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Academy of Arts

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Academy of Arts (AOA) is an instructional program that provides extracurricular opportunities for the children and youth of the Redstone Arsenal Community.

AOA offers dance classes for CDC and school age children, music classes for school age children and Taekwondo classes for ages 5-18.

The cost of these programs is extremely competitive with those of similar program offered in the community.

These programs are designed to provide children and youth opportunities to participate in innovative programs with highly competent instructors that enhance the development of its participants.

Registration for Academy of Arts (AOA) programs are completed through Parent Central Services, located inside the Pershing Welcome Center, Building 3443 call +1(256)876-3704.

Extracurricular Instructional Classes
For children 3 to 18 years of age

Academy of Arts (AOA)

  • All participants must be registered with CYS
  • On-going enrollment for most classes (New students may need to wait for open enrollment)
  • Currently enrolled Academy of Arts students will be automatically re-enrolled into the next session for most classes to retain their space. Payment for the session must be made before the first day of class.
  • Classes will be filled on a first paid basis.

Children and Youth that are currently registered in CYS may be able to enroll for some of the Academy of Art classes using WebTrac.

* Available at select communities

Available Classes

Dance Class

This class builds on the creative movement ideas using basic ballet, tap and jazz moves. Classes are for children 3-5 years old.

Mondays and Wednesdays

Company Mills 9:15 - 10 a.m.

Company Goss 10:15 - 11 a.m.

$45 per month

Dance Company

The Dance Company offers a complete curriculum of dance styles ranging from Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Pom, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics all in one class. Classes are for children Kindergarten and up.

Company I (K-3rd) Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Company II (4th and up) Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

$45 per month

Art Classes

(Currently not available)

Art I: In this class children will learn about focal point, the color wheel, primary and secondary colors and 2-D and 3-D art work. Classes are for children 4-5 years old.

Tuesdays 10 - 11 a.m.

Price Varies $20 - $45 per month (all supplies are included in the fee)

Art II:  In this class children will experiment with 2-D and 3-D media using watercolor, print, acrylics, clay and origami. They will learn the basic principles of composition, color theory. Primary, secondary, and complementary colors. Classes are for children Kindergarten - 18 years old.

Wednesdays 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Price varies $20 - $45 per month (all supplies are inclided in the fee)



In this class students are taught discipline, focus, and fitness through martial arts. Classes are for children 4- 18 years old. Parents can participate if their child is enrolled.

Level I (white, green, & yellow belts) Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 - 6 p.m.

Level II (blue, red & black belts) Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 - 7 p.m.

All belts Saturdays 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

$40 per month


Jump Start Music Development:

(Currently Not Available)

This class is designed to give each child a jump start to a lifetime of learning music. Children will learn the fundamentals of rhythm, reading music, piano and will be able to move seamlessly into taking any music lessons. Classes are for children 3-5 years old.

Mondays 10 - 10:30 a.m.

$60 per month


Piano Class

This class offers small group piano lessons for beginners to advanced pianist. Classes are for children 6-18 years old.

Fridays 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

$60 per month


Music Lessons

SKIES offers a variety of music lesson to include guitar, trumpet and flute. These are private 30 minute sessions for children 8-18 years old.

Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 4 - 6 p.m.

$60 per month

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