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CSPA offer scholarships for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please contact us at 785-537-4420 for information when registering.
There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee for classes cancelled by the participant. No refunds will be issued after completion of certain sessions of the class (see class descriptions). If a class is cancelled by CSPA, a refund will be issued.
Collaborative Dance Making
Instructor: Stephen Loch Ages: 14+ Day: Sundays Time: 1:00-2:30pm Dates: Jan 28-Mar 4, Mar 25-Apr 22, May 6-13 (13 sessions) Cost: $170 Location: Nichols Hall, Room 008 Have you ever wanted to create a piece of art? Are you a secret dancer behind closed doors? Do you have no experience with dance? Are you a seasoned pro? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this class is for you. All of you! Collaborative Dance Making is envisioned as an opportunity for community members to come together and create a piece of movement art. The class will focus on modern and postmodern methods of creation. Don't worry if you don't know what I am talking about. Each class will be divided in half, the first half of the class will focus on the body and dance technique, while the second half will be dedicated to the creation process. The last class will function as an informal showing of the dance piece with invited guests from family and friends of the participants.
Fosse and All His Jazz: A Fosse Style Movement Workshop
Instructor: Jerry Jay Cranford Ages: 14+ Day: Saturday, February 24 Time: 1:00-5:00pm Cost: $35 Location: Nichols Hall, Room 008 Musical theatre director and choreographer, Jerry Jay Cranford, will lead students in learning iconic moves and dances made famous by the American musical theatre choreographer and director Bob Fosse, as seen in such musicals as Chicago, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, and many more.
Instructor: Kathy Voecks
Ages: 14+ Day: Saturday, February 3
Time: 12:00-6:00pm Cost: $65
Location: McCain Auditorium, Room 216 Prof. Kathy Voecks will teach a brief (and probably messy) introduction to the basic techniques of scene painting, including basic textures, wood grain, and faux marble. We'll also talk a bit about how to make your own custom tools with found materials. This will be a very hands-on class, so come prepared and dressed to paint!
Instructor: Emily Trube Ages: 18+ Day: Saturdays
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Dates: February 3-24 (4 sessions)
Location: Memorial Stadium, Room 117 Cost: $60 Participants will explore how to create a character or role in a play or musical using the script, their own experiences, improvisation, photographs, music, movement and historical research.
Woodworking Power Tool Training
Instructor: George Matthews
Ages: 18+ Day: Saturdays
Time: 2:00-4:00pm Dates: February 10 & 17 (2 sessions)
Location: McCain Auditorium, Room 216 Cost: $75 K-State set builder, George Mathews, will teach the proper and safe way to use a variety of standard woodworking power tools including (but not limited to) table saws, chop saws, radial arm saws, circular saws, and others.
Voice Class For Adults
Instructor: Amy Rosine Ages: 18+ Day: Mondays Time: 7:00-8:00pm Dates: Jan 22-Feb 19, Mar 5-12 (7 sessions) Cost: $55 Location: McCain Auditorium, Room 105 Dr. Amy Rosine, will teach basic vocal techniques and expression. This class is perfect for church singers or those who have sung in the past but want to work on improving their vocal technique. Participants will work on group songs and sing for each other.
History of Rock and Roll: The 50's
Instructor: Steven Maxwell Ages: 18+ Day: Tuesdays Time: 7:00-9:00pm Dates: Feb 6-Feb 27 (4 sessions) Location: McCain Auditorium, Room 135 Cost: $60 Dr. Steve Maxwell will explore rock and roll of the 1950’s. Exploring audio and video recordings of the era, participants will explore the music and the social and historical context and impact of the beginning of the rock and roll era.
High School Vocal Solo Boot Camp
Instructor: Cheryl Richt Ages: Grades 9-12 Date: Saturday, February 17 Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm Cost: $35 Location: McCain Auditorium, Room 204 Prof. Cheryl Richt, voice instructor helps prepare high school students for state solo contest and other auditions, such as college admission and scholarship auditions.
Songs of Ireland
Instructor: David Wood
Ages: Elementary+ Date: Monday, February 26
Time: 7:00-8:30pm Cost: $25
Location: McCain Auditorium, Room 204 Prof. David Wood will teach songs in the English and Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) languages from across the island of Ireland while building attendees' knowledge about these traditions. No previous music reading experience is necessary. Songs will be learned in a call-and-response manner to ensure that attendees walk away with songs mostly memorized. Lyric sheets will be supplied but attendees are strongly urged to bring a recording device.