Classes for Teens

Teens can take classes – theater, music, visual art and dance classes – to hone their craft, build their portfolios for college and explore their creativity outside the classroom.

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CLASSES FOR AGES 13-18

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DANCE

YAB Levels 2-4 Summer Intensive
Session 1:

Ages 8-15 | Monday-Thursday | 4:30pm-5:30pm
Week 1 | Starting Monday, 6/20 | 516.4082.1 -Register Now
Week 2 | Starting Monday, 6/27 | 516.4082.2 -Register Now
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Session 2:

Ages 8-15 | Monday-Thursday | 4:30pm-5:30pm | Course #?
Week 1 | Starting Monday, 7/11 | 516.4082.3 -Register Now
Week 2 | Starting Monday, 7/18 | 516.4082.4 -Register Now
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $165
Instructor: Becci Kimm

YAB Level 4B Summer Intensive
Session 1:

Ages 10-15 | Monday-Thursday | 5:30pm-6:45pm | Course #?
Week 1 | Starting Monday, 6/20 | 516.4154.1 -Register Now
Week 2 | Starting Monday, 6/27 | 516.4154.2 -Register Now
Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Session 2:

Ages 10-15 | Monday-Thursday | 5:30pm-6:45pm | Course #?
Week 1 | Starting Monday, 7/11 | 516.4154.3 -Register Now
Week 2 | Starting Monday, 7/18 | 516.4154.4 -Register Now
Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220
Instructor: Becci Kimm

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

Piano Level 1
For beginners to continue developing keyboard and note-reading skills as well as beginning repertoire.

Ages 7-13 | Tuesdays | 6:00pm-7:00pm | 516.1051.1-Register Now
Starting Tuesday, 6/21| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Barbara Kober

Ages 7-13 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:00pm-6:00pm | 516.1051.2-Register Now
Starting Monday, 7/11 | 4 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: William Chang

Piano Level 2
Grades 2-7
Prerequisite: Piano Level 1 or permission of instructor. This level is for advanced beginners ready to focus on music theory, technique and developing repertoire.

Ages 7-13 | Thursdays | 5:00pm-6:00pm | 516.1091.1-Register Now
Starting Thursday, 6/23| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Barbara Kober

Ages 7-13 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:00pm-7:00pm | 516.1091.2-Register Now
Starting Monday, 7/11 | 4 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: William Chang

Piano Level 3
Grades 3-8
Prerequisite: Piano Level 2 or permission of instructor. This level integrates formal technique and music theory for students learning to work independently. Students continue to explore classical, blues and popular repertoire and have the opportunity to perform works-in-progress for each other.

Ages 8-14 | Thursdays | 6:00pm-7:00pm | 516.1111.1-Register Now
Starting Thursday, 6/23| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Barbara Kober

Ages 8-14 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 7:00pm-8:00pm | 516.1111.2-Register Now
Starting Monday, 7/11 | 4 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: William Chang

Advanced Piano
This class is for students who have completed one year of level 4, with instructor’s permission; or have completed level 5.

This course is only for students who have completed a year of Level 4 or higher in the BlackRock piano conservatory.
Ages 10-16 | Thursdays | 7:00pm-8:00pm | 516.1151.1-Register Now
Starting Thursday, 6/23| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Barbara Kober

Guitar

Other than Beginning Guitar Youth, all Guitar class start times are subject to change.  Classes may be combined with other classes to best serve students at their current musical ability and needs. The first session of every guitar class will be less than an hour in length and involve a consultation on the student’s instrument and supplies.

Beginning Guitar Youth

Ages 10-15 | Wednesdays | 4:00pm-5:00pm | 516.1511.1-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/22| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Jesse Meman

Intermediate Guitar Youth

Ages 10-15 | Wednesdays | 5:00pm-6:00pm | 516.1541.1-Register Now
Starting Wednesday, 6/22| 8 Weeks
Early Registration: $180/Members $165
Regular Registration: $190/Members $175
Instructor: Jesse Meman

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

Intro to Musical Performance

Learn the basics of what it takes to act, sing, and dance in a musical. Students will be required to memorize lines, sing, and dance for a final sharing session on the last day of class.

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Ages 9-13 | Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 5:30pm-6:30pm | 516.5221.2 -Register Now
Starting Tuesday, 6/28 | 6 Weeks
Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220
Instructor: Sonie Matthew


VISUAL ART CLASSES

Intermediate Drawing

Students will compose drawings through the analysis and exploration of relationships such as objects to each other in pictorial space, and value relationships Ð concepts to convey light, volume, and space. Learn to generate original ideas while developing your own portfolio.
Ages 8-15 | Saturdays | 9:30 AM-11:00 AM | 516.7202.1 -Register Now
10 Weeks | Starting Saturday 4/9
Early Registration: $335/Members $320
Regular Registration: $345/Members $330
Includes $10 Materials Fee
Instructor: Marta Lautz

Painting is Fun!

Students explore wet media and color harmony by creating beautiful paintings. Learn techniques such as watercolor and acrylics. Only basic drawing skills are needed.
Ages 8-15 | Wednesdays
6:00 PM-7:30 PM | 516.7921.1 -Register Now
10 Weeks | Starting Wednesday 4/6
Early Registration: $335/Members $320 | Regular Registration: $345/Members $330
Includes $10 Materials Fee
Instructor: Marta Lautz

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