Dance for Adults with Christal Brown
Mondays, Sept 28- Nov 16
For ages 18 and above
Combining the focus and intention of a meditative practice with a series of exercises designed to train the body in articulate expression as well as athletic execution, this class focuses on developing the total mover. Exercises focus on alignment, torso and spinal flexibility, clarity of focus, upper and lower body strength, and abdominal control. By transforming philosophical notions of being into movement explorations, participants will discover intersections between technique, self expression, and the joy of moving.
Introduction to Contemporary Dance with Christal Brown and Students from the Middlebury College Dance Program
Mondays, Sept 28- Nov 16
For Grades 7-12
We are so pleased to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to movers of all levels, interest, and abilities in the performing arts. Christal Brown is the Chair of Dance at Middlebury College and has worked with some of the biggest names in the contemporary dance world among them Bill T. Jones, Liz Lerman and Urban Bush Woman. She has also established her own body of work as the founder of INSPIRIT, Project: BECOMING, and the creator of the Liquid Strength training module for dance. Christal will be co-teaching this technique workshop with her best students. The workshop will take place in a fun and inspiring class environment and culminate in a performance.
Comedy Improv for Teens and Adults
Tuesdays, Sept. 29- Nov. 17 5:30- 7:00
Second City alum and stand-up comedian, MacArthur Stine is your guide to the wonderful world of improvisation. Build confidence, increase creativity, get taller, develop your improv skills and laugh a lot! Exploring both short form (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and long form improvisation ( Second City, Improv Olympic), this class might be the most fun you have all year. All levels of experience welcome.
For Ages 14-104
Singing for the Stage with Alisa Endsley
Sundays, Oct. 4- Nov 14*
*see below for more details on dates
THT presents the next in its continuing Singing for the Stage Master Class Series, created for teens and adults, by Broadway and West End Star Alisa Endsley. Singing is effortless when you are grounded in solid technique and connected to your “authentic” story and voice. This class involves the selection and preparation of songs, techniques to connect with the material both dramatically & musically, as well as addressing any questions a student may have about vocal technique in performance to create a healthy sound. Students will also have the opportunity to perform in the musical showcase November 13th, and 14th on the THT Main Stage.
Whether you sing in your church, temple or school choir, are a dancer who loses confidence when having to sing, a young artist who is preparing for your college auditions, or you’re just beginning to sing again after decades of hiatus join Alisa and Lindsay on stage at Town Hall! For Alisa’s website, click HERE.
Cost : $300 A few partial scholarships are available courtesy of Middlebury Community Players
Class dates: 10/4, 10/11, and 10/18
Extra rehearsals during the week of Nov. 8th
Performances Nov. 13 and 14
THT Kids for Grades K-3
Saturdays, Sep. 26- Nov. 14
9:30 am-10:30 am
with Nikki Juvan
Theater and singing and a whole lot more, the perfect outlet for the budding performer. THT Kids is active and fun, and working with a group is a great way to build social skills. The students will perform their own creation on the THT stage.
Some scholarships are available. Email education(at)townhalltheater.org for more information
Improviso! For Grades 3-6
Wednesdays, Sept. 30- Nov. 14 3:30-5pm
Become a character! Work with friends! Make stuff up! Improviso! is a class for imaginative young performers who will create an original (mini) musical while learning how to become a better actor. Students ages 8-12 will work on developing a character, working as an ensemble, reacting and responding, improvising, and making strong choices. This process-centered approach provides even the youngest actor some of the tools they need in their theatrical toolbox. Improviso! students will use their skills with a performance on the THT stage November 13 and 14.