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    Summer Classes From the Hillcrest Center for the Arts!

    Hillcrest Center for the Arts

    Summer CRPD Cultural Classes
    Registrations Now Open!
    Offering Both In-Person and Zoom Classes
    In-person classes held at Hillcrest Center for the Arts
    Please note: all classes are subject to change; current information
    will be regularly updated on our website HillcrestArts.com

     


     ACTING FOR KIDS

    BEGINNING ACTING, Age 10-17
     Introduces children to the world of acting, stimulating confidence and creativity. Includes warmups, theatre games, audition technique, diction, scenes, and monologues. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory. Enrollment: Max 12
    3501.3211 Su        9:00-9:45am     $69         7/18-8/22  6 wks

    IMPROVISATION, Age 10-17
     Fun improvisations to strengthen skills in listening, responding, reacting to your environment, creative thinking, brainstorming, and working as a team. Improv sports and games from popular TV shows. For beginners and experienced actors. Kids under age 10 must have taken Beginning Acting or equivalent. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory. Enrollment: Max 12
    3503.3211 Su        10:15-11:15am $69         7/18-8/22  6 wks
    Play fun theatre games and work on your quick thinking and storytelling skills. Get a little silly and explore characterization, movement, and voice. Creativity thrives, with unique adventures each week. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author and theater veteran who spent more than twenty years directing and producing for the stage. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 12. No class 7/5.
    3510.3211 M         3:00-3:45pm    $66         6/21-8/2   6 wks
    Choose and perfect 1 comic and 1 dramatic audition monologue. Discuss audition best practices and learn how to show yourself in the best light to impress directors and casting professionals. Bring some suggestions for monologues to the first class meeting. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author and theater veteran who spent more than twenty years directing and producing for the stage. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 12. No class 7/4.
    3513.3211 Su        11:00-11:45am $66         6/20-8/1   6 wks
    Learn from industry professionals in tv and film step by step how to audition like a pro. Develop characters, be as truthful as possible and get them ready for the real audition, with tips on getting managers and agents. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Off the Beaten Track Productions. Enrollment: Max 15.
    3514.3211 T          5:00-6:00pm    $96         6/22-7/27  6 wks
       

    DANCE FOR KIDS
    Lift and twirl your little princess for some special daddy-daughter bonding time! Tap shoes recommended, hard-soled shoes ok. Mommies, Uncles, Aunties, and any special grown-up welcome too! Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Jess Coffman, professional dancer/choreographer. Enrollment: Max 10.
    3571.3211 T          10:00-11:00am $96         6/22-7/27  6 wks

    MUSIC FOR KIDS
    Learn to play your piano at home with positivity and fun! This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Gabe Aronson. Enrollment: Max 10.
    3600.3211 Sa        10:00-11:00am $90         7/10-8/14  6 wks

    ACTING
    Learn from industry professionals in tv and film step by step how to audition like a pro. Develop characters, be as truthful as possible and get them ready for the real audition, with tips on getting managers and agents. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Off the Beaten Track Productions. Enrollment: Max 15.
    3702.3211 T          6:15-7:15pm    $96         6/22-7/27  6 wks

    SELF-IMPROVEMENT
    Need help getting organized? Learn to consciously declutter and stay organized through conventional and KonMari organizing methods. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Raleigh West, Professional Organizer, theorganizingshift.com/events. Enrollment: Max 12
    3838.3211 Sa-Su   10:00am-12noon              $89            6/26-6/27  2 days

    WRITING AND CREATIVITY
    Write your story with a little help determining the genre, selecting the form, outlining, and weekly feedback. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author and playwright with an emphasis on autobiographical short stories, currently working on her third book. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 10. No class 7/4.
    3817.3211 Su        9:00-9:45am    $78         6/20-8/1   6 wks
    Each class is different with free writing from prompts in a variety of forms and genres and feedback on weekly assignments. Kimberly Davis Basso is an award-winning author, playwright, and writing coach; currently working on her third book. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Kimberly Davis Basso. Enrollment: Max 12. No class 7/4.
    3818.3211 Su        10:15-11:00am $78         6/20-8/1   6 wks
    Many people have a book idea, and perhaps know how the story ends, but getting through that middle section is hard! Discuss characterization, plotting, pacing, point of view, tone, genre, and more. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
    Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10.
    In-person        3800.3211            T       9:00-10:00am    $99           6/22-7/27   6 wks
    Zoom    3800.3212   T         9:00-10:00am  $99            6/22-7/27  6 wks
    Make the best of your stay-at-home time and WRITE! This workshop will offer you encouragement and structure to spark your creative fiction or document your personal experience during this dramatic and memorable moment in history. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
    (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
    In-person 3803.3211   T         10:30-11:30am $50            6/22          1 day
    Zoom      3803.3212   T         10:30-11:30am $50            6/22          1 day
    So, you’ve written a book and now you want to see it online or in print. Walk through the process of how your book goes from computer screen to online book retailers. Requirements such as cover art, ISBNs, digital formatting, and marketing basics are explained. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
    Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
    In-person 3801.3211   T         10:30-11:30am $50            6/29          1 day
    Zoom      3801.3212   T         10:30-11:30am $50            6/29          1 day
    So, your book is complete and on Amazon. How do people find it? Discuss marketing, blog tours, cover reveals, Facebook/Twitter parties, Pinterest boards, and generating buzz for your book. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
    Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
    In-person 3802.3211   T         10:30-11:30am $50            7/6            1 day
    Zoom      3802.3212   T         10:30-11:30am $50            7/6            1 day
    Yoga improves flexibility, burns calories, and helps build strong muscles. It is also an outstanding practice for the mind and can even improve creativity. In this 2-hour workshop, a certified yoga instructor and 15-year publishing professional takes attendees through a yoga flow designed to stimulate creativity, followed by journaling exercises to unleash the story within. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
    Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, certified yoga instructor and book publisher. Enrollment: Max 10
    In-person 3805.3211   T         10:30am-12noon               $60            7/13 1 day
    Zoom      3805.3212   T         10:30am-12noon               $60            7/13 1 day
    With millions of books available online, marketing your title is not only imperative, but also challenging. Learn tips and strategies that won’t break the bank including: effective keywords and categories, blogging for SEO (search engine optimization), how to find reader “magnets” and hangouts. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom.
    Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10
    In-person 3804.3211   T         10:30-11:30am $50            7/20          1 day
    Zoom      3804.3212   T         10:30-11:30am $50            7/20          1 day
    Bundle all 5 writing workshops and save $75! Creative Writing, Self-Publishing Help, Social Media Marketing for Authors, Yoga for Creativity, and Book Marketing Q&A. Make a commitment to create! Classes offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines or over Zoom. Note: class on 7/13 goes until 12pm. Zoom bundle available #3809.2212
    Instructor: Margery (Mia) Walshaw, editor, book packager. Enrollment: Max 10.
    In-person 3809.3211   T         10:30-11:30am $175         6/22-7/20  5 wks
    Zoom      3809.3212   T         10:30-11:30am $175         6/22-7/20  5 wks

    ART FOR ADULTS
    Basic watercolor techniques, including wet on wet, dry technique, and proper handling of materials. $10 cash materials fee due first class. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Juliette Chayet-Cole. Enrollment: Max 10. No class 7/5.
    3750.3211 M         10:00am-12noon              $150         6/21-8/16  8 wks
    Discover basic elements of drawing and composition. Learn use of watercolor pencils, pastels, prismas, pen & ink. Also techniques of print making, lino cut, dry point, mono print, and others. SUPPLY LIST: Small & Large Drawing Pads, #2 – #6 Pencils, A Gum Eraser. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Juliette Chayet-Cole. Enrollment: Max 10
    3751.3211 W        10:00am-12noon              $118         6/23-8/11  8 wks
    Use colored pencils on a variety of surfaces and backgrounds: drawing, watercolor, pastel, sanded papers, etc. Blending, layering, and burnishing techniques covered. $10 materials fee due first class. Set of 48 Prismacolor Premier pencils required. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Judith Crowe. Enrollment: Max 11.
    3755.3211 F          10:00am-12noon              $126         6/25-7/30  6 wks
    Limited to those who have participated in COLORED PENCIL I. Participants will work on larger pieces, taking several weeks to complete, using a variety of colored pencils and materials. Individual projects invited. $10 materials fee due first class. Set of 48 Prismacolor Premier pencils required. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Judith Crowe. Enrollment: Max 11. No class 7/5.
    3756.3211 M         12:30-2:30pm   $126       6/21-8/2    6 wks
      

    DANCE AND FITNESS
    Develop and maintain rhythm and coordination. Keep joints limber, stay fit and have fun. Tap shoes required. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Jess Coffman, professional dancer/choreographer. Enrollment: Max 12.
    3882.3211 T          11:30am-12:30pm           $96            6/22-7/27  6 wks
    Let the stress of the week melt away as you learn to manage your breathing and focus your intentions. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Jess Coffman. Enrollment: Max 10.
    3885.3211 T          9:00-9:30am    $48         6/22-7/27  6 wks
    Focus on feeling strong, fit, and present in your amazing body! Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Jess Coffman, professional dancer/choreographer. Enrollment: Max12.
    3962.3211 W        9:00-10:00am   $96         6/23-7/28  6 wks
    Efficient calorie burning while having the time of your life! Designed for the active, older adult or true beginner. Dance fitness with international music. Class offered on the patio at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines. Zoom option available.
    Instructor: Liliana Means. Enrollment: Max 12
    In-Person  3961.3211   F     9:30-10:30am   $110    6/25-9/3    11 wks
    Zoom        3961.3212   F     9:30-10:30am   $110    6/25-9/3    11 wks
    Art, culture, energy, passion, and physical activity through graceful upper body work, sounding feet, and short choreography. Beginning/Intermediate students welcome. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. 
    Instructor: Evelyn Nacif, Deseo Flamenco. Enrollment: Max 10
    3857.3211 Sa        10:15-11:00am $60         7/10-7/31  4 wks
    3857.3212 Sa        10:15-11:00am $60         8/7-8/28    4 wks
    More advanced techniques, steps, and choreography for the continuing student. Improve skills, grace, and flow. This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration. 
    Instructor: Evelyn Nacif, Deseo Flamenco. Enrollment: Max 10
    3858.3211 Sa        11:15-12:00pm $60         7/10-7/31  4 wks
    3858.3212 Sa        11:15-12:00pm $60         8/7-8/28    4 wks
      
    BALLROOM DANCE
    A Summer Session of Partners-Only Friday Evening Masked
    and Socially Distanced Ballroom Dance Classes
    Learn to lead or follow while developing a repertoire of steps for these must-know dances. Partners only, please register both dancers. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Sandi Patterson. Enrollment: Max 10
    3860.3211 F          6:00-7:00pm    $48         6/25-8/13  8 wks
    Learn basic rhythms and variations of this American dance, including how to lead or follow and link dance steps. Partners only, please register both dancers. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Sandi Patterson. Enrollment: Max 10
    3861.3211 F          7:15-8:15pm    $48         6/25-8/13  8 wks
    Basic Rhythms, Foot Patterns, and turns for 4 Cuban favorites: Rumba, Mambo, Cha-Cha, and Salsa. Partners only, please register both dancers. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Sandi Patterson. Enrollment: Max 10
    3872.3211 F          8:30-9:30pm    $48         6/25-8/13  8 wks

    YOGA
    Practiced sitting in a chair or using a chair for support, chair yoga is a perfect class for beginners and students with stability concerns. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines.
    Instructor: Jess Coffman, certified yoga instructor. Enrollment: Max 12  .
    3936.3211 W        10:30-11:30am $96         6/23-7/28  6 wks
    Fall in love with your life through yoga! Good stretches and great feelings; invigorate your body. Suitable for levels 1 and 2. Have mat, block, blanket, and strap. Late joiners welcome! This class will be offered over Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to students after registration.
    Instructor: Maggie Mellor. Enrollment: Max 35. No class 7/5.
    3930.3211 M         5:00-6:15pm    $130       6/21-8/30  10 wks
    Class information under “Writing & Creativity” above.

    TAI CHI
    For first time Tai Chi students. Learn the basic elements: the tai chi walk and shifting of weight while improving balance, strength, and grace. Gradually learn the 24 patterns of Yang Style. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines
    Instructor: Elaine Pawelczyk. Enrollment: Max 30.
    3903.3211 W        10:15-11:15am $66         6/23-9/1    11 wks
    Continue to learn the basic elements: the tai chi walk and shifting of weight while improving balance, strength, and grace. Gradually learn the 24 patterns of Yang Style. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. For students who have taken at least one semester with Stella prior. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines
    Instructor: Stella Shizuka Matsuda. Enrollment: Max 30.
    3904.3211 W        9:00-10:00am   $66         6/23-9/1    11 wks
    For those who have learned the basics of 24 Yang Style but wish to continue to perfect their form. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines
    Instructor: Stella Shizuka Matsuda. Enrollment: Max 20. No class 7/5.
    3901.3211 M         9:00-10:00am   $60         6/21-8/30  10 wks
    Intermediate and Tai Chi II classes practice together 9-10am, (students do not sign up for both) then Intermediate students remain through 10:30 to practice Long Form and Lotus Fan. Begins with Qigong exercises for breathing and good health. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines
    Instructor: Stella Shizuka Matsuda. Enrollment: Max 20. No class 7/5.
    3902.3211 M         9:00-10:30am   $70         6/21-8/30  10 wks
    Teaches two forms of Qigong: the Ba Duan Jin form “8 Pieces of Brocade” and Wu Qin Xi form “5 Animal Frolic.” Also reinforces Yang Style tai chi 24 form. Must know basics of the 24 form to sign up. Class offered indoors at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts with adherence to all current state and county distancing guidelines
    Instructor: Harrie Ng (Can speak Chinese). Enrollment: Max 30.
    3910.3211 F          9:00-10:00am   $88         6/25-9/3    11 wks
     

    Conejo Recreation & Park District classes at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts;
    403 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. for more information visit HillcrestArts.com
    or call 805-381-2747
    All classes through the Hillcrest Center for the Arts!
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    Situated on the Hill overlooking The Oaks Mall and the beautiful city beyond, the Hillcrest Center for the Arts is an epicenter of arts activity in the Conejo Valley. The Hillcrest Center for the Arts is staffed by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, owned by the City of Thousand Oaks, and houses the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley – it is truly the intersection of Community and Art!

    The Hillcrest Center for the Arts is proud to function as the Conejo Valley’s connection to professional and quality community theatre, performing and fine arts classes for youth and adults, and music and dance performances of all kinds.
    Hillcrest Center For The Arts | 403 W. Hillcrest DrThousand Oaks, CA 91360

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