FALL CLASSES FOR ALL AGES
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S
CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS

May 24, 2011 (Jupiter) – What’s the best part about having a regional theatre in your backyard?

The chance to learn from Broadway-caliber theatre professionals in exciting fall classes at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Conservatory of Performing Arts!

In addition to producing full-scale professional family shows throughout the season, the Theatre’s Conservatory offers year-round learning opportunities for kids and adults of all ages, including a fall semester filled with musical theatre, acting and dance classes.

The Conservatory offers a range of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop dance classes, as well as courses in playwriting, improv and audition techniques.

“The Theatre is committed to providing high-quality arts education in a positive, safe and supportive environment. Through all of our classes, students gain self-confidence, leadership and team-building skills,” said Julie Rowe, the Conservatory’s director of education.

The Conservatory’s signature Musical Theatre Wheel teaches young students the individual elements of acting, voice and dance and combines them to tell a story, culminating in The Best of Broadway revue on the Theatre stage in December. Students in the Musical Theatre Production class will perform in Pippin on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage in May.

And children and teens aren’t the only ones having fun at the Conservatory. Adults of all ages also participate year-round in the Conservatory’s acting, tap dancing and improv classes. Classes are offered in the evening throughout the year to accommodate adults with busy schedules, in addition to a full range of daytime seasonal classes offered in the fall and spring. Adult classes range from song and dance to tap, Broadway jazz and a senior chorus line, as well as a memoir writing class and play-reading club.

The connection to the Theatre allows students the opportunity to perform on the Theatre’s stage and work alongside professionals both onstage and off, with master classes taught by renowned performers and choreographers.

“We are extremely proud of the world-class, talented professionals who teach our classes,” Rowe said. “Students can spend the fall semester with Broadway veteran dancer Brian Andrews as he introduces the art of tap dancing to the best of Broadway’s classic music, or learn to sing with our two newest voice instructors: award-winning South Florida actress Kim Cozort and vocalist Sarah-Helen Land, a graduate of The Julliard School.”

Other instructors include longtime actors Kenneth Kay, Jay Johnson and Kristine Tempel, as well as Anna McNeely, a 20-year veteran of Broadway and original cast member of the musical Cats. Instructors also include opera singer Kerry Rocks, former professional dancer Viky Andreatta Smith and playwright Lea Roy.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand about the world of theatre from nationally known composers and performers, agents and local instructors.

Fall classes begin Aug. 22, and registration is now open. Classes range from $15-$20 an hour, or $150 and up for the semester. For information, call (561) 575-2672 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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