Adult Offerings

Adult Classes

At The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts, we believe education is a lifelong pursuit and offer a variety of classes for adults in areas of acting and theatre, technical theatre and design, dance and music.


ACTING AND THEATRE

Adult Acting I (Ages 18+)
A course allowing adult theatre enthusiasts to explore acting exercises as well as comedic and dramatic scene work.  You’re never too old to step into the spotlight!
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: John Minigan
Times: Thursdays 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Dates: Jan 16 – May 7 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $475
 
Adult Acting: Performance (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Acting I or II or permission from instructor. 
This class is intended to be repeated.
After completing Adult Acting I or II, students collaborate on short scenes or one-act plays to engage their acting skills.  An informal presentation takes place at the end of the semester.  Offered during winter-spring semester only.  Adult acting students are encouraged to take this class each spring for a performance opportunity.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: John Minigan
Times: Thursdays 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Jan 16 – May 7 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $475
 
Adult Improv I (Ages 18+)
Explore laugh-filled exercises and skill-driven games in a mature setting.  Structured, simple play guides each improviser to experience individual success, discover the joy of ensemble support and build the foundation for successful improvisation.  Discover key concepts such as “yes, and,” collaboration, commitment, communication, relationship building and truth in comedy.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: MaryBeth DeKara
Times:  Thursdays 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Jan 16 – May 7 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $480
 
Adult Improv II (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Improv I or permission from instructor.
Students with prior improvisation experience work on building a toolbox of techniques to successfully create rich characters, heighten relationships, tackle group scenes and explore the environment and given circumstances.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: MaryBeth DeKara
Times: Mondays 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Dates: Jan 13 – May 4 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $475

TECHNICAL THEATRE AND DESIGN 
 
Intro to Technical Theatre (Teens & Adults)
Being on stage may garner applause, but it’s what happens behind the scenes that truly creates magic in theatre.  Students are introduced to the many forms of stage craft (stage management, lighting, sound, costuming, etc.) and learn how they all connect to create one magnificent production.  Understand the roles of directors and designers while learning how to talk “tech.”
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Kim Pheymannicie
Times: Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Dates: Jan 15 – March 25 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Lighting I (Teens & Adults)
Students are introduced to the vast array of lighting instruments available today and the role each fixture plays in entertainment lighting.  Other explorations include atmospheric effects, fixture accessories and expendables (gels and patterns) and how they can augment the use of the lighting element.  Dimming, control and safety protocols for hang and focus are also reviewed.  An 8” adjustable crescent wrench is required.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Brenda Shepard
Times: Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Dates: March 10 – May 19 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Scenic Design I (Teens & Adults)
Students learn how to design practical and thought-provoking sets on different types of stages.  Material covered includes design elements, principles and the design process.  Students leave class with technical drawings of their set, a scale model and an understanding of how designers collaborate to create a cohesive piece of theatre.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Kim Pheymannicie
Times: Wednesdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Dates: Jan 15 – March 25 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Intro to Stage Management (Teens & Adults)
Learn the ins and outs of being a stage manager and just how important their role is behind the scenes.  Students learn how to properly record blocking, run rehearsals and tech, assemble a prompt binder, review safety skills and create paperwork and report templates.  Tips for proper show “calling” are also taught.  Laptop or tablet is required for this class.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Kim Pheymannicie
Times: Wednesdays 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Jan 15 – March 25 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Intro to Audio (Teens & Adults)
This course is an introduction to audio, intended for the novice who wishes to learn basic audio terminology, functionality of components, design, setup and operation of a basic sound system.  An iPad is required for this class.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Nick Joyce
Times: Mondays 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Dates: Jan 13 – March 23 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $375


DANCE
 
Please note: Our 32-week Adult Ballet classes are currently underway.  To inquire about joining mid-year, contact Jennifer Agbay, director of dance.
 
Adult Tap Beginner I (Ages 18+)
Whether you’re a beginner or just want to brush up on your skills, this fun and vibrant class is for you.  Tap is an exciting and challenging art form that developed out of African polyrhythms in America’s Jazz Age.  Elements of classic and Broadway-style tap are taught.  The form’s musicality and rich percussive traditions are emphasized through fundamental skills and increasingly intricate progressions. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brittany Kaloudis
Times: Tuesdays 7 PM – 8 PM
Dates: Jan 14 – May 5 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Adult Tap Beginner II (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Tap Beg I or permission from instructor. 
Intended for adults who’ve completed Beginner I or have prior tap experience.  Students continue their progress in classic and Broadway-style tap while advancing fundamental skills and learning increasingly intricate progressions. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Brittany Belanger
Times: Wednesdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: Jan 15 – May 6 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Adult Tap Intermediate (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Tap Beg II or permission from instructor.
Experienced students continue the study of classic and Broadway-style tap.  As students progress, musicality and rich percussive traditions are emphasized through fundamental skills and increasingly intricate progressions. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brittany Kaloudis
Times: Wednesdays 8 PM - 9 PM
Dates: Jan 15 – May 6 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
Dance Expressions
A creative movement dance class designed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), limited mobility, autism and brain injuries.  Participants stay active, increase self-esteem and engage in community interaction in a fun and safe environment.  Instructors utilize creative and accessible movements that can be adapted to each individual’s abilities and help them realize their movement potential.  For individuals with limited mobility, the class is a unique way to increase activity and improve coordination, flexibility, balance and quality of movement.  Caregivers are welcome to attend this class.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Wednesdays 11:15 PM - 12:15 PM 
Dates: Jan 15 – March 25 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $250 
 
West African Dance (Teens & Adults)
Presented in partnership with Crocodile River Music, students move their bodies to the fun and high energy music of West Africa.  Learn principles of rhythm, fundamental movements and the ancient stories behind the traditional dances and rhythms of Mali.  Every class is accompanied by live drums!
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Crocodile River Music
Times: Thursdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dates: April 2 – June 4 (9 weeks)
Tuition: $135/Drop In: $20

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MUSIC 
 
West African Drumming (Teens & Adults)
Presented in partnership with Crocodile River Music, experience African culture through music!  Master drummer and West African native, Issa Coulibaly, leads our hands-on drumming class.  Authentic instruments are provided for classroom use.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Crocodile River Music
Times: Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Dates: April 2 – June 4 (9 weeks)
Tuition: $135/Drop In: $20
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