CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (*spring 18)
Dancers will learn combinations and work on memorization skills, similar to a tap call for an audition. Our tap classes combine the use of rhythm & Broadway style, fused to produce a well rounded tapper.
Dress code: Form fitting clothes, tap shoes.
*CONDITIONING & PROGRESSIONS
*By popular demand and request
Whether you’re a mover, a shaker or a matchmaker, feel confident to hold your own at a movers call, a summer program or a college audition. Pocket the tricks of the trade to set yourself apart and smash that next final callback. Work on basic progressions (not perfections) for classic theater moves. Body alignment, cardio, core conditioning, stretch and strengthening will have you whipped into shape for 8 shows a week in no time.
*This is a semi-choreographed class for consistency and maximizing time -
Through repetition, students will gain insight into their bodies abilities and personal progress.
Warm-up Choreography can also double as a standard take away tool for use upstage, downstage, backstage, on tour, Broadway and beyond.
Dress code: Form Fitting Clothes
Shoes: Jazz, Half Sole -- Heels, boots, flats or other show shoes may be worked in as well.
What happens in between the lines and lyrics? Easing down the road, changing your major, waving through the window. The body, in character, has to carry the story by way of the score.
Physically using music and lyrics to shape strong, artistic choices within the portrayal of a role, we tell the story through movement. Character work, choreography and a strong focus on musicality and self expression. This class will encourage play, dynamics, stylization and a creative emotional life in addition to technique and character development. We also foster the work in a loose professional rehearsal setting where students learn to communicate their creative view with confidence.
*Understand how to tie these tools into the audition process as well.
Dress code: Form fitting clothes. Shoes: jazz or half soles.
HIP HOP MUSICALS
Hip-Hop is an urban style of movement with a strong focus on musicality including rhythm, dynamics and stylization. Our Hip-Hop classes are high energy that help develop skills to pick-up choreography quickly and encourage individual expression.
Dress code: Any dance wear, baggy is ok. Sneakers.
*JAZZ IT UP!
Dance technique & body alignment, body conditioning, stretch & strengthening, musicality, rhythm & stylization, fun & innovative choreography!
Dress code: form fitting clothes, jazz shoes.
LEAPS & TURNS
A technique class for the more experienced dancer. Learn skills that help force your center, and reach maximum heights with your leaps!
MUSICAL THEATRE COMBOS
The essence of musical theatre! Learn combinations from popular musicals, (classic and contemporary) incorporating every style of dance in one class.
Dress code: Form fitting clothes. Shoes: jazz, sneakers, character shoes a plus.
*TRIPLE THREAT SATURDAYS
Why be green when you could be Elphaba on Broadway?
Be Booked. Be Blessed. Be READY.
This is what Studio C is all about! You won’t find another class like this. Who better than working industry professionals to support you through the process of building your career? It starts with “room confidence”. This two hour class is a musical theater trifecta! Each week students will have the opportunity to work on current audition/show material from local productions to The Great White Way. Learn the language of the professional process.
“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”
Mentored by Cassie and other industry guests. Take advantage and control of your career! This is a safe environment to feel empowered by your creative choices while also building a bi-coastal network and getting ready to be ready… Before the 70 page dream role audition email comes through at 3 PM and you’re cramming on the red eye to NYC for the 10AM EST call. And YES! We’ll talk and walk you through ease and success in that situation too!
E-mail for more details.