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5, 6, 7, 8…Fight!

In mid-November, Upper School theatre classes completed Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) – certified stage combat masterclasses with certified fight choreographers and instructors Jonn Baca and Joshua Pikar. 

“I have worked John and Josh for about 20 years,” Upper School theater teacher Marc Raia said. “Aside from teaching masterclasses, they also work with our students any time we produce a play that features staged violence. They’re both excellent at what they do, work well together as a team, and are great with the kids.” 

The SAFD cover multiple kinds of stage fighting with their masterclasses, including single swords, broadswords, quarterstaffs, and unarmed fighting.