Musical Theatre Dance Basics
Instructor: Andrea Lyons
KCC Dance Studio
April 16th – May 21st
In this dance class for young musical theatre performers, actors will learn dance terminology, basic strengthening and conditioning, dance technique and the original choreography to the song Revolting Children from Matilda to be performed on the final day of class. All experience levels, including self-described “non-dancers” are welcome!
About the instructor:
Andrea Lyons is a 2019 Resident Artist with the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Most recently, Andrea worked as Assistant Choreographer to Rachel Bertone on the Rep’s 2019 season opener, Billy Elliot and has been seen on the Mainstage as Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot,Grace Farrell in Annie, and Mrs. Walker in Tommy. Additionally, Andrea is a choreographer for the Red Light series, including Mad Haus and Mondays are a Drag, and has worked as Dance Captain for The Rep’s productions of The Producers and Titanic. A graduate of the Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston’s Dance Education Training Course, Andrea has been an arts educator for nearly 20 years. She worked as an assistant and teacher for Michelle Goodwin’s School of Dance for ten years before moving on to teach at intensive programs offered by the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston and the Art Barn Children’s theatre in Brookline, Ma. Andrea holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory and a B.A. in Music Business and Vocal Performance from The University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Broadway Beginnings: An Introduction to Theatre
Instructor: Molly McKay
This is an introductory class into the art of acting and the world of theater! This class is best suited for children between the ages of 4 to 7. It is a beginner level class and no experience is necessary (however any experience level is welcome). In this class we will go step by step each week and look at a different aspect of performance. The first week will be an introduction to theater followed by weeks of learning about characterization, expression, physicality and imagination. Students will work on their own and in groups to explore the fundamentals of theater and have tons of fun while doing it.
About the instructor:
Molly McKay is graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s class of 2018. She received her BA in Youth Drama as well as Minors in Musical Theater and Psychology. She has done extensive work with arts integration programs with students ranging from ages 3 to 16. Her favorite among those programs was a semester long ‘Unified Arts’ program at Dover Middle School where she worked with special needs students and their peers to put on a show that they created together. Along with her arts integration work Molly has also worked with the UNH Stars Camps as a co-director of the 5-7 year olds, which is one of her favorite jobs! When she is not working, Molly enjoys doing shows around the area. She most recently appeared as Sophie in the Rochester Opera House’s production of Mamma Mia! Prior credits include Prescott Park’s Seussical as The Sour Kangaroo, UNH’s Little Red Wagon Tour 2017 and 2016, and Pinkalicious in Pinkalicious.
6 weeks Beginning Saturday March 9th 9:00-10:00 at The Rep. $150.00
For any questions, please email Mia Iacovelli at Mia@seacoastrep.org