Community programs for spring include drama, music and film appreciation

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts has announced plans for community programs in drama, music and film appreciation this spring, with upcoming preview events for drama and music.

The Acting Out! program offered by the School of Drama will present class demonstrations at a free event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Hanes Mall. Current participants in musical theatre, acting, tap dance and voice classes will demonstrate their skills. Passersby may join in the fun and participate in games, singing and dancing. 

Acting Out! starts its spring semester on Jan. 5, 2016. Spring classes will include acting, multi-movement mania, musical theatre, and tap time! Private voice lessons also will be offered. Classes are offered for every age group from first grade through adult, focused on learning and honing the skills of theatre, and will include a final showcase for families. Instructors include UNC School of the Arts faculty members and alumni, who provide high-caliber instruction in keeping with the reputation of UNC School of the Art’s high school and undergraduate programs. 

Community Music School will hold an open house with free demonstrations and group classes from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at the Stevens Center at 405 West 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Interested individuals of all ages are welcome. 

Community Music School begins its 40th year this spring, bringing the wonder and joy of music to students of all ages. Young people may enroll in Musikgarten classes for ages six months and up with certified Musikgarten teacher Brenda Morie, or in certified Suzuki teacher Heather Conine’s Suzuki violin program, which encompasses private lessons, group classes, parent classes, and recitals for ages four and up. Students of all ages may enroll in private lesson options that include group music theory and recital participation. Registration for spring semester is now open.

Also this spring, Dale Pollock, professor of cinema studies in the School of Filmmaking, will present a six-week film appreciation class entitled “Great Movie Musicals.” Each class will include a screening; a pre-screening lecture on the musical's place in history, how it reflects the style of the studio, and how the musical has evolved and adapted over time; and a post-screening discussion. Films to be screened include: Singin’ In The Rain, Meet Me In st. Louis, Top Hat, Grease, Beauty and the Beast, and Moulin Rouge. Classes will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on Mondays from March 14 through April 18 in Babcock Theater of ACE Exhibition Complex on campus, 1533 South Main St. Registration opens in January online or by phone.

by Capture Public Relations & Marketing