All Dance Classes- Dec. 2016- March 2017

Early Childhood Dance (Ages 18mo.- 6 years)

My Grown-up and Me

Does your child love to move?  Children ages 18 mos. – 3 years old are invited to explore a new environment and connect with a special grown-up in their life.   This class will stimulate coordination, balance and listening skills and will be filled with smiles to last a lifetime!  Grown-ups attending will be asked to participate along with their child.  

Day/Dates:  Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2, 3-3:30pm, $28 (4 classes)

                     Winter: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15, 3:00-3:30pm, $70 (10 classes)

Age: 18mo.-3 years by 1/1/17

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Creative Movement 

Children will look forward to class each week as they creatively explore the world of movement.

                    Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 & Jan. 2, 4:15-4:45pm, $28 (4 classes)

                     Winter: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15,  3:45-4:15pm, $70 (10 classes)

Age: 3-5 years by 1/1/17

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Pre-Ballet for 4 year-olds

Playful and engaging first steps into classical ballet.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 11- March 15  (10 classes)

Time: 5-5:30pm

Age: 4 by 1/1/16

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $70 (10 classes)

Boys in Motion

Calling all super heroes, knights and future athletic stars, this dance class rocks!  Specifically designed for young boys ages 4-7 years, to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength while also being introduced to ballet and contemporary dance.

      Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12, 19 & Jan. 2, 3:45-4:15pm, $9 (4 classes)

      Winter: Mondays, Jan. 9- March 13, 3:45-4:15pm, $22 (10 classes)

Age: 4-6 years by 1/1/17

Instructor- J. Taber-O’Neill

Pre- Ballet for 5 year-olds

An imaginative, technique based introduction to classical ballet perfect for your 5 year-old.

     Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19, & Jan. 2, 4:45-5:30pm, $35 (4 classes)

      Winter Session: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15, 4:15-5pm, $80 (10 classes)

Age: 5 by 1/1/16

Age: 5

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Irish I 

Introduction to Irish Dance technique. Students will learn basic jig and reel steps, along with ceili dances.

Day/Dates: 

Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15

Time: 5-5:45pm

Age: 5 years & up

Instructor:Alanna Duffy Pelowski

Price: $80 (10 classes)

Tap & Jazz for Kids I/II

An introduction to the fundamentals of tap and jazz dance for students ages 5 – 7. Students will stomp, leap, and turn their way through this fun, rhythm filled class.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Jan. – March 16 (no class March 9)

Time: 5-6pm

Age: 5- 7 years

Instructor:  J. Dienger

Price: $90 (10 classes)

Junior Hip Hop 

Day/Dates: Fridays, Jan.13 – March 17 (no class March 10)

Time: 5-5:45pm

Age: 6-9 years, by 1/1/17

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $80 (10 classes)

Modern I

No need to lace up shoes, come and explore beginning level of modern dance in your bare feet.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15

Time: 5:45-6:30pmAge: 6 -9 years

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $80 (10 Classes)

Pre-Ballet for 6 year-olds

Continued Introduction to classical ballet.

     Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19, & Jan. 2, 4:45-5:30pm, $35 (4 classes)

      Winter: Mondays, Jan. 9-March 13, 4:15-5:15pm, $80 (10 classes)

Age: 6 by 1/1/16

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

See all arts programming for children 6 years of age or under

Hip Hop

NEW Hip Hop Workshop

A four-week intermediate/advanced intensive session that will focus on four styles of hip hop dance: House, Stepping, Pop and Lock and Krumping. Each class will begin with a high-energy cardio warmup and stretching then will learn movement and choreography for each genre. Ages 12 and up with at least 2 years dance experience (of any form).

Day/Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Dec. 6-Jan. 5th (no class Dec. 26 or 29)

Time: 5-6:15

Age: 12+

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $90 (8 classes)

Junior Hip Hop

Day/Dates: Fridays, Jan.13 – March 17 (no class March 10)

Time: 5-5:45pm

Age: 6-9 years

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $80 (10 classes)

 

Hip Hop I/ II

Day/Dates: Fridays, Jan. 13- March 17 (no class March 10)

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Age: NA

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $90 (10 classes)

 

Hip Hop III/IV

An intermediate and advanced study of the movement influenced by hip hop music from across the globe including breaking popping locking, and tutting.*

Day/Dates: Fridays, Jan 13- March 17 (no class March 10)

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Age: NA

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $90 (10 classes)

Adult Dance/ Wellness Classes

Adult Dance/Wellness Division

Hip Hop Cardio

A total body workout that will not at all feel like a workout! Hip Hop Cardio takes influence from all types of hip hop dance styles and fuses them together to create an hour of a high energy, high intensity,FUN exercise session! No dance experience necessary. (Take in conjunction with Barre Sculpt or Pilates to ensure you get cardio and muscle toning each week!)

               Mini-Mester: Thursdays, Dec. 8, 15, 22 & Jan. 5 , 6:45-7:45pm, $40 (4 classes)

              Winter Session:Thursday, Jan. 12-March 14, 7:15-8:15pm $63 (9 classes) No class March 9th

Age:  Ages 14 & up

Instructor: J. Dienger

Barre Sculpt

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Make the time in your schedule for this high-energy workout, taught by an Align Barre certified instructor.  Workouts are designed to safely and quickly reshape your body by blending yoga, Pilates, ballet movements, and aerobic exercise.  Performed to high-energy music, the class is engaging and motivating.  You will leave stronger in both body and mind.  Whether you have a limited or extensive background in dance, you will love this fast moving, fun style of exercise. (Take along with our Hip Hop Cardio Class to ensure you get muscle toning and cardio each week!)

Day/Dates:

                 Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 & Jan. 2 $40 (4 classes)

                 Winter Session: Wednesday, Jan. 11- March 15, 6:45-7:45pm, $70 (10 classes)

Age:  Ages 14 & up

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

 

 

NEW!Intermediate Pilates Mat Class

Get ready to improve your flexibility, build strength and develop control and endurance in your entire body in this Pilates method class. Taught by a certified instructor to help you meet your fitness goals.

Day/Dates:  Mondays, Jan.9- March 13

Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Age: Ages 14 & up

Instructor:  A. Honecker- Sherman

Price: $70 (10 classes)

 

Teen and Adult Ballet Technique and Barre Conditioning

Description: Same description as Summer

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan.9- March 13

Time: 6:30-7:45pm

Age: Ages 14 & up

Instructor: A. Honecker- Sherman

Price: $80 (10 classes)

 

Teen and Adult Tap I

An introduction to tap dance. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Join us

for a foot stompin, toe-tappin’ good time!

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Jan.10- March 14

Time: 7-8pm

Age: Ages 14 & up

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $ 70 (10 classes)

 

Teen and Adult Tap II

Tap dance for teens and adults with experience looking for an additional challenge.

Classes will include expanded tap terminology, combinations, and technical

concepts.

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Jan.10- March 14

Time: 8-9pm

Age: Ages 14 & up

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $ 70 (10 classes)

 

NEW! Family Irish

Will your family be ready for St. Patrick’s Day this year? This is your chance to spend quality time as a family making memories that will last a lifetime as you exercise and learn basic Irish jigs, reel steps and ceili dances.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan.9- March 13

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Age: All Ages 5+

Instructor: A. Honecker- Sherman

Price: $95 a Family (10 classes)

Homeschool Dance

NEW! Homeschool Dance Discovery

Want to try dance, but you’re not sure which style to choose? During this sampler class will learn about and test out a variety of dance styles from Jazz to Modern and Musical Theatre to Ballet.  Student’s will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. The class will get to vote on their favorite style to repeat the final week of class for demonstration week. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan. 16-March 6

Time: 1pm-2pm

Age: 8-12 years

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $49 (10 classes)

Learn more about MCA’s Homeschool Arts Enrichment program including the NEW! Homeschool Songwriting workshop with Amanda Grace, Homeschool Art Exhibit and more.

Ballet

Pre-Ballet for 4 year-olds

Playful and engaging first steps into classical ballet.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 11- March 15  (10 classes)

Time: 5-5:30pm

Age: 4 by 1/1/16

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $70 (10 classes)

 

Pre-Ballet for 5 year-olds

An imaginative, technique based introduction to classical ballet perfect for your 5 year-old.

Day/Dates:  Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2, 4:45-5:30pm, $35 (4 classes)

Winter Session: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15, 4:15-5pm, $80 (10 classes)

Age: 5 by 1/1/16

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

 

Pre-Ballet for 6 year-olds

Continued introduction to classical ballet.

Day/Dates: Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2, 4:45-5:30pm, $35 (4 classes)

Winter: Mondays, Jan. 9-March 13, 4:15-5:15pm, $80 (10 classes)

Age: 6 by 1/1/16

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

 

 

Ballet I

Beginning classical ballet basics, including the introduction of barre work.

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 9-March13

Time: 5:45-6:45pm

Age: 7 & up by 1/1/16

Instructor: R. Nehring

Price: $90 (10 Classes)

 

Ballet II

Fast beginning level of classical ballet.*

Day/Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, Jan. 9-March 14 (no class March 8)

Mondays 4-5:15pm & Wednesdays, 4-5

Age: NA

Instructor: R. Nehring

Price: $190 (19 classes)

 

Ballet III

Intermediate level of classical ballet.*

Day/Dates: Mondays & Thursdays, Jan. 9- March 15 (no class March 9)

Time: Mondays- 5:15-6:45pm, Thursdays, 4:45-6pm

Age: NA

Instructor:  R. Nehring

Price: $204 (19 classes)

 

 

Ballet IV

Description: Fast intermediate level of classical ballet including pre-pointe class (for female students). *

Day/Dates: Tuesdays & Fridays, (no class March 10)

Times:  Tuesdays- 4:15-5:45pm

Fridays, 5-6:30pm

Fridays, 6:30-7:30pm

Age: NA

Instructor: R. Nehring

Price:  Females: $319 (28 classes) $180 Males (19 classes, no pre-pointe)

Ballet V

Description: Fast intermediate level of classical ballet including pre-/ beginning pointe technique (for female students) and conditioning classes.*

Day/Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, Jan. 9- March 18 (no class March 8-11)

 

Mondays- 7-8:30pm- R. Nehring

Tuesdays- 7-8:30pm- R. Nehring

Thursday- 4-6pm- T. Schmidt

Fridays- 5-6:30pm- R. Nehring

Saturday- 9-10:30am- R. Nehring

Pointe class as determined by instructor

Time: See above

Age: NA

Instructor:  See above

Price: Females: $639 (56 classes/ 75 hours), Males: $469 (46 classes)

 

Class: Ballet VI and VII

Description: Advanced level of classical ballet including intermediate/advanced pointe technique (for female students) and conditioning classes.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, Jan. 9- March 18 (no class March 8-11)

Mondays- 4:30-5:30pm- A. Honecker-Sherman

Mondays- 7-8:30pm- R. Nehring

Wednesdays- 5:15-6:45pm- R.Nehring

Thursdays- 4:00-6pm- T.Schmidt

Saturday- 9-10:30am- R. Nehring

Pointe class as determined by instructor

NEW! Included enrollment in appropriate level of Jazz, Modern, or Hip Hop

Time: See above

Age: NA

Instructor:  See above

Price: Females: $648 (65 classes), Males: $469 (56 classes)

 

Classical Ballet Pointe technique

Placement is determined by instructor.  Tuition is included in the Ballet V, VI or VII class fee.

Beginning  Pointe- Fridays 6:30-7:30pm R. Nehring

Advanced Pointe- Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am, R. Nehring

NEW! Dance Sampler

Want to try dance, but you’re not sure which style to choose? Sample Musical Theatre Dance and Ballet, each for two week. Student’s will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day/Dates: Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2,

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Age: 7-10 years

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $36 (4 classes)

NEW! Homeschool Dance Discovery

Want to try dance, but you’re not sure which style to choose? During this sampler class will learn about and test out a variety of dance styles from Jazz to Modern and Musical Theatre to Ballet.  Student’s will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. The class will get to vote on their favorite style to repeat the final week of class for demonstration week. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan. 16-March 6

Time: 1pm-2pm

Age: 8-12 years

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $49 (10 classes)

 

Barre Sculpt

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Make the time in your schedule for this high-energy workout, taught by an Align Barre certified instructor.  Workouts are designed to safely and quickly reshape your body by blending yoga, Pilates, ballet movements, and aerobic exercise.  Performed to high-energy music, the class is engaging and motivating.  You will leave stronger in both body and mind.  Whether you have a limited or extensive background in dance, you will love this fast moving, fun style of exercise. (Take along with our Hip Hop Cardio Class to ensure you get muscle toning and cardio each week!)

Day/Dates:

                 Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 & Jan. 2 $40 (4 classes)

                 Winter Session: Wednesday, Jan. 11- March 15, 6:45-7:45pm, $70 (10 classes)

Age:  Ages 14 & up

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Teen and Adult Ballet Technique and Barre Conditioning

An introduction to ballet technique incorporating exercises from barre conditioning classes.  All levels are welcome.  Experience the artistry of ballet while gaining flexibility, placement, strength, and fluidity.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan.9- March 13

Time: 6:30-7:45pm

Age: Ages 14 & up

Instructor: A. Honecker- Sherman

Price: $80 (10 classes)

 

Dance Conditioning

This pilates and yoga combination class focuses on yoga postures and pilates strengthening to offer the perfect conditioning class.  All levels are welcome; no experience necessary.  Certified instructor.

Day/Dates:  Mondays, Aug. 29- Oct. 31 (no class Sept. 5)

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Age: Ages 14 & up

Instructor:  A. Honecker- Sherman

Price: $63 (9 classes)

Tap & Jazz

 

Tap & Jazz

Tap and Jazz for Kids I/ II:

An introduction to the fundamentals of tap and jazz dance for students ages 5 – 7.Students will stomp, leap, and turn their way through this fun, rhythm filled class.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Jan. – March 16 (no class March 9)

Time: 5-6pm

Age: 5- 7 years

Instructor:  J. Dienger

Price: $81 (9 classes)

Tap I:

A beginning level of rhythm tap for students ages 8 and up. Students will engage in rhythm games and tap exercises to build a strong foundation of tap technique.

Day/Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 25  (No Class Feb. 4 and 25)

Time: 9:15-10:00am

Age: 8+

Instructor:  C.Martin

Price: $72(9 classes)

Tap II:

An intermediate level of rhythm tap technique. Students will be introduced to exercises and concepts to increase articulation of sounds, musicality, sequencing abilities, and expand the student’s tap vocabulary. *

Day/Dates:Saturdays, Jan. 14 – Mar. 25  (No Class Feb. 4 and 25)

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Age: NA

Instructor:  C.Martin

Price: $81 (10 classes)

Tap III/ IV:

A fast intermediate and advanced level of rhythm tap technique including the exploration of improvisation and choreography. Class units will focus on rudiments,canon work, and routines in different tap styles – both historic and contemporary.

Day/Dates: Tuesdays Jan. 10 – Mar. 14 and Sundays- Jan. 14 – Mar. 26 – (No Class Feb. 5 and 26)

Time:

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30pm, J. Deinger

Sundays, 6:30-7:45pm, C. Martin

Age: NA

Price: $190 ( 19 classes)

NEW Tap V:

An advanced level of rhythm tap technique. Classes will include an emphasis on more complex rhythm patterns, syncopation, and musical phrasing, technically and artistically challenging choreography, improvisation, a cappella and canon work, tapping to live music/accompaniment, and opportunities to attend master classes and festivals.*

Day/Dates:

Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:30 pm Jan. 10 – Mar. 14 and Sundays 7:45 – 9 pm Jan. 14 – Mar. 26 – (No Class Feb. 5 and 26) Feb. 25-26: Master classes at Chicago Human Rhythm Project Winter Tap Jamboree (CHRP fees not included in MCA tuition)

Time:

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30pm, J. Dienger

Sundays, 7:45-9pm, C. Martin

Age: NA

Price: $190 (19 classes)

Jazz I

Beginning level of traditional jazz dance.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 12- March 16 (No Class March 9)

Time: 6:00-6:45pm

Age: 9 years+

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $72 (9 classes)

Jazz II

Intermediate level of traditional jazz dance. *

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 12- March 16 (No Class March 9)

Time:6:00-7:15pm

Age: NA

Instructor: J. Dienger

Price: $ 81 (9 classes)

Jazz III and IV

Fast intermediate/advanced level of traditional jazz, including the exploration of choreography.*

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 10- March 14

Time: 5:30-6:45pm

Age: NA

Instructor: J. Deinger

Price: $99

NEW! Dance Sampler

Want to try dance, but you’re not sure which style to choose? Sample Musical Theatre Dance and Ballet, each for two week. Student’s will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day/Dates: Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2,

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Age: 7-10 years

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $36 (4 classes)

NEW! Homeschool Dance Discovery

Want to try dance, but you’re not sure which style to choose? During this sampler class will learn about and test out a variety of dance styles from Jazz to Modern and Musical Theatre to Ballet.  Student’s will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. The class will get to vote on their favorite style to repeat the final week of class for demonstration week. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan. 16-March 6

Time: 1pm-2pm

Age: 8-12 years

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $49 (10 classes)

Modern

 

My Grown-up and Me

Does your child love to move?  Children ages 18 mos. – 3 years old are invited to explore a new environment and connect with a special grown-up in their life.   This class will stimulate coordination, balance and listening skills and will be filled with smiles to last a lifetime!  Grown-ups attending will be asked to participate along with their child.

Day/Dates:  Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2, 3-3:30pm, $28 (4 classes)

Winter: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15, 3:00-3:30pm, $70 (10 classes)

Age: 18mo.-3 years by 1/1/17

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

 

Creative Movement

Children will look forward to class each week as they creatively explore the world of movement.

Day/Dates:   Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2, 4:15-4:45pm, $28 (4 classes)

                    Winter: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15,  3:45-4:15pm, $70 (10 classes)

Age: 3-5 years by 1/1/17

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Modern I

No need to lace up shoes, come and explore beginning level of modern dance in your bare feet.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15

Time: 5:45-6:30pm

Age: 6 -9 years

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $80 (10 Classes)

 

Modern II

Intermediate level of modern dance.

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15

Time: 5:45-6:45pm

Age: 10 & up

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $ 90 (10 classes)

Modern III

Fast intermediate level of modern dance, including exploration of contact improvisation and choreography.*

Day/Dates: Mondays,.Jan. 9- March 13

Time: 6:45pm-7:45

Age: NA

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $90  (10 classes)

 Modern IV/V

Advanced level of modern dance, including exploration of contact improvisation and choreography.*

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan. 9-March 13

Time: 5:30-6:45pm

Age: NA

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $99  (10 classes)

 

Family Dance

With busy work and school schedules we know it can be hard to find time to do things as a family so in addition to producing a variety of music, theatre and dance performances for you and your family to enjoy we have 4 classes that will help families make memories and learn together.

NEW! Family Irish

Will your family be ready for St. Patrick’s Day this year? This is your chance to spend quality time as a family making memories that will last a lifetime as you exercise and learn basic Irish jigs, reel steps and ceili dances.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan.9- March 13

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Age: All Ages 5+

Instructor: A. Honecker- Sherman

Price: $95 a Family (10 classes)

My Grown-up and Me

Description: Does your child love to move?  Children ages 18 mos. – 3 years old are invited to explore a new environment and connect with a special grown-up in their life.   This class will stimulate coordination, balance and listening skills and will be filled with smiles to last a lifetime!  Grown-ups attending will be asked to participate along with their child.

Day/Dates:  Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2, 3-3:30pm, $28 (4 classes)

Winter: Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15, 3:00-3:30pm, $70 (10 classes)

Age: 18mo.-3 years by 1/1/17

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Visit our Music Division for more information about other family classes:

Suzuki Guitar- Ages 4-6 with a caregiver

Beginning Guitar- Ages 7- Adult

Boys Dance Program

Boys Dance Program

Boys in Motion

Calling all super heroes, knights and future athletic stars, this dance class rocks!  Specifically designed for young boys ages 4-6 years, to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength while also being introduced to ballet and contemporary dance.

Day/Dates: Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2, 3:45-4:15pm, $9 (4 classes)

                  Winter: Mondays, Jan. 9- March 13, 3:45-4:15pm, $22 (10 classes)

Age: 4-6 years as of 1/1/16

Instructor- J. Taber-O’Neill

 

Dance Technique for Boys

This high energy class just for boys focuses on building technique and strength while exploring classical and contemporary dance disciplines such as ballet, modern and jazz dance. All experience levels welcome.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 12- March 16 (No Class March 9)

Time: 4:15-5pm

Age: 7-12

Instructor:  J. Dienger

Price: $22 (9 classes)

Irish

 

Irish Dance

Irish I

Description: Introduction to Irish Dance technique.  Students will learn basic jig and reel steps, along with ceili dances.

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15

Time: 5-5:45pm

Age: 5 years & up

Instructor:Alanna Duffy Pelowski

Price: $80 (10 classes)

 

Irish Dance II

Intermediate Irish dance technique training will expand to new tricks which will be worked into soft shoe steps, along with ceili dances.  Basic hard shoe technique will be introduced as students learn hornpipe, treble reel and treble jig steps and set dances.*

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, Jan. 11-March 15

Time: 5:45-6:45pm

Age: NA

Instructor:  Alanna Duffy Pelowski

Price: $90 (10 classes)

 

NEW! Family Irish

Will your family be ready for St. Patrick’s Day this year? This is your chance to spend quality time as a family making memories that will last a lifetime as you exercise and learn basic Irish jigs, reel steps and ceili dances.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan.9- March 13

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Age: All Ages 5+

Instructor: A. Honecker- Sherman

Price: $95 a Family (10 classes)

Specialty Classes & Dance Programs

Dance for the Camera Master Class

A fun introduction to creative and practical skills for making dance films, an inspiring collaboration between choreography, performance and the videocamera.

Day/Time:  9-12 years (4-5:30pm) & 13+ (6pm-8pm)

Dates:   Sunday, Feb. 5th

Instructor: Sharon Mansur

Price: $18

NEW! Dance Sampler

Want to try dance, but you’re not sure which style to choose? Sample Musical Theatre Dance and Ballet, each for two week. Student’s will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day/Dates: Mini-Mester: Mondays, Dec.5, 12,19 & Jan. 2,

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Age: 7-10 years

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $36 (4 classes)

NEW! Homeschool Dance Discovery

Want to try dance, but you’re not sure which style to choose? During this sampler class will learn about and test out a variety of dance styles from Jazz to Modern and Musical Theatre to Ballet.  Student’s will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. The class will get to vote on their favorite style to repeat the final week of class for demonstration week. No prior dance experience necessary.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Jan. 16-March 6

Time: 1pm-2pm

Age: 8-12 years

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $49 (10 classes)

Dance Repertory Company Concert: Deeply Rooted Dance: Celebrating our Connections  Auditions

In addition to classes, an exciting part of the learning experience for MCA students is performance opportunities.  Students may audition for MCA’s  performing ensemble, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC). The DRC  will hold auditions on  Jan. 22nd for its annual Spring production.  DRC is a special opportunity for intermediate- advanced dancers ages 12 and up (limited roles may be available for younger dancers depending on performance needs).  Auditions are free and open to the public.  Those cast will be required to pay a $75 performance fee and will be required to be enrolled in at least once dance class at MCA.  Performances are April 20th-22nd at the Page Theatre.

2nd Annual Free-4-All- Jan. 7th

Have you been waiting for just the right time to check out one of our classes? The wait is now over, MCA is having a FREE-4-ALL… a day of free classes for the whole family! This event will feature classes for both youth and adults- so bring some friends and try a class or two. All classes are FREE, space is limited so preregistration is recommended online, by phone or in-person.

Participants should wear clothing that is easy to move in, no dance shoes or attire required! For Tap class MCA will have tap shoes for use with socks. All other classes may be taken barefoot or in the case of Hip Hop Classes clean gym shoes (that have not been worn outside) may be worn.

This is also a wonderful opportunity to tour our classroom and performance spaces, meet faculty and get fitted for you dance shoes and tights.

As a bonus, participants who register on the day of the Free-4-All for any dance or theatre class in the Winter session will receive $10 off!

10-10:45am-      My Grown-up & Me (18 mo.- 3 years with an adult)
                           Ballet I (ages 7-13)
                           Ballet 101 (learn about MCA’s Ballet Program)
11am-11:45am-  Hip Hop Cardio (ages 14- Adult)
                           Musical Theatre Acting (ages 7-13)
12-12:45pm-      Barre Sculpt (ages 14- Adult)
                           Tap & Jazz (ages 6-13)
1-1:45pm-          Pre-Ballet (ages 4-6)
                           Hip Hop (ages 6-13)
2-2:45pm-          Boys in Motion (ages 4-6)
                           Dance Technique for Boys (ages 7-12)

Accreditation

Students in their junior and senior years of high school who participate in the Post Secondary Education Option may also take selected MCA classes for Saint Mary’s University credit offered through the Saint Mary’s dance minor.

For more details, contact your high school counselor.

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