ADS' Arts & Movement Enrichment Classes are NOW OPEN for enrollment! All you need to know about these classes can be found on the first page of the Arts & Movement Enrollment Form Fall 2017.
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Want to secure a spot for your child? First come, first served - Early Owl enrollment is the way to go. Not ready to commit to the Early Owl classes ($12) quite yet? Whatever great classes that aren't filled will be available during our Regular Enrollment for just $3/more a day($15)*.
Arts & Movement Enrichment Instructions:
Early Owl Enrollment
*Financial aid is available. Please see Arts & Movement Enrollment Form Fall 2017 for more details. Enrollment form includes a financial aid application.
Students explore themes like world cultures, community service, and creative problem-solving as they explore artists who changed the world and develop their own STEAM skills through design, building, and working with a variety of art techniques and tools.
Capoeira is an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music that is known for its uniquely playful energetic appearance. It is a great way for children to build confidence, stay physically active and develop respect for each other in a fun and safe environment. One hour classes will include: Warm-up and stretching exercises, Capoeira movements, Acrobatics, Music and Portuguese Phrases.
RESTRICTED: Grades 3-8 Only
Austin Children's Choir develops fresh voices, fosters a life-long love of music, encourages children to follow their passions and motivates them to set and achieve their goals. The result is a group of exceptional young people who come together to delight audiences with a musical repertoire drawing from various time periods and worldwide destinations.
Get ready to move with Go Dance! Ballroom and Social Dancing develops skills for youth to become healthy, happy, and successful adults on and off the dance floor. Through dance, children and teens learn: social skills, communication, physical coordination, cooperation, personal responsibility, not to mention it's a blast! Throughout the semester, students will work with a highly trained Go Dance instructor to learn the basics of various social dance genres from Latin Dances, Two-Step, Ballroom and Swing!
RESTRICTED: Grades 4-8 Only
Students explore themes like empathy, leadership, and problem-solving as they work from concept to screen to bring their imaginations to life. Projects often include original movies, music videos, animations or other digital media creations.
If you have a curious kid with an adventurous spirit who lives to make stuff, this is the enrichment class you’ve been looking for. In each class we will introduce a theme (‘Shelter’, ‘Toys and Games’, ‘Energy’) and learn skills, and work on projects which relate to the theme.
RESTRICTED: Grades K-2 & 3-5 Only
Soccer Shots has been positively impacting children in the Austin and San Antonio areas for almost ten years. We have strong partnerships with over 150 preschools and daycares throughout Central Texas. We also maintain partnerships with the City of Austin, the City of Lakeway, the City of Round Rock, and many other communities, HOA’s and school districts. We have been voted Best of Austin: Best Kids’ Sports & Rec Program in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and we were recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. Soccer Shots has a strong brand awareness and a full understanding of running a remarkable enrichment program.
Soccer Shots - The Children's Soccer Experience - is a high energy, developmentally appropriate and FUN introduction to the world’s greatest game with a focus on skill, confidence and character building over competition. A leader in youth soccer development, our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and officially aligned with Texas Early Learning Standards. The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is simple and clear – we aim to positively impact children’s lives.
Materials Needed: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes (tennis shoes work fine), access to water (personal water bottle).
Students explore themes like friendship, emotional management, and personal similarities and differences through storybooks, dramatic games, acting, costumes, puppetry and prop-making.
Groundwork Music Project will providing ukulele lessons at Austin Discovery school that broaden a child’s musical skill set across a wide spectrum of singing and playing. Ukulele is a great instrument for learning to play melodies, strum chords, develop singing skills and more. This is a great program for students who are looking toward the ukulele choir in older grades, and for those who want to broaden their skills in general. Arrangements are created so that students can play a variety of parts suited to their skill level. Singer/song writer and composer, Neal Kassanoff, provides much of the content used in the program, and students have opportunities to perform in high profile events(alongside professional musicians) throughout the year. Mr. Kassanoff has written music for film soundtracks, and for artists like Guy Forsyth and Carolyn Wonderland, as well as co-writes with Ben Kweller.
Materials Needed: Ukulele. If you need one, you can get one through Groundwork on the first day. Ukuleles are available for $42 plus tax. This cost is not included in the cost of the class.
3 GLOBAL STEAM CLASSES:
STEAM CLASSES are taught in a GLOBAL Classroom with a Partner School in a developing country. Students will share in video messages with their global partner school each week. Class curriculum and materials being provided by Level Up Village. These classes are done by SPECIFIC AGE GROUP.
MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 20 STUDENTS FOR EACH OF THE CLASSES BELOW TO MAKE.
**PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP FOR BOTH 8 WEEK SESSIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE STEAM CLASSES. A STUDENT MAY NOT REGISTER FOR JUST THE 1ST 8 WEEK SESSION OR THE 2ND 8 WEEK SESSION. IT IS REQUIRED TO DO BOTH SESSIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE CLASSES.
RESTRICTED: Grades K-2 Only
An innovative exploration of engineering for our youngest students through the lens of folk tales, stories and myths from different cultures while exploring how they can "rescue" their storybook heroes by building spaghetti towers (using materials such as noodles and marshmallows), boats, BrushBots and more!
RESTRICTED: Grades 3-5 Only
1st 8 weeks: Video Game Design: Don't just play the game, MAKE the game! In this course, students will create games and even remix what others have done! By learning "Scratch" (designed by the brilliant folks at MIT) they’ll get to impress parents and friends with their cool creations. They’ll co-design a video game with their Global Partner and also learn about each other’s culture through the exchange of video messages. Ok, it's screen time. but students will be learning math, logic, coding and presentation skills, too!!