The Performing Arts


Dance Fitness to 80’s Hits
Ever wanted to dance like the stars of Fame? Have some fun and let loose as we incorporate fitness, hip-hop, basic ballet, ballroom, modern, and fusion dance steps and dance to some of the hottest 80’s hits.
CE-DANCE 2041, 5 Sat., Mar. 14-Apr. 11, 4:30-5:30 pm, Room TBD, $50. S Ramos. #12879

Latin Fusion
Spice up your Latin dance as we incorporate other dances such as hip hop, ballroom, modern dance, and much more! Add spice, flavor, and attitude and let loose as you get ready to put a twist on Latin dance like you never have before.
CE-DANCE 2040, 5 Sat., Mar. 14-Apr. 11, 5:30-6:30 pm, AAB-218, $50. S Ramos. #12878

New! Do the Hustle
Do you like to dance and have fun? Let’s hustle! The hustle is a popular American dance which originated in the 1970’s and is now danced in almost all dance studios and clubs everywhere. Hustle is a member of the swing family, and is like the West Coast Swing in pattern. It has a distinct flavor, utilizing a variety of music styles from disco to contemporary pop music. The dance is designed to be highly dynamic, flashy, powerful, and fun.
CE-DANCE 2042, 6 Sun., Mar. 15-Apr. 26 (skip 4/5), 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia & D Peng. #12864

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., Jan. 18-Mar. 29 (skip 2/15), 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #12760

Hot Latin Dancing
Why should those dancers on TV have all the fun? Put on your dancing shoes and fancy threads and learn the Latin dances: salsa, cha cha, and meringue. The steps and turns are easy to follow. Past students have said how this course has changed their lives by meeting new people on the dance floor! No partner required.
CE-DANCE 2003, 6 Sun., Feb. 1-Mar. 8, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia & D Peng. #12865

Tribal Belly Dance
Learn how to adapt the belly dance technique needed into this modern style of belly dance. Learn alien arms, sharp moves and robotic steps. Get ready to have some fun as we also incorporate gothic steps for an eerie approach and learn to sharpen your steps for a more futuristic look.
CE-DANCE 2036, 4 Fri., Mar. 6-27, 7:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $50. S Ramos. #12881

Belly Dance Drum Solo Workshop
Learn to use sharp movements and combine steps as you learn to distinguish the different beats of a drum solo while dancing to the powerful sounds and rhythm of drums.
CE-DANCE 2032, 1 Sat., Mar. 7, 5:00-6:30 pm, Room TBD, $20. S Ramos. #12880

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, 6 Sat., Mar. 7-Apr. 11, 6:30-8:00 pm, AAB-218, $130 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Ramos. #12877


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, pointe, modern, and jazz dance, as well as wider offerings in tap, choreography, 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, are $213, and meet at the Family YWCA in
Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet 1 & 2:
Sec. A: Mon., Jan. 26-Apr. 13 (skip 2/16 & 3/30), 11:00 am-12:15 pm. #13227
An introductory class for adult beginners with no or little dance experience.
Sec. B: Mon., Jan. 26-Apr. 13 (skip 2/16 & 3/30), 7:15-9:00 pm. #13228
Sec. C: Sat., Jan. Jan. 24-Apr. 11 (skip 2/14 & 4/4), 9:30 am-11:00 am. #13229
A slow intermediate class for adults with some dance background, those just returning to dance, and those continuing from Ballet I.
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2008
For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45 minute barre, followed by centre work. Optional pointe work may be offered.
Wed., Jan. 21-Apr. 8 (skip 2/18 & 4/1), 9:30-11:00 am. #13230

Adult Jazz
Adult Jazz 1
CE-DANCE 2010, Thurs., Jan. 22-Apr. 9 (skip 2/19 & 4/2), 8:00-9:00 pm. #13231
Adult Jazz 1& 2:
CE-DANCE 2011, Fri., Jan. 23-Apr. 10 (skip 2/20 & 4/3), 9:30-11:00 am. #13232
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012
Sec. A: Mon., Jan. 26-Apr. 13 (skip 2/16 & 3/30), 9:30-11:00 am #13233
Sec. B: Tues., Jan. 20-Apr. 7 (skip 2/17 & 3/31), 7:00-8:30 pm. #13234

Adult Modern Dance
Progressive instruction through 3 levels introduces dancers to the techniques of Graham, Horton, Limon and contemporary movement forms. Classes consist of a centre 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, Tues., Jan. 20-Apr. 7 (skip 2/17 & 3/31), 7:00-8:30 pm. #13236

Adult Rhythm Tap
Dancers master tap vocabulary and technique in classes which emphasize the development of musicality and exploration of a full range of styles.
Adult Tap Open Levels
CE-DANCE 2014, Thurs., Jan. 22-Apr. 9 (skip 2/19 & 4/2), 7:30-8:30 pm. #13237

Adult Hip Hop
An upbeat warm-up followed by combinations that focus on rhythm, energy, and individual style.
CE-DANCE 2009, Thurs., Jan. 22-Apr. 9 (skip 2/19 & 4/2), 6:30-7:30 pm. #13238

Choreography Lab
Explore both individual movement and composition/choreography in relation to space, time, and dynamics. Using structured improvisational scores and prompts, the class plays with our own infinite movement possibilities with the goal of identifying personal ‘signature’ movement qualities.
CE-DANCE 2030, Tues., Jan. 20-Apr. 7 (skip 2/17 & 3/31), 6:00-7:00 pm. #13239

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


Breakfast with The Beatles
Discover the individual lives of each of the Fab Four. Follow the Beatles’ rise to success while intertwining that success with the events of the 1960’s in an attempt to grasp their incredible significance on the cultural changes in the U.S. and around the world.
CE-MUSIC 2064, 4 Sat., Jan. 17-Feb. 7, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $125. D Fruci. #12838

The Music of Lennon and McCartney
Examine the genius of the songs written by the Beatles; follow the songs from their early years over time as their songs and music grew in complexity. Stories and quotes from the Beatles themselves about how or why each song was written will be a primary source of information.
CE-MUSIC 2063, 4 Sat., Feb. 14-Mar. 7, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $125. D Fruci. #12839

Find Your Voice
A friendly, contemporary approach for finding your best speaking and/or singing voice. Using professional equipment, the class will be held in the instructor’s own studio/loft space. Learn the ins and outs of becoming a professional entertainer. Classes are held at the artist’s studio at 807 Central Avenue, Peekskill, Apt. #1, corner of Central and Nelson; park in the municipal lot across the street.
CE-MUSIC 2017, 3 Sat., Jan. 24-Feb. 7, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, $65. S Purcell. #13266

Guitar Workshop
Learn to read music and play a melody together with a bass line. Discover shortcuts that can save you time. Room TBD. J Lorusso.
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2001, 10 Thurs., Jan. 15-Mar. 19, 7:30-9:30 pm, $175 (+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD with the “Songs of Book One”, payable to instructor). #12883
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, 10 Tues., Jan. 13-Mar. 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, $175 (+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the “Songs of Book Two”, payable to instructor). #12884

Folk Guitar
This course is designed for those who wish to strum chords as an accompaniment to songs. Chords, accompaniment patterns, and techniques will be the focus.
CE-MUSIC 2000, 10 Tues., Jan. 13-Mar. 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175 (+ $35 for Book of 42 Well Known Folk Songs, payable to instructor). M Lorusso. #12882

Piano for Adults

Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano is required; practice outside of class time necessary. Room TBD. H Dutton.
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2005, 10 Thurs., Jan. 22-Apr. 2 (skip 3/19), 6:00-7:30 pm, $175 (+ $19.95 for textbook, payable to instructor). #12770
Advanced Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Thurs., Jan. 22-Apr. 2 (skip 3/19), 7:30-9:00 pm, $175 (+ $19.95 for textbook, payable to instructor). #12771
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2020, (prerequisite: Beginner or equivalent experience), 10 Fri., Jan. 23-Mar. 27, 6:00-7:30 pm, $175 (+ $19.95 for textbook, payable to instructor). #12772
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Fri., Jan. 23-Mar. 27, 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175 (no book required) #12773

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. Questions? Please call the Extension Services Office at 914-606-6839.

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. Come discover your voice in a safe environment and watch what develops.
CE-THEAT 2002QV, 6 Wed., Apr. 8-May 13, 8:00-10:00 pm, $265. H Meyer. #13240

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 2000QV, 12 Wed., Apr. 8-Jun. 24, 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. R Jones. #13241
CE-THEAT 2001QV, 6 Wed., Apr. 8-May 13, 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. R Jones. #13243

Basic Acting Technique for Teenagers

We believe that the right way to start acting is to focus on learning the techniques and principles of the craft. 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. Teachers foster a creative and safe environment for these explorations. For ages 13-15.
CE-THEAT 2014QV, 12 Wed., Apr. 8-Jun. 24, 6:45 pm, $395. J Erick. #13244