Author: Michelle Caines

Figure Skating in Harlem – Afterschool Education, Skating and Leadership

From the FSH website: Figure Skating in Harlem helps girls transform their lives and grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement. We are the only organization for girls of color that combines the power of education with access to the artistic discipline of figure skating to build champions in life. Skating: Figure skating requires an incredible amount of concentrated physical and mental discipline, hard work and dedication. When our students take to the ice, most for the very first time, they have group instruction up to 4 afternoons per week. They benefit from the experience and dedication of our...

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The Art Lab at Uptown Studio NYC

Uptown Studio NYC is host to a number of creative and movement classes. Ballet by Uptown Ballet Academy being one of my family’s favs! But there’s an upcoming art class that seems pretty interesting! From uptownstudionyc.com: The Art Lab at Uptown Studio NYC: Art classes focused on skill building and encouraging individual expression for preschoolers through 5th Graders.  Taught by Sandra Meadows. Drawing Cartoons for K-2 on Sundays 2:00-3:00 p.m. (September 10th-October 29th, no classes on 9/24 and 10/8)  Students will learn how to draw their favorite characters and place them in action scenes. 6 weeks: $160 Comic Strip Development: Manga for...

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Dance and Theatre for Kids – Uptown!

Inspired by the natural enthusiasm for dance and theatre by their 3 year old daughter,  Jeff and Melissa created I CAN DO THAT NYC in 2015.  With over 25 years of experience and major appearances on Broadway and National Tours including THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, GUYS AND DOLLS, WONDERFUL TOWN, EVITA, THE PAJAMA GAME, ANYTHING GOES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WEST SIDE STORY, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, and A CHORUS LINE,  Jeff and Melissa know just about everything AND everyone in the world of Theatre and Dance. And they are bringing their passion Uptown! The class is for 5-7 year olds and...

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Let’s Talk Schools: 7th Annual Independent School Admission Panel & School Fair

From Let’s Talk Schools: Just as every student has unique needs, every school has unique strengths. Let’s Talk Schools believes when parents are empowered with information to find the right school for their child, everyone wins. We are interested in helping parents explore their school options. During our event, you will have the opportunity to learn about various schools, including those you may not have considered, and receive guidance through the independent school and Hunter application process during our panel discussion. Admission directors and representatives from kindergarten and middle school programs will be at the school fair to provide...

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Uptown Stories – Year Round Writing for ages 8-14

Uptown Stories is a federally approved non-profit creative writing program in Washington Heights. Classes are structured primarily as workshops, where the students read and discuss each other’s writing, creating a community of young authors. Workshops meet on a ten-week cycle, with nine two-hour-long classes followed by a celebratory reading in the evening for friends and family.  To ensure our workshops are accessible to all children, families pay tuition at a self-determined rate, from $500 for full tuition to $1. Visit uptownstories.org for more info. There’s still room in the summer writing workshops! Your child can create magical worlds, poetic dreams,...

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