Performing Arts

Improv Comedy Fundamentals

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 principles 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: The Parker Players
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $165 R/$181 NR
17239 Sa, Sept. 14 – Nov. 2, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Musical Theater Dance

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: Inspire Theater Staff
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $48 R/$52 NR
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
15719 July 7 - 28
15720 Aug. 4 - 25
17188 Sept. 1-Oct. 6
17189 Oct. 13-Nov.17
17190 Nov. 24-Dec. 29

Adult Tap

Ages: 16 +
Learn and practice the basics of tap vocabulary like shuffles, flaps, digs, time-steps in simple rhythm combinations and across the floor traveling steps. Then we put it together for quick, fun and rhythmically challenging tap combos set to music. Tap shoes are required.
Instructor: Inspire Creative Staff
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $68 R/$74 NR
Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
15722 July 7 - 28
15723 Aug. 4 - 25
17191 Sept. 1-Oct. 6
17193 Oct. 13-Nov.17
17194 Nov. 24-Dec. 29

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
17240 Th, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.