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Cycle I: Monday

Monday, September 25 through Friday, February 9th, 2018 *except where noted*

  • Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy for 4/5s-6/7s:

    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. The KTUGA program not only promotes physical literacy needed in any sport, but also ensures that each child is actively engaged and having fun. By the end of this program children will possess the skills and enthusiasm necessary to advance into this game of a lifetime.

    *10 sessions, ending 12/18/17, $605

    *Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Golf with Kids Club (for 4/5s & 5/6s) or Our Place (for 6/7s & Up). Choosing this option means that after Golf ends, your child can attend either KC or OP from 3-4:30 on Mondays through the end of Cycle I, $670

  • French for 4/5s & Up with Curated Care:

    Bienvenue! Join us as we explore Francais through songs, stories, and games! Little ones will enjoy guided "playtime" while immersing themselves in the language of French. They’ll engage in familiar concepts (numbers, colors, animals and more) while absorbing a new language. Peer socialization and structured learning time will buoy overall focus, concentration and self-confidence. Unlock your child's language acquisition skills while allowing them to joyfully play in this exploratory and enriching course!

    16 sessions, $600

  • Super Science for 5/6s & Up with Dazzling Discoveries:

    Science is all around us! Children will uncover science hidden in their day-to-day world as they explore rainbows, wheels, gravity, natural disasters, air pressure, sound, water, outer space and other topics from our visible environment. Join the fun!

    16 sessions, $640

  • Yoga and Mindfulness for 6/7s & Up with Little Flower Yoga:

    Join Little Flower Yoga and The School Yoga Project in a program designed to improve your child’s health while helping them strengthen their inner resources and learn to navigate challenges with a sense of personal power and self-awareness. This program offers a unique experience, combining yoga and mindfulness in a developmentally appropriate way to support the success of all children. Our proven curriculum challenges students to learn in new ways, make connections, and recognize their tremendous capacity to achieve.

    The SYP approach incorporates five key elements in each session: Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus & Relax. Through these elements and within a framework of respect for all students, compassionate communication, and joyful exploration, students are taught fundamental life skills that are immediately available for daily use.

    16 sessions, $600

  • Chess 2 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.

    16 sessions, $600

  • Scratch for 8/9s & Up with Mark Mazel:
    In this course students will learn and practice programming fundamentals and methods, such as variables, loops, and computational logic, in designing and creating their own games in Scratch, a friendly visual programming language. Students will customize each aspect of their games, including the characters, storylines, and objectives, in a way that cultivates both creative storytelling and mathematical problem solving.
    16 sessions, $600
  • Dribbl for 7/8s & Up with Dalton Coaches:

    Since 1995, Dribbl has been teaching kids of all ages the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and safe environment. Though we want our young athletes to walk away knowing how to handle the ball, we like to focus on things like teamwork and sportsmanship rather than points and trophies. So we hire the most passionate, talented coaches the City has to offer . . . we make sure they’re real nice, too!

    * 12 sessions, ending 12/18/17, $605

    *Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Dribbl with Kids Club (for 4/5s & 5/6s) or Our Place (for 6/7s & Up). Choosing this option means that after Dribbl ends, your child can attend either KC or OP from 3-4:30 on Mondays through the end of Cycle I, $670

  • Shakespeare Scene Study for 9/10s & Up with John Regis, Julia Martin & Emily Wexler:
    After School Shakespeare has been a part of the Bank Street landscape since 1991 and returns once again this fall with an all-star team of teachers. John Regis has directed over fifty children’s productions of Shakespeare’s plays. In this endeavor he will be collaborating with Emily Wexler and Julia Martin, who recently led an After School Shakespeare scene class that combined scene work, theater games, and improvisation.  It promises to be an intriguing combination of the old and the new—the traditional and innovative! The play’s the thing!

    **This is a yearlong class which does not accept new students mid-year. Families who register in the Fall and want their child to continue throughout the year will need to register for Shakespeare again in January.

    **This class will run from dismissal until 5pm.

    * 16 sessions $765

     

     

     

     

  • Private Voice Lessons for 10/11s & Up with Emily Wexler:

    These classes 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.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 minutes long starting at 4:30pm.

    16 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $600

Cycle I: Tuesday

Monday, September 25 through Friday, February 9th, 2018 *except where noted*

  • Quick Start Tennis for 4/5s & 5/6s and 6/7s-8/9s:

    Children will 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.

    * 12 sessions ending 12/19/17, $560

    **Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Tennis with Kids Club (for 4/5s & 5/6s) or Our Place (for 6/7s & Up). Choosing this option means that after Tennis ends, your child can attend either KC or OP from 3-4:30 on Tuesdays from 01/08/18 through the end of Cycle I on 2/6/18, $640


  • Cooking Adventures-DUMPLINGS AND MORE for 5/6s & Up with Marika Hahn:

    Discover a world of incredible dumplings, empanadas, wontons, turnovers and fillo: everything in a “wrapper”.  Sweet and savory fillings will include fresh fruit, berries, smashed potatoes, ricotta, bean sprouts, veggies and more. Children will have fun learning to make and fill flaky French pastry from scratch as well as store-bought puff pastry and wontons. This is a great hands-on cooking class that will delight children. Wrapping, filling and TASTING will make this experience memorable.  Over the cycle each child will help to illustrate a book of these recipes to bring home and share with their families.  http://marika-sweetandsavory.com

    17 sessions, $615 + a $40 materials fee

  • Abracadabra! for 5/6s & Up with Cassandra Nemser:

    Every week Cassandra Nemzer will teach magical feats that will help students astound their friends and family! Junior Magicians will learn amazing card and sleight-of-hand tricks as well as mind-reading & secret codes. Everyone will experience how fun it is to do the impossible! Through fun magical lessons, students will hone their dexterity, public speaking, problem-solving, spelling, and math skills. At the end of the program these enthusiastic magicians will have a chance to perform for families and special guests!
    17 sessions, $635 + a $10 materials fee

  • Chess 1 for 6/7s & 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.

    17 sessions, $615

  • Dynamo Girl Sports for 7/8s and Up:

    Dynamo Girl teaches girls fundamental sports skills in a fun and joyful environment.  At Dynamo Girl, girls are introduced to sports like: flag football, basketball, soccer and volleyball as well as deepening their speed, strength and agility through obstacle courses and games. Our curriculum also provides the girls, individually and as a group, many opportunities for building teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.  Any child who identifies as a girl is welcome to participate. Dynamo Girl makes your daughter stronger inside and out!   

    * 12 sessions ending 12/19/17,, $540

    **Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Dynamo Girls with Our Place. Choosing this option means that after Dynamo Girls ends, your child can attend OP from 3-4:30 on Tuesdays from 01/08/18 through the end of Cycle I on 2/6/18, $620

  • Tap Dance for 6/7s & Up with Joi Jackson:

    Tap is the perfect combination of rhythm and motion. This unique dance form offers children the opportunity to improve their balance and timing while having fun. Warm-up exercises, various combinations, and short dance routines will be introduced. We will also use a wide variety of music to experiment with Tap Dance styles and rhythms. Everyone will work at their own pace in a joyous and supportive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. Returning students should register for the same Tap class that they attended in the Spring of 16-17.  If you have tap shoes please bring them.

    17 sessions, $615

  • Upper School Photoshop for 11/12s-13/14s with Charlie Vergara:

    This course will teach you everything you need to know to make full use of the world's most popular graphics editing program. Adobe Photoshop is a complex graphics and image editing software and paint program. It has become a mainstay with graphic designers, professional photographers, and even hobbyists to edit graphics as well as to create and manipulate images.  If you've used Photoshop before, then this course may amaze you with all the improvements that have been made to the program. If you're new to Photoshop, don't be nervous or worry that it will be overwhelming.  Through a sequence of projects, students will learn both the essential tools and explore some of the more complex applications of the program. Students will learn how to combine images, backgrounds and effects to create unique works.  Photoshop is much more than a photo editor. You'll be surprised at what you can do with it!

    17 sessions, $635

  • Guitar for 6/7s & 7/8s with Aidan Boardman:

    Level 1 is for beginners with no experience. In the first year children learn Em, E, D, A7, G, & C; four strumming variations for the right hand while accompanying themselves singing. This can also lead to the electric guitar.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:15pm.

    17 group lessons, 30 minutes each, $600

    17 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $625

  • Private Piano for 7/8s & Up with Eiichi Shimada:

    Young students will have the opportunity to study basic techniques, theory and notation reading. Our traditional approach is tailored to meet each child at their own level and move forward at a comfortable yet engaging pace.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 or 45 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:15pm.

    17 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $625           OR

    17 private lessons, 45 minutes each, $937.50

Cycle I: Wednesday

Monday, September 25 through Friday, February 9th, 2018 *except where noted*

  • Soccer for 5/6s & 6/7s with The Juventus Academy:

    Juventus aims to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Their philosophy is to nurture, build self-confidence and to develop teamwork while focusing on conditioning and the basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defending and shooting in every class. The Juventus 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.

    17 sessions, $625

  • Woodworking for 5/6s & Up with Will Thompson:

    It's Hammer Time! Enjoy the challenge of working with wood. Children will get a chance to work on their own projects and be introduced to an array of new tools. This class has a real community feel to it.  When encouraged to offer advice to students new to woodworking, experienced woodworkers feel a sense of mastery and confidence while they learn how to share their knowledge with peers in a friendly manner.  Everybody wins!  All material fees included.

    17 sessions, $620

  • Chess 3 & 4 for 7/8s & 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.

    17 sessions, $615

  • Tap Dance for 6/7s & Up with Joi Jackson:

    Tap is the perfect combination of rhythm and motion.

    This unique dance form offers children the opportunity to improve their balance and timing while having fun. Warm-up exercises, various combinations, and short dance routines will be introduced. We will also use a wide variety of music to experiment with Tap Dance styles and rhythms. Everyone will work at their own pace in a joyous and supportive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. Returning students should register for the same Tap class that they attended in the Spring of 16-17.  If you have tap shoes please bring them.

    17 sessions, $615

  • Private Piano for 7/8s & Up with Tal Freiberg:

    Young students will have the opportunity to study basic techniques, theory and notation reading. Our traditional approach is tailored to meet each child at their own level and move forward at a comfortable yet engaging pace.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.  

    Lessons are 30 or 45 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:15pm.

    17 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $625

    17 private lessons, 45 minutes each, $937.50

  • Guitar for 9/10s & Up with Eli Friedmann:

    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.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:30pm.

    17 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $625

    17 private lessons, 45 minutes each, $937.50

  • Private Voice Lessons for 10/11s & Up with Emily Wexler:

    These classes 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.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 4pm.

    17 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $625

Cycle I: Thursday

Monday, September 25 through Friday, February 9th, 2018 *except where noted*

  • Functional Clay for 5/6s & Up:

    Come to class and build some functional clay.  Students 5/6s and up will be learning different clay techniques such as coils, pinch pots and slabs.  These techniques will be used to build sets of cups, bowls, plates and many other functional sculptures.  Each student will be able to choose 3 clay pieces to be fired and glazed for use at home.  

    16 sessions, $590 + a $25 materials fee

  • Animal Exploration for 5/6s-7/8s with Art Farm in the City:

    Young naturalists will have the opportunity to discover how to be kind, gentle and respectful towards animals and the environment in this unique program. Each session includes up-close encounters with live animal guests such as chinchillas, rabbits, frogs, lizards, turtles, doves, parrots and crabs! These hands-on experiences will help students formulate questions and sharpen science classifications skills. Students will experience the wonders of nature right in their classroom as they discover ways to properly care for pets, learn the techniques field biologists use to study animals in the wild and use scientific tools to examine x-rays, animal skulls, feathers and eggs!

    *11 sessions (ends 12/21/17), $495

    **Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Animal Exploration with Kids Club (for 4/5s & 5/6s) or Our Place (for 6/7s & Up). Choosing this option means that after Animal Exploration ends, your child can attend either KC or OP from 3-4:30 on Thursdays from 01/11/18 through the end of Cycle I, $575

  • Sign Language for 7/8s & 8/9s with Baby Fingers:

    Learn American Sign Language (ASL) through stories, games, songs, and more.

    Beginner course teaching ASL, and intro to Deaf culture.  Learn vocabulary and grammar so you can develop basic receptive and expressive skills.  You’ll be able to fingerspell, tell a story or a joke, have short dialogues and more!

    16 sessions, $590 + a $10 materials fee

  • Junior Sports Sampler for 5/6s & 6/7s with Roll America coaches:

    Roll America coaches will bring students to Riverside Park to introduce them to a wide variety of sports including: waffle ball, soft soccer and flag football.   Children will also have the opportunity to play racing and tag games.

    *11 sessions (ends 12/21/17), $475

    **Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Jr. Sports Sampler with Kids Club (for 4/5s & 5/6s) or Our Place (for 6/7s & Up). Choosing this option means that after Jr. Sports Sampler ends, your child can attend either KC or OP from 3-4:30 on Thursdays from 01/11/18 through the end of Cycle I, $555


     

  • Woodworking (Thursday) for 5/6s & Up with Candace Groenke:

    It's Hammer Time! Enjoy the challenge of working with wood. Children will get a chance to work on their own projects and be introduced to an array of new tools. This class has a real community feel to it. When encouraged to offer advice to students new to woodworking, experienced woodworkers feel a sense of mastery and confidence while they learn how to share their knowledge with peers in a friendly manner. Everybody wins! All material fees included.
    16 sessions, $585

  • Judo for 7/8s & Up with Kokushi Budo’s Shintaro Higashi:

    Taught by the head instructor of the Kokushi Budo Institute (training grounds for Olympians, national champions, and world team members), the most popular combat sport in the world has come to Bank Street After School.

    Judo is a rigorous and demanding physical activity that helps develop strength, flexibility, agility, reaction time, coordination, endurance and overall physical self-confidence. Judo is also a wonderful system of intellectual and moral education that offers students a code of ethics, a way of living, and a way of being.

    16 sessions, $680 + a $50 materials fee

  • Coding with App Inventor for 12/13s & Up with Katherine Enright:

    MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone – even schoolchildren – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. Even more, the blocks-based tool allows anyone to program more complex, impactful apps in

    significantly less time than with more traditional programming environments. The MIT App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to transition from being consumers of technology to becoming creators of it.  Students will learn how to build mobile apps and share them using App Inventor while developing/strengthening an understanding of important programming concepts and terminology. App Inventor requires NO programming knowledge.

    16 sessions, $560

  • Intermediate Electric and Acoustic Guitar Lessons for 7/8s & Up with Henry Chapin:

    Students will learn about music theory, harmony and ear training as it applies to chord progressions in Rock, Blues and Popular music. Young guitarists will also gain exposure to Classical and Flamenco guitar techniques including experience using thumb and fingers separately as well as single string picking techniques.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:15pm.

    16 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $590

  • Guitar for 9/10s & Up with Eli Friedmann:

    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 atmosphere.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:15pm.

    16 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $590

  • Private Voice Lessons for 10/11s & Up with Emily Wexler:

    The 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.  Students who feel ready will have the option to share what they have learned during our After School Recitals in either February or late May.

    Lessons are 30 minutes long with the first time slot starting at 3:30pm.

    16 private lessons, 30 minutes each, $590

Cycle I: Friday 1-2:30pm Classes *except where noted*

Monday, September 25 through Friday, February 9th, 2018 *except where noted*

  • Mohr’s Explorers for 5/6s & Up (1-3:30):

    Gear up for weekly Central Park EDventures, including elements of fort building, back-country survival and wilderness hide-and-seek – plus an original variety of awesome outdoor games and activities! This challenging outdoor program builds confidence, while encouraging teamwork, creativity and open-ended education. The possibilities? Endless. The experiences? Memorable. The FUN? Guaranteed!!!

    **9 sessions ***1-3:30*** (1 hour longer than other classes) This course ends early. The last session will take place on 12/15/17, $630

    **Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Mohr’s Explorers with Kids Club (for 4/5s & 5/6s) or Our Place (for 6/7s & Up). Choosing this option means that after Mohr’s Explorers ends, your child can attend KC or OP from 1-3:30 on Fridays from 01/11/18 through 2/9/18 (the last Friday of Cycle I), $765

  • Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance! for 6/7s & Up with TADA!:

    Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance! is a Musical Theater skills-building class that focuses on the core elements of singing, acting and dancing. Kids learn popular songs from Broadway and one-of-a-kind songs from TADA!’s original musicals. The class includes exploration in character development using theater games plus song and dance numbers enabling students to participate as Musical Theater performers. This program focuses on acting through song & dance, which successfully prepares kids for future Musical Theater camps, classes, and productions. Classes begin with physical and vocal warm-ups to help students focus and prepare. The last class culminates in a final sharing that showcases high-quality performances of the song & dance skills learned in class.

    14 sessions, $675

  • Sports Sampler for 7/8s & 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. Activities include baseball, football, ultimate frisbee, power ball, and many, many more 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 team-building

    *9 sessions only (ends early 12/15/17), $390

    *with Our Place (1/11/18-2/9/18). **Because this course ends early, families can opt to register for Sports Sampler with Our Place. Choosing this option means that after Sports Sampler ends, your child can attend OP from 1-2:30 on Fridays from 01/11/18 through 2/9/18 (the last Friday of Cycle I), $470

  • Beginner & Blue Belt Seido Karate for 7/8s & 8/9s with Karin Ferber-Hillman:

    In this introductory course beginners will learn focus, respect, self-defense, decision-making, teamwork, coordination, self-discipline, and strong self-esteem alongside returning Blue Belts who continue to hone their skills.

    14 sessions, $645

    A $60 equipment fee for gis, belts and patches can be paid to Sensei Karin as needed.

    Should your child continue taking this course through Cycle II, there will be a $70 promotion fee payable to Sensei Karin toward the end of the year.  Children will share their skills with families in a promotion ceremony during part of the last day of class in Cycle 2.

Cycle I: Friday 3:20-4:30pm Classes

Monday, September 25 through Friday, February 9th, 2018 *except where noted*

  • Advanced Blue Belt Seido Karate for 8/9s & Up with Karin Ferber-Hillman:

    Children will learn focus, respect, self-defense, decision-making, teamwork, coordination, self-discipline, and strong self-esteem.

    *Class runs from 3:30-4:30pm*

    14 sessions, $645

    A $60 equipment fee for gis, belts and patches can be paid to Sensei Karin as needed.

    Should your child continue taking this course through Cycle II, there will be a promotion fee payable to Sensei Karin toward the end of the year.  Children will share their skills with families in a promotion ceremony during part of the last day of class in Cycle 2.

  • SporTime for 9/10s & Up with Ricky Forde:

    SporTime will be offered as an opportunity for students to play a number of sports and games that are played in gym class, and fine tune basic athletic skills and fundamentals. While focused on increasing athletic skills, the main factor will be fun, fun and (one last thing) fun! Ricky has been teaching at Bank Street since 2000, and has been coaching numerous athletic teams such as basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and softball. SporTime is a chance for students at any skill level to learn and play in a safe and encouraging environment. Ricky Forde, BS. RAA (Registered Athletic Administrator) Athletic Director/Phys. Ed Teacher.

    *Class runs from 3:20-4:30pm*

    14 sessions, $645