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CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 QUESTIONS?

Call our Registrars at 727.712.2706 or email them at education@rutheckerdhall.net.

INSTITUTE CLASSES

Join more than 1,200 adults and children who take private lessons and classes in dance, voice, drama, jazz, and classical instrumental music at The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall each year. Learn more or enroll at www. hoffmanperformingarts.org.

PREPARATORY DIVISION

The Preparatory Division classes for ages 7–19 are suitable for students who have talents they wish to develop through sequential study to prepare for college-level training and/or a career in the arts. Students are required to audition before a panel of arts advisors for placement in our structured curriculum.

IMPORTANT PREPARATORY DIVISION DATES Fall Term:

Winter/Spring Term:

Dance Track: September 11–December 6

Dance Track: January 15–April 18

Drama Track: September 15–December 8

Drama Track: January 19–April 20

Jazz Track: September 10–December 3

Jazz Track: January 28–April 22

Vocal Track: September 15–December 8

Vocal Track: January 19–April 20

Fall Break: No classes November 18–24

Spring Break: No classes March 23–31, restricted schedule

Winter Recess: No classes December 22– January 2, restricted schedule

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...offering endless opportunities to grow! PLACEMENT & AUDITION INFORMATION Drama & Vocal Tracks:

New and Returning Students–Saturday, August 25 Ages 11–13: 9:30–11:30 am Ages 14–18: 12:30–4:00 pm

Jazz Track:

New and Returning Students–Saturday, August 25 Ages 12–19: 9:00 am–1:00 pm New and Returning Students–Monday, August 27 Ages 12–19: 5:30–8:30 pm

Dance Track:

Rhythm & Sole Tap Ensemble–Tuesday, August 14 Ages 12–18: 6:00–7:00 pm New Students–Tuesday, August 14 Ages 7–18: 7:00–8:00 pm

Audition Process

• Complete an enrollment form • Call 727.712.2706 to schedule an audition time • After receiving an audition packet from the Hoffman Institute, review the information thoroughly

Attendance Policies:

Students are expected to attend class each week. Fellow students’ development is affected when a classmate is absent because the majority of the work done in class is ensemble in nature. School conflicts for concerts, performances, etc. may be excused when advance written notice is given. Illness may be excused with advance notice by phone or email. In case of a family emergency, a call within 24 hours of the absence is requested. Should a student miss multiple classes for unacceptable reasons, the status of the student will change to class participation only and the student will not take part in the final performance or presentation nor receive transcript credit for the class. Please inform the Registrar via email or phone in advance of any anticipated absence so the instructor can plan appropriately for each class.

Workshops and Master Classes

Preparatory Division students who are high school freshman and above may choose to enrich their training throughout the year. Information regarding workshops and master classes will be distributed through class instructors and will be posted on the website. Additional fees may apply.

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RUTH ECKERD HALL SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are awarded annually in the areas of drama, voice, jazz, instrumental and dance to high school juniors and seniors currently enrolled at the Hoffman Institute to encourage continued study. First place awards are $3,000. Applications will be available August 17 and the submission deadline is October 9, 2012. Preliminary auditions are October 24, 25 and 27. Finals will be held on November 29. For more information, please contact: Katrina Watters at KWatters@rutheckerdhall.net or call 727.712.2706 to speak to a Registrar. Past winners include: Calvin Royal, Dance, American Ballet Theater, NYC; Karen Olivo, Musical Theater, Tony Award速 winner for West Side Story; Billy Norris, Jazz, touring with Gavin DeGraw; Quentin Darrington, Musical Theater, national touring productions of The Color Purple, Ragtime and Memphis. Kaitlyn Resler 2012 Instrumental Scholarship Winner

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PRIVATE LESSONS Private lessons are strongly encouraged for all students who wish to strengthen their performance skills. The Hoffman offers private instruction in voice, piano, violin and viola, guitar, dance and acting.

Private Lesson Fees and Policies

• Lessons may be purchased in multiples of 4 (e.g., 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, etc.) • Lesson fees are as follows: $24.00-$30.00 for 30 minutes, $36.00$45.00 for 45 minutes, $48.00-$60.00 for 60 minutes (Some instructors’ fees may be higher. Please call the Registrars’ Office at 727.712.2706 for details.) • We accept credit or debit cards. For your convenience, automatic payment for private lessons is available. Lessons will not be provided without payment. • Private Lesson Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made no less than 24 hours prior to the lesson to receive a makeup lesson (which will be scheduled at the discretion of the teacher). If a student misses a lesson without notifying a Registrar in advance, a lesson fee will be charged. Private vocal and piano lessons are encouraged for all Vocal Track/musical theater students.

RECITAL DATES Beginning/Intermediate Piano Recitals: Saturday, December 15, 11 am Saturday, May 18, 11 am Beginning/Intermediate Voice Recitals: Saturday, December 15, 1:00 pm Saturday, May 18, 1:00 pm Beginning/Intermediate Violin Recitals: Saturday, December 15, 2:30 pm Saturday, May 18, 2:30 pm High School Recitals: Saturday, December 15, 4:30 pm Saturday, May 18, 4:30 pm Adult Recitals: Saturday, December 15, 7 pm Saturday, May 18, 7 pm

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PREPARATORY CLASSES

DANCE TRACK With a strong emphasis on technique, the Dance Track provides a course of study that prepares the dancer for a future career or collegiate study. Jazz and tap technique classes are the foundation for the Tap Ensemble. Tap repertoire will include cutting-edge choreography in everything from classical jazz to musical theater, hip-hop and funk. To promote a solid foundation in all dance styles, ballet study is offered and encouraged for all levels.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Tap Technique Ages: 7–11, Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15 pm Tuition: $305.00 Instructor: Beth Caprio For the beginner/advanced beginner studying the basic fundamentals of tap technique. All styles of tap are taught, from traditional rhythm tap to a broad range of tap such as Broadway theater, Fred Astaire and rhythmic styles of today. Tap shoes required.

Intermediate Jazz Technique Ages: 11–18, Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15 pm Tuition: $305.00 Instructor: Madeline Fitzpatrick Technique is the foundation for all dance movement. A strong technical foundation in jazz enables a dancer to focus on the stylistic and performance aspects of dance.

Beginner/Advanced Beginner Jazz Technique Ages: 7–11, Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15 pm Tuition: $305.00 Instructor: Madeline Fitzpatrick Children are taught the fundamentals and language of jazz in an atmosphere of encouragement, discipline and warmth. Emphasis is on correct placement and development of rhythm and isolation, which allow more freedom of expression and movement.

Intermediate Theater Rhythm Tap Ages: 11–18, Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15 pm Tuition: $305.00 Instructor: Beth Caprio For the intermediate tap dancer who has mastered basic tap fundamentals such as shuffles, time steps, Irishes, Maxi Fords and cramp rolls. Students develop a personal style and musicality by creating their own rhythms and sounds. Intermediate rhythmic tap choreography is taught and dancers explore improvisation. This class enables dancers to excel in tap dance. Tap shoes required.

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Advanced Jazz Technique and Conditioning Prerequisite: jazz and ballet experience Ages: 12–18, Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 pm Tuition: $305.00 Instructor: Madeline Fitzpatrick This advanced technique class emphasizes the concept of isolation technique, a feature common to all the different and personal characteristics of jazz dance. While building strength and stamina, the essential skills of focus, projection, interpretation and style, linked to the ability to absorb and memorize choreography, are also developed.

Advanced Tap Technique Prerequisite: tap and jazz experience Ages: 12–18, Tuesdays, 8:15–9:15 pm Tuition: $305.00 Instructor: Beth Caprio Building on a strong foundation in tap and jazz, this advanced class is part of the required curriculum for the Rhythm & Sole Tap Ensemble. Enrollment is by audition only. Tap shoes required.

Hoffman Institute Rhythm & Sole Tap Ensemble Ages: 11–18 Syncopated Heel Clickers Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 pm, Advanced Jazz Technique and Conditioning 8:15–9:15 pm, Advanced Tap Thursdays, 5:30–8:30 pm, Ensemble Rehearsal* Broadway Toe Tappers Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15 pm, Intermediate Jazz 6:15–7:15 pm, Intermediate Theater Rhythm Tap Thursdays, 5:30–8:30 pm, Ensemble Rehearsal* Tuition: $600.00 per term *Times within the three hours may vary dependent on casting Director: Beth Caprio Under the direction of Beth Caprio, the Hoffman Institute’s own resident tap ensemble meets twice a week to study and rehearse for performance opportunities. The ensemble is comprised of two groups that rehearse at appropriate levels and then combine their talents for performances. Past appearances by the ensemble have included Walt Disney World, the Bay Area Idol Talent competition, the Hoffman Institute’s Spring Concert on the Main Stage, and as the opening act for Maroon 5! The youth tap repertoire includes cutting-edge choreography in everything from classical jazz to musical theater, hip-hop and funk. Through education, performing, presenting tap events, collaborating with other artists, and by investing in talented youth, this ensemble strives to promote, expand and preserve the American art form of tap dance. Enrollment is by audition only.

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DANCE TRACK NEW BALLET CLASSES! Beginner/Advanced Beginner Ballet Technique Ages: 7–11, Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Tuition: $300.00 Instructor: TBA Ballet is the underpinning for all dance styles. A foundation in ballet promotes proper placement and technique and builds dance vocabulary essential to the study of tap, jazz and modern dance forms.

Intermediate Ballet Technique Ages: 9–15, Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm Tuition: $300.00 Pre-Point 7:30 -8:00 pm Tuition: $150.00 Instructor: TBA For the student who has had two or more years of ballet, this class is designed to strengthen the dancer’s technique in an atmosphere of encouragement, discipline and warmth.

Advanced Ballet Technique Ages: 11–18, Wednesdays, 4:00–5:30 pm Tuition: $450.00 Instructor: TBA By Audition Only For the serious dance student who has had four or more years of ballet study and wishes to keep in top form while pursuing proficiency in other dance styles.

Adult Ballet Ages: 19 & up, Wednesdays, 8:00–9:00 pm Tuition $12.50 per class, $50 to enroll* For the adult with prior experience who wants to regain or maintain his or her ballet conditioning and dance dexterity, this class will provide an energetic workout with challenging dance combinations to keep the adult dancer dancing! *This class offers a flexible group lesson format that allows you to plan around your schedule. Classes are limited in size and enrollment requires payment for four classes in advance. However, students will not be charged for planned absences (24 hours notice required). Enrollment and course curriculum are ongoing throughout the semester.

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DRAMA TRACK The Drama Track includes four levels that build the essential skills and tools needed for the actor to succeed in performance and to prepare for further study. For more information, contact Barry Hamilton at 727.712.2726.

Level I: Setting the Stage Ages: 7–9, Saturdays, 11:30 am–1:30 pm Tuition: $380.00, includes script fee Instructor: Barry Hamilton Level I focuses on developing the skill sets, theater vocabulary, and knowledge a young theater performer needs to sustain a performance, risk as a performer, develop in an ensemble art form, engage an audience, and grow as an artist through creative play, pantomime, reading, and acting out familiar stories and characters. As the class and individual students progress, work begins on developing the actors’ physical abilities, character connection, emotional comprehension, and listening and focusing skills. Course work will be showcased at the end of each semester.

Level II: Creating Connections Ages: 10–12, Saturdays, 11:00 am–1:00 pm Tuition: $380.00, includes script fee Instructor: Katie Timmons Level II continues the refinement of skills covered in Level I while beginning the development of the student’s primary resources (the actor’s tool kit): the body, the mind, the voice and the imagination. Students explore the role that each of these tools plays in character creation, connection to setting, and listening and focusing skills. Further expansion of work in a collaborative ensemble will be linked with monologue reading and writing, and scene work. Course work will be showcased at the end of each semester.

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DRAMA TRACK Level III: Drama in Motion Ages: 13–18, Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 am, drama class 10:00–11:00 am, performance building Tuition: $380.00, includes script fee Instructor: Ian Beck Level III further develops the actor’s physical skills through various techniques from the Alexander, Meyerhold, and commedia dell’arte mask and body work. These techniques will be applied to the vocal and physical work of the singer/actor to assist in the creation of stronger and more truthful moments. With the incorporation of music and storytelling, the application of these skills culminates in the writing of original performance pieces. Drama students collaborate on performance pieces to be presented in December and April.

Level IV: Focused Studies Ages: 14–18, Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 am, drama class 10:00–11:00 am, performance building Tuition: $380.00, includes script fee Instructor: Brian Shea Various guest artists Level IV addresses the needs of the teen actor who is preparing material for competition and college auditions. While continuing to develop the actors’ vocal and physical skills of expression, students will delve more deeply into understanding the role of the actor in professional theater. Students focus on the world of the playwright, learning to create truthful moments from a published play. Class work focuses on the growth and skill development of each individual student through monologues, duets, and student directed pieces from both original written works and classic dramatic repertoire. Guest artists, respected instructors from some of the top drama schools in the country, will conduct workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters. Drama students collaborate on performance pieces to be presented in December and April.

Technical Theater Track Technical theater training is now offered by the Hoffman Institute through a limited number of high schools and local colleges. Workshops in lighting, sound, and technical design will be scheduled throughout the year. For more information, please contact Barry Hamilton at BHamilton@rutheckerdhall.net.

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VOCAL TRACK Students are placed in a musicianship class of an appropriate level through an audition process which determines current knowledge of music literacy, sight-reading, ear training and vocal technique. The Vocal Track provides the necessary tools for vocal performance and/or further study.

The Ruth Eckerd Hall Children’s Choir Levels I & II Ages: 7–12, Saturdays, 9:00–9:45 am, musicianship class 9:45–11:00 am, performance building Tuition: $380.00, includes musicianship class and Choir Instructors: Kathy Bawel, Bill Cusick The Ruth Eckerd Hall Children’s Choir prides itself both in entertaining its audiences and in achieving music literacy for all its members. Students are trained in sight-reading, vocal technique, and two- and three-part harmony. Performances reflect the diversity of choral repertoire, offering a variety of concerts both at Ruth Eckerd Hall and off site during the fall and spring semesters. Past performances include appearances at Disney World and Busch Gardens. Come be a part of this fun and high-level performance choir!

Level I: The Language of Music* Ages: 7–9 Instructor: Bill Cusick

Level II: The Language of Music for Growing Singers* Ages: 10–12 Instructor: Kathy Bawel

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VOCAL TRACK Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Bella Voce Girls’ Choir Levels III, IV & V Ages: 12–18, Saturdays, 1:00–1:30 pm, musicianship class 1:30–3:00 pm, performance building Tuition: $380.00, includes musicianship class, Choir, and performance and text fees Instructor: Rosemary Collins This is an auditioned choir for intermediate girls in grades 6–12. Students in this choir will focus on vocal tone, choral blend, and independent part singing. They will receive individualized music theory study and will perform in a seasonal concert at the end of the fall semester and the Main Stage Spring Concert both as a solo ensemble and combined with Basso Voce as a mixed ensemble. Additional field trip/master class opportunities and performance opportunities may also be available.

Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Basso Voce Boys’ Choir Levels III, IV & V Ages: 12–18, Saturdays, 1:00–1:30 pm, musicianship class 1:30–3:00 pm, performance building Tuition: $380.00, includes musicianship class, Choir, and performance and text fees Instructor: TBA This is an exciting opportunity for intermediate boys in grades 6–12. Students in this auditioned choir will focus on vocal tone, choral blend, and independent part singing with repertoire specific to the developing young male voice. They will receive individualized music theory study and will perform in a seasonal concert at the end of the fall semester and the Main Stage Spring Concert both as a solo ensemble and combined with Bella Voce as a mixed ensemble. Additional performance opportunities may also be available.

Level III: The Foundations of Music Theory* Instructor: Bill Cusick

Level IV: Music Theory*

Instructor: Rosemary Collins

Level V: Advanced Music Theory* Instructor: Kathy Bawel

*For more information about the Vocal Track music theory curriculum, please see our website at www.hoffmanperformingarts.org.

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Center Stage Mixed Ensemble Levels III, IV & V Prerequisite: Must be a high school student or have approval of the Director of Education Ages: 14–18, Saturdays, 11:30 am–1:00 pm, performance building 1:00–1:30 pm, musicianship class Tuition: $390.00, includes musicianship class, Choir, and performance and text fees Instructors: Kathy Bawel, Bill Cusick NOTE: Center Stage will begin rehearsals on Saturday, August 25 The Center Stage Mixed Ensemble is an auditioned group of experienced male and female students in grades 9–12. This ensemble gives students an opportunity to learn varied choral repertoire and to build musicianship at a higher level. Students will have many opportunities to perform both on and off the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, including in the Disney Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir.* *Participation fees for the Disney Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir are not included in tuition.

Center Stage Troupe Students from 14 to 18 years of age may apply to become part of this ensemble that performs a varied repertoire of music at hospitals, senior centers, and at events for charities, Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater. This experience can serve to broaden awareness of alternative career opportunities and the role of the arts in medicine while developing a deeper understanding of the connection between students and the community. Participants are eligible to use the Center Stage Troupe as their community service project for Bright Futures Scholarships. In partnership with Morton Plant Mease Hospitals, this ensemble brings an atmosphere of healing to members of our community through the joy of music with songs which are selected, rehearsed and choreographed by the students and are performed at hospitals and senior centers. Audition/interview is required. Application forms are available from the Education Registrars. There is a $35 materials fee due upon enrollment.

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VOCAL TRACK All-State Preparation Workshops Planning to test and audition for the Florida All-Sate Chorus? Join us at the Hoffman Institute for a free workshop to help you prepare! Sight-singing, listening, vocabulary, and more will be the focus of the first workshop on Saturday, September 8th. For students who progress to the vocal audition, a follow-up workshop to prepare the required music will take place on Friday, October 19th. Don’t miss these exciting opportunities to get an edge at the audition! High School Sessions: Saturday, September 8, 9:00–11:30 am Friday, October 19, 9:00–11:30 am Middle School Sessions: Saturday, September 8, 12:30–3:00 pm For Treble: Friday, October 19, 11:00 am–1:30 pm (Public schools closed) For Mixed: Friday, October 19, 1:00–3:30 pm

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JAZZ TRACK The Hoffman Institute’s jazz studies are well known to the Tampa Bay area jazz community. Students come from a four-county range to participate and many past students are now studying at the country’s top music schools including Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Boston Conservatory and Loyola University. Students are placed in our multi-level Jazz Track based on their knowledge of music theory, instrument proficiency, and jazz improvisation skills. The Jazz Track includes participation in a musicianship/improvisation class and group and combo performance. Performance opportunities include the Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage, the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Flavor of Jazz and the Lakeside Jazz Festival.* The Jazz Track is sponsored in part by the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. *Participation fees for the Festival are not included in tuition.

Level I - The Ruth Eckerd Hall Lab Band Ages: 12–19, Mondays, 5:30–6:30 pm, theory and improvisation 6:30–7:45 pm, ensemble Tuition: $490.00, includes jazz class and performance group Text Fee: $17.12, includes tax Lead Instructor: Frank Williams Associate Instructor: Chris Touchton The Lab Band is designed to give the traditional band student an opportunity to learn jazz style. Rehearsing and performing big band charts of moderate difficulty, the Lab Band offers students an opportunity to apply the concepts from jazz musicianship classes to the performance of various forms of jazz including the blues. Theory classes provide students with the foundations of music, including reading, writing and listening activities as well as mastery of elements essential for improvisation. Students in this group may audition for placement in the higher-level Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Big Band when positions become available.

Basic Improvisation

Building on the fundamentals of jazz literacy in which the student has demonstrated proficiency, he/she will add the elements of minor scales and arpeggios, major, minor and modal scales and arpeggios, basic chord construction including major, minor, diminished and augmented, and symbols and vocabulary specific to jazz music. In addition, participants continue development of aural skills in recognizing melodic and harmonic intervals. Students begin applying this knowledge to their instruments.

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JAZZ TRACK Level II - Ruth Eckerd Hall Big Band Ages: 14–19, Mondays, 6:30–8:00 pm, ensemble 8:00–9:00 pm, improvisation and combo Tuition: $530.00, includes jazz class, performance group and combo Text Fee: $17.12, includes tax Lead Instructor: Frank Williams Associate Instructor: Christopher DeLeon This ensemble is comprised of the most accomplished and talented students in the Jazz Track. Participants are challenged and rewarded by studying and performing literature of the highest quality. The history and development of jazz music is explored. Performances are on the Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage and at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday in Coachman Park.

Advanced Improvisation

Advanced Improvisation is a hands-on theory experience which provides students an opportunity to use the theoretical knowledge they have mastered and apply it to their instruments. Building on the concepts previously studied (described above), participants add collegiate-level material including modal scales, chord extensions and alterations. Students learn to transcribe and play a solo performed by a jazz recording artist.

Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Combo

Students in this advanced-level group will be featured performers at events for both Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Appearances include: Harvesting for Scholarships, Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Spring Gala, and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday’s Flavor of Jazz. This combo is comprised of the most senior and experienced players. Participants in the Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Combo will receive full scholarships for all Jazz Track studies for the 2012– 2013 season courtesy of Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

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EXPLORATORY

CLASSES EXPLORATORY DIVISION

The Exploratory Division allows students from toddlers through adults to select classes that suit their interests. These 10-week courses offer fun opportunities to discover talents, explore interests and experience the arts.

IMPORTANT EXPLORATORY DIVISION DATES Fall Term: September 10–November 17 Winter/Spring Term: January 14–March 22

Babies Love Music ~ Learning Begins at Birth! Ages: newborn–18 months, Wednesdays, 10:00–10:45 am Tuition per term: $129.00, includes Musikgarten® materials fee Instructors: Rick and Debbie Christie Awaken musical potential and activate motor skills and cognitive development while bonding with your baby! Neuroscience research has demonstrated that early music training, especially classical music, can enhance learning capabilities. This class uses patented Musikgarten® play activities that combine song and movement designed to increase your child’s natural curiosity about music. The foundations for singing and musical awareness are built through the development of listening skills and a sense of beat. One parent per child is required.

Kids Make Music 1 ~ Sing, Play and Learn Ages: 15 months–3 years, Wednesdays, 11:00–11:45 am Tuition per term: $125.00, includes Musikgarten® materials fee Instructors: Rick and Debbie Christie Participation with your toddler in a variety of activities that connect music and movement develops a strong bond between parent and child. Listening, singing, chanting, moving, dancing, and playing simple instruments are all used in the Musikgarten® curriculum as fun ways to enhance and further develop musical aptitude and listening abilities. One parent per child is required.

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CLASSES Kids Make Music 2 ~ Explore Musical Concepts and Instruments Ages: 3–5 Wednesdays, 12:45–1:45 pm Tuition per term: $159.00, includes Musikgarten® materials fee Instructors: Rick and Debbie Christie This engaging class celebrates your child’s love of nature and growing independence through activities which focus on the “Cycle of Seasons” of the year, the Wind Dancers in the fall term and the Sun Catchers in the spring. Classes are designed to build attention span and self-expression through Musikgarten® curriculum which includes singing, chanting, focused listening, music games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. It is suggested that Kids Make Music 1 be taken prior to this class. One parent per child is required.

Saturday Story Theater Ages: 3–5, Saturdays, 9:00–11:00 am Tuition per term: $155.00, text/materials fee: $29.77, includes tax Instructor: Ruth Ann Rauter The Moon Tree Story is the theme for this magical exploration of Mother Nature’s changes in the autumn season. Children create their own picture books with watercolor painting and bring the story to life through song and dance, pumpkins and props, mime and drama. This creative experience nurtures each child’s sense of wonder and belonging, imagination and whole child development. On the last day of class, students will share their version of the Moon Tree Story with family and friends.

Tiny Dancer: Ballet/Tap Combo Ages: 4–6, Wednesdays, 5:15–6:15 pm Tuition: $100.00 Instructor: TBA Children are taught the fundamentals and language of dance in general and ballet and tap in particular in a fun, playful atmosphere of encouragement, discipline and warmth. Emphasis is on correct placement and developing a love of dance.

Disney Stars Ages: 6–9, Thursdays, 5:15–6:30 pm Tuition per term: $130.00 Instructor: TBA Does your child love to sing? This class prepares the young singer for performing by combining favorite songs and fun games to teach music literacy. Students enjoy singing a variety of entertaining, age-appropriate repertoire, including songs from musicals such as Annie, Oliver and Disney classics. This class culminates with a presentation at the end of the term.

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Hats Off! Ages: 10–12, Thursdays, 6:30–7:45 pm Tuition per term: $130.00 Instructor: TBA Whether you are already a “ham” or just starting to explore life upon the stage, this acting class is full of fun. We will be using a variety of hats while portraying classic comedians, weird and wacky characters, and dastardly villains, all the while learning the fundamentals of acting as students develop performance skills and enter the wonderful world of stage acting.

On Camera Acting Ages: 8–10, Mondays, 5:15–6:45 pm Ages: 11–14, Wednesdays, 5:15–6:45 pm Tuition per term: $135.00 Instructor: Peggy Sheffield Ever thought about acting in films or on TV? Whether you’re new to acting or wish to take your theater training to a whole new level, our On Camera Acting class is an opportunity to learn and develop new skills, improve your auditioning process, and work with actual film and television scripts, as well as build your confidence and self-esteem.

I Can Do That! Musical Cabaret Ages: 10–14, Wednesdays, 5:30–6:45 pm Tuition per term: $135.00 Instructor: Jarrett Koski Whether you are already a musical star or just want to explore your potential, this class will guide you to select and develop the Broadway style songs that will allow you to show off. While discovering new and engaging repertoire, the class will reinforce musical theater performance techniques with a focus on the dramatic interpretation of character, vocal pitch, articulation and projection. By rehearsing and performing solos, duets and group numbers, students become more experienced and confident.

Dancing to Broadway Ages: 10–14, Wednesdays, 6:45–8:00 pm Tuition per term: $135.00 Instructor: Hayley Matrai

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Add some dance to your song! Explore the many dance styles used in the world of musical theater: tap, hip-hop, ballet, modern and jazz. Students will apply basic choreography to Broadway musical standards to create impressive performances. A little bit of everything for those who want a “leg up” on preparing for performing.

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ADULT EXPLORATORY

CLASSES Dream Role

Ages: 29 and up, Thursdays, 6:30–8:00 pm Tuition: $135 Instructor: Lorraine Montgomery Ever wondered what it would be like to be the star? Or maybe you have just wanted to be in a musical chorus. Whether you are stepping into the role you always dreamed of performing or just reviving your love of musical theater, instructor Lorraine Montgomery will take this class through the steps to help everyone shine in his or her very own dream role.

Adult On Camera Acting Ages: 18 and up, Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 pm Tuition: $24.00 per class, $96 to enroll Instructor: Peggy Sheffield Auditions, character development, camera technique, memorization and overcoming nerves. Taught by professional actor Peggy Sheffield, this class is for those already working in the TV/film industry as well as serious actors seeking a deeper connection to their roles and a higher level of work. This class is designed to improve existing skills, develop new skills and techniques, and prepare students to work as professionals. *This class offers a flexible group lesson format that allows you to plan around your schedule. Classes are limited in size and enrollment requires payment for four classes in advance. However, students will not be charged for planned absences (24 hours notice required). Enrollment and course curriculum are ongoing throughout the semester.

Adult Stage Acting Ages: 19 and up, Mondays, 7:00–9:00 pm Session One: September 10–October 15 Session Two: October 22–December 3 Tuition per session: $96.00 Instructor: Mary Fitzpatrick Acting class/scene study for beginners and experienced actors. Beginners will learn the essentials of good acting and develop confidence on stage. Experienced actors will have the chance to stretch their acting muscles and explore in-depth character development while honing fundamental skills that are the foundation for great acting. Best of all, it’s fun, challenging and the ideal outlet for all of your pent-up creativity! Class size limited to 12.

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Adult Tap Ages: 19 and up, Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 pm Tuition: $15.00 per class, $48 to enroll Instructor: Beth Caprio For the aspiring hoofer, this class will have you doing a soft shoe to Tea for Two and shuffling off to Buffalo in no time. Come learn all styles of tap and razzle-dazzle your friends and family. Already have some tap experience? This class is tailored to challenge any level. Tap shoes required.

Adult Ballet (See page 8)

Come Sing with Us! Ages: 19 and up, Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15 pm, Ensemble Tuesdays, 7:30–9:15 pm, Clearwater Chorus Fall Audition Date (Ensemble only): Tuesday, August 14, 5:30 pm Fall Term: Tuesday, August 21 – November 11 Fall Concert Date: Sunday, November 11, 2 pm (Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage) Spring Audition Date (Ensemble only): Tuesday, January 8, 5:30 pm Spring Term: Tuesday, January 15 – April 14 Spring Concert Date: Sunday, April 14, 2 pm (Ruth Eckerd Hall Main Stage) Fee per term: $20.00 Materials fee per term: $10.00 Conductor: Robert Drick Come experience the joy of singing and more than forty years of tradition! The Clearwater Chorus, the official adult chorus of Ruth Eckerd Hall, performs a variety of styles from classical to pop and has appeared at the Hall each year since its opening. This season includes two exciting Main Stage concerts as well as other possible off-site community performances. No audition is required for general chorus participation. For more information, contact Melody Craven at 727.712.2784 or e-mail at MCraven@rutheckerdhall.net.

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EXPLORATORY

CLASSES Adventures In Opera Lecture Series presented by Did you know opera is the fastest-growing classical art form in the United States? Opera is everywhere around us. It is in movies, on television, and in commercials for everything from cars to toothpaste. Even the Wedding March is from Wagner’s opera Lohengrin. The Pinellas Opera League, in partnership with Ruth Eckerd Hall, presents a series of lectures to inform the public of what many already find to be true: opera is more alive than ever!

Wednesdays, 2 pm; $8 per lecture; package of all six lectures: $40 Ages: 10 and up (Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult) Murray Studio Theater

Opera, Oratorio and Broadway

Wednesday, October 24 Special guest Nolan Marshall, Florida’s “Singing Fireman,” as featured on TV channel 13

Dance in Opera

Wednesday, November 14 With guest dancers from the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School

Opera Inspired by Shakespeare

Wednesday, January 23 Enhancing his dramas with music; live performance of arias

Happy Endings in Opera

Wednesday, February 27 They really exist, believe it or not, as live performances will prove

Opera in Spain

Wednesday, March 20 Experience zarzuela and more, complete with a live performance by colorful dancers

It Hurts More Than You Think

Wednesday, April 24 Explore all that happens before the curtain rises! Rehearsals, props, sets, makeup and costumes - all painstakingly necessary

Thank You To Our Sponsors Support for Ruth Eckerd Hall is provided in part through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Clearwater and the Leading Ladies of Ruth Eckerd Hall. The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute and the Eckerd Theater Company are supported in part by South Arts, The Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc., Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., the Pinellas Community Foundation, The MetLife Foundation, Roy M. Speer Foundation, Target, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., Pinellas Cultural Foundation, Macy’s and the Volunteer Fund.

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2012-13 Fall Class Catalog