Home on the Ridge – Programs at Utica Hall

Starting April 16th
and running to June 29th

Moving Well Stretch Classes
with Carey Nicholson
Starts April 16th

Mondays                   10 – 11:30 am* 
Wednesdays             6:30 – 8 pm
Fridays                       10 – 11:30 am*

This non-aerobic class works with gravity, body weight, breath and relaxation to improve overall strength, flexibility, muscle tone, posture and alignment. The class structure is built on proven stretch and strength sequences, as taught and developed by Carey, while on faculty with The School of the Toronto Dance Theatre for over 15 years.

These sequences have their roots in Nicklaus, Feldenkreis, and yoga techniques and are supplemented with additional sequences drawn from the work of neuromuscular therapist Irene Dowd. Moving Well is moderate to almost intense and is suitable for adults and young adults of all ages and occupations. It is particularly helpful with pre-season sports conditioning, injury prevention and recovery, stress reduction and counters the negative impact of extensive sitting, now being recognized as a major contributor to poor physical wellbeing. We recommend that you consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to starting any new program of physical activity.

For your comfort and ease, please dress in comfortable loose clothing and bring a firm pillow, towel and/or yoga mat.

Single class                $10.00 at door only (cash/VISA/MC)
10 class card              $85.00 at door (cash/VISA/MC) or online (VISA/MC)
20 class card              $160.00 at door (cash/VISA/MC) or online (VISA/MC)

* no classes scheduled on statutory Mondays or Fridays May 18, 25.

Open Improv Class
with Scott Barnes and Elysabeth Reavell-Roy
Starts April 18th

Wednesdays                        8 – 10 pm

Scott and Elysabeth are Improvisers … and so are you! While Scott has been improvising and teaching since the late 90s, Elysabeth is relatively new to the art-form; between them they understand all ability, skill, and comfort levels. Our drop in sessions feature a mixture of easy to learn games and exercises which build comfort and confidence, but may lead to uncontrollable laughter. The class is suited to anybody who wants to try and have fun while playing improvisation games. There is no dress code – but you may not wear Frowny-pants.

Single class                $10.00 at door only (cash/VISA/MC)
5 class card              $45.00 at door (cash/VISA/MC) or online (VISA/MC)

Smart Acts Introduction to Drama for Adults
with Michael Serres and Annette Stokes
Starts May 8th

Tuesdays                    10 am – noon

Michael Serres, founder of Smart Acts is offering a 6 week Introduction to Drama course for adults and seniors. Michael will be joined by Annette Stokes, a highly skilled theatre artist and educator well known locally through her work with Theatre on the Ridge, the Borelians Community Theatre,  and other Durham region theatre groups. This fun and informal course will explore the use of voice and movement in creating interesting and compelling characters in support of dramatic storytelling. Due to the structure of this class, a minimum of 10 students is required. Why not come with a friend?

6 week session – once/week                  $75/student  online (VISA/MC)
Please register by May 1st

Coming Soon – Readings on the Ridge
open staged readings and theatre nights

Join members of Theatre on the Ridge for informal readings and theatre related presentations.

Detailed schedule TBC.

Suggested donation $10/person at the door.

All programs take place at Utica Memory Hall, 13990 Marsh Hill Rd, Port Perry, ON L9L 1Z5 Southwest corner of Goodwood Rd (Durham 21) and Marsh Hill Rd, Utica. We regret we are not wheelchair accessible at this time.