ELEMENTARY AFTER-SCHOOL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Around the World with Evelyn Moreira
Each week, students will “travel” to different parts of the world with their passports. Students will learn and discover food, art, culture, music etc. of each destination.
Arts and Crafts with Marline Esquivel
Children will have the chance to imagine and build to their hearts’ content using a variety of materials (including recycled materials) such as: fabric, paint, cardboard boxes, etc.
Ballroom Dancing with Bobby Milhouse
Ballroom dancing develops strength, coordination, skill, and most of all, confidence! Students will learn the fundamentals of ballroom dancing including: posture, timing, patterns, and lead and follow techniques. Children do NOT have to have any prior dance experience.
Basketball Clinic with Joe Wyatt
This clinic is designed to teach: dribbling, shooting, passing, and footwork skills.
Chess with Narbé Mansourian
Chess is a game that requires focus and complex problem-solving skills. Children will learn the basics of chess and also how to strategize and think ahead.
Collaboratory: Fidget-Making with Laser Cutting with Kari Anderson
Students will learn the fundamental concepts and skills in the use of our laser cutting machine (Glowforge) and create their very own fidget gadgets.
Comic Crew with Nicole Costales
Students will draft and write their own stories, then turn them into their own comic strips/books.
Cooking with Marline Esquivel
Children will learn some basic cooking techniques, safety with cooking tools and then make some of their own sweet and savory treats.
Express Yourself Scrapbooking with Cassy Carrillo
Each week, children will explore a different theme (e.g., love, friendship, growth, etc.) and then create pages surrounding that theme. The book can then serve as a journal of memories.
Flag Football with Joe Wyatt
Players will learn the fundamentals of flag football including: running plays, flag-pulling techniques and everyone’s favorite- scoring touchdowns. This is a “no contact” game.
Fun and Games with Nicole Costales
Children will have the chance to play a wide variety of games in a relaxed atmosphere. They will learn about teamwork and good sportsmanship while also strengthening skills as they relate to memory and strategy.
Improv with Joe Iraggi
Children will learn to think on their feet, trust their voices, and be fearless in expressing themselves. Through exercises and games, children will learn the basics of improv. They will learn the importance of play and not taking themselves too seriously. (Click here for a recent NPR article about the power of improv.)
Intramural Sports with Joe Wyatt and Victor Garcia
This season’s intramural sports is basketball. Children will have the chance to participate in a league and play an organized sport.
Jazz Dance with Eshe Brown
Jazz is a performance dance which is a fusion of classical ballet with various other techniques. It develops strength, coordination, skill and most of all, it is fun! Students will learn the fundamentals of ballet and jazz including: posture, positions, patterns, and combinations. Children are NOT required to have any prior dance experience.
Jiu Jitsu with Jair Lacerda (Head Coach at Checkmat Hollywood)
Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on subduing an opponent without ever “throwing a punch.” Children will develop self confidence, discipline, and coordination.
Mandarin with Jie Ma
Children will learn Mandarin vocabulary through games and dynamic activities that best suit their age and level. Exposure to another language helps improve children’s creativity and memory.
Math Activities and Puzzles with Nathan Orr and Tricia Ro
Children will solidify concepts taught in math class in interactive, enjoyable, and meaningful ways. They will develop an appreciation for how math is part of our everyday lives and see how we are all mathematicians.
Vocal Performance with Gina Torrecilla
Children will learn how their voices work as well as techniques and exercises to build their voices as they grow. They will be speaking, singing, rapping, storytelling, and perhaps even doing some comedy. This class will culminate in a recital.
Professor Egghead Mega Machines
Using LEGO™, students will design and build real mega machines like: spinning windmills, lifting cranes, elevators, cars, and more. They will use wheels, bands, gears, pulleys, and other specialty Lego pieces to build machines. Afterwards, children will put their creations to the test.
Professor Egghead Secret Agents
Your mission? Become the world’s greatest secret agent! Once the challenge is accepted, Egghead Agents will write with invisible inks by making chemical reactions, create tools like periscopes and spy glasses while learning about mirrors, crack secret codes using cryptography, and design spy vehicles like Submarines and Planes – all on their way to becoming super spies.
Rube Goldberg Machines with Hannah Israel
Students will learn how to use simple machines to build a series of chain reactions that make a simple task more difficult and humorous (think the use of levers, pulleys, planes, etc.) This is a way for children to learn about the laws of physics while having a blast!
Soccer Clinic with Victor Garcia
Children will learn the fundamentals of soccer, including: ball control, passing, shooting, and dribbling. They will also learn about defending/ attacking, player positioning, and overall game awareness.
Weaving & Sewing with Stacy Veith
Are you interested in creating items with colorful yarn, fabric, buttons, and other small items? Come join our cozy little circle so we can laugh and talk while creating and making useful and beautiful items.
EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES with Shandiz Mohammadi and Lucy Cabrera
Feed your child’s imagination and encourage their creative skills by introducing them to basic art techniques. From paint, slime, jewelry and collages, your talented tot can enjoy it all!
Farm to Table: Creativity through Food!
Your children will learn a basic life skill while boosting confidence and encouraging an adventurous palette. From sweet to savory, your child will create and taste every dish in class.
Channel your child’s inner yogi by engaging their mind and body. Through stories, guided meditation, breathing exercises and stretches, your child will learn self control, build strength and improve focus.