Sunday Seminar: Swashbucklers & Duelists (The Saber)

Take a dive into the world of Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone The Saber has had a long and colorful history on the stage, screen and martial arts. On October 10th we will take a focused look at using the saber both martially and from the Golden Age swashbuckling. -New students will receive an introduction in the use of the saber and the application of those techniques for stage & screen combat. -Returning students will push their skills further with more complicated and advanced techniques. From there we'll take a look at the style and techniques of classic Hollywood swashbuckling...

$75.00 – $100.00

Flexible Weapons: Sunday Seminar

*Unfortunately, this seminar has been cancelled* Rope, chain, scarves, the options are (almost) limitless! From fantasy fights to improvised weapons, flexible weapon skills prove their use across a variety of genres.  This seminar will serve as an introduction in the use of flexible weapons for stage combat (plus a few cool twirls and tricks).   This class will be taught by NYCSS Instructor Kaitlyn Farley *All Classes Will Follow NYCSS Precautions & Protocol for In-Person Training*

Reboots & Fresh Starts: Sunday Seminar

Kick off the new year with NYCSS! This class will focus on performing unarmed combat for stage & screen at multiple skill levels. Whether you're looking to start fresh in stage combat, shake off the rust or push your skills to the next level this seminar is the place to be! -New Students will learn the fundamentals of performing unarmed combat for stage & screen before applying them into a sequence of choreography. -Returning students will put their abilities to the test with a sequence of advanced choreography.

$75.00 – $100.00

Rapier for Stage & Screen: Sunday Seminar

Studios353 353 West 48th St., New York, NY

This Sunday Seminar will be focused on the use of the rapier for Stage & Screen. Students who are new to the weapon will focus on the fundamentals of moving with and using the weapon before moving into choreography. Returning students will have the opportunity to push themselves with more advanced techniques and choreography.

$75.00 – $100.00

Dual Weapons: Theory & Application (Sunday Seminar)

Rapier & Dagger. Tomahawk & Knife. Smallsword & ... Crowbar!? This Sunday Seminar will take a focused look at the use of Dual Weapons in stage & screen combat. Students will recieve an introduction in the martial theory behind having a weapon in each hand and how that theory applies to the most popular weapon pairings such as the Rapier & Dagger. Ultimately students will apply all of this into choreography, pitting these weapon duos against each other. What happens when Tomahawk & Knife faces off against Rapier & Crowbar? Now is your chance to find out! This class is...

$75.00 – $100.00

Post-Apocalyptic Grab Bag: Sunday Seminar

Battery Dance Compny 380 Broadway, New York, NY

When the world has ended, how do we fight when the bullets are all gone? With whatever we can get our hands on! Pop Culture, film and video games have no shortage of post-apocalyptic scenarios. Stories like The Walking Dead and The Last of Us leave the characters with the challenge of fending for themselves with whatever they can get their hands on. The ability to use a mixture of styles and weapons against each other is a valuable skill for any performer. In this seminar students will look at a variety of unarmed and weapons from knives and swords to...

$75.00 – $100.00

Fantasy Laser Sword (Sunday Seminar)

Our Annual May Seminar Returns! Our Pop Culture is filled with fantastical worlds that take us all the way from Middle Earth to a galaxy far, far, away. Such vast worlds in our collective imaginations makes it hard to separate the real life weapons and their use from the whirly-twirley moves of fantasy. Come on in on May 15th and embrace that fantasy world with our laser sword seminar. Learn all the flips, twirls and tricks before combining them with the martial realities and rules of the world you’re working in to create choreography. *All in-person training will follow NYCSS...

$75.00 – $100.00

Fight Fun: Creating Choreography (Sunday Seminar)

Fight Fun: Creating Choreography Building choreography for a fight should be a fun, creative and cooperative experience. Fighters can use their technique, teamwork and a couple of fun tricks to create an exciting (and replicable) fight! Participants will be guided through a series of exercises and games to build a unique fight. By the end of the seminar they will have created choreography of their very own and crafted a scene to perform for the class. This seminar is open to all skill levels, but a basic understanding of stage combat is recommended to make the most of your fight.

$75.00 – $100.00

For Stage & Screen: A Sunday Seminar

Theatre Row Studios 411 West 41st Street, New York, NY

How do we perform that fight for both the Audience and a Camera? Come learn how everything is the same (but done completely differently) when performing choreography for the Stage compared to the Screen.  Enhance your understanding of angles and sight lines from your audience when performing a fight and then see how those same angles apply to the "silver line" of the camera's sight. Then take that understanding and apply all the adjustments and tweaks necessary when transitioning between a live performance and camera work. All of these skills will help develop your 3rd person awareness, which will help...

$75.00 – $100.00

Realism in Knife Combat: A Sunday Seminar

Studios353 353 West 48th St., New York, NY

There are many opinions on the realism of knife fights versus the training that people do to be prepared for one. In a storytelling context, we have to be clear about how the fights are furthering the storyline and revealing character. The innate fear/respect of fighters dealing with a knife attack is a great way to accomplish this. Participants will learn knife fight choreography (beginners will do a simple fight while more advanced participants will get a complex tact knife fight). After learning the choreography we will continue to work through it to add realism. This will be done through...

$75.00 – $100.00

Getting Bloody: A Sunday Seminar

A bloody mess is powerful tool for evoking a visceral reaction in your audience (plus, it’s fun too!)   This class will cover: -How to make blood packs for broad spatter or directional hits. -How to “pop” them correctly (on the body & in the mouth). -Palming packs and Proximity packs -Various types of blood effects (liquid, powder & thick blood) -Learn how to make home made blood: for clothing, washable, edible, to simulate brain matter and more -If time allows, we will discuss rigging blood for arterial sprays. Come with a change of clothes (or two) and an old...

$75.00 – $100.00

Flexible Weapons: A Sunday Seminar

*Unfortunately this event has been cancelled* Rope, chain, scarves, the options are (almost) limitless! From fantasy fights to improvised weapons, flexible weapon skills prove their use across a variety of genres. This seminar will serve as an introduction in the use of flexible weapons for stage combat (plus a few cool twirls and tricks).