The Performing Arts

Want to Make Others Laugh? Learn Improv!

Learn Comedy Improvisation 1
For both the actor and non-actor, to help build confidence, creativity, collaboration skills and spontaneity. With an emphasis on “improv tells a story,” learn to tell a story in each scene using listening and teamwork drills. Hone your skills with exercises like “Multi-Headed Expert” or “Last Two Words.” Relaxation techniques will also be taught, which benefit both the actor and non-actor.
CE-THEAT 2010, 8 Tues., June 10-July 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. R Jackson. #6003

Learn Comedy Improvisation 2

This course will expand on the foundations learned in the Comedy Improvisation class with more challenging exercises and drills. Comedy Improvisation I recommended prior to taking this class.
CE-THEAT 2012, 8 Wed., June 11-July 30, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. R Jackson. #6004



Dance Fitness to the Hits of the 80’s
Ever wanted to dance like the stars of Fame? Now you can. 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 and most popular 80’s hits.
CE-DANCE 2041, 5 Sat., July 26-Aug. 23, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room TBD, $50. S Ramos. #5791

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., Aug. 1-22, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $85. S Ramos. #5792

Modern to Mid-Eastern Belly Dance
Get in touch with your inner grace and femininity by learning all styles of belly dance from Modern American (modern dance moves, hip hop and basic ballet steps are incorporated) to Mid-Eastern dance (which includes both Turkish and Egyptian belly dance) and get a sense of both styles to identify which suits you best.
CE-DANCE 2027, 7 Sat., July 12-Aug. 23, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $100 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Ramos. #5891

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., July 19, 5:00-6:30 pm, Room TBD, $20. S Ramos. #5892


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 weekly schedule offers a core curriculum in ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz dance, as well as wider offerings in tap, choreography, and more taught by a faculty with extensive teaching, performing, and academic credentials. Individual placement classes, regular progress reports, and faculty/student mentor are all part of a Y Dance Academy education.
All classes meet for 10 sessions, are $262, and meet at the Family YWCA in Tarrytown.

Adult Ballet
Classes are based on a 45-minute classical ballet barre, followed by centre; optional pointe work may be offered. Emphasis is placed on developing strength, flexibility, and technique.
Adult Ballet 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2007
Sec. A: Mon., June 16-Aug. 18, 11:00 am-12:15 pm. #6078
Sec. B: Mon., June 16-Aug. 18, 7:15-8:30 pm. #6079
Sec. C: Sat., June 21-Aug. 23, 9:30 am-11:00 am. #6080
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2008
Wed., June 18-Aug. 20, 9:30-11:00 am. #6081

Adult Jazz
Classes are technique-based, concert jazz classes beginning with a 45-minute centre barre, followed by progressions and a combination based in any of the various jazz styles.
Adult Jazz 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2011
Fri., June 20-Aug. 22, 9:30-11:00 am. #6082
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012
Sec. A: Mon., June 16-Aug. 18, 9:30-11:00 am. #6083
Sec. B: Tues., June 17-Aug. 19, 7:00-8:30 pm. #6084

Adult Modern
Classes consist of a warm-up, movement combinations and choreography that are geared toward developing awareness of the body, enhancing strength and flexibility, and finding new ways to move.
Adult Modern 1: CE-DANCE 2013
Thurs., June 19-Aug. 21, 6:00-7:00 pm. #6085
Adult Modern 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2013
Thurs., June 19-Aug. 21, 7:00-8:30 pm. #6086

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: CE-DANCE 2014, Thurs., June 19-Aug. 21, 7:00-8:00 pm. #6087

Hip Hop
An upbeat warm-up followed by combinations that focus on rhythm, energy, and individual style.
Adult Hip Hop 1: CE-DANCE 2009, Thurs., June 19-Aug. 21, 7:00-8:00 pm. #6088
Adult Hip Hop 2: CE-DANCE 2009, Thurs., June 19-Aug. 21, 6:00-7:00 pm. #6089.

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


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., June 5-Aug. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, $175 (+ $45 for Book 1 and companion CD, payable to instructor). #5915
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, 10 Tues., June 3-Aug. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, $175 (+ $55 for Book 2 and companion double CD set, payable to instructor). #5916

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., June 5-Aug. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175 (+ $30 materials fee, payable to instructor). M Lorusso. #5914

Piano for Adults

Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano is required; practice outside of class time necessary. AAB-110, $175 (+ textbook). H Dutton.
Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2005, 10 Tues., June 3-Aug. 5, 6:00-7:30 pm. #5760
NEW! Advanced Beginner: CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Tues., June 3-Aug. 5, 7:30-9:00 pm. #6075
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2020, 10 Thurs., June 5-Aug. 7, 6:00-7:30 pm (prerequisite: Beginner or equivalent experience). #5761
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Thurs., June 5-Aug. 7, 7:30-9:00 pm. #6002