Youth Ensemble 2017-2018

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The Youth Ensemble class is made up of returning Upturn Arts Young Artists ages 6-13. This year-long commitment incorporates a collaborative approach across art forms – music pairing with dance and theater pairing with visual arts – to create and perform original works at community events throughout the year.

Teaching Artists

Dance: Dana Reed

Music: Daria Dzurik

Theater: Indigo Gilyard

Art: Olandra Lickter

Schedule and Dates

Classes meet every Saturday on the following dates:

Fall Session – Theatre concentration (Visual Arts will be used to create props and costumes for performances)

September 9 until November 18*

*Performance scheduled Festival of Trees on December 2. Rehearsal date and other performances TBD.

Spring Session – Dance and Music concentration

January 13 – May 12*

*Performance scheduled during Bayou Boogaloo Festival. Details and rehearsal TBD. There will be no class on the following dates: February 3, February 10, and March 31.

Tuition, Scholarships & refunds

Cost is $200 for one semester or $350 for both. Payment plans are available. A deposit of $55 is needed at registration to secure a spot.

Scholarships will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. A deposit of $30 is needed at registration to secure a spot. Please email Alli at to apply. Any registrants with an outstanding balance will not be eligible for scholarships in the future unless this balance is settled.

All registrations will be subject to a $4.95 processing fee. Registrations cancelled more than one week prior to the session starting, with or without prior payment, will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50 plus processing fees. Accounts will be refunded in full less the processing and cancellation fee up to one week before the session begins. Registrations cancelled less than one week before the session will be refunded 50% of the payment, less the processing and cancellation fee.