Arts and Sports Director
Phone: (619) 600-4160
Research is clear that children who are actively involved in arts and sports tend to be physically fit, think creatively, solve problems, do well in school, win more academic awards, develop social skills and self-esteem, and go on to college. We are pleased to offer a variety of motivational classes which can help your child develop these positive character traits as he/she prepares for success in life.
Most classes begin at $70/class for the entire session. Register before Sept 15 and receive $5 off per class.
Note: Robotics is $105 for 7 weeks (last class Nov. 15). No discount available on Robotics.
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WeDo Robotics is offered to children ages 7 – 9 (2nd-4th Grade). Children will build and program robots using robot kits designed by LEGO Education. The story based robot challenges will keep the students engaged while practicing STEM principles from the first day.
Mindstorm Robotics is for ages 9 – 12 (5th-7th grade). Students will be challenged on a daily basis building robots that can be programmed to “move, talk, see and make decision” based on their environment. Building and programming will be taught on each session and will enhance the student’s imagination and natural curiosity to explore new challenges.
This is a great opportunity for every member of the family, ages 6 to adults, to learn the sport of Archery. Proper technique and equipment are provided by the U.S. Olympic Archery Team. These classes are taught by a member of the team and associates. You can register a single participant or participate as a family. The instructors will group classes together by families, age and/or ability level. Closed toe shoes are required.
Here at the New Hope After School, we offer a structured martial arts program, which includes traditional International Tae Kwon-Do Federation forms, self-defense techniques and tactics for children ages 4 – 12. As the student progresses with their training, they will test for their next belt rank, in accordance with the rules & regulations of our Tae Kwon-do Federation. Tae Kwon-do training emphasizes both mental and physical discipline. It instills in the student focus, confidence and respect toward themselves and others. It offers the very positive physical and health advantages of a regular exercise program. We provide a structured training environment in which students practice, grow and develop personality. After only a few classes students become aware of exactly what is expected of them and that discipline will be kind but firm. Structured practice, consistency in training, patient instructors and kind discipline will instill a feeling of trust, security and respect within the child. Students learn how to be aware of their environment, understand & recognize dangerous situations and how to deal with them. Students also learn how to deal with bullies and what to do when confronted by strangers.
Hip Hop A ages 5-7; 8-13
Hip Hop B ages 8-15
Let’s dance like a star! These classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement. They are upbeat and high energy classes. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography by working on a combination each class. A small performance opportunity will be given on the last day of the session.
Our Visual Arts classes offer creative activities that are the building blocks of a child development. Students will develop the ability for creative thought and action in a fun and challenging environment. Classes include a quickly paced examination and demonstration of visual arts fundamentals with exposure to different mediums. Projects are inspired by master artists like Monet and Kandinsky, beginning the exposure of students to art history and art appreciation. Classes are structured in increasingly challenging projects and mediums from Art I through Print Making. Even if your little artist is already using a medium, each student gets the attention they need to achieve a greater mastery as they grow in ability. This session also allows the opportunity for students to participate in a showcase at the end of each session. Their Art will be incorporated into the visual aspect of the program so that their art can be enjoyed by everyone. Artists of all levels are welcome in our classes!
Classes are offered to take students from basic ballet structures and etiquette to the learning of more advanced terms and exercises. The art of choreography and execution is taught throughout each exercise, emphasizing the importance of performance. Beginning ballet classes teach the most basic techniques integrated with creative movement and expression. Age-friendly music and an ever-changing variety of activities will keep your child engaged throughout the class.
*Required Ballet Attire:
Our program is made possible by our amazing instructors. Because your child’s safety is always the highest priority at New Hope, our instructors all undergo a thorough background check through Live Scan. Instructors are provided with the training and support that they need, and also with class materials.
Phone: (619) 600-4160