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

Register for classes here-

http://madcapeducationcenter.asapconnected.com

 

2019 Fall Classes at Madcap Education Center

Session A: September 9 – October 26

DANCE FOR BOYS, 3-5 year olds

Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Zac Holman

Description: Let’s hear it for the boys! This class will explore various movement styles in a class that promotes comradery and appreciation for the art of dance.

Registration cost: $75

 

DANCE FOR BOYS, 6-10 year olds

Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Zac Holman

Description: Let’s hear it for the boys! This class will explore various movement styles in a class that promotes comradery and appreciation for the art of dance.

Registration cost: $75

 

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE, 9-13 year olds

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Sarah Willis

Description: This class is perfect for those who have 1-2 years of dance experience (in any style) and want to increase their skills and experience in musical theatre dance. Students will learn age-appropriate routines set to musical theatre favorites in a variety of styles ranging from golden age to contemporary. Dancers will work on telling a story while they dance, as well as learn and practice basic turns, kicks, and leaps to prepare them for advanced training.

Registration cost: $75

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 3-5 year olds

Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

LaRosa’s 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

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 6-9 year olds

Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

LaRosa’s 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

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 10-13 year olds

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

LaRosa’s 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

 

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE INTENSIVE: TECHNIQUE AGES 14+

Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Maggie Perrino

Description: This class is a fantastic way to practice skills needed for advanced level musical theatre. Emphasis will be on learning a variety of styles, picking up choreography, technique, and audition prep. This class will take the time to break down more complex steps and will move at a moderate pace.

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

 

ZUMBINI, Ages 0-4

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: TBD

Description: Zumbini is the perfect blend of dance, music, and fun for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Classes focus on social-emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, language proficiencies, and bonding between little ones and the adults they love!

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in rate (per child participant)

 

WERK IT CARDIO, Ages 18 +

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Jeremy Cox

Description: This high intensity dance fitness class incorporates fitness routines and party dropping choreography with some of your favorite pop songs. Leave your stress behind and set your fierce self free in this safe, fun, judgement-free zone class.

Registration cost: $50 or $10 drop-in rate

 

 

IMPROV FOR TEENS, 13-18 year olds

Saturdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Zach Robinson

Description: Improv, short for improvisation, is a fast-paced, often hilarious form of theater. Learn how to think on your feet, be a better communicator, and have fun!
No experience necessary. Great for beginners!

Registration cost: $75

 

 

IMPROV FOR ADULTS, Ages 18+

Saturdays, 1:00pm-2:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Zach Robinson

Description: Improv, short for improvisation, is a fast-paced, often hilarious form of theater. Learn how to think on your feet, be a better communicator, and have fun!
No experience necessary. Great for beginners or people with 1-2 years experience in improv practices.

Registration cost: $100

 

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

 

JAZZ/MODERN, 11-14 year olds

Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Ashley Dobrogosz

Description: This class will give young dancers a look at what jazz dance really is! Jazz is one of the most diverse genres that can have influences of modern, ballet, musical theater, and contemporary. With fun, upbeat music to help us move these students will work on their rhythm, flexibility, and strength!

Registration cost: $75

 

BASIC THEATER & DRAMA, 12-16 year olds

Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Keith Minnery

Description: This class is a general introduction to theater for students who want to learn more about acting. The class will review basic terminology and fundamentals and includes a parent showcase the last week of class.

Registration cost: $75

 

INTRO TO DANCE, 5-8 year olds

Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand 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

 

 

INTRO TO DANCE, 8-12 year olds

Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand 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

 

DANCE FOR ALL, 8-12 year olds

Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Mandy Goodwin

Description: We are all different and unique and move in different and unique ways! This class specially geared for students with special needs is a gentle introduction to body movement and exploration. Please call with any concerns about class enrollment.

Registration cost: $75

 

DANCE FOR ALL, Ages 13 +

Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Mandy Goodwin

Description: We are all different and unique and move in different and unique ways! This class specially geared for students with special needs is a gentle introduction to body movement and exploration. Please call with any concerns about class enrollment.

Registration cost: $75

 

 

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE INTENSIVE: PROFESSIONAL, AGES 18+

Saturdays, 9:30am-11:00am

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Maggie Perrino & Kate Stark

Description: This 90 minute, workshop-style class will focus on choreography in a professional, gig-like atmosphere. Dancers will be expected to quickly pick up high level choreo without extensive technical breakdown of the steps. Fast-paced and full of varying styles and movement vocabularies, this class is for people who want to stay fit and push their abilities. This class is for experienced dancers and theatre practitioners who are 18 years of age or older. Please check out the Musical Theatre Intensive: Technique 14+ class if you want a more developmental experienced geared toward learning technique. 

 Registration cost: $100 or $15 drop-in rate

 

 

 

INTRO TO BALLET FOR ADULTS, Ages 18+

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Kate Stark

Description: Maybe you’ve always wanted to take ballet classes, or maybe you took classes long ago but it’s been a few years. Kate’s Saturday morning class is the perfect way to learn (or re-learn) ballet technique in a fun and non-threatening environment. A student favorite!

Registration cost: $100 or $15 drop-in rate

 

INTRO TO ACTING, 8-11 year olds

Saturdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Kyle Taylor

Description: This class is a well-rounded introduction to theatre methods and techniques for anyone interested in being in a production. Topics covered include monologues, stage movement, character motivation, and more.

Registration cost: $75

 

INTERMEDIATE ACTING, 11-15 year olds

Saturdays, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Kyle Taylor

Description: No longer a newbie but not quite a master? Learn how to refine your skills in order to be the best actor you can be. Students preferred to have participated in at least 3-4 shows. A great experience for anyone who is considering theater performance as a college degree.

Registration cost: $100

 

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

 

INTRO TO COMICS, 6-12 year olds

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 SEWING, 12-18 year olds

Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Melanie Mortimore

Description: More interested in behind-the-scenes aspects of theatre? Rachel takes you step by step in order to hand sew, adjust costume pieces, and create your own fashion masterpieces.

Registration cost: $75

Material fee: $20

Total: $95

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, 10-15 year olds

Saturdays, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Kyle Douglas Taylor

Description: Enter the world of the mysterious in a class that explores problem solving, critical thinking, and really, really cool monsters! Basics of the game will be covered as well as creative writing extension activities. Students do not need to know how to play to take the class.

Registration cost: $75

Material fee: $10

Total: $85

Session B: November 4 – December 21

DANCE FOR BOYS, 3-5 year olds

Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Zac Holman

Description: Let’s hear it for the boys! This class will explore various movement styles in a class that promotes comradery and appreciation for the art of dance.

Registration cost: $75

 

DANCE FOR BOYS, 6-10 year olds

Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Zac Holman

Description: Let’s hear it for the boys! This class will explore various movement styles in a class that promotes comradery and appreciation for the art of dance.

Registration cost: $75

 

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

 

 

INTRO TO DANCE, 8-12 year olds

Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand 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

 

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

 

ZUMBINI, Ages 0-4

Saturdays, 10:00am-11:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: TBD

Description: Zumbini is the perfect blend of dance, music, and fun for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Classes focus on social-emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, language proficiencies, and bonding between little ones and the adults they love!

Registration cost: $75 or $12 drop-in rate (per child participant)

 

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)

 

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

 

WHAT’S THE STORY? 12-16 year olds

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Karie Gipson

Description: What do Gone With the Wind, The Glass Menagerie, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone all have in common? A solid beginning, middle, and end. Learn the ins and outs of being a great story teller or screen writer in this one of a kind writing class.

Registration cost: $75

Materials fee: $5

Total: $80

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 3-5 year olds

Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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

 

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

 

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY, 10-13 year olds

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

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

 

DANCE FOR ALL, 8-12 year olds

Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Mandy Goodwin

Description: We are all different and unique and move in different and unique ways! This class specially geared for students with special needs is a gentle introduction to body movement and exploration. Please call with any concerns about class enrollment.

Registration cost: $75

 

DANCE FOR ALL, Ages 13 +

Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Richard & Helen Hand Dance Studio

Instructor: Mandy Goodwin

Description: We are all different and unique and move in different and unique ways! This class specially geared for students with special needs is a gentle introduction to body movement and exploration. Please call with any concerns about class enrollment.

Registration cost: $75

 

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

 

INTERMEDIATE COMICS, Ages 14 +

Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Eamon Hill

Description: This class best designed for students who have a character and/or story in mind. Learn from professional artist Eamon different inking techniques, panel prep, and more.

Registration cost: $100

Material fee: $25

Total: $125

 

INTRO TO COMICS, Ages 6-12

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

 

BASIC COSTUME DESIGN, Ages 12-18

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

Session C: September 9 – December 21

SMALL GROUP MUSICAL THEATER SINGING

Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Music Studio

Instructor: Samantha Bicknell

Description: This small-group class is perfect for those with singing experience who want to improve vocal flexibility and strengthen their voice performance. Enrollment limited to 6 participants.

Registration cost: $225

 

 

ZUMBA

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

 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN YOGA

Saturdays, 9:00am-10:00am

LaRosa’s Dance Studio

Instructor: Kate Burkhardt-Pond

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. Arrive early- spots go fast!

 

PUPPET MAKING FOR ADULTS

Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Swath Art Studio

Instructor: Melanie Mortimore

Description: Fans of puppets rejoice- you can now make your very own one-of-a-kind character! If you grew up watching the Muppets, Eureka's Castle, or even Howdy Doody, this class is for you.  Learn the basics of puppet making from Madcap's trained and professional staff. This class allows you to make your very own best friend from concept to finished product. A unique experience for anyone wanting to try something new!

Registration cost: $225

Material fee: $25

Total: $250

  

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%!

Register for classes here-

http://madcapeducationcenter.asapconnected.com