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The Arts Hub (HUB) strives to become a cutting-edge arts education organization, promoting creative exploration, healthy artistic pursuits and the development of artistic endeavors with real-world applications. The HUB Staff encourage and inspire students to fully apply their talents to artistic pursuits while maintaining healthy instructional approaches at the core of what they do. They support a high-quality presentation of student’s work through resources devoted to quality “framing” of student work, i.e. matting student artwork when possible, providing opportunities for quality exhibition of artwork, using professional theatrical elements for theater productions, and providing opportunities for students to have “real” audiences whenever possible.

The Arts Hub facility supports its educational arts program activities in both form and function. The facility provides activity rooms with supportive features. The grounds of the HUB property contain a sculpture garden, playground, murals, patio and a future HUB Outdoor Performance Space, all of which provide opportunities to enhance the arts curriculum and provide the general public with personal artistic development opportunities.

New/Exploratory Activities

The HUB offers quality arts activities that have been developed from many years of experience, as well as by adopting proven methods revealed through independent arts education research.  The HUB also periodically explores new, innovative methods and programs to adapt to the changing needs of participants.

HUB Employees have an exceptional amount of training and experience and are key to our core arts education programs.  Quality Independent Instructors are also important in the HUB experience, in order to allow opportunities for patrons to be exposed to a variety of teaching methods and to keep the HUB experiences/influences fresh and dynamic.

Planned outreach;

  • The HUB will be offering quality art and dance programs to local schools and at local events at no cost
  • The HUB will be offered complimentary tickets to local seniors to attend facility events
  • The HUB will sponsor an annual arts festival, open to the general public

Payment

Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Cancellations

Classes without sufficient enrollment prior to the first class date will be canceled. If a class or workshop is canceled by The HUB, students are entitled to a full refund, a tuition credit, or may transfer to another class, space permitting.

Refunds

Refunds will be issued within 2-3 weeks after cancellation.

Withdrawal from a Class

Students may obtain a refund less a $15 handling fee if withdrawal notification is received (5) working days prior to the first day of the class. A credit may be obtained after this point, less a $15 handling fee and cost of any class attended. If you are ineligible for a refund, please call TAU for information about using your unused tuition as a tax-deductible donation. Classes are transferable if a request is made five (5) working days prior to the first class. A parent may submit a written request for a partial tuition refund in the event that unforeseeable circumstances arise such as extreme illness or family death, but the determination of whether a refund is issued or not is at the discretion of the administrator.

Pro-rating

Students may join in after the class has begun for a pro-rated tuition, provided there is space available and instructor permission is given. Instructors will not allow students to join in dance classes after about mid-session due to lack of enough time to properly prepare the student for that session’s dance concert. Inquire in the office for the exact date that no new dance class registrations will be taken

Missed Classes

Classes missed by students will not be rescheduled or refunded. Classes missed by the instructor will be made up or credited to the student’s account.

Drop-ins

With space available and instructor permission, students may drop in on a class after registering and paying a drop in rate.

Medications

  • HUB staff will only administer prescription medications if written approval and instructions are left by the parent. Any prescription medication must be in its original container and labeled with the child’s name, physician’s name, distributing pharmacy, medication name and dosage.
  • Any nonprescription medication to be administered at the center such as Tylenol or cough syrup must be provided by a parent and be accompanied by written approval and instructions for use.
  • All medications will be held in the office.

Release of Children

There must be written authorization by the child’s parent or guardian for any other adult to pick up their child.

Rules

Smoking is not permitted in the building. Cleanup is everyone’s responsibility. Please throw all trash in receptacles provided. Students are required to remove any personal property from The HUB at the end of each class. The HUB is not responsible for lost/stolen items. Students must respect The HUB property, including art, furnishings, equipment, and supplies. Students and visitors must walk while in the building.

Student Behavior in the Classroom

The HUB reserves the right to ask a disruptive student to leave. Tuition will not be refunded for disruptive behavior. Only currently registered students may use The HUB studios and equipment, and only during the period (duration of class) for which the student is registered. Students are not allowed in the studios between classes without permission.

Inclement Weather

We rely on the Boulder Valley School District’s website to decide on class cancellations during inclement weather. Go to BVSD.org to see if schools are closed. If schools are closed, our classes are canceled. There are no makeup classes.

Permission to Photograph

Photographers may take pictures during classes and special events to capture images for The HUB archives and use in publicity materials. If you do not wish you (or your child if that is who is participating in The HUB activity) to be photographed, please indicate so in writing.

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Kelly Arnold art

Bio coming soon!

Heather Boudreau art preschool

staff-heather-boudreauHeather’s professional background includes extensive experience as a teacher, artist and small business entrepreneur. She holds BA’s in both psychology and elementary education, as well as a minor in philosophy. Heather established two successful boutiques prior to moving to Colorado with her husband and two daughters. She has worked in daycare, has been a kindergarten teacher, a teen mentor, and tutor for at-risk teens and has taught art to children ages 18 months to 16 years, as well as adults, for the past 6 years. Heather has her certifications in early childhood, reading recovery and second step conflict mediation. Heather has been working with The HUB since 2013 teaching art classes and camps to children and instructing adult paint nights.

Heather loves spending time with her family and two English Bulldogs. She enjoys drawing, painting and being creative with her daughters, as well as mountain biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and cooking. She also likes to set physical goals for herself that have included a few half triathlons, 10k’s and a Tough Mudder.

Gina Braswell theater

Bio Coming Soon!

Peter Davison dance

staff-peter-davisonPeter began his career as a teenage juggler, street performing in his home town of Los Angeles. In 1979, at the age of 18, he was cast as a white-faced juggler in the movie “Xanadu” with Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. In 1982 Peter became a founding member of the juggling/dance/theater trio Airjazz, which toured internationally through the 1980’s. Peter has performed solo shows at the Carmel/California Performing Arts Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Utah State Arts Tour, Seattle’s Moisture Festival, 5-3-1 Festival of New Juggling and Object Theatre in Finland, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, and at schools and theaters throughout Colorado. Peter has been a dancer with Boulder Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Kim Robards Dance, and 3rd Law Dance/Theater. Also a choreographer, Peter won the 2009 Ballet Builders Award from New Choreographers on Pointe in New York, and his works have been performed by Boulder Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Saint Paul Ballet, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and others. Peter was Co-Artistic Director and a faculty member at Boulder Ballet from 2004 to 2015.

Gene GeBauer dance

staff-gene-gebauerGene originally trained to be a hoofer. Gene switched his ambitions to Broadway, where he sang, danced and acted for over 20 years. Appearing in the original casts of such shows as “Camelot,” “Hello’ Dolly.” “No Strings,” and “Sugar,” he worked with the biggest names among the choreographers and directors of that period. Gene operated a theatre school in Oregon for a while before moving on to the University of Iowa where he taught at both the theater and dance departments for 5 years. Soon after Gene began teaching tap along the front range Rediscovering the joys of tap, he dedicated himself to his first dance love with a renewed passion. He teaches with the idea that we are, after all, not just dancers, but musicians. “The same expectations we put on fine musicians, we should put on ourselves [tap dancers.]”

Betsy Keating theater

staff-betsy-keatingBetsy has been dedicated to the performing arts since her first stint as script writer/actor /director when she initiated and followed through with her third grade class’ performance of Star Light, Star Bright. After high school, she went on to major in theater at the University of Colorado. She has been a certified and trained Music Together teacher for over 14 years and she has directed theater productions for 7 years. A singer, actor, and dancer herself, “Miss Betsy” as she is known to her students, demonstrates an uncanny ability to bring out the best acting, singing, dancing and comedic timing in her students. Betsy says that she loves to work with young students because the creative energy and excitement that they bring to every rehearsal and show is catching! In her spare time, she facilitates the schedules of her four children, exercises, acts in local theater productions, and sings with The Alpha Bets, who perform locally.

Harmony Larke art preschool

staff-harmony-larkeHarmony’s A.C.T. was first started in 1994. In the last 18 years I have had the opportunity to provide art programs to thousands of children in the Boulder County area. My classes not only emphasize basic art techniques but also focus on creating an educational and fun environment with music, stories, and multicultural art study. My classes are designed to open up the world of art for your child and let their creative talents shine.
I have an associates art degree and an early childhood development background. I am also the mother of a twelve-year-old boy and eight-year-old girl who both love to experiment with art. You will also find Kurt, my son helping as an assistant over the summer.
This will be my 17th year teaching art in the local Montessori schools and 12th year teaching art classes at the Louisville Art Center. I also teach classes in Lafayette Rec. Center, Erie Rec. Center and I’m happy to announce that I’m the Art director here at The Ars Hub.
I just finished a record-breaking 21 summer camps in 2012 and I had 356 students this summer!
My goal is to provide fun and educational art programs to children and parents. I pride myself on the fact that the materials I use are non-toxic and earth friendly.

Savannah Lee dance

Savannah received her professional training with Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. At the tender age of fourteen and fifteen, she had the honor of performing with the company the role of the ‘Shepherdess’s Lamb’ (Reed Flutes), and the corps de ballet roles of Snow and Waltz of the Flowers in Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Fox Theater. She danced various ballets with them while working with choreographers such as John McFall, Micheal Pink, and Bruce Wells. She was one of twelve Americans the summer she attended the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London. She additionally studied summers with Atlanta Ballet, the Kirov Academy of Ballet D.C., CPYB, American Ballet Theater in NY, and English National Ballet. She has performed principal roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Western Symphony, Raymonda Variations, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Savannah has performed several classical, principal roles and has been a guest artist as the Sugar Plum Fairy in various states. She has danced professionally in Nashville Ballet’s second company, Gainesville Ballet, Nomad Contemporary Ballet, Brooklyn Ballet, Portland Ballet and is currently dancing with Boulder Ballet. In addition, she freelanced in New York City for four years working with various companies and performing at venues such as King’s Theater, the Whitney Museum and Webster Hall.

Jocelyn Leroux dance preschool

Bio coming soon!

Alex Marcus dance

Alex Marcus is a Boulder based dance artist, choreographer, and teacher, whose repertoire includes Hip Hop, House, West African, and Modern. Some of her teachers include Larry Southall, Rennie Harris, Nii Armah Sowah, Scotty Hseish, Helanius Wilkins, and Gesel Mason.
She is currently studying Dance at Colorado University of Boulder, where she received the ’17-’18 Katherine J. Lamont scholarship for dance and community engagement. Her teaching style is focused on cultivating passion, joy, and confidence within her students, and she pulls from a wide range of techniques for a unique classroom experience.

Katherine Myers theater

katherine-myersKatherine has an extensive theatrical background, having performed in, directed and produced many musical theater, operetta and opera productions. After getting her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado, she served as the Director of Education for Opera Colorado, where she commissioned and directed a world premiere opera and directed a touring program that brought musical theater productions to schools across the state. Katherine also served as the Producing Artistic Director for Colorado Light Opera and taught and directed opera and musical theater at the University of Colorado College of Music. Some of her favorite stage direction credits include Oklahoma!, Man of La Mancha, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The Music Man. Her performing credits include roles in opera, musical theater and plays. Favorites include Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Nanette (No, No, Nanette), Laura (The Glass Menagerie), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro) and Marian Paroo (The Music Man). Her very favorite role, however, is that of “Mom” to her three sons. Katherine loves working with kids and is thrilled to be able to help them share with you the infectious energy and natural talent that they bring to the stage.

Stephanie Pollock dance

Senior Performance Company Director & Program Manager: Stephanie has extensive experience as an instructor, performer, choreographer, program manager, community performance manager, and in creating dance theater productions. Stephanie was a member of the Momentum and Full Force Dance Companies in California. She was on three competitive dance teams, including the jazz, contemporary and hip-hop divisions, competing in the adult level Hip Hop Internationals. Stephanie’s kind and caring instructional approach, her solid grounding in classical instruction, her extensive experience in offering technical training and in program management will help maintain the high quality instruction for our Senior Performance Company members, will help launch the dance theater production part of our program, and she will help initiate a few more community performance opportunities for the group this year.

Lauralyn Voigt dance

Lauralyn is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer who recently moved to Colorado from Wisconsin. She has been teaching and setting work since 2003 and danced professionally with Warped Dance Company for 5 years and loves occasionally performing with the company as a guest artist. Lauralyn graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a BFA in Dance. While at UMTC she was in works by Uri Sands, Makeda Thomas, Marciano Santos, Erin Thomson and Irving Amigon. Voigt has performed at ACDF and several other festivals including Uptown Performance Series in New York and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Lauralyn was the Studio Director at Lake Shore Dance in Port Washington, WI for five years as well as the Artistic Director for Danceit! Performance Ensemble for six seasons. Lauralyn now teaches and does administrative work at The Arts Hub in Lafayette, CO and is the Junior Company Director and teaches ballet, pointe, jazz and acro at Production Company Dance Centre