Making it Adult Programs

MAKING IT offers classes and programs for adults year-round:

Adult Community classes

 Class with Jesse Keller Jason, Photo by Zach Khoo

Class with Jesse Keller Jason, Photo by Zach Khoo

 Class with sierra

Class with sierra

Adult Community Dance Classes are taught by Yard staff members (Alison ManningJesse Keller Jason, and Holly Jones) and by visiting guest artists. They range in style with consistent offerings in Horton, Contemporary, and Jazz. 

Summer classes take place in The Yard’s Open Air Studio and winter classes are held at the West Tisbury Library.

Classes are open to all ages and dance abilities, providing a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together. In a typical class, you will find The Yard’s summer interns, visiting artists, people in their sixties and seventies, professional dancers, teenagers, and The Yard’s senior staff, among others. We hope you will join us!

SUMMER CLASSES:
When: June - August
Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 10:30am
Where: The Yard’s Open Air Studio
Who: All ages and abilities!

WINTER CLASSES:
When: September - May
Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 10:30 am
Where: The West Tisbury Library
Who: All ages and abilities!

Pricing

Single Class: $15
5 Class Pass: $70
10 Class Pass: $130
20 Class Pass: $240

Or purchase at The Yard with cash, credit, or check.

yoga at the yard

 Yoga with Mollie Doyle

Yoga with Mollie Doyle

 Instructor Mollie Doyle

Instructor Mollie Doyle

Yoga at the Yard is an extension of the Yards dedication to physical exploration, experience and performance. As with the community class dance program, resident dancers and community members come together to inhale, exhale and move. Alignment, breath and body awareness and community are the guiding principles for all of our teachers. Classes are held in our open-­‐air studio where practitioners gaze out at trees and flowers as they find their own tree poses and lotuses. Downward dogs, not dogma. Yoga at the Yard is directed by Mollie Doyle. 

When: June - September
Time: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 8:30am
Where: The Yard’s Open Air Studio
Who: All Ages And Abilities!

Pricing

Drop-in class = $20
5 class card = $90
10 class card = $160
20 class card = $280

Classes must be bought in person.
Please bring cash or check, as no credit cards will be accepted.
Class cards available for purchase in the studio. Class cards can be used for any class.

Community events

 Quality Time! Family friendly Dance Party with The Wondertwins and Davalois Fearon, Photo by Heidi Wild

Quality Time! Family friendly Dance Party with The Wondertwins and Davalois Fearon, Photo by Heidi Wild

 Puppetry Workshop with Sandglass Theater, Photo by Sally Cohn

Puppetry Workshop with Sandglass Theater, Photo by Sally Cohn

MAKING IT partners with many Martha’s Vineyard organizations, including the Oak Bluffs Library, the Edgartown Library, the Chilmark Free Public Library, the Chappaquiddick Community Center, the MV African American Heritage Trail, the YARD ARTS summer festival, and others to bring dance and creativity programing to the island.

Community Events Include:

• Dance and Creativity Workshops
• Artist Talks
• Film Screenings
• Unique Performances
• Family Friendly Events
• And more!

When: Year Round


MAKING IT is The Yard’s dance-making curriculum and creativity initiative with programs for all ages across the island in various locations. MAKING IT is a model that uses dance as an outlet to connect curricular themes, build collaborations, spark creativity, and support critical thinking. The Yard is committed to the success of MAKING IT and has pledged to absorb 100% of the program's cost. MAKING IT is currently supported by The Doris Duke Charitable Fund, Barr Foundation, The Tower Family Fund, Permanent Endowment of Martha's Vineyard, and The Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank.