Course Groups

2021-22 Dance Classes

Oldham County Schools Dance Academy

Trina Jackson - Dance Director

The dance program runs September-May with open enrollment through December. Students participate in the Spring Dance Recital Saturday, June 4, 2022. Additional costume fees apply.

2021 Summer Dance Camps

Full Day Camp: Combine 2 camps, AM & PM, campers bring a sack lunch and stay for supervised lunch period. We offer early drop off and late pick up. Parents may drop their children off at 8:30am and pick them up at 5:15pm for an additional $25 for the week and includes supervised activity time.

Please combine camps according to age group within the same week. Suggested combinations are listed. For different combinations, please call the office at 241-6018. Deposit is due at sign-up (non-refundable), remaining balance is due by the 1st day of camp. All camps take place at the OCS Arts Center unless indicated.

 

FOR WEEKLY SUMMER DANCE CLASS REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE

2021 Summer Dance Classes and Private Music/Voice Lessons

Summer dance will be posted soon. Please check back.

2021 Summer Music Camps

Full Day Camp: Combine 2 camps, AM & PM, campers bring a sack lunch and stay for supervised lunch period. We offer early drop off and late pick up. Parents may drop their children off at 8:30am and pick them up at 5:15pm for an additional $25 for the week and includes supervised activity time.

Please combine camps according to age group within the same week. Suggested combinations are listed. For different combinations, please call the office at 241-6018. Deposit is due at sign-up (non-refundable), remaining balance is due by the 1st day of camp. All camps take place at the OCS Arts Center unless indicated.

2021 Summer Theatre Camps

Full Day Camp: Combine 2 camps, AM & PM, campers bring a sack lunch and stay for supervised lunch period. We offer early drop off and late pick up. Parents may drop their children off at 8:30am and pick them up at 5:15pm for an additional $25 for the week and includes supervised activity time.

Please combine camps according to age group within the same week. Suggested combinations are listed. For different combinations, please call the office at 241-6018. Deposit is due at sign-up (non-refundable), remaining balance is due by the 1st day of camp. All camps take place at the OCS Arts Center unless indicated.

2021 Summer Visual Arts Camps

Full Day Camp: Combine 2 camps, AM & PM, campers bring a sack lunch and stay for supervised lunch period. We offer early drop off and late pick up. Parents may drop their children off at 8:30am and pick them up at 5:15pm for an additional $25 for the week and includes supervised activity time.

Please combine camps according to age group within the same week. Suggested combinations are listed. For different combinations, please call the office at 241-6018. Deposit is due at sign-up (non-refundable), remaining balance is due by the 1st day of camp. All camps take place at the OCS Arts Center unless indicated.

High School Credit Courses

High School Credit Courses are semester- or year-long courses designed to prepare the student for high level performances, workshops, auditions, and college admittance and schoarships. Classes are open to all Oldham County School Students currently in 9th through 12th Grade by audtion. Classes are in addition to the student's regular high school course load and take place at a time that is outside of the school day. 
Each class includes specialized lessons and rehearsals from instructors as well as individual coachings. Students admitted are challenged in a variety of artistic concepts that specifically further their craft to meet the expectations of individual and ensemble goals.

Credit course programs include:

Oldham County String Orchestra (formerly Middle School String Orchestra)

Who Can Join the Orchestra?
6th to 12th grade students can take String Orchestra as one of their fun and exciting after school electives.

NO experience is necessary!
The Oldham County Schools Arts Center offers a "String Orchestra Program" at each of the school campuses.

North Campus Orchestra meets at NOMS

OC Campus Orchestra meets at OCMS

South Campus Orchestra meets at SOMS

East Campus Orchestra meets at EOMS

Does Everyone who signs up for orchestra get in?
Yes!  EVERYONE who wants to be in Orchestra can participate!

What does it cost?
The program is FREE. However, there are two things that will need to be rented or purchased.
•A Method Book
•An instrument: There are several sources for string instruments, but most students rent an instrument. 

You can choose from any of the following instruments:
•The violin is the “small” of the orchestra family. Because its strings are the shortest, it produces the highest sound. Violins can play sitting down or standing up because it’s played on the violinist’s left shoulder – even if you’re right-handed!
•The viola is the “medium” of the orchestra, and a very important member of the orchestra. Because it is bigger than the violin, with longer strings, it makes a rich, warm sound that is lower in pitch. It's a little heavier than the violin, but it is still played on the violist's left arm.
•The cello is the “large” of the orchestra and plays even lower than the viola. To support its longer strings, it's more than twice as big as the viola - so cellists sit down, resting the instrument upright against their bodies. The cello section of the orchestra makes a big, powerful sound.
•The bass is the “super size” of the orchestra and acts as the foundation. These deep instruments add the lower notes to the orchestra sound. The instrument is often taller than the person that plays it! Because the orchestra depends on the bass section, we need lots of extra adventurous kids to play the bass!

Informational & Registration Meeting for parents at OCSAC on August 19th, 6:30-7:30pm.

Begins August 30, 31, Sept. 1 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday class dates)

EOMS: Tuesdays & Fridays 4-5pm (Sam Meade)

OCMS: Wednesdays & Fridays 4-5pm (Kate Chapman)

NOMS: Mondays & Thursdays, 4-5pm (Elise)

SOMS: Mondays & Thursdays 3:45-4:45pm (Sam Meade)

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Winter/Spring 2021-22 Theatre

OCSAC 2021/22 Calendar

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AUDITIONS
This year all auditions will be done virtually by submitting a video audition tape via the Flipgrid platform.

For musicals: Each audition should include 1 minute of a Broadway or Classic Disney song (no Pop or Rap) and a one-minute monologue. In addition, students should learn the demonstrated choreography sent at time of signups and then record themselves doing the dance combination. Flipgrid platform will allow students to re-record themselves as many times as they want before submission. If the submission is longer than the criteria it will not be accepted.

For non-musicals: A one-minute monologue showcasing the personality of the actor should be submitted.

Auditions OPEN November 29, 2021. You must call the Arts Center to schedule the audition and receive a code for submission. The deadline to submit all audition tapes is Tuesday, December 14th by midnight.

Callbacks:

Friday, December 17: Guys & Dolls: 4-5:30pm, Frozen & Treasure Island: 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday, December 18 (Times TBA): Heidi, The Hound of the Baskervilles, James and the Giant Peach 

KIDS Musical – Frozen, KIDS Grades (2-5)
Rehearsals: Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 beginning January 5, 2022
Performances: March 3-5, 2022
Directed/Music Direction by: Olivia Wolthoff and Rachel Strader
Tuition: $250

KIDS Play – Treasure Island, Young Pirates of the Caribbean (Grades 2-5)
Rehearsals: Begin January 5, Wednesdays/Fridays 4:30-6:30
Performances: February 24-26, 2022
Directed by: Mary Einfeldt
Tuition: $250

JR Musical: James and the Giant Peach, Jr. (Grades 6-8)
Rehearsal: Wednesday/Friday 6:30-8:30 beginning January 5, 2022
Performances: May 19-21, 2022
Directed/Choreographed by: Rachel Strader/Sabrina Sieg
Tuition: $375

JR Play: Heidi (Grades 6-8)
Rehearsals: Tuesday/Friday 4:30-6:30 starting January 11, 2022
Performances: March 17-19, 2022
Directed by: Makayla Staudenheimer
Tuition: $375

SR Musical: Guys and Dolls (Grades 9-12)
Rehearsals: Monday/Thursday 4:30-6:30 starting January 10, 2022
Performances: March 24-26, 2022
Directed/Choreographed by: Kathie Davis and Trina Jackson
Tuition: $375

SR Play: The Hound of the Baskervilles Comic Thriller starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson (Grades 9-12)
Rehearsals: Tuesday/Friday 6:30-8:30 starting January 11, 2022
Performances: April 21-23, 2022
Directed by: Makayla Staudenheimer
Tuition: $375