Workshops Fall 2018

STEAM Projects Workshop, Spring 2018

Meeting after school weekly daily for fall, winter, and spring trimester, Enrichment Workshops connect students to passionate instructors from the Portland community for an afternoon of exploration. Workshops include: arts, drama, dance, film, sports, science, and technology.

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*Students enrolled in full-time Afterschool receive a 25% discount on the price of Enrichment Workshops.

*Enrichment workshops do not conflict with Middle School sports.

*All students must be registered and paid for in full before attending a workshop.

Have an idea for a club? Contact the Director of Enrichment at enrichment@waynflete.org


Fall 2018 Workshops: *Workshops are listed by day of the week*

MONDAY and WEDNESDAY: Grades 4–8

Drama Club -

Tiki Fuhro, Katy Cavanaugh

September 12–November 28 (***this is a week earlier than originally noted)
Mondays 3:15-4:30 and Wednesday 12:15-2:30.

No Class October 8 and November 12
Location: Franklin Theater/Drama Room, Arts Center
$376

The Drama Club will be presenting Honk! JR. Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

This is a wonderful piece that will serve our multi - age group with a large and flexible cast.

We look forward to developing skills in acting, ensemble building, movement for the stage, and singing.

The Drama club is a place to work on skills for the theatre in the company of like-minded peers. We value playfulness, creativity, and collaboration. There is no better way to achieve this than putting on show! Sessions will include games and warm-ups. No experience necessary.

Rehearsal dates:
Saturday, November 17: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Monday, November 26: 3:15–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 27: 3:15–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 28: 12:15–4:00 p.m.

Performances:
Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 30 at 1:45 p.m. (school day audience)
Followed by strike and closure


monday: GRADES 2–3

Creative Dance - Susan Nelson

September 17–December 17, 2018
Mondays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
No class October 8 and November 12
Location: Dance Studio, Arts Center
$260 per season or $530 for the whole year

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. Each class encourages movement awareness, skill building, dance making, and playful exploration through games, short studies, learning activities, and imagination.

Susan’s creative dance program continues all year with two concert performances on November 14 and May 8. There will also be an open class demonstration in March. A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


TUESDAY: Grades K–2

Karate - Tarah Frederick

September 18–November 13
Tuesdays 3:15–4:00 p.m.
8 classes
Location: Sills Gym
$195

Karate students will develop new skills each term. Workshop time will be active, with students learning basic and intermediate karate techniques and traditional forms, including children's self defense. The practice of karate encourages mindfulness and develops respect, confidence, focus, coordination, balance, and self control. Waynflete is delighted to offer karate classes with Sensei Tarah, who competed internationally as part of the AAU USA National Team and brings a high level of expertise and enthusiasm.

Sensei Tarah needs to teach both Karate classes on the same day. The Afterschool Program is available for any student or sibling who needs to remain at school before or after the karate workshop. A 10-day Drop-in Pass is available online and can be used before or after the karate workshop, or for any other day of the week. You can also combine Afterschool and the karate workshop for a discounted Afterschool rate of $115 for duration of the 8-week workshop. Email enrichment@waynflete.org to receive the $115 discounted rate.

A sibling may attend Afterschool for the discounted rate of $175 on the same afternoon as their sibling is attending a workshop. You can pick up your children at the same time!

View Sensei Tarah's Bio


TUESDAY: Grades 3-5

Karate - Tarah Frederick

September 18–November 13
Tuesdays 4:00–4:45 p.m.
8 classes
Location: Sils Gym
$195 (add $115 to attend Afterschool the day of lessons)

Karate students will develop new skills each term. Workshop time will be active, with students learning basic and intermediate karate techniques and traditional forms, including children's self defense. The practice of karate encourages mindfulness and develops respect, confidence, focus, coordination, balance, and self control. Waynflete is delighted to offer karate classes with Sensei Tarah, who competed internationally as part of the AAU USA National Team and brings a high level of expertise and enthusiasm.

Sensei Tarah needs to teach both Karate classes on the same day. The Afterschool Program is available for any student or sibling who needs to remain at school before or after the karate workshop. A 10-day Drop-in Pass is available online and can be used before or after the karate workshop, or for any other day of the week. You can also combine Afterschool and the karate workshop for a discounted Afterschool rate of $115 for duration of the 8-week workshop. Email enrichment@waynflete.org to receive the $115 discounted rate.

A sibling may attend Afterschool for the discounted rate of $175 on the same afternoon as their sibling is attending a workshop. You can pick up your children at the same time!


View Sensei Tarah's Bio


TUEsday: Grades 6–8

Dance Choreography - Susan Nelson

September 18–December 18, 2018
Tuesdays 3:30–5:00 p.m.
Location: Dance Studio, Arts Center
$379 per season or $733 for the whole year

Students in this program will study and practice dance theory, refine their skills in technique, and choreograph their own dance. They will perform their own works for the Middle/Upper School Dance Concerts on November 15, March 14, and May 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Experienced dancers in Grade 5 may also be eligible to join this class. Contact Susan Nelson directly at snelson@waynflete.org.

A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


Wednesday: Grades K–1

Creative Dance - Susan Nelson

September 19–December 19, 2018
Wednesdays 12:15- 1:15 p.m.
No class November 21
Location: Dance Studio, Arts Center
$260 per season or $530 for the whole year

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. Each class encourages movement awareness, skill building, dance making, and playful exploration through games, short studies, learning activities, and imagination.

Susan’s creative dance program continues all year with two concert performances on November 14 and May 8. There will also be an open class demonstration in March. A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


WEDNESDAY: GRADES 4–8

Indoor Tennis - John Portlock, The Racket and Fitness Center

September 19– November 14
Wednesdays 12:15–3:15 p.m.
8 classes (2 additional classes)
No class October 24
Location: The Racket and Fitness Center
$465

Racket and Fitness Club Tennis pro John Portluck employs proven current teaching techniques including the use of “low compression” tennis balls, to propel clinic participants from beginning racket skills into intermediate game play. Kids will practice forehands, backhands, serves, and volleys, while learning game scoring, court position and ball placement through fun games and drills.

Transportation is provided to and from The Racket and Fitness Club. Pick up is at the Waynflete tetherball court loop (3:00-3:15 p.m.). Bring a lunch. Rackets are available to borrow or bring your own.
View John Portlock's Bio


Thursday: Grades 1–4

Swim - The Reiche Aquatic Center

September 20–November 15 (nine weeks)
Thursdays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
9 classes (2 additional classes)
No class November 22
Location: The Reiche Pool
$264

Join this Waynflete class run by Portland Park and Rec to learn or improve swim skills. Red Cross-trained instructors will split the group into two levels to best meet students’ learning needs. Enrichment staff will walk students from Waynflete to Reiche at 3:15 p.m., supervise boys and girls locker rooms, and pick them up to return to campus by 4:30 p.m.

Pick up at Waynflete tetherball court loop (4:30-4:45 p.m.).


Thursday: Grades 4–5

Creative Dance - Susan Nelson

September 20–December 20, 2018
Thursdays 3:15–4:30 p.m.
No class November 22
Location: Dance Studio
$260 per season or $530 for the whole year

Susan inspires and motivates students to be confident, creative, and expressive through dance. Each class encourages movement awareness, skill building, dance making, and playful exploration through games, short studies, learning activities, and imagination.

In this class, beginning dance technique and choreography are introduced.

Susan’s creative dance program continues all year with two concert performances on November 14 and May 8. There will also be an open class demonstration in March.

Note: Experienced dancers in fifth grade may also be eligible to join the 6-8 choreography class which meets on Tuesdays. Contact Susan directly at snelson@waynflete.org. A schedule of class meetings will be sent to program families.

View Susan Nelson's Bio


THURSDAY: GRADES 6–8

Dungeons and Dragons - Mike Dank

September 20–November 15
Thursdays 3:30–4:30 p.m.
9 classes
No class November 22
Location: Morrill 21
$130

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

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

Upper school mentors and more experienced students will help newer players learn the basic rules, and often the best stories are made by those who are new to the game!

What path you choose is up to you...but know that the world is full of both danger and adventure...


THURSDAY: GRADES EC4-1

The Imagination Stage- Kailina Mills

September 20- November15, 2018
Thursdays 3:15- 4:30 p.m.
9 classes
Location: Lower School Music Room
$175

In the Imagination Stage program, children will learn all about musical theater! They will play improv games, sing songs, learn community dances, and so much more! On the last day of the program, students will put on a short performance for their family to watch and enjoy.