Helping Our Community
Creating programs to benefit the community is of primary importance to the Harris Conservatory for the Arts. If there is a program you would like to see at the Conservatory, please contact us with your idea!
The Dance in All of Us
The Dance in All of Us gives those with autism the opportunity to explore rhythm, body awareness and movement in an effort to improve communication and interaction with others.
Participants in The Dance in All of Us will attend weekly dance classes touching on ballet and jazz with an emphasis on creative movement and expression. All students will be accompanied by a parent, counselor or other responsible person who will act as a “shadow”. Each class will meet for one hour per week for six weeks.
The Dance in All of Us will be conducted by veteran dance professional Elisabeth Harris. A certified instructor with Dance Educators of America, Elisabeth has been teaching specialized dance programs for autistic children and adults for almost two decades.
The Harris Conservatory for the Arts is currently seeking funding to continue this program. For information on sponsoring a portion of this program please call
Through Our Eyes
Through Our Eyes is an artistic development program for students from low-income households.The goal of this project is to give students an opportunity to participate in artistic study outside of school in an effort to improve opportunities for success and increase confidence.
Students participating in Through Our Eyes will attend weekly classes in one of six disciplines including Music/Vocal Instruction, Creative Writing, Dance, Photography, Theater/Acting or Drawing/Painting. The program is open to students 10 to 16 years of age from low-income households. Each class will meet for 3 hours per week for eight weeks. By the end of the program, each student will have completed a project that reflects an aspect of the student’s life from his or her personal point of view such as a photography portfolio, a short story, a dance or musical interpretation, etc.
Students are chosen by application. For information call 570-718-0673.