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LA NEWS: Village Arts Fall Semester Registration Open Now in LA for On and Offline Programs

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR VILLAGE ARTS FALL SEMESTER FOR BOTH ONLINE AND OFFLINE KIDS AND TEENS PROGRAMS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1

Children’s Non-Profit Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts After School Programs will Follow Strict County of LA Public Health COVID 19 Social Distance Safety Guidelines for In Person Extra Curricular Learning

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA (TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2020)Village Arts, a non-profit dedicated to theater, dance and visual arts based in Valley Village, CA., announced today that registration is officially open for both online and offline programs for their Fall 2020 student program running from September 1 to November 15.

The kids and teens programs include a choice of both online Zoom classes as well as in-person classes which will take place outdoors in front of their performance space at Faith Presbyterian Church at 5000 Colfax Avenue, Valley Village, Ca 91601 in the San Fernando Valley. Programs include a choice between Act! Sing Dance as well as an outdoors original play Wonderful World written by Village Arts Artistic Director, Pamela Shafer Moser.

“We are pleased to announce that Village Arts has made the careful decision to offer a socially distant outdoor theatre and visual arts program this semester,” said Artistic Director Pamela Shafter Moser. “Now that Fall is upon us and with the schools deciding to continue to teach remotely, Village Arts too will continue to offer online classes and theatre programs this Fall.”

For the socially distanced, in-person portion of Village Arts, kids and teens will be following strict Los Angeles County Public Health COVID 19 social distancing guidelines to provide maximum safety for students, parents and staff. In person classes will be held under an outdoor tent, will be limited to 11 students per class. All children and staff must wear a mask, each child’s temperature will be taken upon drop off &  instructed to their wash their hands and proceed to their designated  socially distanced location.

Village Arts has become a fixture within the community since its inception in 2012, offering year-round programming and valuable local programs that have served more than 1,000 students who are from a diverse socio-economic backgrounds.  What began as an after-school theatre program at Colfax Charter Elementary School, quickly expanded to establishing a multi-use theatre performance and arts space on the campus of Faith Presbyterian Church of Valley Village.

Traditionally, students aged 5 – 14 participate in classes and musical theatre programs, with five to six casts simultaneously who rehearse and perform an American classic musical for the community. Children who graduate from the program often return to serve as camp counselors or to volunteer with productions.

Village Art’s founders Pamela Shafer Moser and her husband John Moser, made the decision to create a local arts education organization in the North Hollywood area to address the lack of arts in schools. Ms. Shafer Moser has a unique gift as a teacher and received the “Accommodation for Excellence in Education” from then Assemblyman, Mike Feurer for her teaching at LAUSD’s Cheremoya Avenue E.S. Her inexhaustible desire to insure each child find success is infectious and sets the standard for Village Arts. Mr. Moser is an award-winning producer and has successfully created socially relevant theater, film and television projects that address issues of education, gender and inequality. Just this Summer, Village Arts were awarded the DCA Grant by the Department of Cultural Affairs of Los Angeles for their pivot to online programs due to COVID 19.

 

ABOUT VILLAGE ARTS

Village Arts was founded with the belief that it must act locally, or as a “Village” to make a difference and to insure all families have the opportunity to participate in our programs. Necessary to our mission is giving families without means to opportunity to participate in their programs. Village Arts creates a culture of inclusion, growth and potential for each child.

 

For more information,  please contact Joshua Mills, It’s Alive! Media, 323-464-6314, josh@itsalivemedia.com, www.itsalivemedia.com

For more information on Village Arts, please see: www.villageartstheatre.com, email: info@villageartstheatre.com, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VillageArtsTheatre/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Villageartsvv & You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCct9uT5pUReDEIcKdR0YWUA

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