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Dubomedy Arts School- Winter Session Schedule

In EDUCATION: Dubomedy Arts Training School on December 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm


We offer professional training in Comedy, Improvisation, Stand-Up, Writing & Performance, NYC Tap Dance and Body Beats all year round for kids, teens and adults. From just to fun to professional coaching! Our classes were rated “Best Classes in Dubai” by Time Out Dubai Magazine. Dubomedy’s Head Teacher is Stomp and Cirque veteran, MTV Alumni, Award-winning American Comedienne; Mina Liccione. Classes are also lead by a team of professionals. Please see class and teacher details below.

WHAT: It’s time for Dubomedy Arts School’s Winter, 2011 Term! Each session runs 9 weeks and commences with a final performance in the Kilachund Theater at DUCTAC. Please reserve your place now!

WHEN: Winter Session runs January 22- March 12, 2011. ALL Classes commence with a Final Performance!

CLASS SCHEDULE: January 22- March 12, 2011

SATURDAYS AT DUCTAC:

11:30-12:30pm- NYC Tap & Body Beats: Level I for Teens and Adults.
Cost: AED 850
This class is perfect for beginners or those who haven’t tapped in a long time and need a refresher.

12:00-1:15pm- Comedia Bil Arabi! *NEW!*
Cost: AED 1000
This unique comedy course is the first of it’s kind in the UAE. It will focus on beginning improvisation, Stand Up Comedy, Sketch Comedy building all in Arabic. This course will be taught by Ali Al Sayed.

12:30-1:30pm-  NYC Tap & Body Beats: Level II for Teens and Adults
Cost: AED 850
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 Afternoon Funnies!* Our Signature Class!
Cost: AED 1000

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.

3:30-5:00pm- The Graduates!
Cost: AED 500
Intermediate to Advanced Stand Up Comedy for those who have graduated Comedy 101 and wish to continue their training and get more performance experience. These are semi-private coaching sessions lead by Ali Al Sayed.

4:00-5:00pm- NYC Tap & Body Beats: Level III
Cost: AED 850
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

MONDAY NIGHTS:

“From the Page to the Stage”: Writing & Performance Workshop
All Star Team of Guest Lecturers: Mina Liccione, Nina Hein, Nicholas Karavatos, Jamal Iqbal and Jamil Abu Wardeh
Dubai Community Arts Center
7:30-9:30pm
Cost: AED 1500

This 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: Nicholas Karavatos, Nina Hein, Jamal Iqbal, Jamil Abu Wardeh 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, 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 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.

 TUESDAYS NIGHTS:

Marhaba Arabia- Learn to speak Emirati! *NEW!*
Dubai Community Arts Center
7:30-9:30pm- 12 Weeks
Cost: AED 1500

This course will teach you all the basics of speaking Emirati in a supportive environment! Classes will be taught by Shaima Al Sayed.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS:

WEDNESDAY NIGHT IMPROV!- Improv Games, Theater Sports & Circus Skills! 
Co-Lead by Mina Liccione and Sol Abiad
Kadomz Studios in Marina Mall
7:15-9:00pm
Cost: AED 1000

Intermediate- Advanced level improv training with Basic Circus Skills as warm up! All improvisation, all the time! As per popular demand, 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.

UPCOMING:

NEW WORKSHOP FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS- Half Session, beginning in Feb, 2011
Sketch Comedy and Comedic Acting for TV
Sundays, 7:30-9:30pm
Studio- TBA

This new course is for intermediate-advanced level students and is by audition only. This is an on-camera class focusing on Sketch Comedy Acting, Directing and Performance. This core Sketch Troupe will also perform in front of a live studio audience.

MORE INFO/REG: LOL@vivadubai.com

REGISTRATION: All Classes will be posted on www.Timeouttickets.com for online registration. We will also be holding open registrations 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.

Dubomedy Arts School: Fall Course Calendar

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

DUBOMEDY ARTS PROUDLY PRESENTS THEIR FALL, 2010 COURSE CALENDAR! OUR CLASSES WERE CHOSEN FOR THE “BEST CLASSES IN DUBAI” LIST BY TIMEOUT MAGAZINE!

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!!!

CLASS SCHEDULE:

~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

~MONDAY EVENINGS: NEW WRITING & PERFORMANCE CLASS!!!!!
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.

~WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: IMPROV, THEATER SPORTS & CIRCUS SKILLS!
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.