Dance, art and acting classes for one hour college credit at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

In addition to the visual and fine art classes offered on the Northwest Denver Campus, Regis students can also take dance, ceramics and acting classes for college credit at the nearby Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (https://arvadacenter.org). Talk to your advisor today about registering for an Arvada class.

Location: The Arvada Center is just 5 miles from campus, located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd.

Parking: It’s free.

Fall 2019 courses

Basic Acting
19FAD 223 C01 (02920)

Dana Goodman

This course is designed for adult beginning actors. We explore basic acting technique, including the famous Stanislavski method. Students select material for scene work and monologues from contemporary plays with support from the instructor. Students explore rehearsal techniques with scene partners and learn about script analysis and character development along the way. Join us for this enjoyable exploration of acting.

Supply List: Please bring pencil, paper and scene or monologue ideas.

Mon., Sept. 9 – Nov. 11, 6–8 p.m., 10 weeks


Adult Ballet I
19FAD 235A C01 (02921)

Lisi Elsey

Always wanted to take ballet, or start again after many years away from the ballet studio? Then this class is for you. Students work on basic ballet vocabulary which trains the body to perform simple combinations both in center and across the floor. A friendly atmosphere creates a great learning environment for all.

Tues., Aug. 27 – Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m.


Adult Ballet II
19FAD 235B C01 (02922)

Lisi Elsey

If you are not a beginner, but are ready for putting together combinations with speed and complexity yet, then this class is a great fit for you. Students work on developing their ballet vocabulary, moving across the floor with a variety of steps and gaining a greater understanding of their placement and technique.

Thurs., Aug. 29 – Oct. 31, 7-8:15 p.m.


Advanced Adult Ballet III
19FAD 235C C01 (02923)

Lisi Elsey

This class is a perfect fit for dancers who have several years of training, or who are returning to ballet after a hiatus. Dancers gain strength and balance, while dancing fun and challenging combinations in one of metro Denver’s most beautiful studios.

Tues., Aug. 27 – Oct. 29, 8-9:15 pm


Tap I for Adults
19FAD 234 C01 (02924)

Kathryn Wagner

This is an introductory course for adults to learn the very basics of tap dancing in a simple format that builds from week to week, slowly and using repetition. Students learn the basic steps in a supportive atmosphere and by the end of the session are able to execute the basic steps. All you need to participate is a pair of tap shoes and comfortable clothes.

Fri., Aug. 30 – Nov. 1, 5:15–6:15 pm, 10 weeks


Ceramics: Handbuilding
19FAA 259 C01 (02925)
19FAA 259 C02 (02926)

Heidi Meissner

This course is designed to accommodate all skill levels. Beginning students learn hand- building techniques including pinch, slab and coil methods of construction. Students with previous experience in clay expand on their basic skills and gain further knowledge of clays, firing and surface treatments. Learn through discussion and hands on experience the techniques used throughout history. This class encourages students to keep a journal of their clay experience. Clay tools can be purchased at the Arvada Center for approximately $30.

Tues., Sept. 10 – Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 5 weeks

Tues., Oct. 15 – Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 5 weeks


Ceramics: Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel
19FAA 258 C01 (02927)
19FAA 258 C02 (02928)

Heidi Meissner

Designed for the beginning throwing student, this course covers the basics of working with the potter’s wheel. Learn to wedge clay, center and throw basic forms. Also included is an overview of the various clay bodies, surface decoration and firing methods. Students should have previous clay experience equivalent to five weeks of Beginning with Clay. Clay tools can be purchased at the Arvada Center for approximately $30.

Wed., Sept. 11 – Oct. 9, 1 – 4 p.m., 5 weeks

Wed., Oct. 16 – Nov. 13, 1 – 4 p.m., 5 weeks