ELEMENTARY CLASSES (2nd-5th)

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ELEMENTARY CLASSES (2nd-5th)

from 320.00

First Semester: September 11-December 18

*there is no class on DCPS days off/school closings

MONDAY OFFERINGS

6-7 pm Acting & improv

This class explores acting techniques (improv, physical comedy, stage presence) as students work to create their own interpretation of an irish myth. Tropes, characters, story, and more are explored in this fun and dramatic class!

WEDNEDAY OFFERINGS

3:45-4:30pm Whistle for Beginners
This class introduces children to the ancient instruments used in Irish music: the tin whistle and the bodhrán (frame drum). Students will learn whistle skills (ABC notation, fingering, and basic polkas) and the basic sticking patterns on the bodhrán. The goal is developing confidence in basic tunes so that students can participate in tune teaches and local sessions!

4:30-5:30pm Sean-nós Dance

In this joyful dance setting, students participate in games, exercises, and social dances to master basic Irish percussive dance technique. The goal is to give students the context and skills to participate in SDD’s multi-age dance events and sessions!

5:30-6:30pm Set & Social Dancing

In this “after school céilí” students learn common social dances of Ireland. The class includes footwork and figures! The goal is to develop the skills needed to participate in social dances, give students material to dance at home with family or fiends, and in competition at the MidAtlantic Fleadh or the All Ireland Fleadh.

6:30-7:30 Session Tunes for Kids

In this class, kids with a basic proficiency learn to play basic session tunes! Class will focus on learning tunes by ear, rhythm, and playing together as a group.

FRIDAY OFFERINGS

4-6 pm Dungeons and Dragons

In this club, kids are introduced to mythology and folklore through role-play games. These tabletop games encourage critical thinking and problem solving as students battle ancient enemies and solve mysteries as a team. This club is open to 3rd-5th, but 2nd are accepted with pre-approval.

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