Classes & Workshops

  • Voice Lessons

    Aug 4, 2015 | Saratoga Senior Center | , , ,

    Vocal Instructor:  Casey Gray  Ages 13 and UP Please contact Casey at to become a student! Lessons are held at Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St. Saratoga Springs please use rear entrance Lessons are offered by quarter. Payment plan is available please speak with Leigh or Casey.  Quarter 1: September, October and November – No Labor Day Week and Thanksgiving Week (11 weeks) – $605/hour lessons and $385/half hour lessons Quarter 2: December, January, February – No February Break or Christmas Week (10 weeks) – $550/hour lessons and $350/half hour lessons Quarter 3: March, April, May – No spring break or SSHS Tech Week (11 weeks) – $605/hour lessons and $385/half hour lessons Quarter 4: June, July and August – No lessons on July 4th, SCT Spring Show Tech Week and one week summer vacation (11 weeks) – $605/hour lessons and $385/half hour lessons  VOICE LESSON POLICY BELOW If you decide not to take for a quarter of the year, that does not guarantee your spot on the roster for future quarters.    We understand vacations, etc date conflicts may arise. If given at least one weeks notice we will be able to reschedule your lesson. Otherwise you forfeit that lesson. If...
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  • Dance Classes

    Jul 6, 2017 at 6:00pm | Saratoga Senior Center |

    It is official SCT is starting Dance Classes!!  Instructor: Laura Racht Laura Racht is dancer/choreographer from Saratoga County. She earned her Music Theater degree with a minor in dance from Rider University’s Westminster Choir College. During her time there she had the privilege of studying Theater Jazz with Marymount Manhattan College’s Geoffrey Doig-Marx for Theater Jazz (also a choreographer at Park Playhouse) at the Princeton Ballet School in Princeton, NJ. Some of her credits at Westminster Choir College include choreographing for “Light in the Piazza”, and taking the position of dance captain for “Oklahoma!” as well as a showcase at Shetler Studios Penthouse in New York City. Since her return to the Capital Region she has been teaching dance at World Class Gymnastics. She has also had the opportunity to choreograph for Shenendehowa Middle Schools including their production of “Camp Rock” and “The Lion King”.     TUESDAY CLASS November 14-January 2 (8 Weeks) at the Saratoga Senior Center Dance Attire: We strongly recommend Leotards and Tights for Girls. Please wear something that is more form fitting if you do not own a leotard. Shorts and T-shirt or Tank Top for boys. Absolutely NO JEANS or SNEAKERS. Please wear character shoes...
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  • Home School Theatre Arts Class

    Oct 6, 2017 at 9:00am | Saratoga Senior Center | , , ,

    Casey Gray and Leigh Berenis will teach dance, music and scene acting from an excerpt from one specific show. We will talk about set needs, props and costumes for the song and scene. We will speak about the rehearsal process and tech week. Six Week Friday Class from 9am-10am on Fridays October 6-November 10 at the Saratoga Senior Center (5 Williams Street)  Ages 7 and up!   $100 per child
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  • Page to Stage

    Oct 7, 2017 at 9:00am | Saratoga Senior Center | ,

    Four Week Program – Saturday, October 7  through Saturday, October 28, 2017  10:00am-11:00am Fee: $60 Classes held at Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St. Saratoga Springs Ages – 4-8 Instructor:  Emily Aure Children will learn basic acting skills while bringing their favorite book characters to life. Developing skills in storytelling and character development as they adapt tales with a focus on creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving. Please bring in the book that your child picks their character from so they can share!! •  Each week the class will create scenes and rehearse their parts. •  Perform on the last day of class for friends & family!   *If you have to miss a class that is ok! We will make sure you are prepared for the final show!
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  • Scene Study

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:00pm | Saratoga Senior Center | ,

    In this acting class students learn how to use all of their technique, and harness it for performance. Students will explore how to apply a back story to the characters that they are creating, while working on contemporary and classical scenes. This weekly workout allows actors to test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment, while discovering their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained director’s eye. Classes are THURSDAYS October 19, 26 and November 9, 16 from 4:00pm-5:30pm (NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 2nd) Instructor: Bob Berenis  Fee: $80 Ages: 13-18 Classes are held at Saratoga Senior Center – 5 Williams Street  
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  • Beginner Musical Theatre Dance for Ages 6-10

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:30pm | Saratoga Senior Center |

    Beginner Musical Theatre Dance Classes will run from Thursday, October 19th through Thursday, November 9th from 4:30am-5:15pm Throughout the course of the this four week session your child will learn the basics of Musical Theatre Dance while having fun working with popular musical theatre songs! On the last day we will have a performance to showcase all the dances they learned throughout the workshop. Instructors: Leigh Berenis Classes held at Saratoga Senior Center, 5 Williams St. Saratoga Springs Ages – 6-10 Fee $40  
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  • The 24 Hour Project

    Jan 14, 2018 at 4:00pm | Saratoga Senior Center | ,

    A group of actors, writers, directors, costumers, props masters, set designers come together to create a one act musical or play in 24 hours. Fee $80 LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE For Grades 9 – Freshman in College who are home on break! — We highly encourage students interested in all aspects of theatre to attend the Project! The students will be staying overnight at the Saratoga Senior Center with 24 hour adult supervision. Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite snack to share!   The project will begin at 4:00pm on Sunday, January 14th and will be performed Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King Day). During the course of the 24 hours students will be collaborating in a small group to create a new work. Upon arrival the students will pull names out of a hat to broken up into two groups where they will create two different shows. They will be guided by Leigh Berenis and other staff members who will not be involved in the creative process. The costumer, props master and set designer for both shows will make a storage unit trip with a staff or board member to gather the materials necessary...
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