Classes

Class Brochure: January - June 2014

Tai Chi Chuan (Intermediate) with Henry Hom

Dates

Mondays 6:30PM-7:30PM. 12 week sessions. Session I: 2/3-4/28, Session II: 5/5-7/21.

Review what was taught in Tai Chi Chuan
Beginner class with emphasis on breathing,
and refining the movements. This class will
also concentrate on developing sensitivity to
forces by practicing push-hands.

Private Dance Lessons with Tanya Belikov

Dates
01/02/14- 05/29/14

Purchase a private dance lesson with Tanya Belikov.

Adult Voice with Andy McDonough

Dates

7:00PM - 8:00 PM

Singing is fun at any age. What’s more, it’s great
exercise and builds confidence and poise. It can
even make you a more powerful public speaker!
In this class, you will improve your singing and
speaking voice while you learn about music in a
positive and supportive environment. The
class explores vocal technique and practices
together, then works individually on favorite
songs.

Children's Acting Class with Lisa Buono

Dates

Session I: 1/11-3/8 (no class 2/15). Session II: 3/15-5/17 (no class 4/12, 4/19). Saturdays 12:00PM-1:30PM

This outrageously fun class teaches children
to act using their own mannerisms and
personality to live on stage naturally. Fun
warm-ups and improv, voice, movement, and
sense memory work. Explore acting through
storytelling, animal exercises, fairy tales, and
improvisation.. Children will develop verbal
skills as we explore monologues and create a
genuine performance. A wonderful class to
build the young actor’s self-esteem; helping
them to trust their own unique imagination.

Miss Laurie's Saturday Art Fun (Ages 5-10)

Dates

Saturdays 11:00AM-12:30PM. 10 week sessions. Session I: 1/4-3/8, Session II: 3/22-5/31 (no class 5/24).

These are fantastic “Let’s Get Messy” classes
that have your little artists exploring different
art materials and techniques. Every child will
feel excited to show you their finished
projects. These are popular classes,
registration is limited.

Sewing Fun for Teens with Donna Cummins (Grades 6-12)

Dates

Tuesdays 4:30PM-6:30PM. 6 week sessions. Session I: 1/7-2/11, Session II: 2/18-3/25, Session III: 4/1-5/5.

Turn your dreams into reality! Create a one-ofa-
kind project with tools and techniques of the
trade. What a fun way to learn an important life
skill! Come alone or bring a friend, but definitely
bring your sewing machine and imagination.
All levels welcome.

Minecraft ART with the Doodle Dude (8 week sessions)

Dates

Mondays OR Wednesdays, 4:30PM-6:00PM. 8 week sessions. 1/6-3/10 or 1/8-3/12, and 4/14-6/2 or 6/4.

An exciting class that pulls children towards
the creative side of Minecraft! Students will
draw, create, construct, and sculpt with a bit
of actual P/C Computer/Xbox creations!
Minecraft Rocks!

Watercolor with Laura French

Dates

Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:00PM or 7:00PM-9:00PM. 11 week sessions. Session I: 1/15-3/26, Session II: 4/2-6/25 (no class 4/23, 6/4)

Come explore the magical world of
Watercolor! Unlock the endless possibilities
of this unique class, while listening to music,
sipping on hot teas, and nibbling of sweets.
Using professional papers, brushes and paints,
you will unlock the Artist in you! One on one
instruction, inspiration, and learning or
rediscovering everything there is to know
about WATERCOLOR! Come join us!

Musical Theatre Fun with Miss Erin Stripto (Ages 7-13)

Dates

Wednesdays 4:00PM-5:30PM. 8 week sessions. Session I: 1/8-2/26, Session II: 3/5-4/23.

This professional theatre training program
is open to all beginning, intermediate, and
advanced aspiring, young performers. Through
the workshop, students will engage in
theatrical circular studies focusing on creating
a character, stage presence, script analysis,
dance, and performance skills; while
learning the techniques of auditioning for
stage performance.

Bricks 4 Kidz After-School Enrichment (Ages 6-9)

Dates

Wednesdays OR Fridays 4:00PM-5:30PM. Session I: 1/8-2/15, Session II: 2/19-3/29, Session III: 4/2-5/17. (no class 4/16, 4/18, 4/19)

This is the age when a love for LEGO bricks explodes, and our program fosters that love. During our classes, children explore the principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using LEGO bricks & motors.

Session I: Air, Land & Sea
Session II: Transportation Timeline
Session III: Construction Fun

Pre-K Rockers with Miss Sherri (Ages 3-6)

Dates

Wednesdays OR Thursdays 12:30PM-2:30PM. 10 week sessions. Session I: 12/4-2/19 or 12/5-2/13. Session II: 2/26-4/30 or 2/20-4/24.

Imagination brings music to life with stories,
songs, finger plays, movement, and more.
Utilizing Honey Child Music curriculum along
with dramatic play, creative movement and
age appropriate crafts we use the creative arts
as a vehicle to develop and strengthen your
child’s physical, social, and neural functions.
Snacks, drinks and a CD provided.

Ballroom Variations (Intermediate Level) with Richard Givney

Dates

Class begins the first Wednesday of every month, 4 week sessions. 8:00PM-8:50PM

This class is for the intermediate and higher
level dancer. During the month session, dancers
will learn an intermediate-level combination
in one dance with advanced body actions,
styling and leading/following techniques.
Dance varies month to month; please call for
more information. No partner necessary.

Private Dance Lesson with Richard Givney

Dates
01/02/14- 05/30/14

Purchase a private dance lesson with Richard Givney.

Argentine Tango COMBO II and III with Lee Sager

Dates

Held Monthly (4 classes). Tuesday 7:00PM-9:00PM

Receive a discount for signing up for both Argentine Tango II AND III!

Tango Pantera, in its 7th year at Middletown
Arts Center, starts you from beginning to end
in the passionate and intimate (and intricate!)
tango, Argentine Tango! Classes every week
and Milongas (a Tango dance social) every
month! Come and join a most friendly and
ambitious group of Tangueros and Tangueras!

Ballroom Practical Variations with Richard Givney and Tanya Belikov

Dates

Classes begin the first Thursday of every month, 4 week sessions. 7:00PM-7:50PM

(Dancers should know their basics to
participate.) Our most popular ballroom dance
group class! While learning an easy and
practical dance variation, you will learn styling
options, basic techniques to enhance your
dancing and leading/following skills.
Dance varies month to month; please call for
more information. No partner necessary.

Ballroom Dancing for Children with Richard Givney and Tanya Belikov (Ages 8+)

Dates

10 week sessions. Wednesdays 4:00PM-4:50PM

Here children will learn a variety of dances
with the proper technical, artistic and creative
expressions in a fun and playful method. In
addition, the children learn to improve their
self-confidence, build self-esteem and respect
their peers. We also offer a mini performance
opportunity at the end of each session.

Ballroom Basics with Richard Givney

Dates

4 classes, held monthly. Mondays 7:00PM-7:50PM

Take your very first steps in learning to social
dance. During these month-long classes you
will learn the basic patterns, easy variations
and dancing techniques. We will focus on
three dances per month. Couples and Singles
welcomed.

Improv Comedy 101: For High School Students (8 week session)

Dates

Mondays 4:00PM-5:30PM

Recommended for actors and non-actors alike! Whether you are a budding comedian or a business-minded class president, everyone needs to learn the skill of quick thinking and decision-making. Rule #1: No scripts allowed. Sound scary? You will learn to use proper improv techniques to create comedic scenes on the spot. So come on… let’s make
something out of nothing!

Homeschool Art Expression with Miss Laurie (Ages 9-15)

Dates

4 week sessions. Thursdays 1:00PM-3:00PM

Learn to develop your own artistic style while meeting new friends. This class is a great mix of media, creativity, and an introduction of famous and inspirational artists.

Homeschool Art Expression with Miss Laurie (Ages 5-11)

Dates

4 week sessions. Tuesdays 1:00PM-3:00PM

Learn to develop your own artistic style while meeting new friends. This class is a great mix of media, creativity, and an introduction of famous and inspirational artists.

Home School Children's Acting Class with Lisa Buono (multi-age)

Dates

Fridays 11:15AM-12:45PM. 12 week session 1/10-4/4 (no class 2/14)

Explore acting through storytelling, animal exercises, fairy tales, and improvisation... Children will develop verbal skills as we explore monologues and create a genuine performance. A wonderful class to build the young actor’s self-esteem; helping them to trust their own unique imagination.

Minecraft ART with the Doodle Dude (Mini-Session)

Dates

Mondays OR Wednesdays, 3/17-4/7 or 3/19-4/9. 4:30PM-6:00PM

An exciting class that pulls children towards
the creative side of Minecraft! Students will
draw, create, construct, and sculpt with a bit
of actual P/C Computer/Xbox creations!
Minecraft Rocks!

Saturday Morning All Stars with Miss Sherri (Ages 3 mo - 4 yrs)

Dates

Saturdays 9:30AM-10:30AM. 10 week sessions, Session I: 12/7-2/8. Session II: 2/15-4/19. Session III: 4/26-6/28.

Join award-winning Early Childhood music
specialist Miss Sherri, in rhythm, dance,
rhymes, songs and instrument play, plus an
exploration of cultures from around the world.
Honey Child Music Founder Miss Sherri will
engage you and your young musician on
exciting musical adventure. Parent or Caregiver
must accompany each child. Snacks,
drinks, and a cd will be provided.

Sewing for Adults with Donna Cummins

Dates

Tuesdays 10:00AM-12:00PM or 7:30PM-9:30PM. 6 week sessions. Session I: 1/7-2/11, Session II: 2/18-3/25. Session III: 4/1-5/5.

From garments to home decorating, quilting
to wall hangings, crafting to alterations, there
is something for everyone. Learn the basics
while exploring new techniques. Come alone or
bring a friend, but definitely bring your sewing
machine and inspiration! All Levels Welcome.

Stained Glass and Mosaic Workshop with Toni Somma (Teen to Adult)

Dates

Saturdays 10:00AM-12:30PM. 5 week sessions. Session I: 1/4-2/1, Session II: 3/1-3/29, Session III: 4/26-5/31 (no class 5/24)

Learn the copper foil and lead methods of
stained glass construction & the ancient art of
glass mosaic. Beginners to advanced students
are welcome. Use of glass & found objects
will be used for mosaic projects; design of your
choice for stained glass projects. All tools and
supplies are included. Great for holiday gifts.
Toni Somma has been working with glass for 35
years!

Argentine Tango III with Lee Sager

Dates

Held Monthly (4 classes). Tuesdays 8:00PM-9:00PM

Tango Pantera, in its 7th year at Middletown
Arts Center, starts you from beginning to end
in the passionate and intimate (and intricate!)
tango, Argentine Tango! Classes every week
and Milongas (a Tango dance social) every
month! Come and join a most friendly and
ambitious group of Tangueros and Tangueras!

Bricks 4 Kidz Preschool (Ages 3-5)

Dates

Thursdays 9:30AM-10:30AM. Session I: 1/9-2/16, Session II: 2/20-3/29, Session III: 4/3-5/17.

Preschool children can't get enough of building with brightly colored DUPLO bricks. Our classes offer creative themes that reinforce the teaching of basic concepts, such as letters, shapes, and colors.

Session I: Amazing Animals
Session II: Outdoor Activities
Session III: Springtime Fun

Watercolor 101 with Laura French

Dates

Thursdays 9:30AM-12:30PM. 11 week sessions. Session I: 1/16-3/27, Session II: 4/3-6/26 (no class 4/24, 6/5)

Enjoy demonstrations and one on one attention. Learn about color, values, textures and compositions. Learn to sketch a composition with values of light, medium and dark. Top quality supplies included. With music in the background and sipping on tea and cookies, you will be delightfully surprised with your paintings that you will want to display

Pokemon Class with the Doodle Dude (mini-session)

Dates

Tuesdays 4:30PM-6:00PM. 3/18-4/8

Pokémon is still going strong!! Kids will draw,
create, animate, and sculpt their own action
figures! And...Yes... Make their own Poke’
cards and much, much more!!!!

Gentle Yoga for Adults with Virginia Lennon

Dates

Held monthly, four week sessions. Mondays 9:15AM-10:15AM

Students learn relaxation, breathing, and
stretching to benefit mind-body health. All
levels may join this slow moving classical yoga
class. Each class ends with a guided
relaxation meditation. Please bring a yoga
mat and towel to class.