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. 

Registration opens December 1!


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:
Thursdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM OR
Fridays 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Dates: January 11 – May 4 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $450


Adult Acting II: Performance (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Acting I & II or Permission from Instructor
After completing a semester of Adult 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.
Instructor: Edward Wierzbicki
Times: Fridays 12:30 PM – 2 PM
Dates: January 12 – May 4 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $450
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: January 11 – May 3 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


Adult technical theatre and design offerings

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 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Nick Joyce
Times: Mondays 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Dates: January 8 – March 19 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $375 

 

Lighting I (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. Students must bring an eight-inch adjustable (cresent) wrench to class.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brenda Shepard
Times: Mondays 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Dates: January 8 – April 30 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $375 

 

Adult dance offerings

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 6 PM - 7PM
Dates: January 10 – May 2 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375 

Adult Tap Beginner II (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Tap Beginner I or permission from instructor
IStudents progress in classic and Broadway-style tap while advancing their fundamental skills and learning increasingly intricate progressions
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Brittany Belanger
Times: Wednesday 12 PM – 1 PM 
Dates: January 10 – May 2 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375
 
West African Dance (Teens & Adults)
Presented by Crocodile River Music, students will get 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. The dance classes will be accompanied by live drums.
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week 
Instructor: Crocodile River Music
Times: Thursdays 6 PM – 7 PM
Dates: January 11 – May 3 (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: January 12 – May 4 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375


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 7 PM – 8 PM 
Dates: January 11 – May 3 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $375
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