Monday - Friday Dates:
Week 1: July 22 - 26
Week 2: July 29 - August 2
Week 3: August 5 - 9
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Age: 6 - 18 Fee: $125 per week
Students will learn three different dance numbers from different musicals to help improve their confidence in musical theater dance and knowledge of different eras of musicals. Each class will begin with a warm-up/stretch session and then will move into choreography. The class is designed to encourage questions about basic dance steps and to enhance acting through dance.
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Becky is Director and Choreographer for the FVCT Annual Spring Productions.
Becky works at Salisbury Central School as a paraprofessional and helps run the theatrical productions, including Cinderella and Wizard of Oz.
Local theatre credits include: Annie (Grace Farrell) at Broad Brook Opera House, Mary Poppins (Mrs. Brill/Featured Dancer), Follies (Young Phyllis), Beauty and the Beast (Babette), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Dance Captain), Hello, Dolly! (Minnie Fay), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene), and Damn Yankees (Ensemble) all at the Warner Theatre; Sister Act (Sister Mary Robert), 1940s Radio Hour (Connie) and The Little Mermaid (Ariel) at the Thomaston Opera House; Gypsy (Dainty June) at CT Theatre Company; and Oklahoma!, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hairspray, Sound of Music, and Divas at Sharon Playhouse. Professional credits include: Oklahoma! (Laurey) at Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, and the film MY ART.
In her free time, Becky is a Princess Party Performer for FAIRYTALE ENCHANTMENT and is currently working towards her Masters in Elementary Education at University of Bridgeport. Becky is a proud Providence College graduate with a degree in Music/Vocal Performance. Go Friars!
MICHAEL BERKELEY is a musical theatre veteran.
Having served as Resident Musical Director (1990-1999) and then as Artistic Director (1999-2012) for Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, he has directed and/or musical directed more than 40 musicals. His work as an actor, director, and musical director has taken him to theatres all over the country, most notably the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond, the Asian tour of South Pacific, most recently Grease at the Gateway Playhouse (Bellport, Long Island).
As a composer/lyricist/arranger, Michael has three musicals that are being produced around the country, including two youth musicals, Imagine That! and Off The Wall, licensed through Miracle or 2 Productions (MiracleOr2.com).
His Irving Berlin revue, I Love a Piano, is licensed by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Michael has devoted much of his professional career to working with young talent and remains committed to sharing his passion for musical theater with future generations.
He was instrumental in developing the Youtheatre Program at Tri-Arts where he taught, directed, and created new shows to showcase young talent.
In 2004, Michael helped to create the musical theatre program at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School here in Falls Village where he directs/musical directs the annual school musical.