Teaching movement through play

Stage Combat Classes NYC


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Arte Violenta is dedicated to creating community and personal growth through stage combat. We have an ongoing rotation of classes taught by working professional fight directors and teachers.


Sunday Morning Drop-ins

After over a year hiatus, we are starting in person classes back up again! 

Our first venture back will be some drop-in style classes. 

We will meet in Astoria Park in Queens. Students are required to RSVP by 9pm Saturday evening to guarantee a spot in the class. If there is inclement weather or low enrollment, we will move classes to zoom for that week. 

Games & Technique
Sunday 10-11am 

Instructors: Jacqueline Holloway & David Dean Hastings
This class is going to be focused on technique, terminology, methodology and exploring concepts. It's an ideal first step onto stage combat as well as a great way to get back to your basics and shake up the way you train. There will be opportunities for students pursuing a teaching path to be presented with some teaching tools for your tool belt and potentially have the chance to teach some techniques and get peer and instructor feedback. 

Sunday 11:15-12:15pm

Instructors: Jacqueline Holloway & David Dean Hastings

Ready to take all those techniques you've learned and put them to good use? In this class we'll use different weapon styles, non-traditional combinations of weapons, fighting to and with music, group fights, costumed fights, fighting for film- you name it. There will be occasional opportunities for students to share their own choreography style and get peer and instructor feedback.


Action Training

Sunday 12:30-1:30pm

Instructors: Travis Staton-Marrero

Whether you’re looking to fine tune your existing skill set, transition from stage combat to stunts or you’re brand new to the world of choreographed fighting, this course is ideal for you. This class will consist of warmups, techniques, lectures on the business of stunts, how to watch and break down popular action scenes in film, and more! 

(Has it been a minute or are you new to stage combat? In order to take this class you must attend a minimum of 3 technique classes) 




A single class  $35.           

 Take all 3!   $65                                             

Listen. We know times are tough, so we want to help as much as we can, so we're offering our rates on a sliding scale. By purchasing a ticket at full price it allows us to offer reduced prices for others. If the full price may present a financial hardship, please choose another option from our sliding scale. 

If further financial assistance is needed, we have a limited number of "pay what you can" and scholarships available. Priority for scholarships is given to the BIPOC community at this time.

Sliding scale for a single class

                    $35. (Full price)




Take all 3

                   $65. (full price)




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