Class Schedule

MA.DLOM 2017 – 2018

The power of collaborative work

Montclair Academy of Dance and Laboratory of Music & Drama is a Tri State Multi-Arts-Laboratory aimed at children and youth ages 3-18.  Our students are encouraged to imagine and create theater stories, choreography studies, and poetry in rhythms. We recognize that students have numerous intelligence and abilities and learn differently. A partnership is cultivated between the students and teachers to support creative and critical thinking. We direct the students to their source of power. Students can become independent thinkers that have the voice in the world. They are encouraged to be ground-breaking builders of the new in literature, public speaking, leadership; creative performance, music, visual arts & media; sciences & math, television & film.

2 Semesters per school calender

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. FIFTEEN (15/16) classes per semester TWELVE (12) classes per semester

Contact

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

FALL: 2017 begins September 15

Physical Theater begins October 5

SPRING: 2018 begins February 5

Physical Theater begins February 8

 

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

 

2017 -2018 CELEBRATION of MA.DLOM 20th ANNIVERSARY

SEPTEMBER 15 – 30: TRIAL CLASSES

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER:   “Poetry, Music and Dance” END YEAR APPEAL – Fundraising

MARCH 2018 –  Honoring our founder Reggie Workman – Fundraising

MAY, 2018  – Mother’s Day Celebration Performance

JUNE, 2018 Brunch/Potluck –  Father’s Day Celebration Performance

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

2017-2018

ACTING ON CAMERA – NEAL LERNER (Actor, Director) – weekend TBA

VISUAL ARTS & MOVEMENT & ACTING – MARY CHANG (Actor, Visual Artist, Director) – weekend TBA

THE STORY PROJECT COMPANY –  WITH MAYA MW (director,writer)  – TBA

PRIVATE LESSONS in drumming and ballet upon request – Maya M. Workman & Grant Burroughs

 

CLOSING

We Follow Montclair Public School Calendar; for imediate updates reach out to: (973) 626 6130

REGISTRATION 2017-2018

FIFTEEN (15-16) classes per semester
TWELVE (12-13) classes per semester, Physical Theater & Acting

1) Fill out: Registration Form (Online or print & send)
2) Pay on line with Pay Pal ($5.00 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, 2016 (Fall semester 2017)
And register before January 29, 2017 (Spring semester 2018)
Registration Fee is Waived and 10% deduction from regular price  (see bellow) applies

Regular Registration
After September 8  (Fall 2017), after January 29 (Spring 2018)

Registration fees for a year!

$35 first child + $10 second child + $10 third child

Tuition:
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 third class

Monday

Monday

Creative Movement & Story project for the youngest team!

Ages 3 to 5
Maya 4:05 – 4:45

Imagine and create by observing paintings and listen to stories. Develop inner strength through joy of movement. Discover the space around you and introduce length of time & dance steps. (The goal is to encourage creativity, confidence, strength, kinesthetic awareness, dance steps and teamwork). We will read and imagine Anansi The Spider, Copelia, Nutcracker and Peter and the Wolf. (Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)

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

Ages 5 to 7
Maya 4:45 – 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 ‘come alive’.  We encourage individuality, creative & critical thinking & communication. Imagination helps develop a thought. (The goal is to encourage creativity, confidence, kinesthetic awareness, dance steps & ballet, combinations, teamwork communication). (Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)

Moving Theater, Modern Dance and Choreography and Story Project (Level 2) – Introduce Physical Theater in class 10!

Ages 7 – 9
Maya 5:40 – 6:50

(1) Explore the space, engage and reason through specific thought process. Critical and creative thinking evolve (2) training in modern dance and choreography! (3) Leadership and directing inspired by daily events, and visual in short class studies. (4) Introduce Ballet barre. The class offers a strong base to further development of dance technique, theater and ballet (5) Students create and invent! Students develop ability to lead and direct. (The goal is to encourage individuality, and creative & critical thinking; strong modern dance technique, strengthening and stretching, confidence, movement memory & combinations and teamwork communication). (6) when the time comes to introduce physical theater we will read from world drama, and explore character
(Bare feet, ballet shoes are optional, loose clothes)

Tuesday

Beginning Djembe Drumming, Poetry and Story Project

Ages 4 to 6
Maya  4:05–4:45

(1) The students are encouraged to create own rhythms, poems, add a joyous 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 7 – 10
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).
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Modern Dance & Choreography & Story Project & Performance (Level 3)

Ages 10 -15
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) The STORY PROJECT COMPANY with MAYA MW as a director will add a few weekend practices: TBA

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Wednesday

 

Ballet (Intermediate Level)

Ages 10 – 15
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).
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Thursday

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Physical Theater & Acting

(Level 1+ 2)

Ages 10 – 15
Mike Barton, Ayana Workman and Maya
Thursday 5:00 – 6:45

This class is for young actors and modern dancers and athletes

(1) This class will offer Level 1+ 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)

Friday

Every drum class starts with warm up of hands and body.

DRUM (Djembe drum) & Poetry & Movement (Level 1)

Ages 6 to 8
Maya, Grant, William  (& Garret)
Friday 4:15 – 5:00

(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). (5) Movement based in rhythm pattern is added
(Dress code: loose clothes)

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

Ages 8 -10
M’ten Halsey, Grant (& Garrett), Maya & William
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 10 – 15
M’ten Halsey, Grant (& Garrett) & William (& Maya)
Friday 5:45 – 6:45

(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)