Programs for Adults

Stage Combat Classes

Single Sword Swashbuckling 2

(Pre-requisite: Single Sword Swashbuckling Fall Session or permission of Instructor)

Building on the material covered in the Fall Session, this class will prepare students for adjudication with the Society of American Fight Directors.  Through a practical exploration of fight choreography and theory, students will acquire the skills required to perform safe and theatrically effective Single Sword fight scenes.  The course will conclude with a fight performance, choreographed by the instructor and set to a scene. Students that pass will receive Society of American Fight Director’s recognition in Single Sword – the industry standard and ideal for the professional resume. Ages 18 and up.

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Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
January 23-March 6, No classs 2/20.
Location: Round House Theatre Rehearsal Room, Silver Spring Civic Building
Tuition: $150

Sword and Shield, Session 1

Spartacus, Link, Wonder Woman and brave Macbeth all make use of the Sword and Shield combination. The course covers the skills needed to perform dynamic, controlled, and effective fights for the stage, with an emphasis on technique, footwork, and safety. We’ll look at a wide range of theatrical applications as we explore the biomechanics of effective fights, as well as the physical storytelling that connects stage combat techniques to text, character, and intention. No experience is necessary, but experienced stage fighters will find the class rewarding as well. Ages 18 and up.

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Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
April 17-May 22, 2017
Location: Round House Theatre Rehearsal Room, Silver Spring Civic Building
Tuition: $150

Sword and Shield, Session 2

(Pre-requisite: Sword and Shield Session 1, or permission of Instructor)

Building on the material covered in the First Session, this class will prepare students for adjudication with the Society of American Fight Directors. Through a practical exploration of fight choreography and theory, students will acquire the skills required to perform safe and theatrically effective Sword & Shield fight scenes. The course will conclude with a fight performance, choreographed by the instructor and set to a scene. Students that pass will receive Society of American Fight Director’s recognition in Sword & Shield – the industry standard and ideal for the professional resume. Ages 18 and up.

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Mondays 6:30-9:30pm
June 5-July 25, 2017 (no class on June 26th or July 3rd)
Location: Round House Theatre Rehearsal Room, Silver Spring Civic Building
Tuition: $150

NOTE:  Sessions are taught by Casey Kaleba (Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors).  The fall session partially satisfies the requirements for skills testing with the Society of American Fight Directors.  Those interested in testing with the Society of American Fight Directors will need to register for both sections.

Who is Tooth and Claw?

Tooth & Claw Combat Arts specializes in stories of risk. Through our unique approach to staged combat and physical performance, we teach hundreds of students, choreograph scores of shows, and reach audiences of thousands every season. With more than twenty years of international experience, Tooth & Claw provides high quality stage combat training and choreography for productions big and small, spaces intimate and adventurous, from kitchen sink through superhero. Our work is audience pleasing, actor tested, and critically praised. Tooth & Claw and Round House Theatre provide certification through the Society of American Fight Directors.

For more info contact us at 301.585.1225 or email education@roundhousetheatre.org

 

Heyday_376x376These classes cater to active older adults who are eager to learn and participate in the art of theatre.

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Perspectives

Each class is led by a DC-area professional and offers a unique look into different theatrical disciplines.

Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm
Sept. 20-Nov. 8, 2016
Location: RHT Education Center
Tuition: $90

Our Stories

Devising with Happenstance Theater offers a variety of approaches to generating theatrical work. Through play, improvisation, research, writing, and collaboration, the participants will build, rehearse, and perform original material.

Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm
Jan. 3-Jan. 31, 2017
Location: RHT Education Center
Tuition: $60

Actor’s Craft

Work on the fundamentals of bringing a character to life. Explore the actor’s tools and exercise theatrical skills. This class ends with a sharing of work with family and friends.

Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm
March 7-May 2, 2017
Location: RHT Education Center
Tuition: $90

Performance Techniques – FULL

Designed for the experienced student, this experience illuminates the realities of the rehearsal room. Work with a director/educator to take artistic risks, push yourself creatively, and work as an ensemble to mount a staged reading of an established text. Limited enrollment.

Tuesdays 1:30am-3:30pm
March 7-May 9, 2017
Location: RHT Education Center
Tuition: $110

THE HEYDAY PLAYERS

Participants who enroll in any of our classes for older active adults are automatically eligible to join our Heyday Players for the 2016-2017 season. The Heyday Players are invited to attend Round House Theatre dress rehearsals, discussions with the artistic staff, and other social events. They are also encouraged to act as volunteers and ambassadors for Round House Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

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