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Theater/Acting Classes and Workshops

Burlesque Performance 101 - starts 9/2/18 - (posted by Wisconsin Burlesque Association)

This is a six week course that will go in detail with how to develop burlesque for the stage. Class is limited to 6 students for the entire course. All gender identies, body types, and ethnities are welcomed. Students will be taught the history of burlesque in the United States as well introduced to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Legend Monquie Murray who will be making a special apperance for the class. This 90 minute class will also introduce students to the fundmentals of movement, costumes, story telling and character development for burlesque. Students will also be given the chance to debut their new found skills on stage at the end of the course.

This is a 6 week course: 1pm on the dates below.

9/2
9/9
9/16
9/23
9/30
10/7

Location:

Aerial Bliss
6620 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705

Tickets for the class are available on our website

www.wisconsinburlesqueassociation.com

The instructor will be Mercury Stardust, more information is available below.

Mercury Stardust (The Ambassador of Cheese & Tease) is a burlesque performer, instructor, emcee and producer. Bringing 12 years of performing experience to the stage, using his background as a clown, puppeteer, and an actor to make for a unique live experience. Earning his start as a professional cabaret performer for the national touring show "Chez Bouche': A Bawdy Blend of Comedy & Dance". In 2013 Mercury started his burlesque career and quickly made an impact in the Wisconsin Burlesque Community. Earning the titles of 2014 King of Iowa Burlesque Festival and the 2015 Wisconsin Burlypics Regional Champion. In 2015 He founded the Wisconsin Burlesque Association and became the executive producer of the Wisconsin Burlesque Festival. He was also the host of the popular podcast "The Art of Burlesque" on the Littlepodcast.com network. In 2017 Mercury appeared and competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in the category of "Best of Boylesque" in Las Vegas. With his vaudeville style performances, Mercury has entertained audiences in 22 States and in over a 100 cities.

As an instructor and mentor Mercury has helped over 20 performers to make their stage debuts. He has now produced over 35 burlesque shows in the state of Wisconsin. Since May of 2016 Mercury has been running a monthly show called "Mercury Stardust's Strip & Shout" at Five Nightclub in Madison Wisconsin. In April of 2018 He produced a new show called, Royal Tease: The Burlesque Spectacular, which sold out at FIVE Nightclub 10 days prior to the show. Another installment of the show will be on July 28th at the same venue.

Drama Club - Ongoing - (posted by The Seventeenth Radish)

Drama Club is a creative adventure designed for ages 3-6yrs. Students explore theatre genres and pieces through games, songs, and literature. They meet Wednesday from 12-1:30. The price is $15. This club includes meal time. Students bring a packed lunch or order a hot lunch. A one time registration fee of $35 is required.

We also offer Drama Activity Hour on Thursdays from 11-12 for ages 2 1/2-5yrs. For more information please visit www.seventeenthradish.com

We are located in Waunakee at The Seventeenth Radish. 608-850-2600

Creative Movement and Drama for 3-6 year olds - Ongoing - (posted by Donna Peckett)

A nurturing introduction to dance, movement and drama using story telling, song and music to spark a creative physical response. Instructor: Donna Peckett. Please call 608-244-2938, visit www.donnapeckettarts.com, or email: info@tapitnewworks.org.

Break a Leg: 1-on-1 Drama Coaching - Ongoing - (posted by KidStage)

Break a Leg: 1-on-1 Drama Coaching (a division of SouthWisco KidStage) is intended for the serious actor or for those preparing for a big audition, whether it be for your local community play, High School musical or the all important College Audition and anything in between. Coaching is available for children and adults of ALL AGES, we do not discriminate and are happy to help anyone anxious to become a part of the world of the arts!

Classes will be catered to the need of the student and can include instruction in many areas including,but not limited to, voice and movement, musical theatre, dialect, memorization, and script analysis. Classes will be private or semi-private and will be held at least once weekly or as a one time session depending on the need of the student.

Please contact SouthWisco KidStage for additional information and a price quote (hourly classes range from $25 to $75 an hour depending on the need and interests of the student). Class location will be dictated by the availability of space and the time you register. Instructors are available for in-home instruction in locations based in and around Rock County, all other inquiries are subject to the approval of the instructor.

Contact Info: SouthWiscoKidStage@gmail.com
Visit us on Facebook to learn about other offerings and opportunities (https://www.facebook.com/pages/SouthWisco-KidStage/186730421392153)!

When requesting further information, please include your age, experience, specific interest of study and location.

Private Voice Lessons and audition coaching - Ongoing - (posted by Meghan)

Musical theatre and opera for ages 15 and older. Best training and prices in the area! Email PerforMeg@aol.com for more info and clips of instructor’s work.

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Improv Classes and Workshops

Kids Acting Workshop - Ongoing - (posted by The Rock Agency)

This workshop is held every Saturday and is designed for children who hope to work on television and in film. The exercises are designed to benefit all levels of acting experience. Maximum number of participants is only 12 kids ages 5-11 per session. This workshop is taught by Jody Reiss a New York trained actress with 20+ years experience in the industry. Her former and current students are working in national commercials, feature films, and long running sitcom and soap opera roles!

Participants must audition to participate...For more information call: 608-238-6372 to set up an audition.
Cost $295 for 10 sessions
www.therockagency.com

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Dance Classes and Workshops

Summer Intensive Flamenco Dance Classes - starts 7/30/18 - (posted by Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance)

Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance Summer Classes 2018

Classes are held at Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State St. 2nd Floor above the GAP, Madison, Wisconsin, unless noted otherwise.
Call Tania at (608) 250-0369, or email tandias@usa.net to register or for more information. Please visit Tania's website at www.flamencodance.net.

All classes will include instruction in flamenco dance technique, which includes footwork, arm and hand work, rhythmic hand-clapping and turns.

Classes are open to both women and men. Partners are not necessary. Adult classes are open to students aged 12 years and up.

Discounts: FEES CAN BE PRORATED TO ACCOMMODATE SUMMER VACATION PLANS! FOR THE AUGUST INTENSIVE, THERE WILL BE $10 DISCOUNT FOR PAYMENT RECEIVED BY JULY 9, 2018, PLUS $20 OFF FOR STUDENTS TAKING MORE THAN ONE FULL-SESSION CLASS. DISCOUNTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS PAYING PRORATED FEES.

AUGUST SUMMER INTENSIVE WITH GUEST INSTRUCTOR DANICA SENA

Summer intensive classes with Danica will culminate in a Summer Student Showcase at Kanopy Dance Studio on Sunday, August 26th at 4 pm.

Beginning Class- bulerías
Students will learn the basics of the baile flamenco, which include compás (rhythm), footwork, arm & handwork, turns, and choreography for the festive bulerías.
2 sessions/week
Tue 6:00-7:00 pm & Thu 6:00-7:00 pm, July 31- August 23
Fee: $152 (8 sessions)

Advanced Beginning Class- fandangos abandolaos
In this class, students will continue to build their knowledge of flamenco dance through more challenging technique exercises. Compás (rhythm) and choreography will also be taught.
2 sessions/week
Wed 6:30-7:45 pm & Thu 7:00-8:15 pm, August 1-23
Fee: $168 (8 sessions)

Bata de Cola Class- alegrías
In this class, dancers will focus on learning how to manipulate the bata de cola through technique drills and exercises. Choreography for alegrías and footwork drills will also be included.
*Although students are expected to provide their own batas, please inquire if you are interested in class but unable to purchase your own.
*This class is open to advanced beginning & intermediate-level dancers, or consent of instructor.
2 sessions/week
Sunday 10:30 am- 12:00 pm
Monday 5:30-6:45 pm, July 30- August 26

Fee: $176 (8 sessions)

Intermediate Class- tientos/tangos
Sunday 12:00-1:15 pm
Monday 6:45- 8:00 pm, July 30- August 26

Fee: $168 (8 sessions)

Beginner Tap - starts 7/30/18 - (posted by Verona Area Community Theater)

This four session class is for anyone ages 14 and older that wishes to learn tap for the first time or work on previous tap skills that have become rusty.

6:30pm - 7:30pm on July 30th, August 6th, August 13th, and August 20th.

$40 for all four classes.

Instructor: Alyssa Dvorak

Visit https://www.vact.org/beginner-tap-2018 for more information and to register.

Advanced Tap - starts 7/30/18 - (posted by Verona Area Community Theater)

This four session camp is for anyone ages 14 and older who has mastered basic tap moves and would like to work on more advanced steps and choreography.

7:45pm - 8:45pm on July 30th, August 6th, August 13th, and August 20th.

$40 for all four classes.

Instructor: Alyssa Dvorak

Visit https://www.vact.org/advanced-tap-2018 for more information and to register.

Beginner Jazz - starts 7/31/18 - (posted by Verona Area Community Theater)

This four session camp is for anyone ages 14 - adults that wishes to learn Jazz for the first time or work on previous Jazz skills that have become rusty.

6:30pm - 7:30pm on July 31st, August 7th, August 14th, and August 21st.

$40 for all four classes.

Instructor: Alyssa Dvorak

Visit https://www.vact.org/beginner-jazz-2018 for more information and to register.

Advanced Jazz Beginner Jazz - starts 7/31/18 - (posted by Verona Area Community Theater)

This four session camp is for anyone ages 14 - adults that has mastered the basic Jazz moves and wishes to learn more advanced Jazz steps and Jazz choreography.

7:45pm - 8:45pm on July 31st, August 7th, August 14th, and August 21st.

$40 for all four classes.

Instructor: Alyssa Dvorak

Visit https://www.vact.org/advanced-jazz-2018 for more information and to register.

The Actor's Toolbox Beginner Jazz - starts 8/1/18 - (posted by Verona Area Community Theater)

This workshop is designed to bring a sense of discovery and play back to your craft. Participants develop awareness of techniques and methods to increase the tools used in approaching a character.This workshop will be taught by James Wagoner who has a Bachelor's Degree in acting from Carnegie Mellon University, a Bachelor's Degree in Playwriting from Georgia State University and a Masters Degree in Directing from Illinois State University.

6:30pm - 8:30pm on August 1st, August 8th, August 15th, and August 22nd.

$80 for all four classes.

Instructor: James Wagoner

Visit https://www.vact.org/the-actors-toolbox for more information and to register.

Latin Move n’ Groove - Ongoing - (posted by Dando Mambo Dance Company)

Thursday 7 PM
Latin Move n’ Groove
All levels
The Cardinal Bar 413 E. Wilson St. Madison

Dance, relax and laugh! This class will definitely get you motivated to move. Come and see why dancing is a phenomenal way to forget the “work” in “workout” and just have fun – you will learn new dance moves and learn how to incorporate freestyle moves into your dance style! Learn about Afro-Cuban movements and dancing on 1, on 2 in this dynamic, all-inclusive class!

For more information, please email Hallie at info@dandomambo.com or call (608) 669-1175

BharthaNatyam Indian Dance - Ongoing - (posted by Aum LLC)

We are located in Milwaukee and Sheboygan. Our teaching style is a combination of Yoga and Bharatham

About AUM LLC:

Started in 1978, Aum shares passion and dedication in teaching one of the oldest form of art known to mankind - BharthaNatyam, a traditional Indian dance. This style of dance emerged in the southern part of India in the early 17th century along with yoga and is known to have a lot of similarities with yoga mudras and postures. While there are a lot of styles that exists in BharathaNatyam, Aum specializes in researching, understanding, cherishing, mastering and then teaching the oldest style of BharthaNatyam - The Tanjore Style.

Under the title "Art and Heart", Aum is also researching and learning how fine arts affect both the physical and mental aspects of Human Body.

Motivation:

To research the divinity and science behind ancient arts and to teach/perform from the roots, the ancient form of Indian classical dance: BharathaNatyam

Visit www.aumperformingarts.com or call us at 503-333-9860 for more information.

Bharathanatyam & Carnatic Music - Ongoing - (posted by Aum Performing Arts)

Motivation: To research the divinity and science behind ancient arts and to teach/perform from the roots, the ancient form of Indian classical dance: BharathaNatyam(Kuchupudi & Carnatic Music)

Locations: Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison

Contact : 503-333-9860

email: aumperformingarts@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/AumArtsLLC/about/

Creative Movement and Drama for 3-6 year olds - Ongoing - (posted by Donna Peckett)

A nurturing introduction to dance, movement and drama using story telling, song and music to spark a creative physical response. Instructor: Donna Peckett. Please call 608-244-2938, visit www.donnapeckettarts.com, or email: info@tapitnewworks.org.

West African Dance - Ongoing - (posted by WADOMA)

THURSDAYS 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Classes highlight various dances from Guinea or Mali each week. Live drumming with some of Madison's finest drummers!

Taught by Otehlia Cassidy
(608) 251-6996
olkiser@gmail.com

Classes held at:
Dance Fabulous, 212 North Henry Street
$12 drop-in or 10 classes for $100
www.dancefabulousmadison.com

Movement Exploration, Adult Contemporary Dance - Ongoing - (posted by SENSE LLC)

Classes:
-Movement Exploration (Therapeutic Flow Dance)
-Contemporary Dance for Adult Beginners
-Total Body Conditioning

Thursdays: 6:30pm Movement Exploration, 7:30pm Body Conditioning*
Sundays: 6:30pm Contemporary Dance for Adult Beginners, 7:30 Movement Exploration*

FIRST TIME STUDENTS: 2 CLASSES FOR THE PRICE OF 1. $11 Drop in, $50 for 5 classes

FULL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS, TEACHER BIO, CONTACT AND LOCATION: www.SENSEflowspace.com


"I created Movement Exploration classes with the intention of providing opportunities to expose areas in need of care and support within the unique body of each individual who comes to class; To prevent further development of physical dysfunction and find ways of nurturing that which already exists... All the while, allowing freedom to express the one and only spirit that makes you YOU in this crazy jungle of humanity.

We can change our physiology-- structural imbalances, holding patterns, energetic distribution, movement ability, and more-- with a little persistence and positive intention. Greater physical freedom is in reach. All we have to do is start trying, keep trying, and fall in love with the joy of setting and reaching more goals once we've reached the first one.

Come join me in a unique experience of deepening our awareness of the unique potential we each hold."

Teacher: Heidi Krause recently moved back to Madison from NYC to start her Freelance career as a Choreographer, Teacher and Performer. She is a Board Certified Massage Therapist, which is apparent in her Dance and Movement Therapy Classes, often emphasizing anatomical awareness and safety in technique execution, in addition to encouraging expressive freedom and artistry when appropriate for the student. Her performance credits include soloist roles with Madison's Kanopy Dance Company; working with members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. You can see her most recent, local choreography in MCVDC's September show this summer (2016).


* See SENSE Facebook page for class updates/ cancellations, as Heidi travels out of the country frequently due to involvement with International Dance Festivals: https://www.facebook.com/eatfeelglow/

Tap Dance Classes - Ongoing - (posted by TAPIT/new works)

Tap dance classes, for ages 8 to 80+, offered at TAPIT/new works, 1957 Winnebago Street, focusing on rhythm tap, technique, timing, exploration of improvisation, and a dramatic twist.

Classes taught by Donna Peckett. Schedule and information: 608.244.2938. Workshops and master classes offered with leaders in the form.

Ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop,poms,tap,competition team - Ongoing - (posted by Dance Attitudes)

Ballet, our classes emphasize technique, terminology, strength, flexibility, and choreography. Proper body placement is taught to prevent injury. All levels are offered. Ages 3-adult.

Jazz is a progressive form of dance that uses traditional ballet technique and is performed to the latest upbeat music. Jazz is presented through creativity, style, and fast skillful movements. All levels offered. Ages 7-adult

Tap is a form of dance based on rhythmic patterns. This class is taught under the Al Gilbert method, with our own style and pizzazz to make it fun and innovative. all levels offered. Ages 5-adult.

Lyrical dance is choreographed to interpret the emotions of the music with the intention that the audience will feel the lyrics to the song. Lyrical is a technically strong creative mixture of both ballet and jazz. Ballet background is required. Ages 11-adult.

Hip Hop is an exciting, upbeat, fun, fast-paced form of dance and exercise that is choreographed to the latest hip hop and pop music. Ages 7-adult

Poms class teaches a variety of routines that prepares students for high school teams. Ages 7-adult.

Worship Dance is dance class that is done to all christian pop and rock music with the purpose of glorifying God.

Competition Team, this class is chosen through an annual audition for the sole purpose of learning choreography for performing and competing.

Any questions, please contact Tanya Adkins, studio director
608-359-1290, 10 1/2 South Main St. Janesville WI.

ABOUT OUR TEACHERS
Tanya Adkins has over ten years experience teaching. She has choreographed countless musicals including Fame and Cabaret. Tanya has choreographed commercials and concerts. She has had the opportunity to dance with choreographers for Madonna, Prince, Brittney Spears and The MTV Music awards. Tanya won the "Best Choreography Award" at Dance Idols Of America, and danced with the semi-professional dance company Mid West Movement for 5 years.

Tap Dance Classes - Ongoing - (posted by Katherine Kramer Projects)

Tap dance classes taught by Katherine Kramer.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6-7:15pm.

Multiple class rate, $15/class, drop-in, $18.

Primrose Studio, 1261 County Road U, Verona, WI

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Voice and Music

Piano (Private) - starts 9/10/18 - (posted by Academy of Sound)

Openings remain on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for the 2018-2019 school year.

Ages 5 to Adult
Lessons begin the week of September 10, 2018 and go through May 23, 2019. Openings are between the hours of 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

To learn about our teachers, visit www.academyofsound.org/aboutus
Scholarships available by applying at www.academyofsound.org/scholarships

Enroll online at www.academyofsound.org/enroll

Guitar or Ukulele (Private) - starts 9/10/18 - (posted by Academy of Sound)

Openings remain on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the 2018-2019 school year.

Ages 5 to Adult
Lessons begin the week of September 10, 2018 and go through May 23, 2019. Openings are between the hours of 3:30 PM and 9:15 PM.

To learn about our teachers, visit www.academyofsound.org/aboutus
Scholarships available by applying at www.academyofsound.org/scholarships

Enroll online at www.academyofsound.org/enroll

Voice (Private) - starts 9/10/18 - (posted by Academy of Sound)

Openings remain on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2018-2019 school year.

Ages 8 to Adult
Lessons begin the week of September 10, 2018 and go through May 24, 2019. Openings are between the hours of 3:15 PM and 6:00 PM.

To learn about our teachers, visit www.academyofsound.org/aboutus
Scholarships available by applying at www.academyofsound.org/scholarships

Enroll online at www.academyofsound.org/enroll

Viola & Violin (Private) - starts 9/10/18 - (posted by Academy of Sound)

Openings remain on Mondays and Wednesdays for the 2018-2019 school year.

Ages 4 to Adult
Lessons begin the week of September 10, 2018 and go through May 24, 2019. Openings are between the hours of 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM.

To learn about our teachers, visit www.academyofsound.org/aboutus
Scholarships available by applying at www.academyofsound.org/scholarships

Enroll online at www.academyofsound.org/enroll

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