The Performing Arts
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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 classes in this section meet for 10 sessions remotely and are $221.
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., Sept. 20-Nov. 29 (skip 10/11), 6:45-8:15 pm. #84045
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Sept. 15-Nov. 17, 9:00-10:30 am. #84046
Open Level Adult Ballet: All levels of adult dancers welcome; class is designed to fit the needs of the students in the room each day.
CE-DANCE 2043 10 Sat., Sept. 18-Nov. 20, 10:00-11:30 am. #84047
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 Thurs., Sept. 16-Dec. 2 (skip 11/11 & 11/25), 6:45-8:15 pm. #84048
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012, 10 Mon., Sept. 20-Nov. 29 (skip 10/11), 9:00-10:30 am. #84049
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 Tues., Sept. 21-Nov. 23, 7:00-8:30 pm. #84050
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 1 & 2: 10 Thurs., Sept. 16-Dec. 2 (skip 11/11 & 11/25), 7:45-8:45 pm. #84051
Sec. B: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Sept. 18-Nov. 20, 9:00-9:45 am. #84052
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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 Wed., Sept. 22-Dec. 1 (skip 11/24), 6:00-7:00 pm, AAB-218, $117. I Kent. #83623
Dance It Off with Belly Dancing
Belly dancing workouts relax your mind and flatten your belly. Wear comfortable workout clothes and a hip scarf, veil, and if possible, a pair of cymbals.
CE-DANCE 2002, 5 Sat., Oct. 2-30, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $62 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #83699
Gothic Belly Dance Workshop
This Halloween season experience a new side of Belly Dance like never before. Get ready as we combine basic belly dance steps, sharp hip movements and creepy arms. Get in touch with your dark side in this one of a kind spooky and eerie workshop.
CE-DANCE 2044, 1 Sat., Oct. 23, 3:30-5:30 pm, AAB-218, $26. S Everts. #83700
Holiday Belly Dance Workshop
Get in the holiday spirit with this festive workshop as we combine basic belly dance steps and belly dance to some joyful holiday music.
CE-DANCE 2045, 1 Sat., Dec. 4, 2:00-4:00 pm, AAB-218, $26. S Everts. #83701
ACTING & THEATER
Laugh and Learn to Improvise
Have some laughs while you are learning improvising skills. Expand your creativity and confidence through theater games that focus on spontaneity, awareness, energy, concentration, and more. It is like a rehearsal for “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
CE-THEAT 2024, 4 Thurs., Sept. 9-30, 6:00-8:00 pm, $150. J Brownold. #83551
Comedy Improv: Think on Your Feet
Bond with your classmates by learning, doing, and performing comedy improv games and exercises that will spark your imagination, creativity, and problem solving abilities! Create on-the-spot actions, sounds, movements, and scenes designed to build positive group dynamics and trust. Sharpen your communication and listening skills, too! Become a more confident risk-taker and reduce stress!
CE-THEAT 2037, 6 Thurs., Oct. 14-Nov. 18, 2:00-4:00 pm, KNC-3, $145. A Wainer. #84078
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 Tues., Oct. 5-Nov. 2, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $114. J Griffin. #83647
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, 5 Sat., Oct. 2-30, 9:30-11:00 am, KNC-2, $130. J Griffin. #83648
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 aloud by theatre professionals. All classes will be on Zoom. For more information, visit www.GabrielleFoxWrites.com
CE-THEAT 2008, 6 Wed., 7:00-9:00 pm, $202. G Fox.
Sec. A: Sept. 8-Oct. 13. #84061
Sec. B: Oct. 27-Dec. 8 (skip 11/24). #84062
Acting in the Afternoon, Part 1
We will 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., Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $150. S Courtney. #83702
Acting in the Afternoon, Part 2
This class will build on skills worked on in Acting in the Afternoon Part 1, but is also for new students. Students will work on a scene with a partner and present a staged reading on the last class.
CE-THEAT 2021VA, 6 Tues., Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $150. S Courtney. #83703
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. Remote or in-person TBD. 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. D Gill.
CE-THEAT 2002, 6 Tues., 6:30-8:30 pm, $215.
Sec. A: Sept. 14-Oct. 19. #83626
Sec. B: Nov. 2-Dec. 14 (skip 11/23). #83627
Master Class in Acting with Howard Meyer
By interview only, for advanced students.
CE-THEAT 2036, 6 Tues., 7:00-11:00 pm, $265.
Sec. A: Sept. 14-Oct. 19. #83630
Sec. B: Nov. 2-Dec. 14 (skip 11/23). #83631
Basic/Intermediate Acting Technique for Adults
Learn the foundation of the actor’s craft with a range of exercises developed by legendary acting teachers Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. Develop your senses and imagination by practicing monologues and acting in scene work with classmates. R Jones & C Banks.
CE-THEAT 2001, 6 Tues., 6:30-9:30 pm, $215.
Sec. A: Sept. 14-Oct. 19. #83628
Sec. B: Nov. 2-Dec. 14 (skip 11/23). #83629
Sing Your Story with Cabaret
Do you like to sing? Have you often dreamed of performing on a stage but feel intimidated and don’t know where to begin? If so, this class is for you! Performing in the cabaret venue is all about making a connection with the audience and sharing something of yourself with words and music. Work on and sing songs every week. Learn how to prepare a cabaret set. For the final class, perform online singing two songs with connective patter. All musical styles are welcome though music from the classic American songbook works best. You will need an accompaniment track to sing to and music (additional fee for music and tracks, payable to instructor). Anyone with a song in their heart and a story to share is welcome!
CE-MUSIC 2098VA, 6 Mon., Oct. 4-Nov. 8, 6:30-8:30 pm, $145. E Cohen. #84069
Guitar is Fun
Now is your chance to jam with friends in a friendly supportive atmosphere. The Beginner class is designed for those who have never played before. Learn chords, strums and finger picking to familiar songs by the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, and many others. The Intermediate class builds on the foundations of the Beginner class with possible note reading added. The Advanced Part 2 Class is designed as a continuing class for students that have taken Beginner and Intermediate, so that there is a place to continue playing together. Come and have fun!
7 Tues., $83. D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2057VA, Sept. 14-Oct. 26, 1:30-2:30 pm. #83560
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 pm. #83563
Advanced Part 2: CE-MUSIC 2083VA
Sec. A: Sept. 14-Oct. 26, 2:45-3:45 pm. #83561
Sec. B: Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 2:45-3:45 pm. #83562
Piano is Fun
Add the joy of music to your life! The Beginning class is designed for those who are playing piano for the first time. If you have always wanted to learn, this is your chance! The Intermediate class builds on the foundation of the Beginner class by using familiar tunes and easy chords.
7 Tues., 12:15-1:15 pm, $83 (+ textbook). D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2060VA, Sept. 14-Oct. 26. #83558
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Nov. 2-Dec. 14. #83559
Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano and practice outside of class time are required. $192. 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.
CE-MUSIC 2005, 10 Fri., Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 6:00-7:30 pm. #83730
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., Sept. 17-Nov 19, 7:30-9:00 pm. #83731
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginner class or have musical note and chord reading skill.
CE-MUSIC 2020, 10 Thurs., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 7:30-9:00 pm. #83732
Advanced Intermediate: For students with intermediate to advanced technique.
CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Thurs., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 6:00-7:30 pm. #83800