2019 Spring semester stars February 4

MADLOM 2019 spring semester starts February 4

Giving young people the power!

MADLOM is a Tri-State Multi-Arts- Academy & Lab of Dance, Drum and Drama. Students learn differently. At MADLOM they think creatively. Through step by step process the students become independent thinkers. MADLOM helps them lead in dance, drumming and drama. This leads to choreography, story telling and theater. They lead to literature, public speaking,  music, visual arts & sciences & math, television & film.

Two semesters per school year

FALL SEMESTER – introduction to the process, SPRING SEMESTER – continuum and evolution through the process. Curriculum is divided into introduction, basics, evolution, leadership and presentation. Students are able to reach their FULL CREATIVE POTENTIAL.


Maya Milenovic Workman (Artistic Director) or Madlom Team:  madlommail@gmail.com

FALL/WINTER semester 2018 begins Friday, September 14
Physical Theater begins October 4
WINTER/SPRING semester 2018 begins Monday, February 4
Physical Theater begins February 7

For students wishing to deepen their technique we recommend a combination of classes!



PRIVATE LESSONS in drumming, modern dance, ballet upon request (madlommail@gmail.com)



We Follow Montclair Public School Calendar; for updates reach out to madlommail@gmail.com



FIFTEEN (15-16) classes per semester
TWELVE (13) classes per semester, Physical Theater & Acting

1) Fill out: Registration Form (Online or print & send)
2) Pay on line with Pay Pal (Add $4.00 processing fee)
3) Send us a check: MADLOM, 41 Watchung Plaza, #324, Montclair, NJ 07042

Early Bird registration
Reserve & sign up  the space by writing to madlommail@gmail.com
And register before September 8, 2018 (Fall semester 2018)
And register before January 27, 2019 (Spring semester 2019)
Registration Fee is Waived and 10% deduction from regular price  (see bellow) applies
Regular Registration
After September 8  (Fall 2018), after January 27 (Spring 2019)
Registration fees for a year! $35 first child + $10 second child + $10 third child

1 class (15 sessions) = $299 (+35)
Physical Theater & Acting (12 sessions) = $250 (+35)
2 classes = $530 (+35)
2 classes & Physical Theater & Acting as a second class = $480 (+35)
3 classes = $780 (+35)
3 classes with Physical Theater & Acting as a third class = $690 (+35)

Payment plan is available & No refunds after third class


Creative Movement & Story project for the youngest team!

Ages 3 to 5
Maya 4:00 – 4:45

Imagine and create by observing paintings and listen to stories. Start to develop inner strength through joy of movement. Discover the space around you and introduce timing & rhythms & dance steps. The goal is to encourage creativity, confidence, strength, bodily-kinesthetic awareness, dance steps and teamwork. While adding small percussion, we will read and imagine Anansi The Spider, Copelia, Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf.

(Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)

Moving Theater, Modern Dance, Choreography & Story Project (Level 1) & Imorovisation

Ages 5 1/2 to 8
Maya 4:50 – 5:40

(1) Explore the space and observe Visual Art (2) train in the modern dance, intro ballet (3) Introduce story telling through movement and beginning ballet (4) Concepts of choreography, timing and images. (5) Picasso, Magritte, Kandinsky, Dali and Basquiat inspire us and ‘come alive’.  We encourage individuality, creative & critical thinking & communication. Imagination helps develop a thought. By usinmg IMPROVISATOION, we create movement in rhythms.  (The goal is to encourage creativity, confidence, kinesthetic awareness, dance steps & ballet, movement combinations, teamwork communication).

(Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)

Moving Theater, Modern Dance and Choreography & Story Project (Level 2) – Introduce Physical Theater & Improvisation

Ages 8 – 11
Maya 5:45 – 6:55

(1) Explore the space, engage and reason through specific thought process. Critical and creative thinking in a frendly and safe space evolve (2) training in MODERN DANCE  and choreography! (3) Leadership and directing inspired by visual art in short class studies. (4) BALLET barre is introduced. The class offers a strong base to further development of modern dance skill, theater and ballet (5) Students create, and develop ability to lead. (The goal is to encourage individuality, and creative & critical thinking; stronger modern dance technique, strengthening and stretching, confidence, movement memory & combinations and teamwork communication). (6) We will introduce improvisation, physical theater, explore the characters.
(Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)


Beginning Djembe Drumming, Poetry and Story Project

Ages 3 – 5 (PK and Kindergarten) – Maya  4:15 – 4:45

(1) The students are encouraged to create 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 the space. (3) Rhythm is in everyone; it can be brought out through focused learning. (Goal is to help youngest learners to focus and create)
(Dress code: Loose clothes) 

Ballet (Level 1+2)

Ages 8 – 11
Maya and guests
4:45 – 5:45

Ballet placement, speed of movement, how to work from the core
This class works within ballet vocabulary: ballet barre, center 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 poise, while teaching arm and leg coordination. Building flexibility and strength are encouraged. This class is recommended for boys and girls and is essential to develop stronger modern dance technique.
(Dress code; black or pink combination, ballet slippers, hair must be neatly secured in a bun or twist).

Modern Dance & Choreography & Story Project & Performance (Level 3)

Ages 10 -18
Maya  5:45 – 7:15

(1) This class is all about creativity and invention! (2) Students & the teacher collaborate! Students develop abilities to lead, direct and examine performance. They also work under Maya’s leadership. (3) Development of individuality & critical thinking is emphasized. (3) Students are required to write their impressions. (4) The class performs six times per year (5) Modern dance, based in Graham and Cunningham and improvisation, strengthening and stretching is practiced. (Bare feet & loose clothes)

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Ballet (Intermediate Level)

Ages 10 – 18
Guests and Maya
Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00

This class continues exploring ballet vocabulary and work at the ballet barre, center and across the floor. Body alignment is the key (Feet, hips, shoulders, head) to further work on 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. Students are advised how to stretch at home. Movement memory is developed. This class is for boys and girls.
(Dress code black and pink combination, ballet slippers, hair must be neatly secured).


Physical Theater & Acting & Improvisation
(Level 1) Not running at the moment!

This class will offer Level 1 to physical theater, drama and acting

Physical Theater & Acting & Improvisation
(Level 2)
Ages 9 – 16 (Start October 4)
Mike Barton, Ayana Workman and Maya
Thursday 5:30 – 7:00

(2) This class will offer Level 2 to physical theater, drama and acting (2) we will build our own THEATER PLAY, and analyze the characters derived from world’s literacy, and how we tweak or change characters (3) we will evolve the beginning, middle and end of stories. (4) the student is encouraged to come up with their own ideas! (5) all is possible (6) we will read from Shakespeare and Beckett
(Dress code loose clothes, bare feet, yoga mat)


Every drum class starts with warm up

DRUM (Djembe drum) & Poetry & Movement (Level 1)
Level 1A+B, combined – ages 5 – 8 – 4:00 – 5:00
Maya, William, Christy visiting

(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).
(Dress code: loose clothes)

DRUM (Djembe drum) & Poetry & Movement (Level 2)

Ages 8 -10
M’ten Halsey,, Maya & William –  Christy visiting , Grant visiting
Friday 5:00 – 6:00

(1) Polyrhythm’s (each hand plays one side)  (2) faster speed of playing (3) This class is excellent to encourag 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.  The group is encouraged to perform.
(Dress code: loose clothes)

DRUM (Djembe drum & Dun Dun drum) (Level 3)

Ages 11 – 18 (Or oprevious experience)
M’ten Halsey, & William, Grant visiting, Maya
Friday 5:45 – 6:50

(1) On this level our students explore advance levels of drumming. Participants must be invited by teachers. Once on this level, drumming becomes a skill. This class is excellent to help focus learning in school. It encourages discipline, and strong listening skills. The group is encouraged to perform as leaders of drum ensemble.
(Dress code: loose clothes)