Song and Character – Teacher: Stephanie Mann
Monday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Piano Room
(Class meets for six weeks. Ages 16+). In this advanced adult voice class, students will choose a character from a musical to study in depth (they will be guided to read the source material, read the libretto, research the time period and significant events around then), do some scene-reading with the character, and then end the session with a well-researched, well-prepared performance of a song from the piece. This class is intended to help the experienced singer dig deeper for a more nuanced, informed performance. Students should come to their first class with 2-3 characters in mind from operetta through musical theatre that they wish to explore in depth. There will be work required of students outside of the classroom.
Adult Tap – Teacher: Brenna Kenney
Monday 7:30 to 8:30 PM – Studio One
Meets for a six-week session (Session One: 1/29-3/12 Session Two: 3/26-5/14). With special attention paid to the musical theater style, this class will work through common tap technique, progressions, and combinations. This class offers adults (and teens) the basic techniques of tap dance; rhythm, body mechanics, and musicality or sound. Students must bring their own tap shoes.
Adult Tap (Intermediate/Advanced) – S1
Wednesday 7:30-8:30 PM – Studio One
Meets for a six-week session (1/31-3/14). With special attention paid to the musical theater style, this class will work through common tap technique, progressions, and combinations. This class will offer more elaborate and challenging steps and combinations for the student with tap experience and will help to develop musicality while honing technical proficiency in the craft. Students must bring their own tap shoes. Drop-in rate is $20, please call ahead to confirm availability!
Adult Group Voice – Teacher: Steve Rogers
Tuesday 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – The Loft
This course will focus on the learning best practices for maximum enjoyment and success in the art of singing. Students will be challenged by mastering a vast array of repertoire, learning care of their personal instrument, developing their best singing technique, learning ensemble awareness, relative pitch, and many more practices that will propel them toward being the very best vocalist they can be, regardless of their chosen vocal pursuits. Repertoire will be drawn from a wide variety of styles, allowing students to glean lessons from each, in order to create a greater awareness of their own expansive vocal capabilities. Not all repertoire will be distributed at the beginning of the course, as it will be selected to reﬂect the needs of the attendants.
Adult Broadway Jazz – Teacher: Liz Tronni
Tuesday 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Studio One
Meets for a six-week session (1/30-3/13). This adult dance class is for beginner to intermediate dancers. The goal of the class is to teach the language and steps of jazz and Broadway dance with a focus on good technique and building knowledge of basic dance skills including body placement, positions and elementary jazz steps. In addition, focus will be placed on expression and interpretation. They will also learn combinations and routines in various styles of theatrical dance that are essential for any musical theatre performer.
Adult Acting – Teacher: Sheila Kelleher
Thursday 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM – The Loft
Meets for a six-week session (Session 1: 2/1-3/15, Session 2: 3/29-5/10). For the beginning adult performer, or those returning to the stage after a hiatus, this class will focus on the core principles of scenework, monologues, projection, diction, characterization, physicality, and emoting. Audition preparation will also be covered.
Adult Improv – Teacher: Michelle Boncek
Thursday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM – The Loft
Meets for a six-week session (Session 1: 2/1-3/15, Session 2: 3/29-5/10). Have trouble speaking extemporaneously? Hate giving that big presentation at work? Love shows like Whose Line Is It, Anyway? This class geared towards adults will teach students how to say Yes, and, to listen and react, to create memorable characters and build compelling scenes spontaneously, to work well as part of a comedic ensemble, to build confidence in speaking without a script, and to have a lot of laughs. Class time will focus on games, good theatre practices, and short form scene work. Theatrical experience a plus but definitely not required.