The Studio @ MCA - Classes for ages 3 - 9

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.

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

The Studio@Mainstage Center for the Arts 
Dance, Acting &
Musical Theatre Classes

for children Ages 3 – 9

January – June

DANCE

  

THEATRE/MUSIC

CREATIVE DANCE 
Teacher: Kate Orlando 
Ages: 3-4 
Day & time to be announced
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!  

 

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

Teacher:
Megan Ruggles
Ages:  6-9 
Mondays    5:30 – 6:15
This musical theatre class gives an overview of important musical theatre skills in singing, acting & dance through fun games and group work. 

INTRO TO HIP HOP
Teacher: Maria Guldin
Ages 5 – 10                           Thursdays.  6:00-7:00pm
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: 6 – 9 
Tuesdays   6:15 – 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. 

BALLET TECHNIQUE 
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Beginner:   Wednesdays   6:00-7:00pm
Intermediate: Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30
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. 

 

 

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

 

 PRIVATELESSONS 

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

TAP TECHNIQUE OPEN LEVEL  
T
eacher: Lindsey Krier
Ages: 8 and up    
Mondays  6:00-7:00 pm
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.                              

 

 

FLEXIBILITY WORKSHOP: OPEN LEVEL 
Teacher: Steven Clair
Ages 8 and up
Thursdays     6:15 – 7:00pm
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.  

 

 

JAZZ TECHNIQUE  – OPEN LEVEL                  
 
Teacher: Steven Clair
Ages: 8 and up
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.  

 

 

 

Click here to register for the class of your choice.

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

Studio email address:  Thestudio@mainstage.org

AT A GLANCE