Running With The Pack!

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Appleburne is offering classes Monday and Wednesday starting in September!

Running with the Pack (5-7 year olds)
WEDNESDAYS 2:40- 5pm
FIRST SESSION: Wednesday, September 24th
LAST SESSION: Wednesday, Nov. 12th
WHERE: Color BKYLN, 760 Washington Ave
PRICE: $300 for 8 classes
DESCRIPTION:  Running with the Pack, for 5 to 7 year olds, will focus on team building and helping kids feel comfortable in a group setting both big and small. Through theater exercises, movement games and imaginative storytelling, students will have fun while learning the foundations of teamwork. We will play games that expand their imagination by developing wacky characters, speaking in goofy voices and telling wild tales.
NOTE: PS 9 Pick up is available

To reserve a spot please email us at Appleburne[at]gmail[dot]com

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IMPROV & STORYTELLING FOR KIDS!

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TITLE: Improv & Storytelling for Kids (7-10 year olds)
DATE: Mondays, 2:40- 5pm
FIRST SESSION: Monday, September 22nd
LAST SESSION: Monday, Nov. 17th (No Class Oct. 13th)
WHERE: Color BKLYN (760 Washington Ave.)
PRICE: $300 for 8-week class
DESCRIPTION: Improv For Kids will teach students the basics of improv and good story through theater games, ice breakers, basic acting techniques and movement exercises. We will explore what makes a good scene and story and focus on developing characters. Students will keep a journal of daily thoughts and ideas and will write their own stories each week based on characters they have developed through workshop games. We will culminate the workshop with a final story the class has created.
NOTE: PS 9 Pick up available, just let us know!

Sounds like a blast right? You can even tell your kids that we’ll play Giants, Wizards and Elves, the Museum Statue Game and brand new games we’ve developed!

If you are interested in learning more or would like to sign your child up then send us an email (appleburne [at] gmail[dot]com) and we can get you started!

If your kids can’t make it, please feel free to tell your friends about this awesome workshop!

Fun BK Birthday Party!

Image We had a wonderful time performing at Nina’s Birthday over the weekend!  Thanks to all of our incredible party goer’s!  If you’re interested in having Appleburne run games, an original story made specially for the bithday boy or girl and a scavenger hunt, email us!  We’d love to play at your child’s party!  Appleburne (at) gmail (dot) com!Image

Appleburne Birthday Parties!

420073_341829199189134_808803755_n Looking for entertainment for your child’s birthday party?!  Look no further!  Appleburne does fun interactive birthday party workshops! If your child would like a specific theme let us know as we can prepare our material around that (ex. Pirate, Adventure, Princess, Treasure Hunt, Crafting…etc. )

A 45 minute birthday workshop for up to 10 kids is $375.  This includes a blend of theater and movement games, an original story based on a theme and it all ends with a Treasure Hunt that leads to the cake/cupcakes or goodie bags!
Let us know specifics and we can always adapt our stories, games and activities based on what your looking for!  Email us at Appleburne[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Appleburne Summer Workshops!

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Appleburne is offering Summer Workshops!  Sign your child up for a fun, interactive week that will expand their imaginations and help build their abilities to collaborate.  We’ll be using theatre games, movement exercises and exploring local highlights, (BK Museum, BK Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park Zoo, BK Public Library) to stimulate our students creative imagination.

1000015_651133024925415_932731939_nIn these week-long courses, kids will explore the fundamental principles of storytelling through exercises in collaboration, focus, improvisation and engagement.  Our goal is to utilize theatre games, local resources and writing exercises to help our students tap into a new form of self-expression.

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Summer Workshop (Session 1) June 30th-July3rd/ 1-4pm
Begins: Monday, June 30th
Ends: Thursday, July 3rd
Class Size: 10
Ages: 4-6
Instructor: Team Taught
Description: There are many forms of storytelling, be it vocally told tales, short plays, poetry, or a dance set to your favorite music.  During this week, students will be encouraged to find their voice and express it though a medium they’re inspired by.  Students will keep personal journals of their ideas, thoughts and characters.  Using short trips to Prospect Park, BK Botanical Gardens and The Prospect Park Zoo, this week will be an active exploration that will teach students the fundamentals of storytelling and the skills to create fun characters, tales and work with others.
Price: $225

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Summer Workshop (Session 2) July 7th-July 11th/ 1-4pm
Begins: Monday, July 7th
Ends: Friday, July 11th
Class Size: 10
Ages: 6-8
Instructor: Team Taught
Description: There are many forms of storytelling, be it vocally told tales, short plays, poetry, or a dance set to your favorite music.  During this week, students will be encouraged to find their voice and express it though a medium they’re inspired by.  Students will keep personal journals of their ideas, thoughts and characters.  Using short trips to Prospect Park, BK Botanical Gardens and The Prospect Park Zoo, this week will be an active exploration that will teach students the fundamentals of storytelling and the skills to create fun characters, tales and work with others.
Price: $275

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Summer Workshop (Session 3) August 11th-15th/ 9-4pm
Begins: Monday, August 11th
Ends: Friday, August 15th
Class Size: 10
Ages: 6-8
Instructor: Team Taught
Description:   During this week, students will have fun and learn at the same time!  We’ll be using local resources to encourage our students to make creative ideas that will lead to their very own performance.   Students will keep personal journals of their ideas, thoughts and characters. Using trips to Prospect Park for fun games, BK Public Library to check out our favorite stories and The Prospect Park Zoo for character studies, this week will help students focus their creative energy and turn it into a fun story.  Our week will culminate in a final performance open to friends and parents.  Supervised breaks will be taken throughout the day and students will be expected to bring their own lunch, water and snacks.
Price: $500

To reserve a spot, please email us at Appleburne[at]gmail [dot]com

New Workshop: Imagining Stories!

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We have been having a blast with our current Running with the Pack Workshop so we wanted to let you all know that we’re going to be offering a new workshop starting Monday, March 24th, Imagining Stories! 
 
This workshop will teach kids the basics of a good story. In an age where TV, phones and internet are more prevalent then ever, we hope to encourage the power of a story being told using just your imagination.
We will work as a group to talk about what makes good/bad/funny/sad stories and why we like the stories we do. We will generate these ideas through theater games, movement exercises, icebreakers and improvisation. Students will keep a journal of ideas and daily stories.  The workshop will culminate with a final story that the students will have created using their ideas throughout the course of the workshop.
Name: Imagining Stories!
Time: Monday 3:20- 5:30pm
Dates: March 24th- May 19th (skipping April 14th for Spring Break)
Age: 6-8
Price: $275 ($250 before March 1st)
If interested, email Appleburne@gmail.com

NEW Appleburne Workshop: Running With The Pack

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Appleburne Workshops is launching an ALL NEW WORKSHOP in January 2014!  Our workshop for 6-8 year olds is called “Running With The Pack” and focuses on building teams and helping kids feel comfortable in a group setting.  Through theater exercises and movement games, students will have fun while learning the foundations of teamwork.

Mondays 3:20-5:30pm
Begins: Jan. 6th
Ends: Feb. 24th
Class Size:16
Price: $250 (If you sign up before Dec. 23rd)
Instructor: Willy Appelman & Hayley Swinburne

Email Appleburne@gmail.com for more info!

Appleburne Chinese Exchange

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In 2012, Appleburne Workshops was honored to go to China to lead a 2 week cultural exchange.  We taught Theatre  Workshops that helped Chinese and American students connect.  It was an absolute pleasure and completely eye opening.  When the Chinese students came to the U.S. for 2 weeks, we were excited to show them around NYC and take them on a tour of New England.  This was a wonderful opportunity for us and even better for our students!

Here is a documentary made by filmmaker Ryan Kline about our U.S. students trip to China and exactly what this trip meant to them.

Sign up for Beginner’s Ballet today!

A Saturday class that focuses on the basic’s of ballet.  A great way to ease into dance in a fun and simple way, get your child started today!
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Age: 7-10
Location:  The Fifth Line  (7th & Flatbush, BK, NY)
Description:  A 6-week beginner’s class on the basics of ballet.  Students will discover the fun and grace behind the technical steps through simplified movement.
First Class:  Saturday Nov. 3rd, 2:30-4pm
Price:  $129 (if you sign up before Oct. 29th!!)
Instructor:  Hayley Swinburne graduated with a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College.  She has danced internationally in Burgos, Spain and Western Australia performing works by Mats Ek, Jose Limon, Nacho Duato and George Balanchine.  Since moving to New York, Hayley has performed at the Reverb Dance Festival and as a solo artist with BalaSole Dance Company at Alvin Ailey.  She has modeled for the IBS hair show, Bumble & Bumble and Jeffery Woodward.  She has taught ballet classes at The Brattleboro School of Dance and recently went to China where she led a group building program with the Jiayu International School.  She currently works as a dancer/choreographers assistant at Volgenau Studios.
For more info, please email us at appleburne@gmail.com

Appleburne’s March 8th Workshop!

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Hello!  Appleburne is offering a one day workshop on March 8th for 4-5 year olds.  The workshop will be held at The Launchpad, which is a non for profit establishment in BK.  We’ll be doing theater games, fun exercises and even some singing!  There will be a snack break so please pack an extra snack for your child.  For more information and to reserve a spot in the class please email us at appleburne@gmail.com!