172 W. Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ 07204
TYPES OF CLASSES WE OFFER
Learn the standard ballet vocabulary, the positions, port de bras, and other ballet techniques. This class consists of work at the barre, combinations in center-floor and across the floor. Students develop flexibility, strength, discipline, and a good technical foundation, the elements necessary for all forms of dance. Dress Code – Ladies: black leotard, pink tights, ballet shoes, hair securely pulled back off the face; Gentlemen: T-shirt, dance pants, ballet flats or jazz shoes. Open Ballet: This class is designed to enhance a student’s basic technique and classical ballet training. Various levels of exper ience are accommodated in the class, from beginners to advanced. This class is especially beneficial to drama and musical theatre high school/college students who have never studied ballet and need the technique to enhance their other performing arts skills. Dress Code – Same as Ballet I.
Ballet-Jazz I & II:
These combination classes of ballet and jazz technique cover isolations, flexibility and strength exercises, with strong emphasis on turns, combinations in center- floor and across the floor that engage styles of jazz, funk, and Broadway dance from musical theatre productions. Prerequisite: For Ballet-Jazz I, you must be at least eleven years of age with a minimum of two consecutive years of Ballet within the last three years. Ballet-Jazz II is more advanced. Dress Code – Ladies: dance pants can be added to the ballet attire, jazz shoes or sneakers (nothing bulky); Gentlemen: T-shirt, dance pants, and jazz shoes or sneakers (nothing bulky).
Beginners’ Tap I:
Learn tap vocabulary, basic tap steps and rhythms. This class starts with tap exercises at the barre, then moves to center-floor and across the floor covering simple combinations and turns; Tap II is slightly more advanced. Dress Code – Ladies: any color leotard and tights or t-shirt and dance pants, tap shoes; Gentlemen: T-shirt and dance pants, tap shoes.
This class goes beyond Beginners’ Tap I. Students focus on syncopated rhythms and syllables, more complex combinations and turns in center-floor and across the floor. Prerequisite: Minimum of two consecutive years of Beginners’ Tap. Dress Code – Same as Beginners’ Tap I
The art and technique of Acting. The various levels of drama classes focus on improvisation, character development and scene study. The beginning levels concentrate on basic skills, technique, losing inhibitions, and the building of confidence as a performer. Dress Code –Comfortable clothing, rubber-soled shoes. Students seeking the Intermediate-II/Advanced Acting class are required to audition for the class. Audition Requisite: Prepare a monologue of at least one-minute in length. Student must be “off book.
Various levels of Musical Theatre classes focus on song selection, presentation and interpretation for audition and performance; ensemble work; voice technique/projection; musical theatre movement and dance. Prerequisite: Student is required to take at least one dance class per week (preferably ballet) in conjunction with this class. Good working knowledge of dance vocabulary and proper dance technique is essential. Dress Code – any color leotard and tights, jazz pants (optional), jazz shoes, (NO JEANS).
Private, individual voice classes concentrate on vocal technique, song selection, interpretation and/or coaching. Private lessons are limited to 18 students on a bi-monthly basis. Entrance into the Voice Studio is by audition only.
Acting for the Camera:
The technical skills of film work as well as marketing and self promotion. The basics of film acting for the camera tackles film auditions, preparation, cold reads; and works towards finalizing a scene to be videoed.
Stage & Character Make-up:
Learn the essentials in stage make-up application. Course will teach the art and technique of basic make-up, character make-up, old-age make-up and special effects for a theatrical performance. Students will also learn what constitutes a good, workable make-up kit.