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Upcoming Classes

Improvisation Class with Emma Piazza

Grades 6th - 8th
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13
4:30pm - 6pm
The Inserra Theater at St. Joseph Regional High School
40 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Montvale, NJ 07645

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Get back to basics and hone your improv chops in this six week class taught by BTW’s beloved instructor Emma Piazza.  This class will be fun and interactive.  Students will participate in theatre games intended to support collaboration, mental flexibility, listening, and communications skills. They will dive into improvisational exercises, vocal/body work, and dramatic play intended to free up the mind so as to be more creative with choices and instincts in their acting work.  Improvisation is one of the core techniques used by actors.

Nothing to prepare at home for this class… just show up and get ready to stretch the imagination, spark spontaneity, and embark on unforgettable moments of fun!

Ongoing Musical Theater Dance Class with Janel Sipala

Hosted at Janel's Dance Art Fusion
21 Broadway, Suite B
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Saturdays beginning 9/17 from 11:45am-12:45pm throughout the school year
Ages 14-18
Variety of tuition options available
Email Janel at janel@danceartsfusion.com with the subject line (BTW Musical Theater Dance) to register.

Meet the Instructor!

Owner and lead instructor of Janel’s Dance Arts Fusion in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Janel is thrilled to be a part of the BTW staff this season! She has fond memories of performing in the SJR productions of Footloose, Pippin, Les Miserables and The Prince and the Pauper during her own high school years at Immaculate Heart Academy. Janel went on to Muhlenberg College, where she earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and Certification in Elementary Education. Along with her performance experience in college, she was given the opportunity to choreograph several student dance concerts. She was President of the Muhlenberg Dance Association, became an instructor for the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center and was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. After college, Janel enjoyed opportunities that allowed her to perform, choreograph and teach. She performed at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2014 and the Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium. She has been a member of the dance fusion company, Bollywood Funk NYC, and was a dancer/choreographer for the Gotham City Cheerleaders. 

 She has also choreographed the BTW productions of GodspellShe Loves Me,The Drowsy Chaperone and Mamma Mia! and the SJR production of The Addams Family and Mystic Pizza. Her proudest achievement came seven years ago when she opened her dance studio, Janel’s Dance Arts Fusion. As a member of the teaching staff at Maugham Elementary in Tenafly, NJ as well, Janel is happy to share her two passions of dance and teaching with the students and staff at BTW!

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The Inserra Theatre
St. Joseph Regional High School
40 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645

Administrative Offices

45 N Broad St, Suite 503
Ridgewood, NJ 07450


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