Athletics

Basketball

Does your child want to learn the game or become an even better player? If so, then this is for you. In this comprehensive instructional basketball program, your child will learn all the fundamentals of the game. Kids will receive small group and some individual instruction as well as real-game full court experience. They will learn discipline and sportsmanship in a fun and competitive environment. Regardless of the skill level, this program will be a benefit to his/her game.

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capoeira

This class is a fun and engaging medium to teach students about the impact of African culture through the world and expose them to one of the many art forms of the African Diaspora. Capoeira is a unique art form that blends self-defense, acrobatics, dance-like movements, and music into a martial art. Capoeira also promotes self-expression so students will have fun while learning in this active class.

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Double Dutch

In this class, students will be exposed to the sport of Double Dutch. Beginners will chant, dance, jump, hop, exercise, while learning rhythm, the beat of the rope, and fun tricks that keep them moving & engaged while having fun. Advanced participants will learn the terminologies & components of competitive Double Dutch. Participants will also learn turning & can be a part of the Swagga Jumpers Red of P.S. 11. Being a part of this team with Ms. K can mean opportunities to participate in different shows and compete on a state champion level.

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Flag Football

Flag Football teaches football fundamentals in a fun, non-contact environment. Passing, catching, route running all learned through fun drills and team games. Great way to burn competitive energy while fostering teamwork.

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Gymnastics

An action-packed developmental Gymnastics class with exciting skills to learn and movement routines to motivate and challenge! Class warms up with lively music, then conditions with cross mat tumbling. Next our gymnasts are led through an obstacle course of Gymnastic & Circus movements as they master the challenges in their paths; all while having TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF FUN! Why walk when you can cartwheel?

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Soccer

Our curriculum is specifically designed to improve the players’ balance and coordination, skill development and positional awareness. Our coaches will work with each child to improve their ball familiarity, their understanding of basic teamwork principals while instilling a love for the world’s most popular sport!

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Tennis

Dedicated to providing quality tennis instruction to culturally diverse, inner-city youth as a tool that supports and enhances their personal growth, physical health and academic achievement. Structured tennis instruction is an excellent vehicle for building character, developing discipline, and promoting physical fitness and mental alertness. Please note that all participants must be at least 6 years old.

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Universal Fun Fitness

Provide a safe, structured environment that promotes teamwork, good sportsmanship, spatial awareness, and fun play.

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YOGA

Practicing physical yoga poses along with breathing exercises and meditation helps create a balance between the body and mind, while offering strength, flexibility and well-being. Yoga for children offers kids long-term benefits while having fun in a relaxing way.

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Performing Arts

Ballet Dance

This class will introduce students to basic ballet technique. They will learn proper body placement, leaps, turns, and jumps. Students will learn how to move rhythmically to various musical genres with choreographed dances. There will be a showcase performance at the end of the session.

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DJ 101

Students will learn the art of DJing with an Award-winning DJ. They will each create their very own DJ names and learn different DJ techniques and moves in a fun and creative environment.

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Drama

Builds Confidence and Self Esteem, Encourages Team Work & FUN!!! Children will explore their imagination and learn how to communicate their ideas through telling stories, improvisation, and by portraying characters. Students will have the opportunity to perform a fictional role in our own stage production at the end of the cycle.

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Dramatic Play

In this class, children will have the opportunity to reenact everyday actions or situations that they observe, engage in intensely imaginative activities based on knowledge they gain from books, movies, and other sources, retell and reenact stories, and act out songs.

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Guitar

Sign your child up for small group guitar lessons with Mr. Oleg, our talented music instructor. During each lesson your child will learn to play chords and simple songs with proper guitar technique. Instruments are provided for in-class instruction. It is recommended that families acquire a guitar for practice at home. Students will receive a specific time slot before the second week of class.

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Hip Hop Dance

In this Hip Hop Dance class, the students will learn the culture of the genre and how it relates to movement. They will learn the fundamentals and dance forms of the style such as choreography, popping, locking, and freestyle. With new and exciting choreography each week, students gain the confidence to perform on stage or in front of a camera.There will be a showcase performance at the end of the cycle.

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Piano

Our Small Group lessons foster a comfortable and fun environment for students to become interested in Music through the Piano. Students learn age-appropriate Music & Piano skills that include listening, note reading & writing, and more. Students will receive a specific time slot before the second week of class.

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Singing

Students learn about vocal technique, rhythm, melody, and harmony while practicing and performing as the dynamic “PS 11 Young Voices Chorus.” Our goal is to develop strong singers who perform fearlessly and joyfully alongside their peers. We sing songs that are a mix of new and old, from pop songs to classic R&B hits. There will be a showcase performance at the end of the cycle.

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modern Dance

Modern dance focuses on the dancer’s own interpretations of structured dance steps. It involves total body movement and creative expression. Dancers learn technique through inventive, exciting, original choreography set to music.

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Tap Dance

Students will learn how to move rhythmically to various musical genres with choreographed dances for each. There will be a grand performance at the end of the session.

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Violin

We provide an outlet for children to express themselves and the opportunity for them to follow their own musical curiosities. We believe each student is different and pride ourselves on treating each student as an individual. Students will overcome personal hurdles to give stirring performances in recitals and go on to be accepted into competitive music programs. Instruments are provided for in-class instruction. It is recommended that families acquire a violin for practice at home. Students will receive a specific time slot before the second week of class.

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S.T.E.M.

Architecture

Do you want to build on a grand scale? Triangular pyramids up to the ceiling, a house for your favorite animal or defensive walls of a medieval city are among the structures you are going to construct in this class. Besides the largest projects in the After School world, you will build furniture and birdhouses, design a street facade and even produce a masterplan of a city where you, your family, and friends could live. By the end of the program, you will learn exciting terms and concepts such as classical Vitruvian principles, light & shadow, aesthetics, texture, composition, visual & spatial thinking, balance, scale and much more.

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Chess

Through chess, children develop fundamental lessons of life. Enlighten concentration, logical thought, foresight and planning, pattern recognition as well as developing creative solutions. This class teaches self-discipline and taking responsibility through the game of Chess. Come learn to strategically maneuver knights, rooks, kings, queens and CONQUER! Students have the opportunity to participate in tournaments, as well as local and state championships.

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Coding wITH Scratch, Minecraft + More

Scratch is a fun and exciting coding program developed to meet the interests of younger students. In this course, students will be introduced to fundamental programming concepts. Students will learn how to create animations, computer games, and interactive projects using Scratch, a graphical programming language developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At the end of the course, students create their own computer game and share it with their instructor and classmates. No previous programming skills are required, but students should be comfortable using a computer and browser.

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DESIGN KIDSPIRATION

If your child has ever wondered how they would design a house fit for a superhero, then this is THAT class! Kids will learn the fundamentals of color theory, 2D & 3D design, programming, and interior selections. Design portfolios include: Building a client board, problem solving and critical thinking for designers, house design for Superheros or dollhouse and an assortment of other hands-on design activities.

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Engineering

The Engineering Club encourages students to become problem-solvers and critical thinkers using hands-on activities that are both fun and challenging. We will focus on physical science concepts to deepen our understanding about force, motion, friction, and energy. Teams will build wind-powered water lifts, catapults, electric circuit-powered insects, mazes, parachutes, and solar-powered systems.

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JUNIOR BOTANISTS

Did you know that there are over 2000 different types of plants that are used by humans to make food? Did you know that plants can grow without soil? In this class, the Junior Botanists will explore the different components of gardening and the importance of developing healthy eating habits.

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MATH ENTHUSIASTS

Mathematicians will deepen your mathematical understanding and reasoning by exploring and competing with each other and in teams. Bring out your strategic mathematical thinking as you problem solve, play math games, and complete math tasks while having FUN!

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MAD SCIENCE FOR KIDS

If your child is using your home as their personal science lab, then this is the class for them. Kids will have the opportunity to engage in wacky science experiments and produce new creations. These interactive learning experiences will allow kids to develop their own creativity while learning new concepts in a fun environment.

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ROBOTICS

Beginning Robotics: For children who like building and exploring! Students will learn about the exciting fields of engineering and technology while embracing their natural curiosity. The class introduces challenges to be solved by imagination, critical thinking, and research. Students work with LEGO elements and moving parts while learning team building and presentation skills.

Advanced Robotics: For children who like building and exploring! Students will learn about the exciting fields of engineering and technology while embracing their natural curiosity. The Advanced class provides challenges to be solved by imagination, critical thinking, research, and programming. Students work with LEGO elements and moving parts while improving team building and presentation skills.

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Visual Arts

Animation + Modern Art for Kids

Spark your child’s creativity with this exciting art class. Students will learn different art techniques and work with unique textures while creating their own artistic masterpieces. This class allows students to build confidence in their own artistic ability while having fun in the process.

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CERAMICS

Ceramics is a Created by Kids arts program that provides the skill and materials for your child to explore their artistic abilities in a encouraging, engaging environment. Each student gets a double dose of creativity - first, we learn about the history behind the projects we do, examining the works of famous working artists for inspiration. Then we use this knowledge to jumpstart their imaginations and take their ideas to the next level. Engaging with art studies in this manner has proven to have far-reaching implications in every child's life, whether they pursue art-making later in life or not, and for younger students, it can also help to refine important motor skills.

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Sculpting

This sculpting class is a creative visual arts program designed for the younger artist. Students will learn new lessons in the elements of design as they focus on project-based sculpting. Projects will be tailored to the level of each child, allowing them to use their imagination as they create sculptured works of art.

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