Class Schedule

Fall Classes Announced for Madcap Education Center in Westwood

New slate of offerings for kids and adults alike, spanning arts, fitness and more

Learn, be healthy and have fun. That’s the goal of the Fall session classes announced at the Madcap Education Center in Westwood.

Registration opens 8/1/2019 at 12:00pm.

The 2019 Fall classes includes three session lengths:

·         Session A: September 9 – October 26

·         Session B: November 4 – December 21

·         Session C: September 9 – December 21


All classes take place at the Madcap Education Center (3064 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati OH 45211) in Westwood.

Full session information and fees are listed below. Note that some classes have registration deadlines and others are drop-in style.

For more information, call (513) 241-6550. All registrations must be completed through the online registration portal – beginning 8/1/2019

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2019 Fall Classes at Madcap Education Center

Session B: November 4 – December 21

PRE-K BALLET, 3-5 year olds

Mondays, 4:30pm-5:15pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Ashley Dobrogosz

Description: Does your child love tutus and ballet slippers? This beginner class introduces the basics of ballet that every tiny dancer needs to know. While incorporating creative activities/games to get your little one moving they will learn the basics of ballet in a fun, positive atmosphere. 

Registration cost: $75


PUPPET PALOOZA, 4-8 year olds

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Karie Gipson

Description: Every Tuesday is a puppet party at the MEC! Get hands on with awesome Madcap Puppets, see some mini stories like “The Gingerbread Man,” and create some of your own puppets to take home!

Registration cost: $75

Materials fee: $10

Total: $85



CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 6-9 year olds

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Jackie Smith

Description: What goes into making a play? Students will look at all the details needed to make a play including scriptwriting, costumes, set design, acting, directing, and more!
Material fee applies.

Registration cost: $75

Material fee: $15

Total: $90


INTRO TO DANCE, 5-8 year olds

Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Maddie Vaughn

Description: This class is great for students who have never taken a dance class but want to know more about the study of dance. A variety of styles will be explored and a technical foundation will be built, but all in a recreational, fun setting.

Registration cost: $75



Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Thomas Boeing

Description: Ever wanted to be a comic book artist? This course will show you how to design characters, create story lines, and illustrate panels. By the end of the course you'll have a printed comic in hand that you can show your friends!

Registration cost: $75

Materials fee: $10

Total: $85

INTRO TO TAP, Ages 16+

Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Katey Blood

Description: Always wanted to learn how to tap but never had the time? Here’s your chance! Join us as we cover the basics of tap in a casual and fun learning environment.

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in rate


Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Melanie Mortimore

Description: Maybe you are interested in going into theatrical costume design, maybe you like creating your own cosplay costumes, or maybe you just like fashion! Whatever the case, learn the basics of what it takes to design, plan, and execute your own costume from start to finish.

Registration cost: $75

Material fee: $25

Total: $100



STORY TIME YOGA, 3-8 year olds

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Annie Fletcher

Description: It’s a story with a twist- literally! Join us for a unique story time that incorporates yoga-inspired elements for a literacy class that’s tons of fun.

Registration cost: $50 or $10 drop-in rate (per child participant)



BEGINNING ACTING, 5-8 year olds

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Brandon Leatherland

Description: In this class, the student will learn basic acting terms. They will also participate in many different acting games that will make them as comfortable as possible with performing on a stage. The students will also learn how to act with others through scene study.

Registration cost: $75


BE A YOUTUBE STAR, 8-12 year olds

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Distance Learning Studio

Instructor: Brandon Leatherland

Description: In this class, students will learn what it takes to create their own videos. They will learn the basics of film and sound editing, as well as working on their diction and voice by speaking into a microphone. This also includes understanding how to sustain their voice through vocal exercises. 

Registration cost: $75




Session C: September 9 – December 21



Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Sarah Willis
Description: Zumba® is a full-body dance fitness party that mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for a super fun workout! Set to Latin and World music, you'll have a blast while also working on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility.

Registration cost: $75 or $7 drop-in rate



CURRENTLY this class is not running.  Aniticipated start date is Nov. 16

Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio


Description: This yoga class is a fun, beginner-friendly introduction to yoga, but is great for experienced yogis as well! No set fee, simply pay what you can when you get here, no registration needed.

Registration cost: Whatever you have in your pocket or purse! Cash or check only.



Don’t forget! The MEC offers private lessons in piano, guitar, vocal music, bass, and more! Private acting coaching available for ages 12 and up.

Purchase two classes and save 5%. Purchase three or more classes and save 10%!

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