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Better Together: Fall Intensives

Mad Tea Party

 August 28 -September 25, 2:00-3:30 pm 
Come join Alice at the MAD TEA PARTY and explore the world of characterization. Step into the memorable roles of the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, The White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee, and Tweedle Dum, and let’s not forget The Queen of Hearts. Hold onto your hats and your heads as we dive into the wacky world of Wonderland. At the end of this course, actors will perform an adaptation of Alice and Wonderland.
Ages: Teens – Adults
Instructor: Adrienne Shearer
Tuition: $250
Class Location: Garza Studios 241 Milby St. Houston TX 77003 Studio 9, on the 2nd floor.

Ballet & Tap

Saturdays, September 4-October 9, 3-4 pm

This course provides young dancers with the freedom to explore movement in a creative inclusive environment. Foundational ballet and tap concepts are taught through engaging non-traditional methods which include creative play, various genres of music, and the use of props. This class celebrates neurodiversity and is a safe space for everyone.

Attire: Young dancers are encouraged to wear a traditional black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Boys may wear a black t-shirt, black shorts, and black ballet shoes. Traditionally boys wear white tights but we understand if they do not wish to do so.
Sensory sensitivities: If students have sensory sensitivities please send them in something they are comfortable wearing.
Recital: On the last day of class young dancers will perform for their parents.
Closed Rehearsals: Parents may stay to watch the first class if they wish. All other classes are closed to parents and or visitors.
Ages: 5-10
Instructor: Heleyna Barber
Tuition: $200
Class Location: Garza Studios 241 Milby St. Houston TX 77003 Studio 9, on the 2nd floor.

Stage Combat

Saturdays, November 13-December 18, 1:45-3 pm

Stage combat is all about reacting. Stage combat is all about breathing. Stage combat is all about the dance you do with your partner. Did you know that the person who “sells” a fight is the victim and is actually the one in control and does all the work? Learn all the secrets that actors use in plays and in Hollywood. Led by Jonathan Gonzalez, a veteran of many plays where he has died, killed, and fought, Students will learn the basics of stage combat that you use in any fight, how to make a fight look realistic, and how to do fights from hand to hand to simple swords. Above all, we will be safe! Stage combat always looks worse than it is and that’s what makes it fun, the imagination and abilities of the actor!
Ages: 12+
Instructor: Jonathan Gonzalez
Tuition: $200
Class Location: Holy Rosary Church 3617 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

Ballet: The Nutcracker

Saturdays, November 13-December 18, 3-4 pm

Join us this holiday season as we bring to life the beloved characters from the Nutcracker. This beginner/intermediate ballet class will teach learners an adapted version of famous choreography from the “Spanish Dance” to “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” Dancers will learn the traditional structure of a ballet class while having the freedom for self-expression in a safe and inclusive environment.
Ages: 12+
Instructor: Adrienne Shearer
Tuition: $200 + $50 Costume Fee
Class Location: Holy Rosary Church 3617 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

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