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WORKSHOPS, COMMUNITY CLASSES & PRIVATE COACHING

OUR MISSION

IS TO OFFER A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL OF TRAINING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS TO

CULTIVATE CREATIVITY, INSPIRE ART & INVEST IN THE PASSION OF STUDENTS OF ALL AGES & BACKGROUNDS.   

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

A  VARIETY  OF  TRADITIONAL  &  NON - TRADITIONAL

DANCE,  ACTING  &  VOICE  WORKSHOPS,  COMMUNITY  CLASSES  &  PRIVATE  COACHING  OPTIONS.

 

CLICK BELOW TO GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR AREA OF INTEREST OR JUST SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT ALL!

 

SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

 

We specialize in small classes, no more than eight students to a class.

This leaves room for fun and engagement.

2017 LITTLE ONES

WINTER/SPRING CLASS

FEBRUARY - APRIL

An introduction class that has a little bit of everything! Modern, Jazz and Ballet, through games, song, and dance. Students will learn coordination and spatial awareness with a specific focus on class etiquette.  A fantastic introduction to dance. $135 / 8 Classes

LITTLE ONES | 4yr- 6yr

SATURDAYS

February 18th - April 8th 

9:30am - 10:25am (55 mins)  

 2017 ADULT

WINTER/SPRING CLASSES

STARTING IN FEBRUARY

Payments are made the day of class with Cash or Check only.  Class will only take place with 3 or more students, so we require students to RSVP by noon, the Wednesday before class.  As we grow our student base, these procedures will change accordingly.  Thank you!  

A high-energy class that infuses African and

Hip-Hop dance, with full-body cardio, stretch, and across the floor combos!  This class works your core, your flexibility, and endurance! Why not dance and sweat at the same time?!?

$17 / Class

ADULTS | 18yr & Up

THURSDAYS

February 16th - June 6th 

6:45pm - 8:00pm (75 mins)  

This course is designed for the adult that wants to discover something new about themselves, geared to all students and all levels, no prior experience needed!  Not only for actors, this class will give you tools to apply in real life whether it be in the office or home.  Leave behind your expectations and step into the unknown.  Free your imagination, build self-confidence, and have a great, outrageous time doing it!

Say “YES”!  I guarantee you will not regret it.

$17 / Class

ADULTS | 18yr & Up

THURSDAYS

February 16th - June 6th 

8:15pm - 9:30pm (75 mins)  

 2017 JUNIOR & TEEN

WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOPS

FEBRUARY - MARCH

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR CREATIVE BALLET & MONOLOGUES WORKSHOPS

NO BUNS needed! This class focuses on learning Classical Ballet technique & terminology without fear. Learn to use Ballet technique to enhance any style of dance you are interested in. Classes will include barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations, with an emphasis on musicality and expression. $95

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

February 16th - March 9th 

4:00pm - 5:10pm (70 mins)  

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

February 18th - March 11th 

10:45am - 11:55am (70 mins)  

The Monologue Workshop is fun fun fun! Designed with age appropriate material for each student to make their monologues there own.  Students will practice, perform and listen to others perform their work.  Students will receive and offer feedback to enhance overall learning comprehension!  Approaching each monologue from action, objection, and connection, all while building confidence and memorization skills! $95

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

February 18th - March 11th 

12:00pm - 1:10pm (70 mins)  

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

February 16th - March 9th 

5:15pm - 6:25pm (70 mins)  

MARCH - APRIL

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN  FOR MODERN & SCENE STUDY WORKSHOPS 

The foundations of Modern dance technique.  Students will explore partnering through weight sharing exercises including suspension/release, fall/recovery, and use of momentum while connecting breath and movement.  $95

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

March 16th - April 6th 

4:00pm - 5:10pm (70 mins)  

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

March 18th - April 8th 

10:45am - 11:55am (70 mins)  

Scene Study is ideal for any student who has an interest in acting on stage, film, or television. Students pick a scene that excites them and spend 4 weeks bringing it to life through acting and blocking! Students will learn how to analyze their script, work in pairs and will have a blast!  $95

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

March 18th - April 8th 

12:00pm - 1:10pm (70 mins)  

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

March 16th - April 6th 

5:15pm - 6:25pm (70 mins)  

APRIL - MAY

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FOR JAZZ & HIP-HOP & IMPROV WORKSHOPS ON APRIL 1ST

A rhythmic, beat driven workshop that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping and locking with Jazz dance technique such as: isolations of the body, complex dance rhythms and patterns. $95

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

April 13th - May 4th 

4:00pm - 5:10pm (70 mins)  

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

April 15th - May 6th 

10:45am - 11:55am (70 mins)  

Play, play and play some moreI This workshop encourages students to become more comfortable and confident in themselves and their acting choices, no matter the situation. Sometimes silly, sometimes outrageous, “improv training” inspires students to think outside of the box and say “YES” to the unknown! $95

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

April 15th - May 6th  

12:00pm - 1:10pm (70 mins)  

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

April 13th - May 4th

5:15pm - 6:25pm (70 mins)  

MAY - JUNE

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FOR MUSICAL THEATRE & ON-CAMERA WORKSHOPS ON MAY 1ST

This workshop will not only incorporate Jazz and Ballet technique, it will also offer an opportunity to learn different repertory from some of the most popular Broadway shows!  A fun way to learn performance skills such as: connection to the audience and how to tell a story through dance. $95

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

May 11th - June 1st 

4:00pm - 5:10pm (70 mins)  

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

May 13th - June 3rd 

10:45am - 11:55am (70 mins)  

Pick up your script and watch it after it is shot! This class is a popular one. Students will learn practical On-Camera technique and an in-depth look into the film and television industry. The best part is, students are sent a digital copy of their best work!  We recommend taking either the Monologue, Improv, or Scene Study workshop as a pre-requisite before this one. $95

 

JUNIORS | 7yr-12yr

SATURDAYS

May 13th - June 3rd  

12:00pm - 1:10pm (70 mins)  

TEENS | 13yr-17yr

THURSDAYS

May 11th - June 1st 

5:15pm - 6:25pm (70 mins)  

 
 

"Broadway Dancer Hettie Barnhill is a sensation, both on and off the stage."

-K. Kuchar (DEMO Magazine)

 

Hettie Barnhill is a broadway actress, teacher, choreographer and the founder of Movement & Characters in the Hudson Valley.  Currently performing with Face-Off Unlimited Improv Company in NYC. On Broadway, Hettie has performed in the productions "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark”, Tony Award-winning,”FELA!" (original cast), based on the life and music of the late Nigerian singer Fela Kuti, and the Tony -Award-nominated “Leap Of Faith” (original cast).

Currently, she will be performing in The Metropolitan Opera’s Production of “Romeo & Juliet”.   Off stage, Hettie uses her art as therapy for people in need and was recipient of the 2011 NAACP "Top 12 Leaders 40 & Under Award" in the field of "Arts and Culture" and twice honored as a “Rising Star” by the Young & Powerful for Obama Group for the outreach and work she has done for her community.

 

Other recent Credits includes:  “Lulu” at the MET, “Maverick” (NYC showcase) “Fly” A new musical,  ”Law and Order SVU", "The Knick" and upcoming feature film "King Bolden”. Recent Teaching Credits includes; Mark Morris Dance Center, The JCC Triple Threat Program, and Stephens College Dance Department. 

WHO IS HETTIE?

Guest Instructors

Timothy Shipley

Dance/Acting Guest Instructor

Timothy is a performer, choreographer, theater educator, and props artisan. He recently graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Performance and a Minor in Art History from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

 

Growing up in a suburb of Buffalo, NY he was featured in many shows at Williamsville North High School and at the Academy of Theatre Arts under the direction of Dina Slawson. During his time at SUNY New Paltz, Timothy was featured in several shows both with the theater department and with student groups on campus. He also worked on multiple shows as a "props master" under the supervision of Ken Goldstein.

 

Professionally Timothy has worked in multiple aspects of theater. He has worked as an actor, props artisan, choreographer, and theater educator with companies such as Millbrook Playhouse, A Class Act NY, In Our Words, and Movement & Characters.  Currently, Timothy is serving as the education intern at New York Theatre Workshop and as an administrative assistant at "A Class Act NY". In addition to this he is also assistant directing A Class Act NY's production of Spamalot and in rehearsals for  Two Star Motel  with The Dare Tactic.

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HUDSON VALLEY LOCATION

71 MAIN STREET, NEW PALTZ, NY 12561

 

(ENTRANCE BTW COCOON & HUDSON GOLD SMITHS - 2ND FLOOR)

NEW YORK CITY AREA BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

"Great!  Just LOVE it.

Amazing class.  Amazing energy!"

-Ashley (Dance Major 2014)

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