Physical Comedy/Stage Combat

4:30pm-6:00pm Fridays     Ages 10-15

Stage combat is as old as theatre in the west -- safe, realistic ways of ‘fake fighting’ have always been needed to enhance the drama on stage and screen.

This stage combat class will begin with simple unarmed combat then move on to swords and other weapons, learning the basic footwork, six basic parries and a range of blade  attacks, disengages, coupes and avoids.

This year we will also explore scene construction, integrating dialogue and character while increasing the complexity and duration of the fights themselves.

Teacher: T.J. Glenn

Teel James Glenn has traveled the world for forty years as a stuntman, fight choreographer, swordmaster, jouster, illustrator, storyteller, bodyguard, actor, and haunted house barker.

He is the author of the non-fiction “Them’s Fighin’ Words- a writer’s guide to writing fight scenes,” and dozens of other books.

He has had stories in over a hundred magazines from Weird Tales, Spinetingler, SciFan, Mad, Black Belt, Fantasy Tales, Sherlock Holmes Mystery to Crimson Streets, and others, as well as tales in close to a hundred anthologies in many genres. He is also the winner of the 2012 Pulp Ark Award for Best Author and his short story “The Clockwork”. 


Fall Term 2018: $375 14 days

Sept. 13th, 20th, 27th Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th

No Classes Nov. 29th Thanksgiving

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Winter Term 2020: $300 10 days

Jan. 10th, 17th, 24th; 31st Feb. 7th, 14th; 28th March 6th, 13th, 20th

No Classes Feb. 21st Winter Break


Spring Term 2020: $300 10 days

March 27th April 3rd, 24th May 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th (Field Trip) , 31st; June 5th, 12th

No Classes April 10th, 17th Spring Break