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Fairy Tale Theater

Ages 4-6
16 Wednesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Start Date: January 30
Class will not run on: February 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $370; Non-members: $415 / Library

Using acting techniques, improvisation and pantomime, students will play, laugh and have fun while learning to use their bodies and voices on stage. Students will have the opportunity to act out some of their favorite fairy tales and share their work with an invited audience during the final class.

 

Junior Productions on Broadway

Ages 7-12
16 Wednesdays, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Start Date: January 30
Class will not run on: February 20, April 17, April 24
Two additional dates (one for dress rehearsal and one for performance) to be announced)
Members: $390; Non-members: $440 / Library

Students are trained in every aspect of staging a musical theatre production.  While rehearsing for the show, which will be performed for friends and family, students are encouraged to abandon their inhibitions as they learn voice, movement, acting technique, characterization, improvisation, mime, audition technique, and more!  In addition to scheduled classes, this program includes dates for dress rehearsal and performance which will be announced.

 

Jazz I with Rivertown Dance Academy

7-10 Years
15 Mondays, 4:10 PM – 5:00 PM

Start Date: January 28
Class will not run: February 18, April 15, April 22, May 27
Members: $350; Non-members: $390 / Dance Studio

Students are exposed to technique-based, concert jazz classes consisting of a centre 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.

 

Circus Sampler with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 5-12
13 Sundays, 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (Mixed level class)
Start Date: February 10
Class will not run on Feb. 17, Feb. 24, April 7, April 21
Members: $340; Non-members: $405 / Gymnasium

16 Mondays, 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (Mixed level class)
Start Date: January 28
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22, May 27
Members: $415; Non-members: $495 / Gymnasium

“Circus Sampler – The Art of Achieving Extraordinary Feats” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts.  This exciting multi-disciplinary course covers all the amazing skills from ‘under the Big Top’ including aerial arts, wire-walking, acrobatics, unicycle, juggling, stilt-walking, and more. Each student is set on an individualized learning track that is designed to build skill and confidence. Students have options to specialize in their favorite skill sets as the session progresses.

 

Aerial Arts with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 5-12
13 Sundays, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM (Intermediate/Advanced level class)
Start Date: February 10
Class will not run on Feb. 17, Feb. 24, April 7, April 21
Members: $415; Non-members: $470 / Gymnasium

Note: Two Sections for Monday Class at 4 PM.  Identical curriculum divided into two groups to maintain small class size.  Sign up for “A” or “B” and have a great experience!

16 Mondays, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Mixed level class – Mondays Group A)
Start Date: January 28
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22, May 27
Members: $510; Non-members: $575 / Gymnasium

16 Mondays, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Mixed level class – Mondays Group B)
Start Date: January 28
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22, May 27
Members: $510; Non-members: $575 / Gymnasium

16 Mondays, 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (Intermediate/Advanced level class)
Start Date: January 28
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22, May 27
Members: $510; Non-members: $575 / Gymnasium

17 Wednesdays, 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (Beginner level class)
Start Date: January 30
Class will not run on: February 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $545; Non-members: $610 / Gymnasium

17 Wednesdays, 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (Mixed level class)
Start Date: January 30
Class will not run on: February 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $545; Non-members: $610 / Gymnasium

17 Wednesdays, 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM (Advanced level class)
Start Date: January 30
Class will not run on: February 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $545; Non-members: $610 / Gymnasium

“Aerial Arts – The Art of Defying Gravity” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts.  Our aerial arts curriculum covers a wide range of aerial apparatus including aerial silks, lyra, static trapeze, hammocks, ropes, and more.  This program builds versatile aerialists with solid technique, safety awareness and choreographic skill.

 

Acrobatics with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 5-12
17 Wednesdays, 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (Mixed level class)

Start Date: January 30
Class will not run on: February 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $440; Non-members: $530 / Gymnasium

“Acrobatics – The Art of Tumbling” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts.  Similar to gymnastics, but non-competitive and artistically focused, acrobatics includes handstands, acro-balancing, tumbling, trampoline, human pyramids, and hand-to-hand partnering.

 

Tight Wire (Mixed level class) with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 8-18
16 Mondays, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Start Date: January 28
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22, May 27
Members: $415; Non-members: $510 / Gymnasium

“Tight Wire” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts. Safely learn the traditional art of wire-walking on our 2.5 foot high tight wire. Students build focus, balance, strength and creative movement. Students progress through skills including walking, kneeling, sitting, dancing and turns.

 

Contortion (Mixed level class) with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 8-18
17 Wednesdays, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Start Date: January 30
Class will not run on: February 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $440; Non-members: $530

“Contortion” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts. An accelerated course focused on extended students’ flexibility and stamina to hold through poses and multiple movements with fluidity. It is highly recommended that contortion students also enroll in acrobatics. It is complementary training that will accelerate the student’s success.

 

Lauren Bergida-Morrison

Chief Program Officer

(914) 366-7898 x1104

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