P.S. 276 After-School

Structure & Variety: The After-School Schedule

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.

Club 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. Each day, your child is dismissed directly to our staff.  After a healthy snack, students will attend their main club session from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.  After main clubs, they will go to their enrolled Late Club or attend Choice Time activities, described below.  

Before and After Class - Students choose from a list of structured and open play activities, set up by our team leaders. These activities include: study hall, gym sports, yard play, indoor games, arts & crafts, music and more. This activity is built into your child’s daily schedule as a structured free play before and after their selected club for the day.

Monday 3:00pm

  • Martial Arts (Grade K– 1)
  • Cool Crafts! (Grade K– 1)
  • Art, Music & Movement (Grade K– 1)
  • Tumbling (Grade K– 1)
  • Creative Drama (Grade K– 1)
  • Next Level LEGOs (Grade 2–3)
  • Basketball (Grade 2–3)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Cooking (Grade 2–3)
  • Girls Only STEM (Grade 2–3)
  • Basketball (Grade 4–5)
  • Chess (Grade 4–5)
  • Portfolio Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Parkour (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Martial Arts

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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

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.
×
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

Creative Drama

An introduction to the theater. Children develop their talents through role playing, theater games, songs and storytelling.
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Grade 2–3

Next Level LEGOs

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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.
×
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!

×
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 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

Portfolio Art

Throughout the year, students will develop a diverse body of work, including drawings, painting, print making, and collage.
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Grade 4–5

Parkour

Parkour has quickly become one of the world's fastest-growing and most highly efficient training methods for mind, body and spirit. Using the natural environment as a play space, practitioners (called traceurs) test their limits by running, climbing, jumping, vaulting and rolling over obstacles, as a means of adapting to and then overcoming the mental, physical and even emotional challenges that arise from the physical barriers themselves. 
 

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Monday 3:30

  • DCC Claymation (Grade K– 2)
  • DCC Appetite for Adventure! (Grade K– 2)
  • DCC Coding & Game Design (Grade 2–3)
  • DCC Spa Science (Grade 2–3)
Grade K– 2

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– 2

DCC Appetite for Adventure!

A taste of travel for the brave hearted, students will engage the five senses as the classroom hops the globe for a delicious destination! By exploring flavors and styles of multiple cuisines, the travelers will learn about the many aspects that go into everyday foods.

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Grade 2–3

DCC Coding & Game Design

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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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Monday 3:50pm

  • After-School Swim Lessons (Grade K– 5)
Grade K– 5

After-School Swim Lessons

We are proud to offer Youth Swim Lessons as a choice in our After-School Programs. Children receive the same instruction and swim experience as our Youth swim lessons.  Your child will be picked up directly from their classroom at school dismissal, have a snack, and be transported to the Downtown Community Center for childcare activities provided by our After-school staff.

To find out more on our After-School programs, please click here.

Please note that swim offerings and schedules vary by school. 

 

If you attend a school that is not in our network, you may sign your student up for drop-off After School at the Downtown Community Center.

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Monday 4:15pm

  • Martial Arts (Grade K– 1)
Grade K– 1

Martial Arts

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Monday 4:40pm

  • DCC Stop Motion (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC Pottery Wheel (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC Hand Tarts & Mini Pies (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC Coding & Design (Grade 4–5)
Grade 3–5

DCC Stop Motion

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 3–5

DCC Pottery Wheel

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Grade 3–5

DCC Hand Tarts & Mini Pies

With a hard shell and a tender surprise, these hand pies are a pocketful of joy! Students will learn the basics of dough shaping as well as how to make all the sweet and savory fillings placed inside.

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Grade 4–5

DCC Coding & Design

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Tuesday 3:00pm

  • Soccer (Grade K– 1)
  • Ballet (Grade K– 1)
  • Cooking (Grade K– 1)
  • Bookmaking, Origami, & Paper Arts (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Creative Drama (Grade K– 1)
  • Cheer (Grade 2–3)
  • Creative Writing (Grade 2–3)
  • Soccer (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Improv/Theater (Grade 4–5)
  • Photography (Grade 4–5)
  • Track & Field (Grade 4–5)
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

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

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 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

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

Creative Drama

An introduction to the theater. Children develop their talents through role playing, theater games, songs and storytelling.
×
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

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 2–3

Soccer

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

×
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.
×
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.
×
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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Tuesday 4:15pm

  • Music & Movement (Grade K– 1)
Grade K– 1

Music & Movement

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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Wednesday 3:00pm

  • T-Ball (Grade K– 1)
  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Puppet Theater Workshop (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade K– 1)
  • Superhero Club (Grade K– 1)
  • Baseball (Grade 2–3)
  • Jewelry Making/DIY (Grade 2–3)
  • Musical Theater (Grade 2–3)
  • Cooking (Grade 4–5)
  • Skateboarding (Grade 4–5)
  • Studio Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Tennis & Table Tennis (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

T-Ball

Students learn basics skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game. 

×
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.
×
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

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

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 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

Jewelry Making/DIY

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.
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Grade 2–3

Musical Theater

Broadway performers help students develop singing, dancing and acting skills. Students work as a cast throughout the semester on scenes and musical production numbers. At the end of each semester, the class will perform on stage for family and friends!
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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

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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Wednesday 3:30pm

  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 2)
  • DCC Hand Tarts & Mini Pies (Grade K– 2)
  • DCC Pop Art and Pinterest Crafts (Grade K– 2)
  • DCC Ceramics (Grade K– 5)
  • DCC MY Runway Project (Grade 2–3)
  • Girls Only Coding (Grade 2–5)
Grade K– 2

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– 2

DCC Hand Tarts & Mini Pies

With a hard shell and a tender surprise, these hand pies are a pocketful of joy! Students will learn the basics of dough shaping as well as how to make all the sweet and savory fillings placed inside.

×
Grade K– 2

DCC Pop Art and Pinterest Crafts

Inspired by the vibrancy of pop art and armed with vast creativity found on Pinterest, students in this class will work on new and exciting arts & crafts projects each week. Projects are selected to provide inspiration for free artistic expression and most of all FUN.

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Grade K– 5

DCC Ceramics

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 2–3

DCC MY Runway Project

Students will sketch fashion figures, design fabrics, and create full lines of clothing, producing their own style books. Students will work toward an end of semester Fashion show featuring the design pieces they've worked on.
×
Grade 2–5

Girls Only Coding

This hands on-club offers girls the opportunity to explore Video Game Design and Computer Generated Imaging in a project-based environment that both celebrates their gender and boosts their confidence in technology. All Girls Coding aims to get girls programming and creating interactive art, media and narratives while imparting valuable skills in computational thinking and mathematics.
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Wednesday 3:50pm

  • After-School Swim Lessons (Grade K– 5)
Grade K– 5

After-School Swim Lessons

We are proud to offer Youth Swim Lessons as a choice in our After-School Programs. Children receive the same instruction and swim experience as our Youth swim lessons.  Your child will be picked up directly from their classroom at school dismissal, have a snack, and be transported to the Downtown Community Center for childcare activities provided by our After-school staff.

To find out more on our After-School programs, please click here.

Please note that swim offerings and schedules vary by school. 

 

If you attend a school that is not in our network, you may sign your student up for drop-off After School at the Downtown Community Center.

×

Wednesday 4:15pm

  • Studio Art (Grade K– 1)
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.
×

Wednesday 4:40pm

  • DCC Engineering with 3D Printing (Grade 2–5)
  • DCC MY Food Architects! (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC Pottery Wheel (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC MY Etsy Workshop/DIY (Grade 3–5)
  • DCC MY Runway Project (Grade 4–5)
Grade 2–5

DCC Engineering with 3D Printing

Once thought of as a magic solution of the future, 3D printing is now a booming industry that yields serious benefits for the world. This course introduces students to basic engineering theories and principles by using 3D printing. It introduces design and fabrication processes to build hands on artifacts that demonstrate complex engineering topics in everyday life.

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Grade 3–5

DCC MY Food Architects!

Inspired by Carl Warner, Christine McConnell, and lovers of Legos, students will plan and build edible structures of all shapes and sizes. By utilizing fresh produce, mixing special spreads, and baking sweet and savory crackers they can create a crunchy cabin, a flaky farmhouse, or a sweet skyscraper!

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Grade 3–5

DCC Pottery Wheel

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Grade 3–5

DCC MY Etsy Workshop/DIY

Do you have a budding artist or entrepreneur on your hands? My Etsy Workshop is the perfect opportunity for your little one to bring their creative ideas to life while launching their own small business! In this class, students will design and create a product, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day Pop-Up Shop at the end of each semester. Throughout the year, students will also learn core life skills including problem solving, leadership and financial literacy while, gaining confidence and further exploring their artistic creativity.

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Grade 4–5

DCC MY Runway Project

Students will sketch fashion figures, design fabrics, and create full lines of clothing, producing their own style books. Students will work toward an end of semester Fashion show featuring the design pieces they've worked on.
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Thursday 3:00pm

  • Dinosaur Club (Grade K– 1)
  • Art, Music & Movement (Grade K– 1)
  • Yoga (Grade K– 1)
  • LEGO Club (Grade K– 1)
  • Fun with Spanish (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade 2–3)
  • Flag Football (Grade 2–3)
  • Improv/Theater (Grade 2–3)
  • Studio Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Dungeons & Dragons (Grade 2–5)
  • Dungeons and Dragons (Beginner) (Grade 2–5)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Create-a-Game Lab (Grade 4–5)
  • Flag Football (Grade 4–5)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 4–5)
  • Coding and Creative STEM (Grade 4–5)
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

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.
×
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

LEGO Club

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Grade K– 1

Fun with Spanish

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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 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.
×
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.

×
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.
×
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.
×
Grade 2–5

Dungeons & Dragons

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to play the world's greatest role playing game: Dungeons and Dragons.

Students will start by creating their own adventurer, with their own unique backstory, goals, and motivations. The players will then work together while they explore the vast worlds of D&D. 

Students might explore a dark dungeon, ruined city, a long forgotten temple deep within a dense jungle, or protect a village from the dangers that lurk beyond it. Students will solve puzzles, and work with other players while developing important social and emotional skills such as: empathy, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership and more. All while battling fantastic monsters, and discovering mystical magical items and other treasure. 

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Grade 2–5

Dungeons and Dragons (Beginner)

In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to play the world's greatest role playing game: Dungeons and Dragons.

Students will start by creating their own adventurer, with their own unique backstory, goals, and motivations. The players will then work together while they explore the vast worlds of D&D. 

Students might explore a dark dungeon, ruined city, a long forgotten temple deep within a dense jungle, or protect a village from the dangers that lurk beyond it. Students will solve puzzles, and work with other players while developing important social and emotional skills such as: empathy, problem-solving, teamwork, leadership and more. All while battling fantastic monsters, and discovering mystical magical items and other treasure. 

×
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. 

×
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.

×
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

Coding and Creative STEM

Coding is learning to communicate with computers and requires reflection on what motion is, how we describe colors, and how we organize and share things like space and time. Learning to create 3D objects on computer is part of it too. STEM means learning how things work and can include taking things apart and learning how to make new things. 

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Thursday 4:15pm

  • Jazz & Show Dance (Grade 2–5)
  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Dungeons and Dragons (Advanced) (Grade 2–5)
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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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 2–5

Dungeons and Dragons (Advanced)

Together, the Dungeon Master (or DM) and players create an exciting story where their bold adventurers confront deadly perils. Even if the group doesn’t complete the adventure successfully, the good time and memories make everyone a winner!

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Friday 3:00pm

  • Sports & Games (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Fairy Tale Club (Grade K– 1)
  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Jewelry Making/DIY (Grade K– 1)
  • Cool Crafts! (Grade 2–3)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 2–3)
  • Mad Scientist (Grade 2–3)
  • Parkour (Grade 2–3)
  • Volleyball (Grade 3–5)
  • Soccer (Grade 4–5)
  • Filmmaking (Grade 4–5)
  • DCC MY Etsy Workshop/DIY (Grade 4–5)
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

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.

×
Grade K– 1

Fairy Tale Club

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.

×
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.
×
Grade K– 1

Jewelry Making/DIY

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.
×
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!
×
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

×
Grade 2–3

Mad Scientist

Students conduct amazing experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash and boom!
×
Grade 2–3

Parkour

Parkour has quickly become one of the world's fastest-growing and most highly efficient training methods for mind, body and spirit. Using the natural environment as a play space, practitioners (called traceurs) test their limits by running, climbing, jumping, vaulting and rolling over obstacles, as a means of adapting to and then overcoming the mental, physical and even emotional challenges that arise from the physical barriers themselves. 
 

×
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.
×
Grade 4–5

Soccer

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

×
Grade 4–5

DCC MY Etsy Workshop/DIY

Do you have a budding artist or entrepreneur on your hands? My Etsy Workshop is the perfect opportunity for your little one to bring their creative ideas to life while launching their own small business! In this class, students will design and create a product, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day Pop-Up Shop at the end of each semester. Throughout the year, students will also learn core life skills including problem solving, leadership and financial literacy while, gaining confidence and further exploring their artistic creativity.

×

Friday 4:15pm

  • Cool Crafts! (Grade K– 1)
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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