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Strange and Fantastical Tales

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this class, we’ll look an assortment of genres—fairy tales, fantasy, ghost stories, and other speculative fictions.  Readings and exercises will be assigned, and in the final weeks student works-in-progress will be workshopped.

$532

11 sessions

Tuesday Sep 26th, 6:45pm

Shaping the Stories in Our Lives

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

Every life has stories worth telling. This workshop provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by class discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft. Maximum enrollment is 9 students. No pre-registration requirement(s):...

$320

6 sessions

Tuesday Nov 7th, 1:30pm

Fiction 202

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This is a great workshop for writers new to fiction or returning to the genre. The workshop will focus on the basics of fiction through exercises and assignments. Exercises will cover character development, dialogue, plot/storyline, and beginnings and endings. Substantial class time will be reserved for detailed critiques of works in progress (any...

$425

8 sessions

Monday Oct 30th, 6:30pm

Screenwriting/Playwriting

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This workshop covers fundamentals of the craft of Dramatic Writing including; writing dramatic scenes, story structure, character, dialogue and revision. The instructor creates a supportive and participatory workshop environment. Students bring in new pages of their script-in progress on a weekly or biweekly basis and hears their material read out...

$266

5 sessions

Reader's Theatre 55+

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

A great class for theater enthusiasts to learn, explore, and experience dynamic new plays. Each week, the class reads a contemporary play cold from start to finish, developing character spontaneously. With the instructor's creative guidance, students learn to accumulate circumstances and make creative choices about character. At the conclusion of the...

$435

8 sessions

Tuesday Oct 31st, 1pm

Intro to Fiction

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this class, beginning- and intermediate-level fiction students work toward building short stories and novel chapters and learning the elements of craft. Whether you are a new beginner or want to sharpen up your basic writing technique, this is the class for you. Student work is discussed in a warm atmosphere. Location Instructions: Students will...

$320

6 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 1pm

YMCA Singers Forum

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

Enjoy singing in the shower? Looking for a place to practice new material for professional singing? For the novice or seasoned performer, Singers Forum is a friendly and supportive environment for anyone who loves to sing. Classes include group songs and warm-ups as well as individual vocal coaching.  Instructor, John Prestianni, has been...

$435

8 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 5:30pm

Going Deeper: Fiction Workshop

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

Writing sample (up to 8 pages of fiction) and permission of instructor required. In this class, students working on novels and short stories learn to improve craft, deepen fiction, and identify and tackle common storytelling problems. Students must have work ready to present.

$320

6 sessions

Wednesday Nov 1st, 6:45pm

How to Think and Write Funny

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

Humor is a skill that can come in mighty handy – especially since we’re all gonna die. Whether you’re trying to punch up your online dating profile, become an amusing public speaker, find success as a stand-up comedian so you can have an excuse to drink all the time (or sleep around), or write the next (and first ever) Pulitzer Prize winning...

$425

8 sessions

Thursday Nov 2nd, 6pm

Beaded Jewelry Workshop

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This six (6) week workshop is for beginners as well as those with some beading experience.  Participants will learn square stitch, brick stitch, right angle weave and others.  Each stitch will be used in a project assigned by the instructor.   Supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor in the first class.

$266

6 sessions

Teen Tech Crew (Ages 12 - 19 yrs)

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In Teen Tech Crew, Technical Theater professionals teach weekly workshops in lighting, stage management, sound, costume, and scenic design. Students practice their new techniques in support of the KIDS COMPANY PRODUCTIONS of Getting to Know... Oklahoma! and Guys and Dolls, Jr. as well as backstage during TEEN THEATER COLLECTIVE’S dramatic play presentations...

Free

7 sessions

Ballet (Ages 5-9 years)

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this playful and creative Ballet class, students will learn basic ballet positions, balances, port-de-bras, barre work, across teh floor, and short combinations. The class will culminate in an informal sharing of new techniques and combinations learned. Location Instructions: Students will need to check in with reception, and on their first visit...

$670

14 sessions

The Art of Personal Narrative

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This open-level class is for anyone interested in writing personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction, or personal essay. Through insightful critique and focused discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive...

$373

7 sessions

Modern Dance Choreography and Composition (Ages 7-12)

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this exciting new dance class, students will learn modern dance technique from Cunningham to Graham, Duncan to Hawkins to Taylor, practice dance improvisation, and learn basic choreography skills to develop their own dances. The program will culminate in a sharing of techniques learnined as well as original choreography created by the students....

$770

15 sessions

Kids Company Workshop (Ages 6 - 14 yrs)

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown
5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This is a dynamic skills-based class where students will learn acting technique, character development, vocal skills, improvisation, creative drama, play-building, scene study, and more. Students will study foundational theater texts as well as different performance genres and styles. The class will include partner work, group activities, games, opportunities...

$680

13 sessions

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