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Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center



Healing Arts Classes

Creative Movement for Special Kids - Ages 7 - 12 Afternoon

$400

with Rae Balmuth

MACC/Healing Arts Division - Dance and Movement Courses

*This class will begin in September when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

This course provides students ages 7 - 12 with a playful and creative approach to learning motor, language, and social skills.   Participants will learn dance warm ups and explore an expanded vocabulary through movement exercises and theatre games.  

Each 4-week series will have a different theme, such as emotion words, colors, animals, or parts of speech.  Movement sequences are designed to enhance communication between the two sides of the brain, and specific skills are targeted each week, such as emotion words, vocabulary to express artistic qualities, story-telling skills, and more.  Every class meeting, students will have an opportunity for direct feedback from the facilitator as well as the chance to participate in group-focused, performance-based art making.  

This is an excellent course for students who struggle in a more traditional learning environment, and we welcome a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more.

Member Discount:  15%

Creative Movement for Special Teens - Ages 13 - 18 Afternoon

$400

with Rae Balmuth

MACC/Healing Arts Division - Dance and Movement Courses

*This class will begin in September when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

This course provides students ages 13 - 18 with a playful and creative approach to learning motor, language, and social skills.   Participants will learn dance warm ups and explore an expanded vocabulary through movement exercises and theatre games.  

Each 4-week series will have a different theme, such as emotion words, colors, animals, or parts of speech.  Movement sequences are designed to enhance communication between the two sides of the brain, and specific skills are targeted each week, such as emotion words, vocabulary to express artistic qualities, story-telling skills, and more.  Every class meeting, students will have an opportunity for direct feedback from the facilitator as well as the chance to participate in group-focused, performance-based art making.  

This is an excellent course for students who struggle in a more traditional learning environment, and we welcome a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more.

Member Discount:  15%

Creative Expression for Personal Growth Ages 13 - 17

$400

with Rae Balmuth

MACC/Healing Arts Division - Dance and Movement Courses

*This class will begin in September when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

This 8-week course is designed for teen students ages 13 - 17, who enjoy artistic exploration but is also seeking a venue to develop self-esteem and build coping skills.  Arts-based curriculum will be used as an avenue to identify areas for personal growth, take ownership over the challenges students are experiencing in their life, and build mindfulness around one’s own actions.  Rather than focusing on mastery of each technique used in the course, participants will be offered the opportunity to cultivate a personal artistic vision  across multiple media.  

Students can expect to play theatre games, engage role play, explore collage, create masks, tell story through physical expression and body language, and more.  This course is an excellent option for students wishing to connect socially  with peers in a playful, support-group type setting and should not be considered as a substitute for mental healthcare with a licensed practitioner.

Member Discount:  15%

Creative Movement for Special Kids - Ages 7 - 12 Evening

$400

with Rae Balmuth

MACC/Healing Arts Division - Dance and Movement Courses

*This class will begin in September when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

This course provides students ages 7 - 12 with a playful and creative approach to learning motor, language, and social skills.   Participants will learn dance warm ups and explore an expanded vocabulary through movement exercises and theatre games.  

Each 4-week series will have a different theme, such as emotion words, colors, animals, or parts of speech.  Movement sequences are designed to enhance communication between the two sides of the brain, and specific skills are targeted each week, such as emotion words, vocabulary to express artistic qualities, story-telling skills, and more.  Every class meeting, students will have an opportunity for direct feedback from the facilitator as well as the chance to participate in group-focused, performance-based art making.  

This is an excellent course for students who struggle in a more traditional learning environment, and we welcome a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more.

Member Discount:  15%

Creative Expression for Personal Growth Ages 18 - 25

$400

with Rae Balmuth

MACC/Healing Arts Division - Dance and Movement Courses

*This class will begin in September when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

This 8-week course is designed for students age 18-25, who enjoy artistic exploration but is also seeking a venue to develop self-esteem and build coping skills.  Arts-based curriculum will be used as an avenue to identify areas for personal growth, take ownership over the challenges students are experiencing in their life, and build mindfulness around one’s own actions.  Rather than focusing on mastery of each technique used in the course, participants will be offered the opportunity to cultivate a personal artistic vision  across multiple media.  

Students can expect to play theatre games, engage role play, explore collage, create masks, tell story through physical expression and body language, and more.  This course is an excellent option for students wishing to connect socially  with peers in a playful, support-group type setting and should not be considered as a substitute for mental healthcare with a licensed practitioner.

Member Discount:  15%

Creative Movement for Special Teens - Ages 13 - 18 Evening

$400

with Rae Balmuth

MACC/Healing Arts Division - Dance and Movement Courses

*This class will begin in September when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

This course provides students ages 13 - 18 with a playful and creative approach to learning motor, language, and social skills.   Participants will learn dance warm ups and explore an expanded vocabulary through movement exercises and theatre games.  

Each 4-week series will have a different theme, such as emotion words, colors, animals, or parts of speech.  Movement sequences are designed to enhance communication between the two sides of the brain, and specific skills are targeted each week, such as emotion words, vocabulary to express artistic qualities, story-telling skills, and more.  Every class meeting, students will have an opportunity for direct feedback from the facilitator as well as the chance to participate in group-focused, performance-based art making.  

This is an excellent course for students who struggle in a more traditional learning environment, and we welcome a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more.

Member Discount:  15%

Creative Expression for Personal Growth Ages 25 and up

$400

with Rae Balmuth

MACC/Healing Arts Division - Dance and Movement Courses

*This class will begin in September when we have the required number of students. Please join the waitlist and we will contact you about the start date. 

This 8 week course for ages 25+ is designed for those who enjoy artistic exploration but are also seeking clarity or support for circumstances that arise during adulthood. Arts-based curriculum will be used as an avenue to identify areas for personal growth, take ownership over the challenges participants are experiencing in their life, and build mindfulness around one’s own actions.  

This process-over-product approach to artistic inquiry will include opportunities to process past hurts and explore future narratives through physical practice, various studio art forms, community-focused ritual, and quiet reflection.  We borrow tools from theatre, dance, music, and studio art and integrate them in a way that reminds us to find a sense of play while discovering more about or strength as humans and designing hopeful futures.

NOTE: Though this course may function as a support group like setting, it should not be considered as a substitute for mental healthcare with a licensed practitioner and participants with higher levels of need are encouraged to contact their insurance company or Primary Care Provider for more information on licensed services in addition to joining our class.

Member Discount:  15%





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