Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 32 LIFELONG LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Exploring Dance! A collaboration between SUNY Westchester Community College and Rivertown Dance Academy Rivertown Dance Academy, located at 15 N. Broadway 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 in this box meet in-person for 10 sessions and cost $221. IN-PERSON Ballet Training at the barre and center work develops students’ dance vocabulary, alignment, coordination, core strength, flexibility, and musicality. NEW Adult/Teen Absolute Beginner Ballet CE-DANCE 2050, 10 Sat., Feb. 4-May 6 (skip 2/18, 3/25, 4/1 & 8), 12:15-1:15 pm. #20410 Adult Ballet I/II: CE-DANCE 2007, 10 Mon., Jan. 30-Apr. 24 (skip 2/20, 3/20 & 4/3), 7:15-8:30pm. #20184 Adult Ballet II/III: CE-DANCE 2008 Sec. A: 10 Wed., Feb. 1-Apr. 19 (skip 2/22 & 4/5), 9:00am-10:30am. #20185 Sec. B: 10 Sat., Feb. 4-May 6 (skip 2/18, 3/25, 4/1 & 4/8), 10:15-11:30 am. #20186 IN-PERSON Modern Dance Progressive instruction introduces dancers to the techniques of 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 I/II: CE-DANCE 2013, 10 Fri., Feb. 3-Apr. 28 (skip 2/24, 3/31 & 4/7), 9:00-10:30 am. #20188 NEW Adult Modern II/II: CE-DANCE 2051, I, 10 Tues., Jan. 31-Apr. 25 (skip 2/21, 3/21 & 4/4), 7:30-9:00 pm. #20411 NEW Professional Adult Modern: CE-DANCE 2055, 10 Wed., Feb. 1-Apr. 26 (skip 2/22, 3/22 & 4/5), 7:30-8:45 pm. #20414 IN-PERSON Tap Dance Dancers master tap vocabulary and techniques in classes that emphasize the development of musicality and exploration of a full range of styles. Family Tap welcomes adults, their partners, and/or their children who wish to explore tap dance together (or as individuals!). Adult Tap I/II: CE-DANCE 2014, 10 Tues., Jan. 31-Apr. 25 (skip 2/21, 3/21 & 4/4) Sec. A: 9:00-10:00 am. #20189 Sec. B: 7:45-8:45 am. #20190 NEW Adult Tap II/III CE-DANCE 2049, 10 Thurs., Feb. 2-Apr. 22, (skip 2/23, 3/23 & 4/6), 7:00-8:00 pm. #20408 NEW Family Tap CE-DANCE 2053, 10 Sat., Feb. 4-May 6 (skip 2/18, 3/25, 4/1 & 8), 11:15 am-12:00 noon. #20343 IN-PERSON 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 increasingly complex and intricate choreography. NEW Adult/Teen Absolute Beginner Jazz: CE-DANCE 2052, 10 Thurs., Feb. 2-Apr. 27 (skip 2/23, 3/23 & 4/6), 8:15-9:30 pm. #20346 Adult Jazz II/III: CE-DANCE 2012, 10 Mon., Jan. 30-Apr. 17 (skip 2/20 & 4/3), 9:00-10:30 am. #20187 914-631-4302  ACTING & THEATER IN-PERSON Let’s Make a Play for Junior Playmakers Join Serena Norr of Let’s Make a Play for an in person playmaking workshop. Playmakers (ages 12-17) will learn how to create their very own 10-minute play. This will include generative writing prompts as well as the development of the writers’ own ideas. Playmakers will be guided throughout the process as they learn how to develop characters, construct dialogue, establish tone, setting, place, mood, and more! Readings and shared texts are also part of the course. The last class ends with a staged reading of their completed plays. For all creatives—no experience needed. GOAL: The course is designed to help writers create plays, use their imaginations, and use this form to tell their stories. CE-THEAT 2045, 6 Sat., Apr. 1-May 6, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-4, $145. S Norr. #20398 IN-PERSON Acting 101 for Adults Students will explore the essential elements of acting, creative expression and collaboration in the theatre through a variety of exercises and acting techniques in a supportive and nurturing environment. These include vocal and physical warm-ups, relaxation, concentration, sensory awareness, listening, communication, teamwork, and spontaneity. Participants will learn a variety of tools to create a character and express emotion through the voice, body, and imagination. Course topics will include acting techniques, script analysis and performance preparation. This course will provide the foundation for continued pursuit of the craft, whether it is in the classroom or on the stage. CE-THEAT 2040, 8 Tues., 6:30-9:30 pm, $290. C Banks. Sec. A: Jan. 10-Feb. 28, KNC-5. #20401 Sec. B: Mar. 14-May 2, KNC-4. #20402