Performing Arts

The Fundamentals of Sketch Comedy

Ages: 18+
Join Grant Garrison for 16 weeks as you learn The Second City method of comedy sketch writing.  Using improvisational acting, we will analyze our improv scenes to review what worked, why it worked and how to improve the scene until it grows into a prepared sketch.  All students will laugh and bond together using a wide range of improv exercises and techniques as the students write, cast, and star in their very own sketch comedy show without ever writing anything down on paper. The class will conclude with a performance of the sketch comedy show, showcasing the material written in class. Grant Garrison is a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory for Improv Actors in Chicago. The Fundamentals of Improv Comedy or other improv training is required as a prerequisite.
Instructor: Parker Players
Location: PACE Center
Fee Per Session: $165 R/$181 NR
Session One: Writing Material - 14447 
Th, Jan. 24 – Mar. 14, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Session Two: Casting, Rehearsing, Performing – 15332 
Th, Mar. 21 – May 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Showcase Sa, May 11, 6:00 p.m. at The Schoolhouse

Musical Theater Dance

Ages: 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: $70 R/$77 NR
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
14504 Mar. 31-May 12 (No class 4/21)
Fee: $48 R/ $52 NR
15718 June 2 - 30 (No class 6/9)
15719 July 7 - 28
15720 Aug. 4 - 25

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.
14507 Mar. 31-May 12 (No class 4/21.)
Fee: $46 R/ $50 NR
15721 June 2 - 30 (No class 6/9)
15722 July 7 - 28
15723 Aug. 4 - 25

Voice-Overs: Now Is Your Time!

Ages: 18+
You’ve heard Wendy Shapero on TV! Now hear Wendy live as she illustrates how you could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Wendy will show you a unique, outside the box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there. This is a business that you can handle on your own terms with practically no overhead! Now is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you’ve been looking for. Wendy Shapero, a successful voice artist and actor, has been heard on Robot Chicken (with Seth Green), other Cartoon Network shows, and more. (Put in Active not in catalogue)
Instructor: Wendy Shapero
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $30 R/$33 NR
15609 M, June 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.