Winter/Spring Classes 2023
Tempest Studios, 140 Kelly Alley, State College, PA
Session I Classes: January 9-March 4
Session II Classes: March 13-May 6
individual Lessons also available
ages 3-4, 5-7
Act, sing, dance, drum, paint, and play! From monsters to aliens, wizards to wild things, and other wacky characters, we'll stomp, sing, dance, read our way through books, stories and tales!
Creative Drama provides a strong foundation of the performing arts as we develop creativity and imagination, social skills, academic skills, and our self-awareness and self-expression.
These sessions develop rhythm, coordination, self-confidence, self-expression, and social-emotional skills all in a fun, developmentally appropriate class as we make new friends and build teamwork.
Young Actors Studio
ages 8-10, 11-14
Intro to Acting, Movement, Mime, and Puppetry. Come join us in the studio as we develop our performance, team-building, self-awareness, and self-expression skills. No experience necessary.
On the Air
Podcasting & Livestreaming
ages 11-14, 15-99+
Love to tell stories?
Join us for this intro to podcasting and livestreaming as we bring to life the stories in your head, read-aloud classic stories, practice interview skills, and develop our vocalization and storytelling techniques.
Each student will work on leading their own podcast and help others as audience and guests. We'll write, practice, record, and go live!
Scene Study builds strong foundations for rehearsals and performance as we examine acting techniques, script analysis, movement, and improvisation exercises as we develop our dexterity to approach different characters and modalities.
Using the works of different writers, from comedy to drama, classics to modern, tv and film, this class focuses on character development, timing, physicality, playable action, energy, and tension.
Warrior Women, all ages
Time for Warrior Women to take care of our bodies through gentle stretching and toning.
The class offers activities that can be performed sitting, standing, in a wheelchair, or lying on the floor. Work through exercises to maintain and improve mobility, muscle strength and function while also working on reducing pain and stiffness. All done in a fun, welcoming environment.
We'll play with scarves, wings, ribbons, and other manipulatives as we create our own Warrior Women Dance Club.
Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Classes
with Ann Van Kuren, VanDance Inc.
Excellent for dancers, as well as non-dancers, athletes, and non-athletes. Begin your workout or end your day by centering, elongating, and strengthening your body without the pressure of gravity! Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® strengthens the muscles and improves the alignment of the body. Dancers and non-dancers can benefit from the rewards of a Floor-Barre® class. A complete mind-body experience, Floor-Barre® allows you to turn your focus inward and work your muscles deeply and intelligently. It gives you a solid foundation in body awareness that you can take with you in all your daily activities. It is also an excellent way to maintain strength for people recovering from injury and can also aid in injury prevention.
Floor-Barre® is a registered trademark of Camille Rommett.
Ann Van Kuren is a certified teacher of Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Technique. Ann has extensive experience teaching, performing and creating dances in Pennsylvania, throughout the United States, and abroad. Whether you are a new or returning student, she promises you will reap great benefits from this class! Visit Ann’s page for more information: https://www.floor-barre.org/ann-van-kuren.html
$15/class or $81 for 6 week session.
Session I: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session II Dates TBA
To register, email Ann at
Class Information & Pre-Registration
All classes are held at Tempest Studios
140 Kelly Alley, State College
Comfortable clothing and shoes that allow freedom of movement are recommended.
8-Week Session Pricing
Full Session $110
5-Class Pass $75
Single Class $18
Can't attend all 8 sessions? Then consider a 5-class pass which can be used for any classes (you can even mix and match them!) Want to just take 1 or 2? Then purchase individual class tickets.
Session I: January 9-March 4
Session II: March 13-April 29
Use the pre-registration button to select your classes and begin reserving your space. Class size is kept small and we recommend booking early.
6-Week Sessions and Pop-Up Classes are held throughout the year. Check the listings for those classes for registration and pricing.
VanDance Inc, and
The Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest
Beginning in Sept 2022, Tempest Productions , VanDance Inc, and the Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest moved into their new home theatre arts studio at 140 Kelly Alley, State College. Formerly the home to Movement Arts Studio, this space offers an eclectic theatre arts setting for our variety of programs as well as a traditional dance studio space.
Tempest Productions began in 1996 in NYC and Hoboken, NJ and extended to PA in 2002. In 2018, Tempest created and produced the Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest, now in its 6th year. During the past 5 seasons, Tempest has worked with over 50,000 students in its programming.
VanDance Inc., State College’s own professional dance company for 21 seasons, is dedicated to creating and presenting unique, high-quality contemporary dance works through professional artist collaborations. VanDance delivers dance as an alive and vital art form through integrity in the creative process, education of audiences, and outreach to underserved populations.
Come join us on our new adventure at 140 Kelly Alley, Downtown State College!