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McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER

PROGRAM GUIDE SCHEDULE OF CLASSES, CAMPS AND EVENTS

WINTER-SPRING 2021

VIRTUAL

Be Healthy @ Home


2021 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE 2020–2021 Governing Board Suzanne Le Menestrel, Chair Carla Post, Vice-Chair Maria Foderaro-Guertin, Secretary Barbara Zamora-Appel, Treasurer Ivy Chen Bill Glikbarg

Carole Herrick Tyler Jensen Terri Markwart

Raj Mehra Melanie Sletten

Friends of MCC Cecilia D. Closs President

Bonnie Weston Treasurer

Gordon Thomas Vice President

Lori Wertz Secretary

Check These Out! New Adult Dance Class!

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing See page 20.

Member at Large Sam Agarwal Thamir Al-Hashimi Jessica Goodman

Mary Anne Hampton Carole Herrick Glenn Yarborough, Jr.

We're Cooking Again!

Family Fun Taco Night See page 18.

MCC Staff Administration George Sachs, Executive Director Ashok Karra, Comptroller Holly Novak, Executive Assistant Sabrina Anwah, Information Officer David Craig, Graphic Designer & Webmaster Kyle Corwin, Social Media Manager Joe McGovern, Facilities Manager Vivian Brown, Information Technology Lindsey Hogan, Office Manager Nadia Jaff, Accounts Payable Anne McAfee, Human Resources Specialist Ellen Fox, Administrative Assistant Georgia Mettauer, Administrative Assistant Recreation Aides Jonathan Davis, Booking Manager Scott Bowen, Craig Morris, Susan Stankus, Steve Caruso, Tijani Musa, Al Peña Camacho Performing Arts Sarah Schallern Treff, Director Danielle Van Hook, Director, Youth Theatre Programs Jennifer Garrett, Technical Director Justin King, Assistant Technical Director Evelyn Hill, Patron Services Manager Deion Roulhac, Theatre Technician Jeff Virchow, Performing Arts Assistant Jared Mercier, Audience Development Associate General Programs Department Mike Fisher, General Programs Director Christian Hayes, Youth/Instructional Event Manager Katie Fedora, Registrar Sue Dorsey, Assistant Registrar Nadia Kader, Youth Event Coordinator Catherine Nesbitt, Special Events Manager Matthew Hockensmith, Special Events Asst. Manager Valerie Sheridan Comer, Special Events Coordinator Andrew Carter, Old Firehouse Manager

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

McLean Earth Day 2021 See page 8.

Here’s What Our Patrons Say... Drive-Thru Drama: "Objects in the Mirror May Be SPOOKIER Than They Appear" "In these trying times, it was wonderful to be able to take children to a performance that was safe, yet fun and entertaining." “So much fun. The love of theatre really shines through!” Technology Tutoring Workshop with Instructor Quentin Levin “Excellent!! I wish I had known about it before. Very helpful. I will return for part 2.” “Quentin was excellent. Would recommend him. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!!!”


TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from the Executive Director......................2

THE McLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER

Center News........................................................................3

1234 Ingleside Ave • McLean, VA 22101

Community Events........................................................ 6 Classes................................................................................... 9 Pre-School/Toddler................................................ 10 Dance........................................................................................10 Fitness....................................................................................... 11 Instructional Sports.......................................................... 11 Music......................................................................................... 12 Visual Arts............................................................................. 13

HOURS: Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.–midnight Saturday: 9 a.m.–midnight Sunday: noon–6 p.m. Website: www.mcleancenter.org E-mail: mail@mcleancenter.org The Center will be CLOSED on the following days: New Year’s Day (1/1), Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day (1/18), Inauguration Day (1/20), and George Washington’s Day (2/15).

Dance........................................................................................14

Main telephone number: 703-790-0123 TTY: 711 (hearing impaired only) Class & Activity Registration: 703-744-9365 Facility Rentals: 703-744-9362

Instructional Sports......................................................... 17

The Alden Box Office: 703-790-9223

Youth.................................................................................13 Culinary Arts........................................................................ 13

Teens.................................................................................17 Dance........................................................................................ 17

Parents & Children....................................................18 Culinary Arts........................................................................ 18

Adults............................................................................... 19 Culinary Arts........................................................................ 19 Dance.......................................................................................20 Fitness.....................................................................................20 Safety/Training.................................................................. 23 Visual Arts............................................................................ 23 Writing.................................................................................... 24

Calendar.............................................................................25 McLean Project for the Arts...................................27 The Alden...........................................................................28 The Old Firehouse (Teens).................................... 29

McLean Project for the Arts: 703-790-1953 Old Firehouse Center: 703-448-8336 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 The McLean Community Center reserves the right to photograph and videotape all of its activities, events, classes, programs and facilities for promotional purposes. Are You a McLean Community Center Tax District Resident? You are a McLean Community Center supporter if you live within the following boundaries: NORTH: The Potomac River EAST: The Arlington County Line WEST: Difficult Run SOUTH: Route 66, Route 7 or Dulles Access Road (whichever is furthest north) Still not sure? Call the Center at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711, prior to registering for programs that have nonresident fees.

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2021 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO The McLean Community Center (MCC) was built and is funded by residents of Greater McLean for their use through a real estate tax surcharge, the result of a 1970 bond referendum (Small District 1A-Dranesville). Center facilities include the 383-seat Alden Theatre, the McLean Project for the Arts galleries, the Susan B. DuVal Art Studio, meeting and conference rooms, a rehearsal studio, a multipurpose classroom and catering kitchen. Local open clubs and organizations use the Center for their monthly meetings with a nominal charge. Center facilities may be rented for private functions such as business conferences, receptions, parties and recitals. District residents and businesses pay reduced fees. Registrations for McLean Youth Athletics and McLean Little League activities are regularly held at the Center, and information on their activities is always available. The Center also operates the award-winning Old Firehouse Center, located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd. in downtown McLean.

We’re Here for You in 2021 As our motto affirms, McLean Community Center (MCC) is “The Center of It All.” MCC serves as a constant for this community. As we enter a new year with all the unknowns it will bring, you can be sure of one thing—we will be here to serve you. The Community Center and the Old Firehouse Center facilities are open, and the MCC Governing Board and staff have implemented a variety of measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been a challenge in many ways; however, we remain committed to offering our patrons enriching programs and services, both virtually and in-person. Keeping healthy is made easier when you have the information you need to make good decisions. Our annual Be Fit McLean health fair will return in January in a virtual format. Tune in to find out the latest science on several health-related topics and learn about preventive practices you can take to ensure more vibrant health for you and your family. We are also concerned with the health of our earth. Join us for McLean Celebrates Earth Day 2021 in April, where you can participate in a unique outdoor environmental action event to reduce, reuse, recycle. All you will have to do is drive through our parking lot! After completing a successful series of acclaimed Drive-Thru Drama performances, The Alden’s staff is busy planning events for the winter and spring sessions, all with your safety in mind. Please check the website for more information as it becomes available. Please take time to read through this guide and consider joining us online or in-person for a class or activity this winter or spring. On behalf of the MCC Governing Board and staff, I wish you and your family a Happy & Healthy 2021.

George Sachs Executive Director McLean Community Center

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CENTER NEWS

CENTER NEWS

Purifi, LLC, treating the MCC lobby.

MCC Contracts with Purifi, LLC, for Biopurification Services

As the area enters flu season, and as the efforts to contain COVID-19 progress, the McLean Community Center (MCC) is contracting with Purifi, LLC, a McLean-based bio-purification company, to receive a service that effectively reduces the risk of viral and bacterial transmission and infection. MCC received the first treatment in October. The treatment is administered through spraying a very fine mist that is safe for humans and animals and kills viruses and bacteria on surfaces for 30-60 days. The spray does not leave a residue and is safe to the touch within 20 minutes of the application. This coating application provides enhanced protection by the sustained killing of 99.9% of viruses, including coronaviruses on surfaces. The coating is highly durable and remains effective and active on high-touch surfaces such as door handles, tables, chairs, countertops, and desks, even after frequent cleanings. According to the company, this bio-purification service provides persistent control and protection from the risk of community, workforce, vendor and patron infection from surfaces and HVAC systems. “We are taking these additional steps to limit the risk of virus transmission from contact surfaces in our facility as a protective measure to our staff and our patrons entering our facility,” says MCC Executive Director George Sachs. “In addition, the McLean Community Center is continuing its enhanced daily cleaning protocols in order to protect our patrons and employees.” These protocols are in line with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Fairfax County Health Department and include asking all who enter the facility to wear masks, practice social distancing, to wash and sanitize their hands and to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to MCC. Purifi takes weekly readings, which are publicly available on their website, www.purifiservices.com. For more information, contact the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

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2021 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE FY2022 Budget Proposal Goes to Fairfax County The McLean Community Center’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 (which runs July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022), was approved by the MCC Governing Board at its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The tax rate to support the Center was maintained at 2.3 cents per $100 of assessed real estate value. Now, the County Board of Supervisors will consider the Center’s budget, with a projected final approval happening in April. You can view highlights of the FY 2022 budget online at www.mcleancenter.org.

Fill Us In at Our Public Hearing on Programs The McLean Community Center Governing Board wants to hear from you. The board is holding a Public Hearing on MCC Programs at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, at the center. The Governing Board’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting will follow the public hearing. Residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville, the Center’s tax district, are encouraged to attend the hearing to voice their opinions on current offerings at the Center and to make suggestions for future programs. The hearing is the first step in planning for the FY 2023 budget cycle, which begins July 1, 2022. The Center is home to the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and includes the Old Firehouse Teen Center. Residents who would like to have their names placed on the speakers’ list for the hearing may call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. Residents also may make comments at the meeting without prior notice and may submit written comments in person or by mail, or e-mail (george.sachs@fairfaxcounty.gov) Not able to attend the meeting? Plan to join us our Go to Meeting web conference! Details on how to dial in will be forthcoming. For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: www.mcleancenter.org.

Help Wanted: MCC Governing Board Election Begins in January Are you a tax district resident who appreciates the excellent quality of life that this community offers? The Governing Board of the McLean Community Center (MCC) is looking for individuals who can contribute their creativity and leadership skills to help shape the ongoing vision of the Center. If you enjoy meaningful and thoughtful civic participation, please consider serving on MCC’s Volunteer Governing Board. The board election process for 2021-2022 will begin in January.

Whether you are a newcomer to McLean or have lived in the area for years—your perspective is important. Contributing your skills on MCC’s Governing Board will prove rewarding. Interested? Candidate Packets will be available for pick-up at the Center beginning in January. For more detailed information, visit: www.mcleancenter.org or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711.

The 11–member volunteer board is comprised of nine adults and two teens (ages 15–17) who live in Small District 1A-Dranesville. Monthly meetings are held on weekday evenings from June through May. Three adult seats are open (to serve for a three-year term); two youth seats are open (to serve for a one-year term). Youth members represent the student populations of the McLean High School and Langley High School districts, as well as private school students who reside in these districts.

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CENTER NEWS An MCC Staffer in the Spotlight Sarah Schallern Treff Performing Arts Director When thinking of qualities that describe a great employee, being invested is one that comes to mind. That is exactly what Performing Arts Director Sarah Schallern Treff takes pride in as she finds herself in her 13th year with MCC and The Alden Theatre. “I’m in it for the long haul,” she said. But for Schallern Treff, it’s about more than just longevity: it’s about the work she does and the people she does it for. “I love our patrons. McLean residents are so intelligent, curious and discerning, and being part of a community center means that we get to develop personal relationships with them.” Schallern Treff oversees The Alden’s staff and the budget for the performing arts department. She also books acts for adult audiences, liaises with community art groups that utilize The Alden, and assists in the theater’s marketing effort. “Something that’s exciting to me about my job is the variety,” says Schallern Treff. “Not just in my job duties, but in the variety of artistic disciplines we present.”

McLean Community Center

MISSION

OUR CORE PURPOSE The mission of the McLean Community Center is to provide a sense of community by undertaking programs; assisting community organizations; and furnishing facilities for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and social activities apportioned fairly to all residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville.

VISION The McLean Community Center is a “hub” for McLean’s Community!

LIVING OUR VALUES

Schallern Treff holds a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University and a Master of Music in Opera Stage Directing from The Florida State University. She originally came to the area for apprenticeships with Wolf Trap Opera but stayed after her second summer to work in the development department of a national opera association. She led the music department at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington for several years before coming to MCC. In between, she directed a show for MCC’s “sister” agency, Reston Community Center’s theater camp. “We really are like a family [at MCC],” noted Schallern Treff. “We learn from each other, and more than anything, we have fun. I think that’s what makes us successful professionally—enjoyment in what we do and in each other.”

STEWARDSHIP: We recognize the role entrusted to us to be good stewards of MCC’s funds, resources and assets.

A trained performing artist, Schallern Treff also enjoys the visual arts. You can find her unwinding with a little painting in her free time. “I haven’t painted since I was a kid,” she admits. “There’s something very relaxing about it. I’m no Bob Ross, but I enjoy it.” Additionally, she and her family—husband Terje, and stepdaughter, Lili—can often be found indulging in their “mild obsession” with their cat, Popo.

TEAMWORK: We work together as one team to accomplish our goals.

You can contact Schallern Treff at 703-744-9343 or sarah.schallerntreff@fairfaxcounty.gov. REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

ACCOUNTABILITY: We are accountable to create services of value to our tax district residents. RESOURCEFULNESS: We make good use of all available resources. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: We constantly seek out new ways to do things faster, better or more economically. RESPECT: We show respect to each other and to the residents we serve.

QUALITY: We strive to provide high-quality services in a courteous and friendly manner. TRANSPARENCY: We give residents clear and understandable reports on MCC’s financial and programmatic affairs.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS A Message about Social Distancing McLean Community Center (MCC) programs are being planned with the hope that we will be able to return to normal operations and come together as a community to celebrate the spring season. Programs may be adjusted or cancelled based on current conditions and/or the operating status of MCC. Please check our website for updates.

YOUTH EVENTS Spring Fest Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.–Noon $5 per person, children under 36 months are free. Registration in advance is required for all participants. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Activity No. 4502.321 For ages 3-8. Join your neighbors at this celebration of the changing of seasons. Enjoy self-guided arts and crafts, entertainment and take advantage of the opportunity for your children to get a photo with Bunny. Bring your camera and smartphone for photos! An MCC staff member will be on hand to take a photo of you and your family. Also remember to bring your basket for our Parent/Child Egg Hunt (10 eggs per child). Please register early as space is limited.

Father Daughter Dance Friday, April 30, 7–8:30 p.m. $25 per participant/$15 MCC district residents. Each participant must register separately. Activity No. 4501.321      For all ages. Join us for an evening to celebrate fathers and daughters. The night includes, music, dancing, light refreshments, a photo booth, a craft and quality time with your princess. Join us to create memories that will last. Princesses will be crowned upon arrival! Formal dress or business attire is recommended. Space is limited, so register early. Questions about our Youth Events? Please contact registrar@mcleancenter.org.

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TABLE COMMUNITY OF CONTENTS EVENTS FAMILY EVENTS AT THE OLD FIREHOUSE Virtual Family Fun Trivia Nights $5 per family (per Zoom invite). Registration is required. Date

Activity No.

Friday, Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m.

4725.321

Friday, Feb. 26, 7-9 p.m.

4726.321

Friday, March 26, 7-9 p.m.

4727.321

Friday, April 16, 7-9 p.m.

4728.321

Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams! Preregistration is required.

SPECIAL EVENTS Virtual: Be Fit McLean Live Launch: Saturday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m. Free admission; registration is required.

The Be Fit McLean health fair is back! This event offers valuable information on a variety of health issues and preventive practices. Learn how to better manage your mental and physical wellness. Health experts and wellness-related exhibitors offer up-to-date information on such topics as COVID-19, stress management, work-life balance, happiness, nutrition and much more.

Virtual Family Bingo Night Friday, Feb. 19, 7–9 p.m. $5 per family (per Zoom invite) Activity No. 4729.321 Join us for a virtual evening of fun and prizes with your family! Winners will take their pick of prizes! Preregistration is recommended.

In-Person Family Bingo Night Friday, April 9, 7–9 p.m. $5 per family Activity No. 4730.321 Join us for an evening of bingo fun and prizes with the OFC! Enjoy free popcorn and winners will take their pick of prizes! Preregistration is recommended. REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

Virtual: McLean Uncorked—Part 3 Live Launch: Sunday, Feb. 7, 5–6 p.m. Free admission; registration is required. For beginners and connoisseurs alike, this wine experience will not disappoint! Join your friends or surprise your Valentine and enjoy this fun, virtual, live and interactive wine tasting and food pairing event. Four unique wines for this tasting are available to pre-purchase by registrants at Balducci’s in McLean. Selected wines are from regions and wineries around the globe. A wine expert will lead this session and explore the selected wines as well as other interesting aspects of the art of wine tasting.

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2021 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS MCC safety practices are guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and the Fairfax County Health Department including maintaining a minimum distance of six feet from cars and each other. Participants must wear a face mask. Those considered to be in a high-risk category for contracting COVID-19 should consult a doctor before participating.

McLean Earth Day—Act Locally Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m.-Noon Free admission; registration required. This drive-through, outdoor, environmental action event provides a convenient way for McLean residents to better the planet. Several local community businesses and organizations will provide four key facets of environmental health in the spirit of shredding, reusing, recycling and planting. Free tree saplings and pollinator seeds will be distributed, first-come, first-served. Limits apply. See our website for full list of accepted items.

Celebrating Our Hometown Since 1915

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission New! McLean’s favorite annual event is celebrating our hometown in a different way this year! Check our website closer to the event date for up-and-coming information. Due to Covid-19, event details may change.

Volunteers Needed for McLean Day and July 4th Fireworks Celebration

McLean’s largest events needs YOU to make these community events a success! • Able-bodied volunteers (age 16 years or older) are needed.

• Volunteers must be able to stand a minimum of four hours, bend, stoop, reach, lift and carry up to 30 lbs. Don’t delay – make a difference and be part of the fun. Students may receive community service hours for volunteering. Sign-up is easy through Fairfax County’s Volunteer Management System (VMS): https://bit.ly/33aLQUL.

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Save the Date!

MCC July 4th Community Fireworks Celebration Sunday, July 4, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Langley High School 6520 Georgetown Pike McLean VA 22101

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CLASSES

CLASSES Instructor Spotlight Justin Nguyen, Sports Instructor

It’s been said that it’s about the journey and not the destination. That’s exactly the way Sports Instructor Justin Nguyen approaches his role with MCC. Leading First Strike soccer classes for children ages 2-5, Nguyen has found a way to channel the passion he has for teaching—the same passion he’s had since he was 19. “My best friend was teaching at the time at Spring Hill ReCenter,” he said, “and I thought it would be awesome to teach with him because I loved sports. I quickly realized that working with kids was the best job in the world and super rewarding. I never looked back!” Nguyen oversees both the Minis Club and the Kids Club soccer classes at MCC, and he will be the first to tell you it’s a far cry from running a daycare. “I get to work with kids as young as two, and trying to figure them out is probably the most challenging and fun part of teaching here at MCC. Sometimes my lesson plans work, and sometimes I throw them out, which is great because I am always learning from my students.” Learning from and interacting with special people is what Nguyen appreciates most about working at the center. “What I love about MCC are the families that I come in contact with. The bonds shared between the young students in the class and interactions between the family members are great!” Currently in his second year with MCC, Nguyen graduated from nearby George Mason University and serves as the Creative Director of JST Athletics and Dance, LLC, a youth sports and dance instruction company. “I've taught hip-hop dance for as long as I've been teaching sports,” noted Nguyen. “It’s the other passion of mine.” The second of four children, Nguyen credits his parents for encouraging him to do what he does daily. “[My parents] have always provided me with the opportunity to chase my dreams growing up,” he said. One of his lifelong goals is to be able to provide free sports and dance classes and camps for children. REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

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Please Note: Classes may be adjusted or cancelled based on current COVID-19 conditions and/or the operating status of MCC.

PRE-SCHOOL/TODDLER 0–5 YEARS

DANCE Ballet & Tap (Pre-Primary I)

3–4 YEARS

Children develop rhythm, grace, poise, coordination and musicality through pre-primary classical ballet, beginning tap skills, tap routines and improvisations with magical props and adorable costumes. Our dance class enriches your child in five areas of development: physical, creative, social, cognitive and emotional. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff. IN-PERSON 1718.321

W, 1/27–6/23*

IN-PERSON 1722.321

W, 1/27–6/23*

3:30–4:15 p.m.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $483/$420 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/7. 1724.321

Sa, 1/23–6/26*

10:30–11:15 a.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $460/$400 MCC district residents VIRTUAL 1723.321

W, 1/27–6/23*

3:30–4:15 p.m.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $441/$378 MCC district residents

Sa, 1/23–6/26*

9:30–10:15 a.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $460/$400 MCC district residents *No lessons 4/3, 5/15, 5/29.

W, 1/27–6/23*

*No lesson on 4/7. 9:30–10:15 a.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $420/$360 MCC district residents *No lessons 4/3, 5/15, 5/29.

1725.321

Sa, 1/23–6/26*

10:30–11:15 a.m.

*No lessons 4/3, 5/15, 5/29. 2:30–3:15 p.m.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $441/$378 MCC district residents Sa, 1/23–6/26*

*No lesson on 4/7.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $420/$360 MCC district residents

VIRTUAL

1721.321

Young dancers are introduced to a classical ballet syllabus incorporating magical variations and dance class etiquette. Cognitive skills of counting, sequencing, spatial awareness and immersion in the French language are introduced in this class. Dancers learn tap technique and delightful songs and tap routines that develop coordination, rhythm, timing and stage presence. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

2:30–3:15 p.m.

*No lesson on 4/7.

1719.321

4–5 YEARS

*No lessons 4/3, 5/15, 5/29.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $483/$420 MCC district residents 1720.321

Ballet & Tap (Pre-Primary II)

Fairytale BalletTM

3–5 YEARS

Young dancers enjoy dancing to their favorite cherished tunes from fairytales such as “Frozen,” “Moana,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and the Beast,” among others. They will learn ballet dances to popular classical ballets and perform in costumes. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff. IN-PERSON 1736.321

Th, 1/28–6/24*

3:30–4:15 p.m.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $483/$420 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/8. VIRTUAL 1737.321

Th, 1/28–6/24*

3:30–4:15 p.m.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $441/$378 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/8.

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PRE-SCHOOL/TODDLER • DANCE/FITNESS/INSTRUCTIONAL SPORTS INSTRUCTIONAL SPORTS First Strike Soccer Instruction for young athletes ages 2-5 years. Our teaching methods are centered around the principle of providing the perfect balance between fun and learning through our curriculum. Players are introduced to fundamental techniques of kicking, passing, dribbling and defense. Classes include games and scrimmages incorporating skills learned. Instructor: JST Athletics.

First Strike Soccer: Minis Club

FITNESS

IN-PERSON (INDOORS) 1650.321

Funfit Tots® Parent/Guardian participation required with child(ren). A fun-filled, full-of-energy, active games class emphasizing songs, creative movement, parachute, balls and loads of active fun! Develops self-confidence, motor skills, coordination, socialization and cooperation and reinforces cognitive learning. Special needs welcome!

Funfit Tots

11 MONTHS–2 YEARS

®

1800.321

W, 1/27–3/24

9:45–10:30 a.m.

9 lessons @ 45 mins $162/$135 MCC district residents* 1803.321

1652.321

W, 4/14–6/9

Funfit Tots

1.5–4 YEARS

®

W, 1/27–3/24

10:35–11:20 a.m.

W, 4/14–6/9

10:35–11:20 a.m.

8 lessons @ 45 mins $144/$120 MCC district residents* Funfit Tots®

2.5–4 YEARS IN-PERSON W, 1/27–3/24

11:25 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

9 lessons @ 45 mins $162/$135 MCC district residents* 1805.321

W, 4/14–6/9

11:15 a.m.–noon

$135/$112 MCC district residents

Th, 4/22–6/10

8 lessons @ 45 mins

9:15–10 a.m.

11:15 a.m.–noon

$135/$112 MCC district residents

First Strike Soccer: Kids Club

4–5 YEARS

IN-PERSON (INDOORS) 1651.321

Th, 1/21–3/25

10:15–11 a.m.

10 lessons @ 45 mins $168/$140 MCC district residents IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS)

9 lessons @ 45 mins $162/$135 MCC district residents* 1804.321

Th, 4/22–6/10

8 lessons @ 45 mins

IN-PERSON 1801.321

Th, 1/21–3/25

IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS)

9:45–10:30 a.m.

8 lessons @ 45 mins $144/$120 MCC district residents*

9:15–10 a.m.

10 lessons @ 45 mins $168/$140 MCC district residents

1655.321

IN-PERSON

Th, 1/21–3/25

10 lessons @ 45 mins $168/$140 MCC district residents

1653.321

Instructor: Funfit® Staff.

1802.321

2–3 YEARS

1654.321

Th, 4/22–6/10

8 lessons @ 45 mins

$135/$112 MCC district residents

T-Ball 1.0

3–5 YEARS

T-Ball! Participants will develop the skills and fundamentals of base running, catching, fielding, hitting and throwing, all in a fun atmosphere! The class will provide positive group interaction, cooperation and teamwork. Bringing your own batting glove and baseball glove is recommended. Instructor: Christian Hayes.

11:25 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

IN-PERSON

8 lessons @ 45 mins $144/$120 MCC district residents*

1657.321

*Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Materials fee: $5. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Please pay in cash.

7 lessons @ 45 mins

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10:15–11 a.m.

Tu, 3/9–4/27*

4:30–5:15 p.m.

$98/$84 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 3/30.

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2021 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE MUSIC Music Together®

INFANTS–5 YEARS WITH PARENT/GUARDIAN

Music Together®, an internationally recognized music and movement program, engages early childhood music development for infant, toddler and pre-school children and their parents and other primary caregivers through mixed-aged classes. The Music Together approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual experiencing of music through playful activities rather than the learning of concepts or information about music. Instructor: Music Together® Staff. Please note: Instructors may be subject change without notification. It is not the responsibility of McLean Community Center and its instructors to make up, prorate or reimburse any missed classes due to personal absences and/or schedule conflicts. Virtual Teacher Schedule: Miss Patti Papworth: Monday-Friday

10 lessons @ 35 mins $240/$200 MCC district residents** Monday 1530.321

M, 1/25–3/29

9:15–9:50 a.m.

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M, 1/25–3/29

10–10:35 a.m.

Tuesday 1500.321

Tu, 1/19–3/23

9:15–9:50 a.m.

1501.321

Tu, 1/19–3/23

10–10:35 a.m.

1502.321

Tu, 1/19–3/23

11–11:35 a.m.

1503.321

Tu, 1/19–3/23

4–4:35 p.m.

Wednesday 1532.321

W, 1/20–3/24

9:15–9:50 a.m.

1533.321

W, 1/20–3/24

10–10:35 a.m.

1534.321

W, 1/20–3/24

11–11:35 a.m.

Thursday 1504.321

Th, 1/21–3/25

9:15–9:50 a.m.

1505.321

Th, 1/21–3/25

10–10:35 a.m.

1506.321

Th, 1/21–3/25

11–11:35 a.m.

Friday

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F, 1/22–3/26

IN-PERSON 8 lessons @ 45 mins $192/$160 MCC district residents** Monday 1512.321

M, 1/25–3/22*

9:15–10 a.m.

1513.321

M, 1/25–3/22*

10:15–11 a.m.

1514.321

M, 1/25–3/22*

11:15 a.m.–noon

*No lesson on 2/15. 1515.321

M, 4/19–6/14*

9:15–10 a.m.

1516.321

M, 4/19–6/14*

10:15–11 a.m.

1517.321

M, 4/19–6/14*

11:15 a.m.–noon

*No lesson on 5/31.

VIRTUAL

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In-PersonTeacher Schedule: Miss Patti Papworth: Monday, Tuesday a.m., Thursday and Friday. Miss Ashley Scott: Tuesday p.m. Ms. Jessica Glaser: Saturday.

9:15–9:50 a.m.

Tuesday 1518.321

Tu, 4/20–6/8

9:15–10 a.m.

1519.321

Tu, 4/20–6/8

10:15–11 a.m.

1520.321

Tu, 4/20–6/8

11:15 a.m.–noon

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Tu, 4/20–6/8

4:30–5:15 p.m.

Thursday 1522.321

Th, 4/22–6/10

9:15–10 a.m.

1523.321

Th, 4/22–6/10

10:15–11 a.m.

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Th, 4/22–6/10

11:15 a.m.–noon

Friday 1525.321

F, 4/23–6/11

9:15–10 a.m.

1526.321

F, 4/23–6/11

10:15–11 a.m.

Saturday 1527.321

Sa, 4/24–6/26*

9:15–10 a.m.

1528.321

Sa, 4/24–6/26*

9:15–10 a.m.

1529.321

Sa, 4/24–6/26*

11:15 a.m.–noon

*No lessons on 5/15 and 5/29. **Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. Required Supplemental Fee: $40, make payable to Little Steps Music, LLC, or by PayPal or Venmo to littlesteps music@gmail.com. Fee is due on the first day of class. One supplemental fee per family. One infant, newborn to nine months old, can attend FREE with a registered sibling.

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PRE-SCHOOL/TODDLER • MUSIC/VISUAL ARTS YOUTH • CULINARY ARTS VISUAL ARTS The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) offers the following art classes and workshops for children, teens and adults taught by its professional art faculty. Instructors and supply lists for each class are listed on MPA’s website. NEW! To register for MPA art classes, visit www.mpaart.org.

Abrakadoodle Twoosey Doodlers

20–36 MOS.

This class may transfer online depending on the future social distancing guidelines of COVID-19. This is a special art experience for toddlers and parents (or helpers). Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing and creating while developing fine motor, language and self-help skills. One parent or guardian must accompany the child for the class. Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff.

IN-PERSON Sa, 1/30–3/20

10–10:45 a.m.

8 lessons @ 45 mins $130/$120 MCC district residents** **Materials fee: $32, make payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Sa, 4/17–5/22 6 lessons @ 45 mins

10–10:45 a.m.

$95/$90 MCC district residents**

YOUTH

5–12 YEARS

CULINARY ARTS Kids’ International Street Food

8–12 YEARS

From Pakistan: Crispy Onion Pakora (Onion Fritters) with Chutney Ketchup; From Italy: Chilean Hotdog with Avocado, Tomato and Mayo (signifying the colors of the Italian flag); From Greece: Chicken Souvlaki with Homemade Pita and Tzatziki Sauce; From Vietnam: Saigon Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

IN-PERSON 1300.321

M, 3/8

1 lesson @ 2 hrs

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

$55/$45 MCC district residents

Kids’ Knife Skills

8–12 YEARS

**Materials fee: $24, make payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Young chefs will learn real knife skills including special techniques for cutting onions, carrots, peppers and other vegetables. They’ll also learn how to paste garlic, mince parsley, make a chiffonade of lettuce and safely cut French bread. A light meal will be served.

Abrakadoodle Mini Doodlers

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

3–6 YEARS

This class may transfer online depending on the future social distancing guidelines of COVID-19. This is a special art experience for toddlers and parents (or helpers). Little fingers will experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing and creating while developing fine motor, language and self-help skills. One parent or guardian must accompany the child for the class. Instructor: Abrakadoodle Staff.

IN-PERSON Sa, 1/30–3/20 8 lessons @ 1 hr

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$140/$130 MCC district residents**

**Materials fee: $32, make payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Sa, 4/17–5/22 6 lessons @ 1 hr

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

IN-PERSON 1301.321

M, 3/8

1 lesson @ 2 hrs

8–12 YEARS

Sign up now for this highly popular and effective etiquette class. Children will help to prepare a meal, then sit and enjoy the rewards of their labor, all the while discussing the concepts and rules of manners and etiquette. Their dining etiquette will be critiqued by Chef Joel Olson in a fun and productive manner. On the menu: Corn and Potato Chowder with Fresh Buttery Breadsticks; Pulled Chicken with Sweet and Tangy Homemade BBQ Sauce; Potato Crisps; Scandinavian Sugar Cookies; Common Courtesy; Manners and Etiquette 101; Guest and Host. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

IN-PERSON 1302.321

Tu–W, 3/9–10

2 lessons @ 2 hrs REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

$55/$45 MCC district residents

Cooking, Manners & Etiquette

$100/$95 MCC district residents**

**Materials fee: $24, make payable to Abrakadoodle. Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

2–4 p.m.

4:15–6:15 p.m.

$110/$90 MCC district residents

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Kids’ Egg Roll Class

8–12 YEARS

We will make the classic Chinese Egg Rolls with Pleasurable Dipping Sauce but then diverge into a myriad of egg roll options. On the menu: Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls; Mozzarella, Basil and Tomato Egg Rolls with Marinara Dipping Sauce; S'more Egg Rolls. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

Th, 3/11

1 lesson @ 2 hrs

4:15–6:15 p.m.

$55/$45 MCC district residents

Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Combination II)

7–8 YEARS

Students are trained in the classical ballet syllabus and tap technique syllabus, incorporating tap barre, progressions, combinations, stylized Broadway tap routines and jazz syllabus. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

IN-PERSON M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

2:30–3:30 p.m.

$600/$500 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31.

Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

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M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

4:30–5:30 p.m.

$600/$500 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31.

M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

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M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

4:30–5:30 p.m.

$520/$460 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31. Pre-Ballet

5–6 YEARS

This class will enhance your child's coordination, balance and flexibility while learning basic ballet positions, vocabulary and steps. Young dancers will also enjoy learning different ways to move through the space using creative movement exercises. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

IN-PERSON

VIRTUAL 1701.321

Students advance in the Art in Motion Dance syllabus by training in the three dance forms: classical ballet, tap and jazz/contemporary. Classical ballet training includes ballet barre, adagio and allegro combinations.

VIRTUAL

DANCE

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8–10 YEARS

IN-PERSON

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Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Combination IV)

2:30–3:30 p.m.

$520/$460 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31.

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M, 1/25–6/28*

5:30–6:15 p.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $460/$400 MCC district residents *No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31. VIRTUAL

Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Combination III)

7–9 YEARS

Students are trained in the classical ballet syllabus through barre, adagio and allegro variations. Students learn tap technique to Broadway-style songs and jazz syllabus.

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M, 1/25–6/28*

5:30–6:15 p.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $420/$360 MCC district residents *No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31.

Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

IN-PERSON 1702.321

M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

3:30–4:30 p.m.

$600/$500 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31. VIRTUAL 1703.321

M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

3:30–4:30 p.m.

$520/$460 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31.

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YOUTH • CULINARY ARTS/DANCE

Ballet Grade I

7–9 YEARS

This beginning level class is designed to develop awareness of alignment along with technique and basic ballet vocabulary. Your dancer will have a blast exploring different ways to move at the barre and through the space! Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

IN-PERSON 1716.321

Tu, 1/26–6/22*

21 lessons @ 1 hr Ballet, Tap & Jazz (Combination V)

9–11 YEARS

Students advance training in four dance forms: classical ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary. Classical ballet training in this class emphasizes epaulement, adagio and allegro steps. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

Tu, 1/26–6/22*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

3:30–4:30 p.m.

$630/$525 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/6. VIRTUAL 1711.321

Tu, 1/26–6/22*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

*No lesson on 4/6. VIRTUAL 1717.321

Tu, 1/26–6/22*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

3:30–4:30 p.m.

$546/$483 MCC district residents

Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

10–12 YEARS

W, 1/27–6/23*

*No lesson on 4/7. 1728.321

Sa, 1/23–6/26*

20 lessons @ 45 mins $460/$400 MCC district residents *No lessons on 4/3, 5/15 and 5/29. 1727.321

4:30–5:30 p.m.

$630/$525 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/6.

W, 1/27–6/23*

4:30–5:15 p.m.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $441/$378 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/7. 1729.321

VIRTUAL Tu, 1/26–6/22*

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

VIRTUAL

IN-PERSON Tu, 1/26–6/22*

4:30–5:15 p.m.

21 lessons @ 45 mins $483/$420 MCC district residents

Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5–6 YEARS

Children develop lovely technical ballet skills while learning French vocabulary, enhancing their artistic growth and nurturing poise, grace and musicality. Young dancers learn basic tap technique using fun Broadway-style song and tap routines showcasing their fantastic stage presence. This class is for kindergarten/ first grade students.

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Prerequisite dance training in Combination V+ level or equivalent experience. New students may have to audition for this class. Students advance in training in four dance forms: Classical ballet (focusing on coordination, musicality and performance quality); intermediate tap, jazz and contemporary.

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$546/$483 MCC district residents

IN-PERSON

Junior Company Class (Ballet, Tap & Jazz)

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Ballet & Tap (Combination I)

*No lesson on 4/6.

1712.321

$630/$525 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/6.

IN-PERSON 1710.321

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Sa, 1/23–6/26*

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $420/$360 MCC district residents 4:30–5:30 p.m

*No lessons on 4/3, 5/15 and 5/29.

$546/$483 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/6. REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

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Lyrical I

7–11 YEARS

Prerequisite dance training Combination V/Jr. Company or equivalent experience. New students may have to audition for this class. Students will explore different ways to move their bodies through space using technique and different music. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

W, 1/27–6/23*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5:30–6:30 p.m.

$600/$500 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/7.

W, 1/27–6/23*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5:30–6:30 p.m.

$520/$460 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/7. Musical Theater Jazz Intermediate

11+ YEARS

Musical theater dance class combines jazz technique and introduces students to a Broadway-style of dance. This class focuses on beginner jazz warm-up, center floor work, progressions, kicks, leaps, turns, splits and isolations. Your child will be a dancing Broadway star on parent watch day! Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

W, 1/27–6/23*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5:30–6:30 p.m.

$600/$500 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/7.

W, 1/27–6/23*

21 lessons @ 1 hr *No lesson on 4/7.

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Th, 1/28–6/24*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

4:30–5:30 p.m.

$630/$525 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/8. 1739.321

5:30–6:30 p.m.

$520/$460 MCC district residents

Th, 1/28–6/24*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

4:30–5:30 p.m.

$546/$483 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/8. Hip-Hop Kids Young hip-hop artists will begin with the building blocks of jazz technique. Students learn hip, funky moves to the latest kids’ rock and hip-hop tunes. Instructor: Allie O’Hare, AIM Dance.

Hip-Hop Kids

5–7 YEARS IN-PERSON

F, 1/29–6/11*

4:30–5:15 p.m.

18 lessons @ 45 mins $414/$360 MCC district residents *No lessons on 4/9 and 4/30. VIRTUAL 1745.321

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Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

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IN-PERSON 1732.321

This class is a progression from Ballet I and will focus on continuing to learn new technique and ballet vocabulary and to explore different ways to move through the space through barre, center work and across-the-floor exercises.

VIRTUAL

VIRTUAL 1731.321

9–12 YEARS

IN-PERSON

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Ballet Grade II/III

F, 1/29–6/11*

4:30–5:15 p.m.

18 lessons @ 45 mins $378/$324 MCC district residents *No lessons on 4/9 and 4/30. Hip-Hop Kids

8–11 YEARS IN-PERSON

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F, 1/29–6/11*

5:30–6:15 p.m.

18 lessons @ 45 mins $414/$360 MCC district residents *No lessons on 4/9 and 4/30. VIRTUAL 1743.321

F, 1/29–6/11*

5:30–6:15 p.m.

18 lessons @ 45 mins $378/$324 MCC district residents *No lessons on 4/9 and 4/30.

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YOUTH • DANCE/INSTRUCTIONAL SPORTS TEENS • DANCE/VISUAL ARTS

Hip-Hop Intermediate

8–11 YEARS

This fun, fast-paced, lively class will combine fundamentals of jazz technique, hip-hop, and urban style moves as seen in your favorite music videos and movies.

IN-PERSON Tu, 1/26–6/15*

6:30–7:15 p.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $460/$400 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/6. 1748.321

F, 1/29–6/25*

13–17 YEARS

DANCE Senior Company Class (Ballet, Tap & Jazz)

Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

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TEENS

5:30–6:15 p.m.

Prerequisite dance training in Junior Company or equivalent experience. New students may have to audition for this class. Students advance in training in four dance forms: classical ballet (focusing on coordination, musicality and performance quality); Adv/Int tap, jazz and contemporary. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $460/$400 MCC district residents VIRTUAL 1747.321

Tu, 1/26–6/15*

IN-PERSON 1714.321

*No lessons on 4/9 and 4/30.

Tu, 1/26–6/22*

21 lessons @ 1 hr 6:30–7:15 p.m.

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5:30–6:15 p.m.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $420/$360 MCC district residents *No lessons on 4/9 and 4/30.

T-Ball 2.0

4–7 YEARS

Enjoyed T-Ball 1.0? T-Ball 2.0 participants will build on the skills and fundamentals of base running, catching, fielding, hitting and throwing that were learned in T-Ball 1.0. The class provides positive group interaction, cooperation and teamwork. This well-structured learning experience is for all skill levels. By the end of T-Ball 2.0, participants will work towards coach pitch. Bring your own batting glove and baseball glove. Instructor: Christian Hayes.

IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS) Tu, 3/9–4/27*

7 lessons @ 45 mins

Tu, 1/26–6/22*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5:30–6:15 p.m.

$98/$84 MCC district residents

4:30–5:30 p.m

$546/$483 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/6. Lyrical II

INSTRUCTIONAL SPORTS

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$630/$525 MCC district residents VIRTUAL

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F, 1/29–6/25*

4:30–5:30 p.m.

*No lesson on 4/6.

20 lessons @ 45 mins $420/$360 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/6.

13+ YEARS

13+ YEARS

Prerequisite dance training Senior Company or equivalent experience. New students may have to audition for this class. Students will explore different ways to move their bodies through space using technique and different music. Instructor: AIM Dance Staff.

IN-PERSON 1740.321

Th, 1/28–6/24*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5:30–6:30 p.m.

$630/$525 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/8. VIRTUAL 1741.321

Th, 1/28–6/24*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

5:30–6:30 p.m.

$546/$483 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/8.

*No lesson on 3/30.

VISUAL ARTS Please check visual arts classes for teens age 16+ under the Adult Visual Arts listing (pgs.23–24).

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Parent & Child Chocolate Class

CULINARY ARTS Parent-Child Sunday Dinner Prepare, then enjoy these soon-to-be family favorites! Potato and Cheddar Soup with Buttered Biscuits; Creamy Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles; Sautéed Vegetables with Herbs; Caramel Mousse; Sugar Crisps. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

Su, 3/7

1 lesson @ 2 hrs

Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

IN-PERSON

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? Parents and kids will learn about cooking with chocolate and will make these scrumptious chocolate eats and treats to try and take home to share (or not!). On the menu: Pulled Chicken with Chocolate BBQ Sauce; Chocolate and Orange Soufflés; Double Chocolate Cookies; Chocolate-Covered Mint Patties.

2:30–4:30 p.m.

$110/$90 MCC district residents**

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Sa, 3/13

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

12:30–3:30 p.m.

$110/$90 MCC district residents

**Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. $45 each additional child or adult. Maximum of two children per registered adult.

Family Fun Taco Night

6+ YEARS WITH PARENT/GUARDIAN

What a great way to spend a Friday evening, preparing, then dining on delicious homemade tacos! On the menu: Homemade Taco Seasoning; Lime Chicken and Black Bean Filling; Mashed Potato and Roasted Corn Filling; Classic Ground Beef Filling; Lime Cream; Fresh Tomato Salsa; Homemade Taco Sauce; Mexican Cinnamon Cookies. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

IN-PERSON 1305.321

F, 3/12

1 lesson @ 2 hrs

5:30–7:30 p.m.

$110/$90 MCC district residents**

**Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. $45 each additional child or adult. Maximum of two children per registered adult.

Parent and Child Beignets & Profiteroles

6+ YEARS WITH PARENT/GUARDIAN

Spend this Saturday morning making and frying classic fresh beignet dough from scratch as well as whipping up Pate au Choux and Crème Pâtissière (Pastry Cream) to use with Chocolate Ganache completing the Profiterole. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

Pierogies & Pasties with Dad Share a Sunday afternoon making Polish Pierogies and Cornish Pasties with Dad, Grandpa or a special friend, (Moms are welcome too!). Prepare and then take home what you make! On the menu: Potato and Wisconsin Cheddar Pierogies; Baked Cinnamon Apple Pasties with freshly made pastie dough. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

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Sa, 3/13

1 lesson @ 2 hrs

IN-PERSON 9:30–11:30 a.m.

$110/$90 MCC district residents**

**Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. $45 each additional child or adult. Maximum of two children per registered adult.

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Su, 3/14

1 lesson @ 2 hrs

2:30–4:30 p.m.

$110/$90 MCC district residents**

**Class fee includes payment for one child and one adult. $45 each additional child or adult. Maximum of two children per registered adult.

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PARENTS & CHILDREN • CULINARY ARTS ADULTS • CULINARY ARTS ADULTS

Spring Grilling

18+ YEARS

CULINARY ARTS French Knife Techniques Know how to cut an onion, dice a carrot and totally paste garlic? Great! We will refresh all those techniques and then work on creating a variety of specific French cuinary knife cuts that will up your kitchen mojo to new heights. Techniques include pont-neuf, batonnet, juilienne and brunoise. In addition, we’ll debone chicken thighs in order to prepare Stuffed Chicken with Toasted Sourdough, Mushroom Duxelle and Brie. Bring your own sharp chef knife and paring knife or use ours. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

M, 3/8

1 lesson @ 3 hrs 1310.321

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

M, 3/8

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

7–10 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

The Fish Class Understand many different types of fresh water and saltwater fish. Round fish and flat fish and fish fabrication (filleting). Learn cooking methods and techniques (including marinating and grilling) and gain a repertoire of recipes to approach the fish counter with confidence. On the menu: Cajun Catfish Sliders with Calypso Sauce and Honey Buns; Coconut Braised Cod with Tomatoes, Peppers and Rice; Crispy Wontons with Pomegranate Salmon Brûlée and Baby Arugula; Grilled Swordfish Kebabs Nicoise; Fish Stock. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

Tu, 3/9

1 lesson @ 3 hrs 1312.321

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

Tu, 3/9

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

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W, 3/10

7–10 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

W, 3/10

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

7–10 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

Egg Rolls We will diverge into a myriad of egg roll options starting with the classic Chinese Egg Roll with Pleasurable Dipping Sauce and then explore the tastes of these sure to become favorite egg rolls: Reuben Egg Rolls with Thousand Island Dipping Sauce; Chicken Cordon Bleu Egg Rolls with Champagne Vinaigrette; Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce. Lemony Cheesecake Egg Rolls. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

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Th, 3/11

1 lesson @ 3 hrs 1316.321

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Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

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It is time to fire up the Weber again and enjoy this vastly popular class with Chef Joel. On the Menu: Grilled Leek and Portobello Mushroom Salad with Goat Cheese Crostini and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette; Grilled Homemade Turkey, Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Sausage with Wisconsin Cheddar Polenta and Fresh Tomato Sauce; Grilled Beef, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Sandwich; Grilled Marinated Trout with Sticky Orange Sauce; Grilled Bananas with Strawberry Mousse. Charcoal grilling will be used but gas grilling will be discussed.

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

Th, 3/11

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

7–10 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

The Strudel & Tart Class Work with classic pâte brisée, puff pastry and phyllo while making: Asparagus, Mushroom and Brie Strudel; French Onion and Swiss Cheese Strudel; Smoked Trout, Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Tartlets; Pissaladière; Lemon Curd Tartlets. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

IN-PERSON 1317.321

F, 3/12

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

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12:30–3:30 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

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FITNESS Introduction to Ballroom Dancing

This introductory class gives brand new dancers a great foundation in footwork, musicality and lead-follow in most of the ballroom and rhythm dances. Each month we will focus on a different style of ballroom dance. Students will learn to Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Rumba and Swing! The instructors for this class are MCC’s own Jeff Virchow and Allie O’Hare, who helped train none other than Vernon Davis for his debut on “Dancing with The Stars!”

M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

7:30–8:30 p.m.

$600/$500 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31.

M, 1/25–6/28*

20 lessons @ 1 hr

7:30–8:30 p.m.

$520/$460 MCC district residents

*No lessons on 2/15, 4/5 and 5/31.

Instructor: Kevin Healy/Police K-9 Unit (Retired).

IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS) Tu, 4/20–6/8

7–8 p.m.

$164/$136 MCC district residents

Advanced Dog Obedience This course is offered to all dogs and their owners who have previously attended and completed a Basic (introductory) dog obedience course. Topics of instruction will cover heeling off leash, extended stay commands, recalls under distraction, down in motion and advanced “situational” training. Instructor: Kevin Healy/Police K-9 Unit (Retired).

IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS) Tu, 4/20–6/8

8 lessons @ 1 hr

20

9:15–10:10 a.m.

17 lessons @ 55 mins $306/$255 MCC district residents *No lessons on 2/15, 3/29 and 5/31.

For all fitness levels. This moderate-intensity, low-impact aerobics program incorporates weight training, core strength, flexibility, balance and body awareness techniques to provide a comprehensive fitness workout. You’ll need aerobic shoes, hand weights and a mat.

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This basic obedience course is for dogs over the age of six months who have no prior obedience training. Topics of instruction include: heeling on leash, come/recall command, down, sit and stay command. Situational training as related to real life situations will be encompassed in this training. Behavior related problem-solving methods will be addressed, as well.

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M, 1/25–6/7*

VIRTUAL

Beginner Dog Obedience

8 lessons @ 1 hr

VIRTUAL

Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

DOG TRAINING

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Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

Total Fit

VIRTUAL 1751.321

A custom blend of cardio conditioning suitable for all levels, this training format uses bodyweight, free weights and balance work to improve coordination, stability and spatial awareness. You’ll need aerobic shoes, light weights and a yoga mat.

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IN-PERSON 1750.321

Cardio, Strength & Balance

8–9 p.m.

$164/$136 MCC district residents

M, 1/25–6/7*

5:30–6:25 p.m.

17 lessons @ 55 mins $306/$255 MCC district residents *No lessons on 2/15, 3/29 and 5/31. 1852.321

Th, 1/21–6/10*

2:30–3:25 p.m.

20 lessons @ 55 mins $360/$300 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/1. NEW!

Boot Camp

Build physical strength and cardiovascular stamina through a range of exercises including calisthenics, interval training, bodyweight resistance, cross-training and functional fitness. Find motivation and stress reduction in this supportive environment. Modifications shown for different levels. Please bring light weights and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

VIRTUAL 1853.321

Tu, 1/19–3/23

7:30–8:25 a.m.

10 lessons @ 55 mins $180/$150 MCC district residents IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS) 1854.321

Tu, 4/6–6/8

7:30–8:25 a.m.

10 lessons @ 55 mins $180/$150 MCC district residents

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ADULTS • DANCE/DOG TRAINING/FITNESS

NEW!

Abs & Glutes

Over time, our modern, sedentary lifestyle allows our body’s gluteal and abdominal muscles to atrophy and weaken. This class targets, activates, tones, stabilizes and strengthens these key muscle groups. You’ll need aerobic shoes and light weights, a flex-band and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

VIRTUAL 1858.321

F, 1/22–3/26

10–10:55 a.m.

10 lessons @ 55 mins $180/$150 MCC district residents IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS)

Body Sculpt For all fitness levels. Shape and tone upper, middle and lower body, building and maintaining muscle strength, bone density, endurance and ease of movement. You will work all major and minor muscle groups. You’ll need aerobic shoes, hand weights and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

VIRTUAL 1855.321

Tu, 1/19–6/8*

10:15–11:10 a.m.

20 lessons @ 55 mins $360/$300 MCC district residents

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F, 4/9–6/11

10 lessons @ 55 mins $180/$150 MCC district residents Core Conditioning Target your body’s core musculature, the basis of fitness and injury prevention. Use bodyweight, balance and strength training exercises to focus on abdominals and back, improving posture and movement confidence. You’ll need hand weights and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

*No lesson on 3/30.

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Aerobic Dance Workout Choreographed routines provide heart-healthy benefits, while sculpting and mat work offer strengthening and stretching. You’ll need aerobic shoes, light weights, tubing and a mat. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

VIRTUAL 1856.321

W, 1/20–6/9*

9:15–10:10 a.m.

20 lessons @ 55 mins $360/$300 MCC district residents *No lesson on 3/31. Zumba® No experience required! Easy-to-follow routines, based on a combination of fast and slow Latin movements and rhythms, provide a fun and effective toning and cardio workout. You’ll need dancing, sport, tennis or aerobic shoes.

VIRTUAL Th, 1/21–6/10*

F, 1/22–6/11*

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

20 lessons @ 55 mins $360/$300 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/2. NEW!

Tai Chi & Qigong

All levels welcome. This combination of ancient practices offers health and fitness benefits, including improved circulation and immunity, reduced chronic pain and blood pressure, stress calming, and enhanced balance and coordination. Please wear soft-soled shoes and loose, comfortable clothing. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS) 1861.321

Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

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10–10:55 a.m.

Tu, 4/6–6/8

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

10 lessons @ 55 mins $180/$150 MCC district residents 10:15–11:10 a.m.

20 lessons @ 55 mins $360/$300 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/1. REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

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Kundalini Yoga

Strength & Balance

Accessible regardless of age or physical ability, this style of yoga uses exercises, breathwork, mantra and meditation to foster vitality in body, balance in mind and openness in spirit. You’ll need a thick yoga mat and a pillow for floor sitting. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

Tu, 1/19–6/8*

Instructor: Linda Bernstein.

VIRTUAL

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Includes warm-up, strength-building, balance exercises, gentle stretches and chair-based options. Bring water, dumbbells, resistance “stretchy” bands and a 6- to 8-inch diameter ball.

5:30–6:30 p.m.

20 lessons @ 80 mins $480/$400 MCC district residents *No lesson on 3/30.

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Tu, 2/2–6/1*

2–2:55 p.m.

16 lessons @ 55 mins $250/$208 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/6 and 4/13. Piloxing

Yoga Sculpt & Strength Integrate the advantages of muscle conditioning with the alignment benefits of yoga practice. Bring mind and body into harmony, using breath and focus to work fully with decreased stress and injury. You’ll need a yoga mat and block.

This group exercise class blends Pilates, boxing and dance. It's a high-energy interval workout that involves heart-pumping, powerful boxing combinations and sculpting and lengthening Pilates-influenced movements. In classes you wear weighted gloves to add extra resistance.

Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

Instructor: Art in Motion Dance Staff.

IN-PERSON

VIRTUAL 1863.321

W, 1/20–6/9*

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

20 lessons @ 55 mins $360/$300 MCC district residents

Enjoy increased flexibility, strength, balance and energy as you challenge yourself, while respecting and honoring your body. You’ll need a yoga mat, strap and block, a resistance band, a set of 1- to 2-lb hand weights and water. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

VIRTUAL M, 1/25–6/7*

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

17 lessons @ 55 mins $306/$255 MCC district residents *No lessons on 2/15, 3/29 and 5/31. Th, 1/21–6/10*

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$630/$525 MCC district residents

Tu, 1/26–6/22*

21 lessons @ 1 hr

10–11 a.m.

$546/$483 MCC district residents

*No lesson on 4/6. NEW!

Six Weeks to Wellness

Join us for a six-week-long webinar series that focuses on topics that can kick-start your health and wellness goals! Whether you’re aiming to eat healthier or simply learn more about the role food plays in our health, this is the program for you! Instructor: Giant Food’s In-Store Nutritionist Kristen McGill, RDN, CSOWM, LDN.

11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

20 lessons @ 55 mins $360/$300 MCC district residents *No lesson on 4/1.

21 lessons @ 1 hr

10–11 a.m.

VIRTUAL

Gentle Yoga Fitness

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Tu, 1/26–6/22*

*No lesson on 4/6.

*No lesson on 3/31.

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1708.321

VIRTUAL 1950.321

Th, 1/14–2/18

6 lessons @ 1 hr

6–7 p.m. Free.

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ADULTS • FITNESS/SAFETY TRAINING/VISUAL ARTS SAFETY/TRAINING NEW!

Conflict Avoidance & Self-Defense

This three-hour class teaches women to recognize and avoid danger, de-escalate confrontation and employ simple effective strikes to escape if attacked. The class is fast-paced and includes significant time practicing techniques on pads, dummies and during scenarios. Topics include awareness, physical defense, understanding the mindset of attackers, confrontation and many more. Instructor: Scott Thomas, Praemoenio Defense.

IN-PERSON (OUTDOORS) 1450.321

Su, 3/21

1 lesson @ 3 hrs

Noon–3 p.m.

Free; preregistration required.

VISUAL ARTS The following Visual Arts classes are for teens and adults aged 16 and up. The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) offers the following art classes and workshops for children, teens and adults taught by its professional art faculty. Instructors and supply lists for each class are listed on MPA’s website. NEW! To register for MPA art classes, visit www.mpaart.org.

Exploring Abstract with Mixed Media Students of all levels welcome. Classes will be held virtually through Zoom. Acrylic-based class. Through color, design, composition, theory and the creative process, students will explore abstract drawing and painting through an art-historical lens. Instructor: M. Jane Johnson.

8 lessons @ 2.5 hrs

Designed for the continuing painting student at the beginning and intermediate level. This class may transfer online depending on the future social distancing guidelines of COVID-19. Continued practice with paint application, color mixing and composition, with a focus on thematic development. Subject matter will vary as students paint from imagination, memory, photographs or direct observation. Instructor: Tom Morris.

IN-PERSON Tu, 1/26–3/16 8 lessons @ 2.5 hrs

9:30 a.m.–noon

$310/$290 MCC district residents

Intermediate & Advanced Painting Studio This class may transfer online depending on the future social distancing guidelines of COVID-19. Working in oil or acrylic. For the intermediate to advanced painting student, this is a continued practice with paint application, color mixing and composition. Learn to create a body of work or focus on your individual painting projects with technical and thematic guidance from the instructor. Instructor: Naomi Chung.

VIRTUAL M, 1/25–3/15*

Oil & Painting Studio

IN-PERSON

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

W, 1/27–3/17

$290

*No lesson on 2/15.

8 lessons @ 2.5 hrs

Portrait & Figure Painting

Drawing I

10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$310/$290 MCC district residents

Some drawing experience necessary. Classes will be held virtually through Zoom. Learn figure painting in oils, acrylics or pastels from a live model. You will gain the knowledge of basic painting concepts and techniques such as value, color temperature, composition and transition.

All skill levels are welcome. This class may transfer online depending on the future social distancing guidelines of COVID-19. Students will learn line, composition, proportion, perspective, volume, value and more in this skill-building class that will hone their observational skills as they draw from life.

Instructor: Jordan Xu.

Instructor: Marise Riddell.

IN-PERSON

VIRTUAL M, 2/1–3/22 8 lessons @ 2 hrs

7–9 p.m.

$290; Model fee included in price

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Tu, 1/26–3/9 7 lessons @ 3 hrs

1–4 p.m.

$325/$305 MCC district residents

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Drawing & Painting Studio

Paper Making Series This class may transfer online depending on the future social distancing guidelines of COVID-19. This class takes students from pulp to paper in creating their own paper. Students will learn how to form, press and dry sheets of handmade paper. Students will create a variety of paper, and colored paper to be used for the upcoming series, or their own personal projects. Instructor: Jennifer Lillis.

Instructor: David Carlson.

IN-PERSON W, 3/24–4/14 4 lessons @ 2 hrs

Vibrant Flower Paintings in Oil All levels welcome. Classes will be held virtually through Zoom. Capture the beauty of flowers with new techniques! We will learn how to capture the quality, the feeling and the spirit of flowers while exposing you to new techniques. You will learn essential techniques for composing and framing—how to create an under painting and block in major shapes, controlling your values, and how to add textures, highlights and shadows to add life-like details. Instructor: Joyce Lee.

VIRTUAL

8 lessons @ 2.5 hrs

VIRTUAL

6–8 p.m.

$125/$115 MCC district residents

Th, 2/4–3/25

For all skill levels. Classes will be held virtually through Zoom. A working studio classroom for beginners, experienced students and artists seeking to improve their skills. This course covers the fundamentals of drawing and painting. More experienced artists will have the opportunity to develop a body of work and critique in a creative environment. Students are encouraged to explore their own concepts and style of expression.

Th, 1/28–3/18 8 lessons @ 2.5 hrs

7–9:30 p.m. $290

MPA Master Workshop Series Our popular Master Workshop Series will be returning for the Winter-Spring sessions. Professional artists and art educators will be leading a variety of one- or two-day workshops on topics such as Healing through Art, Print Making, Paper Arts and much more! Workshops may be virtual or held in person. Please visit MPA’s website for our most up-to-date information on workshop topics and dates: www.mpaart.org.

7–9:30 p.m. $290

Freedom of Watercolor Students of all levels welcome. Classes will be held virtually through Zoom. Students will work with changeable subject matter, as they develop their ideal style as artists. Elements of design, composition and balance will be discussed. Discover the versatility and fluidity of this medium. Instructor: Barbara Januszkiewicz.

WRITING

VIRTUAL Th, 1/28–3/18 8 lessons @ 2 hrs

10 a.m.–noon $230

Writing: Getting Started Students will learn some of the major building blocks necessary to write creative fiction and nonfiction (including memoir). These include clarity, organization (or structure), character development, point-of-view, voice, sensory detail, research, imagery and setting. There will be in-class exercises, example handouts and short homework assignments with review from both the instructor and class members.

VIRTUAL 1350.321

Tu, 1/26–3/16

8 lessons @ 2 hrs

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11 a.m.–1 p.m.

$177/$145 MCC district residents

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CALENDAR

JANUARY 3

4

5

6

1 7

2

1/8

OFC Teen Game Night

1/23

8 9

Virtual: Be Fit McLean

The Be Fit McLean health fair is back! This event offers valuable information on a variety of health issues and preventive practices. (Page 7)

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

1/27 MCC Governing Board Meeting

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

1/29 OFC Virtual Family Fun Trivia Night

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2/7

OFC Teen Game Night

FEBRUARY 1

2/12

Virtual: Sweetheart Dance Party

Gather your family and dance the night away at the Old Firehouse’s virtual dance party. (Page 31)

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3

4 5

6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

2/19 Virtual Family Bingo Night

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

2/24 MCC Governing Board Meeting

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

2/26 OFC Virtual Family Fun Trivia Night

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3/19 OFC Glow Party

MARCH 1

2

3

4 5

6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

4/1

OFC Spring Break Trips: Funland

4/2

OFC Spring Break Trips: Turkey Hill & Roller Skating

4/5

iFly & Movie

4/9

Family Bingo Night

3/24 MCC Governing Board Meeting + Public Hearing on FY2023 Programs 3/26 OFC Virtual Family Fun Trivia Night

3/27

Spring Fest

Join your neighbors at this celebration of the changing of seasons. (Page 6)

3/29 OFC Spring Break Trips: Indoor Trampoline & Movie 3/30 OFC Spring Break Trips: Richmond Safari & Zoo 3/31 OFC Spring Break Trips: Dave & Buster’s

APRIL

1

2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

4/16 Virtual Family Fun Trivia Night

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

4/17 McLean Earth Day 2021—Act Locally

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

4/28 MCC Governing Board Meeting 4/30 Indoor Go-Karting

25 26 27 28 29 30

4/30 Father Daughter Dance

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McLEAN PROJECT TABLE FOR OF CONTENTS THE ARTS

MCLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS

WINTER-SPRING

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

December 4, 2020–February 20, 2021 EMERSON GALLERY

Vertical Interval: New Works by Joseph Cortina McLean-based artist Joseph Cortina will exhibit paintings and digital works that explore the intersection and tension between physical and digital landscapes. ATRIUM GALLERY

Beginningless Endless: Works by Shanthi Chandrasekar

Bringing her background in physics and psychology together with her instinctual and natural talent for making art, Shanthi Chandrasakar creates works that deeply explore the cosmic forces at play in our universe.

Gods’ Man, Joseph Cortina, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 36,” 2019

Works by Shanthi Chandrasekar—Left: Cosmic Design, Journey into a Black Hole, mixed media, 8"; Right: Cosmic Design, mixed media

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is a nonprofit organization that presents the visual arts program for the community at the McLean Community Center (MCC), thanks to a public/private partnership with MCC and Fairfax County. MPA presents exhibitions of contemporary art and provides education in the visual arts through a program of classes for children and adults, as well as lectures, tours and ArtReach, an outreach program that brings school children and other groups to the gallery for educational programs. MPA presents art classes at MCC in the DuVal Studio and online through ZOOM.

ART GALLERY HOURS:

McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS STAFF:

McLean Project for the Arts is open to very limited public access, by appointment only, with most activities operating virtually or on hold. To minimize face-to-face public contact, we ask that you continue to contact us online, or by email, as most MPA staff is still working remotely.

Lori Carbonneau, Executive Director

For more information, visit www.mpaart.org or call: 703-790-1953.

Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director Sharon Fishel, ArtReach Director Falayi Adu, Finance Director Deb Bissen, Communications & Public Affairs Director Briana Clorey, Education & ArtReach Operations Manager Rachel Ripps, Development Director Jennifer Wormser, Cultivation & Events Director Jackie Shepard, Director of Advancement

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(the) Unruly Theatre Project

THE

ALDEN Winter at The Alden

We’re committed to bringing you back to the theatre AND to keeping you safe. Subscribe to The Alden’s e-newsletter to get the latest details on what’s showing, including: • Concerts • Movies for all ages • Chamber music • Speakers Sign up at: https://bit.ly/33WUS6P

Keep Up With (the) Unruly Theatre Project!

Performing remotely hasn’t slowed UTP down—they have been busy finding ways to adapt improv to an online stage! Now the laughs can come straight to you wherever you are! See their website for virtual upcoming performances and workshop dates over Zoom. Registration for all events is required in advance and can be found at: www.mcleancenter.org/performing-arts/ unruly-theatre-project.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The Alden staff is busy preparing a week of celebrations, including movies, book/podcast clubs, speakers, and service events. Subscribe to The Alden's e-news (https://bit.ly/33WUS6P) for the latest updates.

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TABLE THE OLD OFFIREHOUSE CONTENTS

THE OLD FIREHOUSE The Old Firehouse Center (OFC) provides an incredible experience and safe atmosphere for 7th-12th graders. Participants will enjoy exposure to new recreational activities and develop social skills under the supervision of professionally experienced staff members who facilitate organized activities, daily clubs and trips. Teens can enjoy their time at the Old Firehouse after school, during school breaks and at our Friday night activities and trips.

Old Firehouse Membership

Memberships are open to 7th-12th Graders.

Membership Benefits • • • •

After School Program. Free, virtual after school activities. Monthly e-newsletters. Valid until June 11, 2021.

$325/$300 MCC district residents. To join, drop off a completed and signed Participant Contract, accompanied by your payment, at the OFC. Participant Contracts are available at the Old Firehouse and online. For additional information, visit www.oldfirehouse.org.

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

www.oldfirehouse.org

1440 Chain Bridge Rd. 703-448-TEEN (8336) Like Us on Facebook! Twitter: @oldfirehouseva Email: oldfirehouse @mcleancenter.org

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2021 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE After School Program 2:30-6 p.m. When Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) return for in-person classroom learning, the OFC will be open to accept students in the After School Program. (In accordance with the FCPS proposed pandemic schedule **Subject to Change**)

Membership Benefits

EVENTS Old Firehouse Family Events The Old Firehouse is offering a number of family-friendly events this winter and spring. See page 7 for details.

Teen Game Night

• Daily snack and drink. • Access to our computer lab. • Homework/study assistance. • The Old Firehouse provides transportation from Cooper Middle School and Langley High School. FCPS buses provide transportation from Longfellow Middle School and McLean High School. • Various daily club activities including Games, Fitness, Cooking and Art clubs.

Friday, Jan. 8, 7-9 p.m. $25/$20 MCC district residents; preregistration is recommended. Activity No. 4731.321 Come play some of your favorite board and party games with some friends and the Old Firehouse Staff. From giant Connect Four to hopscotch, we have the game for you. Challenge your friends and the staff for chances to win amazing prizes.

Old Firehouse Learning Connection*

*Program will be available if virtual learning continues into winter. Old Firehouse Learning Connection is a supervised e-learning program held at the Old Firehouse Center, supervised by our staff, designed for students in 5th–10th grades. The program will provide a supervised environment for students to complete their school-led virtual instruction. Staff will provide limited socially distant recreation opportunities for students during their breaks. Program waivers, participant contracts and additional information will be sent to all registered participants prior to the start of the program.

Program Details Tuesday–Friday Drop-Off: 7 a.m.

Pick-Up: 5 p.m.

Session 5 Jan. 5–29

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$400 MCC district residents

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$400 MCC district residents

Session 6 Feb. 2–26

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$400 MCC district residents

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$400 MCC district residents

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$500 MCC district residents

Session 8 April 6–30 Session 9 May 4–June 11

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• Parents and/or guardians must transport students to and from the OFC Learning Connection program. • Students must bring their own laptop (with charger), and headset/headphones. Please bring computers or devices fully charged each day. • Students must bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. A water fountain/bottle filler will be available for students. • There will be two adult staff supervising the students. These staff are not teachers and have no teaching certificates or experience teaching. Their background is in childcare and activity facilitation. They will help students in a limited capacity with their schoolwork. The main task of program staff is to provide a supervised environment for students to spend the day completing their schoolwork. • Wi-Fi will be provided. Transportation will not be provided.

Session 7 March 2–26

Program Requirements

View the program’s COVID-19 Precautions on our website, www.oldfirehouse.org.

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TABLE THE OLD OFFIREHOUSE CONTENTS OFC’s Mommy & Me Snack and Paint Friday, May 28, 7–9 p.m. $30 for adult and child /$25 MCC district residents; preregistration is recommended. Activity No. 4732.321 For ages 10+. Mothers and mothers-at-heart grab your sons or daughters and join the OFC as we paint a spring-themed masterpiece. All painting materials and snacks are provided.

TRIPS Friday Night Trips* Indoor Go-Karting Friday, April 30 $80/$70 MCC district residents Nationals vs. Orioles Friday, May 21

Virtual Sweetheart Dance Party Friday, Feb. 12, 7–9 p.m. $5 per family (per Zoom invite); preregistration is recommended. Activity No. 4733.321 Gather your family and dance the night away at the Old Firehouse’s virtual dance party. Request some of your favorite songs, dance along with us and the music and stay for some games and surprises along the way.

Teacher Workday Trips* iFly & Movie Monday, April 5

Spring Break Trips* Indoor Trampoline & Movie Monday, March 29

$30/$25 MCC district residents. Activity No. 4735.321 Old Firehouse 5th-6th grader parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free catered food and beverages will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, open dance floor and a variety of activities.

After 7 Dance Party* Friday, June 4, 7-9 p.m. $5 per person Activity No. 4736.321 The Old Firehouse presents After 7, a party that includes raffles, tournaments, catered food and drinks. We will have the hottest hip-hop, top 40 and dance hall tracks plus your requests played by one of the hottest DJ’s in the DMV. Get ready for some summer fun and join us… After 7. These programs may become virtual programs or cancelled at Fairfax County and the McLean Community Center’s discretion regarding the coronavirus.

REGISTER ONLINE | www.mcleancenter.org

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$50/$40 MCC district residents Richmond Safari & Zoo Tuesday, March 30

Luau Party

Friday, May 7, 7-9 p.m.

8403.321

$90/$80 MCC district residents

Glow Party

$30/$25 MCC district residents Activity No. 4734.321

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$60/$50 MCC district residents

5th & 6th Grade Dances* Friday, March 19, 7-9 p.m.

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$100/$90 MCC district residents Dave & Buster’s Wednesday, March 31

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$70/$60 MCC district residents Funland Thursday, April 1

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$60/$50 MCC district residents Turkey Hill & Roller Skating Friday, April 2

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$60/$50 MCC district residents

Old Firehouse Facility Rentals

Have your next party or event at the Old Firehouse! Reservations can be accepted six-months in advance, on a first-come, first- served basis. For details, forms and rates go to www.mcleancenter.org/ teens/about/rentals or call 703-448-8336, TTY: 711. All facility rentals are subject to and limited by current pandemic social distancing guidelines and best safety practices that exist at the time of the rental.

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2021 WINTER-SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE Registration Processing Easy Ways to Register ONLINE

Just click on the pink “Register” button in the upper right corner of any page of our website, or on a seven-digit activity number, which will link you to our online registration system. Online registration begins at midnight on the registration start date.

MAIL

Mail a completed registration form with payment in the form of a check, money order or credit card to: McLean Community Center, Attn: Registrar, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101.

IN PERSON/DROP OFF

You may register in person at the Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. At other times, drop a completed registration form and payment (in the form of a check or money order, or by completing the credit card information on the form) into the registration box.

Registration Begins

• Registration begins on Monday, Dec. 7. All mail-in and drop-off registration forms received before the designated registration date will be processed on the designated date. • Instructors may not accept registrations or extend verbal commitments.

Payment

• Payment is due at the time of registration in the form of a check, money order or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) number with expiration date. If paying by check, please make payable to McLean Community Center, unless otherwise noted. • Receipt confirmations will be emailed. If no email address is provided, receipt confirmations will be mailed.

Senior Discounts

• Senior citizens (age 60 and older) are eligible to receive a ten (10) percent discount on classes except where noted.

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• Senior discounts are not available for tours and other activities.

Materials Fee

• All materials fees are due to the instructor on the first day of class, unless otherwise noted.

Class & Activity Refund Policy

• All withdrawals, refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to registrar@mcleancenter.org. • Patrons who submit refund requests 14 days or more before the start date of a class or activity, will be granted a refund. Refunds requested less than 14 days before the start date of the class or activity will not be granted.

MCC Fee Waivers

• MCC offers fee waivers to qualified tax district residents requesting to participate in programs or services at a reduced rate or at no cost. For more information on how to apply for a fee waiver, contact the MCC Registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711, or by email at registrar@mcleancenter.org.

• The class program follows Fairfax County Public Schools’ inclement weather policy. In case of inclement weather, check our website (www.mcleancenter.org), call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711 (hearing impaired), or listen for cancellation information on local radio stations. • Classes canceled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled, if possible. If not, a prorated refund will be issued.

ADA Accommodations

• To make arrangements for accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please mark the appropriate box on the registration form so the Center may contact you to ascertain your needs. • Request should be made no fewer than 14 working days prior to the start to of the activity by calling Christian Hayes at 703-744-9351.

Restrictions

• Once a class, camp or activity is in session, refunds may be granted only for medical reasons or for extenuating circumstances as determined by the General Programs Director and the Registrar. Medical requests must be accompanied by a doctor’s note (verification).

Absences from Class

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• The Center is not obligated to make up classes due to absences and personal scheduling conflicts. However, each instructor has her/his own make-up policy; arrangements for make-up classes are scheduled through individual instructors. Please do not contact the Center.

General Information

Holidays & Inclement Weather • See MCC’s holiday schedule on the table of contents page (p.1).

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REGISTRATION FORM Have you registered to receive our e-mail newsletter? YES NO

Please make checks payable to McLean Community Center. Staple checks for class fees to this form. If faxing form, complete credit card information. Mail, fax or bring form to: McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA 22101. To register online or to submit an application by e-mail, visit our website: www.mcleancenter.org.

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COMPLETE ONE LINE FOR EACH REGISTRATION Activity

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To become a member of Friends of the McLean Community Center, you may charge your $25 tax-deductible membership at www.FriendsMCC.com or you may enclose a separate check made payable to Friends of MCC with this registration. The McLean Community Center reserves the right to photograph and videotape all of its activities, events, classes, programs and facilities for promotional purposes. I have read and agree to participate in the activity/event according to the registration procedures stated on page 32: _______ (Please initial here)


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