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For Immediate Release:
October 11, 2012

Media Contact:
Jennifer Tisthammer
tistj@miamidade.gov
305-235-1668



Door to the Arts Classes at the Deering Estate at Cutler


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Deering Estate at Cutler partnering with Door To The Arts, Inc. offers a variety of enriching art, dance and music classes in a relaxing atmosphere and historic setting as an extension of our arts programming for the community. Classes include Visual Arts, Survey of Music, Drama / Music Theater, Ballet, Creative Movement / Musical Fitness. For more information, or to register, please call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Visual Arts
Instructor: Nedine del Valle
The DTTA Visual Arts Program is designed to give students a hands-on experience in different forms of visual arts including painting and sculpturing. Each session will focus on a particular medium of art and include some historical background as well as examine the works of recognized artists who worked in that medium. The students will then use this knowledge to work on their own artistic interpretations using models and surrounding landscapes. The opportunity to visit local museums as well as art festivals will further enhance the student's experience.

10:00am-11:00am Thursday or 11:00am-12:00pm Monday  3-5 years old
10:00am-11:00am Monday or 11:00am-12:00pm Saturday  6-12 years old

Session 1:     Oct 1, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012
Session 2:     Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 no class during Thanksgiving week
Session 3:     Jan 7, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Session 4:     Feb 11, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013
Session 5:     Mar 18, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013 no class during Spring Break week

Cost: $90 for a 5 week session plus a one-time $12 annual registration fee.

Survey of Music
Instructor: Nestor Molina
The DTTA Survey of Music Program is designed to give students an appreciation for the different forms of music through listening and playing different tunes. This experience includes learning about the evolution of music and distinguishing the unique characteristics of each form of music. The opportunity to visit local music festivals and professional musical performances will further enhance the student's musical journey.

10:00am-11:00am Tuesday    6-12 years old

Session 1:     Oct 1, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012
Session 2:     Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 no class during Thanksgiving week
Session 3:     Jan 7, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Session 4:     Feb 11, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013
Session 5:     Mar 18, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013 no class during Spring Break week

Cost: $75 for a 5 week session plus a one-time $12 annual registration fee.

Drama  / Music Theater
Instructor: Susana Fox
The DTTA Drama/Musical Theater Program is designed to give students an opportunity to experience different forms of theater through acting, singing, and dancing. Each session includes reviewing the techniques for the specific theater form, developing the student's own interpretative skills, as well as creating props, costumes, and backdrops. This experience is enhanced by the opportunity to attend local theater performances.

11:00am-12:00pm Tuesday   6-12 years old

Session 1:     Oct 1, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012
Session 2:     Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 no class during Thanksgiving week
Session 3:     Jan 7, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Session 4:     Feb 11, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013
Session 5:     Mar 18, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013 no class during Spring Break week

Cost: $85 for a 5 week session plus a one-time $12 annual registration fee.

Ballet
Instructor: Lizzett Chiappy
The DTTA Ballet Program is designed to give students an appreciation of ballet by learning basic steps and ballet variations. This effort is reinforced by reading classical ballet stories, complimented by the use of classical ballet musical scores, as well as having the opportunity to attend professional ballet performances throughout the year.

11:00am-12:00pm Thursday   3-5 years old

Session 1:     Oct 1, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012
Session 2:     Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 no class during Thanksgiving week
Session 3:     Jan 7, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Session 4:     Feb 11, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013
Session 5:     Mar 18, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013 no class during Spring Break week

Cost: $75 for a 5 week session plus a one-time $12 annual registration fee.

Creative Movement / Musical Fitness
Instructor: Susana Fox or Lizzett Chiappy
The DTTA Creative Movement / Musical fitness Program is a pre-school introductory music and creative movement class designed to teach young children the bases of music tones and rhythm patterns using different
props and rhythm instruments. The class also incorporates simple movements and exercises to help students become familiar with how their bodies move.

10:00am-11:00am Monday or Tuesday or 11:00am-12:00pm Saturdays 
3-5 years old

Session 1:     Oct 1, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012
Session 2:     Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 no class during Thanksgiving week
Session 3:     Jan 7, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Session 4:     Feb 11, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013
Session 5:     Mar 18, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013 no class during Spring Break week

Cost: $75 for a 5 week session plus a one-time $12 annual registration fee.

Survey of Dance
Instructor: Mitsouko Pinon
The DTTA Survey of Dance Program is designed to give students an appreciation for the different forms of dance through basic dance steps and dance variations. This effort is reinforced by learning about the evolution of each form of dance and pointing out each form's unique characteristics. The experience is complimented with the use of corresponding musical scores and the opportunity to attend professional dance performances throughout the year.

11:00am-12:00pm Monday or Thursday  6-12 years old

Session 1:     Oct 1, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012
Session 2:     Nov 5, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 no class during Thanksgiving week
Session 3:     Jan 7, 2013 - Feb 9, 2013
Session 4:     Feb 11, 2013 - Mar 16, 2013
Session 5:     Mar 18, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013 no class during Spring Break week

Cost: $75 for a 5 week session plus a one-time $12 annual registration fee.

About the Deering Estate at Cutler: The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm with admission to the Estate. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee. For more information on the educational and cultural programs, please visit Deering Estate.


 

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