2022 Fall Classes  
 

Nutcracker Dance

Mice and Party Scene Auditions: Aug 27 | 1:30-2:30 | Firehouse
Pre-audition dances not required.

Corps Auditions: Aug 27 | 2:45-5:00pm | Firehouse
Pre-audition dances required | $20 - Call for info
 

Basic Ballet-Little Trees (Ages 3-4)

Instructor: Annie Marshall

Location: The Firehouse

This class is for new and young dancers and will take students through the basics in ballet and tap techniques. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 9, 10, and 11.

Sat, Sept 10-Dec 10 | 9:00-10:00

Tuition: $140 or $35/month (Sept-Dec) | 12 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet shoes
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

 

Intermediate Ballet-Mother Ginger (Ages 5-8)

Instructor: Diana Rodriguez

Location: The Firehouse

This class is for dancers with basic, previous dance skills and will take students through the basics in ballet and tap techniques. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 9, 10, and 11.

Sat, Sept 10-Dec 10 | 12:30-1:30

Tuition: $140 or $35/month (Sept-Dec) | 12 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet shoes
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

Advanced Ballet-Spanish (Ages 9+)

Instructor: Jackie Ortiz

Location: Miss Annie's Straight Up Dance Studio

This class is for intermediate to more advanced students and will expand their understanding of basic ballet technique and continue to develop a foundation for strength and proper alignment. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 9, 10, and 11.

Sat, Sept 10-Dec 10 | 12:30-1:30

Tuition: $140 or $35/month (Sept-Dec) | 12 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet shoes
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

Mice-Tumbling/Dancing/Acting (Ages 5-10)

Instructor: Annie Marshall

Location: The Firehouse

This class is for those who can tumble and dance. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 9, 10, and 11.

Sat, Sept 10-Dec 10 | 10:00-11:00

Tuition: $140 or $35/month (Sept-Dec) | 12 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet shoes
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

Party Scene-Dancing/Acting (Ages 7-9)

Instructor: Annie Marshall

Location: The Firehouse

This class is for those who dance but don't have to have specific ballet training. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 9, 10, and 11.

Sat, Sept 10-Dec 10 | 11:00-12:00

Tuition: $140 or $35/month (Sept-Dec) | 12 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet shoes
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

Soldiers-Dancing/Acting (Ages 7-9)

Instructor: Annie Marshall

Location: The Firehouse

This class is for those who dance but don't have to have specific ballet training. This will be an additional dance for those in either Party Scene or Mother Ginger. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 9, 10, and 11.

Sat, Sept 10-Dec 10 | 12:00-12:30

Tuition: $60 or $15/month (Sept-Dec) | 12 Classes

Required: Leotard, tights, ballet shoes
ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

 

Nutcracker Corps (Ages 13+)

These classes will be for students that have advance ballet techniques. Auditions for select dances will be held Aug 27 at the Firehouse. Students signing up will be performing in the annual Nutcracker on Dec 9, 10, and 11.
Class time will depend on what dances students get selected for.
Sat, Sept 10-Dec 10 

Tuition: $140 or $35/month (Sept-Dec) for the first dance and $20/month for each additional dance.

ADDITIONAL COST: Nutcracker Costumes

 

-Flowers 

Instructor: Diana Rodriguez

2:00-3:00 | at Rodz Dance Studio


-Snow 
Instructor: Alissa Hobby 

2:00-3:00 | at Miss Annie's Straight Up Dance

-Merliton
Instructor: Emily Metzer
3:00-4:00 | at Miss Annie's Straight Up Dance

-Solos
Instructor: Annie Marshall

12:30-1:30 | at Miss Annie's Straight Up Dance

Music/Instrument

Fun with Music (Grades K-6) 

Instructor: Molly Harman

Students will be singing, playing unique and handmade instruments, and having fun with music.

Thur, Sept 8-Nov 17 | 4:00-4:45

Tuition: $55 | 11 classes

Fun with Music (Homeschool Grades K-3)

Instructor: Molly Harman

Students will be singing, playing unique and handmade instruments, and having fun with music.

Thur, Sept 8-Nov 17 | 1:00-2:00

Tuition: $65 | 11 classes

Fun with Music (Homeschool Grades 4-6) 

Instructor: Molly Harman

Students will be singing, playing unique and handmade instruments, and having fun with music.

Wed, Sept 7-Nov 16 | 1:00-2:00

Tuition: $65 | 11 classes

Piano Lessons (Ages 7+)

Instructor: Molly Harman

Private piano lesson for kids and adults, beginner to intermediate level tailored to the needs of each individual student.

Wed, Thur, Fri, or Sat, Sept-Dec | 30 minute lessons
Please call for lesson time availability

Tuition: $40/month | 4 classes/month

 

Guitar or Ukulele (Ages 7+)

Instructor: Alejandra Urteaga

Private guitar/ukulele lessons for kids and adults, beginner to intermediate level tailored to the needs of each individual student.

Wed, Thurs, or Fri, Sept-Dec | 30 minute lessons
Please call for lesson time availability

Tuition: $40/month | 4 classes/month
Required: guitar or ukulele

Culinary 

Gnocchi 3 Ways (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Valentina Della Gatta

Learn how to make gnocchi from scratch and how to pair them with three freshly made sauces: cherry tomato sauce, pesto, and butter and sage.

Fri, Sept 2 | 6:00-9:00

Tuition: $30 | 1 class

Bite Size Italian Meal (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Valentina Della Gatta

You'll learn how to use a variety of staple ingredients and fridge leftovers to put together a bite sized tasty meal. Enjoy making meatballs, veggie croquettes, and tiramisu truffles. 

Sat, Oct 15 | 6:00-9:00

Tuition: $30 | 1 class

 

Italian Thanksgiving (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Valentina Della Gatta

Make the ultimate Italian Thanksgiving 4 cheese baked pasta (the fancy version of mac & cheese) and a blueberry jam pie. You'll learn how to make a versatile béchamel and cheese sauce from scratch, tips and tricks for baking a perfectly crispy crust and gooey noodle and you'll see the best and fastest jam pie that works for any occasion.

Sat, Nov 12 | 6:00-9:00

Tuition: $30 | 1 class

Christmas Appetizers (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Valentina Della Gatta

Impress guests at your Christmas party this year with delicious appetizers! You'll learn how to make smoked salmon tartines, polenta croutons with whipped blue cheese and mascarpone, puff pastry cups with ricotta, orange and basil. 

Sat, Dec 10 | 6:00-9:00

Tuition: $30 | 1 class

Fine Arts
 

Beginner Oil Painting/Drawing (Ages 15+)
Instructor: Diamond Vigil
A practical introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Learn palette layout, color mixing, methods of paint application, and the selection, handling and clean-up of materials. Investigate issues of color and composition.
Wed, Nov 2-Dec 21 | 6:30-8:00

Tuition: $75 | 8 Classes

Painting Bold Acrylics (Ages 12+)
Instructor: David Forks
Learn to paint, bold, colorful, loose and expressive, direct from life in acrylics.
Tue, Oct 4-Nov 22 | 5:30-7:00
Tuition: $85 | 8 classes

 

Yoga



Yoga (Ages 18+)

Instructor: Lindsey Gomez

A breath-centered vinyasa (flow) Hatha yoga class that will calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. The class will include a brief meditation at the beginning and end that will help you become more in-tune with your breath as well as quiet the busy-ness of the mind. Practice will be adapted to suit all levels from beginners to experienced practitioners.

Tue | 5:30-6:30

Tuition: $30/month | 4 classes/month

Pottery
 

Wheel Throwing (Ages 16+)

Instructor: Lida Scharton

Students will learn the basics of how to throw on the wheel. They will be provided with 25lbs of clay and the use of all Firehouse glazes. 

Mon, Sept 12-Nov 7 | 6:30-9:00
or

Wed, Sept 14-Nov 9 | 6:30-9:00

Tuition: $130 | 9 classes

Open Pottery Studio (Age 18+)

Students with prior ceramics experience may sign up for open studio use of the ceramic room. The fee covers use of wheels and glazes. Firing is only done by Firehouse personnel when kiln is full.

Call for studio availability

Fiber Arts
 

Crochet (Ages 15+)
Instructor: Nancy O'Brien
Not a class but a gathering for those that enjoy crocheting. Share new projects and stitches every other weekend in the Firehouse Gallery.
Sat, every other weekend | 12:00-2:00

Tuition: FREE

Free Kid Workshops (Grade K-5)

Pre-registration required

 

Free Craft Workshop
Instructor: DRCA Staff

Fri, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, or Dec 2 | 4:30-5:30
Tuition: Free | 1 Class

 

Registration Information:

  • To register for a class, you can come by the Firehouse to fill out a registration form and pay for the class or for a limited time, visit our class registration page.

  • Class spots cannot be held until payment is received

  • You must pre-register for all classes

  • DRCA Members receive a 10% discount

  • Classes may cancel due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone

  • Full refund are given only if class is canceled by the Firehouse. If a student wishes to cancel before the first class day a full refund less 30% will be given.

  • No refund after first class

 

Note to Parents:

In order to better serve you and insure the enjoyment and safety of our youngest art patrons,

please be on time to pick-up your child. 
Please let us know if your child has any special needs. All classes are designed to be age appropriate and you will need to contact the Firehouse if you are interested in having your child attend a class outside of his/her age limit. Thank you for your interest as we continue to provide quality art education!

 

 

Class Scholarships

Scholarships based on economic need are available.

One scholarship a year per family

 


This project is supported by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, The United Way,

and the Val Verde Community Foundation, along with many of our other sponsors as shown on our sponsorship page