Area students participating in the SingKids! session of ArtsKids! at Wallace State perform during the Christmas Spectacular in December, with Wallace State students.
HANCEVILLE – Wallace State Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts program will continue its new ArtsKids! program this spring with two sessions: BroadwayKids! and StudioKids! This follows the successful launch of the program with SingKids! held in the fall semester.
“For our first series, we had a good response, with about a half a dozen students from around the area participating in SingKids!” said Tiffany Richter, director of the Wallace State Singers and Choir. “They had a blast performing with our students during our annual Christmas show.”
Rachel Howze’s daughter Anabelle participated in SingKids! and now wants to be a Wallace State Singer, Howze said. “She loves to perform and was excited about the program,” Howze said. An eighth grader at Cullman Middle School, she will be participating in BroadwayKids! and is encouraging her classmates in the choir at CMS to join in as well.
Students who participate in BroadwayKids! this spring will get the chance to perform in a production of Annie, Jr!, while students in StudioKids! will get to showcase the artwork they create in a student exhibition.
BroadwayKids! will meet weekly to rehearse and perform a musical theatre production. Through work on the play, students enhance their acting, singing, and dancing skills. Classes will be held each Wednesday (except March 14 and 28) from Jan. 10 through May 2, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. There is a limit of 40 students, and the cost is $150.
StudioKids! immerses students in studio visual art making experiences through drawing, painting, sculpture and graphic design course projects. Classes will be held each Tuesday (except March 27) from Jan. 10 through May 2, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. There is a limit of 20 students, and the cost is $150.
For more information about ArtsKids!, call the Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts department at 256-352-8277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.