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Brave New Work

2019-10-16T10:39:39-04:00October 16 2019|Categories: Chats from the Virtual Carline|

This week we open a world premiere at Apex Theatre Studio.  Toothless is a creepy vampire comedy with a crunchy, sarcastic, outer layer and a gooey, warm center. Once again, this group of young artists have set themselves apart by taking on the challenge of a new work.  Producing any play is a heroi [...]

Learning On Your Feet

2019-10-04T18:28:34-04:00October 4 2019|Categories: Chats from the Virtual Carline|

This weekend we kick off our fall season with an Improv evening featuring a wonderful troupe from Duval called Spotlight Giant. By the end of December, we will have clocked in 21 performances for 8 different shows.  (And that’s just for the fall season.) We believe strongly that the best kind of lea [...]

Across The Floor

2019-09-25T14:12:50-04:00September 25 2019|Categories: Chats from the Virtual Carline|

For the past few years, students have said to me “I know I really need a dance class which covers the fundamentals.” I answer with a definitive nod of the head. Enter Katie McCaughan, Executive Director of Jacksonville Dance Company, (and a dear pal) who answered my prayers with a weekly fundamental [...]

Who’s Teaching Who?

2019-09-17T17:27:47-04:00September 17 2019|Categories: Chats from the Virtual Carline|

One of my teaching mentors had a memorable sign up in her room as you entered: “None of us is as smart as all of us.” At the start of every semester, we take an inventory of the performers in our midst. The list of skills culled from each class is vast and impressive ...

Rules for Students and Teachers

2019-09-17T17:27:59-04:00September 17 2019|Categories: Chats from the Virtual Carline|

One of our visiting artists shared this with a class a few years back.  I made copies and put them up in the bathroom. (At the studio, that’s the place to put important announcements.) The author is composer John Cage ...

Rolling Down Your Window

2019-09-17T17:26:22-04:00September 12 2019|Categories: Chats from the Virtual Carline|

For the past three years, one of my favorite moments during a typical weekday involves the brief chats I have with families in our drop off/pick up car line.  When a student makes a breakthrough, discovers a moment, or connect with classmates during a rehearsal or class session...