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GUAM CONSERVATORY OF ARTS

Professional Dance Music & Drama Instruction.

C O N S E R V A T O R Y   N E W S

2024 SUMMER SESSIONS

  Session 1: May 20

Session 2: June 17

Session 3: July 15

 

We offer 3 summer sessions.  Each session is a 4-week block of training.  Ballet sessions include a minimum of 3 classes per week. Students are welcome to sign up for one, two, or three sessions.

For rates, clothing requirements and to sign up,  click below.

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PARENT & ME BALLET

Ages 2-5

Saturdays at 9:30AM

June 22 - August 10

Children learn by mimicking and when they try out new ways of moving their bodies, they build coordination and motor skills. This is an opportunity for children to explore movement and to build social skills in a safe and fun setting while a parent is still present.
No complex choreography, but there’s no reason children can’t learn simple poses or even a basic routine with a little help from mom or dad. Stepping and moving to music is instinctual and lots of fun. This program is all ab
out encouraging that joy.

 

Child attire: Ballet leotard and tights are recommended.

Active wear will do.

Acceptable footwear: ballet slippers or socks.

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2024 SPRING SEMESTER

CHILDREN'S BALLET PROGRAM

5 month program

January 2- May 17, 2024

Pre-Professional Division:

Students enrolled in the Pre-professional programs commit to the entire term.

 

Ages 5-7: three lesson a week, total 3 hrs.

Ages 8-11: three lessons a week, total 4.5 hrs.

Ages 12+:  four+ lessons a week, total 6+hrs.

To learn more or to Pre-Register your child, click here: PRE-REGISTER

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Questions?  Phone (671) 929-7799

CHILDREN'S VIOLIN CLASS

2024 FALL SEMESTER

  4-month program

Level 1.0:     Tuesdays at 4:00PM

Level 1.5:   Thursdays at 4:00PM

 

If you have a child interested in learning the violin, the Conservatory has the perfect class.  Children will have a great time learning the fundamentals along with other beginning students.  Students will need a violin, but don't fret; the Conservatory might have a loaner on hand. Classes are held weekly.

Level 1.0: Students who have never taken violin lessons.

Level 1.5: Students who recently completed 5 months of lessons.

To learn more, click here: VIOLIN CLASS 

2024 SPRING SEMESTER

 PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

5 month program

January 2- May 17, 2024

  • trumpet

  • French horn

  • clarinet

  • violin

  • viola

  • cello

  • piano

To get more information, click here:                       PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

ADULT BALLET CLASSES

THURSDAYS 7:00 PM Adult Basic Barre

 

Improve your technique, develop your artistry and make new friendships as part of an artistic community.  The Thursday class focuses on the basic exercises of the barre.

To reserve your place in class, click here:

REGISTER ADULT BALLET

$25 per class

Discount class cards available.

Got questions? Phone (671) 929-7799.

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PREPARATORY BALLET CLASS

Ages 5-7

Classes meet 3 times weekly.

  • body awareness, rhythm, coordination, attention to detail,

  • posture, form and flexibility, and

  • the ability to learn and repeat movements of increasing complexity.

 

The program may include lessons in creative dance t0 augment movement, agility and rhythm.

 

For tuition fees and a tentative class schedule, click HERE.

To pre-register by click HERE.

 

Got questions? Phone (671) 929-7799.

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BEGINNING & INTERMEDIATE BALLET LEVELS

Beginning Ballet levels are reserved for students aged 8-11 where they are introduced to the rudimentary exercises of the barre.  Placement, line and movement quality is emphasized.  Only until the class has grasped the proper mechanics of the primary movements are they allowed to perform center work exercises. Tap dancing is included in the beginning ballet levels to teach rhythm and timing.

Intermediate Ballet levels are reserved for students aged 12 and older where challenging and complex combinations are taught.  It is expected that students at this level are grounded in their technique, comfortable with the movement of the classical genre, and are self-motivated.

For tuition fees and tentative schedule, click HERE.

Pre-register for the 2023 Fall ballet programs (for ages 5-18) by clicking HERE.

Call (671) 929-7799 if you have any questions.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Through fundraising efforts and grants, we aim to offer needs-based scholarships to students who are seriously committed and dedicated to developing their artistic skills. 

Learn about our scholarship program by clicking here.

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DONATIONS COMING IN

Community support is being demonstrated by residents making donations to the Conservatory.  Click HERE to see who's donated what at our "Donations Items" page and see what needed items you might consider giving.

Latest donation received: a generous financial contribution from Rotary Club of Tumon Bay. Other recent donations include a Yamaha upright piano from Stephen Sun, a very sizeable check from Ryan Mummert at Title Guaranty of Guam, a ton of ballet attire from Lil Burlingame, and beautiful art work by celebrated artist Judy Flores.

To donate, click HERE.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Conservatory is a community of people who desire to bring the classical arts to the people of Guam.  Come be a part of this exciting venture by volunteering your time to help build the studio.  No prior experience in building is necessary; a willing heart and two hands are more than enough.

If you are a parent who plans to enroll your child into one of our programs, volunteering at this stage of the build-out is an excellent way of meeting the staff, learning more about the Conservatory and showing your support.

If you would like to volunteer, please use the form at the bottom of this page to send us a message.

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAM

Ballet must be taught in a progressive manner by laying a foundation of a sound technique and adding to it a keen sense of musicality and artistic expression.

The body is pliable and can be trained to do seemingly impossible feats.  However, the body must be trained frequently and with consistency.

 

Read about our ballet program by clicking here.

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REGISTER FOR BALLET DIVISION

Learn how you can join our pre-professional ballet division.  No prior ballet experience required, but be prepared to work hard and show your dedication!

Who's ready?

To learn more and to register, click here.

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MUSIC PROGRAM

The goal of the pre-professional music program at Guam Conservatory of Arts is to develop musicians who are performance ready and capable of winning music scholarships on the university level.  To achieve this goal, the music program includes intensive private lessons with experienced teachers and visiting artists as well as participation in ensembles.

Currently, private instruction in cello, classical bass, flute, clarinet, and oboe is available at the Conservatory.

Learn more about our music program by clicking here.

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CONTACT

P.O. Box 8959 Tamuning, GU 96931

(671) 929-7799

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