The Performing Arts
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THE PERFORMING ARTS
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 meet for 10 sessions, are $213, and meet at the TTUMC Arts Center in Tarrytown.
Adult Ballet 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2007, 10 Mon., June 17-Aug. 19, 6:45-8:15 pm. #5691
Adult Ballet 2 & 3: CE-DANCE-2008, 10 Wed., June 19-Aug. 21, 9:00-10:30 am. #5692
Open Level Adult Ballet: CE-DANCE-2008, 10 Sat., June 22-Aug. 24, 9:30-11:00 am. #5693
Adult Modern Dance
CE-DANCE 2013, 10 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 29 (skip 7/4), 6:45-8:15 pm. #5697
Adult Jazz 1 & 2: CE-DANCE 2011, 10 Tues., June 18-Aug. 20, 7:00-8:30 pm. #5694
Adult Jazz 2 & 3: CE-DANCE 2012
Sec. A: 10 Mon., June 17-Aug. 19, 9:00-10:30 am. #5695
Sec. B: 10 Fri., June 21-Aug. 23, 9:30-11:00 am. #5696
CE-DANCE 2014, 10 Thurs., June 20-Aug. 29 (skip 7/4), 7:00-8:00 pm. #5698
All classes meet at the TTUMC Arts Center in Tarrytown at 27 S. Washington Street (off of Main Street).
914-418-5270 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rivertowndanceacademy.org
For more information, visit www.sunywcc.edu/rivertowndance
Explore the fundamentals of hip-hop dance including isolation, rhythm, and improvisation or freestyle. The class draws on a fusion of dance styles including hip-hop, house, and West African dance. Students will practice body isolations that help develop personal style and freestyle. Students will learn new choreography each week. Each class will also include a (voluntary!) freestyle circle or cypher.
CE-DANCE 2047, 6 Thurs., July 11-Aug. 15, 7:00-9:00 pm, AAB-218, $150. L Green. #5854
Ballet for Adults and Teens
Explore ballet’s foundations and learn the basics including 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 ballet slippers, tights, and leotard or leggings. For beginners and intermediates. Ages 14 and up.
CE-DANCE 2000, 10 Sun., June 2-Aug. 4, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, AAB-218, $215. I Kent. #5024
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. Wear socks or dance slippers. For all experience levels.
CE-DANCE 2002, 5 Sun., June 2-30, 2:00-3:00 pm, AAB-218, $60 (+ $15 optional fee for hip scarf, payable to instructor). S Everts. #5547
ACTING & THEATER
Acting Fun-damentals is for beginning actors or actors looking to strengthen the foundational skills of the craft. Drawing from a fusion of acting traditions, including improvisation, Meisner, and sensory work, students will focus on being truthful under imaginary circumstances and learn the art of listening (beat for beat) for rehearsal or performance.
CE-THEAT 2030, 6 Mon., July 8-Aug. 12, 7:30-10:00 pm, AAB-305, $180. L Green. #5855
Intermediate Acting Technique
This course builds on beginner level skills and takes the student to the next level of their craft. Taking a holistic approach, which mixes the modalities of the beginner level along with a non-traditional approach to self-discovery for a whole performance.
CE-THEAT 2031, 6 Wed., July 10-Aug. 14, 7:00-9:30 pm, KNC-4, $180. J Erick. #5856
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. Actors will attend the last session so writers can hear their words read aloud by theatre professionals. A public reading of selected work will scheduled in 2019. For more information, visit www.GabrielleFoxWrites.com
CE-THEAT 2008, 6 Tues., June 11-July 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $195. G Fox. #5703
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., June 4-July 9, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, KNC-3, $120. S Courtney. #5580
Acting & Playwriting Workshops at 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. 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. Gradually, a project will develop for each playwright: scenes, one-minute plays, one-act plays, and full-lengths.
CE-THEAT 2002, 6 Tues., July 9-Aug. 13, 7:00-9:00 pm, $265. D Gill. #5602
Basic Acting Technique for Adults
We lay the foundation of the actor’s craft with a range of exercises first developed by master teachers Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg.
CE-THEAT 2001, 6 Wed., July 10-Aug. 14, 7:30-10:30 pm, $245. R Jones. #5603
Basic Acting Technique for Teenagers
We focus on exercises which cultivate the imagination, a sense of play and the use of the senses. Each student is encouraged to access their own uniqueness in a creative and safe environment. For ages 12-17.
CE-THEAT 2025, 6 Wed., July 10-Aug. 14, 5:00-6:30 pm, $245. M. Lowe. #5604
Rogers & Hammerstein’s Broadway Musicals
Examine the collaboration of Rogers and Hammerstein, from Oklahoma to The Sound of Music. Discover how the duo came to be, the music and lyrics they wrote, and their impact on American culture. Listen to some of the great songs that came from each Broadway play.
CE-MUSIC 2093VA, 2 Tues., July 2 & 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $50. L Lush. #5032
Ragtime to Swingtime
Examine the origins of Jazz from 1900s to 1920s. Focus on some of the early Jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Jelly Roll Morton, and Hoagy Carmichael. Discuss the life and times of these artists, and listen to some of their best-recorded works.
CE-MUSIC 2092VA, 2 Wed., June 19 & 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-4, $50. L Lush. #5033
Music as a Creative Process
How does the creation of music compare to other art forms? Learn how the setting, elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm integrate to form a musical work. Sections of famous works from different musical periods will be played in class demonstrating these critical elements.
CE-MUSIC 2091VA, 1 Tues., June 4, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $25. D Perkis. #5019