Sunday, October 18, 2020

The State of the Foundation

 Support the arts and artists is important to us. 

To review all we've accomplished in the past fiscal year, please read our Annual Report.  You'll see that we remain committed to our mission and are expanding our impact. 

To find out more about our finances, we welcome you to review our 990s. 

Both documents can be found linked from the Support index on our website under Annual Report. 

Individual support from those that understand the importance of supporting the arts at all levels is important to our growth and sustainability.  Maintaining your trust in our ability to do so, a priority. 

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Has the Pandemic Got You Down? Get Up and Dance!

 October 2020

Our lives spent in an out of quarantine and socially distanced in our work-outs have lead to a more sedentary existence for many of us.
  To help alleviate that, The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation invites you to join a Zoom-based, low impact dance class designed to get your blood moving and your muscles engaged. This class is ideally suited for adults with minimal dance experience or those adults looking to re-introduce a dance practice back into their lives. The class is run with a sensitivity to individual challenges and an encouraging spirit to give things a try.


About the Class

The format of the hour and a half long class offers a forty five minute warm up that pulls from a number of dance disciplines and includes some floor exercises meant to strengthen back muscles.  There’s a section on across the floor technique and a small choreography at the end. Participants are encouraged to modify exercises and may opt-out of any section they choose. 


Classes are offered on Saturdays at 10:30am and Tuesdays at 5:00pm. Zoom invites are sent out early the day of each class. 


About the Instructor

Todd Whitley began his dance career as an adult, accumulating live, broadcast and film performances while maintaining a career as a digital strategist for nonprofits. He has received grants for a number of community based choreography projects and has been teaching classes for the past eight years. He feels strongly about the benefits of dance, both physical and as a tool to unlock creative thinking and problem solving.


About Fees

These classes are free! 


There are no fees for class. However, participants are encouraged to support three community-based organizations that support the arts:

The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation

PO Box 1116

Madison, NJ  07940


Friends of Beattie-Powers

P.O. Box 453

Catskill, NY 12414


The Athens Cultural Center

24 Second Street

Athens, New York 12015


Each of these organizations is promoting this offer in-kind. 


As with any dance class or school, neither The Masterwork Music and Art Foundation, nor the instructor are liable for individual injuries sustained in or out of class. 


For more information and to be receive class invites, email






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