Saturday, November 2, 2013


Arts for Life to Offer a Month of Fun and learning for Adults 60+

WHEN: October 30th – November 26, Mondays-Thursdays at 11 AM and 1 PM
Performing Arts School located at 1 Depot Square, Englewood
TUITION: $15 single class; discounts for 4+ classes
For more information and to register, call Arlene Grunfeld at 201.816.8160, ext. 35 or

The Arts for Life Expo provides hour-long experiential workshops in Acting, Appliqué, Dance Movement, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Drum Circle, Recorder, Ukelele, Creative Writing, and Poetry, taught by artist-teachers who are experts in their field.


Acting Workshop – Theatre games, improv and short scenes. No memorization required.  Thursdays, 11 AM

Michael Bias, founder and Artistic/Producing Director of The Garage Theatre Group, Teaneck, with over 100 plays and musicals to his credit.

Appliqué for Paper and Cloth – Collages created with patterned paper, cloth and yarn for still lifes, wall hangings, placemats and greeting cards. (Materials fee.)  Tuesdays, 1 PM

Holly Ciccoricco, faculty, Art School at Old Church, Demarest. Exhibits in the area, private collections nationally and internationally.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics – Listen, respond and move spontaneously to music. For older adults, Dalcroze can significantly improve balance and coordination.  Mondays 11 AM

Leslie Upchurch, pianist and educator with a specialty in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Teacher trainer, Carnegie-‐Mellon’s Dalcroze Studies program.

Photo 2Drum Circle – Beginner or intermediate drummers. Hand techniques, syncopation, improvisation, and ensemble and solo playing. (Bring your own drum.)  Wednesdays, 11 AM

Kyle Rowland, performer, composer for film, TV and theater. Performed at Montreux Jazz Festival, throughout France and the Netherlands. Percussion and ukelele faculty, JCC Thurnauer School of Music, Tenafly.


Photo 1Movement Sampler – Different dance styles incorporating fundamentals of breathing, posture, body alignment and mechanics.  Fridays, 1 PM

Alexandra-Evangelia Stavrou, dancer/choreographer. Faculty, Center for Modern Dance Education in Hackensack. Performed and taught in US, Greece, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Original cast, “Einstein on the Beach.” 

Teresa-Carson-150x150[1]The Pleasures of Poetry Reading a selection of great poems leads to writing and sharing our own poems. Fridays, 11 AM

Teresa Carson, associate publisher, CavanKerry Press. Assistant director, Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Author, Elegy for the Floater (CavanKerry Press, 2008) and The Congress of Human Oddities (VV-UC, 2012).

Recorder Ensemble – Recorder dates back to wandering minstrels. All levels will connect with music, meet friends and play in ensembles. (Bring your own recorder and music stand.)  Thursdays, 1 PM

Amy Herbitter, Music Director, Morris Consort. Recorder soloist and coach and conductor for American Recorder Society in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Private studio.

Ukelele – You'll be playing by the end of the first lesson! No musical experience needed. For beginning uke players - basic melodies, scales, chords to well-known songs.  (Bring your own ukelele.) Wednesdays, 1 PM

Kyle Rowland - See Drum Circle

Beth-Gerson-150x150[1]Writers, Storytellers, and Daydreamers – Join our writing community and craft your memories and moments into short stories or essays. A toolkit of strategies and techniques to bring your writing to life.  Tuesdays, 11 AM

Beth Gerson, writer and educator with 30+ years experience. Facilitates senior writing workshop in Riverdale, NY. Member, Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Adjunct professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Education.

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