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.

Sign up for your next Creative Classroom course! 

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

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.


SPRING 2018 CREATIVE CLASSROOM COURSES

ZUKES UKULELE ORCHESTRA

WEDNESDAYS, March 28 – May 30
(No Class 4/4 or 5/23)

**THE START OF THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 28th DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER**

Beginners Level 1: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Beginners Level 2: 6:15 – 7:15 pm
Intermediate: 7:25 – 8:25pm
Advanced: 8:30 – 9:30pm
Instructor: George Anzivino
Suggested Ages: Youth and Adult
Cost: $65
Students must supply their own Uke.

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 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.
Advanced: For those with at least 2 years of experience. This course focuses on advanced techniques, finger picking, reading notation and tablature, music theory and playing songs in varying musical styles.

Students must supply their own uke.

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Songwriting

THURSDAYS, March 15 – May 3
(No Class 4/5 or 4/12)
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Marie Chabot
Suggested Ages: 16 – Adult
Cost: $75

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Explore the process of songwriting – the art and the craft, and the delicate balance between the two. No matter where you are as a songwriter, whether you are just starting out or have written a few songs, this course will help you to find your voice and fine-tune your material.

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Musical Theater

SATURDAYS, March 17 – June 9
(No Class 3/31, 4/21 or 5/5)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Almeida
Suggested Ages: 11 – 15
Cost: $130

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A Musical Theater course designed to help you nail that audition, and turn you into a triple threat! Students will hone a range of performance skills such as character development, physical acting, script analysis, memorization, vocal production, dance and so much more! Students will stage musical scenes that culminate in a final showcase.

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Acting II

MONDAYS, March 19 – May 7
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Rapoza
Suggested Ages: 7 – 12
Cost: $85

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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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Stage Combat

MONDAYS, March 19 – May 7
6:45 – 7:45 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Rapoza
Suggested Ages: 12 – 17
Cost: $85

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The fine art of fighting! This course explores the basics of stage combat including: Safety protocol and procedures; distance, timing and audience perception; basic hand-to-hand and swordplay techniques; prat falls; and choreographing fight sequences. Students will prepare and present scenes which include staged combat sequences.

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Wiggle and Groove

TUESDAYS, March 20 – April 24
10:30 – 11:15 am
Instructor: Rosemary Williams
Suggested Ages: 6 months – 3 years
Cost: $75
*Price includes 1 child and 1 caretaker

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Wiggle and Groove incorporates music therapy techniques with lots of musical fun for child and caretaker! We sing, play, and dance to many favorites and nursery rhymes and create a wonderful improvisational space to allow for free musical play and movement encouraging each child to express themselves through song and dance and be HEARD!

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Public Speaking Workshop

SATURDAYS,
April 14, April 28, May 12

9 – 10:15 am
Suggested Ages: Adult
Cost: $85

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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 personal and professional. Learn the basics of public speaking and practice your new skills with this three-session course!

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Drumming through Trauma

SUNDAY, April 15
2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Drums are provided

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A drumming workshop that offers participants a physical and emotional outlet as well as space for stress reduction, self-expression and community building. The workshop open to veterans, first responders or anyone who has a need for healing.

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SALSA FOR BEGINNERS

THURSDAYS, April 19 – May 24
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Young
Suggested Ages: 16 – 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, April 19 – May 24
7:15 – 8:15 pm
Instructor: Susan Young
Suggested Ages: 16 – Adult
Cost: $75

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For this course, students should have some foundational salsa dance experience. Participants will learn intermediate figures and technique, with added instruction for leading and ladies styling. No partner is required for this class.

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Along the Way: The Immigrant Experience
A Storytelling Workshop

SATURDAY, May 12
1 – 4 pm
Cost: FREE!

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Tell us your story! In this 3-hour workshop, we will explore, develop and share our life experiences and ‘stories along the way’ based on the theme of Immigration. Help bring your personal memories or family history to life through interactive games, activities and collaborative discussion in a safe and inviting environment.

Participants should bring a favorite memory or photograph, either a hard copy or on a device. Together, we’ll make a delicious story stew. Let’s find out how much we have in common!

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Haitian Dance and Discussion Workshop

SUNDAY, May 20
10 – 11 am
Instructor: Jean Appolon
Suggested Ages: All Ages
Cost: Pay what you can!*

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Join us for a dance and discussion workshop featuring Jean Appolon, co-founder and Artistic Director of Jean Appolon Expressions dance company. The workshop will include a 30-minute master class in Haitian folkloric dance and will conclude with a conversation on the immigrant experience and one’s sense of home and belonging. Appolon will share his personal story of immigration from Haiti, while encouraging others to do the same. All ages, no experience necessary.

*Register for free online, and pay whatever you choose on the day of the workshop.

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