Class Descriptions

MADLOM NEW ADDRESS

55 Montclair Avenue @ Chestnut

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Montclair, NJ 0704

 

 

OPENING, CLOSING, ZOOM, A+B GROUPS

Due to COVID, please inquire: madlommail@gmail.com

 

Madlom Team:  madlommail@gmail.com

 

MONDAY (Group A)

Modern Dance 1 & Ballet Introd 1 & Choreography 1

Ages 7 to 9
Maya 4:15 – 5:15 (In the lawn 4:00 – 4:55)

We explore the space, practice spatial orientation, direction, levels, rhythms, and time. We observe Visual Art. and explore images. Kids develop skills in Modern dance, basics of ballet,  and stretching. we create stories through movement. We encourage critical and creative thinking and independent work. COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

Modern Dance 2 & Ballet 1 & Choreography 2 (Level 2)

Ages 9 to 14 (mixed level)
Maya 5:25 – 7: 00 (In the Lawn 5 -6:15)

Beginning of short class studies! We explore the space, engage, and reason through a specific thought process. Critical and creative thinking in a friendly and safe space. Modern dance training, strong ballet base, and stretching.  Choreography! Leadership!  Directing! All inspired by visual art. Students develop an ability to make decisions and lead. We encourage the development of individuality, creative & critical thinking, improvisation, imagination, teamwork, and communication; confidence, movement memory, and teamwork.  (Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes) COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

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TUESDAY (Group B)

Creative Moves & Story project & Pre-Elementary Ballet for the youngest team!

Ages 3 to 6
Maya 4:00 – 4:45

Creating Stories with movement, Understanding Space, Pre-Elementary Ballet) Imagine and create. We observe paintings and listen to stories; develop rhythm and strength through the joy of movement. Discover the space. Introduce the timing & rhythms & dance steps. The goal is to encourage creativity, confidence, strength, bodily-kinesthetic awareness, dance, and teamwork. We will read Anansi The Spider, Coppelia, Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf as well as ‘make up stories’.  (Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes) COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

Ballet Elementary  & Movement for Actors

Ages 9 – 15 (Mixed level)
Maya and guests
5:00 – 6:15

Placement, speed, work from the core
Introduce ballet vocabulary, and movement, center work, and across the floor. The positions of the feet and arms define standard placements of the feet (in combination with arms). The class encourages control and while teaching arm and leg coordination. Movement memory is developed. Building flexibility and strength. This class is recommended for boys and girls and is essential to develop a stronger dance technique and coordination for actors.
(Loose clothes, girls – hair must be secured) COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

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WEDNESDAY (Group A)

 

Ballet (Intermediate)

Ages 10 – 18
Guests and Maya 4:00-5:20 (In the lawn 4 – 5:15)

The students continue to work at the ballet barre, center, and across the floor. Body alignment is the key (Feet, hips, shoulders, head) to further turnout (rotation outward) and extensions. Positions of the arms and legs, as well as 9 basic directions of the body, are explored. Small jumps transferring to larger jumps across the floor are practiced in every class. Movement memory is developed. This class is for boys and girls.  (Dress code black and pink combination, ballet slippers, hair must be neatly secured). COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

 

Modern Dance & Choreography & Performance (Level 3)

Ages 11 -18
Maya  5:30 – 7:15 (In the Lawn 5:15 – 6:30)

(1) This class is all about creativity, invention, and originality. Students & the teachers collaborate! Students develop abilities to lead, direct, and examine performance.. (3) The development of individuality & critical thinking is emphasized. (3) Students are required to voice their impressions. (4) Movement memory is developed. (5) Modern dance, based in Graham and Cunningham and improvisation, strengthening and stretching is practiced. (Bare feet & loose clothes) COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

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THURSDAY GROUP B

 

Physical Theater & Acting & Improvisation + writing a play  – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
(Level1)

Ages 7 – 9  4:00 – 5:00

(2) This class will offer Level 1 to Physical Theater, drama, and acting. We will write and create a THEATER PLAY.  Highly recommended For Movement class and Friday Drumming class! Maya and her associates have a way to help every child speak up, feel important, critically, and creatively think!

RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

 

Physical Theater & Acting & Improvisation + writing a play
(Level 2)

Ages 9 – 16
Mike Barton, Ayana Workman, Maya & Guests
Thursday 5:15 – 6:45  (In the Lawn 5:00 – 6:45)

(2) This class will offer Level 2 to Physical Theater, drama, and acting. We will write and create a THEATER PLAY, analyze the characters derived from the world’s literacy, and evolve the beginning, middle, and end. The student is encouraged to come up with their own ideas! We will work with Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Two Gentlemen in Verona.   (Dress code loose clothes, bare feet, yoga mat)

RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

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FRIDAY 

Every drum class starts with warm-up, the levels are mixed, please inquire about the placement at madlommail@gmail.com

 

Beginning Djembe Drum 1, G Clef Story, Movement (Level 1)

Ages 3 – 6 1/2 Maya

3:30 – 4:15

(1) The students are encouraged to create their own rhythms, poems, and participate in African Djembe Drumming & movement. (2) Introduce the story of Ms. G Cle & read the music. Students get a chance to put movement and rhythm & patterns into space. (3) Rhythm is in everyone; it can be brought out through focused learning. (Goal is to help youngest learners to focus and create) COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

Djembe Drum 2 & Poetry & Movement (Level 2)

Ages 6 -10

Friday 4:30 – 5:15   Maya, William, Guests

(1) The students work on their djembe drumming skill (2) Creation of poems and rhythms is welcomed. (3) Basic music notations and how to create rhythm, poetry is encouraged. (4) An added benefit of drumming is emotional regulation, the development of focus, and pre-literacy skills. Children are exposed to African rhythms (Kuku, Mwana, Funga, Isokota).COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.
(Dress code: loose clothes)

Djembe Drum 3 & (Poetry & Movement, Level 3)

Ages 10 -18

Friday 5:30 – 6:30    M’ten Halsey, Maya & William, Guests

(1) Polyrhythm’s (each hand plays one side)  (2) faster speed of playing (3) This class is excellent to encourage focused learning. The students continue to create their own poems and rhythms in addition to learning African rhythms such as Kuku, Lamba, N’Kwanga, Funga, Yembala, Samba, Funky Madlom, etc.  COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

Level 3 combined with Level 4 (Finalized after registration)

Ages 10 – 18

Friday 6:30 – 7:20    M’ten Halsey, & William, Grant visiting, Guests

(1) We explore advanced levels of rhythms and drumming. Participants must be invited by teachers. On this level, drumming becomes a skill. This class is excellent to help focus on learning. It encourages discipline and strong listening skills. The group is encouraged to perform as leaders of the drum ensemble. COVID RULES! SMALL CLASS. START OUTSIDE, MOVE INSIDE OR ZOOM.

 

(Dress code: loose clothes)[/one_half]