The Performing Arts
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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.
CE-DANCE 2007, 10 Mon., Sept. 10-Nov. 19
(skip 10/8), 6:30-8:00 pm. #83492
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Sept. 5-Nov. 7, 9:30-11:00 am. #83493
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 increasingly complex and intricate choreography.
Adult Jazz 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2011, 10 Tues.,
Sept. 4-Nov. 6, 7:00-8:30 pm. #83494
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012, 9:30-11:30 am.
Sec. A: 10 Mon., Sept. 10-Nov. 19 (skip 10/8). #83495
Sec. B: 10 Fri., Sept. 7-Nov. 9. #83496
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., Sept. 6-Nov. 8, 7:00-8:30 pm. #83497
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 – beginners welcome! Family Tap welcomes adults, their partners and/or their children who wish to explore tap dance together.
Sec. A: Adult Tap: 10 Thurs., Sept. 6-Nov. 8, 7:30-8:30 pm. #83498
Sec. B: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 9:15-10:00 am. #83499
All of the above classes meet at the TTUMC Arts Center in Tarrytown at 27 S. Washington Street (off of Main Street).
914-418-5270 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rivertowndanceacademy.org
Holiday Belly Dance Workshop
Get in the holiday spirit with this festive workshop as we combine basic belly dance steps and belly dance to some joyful holiday music.
CE-DANCE 2045, 1 Sun., Dec. 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, AAB-218, $25. S Everts. #83389
Gothic Belly Dance Workshop
This Halloween season experience a new side of Belly Dance like never before. Get ready as we combine basic belly dance steps, sharp hip movements and creepy arms. Get in touch with your dark side in this one of a kind spooky and eerie workshop.
CE-DANCE 2044, 1 Sat., Oct. 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, AAB-218, $25. S Everts. #83489
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., Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #83196
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., Sept. 16-Oct. 21, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia and
A Akhu. #82197
Ballroom Dancing: Beginner to Intermediate
Dances include fox trot, waltz, tango, rumba and cha-cha. No partner required. Steps broken down to make it easy and comfortable for all to follow.
CE-DANCE 2001, 6 Sun., Oct. 28-Dec. 2, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia and
A Akhu. #83087
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, and leotard or leggings. For beginners and intermediates. For ages 14 and up.
CE-DANCE 2000, 10 Sun., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #82928
Acting & Theater
Screenwriting: An Introduction
Learn to write a screenplay. This course will help you create a screenplay from idea to actual creation.
CE-WRITG 2101, 9 Fri., Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 2:30-4:30 pm, GTW-133, $215 (+ textbooks). L Rhodes. #83392
Improvisation for Fun and Public Speaking
Have some laughs while you are learning improvising skills. Expand your creativity and confidence through theater games that focus on spontaneity, awareness, energy, concentration, and more. It is like a rehearsal for “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
CE-THEAT 2024, 4 Tues., Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, AAB-504, $80. J Brownold. #83086
Acting in the Afternoon, Part 1
We will 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., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $120. S Courtney. #83088
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., Oct. 30-Dec. 4, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $120. S Courtney. #83089
Acting for the Camera
Learn about the nuance, rigor, discipline, and etiquette of acting for the camera. Explore how films are made and how an actor prepares. This includes breaking down a scene, sizing a performance to fit changing frames, and shooting out-of-sequence. Everyone is involved in learning who does what on the set and why!
CE-THEAT 2028, 8 Tues., Sept. 25-Nov. 13, 6:00-9:00 pm, AAB-511, $285. R Goodman. #83510
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.
CE-THEAT 2002, 6 Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, $265. TBD.
Sec. A: Sept. 11-Oct. 16. #82358
Sec. B: Nov. 6-Dec. 11. #83511
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., Sept.12-Oct. 17, 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. R Jones. #83514
CE-THEAT 2000, 12 Wed., Sept. 12-Dec. 5 (skip 11/21), 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. R Jones. #83515
Intermediate Technique and Scene Study for Adults
You’ll start each class with a relaxation exercise that creates a sensitive awareness of the body and opens up your imagination. Learn how to build a believable character by taking risks and making choices. Refine your technique on stage in scenes and monologues.
CE-THEAT 2029, 12 Tues., Sept.11-Dec. 4 (skip 10/30), 7:30-10:30 pm, $445. R Jones #83393
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. J Lorusso.
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2001, Thurs., Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 7:30-9:30 pm, AAB-110, $195
(+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD with the “Songs of Book One”, payable to instructor). #83250
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Mon., Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 7:30-9:30 pm, AAB-110, $195
(+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the “Songs of Book Two”, payable to instructor). #83251
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2081, Tues., Sept. 18-Nov. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm, AAB-104, $195
(+ $55 materials fee for new sheet music made for this class, payable to instructor). #83252
Guitar is Fun
Always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Now is your chance! In the Beginner class, you will learn chords and strumming techniques. The Intermediate class is designed for those who have taken the Beginning class. Learn more chords and strumming techniques. In the Advanced class, we will learn combination strums, fingerpicking, and more chords, with possible note reading in first position and barre chords if there is time. Students must bring their own guitar to class.
7 Tues., KNC-3. $70. D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2057VA, Sept. 11-Oct. 23, 1:30-2:30 pm. #82921
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, Oct. 30-Dec. 11, 1:30-2:30 pm. #82922
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2083VA, Sept. 11-Oct. 23, 2:30-3:30 pm. #82923
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. In the Advanced class, please bring your own music to learn and share with others and to give and receive inspiration. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it.
7 Tues., 12:15-1:15 pm, KNC-3, $70 (+ textbook). D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2060VA, Sept. 11-Oct. 23. #82919
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Oct. 30-Dec. 11. #82920
Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano and practice outside of class time are required.
$175 (+ $19 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., Sept. 21-Dec. 7 (skip 11/16 & 23), 6:00-7:30 pm. #83103
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge
of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., Sept. 21-Dec. 7 (skip 11/16 & 23), 7:30-9:00 pm. #82195
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., Sept. 20-Dec. 6 (skip 11/15 & 22), 6:00-7:30 pm. #83104
Advanced: For students with advanced technique. Bring own music to learn and share with others to give and receive inspiration.
CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Thurs., Sept. 20-Dec. 6 (skip 11/15 & 22), 6:00-7:30 pm (no textbook). #83105