Designed for young students to explore famous artists and the elements of art using a variety of materials including paint, oil pastel, clay, and much more! While learning about value, shape, color, line, form, and texture, students will be able to begin exploring their own creativity and make lots of fun and interactive projects each week!
Ages 5-6 | $80/mo
Taught By Luisa Otero Prada
Music Discoverers ∞
Now is the prime time for young children to connect with music through their voice and body. Students will learn age-appropriate classical, folk, and world music with Orff instruments, including xylophone and unpitched percussion instruments. Circle/activity-based songs engage even reluctant singers to participate and learn pitch-matching skills for better singing! Rhythmic and melodic reading skills will be introduced to lay a foundation of musical knowledge and skill for a well-developed progression in music learning.
Ages 5-6 | $75/mo
Taught By DS Music Staff
In this class, students will learn about Hispanic cultures around the world, acquire basic Spanish conversational skills, and begin to read and write in the Spanish language. Students will learn through games, stories, puppets, songs, and crafts. Classes will be taught in the Spanish language about 90% of the time, using a proven teaching method known as Comprehensible Input.
Ages 7-9 | $75/mo
Taught By Kristen Cuneo
PreTwinkle Suzuki Violin 2.0 ∞
Learn how to play the violin with friends! We will learn basic fundamentals of posture, rhythm and pitch, building upon our skills each week. A rental instrument is required.
Ages 7-11 | $75/mo
Taught By Betsey Karako
Beginning Tap & Jazz +
In this class, students learn basic Tap and Jazz technique. The tap portion of this class will focus using different parts of the tap shoe to make specific sounds, while learning basic tap steps and vocabulary. In the jazz portion of class, students will learn correct alignment, posture, and vocabulary while having fun with jazz steps and combos. Students may take this class for multiple years to prepare for Tap 1 and Jazz 1.
***This upbeat class pairs wonderfully with Beginning Ballet or Musical Theatre 1/Intro, but can also be taken as a stand-alone class.
Ages 7-9 | $80/mo
Taught By Amber Studebaker
Engineering & Robotics
Put your creative thinking skills to work with the fun of programming and the innovation of creating new machines. Students will be challenged to create things that will solve real life problems and tasks. They will be using the Mindstorm Robotics platform along with many other tools and resources to give them greater exposure to how real engineers work. This class is appropriate for both new and returning students, as it will include new challenges from last year. All of the materials for the class will be provided and kept by DaySpring.
Ages 10-13 | $90/mo
Taught By Jaime Zayas
Intro to Musical Theatre § +
An introduction to the world of musical theatre for the young performer in your family! Your young actor will receive high-quality training in voice, dance, and drama for musical theatre, learning techniques such as vocal projection, stage presence, and character development. This skill-building class will culminate in a performance at the end of the year, comprised of songs and scenes from musicals for friends and family to enjoy!
Ages 10-13 | $80/mo
Taught By Katie Orr
Tap 1 +
At this level, most of the basic tap vocabulary will be introduced/ reviewed. An emphasis on clarity and rhythmic consistency will be enforced as students progress. Throughout the term, exercises will improve integration and fluidity in linking steps together as well as introducing more complex combinations and rhythms.
PREREQUISITE: Beginning Tap & Jazz or by special permission.
10-13 or by Placement | $80/mo
Taught By Alle Head
+ 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