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Fantastic Theatre Opportunity for Teens

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on April 15, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Advanced Acting & Theatre Production Camp- an intensive actor training program for middle & high school students!

This camp is an opportunity for students to focus on taking their theatre experience to an advanced level. Scene study, monologues, technical theatre, stage combat, and characterization with Mr. Shelton! Students will present a variety production at the end of camp. This is a full day Theatre Camp.

Junior (Ages 11-12) July 20-24 9:00am-4:00pm

Teens (Ages 13-18 ) July 20-24 9:00am-4:00pm



• Stage Movement   • Voice for the Actor      • Audition Prep     • Acting Technique

• Dance      • Improvisation     • Scene Work

• End of camp performance of a unique variety show

Please spread the word! For online registration and more information please visit:

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Michael Shelton,  Instructor

Michael Shelton is a founding member and previous Artistic Director of Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre – known largely for it’s Shakespeare on the Canal series at White River State Park. For HART, he directed Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, In A Dark, Dark House, & the world premiere productions of Midwestern Hemisphere and Another Classic of Western Literature and was seen on stage in Much Ado About Nothing, Death & the Maiden, Happy Birthday, Wanda June and An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe. Other directorial credits include Trucker Rhapsody and La Sangre Llama at the Phoenix, the world premiere of Lies My Parents Told Me, David Mamet’s American Buffalo for the Beckmann Theatre, and a critically acclaimed independent production of Sam Shepard’s True West.

Mr. Shelton has over 30 years experience performing locally, nationally, and internationally as a musician, singer, and dancer in a wide variety of styles including classical, contemporary, folk, bluegrass, musical theatre, and rock & roll. As an actor, he has worked extensively at the Indiana Repertory Theatre where some of his favorite credits include Macbeth, Becky’s New Car, Julius Caesar, Our Town, The Taming of the Shrew, Ah Wilderness, The Miracle Worker, & A Christmas Carol (6 times) as well as at the Phoenix Theatre in over 30 productions including The Pillowman, Three Days of Rain, Bluff, The Larmie Project, and Take Me Out - which he also had the privilege of performing at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, FL. He has worked at the Viaduct Theater & Victory Gardens in Chicago, IL & played Andy Lee in the Broadway Tour of 42nd Street in Moscow, Russia.

Michael is a member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA with over 30 years experience in theatre, film, TV, commercials, animation, voiceover, and print and is certified from the British American Drama Academy in association with The Julliard School and The University of California at Los Angeles having studied at Balliol College, Oxford University, in Oxford, England

If you have any questions, please email Rosemary Rogers, Artistic  Director, at

Annual Fall Open House is Saturday, Sept 27th

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on September 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The Mooresville Arts Partnership would love to see you at our Annual Fall Open House this coming Saturday.  Doors open at 10am.

Save big on all dancewear! And try a free Dance or Tumble class. Registration for Fall classes will also be available.


10:30am Preschool Dance & Tumble with Miss Minnie (Ages 3-6)

11:15 am TUMBLE (Ages 7 &up)

Noon Jazz Pop with Mr. Nate

1:00 pm Lyrical with Mr. Nate

2:00 pm Hip Hop with Ms.Nancy

3:00 pm Contemporary with Ms. Nancy


Call 317-437-0102 for more information.

Tour the  studio and meet our staff. TRY a FREE DANCE OR TUMBLE CLASS! Let the MAP be your community arts center. We're now enrolling all classes in music, dance, tumble, art and theatre. There's something for everyone, with classes for all ages.

Mooresville Arts Partnership, 15 East Main Street, Mooresville, IN 46158 Studio line 317-437-0102


ART with Friends

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on July 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (1)

As we start our fourth year of classes at the MAP, we celebrate the friendships and creations of our adult painting classes. We are so proud to be a part of these wonderful classes.  We thouroughly enjoy the opportunity to share ideas and to encourage and nurture each other as we learn and grow as artists.

Our  6 week classes were developed to fit all levels including beginners. No matter where you stand with your skill level you will be able to create original artworks with pride in the finished projects.  

 We've posted the next sessions for Watercolor and for Oil Painting.

  • Adult Watercolor with Jeanne McLeish meets 9:00am-11:00am on Wednesdays. Six week sessions run September 25  through October 30 and November 13 through December 18.  
  • The Painting with Oils group, led by Laura Staten will meet Noon-2:00 pm on Wednesdays.  The first six week session runs August 28 through October 2.

 Both classes meet in 6 week sessions.  To register please email or call 317-437-0102

 Painting with Oils

Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00 pm. Beginner & Intermediate for Adults. Class meets in 6 week sessions. The next session begins August 28, 2013. A supply list is available at registration. This workshop class is $90 for 6 weeks.

 With a series of simple, easy to follow sequential exercises you will learn how to mix oil paint with control to get color that contains the proper value and intensity that you need in your paintings. This what "painting" is essentially: observing a color and then being able to mix paints as needed to relate properly with the other colors in your painting. Emphasis will be on the importance of dominance in shape, value, and color. We will cover various paint applications, brush work, and techniques. This class will give you the foundation you need to get more enjoyment out of future painting classes.

Students are encouraged to paint subjects which appeal to them and to enjoy the company of fellow artists as they develop their own painting style.


Introduction to Watercolor with Jeanne McLeish

Class meets in 6 week sessions. Next session available September 25, 2013. Group  meets Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 am.  A recommended supply list is available. This workshop is $90 for six weeks.

This class covers basic techniques, materials, and terminology. Demonstrations, personal instruction, and group critiques will be used to increase the students understanding of color and design. While this class is designed for students with little or no experience, it would also be helpful to any artists wishing to review and brush up their skills. Students will move from practicing techniques and painting single objects to painting simple still life and landscapes.

Enrollment & Classes

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on January 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Our classes are waiting for you!  If you haven't enrolled yet, there is still time.  The full schedule is available on our Class Schedule link

We've added many new classes to this year's offerings.  Each department has added new classes or increased the availbilty of our most popular classes.  Here's a sampling of some of the changes.

MUSIC:  After the success of our Wizard of Oz group last spring, Musical Theater is now available. The biggest news from the Music department is the addition of new private lessons with Megan Winsted, voice and piano. 

THEATRE:  Our theatre department has grown to include not only the Young Actors Group, but also two drama classes for TEENS and an IMPROVISATION class for adults.  

ART:  Fantastic new classes are available for Teens and Tots.  The popular Teen Art, Youth Art Club and Mini Monets return.  Jeanne McLeish returns with two sessions of her Watercolor Group Class and our Oil Painting Group will return to Wednesdays.

DANCE: Our schedule and our class options have grown tremendously.  Our most popular classes, such as BALLET, TUMBLE, and HIP HOP now have  doubled.  Additional fun classes have been added for all ages and abilities.  Be sure to visit the schedule page for more information!

As our weekly class schedule has grown, so has our enrollment.  Be sure to register soon, as many classes are filling up fast.  Call Rosemary at 317-437-0102

New Winter classes for Adults!

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on January 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)


The Mooresville Arts Partnership isn't just for kids! The MAP offers a variety of classes for adults, too!


Starting next Wednesday, January 23rd, Jeanne McLeish's popular Watercolor class returns. Jeanne's class is wonderful for beginner and intermediate adult students. This class covers basic techniques, materials, and terminology. Demonstrations, personal instruction, and group critiques will be used to increase the students understanding of color and design.The Watercolor group meets each Wednesday from 9:00 am-11:00am for a six week session. Tuition is $90. A supply list is available at enrollment.


A fun beginner workshop is available January 23rd with Laura Staten. Students will study beginner techniques for landscapes, floral, portraiture and still life. Students are encouraged to paint subjects which appeal to them and to enjoy the company of fellow artists as they develop their own painting style.The Oil Painting workshop also runs in 6 week sessions.


Every Wednesday night at 7:30pm is a party with Kim Storvik, our Zumba instructor! A five class punch pass is just $20 and is good for four months. Ditch the Workout and Join the Party!


Mondays at 8:00pm, Nancy Emery is ready to teach a class for you! The class is great for beginner to intermediate adults, no prior Tap or Jazz experience needed. This adult class incorporates beginning tap techniques and modern broadway style traditional jazz movements. Monthly tuition is $30.

M.A.P. Open House

Mooresville Arts Partnership also has a ton of classes for students 18 mos.-18 years old, too. We have classes for all styles of dance, tumble, theater, art, and music. We are hosting a WinterOpen House, this Saturday, January 26 from 11:00am- 5:00pm. Stop by to enroll. Mooresville Arts Partnership, 15 East Main Street, Mooresville, In 46158 phone: 317-437-0102 email:


Summer is here!

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on June 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Wow! The students were all amazing at the annual recital! We are so proud of our fabulous students and all they have accomplished this year.  A huge thanks to the teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers for all your help and support.  We couldn't do it without you. 

But wait, Summer isn't over! We have the block party, festivals and parades headed our way. Not to mention summer camps and summer session classes. 

BLOCK PARTY: ALL STUDENTS are invited to perform! Recital pieces and current classes will sing, dance, and tumble for the crowds on Thursday, June 21st from 5-8pm. See Miss Rosemary for a call sheet.

PARADES & FESTIVALS: Open to all Spring, Summer and new Fall students. Our first parade will be Old Settlers on August 5th. We'd love to see you there! 

SUMMER SESSION & CAMPS:  For now through July, all classes will run on the Summer Session schedule. Many of our regular schedule classes have been combined to focus on technique and to prepare for fall activities. More information on Summer classes and our summer camps is available here:

Summer Registration at MAP

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on May 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

May has arrived and the MAP is a flurry of activity!  While our current students complete routines for June recital and the Block Party, we are also welcoming new students to the program.  Registration season is here.  Our Summer classes and Summer Camps now have open registration and we are very excited to see all the new faces joining us.

We will hold an open registration this Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm.  We are also accepting placement holds via phone, email and by appointment.  You may call 317-437-0102 or email to request a camp or class.  

For more information, please click the links listed above for SUMMER CAMPS and CLASSES.  Summer camps will run all day (10am-4pm) and our regular classes continue as scheduled until 8:30 each night.

Free Trial weeks for Preschool & Tiny Tots classes

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on March 31, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We have a free two week trial available for our newest classes for students ages 18 mos. to 5 at Mooresville Arts Partnership. Offer will be available April 18- May 1. Try any of the classes listed below for free. Class size is limited, so please call 317-437-0102 to reserve a spot or email



Students work on beginning gymnastics skills and flexibilty. Students learn beginning stretching and warm-ups such as bridges, rolls, splits, cartwheels and back bends. This class is a great stepping stone to our beginner acro and tumble classes.



Mini Monets enjoy arts and craft fun with paint and beginner projects. Students will learn basic art skills such as cutting, pasting, shapes, and colors. Mini Monets will develop enhanced fine motor skills, attention to detail, and mastery of different mediums.



This class combines basic skills of Ballet, Jazz, and Tumble for a fun filled class that keeps the new dancers hopping to a variety of music. Students work on beginning ballet positions, jazz leaps, turns and introductory tumbling skills on the floor and at beam. This is a great class for developing strength, flexibility and coordination.


THURSDAY 12:30 PM - MOMMY & ME (Ages 18 months to 4)

Designed for children not yet ready for the complete structure of our Preschool programs or who are not yet ready to separate from an adult to come into class, Mommy & Me takes place in the Dreamland Room. The class introduces basic tumbling skills & fundamental skills for ballet and tap during dance time. Parents will be able to help the child stay on task and to assist them with the movements being taught. This is a great way to get children prepared to start into our Preschool Programs.



This class combines Ballet & Tap. Students learn beginning ballet skills which help develop graceful and strong future dancers, while they also develop a great sense of musicality through the tap, tap, tap of the TAP rhythm portion of the class. Combo classes are geared to introduce dance positions, terminology and skills. They are a great stepping stone to Beginning Level dance classes in the future and a good way to introduce a variety of dance styles.



Children are introduced to the exciting world of music through singing, rhythm and listening activities. Students will sing a variety of classic childrens songs and learning style songs, play games, and create music of their own. Group instruction enhances development of listening awareness, fine motor skills, attention span and social skills.Music program is a 30 minute class. There is no parent participation required although it is welcome.



Classes focus on improving gross motor skills while introducing children to the basics of tumbling. Obstacle courses are often used to encourage movement and to aid in the learning of new skills. Classes start with crabwalks, bear crawls, rolls & cartwheels. Preschool skills include handstands, bridges, standing backbends, cartwheels & round-offs. No tumbling experience is necessary.



This class combines Ballet & Tap. Students learn beginning ballet skills which help develop graceful and strong future dancers, while they also develop a great sense of musicality through the tap, tap, tap of the TAP rhythm portion of the class. Combo classes are geared to introduce dance positions, terminology and skills. They are a great stepping stone to Beginning Level dance classes in the future and a good way to introduce a variety of dance styles

For more information or to reserve a spot in the free trial weeks, please call 317-437-0102

MAP Teens and Pre-Teens: "There's a class for that!"

Posted by Rosemary Rogers on February 16, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)



Teens and Pre-teens we have the tumble class for you! Each class is designed to help students from beginners to Advanced tumblers. Whether you’re looking to join a cheer squad and need your back handspring or you’re ready for the more advanced tumble runs and Acro routines, there’s a class for that! For preteens, classes like intermediate Tumble, Cheer & Tumble, & Acro & Tumble are for you. Teens and advanced students have Acro, Cheer & Tumble classes. No matter what your level or interest, Miss Tori, Miss Lauren and Miss Riley are ready to roll.

Teen and Intermediate HIP-HOP

These high-energy classes use current music along with dance skills influenced by current hip hop performers and choreographers. Students in Miss Riley’s Hip Hop classes have a terrific time, often saying “it is hard work but a great time.” Hip hop encompasses elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement but is forever changing and a great creative style of dance. The MAP has beginner, intermediate, and teen hip hop classes.


Teen and Intermediate, BALLET, TAP & JAZZ

JAZZ , FUNK & FUSION The class will discover the fun of jazz dancing through fundamental dance movement, jazz technique, leaps/turns and a little funky style. It’s traditional jazz with a funky mix of movements and techniques. It’s a great class for beginners.

TAP & JAZZ Miss Lauren will introduce students to tap techniques and jazz leaps and turns. This is a contagiously fun and energetic class that teaches the fundamentals of tap including basic sounds, terminology, and foot placement. This class is for both beginner and intermediate tappers. Students will learn combinations that include both styles.

Intermediate BALLET & LYRICAL BALLET. Our dancers gain fluidity of movement, grace, control, and self-confidence. Ballet builds an incredible amount of strength and control. After rehearsing ballet for her movie, Black Swan, Natalie Portman claimed “ballet dancers have muscles that normal people just don’t get.” Lyrical ballet blends ballet and jazz techniques to create wonderful story telling choreography to ballad and lyrical songs. If you like listening to music like Adele, Coldplay or Regina Spektor, you will like lyrical!

Teen ART: Drawing, Painting and Collage for Teens

This class is designed specifically for teenagers who want to grow creatively and explore visual arts. The teen program is a diverse, challenging and productive course with concentrated development for a young artists portfolio. Students study drawing, painting and mixed media elements with each project.



This class is designed for students who want to build their understanding of acting as a craft and to learn more about the audition process. Students will work actively on monologues, techniques, scene work, staging, and improvisational skills. Appropriate monologue choices, cold reading practice, and techniques will all be discussed. Students will participate in a final production.



Private lessons are available for Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar and other instruments. Students receive close instruction from talented and seasoned musicians and professional teachers who have a great deal of experience providing students with everything from basic beginner skills to polished techniques. An in house piano is provided for all private piano lessons. Our piano instructors are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tuesday through Friday private lessons are available upon request for all instruments.



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