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Events and Featured Classes

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Online - Creative Dance

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Through storytelling, props, music, and play, young dancers are introduced to the joy of dance in this online, interactive class. Our HCA instructors work to ensure this joy and appreciation of dance will remain with the students for a lifetime. A list of common household items to collect for use as props will be sent to registered students.

Please Note: A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. Six feet of clear dancing space also required. We also suggest an adult stay nearby to provide technology support. Ages 3-4.5 years old. Instructor: Alyssa McQuillan. 10 classes.

April 04 - June 20 (09:00 am-09:45 am)

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Online - Youth Group Orchestra

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Does your child play a string instrument? Would they like an opportunity to meet other musicians and further develop their skills? Our youth orchestra will hone their skills, increase their confidence and provide performance opportunities for young musicians. (Violin, Cello, Viola, Bass). Instructor Rebecca Knapp. 10 classes

This class will be offered online. A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for students to participate. An in-person showcase will be scheduled at a later date. 

April 05 - June 21 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

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Online - Actor's Studio for Beginners

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Learn how to develop a character and analyze a script while building foundational acting skills and theater vocabulary in this 10-week online studio class designed for 4th through 8th graders.  Students will be supplied with a script of the instructor’s choice, which students will then read aloud from, practice techniques for developing a character, then memorize and perform a chosen monologue from the play.  Students will also develop performance techniques through led warm-ups, improv games, and scene work.

 

A laptop, tablet, or video-conferencing device, and a reliable internet connection are required for this class.  It is also recommended that you record from a place where you can sit down as well as stand up with space to move around.  In the event that the State lifts the "social distancing" requirements prior to the end of the session, live classes will be offered at the HCA.   

April 06 - June 15 (02:45 pm-04:15 pm)

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Online - Jere Shea's Actors Studio for Teens

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Jere Shea's Actors Studio for Teens (Click here to go to Jere  Shea's Actors Studio for Adults, ages 18 and up)

Study acting with T
ony Award-nominated stage and screen actor Jere Shea (Stephen Sondheim’s PASSION; Showtime’s “City On A Hill”). Strengthen your skills and understanding of the craft of acting in this online 10-class practical studio class designed for high school age students. Explore self-selected and prepared scripted monologues to deepen your understanding of character, refine your performance, learn reliable skills and techniques, and gain new insight into acting and auditioning. Students will learn through performance and/or observation in this weekly master class.

 

Students must memorize and prepare in advance a scripted 2-3 minute monologue (serious or comic) from a stage play of their choice. Participants should read the entire play from which their monologue is chosen, select an uninterrupted speech (not dialogue cobbled together), and refrain from selecting movie or television scripts.

 

A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. A headset or earbuds with a microphone are strongly recommended.

 

Parents and Students Please Note: Due to the range of student age and subject matter of class material, it is possible that some monologues may contain language and themes not suitable for all participants. Please use discretion when enrolling your child or participating in this class.

 

 

April 07 - June 16 (05:30 pm-07:00 pm)

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Online - Jere Shea's Actors Studio for Adults

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Jere Shea's Actors Studio for Adults, ages 18 and up
(click here for Jere Shea's Actors Studio for Teens, ages 13-17)

Study acting with T
ony Award-nominated stage and screen actor Jere Shea (Stephen Sondheim’s PASSION; Showtime’s “City On A Hill”). Strengthen your skills and understanding of the craft of acting in this online 10-week practical studio class designed for students age 18 and over. Explore self-selected and prepared scripted monologues to deepen your understanding of character, refine your performance, learn reliable skills and techniques, and gain new insight into acting and auditioning. Students will learn through performance and/or observation in this weekly master class.

 

Students must memorize and prepare in advance a scripted 2-3 minute monologue (serious or comic) from a stage play of their choice. Participants should read the entire play from which their monologue is chosen, select an uninterrupted speech (not dialogue cobbled together), and refrain from selecting movie or television scripts.

 

A laptop, tablet or video-conferencing device and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. A headset or earbuds with a microphone are strongly recommended.

April 07 - June 16 (07:15 pm-08:45 pm)

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Online - Storybook Theater

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Join us for an interactive theater experience in this 10-week online studio class designed for Pre-K through First graders. This fun introduction to creative drama will give students the opportunity to play theater games, learn lines, learn songs, learn dances, and participate in hands on crafts, all from the convenience and safety of your home. Students will learn basic performance skills while working with a script that is inspired by a favorite children’s book.  

 

A laptop, tablet, or video-conferencing device, and a reliable internet connection are required for this class. It is also recommended that you record from a place where you can sit down as well as stand up with space to move around. In the event that the restriction is lifted to allow for group gatherings, we will move the class to our HCA site.    

 

Instructor: Maureen Regan

April 08 - June 17 (04:45 pm-05:45 pm)

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Jazz Jam Sundays

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Are you a musician, a jazz aficionado, or just looking for something fun to do? Join the MetroWest Jazz Project at the HCA every second Sunday of the month. (NOTE - APRIL 2020 event will be on April 5th)  One-hour concert followed by a public jam session open to musicians. Sundays 11 am. Free ($5 donations at the door appreciated).

June 14 (11:00 am-01:30 pm)

HCA members have access to the galleries, exhibits, programs, and events at discounted prices to keep them engaged throughout the year -- all the while supporting the center.

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