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., Jan. 28-April 15 (skip 2/18 & 3/18), 6:45-8:15 pm. #13153
CE-DANCE 2007, 10 Sat., Jan. 26-Apr. 13
(skip 2/23 & 3/23), 9:30-11:00 am. #13155
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Jan. 23-Apr. 3
(skip 2/20), 9:00-10:30 am. #13154
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.,
Jan. 22-Apr. 9 (skip 2/19 and 3/19), 7:30-
9:00 pm. #13156
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012, 9:30-
Sec. A: 10 Mon., Jan. 28-Apr. 15 (skip 2/18
& 3/18), 9:00-10:30 am. #13157
Sec. B: 10 Fri., Jan. 25-Apr. 5 (skip 2/22),
9:30-11:00 am. #13158
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. 24-Apr. 11 (skip 2/21& 3/21), 6:45-8:15 pm. #13159
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 I/II: 10 Tues., Jan. 22-Apr. 9 (skip 2/19 & 3/19), 7:00-8:00 pm. #13160
Sec. B: Adult Tap II/III: 10 Thurs., Jan. 24-Apr. 11 (skip 2/21 & 3/21), 8:00-9:00 pm. #13161
Sec. C: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Jan. 26-Apr. 13 (skip 2/23 & 3/23), 9:15-10:00 am. #13162
Adult Hip Hop
Classes begin with a cardio warm-up followed by combinations that focus on rhythm, energy, individual style and dynamic versatility.
CE-DANCE 2009, 10 Fri., Jan. 25-Apr. 6 (skip 2/22), 7:00-8:00 pm. #13163
All 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
Sensual Belly Dance Workshop
This Valentine’s season get in touch with your inner grace as we soften basic belly dance steps to softer, slower beats. Learn the fundamentals of posing, angles, soft hip drops and lifts, layers, elegant shimmies, turns, and much more. This workshop consists of both Middle Eastern and American music. Come take this workshop and discover the grace, sensuality and femininity within!
CE-DANCE 2046, 1 Sat., Feb. 9, 4:00-6:00 pm, AAB-218, $30. S Everts. #13296
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., Mar. 3-31, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #13130
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, $130.
At Valhalla Campus: 6 Sun., Jan. 20-Feb. 24, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, F Elia and A Akhu. #11953
At Mt. Vernon Extension Center: 6 Thurs., Mar. 7-Apr. 11, 7:00-8:30 pm, R Espinosa. #13408
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., Mar. 3-Apr. 14 (skip 4/7), 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia
and A Akhu. #13041
Ballet for Adults and Teens
Explore ballet’s foundations and learn the basics. Class sessions will include barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, as well as 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., Jan. 27-Mar. 31, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #12998
ACTING & THEATER
Play on Words: Playwriting Workshop
Playwriting is action. The writing jumps from the page to the stage and engages audiences in the moment. Come learn from award winning playwright, Gabrielle Fox, in a safe and fun environment. Writers will work on the basic structure of a play starting with short scenes
and continuing on to larger works. Actors will attend the last session so writers can hear their words read out loud by theatre professionals. A public reading of selected work will
scheduled in 2019. For more information, visit www.GabrielleFoxWrites.com
CE-THEAT 2008, 6 Tues., Jan. 29-Mar. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $250. G Fox. #13350
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 Thurs., Apr. 25-May 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-5, $80. J Brownold. #13167
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., Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-2, $120. S Courtney. #13034
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., Mar. 5-Apr. 9, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-2, $120. S Courtney. #13035
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. D Gill.
Sec. A: Jan. 8-Feb. 12. #11721
Sec. B: Feb. 19-Mar. 26 #11722
Sec. C: Apr. 2-May 7. #13091
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. 9-Feb. 13. #13093
Sec. B: Apr. 3-May 15 (skip 5/1). #13094
CE-THEAT 2000, 12 Wed., 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. R Jones.
Sec. A: Jan. 9-Mar. 27. #13092
Sec. B: Apr. 3-June 26 (skip 5/1). #13105
Intermediate Technique and Scene Study for Adults
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., 7:30-10:30 pm, $445. R Jones.
Sec. A: Jan. 8-Mar. 26. #13106
Sec. B: Apr. 2-June 25. #13107
Music Composition for Beginners
Learn how to create a melody line from a small cluster of notes and determine how melody lines can be created through rhythmic and harmonic patterns. Explore how harmony and rhythm are used to create and ease tension, and keep the piece moving. Learn to use dynamic and articulation markings. Many of these concepts will be played live in class to clarify these principles.
CE-MUSIC 2088VA, 2 Mon., Apr. 29 & May 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $50. D Perkis. #13286
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., Jan. 17-
Mar. 21, 7:30-9:30 pm, AAB-104, $195 (+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD with the “Songs of Book One”, payable to instructor). #13498
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Mon., Jan. 14-
Mar. 25 (skip 1/21), 7:30-9:30 pm, AAB-104, $195 (+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the “Songs of Book Two”, payable to instructor). #13499
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2081, Tues., Jan. 15-Mar. 19, 7:00-9:00 pm, AAB-104, $195 (+ $55 materials fee for new sheet music made for this class, payable to instructor). #13500
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, Apr. 9-May 21, 1:30-2:30 pm. #12984
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2066VA, Feb. 19-Apr. 2, 1:30-2:30 pm. #12985
Advanced Part 2: CE-MUSIC 2083VA, Apr. 9-May 21, 2:30-3:30 pm. #12986
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, share with others, and inspire. 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, Apr. 9-May 21. #12988
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Feb. 19-Apr. 2. #12987
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., Feb. 8-Apr. 12, 6:00-7:30 pm. #13019
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., Feb. 8-Apr. 12, 7:30-9:00 pm. #11730
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginner class or have musical note and chord reading skill.
CE-MUSIC 2020, 10 Thurs., Feb. 7-Apr. 11, 7:30-9:00 pm. #13020
Advanced Intermediate: For students with intermediate to advanced technique.
CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Thurs., Feb. 7-Apr. 11, 6:00-7:30 pm. #12623