Workshops - Spring 2021

Spring workshops will begin the week of March 22, 2021.

Session 2 Dance startED january 25. to See Session 2 class Dates, scroll to bottom. 

Workshops will be offered either in person or remotely, consistent with the School's operating safety protocols and to maximize the students' learning experience.

If a workshop is cancelled due to under-enrollment, we will notify families and provide a refund.

If a workshop is cancelled due to our inability to offer sessions remotely, we will provide a refund for the remaining sessions. 

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Enrichment workshops meet after school weekly. Three seasons of workshops (fall, winter, and spring) connect students with professional experienced instructors and teaching artists from the Portland community. Workshops offer a unique specialized learning opportunity. 


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*All students must be registered to attend an enrichment workshop. Full up-front payment for workshops is required prior to attendance.

*Students enrolled in "Full-time Afterschool" receive a 25% discount on the price of enrichment workshops; use the code "FTAS" at checkout.

Have an idea for a new workshop? Contact Director of Enrichment Tessa  Anable at



Lower School (sorted by grade and then day of the week):


Wednesday | Grades 2-3

Stories to stage
Instructor: Hannah Daly
Wednesdays 12:10 to 1:45 p.m.
Location: Piney Woods (outdoors), or LS 2nd floor lobby (2-3 daytime location)

March 24 to May 26, 2021
No class April 21 (April break)


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Pick up 1:45 p.m. at the Loop

Stories to Stage actors will learn acting skills, stage presence, and line delivery. Hannah Daly, professional actor and acting teacher, will lead improv games, creative movement, dramatic skits, and story-telling games so that children practice expressing themselves freely in front of others and on stage.

Actors will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Please send a snack for your child to eat before the workshop. 

Health and Safety: *Hannah's acting program will start in-person. Students will be masked and distanced; the workshop includes no singing. While we hope the workshops will remain in-person throughout the session, if school requirements change due to health and safety reasons, Hannah will continue teaching her acting enrichment sessions remotely. 


Monday | GRADES 4-5

Engineering games
Instructor: Susan Wiemer
Mondays 3:004:30 p.m.
Location: Lower School Amphitheater

March 22 to June 7, 2021
No class March 29, April 19 (April break), May 31


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Pick up 4:35 p.m. in the Loop

Students will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Please send a snack for your child to eat before the workshop begins. 

The overarching goal of Engineering Games is immersion in STEM concepts and the scientific process in ways that are engaging, challenging, and fun. Students are presented with challenges that require learning basic engineering and physics concepts. We sharpen problem-solving skills through each project.

Some of our projects this year?

"Inside-out" puppets, which are lessons in anatomy and an introduction to Biomimicry. We create "bones" from wire and talk about structure and stability. Rubber bands are "muscles," which move our puppets while we discuss potential energy, leverage and torque. 

Egg Drop and Egg Crash: these are timeless classics, for good reason -- to look at structure, stability and Biomimicry. 

A note from Susan: Thank you for your support of this program. There is a pressing need for our children to experience and view STEM as accessible, interesting, and fun. This workshop brings kids in on the 'ground floor', introduces valuable STEM concepts, piques kids' natural curiosity, encourages them to think about how the world works, and why, and to seek out science-based solutions. 

As always, the purpose of Engineering Games is to combine STEM principles with artistic expression, goal setting and teamwork. Let’s roll!

Health and Safety: *This spring 2021, Engineering Games will start in-person, and we hope the workshops will run in-person all year. In the case that School protocols require that classes are run remotely for a period of time, the instructor will provide kits/materials so that students can complete workshop projects together during remote classes.  



karate In-person* for spring 
Instructor: Kyoshi Andy Campbell (Dragon Fire Martial Arts)
Wednesdays 12:451:30 p.m.
Location: the Sanctuary (Sills if wet)

April 7 to June 2:                                

*April 7 - first class only is remote; April 14 to June 2 will be in-person

No class April 21 (April break)


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Join Kyoshi Andy Campbell to continue karate classes through the spring. The first class of spring session will be remote, and then classes will be in-person unless school safety protocols require a change. Karate students will be outdoors, as possible, and will remain masked and socially distanced. Class will move inside to Sills Gym in wet weather, and karate students will be masked and properly distanced for exertion. Beginner to intermediate. 

Instructor Bio: Kyoshi Andy Campbell (Dragon Fire Martial Arts) is an 8th degree black belt in Shotokan karate. Kyoshi Andy has over 40 years of training and 35 years of teaching under his belt. He has competed in karate matches all over the world and is a 23-time world champion.  

Health and Safety: *Karate students will be properly distanced for exertion and maskedIf Waynflete's safety protocols require students to learn remotely, karate classes will continue in an online class format. 


Creative Dance (Half-year sessions)
Instructor: Susan Nelson

Grades 2-3
Mondays 3:30–4:30 p.m.

No class January 18, February 15, March 29, April 19

Grades K-1
Wednesdays 12:15–1:15 p.m.

No class February 17, April 21

Grades 4–5 
Thursdays 3:30–4:30 p.m.

No class February 18, April 22

Location: ARC Gallery
Dancers will be picked up from the classroom at dismissal. Send a snack to be eaten before dance class.

Pick up after class in the Loop. 

Session 1: September 21, 2020 to January 21, 2021 

Session 2:  January 25, 2021 to May 20, 2021

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Dance concerts in December and May

Workshop Description:

Susan inspires and motivates students to be strong, confident, creative, and expressive through dance. This year, classes will be kept to a smaller number and will run in the Art Center Gallery, where we can maintain physical distancing. Masks are required.

Lower School Enrichment dance programs run in half-year sessions. This year our Seasonal dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom.

Dancers should wear socks and stretchy clothing.

Questions, contact Susan at


Middle School (sorted by grade and then day of the week):



Outdoor tennis Clinic with APEX
Instructor: Heidi Herrera and Kelly Anchors, APEX Tennis Pros
Wednesdays 12:102:45 p.m.
Location: Waynflete Tennis Courts
(Transportation provided)

Back up Rain Location: APEX Racket and Fitness Center,
at 2445 Congress Street, Portland
(Transportation provided)

Pick up 2:45 p.m. in the Loop

April 7, 2021–June 2, 2021 
No class April 21 (April break)


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*Sixth graders should meet the tennis instructor bus driver outside the Middle School Forum at 12:10 p.m. dismissal.

Bring your tennis racket, water bottle(s), and lunch (to eat before the clinic).

APEX Coaches Heidi Herrera and Kelly Anchors, both experienced tennis pros, will teach forehands, backhands, serves and volleys, game scoring, court position, and ball placement through fun games and drills. This clinic is geared to the intermediate tennis player.

Health and Safety: *APEX tennis pros will host our tennis players in-person. Students will remain distanced and masked, including during the bus ride to the tennis courts. Masks may be removed during lunch at school, outdoors or in a Grade 6 room location consistent with the daytime program. Read about APEX's safety protocols here.



Thursday | Grade 7

Theater out louD!
Instructor: Megan Guynes
Thursday 3:304:30 p.m.
Location: The GARAGE (Grade 7 location)

March 25–May 27, 2021
No class April 22 (April break)


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Pick up 4:30 p.m. in the Loop

jump into social activism

Get ready to explore your imagination! Who are we? How can we make the world a better place? What do we want to be? Let your voice be heard. Inspire change. Bring theater to life with me in - Theater OUT LOUD!

Every day we learn and grow, learning more about ourselves and the world around us. Who we are, our identities, play a huge role in navigating our life experience. We may encounter challenge or triumph, curiosity or assurance, understanding or misunderstanding; all the while trying to make sense of our external environment. 

In Theater OUT LOUD! We talk about the impact the nature of the world has on our lived experience and look at ways others have used their voice to inspire change. We explore who we are as an individual, our identities, and fuel our creativity to share our stories and inspire change through the medium of Theater.


Health and Safety: *Theater OUT LOUD! social activists should anticipate in-person sessions in the Middle School Garage, a room location that is consistent with the Grade 7 daytime cohort. If school requirements change due to health and safety reasons, Megan will continue Theater OUT LOUD! sessions remotely.


thursday | GRADES 6–8

Dungeons & Dragons Outdoors/remote
Instructor: Mike Dank
Thursday 3:304:45 p.m.
Location: Remote and outdoors

March 25, 2021 to May 27, 2021
No class April 22 (April break)


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Join your friends around the table to dive into a world of your own design!

Sign up to play remotely or for your in-person grade level group: 

- Grade 6 D&D, Grade 7 D&D, and Grade 8 D&D will run IN-PERSON, or

- Remote D&D for Grades 6-8 students who are not on campus 

At its core, Dungeons and Dragons is a game of collaborative storytelling... Students will each take on the role of a unique character in a fantasy story and will need to work as a group to uncover treasure, solve puzzles and accomplish their goals.

D&D players are broken into groups of 4 to 5 students. Each group is led by a practiced dungeon master, who arrives prepared to lead the 'campaign.' What path you choose is up to you...but know that the D&D world is full of both danger and adventure...

Health and Safety: *D&D players should anticipate in-person games, with games taking place outdoors whenever possible. In inclement weather, sessions may take place indoors in room locations consistent with daytime cohorts. If School requirements change due to health and safety reasons, D&D games will continue online.  


TUEsday | Grade 6

Sixth grade dance choreography
Instructor: Susan Nelson
Tuesdays 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Location: ARC Gallery

Session 1: Sept. 22–Jan. 19, 2021

Session 2:  Jan. 26–May 18, 2021
No class February 16, April 20 


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Basic dance wear is required for classes.

Dance concerts are in December and May.

Workshop Description:

Dance Choreographers will learn dance theory, expand technical skills, build compositional tools, and choreograph short dance pieces for sharing opportunities in December and May. 

This year our dance concerts will either be live streamed or presented on Zoom. 

Questions, contact Susan Nelson directly at


Reminder of Spring 2021 SAFETY PROTOCOLS for parent pickup after workshops:

  • Parents are required to wear a mask when on campus. Masks should be in place before arriving at the campus boundaries.
  • Maintain physical distancing of six feet with people outside of your own household. 
  • Playgrounds are not available for families on weekdays. 

Waynflete enrichment workshops are typically open to the broader community. This fall we must limit enrollment to students who attend Waynflete. We look forward to the time when we can once again welcome students from all area schools to join our enrichment programs. 

For more information about workshops, contact the Enrichment Office at

Questions and/or ideas for new workshop offerings:
Tessa Anable, Director of Enrichment, at