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Wednesday, Feb. 20: Due to inclement weather, the McLean Community Center and The Old Firehouse will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20. All classes and events have been canceled. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Joy of Dance ballet curriculum follows the International Dance Acclaim (IDA) Program. In June, the students have a ballet examination that will be assessed by an international examiner. Students are awarded a performance certificate and medal that provide proof that they have attained an international standard of classical ballet appropriate to their ages. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.

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Pre-Ballet (IDA) • 5-6 years
17 lessons @ 45 mins, $390/$323 MCC district residents.
1587.319          M, 1/28-6/10          3:45-4:30 p.m.
No lesson on 2/18, 4/15 and 5/27.

Ballet Grade I (IDA) • 7+ years
18 lessons @ 1 hr, $540/$450 MCC district residents.
1588.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.


Ballet Grade II/III (IDA)
• 8+ years
18 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $674/$558 MCC district residents.
1589.319          Sa, 1/19-6/8          12:30-2 p.m.
No lesson on 4/20, 5/18 and 5/25.


Ballet Grade V (IDA)
• 11-16 years
Instructor: Miss Virginia Britton, Founder, Alexandria Ballet.
20 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $749/$620 MCC district residents.
1590.319          F, 1/25-6/14          6:45-8:15 p.m.
No lesson on 4/19.

Ballet Grade IV (IDA)
11-16 years
20 lessons @ 1 hr, 30 mins, $749/$620 MCC district residents.
1591.319          W, 1/23-6/12          5:30-7 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.

Pointe Grade V (IDA)
11-16 years
Instructor: Miss Virginia Britton, Founder, Alexandria Ballet.
20 lessons @ 45 mins, $459/$380 MCC district residents.
1592.319          F, 1/25-6/14          8:15-9 p.m.
No lesson on 4/19.

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.

Parent/guardian participation required with child(ren). Join us for this fun-filled, full-of-energy, active games class emphasizing songs, creative movement, parachute, balls, and loads of active fun! Develops self-confidence, motor skills, coordination, socialization and cooperation and reinforces cognitive learning. Children with special needs welcome. Participating adult burns approximately 500 calories. Instructor: Funfit® Staff.

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10 lessons @ 45 mins, $180/$150 MCC district residents. Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Materials fee: $5, make check payable to Funfit®. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.


Winter Classes


11 months-2 years
1131.319          W, 1/23-3/27          9:45-10:30 a.m.


1-4 years
1132.319          W, 1/23-3/27          10:30-11:15 a.m.



Spring Classes


11 months-2 years
1134.319          W, 4/24-6/26          9:45-10:30 a.m.


1-4 years
1135.319          W, 4/24-6/26          10:30-11:15 a.m.


2-3 years
1136.319          W, 4/24-6/26          11:15 a.m.-noon

Students are trained in the Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet syllabus and tap technique syllabus incorporating tap barre, progressions, combinations, stylized Broadway tap routines and jazz. Dancers are members of Joy of Dance’s Show Biz Kidz performance troupe. Instructor: Joy of Dance Staff.
 
7-8 years
20 lessons @ 1 hr, $600/$500 MCC district residents.
1581.319          W, 1/23-6/12          5:15-6:15 p.m.
No lesson on 4/17.