Village Peeps After School

Open to all neighborhood children. Current classes run from September 12th, 2018 through December 21st, 2018.


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Handwork 

Mondays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($275, 11 Classes)

This class serves as both an introduction to knitting, crocheting, and sewing for children who have not yet been exposed to these skills, and a place for more experience students to work on personal projects as well as repair projects for our classrooms. The atmosphere is social and active, but not rushed, with everyone working at their own pace.

(Class dates: Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17)


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Children's choir 

tuesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

Our after-school children's choir draws on the rich tradition of classical and choral singing. Repertoire will include Waldorf foundational music, world folk music, theater classics and original compositions designed to meet the developmental needs of early grades children. We will focus on the foundations of music making, including fine-tuned listening, melody, pitch, healthy vocal practice, and musicianship. 

Music Director: Mr. Owen Schiller - Mr. Owen is an actor and singer from Colorado. He studied in a Waldorf school as a child before going on to earn his degree in Theater Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Owen has worked with several Colorado-based choirs including the Basalt Chamber Choir and UNC’s Men’s Glee Club. This past summer, Mr. Owen taught the Drama program for New Amsterdam School.

(Class dates: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18)

 


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Mindfulness 

wednesdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

This class incorporates mind-body movement, deep breathing, and rest, with arts, crafts, and puppetry.

Mindfulness improves strength, flexibility, and postural control, as well as promotes positive sleep quality and brain development. These practices help students boost self-confidence, focus, attention span, and gratitude.

(Class dates: Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19)


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drama 

thursdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

Students in Drama Peeps experience the process of learning, rehearsing and performing a play for their community. Classes are full of theater games and engaging exercises designed to help students integrate sound and movement with their bodies, and to work together as an ensemble. The dual gifts of theater are expression and control, out-breath and in-breath. Students are encouraged to let loose with improvisational games and to cultivate focus for rehearsal.

Drama Instructor: Mr. Owen Schiller

(Class dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. Nov. 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20)


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Movement & Games  

Fridays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm ($325, 13 Classes)

By Friday, students appreciate a relaxed afternoon of old-fashioned outdoor and indoor games. Children will learn four square, kick-the-can, Chinese jumprope, and the like, as well as play traditional games such as "red light green light." Inside games will include board games, hide and seek, and games the class makes up itself.

(Class dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 14, 21)


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