Welcome - At the end of the school day, classroom teachers dismiss all students registered for our program directly to our staff, who greet students with a healthy snack and a smile. Students eat and socialize with friends, decompressing from the school day and gearing up for after-school.

Class Time - The sports, arts and enrichment classes that you select when enrolling your child in the program are taught by certified teachers, teaching artists and activity specialists. At PS 276, our class times at 3:00pm - 4:00pm and 4:15pm - 5:15pm. **Please note that after-school program runs until 5:50pm, though you may arrange for an earlier pick up time**

Homework and Choice Time - Before and after classes, students choose from a list of structured and open play activities, led by our Group Leaders. These activities include: study hall,  gym sports, yard play, indoor games, arts & crafts, music and more. You may choose to replace daily Choice Time with an additional class as an "add-on."

See below for our daily class offerings:

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Monday Classes

  • DCC Swimming Lessons (Grade K– 5)
  • DCC Ceramics Adventure (Grade K– 2)
  • DCC Claymation (Grade K– 1)
  • DCC Glee Club (Grade K– 1)
  • DCC Seasonal Cooking (Grade K– 2)
  • Cooking (Grade K– 1)
  • Cool Crafts! (Grade K– 1)
  • Creative Drama (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade K– 1)
  • Tumbling (Grade K– 1)
  • Galaxy Heroes: Create a Planet (Grade K– 1)
  • DCC Circus (Grade 2–3)
  • DCC Robot Factory (Grade 2–3)
  • DCC Monday Madness: Indoor Group Games (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Seasonal Cooking (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC Intro to Talking to Computers (Grade 2–3)
  • DCC Pitch Perfect (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Handbuilding and Pottery Wheel (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Seasonal Cooking (Grade 3–5)
  • Basketball (Grade 2–3)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Girls Only STEM (Grade 2–3)
  • Glee Club (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Junior LEGO League (Grade 2–3)
  • Chess Team (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Talking to Computers (Grade 4–5)
  • DCC Destroy & Construct: Toy Making (Grade 4–5)
  • DCC Fiber Arts (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Circus (Grade 4–5)
  • Cooking (Grade 4–5)
  • Basketball (Grade 4–5)
  • Chess (Grade 4–5)
  • Improv Theater (Grade 4–5)
  • Portfolio Art (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 5

DCC Swimming Lessons

At the beginning of each semester, children are evaluated individually by our full-time aquatic director and certified teaching staff. Groups are assigned by age and ability. Classes are limited to 3-6 students per instructor, depending on the age and ability level of the swimmers. Parents receive progress reports at the end of each semester that outline the skills their children have acquired, as well as areas of potential improvement.

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Grade K– 2

DCC Ceramics Adventure

Introduce your child to the world of ceramics! Develop motor skills and learn creative problem solving through projects aimed at stimulating imagination and creativity. Projects range from animal themed sculptures, making a new favorite cup or bowl, figurative work and more!

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Grade K– 1

DCC Claymation

This class will explore a range of techniques for developing concept, writing, designing, animating and editing stop-motion animation projects. Students will create armatures, puppets and sets, and complete the production process of an animated movie using professional capturing and editing equipment and software.
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Grade K– 1

DCC Glee Club

Drawing from a variety of songs from classic jazz standards to pop tunes, we will teach students vocal production, singing and choreography. Classes introduce and develop rhythm, music theory, ear training and harmony.
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Grade K– 2

DCC Seasonal Cooking

From fresh butternut squash dishes in October, to Leak & Potato Soup in February, to Strawberry Tarts in June. Your child will dive into the kitchen exploring fresh, seasonal ingredients and learn basic culinary skills that make perfect meals happen. The flavors of the fall, winter, spring and summer will come to life every week!
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Grade K– 1

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!

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Grade K– 1

Cool Crafts!

This creative hands-on class has students working on a new and very cool craft project every week with their favorite after-school staff members!
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Grade K– 1

Creative Drama

An introduction to the theater. Children develop their talents through role playing, theater games, songs and storytelling.
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Grade K– 1

Ooey Gooey Science

Every kid knows that you don't really learn anything unless you make a mess and get your hands dirty. This class focuses on everything oozy, grimy, slippery and slimy that exists in nature or can be made (safely!) in a test tube. Fun for all!

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Grade K– 1

Tae Kwon Do

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

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Grade K– 1

Tumbling

This energetic class builds strength, flexibility and fitness. Students develop acrobatic skills while having fun!!
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Grade K– 1

Galaxy Heroes: Create a Planet

This class is the ultimate melding of science and fiction. Students learn about stars, planets and galaxies, and imagine what kind of intelligent life might be out there in the universe. From there, they create an entire culture for their alien worlds, including stories, heroes, music, mythology and even cuisine!
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Grade 2–3

DCC Circus

Students learn fun circus skills from Cirque du Soleil performers and gymnasts. 2nd and 3rd grade skills: acrobatics, clowning, juggling, object manipulation, and stilt-walking. 4th and 5th grade skills: advanced tricks, aerial work and tightrope-walking. After exploring all skills, each student will specialize in one or two areas to perform in a semester-end circus spectacular!
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Grade 2–3

DCC Robot Factory

Our teachers will help guide and encourage your child as they choose recyclables such as plastic bottles, cardboard and paper to create sculptures that, when combined with littleBits, come to life and light up, twist, turn, buzz, blink, and shake! Through the process of designing and building, your child will experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions!
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Grade 2–5

DCC Monday Madness: Indoor Group Games

Does your child enjoy Field Day at school? If so, we’ve got the perfect NEW club for them! In Monday Madness: Group Games, we use active games to introduce fundamental sport skills, team work and get their bodies moving by running, jumping, throwing and catching.

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Grade 3–5

DCC Seasonal Cooking

From fresh butternut squash dishes in October, to Leak & Potato Soup in February, to Strawberry Tarts in June. Your child will dive into the kitchen exploring fresh, seasonal ingredients and learn basic culinary skills that make perfect meals happen. The flavors of the fall, winter, spring and summer will come to life every week!
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Grade 2–3

DCC Intro to Talking to Computers

This introductory class will help students find ways to talk to computers beyond the keyboard and mouse. They will learn computer interaction concepts such as physical computing, computer vision and augmented reality. This class is about integrating all forms of creative expression with technology.
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Grade 2–5

DCC Pitch Perfect

This class encourages students to discover their own & unique singing voice! Strengthening musicality & creativity, students will explore a variety of musical styles and genres from old school pop tunes to their favorite top 40 songs! Through engaging singing games, vocal technique & original songwriting, this class encourages confidence building and individuality. Come sing your heart out in this positive, hip & enthusiastic musical environment!
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Grade 2–5

DCC Handbuilding and Pottery Wheel

This class covers both handbuilding and working on the pottery wheel. The 2nd graders get an introduction to the wheel, while the 3rd-5th graders have a chance to develop their skills for a more comprehensive experience. Students will learn basic handbuilding skills of ceramic construction like pinch pots, coils and slabs through creative projects that range from functional cups and bowls to more advanced sculptural works like clocks and teapots.

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Grade 3–5

DCC Seasonal Cooking

From fresh butternut squash dishes in October, to Leak & Potato Soup in February, to Strawberry Tarts in June. Your child will dive into the kitchen exploring fresh, seasonal ingredients and learn basic culinary skills that make perfect meals happen. The flavors of the fall, winter, spring and summer will come to life every week!
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Grade 2–3

Basketball

Students learn basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

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Grade 2–3

Cartooning & Comic Book Art

Inspired by their favorite comic book artists and armed with their imagination, student create characters and story lines, first in single panels, then in comic strips, and finally creating complete comic books at the end of each semester.
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Grade 2–3

Girls Only STEM

This hands on-club offers girls the opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a unique single-gender environment. While engaged in project-based learning, Girls Only STEM aims to improve both girls' confidence and interest in math and science.
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Grade 2–3

Glee Club

Drawing from a variety of songs from classic jazz standards to pop tunes, we will teach students vocal production, singing and choreography. Classes introduce and develop rhythm, music theory, ear training and harmony.
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Grade 2–5

Homework Help

We offer a formal Homework Club, as a class choice for students who need extra help focusing on their assignments. 

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Grade 2–3

Junior LEGO League

An introduction to the LEGO Robotics League, this course offers young students an opportunity to work with LEGO Mindstorms technology to build functional robots that can perform simple tasks.
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Grade 2–5

Chess Team

Manhattan Youth's After-School Chess Team will represent the school at local chess tournaments. We highly recommend registering for both days of practice, allowing your child to develop both their competitive skills and teamwork.

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Grade 4–5

DCC Talking to Computers

In this class students will find ways to talk to computers beyond a keyboard and mouse. Your child will build electronics they can wear, make controllers for games, use their own drawings or other pictures to change what happens on screen. This class is about integrating all forms of creative expression with technology.
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Grade 4–5

DCC Destroy & Construct: Toy Making

Using screwdrivers, pliers and other tools, kids destroy discarded printers, blenders and other common electronics to get inside and see how they work. Then, using the components along with recyclables and other found materials, kids will construct new inventions or environments in the classroom. Kids learn about the inner workings of electronics (and that free art supplies are everywhere) while developing skills of innovation and invention.
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Grade 2–5

DCC Fiber Arts

Students will learn the basics of fiber arts design while creating their own original projects, including t-shirts and tote bags.

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Grade 4–5

DCC Circus

Students learn fun circus skills from Cirque du Soleil performers and gymnasts. 2nd and 3rd grade skills: acrobatics, clowning, juggling, object manipulation, and stilt-walking. 4th and 5th grade skills: advanced tricks, aerial work and tightrope-walking. After exploring all skills, each student will specialize in one or two areas to perform in a semester-end circus spectacular!
×
Grade 4–5

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!

×
Grade 4–5

Basketball

Students learn basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

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Grade 4–5

Chess

Young students with little or no chess experience learn the fundamentals of chess, beginning with game board setup, and an introduction to how the pieces move. Students will learn to play full games from opening moves to checkmates within the first semester.
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Grade 4–5

Improv Theater

Using games, quirky characters and ideas from the audience, students will learn the technique of building "short form" scenes on the spot.
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Grade 4–5

Portfolio Art

Throughout the year, students will develop a diverse body of work, including drawings, painting, print making, and collage.
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Tuesday Classes

  • Bookmaking, Origami, & Paper Arts (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Glee Club (Grade K– 1)
  • LEGO Projects & Construction (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Soccer (Grade K– 1)
  • Studio Art (Grade K– 1)
  • Break Dancing (Grade 2–3)
  • Creative Writing (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Soccer (Grade 2–3)
  • Studio Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Tae Kwon Do - White & Yellow Belts (Grade 2–5)
  • Ballet (Grade 2–5)
  • Chess Team (Grade 2–5)
  • Tae Kwon Do - Green Belts & Up (Grade 2–5)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Cheer (Grade 4–5)
  • Photography (Grade 4–5)
  • Track & Field (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Bookmaking, Origami, & Paper Arts

What can be more fun that writing your own stories, being as creative as you want and making your own books!? In Book Making; storytelling, paper arts and craftsmanship, come together to give your child the immersive experience of creating and publishing their own very own journals, diaries, paper art figures and books! 

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Grade K– 1

Chess

Never mind that chess is a great exercise for the mind that increases math and literacy abilities. Chess is a great game, and kids love it! We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced chess classes, as well as an annual tournament for students in our Manhattan Youth programs.

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Grade K– 1

Glee Club

Drawing from a variety of songs from classic jazz standards to pop tunes, we will teach students vocal production, singing and choreography. Classes introduce and develop rhythm, music theory, ear training and harmony.
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Grade K– 1

LEGO Projects & Construction

Kids will receive daily challenges of structures to build with Legos. There will also be time for students to explore on their own and in small groups, building creations of their own invention.

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Grade K– 1

Ooey Gooey Science

Every kid knows that you don't really learn anything unless you make a mess and get your hands dirty. This class focuses on everything oozy, grimy, slippery and slimy that exists in nature or can be made (safely!) in a test tube. Fun for all!

×
Grade K– 1

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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Grade K– 1

Studio Art

Our multidisciplinary art classes offer students a chance to explore different media from drawing and painting to collage and sculpture. Projects are selected to provide inspiration for free expression and to develop specific skills.Exploring drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and other methods through age-appropriate structured projects and free exploration, students have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of art.
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Grade 2–3

Break Dancing

A high-energy, intense class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping to today's pop stars as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers.

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Grade 2–3

Creative Writing

Students will explore multiple kinds of creative writing from short stories to comics and learn several tools of the trade for writing, expanding their creative horizons through the timeless art of the written word

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Grade 2–5

Homework Help

We offer a formal Homework Club, as a class choice for students who need extra help focusing on their assignments. 

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Grade 2–3

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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Grade 2–3

Studio Art

Our multidisciplinary art classes offer students a chance to explore different media from drawing and painting to collage and sculpture. Projects are selected to provide inspiration for free expression and to develop specific skills.Exploring drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and other methods through age-appropriate structured projects and free exploration, students have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of art.
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Grade 2–5

Tae Kwon Do - White & Yellow Belts

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by K-3 age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

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Grade 2–5

Ballet

An introduction to ballet vocabulary and technique. Students develop strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. Dancers in our ballet classes are prominently featured in each semester's dance performance.

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Grade 2–5

Chess Team

Manhattan Youth's After-School Chess Team will represent the school at local chess tournaments. We highly recommend registering for both days of practice, allowing your child to develop both their competitive skills and teamwork.

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Grade 2–5

Tae Kwon Do - Green Belts & Up

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by 2-5 age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

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Grade 4–5

Cartooning & Comic Book Art

Inspired by their favorite comic book artists and armed with their imagination, student create characters and story lines, first in single panels, then in comic strips, and finally creating complete comic books at the end of each semester.
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Grade 4–5

Cheer

A co-ed school spirit squad that performs step routines and builds audience involvement at basketball games and other school events.
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Grade 4–5

Photography

Students will hone their skills as photographers as they learn the basics of composition, lighting, exposure, and post production!
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Grade 4–5

Track & Field

Run like the wind in this fun fitness club! Children will learn all the basic elements of a track and field competition, including sprints, middle and long distance running, long jumps, high jumps, shot put and relay races.
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Wednesday Classes

  • DCC Swimming Lessons (Grade K– 5)
  • DCC Splashball (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Baking (Grade K– 2)
  • DCC Ballet (Grade K– 1)
  • DCC Ceramics Animals, Dinosaurs & Creepy Crawlers (Grade K– 1)
  • DCC Mixed Media Art & Sculpture (Grade K– 2)
  • Dinosaur Club (Grade K– 1)
  • Fairy Tale Workshop (Grade K– 1)
  • Fun in Spanish (Grade K– 1)
  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade K– 1)
  • Tball (Grade K– 1)
  • DCC Baking & Cake Decorating (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC Ballet (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Handbuilding and Pottery Wheel (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Intro to Digital Imaging (Grade 2–3)
  • DCC DIY: Inventive Crafting (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC Lights, Camera, Action! (Grade 2–3)
  • DCC Spa Science (Grade 2–3)
  • Baseball (Grade 2–3)
  • Cooking (Grade 2–3)
  • Filmmaking (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Magic Club (Grade 2–3)
  • Tumbling (Grade 2–3)
  • DCC Digital Imaging (Grade 4–5)
  • DCC On Camera Acting (Grade 4–5)
  • DCC Spa Science (Grade 4–5)
  • Glee Club (Grade 4–5)
  • Skateboarding (Grade 4–5)
  • Studio Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Tennis & Table Tennis (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 5

DCC Swimming Lessons

At the beginning of each semester, children are evaluated individually by our full-time aquatic director and certified teaching staff. Groups are assigned by age and ability. Classes are limited to 3-6 students per instructor, depending on the age and ability level of the swimmers. Parents receive progress reports at the end of each semester that outline the skills their children have acquired, as well as areas of potential improvement.

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Grade 2–5

DCC Splashball

Splashball is designed to introduce the sport of water polo to swimmers in K through 5th grades. This class will teach basic skills and understanding of the water polo in a fun, non-competitive format. Although water polo is known for its toughness and endurance, Splashball harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy to learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit. Splashball also provides the team element that supports social development and interactive fun! 
Children may need to complete an evaluation session to register and must be able to swim multiple lengths of the pool and tread water for 3 minutes or more. Flotation support as needed such as noodles and swim belts may also be used in this class.
Sample a new sport! Meet new friends in a safe, fun environment! Build endurance and strength! Learn water polo basics designed by the US Water Polo Association. Splashball is a great add-on to group swim lessons! 
 

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Grade K– 2

DCC Baking

From Cookies, to Cakes to Cupcakes and Crapes; Student work with a professional pastry chef to learn the art of baking.
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Grade K– 1

DCC Ballet

An introduction to ballet vocabulary and technique. Students develop strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. Dancers in our ballet classes are prominently featured in each semester's dance performance.

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Grade K– 1

DCC Ceramics Animals, Dinosaurs & Creepy Crawlers

Working with clay, your child will have fun making a wide variety of creatures and their habitats. Your child will create functional and non-functional ceramic projects. They will develop fine motor skills, and problem solve while learning about different animals, bugs, dinosaurs and other creepy animals.

Click here to register.

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Grade K– 2

DCC Mixed Media Art & Sculpture

The power of paper will come alive in this interactive design fantasy class. Exploring the many different ways of using paper: sculpting, folding, 3D Origami, construction and Paper Mache creating everything from super heroes, animals, creatures, floral design, stage sets, pop up books and more!
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Grade K– 1

Dinosaur Club

Do you have a kindergartner or first grader who is obsessed with dinosaurs? Why fight it? Here's a place for learning about the prehistoric creatures, drawing them, talking about them, and, perhaps, roaring like a T-Rex.

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Grade K– 1

Fairy Tale Workshop

Children study their cherished bedtime stories, from Hans Christian Andersen to the Brothers Grimm, learning the foundations of storytelling and magical imagery, to invent their own enchanting tales.

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Grade K– 1

Fun in Spanish

Hola, come join Iris to learn about Spanish language, music and culture in a fun and age appropriate classroom setting.
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Grade K– 1

Group Piano

We offer an introduction to the piano keyboard in a group lesson setting. All levels are welcome. These classes are an excellent introduction to rhythm, melody and music theory.
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Grade K– 1

Hip Hop

A high-energy class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers. All students participate in a Manhattan Youth dance performance at the end of each semester

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Grade K– 1

Tball

A great introduction to the sport of baseball for young athletes!
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Grade 3–5

DCC Baking & Cake Decorating

Student work with a professional pastry chef to learn the art of cake decorating. Students will partake in measuring and mixing the wonderful ingredients that make delicious cakes, cookies and other pastries rise. And also learn how to make them look appetizing and artful.
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Grade 2–5

DCC Ballet

An introduction to ballet vocabulary and technique. Students develop strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. Dancers in our ballet classes are prominently featured in each semester's dance performance.

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Grade 2–5

DCC Handbuilding and Pottery Wheel

This class covers both handbuilding and working on the pottery wheel. The 2nd graders get an introduction to the wheel, while the 3rd-5th graders have a chance to develop their skills for a more comprehensive experience. Students will learn basic handbuilding skills of ceramic construction like pinch pots, coils and slabs through creative projects that range from functional cups and bowls to more advanced sculptural works like clocks and teapots.

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Grade 2–3

DCC Intro to Digital Imaging

Your child will learn to build interactive animations which rely on code that detects, sends and responds to signals between different elements of each scene. Using various editing software and coding languages such as Adobe Photoshop, Processing, Resolume and Jitter. Your child will discover the wonders of image editing techniques that dive into graphic design and live video processing.
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Grade 2–5

DCC DIY: Inventive Crafting

Making art outside the box! An interdisciplinary art class taught by a professional artist. Your child will come home with completed works of art designed and created by them. We will work both flat and three dimensionally. Projects range from soft sculptures made from fabric, cityscapes made from found materials to paper-Mache animals and figurative wire drawings. DIY: Grades 3rd- 5th will work in a more self-directed manner, building their own projects advancing their technical and creative skills with instruction and guidance from the teacher.
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Grade 2–3

DCC Lights, Camera, Action!

Calling all directors, screen play writers, actors and videographers! Join us as we write, direct, and shoot original short films.
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Grade 2–3

DCC Spa Science

Discover the chemistry involved in making things that you would experience in a spa! Soaps, body scrubs, cosmetics, nail polish and color, bath oils, lipstick, perfumes and more! Students will make their own line of products that are safe to use at home!
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Grade 2–3

Baseball

Students learn baseball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

×
Grade 2–3

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!

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Grade 2–3

Filmmaking

In this hands-on class, young filmmakers will conceptualize stories and bring them to life. Students will learn how to handle and use camera equipment, basic short composition, direction, collaboration and basic editing skills in order to turn their story ideas into short films.
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Grade 2–5

Homework Help

We offer a formal Homework Club, as a class choice for students who need extra help focusing on their assignments. 

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Grade 2–3

Magic Club

Learn the secrets of magic, sleight of hand and tricks of all kinds!
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Grade 2–3

Tumbling

This energetic class builds strength, flexibility and fitness. Students develop acrobatic skills while having fun!!
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Grade 4–5

DCC Digital Imaging

Using various editing software and coding languages such as Adobe Photoshop, Processing Resolume, and Jitter, your child will discover image editing techniques that can range from graphic game design to live video processing. Projects range from splicing images of animals together, completely removing an object or person from a photo or using live input to distort and alter images.
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Grade 4–5

DCC On Camera Acting

Working on age-appropriate scenes for film and TV, student actors transition from performing on stage to acting within a camera frame. Each week, the actors get to see their own work played back and critiqued.
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Grade 4–5

DCC Spa Science

Discover the chemistry involved in making things that you would experience in a spa! Soaps, body scrubs, cosmetics, nail polish and color, bath oils, lipstick, perfumes and more! Students will make their own line of products that are safe to use at home!
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Grade 4–5

Glee Club

Drawing from a variety of songs from classic jazz standards to pop tunes, we will teach students vocal production, singing and choreography. Classes introduce and develop rhythm, music theory, ear training and harmony.
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Grade 4–5

Skateboarding

We have teamed up with a professional skateboarder who will be teaching skateboarding from the perspective that it is a multifaceted activity and has several specialized disciplines such as Street, Transition, Sliding, Slalom, Freestyle, Cruising, Downhill, Push and Distance Skating. This club offers a 3-part curriculum of skateboarding beginning with a variety of comprehensive lessons for beginners, intermediate riders and advanced. Safety is a priority, therefore students must always wear a helmet, wrist and elbow guards as well as knee pads in order to participate.
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Grade 4–5

Studio Art

Our multidisciplinary art classes offer students a chance to explore different media from drawing and painting to collage and sculpture. Projects are selected to provide inspiration for free expression and to develop specific skills.Exploring drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and other methods through age-appropriate structured projects and free exploration, students have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of art.
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Grade 4–5

Tennis & Table Tennis

Students will become familiar with the tennis court and improve hand-eye coordination and agility. Instructors zero in on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis and table tennis.
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Thursday Classes

  • Art, Music & Movement (Grade K– 1)
  • Cooking (Grade K– 1)
  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Outer Space Explorers (Grade K– 1)
  • Puppet Theater Workshop (Grade K– 1)
  • Yoga (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Cheer (Grade 2–3)
  • Chess (Grade 2–3)
  • Flag Football (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Improv Theater (Grade 2–3)
  • Jewelry Making (Grade 2–3)
  • Create-a-Game Lab (Grade 4–5)
  • Flag Football (Grade 4–5)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 4–5)
  • LEGO Robotics (Grade 4–5)
  • Publish It! Magazine Club (Grade 4–5)
  • Jazz & Show Dance (Grade 2–5)
Grade K– 1

Art, Music & Movement

Develop cooperation and emotional intelligence in this fun class with PS 276's own Elizabeth Day. Students will sing, dance, and put their creativity in action.
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Grade K– 1

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!

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Grade K– 1

Group Piano

We offer an introduction to the piano keyboard in a group lesson setting. All levels are welcome. These classes are an excellent introduction to rhythm, melody and music theory.
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Grade K– 1

Outer Space Explorers

Join the Story Pirates on an exciting adventure into your imagination! This class is the ultimate melding of science and fiction. Students learn about stars, planets and galaxies, and imagine what kind of intelligent life might be out there in the universe. From there, they create an entire culture for their alien worlds, including stories, music, & mythology.
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Grade K– 1

Puppet Theater Workshop

A veteran puppeteer, actor, circus performer and maskmaker, introduces students to many styles and techniques of creating, building and manipulating puppets. Each semester will culminate in a spectacular presentation.
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Grade K– 1

Yoga

This workshop, led by instructors from Asana Alphabet Yoga, teaches safe and developmentally sound yoga poses, breathwork, meditation and relaxation. Students build strength and flexibility, increase concentration and attention spans, and relieve tension and anxiety.
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Grade K– 1

Chess

Never mind that chess is a great exercise for the mind that increases math and literacy abilities. Chess is a great game, and kids love it! We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced chess classes, as well as an annual tournament for students in our Manhattan Youth programs.

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Grade 2–3

Cheer

A co-ed school spirit squad that performs step routines and builds audience involvement at basketball games and other school events.
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Grade 2–3

Chess

A fun way for your child to engage his or her mind while learning a timeless strategy game. All levels are welcome.
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Grade 2–3

Flag Football

Students develop skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage.

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Grade 2–5

Homework Help

We offer a formal Homework Club, as a class choice for students who need extra help focusing on their assignments. 

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Grade 2–3

Improv Theater

Using games, quirky characters and ideas from the audience, students will learn the technique of building "short form" scenes on the spot.
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Grade 2–3

Jewelry Making

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.
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Grade 4–5

Create-a-Game Lab

What's more fun than playing by someone else's rules? Making up your own, of course! The Create-a-Game Lab offers children a place to develop, build and play their own board games, puzzles, riddles, and even physical challenges!

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Grade 4–5

Flag Football

Students develop skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage.

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Grade 4–5

Hip Hop

A high-energy, intense class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping to today's pop stars as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers. All students participate in a Manhattan Youth dance performance at the end of each semester

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Grade 4–5

LEGO Robotics

Teams of students will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS software to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course, getting familiar with the technology used at citywide competitions. The FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. To learn more about the LEGO robotics program, please visit www.usfirst.org.

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Grade 4–5

Publish It! Magazine Club

Students creatively explore multiple aspects of writing, publication design, and visual arts related to the world of magazine journalism. Kids will fast be creating their own magazine articles and projects!

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Grade 2–5

Jazz & Show Dance

This challenging class explores a range of styles from around the world, ranging from contemporary to classical, and emphasizing jazz funk and Broadway. Students will learn dance combinations while improving individual and group skills. The class culminates with participation in two fully-staged dance performances by Manhattan Youth's entire dance ensemble.

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Friday Classes

  • Jewelry Making (Grade K– 1)
  • Ballet (Grade K– 1)
  • LEGO Projects & Construction (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports & Games (Grade K– 1)
  • Superhero Club (Grade K– 1)
  • Cool Crafts! (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 2–3)
  • Cool Crafts! (Grade 2–3)
  • Volleyball (Grade 3–5)
  • Mad Scientist (Grade 2–3)
  • Champions of the Pen (Grade 2–5)
  • Tennis & Table Tennis (Grade 2–3)
  • Filmmaking (Grade 2–3)
  • Odyssey of the Mind (Grade 4–5)
  • DIY: Design & Craft (Grade 4–5)
  • Volleyball (Grade 3–5)
  • Soccer (Grade 4–5)
  • Filmmaking (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Jewelry Making

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.
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Grade K– 1

Ballet

An introduction to ballet vocabulary and technique. Students develop strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. Dancers in our ballet classes are prominently featured in each semester's dance performance.

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Grade K– 1

LEGO Projects & Construction

Kids will receive daily challenges of structures to build with Legos. There will also be time for students to explore on their own and in small groups, building creations of their own invention.

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Grade K– 1

Sports & Games

Most children entering kindergarten are not ready for full-on team sports. We use active games to introduce young children to fundamental sport skills, and get their bodies moving by running, jumping, throwing, and catching.
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Grade K– 1

Superhero Club

Students invent their own superheroes: complete with unique superpowers, original alter egos, handmade capes and costumes, cartoons, skits, stories and more! The class explores a variety of stories and comics, while learning about all kinds of superheroes to figure out what it takes to become one.

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Grade K– 1

Cool Crafts!

This creative hands-on class has students working on a new and very cool craft project every week with their favorite after-school staff members!
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Grade 2–3

Hip Hop

A high-energy, intense class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping to today's pop stars as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers. All students participate in a Manhattan Youth dance performance at the end of each semester

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Grade 2–3

Cool Crafts!

This creative hands-on class has students working on a new and very cool craft project every week with their favorite after-school staff members!
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Grade 3–5

Volleyball

A fun, active, instructional session for both beginner-level and advanced players who are interested in developing their volleyball skills.Students will learn the basic skills of bumping and serving, and the rules of the game.
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Grade 2–3

Mad Scientist

Students conduct amazing experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash and boom!
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Grade 2–5

Champions of the Pen

Penmanship is not a lost art form! The pen is mightier than the sword and how one wields it is uniquely yours. This club will build upon existing handwriting, whether it's getting better at printing for legibility and stamina, moving from print to cursive, OR exploring calligraphy, new fonts and lettering that stands out on a party invite, this club is for you and will be fun too!
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Grade 2–3

Tennis & Table Tennis

Students will become familiar with the tennis court and improve hand-eye coordination and agility. Instructors zero in on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis and table tennis.
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Grade 2–3

Filmmaking

In this hands-on class, young filmmakers will conceptualize stories and bring them to life. Students will learn how to handle and use camera equipment, basic short composition, direction, collaboration and basic editing skills in order to turn their story ideas into short films.
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Grade 4–5

Odyssey of the Mind

Students' creativity, knowledge and ideas come to life in our version of this internationally known creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, team-building atmosphere. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math topics and learning are combined with history and art as well as students gain a real-world problem-solving edge!
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Grade 4–5

DIY: Design & Craft

Children let their imaginations run free as they explore and experiment using clay, paint, found objects and other unusual materials to create their own masterpiece. This open ended class provides different stations with various art materials to help bring your child's vision to life!
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Grade 3–5

Volleyball

A fun, active, instructional session for both beginner-level and advanced players who are interested in developing their volleyball skills.Students will learn the basic skills of bumping and serving, and the rules of the game.
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Grade 4–5

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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Grade 4–5

Filmmaking

In this hands-on class, young filmmakers will conceptualize stories and bring them to life. Students will learn how to handle and use camera equipment, basic short composition, direction, collaboration and basic editing skills in order to turn their story ideas into short films.

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