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.

Join Saber Guild Today!

Join Empire Saber Guild Today!

Posted by Saber Guild: Empire Temple on Monday, August 10, 2015

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

NYC Wed Park Practice

NYC Wed Park Practice

Sep 20, 7:00pm - Sep 20, 9:00pm

USS Maine National Monument
New York, NY   Map

Join us at Park Practice - every Wed throughout the fall (weather permitting).
With our usual spot blocked off, let's meet at the USS Main national monument to find a space - OR follow the lightsabers!
#EmpireStrong
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Westchester - Lightsaber Class

Westchester - Lightsaber Class

Sep 22, 7:45pm - Sep 29, 9:00pm

Breaking Ground Dance Center
101 Castleton St
Pleasantville, NY  10570 Map

Join us at Saber Guild: Empire Temple's Naboo Outpost located in Westchester County, NY.

Each class will begin with some simple warm-ups, followed by technique refinement and then open choreography with time to share your fights with the rest of the group.

While attendance is free, we ask that all participants make a donation of $5 to help pay for the rehearsal space.

More Questions? Contact US:
Web - EmpireSaberGuild.com
Facebook - Facebook.com/EmpireSaberGuild
Twitter / Instagram - @NYSaberGuild

FAQ:
How old do I have to be to attend class?
Becasue this is a combat based class attendees must be 18 years or older to attend on their own. Anyone between the ages of 13-17 may participate in class but MUST have a parent or guardian present throughout the time of rehearsal. Children under he age of 13 may attend as spectators but must remain outside of the practice space with their parent or guardian at all times.

I Have Never Done This Before–Is That OK?
It does not matter if you are new to lightsabers or have been rehearsing for years. Come to a class, have a great time and work up a sweat.

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. IMPORTANT: No toy lightsabers - combat sabers only. These things are cool and look great but they will break once you get going.

ABOUT SABER GUILD: EMPIRE TEMPLE

Saber Guild: Empire Temple is the New York City temple of Saber Guild: a Lucasfilm Ltd. recognized international Star Wars lightsaber performance and costuming organization. We are a not-for-profit fan group who performs at fan conventions, charity events, sporting events and official Star Wars events focusing specifically in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, Yonkers, and Westchester - and larger events around the world such as Star Wars Celebration.

We are choreographers, dancers, actors, artists, costumers, filmmakers and photographers who volunteer our time to share our love of Star Wars with the community. Our focus is on lightsaber performance for stage and film.

We always welcome new members to train in the ways of the Force. We hold weekly rehearsals and master sessions with guest instructors in stage combat, performance, martial arts and acting.
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NYC Light Saber Guild

NYC Light Saber Guild

Sep 22, 8:00pm - Sep 22, 10:00pm

Chelsea Recreation Center
430 W 25th Street
New York, NY  10001 Map

Class info TBD, but we'll be working on our performances for both Ronald McDonald AND New York Comic Con! #EmpireStrong

More Questions? Contact US:
Web - EmpireSaberGuild.com
Facebook - Facebook.com/EmpireSaberGuild
Twitter / Instagram - @NYSaberGuild

FAQ:
I Have Never Done This Before–Is That OK?
It does not matter if you are new to lightsabers or have been rehearsing for years. Come to a class, have a great time and work up a sweat.

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. IMPORTANT: No toy lightsabers - combat sabers only. These things are cool and look great but they will break once you get going.

ABOUT EMPIRE TEMPLE
Empire Temple is the New York City temple of Saber Guild: a Lucasfilm Ltd. recognized international Star Wars lightsaber performance and costuming organization. We are a not-for-profit fan group who performs at fan conventions, charity events, sporting events and official Star Wars events focusing specifically in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, Yonkers, and Westchester - and larger events around the world such as Star Wars Celebration.

We are choreographers, dancers, actors, artists, costumers, filmmakers and photographers who volunteer our time to share our love of Star Wars with the community. Our focus is on lightsaber performance for stage and film.

We always welcome new members to train in the ways of the Force. We hold weekly rehearsals and master sessions with guest instructors in stage combat, performance, martial arts and acting
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Maker Faire

Maker Faire

Sep 23, 10:00am - Sep 24, 6:00pm

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St
Corona, NY  11368 Map

Join us at Maker Faire 2017 in NYC! Not only will our members be there, but focus on one of our favorite things: building stunt sabers!

NYC Wed Park Practice

NYC Wed Park Practice

Sep 27, 7:00pm - Sep 27, 9:00pm

USS Maine National Monument
New York, NY   Map

Join us at Park Practice - every Wed throughout the fall (weather permitting).
With our usual spot blocked off, let's meet at the USS Main national monument to find a space - OR follow the lightsabers!
#EmpireStrong
... See MoreSee Less

Join Saber Guild Today!

Join Empire Saber Guild Today!

Posted by Saber Guild: Empire Temple on Monday, August 10, 2015

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