Activities

Extracurricular Activities 2018-2019

Extracurricular activities take place on Monday-Friday between 3:30-5:30 pm. Teachers will pick up students from their after-school location and return them when class is over. Online registration is available through My Backpack, and students may add at any time throughout the year. Extracurricular Activities begin right after Labor Day and go through the last week of school, except for dance classes which end in late April following their recitals. The business office will charge the per month rate to the student account at the beginning of every month. To cancel at any time, contact Halee Smith at halee.smith@thenewschool.org.

Art with Christina

Art with Christina (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Wednesday 4:15-5:00 Location: Preschool Art Studio

Ms. Christina has created her class to help and encourage the artistic talents of each student. The class is divided into month-long themed units.

Teacher: Christina Mariotti

Cost: $75 per month


Art Studio

Art Studio (1st-4th)

Thursday 4:30-5:30 Location: Lower School Art Room

Dates: August 22-May 24
Experience drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and more in After Studio! Students will explore techniques using a variety of media, including paint, clay, pastels, fiber, wire, paper and found objects. From fine art techniques to crafting porcesses, this after-school art class allows students to use imagery and ideas from life to create pieces of different scales, combining materials and expanding their artistic experience.

Teacher: Katie Terry

Cost: $75 per month


Ballet

Ballet (3rd-5th)

Wednesday 4:30-5:30 Location: Dance Studio

Students begin technique work at the barre while continuing center and across the floor work from earlier classes at a more advanced level. Correct technique and proper placement will become a stronger focus. Suggested dance attire for girls: plain black camisole, leotard, pink tights, canvas ballet shoes, hair in a bun or ponytail. For boys: black shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes.

Teacher: Michelle LeBlanc

Cost: $100 per month

Beginning Tap

Beginning Tap (1st-4th)

Tuesday 3:30-4:30 Location: Dance Studio

Designed to help students develop rhythm, style, and sound. Class emphasis is on developing proper technique, producing clear sounds, and having fun! Suggested dance class attire: black flat tap shoes, pants that encourage movement (shorts, yoga pants, sweat pants, athletic pants - no jeans or khakis), comfortable shirts.

Teacher: Michelle LeBlanc

Cost: $100 per month

Ceramics

Ceramics (4th-8th)

Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Location: Lower School Art Room

Nothing helps a creative mind to grow like getting your hands dirty with clay. Ceramics classes are a fun opportunity to get budding artists' ideas off a page and into the 3D realm as well as teaching craftsmanship skills. Students from beginner to intermediate will flourish in the class learning the basics of clay work to creating their own fully realized pieces.


Instructor: Shelby Williams

Cost: $75 per month

Contemporary Movement & Dance Making

Contemporary Movement & Dance Making (4th-8th)

Thursday 4:30-5:30 Location: Dance Studio

A contemporary warm up will start the class followed by some technique work using modern dance and contemporary dance movement. The class will end with a study of choreographic tools. Students will create unique dance sentences that will develop into their own original group piece. Suggested dance class attire: pants that enable movement (shorts, yoga pants, sweat pants, athletic pants - no jeans, khakis, or jeggings), comfortable fitted shirt.

Teacher: Michelle LeBlanc

Cost: $100 per month

Creative Movement

Creative Movement (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Thursday 3:30-4:30 Location: Dance Studio

Class ritual and etiquette will be taught as well as basic gross motor coordination such as marching, galloping, jumping, and skipping. Using imagination and improv is a large part of this class as well. The main goal of this class will be for children to demonstrate joy in movement. Suggested dance class attire: pants that enable movement (shorts, yoga pants, sweat pants, athletic pants, leggings - no jeans, khakis, or jeggings), comfortable fitted shirt.

Instructor: Michelle LeBlanc

Cost: $100 per month

Drama Club

Drama Club (5th-8th)

Monday 3:30-4:30 Location: Auditorium and Dressing Rooms

In Drama Club, students will explore all aspects of theatre production. We'll try a little bit of everything including acting, dancing, costume design, set design, and so much more! In addition to its own projects, Drama Club will also assist with TNS productions during the year.

Teacher: Samanthe Burrow

Cost: $75 per month

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons (7th-8th)

Tuesday: 3:30-4:30 Location: Academic Building M307

Prepare for adventure! Developed in the 1970's, Dungeons and Dragons is the most famous tabletop roleplaying game of all time and pioneered an entire genre of gaming. Players assume the role of a hero in a fantasy world where the use might, magic and their wits to solve puzzles and defeat monsters. Students will work as a team using creativity and critical thinking to overcome various challenges. No prior tabletop or roleplaying experience is required.

Teacher: Daniel Snyder

Cost: $75 per month

Primary Ballet

Primary Ballet (1st-2nd)

Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Location: Dance Studio

Class ritual and etiquette will be taught as well as strength building and center floor ballet technique such as foot progressions, demi-plie, tendus, grande battements, chasse, transfer of weight and port de bras. Children will learn to dance musically and rhythmically through the use of imagination while beginning to build on solid technique. Suggested dance class attire for girls: plain black camisole leotard, NO TIGHTS, short black ballet skirt, canvas ballet shoes. For boys: black shorts, white socks and black ballet shoes.

Teacher: Michelle LeBlanc

Cost: $100 per month

Rock Band

Rock Band (5th-11th)

Monday 3:30-5:00, Wednesday 3:30-5:00 Location: Arts Annex

The New School Rock Band program engages collaborative learning through performance based instruction. As openings become available, students will audition for placement in the ensemble. Instruments offered include: voice, guitar, bass, keyboard, & drums. Rehearsals will consist of (1) 30-minute private lesson per week and (1) 90-minute rehearsal per week. The program runs through both fall & spring semesters giving the students a multitude of fantastic experiences. Students will have multiple performance experiences, opportunities to compose original music & get the experience of recording in a recording studio.

Teacher: Austin Farnam

Cost: $225 per month

Soccer Club

Soccer Club (PreK-4th)

Friday 3:45-4:45 Location: Upper Field

Fall Dates: September 7 – November 2

Spring Dates: March 25 - May 17

Soccer Club is a great way for students to learn the game of soccer as well as develop soccer skills they already have.


Teacher: Steve Oliver

Cost: $150 per 8 week session

Street Dance

Street Dance (4th-8th)

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 Location: Dance Studio

A sprinkling of jazz, hip hop, and pedestrian movements. Street dance is a fast paced class with upbeat music, dance games, jumps and the idea of turning more pedestrian movement into expressive art.

Teacher: Michelle LeBlanc

Cost: $100 per month

Super Science

Super Science (K-3rd)

Monday 3:45-4:45 Location: Dining Hall

Dates: Fall Session: September 18 – November 6

Winter Session: January 15 – March 5

This eight week class covers varying subjects of science to make each afternoon an experience with dinosaurs, chemistry, space, geology, physics, etc. Kids will always leave class with cool take-homes completing the science experience with that hands-on activity. Maximum 20 students.

Teacher: Stephen Cox

Cost: $160 per 8 week session

Tumbling

Tumbling (1st-4th)

Day TBD 3:30-4:30 Location: Early Childhood Gym

In this Beginner 2 class, students must be able to do a cartwheel and a backbend kickover. Skills that will be worked on in class include back handsprings, back walkovers, running round-offs, and aerial prep.

Teacher: Chelsi Gozzo

Cost: $80 per month

Ukulele Ensembles

Ukulele

Monday 3:30-4:30 Location: Lower School Wing room 310

Ukulele Ensemble is a fun, performance-oriented after school activity for students who want to better their ukulele skills. We will be playing and singing new popular songs as well as classics. Students will focus on technique concerning strumming, picking, and chord transitions. This group dynamic will allow for growth in teamwork, vocal/instrumental blending, and overall musicianship.

Teacher: Becky Adams

Cost: $100 per month

Zumba for Kids

Zumba for Kids (4th-8th)

Friday: 4:00-5:00 Location: Dance Studio

Students will experience a lot of fun dancing and playing with different types of music like Latin, Hip Hop and more. We will do kid friendly dance fitness routines and include cultural exploration elements.

Teacher: Viviana Lopez

Cost: $75 per month

Music Lessons

Music lessons for piano, guitar and drums take place either before school (7;30-8:30 am) or after school (3:30-5:45 pm) and sometimes during the student's music class or recess break. Teachers pick up students from their class or after-school location and return them after the lesson. Online registration is available through My Backpack, and student may add at any time throughout the year. To cancel at any time, contact Arts Director Jonny Schremmer at jonny.schremmer@thenewschool.org.

Cost For Lessons

The monthly fee of $100 includes 34 half-hour lessons throughout the year, music books, a winter recital in December and a spring recital during Arts Week in late April. The business office will charge the per month rate to the student account at the beginning of every month.

School Calendar

Lessons begin right after Labor Day and end the last week of school with a week off for Thanksgiving, two weeks off for Winter Break, and a week off for Spring Break. The New School is also closed on October 15 and January 21. The monthly fee for lessons is the average of these weeks across the nine month school year, and monthly tuition does not vary through the school year. This means your child will receive 15 lessons in the fall semester and 19 lessons in the spring semester.

Cancellations

We understand that scheduling conflicts and illness sometimes prevent your child from being at school for their lesson. We ask that you give your child's music lesson teacher at least six hours notice when cancelling a lesson in order for the lesson to be rescheduled. There is no refund or credit for lessons cancelled by the student. If the teacher has been given adequate notice, lessons will be rescheduled within 30 days. If the teacher needs to cancel a lesson, we will provide as much notice as possible and the lesson will be rescheduled within 30 days. If a lesson is missed due to a Monday holiday or field trip, the teacher will work with you to reschedule within 30 days. If you do not receive a lesson due to a teacher or school cancellation, you will receive a credit on your account for the missed lesson at the end of the semester.

Drumming Lessons

Drumming Lessons (1st-11th)

Location: Arts Annex

Drum lessons are offered on The New School campus for all levels of students. Families should contact the teacher at matt.beach@thenewschool.org to schedule lessons. Students receive 34 lessons a year beginning after Labor Day and ending the last week of school. Teachers must be given at least 6 hours notice of cancellation for lessons to be rescheduled.

Teacher: Matt Beach

Cost: $100 per month


Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons (1st-11th)

Location: Arts Annex

Drum lessons are offered on The New School campus for all levels of students. Families should contact the teacher at gareth.ward@thenewschool.org to schedule lessons. Students receive 34 lessons a year beginning after Labor Day and ending the last week of school. Teachers must be given at least 6 hours notice of cancellation for lessons to be rescheduled.

Teacher: Gareth Ward

Cost: $100 per month

Piano Lessons

Drumming Lessons (1st-11th)

Location: Arts Annex

Drum lessons are offered on The New School campus for all levels of students. Families should contact the teacher at luz.delpilar@thenewschool.org to schedule lessons. Students receive 34 lessons a year beginning after Labor Day and ending the last week of school. Teachers must be given at least 6 hours notice of cancellation for lessons to be rescheduled.

Teacher: Luz Delpilar

Cost: $100 per month