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Class Descriptions

DANCE CLASSES:

Aerial

This exciting 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 should be worn. Form fitting shirts are acceptable as well as long as they cover your back and midriff completely. No footed tights or socks. Men are required to wear a dance belt or support briefs. Jewelry and body piercing must be removed or covered with a band aid. Long hair must be tied back or braided; a bun is preferred. Please refrain from using any lotions or body oils as it makes the aerial fabric slippery.

Ballet

Students will learn classical ballet technique, and terminology, along with proper alignment and awareness to understand what the body can do, how it can move, where it can move, and how it can move with others. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-­‐the-­‐ floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based so that as students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Black dance leotard, “ballet pink” tights and pink ballet slippers should be worn. Males should wer a fitted shirt (black or white), black fitted leggings or tights and black ballet shoes. 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 dancewear 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.

Dancin’ Divas (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.

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.

 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 leotard, crop top or 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 preferred, but half soles are also acceptable.

 Leaps & Turns

This is a jazz based class that focuses on all different kinds of leaps and turns and teaches the techniques involved with those skills.

Jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard, crop top or 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 preferred, but half soles are also acceptable.

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.

Tiny Dancers (Ages 2-­‐3)

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). Hair is to be worn up if it is long. A ponytail is permissible at this age.

Tumbling

This class is a gymnastics class where students will learn a variety of moves such as somersaults, rolls walkovers and handsprings. This class focuses on mat work but also uses the balance beam and bar.

Girls should wear bike shorts with either a leotard, crop top or fitted tank. For boys, stretch shorts or yoga pants and a sleeveless undershirt or a fitted t-­‐shirt are appropriate options. No shoes required. Hair should be pulled back so that it’s off your face. We recommend low ponytails or braids, as high buns tend to interfere with rolls.

ART CLASSES:

General Art /Art Techniques

This class gives basic exposure to art including, but not limited to drawing and painting.

Any comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on (an old t-­‐shirt or an apron) and closed-­‐toe shoes.

Mixed Media

This art class is a project based class. Projects will include watercolor and oil painting, but will also encourage student creative and will allow students to create and work on their own projects.

Any comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on (an old t-­‐shirt or an apron) and closed-­‐toe shoes.

Theatre Art & Design

This class will focus on art as it relates to theatre, specifically in set design and props.

Any comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on (an old t-­‐shirt or an apron) and closed-­‐toe shoes.

Watercolor

This art class focuses on watercolor skills and techniques.

Any comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on (an old t-­‐shirt or an apron) and closed-­‐toe shoes.

MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES:

Acting

An introduction to acting with individual and group exercises in movement for the stage, improvisation, monologue preparation, performance and character development. With the older students, vocal and physical training is emphasized, particularly on scene work.

Acting the Song

Designed for students who want to take their vocal performance to the next level. Students will learn acting and vocal techniques to break down a song in order to interpret it to its fullest extent.

** Students must already know material and provide their own tracks, songs will not be taught.**

Broadway Stars

Incorporating beginning vocal exercises, games, dance and much more, our Broadway Babies class introduces little ones to the wonderful world of musical theatre. Broadway Babies allows your child to express their love for music, while learning the basic stepping-­‐stones of musicality.

Wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

Dance for Musical Theatre (Technique)

Created for those who want to gain a better understanding of the basics of movement for the stage or those just beginning in the world of movement for musical theatre. Focusing on learning techniques from multiple dance disciplines students will learn the basics of ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. You will need jazz, ballet or Tap shoes.
**Tap shoes, dependent on size, may be rented for $7 a class**pm

Dance for Musical Theatre (Choreography)

Designed to go hand in hand with our Dance for Musical Theatre Technique class, students learn a combinations of Broadway style choreography, focusing on ballet, jazz, tap and musical theatre technique.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. You will need jazz, ballet or Tap shoes.
**Tap shoes, dependent on size, may be rented for $7 a class**

Improvisation

This class introduces the basics of how to perform improv. Students will learn how to use “yes-­and,” playing at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create improvised scenes.

Theatre Fundamentals

An introduction to the various elements that combine to form a theatrical experience. Including intro to stage directions, theatrical vocabulary and theatrical history.

Voice

Class instruction is in the fundamentals of singing including breathing, tone production, and diction. Older students will also study song literature and interpretation.

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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Level Guideline

Age

  • If the class has an age range listed next to it, follow that first.
  • If there is no age listed in parenthesis next to the class that means it is open to all students age 8 and older.
  • Students may be allowed to take the class if they are slightly younger or older than the age listed pending teacher approval.

Level

  • If there is no level listed next to the class, please follow the age range that is listed.
  • If a level is listed follow the guide listed below.
    • Level 1
      • 0-­2 years of training in that style
    • Level 2
      • 1-­3 years of training in that style
    • Level 3
      • 2-­4 years of training in that style
    • Level 4
      • 3-­5 years of training in that style
    • Level 5
      • 4+ years of training in that style
  • The teacher will have final say over the level placement of each student, as every individual is different.
  • Note that with only 4-­5 levels, it is very unlikely that a student will move up a level every year.
  • If your training has not been in consecutive years, it may require additional years of training in certain levels.
Tuition Rates

Tuition Rates*

Classes per week Monthly Rate
1 class per week $58
2 classes per week $112
3 classes per week $156
4 classes per week $192
5 classes per week $220
6 classes per week $240
7 classes per week $252
8 classes per week $272
9 classes per week (unlimited) $306
Each Additional Class $30
Unlimited w/ 2 students $410
Unlimited w/ 3 students $500
Unlimited w/ 4 students $575
$5 monthly supply fee for all art classes (per student/per class)
$25 monthly aerial fee (per student for 1st class. $5 each additional aerial class.)

Single Lesson/Drop in Rate
$15 per class ($21 for aerial classes)

Registration (non-refundable)
Annual Registration (1st child) $30
Each Additional Child $20

Dance Company Choreography classes
$22 per class per month

Private Lessons
(check with front desk for teachers’ 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
Tuition Policies

Tuition Policies

  • Tuition is due and payable on the 1st of each month.
  • All tuition and company fees must be paid via automatic payment with a credit card on file.
  • We accept debit or credit for monthly tuition and cash, checks, debit or credit card for drop in classes. (Visa, MasterCard & American Express are accepted.)
  • 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.
  • 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 $25 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 $5.00 monthly supply fee for the year forall art classes.
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
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

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.
Studio Holiday Hours and Closures

The following dates we are closed. For questions please contact the front desk.”

  • Halloween EARLY CLOSURE @ 5:30pm October 31, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Holiday- November 22-25 2017
  • Holiday Showcase-December 16-17, 2017
  • Winter Break- December 25, 2017-January 6, 2018
  • Spring Break- April 2-6, 2018
  • Memorial Day May 28, 2018
  • Independence Day  July 4, 2018
  • Recital- July 20-22, 2018