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Private violin lessons

Private violin lessons for students ages 7-adult are offered throughout the year by Sarah Bertsch, (715) 381-5735.

Private voice lessons

Elizabeth Hawksford Schaefer offers private voice lessons for ages 12-adult. Adults and homeschooled teenagers are especially welcome to call for available daytime openings. For more information, call The Phipps center at (715) 386-2305, ext. 101.

Ballroom dance parties

Tom Larson will offer a ballroom dance party Saturday, July 18, and Aug. 15, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the dance studio. Larson will offer a ballroom dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:30. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome. Refreshments are provided. Admission is $10 per person.

Ballet intensive

A one-week ballet session for intermediate and advanced students age 12 and older will be offered by Marcia Keegan on Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 4:30-7:30 p.m. each day, for a fee of $125. Students will take part in a variety of classes including ballet, pointe, strengthening and repertoire. Previous pointe experience is highly recommended. If a student does not have pointe experience, soft shoes will be worn for exercises. The week will culminate with a studio demonstration/performance.

Summer theater camps

  • Drama Camp for students entering grades 3 and 4, Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 9 a.m. to noon each day; $135.
  • Acting Ensemble for students entering grades 5 and 6, Monday-Friday, July 20-24, 1 to 4 p.m. each day; $135.
  • Musical Theater Camp for students entering grades 7-10, Monday-Friday, July 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day; $265.

    Summer Art Camp

    Enrollment is now open for Summer Art Camp classes in pottery, drawing, painting, sculpture, mosaic, puppetry and more for ages 4 through 18, weekly through Aug. 14. For schedule and registration information, visit, call (715) 386-2305 or stop by The Phipps. Class fees range from $25 (for a one-day, two-hour class) to $239 (for a five-day, seven-hour class).

    Yoga classes

    Vinyasa Flow yoga classes continue Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Beginning yoga is offered Tuesdays and Fridays, 9-10:30 a.m. Classes are ongoing and may be taken at any time. Punch-cards may be purchased for $120 per 10 classes. Punch-cards are good for any of the three classes offered each week. Students only pay for the classes they attend. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.

    Photography club

    The Western Wisconsin Photographic Club meets regularly at The Phipps. Photographers of all levels of ability and experience are invited to these meetings. For more information, contact Margaret Strehlo, (715) 386-5048.

    Healing Arts at Hudson Hospital

    Currently on display are the works of Priscilla Brigga, Alisha Duckett, Judy Fawcett, John Finkler, Tre' Hagg, Christina Hankins, Anna Johannsen, Mary Pat Opatz Herges, Jay Jensen, Layl McDill, Joonja Lee Mornes, Mary Kay Newman, Dean Rehpohl, Michael Sweere and Ellen Wold.

    Gallery exhibit

    A series of exhibitions featuring work by area artists Morgan Clifford (Stillwater), De Paola de Lerma (Minneapolis), Leslie Anderson (St. Paul), Beth Peck (Menomonie) and Mark Aumann (Eau Claire) is on view through July 26 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts. Galleries hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters. The Phipps is closed July 4 and 5.

    The Gift Gallery

    The Gift Gallery offers unique fine art and traditional crafts by noted area artists. Gift certificates are also available. Gift Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m.; as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters.

    For more information, contact The Phipps Center for the Arts at (715) 386-2305, (715) 386-8409 (box office) or

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