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 a hip scarf, veil, and if possible, a pair of cymbals.
CE-DANCE 2002, 5 Sat., Mar. 5-Apr. 2, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $62 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #18754
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.12, 2:00-4:00 pm, AAB-218, $31. S Everts. #18755
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., Feb. 20-Mar. 27, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $135. F Elia & A Akhu. #18471
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., Apr. 3-May 8, 10:00-11:30 am, AAB-218, $135. F Elia & A Akhu. #18470
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. 914-631-4302 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.rivertowndanceacademy.org
All classes in this box meet for 10 sessions remotely and are $221.
Adult Ballet 1 & 2: Training at the barre and center work develops students’ dance vocabulary, alignment, coordination, core strength, flexibility, and musicality.
CE-DANCE 2007, 10 Mon., Jan. 31-Apr. 25 (skip 2/21, 3/21 & 4/11), 7:15-8:30 pm. #18733
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: For intermediate to advanced dancers: a 45-minute barre, followed by center work.
CE-DANCE 2008, 9:00-10:30 am.
Sec. A: 10 Wed., Feb. 2-Apr. 20 (skip 2/23 & 4/13). #18734
Sec. B: 10 Sat., Feb. 5-May 7 (skip 2/19, 3/26 & 4/16). #18735
Adult 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.
CE-DANCE 2013, Adult Modern I/II, 10 Fri., Feb. 4-Apr. 29 (skip 2/25, 4/8 & 15), 9:00-10:30 am. #18739
CE-DANCE 2013, Adult Modern II/III, Tues., Feb. 1-Apr. 26 (2/22, 3/22 & 4/12), 7:15-8:45 pm. #18740
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 and their children who wish to explore tap dance together.
Sec. A: Adult Tap I/II: 10 Wed., Feb. 2-Apr. 27 (skip 2/23, 3/23& 4/13), 7:15-8:15 pm. #18741
Sec. B: Adult Tap II/III; 10 Thurs., Feb. 3-Apr. 28 (skip 2/24, 3/24 & 4/14), 6:45-7:45 pm. #18742
Sec. C: Open Level Family Tap: 10 Sat., Feb. 5-May 7 (skip 2/19, 3/16, 4/9 & 16), 11:15 am-12:15 pm. #18743
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 I/II:
CE-DANCE 2011, 10 Tues., Feb. 1-Apr. 26 (skip 2//22, 3/22 & 4/12), 7:15-8:45 pm. #18736
Adult Jazz II/III:
CE-DANCE 2012, 10 Mon., Jan. 31-Apr. 18 (skip 2/21 & 4/11), 9:00-10:30 am. #18738
Fun for the entire family. Come learn jazz dance together.
CE-DANCE 2048, 10 Sat., Feb. 5-May 7 (skip 2/19, 3/26, 4/9 & 16), 10:45-11:45 am. #18939
A simple and well-rounded exercise progression based on the movement system of Joseph Pilates. Class will include standing work, and mat work to strengthen and stretch all parts of the body. Great for injury prevention and recovery as well as all around fortification and engagement of the body. Pilates enhances posture and alignment, connects us to our breath and is an overall tune up for the body and mind.
CE-FITNS 2104, 10 Mon., Jan. 31-Apr. 25 (skip 2/21, 3/21 & 4/11), 6:30-7:15 pm. #18940
ACTING & THEATER
The Business of Doing What You Love and Making a Living as a Performing Artist
Performing Artists are brilliant at connecting and transforming their audience and sharing their performance gifts. Many decide to become full-time performing artists. The participants in this class will build from their own artist’s vision statement to create a branding list, a business structure, and a marketing plan that targets clients and markets.
CE-THEAT 2035PE, 5 Wed., Feb. 2-Mar. 2, 6:30-8:30 pm, $155. #18642
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., Apr. 7-28, 6:30-8:30 pm, $150. J Brownold. #18744
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., Mar. 3-Apr. 7, 2:00-4:00 pm, KNC-3, $145. A Wainer. #18720
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., Mar. 1-29, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $114. J Griffin. #18778
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 26 for family and friends. Recommended for children ages 10-14. A parent is required to attend each class.
CE-THEAT 2033, 5 Sat., Feb. 26-Mar. 26, 9:30-11:00 am, KNC-2, $130. J Griffin. #18777
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., Feb. 2-Mar. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm, $202. G Fox. #18957
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, 8 Tues., Jan. 25-Mar. 15, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $175. S Courtney. #18535
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, 8 Tues., Mar. 22-May 10, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-4, $175. S Courtney. #18536
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. or in-person TBD. For more information on classes, please go to HMActing.org
Axial Playwriting Workshop
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., 7:00-9:00 pm, $235.
Sec. A: Jan. 4-Feb. 8. #18949
Sec. B: Feb. 22-Mar. 29. #18950
Sec. C: Apr. 5-May 10. #18951
Sec. D: May 24-June 28. #18952
Axial 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., 7:00-10:00 pm, $245.
Sec. A: Jan. 4-Feb. 8. #18953
Sec. B: Feb. 22-Mar. 29. #18954
Sec. C: Apr. 5-May 10. #18955
Sec. D: May 24-June 28. #18956
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 of $2-10:00 per song, payable to instructor). Anyone with a song in their heart and a story to share is welcome!
CE-MUSIC 2098VA, 6 Mon., Jan. 24-Mar. 7 (skip 2/28), 6:30-8:30 pm, $145. E Cohen. #18480
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, Feb. 8-Mar. 22. KNC-3. #18633
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2061VA, Mar. 29-May 10. KNC-5. #18634
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. Textbook required.
CE-MUSIC 2005, 10 Fri., Feb. 4-Apr. 8, 6:00-7:30 pm. #18482
Advanced Beginner: For students who have completed Beginner class or have knowledge of basic note reading.
CE-MUSIC 2062, 10 Fri., Feb. 4-Apr. 8, 7:30-9:00 pm. #18483
Intermediate: For students who have completed Advanced Beginner class or have musical note and chord reading skill.
CE-MUSIC 2020, 10 Thurs., Feb. 3-Apr. 7, 7:30-9:00 pm. #18484
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. 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., $83. D Moran.
Beginning: CE-MUSIC 2057VA, Feb. 8-Mar. 22, 1:30-2:30 pm. KNC-3. #18635
Intermediate: CE-MUSIC 2058VA, Mar. 29-May 10 1:30-2:30 pm. KNC-5. #18636
Advanced Part 2: CE-MUSIC 2066VA
Sec. A: Feb. 8-Mar. 22, 2:45-3:45 pm. KNC-3. #18637
Sec. B: Mar. 29-May 10, 2:45-3:45 pm. KNC-5. #18638