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This Week’s byPUBLICdemand Virtual Offerings

Tuesday, June 16th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 2-3 (Free)
Hip Hop with Resident Choreographer Courtnie Mercer
Get your bodies up and moving with this awesome new dance class! Modern musical theater dance isn’t just jazz hands and grapevines anymore. These days you see all sorts of dance styles on stage, from ballet and jazz to tap and ballroom. It’s important to train in every kind of dance you can find a class for and what better place to start than hip hop! Learn basic hip hop moves and then pop and lock your way through a funky routine! Click here to register.


We are thrilled to have touring veteran Patrick Dunn join us on Tuesday night for an exclusive masterclass about the world of touring. If you have ever wanted the ins and outs of what it’s like to be on a national tour…this class is the class for you! Sign up today!

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Masterclass for Adults and Teens (Ages 14 and up, $5)
Tour Life: Acting Across America with Patrick Dunn
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Performing in different venues every week is a thrilling and, oftentimes, challenging venture! Join us for an evening discussing what it takes to pack up your life and perform in theaters all over the country, led by touring veteran and AEA actor Patrick Dunn. Learn the ins and outs of Broadway National Tours, stories of traveling America with a company of actors and technicians, and how to fit your entire wardrobe into just one bag.

Having made his NYC debut at the age of 12 and with 20+ years as a member of Actors Equity, Patrick has been ‘at it’ for quite a while. Patrick most recently led the North American tour of Les Miserables in the role of Jean Valjean. Prior to that he was seen in Spectacular New, touring production of Phantom of the Opera (Phantom u/s) Previous credits include Waitress (first national tour — original cast) Hal Prince’s Candide at NYC Opera (Candide u/s) A Christmas Carol: the Musical at Madison Square Garden (Young Scrooge), Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus), Pirates of Penzance (Frederic) and Titanic (Barrett). BFA: the Hartt School.

Wednesday, June 17th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 4-5 (Free)
Let’s Speak Shakespeare with Actor Melissa Danielle
Does the language of Shakespeare make your head spin? We’re here to help! Join Melissa as she helps break down the Bard in a way that is fun and easy to understand! Students will learn the ins and outs of Shakespeare’s pentameter, become familiar with his plays and sonnets, and uncover some historical realities of the Elizabethan era along the way. This interactive workshop will have you speaking Shakespeare in no time, no matter your age or experience. Click here to register.

Thursday, June 18th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 6-8 (Free)
Yoga with Actor and Yoga Instructor Natalie Buster
As actors, our mind, body, and voices are the tools we use onstage. Practicing mental and physical wellness is an essential part of training as an actor. This fun and physical intro to the world of Yoga is a perfect place to expand your understanding of your physical being and find your zen! Click here to register.

Friday, June 19th

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. | Public Prep Virtual Studio Grades 9-12 (Free)
Set Design with Designer Nicholas Ponting
Have you ever wondered how an empty stage turns into the setting for a musical or play? This class will take you through the process for set designing, from first idea to opening night! Learn what role a set designer plays in the theatrical process, what skills you need to be a designer, how sets are built, and be inspired to design your own! Click here to register.

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