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4/27  Family CRAFT Day! Let's make hypertufa flower pots

5/11  Moms and Mimosas Make a plaster-dipped-flower picture frame with or for Mom...with  Mimosas

5/25 Make 'N Sip- Antler/Flowers Imagine if Etsy and Pinterest came over for cocktails!

...but wait, there's more...

  • Creative Writing course on Thursdays

  • Adult Tap Dancing on Tuesdays

  • Adult Acting Workshop on Thursdays

*Space is limited, so call to sign up NOW!

 


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Check Out Our New Classes!

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Thursdays 2 – 4 pm (4 week class)
Have you had that writing bug but didn’t know where to start? How about with our new Creative Writing Workshop coming up April 11th? This class will be all about exploration, creating, freeing your mind, and getting thoughts down on paper. You’ll be pushing boundaries and (hopefully) writing in ways you hadn’t thought about before. Each class will start with writing prompts, after which the student will learn the building blocks of how to create a memorable character, what it means to work with a hidden backstory, identify world-building, and how to write convincing dialogue. Interested students may wish to participate in a Level II Workshop which will focus on using these techniques to create a short story.

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MORE KICKBOXING 
Thursday NIGHTS 7:30 - 8:30 pm
One Kickboxing class a week just isn’t enough! Maybe Friday mornings aren't your thing, but Kickboxing IS. Well, now’s the time to check out the new evening Kickboxing class! All the same energy, excitement and toning of the morning class, but at a time that works with your schedule. Take some time for yourself and give it a try. You’ll love the results!

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ACTING (ages 15+ ) 
Thursday 6 -7 pm 
Acting is so much more than memorizing written words and then trying to speak them with conviction. Taught in the Stanislavski Method, students will also be introduced to the Uta Hagen Technique. These exercises are beneficial for actors at any level, as they help establish a firm foundation of acting. Students will also dive into character analysis and the concept of scoring a script. Main work will focus on monologues with some partner scenes. If class members show interest, we may create a directing workshop as a Level II. 

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ADULT BEGINNING TAP 
Tuesday 5 - 6 pm 
Someone tells you they can tap dance. How many of you respond with “Oh! I’ve always wanted to learn to Tap!” There’s something so terrific about hearing those taps, beating out a rhythmic pulse that can astonish and delight. Well, you’re never too old to grab those shoes and get to learnin’ the Time Step! Who knows, you may be the next Savion Glover of Ridgefield!

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As a non-profit, every dollar counts. We currently offer our classes for $45/month. $15 of that pays our instructors, $15 covers our Scholarship students, and the remaining $15 has to cover rent, utilities, supplies, and someday salaries.  If you believe in this cause, please consider registering for our Benefactor Membership for $65/month, or more.   

Benefactor

This rate allows us to make more Sliding Scale spots available and gives you the opportunity to keep our space open and running.

Please consider this rate if some or all of these apply to you:

  • I am able to comfortably meet most of the basic necessities of life
  • I have some debt, but it doesn't prohibit me from meeting the basic necessities
  • I have money in savings
  • I own my home, or can comfortably cover my rent
  • I am employed or do not need to work to meet the basic necessities
  • I have expendable income
  • I can afford to take vacations, and can take time off more than once a year.

Full Price

This rate covers the cost of the class; 1/3rd of which automatically goes towards helping fund our Scholarship program.

Please consider this rate if some or all of these apply to you:

  • I have some stress about meeting the basic necessities of life, but am generally able to pay the bills with some leftover
  • I have some debt, but it doesn't prohibit me from meeting the basic needs
  • I have money in savings and/or access to credit
  • I own my home/ my rent is affordable
  • I have regular paychecks
  • I have some expendable income
  • I can afford to take vacations, and can take time off at least once a year.

Scholarship or Sliding Scale

This endowment is for those for whom paying would be a significant hardship.

Please consider this rate if some or all of these apply to you:

  • I frequently have stress about meeting the basic necessities of life, and miss more than the occasional bill, with none leftover
  • I have debt
  • I have no money in savings
  • My rent or mortgage is more than i can afford without sacrificing basic needs
  • I do not have regular paychecks
  • I do not have access to affordable healthcare or health insurance
  • I have to choose between basic necessities and life pleasures
  • I cannot afford to take time off without it threatening my ability to meet the basic necessities

Weekly Class Schedule

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Monday
Beginning Ballet Class A
4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Beginning Ballet Class B        5:00 - 6:00 pm
                 
Barre                   

6:10 -7:10 pm

Tuesday
Barre
10:00  -  11:00 am


Adult Beginning Tap
5:00 - 6:00 pm
  Social Dance A
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Wednesday
Kids Hip Hop Level 1  
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Kids Hip Hop Level 2 
5:00 - 5:50 pm
Barre
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday
Creative Fiction Writing
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Acting
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Kickboxing
 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Friday
Kickboxing    
10:00 - 11:00 pm

Saturday
Tiny Dancers 3-5 yrs
9:00 -9:50 am 
  
Sunday
Ballet 10+ yrs  
2:00 - 2:50 pm

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HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES

Classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 4:00-8:00, and will offer 3 levels:

  • Kinder Dance (ages 4–6)
  • Beginner (ages 7–9)
  • Intermediate (skill based)
  • $45 monthly charge (cc)
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BALLET DANCE CLASSES

NEW! Classes offered MONDAY starting Feb. 4th!!! , as well as our weekend classes held Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.  We will offer 2 levels:

  • Tiny Dancers (ages 3-5)
  • Beginning (ages 6+)
  • $45 monthly charge (cc)
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SOCIAL DANCE CLASSES

Our weekly courses will teach you the different dances you'll need to soon be a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Whether on your own, as a couple or in a group... Come on out and learn to dance with class!

$45/month membership (cc) and an actual dance event one Friday per month to use as practice, date night or just plain fun.

Monthly dance is $5 per member, $15 per non member.

  • Samba - Waltz
  • Cha Cha - East Coast Swing
  • West Coast Swing - Salsa
  • Rumba - Foxtrot
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BALLET and BARRE CLASSES

Barre is an excellent workout that focuses on core strength and flexibility. This class is taught by Megan Dawn and you can see her bio on our instructors page.

  • Starting February 4th at 4pm
  • $45 monthly charge (cc)

INSTRUCTOR & CLASS INFO

Mission


The RAS is a 501(c)3 federally recognized non-profit organization providing a place of arts, learning and events that grants access to artistic, social and educational experiences to all- REGARDLESS OF FINANCIAL STANDING. This effort aims to maintain and enrich a true sense of community in and for Ridgefield.

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Schedule of Events

Saturday April 20
Sunday April 21
Monday April 22
Tuesday April 23
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Rumba and Foxtrot
Thursday April 25
Friday April 26
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