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Creative Opportunities

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

We are searching for enthusiastic, arts loving residents who want to help support the arts in Novi. We have volunteer opportunities on the Cultural Arts Advisory Board and in the docent program at the Villa Barr Art Park. For more information, contact Novi Parks by email or call 248-347-0400.

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Dance Opportunities

Virtual Dance: Virtual Ballet I/II

Join Ms. Chelsea virtually! Keep your young ballerina in dancing shape with this virtual, intermediate class. This class incorporates more advanced stretching and conditioning and takes a traditional route through a classical ballet barre. The exercises in this class may be done in the center without a barre, though a “barre” may be recommended at times (please feel free to use a chair, counter, or any other sturdy surface as a substitute for a barre). This class focuses on technique and form but starts with a social minute to catch up with friends and ends with freeze dance to develop improvisational skills!   

Age: 5-8 
Price: Res. $52/Non-Res. $62 
Location: Zoom  
Instructor: Chelsea Erickson 

Tue, 5-5:40pm 
Feb 23-Apr 20 
No class 4/1
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

Virtual Jazz Hip Hop  

Join Ms. Chelsea virtually! Have fun and move at home with this high energy class! This class begins with a warmup that incorporates aspects of jazz and hip hop! We will then learn some fun hip hop “tricks,” as well as beginning elements of jazz dance. Your dancer will then learn a dance which shows off their new moves! At the end of class, the dancers will use their creativity and performance skills with freeze dance! This is a great class to keep your dancer healthy and energized. 

Age: 5-8 
Price: Res. $52/Non-Res. $62 
Location: Zoom  
Instructor: Chelsea Erickson

Tue, 5:45-6:25pm 
Feb 23-Apr 20 
No Class 4/1
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

In-Person Classes

In-Person Classes Class sizes are limited, and all students will be required to wear a mask for the duration of class. Please refer to Novi Parks Return-to-Recreation Plan for full safety protocols.  

Ballet I

Ballet I is for students looking to move beyond Princess Ballet. Students will begin with a stretch and light conditioning to increase flexibility and strength, and then proceed through classical ballet exercises.  

Age: 5-9 
Price: Res. $168/Non-Res. $201 
Location: Novi Civic Center Studios  
Instructor: Chelsea Erickson 

Mon/Wed, 5-5:45pm 
Feb 22-Apr 21 
No Class 3/21 & 3/29
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

Ballet II

Ballet II is for students looking to move beyond Ballet I. Students will begin with a stretch and conditioning to increase flexibility and increase strength, and then proceed through classical ballet exercises.  

Age: 5-9 
Price: Res. $176/Non-Res. $211 
Location: Novi Civic Center Studios   
Instructor: Chelsea Erickson 

Mon/Wed, 5:50-6:50pm 
Feb 22-Apr 21 
No Class 3/21 & 3/29
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

Hip Hop

This fun, high-energy dance class will introduce participants to a variety of moves, steps and footwork! Dancers should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. 

Age: 5-7 
Price: Res. $80/Non-Res. $96 
Location: Novi Civic Center Studios 
Instructor: Chelsea Erickson 

Wed, 6:55-7:35pm 
Feb 24-Apr 21 
No Class 3/31
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

Princess Ballet 

Introduce your little one to the beautiful world of ballet! This class is perfect for your little dancer to learn basic ballet positions, steps and terminology, all while dancing to fun classical music. The class begins with a social minute to catch up with friends, then proceeds to a nice stretch on the floor. The bulk of the class will be the beginning of classical ballet “barre,” and will end with freeze dance to let our creativity flow!  

Age: 3-5 
Price: Res. $80/Non-Res. $96 
Location: Novi Civic Center Studios 

Instructor: Chelsea Erickson 

Sat, 10:15-10:45am 
Feb 27-Apr 24 
No Class 3/27
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

Jazz/Hip Hop 

Have fun and move with this high energy class! The class begins with a warmup that incorporates aspects of jazz and hip hop. We will then learn some fun hip hop “tricks,” as well as beginning elements of jazz dance. Your dancer will then learn a dance which shoes off their new moves! At the end of class, the dancers will use their own creativity and performance skills with freeze dance! This is a great class to keep your dancer healthy and energized. 

Age: 5-9 
Price: Res. $84/Non-Res. $101 
Location: Novi Civic Center Studios 
Instructor: Chelsea Erickson 

Sat, 10:50-11:35am 
Feb 27-Apr 24 
No Class 3/27 & 4/24
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

Adult Ballet 

This class allows teens and adults to learn ballet basics while improving flexibility, strength, and posture. If you’ve ever wanted to learn ballet, this class is for you! This is also a great class for adults who have done ballet in the past, as well as teens at a beginner level. The class will begin at the barre and teach fundamentals in a classical setting. All experience levels are welcome in this no-judgement ballet class!  

Age: 16+ 
Price: Res. $80/Non-Res. $96 
Location: Novi Civic Center Studios 
Instructor: Chelsea Erickson 

Mon, 6:55-7:55am 
Feb 22-Apr 19 
No class 3/29
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Feb 15

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Music Opportunities

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The Novi Choralaires & Novi Concert Band are currently on hiatus.  To learn more about the groups, visit novichoralaires.org and Facebook.com/noviconcertband.

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Art Opportunities/Exhibitions

Easter Bunny Nightlight

Join us for this fun workshop at the Civic Center! We will be designing a beautiful, fused glass Easter Bunny nightlight with local glass fusing artist, Laurie Freeman, of Kiss My Glass. This is an easy-peasy, step-by-step instructional class! No experience needed and all the materials will be supplied.  

Age: 10+ 
Price: Res. $28/Non-Res. $34 
Location: Novi Civic Center  

Thu, 10-11:30am 
Mar 18 
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Mar 11

Thu, 6-7:30pm 
Mar 18 

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We are searching for enthusiastic, arts loving residents who want to help support the arts in Novi. We have volunteer opportunities on the Cultural Arts Advisory Board and in the docent program at the Villa Barr Art Park. For more information, contact Novi Parks at noviparks@cityofnovi.org or 248.347.0400. 

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Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibits

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Check out work from local talented artists online at cityofnovi.org/art and on the Novi Parks Facebook page.  
Interested in displaying your work? Contact Alyssa Golles at agolles@cityofnovi.org to find out how!

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Villa Barr Tours and Events

Villa Barr Art Park 22600 Napier Road

Villa Barr Art Park is a four-acre property, previously owned by internationally-famed artist David Barr. The property includes a home, studio and sculpture garden. The intention of the park is to enhance art experiences in Novi whether by admiring the art installations or participating in a program on site. To learn more about the park, virtual tours and art, visit cityofnovi.org/villabarr.