Instructor: Jim Gleich
Ages: Going into grades 6, 7, and 8
Location: Silver Hall Dance Room
Jim Gleich has been involved with theatre for many years and has intensely studied the art of theatrical/stage combat. These are specialized techniques designed to create the illusion of physical combat without causing harm to the performers. The term is also used informally to describe fight choreography for film and television. It is a common field of study for actors and dancers and is closely related to the practice of stunts.
Campers will be learning the basic skills of Hand-to-Hand combat, rolling, simple falls, choreography notation / analysis, stage combat history, and introduction to single sword techniques. All students will perform their class fight each day at the end of class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pad and pencil for notes.