The Z’s Creative Classroom

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.

Have Questions?
Please contact acubellis@Zeiterion.org
or The Z’s Box Office at (508) 994-2900

BECOME A MEMBER AND SAVE!
Zeiterion Members receive $5 off tuition fees.

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.


WINTER 2019 CREATIVE CLASSROOM COURSES


Improv Camp

FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK
February 19 – 23
Tues-Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
Sat: 10 am – 12 pm
Instructor: Jessica Wilson
Suggested Ages: 9 – 13+
Cost: $150; $140 Zeiterion Members

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Join us for a week-long introduction to the art of improvisation with instructor Jessica Wilson. Course work includes games and exercises exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physicality. The week concludes in a Saturday showcase for families and friends. Students should dress comfortably and be prepared to move at every class, because anything can happen in improv!

This class runs in collaboration with “Props-a-paloosa” at the New Bedford Art Museum.  More information on that course here.

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Ukulele

Zukes Ukulele Orchestra

WEDNESDAYS, January 9 – February 27
Uke for Kids: 
4 – 5pm (cancelled)
Beginners I:
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Beginners II: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Intermediate: 7:45 – 8:45 pm
Instructor: George Anzivino
Suggested Ages: Youth and Adult
Cost: $65

Students must supply their own Ukulele and music stand.

Uke for Kids: CANCELLED An engaging class for kids ages 7 to 11 that explores the fundamentals of the ukulele including basic chords and strums. (Students can be enrolled into a more advanced level with consent of the instructor).
Beginners Level 1: For early beginners. Explore Ukulele fundamentals including basic strumming patterns, 5-7 chords, elementary music theory and some introductory songs!
Beginners Level 2*: For beginners with some experience. Advance your knowledge of strumming patterns, chord progressions and music theory concepts while adding more chords and songs are added to your repertoire.
Intermediate*: Delve into a diverse array of repertoire while studying more complex strumming patterns, chord progressions, and music theory concepts all while improving your uke technique.

 

*On occasion, members of these classes participate in optional community performances.
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SPRING 2019 CREATIVE CLASSROOM COURSES


Choreography and Composition

SATURDAYS, March 16 – April 20
11 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Julia Amaral 
Suggested AgesTeen and Adult 
Cost: $75

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This class will explore the tools and techniques used in the choreographic process, and examine the different ways to move bodies through space. We will create and manipulate choreographic material through improvisation and other exercises based on the modern/contemporary idiom. We will also learn how to take choreography and layer, build, and move it so it utilizes space and time in various ways. By the final class, we will choreograph a short piece together using what we’ve learned over the weeks. 

*At least two years of dance experience is required.

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Beginner Guitar

TUESDAYS, April 16 – May 21
6 – 7 pm
Suggested AgesYouth and Adult 
Cost: $75

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This 6-week course is designed to introduce beginners to essential guitar skills. Join us in a fun, supportive setting where you’ll explore strumming patterns, chord progressions, music theory and more. 

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Acting II

MONDAYS, March 18 – May 20
4:45 – 5:45 pm 
Instructor: Elizabeth Rapoza 
Suggested Ages7 – 12 years
Cost: $90

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Students will build on the foundations of acting to include: Creating believable characters; interpreting scripts; blocking/movement; vocal skills; memorization techniques; taking direction; auditioning; and working cooperatively toward a common goal. Students will prepare and present monologues as well as short scenes.

*This course is designed for students who have had some acting instruction or experience.

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Ukulele

Zukes Ukulele Orchestra

WEDNESDAYS, March 20 – May 8
Beginners I:
5 – 6 pm
Beginners II: 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Intermediate: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Instructor: George Anzivino
Suggested Ages: Youth and Adult
Cost: $65

Students must supply their own Ukulele and music stand.

Beginners Level 1For early beginners. Explore Ukulele fundamentals including basic strumming patterns, 5-7 chords, elementary music theory and some introductory songs!
Beginners Level 2*: For beginners with some experience. Advance your knowledge of strumming patterns, chord progressions and music theory concepts while adding more chords and songs are added to your repertoire.
Intermediate*: Delve into a diverse array of repertoire while studying more complex strumming patterns, chord progressions, and music theory concepts all while improving your uke technique.

 

*On occasion, members of these classes participate in optional community performances.
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SALSA FOR BEGINNERS

THURSDAYS, March 14 – April 18  
6 – 7 pm
Instructor: Susan Young 
Suggested Ages16 – Adult
Cost: $75

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Learn to dance salsa from the fundamental level; learning steps, body movement, and timing. No prior dance experience or partner required for this class.

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Intermediate Salsa

THURSDAYS, March 14 – April 18 
7:15 – 8:15 pm
InstructorSusan Young 
Suggested Ages16 – Adult
Cost: $75

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Participants will learn intermediate figures and technique, with added instruction for leading and ladies styling. No partner is required for this class. 

*For this course, students should have some foundational salsa dance experience. 

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DRAMA TOTS 

TUESDAYS, March 26 – May 14 
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Instructor: Melissa Costa
Suggested Ages3 – 5
Cost: $80

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Join a creative adventure for the youngest thespian. Each week students will explore the range of their imaginations using theatre games, dramatic play, music, movement and children’s literature. Sing and dance to the beat of fun music and take on characters like animals and fairy tale friends. This class helps children develop self-confidence, self-expression, language, motor development, listening skills, problem-solving and teamwork.

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STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP 

SATURDAY, April 27
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
InstructorsJessica Wilson and Garrett Olson
Suggested Ages14 – Adult
Cost: $50

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Become a swordsman of the stage! This course is a beginner’s introduction to stage combat with an emphasis on swordplay. Students will learn basic rapier technique which draws from western fencing and eastern disciplines. Students should comfortably and be prepared to move for every class. 

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IMPROV INTENSIVE

MONDAYS, March 25 – April 29
6 – 7:15 pm
Instructor: Jessica Wilson
Suggested AgesTeen
Cost: $75

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Join us for a six-week acting course in the art of improvisation. Open to all levels of experience, the 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!

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AUDITION INTENSIVE 

MONDAYS, March 25 – April 29
7:30 – 8:45 pm
InstructorJessica Wilson 
Suggested Ages16 – Adult 
Cost: $75

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Make your next audition a home run!  Auditioning is an unavoidable part of the acting world, but it doesn’t have to be so terrifying! Learn how to better prepare and showcase your skills to directors and casting agents in this 6-week session. Spruce up your resume, select appropriate headshots and prepare a monologue that may just help you land your next role! Whether you’re interested in stage or screen, this class is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their audition technique.  

Auditions

AUDITION INTENSIVE 

MONDAYS, March 25 – April 29
7:30 – 8:45 pm
InstructorJessica Wilson 
Suggested Ages16 – Adult 
Cost: $75

REGISTER

Make your next audition a home run! Auditioning is an unavoidable part of the acting world, but it doesn’t have to be so terrifying! Learn how to better prepare and showcase your skills to directors and casting agents in this 6-week session. Spruce up your resume, select appropriate headshots and prepare a monologue that may just help you land your next role! Whether you’re interested in stage or screen, this class is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their audition technique.  

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PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP

Two-day workshop!
SATURDAY, April 20 & 27
1 – 3pm
Instructor: Jessica Wilson
Suggested AgesAdult
Cost: $80

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Public speaking is the art of being informative and persuasive while entertaining your audience. Being a good speaker can enhance your reputation, boost your self-confidence, advance your career, and create new opportunities, both personally and professionally. Learn the basics of public speaking and practice your new skills with this engaging two-day workshop.  

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WORLD DRUMMING

THURSDAYS, April 25 – May 30
5:45 – 7 pm
InstructorSam Holmstock
Cost: $85

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In this hands-on class, students explore traditional world drumming rhythms and play them individually as well and in the traditional ensemble setting. While learning the hand drumming technique from the drum cultures of Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti and the Middle-East, students will trace the evolution of world rhythms from their tribal roots to present day musical contexts of Hip-Hop and International Pop styles. A fun opportunity for beginners to get their feet wet and for experienced players to hone their skills. Drums will be supplied. No experience necessary. 

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