Spring 2022 Group Classes, Jan 10 – Jun 5

Below you’ll find our Spring 2022 Group Class offerings. Our Spring semester offers 18 class sessions, and culminates in a public presentation at the end of the semester for all classes.

To register for classes, please click the button below to create your Regpack account. If you’re a returning student, please click “Log In” after clicking the button below. If you are interested in applying for Tuition Assistance, you will be prompted to upload supporting documentation during the registration process.

Music • Theater Visual Arts Dance

 

Music

Music Discovery
Saturdays, 9 – 10 AM
Ages 3 – 6
$468

This class will spark your child’s curiosity of music and allow them to explore different styles of music, learn about a variety of instruments and develop listening skills and appreciation of music. We will sing, play instruments and dance! No prior music experience necessary.
Instructor: Michael Inge

Sonic Saturdays
Saturdays, 10 – 11 AM
Ages 7 – 11
$468

This class will be a fun space to explore and learn more about key elements of music. We will learn about many different styles of music, explore a variety of instruments and develop listening skills and appreciation of music. We will sing and play instruments as well as create new music. No prior music experience necessary.
Instructor: Michael Inge

Teen Voices
Saturdays, 11 – 12 PM
Ages 12-18
$468

This class will get teens excited about singing and give them a solid foundation in vocal technique with the opportunity to explore singing individually as well as in a group setting. Whether they have experience or are simply curious about their voice, it will be a fun safe place to experiment and learn about what they can do. We will cover a range of styles of music and students will be able to choose some songs as well. This class will build confidence in singers in preparation for a great culminating performance, which is always a highlight of the class and helps students measure their progress and growth. Students will learn together and from one another as we perform for each other throughout the course of the class.
Instructor: Michael Inge

Voices of Henry Street Choir
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7 PM
6 – Adults
FREE

This is a fun choir experience available to all ages (kids to seniors) for Free!  It is a fun safe place for anyone interested, to learn more about singing.  You don’t need to be able to read music or have any prior singing experience. You’ll learn more about music, build confidence in singing and gain some performance experience too!  The choir sings a variety of styles of music and has previously performed at special events throughout the city.  Bring a friend or family member to come along! To sign up for the Voices of Henry Street Choir, please email Michael Inge at michaelinge@yahoo.com
Instructor: Michael Inge


Theater

Acting 1
Saturdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Ages 7 – 9
$468

An introductory acting class where we will explore all the tools an actor keeps in their toolkit using games and warm-ups. The class will culminate in a short play.
Instructor: Kaaron Briscoe

Acting 2
Saturdays, 12 – 1 PM
Ages 10 – 12
$468

Students will learn how to pull apart a scene to become better actors. We will explore theater games and warm-up activities. We’ll finish out the session by presenting short scenes for friends and family.
Instructor: Kaaron Briscoe

Acting 3
Saturdays, 1 PM – 2 PM
Ages 13 – 19
$468

Using monologues and scenes, we will dive deep into how to consistently be a better actor. We will wrap up the class by presenting short scenes for friends and family.
Instructor: Kaaron Briscoe

Urban Youth Theater
Saturdays, 2 – 6 PM
Ages 11-19
Audition date: Saturday, January 15th at 2 PM in Studio 302
Audition Packet
FREE with a $25 non-refundable registration fee. For Spring 2022, students must be registered in a dance, music, theater, or art class while attending Urban Youth Theater.

If cast, all cast members must take another class offering at Abrons.

Urban Youth Theater is a free program for students enrolled in a Spring 2022 class with a $25 non-refundable registration fee. While the program is free, for Spring 2022, students must be registered in a dance, music, or theater class at Abrons.

Working under the direction of professional New York City-based theater artists, Urban Youth Theater (UYT) offers young aspiring actors, writers, and musicians the opportunity to dive into the world of theater.

This semester, UYT will focus on the production of the musical, Once on This Island, Jr..

An adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Once on This Island, Jr. is “the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island, guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.”
Instructor: Kaaron Briscoe

Funny Girls
Thursdays, 4 – 5:30 PM
March 3 – May 19
Ages 8 – 10
Free with a $25 non-refundable registration fee

Funny Girls is a program for all students who identify as girls!

Whether you consider yourself shy or outgoing, Funny Girls will help YOU become a stronger leader. We’re all leaders in our own ways. We will use improv to practice leadership skills to take with us wherever we go in life. In each class, we’ll play fun improv games that will help us understand leadership, and learn what makes us leaders in our own community.
Instructor: Liz Livingston

Spring Break April Fools Camp
April 18 – 22, 10 AM – 1 PM
April 23 (Sat) 2 – 4 PM
Ages 7 – 11
$468

No School is coming to Abrons Arts Center during Spring Break to create April Fools Camp. A week of projects looking at the history of tricksters, pranks, jesters, optical illusions, jokers, trick photography, riddles, and general clowning around. No School projects employ creative problem solving, mindful experimentation, collaboration, and ecological sustainability to promote social-emotional skills as well as a broad sense of wonder, joy, and possibility.  

Saturday, April 23 students will show their Foolery in a 3 PM public presentation at Abrons Arts Center.


Visual Arts

Origins: Visual Arts
Saturdays, 10 AM – 11 AM
Ages 3 – 5
$494

In this class, young artists will learn a variety of art processes including painting, collage, sculpture, and drawing. We’ll explore art terms and techniques that will strengthen fine motor skills and language skills while encouraging self-expression, imagination, and play!
Instructor: Angela Tornello

Draw Paint Build
Saturdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Ages 6-8
$494

Using a range of art techniques and processes, young artists will dive deep into 2D and 3D art-making. We’ll investigate drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media while fostering agency with art materials.
Instructor: Angela Tornello

Saturday Morning Cartoons
Saturdays, 12 – 1 PM
Ages 9-12
$494

Young artists will investigate how illustrators, fine artists, and cartoonists create their own visual stories. Starting with story mapping and brainstorming, we’ll build our visual vocabulary to transform sketches into an original series that will tell the artist’s own story. We’ll explore different drawing techniques used in comics, animation, and fine art while fostering the individual style and aesthetic of each young cartoonist. Artists have the opportunity to work traditionally or digitally.
Instructor: Angela Tornello

Studio Collective/Art Portfolio
Saturdays, 1:15 – 3:15 PM
Ages 13-19
$949

In this intensive course, artists will expand their agency with materials through investigating 2D and 3D processes and techniques. Young artists will look critically at professional artists and artworks for inspiration but also to develop an artistic vocabulary that they can use in their own practice. Each artist will create portfolio pieces and build a body of work that will be a part of the art exhibition at the end of the course which they will curate. Studio Collective allows space and time for independence and free-choice art-making while supporting each artist and what being a visual artist means to them.
Instructor: Angela Tornello


Dance

Dance and Movement
Saturdays, 10 – 11 AM
Ages 4-5
$468

In this playful class children will dance to songs covering a variety of themes, cultures, and music styles. They will develop their dance skills (basic locomotor and non-locomotor movements, coordination, listening, and focus) while increasing their self-confidence and using their imagination, creativity, and self-expression.
Instructor: Zack Cruz

Breaking 1
Saturdays, 12 – 1 PM
Ages 6-8
$468

Learn the fundamentals of breakdancing–top rock, footwork, freezes, and power moves. Learn the hottest old-school moves with a new-age urban twist. Incorporate 80’s flavor with 21st-century swag. Explore your natural talent in this introductory class to breakdancing.
Instructor: Zack Cruz

Breaking 2
Saturdays, 11 AM – 12 PM
Ages 9-12
$468

Students who have completed Breaking I will continue to explore the techniques required to perform Breakdance. In addition to applying choreography to their training, students will begin to investigate creating their own signature moves.
Instructor: Zack Cruz

Breaking 3
Saturdays, 1 PM – 2 PM
Ages 13 – 19
$468

Apply the techniques of Breaking I + II in this legit dance crew! Participation is by invitation. Join in as the crew dives deeper into the dance form through intricate choreography work.
Instructor: Zack Cruz

Hip Hop 1
Saturdays, 1 PM – 2 PM
Ages 6 – 8
$468

This class focuses on elements of hip hop dance combined with storytelling-based choreography. Drilling hip hop fundamentals (i.e. popping, waving, etc.), the goal is to explore hip hop music and dance techniques, while also developing the dancer’s individual artistry.

Hip Hop 2
Saturdays, 2 – 3 PM
Ages 9 – 12
$468

Strengthen and refine your technique by mixing a variety of street dance. Learn intricate combinations with breaking, locking, popping, and freestyle to build your own dances with attitude.

Hip Hop 3
Saturdays, 12 – 1 PM
Ages 13 – 19
$468

Hip Hop 3 strengthens and refines your technique by mixing varieties of street dance. Learn intricate combinations with breaking, locking, popping and freestyle to build your own dances with attitude.

Salsa On 2 Level 1 / 2 / 3
Saturdays, 9-10 AM / 10 – 11 AM / 11 AM – 12 PM
Ages 7-9 / 10-13 / 14-19 + Adults
$468

The Salsa on 2 dance classes for children, pre-teens, teens/adults will introduce salsa dance concepts and music that will be used during the classes. Students will be learning beginning techniques and basic terminology. They will be able to add their creative expression to this cultural Latin dance. The students will learn salsa on 2 for social dancing first by concentrating on learning steps with musicality. After they have a complete understanding of the basic foundation they will be able to continue to expand their salsa vocabulary.
Instructor: Yvonne Gutierrez