Center for the Arts

Welcome to Family Life's Center for the Arts, an arts program located in Hammondsport, NY, that cultivates the spiritual life and creative work of artists. As believers in Jesus Christ, we believe artistic expression is a gift from God meant to be nurtured and developed in the context of faith.

Center for the Arts offers private vocal and instrumental lessons, along with a variety of dance classes, all in a nurturing and Christ-centered atmosphere. The facility is fully equipped with three rehearsal studios and a large dance studio where instructors cultivate mind, heart and craft.

The teaching program breaks down into classes and lessons. Teacher biographies are available for a better understanding of each instructor's specialties, qualifications and teaching experience.

Summer Intensives and Workshops

Have you ever wanted to take a dance class, but never found the time to do it? Perhaps you have a child who wants to learn more about music. Or maybe you've wanted figure out ways to make your family photos more awesome and less... awful.

Family Life’s Center for the Arts is offering a summer filled with learning and fun. Whether it’s a day-long workshop or a week-long intensive, you or your kids can experience the arts and fit it into your schedule. To view or download a description of all the summer 2015 intensives and workshops please click here.

Young Music
July 6-31 | 3:00-4:00pm
(Mon. & Wed.)
(Adult and Me) Ages 0-6 | $64

Music Discovery
July 6-31 | 1:30-2:30pm
(Mon. & Wed.)
Ages 7-12 | $64

Youth Dance Camp
July 13-17 | 10:00-11:30am
Ages 4-9 | $60

Dance Camp
July 13-17 | 12:00-2:00pm
Ages 10+ | $100

Photography 101
July 18 | 9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 14+ | $30

Musical Theater
August 1 | 3:00-5:00pm
Ages 12+ | $20

August 1 | 6:00-8:00pm
Ages 12+ | $20

August 14 | 6:00-8:00pm
Ages 10+ | $20



Classes expose students to a range of theatrical art forms such as drama, dance, musical theater and children’s theater. Classes operate on a fall and spring semester schedule, running either 12 or 15 weeks, with an average of 6-8 students per class.

Download a descriptive list of classes offered during the 2015 Spring Semester*, Jan. 12 - May 8.

*Fall information coming July 2015



Lessons expose students to private instruction in voice, piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass, and drums.

Lessons are given weekly and scheduled at various times depending on the lesson type and teacher’s schedule. Lessons are $18 per half hour of individual instruction. To sign up for lessons, please complete this form.