ADULT CLASSES

Be sure to check out our Winter and Spring Workshops for Adults!

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Alexander Group ClassALEXANDER TECHNIQUE GROUP CLASS (AGES 17+) with Jennifer Tweel Kelly

The Alexander Technique is a movement education that looks at the “how” of what we are doing. This class will emphasize the relationship of the head and neck, and the way we breathe and address the habits of the mind and body. Participants will take the awareness they gain into their everyday life, as well as how they perform onstage.

Jennifer Tweel Kelly is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher and a NASM certified personal trainer. She earned a BA in Dance (’96) from James Madison University. After joining the modern dance scene in the San Francisco Bay Area she spent many years exploring performance with the Zen Monkey Project in Charlottesville, VA. In 2003, Jen opened The Hip Joint, a dance and yoga boutique, on the Historic Downtown Mall, and it continues to be a presence in the arts community. Jen currently has a private Alexander practice and is a part-time personal trainer at the Boar’s Head Sports Club at the University of Virginia. She is the AT teacher to the Charlottesville Ballet’s trainee dancers. 

  • Instructor: Jennifer Tweel Kelly
  • Time: Wednesdays 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Dates: January 16 – March 20; 10 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal Z (1108 Forest Street)
  • Tuition: $150
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE GROUP CLASS (AGES 17+) with Jennifer Tweel Kelly

Theater Lab with Mercedes Herrero at Live Arts EducationTHEATRE LAB (AGES 18+) with Mercedes Herrero

From Mercedes: “In this 6 week course, we will examine closely Annie Baker’s play about a group of people taking an acting class: Circle Mirror Transformation. We will read and work on scenes from the play, which the author accurately describes as a “strange little naturalistic meditation on theatre and life”. Along the way, will also use the script as a springboard for practicing the exercises of presence, impulse, creativity, memory, connection and transformation, undertaken by the characters within the play. It will be very meta!”

  • Instructor: Mercedes Herrero
  • Time: Sundays 4pm – 6pm
  • Dates: May 5th – June 9th; 6 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th Floor)
  • Tuition: $105
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR THEATRE LAB (AGES 18+) with Mercedes Herrero

Acting Shakespeare with Bryan Close at Live Arts EducationACTING SHAKESPEARE WITH PERFORMANCE (AGES 18+) with Bryan Close

Acting Shakespeare will provide either an introduction to or a refresher on the unique challenges and unequaled joys of bringing the text of the English language’s greatest dramatist to life. Adults and older teens will be given both big ideas and specific tools for exploring Shakespeare’s sound and sense, imagery, and argument. For this special Winter/Spring 2019 session, the class will culminate in a performance on Monday, April 22nd at 7pm in Rehearsal A (most likely a staged reading of scenes from a Shakespeare play TBD). Since this class culminates in a performance, please understand that consistent attendance is required to be fair to the other actors.

Bryan Close has taught Acting Shakespeare to BFA students at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and to professional actors at Scott Freeman Studios. In addition to holding an MFA in Acting from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, Bryan has studied the First Folio at Shakespeare and Co. and completed all three levels of Patsy Rodenberg’s Speaking Shakespeare course. He has also twice completed the intensive acting teacher certificate course at the Actors’ Center. He’s directed two of Shakespeare’s plays (Henry V and Twelfth Night) and has performed in a dozen more, with his favorite roles including Romeo, Orlando, Bassanio, Mercutio, and Hamlet. Bryan is currently directing the Live Arts production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

  • Instructor: Bryan Close
  • Time: Mondays 5:15 – 6:45 pm
  • Dates: February 11th – March 25th; 8 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal Z (1108 Forest St.)
  • Mandatory Tech Rehearsal for performance: Monday, April 15th, 7pm to 10pm in Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th Floor.)
  • Performance: Monday, April 22nd, at 7pm in Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th Floor).
  • Tuition: $135
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR ACTING SHAKESPEARE (AGES 18+) with Bryan Close

Beginning Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationBEGINNING TAP (Ages 14+)

Time to get on your feet and make some noise! This beginner level class will introduce basic tap skills (shuffles, flaps, shuffle ball change, cramp rolls, etc.) as well as musicality and rhythm style. Fun combinations using these tap fundamentals will have you dancing like Gene Kelly! Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

Winter Session:

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Dates: January 16th – March 20th; 10 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $90
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR WINTER 2019 BEGINNING TAP (AGES 14+)

Spring Session:

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Wednesdays 5:45 – 6:45 pm
  • Dates: April 24th – May 29th; 6 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $55
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

REGISTER FOR SPRING 2019 BEGINNING TAP (AGES 14+)

Intermediate Tab Dance at Live Arts EducationINTERMEDIATE TAP (Ages 14+)

Looking for a way to get back to tap class? Want to hone your tap skills? This class is for you! For those with at least one year of tap, this class will review all the basic tap skills but at a much faster pace. Musicality, rhythm, and syncopation will be explored as well as learning pull-backs, pick-ups, and Maxie Fords. Please wear comfortable attire and tap shoes.

Winter Session:

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45
  • Dates: January 15th – March 19th (no class March 5th); 9 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $81
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Register here for Winter 2019 INTERMEDIATE TAP (AGES 14+)

Spring Session:

  • Instructor: Stephanie Hess
  • Time: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45
  • Dates: April 23rd – May 28th; 6 classes total
  • Location: Rehearsal A (123 East Water Street, 4th floor)
  • Tuition: $55
  • Friends of Live Arts get 10% off all classes using the discount code FRIENDS at checkout.
  • Need-based financial aid is available for all Live Arts classes. Find out more or apply at our financial aid page.

Register here for Spring 2019 INTERMEDIATE TAP (AGES 14+)