The Performing Arts

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Latin Dancing
Merengue, bachata, cumbia, salsa. No experience necessary. No partner required. Steps broken down to make it easy and comfortable for all to follow. Frank will teach how to lead. Mary will teach how to follow.
CE-DANCE 2003, 6 Sun., Sept. 18-Oct. 23, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia. #83552

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. Frank will teach how to lead. Mary will teach how to follow.
CE-DANCE 2001, 6 Sun., Oct. 30-Dec. 4, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia. #83353


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 Sat., Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 5:00-6:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Ramos. #80057


Michael Jackson’s Thriller Choreography
Ever wanted to learn Michael Jackson’s Thriller choreography? This Halloween season, have some fun as you learn it step by step and then get ready as we put the complete dance together and dance The Thriller.
CE-DANCE 2035, 1 Sat., Oct. 1, 6:15-8:15 pm, AAB-218, $25. S Ramos. #80058

Ballet for Adults and Teens
Explore ballet’s foundations and learn the basics which, when combined, create “dance.” 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.
CE-DANCE 2000, 10 Sun., Sept. 18-Dec. 4 (skip 10/9 & 11/27), 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #83377




Westchester Community College and the Y Dance Academy
are pleased to partner to offer a variety of dance courses for community adults.

The Y Dance Academy, located at the Family YMCA at Tarrytown, provides excellence in dance education, accessible to all. A comprehensive schedule offers a curriculum in ballet, modern, and jazz dance, as well as wider offerings in tap, hip hop, and more taught by faculty with extensive teaching, performing, and academic credentials. Individual placement classes, and regular progress reports are all part of a Y Dance Academy education.

 All classes meet for 10 sessions, cost $213, and meet at the Family YMCA in Tarrytown.

Adult Ballet
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.
Sec. A: 10 Mon., Sept. 12-Nov. 21 (skip 10/10), 7:30-9:00 pm. #80032
Sec. B: 10 Sat., Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 10:00-11:30 am. #80033

Adult Ballet 3 & 4: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Sept. 7-Nov. 9, 9:30-11:00 am. #80034

Adult Jazz
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 Fri., Sept. 9-Nov. 11, 9:30-11:00 am. #80035
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012.
Sec. A: 10 Tues., Sept. 6-Nov. 8, 7:00-8:30 pm. #80036
Sec. B: 10 Mon., Sept. 12-Nov. 21 (skip 10/10), 9:30-11:00 am. #80037

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.
Adult Modern 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2013
Sec. A: 10 Tues., Sept. 6-Nov. 8, 9:30-11:00 am. #80038
Sec. B: 10 Wed., Sept. 7-Nov. 9, 7:00-8:30 pm. #80039
Adult Modern 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2013, 10 Thurs., Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 8:00-9:30 pm. #80040

Adult Tap
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.
Adult Tap: CE-DANCE 2014, 10 Mon., Sept. 12-Nov. 21 (skip 10/10), 8:00-9:00 pm. #80041
Open Level Rhythm Tap: CE-DANCE 2014, 10 Tues., Sept. 6-Nov. 8, 6:00-7:00 pm. #80042
Open Level Family Tap: CE-DANCE 2014, 10 Sat., Sept. 10-Nov. 12, 9:00-9:45 am. #80043

Adult Hip Hop
An upbeat warm-up followed by combinations that focus on rhythm, energy and individual style.
CE-DANCE 2009, 10 Thurs., Sept. 8-Nov. 10, 7:00-8:00 pm. #80044

 All courses held at the Family YMCA at Tarrytown.
Reconfirm class schedules and requirements prior to registration by visiting or calling 914-631-4807 x 32

Acting & Theater

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., Sept. 20-Oct. 25, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-2, $120. S Courtney. #80007

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., Nov. 1-Dec. 6, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $120. S Courtney. #80008

Acting & Playwriting Workshops at the Axial Theatre
Westchester Community College and the Axial Theatre are pleased to offer a variety of theatre courses for the community

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 the classes please go to


Playwriting Workshop
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
CE-THEAT 2002, 6 Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, $265. G Fox.
Sec. A: Sept. 13-Oct. 18. #83758
Sec. B: Oct. 25-Nov. 29. #83759

Basic Acting Technique for Adults
In this class 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 his/her senses and imagination and are practiced individually and in groups. Monologues and scenes are integrated as new exercises continue to be introduced.
CE-THEAT 2001, 6 Wed., 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. R Jones.
Sec. A: Sept. 14-Oct. 19. #83760
Sec. B: Oct. 26-Dec. 14 (skip 11/2 & 23). #83761
CE-THEAT 2000, 12 Wed., Sept. 14-Dec. 14 (skip 11/2 & 23), 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. #83762

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 their own uniqueness and point-of-view, in a creative and safe environment. For ages 13-15.
CE-THEAT 2014, 12 Wed., Sept. 14-Dec. 14 (skip 11/2 & 23), 5:15-7:00 pm, $395. J Erick. #83763


Guitar Workshop
Learn to read music and play a melody together with a bass line. Discover shortcuts that can save you time.
10 sessions, AAB-104. J Lorusso.
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2001, Thurs., Sept. 22-Dec. 1 (skip 11/24), 7:30-9:30 pm, $175 (+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD with the “Songs of Book One,” payable to instructor). #83889
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Tues., Sept. 20-Nov. 22, 7:00-9:00 pm, $175 (+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the “Songs of Book Two,” payable to instructor). #83890

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. In the Advanced class, we’ll 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., 1:30-2:30 pm. $70. D Moran
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2057VA, Nov. 1-Dec. 13, KNC-3. #83601
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2066VA, Sept. 13-Oct. 25, KNC-4. #83600

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’ll learn to read music in a friendly supportive atmosphere. In the Advanced class, we learn new keys, transposition, new rhythms and expand our reading repertoire; you’ll receive personal as well as class help. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it.
7 Tues., $70. D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2060VA, Nov. 1-Dec. 13, 12:15-1:15 pm, KNC-3. #83592
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2067VA, Sept. 13-Oct. 25, 12:30-1:30 pm, KNC-4. #83599


Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano is required; practice outside of class time necessary.
$175 (+ $21 for textbook, payable to instructor), AAB-110. H Dutton.
Beginning: 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 Thurs., Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 6:00-7:30 pm. #83346
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginners class or has knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Thurs., Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 7:30-9:00 pm. #83347
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginners class or has musical note and chord reading skill.
CE-MUSIC 2020 (prerequisite: Beginning or equivalent experience), 10 Fri., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 6:00-7:30 pm. #83348
Advanced: This course is for students with advanced technique. Bring own music to learn and share with others to give and receive inspiration.
CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Fri., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 7:30-9:00 pm. No textbook required. #83349