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., Feb. 29-Mar. 28, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #15311
Sensual Belly Dance
This Valentine’s season get in touch with your inner grace as we soften basic belly dance steps to softer, slower beats. Learn the fundamentals of posing, angles, soft hip drops and lifts; layers, elegant shimmies, turns and much more. This workshop consists of both Middle Eastern and American music. Come take this workshop and discover the grace, sensuality and femininity within!
CE-DANCE 2046, 1 Sat., Feb. 8, 2:00-4:00 pm, AAB-218, $30. S Everts. #15312
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., Jan. 26-Mar. 1, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia & A Akhu. #15214
Ballroom Dancing: Beginner to Intermediate
Dances include fox trot, waltz, tango, rumba, and cha-cha. No partner required. Steps broken down to make it easy and comfortable for all to follow.
CE-DANCE 2001, 6 Sun., Mar. 8-Apr. 19 (skip 4/12), 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $130. F Elia & A Akhu. #15215
Ballet for Adults and Teens
Explore ballet’s foundations and learn the basics. Class sessions will include barre work, center floor, adagio, pirouettes, as well as 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 soft ballet slippers, tights, and leotard or leggings (no baggy clothing). For beginners and intermediates. For ages 14 and up.
CE-DANCE 2000, 10 Sun., Jan. 26-Mar. 29, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $225. I Kent. #15115
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 dance classes belowmeet 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.
CE-DANCE 2007, 10 Mon., Jan. 27-Apr. 20 (skip 2/17, 3/23 & 4/6), 6:45-8:15 pm. #15366
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Jan. 22-Apr. 1 (skip 2/19), 9:00-10:30 am. #15367
Open Level Adult Ballet: CE-DANCE 2043 10 Sat., Jan. 25-Apr. 25 (skip 2/15, 3/28-4/11), 9:30-11:00 am. #15368
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.
Adult Jazz 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2011, 10 Tues. Jan. 21-Apr. 14 (skip 2/18, 3/24 & 4/7), 7:30-9:00 pm. #15369
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012, 10 Mon., Jan. 27-Apr. 13 (skip 2/17 & 4/6), 9:00-10:30 am. #15370
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., Jan. 23-Apr. 16 (skip 2/20, 3/26 & 4/9), 6:30-8:00 pm. #15371
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–beginners welcome! Family Tap welcomes adults, their partners and/or their children who wish to explore tap dance together.
Sec. A: Adult Tap I/II: 10 Thurs., Jan. 23-Apr. 16 (skip 2/20, 3/26 & 4/9), 8:00-9:00 pm. #15372
Sec. B: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Jan. 25-Apr. 25 (skip 2/15, 3/28-4/11), 9:15-10:00 am. #15373
Acting & Theater
Improv for Everyone
Improvisation is an essential skill for actors but for non-actors it is also a great way to meet smart, fun people and enjoy lots of laughs. Improv classes will enhance your public-speaking, creative and teamwork skills. Each class is organized, fast-paced and offers plenty of positive, supportive feedback.
CE-THEAT 2032, 5 Thurs., 7:00-9:00 pm. $110.
Sec. A: Jan. 23-Feb. 20, KNC-3. #15374
Sec. B: Mar. 5-Apr. 2, KNC-3. #15375
Sec. C: Apr. 9-May 7, KNC-5. #15410
Improv for Kids
Our improvisation class for kids is a great way to build your child’s social skills and confidence. We teach teamwork, listening, and public-speaking skills while helping creativity blossom. Each 90-minute class is fun, organized and fast-paced. At the end of each term, the students will put on an improv performance for family and friends. Recommended for children ages 10-14. A parent is required to attend each class.
CE-THEAT 2033, 6 Sat., Feb. 29-Apr. 4, 9:00-10:30 am, KNC-5, $125. #15376
Improv for Singles
Join us for a new kind of single’s mixer! Looking for a fun, social event? Hoping to make new friends? Or just need some more laughs in your daily life? Try our monthly improvisation get-togethers which alternate between Friday and Saturday nights. Improv is easy to learn, a fine way to flex your creative muscles and provides lots of laughs. Light snacks and beverages are provided.
CE-THEAT 2034, 8:00-10:00 pm. KNC-5, $20 per section.
Sec. A: Fri., Feb. 7. #15377
Sec. B: Sat., Mar. 7. #15378
Sec. C: Fri., Apr. 3. #15379
Sec. D: Sat., May 9. #15380
Dramatic Writing for the Screen
Do you have stories from your life that would make a great movie? Would you like to tell a story that would be on the big screen? Dramatic writing for the screen breaks down the industry formatting for screenplays, the dramatic structure needed and the tools to create it all leading to a story map or the first act. Learn about feature film structure and craft. Everything you learn will also apply to writing for television. Come and develop your story for the screen!
CE-WRITG 2113, 3 Mon., Jan. 27-Feb. 10, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-3, $110. CC Webster. #15516
Play on Words: Playwriting Workshop
Playwriting is action. The writing jumps from the page to the stage and engages audiences in the moment. Come learn from award-winning playwright, Gabrielle Fox, in a safe and fun environment. Writers will work on the basic structure of a play starting with short scenes and continuing on to larger works. All writing levels welcome and encouraged! Actors will attend the last session so writers can hear their words read out loud by theatre professionals. A public reading of selected work will be scheduled in Spring 2020. For more information, visit www.GabrielleFoxWrites.com
CE-THEAT 2008, 6 Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $195. G Fox.
Sec. A: Jan. 7-Feb. 11. #15478
Sec. B: Mar. 3-Apr. 14 (skip 3/17). #15479
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. The following three classes will take place at St. John’s Episcopal Church Community House, 8 Sunnyside Road in Pleasantville.
For more information on 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.
CE-THEAT 2002, 6 Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, $265. D Gill.
Sec. A: Jan. 7-Feb. 11. #15220
Sec. B: Feb. 18-Mar. 24. #15221
Sec. C: Apr. 7-May 12. #15222
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. Choose 6 or 12 sessions.
CE-THEAT 2001, 6 Wed., 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. R Jones.
Sec. A: Jan. 8-Feb. 12. #15223
Sec. B: Apr. 8-May 13 (skip 4/29). #15224 CE-THEAT 2000, 12 Wed., 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. R Jones.
Sec. A: Jan.8-Mar. 25. #15225
Sec. B: Apr. 8-June 24 (skip 4/29). #15226
Intermediate Technique and Scene Study for Adults
Start each class with a relaxation exercise that creates a sensitive awareness of the body and opens up your imagination. Learn how to build a believable character by taking risks and making choices. Refine your technique on stage in scenes and monologues. (Only offered for 12 weeks)
CE-THEAT 2029, 12 Tues., 7:30-10:30 pm, $395. R Jones.
Sec. A: Jan. 7-Mar. 24. #15227
Sec. B: Apr. 7-June 30 (skip 4/28). #15228
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. J Lorusso.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2001, Thurs., Feb. 6-Apr. 9, 7:30-9:30 pm, AAB-104, $210 (+ $45 for Book 1 payable to instructor). #15643
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Mon., Feb. 3-Apr. 6, 7:00-9:00 pm, AAB-104, $210 (+ $55 for Book 2 payable to instructor). #15644
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2081, Tues., Feb. 4-Apr. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, AAB-104, $210 (+ $55 materials fee for Book 3, payable to instructor). #15645
Guitar is Fun
Always wanted to learn to play the guitar? The Intermediate class is designed for those who have taken the Beginning class. Learn more chords and strumming techniques. In the Advanced classes, we will 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., KNC-3. $80. D Moran.
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, Feb. 18-Mar. 31, 1:30-2:30 pm. #15118
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2066VA, Apr. 7-May 19, 1:30-2:30 pm. #15122
Advanced Part 2: CE-MUSIC 2083VA
Sec. A: Feb. 18-Mar. 31, 2:30-3:30 pm. #15119
Sec. B: Apr. 7-May 19, 2:30-3:30 pm. #15120
Piano is Fun
Add the joy of music to your life! The Beginning class is designed for those who have never played piano before. Learn to read music in a friendly supportive atmosphere. In the Intermediate and advanced classes, join us as we explore new rhythms, keys, and songs with fellow students. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it.
7 Tues., KNC-3, $80 (+ textbook). D Moran.
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Feb. 18-Mar. 31, 12:15-1:15 pm. #15117
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2067VA, Apr. 7-May 19, 12:15-1:15 pm. #15121
Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano and practice outside of class time are required. $185 (+ $19 for textbook, payable to instructor), AAB-110. H Dutton.
Beginner: If you always wanted to play piano but never got around to 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., Feb. 7-Apr. 17 (skip 2/28), 6:00-7:30 pm. #15185
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge of basic note reading. CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., Feb. 7-Apr. 17 (skip 2/28), 7:30-9:00 pm. #15186
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginner class or have musical note and chord reading skill. CE-MUSIC 2020, 10 Thurs., Feb. 6-Apr. 16 (skip 2/27), 7:30-9:00 pm. #15187
Advanced Intermediate: For students with intermediate to advanced technique.
CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Thurs., Feb. 6-Apr. 16 (skip 2/27), 6:00-7:30 pm. #15188