New Performing Arts Classes at NGHE

Registration Now Open!

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Dance Organics

Instructor: Stacy Wright

Recommended Grades: K-5

Time: Mondays 1:30-2:20 PM

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $10 supply fee

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This class introduces students to fundamental tools of art and design through movement. Students explore how to manipulate time, space and shape with their own organic movements. Students begin with an introduction to movement exploration, body awareness with focusing on isolated joint movement (i.e. some joints allow only two way movement while other joints allow a greater range of rotation).


Next, students are introduced to the tools of creative moment: shape, level, tempo, direction, pathway, and quality. Students create their own short studies of these tools with their own organic movement, and they progress to learning how to combine the tools and connect moments to create their own dance!

On Pointe! Ballet

Instructor: Stacy Wright

Recommended Grades: K-5

Time: Mondays, 2:30-3:20

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $10 supply fee

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Balance, hopping, skipping, jumping galloping (and basic locomotor movements) age appropriate stretches, basic positions of the feet and arms, the concept of parallel vs. turned out legs and feet, and ballet class etiquette are part of the curriculum. Students learn ballet terminology, the names of composers of classical ballet music, and the stories of famous ballets. This class incorporates key concepts used in modern ballet and culminates in a choreographed final performance at the end of the semester.

Hip Hop Dance

Instructor: Stacy Wright

Recommended Grades: K-5

Time: Mondays 3:30-4:20 PM

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $10 supply fee

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This introductory-level Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment, and offers a new set of combinations and routines every time. Parents can be confident that students can learn fun and inventive dance in an “age-appropriate” setting without the worry of inappropriate music or costumes. From R&B and House, to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits! No prior dance experience necessary.

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Gleeful Noise

Instructor: Eunice Montecillo

Recommended Grades: 3-12

Time: Mondays, 2:30-3:20 PM

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $10 supply fee

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Open to all students who breathe, have vocal cords and beating hearts! Singing in a group shouldn't be intimidating. During this musical journey students begin with theimportance of ear training and basic skills of singing.


Students learn how to confidently perform on stage as a soloist or in unison and conquer fear. The role and influence of good music is the backbone of songs for the final semester showcase. By incorporating musical games along with vocal techniques, the merriment of music is experienced in every class!


Suggestion: Take SongMakers Symposium (3:30 PM) to complement the music experience and develop creative song-writing skills! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SongMakers Symposium

Instructor: Eunice Montecillo

Recommended Grades: 5-12

Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:20 PM

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $10 supply fee

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Merriam-Webster defines the word symposium as “a gathering at which there is free interchange of ideas” and SongMakers aims to do just that for young, budding song-writers!

Students with experience playing instruments and/or who enjoy singing delve into the craft and artistry of songwriting and composition. Students focus on the core song elements in both traditional and contemporary form. From pop to hip-hop, from country to jazz, much of contemporary music is drawn from these styles. Students listen to and study great songs from these traditions as they create and then record their own compositions.


Students perform their own or one another’s work for the entire group Each week includes writing time with the instructor giving individual guidance to students on varying levels as needed and/or desired by each student.


Experience in songwriting is not required; students should, however, be able to play a piano/ keyboard or chordal instrument and be familiar in traditional music notation or tablature.

Suggestion: Take Gleeful Noise (2:30 PM) to complement the song-writing experience and develop vocal skills! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Young Actor’s Academy

Young Actor's Academy

Instructor: Erica Mandato

Recommended Grades: 7-12

Time: Mondays, 12:30-1:20 PM

Course Length: 28 Weeks

Cost: $450 + $50 supply fee

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Young Actor's Academy JR

Instructor: Erica Mandato

Recommended Grades: 3-6

Time: Mondays, 10:00-10:50 AM

Course Length: 28 Weeks

Cost: $450 + $50 supply fee

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The Young Actors Academy (formerly “The Big Show!”) develops an appreciation and understanding of theater and acting, allowing them to glorify God through their abilities. Numerous opportunities are available for students to learn acting techniques and apply that knowledge.


NGHE’s theatre program is now better than ever! Students discover and develop their acting techniques through a series of modules designed to broaden their theatrical horizons. Modules include training and rehearsing monologues, scene work, theatre history, technical theatre, and much more to give students a full understanding of how theatre works.


Students gain confidence speaking and performing in front of large groups using learned problem- solving skills as well as working collaboratively with their peers towards a goal. the Young Actor’s Academy is a year-long, one-hour class and has a showcase after each semester to present the new skills learned throughout the year.


NGHE drama teachers are comprised of practicing professionals, vocalists, and choreographers, who work with the cast to help them discover their God-given gifts!

All Young Actor’s Academy students are encouraged to take the accompaniment improv class - Controlled Chaos: The Improv Experience (at 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM, depending on grade) for their second hour of drama intensives. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Controlled Chaos: The Improv Experience


Controlled Chaos: The Improv Experience

Instructor: Erica Mandato

Recommended Grades: 7-12

Time: Mondays, 1:30-2:20 PM

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $15 supply fee

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Controlled Chaos: The Improv Experience JR

Instructor: Erica Mandato

Recommended Grades: 3-6

Time: Mondays, 11:00-11:50 AM

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $15 supply fee

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Controlled Chaos is all about the art of improv - but more importantly, confidence!

Through this class, students build self control, develop critical thinking skills, and gain confidence to perform in front of large groups without feeling self conscious. The objective of Controlled Chaos is to create a “judgment-free zone" to allow the students to explore and grow without the fear of rejection.


Controlled Chaos has a “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” vibe and students work towards an end-of- semester showcase full of games, fun, and awesome improv techniques!

Suggestion: Take The Young Actors Academy (12:30 PM) or The Young Actor's Academy JR (10:00 AM) to build theater skills and experience! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Well Said! Public Speaking

Instructor: Erica Mandato

Recommended Grades: 3-6

Time: Mondays, 2:30 PM-3:20 PM

Course Length: 14 Weeks

Cost: $130 + $20 supply fee

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This course gives introduction to the primary areas of study in the communication discipline, emphasis on developing communication competence and understanding communication processes. Topics covered include public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication.


Students study and practice of preparing, delivering, and analyzing public speeches, as well as writing in ways that appeal to different audiences. Presenting in ways that are confident and credible are also emphasized to help students find their inner “Toastmaster”.


The required textbook is Sound Speech Student Text, Second Edition (BJU Press) ISBN-13: 978-1-60682-236-4

Special Musical Theater Opportunity!

Homeschool Musical Theater Production
Godspell Jr


NGHE's theater instructor Erica Mandato and Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts (FAPA) are teaming up with homeschoolers around the area to present Godspell! This timeless musical presents a group of disciples helping Jesus to tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage.


Featuring familiar chart-topping songs from hit Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, this musical took the world by storm and now it will take the stage at FAPA! All students who sign up for this production will be cast.


Rehearsals will be Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 PM at FAPA located at 520 Industrial Way, Cumming, GA 30040 and performances will be January 27 and 28, 2017.


Production Fee: 5 payments of $56.00 which includes script, a cast t-shirt and two complimentary tickets to the production (payable to FAPA, not NGHE). REGISTER HERE

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