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 
Mondays 6:00-6:45pm
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 OPEN
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Ages: 8 and up    
Wednesdays   6:00-7:00pm
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. 

 

 

 JAZZ /CONTEMPORARY OPEN    
Teacher: Kate Orlando
Ages: 8 and up  
Wednesdays    6:00 – 7:00

 
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. 
 
 

 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: Roberta Curless
Ages: 8 and up    
Mondays  7:00-8:00 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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