MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE CLASSALEXANDRA DOW
Alex has been dancing and studying musical theater for the majority of her life. A former resident of NYC, she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy as a Musical Theater major, and also studied with New Dance Group, and Roy Arias Studios in Manhattan. She also studied with Alison Porter at Charlotte Klein Dance Centers and Steps Off Broadway in Boston. She currently studies musical theater, contemporary and jazz at MAD Dance Miami with Cherilyn Marrocco. In addition, she works and performs professionally at various Regional theaters, most notably Alpine Theatre Project, the 4th Wall Theater Company and Boca Raton Theatre Guild. She is also the Assistant Director of the Broadway Collection Museum in Pompano Beach. She is thrilled to be able to work with Rosalie, and to teach kids what she is most passionate about in this world, which is performance.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE 10 and older
Alexandra Dow's specialty is that being from NYC she knows a lot of original Broadway choreography and combinations. The workshop will touch on the following disciplines which are designed to teach students to understand their bodies through stretching and dance exercises. Emphasis is on the body as a tool to interpret music and lyrics while combining choreography and character work. Emphasis will be on theatre dance generically and ballet and jazz specifically as can be applied to musical theatre. Students will learn the discipline of dance through exercises, movement and choreography. In the curriculum listed above, Ms. Dow will take and implement all of the techniques, styles and choreography she has learned over the years and apply it to conform to all different levels for students. Allowing them to learn, thrive and grow at their own pace individually.
Ms. Dow's teaching syllabus is aimed to be versatile and conducive to every level from beginner to intermediate to advanced. It can work and be applied correctly to every level, and as an instructor she will always strive to make sure she teaches the appropriate techniques and movement that is applicable and complies to that specific class' abilities and skills; to master the process of picking up, interpreting and artistically conceptualizing a processed or established piece of choreography and movement, by transforming the piece to conform and intertwine with the music it’s paired with.
Classes will touch on:
-Understanding your body through correct and proper movement, posture, flexibility, coordination and performance
-Interpreting music and lyrics and combining that with choreography and character work/development (ie. how would this person execute this specific piece of movement in a particular song)
-The disciplines of jazz and ballet and how they are relevant to all aspects of musical theater movement
-For singer/dancers, how to GET through, learn and pick up choreography/movement at an open dance call or dance callback
-Dance improvisation and the importance of applying it in class, rehearsal, auditions, etc.
-Comparing/contrasting different styles and genres of choreography and movement in musical theater.
-Contemporary vs. Traditional
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
3:30 – 7:30pm at Sol Children Theatre
December 6 – May 29, 2013
Thursdays 5:30 – 7pm
Dec. 6, 20 & 27
Jan. 10, 24 & 31
Feb. 7, 14 & 28
March 7, 14, 21 & 28
April 4, 11, 18 & 25
May 9, 17 & 23
January 31 is last call for registration
Late enrollment tuition will be prorated
21-week session: $567
Once per lifetime per family registration fee of $50
Bring a friend ... and if they sign up ... we'll give you 10% back on your tuition!
CLASS SIZE: MINIMUM 4 STUDENTS; MAXIMUM 10 STUDENTS
YOUNG ACTORS TAKE THE STAGE SCHEDULE:
TECH & DRESS REHEARSALS:
Tuesday May 28 & Wednesday May 29
6 – 8:30 both nights
Thursday May 30 & Friday May 31
5:30 call time, 7:00 performances both nights