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Purple Cat Acting Theatre Workshops - starts 6/30/14 - (posted by Purple Cat Acting Theatre)

Purple Cat Acting Theatre (PCAT) is holding youth theatre workshops for anyone currently in 6th-12th grade.

These workshops will be every Monday starting June 30 until August 11 from 1:00-3:00 at the Mazomanie Promenade (Mazomanie Library in case of bad weather). During these workshops, we will discuss how a play is put together. Starting with, plot structure, character development, and designing, everyone will write their very own 5-10 minute play. They will then be cast in their peers' plays. There are chances to direct and/or design as well.

At the end of the workshops, on Monday, August 11 at 6:30, there will be a free public showcase of all the original works.

Cost is only $20 for the entire workshop run. Scholarships are available. Carpooling is available upon request.

Please contact Isa at PurpleCatActingTheatre@gmail.com with any questions or to register.

Directing Master Class - starts 8/16/14 - (posted by Janesville Performing Arts Center, Inc.)

Date and Time: August 16 and 17, 1pm-5pm

Location: Janesville Performing Arts Center - 408 S. Main St. in Janesville

Participation Fee: $30

Description: Take your theatrical knowledge and experience to the next level! This intensive, weekend-long class is designed for theatre-lovers with past experience as actors, technicians, designers, or audience members who would like to explore their abilities as directors. You will develop and improve your theatrical directing skills in an hands-on, participatory way by reading, analyzing, staging, and performing short plays. Through this process you will learn the basics of playscript analysis, concept development, communication, actor coaching, and theatrical staging.

Instructor: Ray Pritchard, MFA- Ray is thrilled to be sharing his passion for and knowledge of theatrical directing at the Janesville Performing Arts Center this summer. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Ray will be moving to Wisconsin this August to teach and direct in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at UW-Manitowoc. Ray holds his B.A. in Theatre Arts and Drama from Washington State University and his MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Idaho. Ray has taught theatre as an instructor at both Washington State University (teaching acting, stage speech, stage makeup, script analysis and the history of film) and the University of Idaho (teaching acting, directing, theatre history, and play analysis). Ray is also the Producing Artistic Director of the new, up-and-coming theatre company Down Stage Right Productions. Ray's strength as a teacher comes from his vast and well-rounded experience in technical theatre, design, acting, and directing. His favorite designs include The 39 Steps, Anton in Show Business, Circle Mirror Transformation, End Days, Becky's New Car, The Shape of Things, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Charlotte's Web. Memorable acting roles include Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night at, Pischik in The Cherry Orchard, Arthur in End Days, Uncle in Charlotte's Web, Max in The Sound of Music, Ensemble in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Dalton in Equus and Scanlon in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . Notable productions he has directed include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lost in Yonkers, The Wizard of Oz, The Crucible, The Curious Savage, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dracula, Hedda Gabler, The Laramie Project, 3 Strikes to First, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Boat Builder, and A Year with Frog and Toad. In addition, Ray has a great deal of experience in working with playwrights in developing, workshopping and producing staged readings of new works. He has also directed in and produced a number of 24-Hour theatre festivals. Ray has received numerous awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for directing, acting, and sound design. He has served as a KCACTF responded for several years. Ray is excited to be joining the theatre community in Wisconsin to continue to develop his skills and share his passion for theatre with his students.

Summer Teen Workshop: The Shakespeare Monologue - starts 8/18/14 - (posted by Heartline Theatricals)

The Shakespeare Monologue
Because like broccoli, there should be more Shakespeare in all of our lives. And if you are thinking of going to college for theatre, you have to show your Shakespeare monologue and sound like you do it all the time. Even if you don’t.
Location: Fourier Fitness, 999 Fourier Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53717
Classes: Monday through Friday, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Fee: $325 per one-week workshop ($25 Discount for each additional class)
Registration: Email contact@heartlinetheatricals.com to register; class size is limited and advance registration is required.
For more information, go to: heartlinetheatricals.com

Monologues Workshop and Festival for ages 10--16 - starts 8/25/14 - (posted by CAB (Creative Alliance of Baraboo) Theatre)

Youth aged 10-16 will create, write, revise, and edit two monologues--dramatic and comedic--which we will workshop in a supportive environment, led by novelist, playwright, and University of Wisconsin-Baraboo creative writing instructor Kelly Dwyer. Students will then practice and rehearse a monologue under the direction of Scott Rawson, Madison/Baraboo area director, actor, and playwright. Dwyer and Rawson will be assisted by CAB Board Director and actor Erica Cochrane of International Crane Foundation and Brian Riley, published writer, actor, and assistant director. Students will experience the joy of performing work that they have created and will gain confidence, public speaking, and audition skills; they will also have fun by playing improv games and making new friends. The workshop will run for the week of August 25 through August 29 from 12 noon to 5 PM, with a Monologue Festival free and open to friends, family, and the public on Friday August 29. Cost is $199 and includes daily afternoon snack, instruction, a chapbook of monologues, and Festival reception. If interested, or for more info, contact Kelly Dwyer at kelldwyer@yahoo.com.

Creative Movement and Drama for 3-6 year olds - Ongoing - (posted by Donna Peckett)

A nurturing introduction to dance, movement and drama using story telling, song and music to spark a creative physical response. Instructor: Donna Peckett. Please call 608-244-2938, visit www.donnapeckettarts.com, or email: info@tapitnewworks.org.

Break a Leg: 1-on-1 Drama Coaching - Ongoing - (posted by KidStage)

Break a Leg: 1-on-1 Drama Coaching (a division of SouthWisco KidStage) is intended for the serious actor or for those preparing for a big audition, whether it be for your local community play, High School musical or the all important College Audition and anything in between. Coaching is available for children and adults of ALL AGES, we do not discriminate and are happy to help anyone anxious to become a part of the world of the arts!

Classes will be catered to the need of the student and can include instruction in many areas including,but not limited to, voice and movement, musical theatre, dialect, memorization, and script analysis. Classes will be private or semi-private and will be held at least once weekly or as a one time session depending on the need of the student.

Please contact SouthWisco KidStage for additional information and a price quote (hourly classes range from $25 to $75 an hour depending on the need and interests of the student). Class location will be dictated by the availability of space and the time you register. Instructors are available for in-home instruction in locations based in and around Rock County, all other inquiries are subject to the approval of the instructor.

Contact Info: SouthWiscoKidStage@gmail.com
Visit us on Facebook to learn about other offerings and opportunities (https://www.facebook.com/pages/SouthWisco-KidStage/186730421392153)!

When requesting further information, please include your age, experience, specific interest of study and location.

Private Voice Lessons and audition coaching - Ongoing - (posted by Meghan)

Musical theatre and opera for ages 15 and older. Best training and prices in the area! Email PerforMeg@aol.com for more info and clips of instructor’s work.

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Kids Acting Workshop - Ongoing - (posted by The Rock Agency)

This workshop is held every Saturday and is designed for children who hope to work on television and in film. The exercises are designed to benefit all levels of acting experience. Maximum number of participants is only 12 kids ages 5-11 per session. This workshop is taught by Jody Reiss a New York trained actress with 20+ years experience in the industry. Her former and current students are working in national commercials, feature films, and long running sitcom and soap opera roles!

Participants must audition to participate...For more information call: 608-238-6372 to set up an audition.
Cost $295 for 10 sessions
www.therockagency.com

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Dance Classes and Workshops

Summer Dance Classes at Kanopy - starts 6/16/14 - (posted by Kanopy School for Contemporary Dance & Choreography)

Registration for summer dance classes at Kanopy is open now for classes June 16-August 9. Call 608-255-2211 for more information.

Latin Move n’ Groove - Ongoing - (posted by Dando Mambo Dance Company)

Thursday 7 PM
Latin Move n’ Groove
All levels
The Cardinal Bar 413 E. Wilson St. Madison

Dance, relax and laugh! This class will definitely get you motivated to move. Come and see why dancing is a phenomenal way to forget the “work” in “workout” and just have fun – you will learn new dance moves and learn how to incorporate freestyle moves into your dance style! Learn about Afro-Cuban movements and dancing on 1, on 2 in this dynamic, all-inclusive class!

For more information, please email Hallie at info@dandomambo.com or call (608) 669-1175

Adult Ballet Drop-In Class - Ongoing - (posted by Dance with Heidi)

In this drop-in ballet class we will work on our technique through barre exercises, center work and moves across the floor. Ballet is for everybody/every body. If you think you’re too stout, lanky, tall, short, old, stiff, or whatever you might criticize yourself about, to do ballet…you can stop now.

I teach this class for adults. Some of my students are former child dance students who have been on a break for 5, 10 or more years. Many are adults who never had either the courage or opportunity to dance when they were young. Class is paced for beginners, but all levels of experience are welcome.

When: Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Kanopy Dance (341 State St, 2nd Floor)
Cost: $15 drop-in (passes available at discounted rates)
More Class Info: http://dancewithheidi.com/ballet
Contact: Heidi Hakseth at hahakseth@gmail.com

Broadway Jazz Dance - Ongoing - (posted by Dance with Heidi)

When: Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Kanopy Dance (341 State St, 2nd Floor)
Cost: $15 Drop-In (passes available at discounted rates)
Class Info: http://dancewithheidi.com/jazz
Contact: Heidi Hakseth at hahakseth@gmail.com

Maybe you love the pizzazz of musical theater, or the emotional grace of lyrical, or maybe you just want to learn how to twirl. In any case, jazz dance is where it’s at! We will use our class time to improve our jazz technique, balance and flexibility. And we will incorporate our skills into combinations across the floor and brief routines.

Students should dress for movement and stretching. Everyone must bring a pair of shoes to change into at the studio (no wearing your shoes off the street in the studio!). If you like to dance barefoot, I recommend bringing socks to put on during turns so your feet don’t stick to the floor.

Creative Movement and Drama for 3-6 year olds - Ongoing - (posted by Donna Peckett)

A nurturing introduction to dance, movement and drama using story telling, song and music to spark a creative physical response. Instructor: Donna Peckett. Please call 608-244-2938, visit www.donnapeckettarts.com, or email: info@tapitnewworks.org.

West African Dance - Ongoing - (posted by WADOMA)

THURSDAYS 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Classes highlight various dances from Guinea or Mali each week. Live drumming with some of Madison's finest drummers!

Taught by Otehlia Cassidy
(608) 251-6996
olkiser@gmail.com

Classes held at:
Dance Fabulous, 212 North Henry Street
$12 drop-in or 10 classes for $100
www.dancefabulousmadison.com

Tap Dance Classes - Ongoing - (posted by TAPIT/new works)

Tap dance classes, for ages 8 to 80+, offered at TAPIT/new works, 1957 Winnebago Street, focusing on rhythm tap, technique, timing, exploration of improvisation, and a dramatic twist.

Classes taught by Donna Peckett. Schedule and information: 608.244.2938. Workshops and master classes offered with leaders in the form.

Ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop,poms,tap,competition team - Ongoing - (posted by Dance Attitudes)

Ballet, our classes emphasize technique, terminology, strength, flexibility, and choreography. Proper body placement is taught to prevent injury. All levels are offered. Ages 3-adult.

Jazz is a progressive form of dance that uses traditional ballet technique and is performed to the latest upbeat music. Jazz is presented through creativity, style, and fast skillful movements. All levels offered. Ages 7-adult

Tap is a form of dance based on rhythmic patterns. This class is taught under the Al Gilbert method, with our own style and pizzazz to make it fun and innovative. all levels offered. Ages 5-adult.

Lyrical dance is choreographed to interpret the emotions of the music with the intention that the audience will feel the lyrics to the song. Lyrical is a technically strong creative mixture of both ballet and jazz. Ballet background is required. Ages 11-adult.

Hip Hop is an exciting, upbeat, fun, fast-paced form of dance and exercise that is choreographed to the latest hip hop and pop music. Ages 7-adult

Poms class teaches a variety of routines that prepares students for high school teams. Ages 7-adult.

Worship Dance is dance class that is done to all christian pop and rock music with the purpose of glorifying God.

Competition Team, this class is chosen through an annual audition for the sole purpose of learning choreography for performing and competing.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Adkins, studio director
608-359-1290, 10 1/2 South Main St. Janesville WI.

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS
Tanya Adkins has over ten years experience teaching. She has choreographed countless musicals including Fame and Cabaret. Tanya has choreographed commercials and concerts. She has had the opportunity to dance with choreographers for Madonna, Prince, Brittney Spears and The MTV Music awards. Tanya won the "Best Choreography Award" at Dance Idols Of America, and danced with the semi-professional dance company Mid West Movement for 5 years.

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