Middle School Offerings

The BW Community Arts School aims to support students in middle school as they begin new artistic endeavors or choose to commit to diving deeper into their artistic passion(s). From private lessons to classes, camps and ensembles, there are a number of opportunities for students to engage with our expert faculty and be encouraged by a supportive, nurturing environment. We understand how important this stage of development is for young artists and promise to support them as they grow as individual artists.

Classes & Workshops for Middle School Students

Class Name Ages Format Days/Times Session Dates Instructor Location Tuition Register
Ballet 1 6+ In Person Thursdays
5:00 - 5:55 p.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 Leanna Mullen WS $550* Registration closed
Dalcroze Musicianship 8+ In Person Saturdays
11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
September 11, 2021 - December 11, 2021 Lauren Hodgson BMAC $220* Registration closed
Level One Bundle 6+ In Person Multiple See Schedule
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 CAS Faculty WS $1500* Registration closed
Contemporary 1 6+ In Person Thursdays
5:00 - 5:55 p.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 Paige St. John WS $550* Registration closed
Viola ad-Venture 9 - 12 In Person Thursdays
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
October 14 - December 9, 2021 Carol Ross BMAC $344* Registration closed
Improv II 12 - 14 In Person Mondays
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
October 4 - November 22, 2021 Liz Huff WS $135* Registration closed
Introduction to Drawing Techniques 11 - 14 In Person Tuesdays
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
September 14, 2021 - November 9, 2021 Dottie Abner WS $165* Registration closed
Off the Canvas: Intro to Painting Techniques 11 - 14 In Person Tuesdays
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 14, 2021 - November 9, 2021 Dottie Abner WS $165* Registration closed
Acting Basics I 12 - 14 In Person Wednesdays
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
September 15 - November 10, 2021 Heidi Harris WS $155* Registration closed
Ballet 2 Prerequisite Required In Person Mondays
6:30 - 7:25 p.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 Leanna Mullen WS $550* Registration closed
Jazz 2 Prerequisite Required In Person Tuesdays
5:30 - 6:25 p.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 Arianna Fine WS $550* Registration closed
Acro 11+ In Person Wednesdays
6:50 -7:45 p.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 Heather Dennen WS $550* Registration closed
Hip Hop 11+ In Person Saturdays
11:00 - 11:55 a.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 Clarence Keith WS $550* Registration closed
Tap 11+ In Person Tuesdays
7:00 - 7:55 p.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 Jim Becker WS $550* Registration closed
Teen Training Troupe (T3) 12+ In Person Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
September 13, 2021 - May 27, 2022 CAS Faculty WS $1500* Registration closed

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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Suzuki Center for the Violin

The Baldwin Wallace Suzuki Center offers private lessons and group classes using the Suzuki method for ages 4 & up. With careful guidance from specially trained teachers, parents help their children learn to play violin through the same natural process that occurs when their children learn to speak. The establishment of this "Suzuki triangle" provides the stimulation and encouragement that children need to acquire other critical learning skills. 

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Summer Arts Day Camps for Grades 4-9

The Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University has a long history of bringing elementary and middle school students to campus for focused music study through workshops and camps. Caring staff, a safe campus, outstanding music facilities and excellent food service help to make each camper's experience a positive one. For Summer 2021, our long-standing String and Band Camps have converted to week-long day camps! Through small groups (pods), students and their peers will receive personalized musical training along with engaging social activities.
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