This class is great for emerging readers. It will introduce kids to awesome children’s literature to get them excited about books and reading and help them develop the skills to discuss stories with others. We will choose classic children’s literature that you will be able to access through your local library, if you want to have the book at home during the week as well. In class, we will read part or all of the books depending on their length. Then we will spend the rest of the class responding to the story through activities like crafts, role-playing, games, and making our own picture books. - This program does not teach kids to read.
Ages 5-6 | $75/mo
Taught By Laura Roberts
PreTwinkle Suzuki Violin ∞
This class is based upon the principles of the Suzuki Method: any child, regardless of age or inherent ability can learn to play the violin well. We will use songs, games and fun activities to gain a basic foundation of skills that will set each child up for future musical learning and enjoyment. A rental instrument is required.
Ages 5-7 | $75/mo
Taught By Betsey Karako
Mad Scientists Club
Science really is fun! It is all around us...and even in us! Using hands on experiments, activities and projects we will explore the world around us! We will investigate many different topics in science including physics, earth science, chemistry, weather, animal science, plant science, the human body and much more! Topics will be covered in interactive classes that incorporate hands on activities in a way sure to engage and excite!
Ages 7-9 | $75/mo
Taught By DS Staff
Beginning Contemporary Modern Dance +
This class serves as an introduction to some common styles and basic principles of contemporary dance. Students will build awareness of correct physical alignment and will gain strength and coordination through movement. Exercises that encourage creativity and self-expression will also be given. This class is a perfect companion to Beginning Ballet or Ballet 1, or can be taken alone by students ages 7-9, who have little or no dance experience.
Ages 7-9 | $80/mo
Taught By DS Dance Staff
Beginning Piano Group ∞
Learn the basics of piano in a group setting. Students will learn technical fundamentals, short songs, and have lots of fun along the way! Books are included in tuition.
Ages 7-13 | $75/mo
Taught By DS Music Staff
Musical Theatre 1 *
This class gives fun, foundational training in singing, acting, dancing and performance technique. Voice production and projection will be developed as well as movement, choreography and stage presence with new & traditional musical theatre material. This class will also give training in specific performance techniques, such as audition preparation and solo/small group performance techniques This class will work on their own musical production that will be presented in the spring, as well as perform a piece in Fall Showcase and Finale.
***Full Musical Production dependent on enrollment size. Modifications will be made for this class element if necessary.*** **Teacher approval is required for enrollment in this class.**
Ages 8-11 | $90/mo
Taught By April McCandless
+ Performs in Finale in June
§ Performs in Fall Showcase and Spring Black Box Show
*Performs in Fall Showcase and Finale in June.
∞ Opportunity to perform in monthly recitals
Offered by Kinetic Tapestry Physical Theatre company here in the very same building, this class is an introduction and development of everything circus. This is a physically active class where students are introduced to juggling, balancing, tumbling, and clowning. It will challenge them to not only develop individual body control, be creative and expressive, but also how to work together with a group to create a fun and entertaining piece.
Ages 10-13 | $105/mo
Taught By Jaime Zayas
Students will be able to explore a variety of different media and create projects that reflect individualism, creativity, and technical skills. Projects will be multi-week and will be given in a particular unit of media including bookmaking, drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics. This class will encourage learning technical skills while maintaining creativity and lots of fun!
Ages 10-13 | $80/mo
Taught By Angela Lamb
Jazz 1 +
In this class, students will learn basic jazz techniques that are most commonly used in musical theater productions. The primary focus will be on Broadway and Fosse jazz styles, with some some minor emphasis on Latin and Lyrical jazz near the end of the semester. Students will study the correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary affiliated with each unique style and learn how to apply what they have learned to other classes they are taking (musical theater, ballet, etc.).
PREREQUISITE: Beginning Tap & Jazz, Musical Theatre Dance, or by special permission.
Ages 10-13 | $80/mo
Taught By DS Christine Settembrino
Learn the tools and skills it takes to bring your creative vision to life! This class will offer an in-depth overview of common woodworking/craft tools and how to use them in ways to create unique pieces. Students will learn about the Design Process and how to create projects from nothing, starting with a sketch/drawing, or draft, of what they're imagining. This class provides students with the opportunity to create projects that they wouldn't otherwise have the chance to do so.
Ages 10-13 | $80/mo
Taught By DS Staff
Guitar Class ∞
Students will work on ensemble pieces, solo work, and technical fundamentals. All levels of experience are encouraged, as our capable instructor layers instruction to fit each student's ability. Whether you are a brand new beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome!
Ages 10-13 | $75/mo
Taught By Rob Miller