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Art Opportunities/Exhibitions

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Visit the Cultural Arts section of our website for more information Community Art.

We are searching for enthusiastic, arts loving residents who want to help support the arts in Novi. We have volunteer opportunities on the Cultural Arts Advisory Board and in the docent program at the Villa Barr Art Park. For more information, contact Amelia PurdyKetchum by email or call 248.347.0509. 

Glass Fusing Projects Snowman Nightlight

Get in the holiday spirit with this easy craft! We will be designing a beautiful fused glass nightlight with local glass fusing artist Laurie Freeman of Kiss My Glass. This is an easy step-by-step instructional class for ages 10 to 100 (children must be supervised by an adult). No experience needed and all materials will be supplied. After the participants put together their nightlights, the instructor will take them home and fire in her kiln. Participants will need to pick up their finished piece at the Novi Parks office during business hours.
 
Age: 10+ 
Price: Res. $28/Non-Res. $34
Instructor: Kiss my Glass 
Location: Novi Civic Center 

Thu, 3-4:30
Nov 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 19

Thu, 7-8:30pm
Nov 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 19

Snowman Nightlight

Get in the fall spirit with these fun and easy crafts! After the participants put together their nightlights, the instructor will take them home and fire in her kiln. Participants will need to pick up their finished piece at the Novi Parks office during business hours.

Age: 10+
Price: Res. $28/Non-Res. $34
Instructor: Kiss my Glass
Location: Novi Civic Center

Thu, 3-4:30
Nov 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 19

7-8:30pm
Nov 21
Click here to register. Registration Ends: Nov 19

Light up the Night Mini Craft Show

Applications are being accepted for the Mini Craft Show that takes place as part of the annual Light Up the Night event. Visit cityofnovi.org/art for details and the application. The deadline to apply is November 8.

Fri, 6-9pm
Dec 6

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Novi Civic Center Atrium Art Exhibits

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Now accepting applications for 2020. Visit cityofnovi.org/art for application information.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Nov 1-Dec 4
Mary Kondraciuk, Acrylic Painter

Dec 9-Jan 3
Allison Janicki

Fall 2019 Schedule

Nov 1-Dec 4
Mary Kondraciuk, Acrylic Painter

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Villa Barr Tours and Events

Villa Barr Art Park 22600 Napier Road

Villa Barr Art Park officially opened in October 2018 with pathways, interpretive signage and a picnic area designed to highlight the sculptures and natural features. To learn more about the park, tours and art, visit cityofnovi.org/villabarr.

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Community Performance Groups

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Visit the Music section of our website for more information on these community performance groups.

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Dance
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Dance Demo Tuesdays

Creative Movers Dance Party

A great large motor skill development builder! This 30 minute class incorporating basic motor skills and fun! Dancers will learn concepts including levels, shapes, and speed, as well as getting a taste of ballet, tap and tumbling. General classroom rules for a dance class are also introduced. This class meets six times. 

Age: 2.5-4 yrs
Price: Res. $45/Non-Res. $54 
Location: Novi Civic Center 

Tue, 4:45-5:15pm 
Oct 29-Dec 10 
Registration is closed

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Novi Civic Dance Program

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Visit the Dance section of our website for more information on Dance Opportunities.

Novi Civic Dance Program

There is a recital for youth dance classes on Saturday, December 8 at the Novi Civic Center. The recital price is included in your registration fee. More details will be available to parents after classes begin. All dance classes take place at the Novi Civic Center. 

Princess Ballet

This class introduces ballet fundamentals in a fun, fairy tale princess format to young beginning dancers. Participants will have story time and learn dance basics, all while wearing their favorite princess dress! Any dress is acceptable for class as long as your little princess can move and dance in it.  

Age: 3-5 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Mon, 4-4:40pm
Sep 16-Dec 2
Registration is closed

Mon, 4:40-5:20pm
Sep 16-Dec 2
Registration is closed

Sat, 10:10-10:50am
Sep 14-Dec 7
Registration is closed

Ballet I

Ballet I is for students looking to move beyond Princess Ballet. Students will begin with a stretch and light conditioning to increase flexibility and strength, and then proceed through classical ballet exercises at the barre and center.

Age: 5-9 yrs
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162

Mon, 5:20-6pm
Sep 16-Dec 2
Registration is closed

Tap and Toes I

This is a combination ballet and tap dance class for beginning/ intermediate students. Girls Attire: pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black leotard and pink tights. Boys Attire: black ballet shoes, black tap shoes, shorts and T-shirt/tank top.  

Age: 3-5 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Sat, 9:30-10:10am, 
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

Tap and Toes II

Tap and Toes II is for students that have already taken the introductory Tap and Toes class. During the first part of class, we will focus on ballet. Then they will put on their tap shoes and learn more tap basics. Students will perform two recital dances, one ballet, and one tap. 

Age: 5-7 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Sat, 10:50-11:30am 
Sep 14-Dec 7
Registration is closed

Tap, Toes, & Shimmy

This class offers an immersive introduction to tap, ballet, and jazz dance. Children will learn stretches, basic skills, and simple vocabulary, while having fun and exploring a variety of musical styles and rhythms. Required attire includes tap shoes, ballet shoes, and a leotard and tights or form fitting clothing. 

Age: 4-6 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Tue, 5:15-5:55pm 
Sep 17-Dec 3 
Registration is closed

Jazz 1

Dancers will be introduced to jazz fundamentals including warm ups, stretching, isolations and more. No experience needed for this beginner level class. 

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Wed, 4:40-5:20 
Sep 11-Dec 4
Registration is closed

Jazz II

Dancers will continue to expand on Jazz fundamental skills. This class is for students that have previously taken Jazz. 

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Wed, 5:20-6pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 
Registration is closed

Jazz III

Students looking to take the class should already have a firm grasp on jazz basics and be ready to learn at a faster rate, with more mature movement. Students should be able to connect movement and emotion with the music. Elements of lyrical and musical theatre may also be sprinkled in throughout the class. 
 
Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Wed, 6:40-7:20pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 
Registration is closed

Hip Hop I

This fun, high energy dance class will introduce participants to a variety of moves, steps and footwork. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.  

Age: 5-7 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/ Non-Res. $162 

Sat, 11:30am-12:10pm 
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

Hip Hop II

Hip Hop II is for the older Hip Hop beginner, or for a younger student who has already progressed through Hip Hop I. Hip Hop II is for kids who are looking to have fun and learn how to dance freely to fun music! We will work on fun dance moves to upbeat music. Individual expression is a priority in this class, so prepare to make up your own moves!  

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Wed, 6-6:40pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4
Registration is closed

Hip Hop III

Students looking to take the class should already have a firm grasp on Hip Hop technique and be ready to learn at a faster rate, with more mature movement. Students should be able to connect movement and emotion with the music. We will also learn floor work, including basic freezes. 

Age: 5-9 yrs 
Price: Res. $135/Non-Res. $162 

Wed, 7:20-8pm 
Sep 11-Dec 4 
Registration is closed

Ballet Folklórico México Lindo

Students will learn footwork techniques, proper use of skirt technique, choreographic patterns and formations. All levels are welcome, 20% discount for participants 60+. 

Price: Res. $51/Non-Res. $61 
Instructor: Elsa Carrera  

Mon, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Beginner 
Nov 4-Dec 9
Registration is closed

Thu, 6-7pm, Age: 6-11
Nov 7- Dec 19 
Registration is closed

Thu, 7-8pm, Age: 12-17 
Nov 7- Dec 19 
Registration is closed

Thu, 8-9pm, Age: 18+ Int/Adv
Nov 7- Dec 19 
Registration is closed

Hawaiian and Polynesian Dance

Get into the rhythm of the island with this fun Hawaiian and Polynesian dance class! No experience necessary for Kids and Adults classes. No class Nov 30. \

Price: Res. $96/Non-Res. $115 
Location: Novi Civic Center 

Sat, 9:15-9:45am, Age: 4-12
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

Sat, 9:45-10:30am, Age: 13+
Sep 14-Dec 7 
 
Registration is closed

Sat, 10:30-11:45am, 13+ Advanced
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

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Music

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Visit the Music section of our website for more information on Music Opportunities.

Musikgarten: Budding Sprouts

Participate with your baby and toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing, focused listening, and instrumental play, including keyboards. Through this music and movement, your child’s musical aptitude and listening abilities are enhanced and further developed. Materials fee of $39 due to instructor for family material kit- includes: parent book, CD, digital code, and instrument. Materials used for both Fall sessions.  

Age: 3 months-3.5 years 
Price: Res. $72/Non-Res. $86 
Instructor: Janice Ferrarotti 
Location: Novi Civic Center

Registration is closed

Registration is closed

Mon, 10-10:40am
Oct 21- Dec 2
Registration is closed

Tue, 10- 10:40am 
Oct 22- Dec 3
Registration is closed

Beginner Ukulele

Playing the ukulele is fun and easier than you may think! With the right teaching, you can make music with your instrument for years, whether you’re just learning to strum a chord or you’ve been playing all your life. 

Age: 5+ (5-12yrs with adult) 
Price: Res. $96/Non-Res. $115 
Instructor: Polynesian Dancers of Michigan 
Location: Novi Civic Center 

Sat, 9:15-9:45am 
Sep 14-Dec 7 
Registration is closed

The Novi Choralaires Holiday Concerts

The Novi Choralaires invite the community to attend its Winter’s Night concerts. Tickets are available at the door. Additionally, during weekends in December, the group will be caroling throughout Novi Town Center. For more information, contact the Choralaires at email  or visit novichoralaires.org

Price: $10 for individuals over 12

Sun, 4 pm
Dec. 8 at Church of the Holy Family, Novi

Sun, 4 pm
Dec. 15 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills

Novi Concert Band

Interested musicians can join the group on Tuesday evenings starting in September. Contact them at email email for details on rehearsal locations and other questions.

Price: Free
Location: Novi Civic Center

Holiday Concert
Sun, 2pm
Dec 8

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Theatre

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Visit the Theatre section of our website for more information on Theatre Opportunities.

“Mary Poppins Jr.” Musical Theatre Youth Performance

Price: $10 per person in advance, $12 at the door Advance
Deadline: Noon weekday prior to show date; door tickets as space is available.
Thu, Nov 14, 7pm
Fri, Nov 15, 7pm
Sat, Nov 16, 1pm
Sat, Nov 16, 5pm
Sun, Nov 17 1pm
Sun, Nov 17 5pm

Click here to purchase tickets.

Summer Camps

See cultural arts summer camps: 
Dance 
Theater 
Art