Showstoppers

Tuesday
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ages 8-11

Showstoppers borrows its title from the musical number in a show that brings down the house. This performing-arts class is facilitated by two teaching artists and professionals in the field, a dancer and musician. Students will learn the art of storytelling through dance, movement and music. Every class will begin with a physical and vocal warm up followed by a fun, collaborative exploration of musical theater, both traditional and contemporary. Students will explore rhythm, choreography, and all the ways we can use song and dance to express ourselves and tell a story. The final class includes a short performance for parents and caretakers.

This class will meet in person with a cap of 12 students. Due to COVID-19, all students and faculty will wear masks. Class held at Greenwich House Music School with walkover handled by YCC staff.

Teachers

Ellen Winter

Ellen Winter is Brooklyn-based performer, songwriter and theater-maker from the woods of Northern Virginia. In 2017, she co-wrote/directed/composed 36 Questions with Chris Littler, a musical podcast starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton. She’s explored new work with NYTW, The Public,

Grace Slear

Grace Slear is a native Philadelphian who made their professional debut in Footloose (Urleen) at the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage. Other professional performances include ensemble and lead cover (Mary Lane) in Reefer Madness: The Musical Workshop and Reading of