Brad Jensen has been a part of Stoneham Theatre's young company, its year-round education program, longer than hardly anyone can remember. He went from a young boy in productions to a college graduate that now teaches year round and directs two shows a year.
Join Jensen this fall for one of two dance classes offered at Stoneham Theatre:
Act 1/2 Musical Theatre Jazz (for students in grades 4-9)
- This class is for the beginner dancer who wants to work on elements of coordination, technique, stage presence and confidence. Each class will consist of a warm-up, a series of across the floor progressions that teach students specific elements of traditional musical theatre choreography, and a short routine that can range from classic Broadway to contemporary, rock-infused showtunes. This class is suitable for all ages and offers a comfortable learning environment for the beginning musical theatre mover.
Act 2/3 Lyrical Dance (for students in grades 7-12)
- This class is more suitable for dancers with some experience with dance and movement. We will focus on the jazz dance genre of lyrical movement, a style that is heavily rooted in ballet. This class will consist of a warm-up, a series of across the floor progressions that continue to improve upon the student's working repetoire of technical ability, and a short lyrical routine. Students will be pushed to emotionally connect to choreography and begin exploring ways in which to tell a story through movement.
For more information or for a registration form, visit the Stoneham Theatre website.
Jensen has been teaching, directing and choreographing at the theatre for the last four years. Having danced for the past four years as a member of the University of New Hampshire's Jazz and Tap Company. Most recently he was seen as Mike in Reagle Music Theatre's production of "A Chorus Line." He will be appearing as Gilbert Blythe in Wheelock Family Theatre's Fall production of "Anne of Green Gables."