Tuesday Program Class Descriptions

Tuesday Program of Dance, Music & Acting

All classes are structured for new and returning students, for the experienced and inexperienced, so that all will be challenged to advance their creative abilities.  

The second semester of all classes will prepare performers for an end of year showcase featuring singing, dance and drama.

For Tuesday tuition and billing information, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Junior, ages 7-9:

Junior Jazz Dance: We will celebrate a true American art form—jazz dance.  Based on a strong classical jazz technique, the various rhythms from classic, Broadway, and contemporary jazz can give students the coordination of moving in opposition, as well as giving freedom and style to their body movements on stage and off. 

Junior Music: Students will learn basic music principles including pitch and rhythm.  They will experience making music using a variety of instruments and movement, as well as language both spoken and sung. 

 Junior Acting: We provide exercises that build theatre and life skills in a fun and supportive environment.  For young actors, ‘to act is to play’.  Ensemble-building games, story structure exercises, and improvisation will be the foundation for themed units on various forms of dramatic literature. Awareness of breath, voice, movement, and body language will be reinforced. Students will also learn self-discipline, taking initiative, how to work cooperatively, and solve problems creatively.  

Intermediate, ages 10-12

Intermediate Jazz Dance: We will celebrate a true American art form—jazz dance.  Based on a strong classical jazz technique, the various rhythms from classic, Broadway, and contemporary jazz can give students the coordination of moving in opposition, as well as giving freedom and style to their body movements on stage and off. 

Intermediate Music: Students will learn fundamental music principles including pitch, rhythm, and notation.  They will be given an introduction to basic music theory and harmonies, singing in 2 parts, with the emphasis on musical theater pieces. 

Intermediate Acting: New and returning students continue their study of theatre and acting concepts while refining their presentational skills in a relaxed environment that encourages creativity, commitment and collaboration.  Techniques to build believable characters will be introduced such as journaling, observation, emotion and sense memory.  Character development, acting methods, scene study and audition techniques will be explored.  Through participation in weekly improv games, students will go deeper into the development of spontaneity, imagination, and creativity. Students will exhibit and reinforce their skills through individual and group presentations.

Senior, ages 13-18

Senior Jazz Dance: We will celebrate a true American art form—jazz dance.  Based on a strong classical jazz technique, the various rhythms from classic, Broadway, and contemporary jazz can give students the coordination of moving in opposition, as well as giving freedom and style to their body movements on stage and off. 

Senior Music: Students will learn music principles including pitch and rhythm.  They will be given an introduction to music theory and harmonies, singing in 2-3 parts, with the emphasis on musical theater pieces. 

Senior Acting: This class may be taken multiple years as it is restructured each year.  Students will lay the foundation of creative technique through a progressive series of exercises, ensemble building games, script analysis, monologues, and scene study which will encourage spontaneity, self-discovery and a supportive, playful ensemble.  Partnered scene study will build on skills that bring compelling and complex characters to life.  Class discussions on acting will be prompted by study of the great acting teachers and journal-keepingStudents will be encouraged to see at least one outside show during the year.  They will write a short critique and present it in class.

TUITION AND REGISTRATION FEE FOR TUESDAY PROGRAM:

A registration fee of $50 per student is due at the time of registration. Registration fees are non-refundable.

$150.00 per student per month

$140.00 per student per month for 2 students

$130.00 per student per month for 3 or more students

BILLING INFORMATION:

MHP Tuition is an annual fee, based on a minimum of 33 classes or lessons per year divided into 10 equal monthly installments, payable September through June. 

There is a two-month minimum enrollment requirement for all classes and private lessons.  Notification to withdraw from class must be received in writing by the 7th of the month in order to stop tuition payment for the following month.  To withdraw from a class or private lesson, a parent must complete, sign and submit a Withdrawal Form provided by the Metropolitan administration (withdrawals are not accepted via phone). 

No withdrawals are accepted after April 1, 2021.

Metropolitan does not offer refunds or credits for classes/lessons missed due to student absence or non-attendance, inclement weather, emergency cancellations or similar circumstances. Any production and/or textbook fees are non-refundable.

All tuition is paid by automatic monthly credit/debit card installments (EFT). Registration is confirmed upon receipt of valid credit or debit card submission. Bills will not be sent.

The authority to charge the account provided is to remain in full force until contract expires and any balance due is paid in full or Metropolitan School of the Arts has received notice of cancellation with sufficient time to act upon contract as stated above and any balance due is paid in full.  Metropolitan School of the Arts will not be liable for any special or consequential damages, whether direct or indirect, for any wrongful debit to my account.  Metropolitan School of the Arts reserves the right to cancel and terminate this agreement at any time.