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., Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia and A Akhu. #80193
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., Oct. 29-Dec. 3, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia and A Akhu. #80194
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. 17-Oct. 15, 1:45-2:45 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #82830
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. 14, 6:00-8:00 pm, AAB-218, $25. S Everts. #82831
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., Sept. 17-Dec. 3 (skip 10/8 & 11/26), 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #80246
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., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 9:30-11:00 am. #80204
Sec. B: 10 Tues., Sept. 19-Nov. 21, 6:15-7:45 pm. #80205
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Sept. 20-Nov. 29 (skip 11/22), 9:30-11:00 am. #80206
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., Sept. 19-Nov. 21, 7:00-8:30 pm. #80207
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012.
Sec. A: 10 Mon., Sept. 18-Nov. 27 (skip 10/9), 9:30-11:00 am. #80208
Sec. B: 10 Fri., Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 9:30-11:00 am. #80209
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. 21-Nov. 30 (skip 11/23).
Adult Modern 1 & 2: 9:30-11:00 am. #80210
Adult Modern 2 & 3: 6:30-8:00 pm. #80211
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., Sept. 21-Nov. 30 (skip 11/23), 6:30-7:30 pm. #80212
Sec. B: Open Level Rhythm Tap, 10 Mon., Sept. 18-Nov. 27 (skip 10/9), 6:00-7:00 pm. #80213
Sec. C: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 9:15-10:00 am. #80214
Acting & Theater
Improvisation for Acting, Writing, and Life
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 Thurs., Oct. 5-26, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-4, $80. J Brownold. #82677
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. 19-Oct. 24, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-5, $120. S Courtney. #80147
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. 31-Dec. 5, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-5, $120. S Courtney. #80148
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 the 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: Sept. 12-Oct. 17. #82993
Sec. B: Nov. 7-Dec. 12. #82994
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.
CE-THEAT 2001, 6 Wed., Sept. 13-Oct. 18, 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. R Jones. #82995
CE-THEAT 2000, 12 Wed., Sept. 13-Dec. 13 (skip 11/1 & 22), 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. R Jones. #82996
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 13-15.
CE-THEAT 2014, 12 Wed., Sept. 13-Dec. 13 (skip 11/1 & 22), 5:15-7:00 pm, $395. J Erick. #82997
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., Sept. 18 & 25, 6:00-8:00 pm, GTW-219, $45. T Williams. #83068
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 latest version of Finale (2014 or V25).
CE-MUSIC 2080VA, 4 Mon., Oct. 2-23, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $75. T Williams. #83069
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., Nov. 6 & 13, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $40. T Williams. #83070
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., Nov. 20 & 27, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-3, $40. T Williams. #83071
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., Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 7:30-9:30 pm, $175 (+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD with the Songs of Book One, payable to instructor). #83049
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Tues., Sept. 12-Nov. 14, 7:00-9:00 pm, $175 (+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the Songs of Book Two, payable to instructor). #83050
Guitar is Fun
Always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Now is your chance! The Intermediate class is designed for those who have taken the Beginning class. Learn more 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.
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, Sept. 12-Oct. 24, KNC-4. #80004
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2066VA, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, KNC-4. #80005
Piano is Fun
Add the joy of music to your life. The Intermediate class is designed for those who have taken the Beginning class; you’ll learn new rhythm, keys, and songs. In the Advanced class, we learn new keys, transposition, new rhythms and expand our reading repertoire; you’ll receive personal as well as group help. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it.
7 Tues., 12:15-1:15 pm, $70 (+ textbook). D Moran.
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Sept. 12-Oct. 24, KNC-4. #80002
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2067VA, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, KNC-4. #80003
Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano and practice outside of class time are required.
$175 (+ $20 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. 15-Nov. 17, 6:00-7:30 pm. #80161
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Thurs., Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 7:30-9:00 pm. #80162
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. 14-Nov. 16, 6:00-7:30 pm. #80163
Advanced: 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. 15-Nov. 17, 7:30-9:00 pm (no textbook). #80164