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Spring Registration Opens for Greenwich House’s Youth Performing Arts Programs

Mar 05 Through Apr 05 | Fri |

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Greenwich House after-school performing arts programming provides a creative outlet that enriches the lives of young people. Registration opens March 1.

Showstoppers is a performing arts class offered by Greenwich House Music School for ages 8 to 11, starting April 6. Over 12 weeks students will learn the art of storytelling through dance, movement and music. Every class will begin with a physical and vocal warm up followed by a fun, collaborative exploration of both traditional and contemporary musical theater. Ars Nova teaching artist Ellen Winter and choreographer/dancer Traci Lee will facilitate the in-person class at the Greenwich House Theater, a large off-Broadway theater venue. For children ages 5 to 7, the Young Actors Workshop offers opportunities to explore multicultural stories through movement, music, visual art and dramatic play, beginning April 7. Students become sly tricksters, wild animals and clever heroes as they bring exciting and diverse tales to life. Problem solving, creative expression, communication and teamwork will be practiced weekly.

In Comedy/Improv, students ages 8 to 11 will apply improvisation skills and comic techniques to create original comedy sketches in the zany and irreverent style of Saturday Night Live and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, starting April 8. Theater games will encourage students to develop creative comic characters and explore vocalization, spontaneity and physicality in a fun and supportive environment.

Teaching artist Stephen Michael Rondel of The New Acting Company will lead both classes at the Greenwich House Youth Community Center.

WHAT: Performing Arts Classes for Kids at Greenwich House DATES: Spring 2021 REGISTRATION LINKS: Showstoppers: Young Actors Workshop: Comedy/Improv: COST: $535 per term. Need-based financial aid and scholarships are available

Each class will be capped at 10 students with COVID precautions in place. All students and faculty will wear masks, and the theater has been outfitted with four HEPA air purifier filters. Greenwich House offers a breadth of arts, mental health, and senior support programs. When you enroll your child in Greenwich House youth programming, you become part of a compassionate community that cares for neighbors in need and the greater good.

About Greenwich House Founded in 1902, Greenwich House is a nonprofit that enriches the lives of children, families and seniors and individuals working to overcome life’s challenges through arts and education programs, senior services and health services. Learn more at

Venue: Greenwich House Music School

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