New Premises And New Classes For A New Term

Chiswick Theatre Arts launch a programme of adult dance, drama and fitness classes

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New address is 2 Belmont Road (opposite Belmont School). Chiswick Theatre Arts will still have the dance wear shop on Devonshire Road.

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Chiswick Theatre Arts have acquired brand new dance premises in the heart of Chiswick with two brand new 800 square foot dance studios.

From Monday September 13th they will be running many adult Dance, Drama and Fitness classes during the day and evening. All classes are run on a drop in basis (except for acting and theatre directing - which are termly enrolment). There is no membership fee. Classes cost between £6.00-8.00 and go down in price if you purchase books of 10 tickets which can be used at any time.

About the Classes

Acting for Adults Tuesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm Termly Enrolment Cost £190.00 Liven up those Autumn evenings with dramatic explorations. Beginners can take first steps, old stagers can brush off the rust and go further. We will start with some theatre games and improvisation and then we will investigate creating characters and their relationship to each other. Finally, we will find out how words are ‘lifted’ off the page and into credible life (try listening to the dialogue in a ‘soap’ and imagine it just as words on a script !). We will ‘stage’ some scenes. Somewhere along the way we might decide to go and watch/listen to professionals in action and try and work out how they do it !

CTA are delighted that Mark Woolgar will be joining our team. Mark has directed hundreds of plays and was the Resident Director of the Derby Playhouse for 7 years and was head of the Post Graduate course at The Guildford School of Acting for 7 years.

Adult Ballet Mondays 7pm-8pm
Led by Emily Burton who currently teaches ballet at the English National Ballet. This class is suitable for beginners and those with experience. Ballet is a wonderful way to keep fit and to find muscles you never knew existed!

Adult Ballet Wednesdays 11.30am-12.30pm
Led by Anna Davydova. Anna is a very experienced ballet teacher who we are delighted to have teaching for us at CTA. This class is suitable for beginners and those with experience.

Beginners Tap Mondays 7.30pm-8.30pm
All ages welcome. This class is for those who have never tapped before! Tap dancing is great fun! This class is led by Georgina Burns who was in the original cast at Drury Lane of the tap musical 42nd Street! You will learn how to shuffle, flap, tap spring, tap step ball change and timestep!

Flamenco Wednesdays 12.30-1.15pm

Flamenco dancing originates from Andalusia in what is now Spain, influenced heavily by the local Gypsy population, the Gitanos. Flamenco dancing is an incredibly emotive dance style, with the dancer always striving to express his or her emotions through movements. Beginners welcome.

Line Dancing Thursdays 10.45-11.45am
With Brian. Brian is a very popular and experienced teacher and currently teaches at Virgin Active. A Line Dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps. Great fun!

Musical Theatre Dance Thursdays 7.30pm-8.30pm

With Georgina. We’ll do our Warm up to some of the greatest Musical Theatre songs ever written and then we’ll ‘strut our stuff’ to some great Musical Theatre numbers! Beginners welcome.

Musical Theatre Singing Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm

Learn songs from old musicals, new musicals - from Sondheim to Berlin. No experience necessary, but a love of musicals is a must! We are delighted that Jill Hunter will be leading this class. Jill trained on the Musical Theatre course at The Guildford School of Acting. She has performed to a variety of audiences: from 5 upstairs in a theatre pub to 1000’s at the Royal Festival Hall.

Theatre Directing Fridays 7pm-9pm
If you have ever wondered how a Director does what they do, then come along and have a go! The class is led by Georgina who is Principal of CTA. Georgina trained at ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts). This is a practical course in directing a range of modern plays and finding your director’s voice. You will also act in the scenes. No acting or directing experience necessary – just lots of enthusiasm!

CTA Fitness Running alongside Chiswick Theatre Arts will be CTA Fitness – Fitness classes for adult of all ages! We have a small timetable of classes running during the day and evening at the moment but will be expanding our adult fitness classes over the coming months including a range of classes suitable for the more mature Chiswickian who would like to keep fit in a friendly , relaxed and sociable environment. If you can think of any classes or times of classes that you would like to see on the CTA Fitness timetable please do contact Miss Georgina.

The CTA Fitness classes are run on a drop in basis and there is no membership fee.

Fitness Classes already in the schedule include:
• Zumba
• Legs Bums & Tums

About Zumba

Zumba is a dance fitness class based on Latin American Rhythms. Forget the Fitness class and come and join the dance party! Come and join me and you’ll see what I mean. You don’t even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It’s easy! Like exercise in disguise! You’ll probably lose weight too! I have! Zumba was created in the mid 1990’s by Columbian native Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez, a celebrity fitness trainer and choreographer for international pop superstars. Inspired by the traditional cumbia, salsa, sambe, merengue music he grew up with, Beto paired his favourite pulsating Latin rhythms with the red-hop international dance steps his clients loved and Zumba (Spanish slang to move fast and have fun) was born. Since Beto bought Zumba to the US in 1999, it has become one of the fastest growing dance based fitness crazes worldwide with people of all ages falling in love with its infectious music and easy to follow dance. Over 7 million people a week attend a Zumba class. Come along and join the fun! Classes will be held throughout the week including 9.30am on Mondays mornings! What a way to start the week!!

We will be adding Yoga, Pilates, Step classes etc to the Fitness timetable.

August 18, 2010