Classes Grades 4–7

These out-of-school time courses will expand the work our kids do in school. Theater complements what our kids are learning academically, socially, interpersonally and of course creatively. A child who participates in the arts during the school year is 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement (Source: Americans for the Arts).

We strive to offer well-rounded after school classes to supplement what our young people are working so hard to achieve academically. Let's not forget to give our kids another haven to have fun, be creative and get involved in the Arts.

 

Spring Dance Placements

January 9, 2017 4:00–6:00pm

 

New to ATMTC? Not sure which dance level is right for you? Attend dance placements! To make an appointment, please call 301.251.5766.

 

Class Title/Description

Date/Time/Location

Ballet I, Grades 4–7

Ballet I is for the novice or beginner student. Core body strength, arms, and correct turn-out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development are emphasized at the barre. Center work is focused on the basics of adagio (slow controlled combination), preparation for pirouettes, simple turns across the floor, petit allegro, and grand allégro. Before advancing to Ballet II, students must be able to execute these basic exercises. No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Mondays

4:45–5:55pm

Wintergreen Plaza

 

Ballet II, Grades 4–7

Ballet II is for the intermediate student, who possesses a strong foundation and basic vocabulary in Ballet technique. Students must audition for placement at this level. Ballet II continues to strengthen technique and flexibility, with the addition of more advanced turns and step combinations. Before advancing to Ballet III, students must be able to execute these exercises safely and correctly. Pre-requisite of Ballet I is required, or by instructor permission.

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Mondays

6:00–7:10pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Jazz III, Grades 6–12

Jazz III is for the advanced student who is able to master complex movements and combinations. These are the highest level and most advanced students prepping for professional or collegiate study. Classes include intensive strengthening warm-ups, stretching techniques to elongate and encourage muscle strength, across the floor movements, leaps, turns and center combination work. Students will gain increasing knowledge of Jazz terminology, greater strength and flexibility, and an understanding of ever-evolving musical theater Jazz technique. (Pre-requisite of Jazz II is required, or by instructor permission.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Mondays

7:15–8:25pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Acting I, Grades 4–7

Students learn a variety of approaches, methods, and acting techniques with concentrated work in improvisation, character development, and scene work. No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course. (Advancement level option after two semesters, or by instructor permission: Acting Technique II.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Tuesdays

4:45–5:55pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Acting the Song, Grades 4–7

This introductory vocal course teaches students the fundamentals of healthy singing and musicianship. Through vocal exercises and musical theater songs, students will work on tone production, breath support, and basic music theory. No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Tuesdays

6:00–7:10pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Tap III, Grades 6–12

Tap III is for the intermediate tap student. Student possesses strong technique and is able to master more complex combinations. (Pre-requisite of Tap II is required, or by instructor permission.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Tuesdays

6:00–7:10pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Tap IV, Grades 6–12

Tap IV is for the most advanced level of student. These are the highest level students prepping for professional or collegiate study. (Pre-requisite of Tap III is required, or by instructor permission.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Tuesdays

7:15–8:25pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Acting II, Grades 4–7

In Acting Technique II, students learn a variety of approaches, methods and acting techniques with concentrated work in, monologue study, stage direction, script analysis, and critique. Pre-requisite of Acting Technique I is required, or by instructor permission. (Advancement level option after two semesters, or by instructor permission: Actor’s Workshop)

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Wednesdays

4:45–5:55pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Ballet III, Grades 6–12

Ballet III is the advanced level of ballet, for the student who is able to master complex movements and combinations. Barre and center combinations move faster, and become more complex than in previous study. Turn-out based on individual ability and strength continues to be emphasized along with posture and core strength. The student is introduced to complex rhythms, pirouettes, and jumps. Pre-requisite of Ballet II is required, or by instructor permission.

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Wednesdays

6:00–7:10pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Jazz I, Grades 4–7

Jazz I is for the novice or beginner student. Jazz is a prominent form incorporated in Broadway dance. Curriculum includes intensive strengthening, stretching techniques, across the floor combinations, leaps, and turns. Students will gain knowledge of terminology, flexibility, and an understanding of Broadway Jazz technique. No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Wednesdays

7:15–8:25pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Jazz II, Grades 4–7

Jazz II is for the intermediate student who possesses a strong foundation and basic vocabulary in Jazz technique. Jazz II continues to hone and strengthen technique in the form, with the addition of more advanced technique, and step combinations. Continued improvement of core strength and flexibility, will be of focus. Pre-requisite of Jazz I is required, or by instructor permission.

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Wednesdays

6:00–7:10pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Acting the Song, Grades 4–7

This introductory vocal course teaches students the fundamentals of healthy singing and musicianship. Through vocal exercises and musical theater songs, students will work on tone production, breath support, and basic music theory. No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Thursdays

4:30–5:40pm

Glen Echo Park

Tap I, Grades 4–12

Tap I is for the novice or beginner student. “Broadway Tap” is the chosen sub-style taught by ATMTC, which incorporates upper body and use of arms in addition to a focus on percussive rhythm and footwork. Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.

 

Semester Tuition: $448. Click here to register.

Thursdays

6:00–7:10pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Music Theory II, Grades 6–12

The second-level continuation course of Music Theory I delves further into the craft of music theory covering topics such as Intervals, Minor Keys and Scales, Triads, Seventh Chords, Roman Numeral Analysis, Meter, Rhythm, and Melodic Dictation. Students will need to purchase and bring to every class required course materials including a roll up desktop keyboard and headphones/ear buds. See online registration for list of required materials. (Pre-requisite of Music Theory I is required, by or successful passing score of the Music Theory I examination.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Thursdays

4:45–5:55PM

Wintergreen Plaza

Music Theory I, Grades 6–12

Developing literacy in music is a key part of a rounded education for musical theater performers. Without knowledge of notation it is impossible for musicians to access their repertoire with ease or to rehearse together. This introductory course will acquaint students with the fundamentals of music theory: Pitch, Staff Notation, the Piano Keyboard, Modes, Major Scales and Key Signatures. Students will need to purchase and bring to every class required course materials including a roll up desktop keyboard and headphones/ear buds. See online registration for list of required materials. (No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Thursdays

7:15–8:25pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Tap II, Grades 6–12

Tap II is for the advanced beginner student who has acquired a basic vocabulary and skill set and is developing technique in the form. Advanced, intricate footwork and combinations are studied. Pre-requisite of Tap I is required, or by instructor permission.

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Thursdays

7:15–8:25pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Ballet/Jazz Combo II, Grades 6–12

Ballet/Jazz Combo II is for the intermediate student, who possesses a strong foundation and basic vocabulary in both Ballet and Jazz technique. Ballet/Jazz Combo II continues to strengthen technique and flexibility, with the addition of more advanced turns and jazz combinations. After two semesters of study, students are encouraged to study each form separately. (Pre-requisite of Ballet/Jazz Combo I is required, or by instructor permission.)

 

Semester Tuition: $746 Click here to register.

Saturdays

9:30–11:30am

Wintergreen Plaza

Contemporary I, Grades 6–12

Contemporary I is for the novice or beginner student. Contemporary dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and many modern dance styles and is integrated in contemporary Broadway dance. Classes consist of barre exercises, floor work, and various combinations of multiple dance forms. (No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Saturdays

10:30–11:40am

Wintergreen Plaza

Contemporary II, Grades 6–12

Contemporary II is for the intermediate student, who possesses a strong foundation and basic vocabulary in Contemporary technique. Contemporary II continues to strengthen technique and flexibility, with the addition of more advanced combinations. (Pre-requisite of Contemporary I is required, or by instructor permission.)

 

Semester Tuition: $448 Click here to register.

Sundays

12:00–1:10pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Actor's Workshop III, Grades 6–12

In Actors Workshop III, students will sharpen their talent through the process of rehearsal and presentation of scene work and a one-act piece, allowing them to identify acting habits that will inhibit growth in textual work, character development, technical polish and interplay. Pre-requisite of Acting Technique II is required, or by instructor permission. (Once advanced to level III, students will continue to work a different play each semester, and in the Spring, culminating in The Academy Acting Showcase to be performed at the Glen Echo Main stage on Monday, May 15th, 2017.)

 

Semester Tuition: $746 Click here to register.

Sundays

1:15–3:15pm

Wintergreen Plaza

Ballet/Jazz Combo I, Grades 6–12

Ballet/Jazz Combo I is for the novice or beginner student. The combination course allows students to gain a fundamental knowledge of and preparation for the dance forms of both ballet and jazz. Classes consist of learning the standard placement of feet and arms, basic terminology, barre exercises, floor work, and simple jazz combinations. (No pre-requisite or placement is required for this course.)

 

Semester Tuition: $746 Click here to register.

Sundays

1:15–3:15pm

Wintergreen Plaza