Dubomedy Arts School: Fall Course Calendar

In EDUCATION: Dubomedy Arts Training School on August 25, 2010 at 4:44 am


We offer professional training in Comedy, Improvisation, Stand-Up, Writing & Performance, NYC Tap Dance and Body Beat all year round for kids, teens and adults. From just to fun to professional coaching! Classes are lead by Stomp and Cirque veteran, MTV Alumni, Award-winning American …physical comedienne and choreographer; Mina Liccione. Our new “From the Page to the Stage”: WRITING & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP will be co-lead by a group of professional writers, directors and performance based artists including Jamil Abu Warda, Nick Karavatos,  Sol Abiad along with Mina Liccione..

WHAT: We are kicking off our third school year with a brand new session classes. Each session runs 9 weeks and commences with a final performance in the Kilachund Theater at DUCTAC. Please reserve your place now!

WHEN: We hold classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, between September 18- November 11, 2010. We will be holding a winter inensive then the next full batch of classes will start in January, 2011.
*Final performances on November 10-11, 2010 at 7:00pm in the Kilachund Theater at DUCTAC as part of Dubomedy’s First International Performing Arts Festival!!!


~SATURDAYS CLASSES: Comedy and Tap & Body Beats- All Levels
September 18- November 11 at Dubai Community Theater in Mall of Emirates. Final performances November 10-11, 2010 at 7:00pm.

11:30-12:30pm- NYC Tap & Body Beats: Level I for Teens and Adults. This class is perfect for beginners or those who haven’t tapped in a long time and need a refresher.

12:30-1:30pm- NYC Tap & Body Beats: Level II for Adults and Teens. This class will focus on more intermediate level technique and choreography. This class is open to those who have completed Level I or by permission of instructor.

1:30-2:55pm- Comedy 101: Saturday Morning Funnies!
Our signature open level Comedy Class for Adults! This course will teach you the basics of Improvisation, Stand Up Comedy writing, delivery and performance. Each student will also get a private coaching session as well as a chance to perform in a energy packed end of session festival at Dubai Community Theater.

4:00-5:00pm- NYC Tap & Body Beats: Level III. This is an advanced level training course as well as Performance Troupe a.k.a. Dubomedy Sole Steppers.The troupe’s latest tap & body percussion piece won an award at this year’s Dubai Dance Festival!
*Please note: This class is by audition only

September 20- November 11. Final performance and readings on November 10-11, 2010 at 7:00pm.

7:15-9:15pm-“From the Page to the Stage”: Writing & Performance Workshop
This new course will focus on diverse genres of writing geared towards performance. The workshop will emphasize on the balance between text and performance- how they build upon and interact with eachother. A team of professional writers, directors, poets and performance based artists including: Jamil Abu Warda, Nicholas Karavatos, Sol Abiad as well as Mina Liccione will co-lead this course. There will be a series of unique writing sessions along with assignments that allow the students to explore a variety of “individual writing voices”. Writing genres and seminars will include: Script writing for Theater, Poetry and Spoken Word, Storytelling- from fiction to non-fiction, Creating text, scripts and dialogue from Improvisational Exercises, Character development tools, How to transform personal stories into TV Scripts taught by a longstanding TV Producer. The final few classes will focus on ways to take your words from the page to the stage- hence PERFORMANCE skills including Acting Technique, How to direct actors, Physicalization of stories and Rhythmic Training. This workshop will commence will a final showing and/or reading of the works created during this creative process. The “best” works of the bunch will be chosen to develop into full length performance pieces as well as considered for a new series of short film projects set for 2011.

September 22- November 10 at KADOMZ STUDIOS IN MARINA MALL. Final performances November 10-11, 2010 at DUCTAC.

7:15-9:00pm- WEDNESDAY NIGHT IMPROV! – Intermediate- Advanced level improv training with Basic Circus Skills as warm up!
All improvisation, all the time! As per popular demnad, we will warm up with a Circus Skill each week then focus on improvising in character, competitive theater games and improvisational structures for team performance “matches”. The goal of this class is to create a performance based Improv Troupe that will perform around the UAE at different events and venues including volunteer work with Clowns Who Care Project. Each session includes a Public Improv Performance as well as a final match performed in the end of session show. This is the perfect class for those who wish to perform improv as well as want to join Clowns Who Care as excellent improv skills are required.

MORE INFO/REG: LOL@vivadubai.com

REGISTRATION: All Classes are posted on www.Timeouttickets.com for online registration. We will also hold open registrations on Sat, Sept 4 from 2-3pm and Wed, Sept 8 from 8-9pm in the DUCTAC Lobby. To secure your place please send an e-mail to LOL@vivadubai.com with your name, contact info and which class/es you will be attending.


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