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CONSERVATORY 2019 WINTER|SPRING SEMESTER CATALOG

ACT SING DANCE DESIGN

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN TEENS ADULTS 2 Southbridge Street • TheHanoverTheatre.org/conservatory

Worcester, MA 01608 • 877.571.7469

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Welcome

Over the last two years, our conservatory has grown in leaps and bounds, tripling our course offerings and doubling our faculty of master teaching artists. We are so proud to be offering world-class performing arts education in the heart of Worcester’s downtown at a time when we need the arts more than ever. As I observe our students, I am amazed by the wealth of talent and dedication they bring to the classroom. I am encouraged by parents who are exposing their toddlers and youngsters to the arts and I am inspired by the adult students who continue to pursue their passions. As we approach the second anniversary of the conservatory’s opening, we continue our dedication to cultivating individual attention, igniting creativity and inspiring confidence through arts education. You will find that our semester courses in theatre, dance, music and design continue to expand. If you are interested in our full-year dance courses, it’s not too late to join. A new year is beginning. I encourage you to check out our upcoming classes and find a way to try something NEW, something CREATIVE, something INSPIRING.

Meghan E. Montaner, director of education P.S. Remember to check out our great student benefits including behindthe-scenes access to the theatre, master classes with national touring productions, free parking, discounts on tickets and so much more!

INSIDE

CLASSES BEGIN JANUARY 14 Register online at TheHanoverTheatre.org/conservatory By phone 877.571.7469 or Stop by the box office, 2 Southbridge St, Worcester

Adult Offerings................................ 4 Acting & Theatre Offerings........... 6

2019 Spring Semester (15 Weeks)* January 14 – May 11 Spring Reflection performance: May 19, 2019

Technical Theatre & Design.......... 8

2019 Winter-Spring Holidays & Closings Winter Break: February 18 – 23 Spring Break: April 15 – 20

Private Lessons.............................. 10

*Please check specific start dates for classes as start and end dates for music and technical/design classes vary. Full year dance classes return on January 7th.

Music Offerings............................. 10 Dance Offerings........................... 11 Youth Summer Program.............. 12 Professional Development.......... 13 Internships..................................... 13

CONSERVATORY 2 Southbridge Street • Worcester, MA 01608

Student Matinees......................... 14 Master Classes.............................. 15 Registration & Policies.................. 15

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Early access and discounts on theatre tickets!

No Registration Fees

Master classes with visiting artists

Free parking

Student Benefits Exclusive access to behind-thescenes experiences

Stateof-the-art facility

Written evaluations each semester

Small class size

Master teaching artists from Boston, NY, Hartford and surrounding areas Highly trained and accomplished faculty

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Adult Offerings

Adult Improv II (Ages 18+)

Prerequisite: 1 year Adult Improv or permission from instructor Students with prior improvisation experience work on building a toolbox of techniques to successfully create rich characters, heighten relationships, tackle group scenes and explore the environment and given circumstances. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Sharon Hart Times: Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 PM Dates: January 14 – May 6 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Acting Adult Acting I (Ages 18+)

A course allowing adult theatre enthusiasts to explore acting exercises as well as comedic and dramatic scene work. You’re never too old to step into the spotlight! Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Wanda Strukus Times: Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM Dates: January 17 – May 9 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $475

Adult Acting II

Prerequisite: Adult Acting I or permission from instructor This intermediate level class allows adults to delve into scene and monologue work to build upon the foundation established in Acting I. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Wanda Strukus Times: Thursdays 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM Dates: January 17 – May 9 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $475

Adult Acting: Performance (Ages 18+)

Prerequisite: Adult Acting I or II or permission from instructor After completing a semester of Adult Acting I or II, students collaborate on short scenes or one-act plays to engage their acting skills. An informal presentation will be done at the end of the semester. Offered in Winter-Spring semesters only. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Sharon Hart Times: Tuesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM Dates: January 15 – May 7 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $475

Adult Improv (Ages 18+)

Explore laugh-filled exercises and skill-driven games in a mature setting. Structured, simple play guides each improviser to experience individual success, discover the joy of ensemble support and build the foundation for successful improvisation. Discover key concepts such as “yes, and,” collaboration, commitment, communication, relationship building and truth in comedy. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Sharon Hart Times: Thursdays 7 PM – 8 PM Dates: January 17 – May 9 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Technical Theatre & Design Intro to Audio (Teens & Adults)

This course is an introduction to audio, intended for the novice who wishes to learn basic audio terminology, functionality of component, design, set up and operation of a basic sound system. iPad required for this class. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Nick Joyce Times: Mondays 4:30 PM – 6 PM Dates: January 14 – March 25 (10 weeks) Tuition: $375

Intro to Lighting (Teens & Adults)

Students are introduced to the vast array of lighting instruments available today and the role each type of fixture plays in entertainment lighting. Atmospheric effects, fixture accessories and expendables (gels and patterns) will also be explored in how they can augment the use of the lighting element. Dimming, control and safety protocols for hang and focus will also be reviewed. 8” adjustable (Crescent) wrench required. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Brenda Shepard Times: Mondays 6:30 PM – 8 PM Dates: January 14 – March 25 (10 weeks) Tuition: $375

Dance PLEASE NOTE: Our 32-week Adult Ballet classes are currently underway. To inquire about joining midyear, contact Jennifer Agbay, director of dance. Please see page 11 for more info. Adult Tap Beginner I (Ages 18+)

Whether you’re a beginner or just want to brush up on your skills, this fun and vibrant class is for you. Tap is an exciting and challenging art form that developed out of African polyrhythms in America’s Jazz Age. Elements of classic and Broadway-style tap will be taught. The form’s musicality and rich percussive traditions are emphasized through fundamental skills and increasingly intricate progressions. Tap shoes required. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Brittany Belanger Times: Wednesdays 11 AM – 12 PM OR Wednesdays 7 PM – 8 PM Dates: January 16 – May 8 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

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Prerequisite: Adult Tap Beginner I or instructor’s permission Intended for adults who’ve completed Beginner I or have prior tap experience. Students progress in classic and Broadway-style tap while advancing fundamental skills and learning increasingly intricate progressions. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Brittany Belanger Times: Wednesdays 12 PM – 1 PM OR Wednesdays 8 PM – 9 PM Dates: January 16 – May 8 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

West African Dance (Teens & Adults)

Presented by Crocodile River Music, this class will give students the opportunity to move their bodies to the fun and high energy music of West Africa. They will learn principles of rhythm, fundamental movements and the ancient stories behind the traditional dances and rhythms of Mali. Every class is accompanied by live drums! Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Antoinette Mutuyimana Times: Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dates: April 3 – June 5 (9 Weeks) Tuition: $135 | Drop In: $20

Music West African Drumming (Teens & Adults)

Presented in partnership with Crocodile River Music, experience African culture through music! Master drummer and West African native, Issa Coulibaly, leads our handson drumming class. Authentic instruments are provided for classroom use. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Issa Coulibaly Times: Wednesdays 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dates: April 3 – June 5 (9 Weeks) Tuition: $135 | Drop In: $20)

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Adult Offerings

Adult Tap Beginner II (Ages 18+)


Acting & Theatre Offerings

Creative Drama I (Grades 4-7)

Beginning and intermediate actors explore games and age-appropriate acting techniques. Characters and scene work (scripted or improvised) will be explored while students work in partners or ensemble. Stage presence and vocal acting skills like diction, projection and inflection are taught and theatre terminology is introduced. No singing required. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Sharon Hart / Andrew Shoro Times: Mondays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM OR Thursdays 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dates: January 14 – May 9 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Creative Drama II (Grades 6-8)

Imaginative Play (Grades K-1)

A class for young thespians to express themselves in a structured and supportive environment. Using games, props and theater techniques, characters and short stories will be brought to life. Children will learn to use their imaginations to explore stories, express their feelings and activate pretend play. Audience etiquette will be introduced. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Adaire Robinson Time: Saturdays 10 AM -11 AM Dates: January 19 – May 11 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Folk & Fairytale (Grades 2-3)

Children explore characters, relationships and plot by telling stories from a variety of cultures and genres. Movement, expression and speech are developed as storytelling tools. Students practice listening and responding in character and begin to identify specific details of a performance. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Adaire Robinson Time: Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM Dates: January 19 – May 11 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Prerequisite: 1-2 years of Creative Drama I or instructor’s permission Intermediate actors execute games and age-appropriate acting techniques while building their artistic ability. Character dimension is developed and scene work is used to advance a student’s experience, responsibility and commitment. Theatre terminology is expanded. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Sharon Hart Times: Mondays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dates: January 14 – May 6 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Acting I (Grades 9-12)

Teen actors explore drama through improvisation, monologues and scene work. Students learn to build characters through choices, actions and emotions. Solo and ensemble work are explored. Students learn to respond to coaching, feedback and constructive criticism. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Sharon Hart Times: Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Dates: January 15 – May 7 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $475

Beginner’s Improv I (Grades 4-7)

Students are on their feet from day one exploring laughfilled exercises and skill-driven games. Structured, simple play guides each improviser to experience individual success, discover the joy of ensemble support and build the foundation for successful improvisation. Learn the power of collaboration and commitment! Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Andrew Shoro Times: Thursdays 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Dates: January 17 – May 9 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

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Acting & Theatre Offerings

Acting I: Performance (Grades 9-12)

Prerequisite: Acting I After completing a semester of Acting I, students use their study to prepare a collection of monologues. An informal presentation will be done at the end of the semester. Offered in Winter-Spring semesters only. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Wanda Strukus Times: Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7PM Dates: January 15 – May 7 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $475

Acting II: Performance (Grades 9-12)

Prerequisite: Acting I & II After completing a semester of Acting II, students collaborate on short scenes or one-act plays to engage their acting skills. An informal presentation will be done at the end of the semester. Offered in Winter-Spring semesters only. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Wanda Strukus Times: Tuesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM Dates: January 15 – May 7 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $475

Teen Improv (Grades 9-12)

Teens advance their improvisational skills by building a toolbox of techniques to successfully create rich characters, heighten relationships, tackle group scenes and explore the environment and given circumstances. Students build trust through collaboration and commitment while gaining confidence in scene entrances and their ability to stay in the moment. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Sharon Hart Times: Thursdays 6 PM – 7 PM Dates: January 17 – May 9 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

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Technical Theatre & Design Offerings

Intro to Technical Theatre (Grades 8-12)

Being on stage may garner applause, but it’s what happens behind the scenes that truly creates magic in theatre. Students will be introduced to the many forms of stage craft (stage management, lighting, sound, costuming, etc.) and learn how they all connect to create one magnificent production. Understand the roles of directors and designers while learning how to talk “tech.” Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Kim Heymann Times: Wednesdays 5 PM – 6 PM Dates: January 16 – May 8 (15 weeks) Tuition: $375

Intro to Lighting (Teens & Adults)

Students are introduced to the vast array of lighting instruments available today and the role each type of fixture plays in entertainment lighting. Atmospheric effects, fixture accessories and expendables (gels and patterns) will also be explored in how they can augment the use of the lighting element. Dimming, control and safety protocols for hang and focus will also be reviewed. 8” adjustable (Crescent) wrench required. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Brenda Shepard Times: Mondays 6:30 PM – 8 PM Dates: January 14 – March 25 (10 weeks) Tuition: $375

Lighting Practicum (Teens & Adults)

Prerequisite: Intro to Lighting or instructor’s permission Students will be provided with the opportunity to work on an upcoming conservatory production and learn the design, set up and operation for a play. iPad required for this class. An 8” adjustable (Crescent) wrench is required for this class. Students must be available for an evening dress rehearsal on March 12 and a 10AM performance on March 13. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Brenda Shepard Times: Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM Dates: January 15 – March 26 (10 weeks) Tuition: $400

performance on April 1. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Nick Joyce Times: Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 6 PM Dates: January 15 – March 26 (10 weeks) Tuition: $400

Intro to Stage Management (Grades 8-12)

Learn the ins and outs of being a stage manager and just how important their role is behind the scenes. Students will learn how to properly record blocking, run rehearsals and tech, assemble a prompt binder, review safety skills and create paperwork and report templates. Tips for proper show “calling” will also be taught. Laptop or tablet required for this class. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Kim Heymann Times: Wednesdays 7 PM – 8 PM Dates: January 16 – May 8 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Stage Management Practicum (Grades 8-12)

The course is a beginner’s introduction to audio, intended for the novice who wishes to learn basic audio terminology, functionality of component, design, set up and operation of a basic sound system. iPad required for this class. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Nick Joyce Times: Mondays 4:30 PM - 6 PM Dates: January 14 – March 25 (10 weeks) Tuition: $375

Prerequisite: Stage Management or instructor’s permission Students will be provided with the opportunity to work on an upcoming conservatory productions and record blocking, create paperwork and reports, attend rehearsals and interact with artistic directors. Laptop or tablet required for this class. Students must be available for an evening dress rehearsal on March 12 and a 10AM performance on March 13 as well as a daytime dress rehearsal May 18 and a 1PM performance on May 19. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Kim Heymann Times: Wednesdays 6 PM – 7 PM Dates: January 16 – May 8 (15 Weeks) Tuition: $400

Audio Practicum (Teens & Adults)

Stage Makeup I (Grades 8-12)

Intro to Audio (Teens & Adults)

Prerequisite: Intro to Audio or instructor’s permission Students will be provided with the opportunity to work on an upcoming conservatory production and learn the design, set up and operation for a play. iPad required for this class. Students must be available for a 9:30AM

Makeup intended for use in the theater is vastly different from makeup that you might wear out and about or even for a special occasion. Students will learn real world makeup techniques that they can use for the rest of their lives. Stage and special effects makeup will be explored.

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Stage Makeup II (Grades 8-12)

Prerequisite: Stage Makeup I Students will delve deeper into stage makeup in relation to characters, special effects and prosthetics. New techniques, tools and products will be used to expand a student’s knowledge and experience in the world of stage makeup. Students are responsible for providing personal makeup and tools. Supplies list will be provided. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Kim Heymann Times: Mondays 7 PM – 8:30 PM Dates: January 14 – March 25 (10 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Fashion for the Theatre: Sewing 101 (Ages 8-18)

Intended for designers who want to learn more about sketching and sewing, and have some sewing experience. Using machine and hand sewing, students will create a 3-dimensional “build out” fashion illustration using a variety of fabrics and trims, as it relates to costume design, and instruction on how to use the different mediums in their design. Students will enhance their skills and bring home a machine sewn project and a small hand sewn project based on their built out sketch. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Darcy Schwartz Times: Saturdays 12:30 PM – 2 PM Dates: January 19 – March 30 (10 Weeks) Tuition: $375

Sewing Fashion Couture: Large Form (Ages 10-18)

Perfect for designers with basic sewing knowledge who want to design and sew a theatre inspired couture design on a large/life size fashion form. Students will be introduced to the history of couture costume fashion design in the theatre and create their own inspired design on a professional dress form. Loose sketching, use of fabrics, color and trims in design, draping, pinning, measuring, machine and hand sewing, and how to read and use a pattern will be taught. Students will be introduced to fashion illustration as it relates to costume design, and how to use different mediums. Students will bring their life-size costume design to life and leave the class with their sketches and completed form. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Darcy Schwartz Times: Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM Dates: January 17 – March 28 (10 Weeks) Tuition: $375

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Technical Theatre & Design Offerings

Create professional stage makeup for a variety of characters and roles while gaining knowledge of makeup materials, tools and techniques. Students are responsible for providing personal makeup and tools including a Ben Nye Theatrical Crème Personal Kit in the appropriate skin tone. Schedule: One 90 min. class/week Instructor: Kim Heymann Times: Mondays 5:30 PM – 7 PM Dates: January 14 – March 25 (10 Weeks) Tuition: $375


Music Offerings

(Infants-age 5, with caregiver) Presented in partnership with Pakachoag Music School children will bounce, sing, dance, jump, drum, tap, click, wiggle and gallop their way to the development of pitch, rhythm and musical awareness! Music Together® is a music and movement curriculum based on research that shows children learn best from active caregivers and a non-performance based musical environment. Families receive a songbook and CDs (Winter session 2019 Song Collection: Drums / Spring session 2019 Song Collection: Tambourine) with the music learned in class so you can continue nurturing your child’s imaginative growth at home. Set the foundation for future musical study, or simply a great love of music. Schedule: One 45 min. class/week Instructor: Linnea Lyerly Times: Mondays 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Dates: Jan 14 – Mar 18 (Winter 2019 Songbook/Drums) Apr 1 – June 10 (Spring 2019 Songbook/Tambourine) Tuition: $200 per 9-week session NOTE: Families are eligible for reduced tuition when enrolling multiple children. After first child is enrolled, tuition is $125 for a sibling, $50 for a third child.

West African Drumming (Teens & Adults) Presented in partnership with Crocodile River Music, experience African culture through music! Master Drummer and West African native, Issa Coulibaly, leads our hands-on drumming class. Authentic instruments are provided for classroom use. Schedule: One 60 min. class/week Instructor: Issa Coulibaly Times: Wednesdays 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dates: April 3 – June 5 (9 Weeks) Tuition: $135 |Drop In: $20

Private Lessons Singing is a complex art form that requires consistent training and exercise of your instrument. Private lessons provide technique instruction and individualized training for your specific needs. Please call 508.471.1765 to schedule a lesson. Schedule: 30 or 60 minute lessons Times: By appointment

Instructor: Varies Fees: $40 (30 min) OR $80 (60 min)

* If a student needs to cancel a lesson, 24-hour written notice must be given. -The student can then reschedule the lesson within the semester. If 24-hour notice is not given, or a student does not show up for a lesson, no make-up lesson will be given. Missed lessons are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Dance Offerings

We offer the following 32-week dance programs SeptemberMay for ages 3 through adult. Ballet Classes

Pre-School Dance (Ages 3-4) Creative Movement (Ages 5-6) Pre-Ballet (Ages 7-8) Primary Ballet I, II & III Boys Ballet Teen Beginner Ballet I (Ages 12-18) Teen Beginner Ballet II (Ages 12-18) Ballet Levels A - D Pre-Pointe Beginner Pointe I & II Pointe Pas de Deux (Ages 14+) Adult Ballet Beginner I & II Adult Ballet: Intermediate/Advanced

Enrichment Classes

Contemporary Dance Improvisation Jazz I Jazz II Jazz III Modern Musical Theatre Dance Stretch and Strength Theatrical Tap Variations West African Dance

If you are interested in joining one of these programs midyear, please contact Jennifer Agbay, director of dance at 508.471.1794 for an evaluation. Full year classes return from break on January 7.

Class descriptions and times are available on our website.

SAVE THE DATES Student Choreography Recital auditons January 12 Student Choreography Recital April 7 Worcester County Dance Festival April 27 Spring Reflection performance May 19

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Youth Summer Program

11th annual Youth Summer Program | Offering programming for ages 6-18 MARK YOUR CALENDAR! YSP registration opens February 22 at 10am to the public. Children’s Program

(Entering grades 1-3) Two Weeks: June 24th – July 5th (no classes on July 4) Monday - Friday, 9AM - 3 PM The children’s program offers students opportunities to learn and explore in the world of musical theatre. Daily classes feature theatre games, dance combinations, music appreciation, singing, visual arts and much, much more. A showcase of student work will be held on the final day of the program. Tuition: $650 Registration opens Feb 22. Enrolled conservatory students receive early registration access on Feb 21.

Pre-Teen Musical Theatre Intensive

(Entering grades 4-8) Two Weeks: July 29 – August 10 Monday - Friday, 9AM - 3 PM Junior performance will be presented on Saturday, August 10. A great fit for students looking for focused, fast-paced theatre training. The pre-teen program introduces students to the joy of participating in a show. Students work intensely with a director, choreographer and music director over the course of two weeks to perform a junior production of a Broadway show. Broadway Junior musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals. Students will attend daily classes where material from the show will be used to teach them skills in areas of music, drama and dance. Performances of a 60-minute Broadway Tuition: $750 Registration opens Feb 22. Enrolled conservatory students receive early registration access on Feb 21.

Teen Musical Theatre Intensive

(Entering grades 9-12 and incoming college freshmen) Three Weeks, Monday - Friday, 9AM - 3 PM Session I: July 8 – July 27 Performances will be presented on July 26 & 27 Session II: July 29 – August 17 Performances will be presented on August 16 & 17 Our teen program, now in its 11th year, offers students is designed for students seeking a pre-professional experience. Teens attend daily morning classes focusing on music, drama and dance as well as afternoon rehearsals for a final production. Two sessions will be offered. Students will be cast in and present three performances of a full-scale Broadway musical at the end of each session on The Hanover Theatre’s mainstage. Tuition: $950

NEW IN 2019: Due to demand for the Teen Intensive, students must attend a qualifying audition in February before registering. Dates and sign-ups will be available on our website at a later date. Only qualifying students will be allowed to register on Feb 22. page 14 Register online • TheHanoverTheatre.org/conservatory


Partners in Education: Professional Development Workshops for Educators

Kennedy Center Partners in Education

In 2018, The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory was selected to participate in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education Program, a nationally recognized program designed to help arts organizations develop and expand education partnerships with local school systems. It is rooted in the belief that supporting the professional learning of teachers is an essential component of promoting the inclusion of arts in education.

TEAMWORK THROUGH DANCE: BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM

Workshop Leader: Eric Johnson Intended for teachers of grades K-2 Collaboration is one of the most important skills teachers emphasize to build community, include students with a diverse range of abilities and needs, and prepare them for the world of work. In this workshop, explore how to build cooperative teamwork by learning to lead classroom-tested, playful, creative movement activities that teach students to take turns, listen carefully, read a partner's non-verbal cues, and speak in response. Throughout the workshop observe the modeling of an easy, repeatable classroom management system which creates a calm, cooperative environment for learning. Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Fee: $40

ACTING RIGHT: DRAMA AS A CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGY Workshop Leader: Sean Layne Intended for teachers of grades K-8 Sean Layne has taken the foundational elements of acting such as concentration, cooperation, and collaboration and created a structured process, which can become the basis for effective classroom management every day. This engaging step-by-step approach empowers students to take ownership of and be responsible for their own behavior. In this workshop, teachers learn how to help students build the skills necessary to establish a sense of self-control, accountability and teambuilding in their classroom. Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Fee: $75 (includes materials: Acting Right book, cd, laminated facilitator cards, tableau process poster, classroom set of "Jewels of Concentration”)

BUILDING READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH SOUND AND RHYTHM

Workshop Leader: Imani Gonzalez Intended for teachers of grades 1-5 Enhance student learning by using sound and rhythm to explore ways to help students develop reading comprehension strategies and make connections between music and language. Teachers are guided through a process to help students create a Soundscape, a way to retell the story that connects students to the story’s tone, mood, setting, and the characters’culture(s). This learning process will help students attend to sensory images, use questioning strategies, respond to inference, and determine importance which helps students develop a better understanding of the text. Students will develop listening skills through collaboration, build interpretation and oral presentation skills through communication, and improve reading fluency through creativity. See how music can make full use of these skills through students’ aural, visual, analytical, creative and social intelligences. Your students will attain a new level of comprehension when they experience seeing, hearing and feeling through their reading! Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Fee: $40

Register for all three classes and save! *Worcester Public School teachers can attend these workshops for free. Contact us to learn more! Email education@thehanovertheatre.org or call 508.471.1793 for more information.

Acting Costume Design Dance Development Finance & HR Graphic Design Lighting Design

Marketing & PR Music Operations & Management Production Sound Engineering Stage Management

With Spring, Summer, and Fall semester opportunities, this professional work experience can help students fulfill requirements, as well as learn in a hands-on environment. Application deadlines and more can be found at thehanovertheatre.org/internships. Please contact internship@thehanovertheatre.org for more information.

Internships

Work and learn in one of Pollstar’s Top Theatres in the World! The Hanover Theatre offers college internship opportunities relevant to the world of the performing arts including:

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Student Matinees

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10 AM Tickets: $22 Performed by the national Broadway tour. 2.5 hours run time.

The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. This brand new, “electrifying” (Newsday) Off-Broadway hit is based on the popular Rick Riordan novel.

THURGOOD Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM Tickets: $15 Performed by New Repertory Theatre Company. 100 minute run time.

Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court. Thurgood spans Marshall’s impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education.

Thurgood

The Stories of Peter and the Wolf & Hansel and Gretel Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10 AM Tickets: $12 Performed by The Hanover Theatre Conservatory Youth Ballet Company. 80 minute run time. These well known fairy tales are told through ballet and bring the story book pages to the grand stage. Come see this irresistible adaptation of classics that continues to delight.

Peter and the Wolf • • • Hansel and Gretel

Hamlet Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM Tickets: $15 Performed by Shakespeare and Co. 90 minute run time.

So is he or isn’t he — mad, that is? In Shakespeare’s Hamlet that’s what everybody asks about its title character. Scholars and theatergoers have continued to pose the question for more than 400 years.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show sponsored by Amica Insurance

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10 AM Tickets: $15 Performed by an international tour including over 75 puppets. 50 minute run time.

The book by author and illustrator Eric Carle, has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969. This timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.

TheHanoverTheatre.org/student-matinee Free chaperone ticket with every 25 students. Payment due 30 days prior to performance. Educator resources available. For more information on student matinees contact Kelly Rourke at krourke@thehanovertheatre.org or 508.471.1765. page 16 Register online • TheHanoverTheatre.org/conservatory


Master Classes Conservatory students participate in a Musical Theatre Audition Master Class with Glinda and Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz.

Master Classes As a benefit of enrolling at the conservatory, students receive exclusive access to master classes with visiting artists. Please check our website for details regarding possible master classes with the following national touring Broadway productions and more in our 2018-2019 season.

Payment may be made in full at the time of registration, or you may call the box office to arrange for two 50% payments. The Hanover Theatre Conservatory (THTC) will work with families in need of additional payment installments, but this option will incur a 5% fee. Late or declined payments will incur an additional $20 service fee per month. If tuition is not settled by the end of the semester, students will not be permitted to perform in any end of year performances.

Withdrawals & Refunds

THTC has a final sale policy for all ticket purchases, tuition payments and fees. No refunds are issued for missed classes, schedule changes, class transfers, student withdrawals or students under disciplinary action. Requests to transfer or withdraw from classes due to extenuating circumstances must be submitted in writing to the conservatory for review and consideration of revised enrollment or pro-rated tuition credits. Approved tuition credits are not guaranteed and may be used for future classes only. Tuition credits cannot be used for tickets or other merchandise. Tuition credits expire if not used by the end of the following semester.

Cancellations & Makeup Classes

Every effort is made to operate classes on regularly scheduled days and times in order to avoid cancellations. Cancellations due to weather will be listed on the homepage of the theatre’s website at TheHanoverTheatre. org. A maximum of two weather-related cancellations will be made up per course. Classes cancelled by THTC

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for other reasons will be rescheduled without limitation. If students are unable to attend the makeup date, special arrangements can be made with administration to attend another group class in that same semester. THTC reserves the right to assign substitute teachers for group or private lessons without advance notification to parents and students.

Policies

Registration & Policies

Payments

Jan 2-6 Jan 31 - Feb 3 Mar 27-31 Apr 11-14 May 22-26

Students and parents (when applicable) must agree to The Hanover Theatre Conservatory policies and procedures in order to enroll in a class. A complete list can be found at TheHanoverTheatre.org/conservatory.

Dress code

Theatre & Music: Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move in and free of graphics and text. No dresses or skirts, please. Remove any jewelry that may hinder movement. For some classes with a musical theatre or dance focus, dance shoes may be required. See website for details. Technical Theatre & Design: Traditional technical theatre dress code requires black attire. Jewelry and loose-fitting clothing that pose a danger or hazard while working with technical and design equipment are prohibited. Dance: Proper dance attire and neatness are required for all dance classes. All dancers must have their hair secured back and away from their faces. Jewelry is not permitted. Appropriate and properly fitted footwear must be worn for each class. Additional dress codes vary by class and level. See website for details.

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Worcester Center for Performing Arts is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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