Current Classes

These are classes currently open to register for a five week Winter Session

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

Registration for Spring Classes and Musical Theatre Workshops starting in March will be open soon.

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 12:00 – 12:45pm

January 22 – February 26 (no class Feb 19th)

Mr. Vado                                   $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 11:00 – 11:45am

January 23 – February 27 (no class Feb 20th)

Ms. Camilla                                   $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 11:00 – 11:45am

January 24 – February 28 (no class Feb 21st)

Ms. Camilla                                   $175.00

Afterschool and Saturday Classes for Students Ages 5-17

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 January 24 – February 28 (no class Feb 21st)

Ms. Camilla

Ages 5-10 3:30 – 4:30pm      $175

Ages 9-17 4:45 – 6:15pm       $225

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 January 22 – February 26 (no class Feb 19th)

Mr. Vado

Ages 5 & up 3:30 – 5:00pm      $195

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, co-ordination 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 January 27 – February 24

Ms. Abril

Ages 5 & up 11:00am-12:00pm     $150

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. Improves critical thinking skills, understanding context clues and adaptability.

Ages 8 – 17            $150            Ms. Traci

Saturdays 12:00 – 1:00pm  January 27 – February 24

Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:15pm January 23 – February 27 (no class 2/20)

CABARET PERFORMANCE

Take your singing to the next level by learning how to break down and analyze a song both technically and emotionally. Bring character, strength, and emotion to everything you do, while also learning the skills necessary to project and engage your audience in the journey of the song. Breath control, resonance and enunciation are touched upon, but the real goal of this class is to bring your theatrical skills to every song.                  

Saturdays January 27 – February 24

Ms. Traci

Ages 8 – 17  1:00 – 2:00pm     $150

BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHY

The art of musical theatre choreography combines basic skills from movement classes, with the theatrical skills. Well – loved songs from professional musicals will be employed so students can learn theatrical steps and engage their bodies while learning teamwork, memorization, presentation and muscle memory. Understanding the historical and cultural world of the show as well as the personality of the characters will inform the movement and presentation.        

Saturdays January 27 – February 24

Ms. Traci

Ages 8 – 17  2:00 – 3:00pm     $150

VOICE – SINGING & PUBLIC SPEAKING

Learn basic vocal techniqes that you 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. 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. Everyone should know that their voice is important and that they deserve to be heard.  

Mondays January 22 – February 26 (no class 2/19)

Ms. Traci

Ages5 & up 5:15 – 6:15pm     $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.

Saturdays January 27 – February 24

Ms. Traci

Ages 8 – 17  4:00 – 5:00pm     $175

COOKING

Kids get a chance to take over the TAP kitchen under the loving guidance of Ms. Maxima. Starting with safety rules and skills with utensils, we will familiarize ourselves with the kitchen and begin creating simple dishes. Kids learn patience, problem-solving and creativity, in addition to science, language and math in the form of counting, sequencing and fractions. We begin to understand how flavors pair with each other, and how simple menus are planned.  Cooking can even strengthen cultural awareness as we explore why certain seasonings and flavors are more prevalent in the dishes made in one country as opposed to another. Parents will be invited to sample our work at pick-up.

Thursdays January 25 – February 29 (no class 2/22)

Ms. Maxima

Ages 8 – 14  5:30 – 7:00pm     $225

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 creativity, community and story-telling. 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 January 27 – February 24

Ms. Traci

ALL AGES  3:00 – 4:00pm     $175

COLLAGE CREATION: THE ART OF CUT & PASTE

Beginners just honing skills in cutting, pasting, tearing, sticking, arranging and taping, or more advanced artists who wants to work with different materials and designs, can join this fun and informative journey to a work of art.  Collage-making can teach about colors, textures and patterns, and help you see your inner life in a different way. Children learn to concentrate and persist when challenged, and to use their creativity and imagination. Fine motor skills, communication and collaboration, and a wonderful sensory experience!

Tuesdays January 23 – February 27 (no class 2/20)

Ms. Shanequa

ALL AGES        3:30 – 5:00pm        $225

PAINT & SIPPY CUP

Young artists can sip juice, milk or water while learning to reproduce a picture with paints, brushes, sponges and creativity. Learning to recreate a piece of art while allowing your own style and personality to shine through can be a great way to learn time-honored techniques, while also expressing yourself. Transforming something beautiful into your own creation can boost self-esteem and confidence while also practicing fine motor skills.

Thursdays January 25 – February 29 (no class 2/22)

Ms. Maxima

Ages 5-12  3:30 – 5:00pm     $225

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES CULMINATING IN A FINAL SHARING WITH AN INVITED AUDIENCE – YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE ONSTAGE!

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 full service arts education. We start with team building exercises to become a tight-knit group and feel safe expressing ourselves physically, vocally and emotionally. All the skills to be a part of a professional production are practiced and put to use. We go through an audition process, we are given roles and learn how to analyze them and portray them. We take the given circumstances of the script to display truthful human behavior. We memorize lines, learn songs and choreography, and eventually share all of it for an audience. 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, and attending a dress rehearsal and a final sharing on stage where all are welcome to join us free of charge.

Ages: 8-17      Ms. Traci

Saturdays Dates & Times TBD

LITTLE PERFORMERS WORKSHOP

We invite our younger friends and siblings to join in the fun! This light-hearted yet serious ensemble will learn the basics of creative expression and presentation. With a strong focus on movement and feeling comfortable in our skin, we will also learn musicality and other skills necessary to present in front of an invited audience. Theatre games and ensemble building exercises will lead to some improv, storytelling, scripted work, vocal techniques and feeling confident in front of an audience. Teamwork and focus is emphasized, while lifelong friendships are formed. Following our final studio class, there is a dress rehearsal and a final sharing on stage where all will be welcome to join us free of charge. Performance-based classes require commitment to attendance and learning our parts. The last few studio classes plus dress rehearsal and performance will be mandatory. This is the perfect opportunity for budding young stars to become confident artists and form strong friendships.

Ages: 5-8      Staff

Dates and times TBD

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…