Sing! Dance! Act! A Once On This Island Broadway Workshop | Saturdays - Jan. 14 (postponed for Feb. 4), Jan. 21, & Jan. 28 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | South Dallas Cultural Center | Free
Sing! Dance! Act! A Once on this Island Broadway Workshop is a 3-week program inspired by SDCC’s New Year, New Skills Creative Series and is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture.
Led by CAP artist Michael D’Andre Childs, participants of all skills levels will learn the art of theater dancing, singing, and acting through the popular Broadway show. Once on This Island is a one-act stage musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. It is based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, a Caribbean-set retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl in the French Antilles who falls in love with a rich boy and makes a deal with the gods to save his life.
All three classes are free with registration, but walk-ins are welcome after registration closes. Participants must be 16 years of age and older.
Saturday, Jan. 14 (postponed for Feb. 4) | Why We Dance Class: Explore the history and folklore of the Caribbean islands and you will discover why we dance! On this island, every movement has a meaning and every step connects you to those around you. This 2 hour class will examine various Afro Caribbean dance styles inspired by the 2017 revival of Once on This Island originally choreographed by Camille A. Brown. All skill levels welcomed. Click here to register for Why We Dance
Saturday, Jan. 21 | Why We Sing Class: On this island we are a family. As a family, we do everything together. We dance, we play, and we sing! In this group vocal workshop we will learn songs from Once on this Island that deal with sorrows and forgiveness. Master new techniques that will elevate your singing to the next level. Click here to register for Why We Sing
Saturday, Jan. 28 | Why We Tell Our Story Class: We tell our stories to keep them alive. Our own personal love, grief, hope, pain, and faith must be shared for the world to be made better. In this workshop you will learn how to tell your own story through the art of monologue. You will create a character that reflects who you are. And the story begins, “Once on this island…” Click here to register for Why We Tell Our Story