Join MR. HENNINGER, a P.E. teacher at the Chandler and Alden schools, for a vacation week full of fitness, friends, and fun! Each class will feature warm-ups, fitness stations, and organized team games such as Capture the Flag, Frozen, Wallball and more. There will be an emphasis on team-building and skill development while participating in a relaxed, fun environment. Students will meet each morning in the Chandler Gym. Please send your child with a nut-free snack and drink. Class size limited to 34 students.
9:00 AM-12 noon TUES- FRI 4 MORNINGS
CHANDLER GYM FEB 21-24 $125
INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD HENNINGER
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION GRADES 3 - 5
Alden students, now is your chance to try out your acting chops in this new and exciting weekly-theatre class. Through fun improvisational games, the children will; develop self confidence, improve their speaking skills, and develop their critical nd creative thinking skills ... all while having a blast! Think, Whose Line Is It Anyway, for kids! In addition to developing these think on your feet improv techniques the children will be preparing to perform previously written and original short plays. Don’t miss out on the fun! ....”And the Oscar goes to, YOU!!!”. Limit 20 students.
(no class Oct. 10, Dec. 5, 26, Jan. 2)
* EXTENDED TO JAN. 23
INSTRUCTOR: RACHEL STADELMANN is a fourth grade teacher at the Alden School.
Have fun while you experience a different type of 2D or 3D art each day! Discover clay hand-building, printmaking, chalk pastels, markers, watercolors, mosaics, papermache, colored pencils, acrylics, charcoal, collages, oil pastels and tempera. Get creative and express yourself! There will be a different theme each class. All materials and supplies included in tuition. Limit 12 students.
4:00-5:30 PM WEDNESDAYS 6 AFTERNOONS
INSTRUCTOR: KARINA RYAN
Do you think you are creative and quick thinking? Do you enjoy the challenge of problem solving? Each week kids will be given a problem that will test the limits of their thinking skills, creativity, problem solving as well as the ability to work with others. Teams may need to build a paper road that will support a matchbox car, or the tallest free standing tower out of 20 toothpicks and glue. If you think you can solve these mind-bending problems, then Instant Challenge is for you! Limit 20 students.
INSTRUCTOR: DOUG SULKALA
It is better to debate a question without settling it, than to settle a question without debating it – French philosopher Joseph Joubert.
Debate is a formal contest of argumentation between two teams or individuals. Effective debate requires reasoned argument and a tolerance for different points of view. Debate is, above all, a way for those who hold opposing views to discuss issues without resorting to insult or bias. A key aspect of debate is that it rarely ends in agreement, but rather, allows for the careful and thoughtful analysis of the question at hand. Classes will learn the rules of debate, how to improve their public speaking skills, and apply research skills to formulate a sound position on various topics. This class is open to students that have previously taken Speech and Debate as well as those who are new to the program. All materials and costs will be included in tuition. LIMIT 18 STUDENTS
2:00-3:00 PM THURSDAYS 12 AFTERNOONSALDEN RM 125 SEPT 29 - JAN 26* $156( NO CLASS OCT 20, NOV 24, DEC 29)*EXTENDED TO JAN. 26
INSTRUCTOR: RACHEL STADELMANN is a 4th grade teacher at the Alden School.
DANCE AROUND THE WORLD WORKOUT
A low impact DANCE WORKOUT for the hips, abs, buns, and thighs! We’ll warm up to some easy line dance steps and then move on to a fun mix from around the world including the flow and grace of the Hula, the energy of an Irish Step, the core strengthening moves of the Belly Dance, and the rhythmic beat of African dance. No dance experience necessary, just the desire to have FUN and enjoy the freedom to improvise and let your create energy flow! Suitable for all fitness and body types.
7:00 – 8:00 PM MONDAYS 6 EVENINGS
DMS/DHS Caf NOV 28 – JAN 30 $ 60
(no class Dec 26, Jan 2, 16)
T’AI CHI CH’UAN FORM CLASS
BEGINNERS & ADVANCED T’ai Chi Ch’uan is an ancient Chinese form of martial art and exercise to promote relaxation, health and a better understanding of body mechanics. Instructor Jimmy Morris will be teaching a classical Yang style form consisting of 60 slow moving postures, which help to calm the mind and exercise the body. This class is for beginning students as well as students who have learned the complete Yang style form and wish to refine the 60 movements, concentrating on body mechanics, energy focus, breathing, coordination and movement application. Please wear flat-soled shoes or sneakers.
6:30 - 7:30 PM WEDNESDAYS 8 EVENINGS
DMS/DHS CAF DEC 14 - FEB 8 $120
(No Class Dec. 28)
INSTRUCTOR: JIMMY MORRIS is a certified Chinese Martial Arts Instructor for William C.C. Chen’s School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan.