The Performing Arts
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Merengue, bachata, cumbia, salsa. No experience necessary; no partner required. Steps broken down to make it easy and comfortable for all to follow.
CE-DANCE 2003, 6 Sun., Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia and A Akhu. #12885
Ballroom Dancing: Beginner to Intermediate
Dances include fox trot, waltz, tango, rumba and cha, cha cha. No partner required. Steps broken down to make it easy and comfortable for all to follow.
CE-DANCE 2001, 6 Sun., Mar. 4-Apr. 15 (skip 4/1), 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia and A Akhu. #12918
Dance It Off with Belly Dancing
Belly dancing workouts relax your mind and flatten your belly. Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a bottle of water, hip scarf, veil and if possible, a pair of cymbals. Acceptable foot attire includes socks or dance slippers. For all experience levels.
CE-DANCE 2002, 5 Sun., Feb. 25-Mar. 25, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #12444
Ballet for Adults and Teens
Explore ballet’s foundations and learn the basics. Class sessions will include barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, and petite and grande allegro. Emphasis is on correct body alignment and use of terminology; work on dance combinations to improve technical skill, memory, and performance. Bring ballet slippers, tights & leotard or leggings. For beginners and intermediates. For ages 14 and up.
CE-DANCE 2000, 10 Sun., Jan. 21-Mar. 25, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #12269
A collaboration between Westchester Community College and Rivertown Dance Academy
Rivertown Dance Academy, located at the TTUMC Arts Center in Tarrytown, provides excellence in dance education without cultural or financial barriers. A comprehensive schedule offers a curriculum in ballet, modern, tap, and jazz dance taught by faculty with extensive teaching, performing, and academic credentials. Individual placement classes and regular progress reports are all part of a Rivertown Dance Academy education.
All classes meet for 10 sessions, are $213, and meet at the TTUMC Arts Center in Tarrytown.
Adult Ballet 1 & 2: An introductory/slow intermediate class for adult beginners with little or some dance background, as well as those just returning to dance.
Sec. A: 10 Sat., Jan. 6-Mar. 17 (skip 2/24), 9:30-11:00 am. #12755
Sec. B: 10 Mon., Jan. 8-Apr. 2 (skip 1/15, 2/19 & 3/19), 6:30-8:00 pm. #12756
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Jan. 3-Mar. 14 (skip 2/21), 9:30-11:00 am. #12757
Technique-based, concert jazz classes consisting of a center barre, progressions, and a combination based in any of the various jazz styles. Progressive levels build dancers’ awareness of body rhythms, coordination, performance quality, and the ability to master complex and intricate choreography.
Adult Jazz 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2011, 10 Tues., Jan. 2-Mar. 13 (skip 2/20), 7:00-8:30 pm. #12758
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012, 9:30-11:30 am.
Sec. A: 10 Mon., Jan. 8-Mar. 26 (skip 1/15 & 2/19). #12759
Sec. B: 10 Fri., Jan. 5-Mar. 16 (skip 2/23). #12760
Adult Modern Dance
Progressive instruction introduces dancers to the techniques of Graham, Horton, Limon, and contemporary movement forms. Classes consist of a center barre, progressions, and a combination as dancers explore movement through various shapes of the body, levels, directions through space, and weight transference.
CE-DANCE 2013, 10 Thurs., Jan. 4-Mar. 15 (skip 2/22).
Adult Modern 1 & 2: 9:30-11:00 am. #12763
Adult Modern 2 & 3: 6:30-8:00 pm. #12764
Dancers master tap vocabulary and techniques in classes that emphasize the development of musicality and exploration of a full range of styles. Open level classes welcome all, regardless of previous experience or age. Family Tap welcomes adults and children who wish to explore tap dance together.
Sec. A: Adult Tap: 10 Thurs., Jan. 4-Mar. 15 (skip 2/22), 8:00-9:00 pm. #12765
Sec. B: Open Level Rhythm Tap, 10 Mon., Jan. 8-Apr. 2 (skip 1/15, 2/19 & 3/19), 6:30-7:30 pm. #12766
Sec. C: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Jan. 6-Mar. 17, 9:30-10:15 am. #12767
Acting & Theater
Improvisation for Fun and Public Speaking
Have some laughs while you’re learning improvising skills. Expand your creativity and confidence through theater games that focus on spontaneity, awareness, energy, concentration, and more. It’s like a rehearsal for Whose Line is it Anyway?
CE-THEAT 2024, 4 Tues., Apr. 3-24, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $80. J Brownold. #12372
Acting in the Afternoon, Part 1
We’ll focus on the basics of using sensory work and creating a character, while reading scripts from plays with assigned roles. Students will work on a scene with a partner and present a staged reading during the last class. No memorization is required, just a love of theatre!
CE-THEAT 2020VA, 6 Tues., Feb. 6-Mar. 13, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-5, $120. S Courtney. #12434
Acting in the Afternoon, Part 2
This class will build on skills worked on in Acting in the Afternoon Part 1, but is also for new students. Students will work on a scene with a partner and present a staged reading on the last class.
CE-THEAT 2021VA, 6 Tues., Apr. 3-May 8, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-5, $120. S Courtney. #12435
Acting & Playwriting Workshops at the Axial Theatre
A collaboration between Westchester Community College and the Axial Theatre
These classes are offered through a collaboration with Howard Meyer’s Acting Program, a division of Axial Theatre, a professional theatre company dedicated to building community through education and engaging people of all ages in the creative process. Classes will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church Community House, 8 Sunnyside Road in Pleasantville. For more information on classes please go to HMActing.org.
Learn how to develop a play scene by scene. Students will bring scenes each week and exchange work with fellow students. Gradually, a project will develop for each playwright: scenes, one-minute plays, one-act plays, and full-lengths. For background on your instructor, go to gabriellefoxwrites.com.
CE-THEAT 2002, 6 Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, $265. G Fox.
Sec. A: Jan. 9-Feb. 13. #12315
Sec. B: Apr. 10-May 15. #12316
Basic Acting Technique for Adults
We lay the foundation of the actor’s craft with a range of exercises developed by master teachers Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. The exercises help develop the actor’s use of senses and imagination and are practiced individually and in groups. Monologues and scenes are integrated as new exercises continue to be introduced. Choose 6 or 12 sessions.
CE-THEAT 2001, 6 Wed., 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. R Jones.
Sec. A: Jan. 10-Feb. 14. #12317
Sec. B: Apr. 4-May 16 (skip 5/2). #12318
CE-THEAT 2000, 12 Wed., 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. R Jones.
Sec. A: Jan. 10-Mar. 28 #12319
Sec. B: Apr. 4-June 20 (skip 5/2). #12320
Basic Acting Technique for Teenagers
We focus on exercises which cultivate the imagination, the use of the senses, and expression of voice and body. Each student is encouraged to access his own uniqueness and point-of-view, in a creative and safe environment. For ages 13-17.
CE-THEAT 2014, 12 Wed., 5:15-7:00 pm, $395. J Erick.
Sec. A: Jan. 10-Mar. 28. #12321
Sec. B: Apr. 4-June 20 (skip 5/2). #12322
An Afternoon of Original One-Act Plays
Join us for a reading of original one-act plays presented through a collaboration between Westchester Community College and The Axial Theatre
Students of Gabrielle Fox’s playwriting workshop will present their work, read by area actors, this June 9. Save the date!
These readings will be held at the college’s Valhalla campus, and are offered through a partnership between Howard Meyer’s Acting Program and the Division of Workforce Development and Community Education.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music calligraphy allows amateur and professional composers to create music without the use of a computer. Learn techniques for legible writing on staff/score paper, including notes, clefs, rests, accidentals, beaming, lyrics, and more. Also covered will be setting up pages, measures on a staff/page the order of instruments and parts in a score, and how to make a page as readable as possible for other musicians and performers. Please bring a 6” ruler and No. 2 pencils with erasers.
CE-MUSIC 2077VA, 2 Mon., Jan. 22 & 29, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $45. T Williams. #12257
Finale: The Global Standard for Music Notation
Finale software allows you to arrange, compose, and notate sheet music for any genre. Learn to use Finale’s powerful notation, recording, editing, even orchestration and arranging capabilities. Topics covered include setup of vocal and keyboard scores, using instruments in sections, and creating orchestra scores. Create a simple lead sheet, vocal score, and optional instruments. Bring a laptop with any version of Finale installed.
CE-MUSIC 2080VA, 4 Mon., Feb. 5-26, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $75. T Williams. #12258
Music Theory for Dummies
A brief and simple crash course overview of the components of basic music theory: notation, pitch, staves, meter, intervals, scales, chords, keys, triads, harmony, and structural form. Listening skills include identifying basic chords and intervals. Basic sight singing involves using solfege and simple score reading while following notation.
CE-MUSIC 2071, 2 Mon., Mar. 12 & 19, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $40. T Williams. #12259
Music Sight Reading Made Easy
An introduction to reading music, with an emphasis on following notes by reviewing sheet music and scores. Includes identification of basic elements of music such as locating the melody, themes, or motives which can vary; “ordering” scores according to instrument families; and examining structural forms including score reading across styles.
CE-MUSIC 2072, 2 Mon., Apr. 9 & 16, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $40. T Williams. #12260
Learn to read music and play a melody together with a bass line. Discover shortcuts that can save you time. Bring a guitar to class. If questions about type of guitar, please contact the instructor at 914-235-5676.
10 sessions, AAB-104. J Lorusso.
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2001, Thurs., Jan. 18-Mar. 22, 7:30-9:30 pm, $195 (+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD with the Songs of Book One, payable to instructor). #12351
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Mon., Jan. 22-Mar. 26, 7:00-9:00 pm, $195 (+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the Songs of Book Two, payable to instructor). #12352
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2081, Tues., Jan. 16-Mar. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm, $195 (+ $55 materials fee for new sheet music made for this class, payable to instructor). #12990
Guitar is Fun
Always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Now is your chance! In the Beginner class, you’ll learn chords and strumming techniques. The Intermediate class is designed for those who have taken the Beginning class. Learn more chords and strumming techniques. Students must bring their own guitar to class.
7 Tues., 1:30-2:30 pm. KNC-4, $70. D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2057VA, Feb. 20-Apr. 3. #12265
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, Apr. 10-May 22. #12266
Piano is Fun
Add the joy of music to your life! The Beginning class is designed for those who have never played piano before. You will learn to read music in a friendly supportive atmosphere. In the Intermediate class, join us as we explore new rhythms, keys and songs with fellow students. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it.
7 Tues., 12:15-1:15 pm, KNC-4, $70 (+ textbook). D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2060VA, Feb. 20-Apr. 3. #12267
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Apr. 10-May 22. #12268
Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano and practice outside of class time are required.
$175 (+ $21 for textbook, payable to instructor), AAB-110. H Dutton.
Beginner: If you always wanted to play piano but never got around to do it, this class is for you! Learn to read music and have fun with chords on familiar tunes. Each student will have a full size electric piano to play.
CE-MUSIC 2005, 10 Fri., Feb. 2-Apr. 6, 6:00-7:30 pm. #12356
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Thurs., Feb. 1-Apr. 12 (skip 3/8), 7:30-9:00 pm. #12357
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginner class or have musical note and chord reading skill.
CE-MUSIC 2020 (prerequisite: Beginner class or equivalent experience), 10 Thurs., Feb. 1-Apr. 12 (skip 3/8), 6:00-7:30 pm. #12358