Alliance for the Arts Offers Summer Arts Classes for Infants, Preschoolers

The Alliance for the Arts offers summer arts classes for infants and preschoolers, beginning in June. These courses are designed to provide young children opportunities to learn, experiment and eventually master the skill at their own rate.

School of Rock begins June 5 and runs on Tuesdays through June 26. The course offers students the opportunity to learn how to create songs and record them, rock out on an instrument and play music while making friends. Dance in Color begins June 7 and runs on Thursdays through June 28. Fundamentals and form for hip hop, dancing, ballet, lyrical and jazz are taught. Both classes are for preschool ages 4 and 5 and cost $90 for Alliance members or $115 for nonmembers. Classes are instructed by April Cox.

April Cox has been a general education teacher for Lee County Schools for the past 11 years and was a preschool director in southwest Florida. Cox was a summer arts camp instructor for the Alliance for the Arts and has directed numerous drama productions in the past five years.

Music and Movement is a 30 minute interactive musical experience, led by San Francisco Bay Area’s beloved children’s musician Megan Schoenbohm. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers (ages infant-5) are accompanied in the class by a parent, grandparent or caregiver. Rhythmic and tonal patterns will be practiced encouraging growth in both babies’ and grown-ups’ musical understanding. Movement and dance will provide a visual and visceral musical lesson in addition to being fun and engaging.

Music and Movement runs Mondays, beginning July 2 through July 23. The cost is $60 for Alliance members or $75 for nonmembers.

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