Class Descriptions

Aerial

This exciting new dance form is like dancing on air. Classes in Aerial Dancing will challenge you mentally, physically and emotionally. This class is taught with silks suspended from the ceiling and it will increase your muscle tone and flexibility.

A unitard or leotard and leggings. A tucked in t-shirt is not allowed. Form fitting tights or workout pants that cover the back of your knees as well as a form fitting long sleeved shirt that covers your arms completely from wrist to shoulder. Jewelry and body piercing must be removed or covered with a band aid. Men are required to wear a dance belt or support briefs. Long hair must be tied back or braided.

Ballet

Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based so as students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Black dance leotard, “ballet pink” tights and pink ballet slippers.  Knit ballet shorts or dance shorts are acceptable. Hair is to be worn in a bun.

Contemporary/Lyrical

This class uses motion to interpret music and express emotion. Dancers will learn to demonstrate balance, extension, isolations and control utilizing the lyrics or mood of the music. Contemporary/Lyrical requires solid ballet technique as well as experience in jazz.

A form-fitting dance wear or leotards are acceptable. No T-shirts are worn in Contemporary/Lyrical.  Shoes are not required for Lyrical if you want to wear shoes, jazz shoes or half-soles are acceptable. Hair is to be worn up and secured.

Creative Dance (Ages 2-3.5)

This class offers the beginning student a structured curriculum while still incorporating fun. Teachers will capture the child’s attention with familiar songs, fun props, and singing. This class will include a combination of ballet, tap and tumbling, and provides the child with a basic knowledge of dance names and steps as they prepare themselves to move into the next level of discipline.

Dance leotard (any color), ballet pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black patent tap shoes, any detachable chiffon skirt (optional). No attached skirts and no tutus! Hair is to be worn up if it is long. A ponytail is permissible at this age.

Jazz

This class focuses on technique and style through strong and sharp movements. This class emphasizes strength and stretch in the warm-up and practices those entities in technique across the floor and routines center floor.

Jazz pants or dance shorts and a fitted top are to be worn. No baggy clothing and no jewelry. Hair is to be worn up and secured in a ponytail or bun. Black or tan split sole style jazz shoes are to be worn.

Pre-Dance (Ages 3.5-5)

This class offers the beginning student a structured curriculum while still incorporating fun. Teachers will capture the child’s attention with familiar songs, fun props, and imaginative play. This class will include a combination of ballet and tap and provides the child with a basic knowledge of dance names and steps as they prepare themselves to move into the next level of discipline.

Dance leotard (any color), ballet pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black patent tap shoes, any detachable chiffon skirt (optional). No attached skirts and no tutus! Hair is to be worn up if it is long. A ponytail is permissible at this age.

Tap

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound.  Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap.  Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.  The class emphasis is developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.  Wear comfortable lightweight clothing so movement is not restricted. Capris, sweatpants, shorts or loose fitting pants with a T-shirt. Recommended tap shoes: Bloch or Capezio, oxford style.

Tumbling

This class is a gymnastics class where students will learn a variety of moves such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings. This class is taught without the use of special apparatus.

Fitted clothes. Bike shorts with either a leotard, crop top or fitted tank. No shoes required. Hair to be worn off face.

Hip Hop

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

Wear comfortable lightweight clothing so movement is not restricted. Capris, sweatpants, shorts (knee length) or loose fitting pants with a T-shirt. Sturdy lace-up athletic shoes are recommended. No bare feet or jazz shoes.

Musical Theater I (Ages 8 and Up)

These beginning/intermediate classes are great for students who are beginning to hone their love for singing, dancing, and acting. This class is designed for “first timers” as well as those who would still benefit from introductory techniques and knowledge. Students already savvy with one of the three disciplines, wishing to branch out into musical theatre would greatly benefit from this class. Every class begins with a fun and detailed vocal, dance, and acting warm up. The class continues with focus on each of these areas, and combining them in fun activities, in order to mold students into well rounded performers, musical theater lovers, and “triple threats.” Class activities will involve theater games, improvisation exercises, vocal scales, singing and breathing techniques, memorization exercises, dialogue, stage and theatrical terminology, movement, dance styles, focus techniques, audition tips, and general fun and silliness! The students will also spend a great amount of time studying scene work and acting styles, especially those related to musical theatre. Small musical numbers incorporating singing, dancing and expression will be taught and performed throughout the class sessions.

Wear comfortable lightweight clothing so movement is not restricted.

Musical Theater II

These classes are geared towards children that have taken at least one year of our musical theater program or another reputable program, at least one year of dance or voice, and participated in at least one musical theatre performance. Students in this class will be exposed to more advanced theater games, improvisation, voice and singing techniques, intermediate acting, intermediate dance, and more complicated choreography. Students will be asked to read sheet music and will be given more complex music to perform. They will develop basic sight reading techniques, as well as focus on character work and “performance” technique. Mock auditions are also held periodically during the year to prepare students for auditions. There will be various guest master teachers brought in throughout the year to offer specialized training and students will be invited to both learn and perform for these guest artists. These class sessions will help to create well rounded performers, as well as provide outside exposure and feedback for students wishing to continue and promote their theatrical career and academics. The class will also cover important areas of musical theatre history and general knowledge of contemporary songwriters, playwrites, and choreographers. Students will regularly work on musical theatre pieces and be given steady performance opportunities throughout the year to share with friends and family what students are learning and to get students used to performing in front of an audience. Children from this class are invited to audition for our musical theater performing groups, as well as our Secondary Musical Theatre Productions and Shows.

Advanced Musical Theater (Audition Only)

This performance based class will focus on audition and musical theater career preparation. Also, students will be preparing advanced song and dance solo and group numbers to be entered into competitions such as Musical Theatre Competitions of America and the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition.

Musical Theater Performance Troupe

This is a class for all ages and abilities geared toward preparing for performances and outreach in the area.  We will be working on songs in the style of musical theater, pop, and holiday with staging and choreography, This work will be performed at various events and venues in the area, bringing joy to surrounding malls, retirement communities, hospitals!

No Limits Classes

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Creative Classes for Our Children with Special Needs

Class Outline

  • Staff is certified in First Aid and CPR
  • Every dancer will be paired with a Buddy
  • Staff and peer mentors (”Buddies”) are trained in positive behavior supports
  • Flexible, encouraging and individualized instruction so each participant experiences support
  • Social, sensory and visual supports utilized for our dancers
  • Class will work on a short routine weekly for a small performance at the end of the session

For More Information

Please Contact Carla Hutchison at 714-779-3545 or  Carla.Hutchison@McCoyRigby.com

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Tuition Rates

Tuition Rates*

Classes per week Monthly Rate
1 class per week $58
2 classes per week $104
3 classes per week $139
4 classes per week $172
5 classes per week $200
6 classes per week $229
7 classes per week $251
8 classes per week $274
9 classes per week $295
(unlimited)
Each Additional Class $21
Unlimited w/ 2 students $400
Unlimited w/ 3 students $495
Unlimited w/ 4 students $574
$5 one time supply fee for all art classes (per student/per class)
$10 monthly aerial fee (per student)

Single Lesson/Drop in Rate
$15 per class

Registration (non-refundable)
Annual Registration (1st child) $22
Each Additional Child $16

Dance Company Choreography classes
$20 per class per month

Private Lessons (payable to MRCA)
Private lessons are payable to MRCA. Stop by the front desk for a list of rates.

Class Cards
5 classes $72
10 classes $135
15 classes $190

Studio Rental Rates
42nd St, Sondheim, Shakespeare $25 per hour
Joffrey $35 per hour
Rigby, Fosse, Broadway $45 per hour

*As of Monday, August 29, 2016. Rates subject to change.

Tuition Policies

Tuition Policies

  • Tuition is due and payable on the first of each month.
  • Effective January 1, 2015 all monthly tuition and company fees must be paid via automatic payment.  Click here to download Automatic Payment Consent Form
  • We accept debit or credit for monthly tuition and cash, checks, debit or credit card for drop in classes. (Visa & MasterCard only).
  • Tuition paid after the 7th will be assessed a $20.00 late fee.
  • Returned check fee is $25.00.
  • Any lesson missed due to holidays, illness or injury may be made up within 30 days of the missed class.
  • Please notify the studio in advance of any absences or vacations. Click here to report an absence.
  • All evaluation classes are charged as a single lesson.
  • There will be no refunds, extensions or transfers unless authorized by the director.
  • There will be a $10 participation fee per month per student for all students who are enrolled in the aerial classes. This is to cover the additional cost of aerial insurance that we incur each year.
  • There will be a $25.00 one time supply fee for the year for ART
  • There will be a $5.00 one time supply fee for the year for OIL PAINTING
Classroom Policies

Classroom Policies

  • Arrive on time; if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be allowed to participate in class and will be asked to take notes.
  • Come dressed according to dress code. (See our dress code for more details.) You may be asked to sit out if you are dressed inappropriately for class.
  • No food or drinks allowed in class. Water is allowed, but must be in a sealed container.
  • Be respectful to your teachers and classmates. No talking in class and remember to thank your teacher at the end of class.
  • We recommend a dance bag for shoes and clothing changes. Dance bags are to be kept in the cubbies in either the playroom or the homework room. If bags are brought into the classroom, they must be placed up against a wall and out of the way.
  • Students will be released from classes 5 minutes prior to scheduled end time so they have time to get to their next class.
Green Room

Green Room/Playroom/Homework Room Policies

  • Food and drink is only allowed in the Green Room.
  • No young children should be left unattended, especially in the playroom.
  • If your children play with toys, please be respectful of the space and put them away before you leave the room.
  • The Green Room is only for dancers and staff.
  • No talking or eating in the homework room.
  • Dispose of all trash in the trash cans; there is at least one in every room.
Art Supplies

MRCA Art Supplies List

You can either buy supplies through Nita (pre-order via email by September 1st) or purchase the exact brand of supplies yourself. If you would like to order your supplies through Nita, please email her at mail@nitadesigner.com by September 1st. If you have supplies from previous years you are welcome to use those in addition to but not instead of requested supplies if the brands don’t match. Students will be able to share with siblings and can use supplies from this list in future classes.

Each student should have a box to keep their supplies in.

General Art Class (Pre-Order $40.00; cash or check made out to Nita Faulkner)

  • Prismacolor Col-Erase Erasable Colore Pencils 12-pack
  • General’s 5 piece charcoal pencil kit
  • Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels 25 Piece
  • Prang Oval Pan Watercolor Set (16 colors w/ no. 9 brush)
  • Loew-Cornell Chalk Pastels 12-Count
  • Royal & Langnickel Sketching Keep & Carry Kit

Art in History Class (Pre-Order $40.00; cash or check made out to Nita Faulkner)

  • Prismacolor Col-Erase Erasable Colore Pencils 12-pack
  • General’s 5 piece charcoal pencil kit
  • Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastel
  • Prang Oval Pan Watercolor Set (16 colors w/ no. 9 brush)
  • Loew-Cornell Chalk Pastels 12-Count
  • Pentalic Sketchbook Wirebound 4’x6′ 160 pg

Painting Class (Pre-Order $40.00; cash or check made out to Nita Faulkner)

  • 10 piece acrylic and oil paint brushes (5/8, 8, 6, 4, 5, 3, 2, 2, 1, 2/0)
  • Prang Oval Pan Watercolor Set (16 colors)
  • Liquitex Matte Acrylic Primary Paint Set
  • Sta-Wet Palette
  • 2 #2 pencils
  • 1 eraser

Oil:

Students ages 9 and up only may paint with oil paints. Please provide your own:

  • Oil Paints (1.25oz tubes of white, burnt umber, ivory black, cadmium red, cobalt blue, cadmium yellow pale, raw sienna, oxide of chromium, jaune brilliant, provence violet bluish)
  • Odorless Turpenoid

Watercolor and canvas paper will be provided, but students should provide their own canvases (begin smaller and we will increase size through the year)

Parking Lot

Parking Lot Safety

Our fellow students, parents, neighbors and property management deserve our respect and diligence to keep the parking lot safe for all.  We kindly ask that you follow the policies below.

The RED curb in front of the studio is not a parking zone. It is only to be used for immediate drop off or pick up.  Do not abandon your car for any reason to quickly run inside– you must park in a designated parking spot.

Drop Off

  • Drive up to the curb and quickly drop your children off for class.
  • If there are several cars behind you, please pull up to the farthest MRCA door and then have your children exit your vehicle.
  • If your child needs help exiting your vehicle, please park in a designated parking spot and assist your child in exiting the vehicle.

Pick Up 

  •  Drive up to the curb and quickly allow your children to enter your vehicle.
  • To be stopped at the curb your child must be present. You MAY NOT park along the red curb and wait for students to exit.  If your child is not at the curb, either park in a designated spot or circle around the back of the studio through the alley until your child is ready for you at the curb.
  • If there are several cars behind you, please pull up to the farthest MRCA door and then have your children enter your vehicle.
  • If your child needs help entering your vehicle, please park in a designated parking spot and assist your child in entering the vehicle.

Exiting

  • When exiting the parking lot please drive around back through the alley as to keep the traffic flow going in one direction.