Sign-up for fall classes now
Registration is open for performing arts classes starting in September at Family Life's Center of the Arts. The center accepts learners of all ages, from young children to adults, who want to study and perform music, dance, voice and theater in a Christian environment.
The course catalog (link above) includes classes and workshops in acting, musical theater, ballet, jazz, modern, and more. There's also fitness classes for adults, and classes exploring movement and coordination for children.
The program is flexible - take as many classes as you wish! - and accepts new students all the time. Classes and lessons are given on a rolling basis which means a student can register anytime, starting now through the end of next June. Lessons can start whenever a student is ready and group classes are open for new students the first week of each month.
Family Life welcomes Peter Maier!
Family Life is excited to welcome Peter Maier as its new performing arts director!
Peter is originally from the Buffalo area. He has worked in arts education, administration, and performance since 1995. Peter has directed over 150 shows and has taught countless students while touring around the world. He also has enjoyed working as a professional actor in the theaters in Buffalo. Some of Peter’s favorite shows are "Anything Goes," "Man of La Mancha," and "George M."
Peter ended up meeting his wonderful wife, Jeanine, while working in the Buffalo area. They were both doing “West Side Story" at a local theater but weren’t “supposed” to be in the show together. They were late additions. Peter and Jeanine met when he was cast in the role of “Tony” and she was given a spot as a dancer!
After marrying, Peter took a teaching job at a charter school in the Buffalo area, teaching K-4 students in reading, music and theater. Later on, he was given the privilege of being the director of children’s ministries at The Chapel’s Lockport campus, a church Family Life partners with occasionally for concerts and events.
We are so happy to have Peter at Family Life! Join us in prayer for the Maier family as Peter begins his work at Family Life and as the family transitions from Williamsville, N.Y. to the Bath area. See Peter's full bio.
Youtheatre Workshops in August
Family Life's Youtheatre Workshop is coming this summer! For five exciting days, kids ages 8-15 will train in acting, singing, and dancing. At the end of the week, students will showcase their newly-learned theatrical skills by presenting a musical production of "Let's Rock!"
The show teaches the importance of using the gifts and talents God gave us to serve not ourselves, but others. We hope that by working on this production, students will develop a clearer understanding of how to love one another well by working together, combining their talents, and humbly meeting the needs of the people around them. Sign up online from the links above or call Family Life at 800.927.9083.