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  • Calligraphy / NY Chinese Cultural Center

    Using an ink brush, the teaching artist shows and explains the relationship between ancient Chinese pictographs and their modern day ideographs. Students get to participate by learning how to write Chinese symbols and characters with brushes as well as studying simple words and dialogs in Mandarin.
  • Fencing / Fencing for Progress

    Fencing for Progress Emphasis is placed on coordination and general fitness. Students play games and engage in fun and challenging, age-appropriate exercises that build a basis for fencing skills. Teachers foster focus and self-discipline while allowing students the room to play and explore - letting kids be kids. Young students are introduced to all 3 weapons (foil, epee, and saber), and they learn fencing etiquette and protocols. As students master increasingly difficult physical challenges, they gain self- awareness and self- confidence. The group lesson format creates greater opportunities for learning and cooperation.
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  • Free Play

    The activities that take place in this class include free play in the little yard, games, arts and crafts, story time, reading and writing, music & movement. This class is very important to our younger students as it provides opportunities to learn and improve upon their social skills.
  • Graphic Novels & Comic Books / Amy Reid

    From the classic comic strip in newspapers to the art of the graphic novel, in this class we will explore how to create, imagine, and draw your very own stories! Starting with character development and plot to then executing your story through drawing and writing, in this class you'll get to explore your imagination through the art of graphic novel and comic-making.
  • Guitar

    EzraGuitar for Grades 3-5 "Pre-Conservatory Track" (60 min class) (4-6 students per class) Overview of class: This course is a comprehensive class which will work on developing creativity, general music skills (reading music, rhythm, etc) and a variety of guitar style components and techniques. Lessons are taught in an age appropriate fashion for upper elementary students; according to the EzraGuitar philosophy and method.The class will put emphasis on music reading, chords, ensembles and improvisation with guitar as well as exposure to a large variety of musical styles from around the world.The one hour class is divided into several sections: “Guitar nuts and bolts” - exploring the different notes of the guitar and how to read them, “Ensembles”- Learning to make music together and work as a team! “Song accompaniment” - Learning how to accompany songs with chords * Students will be grouped by level. A class for absolute beginners and a class for more advanced students who have gone through the "Little Stars" program and who are entering into their first year of Private lessons!*Students will perform in 2 to 3 concerts per year; giving them the opportunity to share what they have learned with their school Community.*Classes are taught by the world class faculty of EzraGuitar!Students will need their own guitar for class. EzraGuitar has for purchase a full line of high quality guitars that are sized especially for children. We offer unique return policies and upgrade services and starter kit packages special for our students. To order instruments just give us a call, come into the shop or place your order directly online at www.ezraguitar.com. Phone: 718-434-2103, address: 785 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Students will need an appropriately sized nylon string classical guitar. Please consult with us before purchasing an instrument on your own. Website: https://www.ezraguitar.com/If you would like to schedule a free trial lesson or be sized for a guitar during the summer, please get in touch and we will set up an appointment for you!Cancellation Policy:  Students cannot be admitted after the 2nd lesson, unless they schedule and pay for a private lesson with one of our faculty. Students may drop the class only after the first lesson if they wish to be refunded. After the second class has been taken no refunds are available.   Website: https://www.ezraguitar.com/This is a premium class and costs $45 per lesson ($675 for 15 weeks.)
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  • Guitar for Little Stars

    Established in 2008, EzraGuitar is a guitar program designed to give kids the opportunity to study with some of the greatest classical guitarists of this generation, while using a method of learning designed especially for them. Our group classes are the core of the EzraGuitar method. These classes are built on the philosophy of Maoz Ezra, that music should be taught in the "language of children" and tailored to their natural abilities. By studying with this method and philosophy, it is our goal that children will connect to music making in a natural and organic way. Through creative games and ensemble work, children will leave each lesson with a sense of accomplishment and musical knowledge that will remain with them as a foundation for any future musical endeavors. *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************"EzraGuitar for Little Stars" for Grades: K-2nd Grade (40 min class) (4-6 students per class) Overview of class:-We teach small group lessons for children in grades PreK- 2 (kids are grouped according to age & level, the course is cumulative.)-Melody & Rhythm: through a mix of repertoire including, classical, folk, children’s songs, rock, jazz, contemporary and original compositions, students will learn to play music, not only exercises.-Reading music: Through our unique method children will learn to recognize, know and master the notes in a range of four octaves.-Ensemble work: From the beginning children will be learning to play in an ensemble. This group work puts emphasis on listening with sensitivity and working together.-Performance: At least twice a year students will perform in a concert. Performance is a major part of studying music, it teaches the student about building self confidence and the joy of sharing music.The lessons for GUITAR FOR LITTLE STARS are 40 minutes.The students are grouped by age & ability.  Students will be placed in another afterschool class before or after their guitar lesson.  The lessons are scheduled to start at 3:15, 4:00 and 4:45  Dismissal will still be at 4:30 or 6:00 depending on the lesson time. Students will be placed in another afterschool class before or after their guitar lesson at no additional charge.  Families will be notified of the lesson time prior to the first class.Students will need their own guitar for class. EzraGuitar has for purchase a full line of high quality guitars that are sized especially for children. We offer unique return policies and upgrade services and starter kit packages special for our students. To order instruments just give us a call, come into the shop or place your order directly online at www.ezraguitar.com. Phone: 718-434-2103, address: 785 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Students will need an appropriately sized nylon string classical guitar. Please consult with us before purchasing an instrument on your own. Website: https://www.ezraguitar.com/If you would like to schedule a free trial lesson or be sized for a guitar during the summer, please get in touch and we will set up an appointment for you!Cancellation Policy:  Students cannot be admitted after the 2nd lesson, unless they schedule and pay for a private lesson with one of our faculty. Students may drop the class only after the first lesson if they wish to be refunded. After the second class has been taken no refunds are available.   Website: https://www.ezraguitar.com/This is a premium class and costs $35.00 per lesson ($525 for 15 weeks.)
  • Hip Hop / Sophia Marrapodi

    This class starts with a warm up and stretch, followed by dance exercises across the floor, floorwork and dance moves that we then use while learning a choreography to an up beat song. At the end of dance class we will work on our improvisation skills in a dance game. All music is fun, positive, energetic and kid friendly. Students should wear sneakers and comfortable dance clothing (pants/leggings) to class. Students may only sign up for 1 Hip Hop class per week.
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  • Karate (beginners) / Ken Wa Kids

    Kenwa kids empowers children with awareness, self-control, respect, focus and a comprehensive physical education in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and cooperation. This semester we will offer a higher level class for blue-belts and above. Students are welcome to take both the blue-belt class and the general Karate classes. The program was designed by Sensei Michelle Gay, CMA, RSME/T a 4th degree black belt, 2-time World Champion, Certified Movement Analyst, and author of Brain Breaks for the Classroom - published by Scholastic Teaching Resources.
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  • Little All Stars (sports and games)

    Students will participate in a variety of physical activities & organized sports - kickball, basketball, dodgeball, whiffleball, four-square, etc.
  • Marvelous Machines / Denise Anderson

    Attention young inventors! Come explore the wondrous world of machines and build some of your very own! We’ll learn all about the principles of science and physics while planning and building our own original mechanical marvels. Such machines will include airplanes, rockets, boats, cars and even a robot or two! We'll create machines of our own original devising and even carry out exciting experiments to explore the profound process of scientific discovery. Industrious inventors will learn critical thinking and creative problem solving skills while gaining a mastery of basic mechanics. So join us and stretch your imagination while building some Marvelous Machines!
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  • MineCraft Digital Designing / MakerState

    Aspiring student designers will have the opportunity to create whatever they can imagine in this digital approach to technology-based creative careers.Using a combination of art and writing, students will be able to craft their own stories in Minecraft.  Young programmers will have the opportunity to blur the lines of coding and virtualization with our custom educational version of Minecraft. By using the educational modification for Minecraft known as ComptuerCraft EDU, Makers will be able to create their own programs using the coding language LUA. While this programming language is not Java, it provides the same fundamental principles and experiences for programing while offering a distinct advantage, that whatever programs Makers create will be working in Minecraft immediately. These programs can range from a complex control program for a railway system, a wireless communication hub to operate all the functions of a farm, or even create a brand new game on a virtual computer within Minecraft itself. During this process students will have the opportunity build skills in collaboration, communication, and digital citizenship as they share their knowledge with others in their class and online. With MakerState’s help, students can turn an interest in how programs work into practical knowledge for today's technology.This is a premium class, $38.50 per week ($577.50 for 15 weeks.)
  • Model Airplane Building / Hobby Quest

    Join us in this high-flying, airplane-making adventure where we are going to create some crazy flying machines based on Leonardo da Vinci’s inspirations! Kicking things off is our Ornithopter – just like da Vinci’s original design from 1485! This super cool rubber band powered flying machine with its flapping bird-like wings will be even more fun to fly than it is to build! Next we’ll wander into today’s technology by building our Dragon Fly, an amazing, hand launch electric plane made from a durable foam wing and a completely unique balsa wood fuselage and elevator. Of course because flying machines aren’t just planes, we’ll also throw in our Helicobra V2, a really cool version of our popular rubber band powered helicopter that is lots of fun for all ages! In addition to these amazing machines (and many more!), we’re going to learn all about the history of flight and the science of what makes our planes fly! By the end of this course, you’ll be an expert aviator ready to take flight! Build it! Fly it! Keep it!
  • Sewing Club /CIFA/ Sofia Collins

    The Children's Institute of Fashion Arts offers after school programs in sewing, textiles and design for all ages. We teach kids how to design, sew, and create based on their own interests and culture. Small groups give children the opportunity to learn and develop skills at their own pace and ability. Students sew by hand and use sewing machines when available, learning to design and make their own projects. Professional and specially-trained teachers give one-on-one attention. This class runs from 3:15-5:00.
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  • Soccer / NY Soccer

    Soccer with Coach Fher’s NY Soccer Sessions are designed to be fun for both children and coaches. Drills are interesting and vary across skills, utilizing various tactics and strategies, and stress team building. Coach Fher’s mission is to teach children the basics and to play soccer in a fun and non-stress environment. Sneakers must be worn to participate in soccer.
  • Sports & Games

    Structured and unstructured time to play a variety of sports - basketball, football, soccer, kickball, four-square are the favorites. On rainy, cold or snowy days, students will remain inside and play strategy games.
  • Swimming / Ana Colorado & Chris McKie

    No beginners.  K & 1st graders must have some swim experience in order to sign up for this class.  Children are expected to bring bathing suits and towels to swimming every week. The child’s name should be on all items. BATHING CAPS are required for boys & girls with hair below their ears. After an initial evaluation, some students may be asked to change to a higher or lower level swim class. If a child is sick or unable to swim, families must provide a written note to the afterschool staff. Accommodations in another class are not guaranteed and students who do not swim are NOT allowed in the pool area. Students may only sign up for 1 swim class per week. If there is availability after registration, another swim class can be added.
  • Tap Dance / Susan Hebach

    Tap with Susan Hebach focuses on learning and exploring the art of tap dance. The goal is to provide students with a well rounded experience by developing strong technique skills, understanding how to listen and work with music and strengthening basic musical skills, cultivating creative skills, learning historical choreography and listening and dancing to a variety of music. All students need a pair of tap shoes to participate in this after school class. We have a moderate selection of tap shoes are available for temporary use during class but it is recommended that families purchase shoes to fit their child. This is a beginning tap class.  New students are welcome to join.  For students who have previous tap experience, the Tuesday classes should be considered.