Drop in FREE to some Zumba Fun!

November 19th, 2010

What:  Adult Zumba Fitness classes taught by Merlynn Kimmel

When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9:15 – 10:15 am (off 11/25 and 11/26).  Childcare is NOT available.

Where:  North Shore Academy of the Arts, 1111 Broad Street, Grafton http://northshoreacademyofthearts.org

Cost:  First class is FREE!  $6 drop-in fee or $50 for a 10 class punch card.  Bring a friend anytime and you AND your friend get in FREE! 

For more information, check out, “Zumba Celebration Comes to NSAA” in our blog.

Zumba Celebration Comes to NSAA

November 17th, 2010

Welcome to Zumba!

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, dance fitness party! It is a spicy, upbeat mixture of Salsa, Merengue, Samba, belly dancing, hop-hop and many other beats.

A NOTE FROM ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR MERLYNN KIMMEL…….

Dancing has always played a very important role in my life. I have a graduate and undergraduate degree in dance from UW-Madison. I have taught, been trained/certified and competed professionally in many styles from Jazz, Ballet and Zumba to Latin/Ballroom Dance. I have taught and choreographed for ages 2-82 at many dance studios in the area as well as Concordia College in Mequon and U.W. Madison. I have been involved in NSAA’s Dance/Theater program since it’s inception. I am most passionate about Zumba because the classes feel like a party that EVERYONE can join in on. Each class is a total body work-out with toning exercises that are more fun than they are work. And, Zumba requires NO previous dance experience.

North Shore Academy of the Arts has positively affected the lives of thousands of people over the ten years that it has been in existence. With my background and the comfortable/creative environment provided at NSAA, I felt it was the perfect place for Zumba to grow. The classes have been running for three weeks and already the energy at the Zumba classes has been exhilarating. We are bringing people of ALL fitness levels, ages and backgrounds together for a movement celebration. Come, take a class, the first class is FREE, feel the music, and let loose. The classes are ongoing, you can join anytime.

For more information please notify me. Mkimmel@earthlink.net .

First class is free.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. 9:15-10:15.
$6.00/drop in. $50.00/10 class punch card.
Bring a guest. You AND the guest can take the class for FREE.

Testimonials:

“I look forward to coming to class.”
“The energy in the class is invigorating.”
“I’m feeling more comfortable in my body already.”
“This is the first fitness/dance class I’ve taken that allows my creativity to shine.”

Photos of the ARTS MILL uploaded to our Facebook Fan Page

November 8th, 2010

See Photos of THE ARTS MILL…A Division of NSAA.  Become a FACEBOOK fan today! Look for “North Shore Academy of the Arts” fan page.

“A Place of Inspiration” photo courtesy of Angela Mack (c) 11/10.  May not be used without permission

Baby and Me Music Class

September 23rd, 2009

bonnie and babyToday was “Baby and Me” Music Class taught by Angela Mack.  It is a class for babies/toddlers 6 months to 3 years with a caregiver.  It runs on Wednesdays from 11 to 11:45 am.  A new class will be beginning on 10/14.  This is a great way for caregivers and babies to connect with others in a fun and educational setting.  

Stimulate your baby’s musical learning center as you are introduced to activities and musical methods that you and your baby can enjoy together.  Please register in advance.

North Shore Academy of the Arts (NSAA) is adjacent to the Grafton Library and located at 1111 Broad Street in Grafton, WI.  We have been serving many families in the southeastern WI region for 10 years.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Hey! It's Your Birthday!

September 9th, 2009

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LET NSAA HOST YOUR NEXT BIRTHDAY PARTY!

With as many creative people that we have hanging around our building, we have LOADS of ideas on how to throw a one of a kind PARTY!  And when we do, it’s big!  We’ve done American Idol parties, Grease-themed parties, group art parties, Pirate themed parties, Princess parties, Italian parties, Dora the Explorer parties, Christmas sing-a-long parties, dancing parties, around-the- world parties, High School Musical parties, country- themed parties and so much more!

At North Shore Academy of the Arts, we KNOW how to throw a party!  Schedule yours today!  Whether you are turning 2 or 82…..we’d love to throw a party for you!

NSAA and Je Suis Talent, Inc. Celebrate Modeling Success!

September 3rd, 2009

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NSAA is proud to collaborate with Je Suis Talent, Inc. to bring a high caliber modeling program to Ozaukee County. 

Take a look at these real photo shoots of 4 of our students from the summer of 2009!   Congratulations Alex, Jess, Larissa, and Natalie!!

Most of all, a huge shout out to Stephanie Brown, Channel 58 TV reporter/anchorwoman and CEO/coach for Je Suis Talent, Inc.  Classes begin soon! Email Stephanie  today.

 

Visual Arts and Computer Classes for all ages SOON TO BEGIN!

September 1st, 2009

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Please register for classes today!  Questions?  Call 262.377.3514 and leave a message.  Someone will get right back to you!  View our fall Program Guide for course descriptions.  HOW TO REGISTER.

Beginning 9/8

  • PARTNERS IN ART (3-5 with a caregiver)
  • BEHIND THE SCENES ( 8 and up)
  • CLAY EXPLORERS (13 and up)
  • OPEN STUDIO (15 through adult)
  • BUYING AND SELLING YOUR WORKS OF ART ON EBAY (18 +)

For more about our computer instructor Angelo Vasta!

Beginning 9/9

  • EARLY ART SAMPLER (3-5 years and up)
  • PAINT WITH ACRYLICS (10 and up)
  • ADULT ART SAMPLER (adult)
  • MANAGING YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS WITH  EXCEL (12+)

For more about art instructor/NSAA program director Paula Destafanis Christensen!

Beginning 9/10

  • ART TUTORIALS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS (6-9 and 10 and up)
  • PAINTING STUDIO (15 to adult)
  • WEB DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS (12 through adults)

For more information about art instructor/artist Kat Klemp!

Beginning 9/11

  • CLAY CREATIONS (3-5 years)
  • MICROSOFT WORD 2007 FOR PC OR MAC  (12 to adult)

Beginning 9/14 (NOT ON 9/7 AS STATED IN PROGRAM GUIDE)

  • ART SAMPLER (6 and up)
  • EARLY CLAY EXPLORERS (7 to 12)
  • PAINTING THROUGH THE MASTERS (13 and up)
  • POTTERY:  BEGINNING FOR THE OLDER STUDENT (15 to adult)
  • OIL PAINTING FOR ADULTS (adult)
  • MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2007 FOR PC OR MAC (12 to adult)

For more information about other NSAA art instructors such as Susan Kamholz, Cindy Wellman, and Kari Slater!

North Shore Academy of the Arts and Music Lessons

August 26th, 2009

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(photo of one of our music studio rooms/recording studio in Grafton, WI)

Google doesn’t seem to know yet that NSAA offers music lessons in the Village of Grafton.  Yes, North Shore Academy of the Arts (NSAA) offers music lessons in Grafton, WI.  

Aside from our usual lessons in piano (beginning piano and also advanced piano theory), guitar, voice, performance, auditioning, percussion, recording a demo, composition, private music exploration, music theory, visual art, yoga, dance, computer and more WE HAVE SOMETHING NEW!

NEW OFFERINGS this Fall!  Suzuki Violin (both individual and group lessons) with Julie Hockridge at North Shore Academy of the Arts in Grafton, WI.

Also NEW!  String orchestra, songwriting and brass choir for the middle school and high school levels.

Many of our students come from Cedarburg WI, Mequon WI, Thiensville WI, Port Washington WI, Milwaukee WI, Saukville WI and more!  We have a team of dedicated instructors and many of our private students have gone on to reach tremendous success.

For more information on our new music lesson offerings, go to p. 6 of our Program Brochure

Please send inquiries about music lessons offered in Grafton, WI to info@northshoreacademyofthearts.org and we can get you hooked up with one of our qualified instructors right away!

Let us Introduce Ourselves

August 22nd, 2009

Facility

In talking with people within the community, it’s amazing how some in Southeastern WI are very familiar with our programs.  However, you might be stumbling upon us for the first time.  Let us introduce ourselves. 

We tend to attract families.  And those families stick with us for a very long time.  NSAA is a FAMILY FRIENDLY community.  We have something for everyone.  We have offerings for ALL AGES in the visual, literary, and performing arts.  This is what makes NSAA UNIQUE.  We specialize in all of the arts.  Whether its dance classes, modeling classes, computer classes, private music lessons, yoga, art classes, writing critiques and workshops, we pretty much cover it all

NSAA also has the CREDIBILITY AND LONGETIVITY that makes us a successful organization.  We have a solid board of directors, advisory board members, and we have been around for 10 years!  We are a GROWING 501c3 nonprofit organization.  We attract creative people and produce creative energy.  This is our contribution to making our region A BETTER COMMUNITY

You can support our mission through volunteering, signing up for classes, telling a friend about us, or by giving a charitable contribution of any size.  Stop in sometime and look around.  See for yourself the excitement that the arts bring to individuals, families, and communities!

(And remember, NASA launches rockets.  We, NSAA, LAUNCH DREAMS!

Here's why businesses love us!

August 22nd, 2009

Check out this referral from one of our business supporters!  NSAA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that relies on community members such as this one!