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Open to students entering grades 4, 5 or 6 in the Fall of 2017.Students will be guided through engaging activities and collaboration in a supportive environment, starting with choosing a topic, leading into sustained writing time, followed by revision, editing, publishing, and sharing. Students will emerge with a better understanding of the writing process and how and how to use that understanding in a variety of writing contexts.

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Open to students entering grades 7, 8, or 9 in Fall 2017.This camp is designed for students who enjoy the experiences of writing in a noncompetitive, nonjudgmental environment where they will be able to allow their pens to follow their hearts. Included will be an introduction to poetry, narratives, and short fiction, along with such topics as voice, character, and narrative. Students will also learn how to critique, revise, and publish their finished products.

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The 2017 Summer Youth Writing Camps are available to students in grades 7 through 9 and high school and will culminate with an open house reading event where students will present their writings to the public. No previous creative writing experience is necessary - only a desire to write and willingness to participate in the daily activities. Camps meet at the IPFW Campus with transportation provided by parents or caregivers.Register on the Appleseed Writing Project website at www.ipfw.edu/awp, or contact Cheri Pruitt, AWP's Youth Camp Coordinator at (260) 710-3418 or cheri.pruitt28@gmail.com.

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This class will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm, and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing.
This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced. It is recommended that students have taken Ballet I but it is not required.
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of ballet technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and alignment and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in ballet and to be more self-disciplined.
In this class students will continue to build upon the fundamentals of jazz and tap dance. Class will include a warm up, technique, and choreography in both styles of dance. Students will need tap and jazz shoes.
Discover the joy of stepping onto a real stage! Bring your creativity to life and learn basic stage terminology. Use your imagination and tell your story to an audience while exploring acting, directing and playwriting. Develop characters while learning movement and vocal techniques in an exciting atmosphere.
Have you ever watched "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" and wished you could try your hand at improvisation with a group of other actors ready to play? Actors will depict a variety of characters and scenes, and even perform songs using their imagination and playing off their fellow actors. This class will focus on the basic "rules" of improv to help you feel confident in front of an audience.
Department of Physics. Students age 11-13 years. Participants engage in hands-on science and minds-on problem solving with a variety of activities. Past examples have been hot air balloons, buoyancy investigations, robots, column strength, chemistry and optics. Students will solve logic puzzles, create mathematical games, and investigate the stock market all while having fun. Camp sessions are led by university professors, high school and middle school teachers. Limited number of spaces available for this popular camp!For questions, contact Barb Biedermann at (260) 481-6306.

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IPFW Physics Exploration is for ages: 14-16. Physics camp gives campers a chance to experience a variety of topics in experimental physics. Each day they will learn about and perform experiments related to Astronomy, LASER Physics, Quantum Optics and Surface Science (nanotech). They will work in the research laboratories with the faculty scientists and senior physics majors in the IPFW Physics Department. For more information, please call (260) 481-6306.

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This class is being offered for the younger student who has an interest in jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.
This class teaches the fundamentals of jazz movement for older students or students who have previously taken jazz. Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretching, turning, leaping, and technical steps are taught in this class.
This school provides education in Korean language for preschool and K-12 school children. The school will offer children opportunities to understand Korean culture and to gain cross-cultural experiences by teaching them in Korean. For more information, please contact James Park at jamescpark07@gmail.com or 260-909-3000.
Perfect for the younger student, this class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students' imagination and promote creativity.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.

No classes currently scheduled. Check back next semester for updated course offerings.

Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
Call Melinda Haines at 260-481-6059 for general information, pricing and to register for private music instruction before your first lesson of the term.
The IPFW Community Arts Academy (CAA) is offering Shakespeare's Island, a class for students ages 10-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This enlightening workshop aims to help students improve their ability to recognize emotions and enhance their communication skills. Games based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will be played throughout the class. A parent or caregiver is required to be in attendance with each student. CAA drama instructor Gloria Minnich received training in the Hunter Heartbeat Method (HHM) at Ohio State during the Shakespeare and Autism Workshop, working with students on the autism spectrum in small group settings. Each session will be led by Minnich, with assistance from a role model who also trained in HHM and up to three helpers.

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Join in the fun and learn more about the art of singing. Under the direction of an experienced music educator from the Fort Wayne Children's Choir, singers will be introduced to basic music theory through musical games, instruction, and, of course, singing. The week culminates in a short program for parents and family members. This camp is for students entering 1st-6th grade in the fall.

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Run by Fort Wayne Philharmonic musician Marcy Trentacosti, this camp features string orchestra, chamber ensembles and group classes for violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students are coached by Philharmonic musicians and must have a minimum of two years of string instruction to take part in this camp. Learn new music in a week of string orchestra, group classes and chamber music playing. Call Melinda Haines, CAA director, at 260-481-6059, for information.

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This is a great introductory class that will get young students used to making sounds with different parts of the tap shoe. Elements such as toe taps, heel digs, shuffles, and ball-changes are taught. Body rhythms and using imaginative play to explore improvisation will be incorporated. There will be an emphasis on dancing to the beat and hearing rhythms of different music.
This class teaches basic, fundamental tap technique. Students will enhance their rhythm skills by learning fun combinations. Musicality, improvisation and performance quality will be emphasized. It is designed for beginner students.
In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of tap technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in tap and to be more self-disciplined.
Woodwind Summer Music Week is a day camp for beginning to advanced woodwind students age 12 to 18. Offering instruction in clarinet, flute and oboe, this program includes chamber music, master classes, large woodwind ensemble performance, and introductory music theory classes. Master class topics will include how to effectively and efficiently practice, scale studies, how best to warm up, and performing under pressure (audition preparation). Chamber music offers students an opportunity to make music with their peers without a conductor. They will learn how to solve musical challenges on their own, explore their own musical creativity, and receive expert coaching from Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians. Music theory will provide younger students an opportunity to learn about how music is organized and composed. Music theory subjects will include interval identification, chord analysis, and meter and rhythm studies. Call 260-481-6059 for details.

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Be inspired by learning to act on a real stage! Small class size provides lots of one-on-one interaction and a true ensemble feeling. Learn blocking techniques, how to "act" with others, how to score a script and many other acting essentials.
Students will be using tile, glass, paper, and other found objects to create a series of beautiful 2D and 3D mosaics. We will focus on the art of using the small colored pieces to create a picture or pattern though different arrangements, as well as a flower pot and other projects. Class is taught by art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.
Students will be using tile, glass, paper, and other found objects to create a series of beautiful 2D and 3D mosaics. We will focus on the art of using the small colored pieces to create a picture or pattern though different arrangements, as well as a flower pot and other projects. Class is taught by art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.
An altered book/journal is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book's original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Students will repurpose a book or journal using multiple different art media such as paint, collage, oil pastel, chalk pastel, and scrapbook materials. We will discuss a different journal topic or theme each day and students will reflect, design, draw, explore and create. Class is taught by art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.
An altered book/journal is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book's original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Students will repurpose a book or journal using multiple different art media such as paint, collage, oil pastel, chalk pastel, and scrapbook materials. We will discuss a different journal topic or theme each day and students will reflect, design, draw, explore and create. Class is taught by art education graduate Morgan McClarnon.