Instructor, Philip Galinsky, Ph.D.
Director, Samba New York!
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
541 Sixth Avenue
between 14th & 15th Streets
3rd Floor, Studio A (check in at 4th Floor Reception before each class)
New York, NY 10011
Fee: $140 (cash only) for all 8 classes
$20 (cash only) per individual class (drop-ins)
This course is the formal rehearsal for the Samba New York! Bateria, an all-percussion ensemble that has two distinct layers. At the core of the Bateria is the Show Group, a professional troupe that performs at numerous public and private events throughout the New York City area and beyond. This professional core expands to include a second layer of advanced students (known simply as “Bateria members”) for some of our bigger performances such as the NYC Dance Parade in May and the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade on October 31.
Show Group members begin rehearsing at 7:00 PM, Bateria members join in at 8:00 PM, and the entire Bateria rehearses together until 10:00 PM. Bateria members who are particularly dedicated and who have achieved an appropriate skill level may be eligible to join the Show Group and are encouraged to discuss this possibility with the Director.
Participation in the course and in the Bateria is at the discretion of the Director. All participants who register for the entire course are expected to attend at least 6 of the 8 classes and to provide a minimum of 24 hours notice by telephone (917-684-9447) for any class they may have to miss.
To register for the course, send us an email and include your full name, telephone number, and any experience with samba percussion. All participants are requested to bring a pair of drum sticks, ear plugs, and their own Bateria instrument if they have one. Some instruments are available to borrow.
Payment for all 8 classes ($140) is due in full, in cash only, on July 1. Please check in at The Collective reception desk on the 4th Floor before each class. The room may change on certain dates. A substitute may fill in for the regularly scheduled instructor as needed. All payments are nonrefundable. No credits will be granted for missed classes.
We look forward to having you join our Bateria!