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New classes on tap at Darien Arts Center

Published 11:35 am, Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Maintaining new year resolutions will be made a little easier with a host of classes in theater, art, dance and music at the Darien Arts Center available to all age groups.

Dance offerings include Pilates and ballet to help participants keep in shape, and martial arts will allow a balance between the physical and mental. Many classes still have openings for dancers of all ages. A new class called Just Beginnings welcomes those who were too young in the fall and turned 3 by Jan. 1.

Following the success of new group classes for birth through pre-kindergarten, the Music Department is offering group guitar and ukulele lessons and a new preschool drop-off class. A new performance group, the DAC Children's Chorus, is seeking vocalists 9 to 13. Registration is ongoing for one-on-one lessons for voice, piano, guitar and more.

Theater classes create confidence that carries over into all aspects of a child's life, as well as giving them an outlet for creativity outside of school. Each class culminates in a performance for friends and family. The newest offering, "Think on your Feet: Intro to Improv," helps children apply quick thinking and adaptive decision-making to the world of acting. The classes begin in mid-February, but early registration is recommended.

For information on all programs, visit arts.darien.org or call 203-655-8683.