Adult Workshops & Classes


Dance

Looking for a new hobby? Interested in meeting new people or getting close to your loved one? Find that you have a desire to try something new? Come out to MCPA and try ballroom dancing!

We are offering a variety of partner-style dancing classes! Classes will be taught by 2-time regional Dancing with the Stars award-winning instructor Timothy Frost, who focuses on the social enjoyment of ballroom dancing! Fun and easy for anyone to try, sign up today! No partner is needed, but as they say, “the more the merrier!”

  • All classes are open to anyone 18 and older.
  • Participation of at least 6 adults is needed for class to take place. The maximum number is 24.
  • Attendance is strongly encouraged for all sessions.
  • Tuitions are non-refundable & non-transferable.
  • MCPA reserves the right to cancel any class; refunds are made for cancellation.

AUGUST 

Wednesday, August 14, 21 and 28

Foxtrot: 6:30 - 7:15 PM  Register here

West Coast Swing: 7:30 - 8:15 PM  Register here

$45/person or $85/pair

 

Meet Your Instructor

Timothy Frost

Timothy Frost has performed in over 80 productions and has directed, assisted, and choreographed over several productions and pieces for 3 show choirs. As an award winning choreographer, his credits include “Nice Work if you Can Get it” for the Fort Findlay Playhouse, “Seussical the Musical” for Schuylerville Community Theater, “Winnie the Pooh, Kids” for Youtheatre, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" for Buckeye Hill Trial High School, and the musical theatre course at the Rhythm in Motion Dance Company. He has graduated from the University of Findlay with a BA in K-12 Theatre Education and Performance.

Trained and taught with the Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance International, Tim has spent several years perfecting his techniques needed for Classic, Latin, and Swing style dances. He has also competed and taken Grand Champ twice in ballroom competitions around the Midwest and New England areas. While competitive dancing is fun, he thoroughly enjoys using dance as a way to enhance life and enjoyment for all ages.


Alexander Technique Class

This 6-week class introduces the principles of the Alexander Technique to community members interested in relearning how to move with greater freedom & ease. This educational & restorative method calms the nervous system and is extremely approachable to all ages & mobility levels. It can be applied to any movement activity – arts related or otherwise. This course also includes Body Mapping & Mindfulness in its learning methods. Come as you are and enjoy reconnecting with your wholeness, freedom, support, and JOY! All classes open to anyone 18 and older.

Community Alexander Technique Course: Introductory Level

Thursday, July 18 and 25; August 1, 8, 15 and 22

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Course Outline

$200/participation fee for 6-week course

  • Participation of at least 6 adults is needed for class to take place.  The maximum number is 15.
  • Must be able to attend all classes.
  • Tuitions are non-refundable & non-transferable.
  • MCPA reserves the right to cancel any class; refunds are made for cancellation.

Register here!

 

Meet Your Instructor

Mary Beth Coolidge

Mary Beth Coolidge currently serves as the Self Care Specialist at Anderson University where she teaches the Alexander Technique, Mindfulness, and other self-care skills to the students in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, as well as the Social Work & Nursing programs. She is the creator & founder of Community Constructive Rest which she began at AU in 2014, sharing this foundational restorative practice to the students, faculty, & staff with an emphasis on communal support & the collective conscious. Her artistic home resides in classical singing & opera in which she holds a BM Voice Performance, Oberlin Conservatory of Music & a MM Voice Performance, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She completed her 1200 Hour Alexander Technique Teacher training in 2016, studying under Robin Gilmore with Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies. Mary Beth is a proud teaching member of Alexander Technique International. Mary Beth is thrilled to be the new assistant choir director at Findlay High School and the assistant director of Findlay First Edition this coming school year.