A few of our classes for ages 3-15:
-When Science began (a STEAM class for ages 5-10):
An introduction to the science of the ancient world and its greatest mathematicians, astronomers, scientists and inventors who started it all. Pythagoras, Archimedes, Eratosthenes and many more. Kids through an interactive theatrical experience learn the stories of the famous discoveries and through games they understand how those significant and amazing discoveries influenced our science and technology. They also find the relevancy of those discoveries with today's popular technological and scientific developments. Relevant props, Legos construction, crafts and activities. Archimedes screw, sand clock, sun dial, music notes craft and many experiments.
-Astronomy trips for kids (a STEAM class for ages 5-10): learn about the Bing Bang, stars, planets, black holes through dramatized stories like: George's Secret Key series by Stephen and Lucy Hawking, The time machine by H.G. Wells and Icarus at the edge of time by Brian Greene. Galileo's story and his discoveries are also incorporated in the class. Kids play games " in space ", create art projects and crafts such as a planetarium, black holes craft, telescopes and posters of space.
-Musical Literature for little kids: (ages 3-5): Aesop’s fables, Oscar Wilde fairy tales, Shakespeare's Midnight Summer's Dream, The Little Prince. We dramatize the stories and engage kids participation; kids act out and play games, make music and songs, crafts and other relevant art activities.
-The World of William Shakespeare:: Amazing stories, interesting characters and beautiful language become accessible to kids of all ages, first through our exciting dramatizations and then through theater and improvisation games that kids will get to play. Art projects, props, masks, dance, music, poem and song making among other multi-disciplinary activities that include learning original lines and themes, history, geography and social sciences create an entertaining as well as a creative and educational class. Selected scenes from the plays will be improvised by the kids while using some original lines from Shakespeare’s text.
-The Odyssey. An adventure for kids (ages 4-8): exciting stories from Homer's Odyssey. Witches, monsters, giants, gods and heroes transport kids to idyllic islands and strange lands. Dramatization of the stories, theater games, multidisciplinary activities, art projects, crafts etc.
Dance and Humanities:
Interpretive dance and History (ages 6-12): Kids get dance instruction in a combination of techniques such as jazz, ballet, interpretive and learn how to express themselves using their bodies. We choose a historic event that kids are in the process of learning at the time and we recreate it through dance. Dance moves, exercises and entertaining games are introduced for all levels. An interpretive improvisational dance is performed and in the end of the semester a creative project with different media solidifies what they learned.
Modern Dance and Literature (ages groups 3-5 and 6-10): This class focuses on understanding the basic aesthetics of modern dance. Momentum, gravity and the use of weight will be explored while securing placement and strength. Students will be introduced to the basic technique, as well as improvisation. As an addition, students will help create choreography to express a variety of classic literature stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, The Little Prince and a variety of Greek mythology, thus bringing the stories to life.
Philosophy fun for young kids (ages 5-10): Fables and Children literature are dramatized and start a conversation on topics like Friendship, Right and Wrong, Lying and Truth, Love, Animal rights. Many entertaining games and activities teach and promote critical thinking. Relevant crafts, art projects and song or poem-making.
Philosophy for Teenagers (ages 11- 15): Topics like Friendship, Art, Love, Happiness, Ethics are examined through dramatized literature. Philosophers’ views become part of the discussion. Games, mental problems and activities facilitate understanding and promote critical thinking while entertaining.
Some classes culminate into an end of a semester performance of dramatized scenes that kids choose. The kids will learn to create their own costumes and props, learn about theater production and certainly learn cooperation with others towards one common goal.