The Performing Arts
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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., July 1-29, 5:00-6:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #5430
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., July 1-29, 4:00-5:00 pm, AAB-218, $50. S Everts. #5431
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., June 11-Aug. 13, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #5339
Westchester Community College in partnership with 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 Mon., June 19-Aug. 21, 6:30-8:00 pm. #5961
Sec. B: 10 Sat., June 24-Aug. 26, 10:00-11:30 am. #5962
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., June 21-Aug. 23, 9:30-11:00 am. #5963
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., June 20-Aug. 22 (skip 7/4), 6:00-7:30 pm. #5966
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012.
Sec. A: 10 Mon., June 19-Aug. 21, 9:30-11:00 am. #5968
Sec. B: 10 Fri., June 23-Aug. 25, 9:30-11:00 am. #5969
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, 10 Tues., June 20-Aug. 22 (skip 7/4), 9:30-11:00 am. #5972
Adult Modern 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2013, 10 Thurs., June 22-Aug. 24, 6:00-7:30 pm. #5973
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., June 22-Aug. 24, 7:00-8:00 pm. #5974
Sec. B: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., June 24-Aug. 26, 10:00-10:45 am. #5975
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 Tues., June 6-27, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $80. J Brownold. #5918
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., June 27-Aug. 8 (skip 7/4), 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $120. S Courtney. #5337
Acting & Playwriting Workshops at the Axial Theatre
Westchester Community College and the Axial Theatre are pleased to offer a variety of theatre courses.
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 www.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., July 11-Aug. 15, 7:00-9:00 pm, $265. G Fox. #5951
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., July 12-Aug. 16, 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. #5953
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, 6 Wed., July 12-Aug. 16, 5:00-6:30 pm, $195. #5955
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., June 1-Aug. 3, 7:30-9:30 pm, $175 (+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD with the Songs of Book One, payable to instructor). #5916
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Tues., June 6-Aug. 15 (skip 7/4), 7:00-9:00 pm, $175 (+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD with the Songs of Book Two, payable to instructor). #5917
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. Students must bring their own guitar to class.
CE-MUSIC 2057VA, 7 Tues., July 11-Aug. 22, 1:30-2:30 pm, KNC-3, $70. D Moran. #5323
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. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it.
CE-MUSIC 2060VA, 7 Tues., July 11-Aug. 22, 12:15-1:15 pm, KNC-3, $70 (+ textbook). D Moran. #5322
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.
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., June 9-Aug. 11, 6:00-7:30 pm. #5404
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginners class or have knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., June 9-Aug. 11, 7:30-9:00 pm. #5405
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 Thurs., June 8-Aug. 10, 6:00-7:30 pm. #5406
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., June 8-Aug. 10, 7:30-9:00 pm. No textbook required. #5407