Performing Arts

Daytime Drama: Readers Theatre

Ages: 50+
Enjoy the experience of acting without the stress and memorization! Using scripts modified from classic literature, participants will learn how to make the stories come alive using active oral interpretation. Even the most complicated novels and plays can be made accessible and fun through Readers Theatre. These two-hour workshops include instruction time, group work and in-class performances interspersed with short breaks to keep you motivated and focused. All ages and levels of experience welcome!
Instructor: Drama In Progress
Location: The Schoolhouse
Fee: $40 R / $44 NR
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12362 May 1 and 15 Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sorry this class has been cancelled
Fee: $25 R/$27 NR
12615 T, July 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Literature Alive!: Reader’s Theatre Performance Workshop

Ages: 18+
Join Jessica from Drama in Progress for a week-long workshop of classic literature. You'll experience these works with new eyes as you rehearse and perform readers’ theatre pieces adapted from the novels. As usual, no memorization required! Come and learn how to make these stories come alive with active oral interpretations. This class culminates in a performance for friends and family.  No experience necessary and all ages welcome. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to class.
Instructor: Drama In Progress
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $92 R / $101 NR
12669 M – F, June 25 – 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Charles Dickens' Hard Times
12670 M – F, July 23 – 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous

Musical Theater Dance

Age: 15+
Learn different styles of Broadway dance and choreography as well as improving your dance technique. Proper warm up, body placement and some good conditioning will get you where you need to be. Whether you are getting ready for your next audition, show or just want to have something fun to do, this class is for you. All levels welcome. 
Instructor: Liane Adamo
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $75 R/$82 NR
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 p.m. 
12653 July 8 - 29
12564 Aug. 5 - 26

Broadway Jazz Dance Audition Workshop

Ages: 15+
Join the director and choreographer of Inspire Creative's fall musical A Chorus Line for a challenging and informative audition workshop. The first hour will be full of tips and advice on how to select and prepare material, as well as an opportunity to ask questions. The second half of the workshop will be a hands-on dance audition workshop where participants will learn several combinations and receive feedback on their audition skills.
Instructor: Inspire Creative
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $35 R/ $38 NR
12827 Sa, June 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Voice-Overs: Now Is Your Time!

Ages: 18+
Learn how you could begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and much more. Join voice-over professional comedian and actor Wendy Shapero as she provides an overview of the industry and talks more about different voice-over techniques and tips that can help you succeed in this growing, lucrative business. This fun, interactive, and informative class could be the game changer that you’ve been looking for!
Instructor: Wendy Shapero
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $30 R/$33 NR
13676 T, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.