In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year | Kids Out and About Hudson Valley

In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year

Title Description Cost
Warm Wisdom Incubation & Embryology Educational Program with wundorwoven

Learn how to incubate and hatch chicks AT YOUR HOME: we will provide all equipment, fertile eggs, educational materials and individualized coaching for a stress-free, magical experience!! Seems like such a simple thing… not much to it… but the benefits of allowing a child – especially in urban/suburban areas – to experience the fascination of accompanying the development of an egg into a small chicken (and possibly beyond!) can be astonishing and are impossible to measure. We believe such experiences foster a deep respect and gratitude towards Nature, animals, and our “daily food”. This is a seasonal, fully-supported program, by which families or groups (seniors/clubs) sign up to incubate and raise chicks for the first weeks of their lives (possibly longer if the participant is up for it!) (Keep your peeps or we will bring them back to our farm in Southern Vermont - no long-term commitment!) Available to many areas of NY, CT, NH, MA and VT. Email us!

Nature
Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Ninja Summer Camps
Adrenaline Taekwondo

Come Kick it at NINJA CAMP!

Fort Worth's best kids Martial Arts Summer Camp

Ninja Camp is a week-long Summer Camp dedicated to Ages 4-12. This camp encompasses fun martial arts training, weapons instruction, tumbling, games, dodgeball, water day and board breaking. Camp price includes camp shirt and 1 board for board breaking(Limit 20 Ninjas per Camp)

 

 
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Martial arts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Using goat milk for making beauty products
Amazing Grace Farm- Bloomingburg, NY

 Contact us if interested in having a class to learn and make goat milk lotion and or lip balms.  Goats milk is good for internal and external use.  Come and learn about milking goats and using the wonderful milk they produce.  Goats produce milk too!!

Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Music Technology programs for Gamers!
Bach to Rock Nanuet

Attention all Gamers!

* Music Technology @ B2R Nanuet *

Ever wonder how the most popular music gets created? Do you ever wonder how the music in your video games are made? Would you like to add original music to your TikTok/YouTube videos? Unlock the creativity of making music without knowing how to play an instrument. Learn the basics of creating Hip-Hop, EDM, and Trap music using instrument loops, sampling, and sequencing to create their own beat from scratch. No musical experience is required! This is a perfect activity for those who love gaming!

We currently have a wide variety of unique lesson plans available, all of which feature and develop a different set of musical skills. In every option, students will be able to make music themselves, enabling them to explore their creativity in a hands-on way.

Choose from DJ Mixing & Scratching, Music Production, Recording Arts, or Beat Making!

STEM - Computers
Music
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
Now Enrolling for Summer @ Bach to Rock Nanuet
Bach to Rock Nanuet

Now Enrolling for Summer 2021

Join us this summer and take advantage of our most diverse list of offerings to date! Click on the links below to learn more about these programs.

Summer 2021 Offerings:

Private Lessons -

Early Childhood classes -

Rock Band -

Music learning pods -

- Build-your-own groups -

Music Camp -

and more!

*All offerings are available both in-person and virtual*

Private Music Lessons

Summer "A la cart" now available!

For the months of July and August, we are able to offer "a la cart" private music lessons for any day and time. With no monthly commitment, book as many lessons as you'd like! This flexible option is great for families and those who are traveling throughout the summer months. It's also a great way to try out a new instrument or activity with us!

Join a Band at Bach to Rock!

*We are actively forming new bands!*

*All instrumentalists/vocalists welcome.*

*Some experience required.*

*For ages 7-18 years old.*

We believe that playing in a band is one of the best parts of being a musician. In an effort to pair your child up with a band that fits their personality, ability, and interest, all first-time band students will have the opportunity to try our band program free of charge!

Summer Music Camps

Rock BandDJGlee ClubBeat Making, and Rock City World Tour camps are currently available for registration. Get the opportunity to learn music with new friends, record in our studio, and perform at the end of the week!

Due to limited camp sizes, camps will fill up fast, so we recommend registering as soon as possible!

Full-day sessions run from 9-4pm. Half-day sessions run from 9-12:30pm, and 12:30-4pm.

DJ and Glee are offered in a half-day session only but can be combined with Rock Band for the full day price. Ask us how!

Call 845-215-9536 or email nanuet@bachtorock.com to reserve your spot today!

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Rock n' Roll "Mommy & Me" Classes
Bach to Rock Nanuet

Rock n Roll is a high-energy and stimulating music and movement class for toddlers and their grown-up. Each weekly class session contains a variety of music and movement based activities with age-appropriate themes and musical selections. Children will experience the developmental benefits of music in a setting that makes it fun for them as well as for mom, dad or caregiver!

Activities include moving to music, singalongs, instrument exploration, active listening/storytime, and other engaging group activities. 

Babies/Toddlers
Join a Band!
Bach to Rock Nanuet
Join a Band at Bach to Rock!

*We are actively forming new bands!* 

*All instrumentalists/vocalists welcome.*

*Some experience required.*

*For ages 7-18 years old.*

The special excitement about music training at Bach to Rock comes from playing together in a band! Our professional band coaches bring years of experience in teaching students to play together, make great music and have fun doing it. At B2R, students are placed in compatible bands according to their age, interest, and ability. Bands are usually made up of three to four players and a vocalist (who may also be one of the band’s instrumentalists).

Like playing in a sports league, belonging to a band supports teamwork and positive social interaction. The achievement of mutual objectives during band lessons builds self-esteem, while the opportunity to perform in public at various B2R concerts and compete in Battles of the Bands brings peer recognition, encourages healthy competition, and results in a strong sense of personal accomplishment.

We believe that playing in a band is one of the best parts of being a musician. In an effort to pair your child up with a band that fits their personality, ability, and interest, all first-time band students will have the opportunity to try our band program free of charge!

 

to reserve your spot today!
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
10% off Early Bird Summer Camp Special
Bach to Rock Nanuet
Early Bird Summer Camp Specials 
 
Sign up by April 30th to receive a 10% discount for any week of camp!
 
Summer will be here soon! 

Rock BandDJGlee Club, and Rock City World Tour camps are now available for registration. Get the opportunity to learn music with new friends, record in our studio, and perform at the end of the week!

Due to limited camp sizes, camps will fill up fast, so we recommend registering as soon as possible! 

Full-day sessions run from 9-4pm. Half-day sessions run from 9-12:30pm, and 12:30-4pm. 

DJ and Glee are offered in a half-day session only but can be combined with Rock Band for the full day price. Ask us how!

Glee Club Camp is for ages 7+

Rock Band Camp is for ages 7+

Rock City World Tour is for ages 4-6

*No experience necessary*
 

Camp Pricing for 5-Day Camps

Full-Day - $449  $404

Half-Day - $349 $314

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Build Your Own Camp @ B2R Nanuet!

Stick to the classic Rock Band curriculum or focus on a specific instrument.

Focus on recording and songwriting, or even spend time in our DJ lab creating and mixing your own music!

Combine our popular Glee Club vocal camp with a focus on show tunes!

Finish the week off with a performance on our stage! 

Pick your own start time.

Register with your family or friends.

Minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 kids per group. Assemble your own camp with kids you know!

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
In-Person Birthday Parties are Back!
Bach to Rock Nanuet

In-Person Birthday Parties Are Back!

We are happy to announce that you can now book an in-person birthday party or event at Bach to Rock Nanuet! Our popular Rock BandKaraokeDJRock City, and Bach on the Rocks parties are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, get together with family/friends, and become a rock star for a day! 

Our musical celebrations incorporate fun games, group bonding activities, and song creation while learning how to play a new instrument! B2R goodie bags are also included for all birthday parties!

To provide a safe environment, all party sizes will be capped at 6 kids, including the birthday child. We follow all CDC guidelines and will provide social distancing while your guests enjoy pizza and cake.

DJ Party
 
(2 hours, ages 10+)
 
Become a DJ, and learn how to mix, blend, and scratch over your favorite songs in our state-of-the-art DJ lab!

Rock Band Party

(2 hours, ages 7+)

A 2-hour jam/recording session where the birthday boy/girl becomes a star! You and your friends will learn to play a song of your choice on our rock band instruments, record in our studio, and leave with a recording of your performance!

Karaoke Party

(90 minutes, ages 6+)

 Work with our professional vocal instructors on learning a song and receive proper singing and breathing techniques. Record in our studio and leave with a recording!
 
Rock City Party
 
(90 minutes, ages 4-6)
 
Explore Rock n' Roll instruments up close, and see how music is made on keyboards, drums & guitars. Learn musical rhythm and participate in a live drum circle! 
Music
Misc
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
NYSSMA Prep Packages @ Bach to Rock Music School
Bach to Rock Nanuet
Now Offering NYSSMA Prep Packages!

NYSSMA's 2021 Virtual Festival Registration starts this month! This year, instead of live performances, NYSSMA is going virtual, and B2R is here to help.

Bach to Rock is offering 2 package options to ensure your child's success this competition season. Choose from either 4, 30-minute lessons at $150, or 4, 60-minute lessons at $280(More than a 10% savings off our standard lesson prices!) Both packages come with a video recording to be submitted to the NYSSMA judging panel.

NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) is a professional organization that evaluates elementary to high school-aged student musicians in New York. Participating students have the option to perform scales, a solo piece, or an ensemble piece of their choice, as long as it’s from the designated NYSSMA repertoire. The best way to achieve a high score is to prepare as much as you can! 

Our prep packages are available both in-person and virtual. Video recordings must be done in-person. 

Tutoring
Music
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Build Your Own Group Class
Bach to Rock Nanuet
How To Customize Your Group Experience  ​​​​​

Building your own group class is the best way to customize your Bach to Rock experience to the group's personal interests.

Get your friends/siblings/cousins together and learn the instruments YOU want to play! Stick to an individual instrument or mix-and-match our curriculum to your liking. We can even customize the duration of the class to fit your schedule.

Classes are available for ages 3+. Groups must be a minimum of 3 kids and a maximum of 5 kids. No experience is necessary!

Class options include but are not limited too:

Rock Ensemble (ages 7+)

Vocal Ensemble (ages 7+)

String Ensemble (ages 9+)

Brass Ensemble (ages 9+)

Woodwind Ensemble (ages 9+)

Music Production (ages 10+) 

DJ Mixing (ages 10+)

Recording Arts (ages 10+)

Songwriting (Ages 8+)

Instrument specific groups include: 

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums, Piano (ages 7+)

 

Building your own group also allows the opportunity to get 5-15% off tuition.

 

to get your child and their group started today!

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Bach to Rock Penfield Summer Music Camps - Every Week (ages 5-17)
Bach to Rock Penfield
Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Boogaloo Academy
Boogaloo Academy/A Star Society

Join our vibrant community! 

Register now for Boogaloo Academy’s 2021-2022 season. 

We offer the best of both worlds with street and classical dance styles - with recreational to award-winning competitive programs for ages 1.5 years to adult. Online and In studio classes start on Sept. 12th.
 
We carefully implement Covid-19 safety protocols. 
  
 
 
Dance
Music
Theater
Preschool
Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
How to Become a Surrogate
ConceiveAbilities

Did you love being pregnant? Interested in helping others achieve their dreams of becoming a family? Surrogacy is the answer for so many families that are struggling to get pregnant, whether it's a women with cancer, gay men who can't have children or infertility issues, you may be able to change a family's life and earn money to help your family at the same time. Surrogacy packages start at $55,000 for first-time surrogates. Is this the right step for your family? Explore the process below to find out more...

Learn How To Become a Surrogate

Our job is to help you realize your dream of how to become a surrogate with expert guidance, from learning about the surrogate process all the way to your fourth trimester care. Our proven process makes your dream of helping another family a reality. We are all-in as your guide for a healthy and successful surrogacy journey.

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Timing

We customize our qualification process to work at your pace, with no timing pressure, What timing works for you? Some potential GCs are motivated to move through the process quickly. Some potential GCs need time to process and learn. We are on your timeline.

Matching

Our proprietary matching process pairs you with the family you were meant to help who have shared values and expectations. Matching Matters® has a 97% success rate at first introduction, expediting your journey.

Compensation

We prioritize your custom financial package so you have no bumps in the road that take you away from your dream of helping another family. Because we value your labor of love and because you are needed, ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer our first-of-its-kind All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program. Our pay package for you is the highest of any surrogacy agency. Period. Talk to us and we’ll make sure it is so.

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Use our compensation calculator to find out your personalized base pay.

We tailor what you will earn according to where you live, your current salary, and whether you have prior experience as a surrogate. All put together into one easy and simple package of payments with no receipt tracking.

 

Surrogate Mother Requirements

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a modern and growing means of bringing new life into the world, where a woman carries a baby for another person or a couple. The intended parents undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), meaning fertilization outside of the body, to transfer an embryo into the surrogate mother’s uterus. In our work at ConceiveAbilities, surrogates are not genetically or legally related to the baby and are compensated for their time and service by the intended parents. In 2018, more than 10,000 births took place by surrogate in the United States, and the market is steadily growing at 15% per year based on data from the Centers for Disease Control. And, in the past ten years, the percentage of all IVF transfers that took place with a gestational carrier grew from just over 1% to 4.8%.

What Are Surrogate Requirements?

In order to ensure that surrogacy can be a healthy and successful experience for you, the basic requirements include your age, your experience with prior deliveries, and your medical history.

The basic requirements include

 

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Misc
Adults
Frozen Ropes Baseball and Softball Classes
Frozen Ropes - Chester, NY

Learning in a group provides feedback and improved socialization skills!  Our classes and clinics  cover all parts of the game in a high tempo and skill-based format. Choose from hitting, pitching, catching, or defense. Classes are offered 7 days a week. Call for more info. 

Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
School's Outside this Fall!
Green Meadow Waldorf School

Green Meadow Waldorf School has always made time in nature an integral part of learning. This year, to keep students and faculty healthy and safe, most of the school day will take place outdoors, on our beautiful 11-acre campus and neighboring farm, forest, and gardens. Call our Admissions Office to learn more and start your application, at 845.356.2514 (Averi at x302 for grades 1-12, Andrea at x326 for Preschool & Kindergarten).

Learn more about our reopening plans to protect our community.

Academic - General
Mathematics
Reading / Writing / Literacy
STEM - General
Nature
Music
Theater
Visual arts / crafts
Preschool
Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Greenburgh Nature Center
Greenburgh Nature Center

Greenburgh Nature Center offers exciting, educational programs for your little nature lovers in a safe, inclusive environment. 

The Greenburgh Nature Center’s mission is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices. The Greenburgh Nature Center hosts eco-friendly or “green” birthday parties where you can celebrate your child’s special day and the wonders of nature. We offer many different themed parties that are fun and educational. Your guests can also enjoy exploring our nature preserve, including our Nature’s Discovery Playground and outdoor animal displays, either before or after the party.

Nature
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
TINY TROTTERS
JL Performance Horses

Tiny Trotters is perfect for your horse/pony crazy little ones. Easily transforms into Mommy & Me class. Pre-school & Kindergarten children welcome in our Tiny Trotters.  Toddler siblings are welcome.  Tiny Trotters offers the perfect balance between exploring life on the farm and enjoying the horses and ponies with fun hands-on learning experiences and riding. 

Nature
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Misc
Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Sparta NJ Meditation Classes Events in Person
Kadampa Meditation Center New York

Our in-person Sparta, NJ Meditation Group classes are back. However, we are continuing to offer live stream guided meditation classes for the Sparta, NJ Area.

Beginner friendly meditation classes include guided meditation and practical wisdom on how to maintain the experience of the inner peace in daily life. Connect with an experience of inner peace and develop practical tools to maintain a positive mind.

Online Live ZOOM Modern Buddhism guided meditation classes, no experience needed.
$10 per class | pre-registration required
845-856-9000 www.KadampaNewYork.org

Upcoming Meditation Class topics

April 12, 2021 : Overcoming scattered thoughts
April 19, 2012 : How to cultivate mindfulness
April 26, 2021 : Developing concentration

Buddha taught meditation and special ways of thinking that allow us to keep peace of mind and be of real help to others regardless of what is happening in our lives and the world.

Free online Meditation and Buddhism Books and Resources:
MEDITATION - "Getting Started or Back to Basics" FREE online Meditation Audio and Resource Page:

1) Buddhist Podcasts Free - No subscription, No Sign-up, No ads
2) Free Online Meditation Audio - Learn how to meditate. Includes guided meditation for beginners. No subscription, No signup, No ads.
3) Free Meditation Book "How to Transform Your Life" and Modern Buddhism eBook download. No subscription, No ads

Best Guided Meditations youtube - How to Meditate and Introduction to Buddhist Meditation includes: Guided Meditations for Beginners, Meditation on Karma, Meditations on Overcoming Anger and more,
NO ADS.

Kadampa Meditation Center New York World Peace Temple in Sullivan County Catskills in Upstate NY is open, Free to the Public. Tour the Buddhist World Peace Temple, Hike, Walk Nature Trails, Buddhist Book Store, Gift Shop and Outdoor Cafe Coffee shop, Tea, Snacks and locally homemade baked goods. Families & Pets on a leash welcome.

$
Classes and performance opportunities for ages 3 - 20
Oddfellows Playhouse

Registration is now open for Fall classes and performance opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown.

Fall 2021 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown holds an array of programs for students ages 3-20. Programs will run from September 20 - December 9th. Our in-person, socially distanced, covid-safe programs feature crafts, circus arts, dance, theater, acting, juggling, acrofit, contortion, and a mainstage performance! All classes will be held in the Oddfellows Playhouse theater. For details, and more information, go to www.oddfellows.org, call (860) 347-6143, or email info@oddfellows.org.

 All classes will have tuition of 200$ unless otherwise noted and all classes Monday-Thursday have the option to add on our Oddbridge after school program for 50$.

CIRCUS SATURDAYS

The fun starts on Saturday Sept 18th with “Welcome to Circus” for ages 3-5 and “Circus 1” for ages 6-8. Both classes will be led by Maegan Fuller. 

“Circrobatics I” offers participants the chance to have a blast tumbling and playing with scarves, ribbons, and other fun pieces of circus equipment for an exciting introduction to circus. These classes will run every Saturday from 10-10:45am. Tuition is $200. 

“Circrobatics II” gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes run on Saturdays from 11am-12pm. Tuition is $200. 

 

AGES 6-8

Musical Mentoring

A partnership between Oddfellows and Wesleyan University’s student-run Cardinal Kids, this class provides individual music mentoring with a Wesleyan music student. The lessons are tailored to fit the individual needs of different learners, and the mentors will work closely with their students to develop their musical skills and stimulate interest. Available topics include voice, keyboard, guitar and violin. Class time: Mondays 430-530 beginning 9/20/21

Hip Hop Dance

Class time: Mondays 430-530 beginning 9/20/21

Circus I

Juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping and more! Class time: Tuesdays 430-530 beginning 9/21/21

Fairy Tale Theater

A theatrical exploration of the Fairy Tale world, featuring characters and stories from your favorite fairy tales.  Class time: Wednesdays 430-530 beginning 9/22/21

Story Theater from Around the World

Students will use theater games and skills to explore tales and fables from different parts of the world. We can discover how people from all over the world answered questions like: How did birds get their colorful wings? Or, Why do turtles have shells? And many more! Class time: Thursdays 430-530 beginning 9/23/21

 

 

 

AGES 9-11

Circus II

Juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping and more! Mondays 430-530 beginning 9/20/21

Tom Sawyer Mini-Production

Students will explore the classic story “Tom Sawyer” and put an original spin on this age old “getting in and MOSTLY out of trouble” tale. Through theater games and character work we will use our own creativity along with scripts to create a unique re-telling of Mark Twain’s well-known coming of age story.
Tuesdays 430-545 beginning 9/21/21

Musical Mentoring

A partnership between Oddfellows and Wesleyan University’s student-run Cardinal Kids, this class provides individual music mentoring with a Wesleyan music student. The lessons are tailored to fit the individual needs of different learners, and the mentors will work closely with their students to develop their musical skills and stimulate interest. Available topics include voice, keyboard, guitar and violin. Wednesdays 430-530 beginning 9/22/21

Theater Improv

Learn the art of play in the world of theatre through improvisation - making it up as you go along! Enhance your listening, communication skills and confidence while giving your imagination a supportive space to thrive in as you make new friends and have fun.
Wednesdays 430-530 beginning 9/22/21

Hip Hop Dance

Thursdays 430-530 beginning 9/23/21 *Ages 9-14*

AGES 11-20

 

Acting and Scene Study

Develop skills and techniques that will enhance your creativity, strengthen your communication skills and foster new friendships. Nurture and magnify your inner gifts and natural talents by working with partners on scenes from classic and contemporary theater.
Mondays 4:30-6pm beginning 9/20/21

Circophony Teen Circus

Students are invited to join one or both days where they will practice and learn both solo skills and build a repertoire as an ensemble. Monday with Allison McDermott will focus on Tumbling, Mini-trampoline and Equilibristics (Unicycles, rolling globe, rola bola, spools, trick bikes).

Tuesday with Naja Muller and Allison McDermott will focus on Partner Acrobatics, Contortion, Juggling and Prop Manipulation. Fall Training is a great way to prepare for Circophony's Winter Main Stage show.

Get a second day of Circophony for a discounted rate. Simply "add on" in registration! (Additional day only 150$!)

Mondays & Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm beginning 9/20/21
*Ages 12-20*

The Art of Being an Artist

Creating a piece of art is one thing. What to do with it next is another. Come learn what it’s like to live the life of a visual artist from beginning to end in this mixed media art class for 7th & 8th grade students. The sole requirement for this class is that you must have a passion for creating art. Students will be exposed to various types of mediums and techniques including painting, mask making, weaving, beading, stenciling and more. They will also learn how to prepare their work for exhibition and how to market oneself as an artist. Class will conclude with an exhibition of student work.
Tuesdays 4:30-5:45pm beginning 9/21/21

Introduction to Shakespeare

An introduction to the characters, stories and language of Shakespeare's plays, culminating in short scene performances.
Wednesdays 4:30-6pm beginning 9/22/21

Hip Hop Dance

Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm beginning 9/23/21
*Ages 9 - 14*

TEEN REP

The Teen Repertory Company is Oddfellows' senior performance ensemble, open to all young people ages 14 - 20. The Teen Rep generally stages two main stage productions every year (one in the fall, one in the spring) and focuses on classes, special projects and a New Plays Festival during the winter. The Teen Rep Company provides adventurous teens with performance opportunities not always available in the public schools - original work, ensemble-created projects, classics from various cultures, and theater for social justice. All teens are invited to audition, and everyone who commits to the rehearsal and production schedule is cast. There is a tuition charge to join the Teen Repertory Company, but financial aid is available for all families who need it.

Young people ages 13 - 20 can audition for our Teen Repertory Company on September 15 & 16, 6:30-9pm. Tuition is 300$

Rehearsals will be two evenings per week beginning the week of September 20 and our mainstage performances will be on November 11 - 13 & 19 - 20. Anyone interested in auditioning, or wanting more information, should contact the Playhouse at info@oddfellows.org or call (860) 347-6143

 

For more information, or to register for any of the above classes, auditions or events, go to www.oddfellows.org, email info@oddfellows.org, or call (860) 347-6143. Financial aid is available for all tuition-based programs; it is Playhouse policy never to turn anyone away because of inability to pay.

 

Oddfellows Playhouse productions, classes and special events are made possible with the generous support of the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD; Middletown Commission on the Arts; The Fund for Greater Hartford; American Savings Foundation; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (Youth Violence Prevention); Middletown Youth Services Bureau; Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund; Middlesex United Way; CHEFA Cultural Relief Grant; New England Foundation for the Arts New England Arts Resilience Fund; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Stare Family Fund; Evan Boyd Knoll Memorial Circus Fund; Community Development Block Grant; and many generous individual donors.

 

Spring classes and performance opportunities for kids range from circus, play writing and acting for teens to classes and performances for younger kids. Go to www.oddfellows.org for more info.

Dance
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Music
Theater
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Orange County School of Dance
Orange County School of Dance-Monroe

Dance classes, private music & voice lessons and theater classes 

Dance
Music
Theater
Preschool
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Ocean Heroes
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Ocean Heroes is an after school science program designed for children ages 8-12. Children are engaged in marine science and conservation topics, hands-on activities, games, crafts and optional offsite stewardship projects (if allowed due to COVID precautions). Over the course of eight different sessions, children learn about a diversity of marine mammals, their adaptations, and what life is like living under the sea. This program has a total of 8 sessions consisting of two different themes, the first 4 sessions is coastal creatures and the last 4 sessions is endangered species; all 8 sessions are included in program price. This program will once a month from October to May.

Cost per participant: $250.00; Full payment at registration is required to hold a spot for your child.

Number of sessions per program: 8

Session length: 2 hours

Time: 4-6 pm (PST) one day per month.

Dates: The second Friday of every month- Oct. 8th, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th, Jan. 14th, Feb. 11th, Mar. 11th, Apr. 8th, May 13th

·       Optional Whale Watching Trip on May 20th (additional charge)

Ages: 8 to 12

Class size: limited to 12 participants per program

Refunds: Are only provided for medical emergencies verified by a doctor. Reimbursement is not given for any missed days or cancellations. All proceeds from Ocean Explorers go to the medical care and treatment of our seal and sea lion patients.

Coastal Creatures

Discover your favorite marine mammals that call the coast their home! Whether you are near or far from the coastal shores, join us online to explore the rocky shores, shallow waters and thriving life that the coast has to offer. Explorers will investigate sea turtle habitats, recognize the calls of Spotted dolphins, uncover the diets of Stellar sea lions, and the behaviors of spinner dolphins all while learning how we can protect our coastal creatures!

Session I: Sea Turtles- Follow these ancient creatures through their life from hatchlings to adults! Explorers will learn about the 7 different species of sea turtles, their adaptations and habitat, as well as actions that can protect them. In this session, explorers will get crafty by creating their own turtle and habitat.

Session II: Spinner Dolphins- Spinner dolphins are known for their aerial displays and catching the waves from surrounding boats, but did you know their behaviors change during the night to feed? Explore the life of Spinner dolphins and create a PSA to encourage others to protect this species!

Session III: Stellar Sea Lions- Discover amazing facts about the largest of the sea lion species and how researchers are studying these animals and the food they eat! Explorers will investigate and document their findings, just like a marine mammal scientist.

Session IV: Spotted Dolphins- Can you identify a Spotted dolphin by its vocalizations? Listen closely as you learn about the clicks and buzzes of cetaceans. Spotted dolphins are social mammals, learning from others and traveling in pods by the hundreds. Explorers will etch a dolphin and race against the clock in a game of ‘Spot the Difference’!

Endangered Species

Join us in becoming an Ocean Steward and investigate the wonderful world of marine mammals! Explorers will craft sea lions, puzzle through activities, navigate as a Right Whale, and lead their Vaquita to victory in a game verse the teachers! With these animals threatened to near extinction, what can YOU do to help?

Session I: New Zealand Sea Lions- Discover the most “rare” sea lion in the world and how humans are helping to boost their population! Explorers will learn about the tale of “Mum” and how she brought sea lions back to the main islands! Explorers will get crafty and make a sea lion face and mane!

Session II: Vaquitas- With only 10 suspected individuals left in the world, learn about the smallest cetacean on the planet, how they became critically endangered and lessons learned in the effort to save them! Can you determine the difference between a porpoise and a dolphin, become an expert and help us ID these animals in the wild. Explorers will challenge our teachers as they lead their Vaquita to victory by making its way through obstacles at sea!

Session III: North Atlantic Right Whales- These massive whales weigh in at 140,000 pounds and are the world’s most endangered large whale species! In this session, explorers will learn about the threats to these animals and how they can help. Can you help Riley the Right Whale navigate her way through the ocean? Try your flipper at helping her get past natural and unnatural threats through an adventure game!

Session IV: Guadalupe Fur Seals- Did you know that PMMC rescues Guadalupe fur seals? Learn more about previous patients we have helped and their stories! Explorers will get crafty as they puzzle through piecing together what makes a fur seal and an eared seal!

 

STEM - General
Nature
Late Elementary School
$
Petit Architect
Petit Architect

Petit Architect was born in 2017, with the mandate to make architecture more accessible to children and youth and inspire them to become educated citizens involved in their cities. Maia Tarassoff teaches fun, hands-on after-school programs and intervenes in schools, for all ages ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her curriculum is focused on sustainability, social impact and energy efficiency. In parallel, she continues to work as a passive house and interior designer.

Academic - General
Mathematics
STEM - General
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
School of Rock Kingwood
School of Rock Kingwood

OUR PATENTED RESULTS-DRIVEN PROGRAMS COMBINE ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS WITH GROUP BAND PRACTICES, MAKING SCHOOL OF ROCK THE ULTIMATE MUSIC SCHOOL FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
School of Rock San Antonio: In person lessons for guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals and keyboards
School of Rock San Antonio

 

School of Rock Performance-Based Music Programs Rock Socializing— With Social Distancing

Kids have been inspired in the School of Rock community for the last 8 and half years, learning music by playing music– together. Through programs designed for all skill levels, students go from lessons and rehearsal to performance– developing confidence, talent and teamwork skills along the way. Students, ages 7 to 18 engage in a private, one-on-one lesson. Those weekly lessons come with a bonus: the chance to be a rock star. Once enrolled, students become part of a band as well, and play in a socially distanced rehearsal each week. Bands are determined by skill level and age. They practice together for a season (about 4 months) and then play a show. This unique approach allows students to use what they learn from their teacher in the real-world setting of a band, comprised of their peers. They learn to rock on stage and in life.

School of Rock community members also have access to our one-of-a-kind, fully integrated Method app. The App provides an enhanced learning experience and reinforced practice schedule. Parents and students know what should be worked on and progress can be tracked.

Programs—Something For All Ages

Rookies

Ages 5-7. Fun musical activities and hands-on experience with guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and singing, so they can discover which instrument interests them most.

Rock 101

Ages 7-12. Your budding rock star applies music fundamentals learned in their private lessons to playing in a band. Rock 101 is a fun, low stress environment where basics are mastered while playing songs with other kids.

Junior Performance

Ages 9-12.  Upon completing Rock 101, your young rocker learns harmonies, musicianship and much more about performing as a band.

Performance

Ages 12-18. For beginner to advanced players. With several show themes each season, your team will excel from one level to the next– all while playing music they love.

Rock 101, Junior Performance and Performance Programs include a weekly private lesson and weekly band rehearsals.

Just how safe is School of Rock San Antonio? Click on the following link to take a personalized virtual tour and find out!

Virtual Safety Tour of School of Rock San Antonio

Give us a call today to schedule your in-person tour and free trial lesson: 210.314.7671.

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Spruill Center for the Arts- In-person Art Classes
Spruill Center for the Arts

Spruill Center for the Arts is offering a wide variety of youth programs to complement students’ remote learning this fall. To help provide hands-on learning experiences during a virtual learning fall semester. 

Fall Break Camps

Weekday Afternoon Art Classes

Wonderful Wednesday School Break Day Camp

Thanksgiving Break Camp

Weekend Art Classes

Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
Private Horse Grooming Lessons
Topfield Equestrian Center: Therapeutic Horsemanship

Since 2010, Topfield Center has been the leader in equine-assisted activities in the Hudson Valley. Located in Cold Spring, New York just off the Taconic Parkway, Topfield Center offers an environment where children, teens, and adults are growing, loving and laughing through equine-assisted interactions.​  Our special program pairs an instructor, a horse and a client on a journey of connection and growth.  Whether your're looking to find calm in the storm, build self confidence or overcome a fear; spending time with a horse can help you on that path.  We encourage you to sign up for a private grooming session today with one of our special horses.

As Winston Churchhill once said: "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”​

Boasting breathtaking views of the majestic Hudson Valley, you are guided through an individualized program by our compassionate team of  professionals with the goal of fostering the truly unique relationship between humans and horses.

Topfield  Center is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

Nature
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Misc
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Fall Performing Arts Classes at Valey Youth Theatre
Valley Youth Theatre

Whether your child is looking for a place to start, or is already a seasoned performer, VYT’s classes are fun, engaging, and will foster a passion for acting, dance, musical theatre, storytelling, improvisation, and more. Classes are designed to develop a young performer’s stage presence while teaching life skills, enriching self-esteem, building confidence and communication, and creating an ensemble and community of VYT family.

Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Adventures in Art with Nicole Asendorf
Wallkill River School of Art

 

10:00AM-12:00PM Saturdays

Suitable for kids age 5-12

This course will cover a wide variety of media including but not limited to painting, sculpture, and drawing. Art history will also be explored with many of the planned projects. Projects may be themed around these history segments. Students can also bring remote learning projects from home that they may need assistance with. This is an ongoing class.

Be sure to wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty!

September 12, 19, 26th ($100)
Sept 12th ($40)
Sept 19th ($40)
Sept 26th ($40)

October 17, 24, 31st ($100)
Oct 17th ($40)
Oct 24th ($40)
Oct 31st ($40)

Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
WIZ-Art in the Park Paint Along with Nicole Asendorf
Wallkill River School of Art

 

Join WRS at the Washingtonville WIZ-ART event!

Time: 1pm -3pm

Location: Vern Allen Park – Washingtonville NY

Date: September 20, 2020

Join Nicole Asendorf in painting a festive Halloween painting, perfect for displaying this upcoming season. You’ll be painting this cute Halloween painting that is more fun than scary. The class is suitable for beginners who can follow along with the instructor. Please make sure you are in clothing you do not mind getting paint on.

$35 per student, includes all materials

Visual arts / crafts
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Beginning Watercolor with Alan Lewis
Wallkill River School of Art

This beginning watercolor class will be focused on producing finished work.  I have noticed that I have learned best when following along painting with an artist, so that is the approach this class will follow.  The first week will be devoted to materials, helping negotiate between all the different options, and what the importance of each element is.  First time students are encouraged to attend, and to bring whatever you have.  We will then produce a finished painting each week with a different subject, and returning students are welcomed.  The approach will be to paint fast and loose, to cover the basics of watercolor by doing them, and hopefully to have some fun. Sunday Mornings 10am – 12pm at Wallkill River School

 
Session Dates: 
Sept 13, 20, 27th (10am-12pm) ($90 )
Sept 13, 20, 27th Members ($80)
Sept 13th ($40)
Sept 20th ($40)
Sept 27th ($40)
Visual arts / crafts
Adults
$
Painting with Pastels with Gayle Clark Fedigan
Wallkill River School of Art

This class has two different sessions for the same class on the same days, please make sure you’re signing up for the one you want to attend. 

Morning sessions are Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Afternoon sessions are Thursdays 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
 
Gayle Clark Fedigan has been an accomplished pastel instructor and artist for 35 years. She taught at the Desmond Campus, MSMC, Newburgh and workshops in Ireland, Italy, and France. Gayle studied Art at SUNY New Paltz,  and the ateliers of John Gould, Daniel Greene, and Lisa Specht, former president of the .Art Students League. Her paintings have been accepted 4 times into the Pastel Society of America Show, National Arts Club, Gramacy Park, NYC gaylefedigan.com
 
This course will focus on the handling (literally) of the pastel medium while doing still life. All levels from beginning to advanced painters are welcome; especially those who would like to cross over from another medium and explore the possibilities of pastels.

Classes will be limited to 10 students.

Materials List – all available at Jerrysartarama.com: Some at your local Art Store venues

1. 96 Nupastels or as large a set as you can.
2. 72 1/2 stick set of Faber Castell soft pastels at Jerrys $26.99 now if possible.
3. Kneaded/Kneadable eraser.
4. A stiff art brush can usually be found at Dollar Tree.
5. 12 in. see-through Plastic ruler and set of clips for it.
6. A 9×12 or 12×16 or 16×20 stiff smooth board to attach your paper to! WRS does have these but you should have your own as well.
7. A few sheets of Canson Gray paper to start and -OR- a pack of Warm 9×12 Art Spectrum pastel paper.

 

Adults
$
Westmoreland Sanctuary
Westmoreland Sanctuary

Westmoreland Sanctuary will be offering after school programs and camp options. 

To supplement your kid’s learning, discovery, and social interaction in these virtual and hybrid learning times, think about sending them here for a nature and science-based experience. Our camps/programs are led by Naturalists with years of experience and use curriculum that adheres to New York Next Generation Science Standards. We use our 640 acre preserve to the fullest and provide kids a safe and fun atmosphere to explore and learn. We have programs for kids and families too!

Academic - General
Nature
Preschool
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
New York Conservatory for the Arts
Woodstock Playhouse

Classes in Theatre, Dance, Voice and Performance will begin on September 10th and run through May of 2021 at the New York Conservatory for the Arts; the non-profit family-based theatre education center located in Hurley, New York within the beautiful Catskill Forest Preserve. Your children can explore the creativity of a tried-and-true empowering and inspiring performing arts program which is designed for ages 4 through college prep. With 34 years at the helm of arts development in the Hudson Valley, the non-profit organization, which also owns and operates the Woodstock Playhouse and its annual rising-professional Summer Theatre Festival, has been unwaveringly committed to the families and youth of our region and, with prescribed safety and health guidelines, will continue to help parents and their youth performers navigate a celebrated journey of arts exploration.

Dance
Music
Theater
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School