Teen Offerings

The Center on Central offers a variety of programs for teens listed below. In addition, The Center on Central also offers Parents’ Night OutSchool Holiday and In-Service Camps and Summer Specialty Camps for teens/tweens, as well as birthday parties and music lessons for all ages.

Adolescent Creative and Social Development Group (ages 11-16)

Type: Dance & Movement
Group: High School, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Betsy Saccenti
Day/Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign-ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting. Also ask about our full-year prepay discount.

Creative dance and discussion provide the social support and expressive tools to cultivate positive coping, confidence, and self-expression. We will connect to bodies and life passions through the arts, and develop the insight needed to navigate difficult feelings and social experiences. We will learn to use the mind/body connection to discover what it is like to move (and dance!) to create inner calm.

This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Wednesday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Fashion Design - Working Studio

Type: Fashion Design
Group: Elementary School, High School, Middle School
Provider: Lauren Acton
Day/Time: Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $20 per class when signing up for a full 6-class set; $24 per class for individual classes, or when signing up for less than a full 6-class set.

Create your own presentation boards just like a New York Fashion studio!

Our current Fashion Design session simulates a working Fashion Design studio!!

Our instructor, Lauren Acton, has 8 years of experience in New York City’s garment district and will teach you how to design a collection – complete with fabric swatches and small croquis.

Our Fall focus is on fashion prints and images…

In the upcoming session, we will create splashy florals and paint illustrations like in fashion magazines!

There are new methods to learn when each student is ready. This session combines learning with sharpening acquired skills in a non-competitive environment.

No previous drawing experience necessary – everyone learns at their own speed!

Bring your great ideas for fashion and we will work through them in class!

(recommended for ages 8 and up)


Register for Fashion Design – Working Studio

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• You can use the direct links by date at the top of this page – otherwise, the link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of Fashion Design – Working Studio for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about Fashion Design – Working Studio at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

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General Pottery: Hand and Wheel (all ages)

Type: Pottery
Group: Elementary School, High School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Middle School
Provider: Alison Bongiorno
Day/Time: Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $25 per class when signing up for a full 6-class set, plus $40 materials fee.
Individual/drop-in sessions: drop-ins/non-consecutive class attendance accepted if space available at $38 per class (includes materials) - please call ahead

This class will explore the potter’s wheel, cover handbuilding approaches to clay, along with techniques of surface decoration. Beginning and advanced students are welcome.


Register for General Pottery – Hand and Wheel

Step 1: Submit Your Registration via our new registration system at MindBody Inc. – click on this box to open a new browser window and begin the registration process

Things you’ll need to know:

• Please be careful in choosing the correct session dates and times – there may be a lot of information to scroll through. If you choose the wrong item before purchase, you will have the opportunity to remove it from your shopping cart. If you make the purchase and get a confirmation that appears to not be for what you wanted to purchase, please contact us and we’ll sort it out.

• The link above in orange will send you to a page where you can scroll through the remaining calendar of General Pottery – Hand and Wheel sessions for all ages for the rest of this program year. That page also has a calendar search feature in the upper right-hand corner where you can focus on the date(s) of interest to you.

• Clicking on the blue “Sign Up Now” button takes you to a page where you need to log in before making a purchase. If you are an existing client of ours, but new to the MindBody Inc. registration software, you should be able to find your profile by entering your first and last name and then you will need to enter your email address in order to set up a password. There is also an option to log in using your Facebook account.

• Once logged in, you will be shown a page with your selected item for purchase. If this is the correct item, you may click on the blue “enroll” button.

(If this is not the correct item, you should be able to hit the “back” button on your browser to get back to the list of choices. If that does not work, you may navigate through the MindBody Inc. site using the tabs at the top of the page to guide you – or close that window and start again on this page. We are also available to help you during our regular business hours at 610-710-1487.)

• Once clicking the blue “enroll” button, you will be taken to the shopping cart, where again the item(s) you selected will be displayed. If an item appears that you did not wish to purchase (or appears twice), you may remove it by clicking on the gray circled “X” to the far right of the item

• Once you are satisfied that the correct items appear, you may either click on the “Continue Shopping” link to find more items for your shopping cart (such as other offerings or adding another family member’s selection to the shopping cart), or you may click on the blue “CHECK OUT” button.

NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO SCROLL DOWN A BIT ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO SEE THE CONTINUE SHOPPING LINK AND CHECK OUT BUTTON!

• If you have any applied credit with The Center on Central, such as a gift card on file, those funds will be applied first (unless you choose otherwise in the radio button prompt). If you don’t have applied credit, this is the place where you will enter your credit card information. You have the option to store your credit card information securely on the MindBody, Inc. servers if you choose.

• Once you have completed entering your credit card information, click on the blue “PLACE ORDER” button (you may also wish to take note of our business policies at the bottom of this page). Do not navigate away from the window until your order is confirmed. You should also receive a confirmation email (you may receive 2 – one as a purchase receipt and one as a specific schedule enrollment confirmation).

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if something doesn’t seem right – we are working through this transition and appreciate your patience. We think once we all get used to the new software, it will provide you with a better registration experience!

Step 2: Tell Others!

You can help us spread the word about General Pottery – Hand and Wheel at The Center on Central by sharing this page on Facebook. Simply click on the “Like” button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

General Pottery: Hand and Wheel (elementary & middle school) (Tuesdays 4pm)

Group: Elementary School, High School
Day/Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Cost: $22.50 per class, with 6-class minimum, plus $40 materials fee. Deposit: $50.

This course will explore the potter’s wheel, cover handbuilding approaches to clay, along with techniques of surface decoration. Beginning and advanced students are welcome.

Click above to register for this program.

General Pottery: Hand and Wheel (teens and adults)

Group: Adults, High School
Provider: Alison Bongiorno
Day/Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $25 per class, with 6-class minimum, plus $40 materials fee. Deposit: $50.

This course will explore the potter’s wheel, cover handbuilding approaches to clay, along with techniques of surface decoration. Beginning and advanced students are welcome.

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Click above to register for this program.

Music Lessons

Type: Music Lessons
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Middle School
Provider: Katie Opher, Lynne Hockenbury
Day/Time: By Appointment, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 for 30-minute lesson, $45 for 45-minute lesson, $60 for 1-hour lesson.

If you have not had success with music lessons in the past, or might be intimidated by the prospect of learning a new skill, you will want to try taking lessons with us here at The Center on Central. Our teachers work with your learning style and utilize creative techniques to ensure successful musical experiences.

While acknowledging that there is a basic curriculum necessary for musical knowledge and growth, we make sure to provide literature and instruction that is age-appropriate. Students learn the instrument of their choice, but also have the option to use their theory and skills on xylophones, drums and other rhythm instruments we have in our studio. Many students learn chord progressions in a relatively short span of time, and are playing entire songs and even writing songs within a month.

We offer piano lessons to children starting at age 4 ½, guitar lessons beginning at age 7, voice lessons beginning at age 10 – and continuing into adulthood – and have instructors available for other instruments based on your inquiry and a brief telephone interview.

Read Lynne Hockenbury’s article entitled “Why Music?

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At the end of the program year, we have a recital for those who want to participate:

Cost is $30 for a 30-minute individual private lesson.


Music Therapy - Social Skills Group for teens

Type: Music Therapy
Group: High School, Middle School, Special Needs Programs
Provider: Katie Opher
Day/Time: Thursday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: $300 for 6 consecutive group meetings.
Individual/drop-in sessions: Sign ups for less than 6 consecutive group meetings are at $60 per group meeting.

A weekly Music Therapy Social Skills Group for teens who can benefit from activities designed to foster positive interactions with peers.

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Reviewed via Google: “My son liked the music therapy classes and learned some nice social skills. He also enjoyed Camp 24 in the summer! The staff was great with him!!”

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This offering is currently forming; please feel free to submit your contact information below in order that we may reach out to you if/when we have sufficient interest to have a group get underway for Thursday, or possibly on a different day/time.

Pottery - Open Studio

Type: Pottery
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School
Provider: Nicole Lee
Day/Time: Thursday, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $40 per visit (currently enrolled students can buy a 6-pack of visits for $120 or a 12-pack for $200), plus $10 per visit materials fee.

Open Studio time is available to any currently enrolled student (up to 2-1/2 hours each Thursday) at the rate of $120 for a 6-visit pack, or $200 for a 12-visit pack (materials are an additional $10 per visit for clay, glaze and firing).

Open Studio time is also available to the general public, after taking part in a pottery workshop/assessment at The Center on Central – at the rate of $40 per visit, plus $10 per visit for materials (clay, glaze and firing).

Please also click here if you want to schedule a workshop/assessment – the cost is $50 for 60 minutes. We will contact you by e-mail to update you on your request.

Pottery - Private and Semi-Private Wheel Instruction for beginners

Type: Pottery
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School, Middle School
Cost: $35 per class based on 5 registrants, $40 per class based on 4 registrants, $50 per class, based on 3 registrants, $60 per class, based on 2 registrants - or $90 per class for private class, plus $10 per person, per class materials fee. Deposit: $100.
Individual/drop-in sessions: By appointment, but individual classes can be custom-scheduled

Class is limited to 1-5 individuals, and runs 90 minutes.

There is a 60-minute option for children ages 8-12 only. Pricing runs $25 per class based on 5 registrants, $30 per class based on 4 registrants, $35 per class, based on 3 registrants, $45 per class, based on 2 registrants – or $60 per class for a private class.

Times available by appointment – Please complete the “Contact Us” form. We will contact you to learn more about your needs and your schedule.

Private Acting Lessons

Type: Drama & Theater Arts
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School
Day/Time: By Appointment
Cost: $30 for a 30-minute individual private lesson.

Private acting lessons are perfect for preparing for an audition or for preparing for a role in a school production. We look in-depth at the part you are preparing for to bring out the full potential of your performance. You will find an acting style that works for you so you can bring a truthful performance to your production or to your audition. Learn ways to ‘relax’ before auditioning and to fend off unwanted nervousness! No previous experience necessary. All ages welcome.

Please complete the contact form. We will contact you to schedule a lesson time.

Watercolor class

Type: Art (Other)
Group: Adults, Elementary School, High School
Provider: Lauren Acton
Day/Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $15 per class, with 6-class minimum. Deposit: $50.

Paint what you love with watercolor!

Study space, composition and shading using water-based paints.

A new still life setup will be provided to use as a subject - or students may use outside references, such as photos or magazine tear-outs, to bring paintings to life.

We will discuss technical aspects of painting and focus on drawing, values, edges and color. We will also discuss simple structural drawing and then put the theory into practice by creating watercolor paintings on paper. 

This class is for all ages and all levels.

Supply list provided before class.

Click above to register for this program.