Classes for Adults

Music, art, dance and theater classes are not just for kids. BlackRock’s adult education programs are perfect for if you wish to try a new medium, learn a new skill or engage in the creative process.

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CLASSES FOR AGES 18 to 118

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 DANCE

Beginning Ballet for Teens and Adults

This class is ideal for new students! Practice beginning ballet skills and combinations at the barre, center floor, and across the floor. Students become familiar with ballet terminology, musicality, and dynamic body alignment. Explore ballet combinations and qualities of movement through the elements of dance.
Ages 13 and up | Wednesdays | 6:00pm-7:00pm | 516.3101.1-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/29 | 6 Weeks
Early Registration: $135/Members $120
Regular Registration: $145/Members $130
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Adult Intermediate Ballet Intensives

These two courses are for the adult intermediate ballet students of Maria Shorb and Rachel Knudson, who have completed at least one full year of their conservatory classes.  New students may attend with the permission of the instructor.

Session 1:

Ages 13 and up | Wednesdays | 7:30pm-8:45pm | 516.3111.1-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/22| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Session 2:

Ages 13 and up | Wednesdays | 7:00pm-8:30pm | 516.3111.2-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/29| 6 Weeks
Early Registration: $200/Members $185
Regular Registration: $210/Members $195
Instructor: Rachel Knudson

Dance Workout

Get your morning workout here at BlackRock!  Using elements of hip-hop, jazz, and modern dance, this is a fun way to get your cardio, improve balance and strength and have a great time.
Ages 16 and up | Saturdays | 10:00am-11:00am | 516.4621.1-Register Now
Starting Saturday, 7/9| 6 Weeks
Early Registration: $135/Members $120
Regular Registration: $145/Members $130


MUSIC

Beginning Guitar Adult

Ages 16 and up | Wednesdays | 6:00pm-7:00pm | 516.1501.1-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/22| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Jesse Meman

Intermediate Guitar Adult

Ages 16 and up | Wednesdays | 7:00pm-8:00pm | 516.1531.1-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/22| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Jesse Meman

Jazz/Blues Guitar

Ages 14 and up | Wednesdays | 8:00pm-9:00pm | 516.1551.1-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/22| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Jesse Meman


Theater Classes

There are no theater classes for adults this session.


VISUAL ART CLASSES

Drawing and Painting with Oil & Acrylic

In this fun and informative course, students will learn painting techniques and develop basic drawing skills. Focus on the elements of art: shape, color, value, and texture, while working with models and still life, as well as using pictures and grid system. Supply list provided at the first class.
Ages 14 & up | Tuesdays | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM | 516.7311.1 -Register Now
8 Weeks | Starting Tuesday 4/12
Early Registration: $275/Members $260 | Regular Registration: $285/Members $270
Instructor: Walkiria Torrealba

Portraits: Drawing and Painting

Develop your skills in the art of portraiture. Students will learn drawing and painting techniques with charcoal, pencil, oil and acrylic to gain experience in drawing the human face and figure.
Ages 14 & up | Sundays | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM | 516.7241.1 -Register Now
8 weeks | Starting Sunday 4/10
Early Registration: $275/Members $260 | Regular Registration: $285/Members $270
Instructor: Walkiria Torrealba