Recreation & Sports

We offer an expansive lineup of quality classes and activities (known here at MDPC as REACH Classes) which develop knowledge and skills for children, youth, and adults. There are three sessions offered each year: Fall, Spring, and Summer. All are welcome; you don't have to be a member of the church to participate!  Contact registrars Jan or Cathy at  or 713-490-9564.

Costs include processing fee. A non-refundable bank fee is added to all online registrations: A full refund, less $20 administrative fee, will be given if you cancel 3 or more days prior to first day of class/camp. 

REACH (Rec) Classes

Spring 2023 Classes

Abrakadoodle

Tuesdays, Jan 10-May 2
(No class Mar 14)
Location: Room 206, Ages: 3-6
Cost: $312
2:40-3:30 PM**

Abrakadoodle art programs are designed to build creative thinking and problem-solving skills in children. Our programs focus on the elements of art, art techniques, styles, art history, and the sequential development of skills. We provide specially trained, qualified, and pre-screened art teachers and safe non-toxic art materials that bring an engaging multi-arts experience to students. Come have fun and find your inner artist!

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Notes: **Escort from The Yellow School is available.
Contact Julietta de Cara: 832-348-9257

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz

Tuesdays, Jan 10-May 2 (No class Mar 14)
Thursdays, Jan 12-May 4 (No class Mar 16)
Location: Rooms 171/172

Pre-Ballet and Creative Dance (No Tap)
2:40–3:30 PM**, Ages: 3-5
1 day cost: $257 
2 day cost: $450 

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Ballet, Tap, Jazz
3:45-4:45 PM, Grades: K -3
1 day cost: $283 
2 day cost: $495 

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**Escort from Little School and Yellow School available
Children will be grouped according to age and dance experience
Uniform (age 3-5): Black leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, any color ballet skirt.
Uniform (K-3rd): Black leotard, black jazz pants or tights with shorts, pink leather ballet shoes, black tap shoes 
May recital has a costume fee.  Participation is optional, but encouraged.

Students will learn dance basics, correct body posture, and the mechanics of more advanced combinations and dance styles. Beginning dance at an early age promotes self-esteem, discipline, confidence, and a stronger body.
Super Stars Dance offers a dance program that is age appropriate, wholesome, and fun. Cat Wood, teacher, trained under Margo Marshals and worked with Susan Bates for 10 years.

Basketball Co-ed Skills Class: Hoop School

Session I: In-Season Skills Class
Mondays, Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class Jan 16), Cost: $169 *
Location: Gym

5:30-7:00 PM, Grade: 1-3 (Boys and Girls)

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7:15-8:45 PM, Grade: 4-8 (Boys and Girls)

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Session II: Skills Class
Mondays, Feb 27-May 8 (no class Mar 13), Cost: $339 *  

5:30-7:00 PM, Grade: 1-3 (Boys and Girls)

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7:15-8:45 PM, Grade: 4-8 (Boys and Girls)

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All coaching is in a Christ-centered environment, and teaches the importance of hard work, sportsmanship, discipline, and honesty. Each level has no more than 8 kids per coach.
Heidi B. Horton, former professional women’s basketball player overseas and in the WNBA, has coached children for 25 years and has two children of her own. She played for the LA Sparks, and was a first round, first pick for the Washington Mystics. Prior to that, Heidi, who speaks six languages, played six seasons in Europe. She also is a motivational speaker. The 2002 Disney movie Double Teamed is based on the lives of Heidi and her identical twin sister. Heidi has run Hoops School since 2001.

Basketball Co-ed 3-On-3 League: Hoops School

Thursdays, Mar 23-May 11
Cost: $226
Location: Gym 

6:15-7:30 PM, Grades: 3-5 (Boys and Girls coed)

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7:30-8:45 PM, Grades: 6-8 (Boys and Girls co-ed)

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Note: Registration closes 3 days prior to first class. Email to see if there is space on a team.

This class is NOT for beginners. Players must know the essential fundamentals of basketball (running a basic offense, shooting correctly, etc), and have experience being coached professionally (e.g., Hoops School Skills Class, at least one semester) or playing 3+ years of rec or church league basketball. This is a developmental league. No coach provided per team. Kids run their own offenses; and make adjustments during the game accordingly. Referees will act as “coaches” to ensure proper technique.
Players can sign up in pre-arranged teams of up to 4 players OR as individual players. Individual players assigned to teams according to age/skill level. The first day of class is an assessment day for director and refs to properly allocate players to teams. The goal for each child is to improve in over-all court presence, offensive and defensive techniques and understanding of spacing, court-awareness, and game skills (passing, fakes, shot moves, team concepts on defense and offense).

Little Learners

Location: Room 207, Ages: 3-4
2:40-4:00 PM**, Cost: $410

Tuesdays, Jan 10 – May 2 (No class Mar 14)

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Thursdays, Jan 12 – May 4 (No class Mar 16)

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**Escort from The Little School and Yellow School available

Learn Math and Literacy Through Games!
Children love to play games. Our hands-on, interactive approach engages children with creative, meaningful play. The children think they are just having fun, but what is really happening is they are learning methods of sequencing, strategic thinking and problem solving. We are singing the phonics alphabet, engaging in clip card challenges, cracking the code with picture clues, and building brain power with memory match games and amazing mazes! The result is dynamic interplay that enhances a child’s natural learning process and is FUN!

Susan Edwards is a seasoned educator who cares deeply for the development of children. Her approach of creative activities in a fun and flexible classroom results in children who are curious, confident, communicative and love to learn.

Piano Lessons with John Ford

Wednesdays, Jan 11 – May 24
(No class Mar 15)
Location: Room 215, Ages: 3 and up
Cost: $132 (Four 30-minute lessons)
Notes: Extended times available, Make-ups by appointment only, Termination requires 30-day notice
Contact: John at mailto:czerny32@sbcglobal.net or 832-978-6566 to schedule lessons

John Ford has been teaching piano full-time since 1988. He is a member of the Katy Music Teachers Association and Past President of the Houston Music Teachers Association. He teaches acoustic piano, digital keyboard, duets, jazz, classical, pop, and ragtime. He combines games, theory, recitals, and guild auditions in piano lessons.

Soccer Shots

Wednesdays, Jan 11 – May 3
(No class Mar 15)
Location: Gym, Ages: 3-5
Cost: $288, 2:40–3:30 PM**

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**Escort from Little School and Yellow School available

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum, and communication. Soccer Shots coaches are the best-trained in the business, and our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents. We look forward to having you on our team!

Spotlight Project Theater

Thursdays, Jan 12-April 27
(No class Mar 16)
Showcase: May 6
Location: Ampitheater & Summit Room

Intro to Musical Theater
2:40-3:40 PM**, Cost: $345 
Ages: 4-5 yrs. (Pre-K-Kinder)

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Musical Theater (Beginner)
3:45-4:40 PM, Cost: $345 
Grades: K-1

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Musical Theater/Improv Workshop
4:45-5:45 PM, Cost: $345 
Grades: 2-5

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**Escort from Yellow School available
Contact: Emma at

“Intro to Musical Theater” (Grades: Pre-k-Kinder)
Have fun singing, dancing, and acting out pieces from kid friendly Broadway musicals and Disney movies. Practice dance stretches, singing warm ups, and projecting your voice on stage. Strengthen creativity by playing imaginative theater based games. At the end of the semester, perform a Spring Musical for family and friends!

“Musical Theater (Beginner)” (Grades: Kinder-1)
Begin learning the basics of vocal and acting technique used in musical theater. Strengthen creativity with theater based activities and games. Practice things like auditioning, learning lines, projecting on stage, creating a character, and performing a solo then apply these lessons by rehearsing songs and scenes from fun Broadway shows. At the end of the semester, perform a Spring Musical for family and friends!

“Musical Theater/ Creative Workshop” (Grades: 2-5)
Have a blast delving into the techniques and creativity of musical theater. Specific emphasis on collaboration as students explore and create performance pieces. Strengthen imagination with daily improv games and creative exercises. Practice things like auditioning, vocal warm ups, acting techniques, performing a monologue, building a character, and performing solo and ensemble pieces. At the end of the semester, perform a Spring Musical for family and friends!

Tumbling and Gymnastics

Mondays, Jan 9 – May 8
(No class Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 13)
Location: Gym, Cost: $315

2:40-3:25 PM**, Ages: 3-Kinder

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3:45-4:45 PM, Ages: 4-5 yrs. & 6-8 yrs. (separated by ages)

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**Escort from Little School and Yellow School available

Since 1976, the Tumbling Company of Houston has offered children success-oriented, positive learning experiences in a noncompetitive, Athletic setting. Class activities include age appropriate groupings and well-supervised practice of floor tumbling, vaulting, balance beam, simplified bars, obstacle courses, and movement games.
Robbie Hirst (Coach Robbie), director of the Tumbling Company, is a committed follower of Christ, devoted to his wife and five children, and holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M. He’s been coaching full time since 2001, when he transitioned from the engineering world of objects in motion to the developmental instruction world of children in motion.

Contact Coach Robbie with questions: 713-866-4822

Woodworking

Tuesdays, Jan 24-May 9
(No class Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28)
2:30-3:30 PM, Ages: 7 ½-11
Cost: $359

Session I:
Tuesdays, Jan 24-Feb 28
3:40-5:00 PM, Ages: 7 ½-12
Cost: $257

Session II:
Tuesdays, April 4-May 9
3:40-5:00 PM, Ages: 7 ½-12
Cost: $257

Thursdays, Jan 26-May 4
(No class Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23)
2:30-3:30 PM, Ages: 5-10
Cost: $359

Thursdays, Jan 26-May 4
(No class Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23)
3:40-4:40 PM, Ages: 5-10
Cost: $359

 Tuesdays, Jan 24-May 9
(No class Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28)
2:30-3:30 PM, Ages: 7 ½-11
Cost: $359

Location: Room 170 

Boys and girls learn basic woodworking skills while building small projects (no kits, and all supplies included). They learn to safely use hand tools as they progress through these leveled classes.
Linda Engelland has a BS in Education from The University of Texas at Austin and is an AMS Montessori-certified teacher. She has taught woodworking for children for over 20 years. Contact Linda with questions:

 

Sports Leagues

Youth Basketball (Kingdom Basketball League)

Register: Sep 15-Nov 20
Games: Saturdays, Jan 7-Feb 18
Cost: $185

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All teams engage in ministry and outreach opportunities. 
Sports Commissioner Diane Seckinger organizes, schedules, and implements MDPC's children, youth, and adult sports/leagues. Contact her at  or 713-490-9568.
WHCSA Rain-out Number: 713-857-4885

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