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Follow Your Passion
at 92Y School of the Arts
Open House Sep 18!
(Sponsored Email)

Professional Artist? Sometime Sculptor? Beginner Ballerina? Aspiring Virtuoso? Whoever you are, if you have the calling to make art, music or movement, you should get yourself to 92nd Street Y's School of the Arts Open House.

Stroll in on Sun, Sep 18 to learn why silver is the new gold, dance in the studios where Martha Graham got dramatic and check out the music tech lab that'll have you producing like a pro. Meet our faculty, tour our studios, catch special deals from AllCraft and Dikra Gem and learn which of our 450+ classes, workshops and intensives is right for you.

If you're still waiting for the next best thing to fill your fall calendar, join us at the open house or check out a few of our faves below:

Art Travel to Napa Valley and Israel
NYC getting a little blasé? Jet-set to another coast, or another country, to get your bling on or indulge in some of Napa's finest while you paint your next masterpiece. These babies sell out quickly, so check them out online, but then get on the phone: 212.415.5500.

Argentine Tango
Discover the basic elements of this intimate and sultry dance and then join us the first Saturday of every month for one of our milongas.

92Y Glee with director Ann Hoyt
If you're more than a shower singer but not quite ready for American idol, its time to come to 92Y. Whether you're a natural Rachel (Berry) or more of a one-note wonder, a Brittany's Brittany or have two left feet, there's a place for you in 92Y Glee. Call 212.415.5580 to schedule an individual placement with Ann Hoyt on Sep 19. Performance on Jan 9.

The Contemporary Photo Scene
Hey, shutterbug! Discover the exciting and rich diversity of photography and photo-based art in galleries in Chelsea, SoHo and on the Upper East Side. Meet dealers, see cutting-edge work and experience the broad range of photographic processes used today.

Ashley Kahn on Jazz
Cozy up to Aretha, Miles and John in three up-close and personal looks at these legends with jazz master Ashley Kahn— author, music journalist and radio producer extraordinaire.

Collage and Mixed Media
Can never decide on just one accent piece? Then check out our array of collage and mixed media classes, where you can layer and tinker to your heart's content.

Afro-Caribbean Dance
Experience joyous movements and intoxicating rhythms from Brazil, Cuba and Haiti with live drumming accompaniment. Classes include a strengthening barre and center floor warm-up and movement combinations traveling across the floor. Classes are ongoing.

Sculpture from the Model
Sculpt the human figure in clay to increase your observational and technical skills, including creative interpretations of the human form.

Jewelry I (Absolute Beginners)
Learn the basics of jewelry-making and create a sterling-silver ring, an object of jewelry with a bezel-set cabochon and a piece of jewelry of your own design.

Middle Eastern Dance
Swivel, swirl and shake to a more sultry, sensual self. Gain poise, grace, flexibility and stamina moving to exotic music. Learn belly dance and folkloric dance from Turkey and Egypt and showcase your hip undulations with that new scarf you've been meaning to debut.

Fine Jewelry and Stonesetting
Design your own pieces with precious metals and by setting stones.

Jazz Combos
Explore the world of blues, standards and jazz tunes under the guidance of a professional jazz artist and educator.

Advanced Jewelry Techniques
Take your jewelry making to new heights. Work on innovating projects that will challenge your skill and skyrocket your technique.

Handbuilding and Wheel
Play in the mud! Join other ceramic enthusiasts for classes that range from social to skilled. Basic classes introduce fundamental handbuilding techniques, including pinch, coil and slab construction and wheel throwing to make bowls, vases, cups, plates and other vessel forms. Intermediate/Advanced classes assist you in developing personal work. Use of slips, glazes and surface decoration are covered at all levels.

Modern Dance
Our Hawkins-based beginner and open-level classes introduce students to the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through simple steps and movement phrases. The intermediate-level class helps students move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing.

Get Started: Drawing!
Absolute beginners are encouraged to start with this series, which provides a foundation for everything that follows… painting, figure drawing, architecture and more!

Social Dance Parties
Salsa, cha-cha and tango your way into the night at 92Y with our sultry, swanky and super fun social dance parties. Singles and couples of all ages and levels welcome. A group lesson is held during the first hour of each party. Light refreshments add to the festivities.

Scoring to Picture
Learn the fundamental skills for composing and producing film music. Topics include spotting a picture, creating a musical structure based on visual images, styles of music composition and production, and analysis of traditional film scores. For the final project, create an original score to an excerpt of a feature film or documentary. A placement interview and basic knowledge of music technology and logic are required. To schedule an interview, call 212.415.5580.

Register Today!

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