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The McLean Community Center and The Old Firehouse Center will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. The centers will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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This class is suitable for both beginners and those who have taken improv classes in the past. Improv comedy is a great way for kids and teens to express themselves and gain confidence. Focusing on creativity and teamwork, The Alden’s improv comedy classes for youth teach improv fundamentals such as “yes, and” in a supportive environment. Class participants will perform during (the) Unruly Theatre Project’s show on Friday, March 22, at The Old Firehouse Center.

8-11 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $145/$125 MCC district residents.
3001.319          M, 1/14-3/18          6:30-7:30 p.m.
No lesson on 1/21 and 2/18.

12-16 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $145/$125 MCC district residents.
3002.319          M, 1/14-3/18          7:30-8:30 p.m.
No lesson on 1/21 and 2/18.

Children must be accompanied by an adult/helper. This class culminates in the creation of a handmade fairy house. Each week, children will work on a different component of their house, replicating themes from books and illustrations.

 

Instructor: Alison Massidda.

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2.5-3.5 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $180/$165 MCC district residents.
6201.319          Tu, 1/15-3/5         9:30-10:30 a.m.

Students will learn to create their own cartoon characters using basic shapes and develop their own storyline and sample cartoon strip. Instruction will be given on how to combine basic shapes to create people, animals and objects using a variety of art materials. Students will be introduced to visual storytelling and story sequencing to channel their creativity and sense of humor.

 

Instructor: Brittany Root.

 

5-7 years
9 lessons @ 1 hr, $210/$195 MCC district residents.
6208.319          Tu, 1/15-3/12          6:30-7:30 p.m.

Children must be accompanied by an adult/helper. This class is all about snow! Children will read about, paint, stamp and create snowflakes, as well as various snowy scenes.

 

Instructor: Alison Massidda.

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2.5-3.5 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $180/$165 MCC district residents.
6202.319          W, 1/16-3/6         1-2 p.m.

Students develop observation, drawing and conceptual skills working with a variety of subjects in 2-D and 3-D media in a professional studio environment. Various media will be explored in age and skill-level appropriate projects including construction through clay and wire, as well as charcoal, watercolor, pen and ink. Young artists are encouraged to bring an after-school snack (no nuts, please).

 

Instructor: MPA Faculty.

 

Supply fee: $18, cash or make check out to MPA. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

 

8-12 years
9 lessons @ 1.5 hrs, $300/$280 MCC district residents.
6207.319           W, 1/16-3/13           4:30-6 p.m.

The theme of this class is all about robots. Children will create robots out of boxes. The class will discuss different kinds of robots and their mechanics, all in age-appropriate terminology. Then, children will build their own robot costumes from mixed media.

 

Instructor: Alison Massidda.

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3.5-6 years
8 lessons @ 1 hr, $210/$195 MCC district residents.
6203.319          Th, 1/17-3/7         9:30-10:30 a.m.

Little dancers love this enchanting adventure in dance! Children develop rhythm, grace, poise, coordination and musicality through pre-primary classical ballet, beginning tap skills, tap routines and improvisations with magical props and adorable costumes. Our dance class enriches your child in five areas of development: physical, creative, social, cognitive and emotional. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
3-3.5 years
18 lessons @ 45 mins, $419/$342 MCC district residents.
1573.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          9:15-10 a.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.

20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1574.319          Tu, 1/22-6/11          11:15 a.m.-noon
No lesson on 4/16.
 
3.5-4 years
20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1575.319          W, 1/23-6/12          2:30-3:15 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.

Young dancers are introduced to a beautiful pre-primary classical ballet syllabus which incorporates magical variations and dance class etiquette. Cognitive skills of counting, sequencing, spatial awareness and immersion in a second language (French), are introduced in this class. Dancers learn tap technique and delightful song and tap routines which develop coordination, rhythm, timing and stage presence. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

4 years
20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1576.319          W, 1/23-6/12          3:30-4:15 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.

18 lessons @ 45 mins, $419/$342 MCC district residents.
1577.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          10-10:45 a.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.

This class is for kindergarten/first grade students. Children develop lovely technical ballet skills while learning French vocabulary enhancing their artistic growth and nurturing poise, grace and musicality. Young dancers learn basic tap technique using fun Broadway-style song and tap routines showcasing their fantastic stage presence. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1578.319          W, 1/23-6/12          4:30-5:15 p.m.
1579.319          Th, 1/24-6/13          4:15-5 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17 or 4/18.

18 lessons @ 45 mins, $419/$342 MCC district residents.
1580.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          10:45-11:30 a.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.

Students are trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet syllabus through barre, adagio and allegro variations. Students learn tap techniques to Broadway style songs and jazz. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7-9 years
20 lessons @ 1 hr, 15 minutes, $696/$580 MCC district residents.
1582.319          Tu, 1/22-6/11          4:15-5:30 p.m.
No lesson on 4/16.