The Studio @ MCA - Classes for Ages 10- 13

All Classes will begin virtually in January and will move to a live setting with virtual options when it is both safe and appropriate. Live classes will be limited in size and placement in those classes will prioritize those students who began with the virtual classes.

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 Classes are listed in order of age range from youngest to oldest.  

Dance, Acting,Film & Musical Theatre Classes
for children Ages 10 – 13

JANUARY – JUNE

DANCE

 

THEATRE/MUSIC  

INTRO TO HIP HOP                                      Teacher: Maria Guldin          
Ages 5 – 10                                                                      Thursdays.  6:00 – 7:00 
Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new urban  dance styles. The dancing represents
body movements that go with  the beat and rhythm of hip hop music.
Hip hop dancing is very dynamic
and helps the dancers improve flexibility, develop body balance, and coordination. 

 

ACTING OUT 
Teacher: Sarah Gafgen
Ages: 10 – 13 
Tuesdays  5:00 – 6:00
Students will then  begin creating characters that are exciting to them.  Using these characters, they will  create a storyline and write a play to  showcase those characters. As they focus on these characters they will continue to exercise all of their acting skills to better be heard and understood on stage. 

BALLET TECHNIQUE  OPEN 
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Ages: 8 and up  
Wednesdays   6:00-7:00 
Ballet is the foundation of many dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

  

BROADWAY AT HOME
Expanding your Performance Skills through Song and Dance
Teacher: Megan Ruggles
                     & Lindsay Deal

Ages 10-13 
Mondays  6:30 – 7:30

This next-level musical Theatre Class continues education & training of important musical theatre skills in singing, acting & dance through group work, individual performance, and theatre games.  

 JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY OPEN  
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Ages: 8 and up                                                                     
Wednesdays.  7:15 – 8:15 

Jazz dance is an exploration of style, music and presentation. Contemporary adds a further musical and emotional expression with a strong focus on modern techniques. Musicality, body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography are included in this combination class. 

 

 

SELF TAPE AUDITION TECHNIQUES  
Teacher: Deckonti Tiah
Ages: 11 – High School         
Mondays 5:15 – 6:15

Whether it is for live stage, commercialsfilm or a performing arts college, Self Tape auditions are used in EVERY field.  Students in this class will learn how to prepare and produce the best product.  
Students will also be given the exciting opportunity to work on scenes and audition sides from the latest television shows, movies, and commercials as well as original content.  Get in step with the times and be prepared for a new style of auditioning. 

TAP TECHNIQUE OPEN LEVEL      
Teacher: Roberta Curless
Ages: 8 and up       
Mondays   7:00-8:00pm
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound.  Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.  The class will  focus on the style of Rhythm Tap. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE  
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS
AGES 12 – 18 
DANCE INTENSIVE –
Thursday   7:15 – 8:15     
Teacher: Lindsay Deal
VOCAL INTENSIVE –
Thursdays  6:00 – 7:00    
Teacher: Megan Ruggles
From preparing an audition to adding repertoire, or just learning new tools, this class focuses students on sharpening and developing musical performance
skills. It is designed to allow the student to learn from weekly one-on-one work as well as from watching other
students. Each month, students will be assigned a new song to work on for class which will be coached in a masterclass setting (aka zoom). On select months, we will have them themed toward a specific musical theatre genre.   

PRIVATE LESSONS   

We also offer private lessons in Voice, Acting, Guitar, and Piano.    
Click here for more information.
     
https://mainstage.org/performing-arts-academy/voice/  

 

 

  

 

 

   

 

 

Click here to register for the class(es) of your choice.

https://mainsage.wufoo.com/forms/z1kgb6pw09l59z2/

 

Studio email address:  Thestudio@mainstage.org

 

 

AT A GLANCE