Young Arts

Young Arts

Your child is transforming every day, so much growing and learning begins at the age of 18 months. Students from 18 months to 1st grade are eligible for all classes in our Young Arts program.  Students in 2nd grade may choose whether to stay in Young Arts for one more year, or move on to our Dance and Theatre programs. Children develop their creativity, cooperation skills and self-awareness through play, imagination and fun, and our popular Young Arts Programs are infused with these qualities.  Offering a wide variety of classes and camps, including dance and theatre, MoCo Arts Young Arts Programs can help your child blossom in his/her expression and confidence.

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Tuition Assistance is available

 

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Creative Dance

Creative Dance is a fun and engaging program designed to follow the physical and cognitive development of the growing child. The course levels follow the age of the child, though it is recognized that all children develop at different rates. Please call MoCo Arts at 603-357-2100 if you are unsure of what level is best for your child.

  • Creative Dance for Toddlers & Adults – 18 – 36 months with accompanying adult: This course is designed for toddlers (18-36 mo) and their accompanying adult to spend time dancing, singing and playing with each other and with peers. With sing-along songs, simple dances, and the use of fun and colorful props, children dance to the music and interact with other toddlers. Toddlers move and explore at their own pace and work on basic skills such as following directions, sharing and taking turns. The course is structured and consistent, giving little children lots of time for mastery.
  • Creative Dance A – Age 3: Creative Dance A, designed especially for 3 year olds, introduces children to the fundamentals of dance (ballet, tap, modern, jazz and bop) while honoring their own creative ways of moving. While playing games, dancing with props and listening to a variety of music, the dancers learn basic ballet positions, how to move to the beat and how to travel through the room in new ways. The class is very structured, with repetition for mastery. The fall semester is focused on technique; aspects of performance are introduced in the spring. Students are expected to be able to take the course without the consistent assistance of another adult, if possible.
  • Creative Dance A/B – Ages 3 & 4: Creative Dance A/B, designed especially for 3 & 4 year olds, introduces children to the fundamentals of dance (ballet, tap, modern, jazz and kids bop) while honoring their own creative ways of moving. While playing games, dancing with props and listening to a variety of music, the dancers learn basic ballet positions, how to move to the beat and how to travel through the room in new ways. The class is very structured, with repetition for mastery. Students are expected to be able to take the course without the consistent assistance of another adult, if possible.
  • Creative Dance B – Age 4: Creative Dance B is designed for 4 year olds, gently building on the skills taught in level A. Children are introduced to the fundamentals of dance (ballet, tap, modern, jazz and kids bop) while giving them opportunities to dance in their own unique ways. While playing games, dancing with props and listening to a variety of music, the dancers learn basic ballet positions, how to move to the beat and how to travel trough the room in new ways. The class is very structured, with repetition for mastery. The fall semester is focused on technique; aspects of performance are introduced in the spring. Dancers are expected to be able to take the course without the consistent assistance of another adult, if possible.
  • Creative Dance C – Kindergarten: Creative Dance C is designed for 5 year olds, many of whom are starting kindergarten. The class offers lots of new and challenging material, but also recognizes that they may be tired after a day of school. Children will receive a brief, but well-rounded foundation in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and kids bop. They will then get to explore these new skills through the creative use of props and games. The fall semester is focused on technique; aspects of performance are introduced in the spring.
  • Creative Dance D – 1st grade: Creative Dance D is designed for 6-7 year olds. It is the most challenging level of creative dance and prepares the child to choose which type of technique they will study when they “graduate” from creative dance at the age of 7. Children will study aspects of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and kids bop, getting a well rounded foundation. The fall semester is focused on technique; aspects of performance are introduced in the spring.

Storytime Theatre

Storytime theatre
Ages 4 years through 2nd grade

Storytime Theatre is a Musical Theatre class for children ages 4 years through 2nd grade. The class consists of learning and producing a 45 minute theatrical presentation featuring acting, singing, dancing, costumes and sets. All children get a part in the show. Children learn basic stage direction, cues, plot, scene and character development, all while working on teamwork and memorization skills.

Frank N’ Fairy
Rehearsals: August 31, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Performance: 
January 14, 2018 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm
MoCo Art Black Box Theatre

A Year with Frog & Toad
Rehearsals: January 18 – June 17, 2018

Performance:
June 16, 2018 at 2:00 & 4:00pm
MoCo Arts Black Box Theatre

Art a la Carte

Art a la Carte – Young Arts sampler classes running November through March

Art a la carte is a Young Arts program with 18 weeks of sampler classes for kids ages 18 months through 7 years. Every Thursday this winter come to MoCo for a unique range of activities including theatre, dance, crafts and puppetry.

This information has moved to its own page!
Click here to learn more about the 2017-2018 class line up for Art a la Carte.

How to Register

  • Visit or call the MoCo Arts front desk at 603-357-2100 to inquire about classes.
  • Payment in full or setup of a payment plan is required upon registration. The front desk staff will gladly work with you to create a payment plan.
    • Accepted methods of payment
      • Cash
      • Check
      • Credit/Debit Card
  • To register for Fall 2017 classes fill out the ‘Class Registration Forms 2017 – 2018’
    • Class Registration Forms must be filled out once per school year. Please fill out a new set of paperwork for the 2017-2018 school year.
    • Paperwork is available for download On the ‘Parents Page’ or can be picked up at the MoCo Arts front desk
  • Return paperwork to MoCo Arts before the first day of class. We suggest that paperwork is returned at least one week prior to class.
    • Paperwork can be dropped off or mailed to:

MoCo Arts
76 Railroad Street
Keene NH 03431

  • MoCo’s front desk staff is there to help with any questions or concerns.

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