Performing Arts

The Fundamentals of Improv Comedy
Ages: 18+
Improv comedy is a fun and life-changing performance art form that will help you grow self-confidence as you discover your inner funny and learn that you can handle anything life throws at you! This eight-week class reviews the fundamentals of improv comedy. Each week you will laugh and bond with your classmates while you learn new principals of improvisation. There are so many reasons people join this class; some are looking for a level-one course in improv acting, some want to brush up on previous improv lessons, and some students just want to boost their public speaking skills and feel more confident in front of a crowd. No matter what your reason is, all experience levels are welcome! Grant Garrison is a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory for Improv Actors in Chicago with over twelve years of teaching experience.
Instructor: Parker Players
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $165 R/$180 NR
13667 Th, Sept. 13 – Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (no class 10/11, 10/25)

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.
13624 Sept. 9 - Oct. 14
13625 Oct. 21 - Dec. 2 (No class 11/25)

Parker Arts & Inspire Creative Winter Musical Dance Audition Workshop
Ages: 15+
Get ready for your next audition! Join the director and choreographer of Parker Arts and Inspire Creative's winter musical (TBA!) 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
13675 Sa, Sept. 8, 1:00p.m. – 3:00 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.