HCA invites you to sign up for Pay-What-You-Can online arts courses!

During the time of COVID-19, HCA is excited to provide people of all ages and abilities with an artistic outlet, and an opportunity for our community to connect creatively – even at a physical distance. Open to HCA students and non-students alike! All classes are Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC), with suggested donation amounts indicated under each course’s Eventbrite Registration page. Classes are live-streamed through the free Zoom app, which must be downloaded by the student before the first session.  Zoom dance sessions will also be recorded and sent to registered students so that they can practice at home.

Registration closes 90 minutes before each weekly session begins. Links to classes will be emailed to registered students ONE HOUR in advance of the class start time.  NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE LINK, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. 

 

Click on the title of each class below to register on EVENTBRITE today!

THEATRE CLASSES:

Adult Monologue Study

(registration closed)

Ages: 18+
Day of Week: Mondays
Time: 8pm-9pm
Dates: April 6 – 27 (4-week workshop)
Instructor: Stephanie Hope Lawlor

Students will explore monologue study through a completely creative approach, using creative prompts to develop character to better understand their chosen monologue.

Pre-req: Students must have a 1-1.5 minute monologue from a published play before class begins.

Youth Creation Workshop 

(registration closed)

Ages: 9-12
Day of Week: Thursdays
Time: 5pm-6pm
Dates: April 9 – 30 (4-week workshop)
Instructor: Stephanie Hope Lawlor

Over the course of 4 weeks, students will learn about collective creation to create a piece of digital theatre as an ensemble! Through exploration of various creative and writing exercises, students will develop a piece of theatre to be “performed” during our last session.

Teen Creation Workshop

(registration closed)

Ages: 13-18
Day of Week: Thursdays
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Dates: April 9 – 30
Instructor: Stephanie Hope Lawlor

Over the course of 4 weeks, students will explore various creative practices (including devised theatre, verbatim/documentary theatre, slam poetry, storytelling…) to create a piece of digital theatre as an ensemble. By using writing prompts, weekly creation assignments and instructor guidance, students will develop a piece of theatre to be “performed” during our last session.

DANCE CLASSES – Ballet

Creative Movement (Section I) 

Ages: 4+
Day of Week: Mondays
Time: 4pm-4:30pm
Dates: April 6 – April 27 (students may register in as many sessions as they’d like – from 1-4!)
Instructor: Karly Dely

Spark a love of dance in a young child, with focus on movement and musicality.

Creative Movement (Section II) 

Ages: 2-5
Day of Week: Saturdays
Time: 12pm-12:30pm
Dates: April 11 – May 2 (students may register in as many sessions as you’d like – from 1-4!)
Instructor: Heather-Ami Cook

Spark a love of dance in a young child, with focus on movement and musicality.

Junior Ballet

Ages: 6-8
Day of Week: Saturdays
Time: 12:30pm-1:15pm
Dates: April 11 – May 2 (students can register in as many sessions as they’d like – from 1-4!)
Instructor: Heather-Ami Cook

Ballet is the greatest foundation of any dance form. It teaches elements of balance and suspension, discipline and grace, movement dynamics and clarity of lines. It is an integral art form developed to enhance musicality, precision, spatial awareness and overall control of the mind, body and soul. This course is equivalent to Primary/Level I.

Advanced Junior Ballet 

Ages: 9-11
Day of Week: Saturdays
Time: 1:15-2:15pm
Dates: April 11 – May 2 (students may register for as many sessions as they’d like – from 1-4!)
Instructor: Heather-Ami Cook

Ballet is the greatest foundation of any dance form. It teaches elements of balance and suspension, discipline and grace, movement dynamics and clarity of lines. It is an integral art form developed to enhance musicality, precision, spatial awareness and overall control of the mind, body and soul. This course is equivalent to Level II/III.\

Ballet Technique/Conditioning I (ages 10-12)

Ages: 10-12*
Day of Week: Wednesdays
Time: 2pm-3pm
Dates: April 15 – 29 (students can sign up for as many sessions as desired)
Instructor: Denise van Es

This class will focus on the strength, building, and conditioning of ballet technique. Each class is designed to target key areas of a regular ballet class that are easy to practice at home on a regular basis. Participants are encouraged to use ankle weights, yoga blocks or a towel if available; however, all exercises can also be done without!

*Although this class is especially geared towards participants ages 10-12, it can be taken by all ages 10+

Ballet Technique/Conditioning II (ages 12-15)

Ages: 12-15
Day of Week: Wednesdays
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm
Dates: April 15 – 29 (students can sign up for as many sessions as desired)
Instructor: Denise van Es

This class will focus on the strength, building, and conditioning of ballet technique. Each class is designed to target key areas of a regular ballet class that are easy to practice at home on a regular basis. Participants are encouraged to use ankle weights, yoga blocks or a towel if avaiable; however, all exercises can also be done without!

Beginner Ballet Barre

Ages: 13+ (teens and adults)
Day of Week: Thursdays
Time: 7:30pm – 8:15pm
Dates: April 9 – 30 (students may register for as many sessions as they’d like)
Instructor: Eleanor Bull

Join Eleanor on Thursdays for beginner ballet barre exercises followed by light conditioning work to build strength.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Barre

Ages: 13+ (teens and adults)
Day of Week: Tuesdays/Thursdays
Time: 4pm-4:45pm
Dates: April 7 – April 30 (students may register for as many sessions as they’d like)
Instructor: Eleanor Bull

Join Eleanor on Tuesdays and Thursdays for intermediate/advanced ballet barre exercises followed by light conditioning work to build strength. This class is appropriate for anyone with 3+ years of experience.

DANCE CLASSES – Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary 

Teen/Adult Contemporary

Ages: 14+
Day of Week: Tuesdays
Time: 12pm-1pm
Dates: April 7 – April 28 (students may register for as many sessions as they’d like – from 1-4!)
Instructor: Alyssa Nedich

Contemporary dance fuses jazz, ballet and modern techniques with elements of improvisation and creative movement. Dancers will explore how to express themselves freely and learn new choreography.

Novice/Beginner Jazz


Ages: 6+
Day of Week: Mondays
Time: 4:45-5:30pm
Dates: April 6 – April 27 (students may register for as many sessions as they’d like – from 1-4!)
Instructor: Karly Dely

This class will introduce a stylistic dance vocabulary in a fun, high energy class. Basic jazz techniques will be introduced.

Beginner/Intermediate Urban Choreography

Ages: 12+ (students younger than 12 are welcome to try it, if they are looking for a fun challenge!)
Day of Week: Friday
Time: 4pm-5pm
Dates: April 10 – May 1 (students may register for as many sessions as they’d like – from 1-4!)
Instructor: Anton Le

This dance classes uses elements of hip hop to create routines and introduce urban choreography to new learners while also challenging them to be better! The goal of the class is always to make sure everyone is enjoying it and leaving with a positive attitude.

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