ADULT CLASSES

Ages 18+

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DANCE CLASSES 

Contemporary Dance

Ages 18+

Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm

Musicality is a key component of this open contemporary class. Warm-up exercises will draw on elements of basic release work, anatomic understanding, and structural soundness; with emphasis on breath and weight.  Based on the principles of Limon, Horton, Cunningham and Improvisational Techniques; the dancers will strive to achieve their individual goals by dancing from a neutral, relaxed body which will guide the dancer towards a new understanding of self-awareness.

Classes begin with a floor and standing warm-up followed by fun center and traveling exercises that focus on proper technique, spinal articulation (including contractions and spirals), musicality, and movement quality.

This class is geared to the beginner, but all levels, ages, and abilities are welcomed.

Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 18+ 

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00pm

Students will explore dances from a variety of Broadway shows and hit movie musicals as they develop skills as dancers and performers. Embracing the collaborative nature of musical theatre, equal focus is placed on supporting both individual growth and ensemble work, making this class the perfect fit for students of all levels and abilities with an interest in music, theatre, and dance. The relationship between music and movement will be explored, while a brief look into the historic and cultural significance provides a deeper understanding into the musical at hand.

This class is geared to the beginner, but all levels, ages, and abilities are welcomed.

Tap 

Ages 18+ 

Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm

Students will play the part of mover and musician in this open level tap dance class. Dancers will progress through the fundamentals of tap dance with increased speed while improving their rhythmic and musical skills. This class honors the traditions and history of tap dance by exploring historical tap dance repertoire, social exchange, and musical improvisation.

This class is geared to the beginner, but all levels, ages, and abilities are welcomed.

Ballet

Ages 18+ 

Thursdays, 8:00-9:00pm

This class will focus on alignment, foundation of technique, and movement quality. Dancers will experience a noncompetitive, nonjudgmental, and nurturing environment. Ballet will emphasize musicality, harmony and stage presence. Special attention will be placed on placement, injury prevention, and anatomically sound work. Ballet or fitness attire and ballet slippers are recommended.

This class is geared to the beginner, but all levels, ages, and abilities are welcomed.

Ageless Dancer: Core de Ballet

Ages 50+

Tuesdays, 12:45-1:45pm

Class is offered both in person and virtually

CORE de BALLET’s format begins with a ballet-inspired warmup followed by floor work to improve core strength and stabilization. The class ends with a choreography segment to build fluidity of movement that allows participants to interpret the combinations at their own comfort level. Ballet or fitness attire and ballet slippers or split-soled sneakers are recommended. Please bring a mat for the floor portion. This hybrid class has both Zoom and in-person options.

Ageless Dancer: Barre & Balance

Ages 50+

Wednesdays, 12:45-1:45pm

Class is offered both in person and virtually

Barre & Balance will begin with forty-five minutes of classical ballet technique offerings modifications and variations to accommodate all levels. The final fifteen minutes will be a Standing Center segment to improve balance and link barre exercises together to create simple patterns. The class will build sequentially to enhance participants’ understanding of the mechanics of ballet movements. Ballet or fitness attire and ballet slippers are recommended. This hybrid class has both Zoom and in-person options.

Lunchtime Series: Adult Ballet

Ages 18+

Thursdays 12:00pm-1:15pm

Open to all levels, this class will begin with a ballet barre that leads into across the floor and center choreography that taps into the artistry of ballet.

Move On!

Ages 16+

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

To register for this class, contact capitalregiondancealliance@gmail.com

using “MOVE ON!” in the Subject Line.

This inclusive dance class for ages 16+ welcomes developmentally disabled and neuro-typical participants in a collaborative atmosphere that celebrates individuality through movement. Participants will experience a fusion of hip hop, contemporary, tap, pop, and jazz dance styles throughout each session. Move On! Is a Dance Alliance outreach program presented in collaboration with the SPAC School of the Arts.

MUSIC CLASSES 

SOTA Voices - Adult Choir

Ages 18+

Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm

Ever seen "Glee?" It's like that, but for adults! Did you love singing in Chorus back in school and want to relive those great times? Did you ever want to be part of a choir but never had the chance? Come sing with SOTA Voices!!

 

Participants will be a contributing voice in an ensemble bringing musical arrangements to life. Focus will be on musicality, performance, energy, but most of all, the joy of singing! All ages, levels, and abilities are welcome in this safe, collaborative space. Pop, Rock, Jazz, Broadway, and everything in between, maybe even some Holiday offerings around that time of year.

We know SOTA Voices sounds a bit like the musical term "sotto voce" (which means "under the voice" or "quietly") but in SOTA Voices, we will making some joyful noise! 

Group Piano

Ages 18+

Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm or 8:00-9:00pm

Our group piano classes are structured to accommodate both beginners and those who would like to refresh their skills. Electric keyboards with headphones allow each student to learn at their own pace, while both ensemble and individual playing are part of the class learning experience. Open to beginners and intermediate players, exercises and music are tailored to each player’s individual ability and interests.

Group Ukulele*

Ages18+
Beginner Level Class

Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm

Level 2 Class

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00pm

Lighter and smaller than a guitar, the ukulele is amazing, approachable, and the perfect instrument for anyone wishing to “strum along”. It comes in many different sizes and, with just a few simple fingerings, allows you to accompany almost any song. Exploring different techniques and fingerings while training basic music reading and listening skills in a group setting, builds confidence and supports individual practice at home. Moments for improvisation encourage both musicianship and creativity.


*An Instrument will be provided for at-home practice at no cost.

*To join the Level 2 class, a student must have completed one semester of Beginner Level Ukulele OR be able to play the following song with ease: You Are My Sunshine (click to download music)

Piano Private Lessons - All Levels 

Ages 18+

30-min lessons

Mondays, 4:15-6:15pm

Our piano lessons are structured to accommodate both beginners and those who would like to refresh their skills. Open for both beginners and intermediate players, exercises and music are tailored to each player’s individual ability and interests. After consultation with the teacher, participants are required to purchase a piano method book that will be used for the duration of the class. Any further sheet music will be paid for and provided by the School.

THEATRE CLASSES 

Scene Study for Adult Actors
with Jacqueline Wegman

Ages 18+

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Intended for both beginning and experienced actors, students will be assigned scenes from published plays and work with a scene partner throughout the duration of the course. Through numerous acting methodologies, (including Stanislavski, Meisner, Hagen, and Strasberg), students will learn how to approach a scene and build a character. This class is intended to serve as an ongoing course of study that students can cycle through and benefit from new scenes and scene partners each semester. This class culminates in a performance for an invited audience. 

Acting Technique for Adults
with Aaron Moore

Ages 18+

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

An introductory course in acting designed for all who are interested in the performing arts. This course provides a basic orientation to the dynamics of acting within a supportive environment. The class will focus on performance exploration, stage presence and movement, and leave space to explore the work through scene study, monologue, and audition technique. 

The Spark Theatre Collective
NEW monthly opportunity for
theatre practitioners and enthusiasts!

Ages 18+

1st Monday of the Month, 6:30-8:30pm

Why Spark?

Spark: a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire. Explore what ignites us as theatre artists, to then share it with our local theater community and the world. 

 

Why Theatre?

Theatre has the power to transform communities and lives through storytelling that champions marginalized voices and challenges: the status quo.

 

Why Collective? 

A collective is defined as “a cooperative enterprise”. In this group we aim to create a space that is supportive and welcoming for local theatre artists. Facilitated by SOTA Theatre faculty, with  industry guest artists, participants will have the opportunity to workshop pieces in progress in a warm, welcoming environment and learn from their peers.  

Dates: Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 8, Jun 5

 

Where: Spa Little Theatre, 19 Roosevelt Dr., Saratoga Springs, NY

Pay what you can: Donations will be accepted at each event. Suggested donation $5-$10

FAQ’s:

 

How do I sign up? 

You can sign up by filling out THIS FORM or clicking the REGISTER button. Spots are first come, first serve, and we will also operate with a waiting list. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure the work slot gets filled. 

 

Who can sign up? 

Theatre artists in and around the Capital Region. 18+

 

Can you sign up every month? 

Absolutely! Please note preference will be given to artists who have not worked the previous month. 

 

What do I need to prepare?

A monologue, TV/Film sides, upcoming audition material, short scene from a published or original play, a song that tells a story.

*If you are sharing a song, please bring sheet music in the correct key to collaborate with our pianist. 

 

If I’m not sharing, can I still attend?

YES! The goal of The Spark Collective is to foster theatre artist community and relationships with the aim of learning from one another!

 

I have a theater opportunity I want people to know about, can I share that at the Spark Collective?

Absolutely! We will start each session with a group check-in where you can share more about your projects and opportunities. 

 

What is the format of the workshop each month?

The first hour will be time to share local theatre happenings and discussion of interest from the collective. Ensemble and community building as well as group warm up led by SOTA faculty will also happen in the first hour. The second hour will be reserved for work and feedback.