(main entrance off Broadway behind Kum & Go)
1521 Cooper (main entrance off Broadway behind Zip Trip) I www.oncenter.biz I 542.0730 542.0730 I www.oncenter.biz I 1521 Cooper
Lisa Deer, Director
results. Welcome to the On Center family.
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attitudes, career training, and most importantly,
Friday 11am - 6pm
in Missoula, Montana: nurturing atmosphere, positive
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inspiration to pursue their dream.
should come ready to in performance arts with the technical foundation and
website for audition We also strive to provide students who desire a career
Call or see our
audition for the
There is only one next level.
• Private lessons
performance opportunities necessary to advance to the
fatigue and prevent injury
student to gain the confidence, technical ability, and • Floating dance floors to reduce
• Small class sizes
intelligence, and compassion. It is our goal for every
TH • Full-time customer service
Our staff is carefully selected for their professionalism, simultaneously for the busy family
learn, grow and create memories that last a
importantly, it is required that members have fun, • Variety of classes offered
additional charge for this required class. Most
• Fully-qualified, caring teachers
schedule from 7:00-8:30 pm. There is no choreography by the members. in life.
Wednesday evening company class to their now with live music, original songs, and • MCT Partner
education. Once accepted, members add a community. They also produce their own shows, discipline, and the knowledge required for excelling • On site Dance Shop
encouraged to find sponsorship to aid in their competitions and performs throughout the for all ages.
can fundraise for costumes and trips and are The Company attends workshops and performing arts field, while instilling the appreciation,
instruction to the company. Company members music, acting and instruments
is charged to members to provide quality an integral part of their lives. exceptional instruction for all ages in every area of the • Classes offered in dance, voice,
first company class. In addition, a $250 yearly fee students with the desire to make performing arts
uniform that will be ordered and prepaid at the to the development and support of talented and Curtain Up! Performing Arts Company. We offer
All company members are required to purchase a by Lisa Deer, is a performing company dedicated
Why choose On Center?
Thank You for choosing On Center Performing Arts
Curtain Up! Performing Arts Company, founded
They must also attend the appropriate
class, one acting class, and one voice class weekly.
honor roll students and take at least one ballet
Senior Company members are required to be
weekends are required. Junior, Apprentice and
rehearsals, performances, and classes. Some
and members are expected to attend additional
The company is an immense time commitment
Company Member Requirements
Policies Tuition Fees Class Rates Placement & Scholarships
# classes Fall Spring monthly # classes Fall Spring monthly
Please refer to the separate policies sheet for All classes are priced by semester. The first semester is per week Semester Semester installment per week Semester Semester installment promotion
complete policies. We expect that at “On Center the fall semester: September-December and the
Performing Arts” an attitude of excellence be second, the Spring Semester is January-June. For your One 200 300 50 Private Class rates Junior, Apprentice and Senior levels are based to At the close of each school year, On Center
reflected in our students’ behavior. Hard work, convenience you may make monthly installments. All an extent on age and number of years of training. Performing Arts presents scholarships to students
willingness to try, and earnest response to installments are broken up Two 344 516 86 1/2 Hour 380 570 95 However, placement of students at the based on attendance. Students who have shown
correction and instruction are the hallmarks of a as follows. appropriate level of instruction is determined at dedication, commitment and exceptional talent in
proper attitude. Attendance is mandatory. Three 432 648 108 1 Hour 720 1080 180 Semi- the performing arts receive discounts to attend
the discretion of the Director.
Unexcused absences could result in reassignment. In order to keep tuition affordable, we require auto Four 512 768 128 the On Center Summer Arts Program.
payment from automatic withdrawal from checking Semi Private Class rates
Advancement in dance is determined by the
*Classes must have a minimum of five students. or savings accounts or post dated checks. You may Five 600 900 150 1/2 Hour 560 840 140 student’s physical readiness and the ability to Students are also eligible to adjudicate for
Class cancellation is at the Director’s discretion. also pay for the semester or year in full using master the technical requirements at a given level. scholarships to both in-state and national dance
*Boys 12 and over receive free ballet lessons. automatic withdrawal, post dated checks or credit Six 688 1032 172 1 Hour 1060 1590 265 schools offered by the Montana Dance Arts
card. A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks. Students do not necessarily advance at the same Association each spring. Permission to audition is
Thank you for your understanding and for Seven 776 1164 194 at the discretion of the Director and will be
rate according to age. It is not unusual to find a
Dress your business. Single class rates* wide range of ages in any given class. determined by the student’s technical readiness
Eight 864 1296 216
and ability to accept a scholarship if awarded.
BALLET: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes and a solid Yearly registration fee $30 Nine 952 1428 238 $15/class or $130 for 10-class punch card All class promotions are on a probationary basis.
*Drop INS & punch-card users cannot attend full-to-capacity classes. Work study programs are available to regular class
colored leotard. A black leotard is required for An evaluation will be conducted during the first
Senior and Advanced Ballet. Leg warmers, skirts Year Paid in Full 5% Discount Ten 1040 1560 260 month of class and a determination made for the tuition based on talent and/or financial need. All
and ballet sweaters are permitted. NO jewelry or student’s final placement. Parents may only enter work study is by the approval of the office and
Punch Card $140 Eleven 1128 1692 282 may be relinquished if requirements are not
other accessories are allowed. Hair MUST be class with prior permission of the instructor.
worn in a bun. JAZZ and TAP: Leotard and tights fulfilled. See the office for more details.
Twelve 1216 1824 304
(any color). Jazz shoes or light sneakers for jazz; Recital Costumes $40 to $60 A student’s body type, muscle development and
tap shoes for tap. HIP HOP: Knee length or longer (All costumes are optional.) Thirteen 1304 1956 326 foot shape determine her readiness to begin
pants and leotard. NO STREET SHOES. Pointe work, not her age. Once a student begins
Recital tickets $10 to $12 Fourteen 1392 2088 348 Pointe, the criteria for advancement are
Students not dressed appropriately for determined by the ability to work safely and
Fifteen 1480 2220 370
class will not be admitted. correctly at Pointe.
Label dance apparel with student’s name.
Do not bring valuables to the studio. A
Lost and Found is located in the
dressing room, but the studio
cannot be responsible for
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Fall Schedule 09-10* Class Descriptions CURTAIN UP! PERFORMING CO.
Auditions: September 20th
Ages 2-7 Jr. Jazz 7-10 Sr. Level Classes Swing Sets Musical Theatre "TO MISSOULA, WITH LOVE"
Mon. 5:00 pm is an integral part of an at MCT: November 20-22
Thurs. 4:00 pm
Parent & Me 0-3 yrs.
Swing Sets Sr. Ballet/Int. Pointe 2x’s/wk entertainer’s training. Although it
MT Parent & Me 0-3
Mon. 6:00 pm Swing Sets Musical Theatre 4-6yrs. MACY'S DAY PARADE
Jr. Tap 7-10 Wed. 5:30 pm Musical Theatre with an emphasis in is not mandatory, there are many November 25
Mon. 5:15 pm
Tues. 7:00 pm music.Introduces kids to music with fun, New York, New York
Advance Ballet/Pointe** interactive games and use of rhythm opportunities available to expand
Baby Ballet 2-3 Jr. Hip Hop 7-10 instruments. "THE MAGIC OF ROCK & ROLL"
Mon. 6:00 pm Tues. 4:00 pm your confidence in front of at MCT: February 19-21
Thurs. 5:00 pm
Tues. 5:15 pm Thurs. 5:00 pm
Wed. 11:00 am
Baby Ballet 2-3yrs 45 min. an audience. THE PULSE
Jr. Break dancing 7-10 Develops basic coordination and dance
Thurs. 6:00 pm Sr. Jazz** Phoenix, Arizona
Swing Sets MT 4-6 vocabulary. Basic ballet, colors, counting and February 27-28
Mon. 7:30 pm
Mon. 5:15 pm other fundamentals are covered.
Jr. Music 7-9 Wed. 4:00 pm
Apprentice Jazz 1 1/2 hr. MASTER CLASSES: TAM JAMS
Tues. 6:00 pm at O.C.P.A.: April 10-11
Pre Ballet/Tap 4-6 Wed. 6:00 pm Sr. Turns & Tricks Pre-Ballet/Tap 4-6yrs 45min. Intermediate level class for age 11 or
Mon. 6:00 pm Mon. 5:00 pm A weekly combination class of ballet with an older. For the serious student with
Tues. 5:15 pm knowledge of all beginning technique, SPRING RECITAL ‘10
Jr. Acting 7-9 introduction to tap.
Wed. 12:00 pm terminology and expressions. DARE TO DREAM VOL II
Tues. 5:00 pm Sr. Tap
Wed. 5:00 pm
Wed. 5:00 pm
Pre-Requisite: Junior Jazz or test out "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL"
Thurs. 5:15 pm
Mon. 4:00 pm
Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop l 6-9 yrs 1 hr. of Beginning. at MCT: June 14-18
Thurs. 6:00 pm Combines ballet, jazz, and hip hop
Jr. Musical Theatre 7-9 MCT:
Tues. 4:00 pm
Senior Jazz 1 1/2 hr.
Tap/Tumbling 4-7 Sr. Hip Hop 13+ SOUTH PACIFIC
At least 4 yrs. of training. For those with
Tues. 6:00 pm Tues. 6:00 pm Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop ll 7-9 yrs 1 hr.
high intermediate/advanced jazz Auditions August 30
Jr. Company Class** A continuation of Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop 1 for a October 23-25,
technique. Must be enrolled in at least
Wed. 7:00 pm Ap/Sr. Break dancing13+ student still enjoying a combination class. October 28– November 1st
one ballet technique class per week.
Beginning Level Classes Thurs. 8:00 pm
Adult Jazz/Combo A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Ap. Level Classes Sr. Music Beginning Ballet 9-12 yrs/13+ yrs.
Auditions Oct. 18
BJ/HH I 6-8 Combines jazz, ballet, hip hop,
Basic technique. No previous dance required. Dec. 4-6, Dec. 9-13
Tues. 5:00 pm conditioning and fun. Adults only.
Tues. 7:00 pm Pre-Ap. Ballet Wed. 4:00 pm
Wed. 5:00 pm 1x/wk. 11-14 Thurs. 7:00 pm Junior Ballet 8+yrs THE SUNSHINE BOYS
A serious beginning-level class for those just
Hip Hop/Street/Funk Auditions Nov. 22
Wed. 6:00 pm
starting or for those in need of a refresher; This class will focus on gaining an Jan. 22-24, Jan 27-31
Ballet Jazz/HH II** 7-9 Advance Sr. Music** 13+
technique, terminology and expressions are understanding of the "Vibe" and "Flow" of
Mon. 4:00 pm Ap. Ballet/Beg. Mon. 4:00 pm
Hip Hop by covering the many different
Thurs. 7:00 pm Tues. 7:00 pm covered. Pre-Requisite: Beginning Ballet GREASE
Pointe 2x’s/wk. 11-14 styles from its origins to now.
Tues. 5:30 pm Thurs. 6:00 pm Auditions Jan. 17
Beg. Ballet 6-9 Thurs. 5:00 pm Apprentice Ballet/ Musical Theatre 1hr.
March 19-21, 24-28
Mon. 5:00 pkm Ap./Sr. Musical Beginning Pointe 11+yrs. A fun class combining basic dance, acting
Beg. Pointe** Theatre 10-15 Intermediate level class. Must have and singing. Possibility of performing. PETER PAN
Beg. Ballet 9-12 1/2 hr. 11-14 Wed. 6:00 pm knowledge of all beginning technique, Must be able to read and write. Auditions March 7
Tues. 4:00 pm Thurs. 6:30 pm terminology and expressions. April 30– May 2, May 5-9
Sr. Company Class** Pre-Requisite: Directors discretion.
Ad/Beg. Ballet 13+ Wed. 7:00 pm
LD Ap. Jazz 10-14 Garden CIty Ballet:
Wed. 6:00 pm Teaches kids basic music theory and
Tues. 7:00 pm Senior Ballet/Intermediate Pointe principles including aural skills, harmony, NUTCRACKER
Thurs. 7:00 pm For students with strong technique. sight singing and sight-reading for Auditions: September 12
Int. Ballet 13+ Adult Classes Pre-Requisite: At least 6 years of ballet. instruments, rhythm and notation December 18-20
Mon. 7:00 pm Ap. Tap 10-14 according to level.
Tues. 4:00 pm Ad/Beg. Ballet
Ad/Beg. Jazz 13+ Advanced Ballet/Advanced Pointe
Mon. 6:00 pm
Wed. 6:00 pm
For the serious ballet dancer. Must be in at
Ap. Hip Hop 10-14 Introduces kids to basic acting techniques,
Thurs. 4:00 pm least three hours of senior ballet technique
Int. Ballet classes per week. including mime, movement, scene study,
Int. Jazz 13+
Mon. 7:00 pm cold reading, monologue, character
Mon. 8:00 pm Ap/Sr. Break dancing13+ development and text analysis according
Thurs. 8:00 pm
Ad/Beg. Jazz Beginning Jazz 9-12 yrs./13+ yrs. to level.
Beg. Tap 13+ Basic Jazz technique for the beginning
Tues. 6:00 pm Mon. 6:00 pm
Ap. Music 10-12 student. No previous dance required. Private Voice 1 1/2 hr.
Wed. 5:00 pm
Adult Jazz Combo Concentrating on vocal technique and
Beg. Hip Hop 13+
Thurs. 7:00 pm Thurs. 8:00 pm Junior Jazz 8+ yrs. 1 hr. audition skills. Every student learns an
Ap. Acting 10-12 A serious beginning-level class for age 8 or appropriate audition song, instilling basic
Wed. 4:00 pm breathing and strengthening vocal ability.
Ad/Beg. Tap older. For students just starting or those in
Beg. Break dancing need of a refresher; all beginning technique, Must be able to read and write.
Thurs. 6:00 pm Ap./Sr. Musical Tues. 6:00 pm
terminology and expressions will be covered.
Theatre 10-15 Pre-Requisite: Beginning Jazz or Ballet/Jazz/ Private Instruments
Wed. 6:00 pm Ad/Beg. Hip Hop Hip Hop. All instruments available for private
Jr. Level Classes Thurs. 7:00 pm
instruction. Call for more details.
Jr. Ballet 7-10 Thurs. 4:00 pm Ap/Sr. Break
Mon. 4:00 pm Dancing 13+
Wed. 4:00 pm App. Company Class** Thurs. 8:00 pm
Wed. 7:00 pm
Vacation Schedule & Important Dates: **Has a prerequisite. Please see schedule. Overflow classes are represented in Italics. The classes in Italics will only open if the other options are full. *All OCPA performances at MCT.All dates subject to change
Open House:4pm-7pm August 28 Measuring WeekNov. 30-Dec. 4 Tam-Jams April 10th & 11th Student Appreciation Day June 12 Summer Session Begins July 28th
Classes Resume September 14 Parents Visiting Week Dec. 7-11 Picture Week May 17– 21 Recital Week June 14-18 Summer Intensive July 12– 16
Curtain Up! Auditions September 20 Costume Deadline Dec. 11 Memorial Day May 31st Up Start Camp July 26-30
Costume Party Week October 26-29 Winter Break Dec. 21– Jan 4 Tech Week June 7-11 Acting Up! Camp August 9-13
“To Missoula; With Love” November 20-22 “The Magic of Rock & Roll” Feb. 19-21 School of Rock Camp August 16-20
Holiday Break November 23-27 Spring Break March 29- April 2
1521 Cooper Missoula, MT 59802
(main entrance off Broadway behind Zip Trip)