Recess d.u.m.b.o. Classes for Kids

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Classes at Recess are innovative, enriching and fun. We strive to offer a variety of classes taught by a diverse group of qualified, creative and  charismatic instructors who love kids. At Recess, we encourage your children to get messy, move freely and be themselves!

Classes are offered Monday through Friday and weekend mornings. All classes are 50 minutes long and meet once a week unless otherwise noted. Fall and Winter sessions run for 13 weeks and Spring and Summer sessions run for 8 weeks.

  • Summer 2017 | 8 weeks | July 10th-September 1st
  • Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 17th
    • No classes November 20th-26th
  • Winter 2018 | 13 weeks | January 16th to April 15th
    • No classes MLK day or February 19th-23rd
  • Spring 2018 | 8 weeks | May 7th-June 30th
  • Summer 2018 | 8 weeks | July 9th-September 1st
  • Fall 2018 | 13 weeks | September 9th-December 16th
    • No classes November 19th-25th

See below our calendar for a list of semester classes, pop-up classes and class descriptions.

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Recess 2017 Classes

Summer 2017 | 8 weeks | July 10th-September 1st

$295 for 8 classes (unless otherwise noted) | $80 to add play to your class

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

$475 for 13 classes (unless otherwise noted) | $130 to add play to your class

Acting with Marisa

In this class, future stars will get an introduction to storytelling, improvisation, and acting technique. Whether they are destined for the stage or screen, Actors Studio will create a fun environment to explore ideas and inspire new actors!

 

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Actors Studio: Intro to Theater I (2.5-4 years), Wednesdays at 3:30 | Register Now.

Actors Studio: Intro to Theater II (4-7 years), Wednesdays at 4:30 | Register Now.

Marisa Jones
Marisa Jones
About the Teacher
Marisa Jones is an actor/dancer/songwriter/musician from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She attended Texas State University where she received her BFA in acting under the tutelage of The Nanny’s Lauren Lane. She spent the last four summers training at The Performing Arts Project, working and collaborating with a handful of industry professionals. Most recently she was accepted into the 2016 Artists Striving to End Poverty Conference at Julliard and moved to New York. She has taught and assisted at various dance studios and theatre companies around the Southern region of the United States and is looking forward to expanding into the vibrant cultural hub of New York City! She has a passion for teaching and loves cultivating and encouraging growth and creativity in all ages.

Art with Marisa

Mix colors, try textures and explore mediums in this artful environment, which nurtures budding creativity and curiosity. Be sure to clear an art wall for your artists - each week your kids will bring home a masterpiece!

 

Summer 2017 | 8 weeks | July 9th-September 1st

Get Messy. Get Artsy!  Tuesdays at 3:30 | Register Now.

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Get Messy. Get Artsy! I (1.5-2.5 years), Tuesdays at 3:15 | Register Now.

Get Messy. Get Artsy! II (2.5-4 years), Tuesdays at 4:15 | Register Now.

Create, Paint, Pattern (4-7 years), Fridays at 3:30 | Register Now.

Marisa Jones
Marisa Jones
About the Teacher

Marisa Jones is an actor/dancer/songwriter/musician from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She attended Texas State University where she received her BFA in acting under the tutelage of The Nanny’s Lauren Lane. She spent the last four summers training at The Performing Arts Project, working and collaborating with a handful of industry professionals. Most recently she was accepted into the 2016 Artists Striving to End Poverty Conference at Julliard and moved to New York. She has taught and assisted at various dance studios and theatre companies around the Southern region of the United States and is looking forward to expanding into the vibrant cultural hub of New York City! She has a passion for teaching and loves cultivating and encouraging growth and creativity in all ages.

Ballet with Giorgia

Students will be exposed to the disciplines of classical ballet in a creative, fun, and focused environment while learning basic concepts of rhythms and positions.

 

Summer 2017 | 8 weeks | July 9th-September 1st

Twinkle Toes I (1.5-2.5 years), Tuesdays, 9:15 | Register Now.

Twinkle Toes II (2-3 years), Tuesdays, 10:15 | Register Now.

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Twinkle Toes I (1.5-2.5 years), Tuesdays, 9:15 | Register Now.

Twinkle Toes II (2-3 years), Tuesdays, 10:15 | Register Now.

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About the Teacher

Giorgia Bovo was born in Biella, Italy, where she grew up until her dance studies brought her to Firenze to train on full scholarship at Scuola del Balletto di Toscana. After dancing professionally in Italy, she moved to NY and worked with The Metropolitan Opera, Armitage Gone! Dance and Gabrielle Lamb. She currently dances with Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and Rebecca Kelly Ballet where she also teaches company class. Giorgia is an ABT® Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Gym with Erica

Are your little ones jumping off the furniture and bouncing off the walls?  Let them test and improve their gym skills in Little Gymsters!  Students will engage in activities and exercises that will improve their gross motor skills, balance and strength while they laugh and smile in this playful and nurturing class.

 

Summer 2017 | 8 weeks | July 9th-September 1st

Little Gymsters (2-3 years), Fridays at 10:00 | Register Now.

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Little Gymsters I (1-2 years), Thursdays at 9:15 | Register Now.

Little Gymsters II (2-3 years), Fridays at 10:00 | Register Now.

Erica Jane Hughes
Erica Jane Hughes
About the Teacher

Erica recently graduated from Point Park University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance. She has trained in dance and theatre from a young age and loves to bring her knowledge of the arts to young minds! In gym, we will explore movement in a creative way, and stay active and fit all while having fun! 

Hip-Hop Dance with Kayla

In this dance classes, Kayla works to create a fun environment for students to explore self-expression through a balance of freestyle, foundation and style. This class is a creative collaboration and an engaging exploration for all. Using creative movement, hip-hop rhythms, yoga and deep play, classes will emphasize each individual’s creative potential as it unfolds within the tapestry of the overall community.

 

 

 

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Hip-Hop Dance (2-3 years), Saturdays at 9:15 | Register Now.

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About the Teacher

Kayla Armstrong is a student at Pace University studying for her BA in Childhood education. She spent 12 years studying various forms of dance, including ballet, tap, hip-hop, pointe and jazz at companies such as Mark Morris, Alvin Ailey and Terrace Dance Studio. During the school year, she teaches hip-hop in numerous public schools across the city with Dance to Unite to provide free after-school dance to low income schools. Kayla hopes to cultivate an appreciation for culture and the arts in her hometown Brooklyn by encouraging self-expression through dance and helping kids to grow physically, mentally and emotionally.

Jazz Dance with Erica

Jazzers is class for young kids who can't stop dancing! The students will learn basic jazz dance as well as tune up their gross motor skills. The instructor encourages positive learning and self-confidence all while having fun!

 

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Jazzers! Intro to Jazz Dance (2.5-4 years), Thursdays at 3:30 | Register Now.

Erica Jane Hughes
Erica Jane Hughes
About the Teacher

Erica is a classically trained dancer in many forms of dance including Jazz and Ballet. She studied Musical Theatre at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and a minor in Dance. She loves to teach young minds dance to help them grow and explore movement in a creative way! 

Jazz with WeBop by Jazz at Lincoln Center

WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program which invites families to stomp, strut and swing to the joyous rhythms of jazz as they learn about the core concepts, instruments and great performers of jazz.

 

Fall 2017 | 8 weeks | September 10th-November 2nd

Gumbo Group (2.5-5 years), Thursdays at 4:30 | Register Now.

Scatters (1.5-2.5 years), Fridays at 9:15  | Register Now.

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Music with Brian

This class will introduce concepts of rhythm, beats, song-form, lyrics, pitch, tempo, and dynamics. Through performance and demonstration of classic kid songs with a twist, original songs, and a variety of different musical styles, students are engaged and entertained all the while discovering the magic of music!

 

Summer 2017 | 8 weeks | July 10th-August 28th

Music with Brian (0-3 years), Mondays at 2:00 | Register Now.

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Music with Brian (0-3 years), Mondays at 2:00 | Register Now.

Brian Ajjan
Brian Ajjan
About the Teacher

Brian Ajjan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music producer, teacher and performer for kids and adults alike. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where he studied jazz and commercial music. As a Brooklyn musician and dad, Brian discovered a passion for sharing his love for music with kids in an effort to inspire and cultivate young minds. He currently performs and teaches children’s music classes at various schools throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Preschool Prep

Preschoolers will get a head-start on independent participation through a gentle separation process. In a classroom and playground environment, students will be exposed to a true preschool environment with art exploration, story time, music, play, transitions and more to provide social, cognitive, and physical development.

 

Spring/Summer 2017 | May 8th-August 28th

Preschool Prep (1.5-2.5 yrs), Mon/Wed, 9:15-10:45 | Registration Closed. Class is Full.

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Preschool Prep (1.5-2.5 yrs), Mon/Wed, 9:15-10:45 | Register Now.

Preschool Prep (1.5-2.5 yrs), Mon/Wed, 11:00-12:30 | Register Now.

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Pre-Robotics with RoboFun

In RoboFun's classes, your kids will enjoy experimenting with science while they learn to build playful motorized creations with LEGOs. Your kids will make cars that move, alligators that snap their teeth and helicopters with spinning propellers!! They will explore their creativity while developing new skills in problem solving, cooperative learning and STEM.

 

 

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Pre-Robotics (4-7 yrs), Mondays at 3:30 | Register Now.

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About the Teachers

RoboFun writes and implements dynamic multi-disciplinary curricula for students. They’ve received two National Science Foundation Grants and a MacArthur Grant to support their innovative work with cutting edge technologies. RoboFun has won various awards at The Maker Faire at The New York Hall of Science. They work with schools, CBOs, museums to teach emerging technologies.

Sing Alongs with Lorena

Fall 2017 | 13 weeks | September 10th-December 16th

Sing Along (0-3 yrs), Sundays at 9:15 | Register Now.

Sing Along (0-3 yrs), Fridays at 2:00 | Register Now.

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About the Teacher

Lorena was born and raised in Mexico City. She received her Bachelor of Communications from the New York Film Academy. Lorena has taught dance, movement, music and bilingual preschool in Mexico, Spain and the U.S. She is an accomplished guitarist and a big fan of Disney musicals! When she is not leading sing-alongs and other classes at Recess, Lorena is pursuing a career as a performer.

Pop-Ups & Workshops

Pop-Ups are $10 per member and $20 per non-member. Workshops are $125 for 3 sessions and include play and snack. Members receive 10% off of Workshops.

Pop-Ups and Workshops are appropriate for children age 3-7 years old.

Registration includes supplies.

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All classes for children 2.5 years old or younger are “mommy and me” classes, where parents or caregivers should expect to remain in the classroom and participate in the class with their child. Classes for children 2.5 years old or older are not designed for parent or caregiver participation, and adults should not expect to be present in the classroom during those classes. However, a parent or caregiver should plan to remain on-site at Recess during all classes. You may utilize our lounge area and free Wi-Fi while your child is participating in a class.

*Please note that promotional credits cannot be used towards birthday parties or memberships.*

All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at Recess with the exception of during limited drop-off events.