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 unless otherwise noted. Fall and Winter semesters run for 13 weeks.

Our Winter semester runs from January 9th to April 26th (with no classes MLK day, the week of February 20th-24th, or April 10th).

Our Spring semester is 8 weeks long from May 8th-June 30th, no classes the week of July 4th. Our Summer semester is also 8 weeks long, from July 10th-August 28th

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

If you are a member, sign-in to access your discounted registration!

** You will be asked to sign a Waiver before participating in a class at Recess. **

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Complimentary Classes for Members & Drop-Ins

Members and drop-ins are invited to participate in our complimentary classes -

Recess Story Time | Mondays, 11:00 am and Tuesdays, 11:15 am (0-3 years)

Recess Craft Time | Thursdays, 2:45 pm (6 mos-3 years)

Spring and Summer 2017 Classes

Spring 2017 | 8 weeks | May 8th-June 30th
$295 for 8 classes (unless otherwise noted) | $80 to add play

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, Act Up! will create a fun environment to explore ideas and inspire new actors!

 

Spring 2017 | 8 weeks | May 8th-June 30th

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

 

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

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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!

 

Spring 2017 | 8 weeks | May 8th-June 30th

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

 

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

Create, Paint, Pattern! (2.5-5 years), Tuesdays at 4:15 | Register Now.

Get Messy. Get Artsy! II (2.5-5 years), Sunday at 9:15 | Register Now.

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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 Bethany

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.

 

Spring 2017 | 8 weeks | May 8th-June 30th

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.

Bethany Mitchell
Bethany Mitchell
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! 

Gym with Erica

Does your kid want to be the next American Ninja Warrior? Come test and improve their gym skills at Little Gymsters! We will do exercises for gross motor skills, balance, and strength as the little ones explore movement. They will be sure to smile and laugh while growing strong! 

 

Spring 2017 | 8 weeks | May 8th-June 30th

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

 

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

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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! 

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!

 

Spring 2017 | 8 weeks | May 8th-June 30th

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

 

Jazzers! Intro to Jazz Dance (2.5-4 years), Wednesdays at 4:15 | Register Now.

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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

WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program for children 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. These 45-minute classes are structured as a child-adult dyad, with participation from both child and adult, and offer a creative outlet for children to explore jazz through movement, songs, storytelling and play.

 

June 7 - June 28

Scatters (1-2 years), Wednesdays at 2:00 | Register Now.

Gumbo Group (2-5 years), Wednesdays at 3:00 | Register Now.

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About the WeBop

WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program for children 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. These 45-minute classes are structured as a child-adult dyad and offer a creative outlet for children to explore jazz through movement, songs, storytelling and play.

WeBop provides creative experiences for parents and children featuring jazz as a vehicle for self-expression, communication and play through singing, movement, playing instruments and storytelling. Like jazz musicians, WeBop students move freely within a commonly understood structure, an environment that encourages all to participate in an improvisatory spirit, each contributing in their own way to create a unique ensemble.

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!

 

Spring 2017 | 8 weeks | May 8th-June 30th
Summer 2017 | 8 weeks | July 10th-August 28th

 

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 (No classes the week of July 4th)

Preschool Prep (1.5-2.5 years)

Mondays & Wednesdays at 9:15-10:45 | Registration Closed. Class is Full.

 

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Pop-Ups & Workshops

Pop-Ups are $10 per member and $20 per non-member. Workshops are $105 for 3 sessions. Members receive 10% off of Workshops.

Registration includes supplies.

Father's Day Gift Pop-Up!

Come make dad his very own Coffee Mug for Father's Day! 

Friday, June 16 at 3:30pm 

 

Register Now.

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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.