The Z’s Creative Classroom

WINTER 2020


VALENTINE’S DAY SALSA WORKSHOP

Friday, February 14, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Suggested Ages: 16 to Adult
Instructor: Susan Young
Cost: $15

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Salsa Workshop on the historic Zeiterion Stage!
Love to dance? Learn to dance salsa from longtime instructor Sue Young. First you’ll learn steps, body movement, and timing, then you’ll enjoy practicing your new talent in the second half of the workshop. No prior dance experience or partner required!

Z Creative Classroom Valentine's Day Salsa Workshop

IMPROV CAMP

February 18 – 21, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Showcase on Saturday, February 22, 10:00am
Suggested Ages: 7-14
Instructor: Jess Wilson
Cost: $175

A basic introduction to the art of improvisation, culminating in a showcase!
Class instructor Jess Wilson is a working professional actor and director with many years of experience in the performing arts, as well as in adapting these classes to accommodate a fully inclusive experience for students of all levels of experience and abilities. Course work includes games and exercises exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physicality. Students should dress comfortably and be prepared to move at every class, because anything can happen in improv! Students are encouraged to bring any and all questions regarding all aspects of improvisation.

Families are encouraged to attend the brief showcase on the historic Zeiterion stage on Saturday, February 22.

Z Creative Classroom Improv Camp February

SALSA WORKSHOP

Friday, March 13, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Suggested Ages: 16 to Adult
Instructor: Susan Young
Cost: $15

A salsa workshop for beginners!
Start with the fundamentals – steps, body movement, timing – in the first half of the workshop, then practice your new skills in the second half. No prior dance experience or partner required!

Z Creative Classroom Salsa Workshop

MUSIC LOVERS WANTED: INTRO TO CLASSICAL MUSIC

Two-Day Workshop
Wednesdays, March 18 & 25, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Suggested Ages: 14+
Instructors: Dave Prentiss & Terry Wolkowicz
Cost: $20

This workshop will also run April 8 & 15.

Looking for a new musical adventure? Curious about classical music?

This two-day course will be a fun and informative exploration of what classical music is all about: what it has in common with other types of music and what makes it different. Come find out why it’s been able to attract such devoted listeners for over 300 years and why today conservatories and music schools are filled with young people who are so passionate about performing it. 

During the second class, musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will join us to play some music, talk about how they prepare for a concert, and answer your questions. Light refreshments will be provided and all participants will receive a free ticket to an upcoming NBSO concert.

About the Instructors
Dave Prentiss, President and CEO of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, loves all kinds of music and is an amateur bassoonist. Terry Wolkowicz, NBSO Education Director, has degrees in music and education from the New England Conservatory and Harvard University.

 

Z Creative Classroom: Music Lovers Wanted

FAMILY IMPROV

Saturday, March 21, 10am – 12pm
Suggested Ages: 7+
Instructors: Garrett Olson and Jess Wilson
Cost: $15/participant

A basic introduction to the art of improvisation, while creating a world of imagination as a family – on the historic Zeiterion stage!

Class instructors Garrett Olson and Jess Wilson are working professional actors and directors with many years of experience in the performing arts, as well as in adapting these classes to accommodate a fully inclusive experience for students of all levels of experience and abilities. Course work includes games and exercises exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physicality. Students should dress comfortably and be prepared to move at every class, because anything can happen in improv! Students are encouraged to bring any and all questions regarding all aspects of improvisation.

Z Creative Classroom Family Improv

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SPOKEN WORD

Monday, March 23, 5:30-7:30pm
Suggested Ages: 14+
Instructor: Sarah Mulvey
Cost: $15

In celebration of Women’s History Month! Bring the poems out of you with this intro-level poetry workshop.

Spoken word brings poetry off the page and onto the stage. Learn how to delve into you – your passions, your history, and your power, and use it to create beautiful and electrifying poetry.

Z Creative Classroom Empowerment Through Spoken Word

FOSSE YOUR WAY TO STAGE

NEW DATES!
Tuesdays
April 7 – May 26
Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Suggest Ages: 13+
Instructor: Melissa Costa
Cost: $75

This class is designed to teach the theater student or fan of musical theater choreography the Fosse style of Broadway jazz dance! Learn the basics and a range of weekly combinations inspired by shows like Chicago, Cabaret, Pajama Game, and more. Grab a bowler hat and have jazz hands ready! All levels of experience welcome.

Creative Classroom Fosse Your Way to Stage

MUSIC LOVERS WANTED: INTRO TO CLASSICAL MUSIC

Two-Day Workshop
Wednesdays, April 8 & 15, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Suggested Ages: 14+
Instructors: Dave Prentiss & Terry Wolkowicz
Cost: $20

This workshop will also run March 18 & 25.

Looking for a new musical adventure? Curious about classical music?

This two-day course will be a fun and informative exploration of what classical music is all about: what it has in common with other types of music and what makes it different. Come find out why it’s been able to attract such devoted listeners for over 300 years and why today conservatories and music schools are filled with young people who are so passionate about performing it. 

During the second class, musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will join us to play some music, talk about how they prepare for a concert, and answer your questions. Light refreshments will be provided and all participants will receive a free ticket to an upcoming NBSO concert.

About the Instructors
Dave Prentiss, President and CEO of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, loves all kinds of music and is an amateur bassoonist. Terry Wolkowicz, NBSO Education Director, has degrees in music and education from the New England Conservatory and Harvard University.

 

Z Creative Classroom: Music Lovers Wanted

The Zeiterion’s Creative Classroom offers classes in the performing arts to learners of all ages and abilities in a variety of mediums. Classes take place in the Penler Lounge which is adjacent to the theater and are led by local teachers, performers and artists. The Creative Classroom offers a safe and inviting space in which all members of the community are able to explore their curiosity and interest in the arts.

Questions? Click here to email Ashley Moore, Director of Education, or call The Z’s Box Office at (508) 994-2900.

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Attendance Policy: Because group classes have multiple attendees, make-ups are not available. Refunds are not available for sessions you are unable to attend.

Classes that fail to meet the minimum number of required participants will not run.