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                                                                                                                                                     inspiration to pursue their dream.
                                                                                                   sing, dance,
                                                                                              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
                                                                                               2009-10 company.
                                                                                                 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
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                                                                              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
       company class.
       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
                                                                                                                                                                   Welcome to
       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
       lost articles.
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Music Class
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Acting Class
                                                                   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.
                                                                   Partnering                   12+
                 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)