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Acting as a Craft (AAAC)

at Chicago Actors Studio - Bucktown 2040 N Elston Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614

The “Acting As A Craft” (AAAC) workshops are uniquely designed master class workshops incorporating a broad range of basic skills that an actor absolutely needs. Students will be given scene assignments from various film and stage plays and then paired up to work that particular scene as a homework assignment which will then be performed at the...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 1pm - 4:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$305

8 sessions

Salsa on1 (Core I)

at Urbanity Dance Chicago - Lincoln Park 1611 N Sheffield Ave 3rd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Turning Hand Positions & Cross Body Leads In this class we will continue to build upon the basics of Salsa dancing and introduce you to partner-work. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Salsa (Intro) Note: Students should wear comfortable clothing they can move in as well as smooth bottom shoes with little grip on the floor. Soles resembling that...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6pm - 7pm

  (4 sessions)
$75

4 sessions

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Scene Study Performance Class

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Apply your Piven training to advanced-level scene work. The Scene Study Extension provides advanced and returning students with the opportunity to polish scene work for performance. Led by an expert instructor, students will work in pairs to build the world of their scene and then present their final performances to the community in an Open Workshop...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop

at Lou Conte Dance Studio - Near West Side 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Hip-Hop derives from street dances created in America during the 1970s, such as popping, locking, and breaking. Classes have a heavy focus on individual expression, rhythm, and musicality.  Please wear the appropriate shoes for this class - Sneakers for hip-hop.

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Beginning Modern

at Lou Conte Dance Studio - Near West Side 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Modern was born in the early 20th century and is a dance style that centers on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in classical ballet dancing. Modern dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings. These dancers favored a more relaxed, free style...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm

Story Theatre and the Art of Adaptation

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Piven Theatre Workshop has been devising new literary adaptations since our inception over forty years ago. In this class, we will give our adult students the opportunity to experience the creative energy of an ensemble-driven, text-based devising process. Through six weeks of group improvisation exercises and text exploration, students will adapt...

Thursday Nov 7th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

Monologue and Audition Technique

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Learn how Piven’s signature improvisation style can take your monologue to the next level and rehearse and perfect your audition technique in a supportive environment! Cover all of the steps of a theatrical audition process, including the ins and outs of resumes and headshots, monologue selection and rehearsal, the first round of auditions, and...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 sessions

Latin, Contemporary Dance

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Take ballroom dance lessons - Latin Style. Contemporary Latin dances are the "in" dances. Learn today's hottest dances - the Merengue,and Rhumba - in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while improving your rhythm, coordination, and developing your sense of space on the dance floor. This class is designed for beginners to learn the fundamentals. Wednesdays...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$99

6 sessions

Intermediate Jazz

at Lou Conte Dance Studio - Near West Side 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Jazz draws its roots from the African American vernacular and in the 1950s expanded to popular social dances. In the mid 20th century, Jazz dance took on Carribean influences and became a performing art with a strong center of ballet technique. Styles of this dance technique range from Broadway Jazz to Contemporary. Basic class recommended for students...

Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 11:30am

Beginning / Intermediate Tap

at Lou Conte Dance Studio - Near West Side 1147 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Tap originated as a street dance in early 20th century America. Dancers wear tap shoes- hard-soled and typically leather with metal plates on the balls and heels of the sole- and create percussive sounds and rhythms against a wood floor. Improvisation and fun are key components of tap! Basic class recommended for students with no prior experience.

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 7:45pm

MoPeD

at Foster Dance Studios - Evanston 915 Foster St, Chicago, Illinois 60201

MoPeD® is a new approach to movement and body awareness. It is a fun, aerobic and improvisational class that encourages participants to experience the benefits of thoughtful, unchoreographed movement and creates a foundation for each dancer to open up to all the possibilities of movement and style. Dress Code and Appearance   Student Classes: ...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Guided Kizomba Practice

at Urbanity Dance Chicago - Lincoln Park 1611 N Sheffield Ave 3rd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Instead of quickly rotating between partners, the format of this class will slow that down to introduce the opportunity to exchange feedback between partners, before trying the new movement again. During the 2nd hour, translate the connection and sensitivity learned from the workshop onto the social dance floor! Questions are welcome during open...

Sunday Oct 20th, 3pm - 5pm

Ballet for Adults

at Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center - South Loop 47 W Polk Lower Level, Chicago, Illinois 60605

These classes are for beginning and intermediate dancers 18+ who love the joy and discipline of the dance and the feeling of accomplishment that it brings. Adult Ballet I consists of a body alignment floor barre and working with thera bands for strengthening and placement. A barre portion of the class, as well as center and progression work follows...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm

Salsa, Contemporary Dance

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Salsa lessons are fun and exciting. Have fun learning the most popular social dance of today. You can enjoy salsa dancing to live music in the fiery ambience of the many hot Latin nightclubs in Chicago. Students will be introduced to the popular styles. Contemporary leading and following techniques will be emphasized.

Wednesday Nov 13th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$99

6 sessions

Adult Ballet

at Dance Dynamics - Batavia 79 South Randal Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60510

Specializes in technically refining each of their dancers by challenging them to reach their full potential through self discovery, creativity, competition, performance, and by pushing the boundaries of dance to create the trends, styles, and techniques of the future.

Thursday Oct 24th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

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