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The MMAS ACADEMY has a line-up of theater & dance classes, certain to delight performers of all ages!

For Intensives and vacation class schedules, please see our Academy Intensive Courses.

Summer Programs

Summer 2020
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Performing the Song

Ages: 10+
May 29 – June 26
Fri: 5-6:30

Led by Alex and Bobby

Performing the Song allows students to practice the art of storytelling through singing. Through selected 1-minute edits of musical theatres most beloved songs, each student will showcase voice, range, and interpretive skills each week. A wonderful class to sharpen your performance skills. Do join us.


Choreography Composition

Ages: 12 – 17
Thurs: 6 – 7:30

Led by Marissa

Learn how to design your own choreography! Through a series of fun exercises, Marissa will lead you into the exciting world of choreography. Students will need an area for movement – a space with 2 feet in front, behind, and to the right or left of the dancer is sufficient. Movement is being designed for a small space. 


Stage Directing

Ages: 13+
June 2 – June 30
Tues: 4 – 5:30

Led by Dori and Bobby

Stage Directing offers students an opportunity to learn how to take a story from the page to the stage. Through a variety of creative exercises, students will engage in the exciting world of playmaking. Students will need a journal, drawing paper, crayons/markers. 


Body & Soul

Adults
June 2 – 30
Tues 12 – 1:15

Led by Dori

Body and Soul for Adults is a workshop that combines a check-in period, followed by simple movement exercises with gentle stretching, mindfulness, and meditation. Perfect for the participant who is looking for a thoughtful hour dedicated to rejuvenation, ease of tension, and presence. Please organize a space for yourself to meditate – either sitting or standing. Also, the exercises include chair yoga so a chair with no arms is best. Please set up those two locations for yourself prior to the class. Feel free to place personally meaningful items in the area as well. Anything that brings you joy!


Mastering the Monologue

Ages: 8 – 12
June 3 – July 1
Wed 3 – 4

Led by Chelsea

Mastering the Monologue provides age appropriate material to students to be used as vehicles to master their performative skills. Students are also welcome to bring their own material as well. Lessons include attention to storytelling, speech, and character development. Prepare a monologue for an audition or simply practice your technique. Engage your imagination in Mastering the Monologue.


Mastering the Monologue

Ages: 12+
June 4 – July 2
Thur 4:30 – 6

Led by Dori and Bobby

Mastering the Monologue provides age appropriate material to students to be used as vehicles to master their performative skills. Students are also welcome to bring their own material as well. Lessons include attention to storytelling, speech, and character development. Prepare a monologue for an audition or simply practice your technique. Engage your imagination in Mastering the Monologue.


Devised Theatre

Ages: 8 – 12
June 4 – July 2
Thur 2:30 – 4

Led by Dori and Bobby

Devised Theatre is an introductory playwriting course that offers students an opportunity to create their own stories. Through a series of writing prompts and creative exercises, students will build their own monologues and scenes based on themes of interest. This material can then be performed by students in the course or the writer herself. An exciting course that will engage the imaginations of all involved. Students need a journal, pencils, drawing paper, crayons, and markers. 


Devised Theatre

Ages: 12+
June 3 – July 1
Wed: 4:30 – 6

Led by Dori and Bobby

Devised Theatre is an introductory playwriting course that offers students an opportunity to create their own stories. Through a series of writing prompts and creative exercises, students will build their own monologues and scenes based on themes of interest. This material can then be performed by students in the course or the writer herself. An exciting course that will engage the imaginations of all involved. Students need a journal, pencils, drawing paper, crayons, and markers. 


Beginner / Intermediate Tap

Adult Class
June 2 – June 30
Tues 10 – 11:15

Led by Dori

Throughout the pandemic MMAS has been successfully running tap classes remotely. All that is required is a hardwood floor where you have a couple of feet in front, in back, and to the right and left of you. Whether you are just starting out or progressing in your training, MMAS has a tap class for you this summer! Tap shoes are also not essential! A hard shoe or socks work fine. But if you want, tap shoes can be ordered on-line We hope you will join us! 


Intermediate / Advanced Tap

Adult Class
May 30 – June 27
Sat 8:45 – 10

Led by Dori

Throughout the pandemic MMAS has been successfully running tap classes remotely. All that is required is a hardwood floor where you have a couple of feet in front, in back, and to the right and left of you. Whether you are just starting out or progressing in your training, MMAS has a tap class for you this summer! Tap shoes are also not essential! A hard shoe or socks work fine. But if you want, tap shoes can be ordered on-line We hope you will join us! 

Most Loved Acting Studio 2020

Our Faculty
The MMAS Academy is extremely proud of their dedicated and talented faculty. The MMAS faculty cumulatively holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theatre, education, theatre pedagogy, music therapy, musical theatre, choreography, and dance pedigree. Our diverse teachers are committed to lifelong learning while bringing a wealth of skill, experience, passion, and joy to their students and classrooms.

Meet the Faculty

MMAS Members are entitled to a 10% discount on classes (MMAS Membership costs $50, and is good for one year from date of enrollment) Members also get other discounts and perks such as discounts on theater tickets and preferred seating.
Non-members enrolling more than one sibling during the semester who pay full price for one sibling can get a 10% discount for other siblings.

Monthly payment plans (credit cards only) are often available, but are not subject to discounting. Discounts cannot be combined.
Please call MMAS Academy at (774)284-4025 or email with questions or to enroll for sibling discounts or monthly payments.

MMAS Academy Financial Assistance

We are pleased to announce that MMAS is able to provide full and partial scholarships to income eligible families. Financial assistance is available through the generosity of the Mansfield Bank Charitable Foundation.

Call 774-284-4025 or email the MMAS Academy or if you wish to apply for financial aid. A financial aid form is available for download here.

At MMAS Academy, we believe every interested child should have a chance to participate in our classes, and we will do our level best to help make that happen.

The MMAS Academy thanks our Education Sponsors.

Hands-On Montessori School, a season sponsor of the MMAS Academy

Mansfield Bank Foundation for funding MMAS Academy program scholarships