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WAC offers a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults.

All Children’s Theatre —
Performing Arts Day Camps Marks 20th Year at the WAC

“ACT” — the very descriptive acronym for All Children’s Theatre — will return to the WAC for its 20st season in August! The well-known and highly acclaimed Performing Arts Day Camps for boys and girls ages 6 to 17 “playingly” lives its motto “Where Every Child Is A Star.”

Photo from 2008 Drama Camp

The Creative Dramatics Camp is geared for children who want to create, develop, write and perform in their own show. The Broadway Kids Camp gives kids various facets of the theatrical experience. They learn about singing along with acting and dancing using music from a variety of Broadway musicals from the Rogers and Hammerstein classics to more contemporary shows such as “Grease” and others.

Both camps give children an opportunity to put together theatrical productions from rehearsal and make-up to modest scenery painting and performing. The program begins with Creative Dramatics Camp, August 3- 14, followed by Broadway Kids Camp, August 17 - 28. Camps run for two weeks per session, or sign up for both. Both camps end in dress rehearsals and evening performances in front of a live audience in the Upper Gallery on the last camp day of each session.

For program details or to download a day camp registration form, go to, or call their office at (973) 335-5328.

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Contemporary Art Group

The Contemporary Art Group, affiliated with the Watchung Arts Center, is a not-for-profit organization of active artists in North Central New Jersey. CAG’s mission is to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas, to share information, and to offer opportunities for our members to show their work. Meetings are held at the WAC at 7:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, except July and August. In 2015, the dates are January 14, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, September 16, October 14, November 18, and December 16. New members are welcome. Please visit the website at

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Unique Vision Workshop

2015 Meeting Schedule:

Mondays: Mar 23, May 18, Jul 20, Sep 21, Nov 16

Tuesdays: Feb 24, Apr 21, Jun 23, Aug 18, Oct 20

Meetings start at 7 p.m. Each session begins with a discussion of a timely creativity issue, followed by a critique from all of us, of ALL the photos you bring. We suggest 4 x 6 prints attached to display boards available from Staples (approx $7). What doesn’t fit on the board, INCLUDING THE REJECTS, should be brought as well. We study all the images, search for a direction that you might have overlooked, find relationships between the images. OK to bring matted prints, contact sheets of slides, if you prefer.

Fee: $5/session you attend. All proceeds to Watchung Arts Center.

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Workshop and Class Policies:

The Watchung Arts Center’s classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Registrations are accepted when they are accompanied by a completed registration form and payment in full.

Refund Policy: 3 or more weeks prior to start of classes, full refund less $25 registration fee. Up to 2 weeks prior to start of classes, 50% refund. No refunds thereafter or due to inclement weather. The Watchung Arts Center reserves the right to cancel a class with low enrollment or to make changes in courses, instructors or scheduling.

Payment by check or money order only (please make payable to Watchung Arts Center). You will be contacted by the Instructor prior to class.

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“Success will come to the person who practices (Yoga)“


Summer 2015

July 9 - 30 (4 weeks)

All Levels Thursdays 10:00 –11:30 a.m.

Fee: $80 for series of 4 classes or $22 per individual class.

July 7 - August 27 (8 weeks)

Level II/III Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Intro/Level I Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Fee: $120 for 6 out of 8 classes or $22 per individual class

Download the Summer Yoga flyer and registration form.

Renata Cardinal is Iyengar Yoga certified. Visit In the mid-nineties she started training with Certified Iyengar Teacher Theresa Rowland and became a certified Studio Yoga Teacher in 1998. She was certified as an Iyengar Yoga Instructor in 2004, and is also registered at the 500 Level with Yoga Alliance. She continues to study with Ms Rowland and takes many workshops and classes with renowned Yoga Teachers.
Susan Ahlstrom, RYT, Studio Yoga Certified, Teacher of Embodied Anatomy and Yoga, has been teaching yoga since 1996. Susan is registered with Yoga Alliance. Ongoing studies include Developmental Patterns & Yoga and Infant Developmental Movement Education. She also took advanced studies in Yoga with a number of teachers, including BKS and Geeta Iyengar.

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Adult Zumba (ages 13 and up)

The Watchung Arts Center is pleased to offer the latest workshops for our members and patrons. Come and enjoy Zumba, the fitness program that marries music and dance for a fun and energizing workout.

The method is simple: working out one hour doing Zumba will burn close to 1000 calories. Each class is a complete cardio work-out while burning calories and relieving stress, leaving you feeling better and exhilarated. Every class feels like a party! Come join us...and find out for yourself. No dance experience required — just move your body, wiggle your hips and follow our instructor’s lead. It's easy! Guaranteed you will have a blast!

Free Summer Zumba Demo

Our Zumba instuctor, Yulibeth Olivera, will be giving free Zumba lessons in August, at the Mobus Field Basketball Court, 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM, on August 17, 19 and 20. No registration needed. Just join Yuli at the basketball court.

Fall 2015

Wednesdays (12 Weeks) 6 – 7 p.m.: Sept. 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16 (no class Nov. 4 or 25)

Saturdays (11 Weeks)10:00-11:00 a.m.: Sept. 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov. 14, 21; Dec. 5, 12, 19 (no class Oct 31, Nov 7 or 28)

Fee: $100 for a 10-class card including 1 free class.

Walkins $10/class

In the event of cancelation of a session, make-up classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-7 PM.

Download the flyer/registration form. Download the waiver.

Instructor: Yulibeth Oliveira is a Physical Therapist with over 13 years of experience and Director of Rehabilitation. She holds Zumba Basic, Zumba Gold (for active older adults or deconditioned participants), and Zumbatomic (for kids) licenses, and is a registered affiliate.

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Open Studio for Life Painting and Drawing

Long pose figure sessions with class facilitator, artist Maryann Ficker.

Classes will feature one model maintaining the same pose for all four sessions. This provides artists enough time to complete a figure painting or detailed drawing. Open to all artists and is non-instructional

We are hoping to schedule an Open Studio for the Fall or Winter. Please contact us via phone - (908) 753-0190 - or email if you are interested in participating.

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