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Theater/Acting Classes and Workshops

JPAC Fall 2014 Creative Kids Classes - starts 9/1/14 - (posted by Janesville Performing Arts Center, Inc.)

Fall 2014 Creative Kids Classes
JPAC Education and Outreach
September 29th - November 18th (Eight week session)

What's Your Style?
Ages 5-8; Tuesdays 6-7pm; Tuition: $52; Instructor: Vickie Neitzel
Expand your musical knowledge! This class is perfect for those who already love music and for those who want to develop a deeper appreciation for music. Students will learn about different genres of music each week through active exploration. Music styles such as jazz, rock, classical, rap, musical theatre, Native American, African and folk music will be explored by singing, dancing, playing instruments, playing games, composing, improvising, drawing music maps, doing flashlight shows and performing. On the last night of class we will invite our family and friends to attend an "informance" (an informal demonstration of what we learned), where we will share highlights of activities from the class.

Improve Your Improv
Ages: 9 and up; Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm; Tuition: $52; Instructor: Mindy Curtis
Experience the power of play! This class is for those who like to go off script and make things up on the spot. We will have a blast and laugh out loud in a fun and safe environment as we learn the rules and ropes of theatrical improvisation. We will learn and play a variety of improvisational theatre games. This class promotes confidence, creativity, communication, active-listening, problem solving, and builds a sense of community. On the last day, we will select our favorite games to share with our friends and family in an "informance" (an informal demonstration of what we have learned) to culminate class.

By My Side

Ages 2-4; Mondays 4-4:45pm; Mondays 5-5:45pm; Tuesdays 10:15-11am (Three time options!)
Tuition: $40; Instructor: Edie Baran
Enjoy creative play with your young child! Play games, sing, dance, dress-up, and act. Every child will be encouraged to explore imagination and invention through creative use of voice, body, and mind in a non-competitive, inspiring environment that develops self-expression, body awareness, social skills, and joy!

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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Improv Classes and Workshops

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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Flamenco Dance Classes-- Beginning - Intermediate - starts 9/8/14 - (posted by Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance)

TANIA TANDIAS FLAMENCO & SPANISH DANCE FALL CLASSES 2014

All classes will be taught primarily by world-class dancer from Spain, Emilio Ochando, upon his arrival in Madison in October. In his absence, classes will be taught by Tania Tandias.

Classes are held at Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State St. 2nd Floor above the GAP, Madison, Wisconsin, unless noted otherwise. Call Tania at (608) 250-0369 to register or for more information. All classes will include instruction in flamenco dance technique, which includes footwork, arm and hand work, rhythmic hand-clapping and turns. Classes are open to both women and men; and students aged 12 years and up. Partners are not necessary.


THERE WILL BE A $10 DISCOUNT FOR CHECKS RECEIVED BY AUGUST 25th. For more information contact Tania at 608-250-0369 or visit www.flamencodance.net.


Beginning Class
Students will learn the basics of the "baile flamenco", which include footwork, arm & handwork, and turns.
Thursday, 6:00-7:00 pm, Sep 11 - Dec 18, 2014, no classes on Nov 27
Fee: $168, 14 classes


Advanced Beginning Class
In this class, students will continue to build their knowledge of flamenco dance through more challenging technique exercises.
Thursday, 7:00-8:15 pm, Sep 11 - Dec 18, 2014, no classes on Nov 27
Fee: $189, 14 classes


Intermediate Class
Monday, 5:30-7:00 pm, Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2014, no class on Nov 24
Fee: $210, 14 classes

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

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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Voice and Music

JPAC Youth Choir - starts 9/15/14 - (posted by Janesville Performing Arts Center, Inc.)

JPAC Youth Choir
JPAC Education and Outreach
New this Fall 2014

Be a part of JPAC's New Youth Choir!

Description
JPAC's new Youth Choir is open to students 9 to 14 who love to sing and perform. This group has a dual vision -- We will perform as a Junior show choir by singing, acting and dancing to modern, lively, upbeat songs. We will also sharpen our vocal skills by learning and singing traditional youth choral numbers. The Youth Choir will be an ongoing group running in 12 week sessions. At the end of each session we will perform for friends, family, and community in a concert held on the historic JPAC stage. No audition is necessary. All experience levels and musical abilities are welcome. Regular attendance is required.

Ages: 9 to 14

Participation Fee: $15

Musical Director: Vickie Neitzel
Piano Accompanist: Cindy Riley

Fall Rehearsal Dates and Times:
Mondays September 15th - November 17th from 6-7:30pm
Saturday November 22nd from 10am-12pm
Monday November 24th from 6-8pm

Fall Final Concert
Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve and Choral Selections
Tuesday November 25th at 7pm
Concert Ticket Cost: $3

It is our goal to include every child in our community who wishes to join the Youth Choir. Please contact Education and Outreach Director Mindy Curtis at (608) 758-0297 ext. 5 or mindy@janesvillepac.org if have any questions or concerns about your ability to join JPAC's Youth Choir.

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