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Welcome to the

at Ruth Eckerd Hall, offering endless opportunities to grow! Classes begin January 11, 2014 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 School of the Arts 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.

Important Preparatory Division Dates Winter Recess: No classes, restricted schedule December 22–January 4 WINTER/SPRING TERM Dance Track: January 14–April 17 Drama Track: January 18–April 19 Jazz Track: January 27–April 21 (Combo rehearses January 13) Vocal Track: January 18–April 19 Spring Break: No classes, restricted schedule March 22–March 30 Side by Side by Side Concert (Tap Ensemble, Jazz, Center Stage, Bella and Basso Voce) April 27 Missed the start date? Some classes allow for rolling admissions at a pro-rated tuition depending on when a student joins a class. Please contact a Registrar for more information at 727.712.2706.

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PLACEMENT AND AUDITION INFORMATION Students will be evaluated and placed at their first class.

Audition Process

• Call 727.712.2706 for information.

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.

DOUBLE MEMBERSHIP VALUE! Members can use their benefits at both

MUSIC. MEMBERSHIP. MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Become a member today and enjoy these great benefits: • $20 enrollment fee waived for educational programs • Free educational lesson (ask us how!) • Members have the ability to buy before the general public • Fees waived for tickets exchanges • Fees waived and opportunity to upgrade seat locations • Select tickets to a Capitol Theatre movie Membership is 100% tax-deductible Become a member today! Contact us Membership@RuthEckerdHall.net or call 727.712.2720. www.HoffmanPerformingArts.org

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RUTH ECKERD HALL

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DARE TO DREAM SCHOLARSHIPS Each year, Ruth Eckerd Hall presents the Annual Dare to Dream Awards. This event offers a special opportunity for high school junior and seniors currently enrolled at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts to compete for scholarships in the areas of drama, voice, jazz, instrumental and dance. First place awards are $3,000. Please mark your calendar to witness the breadth of talented students trained at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at the next Dare to Dream Awards on Tuesday evening, March 18, 2014. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students or children 18 years or younger and are available by calling 727.791.7400. Note: The deadline has passed this year for competition participants. However, please consider the Dare to Dream opportunity in the fall of 2014 when we will be accepting applications for participating in the 2015 competition.

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are strongly encouraged for all students who wish to strengthen their performance skills. The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts offers private instruction in voice, piano, violin and viola, guitar, drums, 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: $25.00-$31.50 for 30 minutes $37.50-$46.75 for 45 minutes $49.75-$62.50 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. • ONE time $20.00 enrollment fee for new or returning students. Private vocal and piano lessons are encouraged for all Vocal Track/musical theater students. *Additional fees may apply.

RECITAL DATES Beginning/Intermediate Piano Recitals: Saturday, May 17, 11 am Beginning/Intermediate Voice Recitals: Saturday, May 17, 1:00 pm Beginning/Intermediate Violin Recitals: Saturday, May 17, 2:45 pm High School Recitals: Saturday, May 17, 4:30 pm Adult Recitals: Saturday, May 17, 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: 8-15, Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15 pm Tuition: $167.50 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: $167.50 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: 8–13, Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15 pm Tuition: $167.50 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/Advanced Theater Rhythm Tap Ages: 11–18, Tuesdays, 6:15–7:15 pm Tuition: $167.50 Instructor: Beth Caprio

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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.

Advanced Jazz Technique and Conditioning Prerequisite: jazz and ballet experience Ages: 12–18, Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 pm Tuition: $167.50 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.

Repertoire and Tap Technique

Prerequisite: Rhythm and Sole Audition Ages: 12–18, Tuesdays, 8:15–9:15 pm Tuition: $167.50 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.

The Marcia P. Hoffman Institute Rhythm & Sole Tap Ensemble

Ages: 11–18, Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm Selected by audition, members of the Rhythm & Sole Tap Ensemble will be required to attend the Tuesday tap and jazz classes recommended by the Director. The ensemble rehearsals will take place on Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm.* Tuition: $660.00 per term *Times within the three hours may vary dependent on casting Director: Beth Caprio Under the direction of Beth Caprio, The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts 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 performance opportunities. Past appearances by the ensemble have included Walt Disney World, the Bay Area Idol Talent competition, The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts 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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PREPARATORY CLASSES

DRAMA TRACK

The Drama Track includes four levels that rotate curriculum on a three-year cycle to provide a varied and thorough experience. This year’s curriculum will emphasize the use of classic texts, introducing students to Shakespeare and other important authors. These classes 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, 11:15 am–1:15 pm Tuition: $195.00 includes script fee Instructor: Barry Hamilton This class 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 the semester.

Level II: Creating Connections

Ages: 10–12, Saturdays, 11:15 am–1:15 pm Tuition: $195.00 includes script fee Instructor: Crystal Haralambou 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 the semester.

Level III: Drama in Motion

Ages: 13–16, Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 am, drama class 10:00–11:00 am, performance building Tuition: $195.00 includes script fee Instructor: Mark Myers Level III further develops the actor’s physical skills through various techniques from 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. Using scripts from Thornton Wilder, Eugene O’Neill and William Shakespeare, the application of these skills culminates in performance pieces to be presented in April.

Level IV: Focused Studies

Ages: 14–18, Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 am, drama class 10:00–11:00 am, performance building Tuition: $195.00 includes script fee Instructor: TBA Various Guest Artists Level IV addresses the needs of the teen actor who is preparing material for competition and www.HoffmanPerformingArts.org

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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 April.

TECHNICAL THEATER TRACK

Technical theater training is now offered by The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute through a limited number of high schools and local colleges. Workshops in lighting, sound, and technical design will be scheduled throughout the year. Students will be able to observe work calls and shadow professionals, preparing them for paid internships in the future. For more information please contact the registrars at 727.712.2706

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PREPARATORY CLASSES

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: $195.00 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 *For more information about the Vocal Track music theory curriculum, please see our website at www.hoffmanperformingarts.org.

Bella Voce Girls’ Choir

Levels III, IV & V Ages: 12–16, Saturdays, 11:30–12:00 pm, musicianship class 12:00–1:30 pm, performance building Tuition: $195.00 includes musicianship class, Choir, and performance and text fees

Instructor: Rosemary Collins

This is an auditioned choir for intermediate girls in grades 6–10. 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 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. www.HoffmanPerformingArts.org

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Basso Voce Boys’ Choir

Levels III, IV & V Ages: 12–16, Saturdays, 11:30–12:00 pm, musicianship class 12:00–1:30 pm, performance building Tuition: $195.00 includes musicianship class, Choir, and performance and text fees Instructor: Kody Wallace

This is an exciting opportunity for intermediate boys in grades 6–10. 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 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: TBA

Level IV: Music Theory*

Instructor: Rosemary Collins

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: $207.50 includes musicianship class, Choir, and performance and text fees Instructors: Kathy Bawel, Bill Cusick

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.)

Level IV: Music Theory* Instructor: Bill Cusick

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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PREPARATORY CLASSES

JAZZ TRACK

The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts 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, 5:30–6:45 pm, theory and improvisation 6:45–7:30 pm, ensemble Tuition: $242.50 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. www.HoffmanPerformingArts.org

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Level II - Ruth Eckerd Hall Big Band

Ages: 14–19, Mondays, 6:45–7:30 pm, ensemble 7:30 –9:00 pm, repertoire and improvisation Tuition: $272.50 includes jazz class, performance group 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 and may include festival appearances.

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. Possible appearances include: Capitol Theatre Opening, Circle of Stars Party, Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Spring Gala, and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday’s Poster Unveiling. 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 2013–2014 season courtesy of Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

QUESTIONS?

Education Office: 727.712.2706 Ticket Office: 727.791.7400 Education Fax: 727.791.7449 Email: education@rutheckerdhall.net

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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 Winter/Spring Term: January 11–March 21

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC with Musikgarten®. Come For The Fun. Stay for the Education!

Our Musikgarten® curriculum is ideal for bringing families together through music. Peanut butter and jelly, socks and shoes, bats and balls, hide and seek, music and children - are all the elements of childhood. Children are naturally interested in music, and music is naturally good for children. -Early Childhood Music and Movement Association “Through music, children take an inner experience and move it into a shared creative experience. Group music-making releases energy which can be channeled in creative, productive directions. Children learn about themselves and others by playing music together and listening to each other - tapping into hidden courage that can be played out by singing together or discovering the inner resources to listen quietly to another child’s playing.” -Judi Bosco Board Certified Music Therapist

Kids Make Music 1 ~ Rhythms and Rhymes

Ages: 15 months–3 years, Wednesdays, 9:30–10:15 am Tuition per term: $124.50 includes Musikgarten® materials fee Instructors: Rick and Debbie Christie

Children have an inborn love of rhythm and rhyme which they love to express musically. Musikgarten® curriculum, All Together Now, combines elements of listening, singing, dancing and playing simple instruments that will help you and your child enjoy musical play while developing your child’s natural talents. One caregiver per child is required.

Kids Make Music 2 ~ Sing, Listen, Move and Play

Ages: 3–5 Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30 am Tuition per term: $147.50 includes Musikgarten® materials fee Instructors: Rick and Debbie Christie

Children are naturally whole persons, entirely engaged with their surroundings. The Cycle of Seasons curriculum by Musikgarten® combines creative movement, active listening, participatory singing and instrument playing with a view of the world around children to create interesting activities that stimulate imagination and enhance each child’s musical development. One caregiver per child is required. www.HoffmanPerformingArts.org

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Theater of Wonder

Ages: 3–5, Saturdays, 9:00–11:00 am Tuition per term: $155.00, text/materials fee: $30.49 includes tax Instructor: Ruth Ann Rauter

Once upon a time, as winter turns to spring, our young ones come together to create a magical garden where butterflies are born! The child’s sense of wonder, creative intelligence, self-expression and cooperation are nourished through song and dance, paint and play, story and drama. Special art activities for this class include: watercolor painting picture books, Tempera painting a mural garden, and making butterfly wings. On the last day of class, our little actor/dancers will dramatize The Butterfly Garden for family and friends.

Tiny Dancer: Ballet/Tap Combo

Ages: 4–6, Wednesdays, 5:15–6:15 pm Tuition: $105.00 Instructor: Ashlyn Bigley

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.

Ballet

Ages: 6–12, Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm Tuition: $105.00 Instructor: Miriah Hearn

Beginners to Advanced-Beginner dancers are welcomed to this class taught by classically trained Miriah Hearn, formerly with the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and a principle dancer with the Tampa Bay Ballet. Dancers will be given the foundation for developing proper placement and lines as well as choreography that will guide, encourage and advance each student to the next level.

Singing Stars

Ages: 7–9, Thursdays, 5:15–6:30 pm Tuition per term: $135.00 Instructor: Carolyn Cline

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, and Disney classics. This class culminates with a presentation at the end of the term.

Drama Blast!

Ages: 9–11, Thursday, 6:30–7:45 pm Tuition per term: $135.00 Instructor: TBA

Whether you already know your way around the stage or are just getting your feet wet, this class is a big bang of fun. We will be using a variety of theater and improv games, plus cool costume pieces and props, portraying classic comedians, dastardly villains and weird and wacky characters. All the while, students will be rehearsing 16

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the fundamentals of acting as they develop their 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: $140.00 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. Anyone interested in professional work will receive ongoing information regarding non-union castings, agents, photographers, etc.

I Can Do That…and More!

Ages: 8–10, Wednesdays, 5:30–7:00 pm Tuition per term: $165.00 Instructor: Jarrett Koski

Whether you are already a musical star or just want to explore your potential, this class will guide you in the development of the “triple threat” musical theater skills of acting, singing and dancing. This semester, Mr. Jarrett will explore the analysis, interpretation and development of character that sets apart each performance and each performer! Whether portraying, say, the Artful Dodger of Oliver or Adelaide of Guys and Dolls, students will take on some of the classic musical theater characters of the Broadway stage while reinforcing the musical theater performance techniques of physicality, vocal pitch, articulation and projection, creating more experienced and confident performers.

Next! Conditioning and Auditioning Ages: 14–18, Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 pm Tuition per term: $165.00 Instructor: Jarrett Koski

Preparing for a musical theater career requires acquiring and maintaining optimal performance modes. For the dancer, that means a healthy body and a comprehensive understanding of ballet, jazz and tap. For the singer, it means a healthy voice, proper warm up and vocalization techniques and building a versatile repertoire. For the actor, it means an effective resumé and head shot as well as methods for approaching cold readings and character/script research. This class will give you the tools to enable you stay in all around great shape.

Broadway Bound–Say It With Dance Ages: 11–14, Thursdays, 5:30–7:00 pm Tuition per term: $165.00 Instructor: Hayley Matrai

This semester, Broadway Bound will turn its attention to the interpretation of character through dance. Drawing on some of the iconic dance styles of Broadway choreographers and their signature musicals, tap, hip-hop, ballet, modern and jazz will all take a turn as students create their own (Thoroughly Modern) characters like Millie Dillmount and Jimmy Smith, or maybe the Anything Goes characters Reno Sweeney and Moonface Martin. Maybe you will even “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” with some Kiss Me Kate mobsters. It’s a musical dance showcase! www.HoffmanPerformingArts.org

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DOUBLE DEAL! Take both Broadway Bound and Spotlight: Musical Cabaret for $247.50 and save 25%! (Classes may be taken separately.)

Spotlight: Broadway Cabaret–Our Story Ages: 11-14, Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 pm Tuition per term: $165.00 Instructor: Jarrett Koski

Each character in a musical has a story to tell. Who they are, their dreams and needs, and their unique journeys are all expressed through song. In this class, students will collaborate to bring the characters to life, writing original scenes and exploring song lyrics as monologues. This class will bring a deeper understanding of the ways in which “character” drives the scene and the song. In addition to dramatic interpretation, other aspects of vocal technique, articulation and projection will be reviewed as you prepare solos, duets and group numbers.

Adult Tap

Ages: 19 and up, Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 pm Tuition: $13.50 per class Instructor: Beth Caprio

Fred and Ginger would love this class. For the aspiring hoofer or those with tap experience, this class will have you doing some rapid-fire combinations in no time. Come learn all styles of tap and razzle-dazzle your friends and family. For those tappers with more experience, Beth tailors the routines to challenge any level. Tap shoes required.

Adult On Camera Acting*

Ages: 18 and up, Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 pm Tuition: $25.00 per class 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.

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Adult Ballet Technique*

Ages: 19 & up, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm Tuition $13.50 per class Instructor: Miriah Hearn

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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ALUMNI

UPDATES

We are so proud of ALL our students!

Alexis Harter: Currently I am studying at Emerson College in Boston as a Musical Theatre major. My major keeps me extremely busy and I am learning more than I ever dreamt I would. I remember my first time stepping onto the Ruth Eckerd Hall Main stage for a performance of Working: The Musical. I was ten years old and had absolutely no idea how fortunate I was to be in such a fun musical, performing in such a large venue. I remember thinking that performing was pretty cool and I loved the thrilling feeling in the bottom of my stomach. Every time I stepped into a classroom or into the Murray Studio Theatre, I was elated and inspired. I definitely caught the bug, and I still get that same feeling in my stomach every time I perform. I will always cherish my years at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Alex LoRe: Today, I am living in New York City as a professional musician, composer, and educator. I have many fond memories from the Marcia P. Hoffman; from performing my first in-depth transcription of Cannonball Adderley’s solo from Miles Davis’ famous recording of So What for faculty member Frank Williams, to performing on the main stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall and at the Clearwater Jazz Festival. All of these experiences have helped mold me into the musician and person I am today, and I am extremely grateful that I can continue to share my experiences through my music and hopefully move someone to pursue their dream in the way that I was.

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LaQuelle Mills: Currently I just returned from Dalian, China where I was dancing hip hop in different venues and being an artist. I am also living in New York City where I’m auditioning daily, and I’ve had the opportunity to perform with different dance companies such as Forces of Nature dance theater by Abdel and Dyane Harvey. I’ve also worked with Garth Fagan in Rochester, NY and opened for Diggy Simmons. On other days I’m giving back by teaching dance in Connecticut at Locusts Performing Arts Center. Something that I learned from Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts is to always give back. There are so many people and programs that helped me get where I am today and be the young women that I am in my daily life and in my career. Even though there were in-house programs at Ruth Eckerd Hall, I loved that they went into the community, as well, to open doors for those who couldn’t afford to indulge in the arts or who never even experienced dance, music or any other art form. That really stuck with me, and it’s amazing to see where some of those kids are today because of the opportunity that they received.

Jordan Wall: I just started shooting the next season as a series regular on A&E’s The Glades and can proudly call myself a working actor. I still get goosebumps when I think about any of the plays I was a part of at the Marcia P. Hoffman. Each one was so special and exciting. Whether playing a rabbit on a journey to find his ears as a student, or later as an intern writing lyrics to a Beatles song for a quartet of sea creature kids, I experienced so much joy from each performance. Every child should be able to experience that feeling, and re-experience it years later upon reflection.

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LET’S SING TOGETHER! Stephen P. Brown, Conductor Rita Rostron, Accompanist

Share your love of music and the joy of singing with The Clearwater Chorus, the official adult community chorus of Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater. The Chorus performs a variety of styles from classical to pop and has appeared at the Hall each year since its opening--more than forty years of tradition! Repertoire will include works by Bruckner, Wildhorn and the Beatles. Ages: 18 and up Full Chorus (all are welcome!) Tuesdays, 6:30-8:15pm (January 7–March 25th. OPEN SING January 7) Chamber Singers - Clearwater Chorus Ensemble (selected by audition) Eligibility: Open to all Full Chorus Members by audition, limited to 16 voices Chamber Singers Auditions: Tuesday, January 7, 5:30pm To schedule an audition, please e-mail Katrina Watters - kwatters@rutheckerdhall.net Chamber Singers Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15pm (January 14–March 25 ) Fees per term: $30.00, plus $20.00 enrollment fee - total of $50.00 Join us early on Tuesday for our Choral Enhancement/Vocal Technique Class: Instructor: Ron Emery Ages: 18 and up Tuesdays, 5:45-6:30pm (10 week class beginning January 14) Fee per term: Clearwater Chorus members $10.00, non-members $20.00 Please join the Clearwater Chorus for the Spring Concert on Sunday, March 30th at 3pm on Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Main Stage! General Admission: $10, $5 for students and military with valid ID Keep up with the latest and additional concert information! like our “Clearwater Chorus” Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ClearwaterChorus

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 School of the Arts is supported in part by The Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc., Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc., the Pinellas Community Foundation, Friends of Music, Target, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, Pinellas Cultural Foundation, Macy’s, Florida Blue, the Nichols Foundation, South Arts, the Lightning Foundation, New York Life and the Volunteer Usher Fund.

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CLASSES

AT-A-GLANCE

PREPARATORY CLASSES

AGES

DAY/TIME

TUITION

Beginner/Adv. Beginner Tap Technique

7–15

Tue. 5:15–6:15 pm

$167.50

TEXT/MATERIALS

Intermediate Jazz Technique

11–18

Tue. 5:15–6:15 pm

$167.50

Beginner/Adv. Beginner Jazz Technique

7–13

Tue. 6:15–7:15 pm

$167.50

Intermediate Theater Rhythm Tap

11–18

Tue. 6:15–7:15 pm

$167.50

Adv. Jazz Technique & Conditioning

13–18

Tue. 7:15–8:15 pm

$167.50

Repertoire and Tap Technique

12–18

Tue. 8:15–9:15 pm

$167.50

Rhythm & Sole Tap Ensemble

11–18

Thu. 5:30–8:30 pm

$660.00

Drama I: Setting the Stage

7–9

Sat. 11:15 am–1:15 pm

$195.00

Included

Drama II: Creating Connections

10–12

Sat. 11:15 am–1:15 pm

$195.00

Included

Drama III: Drama in Motion

13–18

Sat. 9:00–11:00 am

$195.00

Included

Drama IV: Focused Studies

14–18

Sat. 9:00–11:00 am

$195.00

Included

Children’s Choir

7–12

Sat. 9:00–11:00 am

$195.00

Included

Bella Voce Girls’ Choir

12–16

Sat. 11:30 am–1:30 pm

$195.00

Included

Basso Voce Boys’ Choir

12–16

Sat. 11:30 am–1:30 pm

$195.00

Included

Center Stage Mixed Ensemble

14–18

Sat. 11:30 am–1:30 pm

$207.50

Included

Instrumental Jazz: Level I

12–19

Mon. 5:30–7:30 pm

$242.50

$17.12

Instrumental Jazz: Level II

14–19

Mon. 6:45–9:00 pm

$272.50

$17.12

EXPLORATORY CLASSES

AGES

DAY/TIME

TUITION

TEXT/MATERIALS

Kids Make Music 1

12 mos.–3 years

Wed. 9:30–10:15 am

$124.50

Included

Kids Make Music 2

3–5

Wed. 10:30–11:30 am

$147.50

Included

Theater of Wonder

3–5

Sat. 9:00–11:00 am

$155.00

$30.49

Tiny Dancer: Ballet/Tap Combo

4–6

Wed. 5:15–6:15 pm

$105.00

Ballet

6–12

Wed. 6:30–7:30 pm

$105.00

Singing Stars

7–9

Thu. 5:15–6:30 pm

$135.00

Drama Blast

9–11

Wed. 6:15–7:30 pm

$135.00

I Can Do That! Musical Cabaret

8–10

Wed. 5:30–7:00 pm

$165.00

Next! Conditioning & Auditioning

14–18

Wed. 7:00–8:30 pm

$165.00

Broadway Bound–Say It With Dance

11–14

Thu. 5:30–7:00 pm

165.00

Spotlight: Broadway Cabaret

11–14

Thu. 7:00–8:30 pm

$165.00

On Camera Acting

8–10

Mon. 5:15–6:45 pm

$140.00

On Camera Acting

11–14

Wed. 5:15–6:45 pm

$140.00

ADULT CLASSES

AGES

DAY/TIME

TUITION

Adult Tap

19 & up

Tue. 7:15–8:15 pm

$13.50 per class

Adult On Camera Acting

18 & up

Wed. 7:00–9:00 pm

$25 per class

Adult Stage Acting

19 & up

Mon. 7:00–9:00 pm

$100.00

Adult Ballet

16 & up

Wed. 7:30–8:30 pm

$13.50 per class

Tue. Tap & Jazz classes TBD

TEXT/MATERIALS

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or faxed to: (727) 791-7449

The Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute 1111 McMullen Booth Road Clearwater, FL 33759-3219

• Tuition is nonrefundable

• Faculty assignments subject to change. Credentials on request.

• Class Refunds: Refunds and credits for classes will ONLY be issued if a class is cancelled by the Institute

• Payment plans are available, fees may apply

• Tuition assistance is available

• Enrollment forms (available online) may be mailed to:

• $20 enrollment fee per student, per term waived for Ruth Eckerd Hall members

• Online, phone and/or faxed enrollments must include credit card payment

• Online enrollment is encouraged

• Separate enrollment form is required for each student

• Enroll online or call 727.712.2706 to enroll by phone

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Marcia P. Hoffman School of The Arts Winter / Spring 2014 Class Catalog  

Marcia P. Hoffman School of The Arts Winter / Spring 2014 Class Catalog