June 2015
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REGISTER NOW FOR
FALL CLASSES @ STH

* 10% off EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for ADULT Fall classes ends Aug. 3rd, sign up today!

FULL SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION
Make sure to reserve your spot in in STH’s 2015 Fall classes! Register online at  spokethehub.com, come in to the office or call 718.408-3234. In addition to our returning favorite instructors and courses, STH has a few new course offerings we think you might enjoy!

BROADWAY SONG & DANCE
with Gabby Bruno

Do you want to sharpen your performance skills and become a triple-threat performer? Then this new class is for you! Open to singers who want to move, movers who want to sing, and musical theatre lovers of all ages who want to experience a little bit of “glee” in their life!

HIP HOP & STREET BEATZ  with Michela DeiddaOscar SiFuentes

Up and coming street dance artist Oscar SiFuentes will be teaching ACTION HEROES (FOR BOYS ONLY) classes on Mondays this fall as well as a new STREET BEATZ class for kids which uses the rhythm, music, isolations and “cool” moves from the street dance scene to get kids dancing and having fun.

 
But why should kids have all the fun? Youth Hip Hop instructor and “wacking” queen, Michela Deidda, will get adults groovin’ with the beat and breaking some new moves of their own in a new evening HIP HOP class for adults & older teens. Great exercise as well as great music - come get your swag going on Thursday nights with Michela!

MODERN DANCE & HEALTHY BACK CLASS
with Taylor Donofrio and Debra Wanner

Speaking of new adult classes, Taylor Donofrio of Donofrio Dance Company, will be offering a new Modern Dance Technique class for adults and older teens on Tuesday nights this fall, and Debra Wanner will be offering a new Healthy Back Class using the Feldenkrais system on Sunday afternoons this fall for those adults who suffer from “bad backs” or those that want to prevent them.

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS & BOOMER WORKOUTS with Elise Long

Elise Long will be offering a new intergenerational improvisation/performance workshop on Wednesdays this coming year for anyone interested in creating and performing new physical theater work, directed by Long. Long’s “Bandwagon Productions” invites all uninhibited men and women (kids 8 years and up also welcome to audition) to jump on the bandwagon and be part of this gypsy band of movers and shakers. (This workshop is a year-long commitment and participants will be invited to perform the new works they create together at various community functions throughout the year.)  Professional performers are very welcome along with enthusiastic laymen. .

BOOMER WORKOUTS with Elise Long

These total body maintenance workouts -- geared specifically for boomer bodies but also open to all ages who are interested in working out at a slightly lower decibel level  —  includes cardio dancing, strength, stretch and deep relaxation work. Prepare to dance, skip, play ball, pump iron, maybe jump rope, maybe do push-ups, maybe a few boot camp drills, maybe sing and recite poetry, but definitely plan to laugh, sweat and have a ball.  Both vigorous and gentler workout options available. Everyone invited to adjust workout to work for your body - either amp things up or tone things down whenever necessary.

FULL SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

INTRODUCING: NEW ADULT CLASS CARDS

STH is known for its superlative faculty but we also house a number of independent teachers who offer fantastic classes under their own umbrellas. This year, for the first time, we will offer a STH Class Card option which will allow our students access to STH’s own Fitness, Dance and Yoga classes, as well as allow our students to explore ALL of the teachers and classes offered under our roofs. 

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CAMP GOWANEE ROCKS!
The joint's been jumping this July at the STH Re:Creation Center and Gowanus Arts with oodles of young artists of all ages exploring film-making, dance, printmaking, collage, cartooning, comedy writing, clowning, martial arts, yoga, drumming and so much more! Up next: Masterpiece Theater, more Move Over Picasso, Brooklyn Fashionistas, and our first August Dance Spectacular! A few spots are still left in several of these camps. Also, ask about openings for several of our remaining “Creative Sparks” half day PreK camps.
UPCOMING @ SPOKE

CALLING ALL
SING, DANCE & MAKE BELIEVERS 
OF THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE!

ALL big and little SDMBers of all ages are invited to join Miss Sarah Pope for her 10 year anniversary SDMB Alumni Tea Party on Sunday September 20th from 2-4pm.

Doll yourselves up in your finest fancy dancey pants or tutus and skip on down to STH to celebrate being very young - or young at heart — with Miss Sarah and friends.

Have something you might want to perform at the party as part of our first SDMB Alumni Talent Show? Let us know what you are up for sharing. Please also send us photos of your tiny dancer selves for our “Memory Lane” slideshow and “Name That Baby” contest! For further information, please contact: spoke@spokethehub.org

CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS:
APPLY NOW FOR SOLO “WOW” EXHIBITS

Mono print by Gail Flanery
Apply now for 2015-16 “Works on the Wall” Solo Exhibit opportunities at the STH Re:Creation Center. To apply, artists should send a resume, a hardcopy “portfolio” of current work or website address, and an SASE for return of materials to: Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center, 748 Union Street, Brooklyn 11215.

SAVE THESE DATES!

September 12, 2015 9:30am - 4:00pm
September 13, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
STH FALL OPEN HOUSE, IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & SAMPLE MINI-CLASSES

September 14 - 20, 2015
STH YOUNG ARTISTS In-Class SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

September 11, 2015 from 6-7:30pm
STH CAMP GOWANEE ENCORE ART EXHIBIT & ARTISTS RECEPTION 

Friday & Saturday Sept 18 & 19  7:00-8:30pm 
STH SUMMER CAMP GOWANEE YOUNG ARTISTS ENCORE PERFORMANCES & FILM-FEST

September 20, 2015 from 2-4:00pm
MISS SARAH’S SING, DANCE & MAKE BELIEVE TEA PARTY

September 25 - 27, 2015
WINTER FOLLIES / DIRECTOR’S CHOICE SHOWCASE

COMMUNITY NEWS
FIREHOUSE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FOR SALE / Bellingham Washington

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