50 Plus Fine & Performing Arts

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Tap into your creativity and sing, paint, dance, and perform to your hearts desire! Below are all of our fall opportunities. Click on the highlighted barcode number to register. Check back often for updates as we gradually resume programs and events.

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Senior Follies 36
Fine and Performing Arts

Art: Painter’s Palette   
Techniques, styles, and tips taught with pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Work at your own pace, individual instruction and peer assistance provided by instructor.  Check out the first class for free! Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. For the supply list or to purchase a punch card call (913) 826-2830.  Closed 5/29, 6/19, and 7/4.
5 Punch Art Card - $57 / $63 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $109 / $120 nonresidents

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center    1/9 - 8/28   Mondays & Fridays      9:30 am 

Matt Ross Community Center                   1/5 - 8/31    Thursdays    1:30 pm

Art: Plein Air
Explore the beauty of the outdoors at Shawnee Mission Park and learn how to translate it to paper or canvas by painting outdoors.  Learn color mixing, light representation, and more.  Contact 913-826-2830 for full supply list.  Additional dates may be added at the end due to inclement weather.
6 - 2.5 hr. sessions - $67 / $74 nonresidents

26842    Shawnee Mission Park    5/17    Wed        9 am

26843    Shawnee Mission Park     7/12    Wed     9 am

Art: Senior Arts Council
Meet fellow artists and enthusiasts by becoming a member of the Senior Arts Council. Meetings include presentations by a featured artist, workshops, or demonstrations. An invitation for membership is extended for those 55 and older; visitors welcome. Members have the opportunity to display and sell their works at various exhibits. Meetings held the last Monday of the month through November. Please call Bryce Moore at 913-642-1447 for more information. 
4 - 2 hr. sessions- $25 annual fee, pay at the door

26618    Roeland Park City Hall    5/22    Mon        1 pm

Art: Watercolor Painting
Techniques, styles and tips taught. Work at your own pace, individual instruction and peer assistance provided by instructor.   Check out the first class for free! Start anytime with a punch card. Punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. Please call (913) 826-2830 for supply list and to purchase a card.  
5 Punch Art Card - $57 / $63 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $109 / $120 nonresidents

Matt Ross Community Center           1/3 - 8/29          Tuesdays    1:30 pm

Concert: New Horizons Band Concert Series
Clear your calendars & don't miss these performances by members of the New Horizons Band as they make beautiful music together. This top-notch entertainment is free of charge. If you are interested in watching online, contact Lisa for the link at [email protected]
1 - 1 hr. event - FREE

24385          James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri - Kansas City          5/1       Mon         7 pm

Dance: Social - Tea Dance
Dance the afternoon away with KC Swing!  Enjoy live music from the big band era at our weekly tea dance.  Individuals and couples are welcome.  
1 - 2 hr. dance - $5 pay at the door - Ongoing event - No dance 6/2

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse          Fridays          1 pm 

Dance: Tap Dance 
Learn basic tap fundamentals such as the Waltz, Clog, and Rhythm Time Steps in Beginner Tap. Stomp, shuffle, and stamp your way to the next level with Intermediate.  Test out of Intermediate for Advanced. Hard-soled or tap dance shoes required. No previous tap dance necessary for Beginner.  No class 5/29, 5/30, 6/19, 6/20.


6 - 50 min. sessions - $48 / $53 nonresidents

26663             Beginning           7/17     Mon  1:15 pm

26665             Adv. Beginning   7/18     Tue    1:15 pm

26664             Intermediate        7/17     Mon        2 pm

26666             Advanced           7/18     Tue         2 pm

Performing Group Vocal: The Side By Side Experience
Looking for a way to sing and enjoy music with other performance lovers? This group of easy-going singers welcomes you to have fun with music regardless of your skill level. We offer weekly rehearsals with performances throughout the community during the month. Questions? Call 913-826-2975. 
12 - 2 hr. sessions - $14 / $15 nonresidents

26718    Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse     7/7    Fri    10:30 am

For more upcoming art and dance activities, check out these programs at the 
Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center!