Adult Programs

We are committed to providing year-round classes, workshops, groups, and discussions led by experienced theater artists to students of all levels. These programs are designed to promote diverse ways of thinking, problem solving, self-expression and to encourage creativity, curiosity, and personal growth.

CLASSES

 

 TAP WITH KRISTEN SPATZ (AGES 8+)

Cast your blues away and shuffle off to Buffalo this Fall!  Students ages 8-88 will develop rhythm, style, and sound through Broadway-style tapping.  Designed for beginner/intermediate tappers, these classes will focus on learning fun combinations for tapping your cares away!  Please wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. NO DROP-INS.

Instructor:  Kristen Spatz

Time:  Thursdays. 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dates:  April 16th to June 4th

Location:  Rehearsal A

Tuition:$80, Friends of Live Arts get 10% off

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BROADWAY-STYLE JAZZ (AGES 10+)

Join teacher Amanda Liscouski for a dynamic dance class that will explore the many styles of musical theater jazz, including the urban-inflected moves seen in recent decades.  Prerequisite: You should be familiar with basic jazz moves, and able to complete skills such as pirouettes (singles are fine), chaisse`, jete`, etc. Come dressed to move, and wear your jazz shoes!

Instructor: Amanda Liscouski

Time: Thursdays. 5:30 – 6:30pm

Date: April 16th to June 4th

Location: Rehearsal Z

Tuition: $80, Friends of Live Arts get 10% off

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ACTORS’ LAB:  THE BASICS

Whether you are discovering acting for the first time or want to brush up on your skills, the Basics class is the perfect forum for exploring the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Classwork includes exercises, improvisation, and guided in-class monologue and scene work. No previous training/experience required.

Instructor: Carol Pedersen

Time: Sundays. 1-3pm

Dates: April 12th – June 7

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $130, Friends of Live Arts get 10% off

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ACTOR’S LAB:  THE ACTOR’S VOICE IN A PLAY

“Speak the speech I pray you as I pronounced it to you,” says Hamlet to the Players. This session of the Actors’ Lab will explore the nature and possibilities of the actor’s voice in performance. Classwork will include individual and group work, exercises drawn from the experts, and guided in-class work on scripted texts from a variety of playwrights, including Shakespeare. No previous training or experience is required. The class is open to aspiring actors, seasoned performers, and anyone interested in developing a more effective voice.

Instructor: Carol Pederson

Time: Saturdays 10am to 1pm

Dates: April 11-June 6

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $190, Friends of Live Arts get 10% off

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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP

What if you knew that poise is available no matter what state you are in? That you can access your full potential and ease wherever you are and whatever character you are playing, even yourself? We will use the principles F.M. Alexander unearthed over 100 years ago about how the human system operates. We will investigate the anatomy of our “use’ as Alexander coined the term in very practical ways; singing dancing, speaking and even doing tricks.

Instructor: Brad Stoller

Time: Tuesdays. 4:30 – 6:30pm

Dates: April 7th – May 15th

Location: Rehearsal Z

Tuition: $100, Friends of Live Arts get 10% off

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CREATING PHYSICAL MATERIAL FOR PERFORMANCE

Led by Performers Exchange Project (P.E.P.) 8-week session, 5 participants min/10 participants max

Learn how to create physical scores (actor-generated “material”) that can be used to create characters, blocking, and scenes for performance. In the first few classes, actors will create a short physical score and learn every part of it with precision in mind. Then we will move on to manipulating this score with various treatments, such as speed and size. We will also marry these physical elements with text to investigate the potential possibilities for performance. This class will introduce actors to tools they can use to deepen their control of their physical and vocal work and expand their range. Please come dressed and ready to move. We will work in bare feet. You should also come with a short piece of text (5/6 lines) you have completely memorized. It doesn’t matter at all what the text is. This class is designed for all levels of adult actors.

Instructor: Sian Richards with Kara Burke and others

Time: Sundays 4-6 pm

Dates: April 12th – May 31st

Location: Rehearsal A

Tuition: $160, Friends of Live Arts get 10% off

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FINANCIAL AID

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Live Arts Refund Policy
We offer 100% tuition refunds for courses canceled by Live Arts.
We offer a 100% refund, minus a 5 dollar processing fee for withdrawal made at least 7 days BEFORE the class begins.
We do not offer any refund for withdrawals made in the 7 days before a class/camp begins or thereafter.