Virtual Classes and Workshops

Los Altos Stage Company strives to provide students with the best possible educational experience in an online format; all after-school classes for Fall 2020 will be held twice per week. These intensive classes will give students the best opportunity to build their skills in acting, singing, dance, and storytelling, while also providing a space to build community and make friends when staying connected to others is so important. Classes will culminate with a Keepsake Video to be watched together at the end of the session.  All virtual classes take place via Zoom and are taught by highly-experienced, adult artist/teachers.

For questions or information please contact education director, Gary Ferguson at garyferguson@losaltosstage.org

 

Hands-on Musicals – ages 7-19 

Los Altos Youth Theater is proud to announce our new Musical theater Camp, “ Hands-on Musicals” This exceptional camp will teach campers between 7-19 years of age American Sign Language using popular musicals.

Musicals may include Hamilton, Dear Evan Hanson, Moana, Frozen, and others.

Is there any better way to combine the love of musicals with a language that provides accessibility to millions?

NEW Dates: Nov 2nd-Dec 18th, Monday and Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $150.00

Jazz Dance with Christie Cox – all ages and levels

Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The first half of the class consists of exercises that stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to everyday activities.

Date/time: January 11 –  January 27, Monday & Wednesday, 6:30 -7:30 pm
Cost: $99.00

Instructor Bio: Christie is a dance instructor, choreographer, and performer. She was born in North Carolina where she began her dance training at the renowned Nina’s School of Dance. She then trained at East Carolina University where she earned her BFA in Dance. Throughout her professional dance career she performed on the international Broadway tour of West Side Story, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line as a principal dancer, the Green Day music video for “Hitchin’ a Ride”, and Paramount Productions. She does extensive work as a cheer and dance coach at St. Cyril of Jerusalem School. Christie is a recipient of the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago Scholarship as well as a certified Pilates instructor. In the studio, she values enthusiasm, improving upon technique, and creativity.

 

Hip Hop Dance with George Folau– all ages and levels

Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment.
The term “Hip Hop” greatly limits the scope of a typical Hip Hop class. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

Date/time: January 12 – January 28, Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 -7:30 pm
Cost: $99.00

Instructor Bio: George Folau started dancing in 2007 at the beginning of his college career. Having graduated from College of San Mateo with an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Arts and from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism, George chose to follow his passion for dance and teaching post-graduation.

From 2009-2011, he has trained with Academy of Villains, where he went on to teach at Kirkpatrick’s School of Dance. George has also danced for Allan Frias in his San Francisco-Based Dance Company, Mind Over Matter.

George has coached Hip Hop and assistant coached Porn and Lyrical for Mercy High School Burlingame’s Dance Team with 2x State and National Championship wins, has choreographed group numbers that have been performed at games for The Golden State Warriors, has won Regional and National Overalls for Kirkpatrick’s School of Dance in Hip Hop and Contemporary as a dancer, a choreographer and a coach. George was also a Dance Program Coordinator for San Mateo Police Activities League.

He has dedicated himself to his craft and his students as a choreographer, a teacher, a dancer, and a coach. George is constantly working on his personal style and enjoys building future dancers that are strong technicians as well as artists.

 

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