Current Classes

These are classes currently open to register for Spring Session(s)

Located at Suite 203 in the Trolley Lofts at 92 Main St. Yonkers, NY 10701 (Main Entrance at 41 Buena Vista Ave)

Early Spring 3/11 – 4/29 (5 weeks) Late Spring 5/6 – 6/10 (5 weeks)

Musical Theatre Workshop –  “The Candy Man” (the life of Willy Wonka)3/16 – 6/15

NEW for Toddlers ages 18 mos – 4 yrs – helping their social-emotional development, self-regulation and executive functioning skills

Hands – on confidence building classes in Music, Movement and Art teach your little one vital skills while also making friends.

Which will you take? Take all three!

MUSIC & RHYTHM FOR TODDLERS

Classes in African druming and other percussion instruments. Some vocal work and African dance may also be added. Small people will begin to experience multi-sensory input which aids in cognitive development, memory and flexibility.

Mondays  1:15 – 2:00pm  Mr. Vado

Early Spring: 3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29

Late Spring: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10

Each five week session:  $175.00

YOGA & MOVEMENT FOR TODDLERS

Young students will do some gentle stretching and breathing exercises to aid in balance and concentration as well as reducing stress. Gross motor skills will improve and other types of movement may be introduced.

Tuesdays 1:15 – 2:00pm  Ms. Camilla

Early Spring: 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16

Late Spring: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28,, 6/4

Each five week session:  $175.00

STEAM/ART FOR TODDLERS

Age-appropriate projects will help little ones to develop their fine motor skills while exploring colors, shapes and textures. Feeling free to explore while learning to problem solve, this starts them on the path to future success.

Wednesdays 1:15 – 2:00pm  Ms. Camilla

Early Spring: 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

Late Spring: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5

Each five week session:  $175.00

FREE PLAY WEDNESDAYS FOR TODDLERS

Bring your little one to our studio for up to two hours of free play. Relax in the early childhood nook where age appropriate books and games are available. Arts & crafts and other fun activities will happen each day. This is time for you and your child to have fun in a stimulating environment where you can also make friends. Make your next playdate at TAP Free Play for Toddlers!

Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5

$10 per day – drop ins welcome

Afterschool and Saturday Classes for Students Ages 5-19

AFRICAN CULTURE THROUGH DRUMMING & DANCE

Master drum-maker, drummer and dancer, Vado Diamonde from the Ivory Coast, leads this exploration of rhythm and body. Classes may include both drumming and dance, or focus on each skill individually. This vigorous workshop begins with familiar stretching and movement combined with African gestures and moves. Steps are learned in sequence, and combined with drum rhythms and calls. Traditional drum sequences and joyful movement are introduced and integrated into an exciting experience of movement across the floor. Both group and solo work are encouraged, and besides learned steps, inspired improv is explored. Class ends in a circle of respect and thanks.

Mondays  3:30 – 5:00pm Ages 5&up Mr. Vado

Early Spring: 3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29

Late Spring: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10

Each five week session:  $195.00

VOICE – SINGING & PUBLIC SPEAKING

Learn basic vocal techniques that help you present yourself with confidence when singing or speaking in front of others. We focus on breathing for strength and projection, exercises for resonance to give a vibrant, interesting tone and diction exercises to improve pronunciation and enunciation. Tension-free tone quality and dynamics are used to add color to our presentations. We also work on understanding lyrics and text so that we always express ourselves completely. We need to know not only WHAT we are saying, but WHY. Growth and devlopment of the voice, leads to more confidence and character in all we do. Everyone should know that their voice is important and that they deserve to be heard. 

Mondays 5:15 – 6:15pm Ages 5&up Ms. Traci

Early Spring: 3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29

Late Spring: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10

Each five week session: $150

WRITING/CHARACTER CREATION

This class focuses on the tools we use to examine who we are and then how a character we create might be similar or different and in what ways. We start with discussions about topics and issues that are important to us and the type of stories we want to tell. We gain understanding of how to create a strong, believable character who can portray truthful human behavior in the given circumstances. We will go over choices that first determine who a character is, and then the further details that begin to tell a story in the form of either a monologue or scene. Some students will create an original piece, while others may only begin the process which can lead to doing so in future workshops. The ultimate goal will be to have a piece ready to share with an audience. 

Mondays 6:30 – 7:30pm Ages 9-15 Ms. Traci

Early Spring: 3/11, 3/18, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29

Late Spring: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10

Each five week session: $175

IMPROV ACTING

A fun, light-hearted, low-pressure class teaching the skills of improvisation. Students join an ensemble where we learn to listen and respond intelligently. We free ourselves from judgemental blocks and use our imaginations to act out stories – some we already know and some created in class. Build your spontaneity, creativity, empathy and body language awareness  while improving leadership, social-emotional and critical thinking skills, understanding context clues and adaptability. To do improv, you must embrace teamwork and communication, while losing fear of how we appear to others. 

Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15pmAges 7 – 17 Ms. Traci

Early Spring: 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16

Late Spring: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28,, 6/4

Each five week session: $150

STEAM PROJECTS

Students are guided in projects that encourage them to ask questions, embrace failure and create without boundaries. The team will have a dialogue while planning innovative creations, first observing to recognize patterns, analyzing results and learning to predict outcomes. Participation will strengthen critical thinking skills, aid in problem solving and elicit collaboration. Giving voice to their imagination and creative self-expression in a project-based exploration of these critical skills is known to help set people up for future success while building self-esteem. In today’s fast-paced world, STEAM skills are an essential part of any child’s education. 

Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm Ages 5&up Ms. Camilla

Early Spring: 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17

Late Spring: 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5

Each five week session: $225.00

PAINTING FOR TEENS

Students will unlock their artistic potential and free their voices for justice and change. Through learning about proper techniques with brushes, paints, canvases and more, we will tap into the healing power of creativity, community and story-telling. Every artist is unique, and every piece of work reflects the pain and beauty of the struggle to survive and thrive. Use your unique experiences and emotions to create your own masterpiece.

Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00pm Ages 11-19

Ms. Shanequa

Early Spring: 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18

Late Spring: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 

Each five week session:$225

COOKING

Food = love, and Ms. Maxima teaches the science, literacy and math of cooking, along with the love of becoming one with your food before it goes into your body. Starting with safety rules and skills with utensils, we divide the tasks of set-up, preparation and clean-up, while creating simple dishes. Kids learn patience, problem-solving and creativity, counting, sequencing and fractions. We begin to understand how flavors pair with each other, and how simple menus are planned. We use physical touching to feel different textures of food, along with learning the history and culture of each dish. Are french fries French? Why are certain seasonings more prevalent than others in various countries? This and more as we learn teamwork and sharing – with a nutritious meal served to the students and their parents at the end of class.

Thu 5:30 – 7:00pm Ages 8&up Ms. Maxima 

Early Spring: 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18

Late Spring: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 

Each five week session: $225

ARTS & CRAFTS FOR ALL

An hour of fun to end the school week. We learn the value of self-expression and creativity while developing fine motor skills. Explore your inner life in new ways, while learning about colors, textures and patterns. Concentration, persistence, self-esteem and confidence are boosted through both re-creation and imagination.  Whether it’s paints, crayons, pencils, markers, scissors, glue, or other materials, you will go home each week with a work of art.

Fridays 4:00 – 5:00pm ALL AGES Ms. Traci 

Early Spring: 3/15, 3/23, 4/5, 4/13, 4/19

Late Spring: 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7 

Each five week session: $175

LATIN DANCE

An introduction to the rich and diverse culture that our LatinX population brings to the world. Basic steps in NY-style salsa, merengue and bachata will aid your child in flexibility, coordination and muscle tone. Dance is known to boost your confidence while reducing stress. Latin dance is so much fun, it hardly feels like exercise, yet it has all the benefits of a cardio-workout. Both fine and gross motor skills are improved while promoting mindfulness and improving mood. A great way to make friends!

Saturdays 11:00am – 12:00pm Ages 5&up Ms. Abril

Early Spring: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

Late Spring 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8

Each five week session: $150

EMOTIONS THROUGH VISUAL ARTS

By allowing ourselves to express our feelings and ideas through colors, shapes, patterns, and designs, we can reflect who we are and what we see and feel. Explore the healing power of self-expression and sharing our stories in pictures. Students will be encouraged to create pieces using various mediums which express one or more emotions from their own experiences. Our emotions can create art, and art can evoke emotions. We will be asked to comment on the work of others and how it makes us feel. We may use music, stories or characters to inspire a piece, or simply create from the heart. We provide the materials, you provide the emotions and ideas!

Saturdays 3:30 – 4:30pm ALL AGES    Ms. Traci 

Early Spring: 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

Late Spring 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8

Each five week session: $175

Spring show is “The Candy Man” –  the life of Willy Wonka

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

Students who are serious about honing skills in voice, movement, acting, and all aspects of creating a musical theatre ensemble should take advantage of this opportunity to go through the entire process. We start with team building exercises to become a tight-knit group and feel safe expressing ourselves. From auditioning for our roles, to analyzing the characters and the script, to learning lines, singing songs, learning blocking and choreography, to costumes, sets, lights, sound and a final performance in front of a live audience, all the skills to be a part of a professional production are practiced and put to use. We take the given circumstances of the script to portray truthful human behavior onstage. These specially curated and edited experiences give each performer a moment to shine appropriate to their own comfort, age and experience level. Each child is allowed to feel special, successful, and confident, and have fun. Performance-based classes require commitment to attendance and learning our parts. Students who join Musical Theatre Workshop must be willing to work at home in addition to fully participating in all classes, attending dress rehearsals and a final sharing on stage where all are welcome to join us free of charge.

Auditions are for the purpose of casting roles – all registered students will be given a part appropriate to their experience and comfort. 

Please carefully read about the expectations and the schedule before deciding to commit to this process and taking a role in the show. ALL DATES IN JUNE ARE ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY NO EXCEPTIONS!

Ages: 8-17      Ms. Traci

Saturdays 12:00 – 3:00pm 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8 (11)

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00pm    4/16, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 (5)

Dress Rehearsals: Tuesday & Thursday June 11th & 13th 4:00 – 7:00pm

Performance will be Saturday June 15th – actors call 11:00am  for a 3:00pm show.

Additional Progamming:

Hip-hop, Ballet, Yoga, Arts in Activism, Shakespeare, Poetry, Rap, Stand Up Comedy and so much more!

Ask us about creating a custom program for you homeschool group or other community

AND check out TAP Classic Events – adults can have fun at TAP too!

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~Dream it, we’ll create it…