turns, and leaps and class ends with a fun, energetic routine! No class Nov 23 and no recital option.

Age: 16+
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54 per session
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 6/Oct 18

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance

Sat, 9-9:30am, Age: 5-12
Sat, 9:30-10:30am, Age: 13+
Sat, 10:30-11:45am, Advanced Group (Invitation only)
Sep 16-Dec 9

You and your family will have a blast learning the hula with the Polynesian Dancers of Michigan! 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. All experience levels are welcome. No class Nov 25.

Price: Kids class Res. $36/Non-Res. $43
Adult class and Advanced group Res. $60/Non-Res. $72
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 13

Intro to Hula

Tue, 9:30-10:15am
Sep 19-Oct 24
Nov 7-Dec 12

Get into the rhythm of the islands with this easy and fun hula class! Especially focused on older active adults, this program will have you enjoying yourself and excited for the next class.

Age: 50+
Price: Res. $30/Non-Res. $36 per session
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan
Location: Meadowbrook Activity Center
Registration Ends: Sep 13/Nov 3

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11
Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17
Thu, 8-9pm, Age: 18+
Sep 28-Oct 26
Nov 2-Dec 7

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 Nov 23.

Price: Res. $51/Non-Res. $61
Instructor: Elsa Carrera y Carolina Harris
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 26/Oct 31

 

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THEATRE

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

After School Musical Theatre - Trolls

Tue, 4:05-5:05pm
Parkview Elementary Gym
Sep 26-Dec 5

Wed, 4:05-5:05pm
Deerfi eld Elementary Cafeteria
Sep 27-Dec 6

Thu, 3:35-4:35pm
Novi Woods Elementary
Sep 28-Dec 7

Through an abridged version of the script “Trolls” students will discover the joys of acting, singing, dance, theater, improv and more! The session will end with a performance where parents, friends and family can come see the tools and skills the students learned with Sunset Theatre Company. Students will have a great time and leave with a brand new sense of self confidence and teamwork. Also great for fostering good study habits, excellent for both boys and girls. No class Oct 31, Nov 22 and 23.

Grades: 1-4
Price: Res. $130/Non-Res. $156
Instructor: Sunset Theatre Company
Registration Ends: Sep 20

Novi Civic Youth Theatre Young Stars Theatre

Sat, 9:30-11am
Oct 14-Dec 9

Introduce your little ham to the wonderful world of theatre with this NEW 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 the Novi Civic Center on Dec 15 at 6pm. No class Nov 25.

Age: 4-7
Price: Res. $90/Non-Res. $108
Instructor: In the Mitten Productions
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Oct 11

School House Rock, Jr Auditions at Novi Civic Center

Sat, 11am-6pm
Oct 7

Rehearsals
Tue, Thu, Sat
Oct 21-Jan 24

Pre-register your child for auditions. 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 Jan 25-28 and tickets will go on sale Jan 1, 2018.

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

Upcoming Spring Show - Honk Jr

Mar-May 2018

In the Mitten Productions will also be partnering with Farmington Hills Youth Theatre for their season which will include Guys and Dolls this fall. For more information, visit www.fhgov.com .

 

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MUSIC

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

National Live Creative Day Concert

Thu, 6-7:30pm
Sep 14

Celebrate National Live Creative Day, a day dedicated to the exploration of imagination. We’ll have live tunes from musician Eric Engblade as well as fun activities to expand your creativity!

Age: All ages welcome
Price: No charge for this community event
Location: Pavilion Shore Park

Musikgarten: Budding Sprouts

Mon, 10-10:40am
Sep 11-Oct 16
Nov 6-Dec 11

Tue, 10-10:40am
Sep 12-Oct 17
Nov 7-Dec 12

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.

Age: 3 months – 3.5 years
Price: Res. $72/Non-Res. $86 per session
Instructor: Janice Ferrarotti
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 7/Nov 2

Beginner Ukulele

Tue, 6:30-8pm
Sep 26-Nov 21

Strum chords and sing along with this great beginner class! Within 8 weeks you will be able to accompany yourself on ukulele while singing along to a dozen songs with the assistance of chord diagrams. The instructor will present techniques to play your favorite sing-a-long tunes by ear. Students must bring their own 21” soprano length, 23” concert length, or 26” tenor length style ukulele. Students must purchase and bring “Ukulele Primer Book for Beginners with DVD” by Bert Casey (available through most major online retailers). Call 248.347.0509 for more information regarding the book. No class Nov 7.

Age: 18+
Price: Res. $75/non Res. $90
Instructor: Geri Green
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: Sep 21 

 

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

Novi Concert Band