VERO BEACH – Registration for Riverside Theatre’s adult classes is underway. This year’s offerings include classes in theater education and dance classes.

Here’s a look at the course catalogue:

Backstage Access: Part lecture. Part seminar. Part participation. Part discussion. Love theatre? Want to learn more about the shows being produced at Riverside Theatre? Backstage Access classes will provide a closer look behind-the-scenes with information and discussions of our main stage productions. Call 772.234.8052.

Acting: This class is open for all adults who may have dabbled in acting, wish to study acting further, or simply have an appreciation for acting onstage. Using various group activities, theatre games, improvisation and scene work, students will gain an understanding of the actor’s process and a confidence in themselves as storytellers. Participants will learn about exploring a character, analyzing a text and working within an ensemble while applying such work to monologues and scenes.

Stage Combat: Have you ever seen a fight onstage and wondered “how did they do that?” Come learn the tricks and techniques that will leave audiences speechless and the safety factors that will let do perform again and again. This class will serve as an introduction to stage combat for the actor. The content of the class will include basic training exercises for the safe execution of unarmed theatrical violence with a strong emphasis on “acting the fight.”

Beginning Ballet: Students in this level will be introduced to classical ballet technique. Basic barre exercises will be taught and structured work away from barre will begin.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: Focus in this class will be on the massive amount of steps that make up the classical ballet vocabulary. Students will learn to execute a complete advanced ballet class from start to finish.

Along with Ballet, Modern Dance is considered an essential technique for any aspiring dancer. In this class students will use Hawkins based technique and energy flow to explore the traditional movement qualities and vocabulary associated with modern dance.

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