The Process

Q: What is MADLOM?

A: At MADLOM, we’’re a lot like you: we love the arts and are inspired by the greats, from Picasso to Coltrane, from Miro to Martha Graham, Robert Wilson and Pina Bausch, from the drums of Africa to the rhythms we hear inside ourselves that speed up when we see our students get excited by their own creativity.

Q: What is your program like?

A: Through process, our students discover their own creativity and enhance their technique and physical ability. They start to think outside of a box. We expose them to modern dance & ballet, choreography, drumming and poetry, drama & Physical Theater and the Story Project. The journey to a creative & self-confident spirit takes the entire lives; but you will see a difference in your child after even just one semester .

Q: What kind of results will I see in my child after a MADLOM class?

A: You can expect to see a greater confidence in your child, stronger focus and confidence. Many students lose focus because they get bored. This has a big impact on their performance in school. At MADLOM, we give them the tools they need to focus on their creativity and passions so that they can use it like a master craftsman can use a tool or a fine artist can wield a brush. This means that they will learn the focus they need to complete any task. Giving your child this kind of creative outlet will give their need to discover and imagine a time and a place. You will see this has positive benefits in even the things they once considered mundane.

Q: What kind of students do you work with?

A: MADLOM works with students from all walks of life, who live in the NJ and NY area. Whether your child is 3 or 18, has special needs or not, from any economic background, he or she will find a peer in MADLOM and we have experience working with them, from pre-school through 12th grade.

Q: What makes MADLOM different from other after school programs?

A: Many places teach dance, music, art, film etc. MADLOM was created by interdisciplinary artist Maya Milenovic Workman and Jazz Legend Reggie Workman who designed the laboratory where students collabporate in a space where one’s breath is even, into a room where walls talk, into a meadow where the run is a flight of a bird, into a house where doors expects a dinosaurs to come out, into a castle, where you have to “invent a password to enter”. It is this passion for imagination and exploration that makes MADLOM a special place to discover the strength art can give your child.

Q: What is MADLOM?

A: At MADLOM, we’’re a lot like you: we love the arts and are inspired by the greats, from Picasso to Coltrane, from Miro to Martha Graham, Robert Wilson and Pina Bausch, from the drums of Africa to the rhythms we hear inside ourselves that speed up when we see our students get excited by their own sense of creativity.

Q: I’’ve heard you approach dance differently from other schools. What is it you do?

A: Research says that the choreography is emancipating itself from dance, and engaging in a vibrant process of articulation in many areas. Choreographers are experimenting with new models of production, which can be applied to the daily challenges our students face.

At MADLOM these alternative ways of seeing things have enlarged the understanding of choreography. We take a different path from the commercialized representation of dance while bringing forward focus, self-organization, individual empowerment, individual thinking, directorial- choreographic leadership, problem solving in time and space, critical thinking, creative thinking and individual opinion.

Grace can be taught while the real goal is self-confidence. We don’t want to sacrifice one for the other. Our students deserve it all.

Q: How long has MADLOM been in Montclair?

A: Maya and Reggie with Elizabeth Mozer founded MADLOM in 1998. They became 501-c-3 in 2001.

Q: What else do I need to know before I sign up my child?

A: Please review our schedule and policies before registering [LINK]. You may also be interested in what students like yours have said about us.