Creative Aging Classes via ZOOM

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is offering a new session of its popular Creative Aging classes for people age 60+ beginning in August.  All classes have been moved to ZOOM for the safety of our participants.

Not familiar with ZOOM? We can help – just let us know!

Dance Through the Decades

Tuesdays – 11-12 am– August 4, 11, 18 and 25 (4 weeks) – $40.00

(minimum of 6 required – no maximum)

This class will provide instruction on a variety of dances from the 1950s through the 1980s. Dancers will learn the elements of the dances and information about the music and movements from the various time periods. Some dances will include Hand Jive, The Alley Cat, The Electric Slide and The Macarena.  There will also be time to create our own JFCS line dance!  Taught by Michelle Dionisio.

Act 1

Thursdays – 10:30-11:45 am – August 6, 13, 20 and 27 (4 weeks) – $50.00

(minimum of 6 required – maximum of 12)

Stretch your creative muscles with Improvisation and Comedy Monologues.

A four-week introduction to Improv and utilizing comedy techniques in performance. Each class features fun improv games designed to wake up your body and mind. Throughout the four weeks, we’ll build on improvisation as well as script analysis. By week four, we’ll have completely improvised a short scene as well as have a monologue ready to share!  Taught by Amanda Melby of Verve Studios.

Voice Lessons

Wednesdays – 10:00 am- Noon – August 5-September 23 (8 weeks) – $100.

(minimum of 4 required – maximum of 8)

Taught in Master Class format – with group warm-ups and individual work on techniques, tone, style and more.  Taught by Dan Kurek.

Coming in September – another round of Story Telling with Kim Porter.

JFCS recognizes the importance of staying engaged and connected to others, particularly during these stressful times.  These classes are guaranteed to put a smile on your face while helping to keep your mind sharp and your spirits positive.  JFCS Tech volunteers will assist those who need help with ZOOM.

Registration is available at or by calling Janet Rees at 480-599-7918.  Classes are inclusive and open to all individuals 60+.

Partial funding for the classes is provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.  Jewish Family & Children’s Service is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to strengthening the community through quality behavioral health social services and primary medical care to children, families and adults.

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