Live Oak Conservatory Offers a Myriad of Classes for the 2022-2023 Season

Live Oak Theatre and Conservatory is proud to offer wide-ranging classes in the arts at the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Classes begin on the week of September 5, 2022.

Live Oak Theatre offers extensive opportunities for children (PRE-K – 18) and adults to learn about all the performing arts. Some of the classes offered include beginning and advanced tap, jazz and ballet, voice, musical theatre, improv and acting at various levels.

Private lessons in a wide range of musical instruments are also offered at the conservatory. All classes are taught by veteran performers and instructors.

For information about Live Oak Conservatory go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org/Conservatory, call 352-593-0270 or email conservatory@liveoaktheatre.org.

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Below is the list of class descriptions:

MONDAYS

Acting - All Levels (1 credit) – Ages 8-18, covers basic to advanced elements of acting, terminology, proper movement, characterization, line expression, basic scene study, using humor, memorizing and delivering monologues, and more! Students of all levels are welcome and are grouped accordingly. Those who attend are prepared to audition for stage and video/film projects.

4:00 – 4:50pm, 6 – 6:50pm, Instructor: Vince Vanni

Music Theory (1 Credit) – Ages 8+, An introductory course to music theory, history and performance. Students will explore music's various functionalities in order to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for all types of music. We recommend this course for all students taking private lessons.

4:00 – 4:50pm, Instructor: TBD

Tap (Intermediate) (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Intermediate techniques in Tap for those with some prior experience. Learning Tap gives ear training and the ability to learn complicated rhythm patterns.

5:00 – 5:50pm, Instructor: Andi Garner

Improv (1 credit) – Ages 12-18, Students learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement. They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen!

5:00 – 5:50pm, Instructor: Esprit Herbert

Youth Art ($50/month) – Ages 9-19, Students will be taught about perspective, basic shapes, shading, reflections and blending as they work with a different medium each month: charcoal & pastels, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils, mosaics, copper art, or wood burning. Some of their works will be displayed at City Hall.

5:00 – 6:30pm, Instructor: Amanda Bates

Musical Theatre Hip Hop (1 credit) – Ages 12+, This dance class is geared towards Musical Theatre performers who would like to learn current technique used in many of the musicals that are currently on Broadway today.

6:00 – 6:50pm, Instructor: Andi Garner

Lyrical (1 credit) – Ages 10+, Using technique learned in ballet, students will train in expressive movement. Students will also engage in group choreography projects, learning how to create and teach movement.

7:00 – 7:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

Tap (Advanced) (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Advanced techniques in Tap for those with 2+ years of prior experience. Learning Tap gives ear training and the ability to learn complicated rhythm patterns.

7:00 – 7:50pm, Instructor: Andi Garner

Adult Improv (1 credit) – Ages 18+, Students learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement. They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen!

7:00 – 8:00pm, Instructor: Esprit Herbert

WEDNESDAYS

Ballet (Beginner), (1 credit) – Ages 8-11, This is a beginner level class, introducing students to ballet positions, movement, vocabulary, and barre work. Students will also be trained in body and space awareness, class etiquette, and strength building for success in all genres of dance.

5:00 – 5:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

Musical Theatre/Jazz (1 credit) – Ages 12+, intermediate/advanced level dancers welcome. In this class, dancers will learn jazz styles from artists including Fosse and Jerome Robbins. This class will also focus on learning choreography and retention of choreography, with new combinations every week.

6:00 – 6:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

Ballet (Intermediate), (1 credit) – Ages 12+, Students will already have a basic understanding of technique and vocabulary. Students will continue training in barre work and center, with a focus on rhythm and musicality.

7:00 – 7:50pm, Instructor: Kat Burburan

THURSDAYS

Ladies’ Dance (1 credit) – Elements of many different types of dance open to adults that would like to expand their knowledge.

10:00 – 10:50am, Instructor: Debbie Bonacki

Jr. Improv (1 Credit) – Ages 8-12, Students learn the art of improvisation both in speech and movement. They will learn to think on their feet, to become confident in their actions and to go with the flow because in improv, anything can happen!

10:00 – 10:50am, Instructor: Esprit Herbert

Primary Musical Theatre (1 credit) – Ages 5-7, Styled for increased flexibility, strength, speed, balance, coordination and endurance. Introduces movement combinations requiring more coordination and concentration.

11:00 – 11:50am, Instructor: Lexi Allocco