The Performing Arts
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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., Jan. 20-Mar. 24, 6:00-7:00 pm, $117. I Kent. #21427
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. 6, 2:00-4:00 pm, AAB-218, $31. S Everts. #21370
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., Mar. 6-Apr. 3, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $62 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #21371
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 box 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., Jan. 25-Apr. 19 (skip 2/15, 3/15, 3/29), 7:15-8:30 pm. #21640
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 10 Wed., Jan. 20-Apr. 7 (skip 2/17, 3/17, 3/31), 9:00-10:00 am. #21641
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., Jan. 23-Apr. 24 (skip 2/13, 2/27, 3/27, 4/13), 10 :00-11 :15 am. #21642
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., Jan. 21-Apr. 15 (skip 2/18, 3/18, 4/1), 7:15-8:30 pm. #21643
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012, 10 Mon., Jan. 25-Apr. 12 (skip 2/15, 3/29), 9:00-10:00 am. #21644
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., Jan. 26-Apr. 20 (skip 2/16, 3/16, 3/30), 7:15-8:30 pm. #21645
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., Jan. 21-Apr. 15 (skip 2/18, 3/18, 4/1), 7:45-8:45 pm. #21646
Sec. B: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Jan. 23-Apr. 25 (skip 2/13, 3/30, 3/27, 4/23), 9:15-10:00 am. #21647
Sec. C: Open Level Adult Tap: 10 Tues., Jan. 26-Apr. 20 (skip 2/16, 3/16, 3/30), 7:00-8:00 pm. #2164
Rivertown Dance Academy
15 N. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 15091
ACTING & THEATER
Improvisation for Fun and Public Speaking
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., Apr. 1-22, 6:30-8:30 pm, $245. J Brownold. #21363
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., Apr. 6-May 4, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $114. J Griffin. #21533
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., Apr. 3-May 8, 9:00-10:30 am, KNC-4, $130. J Griffin. #21534
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 Tues., 7:00-9:00 pm, $202. G Fox.
Sec. A: Jan. 26-Mar. 2. #21629
Sec. B: Mar. 23-Apr. 27. #21632
Acting in the Afternoon
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, 8 Tues., Mar. 9-Apr. 27, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $192. S Courtney. #21336
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.
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., 6:30-8:30 pm, $265.
Sec. A: Jan. 19-Feb. 23. #21619
Sec. B: Mar. 2-Apr. 6. #21620
Sec. C: Apr. 13-May 18. #21621
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. Rachel Jones and Catherine Banks
CE-THEAT 2001, 6 Mon., 6:30-9:30 pm, $195.
Sec. A: Jan. 11-Feb. 15. #21622
Sec. B: Feb. 22- Mar. 29. #21623
Sec. C: Apr. 5-May 10. #21624
Master Class in Acting with Howard Meyer
By interview only, for advanced students. 6 sessions, 7:00-11:00 pm, $240.
Sec. A: Jan. 11-Feb. 15. #21757
Sec. B: Feb. 22- Mar. 29. #21758
Sec. C: Apr. 5-May 10. #21759
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, AAB-104. J Lorusso.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2001, Thurs., Jan. 21-Mar. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, $217 (+ $55 for Book 1 payable to instructor). #21628
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2015, Mon., Jan. 25-Mar. 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, $217 (+ $55 for Book 2 payable to instructor). #21694
Advanced: CE-MUSIC 2081, Tues., Jan. 26-Mar. 30, 7:00-9:00 pm, $217 (+ $55 materials fee for Book 3, payable to instructor). #21693
Guitar is Fun
In the Beginner class, learn chords and strumming techniques. The Intermediate class is designed for those who have taken the Beginning class. Learn more chords and strumming techniques. In the Advanced class, 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-4, $83. D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2057VA, Feb. 2-Mar. 16, 1:30-2:30 pm. #21442
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, Mar. 23-May 4, 1:30-2:30 pm. #21443
Advanced Part 2: CE-MUSIC 2083VA.
Sec. A: Feb. 2-Mar. 16, 2:30-3:30 pm. #21444
Sec. B: Mar. 23-May 4, 2:30-3:30 pm. #21445
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 class, join us as we explore new rhythms, keys, and songs with fellow students. Please bring your own keyboard with batteries in it. 7 Tues., 12:15-1:15 pm, KNC-4, $83 (+ textbook). D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2060VA, Feb. 2-Mar. 16. #21446
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Mar. 23-May 4. #21447
Piano for Adults
Individualized and group instruction. Access to a piano and practice outside of class time are required. $192 (+ $19 for textbook, payable to instructor). 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., Jan. 22-Mar. 26, 6:00-7:30 pm, AAB-110. #21352
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge of basic note reading. CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., Jan. 22-Mar. 26, 7:30-9:00 pm, AAB-110. #21353
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginner class or have musical note and chord reading skill. CE-MUSIC 2020, 10 Thurs., Jan. 21-Mar. 25, 7:30-9:00 pm, AAB-110. #21354
Advanced Intermediate: For students with intermediate to advanced technique. CE-MUSIC 2018, 10 Thurs., Jan. 21-Mar. 25, 6:00-7:30 pm, AAB-110. #21355