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Live Oak Theatre and Conservatory Welcomes the Return of Andi Sperduti Garner

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on August 22, 2021

Andi Sperduti Garner returns to the Live Oak Conservatory to teach five different dance programs:

Live Oak Theatre and Conservatory Welcomes the Return of Andi Sperduti Garner

Jazz From Broadway to hip hop, come explore musical theatre from past to present. In this class you will learn a new combination every week from Broadway musicals past and present with an emphasis on all styles of jazz. Learn original choreography from George M! A Chorus Line! Even Hamilton! Thursdays 11:00-11:50am

Ladies Dance Want to move and get in shape while having fun? Calling all adults! Learn everything from line dances maybe swing ballet tap and jazz. Whatever we feel like! Meet friends and get in shape Thursdays 10:00-10:50am

​Musical Theatre Hip Hop Ages 12 and up. This dance class is geared towards Musical Theatre performers who would like to learn current technique used in many of the musicals that are currently on Broadway. Mondays 6:00-6:50pm

Tap (level 1) Ages 8-12 learn techniques in Tap with emphasis on form and aspects of performance. Learning Tap gives ear training and learn complicated rhythm patterns. Thursdays 12:00am-12:50pm

Tap (level 2) Ages 12 and up learn techniques in Tap with emphasis on form and aspects of performance. Learning Tap gives ear training and learn complicated rhythm patterns. Mondays 5:00-5:50pm

Ms. Garner, Live Oak President Randi Olsen, and Live Oak Vice President Vince Vanni first appeared on stage together in the then Show Palace Dinner Theatre’s first production of Fiddler on the Roof.  “It’s really great to have the team back together again,” said Vanni. Ms. Garner recently directed the Acorn Theatre production of Shrek Jr. and will direct Live Oak’s Main Stage production of Newsies!, presented through the sponsorship of Pasco Hernando State College.

An open house and registration for classes at the Live Oak Conservatory will be held on Saturday, August 21 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for the Arts, 21030 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, Florida 34601.

For information about Live Oak Conservatory go to www.LiveOakTheatre.org/Conservatory, call 352-593-0270 or email [email protected].

Andi Sperduti Garner has performed professionally for the past 30 years. She has been choreographing and directing for the past 20 years. She has performed/ choreographed and Directed for Empress Cruise lines, Universal Studios, Fl., Theatre by the Sea, RI., Peach State Summer Theatre, GA., Big Band at the Savoy with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, SC., Lees-McRae professional summer theatre, NC., She was on the artistic staff and resident dance captain for Show Palace Entertainment 2001-2016. Andi has taught Tap, Acting, Modern and Musical Theatre at John Leggio’s school of performing arts. Artistry Dance and theatre Academy, Diana’s Dance Express and Andi’s Academy of Performing Arts and Elsa Pardo in Tampa.  She was a judge with Fusion National Dance. She also started the Theatre program at Bishop McLaughlin And Notre Dame Catholic schools. Favorite roles: Millie Dillmount (Handy Award Best Actress) In ThoroughlyModern Millie, Norma Cassidy in Victor/ Victoria, and Lois/ Bianca in Kiss me Kate just to name a few. 

 Reviews: 

Swing!

…. Show Palace’s choreographer Andi Sperduti could tailor each dance to the strengths and talents of his cast members and the physical requirements of the Show Palace’s stage. The result is nothing short of amazing.

Tampa Bay Times

Sentimental Journey

……Dancing is where this revue really shines. Five couples put on a show of a lifetime…. Hats off to this ensemble and to Choreographer Andi Sperduti for making everything happen.

Jack’s Theatre 

Crazy for you

…Start with Andi Sperduti-Garner’s imaginative and sometimes downright dangerous choreography and the dancers who execute it with exactness and energy. The footwork is intricate, the use of props flashy.  

Tampa Bay Times 

Kiss Me Kate

…and brilliantly choreographed by Andi Sperduti-Garner, this show is fresh, funny, sophisticated, and highly energetic.

Tampa Bay Times

About the Live Oak Conservatory Programs

Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory is – above all – a family friendly theatre program which exists to enrich families, individuals, and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in the Performing Arts – including excellent, affordable, and edifying family friendly entertainment, performance, and educational opportunities.

We offer group classes and private lessons in acting, improv, youth art, musical theatre, singing, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, Acro, and most musical instruments including piano, guitar, and violin. 

To compliment Live Oak Theatre’s tradition of bringing top notch musical theatre entertainment and training to our community, our Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and drama which together make up a well-rounded and versatile performing arts educational program. Children… and adults… can take these classes to enhance their creative and artistic skills and combine them with other fine arts and performing arts skills.   The Live Oak Conservatory is Hernando County’s one stop destination for education in the performing arts! 

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