Class Schedules

Schedules and Fees for FALL 2017

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There will be an orientation for Performing Arts Program dancers on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

The first week of classes will begin Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.


This fall Heartwood will form a Level I Dance Company for beginning dancers.

If you would like to give our Performing Arts program a try now is the time to enroll. Level I students are required to take two dance classes per week plus attend rehears for the showcase of Student Work on Dec. 9, 2017. Level II is open to dancers with previous experience. If you are wondering where your dance experience fits in, please call us and we will talk.



Theatre Dance: Preparation for work on the stage. Study will include ballet technique, pantomime, masks and stagecraft.

This will be a combined class with Level I and II dancers: 4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Fee - $80.00 Instructor Jude Binder



Introduction to Classical Ballet: Ages 10 and up. This is a ballet class for Level I and new students.

4:45 – 6:15 p.m. Fee: $80.00. Instructor Gina Burns.


Young Artists: Ages 8 to 12. Young artists will explore the elements of design – line, color, shape and form. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Fee - $60.00 plus $10 materials fee. Instructor Jude Binder. This class may be combined with Young Artists Theatre Class.


Ballet II: Previous Ballet experience required. Intermediate study of Classical Ballet. 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. Fee – $80.00. Instructor Jude Binder.



Movement for Health and Centering: Adults and seniors. Learn to move comfortably. Classes combine rhythmic, meditative and aerobic movement sequences with anatomical analysis to achieve a general upgrading of the body and an increased sense of well being. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Fee - $80.00 Instructor Jude Binder.



Young Artist Theatre Class: Ages 8 and up. An Introduction to the Performing Arts. Study will include movement, voice and creative interpretation. There are three requirements for this course – energy, attention and imagination. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: $60.00 Instructor Jude Binder.


Dance Technique: Level II students and experienced dancers will be led through exercises and movement sequences to enhance strength, flexibility, balance, expression and musicality. 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. Fee: $80.00 Instructor Jude Binder



Creative Arts for Children: Ages 5 and up. Singing, dancing, art projects, reading, creative dramatics, masks, international folk dance, conservation education. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Fee - $60.00 plus $10.00 materials fee.

Instructor Jude Binder.


Maskmaking: Ages 15 and up. Students will design and create their own tarlatan mask and work with plaster, clay, acrylic paints and other materials in the process. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Class time will vary.

Fee - $85.00 plus $15.00 materials fee. Instructor Jude Binder.






To enroll please call 304 354-7874.

Be sure to leave a message if no one is in the office. Single class fees available: $7.00 children’s classes, $8.00 adult classes. Financial aid available.
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Heartwood is located one mile off Route 16 North at Five Forks on Lovada/Broomstick Road in Calhoun County, midway between Smithville and Grantsville, W.Va.

School Closing Policy

Classes will not be held if Calhoun County schools are closed because of inclement weather unless we contact you.  If your class is being held, but you think that traveling is dangerous, please do not attempt to come to class.