CASA – The Creative After School Arts Program



CASA Logo Trial-2 copy2018-19 School Year

Rangeley Friends of the Arts is proud to introduce the Creative After School Arts Program: CASA. CASA is for students grades 5-12 interested in the performance arts and skill building activities. Or who just want a wonderful place to hang out with friends. CASA is the community’s much needed after school program where students can be someplace special: secure and supported. Engaged in their interests. Be it designing a project, helping with homework or cozying up in a corner.  At CASA, latch key kids, artistic kids, ambitious kids, quiet kids, your kids, will find a relaxed healthy home-away-from-home where they can thrive.

Click HERE to visit the Facebook CASA Blog.

The RFA Creative After School Arts Program is staffed by qualified employees trusted to manage the daily operation. The Lakeside Dance Academy will offer Franklin Savings Bank LOGO (1)lessons. WRGY will work with students interested in broadcasting and engineering. CASA’s volunteers will provide workshops in theater performance and operations, music and performance, instruments, graphic art, fine arts and design, digital media, creative writing and community service. Simon Fund LOGOThere will be a public arts project and a student-directed project each school year. At CASA the boisterous extrovert and the shy introvert will feel at home in our diverse and accepting environment.

UnitedWay Logo EditedThe 2018-19 program will coincide with the 40 week school year, from September to June, during after school hours, Monday through Friday, until 5:00 pm. It is a completely free program.  Drop-ins are welcome. It is held at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. in Rangeley. CASA is partially funded by grants from the United Way of the Tri Valley, The Simon Family Fund, The Maine Community Foundation, Franklin Savings Bank, The Town of Rangeley, Dallas and Rangeley Plantations, and private donations.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR October 29-November 2

3:00 Broadway Dance Moves – Learn the basic skills: hat and cane, classic pattern steps, and jazzy style that makes for great theater performance dance. With Pam Ellis
2:00 – 4:00 Instrumental Music Lessons and Band with Mike Schrader
2:00 – 4:00 The Best Board Games – enjoy exploring strategy, role playing, and number sense during fun, competitive game-time with Brittany Wetherill.
3:00 Intro to Tap Dance – Learn the basic skills for making rhythm with your feet. With Pam Ellis
4:00 Get Woke – Do you have a cause you care deeply about? Learn the steps it takes to make a difference – and MAKE that difference! With M.E. Simon
3:00 Student Directed Public Art Project   Long Term Project – work cooperatively to design, create, and engineer a public art project for display on the Theater Exterior. With Val Zapolsky.
3:00 WRGY “Read to Me” with Hudson DeRaps of WRGY. “Read to ME” is a state program where children’s books are read aloud to be broadcast on WRGY on Sunday evenings at 6:00 PM.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
~Benjamin Franklin



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