about Song & Dance

“When I was a kid in elementary school, my chorus teacher told me to just mouth the words. I never sang again. Then two years ago, I did Musical Theatre with Stagebridge. I don’t have a great voice, but I missed out on 60 years of singing for my own pleasure, and Stagebridge opened that up for me.” - Marcia, 68, performing arts student

Are you a “secret singer?” Does closing the shower curtain mean it’s time to let ‘er rip? Well, it’s time to dry off and bring your voice to out in public. Studies have long shown that singing is good for your physical, mental and emotional health. Singing brings more oxygen to your lungs and more alertness to your mind. Beloved singer Ella Fitzgerald’s praise was even better: “The only thing better than singing is more singing.” We couldn’t agree more! Designed for non-singers and gifted crooners alike, Stagebridge’s music classes help you broaden your repertoire, develop your vocal techniques and discover the electrifying rewards of harmonizing.

Regular dancing can support sensory, motor, and cognitive health as we age. Our dance classes offer a range of techniques and skill levels, all taught by accomplished professionals.

Like to sing and dance? Well, then put on your dancing shoes and come join the fun at Stagebridge-

Our Winter classes meet Monday-Friday, January 8-March 16. Registration for some Winter 2018 classes is still open, please contact us if you are interested in joining a class late. You can register online HERE. To register over the phone or if you have any questions, please give us a call at 510-444-4755 or email info@stagebridge.org

Stagebridge's Winter 2018 singing and dance classes include: 

Monday Singing with Scrumbly; Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm January 8-March 12

One of Stagebridge’s best-loved classes—this Monday session is brand new, by popular demand. For singers, both experienced and aspiring, who want to broaden their singing experience. The class features group warm-ups and work on technique, plus individual work with an emphasis on finding and developing the real singer in you. Students should bring a solo to work on, sheet music, or just lyrics for fairly well-known songs. Scrumbly is a popular and well-known pianist, singer, performer, teacher and the composer for many musicals, including several Stagebridge productions. Max 14 students $200.00

Tuesday Singing with Scrumbly Koldewyn; Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm January 9-March 13

One of Stagebridge’s best-loved classes! For singers, both experienced and aspiring, who want to broaden their singing experience. The class features group warmups and work on technique, plus individual work with an emphasis on finding and developing the real singer in you. Students should bring a solo to work on, sheet music, or just lyrics for fairly well-known songs. Scrumbly is apopular and well-known pianist, singer, performer, teacher and the composer for many musicals, including several Stagebridge productions. Max 14 students. $200.00

Joy of Dance with Bruce Bierman; Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm January 9-March 13

A world dance class and improv dance jam. Wake up moving through the energizing rhythms of some of the most glorious world music. Explore stillness, flowing, staccato, chaos, and the lyrical. We’ll dance to Salsa, Broadway, Tango, Blues, Mozart, Hawaiian, Klezmer, Middle Eastern, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jazz, Flamenco, and James Brown, to list a few! The movement and dance in this class is tailored to each individual body. We will learn a new piece of choreography each week, along with letting loose in an improv dance jam the way that you like to move it! Please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for dancing. All levels welcome and encouraged! $200.00

Beginning Tap with Sam Weber; Tuesday, 1:00pm-2:00pm January 9-March 13

Intermediate Tap with Sam Weber; Tuesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm January 9-March 13

Beginning: An introduction to the sounds and routines of tap popularized by Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, Ann Miller, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Gene Kelly and Gregory Hines.  $125.00, or $100.00 with another tap class.

Intermediate: Learn how to add sounds to the basic steps, creating faster and more intricate rhythms. Sam Weber, tap dancer, works internationally as a performer, master teacher, and choreographer. A protégé of San Francisco tap master Stan Kahn, he is the winner of numerous awards, including the New York Dance Critics’ “Bessie” and, in July, 2017, the “Hoofer’s Award,” given by the American Tap Dance Foundation. $125.00 or $100.00 with another tap class

Jazz & Broadway Harmony Chorus with Ellen Robinson; Tuesday, 3:15pm-4:45pm January 9-March 13

Join jazz vocalist Ellen Robinson for an exciting adventure in to the world of harmony! This is a class for experienced singers who want to take on Broadway tunes and jazz standards in 3 and 4 part harmony. Singers need to be able read music and hold their own while singing harmony. We’ll address how to improve your vocal technique, blend with other singers and further your knowledge of music theory. Permission of the instructor is needed before taking this class. $175.00

Thursday Singing with Scrumbly; Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm January 11-March 15

One of Stagebridge’s best-loved classes! For singers, both experienced and aspiring, who want to broaden their singing experience. The class features group warmups and work on technique, plus individual work with an emphasis on finding and developing the real singer in you. Students should bring a solo to work on, sheet music, or just lyrics if it’s fairly well-known. Scrumbly is a popular and well-known pianist, singer, performer, teacher and the composer for many musicals, including several Stagebridge productions. Max 14 students. $200.00

To ensure that you receive personal attention, we’ve limited class size, which means that some classes do fill. If a class you're interested in has a waitlist, we encourage you to sign up and attend the first day of class, as we often have spots open up in the first week. For more information about classes or registrations, contact us today.