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The Heights Center Announces New Arts Classes for Children and Adults


Fort Myers, FL, June 17, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Heights Center announces new visual and performing arts classes for children and adults. Classes in acrobatics, ballet, hip hop, keyboard, chorus and art will begin in September and will take place at the 14,000 square foot community center conveniently located between US 41 and McGregor Boulevard on Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Classes will be taught by instructors experienced in each field. There are no registration fees and low costume costs.

“Part of our mission is to provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts to our community,” said Kathryn Kelly, The Heights Foundation President and CEO. “Learning to create and appreciate the arts is important to the development of both children and adults. We are pleased to provide access to the arts at an affordable price.”

Classes for Children:

Acrobatics: Beginner to immediate students will learn to incorporate gymnastic skills and dance in a safe, fun and high energy environment. Students will learn the proper technique to do cartwheels, backbends, splits, handstands and some back walkovers and/or handsprings. Students will learn a routine to perform that includes dance.

Ballet: Beginner ballet classes offer the technique that is needed for all forms of dance. Students will advance as they are able in the introduction to ballet. Students will be introduced to the proper techniques of ballet to include the five basic ballet positions. Students will learn a complete dance which will incorporate their newly-learned stills.

Hip Hop: Learn this popular style of dance that uses skills, dancing to beats and freestyle dancing. The techniques include ordinal styles such as wide range breaking, locking and popping combined Jazz Funk. Jazz Funk combines technical dance with the freestyle of hip hop.

Keyboard: Keyboard classes provide the skill to play the piano. Students will enjoy learning how to play, read and create music. Reading music is a technique the students will learn to enhance their ability to play many different songs. The keyboard is just like a piano when it comes to keys and sounds. Students who learn with the keyboard will be able to play a piano. Students will enjoy a fun and exciting environment.

Classes for Children and Adults:

Chorus: Chorus will incorporate a large number of students with the ability to sing as one. Solo performances will be part of this exciting class. Chorus is a larger group of students varying in age, range and ability. Everyone involved in the chorus sings and performs. Students will learn through wonderful melodies, rich harmonies, foot-tapping rhythms and great lyrics.

Art: Learn to draw, paint and create. This weekly class will inspire the Picasso in you. The class offered students a wide variety of skills including abstract drawing, animation and painting. Class projects will be showcased during our performance nights and displayed in our art gallery.

All classes will take place once a week and are offered at $39.00 per month. Performing arts classes include a Christmas show and end of year recital. Private lessons are also available. To register visit www.heightsfoundation.org, call Jody Callahan at (239) 482-7706 or email jody@heightsfoundation.org. The Heights Center is conveniently located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers, between McGregor Boulevard and Cypress Lake Drive, just off Gladiolus Drive.

About The Heights Center
The Heights Center is a 14,000 square foot facility that opened in 2013. The mission of the Center is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts.

The Center is equipped to hold up to 175 people comfortably for large celebrations, performances and events. The meeting rooms are ideal for smaller classes and gatherings. The Center is equipped with a full kitchen, walk-in cooler and ice machine for catering needs. The Center is also home to two classrooms for training and meetings.

The Center is conveniently located between US 41 and McGregor Boulevard on Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. For more information visit www.heightsfoundation.or g or call (239) 482-7706.
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The Heights Foundation
Elly Hagen
239-994-3927
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www.heightsfoundation.org

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