Class Schedule

MADLOM 2016 – 2017


MADLOM’S principle offerings are creative performing arts after-school classes and in school residences aimed at children and youth ages 3-18. We encourage a non-competitive, creative and collaborative environment and inclusion through movement, drama, drumming, choreography and creative and critical thinking. By putting attention towards the development of each child’s self confidence and their ability to self express, we work to enhance each child’s in school leaning.

Our Semesters Are 15 (16) and 12 (13) Weeks Long

Our longer semesters allow for students to experience a fully developed course curriculum. With each class we work to help each student achieve their full creative potential.

For any QUESTIONS contact:

Maya Milenovic Workman, Artistic Director

FIFTEEN (15/16) classes per semester
TWELVE (12) classes per semester – Physical Theatre & Acting

FALL SEMESTER 2016 session begins September 16th

Physical Theatre begins October 6th


SPRING SEMESTER 2017 session begins February 6th

For students wishing to deepen their technique and connection to all arts and creativity we recommend a combination of classes. Older students are welcome to become assistants, and use the work with us as community service.



FEBRUARY: Parents, grandparents and students. Encouraging the power of collaborative work in drum classes (Fridays)

MARCH:  “Poetry, Music and Dance” (TBA). Poems by parents, grandparents and students: power of collaborative work!

MAY 13, 2017; 7:00 pm, “Spring Concert & Celebration of Mother’s Day Eve.” (Westminster Arts Center, Bloomfield College)

JUNE 11, 2017 Brunch/Potluck: “Drum & Dance in the lawn, Celebrate Peace and Justice + Father’s Day



2017 Weekend FILM CLASS (TBA)

2017 developing Physical Theater Performance Ensemble

Private lessons upon request



We Follow Montclair Public School Calendar; for details call (973) 626 6130


FIFTEEN (15) classes per semester
TWELVE (12) classes per semester, Physical Theater & Acting
1) Fill out: Registration Form (Online or print & send)
2) Pay on line with Pay Pal (Fee $5.00)
3) Send us a check: Madlom, 41 Watchung Plaza, #324, Montclair, NJ 07042)
Early Bird registration
(You must reserve the space as soon as possible by writing to
Before September 9, 2016 (Fall semester)
Before January 25, 2017 (Spring semester 2017)
If you register early Registration Fee is Waived
10% deduction from Regular Prices (see bellow) applies
Reserve the space by signing up with:

Regular Registration
After September 9 (Fall 2016), after February 1 (Spring 2017)

Registration fees: $35 first child + $10 second child + $10 third child

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

Payment plan is available
No refunds after second class.



Creative Movement for our youngest team!
Ages 3 to 5
4:05 – 4:45

Imagine through paintings, characters in stories and stories, Develop inner strength through joy of movement. Discover the space around you and introduce ballet and modern dance steps. The goal of this class is to encourage creativity, confidence, strength, kinesthetic awareness, dance steps and teamwork. Stories such as Anansi The Spider, Copelia, Nutcracker and Peter and the Wolf are introduced with music.
(Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)

Moving Theater, Modern Dance, Choreography Level (2) and Physical Theater & Acting (Level 1 starts class 8)
Ages 6 to 8 1/2
4:45 – 5:45

Explore “Moving Stories” and observe Visual Art through: Modern dance, Choreography + Moving Theater & Pre-Ballet, Develop critical and creative thinking and strength. We begin exploring the Choreography and Creative thinking. Folk tales, Picasso, Magritte, Kandinsky, Dali and African – Aborigines Art ‘come alive’.  We encourages students to develop their individuality, creative & critical thinking. Self-confidence grows as students express themselves. In spring semester we will add Physical Theater (Lwvel1) and work on characters in a play.
(Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)

Moving Theater, Modern Dance and Choreography Level 3
Ages 9 – 14
5:50 – 7:20

Explore the Space, engage and reason through specific thought process. Critical and creative thinking evolve through Modern dance  and Choreography. Leadership and directing inspired by daily events, dramatic stories and visual arts merge in short in class studies.  Students invent movement patterns, solos, duets and group work. Students develop ability to lead and direct with a sense of pride. Maya encourages individuality, and creative & critical thinking. Modern dance (Based in Graham and Cunningham), strengthening and stretching (Pilates) are a part of every class.
(Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)


Beginning Djembe Drumming, Poetry and Creative Movement
Ages 4 to 6

Invent rhythms and poems through joyous African Djembe Drumming & Poetry. Through fun, focused and creative djembe drumming and movement exercises including the story of Ms G Clef, we introduce students to the essentials of rhythm. The youngest students get a chance to start drumming, invent words for poetry and combine basic rhythms and movement patterns into space. Those that seemingly don’t have the rhythm realize that rhythm is in them and can be brought up through focused learning.
(Dress code: Loose clothes) 

Moving Theater, Modern Dance and Choreography Level 1
Ages 5 to 6 1/2

Explore Moving stories through Modern Dance and Pre-ballet. We start the process of critical and creative thinking. Imagination helps develop inner strength. The class offers a strong base to further development of dance technique, theater and ballet. 

Ballet (Level 1+2)
Ages 6 1/2 – 9
Maya and guests
5:35- 6:40

Ballet placement, speed, 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 strong modern dance.
(Dress code; black or pink combination, ballet slippers, hair must be neatly secured in a bun or twist).

Physical Theater & Acting (Level 1 – is now included in Moving Theater class on Monday at 4:45)
Ballet Level Intermediate
Ages 9 – 12 + teens
Lisa Rosenberg, Trisha Kelly, 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. The movement memory is developed. This class is for boys and girls.
(Dress code black and pink combination, ballet slippers, hair must be neatly secured).


Ballet Barre with Maya for actors and modern dancers
Ages 9 – 14
Thursday 4:30-5:15

This class is for young actors and modern dancers and athletes that will enhance strength and placement of one’s core and speed of foot movement

Physical Theater & Acting (Level 2)
Ages 9 – 14
Mike Barton, Ayana Workman and Ms. Maya
Thursday 5:15 – 6:40  (begins February 9)

This class will offer an intermediate level to physical theater, drama and acting, stage stories and characters derived from world’s literacy, and how we tweak or change characters, the beginning, middle and end of existing stories.
(Dress code loose clothes, bare feet, yoga mat)


DRUM (Djembe drum) & Poetry & Movement (Level 1)
Ages 6 to 8 1/2
Maya, Grant & Garret & Kweku
Friday 4:15 – 5:00

The students work on their djembe drumming, and own rhythmic and poetry invention. We help them to understand basic music notations and how to create rhythm, poetry inspired by observing and the movement. 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.
(Dress code: loose clothes)

DRUM (Djembe drum) & Poetry & Movement (Level 2)
Ages 8 -10
M’ten Halsey, Grant & Garrett, Maya & Kweku
Friday 5:00 – 6:00

Warm up of hands with ‘polyrhythm’s (each hand plays one side of the polyrhythm’s) and faster speed of playing is emphasized. This class is excellent to encouraged focused learning back at school. The students continue to create their own poems and rhythms (inspired by observing art, current events) in addition to learning African rhythms such as: Kuku, Lamba, N’Kwanga, Funga, Yembala, Samba, cFunky Madlom, etc. Some drum on the dum-dum with sticks. The group is encouraged to perform.
(Dress code: loose clothes)

DRUM (Djembe drum & Dun Dun drum & CONGAS) (Level 3)
Ages 9 – 15
M’ten Halsey, Grant & Garrett, Maya & Kweku
Friday 5:45 – 6:45

On this level our students explore advance levels of drumming. On certain occasions we offer the opportunity to participate with professional drumming groups. Once on this level, the students have entered a space where drumming becomes a skill they will never forget. This class is excellent to help focused learning in school. It encourages discipline, and strong listening skills. This year we are adding CONGAS.
(Dress code: loose clothes)