MCPA Children's Program
Your child will thrive in the exciting MCPA Children's Program! Beginning with Creative Movement at age 2.5, your child will have a great time as she learns proper dance terminology wrapped in an engaging, easy to follow, child friendly format.
With enthusiastic teachers, plenty of safe space to explore and learn, and a comfortable nurturing environment, your child will love dance classes at MCPA!
In a MCPA pre-school age class, your child will learn classroom skills, develop motor skills such as skipping and balance, work on rhythm and musicality, and build a solid base of dance terminology from which she can grow in the future. As your child grows, the program expands to offer tap, jazz, and many performance opportunities. And if you are interested, your child can audition for our year round training program for even more opportunities!
You will delight in your child's performance as they take the stage every season. Nothing compares to her smile as she performs her first plies and pirouettes... except maybe your pride as she grows and matures into a graceful dancer, confident in her performance and shining on stage.
Call today to have your child try a class for FREE, and let us help create memories of dance class that will last a lifetime!
2016 Summer Classes: Our 8-week session will begin the week of July 11 and concludes the week of August 29th
Creative Movement – 2.5-3.5 year olds
A fun class that will inspire your child’s imagination and creativity; your child will explore movement through music, games, and props. She will learn basic motor skills, including jumping, hopping, and skipping, and work on balance and simple coordination exercises. Proper ballet terminology is introduced whenever appropriate.
45 minute class – one day per week
Summer 2016 - Wed 5:30-6:15
Uniform – Girls wear any leotard, pink tights and proper pink leather ballet shoes. For your convenience, we recommend ordering these items through MCPA to ensure correct style and color. Boys wear comfortable clothing they can move easily in, such as sweatpants/shorts and a t-shirt.
Kinderdance – 4-5.5 year olds
Expanding upon the curriculum of Creative Movement where imagination and creativity is key, your child will continue to be challenged as she/he masters the beginning steps of ballet. They will also continue to fine-tune basic motor skills, including jumping, hopping, skipping, and balancing. Proper ballet terminology is used. Your child will also be thrilled as they are introduced to the basics of tap dance.
60 minute class – one day per week
Summer 2016 - Monday 7:00-8:00, Wed 6:15-7:15
Uniform – Girls wear any leotard, pink tights and proper pink leather ballet shoes, plus black patent leather tap shoes. For your convenience, we recommend ordering these items through MCPA to ensure correct style and color. Boys wear comfortable clothing they can move easily in, such as sweatpants/ shorts, and a t-shirt.
Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo – 6-8 year olds
Your child will learn the fundamentals of Ballet, including proper terminology and classroom etiquette. A jazz warm up is introduced where your child will work on stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as coordination skills. Students also learn tap vocabulary and rhythm patterns. Skills learned in this class help facilitate your child’s transition to the 8-12 combo class or the year round professional training program.
90 min class - 30 min each Ballet/Jazz/Tap
Summer 2016: Mon 5:30-7:00
Uniform – same as Kinderdance. Students wear ballet shoes for jazz.
Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo - 8-12 year olds
This class is for the older recreational student who is unable to commit to dance class more than once per week, and the perfect choice for busy students. This is a two hour long class, approximately 45 minutes ballet, 45 minutes jazz, and 30 minutes tap, which meets just one day per week.
120 min class
Summer 2016: Tue 6:00-8:00
Uniform - Girls - solid color leotard, pink tights, long hair in a bun or ponytail. Pink ballet shoes, black oxford style tap shoes. Boys wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in, black ballet shoes, black oxford style tap shoes.
NEW! Intermediate Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo – 8-12 year olds
This class is for students who have a few years experience and are ready for a more challenging class. Students may take this class with teacher recommendation only. This class begins in July, and these students are expected to take class in the summer if at all possible.
Students who do not take the summer session should register for the BTJ combo class for the fall session. They will be reevaluated in the first few weeks to see if they are still eligible for the intermediate class, and may have make up classes required for the time they missed in the summer.
120 minute class – one day per week
Summer 2016: Thur 6:30-8:30
Uniform – same as above