An Introduction to Bob Fosse

This season The Practice Room is collaborating with Close Encounters Theatre of Zurich to bring you a very special dance course dedicated to one of the legends of musical theatre dance. Bob Fosse’s choreographic style is often recognized for its turned-in knees, arched backs, tucked arms, articulated fingers, and is always infused with rich character subtext. Come discover the great dance numbers from Fosse’s CHICAGO, SWEET CHARITY, CABARET, DAMN YANKEES and more.

Ages 11-14
The course is designed for students in middle school.

The Theatre @ Zurich International School
Nidelbadstrasse 49, 8802 Kilchberg, Zurich


6 Sessions
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 24, 31
November 7, 14

Course Language: English
The course is taught in a combination of English, High German, and Swiss German with a focus on learning English through active practice of singing, dancing, and acting.  

What to wear?: Please wear comfortable clothing, indoor shoes or grippy socks, and bring a water bottle. 

Total Course Cost: CHF 295


Melissa Tranchet

As a graduate of the University of Michigan’s prestigious Musical Theatre department and a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Melissa Tranchet, performed professionally in New York City and toured the United States in such shows as Oklahoma!, NINE, Merrily We Roll Along, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and many more.  Over the past decade, Melissa’s creative journey in Switzerland has lead her to direct, choreograph, and teach with various groups, including Zürich International School, the Zürich based theatre group ComunicArt, the young women's choir Jugendstimmen Zürich, Places! Adliswil, and the Vollgas Theater group through the Insieme Luzern.  Melissa is currently the president of the Theater Arts Collaborative (TAC), a Verein located in Canton Zürich. TAC brings together performing arts professionals to promote English language learning through theatre and music productions. Melissa’s latest project is as the creator, curator, and owner of The Practice Room GmbH, located in Winterthur, Switzerland.  The Practice Room offers courses in well-being and the performing arts which support the learning desires of her local neighborhood.


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