Enrichment

Enrichment Program Coordinator: Ryan Cummings

rcummings@ballstonarearec.org

Description:

The Enrichment program has three sessions- Fall, Winter, and Summer. The fall & winter sessions are Saturday classes that are held from 10a- 12 noon for 5 weeks . In the summer, classes are held Monday through Friday from 10a- 12p noon for 3 weeks. Yoga, Bokwa, gymnastics, dance, theater, arts & crafts, tae kwon do,  and cooking are some examples of the classes that are offered. Each class is one hour long and students may choose two classes each day. The offerings change with each session. The fee for this program is $10 per class for the Saturday programs and $15 per class for the Summer session.

Registration Info:

Registration for Fall Enrichment starts at the end of September and classes begin in early November. Registration for Winter Enrichment starts at the end of December and classes begin in late January/early February. Summer registration goes online mid to late April and classes begin in early July.

Fall Enrichment 2019

Who: Students ENTERING grades K-5 who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa.

When and Where:

  • Days: Saturday
  • Time: 10am-12pm (Two 1 hour classes each day)
  • Dates: 11/2/19-12/14/19. (No class 11/9 or 11/30/19)        
  • Where: Wood Road Elementary

Cost: $10 per student. (Scholarships are available)

HOW TO REGISTER: Log onto www.ballstonarearec.org and go to BARC’s online registration by clicking “Register/Log In”. If you have already created an online account, you will be able to access the information from your last registration. If any of your personal information has changed, please update it to ensure that you received program updates. If you have not previously registered online for a BARC program, you will need to create an account and register.

Online registration will open September 20th, 2019 and will close on October 14th, 2019. Space is limited for this program, and registration is ‘first come, first serve’. Email confirmation of registration from the Sports Signup site is not a confirmation of the classes your child is registered for. A separate email will be sent with your child’s class assignment a week prior to the start of the program.

If you need help registering or a scholarship, please email Nora Osuchowski at ballstonarearec@gmail.com.

Fall Enrichment Class Descriptions

Fall Enrichment is a low cost recreation program from 10a-12p on Saturdays. Each class is for one hour which gives students the option to sign up for two classes each day. You must register your child for both classes (10am & 11am) if you would like him/her to participate in both classes. The classes this fall are as follows:

Tae Kwon Do: (10 am & 11am: Grades K-5) The Torres Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts program will help your child improve many character development traits. You will see an improvement in fitness, focus, self control and self esteem. We strive to incorporate the tenants of Tae Kwon Do which includes Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit in every class, all while having fun! Master Torres (Lead Instructor) is the owner of Torres Ultimate Fitness in Malta and an experienced teacher of over 20 years.

Gymnastics: (10 am: Grades K-2, 11am: Grades 3-5) Children will learn fundamental gymnastic movements and skills in a fun, energetic, and safe environment. From forward rolls to handstands, each student will progress at their own pace to the best of their abilities. No gymnastics experience is necessary. Alex James, Lead Instructor and staff of 518 Break is a trained gymnast and returning BARC instructor.

Break Dancing: (10 am: Grades 3-5, 11am: Grades K-2) A popular style of dance that emerged from hip-hop culture, B-boying (Breakdancing) is a technical style of street dance that is set to long periods of musical ‘breaks.’ In this program, staff will focus on easy combinations and break dancing moves that are safe and fun! This program will build on basic hip hop fundamentals of dance and will help you improve your rhythm and flow. It’s appropriate for all levels, and no experience is necessary. Basheer Hashimi, Lead Instructor is currently a student at SCCC working towards an associates in Biology. He has been break dancing for seven years now which has taught him many things both internally and externally, such as how to increase self- confidence, and that through hard work and dedication anything is possible and achievable.

Sports & Recreation: (10 am: Grades 3-5, 11am: Grades K-2) Our sports and recreation class will focus on learning the fundamentals of various sports. Our primary sports this fall are: soccer, basketball, handball, and a family kickball game to complete the fall season. Alex Chandler, Lead Instructor is a certified teacher in New York State who admires and loves all sports.

Paint, Draw & Craft: (10am: K-2 11am: Grades 3-5) This class will use a wide range of media to make projects including collage, clay, and wax-resist painting, and will spend the final week working with acrylic paint on canvas to create a portrait of your child’s favorite toy. The older age group will also spend time creating cartoon characters and drawing comics. Jennifer Maher Coleman (Lead Instructor) is a fine artist specializing in portraits by commission of children’s beloved toys (and any and all favorite things… pets, houses, etc.)  She has previously run toy portrait painting workshops for children of all ages at Saratoga Arts Fest and at various area galleries and art centers.  www.yourtoyportrait.com 

Legos: (10am: K-2, 11am: Grades 3-5) Students will learn about aspects of LEGO building. They will work cooperatively & independently to build and present creations. They will also have FUN together through LEGO games and activities. Jessica Miller (Lead Instructor) is a returning BARC staff. She has extensive experience working with kids in group settings, leading a variety of events & programs. She was also a teacher’s aide at Saratoga High School, and a classroom instructor at a local day program for individuals with disabilities.

Speaking French: (10 am: Grades 3-5, 11am Grades K-2) In this class students will learn conversational French focusing on practical everyday use of the language. We will be playing Simon Says, SWAT, Scrabble, and other games to enhance language skills and memory. Andrea Paredes, Lead Instructor is a recent SUNY New Paltz graduate and long time lover of exploring new places and cultures- exploring 15 countries and 12 states in the past three years. She currently works as the Student Engagement & Diversity Specialist at SUNY Adirondack.

Fall Enrichment Reg 2019