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Start of Youth Arts Institute Fall Classes!

September 23, 2019



Charter Oak Cultural Center’s Youth Arts Institute is a truly one-of-a-kind program. Youth arts provides TUITION-FREE arts classes, workshops, and programming to over 1,000 Hartford area youth each year. All children should have access to high-quality arts education. Learning an art form enhances creativity, and teaches perseverance, team skills, self-confidence, self-expression and more.
All classes begin September 23rd and are FREE for all students! Final student showcase and community dinner will be held on Monday, December 9!


4:30pm – 6:30pm: Hartford All-City Youth Orchestra (HACYO) – This string ensemble is for students with at least one year of experience with a musical instrument. Students in middle or high school are encouraged to join. Class begins October 7.
5:30-6:30pm: Yoga. This class will teach exercise techniques to help students build strength, reduce stress, and find balance. Ages 6 to 18.
6:30pm-7:30pm: Hartford Young Writer’s Club. Explore creative writing through fun individual and group projects. Ages 8 to 18.
6:30pm-7:30pm: Ballet. This elegant and graceful dance class if for all levels. Ages 6 to 18.
6:30pm-7:30pm: Theatre. Build confidence and express yourself as you learn to act on stage. Ages 6 to 18.


4:30pm-5:30pm: Vocal Ensemble. Sing your favorite tunes while learning vocal technique, arranging, and harmony singing. Ages 6 to 18.
4:30pm-5:30pm: Keyboard 1 (A). Beginner piano class for students ages 6 to 18.
5:30pm-6:30pm: Keyboard 1 (B). Another section of beginner piano class for students ages 6 to 18.
6:30pm-7:30pm: Keyboard 2. Piano 2 is for students age 6 to 18 with some basic knowledge of the instrument.
5:30pm-6:30pm – Hip Hop Dance (A). This high energy dance class is for all levels, ages 6 to 18.
6:30pm-7:30pm – Hip Hop Dance (B). Another section of high energy dance class for ages 6 to 18.
6:00pm-7:00pm – General Art. This class will explore different mediums of art and create fun craft projects. Ages 6 to 18.


4:30pm-5:30pm – Violin 1. This beginner violin class is for students age 6 to 18.
5:30pm-6:30pm – Violin 2. This intermediate class is for students ages 6 to 18 with some basic knowledge of violin technique.
6:30pm -8:00pm – Funky Community Brass Band. Taught by the nationally-known Funky Dawgz Brass Band, this high energy New Orleans Style band is for students in middle and high school. Students need at least one year of experience on a brass or woodwind instrument. **Homework tutoring and dinner is available for Funky Dawgz Brass Band members from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: BrennaH@CharterOakCenter.org or call (860) 310-2589

Our free programming is designed to help those most in need and we therefore consider household income when we assess eligibility for our classes. We welcome families to apply. We will get back to you as soon as possible about the status of your application.


September 23, 2019


Charter Oak Cultural Center

21 Charter Oak Avenue




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