Adult Offerings

Adult classes

At The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts, we believe education is a lifelong pursuit.  We offer a variety of classes for adults in areas of acting & theatre, technical theatre & design, dance and music. 

Adult acting and theatre offerings

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: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Fridays 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Dates: September 15 – December 22 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $450

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Adult Acting II (Ages 18+)
This intermediate level class allows adults to delve into scene and monologue work to expand upon the foundation built in Acting I.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week  
Instructor: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Fridays 12:30 PM – 2 PM
Dates: September 15 – December 22 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $450

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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: Thursday 7 PM – 8 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

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Adult technical theatre and design offerings

Costume Design I: Sewing Basics (Teens & Adults)
Have dreams of being a costume designer?  Maybe you just want to be able to sew the hem on that pair of pants!  This class teaches students the basics of hand and machine sewing.  Small sewing projects are used to practice your new skills.  Students may be responsible for purchasing fabric and supplies. 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: TBD
Times: Wednesdays 7 PM – 8 PM
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

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Sound Design I (Teens & Adults)
The course is a beginner’s introduction to audio, intended for the novice who wishes to learn basic audio terminology, functionality of components, design, set up and operation of a basic sound system.  An iPad is required for this class.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Nick Joyce
Times: Mondays 5 PM – 6 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375 


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Lighting I (Teens & Adults)
Students are introduced to the vast array of lighting instruments available today.  Discover the purpose of each instrument and how they can be used to create lighting areas. In addition, safety protocols are reviewed for hanging and focusing lights.  Students must bring an adjustable wrench (C-wrench) or lighting wrench to class.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brenda Shepard
Times: Mondays 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – December 18 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375 


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Adult dance offerings

Adult Ballet: Beginner I
This 90 min. class is designed to provide adults an environment where they can learn formal classical training from the absolute beginner level.  Participants will be introduced to body placement/alignment, French vocabulary, barre, center and diagonal work.  Technical components will be taught in a pace that is easy to comprehend, apply and execute.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Mondays 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM 

or Thursdays 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Dates: September 11 – May 17 (32 Weeks)
Tuition: $960


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Adult Ballet: Beginner II
Adults advance their basic knowledge of formal classical training.  Participants advance in body placement/alignment, French vocabulary, barre, center and diagonal work.  Technical components will be taught in a pace that is easy to apply and execute.
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Wednesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: September 13 – May 16 (32 Weeks)
Tuition: $960

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Adult Ballet: Intermediate/Advanced
This 90 min. class is designed for a moderate paced class. Designed to emphasize balance, coordination and connection between movements.  Advancements on technical skills, French vocabulary, barre, center and diagonal work will be an area of concentration. 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: TBD
Times: Mondays 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Dates: September 11 – May 14 (32 Weeks)
Tuition: $960

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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.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: TBD
Times: Wednesdays 11 AM – 12 PM 
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375 

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Adult Tap Beginner II (Ages 18+)
Intended for adults who’ve completed Beginner I or have prior tap experience.  Students progress in classic and Broadway-style tap while advancing their fundamental skills and learning increasingly intricate progressions.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: TBD
Times: Wednesday 12 PM – 1 PM 
Dates: September 13 – December 20 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

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West African Dance (Teens & Adults)
Presented in partnership with Crocodile River Music, students will move their bodies to the high energy music of West Africa.  They’ll learn principles of rhythm, fundamental movements and the ancient stories behind the traditional dances and rhythms of Mali.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Crocodile River Music
Times: Thursdays 7 PM – 8 PM
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375
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Zumba® (Ages 18+)
The class that started the dance-fitness revolution and changed the way we look at a “workout” forever. Zumba® mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.  Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® classes are often called “exercise in disguise.” 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Kelly Rourke
Times:  Fridays 12 PM – 1 PM
Dates: September 15 – December 22 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375

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Adult music offerings

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: Thursdays 6 PM – 7 PM 
Dates: September 14 – December 21 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375
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