The Studio @ MCA - Classes for ages 3 - 9

All Classes take place Virtually and are listed in order of age range from youngest to oldest.  

The Studio@Mainstage Center for the Arts 

Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre
& Music Classes

for children Ages 3 – 9

November 2 – December 20

DANCE

  

THEATRE/MUSIC

CREATIVE DANCE 
Teacher: Kate Orlando 
Ages: 3-4 
Mondays 6:00-6:40pm
Creative Dance is an introduction to the foundations of dance in a fun and creative atmosphere. Children learn the basics of Ballet and movement through songs, games and structured activities using props to let their imagination soar!  

 

IMAGINATION CLUB
Teacher: Carol Murphy
Ages: 3 – 5
Tuesdays  5:00 – 5:40
Each week will be based on a different interactive theme. We may hop on a magical sailboat to take us to a faraway land or jump into the ocean to explore under the sea. We will sing, dance, play games, and so much more. This class is a great way to get our youngest learners using their imaginations, gaining confidence, and finding their voice!   

INTRO TO HIP HOP
Teacher: Maria Guldin
Ages 5 – 10                                                                      Thursdays.  7:00-7:40pm
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. 

 

BROADWAY AT HOME:
EXPANDING YOUR PERFORMANCE SKILLS THROUGH SONG and DANCE

Teacher:
Megan Ruggles
Ages:  6-9 
Mondays    5:30 – 6:10
This musical theatre class gives an overview of important musical theatre skills in singing, acting & dance through fun games and group work. 

BALLET TECHNIQUE OPEN
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Ages: 8 and up    
Wednesdays   6:00-6:40pm
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. 

 

ACTING OUT  
Teacher: Sarah Gafgen
Ages: 6 – 9 
Tuesdays   6:20 – 7:00
Building on the skills introduced in Session 1 students will be allowed to develop their very own crazy and wonderful character and use it in the development of a class storyline and script. 

JAZZ TECHNIQUE OPEN    
Teacher: Roberta Curless
Ages: 8 and up  
Mondays 7:00-7:40pm
Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography. During Session 1 students  will focus on Skills and Style followed by Musicality and Performance Skills.

 

GUITAR CLUB 
Teacher: Ashley Bitterman
Ages: 9 & 10 
Wednesdays  6:20 – 7:00
A small group introduction to learning guitar. Students will learn about the instrument, basic chords, and rhythm patterns.  

TAP TECHNIQUE OPEN LEVEL  
T
eacher: Roberta Curless
Ages: 8 and up    
Mondays  6:00-6:40pm
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

 

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
Teacher: Ashley Bitterman
Ages 9 & 10  
Thursdays 5:20 – 6:00
This class will be focused on the art of song development. Students will learn self-expression through lyrics and melodies. A seven-week program.

CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE
OPEN LEVEL
      
Teacher: Steven Claire
Ages: 8 and up
Wednesdays 8:00-8:40pm
Contemporary modern combines ballet and modern techniques with musical and emotional expression with a strong focus on modern techniques (contractions and release, off-center balances and suspension) as well as musicality and self-expression.  

 

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/                            

FLEXIBILITY WORKSHOP:
OPEN LEVEL    
Teacher: Steven Clair

Ages 8 and up 
Wednesdays 7:00 – 7:40

This workshop will focus on the dancers flexibility through exercises and stretches to safely enhance their personal flexibility.  A strong and flexible body can create correct and safe lines in all forms of dance and enhance their technique.  

 

 

 

 

Click here to register for the classes of your choice.

https://mainsage.wufoo.com/forms/z182yalv1rrtayg/

Studio email address:  Thestudio@mainstage.org

AT A GLANCE