2018 Fall Enrichment registration will be online from September 29th, 2018 and will close on October 21st . You must register for both classes if you want your child to attend both the 10am & 11am classes. Space is limited for this program, and registration is ‘first come, first serve’. Email confirmation of registration from the SI Play site is not a confirmation of the classes your child is registered for. A separate email will be sent from SI Play at least 3 days prior to the
start of the program with confirmation of class assignments.
HOW TO REGISTER: Log onto www.ballstonarearec.org and go to our 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 receive program updates. If you have not previously registered online for a BARC program, you will need to create an account and register.
Who: Students grades K-5 who reside in the Towns of Milton, Malta, or Ballston, or the Village of Ballston Spa.
When and Where:
Time: 10am-12pm (Two 1 hr classes each day. You must register for both classes if you want your child to attend both.)
Dates: 11/3/18 – 12/15/18. (No class 11/17/18 or 11/24/18)
Where: Wood Road Elementary
COST: $10 per class. *You must register for each class separately. (Scholarships are available.)
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: Grades K-2, 11am: Grades 3-5) 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 Tae Kwon Do in Clifton Park.
Gymnastics: (10 am: Grades 3-5, 11am: Grades K-2) 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.
Break Dancing: (10 am: Grades K-2, 11am: Grades 3-5) 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 from 518Break 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.
Yoga for Kids: (10 am: Grades K-2, 11am: Grades 3-5) Children will improve strength, flexibility, and coordination as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, yoga games, breathing, and basic anatomy.
Paint, Draw & Craft: (10am: 3-5 11am: Grades K-2) 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.
Bokwa: (10am: Grades 3-5, 11am: Grades K-2) Bokwa is an innovative exercise class inspired by South African dance. It’s easy to follow and uses letters and numbers to help class members identify the particular dance moves. Amanda Bywater (Lead Instructor) is the owner of Musical Endeavors LLC; and a Musician, Educator, AFFA Certified Group Ex & Bokwa Fitness Instructor, Saratoga Regional YMCA.
Crafty Readers: (10 am: Grades 3-5, 11am Grades K-2) Participants will read a story together and discuss the central themes. We will also “get crafty” with a related project for each story.