Lambertville, New Jersey's Downtown Performing Arts Center (DPAC) has announced its 2016 Winter Class Schedule. Set to begin January 4, the 11-week session features classes for all ages in dance, acting, Pilates and more.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are being offered for jazz, tap and ballet. Classes are designed to enhance performance techniques and build skills for students of all ages.
Acting talents will be honed through classes taught by industry professionals including an adult acting class led by award-winning film and theater director Stephen Stahl. Classes will focus on performance skills and vocalization techniques ultimately building confidence and preparing students for actual stage performances. Stahl's acting class will begin on Monday, January 18 following the off-Broadway opening of his production, "Sanctuary the Play."
Saturday morning will include classes in Pilates and Kinder Dance. Pilates will build strength, endurance and flexibility and include core training techniques. Kinder-Dance will introduce children to the dance classroom and disciplines of ballet, tap and jazz.
DPAC is helping to prepare teens for college with two new offerings on Tuesdays. Musical Theatre History will discuss the development of musical theater as an art form from its earliest years into the 21st Century. Later that same evening, a College Prep class will guide and support students through college acting and assist on preparation of musical theater applications and auditions.
Finally, DPAC is pleased to again offer their "Triple Threat Master Class." This team-taught weekly class is designed to perfect vocal skills, acting and dancing while building confidence for performance and auditions. Previous students have found this class to be the perfect foundation for those all important high school and college auditions.
For information about all of the 2016 Winter Classes, visit www.downtownpac.com or call (609) 397-3337. The Downtown Performing Arts Center is located at 54 Mt. Airy Village Rd. in Lambertville, N.J. and welcomes students of all ages.
Downtown Performing Arts Center instructor and Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre Artistic Director, Louis Palena, leads a dance class.
photo by Casey Ivan