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Performing Arts Classes

Workshops Designed For the Life-Long Learner
June 23-29, 2016

The collaboration of Cabrillo Extension, Cabrillo College Theatre Arts Department, Cabrillo Stage and NextStage Productions offers a spectrum of professionally taught classes designed for life-long learners aged 50+. Set in a safe and encouraging environment, artists and student artists hone their skills while enjoying the companionship of others with a similar focus. Explore how the creative process promotes health, lifelong learning and an empowering sense of mastery in the theatrical disciplines you wish to study.

....KINDLE THE FLAME OF CREATIVITY AND RELEASE THE MUSE INSIDE.

Choose individual classes or a custom designed series below.

Bonus! Registered students will receive an invitation to the Cabrillo Stage "Sitz-Probe" rehearsal (lead actors and orchestra) of their choice for Chicago or Fiddler on the Roof.

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Multiple Session Programs
Register for these Multiple Session Programs for a Discount!


Series A:
Dance & Sing Broadway

12 Sessions
For students who wish to develop Musical theater skills and “strut their stuff” in a final performance.

2:00-3:15 pm - Dance the Music of Broadway

3:20-4:35 pm - Musical Theater Adventure

Fee: $185

 

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Series B:
Mindfulness Series

9 Sessions
For students who wish to learn skills that connect head to heart and voice. This is great for anyone who wants to use their voice to better communicate through speaking or singing. Be the next TED presenter!

12:35-1:50 pm - The Mindful Singer: Find Your Best Voice

12:35-1:50 pm - The Mindful Performer: Fulfill Your Performance Potential

2:00-3:15 pm - Story Sizzle

Fee: $142

 

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Series C:
Mix & Magic Fun Pack

9 Sessions
For students who want to bring power and pizzazz to their spoken word performances.

12:35-1:50 pm - Say Yes! Improvisation

12:35-1:50 pm - Moving Your Story

2:00-3:15 pm - Magic Mastery

Fee: $142

 

register online

 

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Individual Classes


Dance the Music of Broadway

Feel the rhythm, learn the steps and experience the combinations used in dance breaks of the great Broadway song and dance numbers. This class combines with Musical Theater Experience for an end of workshop performance (optional). All welcome!

Thu. - Wed., June 23 - 29 (No class Sunday, June 26)
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Room: VAPA 5156
Fee: $108

 

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Mindy Pedlar is passionate for music, theater and dance and has appeared in 50+ theatrical productions. She has performed with Juliette Prowse and the Serendipity Singers as well as Cabrillo Stage and many other theater groups. She choreographs musicals and variety shows and teaches adult ballet locally.

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Musical Theater Adventure

Soar high with Cabrillo Stage alumni as you learn song and dance numbers from popular Broadway shows. This adventure travels from the classic style in Fiddler On the Roof to the gutsy Kander and Ebb style of Chicago.

Thu. - Wed., June 23 - 29 (No class Sunday, June 26)
3:20 - 4:35 pm
Room: VAPA 5156
Fee: $108

 

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Kathryn Adkins - has 20 years experience teaching theater, voice and directing. She has performed in Europe and for diverse companies including Opera Theater of St. Louis, Cabrillo Music Festival, Santa Cruz Symphony, Tandy Beal and Co. and many musical theatre companies.

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Say Yes! Improvisation

Explore and express your creative, spontaneous self through fun improvisational theatre games. Revel in your spirit of adventure as we play and perform together.

Thu. - Sat., June 23, 24 & 25
12:35 - 1:50 pm
Room: 4111 (Thu.) & VAPA 5137 (Fri. & Sat.)
Fee: $54

 

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Robin Aronson, PhD, teaches in the Theatre Department at Cabrillo College and directs shows for local theatre companies. Robin is head over heels for theatre, marvels at its infinite permutations and life-enhancing powers, and revels in its endless, creative fun.

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Story Sizzle

This storytelling workshop includes no need for notes or memorization or rehearsal! You simply make a mental photo album and describe your experience in each 'picture'. Performance tricks of the trade will be shared to ensure ease, confidence and FUN.

Thu. - Sat., June 23, 24 & 25
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Room: VAPA 5137
Fee: $54

 

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Stan Grindstaff, MFA, is a co-founder and featured teller for the Santa Cruz Lucid True Story Swap. Stan's experience includes A.C.T.—SF and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is an International Speaker Trainer, bestselling story author and editor.

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The Mindful Singer: Find Your Best Voice

Enhance your singing skills and realize your vocal potential by exploring helpful and healthy techniques to improve all aspects of your singing voice. Singing songs from movies and Broadway this course is for all vocal levels and singing styles.

Thu. - Sat., June 23, 24 & 25
12:35-1:50 pm
Room: VAPA 5146
Fee: $54

 

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Cinda Thomas, BME, MM, DMA, has been teaching singing privately and in academia for the past 30 years. She is an expert vocal pedagogue in the classical and musical theater singing styles and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Cinda currently teaches singing and Alexander Technique in Santa Cruz.

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The Mindful Performer: Fulfill Your Performance Potential

Enliven your performances and strengthen your performance skills with the Alexander Technique. Used by performers - actors, dancers, singers, and musicians - world-wide to free and energize the body and mind, Alexander Technique is a proven method for achieving a more powerful and engaging performing presence. Learn how to perform with more confidence, ease, and joy.

Mon. - Wed., June 27, 28 & 29
12:35-1:50 pm
Room: VAPA 5146
Fee: $54

 

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Cinda Thomas, BME, MM, DMA, has been teaching singing privately and in academia for the past 30 years. She is an expert vocal pedagogue in the classical and musical theater singing styles and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Cinda currently teaches singing and Alexander Technique in Santa Cruz.

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Moving Our Stories

Loosen your body, open your voice, free your mind and PLAY! Tell your story or the story that inspires you. Feel the physical release as you move with the spoken word. Stretch your creative and playful self in this exciting class, bringing movement and story together as an expression of life. All are welcome.

Mon. - Wed., June 27, 28 & 29
12:35-1:50 pm
Room: VAPA 5137
Fee: $54

 

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Julie Oak has devoted her life to the marriage of movement and spoken word. Over 30 years of offering private classes, and guest teaching at colleges, festivals, and conferences, Julie developed “RealPlay.”  Through explorations, learning skills, and improv practice, RealPlay fosters playfulness, expressive power and human connection.

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Magic Mastery

Delight grandchildren and adults with cards that suddenly go blank, rubber bands that hop around on your fingers, paper clips that link in the air, and dollar bills that astonish. Learn professional routines and improve eye/hand coordination. Make your stories and presentations pop with laughter and surprise!

Mon. - Wed., June 27, 28 & 29
2:00 - 3:15 pm

Room: VAPA 5137
Fee: $54
Plus a $5 material fee at registration

 

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Stan Grindstaff, MFA, is a co-founder and featured teller for the Santa Cruz Lucid True Story Swap. Stan's experience includes A.C.T.—SF and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is an International Speaker Trainer, bestselling story author and editor.




 

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