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This page displays all upcoming College for Kids classes through May 2017. Call (231) 995-1700 to register.  

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Children in grades K-3 may join the choir in January for the winter session, as space permits (see courses below). Older students are invited to join next September. Auditions for students joining in Fall 2017 will be held June 6 & 8. Call (231) 995-1700 to reserve an audition time. For more information, go to


(a musical term meaning “introductory music”) K-1 graders – no audition required. Prelude is NMCCC’s introductory program for Kindergarten and first-grade students. This non-auditioned group meets Tuesday evenings for an eight-week session. Young singers learn about their voices and learn basic singing techniques in a friendly, nurturing environment. Returning Prelude singers may register now. New students may call (231) 995-1700 to be placed on a waiting list; you will be notified after December 14 if there is room in the choir for new singers. 

8 Tues., 5:30-6:15 p.m. 
Jan. 24-March 21 (no class Feb. 21) 
Fine Arts Rm. 105
Director: Stephanie Schall-Brazee     $95

To register, call (231) 995-1700



(dohl’-chay – Italian for ”sweet”) Primarily 2-3 graders – no audition required. Dolce is NMCCC’s introductory choir for young children with little or no prior musical experience. Singers rehearse Tuesday evenings as well as a few Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Singers build their foundational music skills in a fun, interactive learning environment, learning recognizable folk-based repertoire appropriate for beginning singers. Dolce performs in NMCCC’s Winter and Spring Concerts.

15 Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Jan. 10-April 25 (no class March 28) 
Fine Arts Rm. 102 
Director: David & Mary Parrish     $155

To register, call (231) 995-1700



Is your child all about moving? Why not introduce her/him to plies, tendus and leaps? Now is the perfect time for your little one to explore the creative movements of ballet. Learning basic barre exercises and fun floor games, your tiny dancer will enjoy exploring rhythm and body movement. Take-home ribbon wand is included. 

Option 1: 4 Mon., Jan. 23-Feb. 13
Option 2: 4 Mon., April 10-May 1 
Both 5:10-5:40 p.m.
Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120 
Instructor: Hillary Voight    $35

To register, call (231) 995-1700


PRE-K PRE-BALLET (AGES 4–5­)       EEYP940

Do you have a little one who is constantly waltzing about the house? Open their eyes and hearts to the world of ballet. From learning proper ballerina etiquette to terminology, to technique, to performance ready, your child will get a full introduction to ballet. Take-home ribbon wand is included.

Option 1: 4 Mon., Jan. 23-Feb. 13 
Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120 
Option 2: 
4 Mon., April 10-May 1 
Both 5:50-6:20 p.m.
Phys. Ed. Dance Rm. 120 
Instructor: Hillary Voight     $35 

To register, call (231) 995-1700



Sweeten your Valentine’s Day treat baking with a one-of-a-kind Valentine theme apron. Learn basic hand- and machine-sewing skills to make your adorable all-purpose apron. You’ll begin with a tea towel and add a coordinating fabric you choose in class to suit your style. No prior sewing experience is necessary. Use of sewing machines and all materials are provided. 

Sat., Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-noon 
Oleson Center Rm. A/B
Instructor: Kristi Wodek      $49 

To register, call (231) 995-1700



Spend a morning creating unique accessories to help make an “at home spa day” a true treat. Learn basic hand- and machine-sewing skills as you create an eye mask filled with flax seed and essential oils to help you relax and sleep. You’ll also make a sugar scrub to keep your skin silky smooth. Finally, you'll make a colorful headband to keep your hair off your face as you apply your new sugar scrub. No prior sewing experience is necessary. Use of machines and all materials provided. 

Tues., March 28, 9 a.m.-noon 
Oleson Center Rm. A/B
Instructor: Kristi Wodek      $59 

To register, call (231) 995-1700



Things heat up in the kitchen as you create a menu inspired by island beaches. Sip on a tropical drink while you learn to make kabobs with a teriyaki marinade. Create a luscious fruit salad with a twist and fun beachy desserts that will be sure to please not only your palate but your eye! Please bring take-home containers for anything you don’t sample in class.

Wed., March 29, 9 a.m.-noon 
Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129
Instructor: Kristi Wodek     $59 

To register, call (231) 995-1700

JUDO (AGES 8-Adult)      EEYP301 
Judo is an internationally recognized sport based on traditional Japanese arts of bare-handed fighting. It is a development of mind and body. Class will be divided according to skill and ability. Beginners enroll in the 9:30 class; advanced students enroll in the 10:30 class. Parents are welcome to enroll with their child. Wear comfortable clothing.

14 Sat., Jan. 14-April 29 (no class April 1 & 15)
Beginning: 9:30-10:20 a.m.
Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym
Advanced: 10:30-11:50 a.m.
Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym
Instructors: Stephanie Hawkins & Maggie Sperry $99

To register, call (231) 995-1700


TAE KWON DO (AGES 7-16)      EEYP449
Tae Kwon Do is the technique of unarmed combat for self-defense. Learn basic stances, punches, and kicks, along with self-defense techniques taught in a manner allowing personal development and growth, as well as mental and physical discipline. Students who have obtained belts in other clubs are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Beginners enroll in the 5:30 class; advanced students enroll in the 6:30 class.
Both options meet 14 Thurs.,
Jan. 19-April 27 (no class March 30)
Beginning: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym
Intermediate/Advan.: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Phys. Ed. Bldg. Gym
Instructor: Tania Arens $99

To register, call (231) 995-1700



Want to play in a full rock and roll band? Learn how to work as a member of a band while performing and recording music together. Discover how to read charts and blend your ideas as a band. You’ll learn three tunes together, record your creation, and take it home on a CD. Instruments needed are guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and percussion. Bring your own instrument (except drums and percussion). 

2 Sat., Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
Meets at The Beat Lab (3886 Cass Rd., TC)
Instructor: Brad Novak       $59

To register, call (231) 995-1700



(Online Class)

NMC’s online SAT® prep program in partnership with Cambridge Education Services allows students to prep for this high-stakes exam over a 5-month period. Study at your own pace and when your schedule allows—all lessons, quizzes, tests, and strategies are online. The course focuses on ALL SAT subject areas (English, math, reading, and science). You’ll take practice tests and have an opportunity to go into all sections of the test to learn tips and hints, take quizzes for practice, and have a plan to successfully raise scores on the SAT. Start this online course anytime; you will have five months to complete it. 

To register, call (231) 995-1700      $295

The GRASP Reading and Math Program helps students in Grades K-8 retain critical math and language skills over the summer. It consists of weekly lessons that your child completes from home. Information and enrollment will be available in February. To receive details then, email your request and mailing address to: