After School Registration for Winter/Spring 2013

Cycle II Classes: Monday, February 25 through Friday, June 6, 2013. Kids Club (4/5s and 5/6s) and Our Place (6/7s and Up) available through June 11, 2013.
* Required

Monday

All classes end at 4:30 pm except where noted. There are 12 Sessions from 2/25/2013 through 6/3/2013 except where noted. If your child will be attending Kids Club or Our Place, please make sure to choose the appropriate start time and end time and calculate the cost.

Class Descriptions

World Dance for Ages 4/5s - 6/7s with Miranda ten Broeke: Travel the world of dance! Students will learn traditional folk dances from around the world, becoming fully immersed in the cultural customs, stories, music, and movements from Asia, Africa and South America. Miranda is a dancer and teacher with the celebrated dance company The Vanaver Caravan. She has taught world dances to nearly one thousand children across the globe and has found, time and again, that this class not only teaches children love to dance, but also enriches their understanding of our world. 12 Sessions $395 Golf for 5/6s and 6/7s with Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy (KTUGA): KTUGA's mission is to bring golf to urban environments and to share this wonderfully beneficial sport with children, both on and off the golf course. Their dynamic methods include combining a variety of child-friendly, modified equipment with traditional equipment in a mixture of fun, creative golf drills and games. Players will learn and practice the four basic shots as well as the rules and etiquette of golf. They work in both indoor and outdoor settings and create various stations that act as our golf course. By the end of this program, children will possess the skills and enthusiasm necessary to advance into this game of a lifetime. 9 Sessions starting on 4/1 $370. With Kids Club/Our Place until 3/11 $405 Creative Exercise for Children! For Ages 5/6s - 7/8s: Jump, twist, dip turn, bend, rock and kick! Get energized in this movement class that approaches exercise from a fun filled, multi-arts perspective. Listen to upbeat music, do amusing exercises, play movement and drama games, draw pictures and read stories. This leads to vibrant physical activities of creative and energetic expressions! 12 Sessions $395 Woodworking for 5/6s & Up: Enjoy the challenge of working with wood. Children will work on their own projects and be introduced to an array of new tools. All material fees included. 12 Sessions $410 Music with FUN ACTIVITIES for 5/6s & Up: This class is a wonderful avenue to explore a creative spontaneous listening to music of different genres from all over the world. Children are encouraged to share their thoughts by telling stories, drawing, dancing, mimicking the instruments or voices, and more. The repertoire includes short excerpts of audio and video recordings of great Classical and Jazz music performances such as: The Nutcracker - by Tchaikovsky, The Magic Flute- opera by Mozart andThe Four Seasons for string orchestra by Vivaldi 12 Sessions $395 PicoCricket Robotics for 6/7s & Up with Walter Hunte: Using PicoCricket Legos, we will be making artistic creations with lights, sound, music, and motion. Our goal is to engage children in exploring, experimenting, designing, and creating. We organize the room in the spirit of an artist's studio or inventor's workshop, with art supplies, LEGO bricks and other craft materials. This could be viewed as a precursor to the LEGO Mindstorm robotic system. 12 Sessions $410 Chess II for 7/8s & Up with Howard Kipp Parker: This program is for the advanced beginner and will focus on learning various chess positions and the benefits of thinking several moves ahead. 12 Sessions $395 Clay Creations for 7/8s & Up with Diana Jensen: Each session students will work with clay under the guidance of SFC art teacher Diana Jensen. Some sessions we will focus on sculptures of people, animals, imaginative creatures and places. In other sessions, we will make functional objects such as boxes, cups, bowls, and bells. Pieces will be fired and finished with glaze or paint. 12 Sessions $390 Private Voice Class for 10/11s & Up with Jodie Levinson: Jodie’s class will focus on strengthening the voice through warmups, breathing and singing songs. Students will pick a handful of tunes from which to work to expand range, style and musical tastes. These are private 20 minute lessons. Please choose lesson time below. Jodie Levinson holds a BA from Skidmore College and has studied voice with coaches in and around Manhattan for many years. $370







Private Voice Lessons Schedule

If you choose a private voice lesson as one of the classes, please complete the following information. Please keep in mind we can not always provide you with your desired lesson time and that preference is given to returning students and prompt registration.




Tuesday

All classes end at 4:30pm except where noted. There are 13 Sessions from 2/26/2013 through 6/4/2013 except where noted. If your child will be attending Kids Club or Our Place, please make sure to choose the appropriate start time and end time and calculate the cost.

Class Descriptions

Yoga for 4/5s – 6/7s with Miranda ten Broeke: This class is a wonderful beginning for young girls and boys to grow to love yoga and all the joy it brings. The unique and engaging yoga class develops students’ mental, physical and emotional wellness in an imaginative, gentle, and inclusive style. Learning yoga asanas, circle songs, story journeys, guided meditations, animal shapes and movements, and more, students will be encouraged to embrace their potential, and live with happiness, patience, creativity, and playful wisdom. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. 13 Sessions $420 Quick Start Tennis for 4/5s and 5/6s & 6/7s and 7/8s: Children learn basic strokes more easily because the equipment and the court are age and size appropriate. They have more fun playing games and doing drills where they can experience success. Young players feel what it's like to "play tennis" and can easily progress to play, lessons, and competition on full size courts. 10 Sessions from 4/2-6/4 $410. With Kids Club/Our Place through 3/12 $450 Robotics for 6/7s & Up: This robotics program, based on the LegoFIRST Junior challenges, introduces students to the exciting worlds of science and technology through Lego Mindstorms technologies. This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches, students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to create solutions and present them for review. Students will design and build challenge solutions using LEGO elements, apply real-world math and science concept, research challenges facing today's scientists. This is a fun way to challenge students with science and engineering! 13 Sessions $430 Global Citizenship Club for 9/10s & Up: Students will learn to be global citizens who understands global interconnectedness, see the connection between local and international issues, who care about the welfare of others and promote social, political, economic and environmental justice. In this course, students will learn about the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Topics are explored using thought-provoking videos, art projects and interactive games. In the second half of the course, students will pick an issue to advocate for, design an advocacy strategy to promote that issue, and finally present their project to the school. 13 Sessions $415 Beginner Folk Guitar Group for 7/8s & Up with Henry Chapin: Level I for beginners with no experience. In the first year, children learn Em, E, the key of D and four strumming variations for the right hand while accompanying themselves singing. This is also appropriate for future aspiring electric guitar players. Classes are 30 minutes long. 13 Sessions $420 Private Piano for 7/8s and Up: Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:10pm. Please be sure to note your first and second choice of day and time above because the lesson time will remain the same throughout the school year. Second payment $570 After School Science for 5/6s to 7/8s. 11 Sessions from 2/26 to 5/21 $480. With Kids Club/Our Place until 6/11 $510: February 26 Fossils Tell Of Long Ago - Instructor: Lisa Breslof, Sr. Instructor, Education Dept., American Museum of Natural History - Learn about fossils and how they were made. You will make a fossil reproduction. March 5th Cool Science - Instructor: Stephen Gould, PH.D. Chemistry, Cornell University. Examine the wondrous properties of dry ice, which is nothing more than solid carbon dioxide. See how cold it is and how it goes directly from solid to vapor without melting, and enjoy a bunch of amazing demonstrations based on these and other properties. March 12 Eco-Avengers - Instructor: Anthony Cogswell of The Nature Co. It’s time to put our ideas for saving the planet to work! We all know what we should do this to help, and this class will show you how to do it. Meet live animals and learn how your actions help them in their natural habitats! April 2 Paper Magic - Instructor: Stephen Gould,PH.D. Learn a bit about paper and do some eye-catching things with it--other than origami! See different types of paper that do unusual things--like change color with heat and dissolve in water. Get a take-home surprise. April 9 Magical Magnets - Instructor: Harley Spiller, Museum Educator Learn about the science of magnetic power. Handle lodestones, experiment with neodymium magnets, witness magnetic magic (and reveal the secrets), watch actual levitation, and make magnetic toys to take home April 16 Chemistry Set - Instructor: Stephen Gould Perform some interesting chemical reactions and experiments that are not available with modern "chemistry sets". For example, see how chemists can tell the difference between two materials that look perfectly alike and see how a chemical reaction using vitamin C occurs under the influence of light. April 23 MORE FISH - Instructor - Dr. Merryl Kafka is retired Curator of Education at the NY Aquarium We’ll learn about color, shape, disruptive patterns, defense, and feeding strategies. New arts and crafts activities, and adaptation concepts will be offered to enhance the first session about the fabulous world of fish. April 30 A Bead on Seeds - Instructor: Harley Spiller Handle a collection of seeds of fruits, vegetables and plants from around the world. Discuss the earth’s largest and smallest seeds. Learn which seeds are used in homes and schools almost every day. Study the intricate differences between seeds and nuts. Make art from seeds. May 7 H Two Ohhhhhh… - Instructor: Dr. Merryl Kafka is retired Curator of Education at the NY Aquarium Hydrogen dioxide might sound scary but it’s plain old water, and it covers 70% of our earth’s surface. Discuss the vital nature of water for humans, animals, plants and all forms of life. What makes water safe to drink? Conduct experiments about the chemical and physical properties of water and the water cycle. May 14 MORE WHALES - Instructor: Dr. Merryl Kafka is retired Curator of Education at the NY Aquarium warm in An extension of Wonderful Whales, this session will focus on adaptations, migration patterns and feeding habits. New activities and crafts will reinforce biological concepts for survival including sounds for navigation and communication, and keeeping water. May 21 INVESTIGATE INVERTEBRATES - Instructor: Dr. Merryl Kafka is retired Curator of Education at the NY Aquarium A new exploration of 97% of the world's animals...Invertebrates. Students will explore the adaptations of some marine animals, from giant squid to microscopic life and use microscopes to see the small world of animals life.







Beginner Guitar, Piano, or Electric Guitar Private Lessons Schedule

If you choose a guitar or piano private lesson as one of the classes, please complete the following information. Please keep in mind we can not always provide you with your desired lesson time and that preference is given to returning students and prompt registration.




Wednesday

All classes end at 4:30pm except where noted. There are 13 Sessions from 2/27/2013 through 6/5/2013 except where noted. If your child will be attending Kids Club or Our Place, please make sure to choose the appropriate start time, end time and calculate the cost.

Class Descriptions

Circus World I for 4/5s and 5/6s with Miranda ten Broeke: A circus is coming to Bank Street! In this fully immersive theater-arts program, we will spend our time creating a marvelous circus. Students will develop skills in acrobatics, clowning, set backgrounds, and learn to morph into majestic animals. Our goal is to provide something for every child's interests: theater, movement, arts and crafts, story construction, and most importantly, a safe and energetic space to play together in a festival of fun and merriment! 13 Sessions $420 Super Soccer Stars for 5/6s and 6/7s: It is our goal to teach soccer skills in a fun noncompetitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to nurture, build self-confidence and to develop teamwork in every class. Our specially designed curriculum uses positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. Each class focuses on conditioning and the basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defending and shooting. 13 Sessions $425 Introduction to Flamenco for 5/6s & Up with Barbara Martinez: Students will learn the basics of flamenco dance technique (arm and hand movement, feet tapping, hand clapping, and the rhythmic patterns). The class will work toward a presentation of elementary choreography in the traditional Sevillianas. 13 Sessions $425 Hand Sewing for 5/6s & Up with Nelly Agron: Create your own stuffed animal, doll, pillow or handbag. Select from many bright and colorful fabrics. No sewing experience is needed! 13 Sessions $430 Magic! for 6/7s & Up: Calling all illusionists, wizards and tricksters Join us and become a fully practicing magician! This semester we have several tricks to hide up both your sleeves. You'll learn to perform amazing transformations such as the EXPLODING DICE, which transforms one dice into many, and the ILLUSION BOX, that transforms objects into something completely different. From there we'll tackle wonders such as conjuring flowers out of thin air. We'll do mind-reading masteries. We'll add to our illustrious illusions tackling rope handling, including mastering magic knots for the MAGIC ROPE, and manipulating the STIFF ROPE with little more than your mind. 13 Sessions $425 Stage Stars for 7/8s & Up: Do you like to act or sing or dance or maybe even do all three? Then Stage Stars is the class for you. If you like to act, you'll get to work on skits and scenes and you'll learn all about getting into character! If musicals are what you love, then you'll learn to act out and sing songs from Broadway shows! We'll also play tons of fun improvisation and theater games, our teachers are extremely talented teaching artists who customize each class to meet the needs of the students. See you on stage! 13 Sessions $420 Chess III and IV for 8/9s and Up with Howard Kipp Parker: For more experienced chess players who are interested in further improving their game in a non-competitive environment. More experienced players learn chess rotation and advanced strategies, including opening positions and end games. The focus will be on chess positions and continued benefits of thinking several moves ahead. 13 Sessions $425 Private Piano for 7/8s & Up: Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:10pm. Please be sure to note your first and second choice of day and time above. Science for 4/5s 10 Sessions from 2/27 to 5/15 $435. With Kids Club until 6/5 $485: February 27 ABC Animals - A is for armadillo. B is for bat. C is for crow. Sing the Animal Alphabet Song, play alphabet games, do the alphabet dance, and see a puppet show. Meet live animals! March 6 Rocking Reptiles - Snakes, turtles, and lizards, oh my! Our scaly friends of the reptile world certainly have charisma. See first-hand what makes reptiles unique. Watch them move. Feel their texture. Learn all about scales. You won’t believe your eyes! March 13 Camouflaging Creatures - Now you see me. Now you don’t! Trying to find these camouflaging critters? You won’t! Unless you look really carefully that is! Search for real live camouflaging creatures! April 3 Animal Olympics - Who’s the fastest? Who’s the strongest? Who’s the slowest? Who’s the longest? And the winner is…you! Everyone’s a winner in the program of epic proportions! Discover who’s the coolest around, and then compete against the animals for the gold crown. In the Animal Olympics, everyone’s a winner! April 10 Leaping Lizards - Spiky lizards, bumpy lizards, and legless lizards, too! See how they move and learn what they eat. Some have spiky beards and others have pointy feet. You’ll meet them all and more! April 17 Animal Super Heroes – Spiderman, Batman, Dr. Ocotopus! Some of our greatest super heroes are named after animals. Learn about the animals who inspired them. Challenge the animals in games that test your own super powers! April 24 All About Dinosaurs – T-Rex, Velociraptors, skulls, bones, and teeth! Dinosaurs were beyond belief. Learn about those extinct giants and meet their modern day relatives. May 1 Have to have a Habitat- Animals abound from the tropical rain forests to the driest deserts. Discover what makes a habitat unique and perfect for the incredible animals that live there. Meet animals from the rain forest, desert, and our very own temperate forest! May 8 Incredible Invertebrates - They creep, they crawl, and they might make you squirm! Meet six-legged insects, millipedes, and worms! From faraway places to places like here, invertebrate animals are everywhere. Meet some up-close! May 15 Neighborhood Nature - Peek under that rock. Look up in that tree. You’re likely to find an animal or two or three! Amazing animals can be found everywhere, even in our own backyards. Meet animals who live right in our own neighborhoods.







Thursday

All classes end at 4:30pm except where noted. There are 12 Sessions from 2/28/2013 through 6/6/2013 except where noted. If your child will be attending Kids Club or Our Place, please make sure to choose the appropriate start time and end time and calculate the cost.

Class Descriptions

Art and Stories for 4/5s - 6/7s with Maria Richa Join us to explore concepts and illustrators presented in books. What better way than reading out loud and doing art at the end of a very busy day! This class will introduce students to artist/children book illustrators such as Romare Bearden, Leo Leoni, Eric Carle, Ezra Jack Keats Faith Ringgold and many others. A variety of materials such as collage, clay, construction and painting will be used to explore and investigate the concepts presented or artist techniques. 12 Sessions $400 Junior Sports Sampler for 5/6s and 6/7s: The sports include waffle ball, soft soccer and other games such as races, freeze tag and other activities to keep the children in a world of diversity. 9 Sessions from 4/4 to 6/6 $365. With Kids Club/Our Place until 3/14 $405 Myths and Legends for 6/7s & Up with Conor Gillespie: Join us as we immerse ourselves in epic tales. From Camelot we'll journey through the realm of the Fae, use the rainbow bridge into Asgard, and ride the ferry along the river Styx to visit the Underworld. As we explore the myths of ancient Greeks, Norse, Celts, and others, we will learn to recognize the common elements and faces of our characters: the trickster, the wise king, the great mother and more. Once we have matched wits with the mischievous Loki, wrestled Hercules, ruled beside King Arthur, and followed the “hero’s journey”, we will craft our own legends and compile our stories into a volume to bring home and share. 12 Sessions $395 Chess I for 6/7s and Up with Howard Kipp Parker: This is a program for the beginning player to build chess skills in a non-competitive environment. We will focus on learning various chess positions and the benefits of thinking several moves ahead. Chess is a game that is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. 12 Sessions $395 Cartooning and the Story Arc for 8/9s and Up with Molly Ostertag: In this class, we will be exploring the world of comics and graphic novels, and learning how to tell stories through a combination of words and pictures. Short projects, collaborative comics, and weekly drawing lessons will build up to a longer story. All of these will be collected in individual booklets at the end of the class. We will also be learning about the classic heroes journey and character development, both visual and narrative. Molly Ostertag originally hails from upstate New York, where she attended Poughkeepsie Day School. She now lives downtown and studies cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts. 12 Sessions $395 Musical Theater for 9/10s & Up Come explore the magic that has kept the bright lights of Broadway burning for more than 100 years. Throw yourself into the world of Broadway's most popular hits of all time such as Wicked, The Music Man, Hairspray, Annie, and many more. In this fun filled class students will not only work together in creating a show based on their favorite musicals but they will also have the joy of bursting into song and dance while learning a bit more about what makes Broadway one of the most popular theater destinations in the world. 12 Sessions $395 Electric Guitar Group or Private Lessons for 9/10s and Up with Eli Friedman: Learn how to rock on the guitar! Children will learn how to play in a way that is immediately satisfying and inspiring in a relaxed, cool atmosphere. Electric Guitar Group $375. Private Lesson (30 minutes) $540 Private Voice Class for 10/11s and Up with Jodie Levinson: Jodie’s class will focus on strengthening the voice through warmups, breathing and singing songs. Students will pick a handful of tunes from which to work to expand range, style and musical tastes. These are private 20 minute lessons. Jodie Levinson holds a BA from Skidmore College and has studied voice with coaches in and around Manhattan for many years. Private Lesson (20 minutes) $370







Friday

All classes end at 2:30 pm except where noted. There are 9 Sessions from 3/1/2013 through 6/7/2013 except where noted. If your child will be attending Kids Club or Our Place, please make sure to choose the appropriate start time and end time and calculate the cost.

Class Descriptions

TASTE BUDS for Ages 4/5s - 6/7s starts March 8 The Food Network has nothing on Taste Buds Kitchen, voted "Best Kids Cooking Class" by New York Magazine. Cook up a new tasty culinary adventure each week as you develop the skills to chop, mix and swirl your way to a food masterpiece. From nutritious meals to decadent desserts, this class will set you up to be a future Top Chef while expanding both food knowledge and palates with new ingredients. Budding chefs graduate as "developing Taste Buds" and receive an apron and personalized recipe book. 8 Sessions $445 Broadway Bound for 5/6s and 6/7s: Every child gets their chance to shine in Broadway Bound. This class helps bring out the creativity of each child through singing, dancing, acting and theater games. We'll learn songs from Broadway shows and we'll make up some of our own dance moves. This class gives kids a fun place to express themselves. Broadway Bound Kids is in it's 6th year of provided unique performing arts classes for kids in the New York area. Our teachers are extremely talented teaching artists who customize each class to meet the needs of the students. 9 Sessions $300 Spanish Class for 5/6s and 6/7s with Daisy Vivar: Children will be engaged through various fun and interactive activities. Children will learn new vocabulary and phrases through exposure to Spanish literature, music, art, movement and dramatic play. Experience-based learning will create a comfortable environment where children can develop a love for the Spanish language. Daisy is a native speaker majoring in Early Childhood Education. She has been part of the Bank Street Summer Camp for 5 consecutive years. 9 Sessions $295 Sports Sampler I for 7/8s and 8/9s with Roll America coaches: In this diverse multi-sport program, each week children will be introduced to a different sport, learn new skills, and then separate into teams to play a game. Sports include Baseball, Football, Floor Hockey and more. Students will also play Ultimate Frisbee, Power Ball, and an array of other great games to keep them involved in a world of movement, variety, and fun. Coaches are all trained, kid-friendly athletes with a focus on sportsmanship and teambuilding. 7 Sessions $285. With Our Place on 3/1 & 3/8 $310 Fashion Design for 7/8s & Up with Nelly Agron: Learn to develop and draw fundamental fashion figures and garment details. Learn principals of color. Work well with pencil, colored pencils, and markers. Design your own full collection of swimwear. This is not a sewing class. 9 Sessions $300 Mohr's Explorers for 6/7s & Up, 1:30-3:30pm: Gear up for weekly Central Park EDventures, including shelter building, bird seeking/identification and a wilderness obstacle course plus an original variety of awesome outdoor games & activities! This challenging outdoor program builds confidence, while encouraging teamwork, creativity and open-ended education. The possibilities? Endless. The experiences? Memorable. The FUN? Guaranteed!! We will be outdoors; please be prepared for all types of weather and visit www.mohrs-explorers.com for further information. 9 Sessions $580 Zumba for 9/10s & Up, 3:30-4:40pm: Sarah Britt (Zumba Fitness Instructor) graduated from the Rotterdam Dance Academy with a degree in Dance Education and has taught musical theater, contemporary, jazz and tap in The Netherlands and Egypt. After moving to New York City, Sarah caught the 'Zumba-bug' and is passing it on to you! Sarah's Zumba class is an exciting, easy-to-follow and high-energy dance fitness-party. She uses all kinds of cool music - reggaeton, salsa, merengue, hip-hop, pop - to get you dancing! Zumba increases your energy, focus, self-confidence and coordination. And most importantly... it's a lot of FUN! 9 Sessions $295 Sports Sampler II for 9/10s and Up with Roll America coaches, 3:30-4:40pm: In this diverse multi-sport program, each week children will be introduced to a different sport, learn new skills, and then separate into teams to play a game. Sports include Baseball, Football, Floor Hockey and more. Students will also play Ultimate Frisbee, Power Ball, and an array of other great games to keep them involved in a world of movement, variety, and fun. Coaches are all trained, kid-friendly athletes with a focus on sportsmanship and teambuilding. 9 Sessions $365








General Information

1. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 2. A minimum of 7 children is required in order to hold a class. The exceptions are Science and Swimming where the minimums are higher. 3. A class may be canceled if enrollment becomes insufficient to support it. 4. Fees are fully refundable until after the first class. 5. A late fee of $45 will be charged for registration received after Wednesday, February 6. 6. Registration is finalized when payment is received. Limited financial assistance is available; please call Linda Lake (212-875-4430) for more information. 7. Drop-in service payment ($12/hour) for Kids Club or Our Place is due the day of service. There will be a $5 charge if it is not paid on the day of service. 8. All classes end at 4:30pm or 2:30pm on Fridays unless otherwise noted. Kids Club and Our Place end at 6pm. 9. In order to keep your child safe, please call or email the After School Office (212-875-4430, llake@bankstreet.edu) if your child will not be attending his/her regularly scheduled class.

Kids Club for Ages 4/5s and 5/6s

Offered Monday-Thursday 3-6pm and Friday 1-6pm. Kids Club offers children the opportunity to develop and grow through art activities, simple cooking, block building, movement, dramatic play, stories, and deck time. The After School Staff considers it their responsibility to provide an atmosphere that is both caring and nurturing for children at this important time of day. Saima Fayyaz is the head teacher Monday through Friday. She is a very versatile and experienced teacher.

Our Place for Ages 6/7s and Up

Offered Monday-Thursday 3-6pm and Friday 1-6pm. Our Place is a special after school setting that offers children the opportunity to plan, create, and choose their own activities. Time is set aside for outdoor play, indoor games, art projects, healthy snacks, and other activities. Andrea Guttman is the head teacher Monday through Friday. Andrea is both an artist and a teacher.