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 and theatre, technical theatre and design, dance and music.


ACTING AND THEATRE

Adult Acting I (Ages 18+)

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


Adult Acting II (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Acting I or permission from instructor

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

Adult Acting: Performance (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Acting I or II or permission from instructor

After completing a semester of Adult Acting I or II, students collaborate on short scenes or one-act plays to engage their acting skills. An informal presentation will be done at the end of the semester. Offered in Winter-Spring semesters only.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Sharon Hart
Times: Tuesdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: January 15 – May 7 (15 Weeks)
Tuition: $475
 
Adult Improv (Ages 18+)

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

Adult Improv II (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: One year of Adult Improv or permission from instructor

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


TECHNICAL THEATRE AND DESIGN

Intro to Audio (Teens and Adults)

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

Students will be provided with the opportunity to work on an upcoming conservatory production and learn the design, set up and operation for a play. iPad required for this class. Students must be available for a 9:30AM performance on April 1. 
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: Nick Joyce
Times: Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 6 PM
Dates: January 15 – March 26 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $400
 
Lighting Practicum (Teens and Adults)

Prerequisite: Intro to Lighting or instructor’s permission 
 
Students will be provided with the opportunity to work on an upcoming conservatory production and learn the design, set up and operation for a play. iPad required for this class. An 8” adjustable (Crescent) wrench is required for this class. Students must be available for an evening dress rehearsal on March 12 and a 10AM performance on March 13.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: Brenda Shepard
Times: Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Dates: January 15 – March 26 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $400
 
Intro to Lighting (Teens and 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. Eight inch adjustable (Crescent) wrench required.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week 
Instructor: Brenda Shepard
Times: Mondays 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Dates: January 14 – March 25 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $375
 


ADULT DANCE

Adult Ballet Beginner I (Ages 18+)

This 90 minute 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 
Dates: September 10 – May 20 (32 Weeks)
Tuition: $960

If you are interested in joining this program mid-year, please contact Jennifer Agbay, director of dance, at 508.471.1794 for an evaluation. This class resumes on January 7.

Adult Ballet Beginner II (Ages 18+)

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 easy to comprehend, apply and execute.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Wednesdays 6:30 - 8 PM
Dates: September 12 – May 22 (32 Weeks)
Tuition: $960

If you are interested in joining this program mid-year, please contact Jennifer Agbay, director of dance, at 508.471.1794 for an evaluation. This class resumes on January 9.

Adult Ballet: Intermediate/Advanced (Ages 18+)

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. The class is offered to adults with basic or intermediate experience.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: David Dubois
Times: Mondays 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Dates: September 10 – May 20 (32 Weeks)
Tuition: $960

If you are interested in joining this program mid-year, please contact Jennifer Agbay, director of dance, at 508.471.1794 for an evaluation. This class resumes on January 7.

Adult Tap Beginner I (Ages 18+)

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

Adult Tap Beginner II (Ages 18+)
Prerequisite: Adult Tap Beginner I or instructor’s permission 

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

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

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

 
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