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Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Waldorf Weekend
With Anna Silber

July 18-20

Open to all, but especially relevant for new and prospective Waldorf educators and current and prospective members of Waldorf communities, including parents, staff, and board members, our popular Waldorf Weekends are designed to provide an introductory and experiential survey of the foundations and fundamentals of Waldorf Education from early childhood through high school, with a particular emphasis on the elementary school years.

Anna Silber is Sunbridge Institute’s Director of Education. Anna taught as a class teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY) for five years and served there as a mentor on the Teacher Development Committee; she also worked with the Green Meadow administrator on curriculum-related projects, and offered teacher support. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from U.C. Berkeley and a master’s degree in elementary education from Sunbridge College.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $205.

Information, and to register: For information, contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at or 845-425-0055 x20. Click here to register.

Sponsored by Sunbridge Institute

Collaborative Leadership:
Personalized Strategies for Effective Planning, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making
With Joachim Ziegler

July 20-25

Are you a teacher, faculty or section chair, administrator, board member, director, staffer, or key volunteer in a Waldorf school or other non-profit workplace? Do you serve on an administrative committee, sit on the college of teachers, or play another leadership role? No matter what your individual position is in your organization, if you participate in a planning or problem-solving process, you have leadership responsibilities. In this highly useful course for decision-makers who work in Waldorf schools or other non-profit settings, our focus is on practical work. Through a process imbued with the anthroposophical understanding of the human being, and successfully applied in organizations from multi-million dollar multinationals to Waldorf schools, you will learn how to improve your effectiveness as a member of your team.

Joachim Ziegler has been working in the fields of Organizational Development and Human Resources Development since 1994. He holds an MA in Adult Education and a PhD in Medical Education and taught at the University of Muenster and at Germany’s first private university in Herdecke.

Location: Sunbridge Institute, Threefold Main House, 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Fee: $730.

Information, and to register: For information, contact Ayla Dunn, Admissions and Summer Series Coordinator, at or 845-425-0055 x20. Click here to register.

Sponsored by the Fiber Craft Studio

Fiber Craft Studio
Open Studio Afternoons

Thursday, July 24, 12:30-2:00pm

Come visit us at our Studio in Orchard House on Thursday afternoons through August 14. Browse, see us at work, and experience our unique plant-dyed materials. Our plant-dyed materials and fiber craft kits are available for sale, and we are ready to assist you as needed.

Location: The Fiber Craft Studio, Orchard House, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY. Park on Orchard Lane.

Information: Call 845-425-2891, email, or visit our web site.

Co-Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center &
The Anthroposophical Society in America

Rudolf Steiner's
Four Mystery Dramas:
Dress Rehearsal Performances

Even if you can't attend this summer's festival and conference, you can still be part of the Threefold Mystery Drama Group's historic performances of Rudolf Steiner's four mystery dramas by attending the final dress rehearsal performances of each play:

The Portal of Initiation

Thursday, July 31. Curtain: 10:00am

Includes breaks for lunch and dinner

The Trial of the Soul

Saturday, August 2. Curtain: 10:00am

Includes breaks for lunch and dinner

The Guardian of the Threshold

Monday, August 4. Curtain: 2:00pm

Includes a break for dinner

The Souls' Awakening

Wednesday, August 6. Curtain: 10:00am

Includes breaks for lunch and dinner

Each play will be performed in its entirety. Interruptions, if any, will occur between scenes.

Admission: Tickets for each performance are $75 / $45 students and seniors; or purchase a pass to all four performances for $240 / $140 students and seniors. Please note: Seats are limited, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The rehearsal performances are General Admission; there will be no reserved seating. All sales are final; tickets and passes are nonrefundable. The doors will close promptly at curtain time.

Purchase Tickets: To purchase tickets in advance, click here. Prefer to pay by check? Click here to download a printable order form. If available, tickets will also be sold at Rose Hall of Green Meadow Waldorf School 90 minutes before curtain time.

Location: The performances will take place in the air conditioned Rose Hall of Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x22 or email

Co-Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center &
the Anthroposophical Society in America

Rudolf Steiner's
Four Mystery Dramas:
A Festival and Performance

August 8-17

Next August, the Threefold Mystery Drama Group will perform Rudolf Steiner's four mystery dramas, highlighting a nine-day festival and conference to explore the future of the anthroposophical movement.

Never before has the cycle of four mystery dramas been performed in repertory in English.

Information: Click here for complete information about this historic event.

Sponsored by Eurythmy Spring Valley

Summer Refresher for
Eurythmists: Waldorf Pedagogy
with Dorothea Mier, Laura Radefeld
and Susan Eggers

August 18-22

Our Summer Refresher Course for eurythmists will follow on the heels of the Mystery Drama conference in Spring Valley, NY. Opening Monday morning, August 18, 2014, we will deepen our work with major/minor/dissonance, led by Dorothea Mier. This is a study not focused on Waldorf pedagogy primarily, but as a deepening of the foundational work for all of our teaching.

The course will include artistic work together, as well as time for sharing Waldorf curriculum questions and ideas, especially around the theme of building the musical capacities of students through the grades. Lastly, the refresher will include a study being introduced at the Pedagogical Section conference this summer on the theme of Pedagogy and Technology. We will work with the arts — music, eurythmy and speech — in "real time," and also recorded and replayed; seeing, doing and reflecting on these experiences.

Tuition: $400. Scholarships are available through the generous support of the Eurythmy Association of North America. The deadline for registration and scholarship requests is August 8.

Information: Call 845-352-5020 x13 or email

Sponsored by Threefold Educational Center

The Art of Acting:
Drama As a Path of
Inner Development

Ten weekend workshops
from October 2014 to June 2015
First workshop: October 18

In ten weekend workshops from October to June, Laurie Portocarrero leads The Art of Acting on a journey into the essence of human self-expression.

Each workshop blends the exercises of Michael Chekhov with movement, gesture and speech work drawn from a variety of supportive techniques. Most classes include instruction from speech artist Jennifer Kleinbach. In addition, special workshops on clowning and improvisation are contributed by Laura Geilen of Nose to Nose of North America and David Anderson of Walking the dog Theater. At the end of the year, the course culminates in a public performance/sharing.

Whether acting is an avocation or your vocation, this course is a challenging, supportive, playful, soul-stretching opportunity to pursue deeper self-awareness through art. You need only bring a desire and willingness to play and explore!

Now registering! For a complete course description, click here; to see the 2014-15 schedule, click here; to register on line, click here.