50 Plus Fine & Performing Arts

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Tap into your creativity and sing, paint, dance, and perform to your heart's desire! 

Click on the activity number to register online or call our Registration department at 913-831-3359 or 
913-831-3342 TDD (service for hearing impaired).

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Senior Follies 36
Fine and Performing Arts

Art: Basic Drawing 
NEW! Explore the basics of learning how to draw.  This course will study the different materials and techniques used in drawing. The course will cover where to begin, various techniques, tools and mediums while discussing how to approach the many subjects available to us. Learn how to draw what you see with courage and enjoyment to see results. No experience needed. Contact 913-826-2830 for the supply list. 
6 - 2.5 hr. sessions - $68 / $75 nonresidents

34099      Tomahawk Ridge Community Center          3/20    Wed        9 am

Art: Painter’s Palette or Watercolor 
Work at your own pace and learn techniques, styles, and tips with individual instruction and peer assistance provided across two types of mediums. Classes are on-going, start any time. Check out the first class for free! Five and ten punch cards expire three months from date of purchase. No class 12/25, 1/1, and 1/15.
5 Punch Art Card - $57 / $63 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $109 / $120 nonresidents

Painter's Palette (pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil):
Tomahawk Ridge Community Center    1/9 - 12/29   Mondays & Fridays      9:30 am 

    Matt Ross Community Center                   9/13 - 12/27     Wednesdays     1:30 pm 

    Matt Ross Community Center                   1/3 - 12/19          Tuesdays    1:30 pm

Schedule and costs for 2024:
5 Punch Art Card - $58 / $64 nonresidents
10 Punch Art Card - $110 / $121 nonresidents

Painter’s Palette (pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil)
    Matt Ross Community Center    1/3 - 4/24    Wed    1:30 pm

    Tomahawk Ridge Community Center    1/5 - 4/26    Fri    9:30 am    

    Tomahawk Ridge Community Center    1/8 - 4/29    Mon     9:30 am                                                                                                                                                               

    Matt Ross Community Center    1/2 - 4/30    Tue    1:30 pm

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. Please call 913-826-3160 for more information. 
3 - 2 hr. sessions- $25 annual fee, pay at the door

            Roeland Park Community Center                   11/27   Mon   1 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. No registration required!
1 - 1 hr. event - FREE

32079     Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center          12/12      Tue     7 pm

34150     Location TBD      3/12    Tue    7 pm

34054      Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center     5/7    Tue    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 12/15, 3/1.

               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 1/15 and 1/16.


6 - 50 min. sessions - $49 / $54 nonresidents

34101             Beginning             1/8       Mon   1:15 pm

34104             Intermediate        1/8       Mon        2 pm

34106             Adv. Beginning     1/9       Tue    1:15 pm

34107             Advanced              1/9       Tue         2 pm

Performing Group Music: New Horizons Band 
Dig out your old instrument or purchase/rent a new one and join our group of fun-loving musicians, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t played in years! Through a cooperative effort between UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Meyer Music, and JCPRD, this band offers an opportunity to make music in a relaxed, learning atmosphere. Call 913-826-3160 for details. 
15 - 2 hr. sessions - $98 / $105 nonresidents

34053    Roeland Park Community Center    1/30    Tue    6 pm

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