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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...

$335

6 sessions

Wednesday Jan 10th, 1pm

Other dates (2)

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, honing the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive...

$390

7 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 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):...

$390

7 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 1:30pm

Filling the Well

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

In this class, the goal is to feed imagination and create good, raw fiction material through weekly writing exercises and missions. Writing exercises provide fun and challenging prompts to generate new work or advance pre-existing stories/chapters. The class works well for both beginning and more experienced writers. Location Instructions: Students...

$335

6 sessions

Tap for Beginners

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

From the shuffle to the time step, this tap dance basics will break down the fundamentals of each step, practice drills, develop fun combinations, and get you moving in rhythm in no time!  All levels are welcome.

$450

8 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...

$450

8 sessions

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...

$390

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...

$1,050

22 sessions

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 4pm

Kids Company Showcase (Ages 6 - 12 years)

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

Registration due at the first Parent’s Meeting. Students enroll in one session per week. Showcase programs culminate in a musical review/cabaret style presentation. With an ensemble focus, the Showcase is an excellent place for newer performers to develop skills, confidence, and technique in a supportive, dynamic, and fun environment.

$1,250

23 sessions

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 4:30pm

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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...

$450

8 sessions

Wednesday Jan 3rd, 5:30pm

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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...

$445

8 sessions

Jazz/Tap (Ages 7-11 Years)

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

From rhythm to isolations, shuffles to jumps, turns and kicks, this Jazz/Tap class will be accessible and fun for one and all. 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 they will need to check in with the...

$900

19 sessions

Monday Jan 8th, 4pm

Kids Company The Improvisational Actor (Ages 5 - 12)

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

The Improvisational Actor is a new class for ages 6-14 that focueses on the acting, characterization, and improvisation skill building.  The Improvisational Actor includes rehearsing scripted scenes as well as developing student-devised material and culminates in a performance in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater.

$940

19 sessions

Monday Jan 8th, 4:30pm

Telling Great Stories

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

Everyone has a story to tell. Whether you’re a skilled practitioner polishing a piece or a beginner learning the craft, this workshop has something for you. We will focus on elements of prose writing—plot, character, setting, voice, and beginnings and endings—through weekly prompts and detailed critiques.  Exercises and works in progress...

$445

8 sessions

Monday Jan 8th, 6:30pm

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....

$995

21 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 4pm

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