In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year | Kids Out and About Albany

In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year

Title Description Cost
Warm Wisdom Incubation & Embryology Educational Program with wundorwoven

Learn how to incubate and hatch chicks AT YOUR HOME: we will provide all equipment, fertile eggs, educational materials and individualized coaching for a stress-free, magical experience!! Seems like such a simple thing… not much to it… but the benefits of allowing a child – especially in urban/suburban areas – to experience the fascination of accompanying the development of an egg into a small chicken (and possibly beyond!) can be astonishing and are impossible to measure. We believe such experiences foster a deep respect and gratitude towards Nature, animals, and our “daily food”. This is a seasonal, fully-supported program, by which families or groups (seniors/clubs) sign up to incubate and raise chicks for the first weeks of their lives (possibly longer if the participant is up for it!) (Keep your peeps or we will bring them back to our farm in Southern Vermont - no long-term commitment!) Available to many areas of NY, CT, NH, MA and VT. Email us!

Nature
Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Ninja Summer Camps
Adrenaline Taekwondo

Come Kick it at NINJA CAMP!

Fort Worth's best kids Martial Arts Summer Camp

Ninja Camp is a week-long Summer Camp dedicated to Ages 4-12. This camp encompasses fun martial arts training, weapons instruction, tumbling, games, dodgeball, water day and board breaking. Camp price includes camp shirt and 1 board for board breaking(Limit 20 Ninjas per Camp)

 

 
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Martial arts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Ninja Hangout
Albany Ninja Lab
Fall 2020 Back-To-School will present many challenges but we have a solution!
Ninja Hangout is a 2 hour structured Ninja session offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. (Half Day options are available)
A limited number of spaces will be available in controlled groupings to allow for contact tracing and CDC recommended social distancing. We will continue to perform increased safety and sanitation procedures. Daily temperature checks and symptom screening. Masks will be required when not on the course. Masks will not be required during Open Gym or Ninja Game activities. As much as possible, groups will remain the same on a week to week basis.
The study hall portion will be quiet time in which your Ninja can read, do schoolwork, or enjoy a snack. They can bring their laptop for non-gaming.
 
***The Ninja Labs use Barracuda software for our content filtering.
Age Groups: 5-12-year-olds
Kids will be broken into age groups upon final enrollment.
 
***This counts as your physical education requirements for Home School families!  
 
SAMPLE ITINERARY
Check-in 8 am
Open Gym 8 am – 8:45 am
Ninja Activities 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Study Hall 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Checkout 10 am
Tutoring
Academic - General
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
ART ENRICHMENT: FALL 2020
Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio

Does your child need more art?

Join our in-person, safe, Art Enrichment class!

6-week sessions will be on Wednesdays from 4–5 pm, with limited enrollment and social distancing in place, at our studio. Per session fee is $140 per student (6 dates).

Session 1

9/16: Painting (acrylic)

9/23: Drawing (pencil & charcoal)

9/30: Painting (watercolor)

10/7: Sculpture (clay)

10/14: Printmaking (foam print)

10/21: Collage (multimedia)

Session 2

11/4: Comics (pencil & ink)

11/11: Game Design (multimedia)

11/18: Painting (acrylic)

12/2: Sculpture (paper)

12/9: Jewelry Making (multimedia)

12/16: Painting (watercolor)

All supplies included / No experience necessary.

Art in Mind reserves the right to cancel due to low enrollment or emergency situations. We will notify you if this occurs and refund accordingly.

Tutoring
Academic - General
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Homeschool Art Program 2020-2021 (in-studio option)
Art in Mind Creative Wellness Studio

Foster your child’s love of art, knowledge, and ability with our Homeschool Art Program! We are offering the option of either in-person or virtual classes for children in elementary and secondary school levels this year. Per semester fee is $280 (12 dates). We will offer one free make-up class per semester.

In-person class sessions will be held safely at the studio with limited enrollment, social distancing, and sanitation practices in place, three times per month at these times:

Fridays:

10:00–11:00 am Elementary School

11:30–12:30 pm Middle and High School

To register for the Virtual Homeschool Art classes via Zoom, please click hereHomeschool Art Class Virtual

Here is our fall semester overview for our in-person option, and tentative spring semester plan:

FALL 2020

September: Landscape Painting/Hudson River School

In-person: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25

October: Sculpture/Various Artists

In-person: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

November: Portrait Painting/Frida Kahlo

In-person: 11/6, 11/13, 11/20

December: Comics & Illustration/Various Artists

In-person: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18

Semester 1 Make-Up Class is Monday, 12/21.

In-person for both age groups: 10–11:30 am

Spring 2021 (dates TBA)

January: Painting & Drawing/Art of the Ancient World

February: Abstract Art/Jackson Pollack

March: Drawing Techniques/Various Artists

April: Sculpture/Various Artists

Tutoring
Academic - General
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Capital Region Tutors Incorporated - Online Tutoring
Capital Region Tutors
Concerned About ​Hybrid Education? You're not alone!  Our tutors can help provide supplemental instruction. Tutors for all grade levels and subjects specializing in High School Math and Science Regents Prep. and SAT/ACT Prep. All tutors have gone through background check and are hand picked. Individual and Small Group Tutoring available.
Tutoring
Academic - General
Mathematics
STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Code Ninjas - Kids Coding & Programming Learning Center
CODE NINJAS - Clifton Park, NY

At Code Ninjas, kids learn programming skills while having tons of fun! We offer a year-round unique coding program teaches your child (ages 7-14) how to code through a 9 belt game curriculum (white through black) and summer programs.

STEM - Computers
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Colonie Youth Center, Inc.
Colonie Youth Center, Inc.

Provides young people and their families in the Town of Colonie with programs and services designed to enhance the quality of their lives.

Tutoring
Academic - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Dance Force
Dance Force

Dance and Gymnastics for ages 3 thru adult 

Dance
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Drama Classes for Kids & Teens
Drama Kids International Albany

At Drama Kids, we know that Drama Develops Kids! We are committed to making sure your student receives an excellent experience in developing their speaking skills, confidence, and acting abilities through the exciting experience of our fast paced program. We thrive on giving children the best gift ever: the gift of CONFIDENCE!

We are actively working on securing space in which to hold small-group, in-person classes for Fall.  Please email us at dramakids@outlook.com to be added to our mailing list, so you'll be first to hear about our new class schedule for 2020-21. 

To see pictures & video of some of the amazing and fun work we do, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DramaKidsoftheCapitalRegion or on our Youtube www.youtube.com/user/dramakidsalbany.

Theater
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Aviation Classes for Students
Empire State Aerosciences Museum

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville NY 12302 will offer classes for students (ages 8-15 Years old) to learn about the history of aviation and how planes fly. Classes will be limited to 10 students, and will be conducted in the museum’s outdoor airpark and/or Community Room on Saturdays, May 15, 22 and 29 from 1 – 2:30pm.  We will also schedule “Open Cockpit” on a particular plane each Saturday. Schedule for May:

May 15 – Class: “History of Aviation” Open Cockpit: Bell UH1 Huey (Vietnam era).

May 22 – Class: “Forces of Flight” Open Cockpit: Russian MIG 15 Fighter (Korea War era)

May 29 – Class: “Different Parts of a Plane” Open Cockpit: Northrup F-5 Tiger (Top Gun)

Masks are required and social distancing rules will apply. The ESAM airpark contains twenty historic and spectacular military aircraft, so this is a great opportunity to learn about aviation, see something different, and have fun! Cost is $12.00 per student and reservations are necessary.  Please call the museum at 518-377-2191 ext. 10 to register.  

STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Creating Community Through Traditional Dance and Music
Homespun Occasions and Homespun Community Dancing

Creating Community Through Traditional Dance and Music

Families and communities have provided for their own entertainment throughout history. This program of community dancing and music helps students to develop an awareness of what life was like before television, computers, and CD's, especially during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

 

Peter Davis, Paul Rosenberg and George Wilson involve students in discussions about the role of homemade music and dance to celebrate weddings, historical events, community gatherings, and to make social commentary. Students are introduced to the origins, sounds and uses of folk instruments - including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, clarinet, pennywhistle, and guitar.

Workshops are chock-full of community–building activities that get everyone up and moving. By participating in community (folk, contra and square) dances and singing games, students experience a variety of styles and customs from different countries. These are living traditions influenced by various cultures over the centuries. Dances presented come from more than 50 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

 

Click here for "trailer" of virtual programs

Click here for sampler of elementary school programs

Click here for sampler of family dancing

 

 

Dance
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Music
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
K-12 Tutoring and SAT / ACT Prep
Huntington Learning Center of Clifton Park- In-Center or Online

Was your child frustrated with Remote Learning last Spring? Right now, students are at risk of falling behind. Huntington helps students catch up and get ahead with individualized K-12 Tutoring and Test Prep programs, offered both In-Center and Online.

Our Tutoring students average 2+ grade level increases in Math & Reading, while our SAT students average a 248 point increase. We have programs for reading, writing, phonics, math (through Calculus), science (through Physics), study skills, SAT, ACT, AP, Regents and more.

Our tutors build confidence and motivation. Affordable and flexible in Clifton Park. Proven results since 1977. Mention this ad and save $100 when you call 518-280-2670.

Tutoring
Academic - General
Mathematics
Reading / Writing / Literacy
STEM - General
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Barn School Summer 2021
Indian Ladder Farms - Altamont, NY

We are looking forward to having everyone back at the farm this summer for Barn School. Taking all necessary COVID-19 precautions, we will be offering engaging classes aimed at providing quality agricultural education while keeping safety the first priority. We are looking forward to having everyone back at the farm this summer for Barn School. Taking all necessary COVID-19 precautions, we will be offering engaging classes aimed at providing quality agricultural education while keeping safety the first priority. Barn School is a series of Monday-Friday agricultural education programs that gives children a hands-on experience with the farm. There are two sessions of classes per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, each lasting three hours.

Nature
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
Classes and performance opportunities for ages 6 - 20.
Oddfellows Playhouse

 

Registration is now open for Spring classes and performance opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Spring 2021 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown holds an array of programs for students ages 3-20. Programs will run from April 10 - May 29th. Our in-person, socially distanced, covid-safe programs feature crafts, circus arts, improv, greek theater, acting, poetry, juggling, acrofit, contortion, and an outdoor performance! Most classes will be held on the Front Lawn of Middletown’s City Hall. For details, and more information, go to www.oddfellows.org, call (860) 347-6143, or email info@oddfellows.org.

 

CIRCUS SATURDAYS

The fun starts on Saturday April 10th with “Welcome to Circus” for ages 3-5 and “Circus 1” for ages 6-8. Both classes will be led by Maegan Fuller. 

“Welcome to Circus” offers participants the chance to have a blast tumbling and playing with scarves, ribbons, and other fun pieces of circus equipment for an exciting introduction to circus. These classes will run every Saturday from 10-10:45am. Tuition is $100. 

“Circus 1” gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes run on Saturdays from 11am-12pm and Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

AGES 6-8

Students ages 6-8 will have a ball with our selection of of classes such as “Cookie’s Crafts,” with Cookie Quinones,”Circus 1” with Maegan Fuller, “Tales from South America” with Nicki LaPorte, and “Creative Movement” with Sasha Biagiarelli

 

In “Cookie’s Crafts” all students will have the chance to create animals, flowers, fun jewelry, and others. Classes will be held on Mondays from 4:30-5:30. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Circus 1” gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes run on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm and Saturdays from 11am-12pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

During “Tales from South America” students will hear stories from South America and create theater pieces from those stories. They will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to explore the various characters in the stories. This class runs on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120.

 

Get moving and grooving through “Creative Movement”! This class features fun movement and dance routines that are entertaining, engaging, and exciting! Exercises are designed to encourage expression and creativity through movement, and to promote team-building and body/spatial awareness. This class runs on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

AGES 9-11:

For students ages 9-11 we have the following programs: “Intro to Acting” with Gianna DiMaiolo, “Circus 2” with Allison McDermott, “Yes, and…” with Diamond Wynn, and “Greek Theater” with Nicki LaPorte. 

 

“Intro to Acting” invites all young thespians to learn the basic concepts of acting through movement, song and theatre games. This class welcomes all sensationally serious and silly students— so let the games begin! This class runs on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Circus 2” Juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping and more! This class runs on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

Together we will discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on your feet and to be more creative in “Yes, and..”. Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Greek Theater” Students will work with Greek stories (myths) to create a short ensemble driven piece of theater. Classes run on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120

AGES 11-20:

For students ages 11-20, our Spring offerings include: “The Rhythm in Repetition” with Laugh Sanchez, “Circophony Spring Training” with Allison McDermott, “Contortion 1 & 2” with Naja Muller. 

 

In “The Rhythm in Repetition” students will learn how to add rhythm out of repeating lines of their poetry. It’s not about how much, but how often. We will be attempting masterpieces from the bare minimum of literature. This class runs on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45pm. Tuition is $120.

 

“Circophony Spring Training” gives participants a chance to learn Acrobalance and fitness and Juggling + more for the price of one. Classes are Tuesdays - Acrofit runs from 5:30-6:30 and Juggling runs from 6:30-7:30pm. Tuition is $120 for one class or two for the price of one. 

 

“Contortion 1” will be held indoors at Oddfellows Playhouse. Spots are limited. Masks are required. Social distancing will be enforced. Take some time this spring to learn the limits of just how far your body and bend. Classes run on Fridays from 5-6:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Contortion 2” This invitation only class allows experienced students time to hone their skills. This class runs on Fridays from 3-5pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

TEEN REP:

Young people ages 13 - 20 who have successfully registered and auditioned in March are eligible for for the spring mainstage Teen Repertory Company production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Twilight: Los Angeles,1992,written by Anna Deavere Smith, is a multi-racial ensemble piece based on the Los Angeles riots following the Rodney King verdict in 1992. Rehearsals will begin March 29 and will be held on Mondays & Thursdays, 5 - 7 pm outdoors in Middletown. All rehearsals and performances will take place outdoors, with rehearsals held on Zoom in the case of bad weather.

 

Performances of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 will take place May 20 - 22 and 27 - 29. Anyone interested in auditioning, or wanting more information, should contact the Playhouse at info@oddfellows.org or call (860) 347-6143.

 

Spring classes will begin April 10 and run for seven weeks, culminating in a Spring Festival/Share Day outdoors on Saturday, May 29. Most classes will take place on the front lawn of City Hall in Middletown and COVID protocols will be practiced in all classes.

 

For more information, or to register for any of the above classes, auditions or events, go to www.oddfellows.org, email info@oddfellows.org, or call (860) 347-6143. Financial aid is available for all tuition-based programs; it is Playhouse policy never to turn anyone away because of inability to pay.

 

Oddfellows Playhouse productions, classes and special events are made possible with the generous support of the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD; Middletown Commission on the Arts; The Fund for Greater Hartford; American Savings Foundation; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (Youth Violence Prevention); Middletown Youth Services Bureau; Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund; Middlesex United Way; CHEFA Cultural Relief Grant; New England Foundation for the Arts New England Arts Resilience Fund; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Stare Family Fund; Evan Boyd Knoll Memorial Circus Fund; Community Development Block Grant; and many generous individual donors.

 

Spring classes and performance opportunities for kids range from circus, play writing and acting for teens to classes and performances for younger kids. Go to www.oddfellows.org for more info.

Dance
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Theater
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Petit Architect
Petit Architect

Petit Architect was born in 2017, with the mandate to make architecture more accessible to children and youth and inspire them to become educated citizens involved in their cities. Maia Tarassoff teaches fun, hands-on after-school programs and intervenes in schools, for all ages ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her curriculum is focused on sustainability, social impact and energy efficiency. In parallel, she continues to work as a passive house and interior designer.

Academic - General
Mathematics
STEM - General
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
School of Rock Kingwood
School of Rock Kingwood

OUR PATENTED RESULTS-DRIVEN PROGRAMS COMBINE ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS WITH GROUP BAND PRACTICES, MAKING SCHOOL OF ROCK THE ULTIMATE MUSIC SCHOOL FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
School of Rock San Antonio: In person lessons for guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals and keyboards
School of Rock San Antonio

 

School of Rock Performance-Based Music Programs Rock Socializing— With Social Distancing

Kids have been inspired in the School of Rock community for the last 8 and half years, learning music by playing music– together. Through programs designed for all skill levels, students go from lessons and rehearsal to performance– developing confidence, talent and teamwork skills along the way. Students, ages 7 to 18 engage in a private, one-on-one lesson. Those weekly lessons come with a bonus: the chance to be a rock star. Once enrolled, students become part of a band as well, and play in a socially distanced rehearsal each week. Bands are determined by skill level and age. They practice together for a season (about 4 months) and then play a show. This unique approach allows students to use what they learn from their teacher in the real-world setting of a band, comprised of their peers. They learn to rock on stage and in life.

School of Rock community members also have access to our one-of-a-kind, fully integrated Method app. The App provides an enhanced learning experience and reinforced practice schedule. Parents and students know what should be worked on and progress can be tracked.

Programs—Something For All Ages

Rookies

Ages 5-7. Fun musical activities and hands-on experience with guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and singing, so they can discover which instrument interests them most.

Rock 101

Ages 7-12. Your budding rock star applies music fundamentals learned in their private lessons to playing in a band. Rock 101 is a fun, low stress environment where basics are mastered while playing songs with other kids.

Junior Performance

Ages 9-12.  Upon completing Rock 101, your young rocker learns harmonies, musicianship and much more about performing as a band.

Performance

Ages 12-18. For beginner to advanced players. With several show themes each season, your team will excel from one level to the next– all while playing music they love.

Rock 101, Junior Performance and Performance Programs include a weekly private lesson and weekly band rehearsals.

Just how safe is School of Rock San Antonio? Click on the following link to take a personalized virtual tour and find out!

Virtual Safety Tour of School of Rock San Antonio

Give us a call today to schedule your in-person tour and free trial lesson: 210.314.7671.

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Spruill Center for the Arts- In-person Art Classes
Spruill Center for the Arts

Spruill Center for the Arts is offering a wide variety of youth programs to complement students’ remote learning this fall. To help provide hands-on learning experiences during a virtual learning fall semester. 

Fall Break Camps

Weekday Afternoon Art Classes

Wonderful Wednesday School Break Day Camp

Thanksgiving Break Camp

Weekend Art Classes

Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
Stages Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level
Stages (A Magical Journey Thru Stages)

Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level

Grades 5 - 8

Directed by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

Nov 2 - Dec 14 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Mondays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Join us for an hour each week to learn improvisational comedy and games that will have you thinking quick on your feet and laughing deep in your gut.

A fun, fast-paced, interactive showcase will be recorded on the final day to share with family and friends. Talented and slightly wacky performers of all backgrounds are welcome to join us!

Theater
Middle School
$
Spring Session 2021: Engineering Machines
STEAMwhiz Academy

STEAMwhiz's Spring Session 2021 is all about machines. Students will learn about the science of machines. Labs build up fundamentals, culminating in a design challenge to create your own contraption using simple machines. Students are given the space to persevere, innovate, create, and succeed!

STEAMwhiz Spring Session: Engineering Machines

Academic - General
Mathematics
STEM - Computers
STEM - General
Visual arts / crafts
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Sylvan Learning Center - Albany & Clifton Park
Sylvan Learning Center - Albany & Clifton Park

Personalized tutoring programs for students in Pre-K - 12th grade in reading, math, writing, study skills, SAT/ACT Prep and more. Centers in Albany and Clifton Park with satellite tutoring serving Delmar at the Bethlehem YMCA.

Tutoring
Academic - General
Mathematics
Reading / Writing / Literacy
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Victory Martial Arts Academy - Apollo Beach
Victory Martial Arts Academy - Apollo Beach

Victory Martial Arts Academy can proudly say we provide a class ‘A’ Dojo. A clean training facility, relaxing environment, pro shop for the students needs with world class instruction. You will feel welcome instantly. Student use professional equipment in a safe surrounding while spectators enjoy an excellent viewing position. We look forward to meeting you!

Martial arts
Victory Martial Arts Academy - Ruskin
Victory Martial Arts Academy - Ruskin

Victory Martial Arts Academy can proudly say we provide a class ‘A’ Dojo. A clean training facility, relaxing environment, pro shop for the students needs with world class instruction. You will feel welcome instantly. Student use professional equipment in a safe surrounding while spectators enjoy an excellent viewing position. We look forward to meeting you!

Martial arts