Class Schedule

Classes Announced for Madcap Education Center in Westwood

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Spring 2020 classes

Session A (January 13-Feb. 29)

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE, 9-13 year olds

Mondays, 5:30-6:30

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Zac Holman

Description: This class is perfect for those who have 1-2 years of dance experience (in any style) and want to increase their skills and experience in musical theatre dance. Students will learn age-appropriate routines set to musical theatre favorites in a variety of styles ranging from golden age to contemporary. Dancers will work on telling a story while they dance, as well as learn and practice basic turns, kicks, and leaps to prepare them for advanced training.
Registration cost: $75

 

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE, 13 +

Tuesdays, 6:30pm- 7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Genevieve Perrino

Description: This class is perfect for those who have 1-2 years of dance experience (in any style) and want to increase their skills and experience in musical theatre dance. Students will learn age-appropriate routines set to musical theatre favorites in a variety of styles ranging from golden age to contemporary. Dancers will work on telling a story while they dance, as well as learn and practice basic turns, kicks, and leaps to prepare them for advanced training.
Registration cost: $75

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 6-10 year olds

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Jackie Smith

Description: What goes into making a play? Students will look at all the details needed to make a play including scriptwriting, costumes, set design, acting, directing, and more!
Material fee applies.

Registration cost: $75

Material fee: $15

Total: $90

 

ZUMBINI, Ages 0-4

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Dana Hill

Description: Zumbini is the perfect blend of dance, music, and fun for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Classes focus on social-emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, language proficiencies, and bonding between little ones and the adults they love!

Registration cost: $105 (per child participant)

 

PRE-K BALLET, 3-5 year olds

Mondays, 4:30pm-5:15pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Mandy Goodwin

Description:  Does your child love tutus and ballet slippers?  This beginner class introduces the basics of ballet that every tiny dancer needs to know. While incorporating creative activites/games to get your little one moving they will learn the basics of ballet in a fun, positive atmosphere.

Registration cost: $75

 

BEGINNING ACTING, 6-11 year olds

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Brandon Leatherland

Description: In this class, the student will learn basic acting terms. They will also participate in many different acting games that will make them as comfortable as possible with performing on a stage. The students will also learn how to act with others through scene study.

Registration cost: $75

 

BE A YOUTUBE STAR, 8-12 year olds

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Distance Learning Studio

Instructor: Brandon Leatherland

Description: In this class, students will learn what it takes to create their own videos. They will learn the basics of film and sound editing, as well as working on their diction and voice by speaking into a microphone. This also includes understanding how to sustain their voice through vocal exercises. 

Registration cost: $75

 

SMALL GROUP MUSICAL THEATER SINGING, Ages 11-17

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

Music Studio

Instructor: Samantha Bicknell

Description: This small-group class is perfect for those with singing experience who want to improve vocal flexibility and strengthen their voice performance. Enrollment limited to 6 participants.

Registration cost: $105

 

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE INTENSIVE: PROFESSIONAL, AGES 18+

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:30am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Maggie Perrino & Kate Stark

Description: This 90 minute, workshop-style class will focus on choreography in a professional, gig-like atmosphere. Dancers will be expected to quickly pick up high level choreo without extensive technical breakdown of the steps. Fast-paced and full of varying styles and movement vocabularies, this class is for people who want to stay fit and push their abilities. This class is for experienced dancers and theatre practitioners who are 18 years of age or older.
Registration cost: $100 or $15 drop-in rate

  

CARTOONING, 6-12 year olds

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Thomas Hart Boeing

Description: Learn to take basic shapes and turn them into fun, dynamic cartoons. Each week we'll tackle a different character and style, creating scenes and our own unique characters.

Registration cost: $75

   

 

 

PUPPET MAKING FOR ADULTS, Ages 18 +

Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Melanie Mortimore

Description: Fans of puppets rejoice- you can now make your very own one-of-a-kind character! If you grew up watching the Muppets, Eureka's Castle, or even Howdy Doody, this class is for you.  Learn the basics of puppet making from Madcap's trained and professional staff. This class allows you to make your very own best friend from concept to finished product. A unique experience for anyone wanting to try something new!

Registration cost: $150

Material fee: $50

Total: $200

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 15 WEEK CLASS

 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN YOGA, All ages

Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Justine Johnson

Description: This yoga class is a fun, beginner-friendly introduction to yoga, but is great for experienced yogis as well! No set fee, simply pay what you can when you get here, no registration needed.

Registration cost: Whatever you have in your pocket or purse! Cash or check only. Arrive early- spots go fast!

 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN YOGA, All ages

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Nikki Capobianco

Description: This yoga class is a fun, beginner-friendly introduction to yoga, but is great for experienced yogis as well! No set fee, simply pay what you can when you get here, no registration needed.

Registration cost: Whatever you have in your pocket or purse! Cash or check only. Arrive early- spots go fast!

 

ZUMBA, All ages

Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Sarah Willis
Description: Zumba® is a full-body dance fitness party that mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for a super fun workout! Set to Latin and World music, you'll have a blast while also working on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility.

Registration cost: $75 or $7 drop-in rate

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 15 WEEK CLASS

 

JUMPSTART, Ages 16+

Fridays, 9:00am-10:00am

La Rosas’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Blaire Bartish

Description: Get a jumpstart on your day! This class is great for former dancers or untrained dancers looking for a way to work out and explore fun and funky choreography. Carefree, no pressure environment with lots of modifications and laughs.

Registration cost: $40

 

 

INTRO TO BALLET, Ages 6-12

Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Angelique Groh

Description: The best way to strengthen your core and increase all skills is with a foundation in ballet! This introductory class will cover basic steps, positions, and choreography, all in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere.

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in

 

 

HIP HOP, Ages 13 +
Tuesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio
Instructor: Genevieve Perrino
Description: Hip Hop training is quickly becoming a must for any dancer. Come work on various hip-hop styles with a contemporary twist. 
Registration cost: $75

 

 

 

 

 


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Session B  (March 9 - April 25)

ZUMBINI, Ages 0-4

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Dana Hill

Description: Zumbini is the perfect blend of dance, music, and fun for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Classes focus on social-emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, language proficiencies, and bonding between little ones and the adults they love!

Registration cost: $105 (per child participant)

 

WERK IT CARDIO, Ages 18 +

Saturdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Jeremy Cox

Description: This high intensity dance fitness class incorporates fitness routines and party dropping choreography with some of your favorite pop songs. Leave your stress behind and set your fierce self free in this safe, fun, judgement-free zone class.

Registration cost: $50 or $10 drop-in rate

 

PRE-K BALLET, 3-5 year olds

Mondays, 4:30pm-5:15pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Mandy Goodwin

Description: Does your child love tutus and ballet slippers? This beginner class introduces the basics of ballet that every tiny dancer needs to know. While incorporating creative activities/games to get your little one moving they will learn the basics of ballet in a fun, positive atmosphere. 

Registration cost: $75

 

INTRO TO BALLET, Ages 8-12

Mondays, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Allison Dilbone

Description: The best way to strengthen your core and increase all skills is with a foundation in ballet! This introductory class will cover basic steps, positions, and choreography, all in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere.

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in

 

INTRO TO BALLET, Ages 6-12

Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Angelique Groh

Description: The best way to strengthen your core and increase all skills is with a foundation in ballet! This introductory class will cover basic steps, positions, and choreography, all in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere.

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in

 

 

HIP HOP, Ages 13 +
Tuesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio
Instructor: Genevieve Perrino
Description: Hip Hop training is quickly becoming a must for any dancer. Come work on various hip-hop styles with a contemporary twist. 
Registration cost: $75

INTRO TO TAP, Ages 8-12

Mondays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Allison Dilbone

Description: Always wanted to learn how to tap but never had the time? Here’s your chance! Join us as we cover the basics of tap in a casual and fun learning environment.

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in rate

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, 10-15 year olds

Saturdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Kyle Douglas Taylor

Description: Enter the world of the mysterious in a class that explores problem solving, critical thinking, and really, really cool monsters! Basics of the game will be covered as well as creative writing extension activities. Students do not need to know how to play to take the class.

Registration cost: $85

Material fee: $10

Total: $95

 

BE A YOUTUBE STAR, 8-12 year olds

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Distance Learning Studio

Instructor: Brandon Leatherland

Description: In this class, students will learn what it takes to create their own videos. They will learn the basics of film and sound editing, as well as working on their diction and voice by speaking into a microphone. This also includes understanding how to sustain their voice through vocal exercises. 

Registration cost: $75

 

INTRO TO COMICS, Ages 6-12

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Thomas Boeing

Description: Ever wanted to be a comic book artist? This course will show you how to design characters, create story lines, and illustrate panels. By the end of the course you'll have a printed comic in hand that you can show your friends!

Registration cost: $75

Materials fee: $5

Total: $80

 

 

CONTEMPORARY DANCE, Ages 14+
Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio
Instructor: Mandy Goodwin
Description: This class is an exploration of expressive movement through improvisation and beginner modern dance techniques. It's suitable for complete beginners as well as more intermediate dancers. In this class we will be open to exploring new ideas for creating/choreographing dances as well, by incorporating the ideas of the participants. 

 

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE, 13 +

Tuesdays, 6:30pm- 7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Genevieve Perrino

Description: This class is perfect for those who have 1-2 years of dance experience (in any style) and want to increase their skills and experience in musical theatre dance. Students will learn age-appropriate routines set to musical theatre favorites in a variety of styles ranging from golden age to contemporary. Dancers will work on telling a story while they dance, as well as learn and practice basic turns, kicks, and leaps to prepare them for advanced training.
Registration cost: $75

STAGE MAKEUP, Ages 8-13
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio
Instructor: Jackie Smith
Description: Women (and men!) have been using makeup for centuries to enhance their beauty, and nowhere has this been more apparent than the theater! Experiment with different techniques and create a variety of looks for the stage.
Please note: The cost of this class is a $75 registration fee as well as a $30 materials fee. All students will receive a makeup kit matched to their skin tone that they will take home at the end of the class.
Registration & material cost: $105

 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN YOGA, All ages

Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Justine Johnson

Description: This yoga class is a fun, beginner-friendly introduction to yoga, but is great for experienced yogis as well! No set fee, simply pay what you can when you get here, no registration needed.

Registration cost: Whatever you have in your pocket or purse! Cash or check only. Arrive early- spots go fast!

 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN YOGA, All ages

Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: TBD

Description: This yoga class is a fun, beginner-friendly introduction to yoga, but is great for experienced yogis as well! No set fee, simply pay what you can when you get here, no registration needed.

Registration cost: Whatever you have in your pocket or purse! Cash or check only. Arrive early- spots go fast!

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 6-10 year olds

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Jackie Smith

Description: What goes into making a play? Students will look at all the details needed to make a play including scriptwriting, costumes, set design, acting, directing, and more!
Material fee applies.

Registration cost: $75

Material fee: $15

Total: $90

 

INTRO TO BALLET FOR ADULTS, Ages 18+

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Kate Stark

Description: Maybe you’ve always wanted to take ballet classes, or maybe you took classes long ago but it’s been a few years. Kate’s Saturday morning class is the perfect way to learn (or re-learn) ballet technique in a fun and non-threatening environment. A student favorite!

Registration cost: $100 or $15 drop-in rate

 

JUMPSTART, Ages 16+

Fridays, 9:00am-10:00am

La Rosas’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Blaire Bartish

Description: Get a jumpstart on your day! This class is great for former dancers or untrained dancers looking for a way to work out and explore fun and funky choreography. Carefree, no pressure environment with lots of modifications and laughs.

Registration cost: $40

 

BEGINNING ACTING PERFORMANCE, Ages 3-7

Fridays, 10:30am-11:30am

La Rosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Annie Fletcher

Description: Has your 3-7 year caught the acting bug? Are they natural performers? Introduce them to the world of theatre in this class. We will cover basic knowledge of how to perform in a play including blocking, stage directions, improvisation and choreography. They will even star in a small showcase for parents in the final class. Great for preschoolers and homeschool students.

Registration cost: $75.00

INTRO TO STILL LIFE, Ages 14 +

Mondays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Swath Art Studio
Instructor: Mandy Goodwin

Description: Working from simple to more complex arrangements, participants will engage in drawing techniques with pencil and charcoal, and by exploring shading, dimension, expressive line, and composition, create personal works of art.  Participants can work with arrangements set forth by the class instructor to explore a variety of themes or can create their own arrangements with found items or personal objects brought from home.

Registration cost: $75
Materials cost: $15

Total: $90

 

PUPPET PALOOZA, 4-8 year olds

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Karie Gipson

Description: Every Tuesday is a puppet party at the MEC! Get hands on with awesome Madcap Puppets, see some mini stories like “The Gingerbread Man,” and create some of your own puppets to take home!

Registration cost: $75

Materials fee: $10

Total: $85

 

WHAT’S THE STORY? 12-16 year olds

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Karie Gipson

Description: What do Gone With the Wind, The Glass Menagerie, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone all have in common? A solid beginning, middle, and end. Learn the ins and outs of being a great story teller or screen writer in this one of a kind writing class.

Registration cost: $75

Materials fee: $5

Total: $80

 

INTRO TO TAP, Ages 16+

Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Katey Blood

Description: Always wanted to learn how to tap but never had the time? Here’s your chance! Join us as we cover the basics of tap in a casual and fun learning environment.

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in rate

 

INTRO TO TAP, Ages 16+

Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Karie-Lee Sutherland

Description: Always wanted to learn how to tap but never had the time? Here’s your chance! Join us as we cover the basics of tap in a casual and fun learning environment.

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in rate

 

TIP TOES FOR TOTS, Ages 2-4
Tuesdays, 10:00am-10:45am
La Rosa’s Dance Studio
Instructor: Karie-Lee Sutherland
Description: Learn how to stand on your toes and touch your nose!  Creative movement techniques designed to encourage body connectivity and alignment are an effective way to organize the central nervous system and achieve important movement milestones in childhood development.  Using music and nursery rhymes along with basic ballet fundamentals helps to introduce young students to rudiments of dance. 
Registration cost: $75

 

FIT AND FABULOUS, Ages 18 +
Thursdays, 9:30am-10:30am
LaRosa’s Dance Studio
Instructor: Karie-Lee Sutherland
Description: Looking for a way to get fit and have fun? Look no further! Fit and Fabulous is a low impact, fun way to tone, stretch, and strengthen. Have fun while you work out!
Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in

 

BROADWAY BEGINNERS, Ages 3-6
Thursdays, 10:30am-11:15am
LaRosa’s Dance Studio
Instructor: Karie-Lee Sutherland
Description:
Join in the creative fun and develop your inner actor by engaging in dramatic play!  Games and activities designed for young students help exercise oral and physical expression using role play and simple improvisation.  Dramatic play not only helps develop creativity but is shown to be highly successful in helping students manage thoughts and problems, improve self-esteem, and strengthen cognitive self-regulation.  
Registration cost: $75

 

INTERMEDIATE ACTING, Ages 11-15
Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm
LaRosa’s Dance Studio
Instructor: Jeremy Cox
Description: No longer a newbie but not quite a master? Learn how to refine your skills in order to be the best actor you can be. A great experience for anyone who is considering theater performance as a college degree. Students must have at least 2 production experiences prior to signing up for class.
Registration cost: $75

 

LABAN MOVEMENT, Ages 16 +
Saturdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm
LaRosa’s Dance Studio
Instructor: Jeremy Cox
Description:
Laban Movement is a technique using Laban's efforts involving time, space, and force. These techniques can be used in acting to help make choices more direct or indirect, sudden or sustained, light or strong. In this class, we will use these efforts to help add depth and color to our acting skills. Come open and ready to play as we add Laban's Efforts class.
Registration cost: $75

 

HAND SEWING FOR KIDS, Ages 6-10
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Swath Art Studio
Instructor: Melanie Mortimore
Description: The basics of sewing are best learned with a solid hand-sewing foundation! Make your own pillow project from start to finish with this introductory class that teach the very basics of sewing.
Registration cost: $75
Materials cost: $15
Total: $90

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