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The Prometeo Theatre at Miami Dade College Offers Community Arts Classes for Adults and Children

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Miami, January 10, 2011 - Miami January 10, 2011 - Miami Dade College (MDC) is gearing up to train its next pool of professional actors, singers and dancers as its renowned Prometeo Theatre at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts raises its curtains for the Spring 2011 semester.

Prometeo Theatre is now enrolling for its community arts classes for adults, children and tweens. The community theater, which is dedicated to preserving the Spanish language and Hispanic culture through theatre, offers all classes in Spanish only. Prometeo also offers a unique, first-of-its kind program in the nation: a two-year, non-credit theater program that is conducted entirely in Spanish.

All classes start in January and will be held at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Avenue, Miami. Pre-registration is required, students of all ages can register now for the classes.

Prometeo Theatre’s Offerings for the Spring 2011 Semester:

Classes for Adults:

Preparing the Actor

This class introduces beginning acting styles and techniques, from improvisation and beginning monologue work to the decision-making processes each actor must engage in.

Date and Time:  Wednesdays, Jan. 26 – April 17, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ref. # 632966)

Fee: $140

Singing Techniques

This class teaches a basic knowledge of written music, including how to read it and how work with an accompanist to incorporate lyrics. Students also learn breathing techniques for singing as well as modern and traditional singing methods.

Date and Time:  Mondays, Jan. 24 - April 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ref. # 632964)                                                                                                                                       

Fee: $140

Dance

This class is a fusion of various element of dance in order to develop an actor or a dancer’s physical stage presence.  Movement techniques range from yoga to contact improv, ballet and contemporary dance.

Date and Time: Tuesdays, Jan. 25 - April 12, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ref. # 632965)                                                                                                                                     

Fee: $140

Voice and Diction

This class is about the music of speech and improves the actor’s mode of delivery, both natural and stylized.

Date and Time: Thursdays, Jan. 29 – April 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ref. # 632967)                                                                                                                                  

Fee: $140

Acting for the Camera

Acting for a camera is quite different than acting on the stage. This class introduces students to a variety of techniques and industry practices, from basic camera technique to repetition and replication strategies.

Date and Time: Saturdays, Jan. 29 - April 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ref. # 632969)

Fee: $240

Classes for Children and Tweens:

Theatre, Dance and Singing for Children (ages 7-12)

Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 29 - April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fee: $240

For information on upcoming performances or how to register for classes, please call 305-237-3262 or 305.237.3940 or email jyarrow@mdc.edu.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Cindy J. Irizarry, 305-237-3920, cirizarr@mdc.edu
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist




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