CLASSES

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes are being made available online. Please see below for our Spring 2021 offerings.*
MMPA is excited to offer a full roster of music, theatre, art, and dance classes for all ages this spring! Spring classes will begin on April 19. You can register for all of our classes through Formsite. After you register, you will receive a link to enroll in a Google Classroom, where you will have access to all necessary links for live video calls and weekly recorded lessons. The classroom will also allow you to interact directly with your instructor and enjoy additional materials and resources that are relevant to the class. We'll see you online! 
Please reach out to outreach@modemusicandperformingarts.org with any questions on enrollment or to receive partial and full scholarships (email student first name, preferred classes and either partial or full scholarship request. All requests will be granted).

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SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

We will be announcing the full schedule for our MMPA Spring 2021 Classes soon. In the meantime, here are descriptions of the class offerings for this upcoming spring season:

ONLINE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS SPRING 2021

DANCE
BROADWAY DANCE PARTY!
GRADES 1 - 5 

Get ready to bust a move at the Broadway Dance Party! In this high-energy dance class, students will learn musical theatre dance routines set to music from hit Broadway shows like Newsies, Matilda, Frozen, and more! The class will learn proper warm-up techniques, important foundations for jazz, ballet, and theatre dance, and best practices for keeping your body healthy and strong while dancing -- and we’ll have a great time while doing it! Students will prepare a number of routines to be performed during our final class.
DISNEY DANCE PARTY!
AGES 3 - 5

Let’s make magic together at the Disney Dance Party! In this high-energy dance class, students will practice creative movement and expression with the music of Frozen, Moana, The Lion King, Tangled, and more! The class will include instruction on proper warm-up techniques, important foundations for jazz, ballet, and theatre dance, and best practices for keeping your body healthy and strong while dancing -- and we’ll have a great time while doing it! Students will prepare a routine to be performed during our final class.
THEATRE
STAR WARS SCENE STUDY
GRADES 4 - 7

Join the Resistance with the Star Wars Scene Study class! Students will explore the art of character development and storytelling by analyzing and acting out selected scenes from the Star Wars cannon. Students will have the opportunity to create original characters, scenes, and songs. In addition to writing and acting out these legendary stories, students will make props, put together costumes, and create set pieces for their final performance. This class teaches valuable theatre skills such as creative collaboration, memorization techniques, identifying objectives and motivations, and character creation. The class will conclude with a live recorded video performance of the students’ original pieces. May the Force be with you!
DISNEY PLAY CREATION
GRADES K - 3

Students will explore the art of character development and storytelling by creating original characters, scenes, and songs that are set within the Dinsey universe. In addition to writing and acting out their stories, students will make props, put together costumes, and create set pieces for their original play. The class will conclude with a live recorded video performance of the students’ original pieces.
MUSIC
MUSIC 101
GRADES 3 - 5 

In our introductory class for young musicians, we will sing songs, explore instruments, and have fun with music! Together we will discover new ideas about rhythm, song structure, lyrics, and melody using classic campfire sing alongs and kid-friendly popular music. This class is recommended for students who are interested in learning about basic music theory – and having a great time while doing it! A demonstration of learned material will be recorded via video chat on the final day of class.

MUSIC
TINY MODES
AGES 2 - 4

Tiny Modes is our group music class for budding musicians. Using original tunes and the music of popular children’s music artists like Caspar Babypants, this program encourages little ones to explore music through creative movement, singing, and storytelling. This class is recommended for students who are just beginning to explore music and movement. 
BEGINNING VOICE
GRADES 2 - 5  

Sing out, superstar! In this class, students will learn important skills for singing including breathing techniques, vowel exercises, using your head voice and chest voice, and jumping intervals. We will play a lot of super fun games over video call as well as enjoy performances by guest singers. Finally, you will get to choose between 3 song options provided by your instructor and make a video cover, which we will enjoy together via an online watch party on the final day of class.
SONGWRITING: MINECRAFT SONG PARODIES
GRADES 1 - 5

This is the class where your passion for music and your passion for Minecraft meet! In Songwriting, it’s important to write about something that inspires you. If you love chopping trees, digging for rare precious metals, and dodging zombies and creepers, this is the class for you! Students will apply the foundations of songwriting technique to create original compositions inspired by the wonderful world of Minecraft. You can write a song about training a pack of wolves to be your friends, or finally crafting that beautiful diamond armor set, or creating portals to the Nether -- all while learning about music theory and self-expression through song. Students will have the opportunity to perform their songs via recorded video chat on the final day of class.
INTRO TO UKULELE
GRADES 2 - 5

Come learn ukulele with us! Whether you’ve played before or have never picked one up, our group ukulele class gives students the opportunity to learn an instrument that they can take with them anytime, anywhere. Basic knowledge of the instrument is introduced while learning to tune, strum, read tablature and read chord charts. Students will leave being able to pick out simple, familiar melodies and play a few 3 chord campfire songs. A demonstration of learned material will be recorded via video chat on the final day of class.Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the magical world of musical theatre, or you’ve memorized every single lyric and note to your top ten favorite musicals, you will have a ball digging into the vast collection of American Musical Theatre songs. There is something for everyone in the Broadway cannon, and countless ways to express yourself through musical theatre performance. Students will work with the teacher to find a song that inspires them to explore their own unique way of storytelling, connecting to the material, and practice of healthy vocal technique. Students will have the opportunity to perform their songs via recorded video chat on the final day of class.
GARAGE BAND BASICS
GRADES 4 - 7 

If you’re ready to take your music to the next level, join us for a crash course in everything you need to know for recording your own music using the popular GarageBand platform. Learn how to create beats and loops, add instrumental effects, and manage voice recordings. Students will also receive songwriting tips to help them put together their first smash hit! The class will conclude with a virtual listening party to celebrate the students’ work.