High School Offerings

Instruction at the high school level allows students to dive deeper into their art forms and focus on their personal goals. This is a critical time in students' artistic development as they consider their involvement in the arts beyond their high school years. Whether students are preparing for college involvement in the arts or simply want to enjoy participating in classes or ensembles for personal growth and enjoyment, CAS offers high-quality instruction that will exceed your expectations.

Classes & Workshops for High School Students

Class Name Ages Format Days/Times Session Dates Instructor Location Tuition Register
Preparing a Role ages 9-12 9 - 12 Hybrid Tuesdays
5:15-6:00 pm
September 15, 2020 - November 17, 2020 Jeanette Hagerty WS, Online $175 Register
Contemporary Dance Workshop 12+ In-Person Saturday
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
September 26, 2020 Heather Dennen WS $15 Register
Dance Academy 12+ Hybrid Mondays and Wednesdays
6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
September 14, 2020 - November 18, 2020 Heather Dennen, Lauren Stenroos, Paige St. John WS $535 Register
Monologue Masterclass 12+ Hybrid Tuesdays
6:15-7:00 pm
September 15, 2020 - November 17, 2020 N/A WS, Online $175 Register
Music Videos : Commercial Jazz Workshop 12+ In-Person Saturday
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
October 10, 2020 Heather Dennen WS $15 Register
Musical Theatre Dance : Hamilton Workshop 12+ In-Person Saturday
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
November 7, 2020 Heather Dennen WS $15 Register
Preparing a Role 12+ 12+ Hybrid Mondays
5:15-6:00 pm
September 14, 2020 - November 16, 2020 Heidi Harris WS, Online $175 Register
Stage Makeup Masterclass 12+ Virtual Thursdays
September 14, 2020 - November 20, 2020 N/A Online $185 Register
UNBOXED: Pilates for Dancers 12+ Virtual Any
October 5, 2020 - November 8, 2020 Lauren Stenroos Online $115 Register
Art Fundamentals 13 - 17 Virtual Wednesdays
5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
September 16, 2020 - November 18, 2020 Karyn Rodems Online $175 Register
Portfolio Prep 14 - 18 Hybrid Wednesdays
6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
September 16, 2020 - November 18, 2020 Karyn Rodems WS $325 Register
Intro to Photography 16+ Hybrid Thursdays
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020 Karyn Rodems WS $215 Register

Private Lessons

Students may enroll in private lessons to receive one-on-one instruction and coaching from one of the Community Arts School faculty members, all of whom are credentialed professionals in the instrument they teach. Lessons are offered at many times during the week with most of them occurring in the weekday afternoons, weekday evenings and weekends.. Students typically enroll in lessons that meet once a week for a half-hour for the full semester. The Community Arts School offers a rolling admission where students may enroll at any time during the semester.

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The BW Community Arts School offers instrumental and vocal ensembles for students in grades 4 through retiree! Each ensemble fosters a unique, positive culture that supports individual growth while also teaching the skills and training needed contribute to the artistic development of the greater ensemble. The BW Men’s Chorus and BW Women’s Chorus are open to students high school age and up. An audition is required for each.

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Summer Arts Programs

For over 90 years, The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University has been bringing school age and adult learners to campus for focused arts study through workshops, camps and training institutes. Caring staff, a safe campus, outstanding facilities, excellent food service and comfortable residence halls combine to make each participant’s experience a positive one. For our high school and adult programs, a quaint downtown area, access to the Cleveland Metroparks, tennis courts and the Coe Lake recreational area are a great way to relax from a dedicated day of learning and to socialize with new or familiar friends.

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Dance Company

The BW Community Arts School Dance Company is a comprehensive dance program for serious dancers and for students looking to build their technical skill set. This company will work as a bridge to the dance industry and prepare serious students for a career in the arts. The purpose of this company is to give students the highest quality education in multiple dance genres to create the most well rounded dancer possible. Participants can expect exceptional instructors, intimate class settings, personalized critiques and focused instruction.

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