Lightsaber Classes

Each week Saber Guild: Empire Temple  holds Lightsaber choreography and acting lessons at  the Chelsea Recreation Center and Central Park (From April – October). If you are coming for the first time then please e-mail EmpireSaberGuil@gmail.com no later the 8pm on Thursday to get on the guest list. All our classes are free however a membership to the Chelsea Recreation Center is required and you can read about their membership details here.

Our group gets together and creates original choreography for all our lightsaber shows, we rehearse blocking for new show, and to learn new acting techniques to help put on amazing shows for all the events we attend.

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It is important to know that we are not a school, martial arts academy , or dueling group. While we do get together each week and learn new choreography techniques, we are your average Star Wars fans that work together to better each other though out our lightsaber journey.

So your not a school and I Have Never Done This Before Is That OK?

It does not matter if you are new to lightsabers or have been rehearsing with them for years. Come to an open rehearsal and have a great time geeking out and working up a sweat. We will safely show you some stage techniques and have you working on a piece of choreography by the end of rehearsal.

What Goes On During A Rehearsal?

Our New York Lightsaber Training and Rehearsals consist of the following….

20 Minutes – Warm ups and drills
40 Minutes – Basic or new lightsaber skill development
1 Hour – Lightsaber choreography and presentations

What Do I Need to Bring?

You need to bring the most important thing–YOU! It’s also a good idea to bring workout clothes (sweatpants and a T-shirt are just perfect) and comfortable shoes. You don’t need a lightsaber to start off–there are always extra to go around. However, if you plan on coming frequently we can help you find one that is just right for you. OH and one more important thing: No toy lightsabers (if you don’t know what we mean, just ask). These things are cool and look great but they will break once you get going.

How much is it to attend a rehearsal?

Classes and rehearsal are free, however the Chelsea Recreation Center does require a NYC parks and recreation membership to attend classes. The center does allow people who are attending for the first time to obtain a guess pass to see if this is something you would like to do weekly. It is important to remember that membership to the center does also come with the following  amenities:

Afterschool Room (2)
Game Room (1)
Arts & Crafts Room (1)
Gymnasium (1)
Basketball Court (Indoor) (6)
Lobby (1)
Cardio Room (2)
Locker Room (6)
Computer Resource Center (1)
Pool (Indoor) (1)
Dance Room (1)
Pool Table (2)
Fitness Room (2)
Table Tennis Table (2)
Foosball Table (1)
Volleyball Court (Indoor) (2)

Upcoming Events

Empire Saber Guild at the NY Yankees SW Night

Empire Saber Guild at the NY Yankees SW Night

Aug 25, 7:05pm - Aug 25, 10:05pm

Yankee Stadium
One E 161st Street
Bronx, NY  10451 Map

Meet some of our #Jedi and #Sith at this Friday's New York Yankees #StarWarsNight Game! Empire Saber Guild will be trooping along with local #StarWars fan groups such as the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Falco Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs, and Echo Base - Rebel Legion

Come find us and say hi!

For more info on the game, visit: newyork.yankees.mlb.com/schedule/promotions.jsp?c_id=nyy
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Empire Saber Guild Performance at Brooklyn Cyclones SW Night

Empire Saber Guild Performance at Brooklyn Cyclones SW Night

Aug 26, 6:00pm - Aug 26, 9:00pm

Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball - Mcu Park
1904 Surf Ave
New York, NY  11224 Map

It's one of our favorite times of the year - Brooklyn Cyclones (Coney Island) #StarWars Night! Join our members (along with members from Saber Guild : Endor Temple Operations and Saber Guild Corellia) as Kylo Ren and his Knights of Ren go on the search for #TheLastJedi at MCU Park. Will the Resistance be able to help her in time?

In addition to our performance, we'll be raffling off two lightsabers for our local charity - St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children, AND we'll be conducting our Padawan Training Institute (Please note: Spots are limited and on a first come basis. Please see our table to sign up.)

We can't wait to troop with some of the other local Star Wars fan groups such as the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, Echo Base - Rebel Legion, Falco Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs, Raquor'daan Clan_NJ, and more!

Hope to see you in Brooklyn!
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Oct 15, 8:00am - Oct 15, 11:00am

Bandshell in Central Park
New York, NY  10065 Map

For the third year in a row, Empire Temple will proudly be a #ForceForChange by marching (in special pink tabards) in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. We began marching in 2015 in support of #SaberGuild's Assistant Global Director, Stephen, as his wife had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Feel free to join our members on October 15th - or if you are comfortable, you can support our team by making a donation to the American Cancer Society via our team page:
main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=84650&pg=team&team_id=2224369

Thank you and May The Force Be With You!
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Posted by Saber Guild: Empire Temple on Monday, August 10, 2015

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