PlayArts

Play Loud.

Child-centered arts and play in a parent-friendly space.

Winter 1 Class Schedule

The Winter 1 class schedule runs from Tuesday, January 3rd through Monday, February 27, 2017 (8 weeks). Also check our events calendar for special pop-up classes, workshops & events.  The Spring class schedule can be found here.   

Class drop-ins are permitted when space allows; please call ahead to ensure availability. Most drop-in classes are $17.50 per class, WHICH INCLUDES A COMPLIMENTARY PLAY PASS, valid for play before and/or after your scheduled class (see exceptions below). Membership discounts apply. 


monDAYS:

5:30 -6:15 p.m.  |  Hip Hop Happy, Ages 4-8  |  $130, membership discounts apply, call or email for code

For our youngest hip hop dancers, we provide a fun environment for developing self-awareness and body control. Kids learn basic concepts for arm gestures and poses, foot work and floor work. For the 4-8 yrs group, teamwork is a primary theme. The students work in small groups to practice skills or choreography, ultimately, creating the foundation for accountability, communication and leadership. Through kids’ hip hop, your little ones will learn how to groove out to pop and hip hop beats while also reinforcing life skills that support successful engagement in other communities and activities.

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace fore free before and/or after their scheduled class.  

Class dates: Mondays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27


Tuesdays:

10:00-10:45 a.m.  | PlayMusic Toddlers, Ages 12-36 mos. |  $130, membership discounts apply, call or email for code

A play-based music enrichment class for toddlers and their caregivers. Help your child explore the foundations of music education by singing, moving and playing together. Concepts such as rhythm, dynamics and tempo are introduced through songs, nursery rhymes, children's literature, interactive games and puppet play. 

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace fore free before and/or after their scheduled class.  

Class dates: Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21


11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  | PlayMusic Babies, Ages 8 Weeks-12 mos. |  $130, membership discounts apply, call or email for code

A play-based, music enrichment class for infants and their caregivers. Help your child explore the foundations of a music education by singing, moving and playing together. Concepts such as rhythm, dynamics and tempo are introduced through songs, nursery rhymes, children's literature, interactive games and puppet play.  

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace for free before and/or after their scheduled class.

Class dates: Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21


wednesDAYS: 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  | Open Sensory Play, Ages 1-4  |  $5 Community drop-in, No series registration

This class is for you and your little one to spend time together playing, moving, creating and exploring materials. We will offer a changing rotation of media with suggestions for exploration and hands-on learning. Safe, non-toxic materials will be used to engage the senses and encourage play and learning. This is an open-ended class intended to allow for choice, flexibility and achievable goals. As Maria Montessori said, "Never give more to the eye than you give to the hand.”

Nonmembers: Come early or stay and play in the playspace after Sensory with a $10 add-on play pass. (Members play for free.)

Open sensory studio dates: Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22


4:00-4:45 p.m. | Movers and Shakers, Ages 4-6 |   $130, membership discounts apply, call or email for code

A process-oriented dance class for children ages 4-6, with teacher Meredith Stapleton.  Students will learn, improvise, and make dances together as we explore creative relationships to space, time, energy, and body. Parents drop children off for the 45 minute session.

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace for free before and/or after their scheduled class.

Class dates: Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22


5:15-6:00 p.m.  |  Print, Paint and Play, Ages 5-8  |  $130, membership discounts apply, call or email for code

A play-based visual art class for children ages 5-8. Students will create artwork as we explore and experience new cultures, materials, artists and themes. Parents drop children off for the 45 minute session. 

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace for free before and/or after their scheduled class.

Class dates: Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22


7:00-8:00 p.m. (Biweekly)  | Postpartum/New Parent Support Group | $5 Community drop-in, No series registration

Becoming a parent is tough, but you're not alone! Bring your questions, worries, joys, tears and, of course, your babies! Led by Birth & Postpartum Doula and Student Midwife, Mayumi Miller

Meeting dates: Wednesdays, January 11, 25, February 8, 22


THURSDAYS: 

9:30-11:30  (2 hours) | PlayArts Playschool, Ages 2-3 | $200 (snack included), membership discounts apply, call or email for code

Looking for a class to encourage your child's cognitive and social growth as well as their independence? PlayArts Playschool with Amy Myers is a perfect fit for families looking for an introduction to a structured group dynamic and "on their own"  learning time.  PlayArts Playschool will provide your child with a variety of opportunities to improve their gross and fine motor skills,  engage in exciting sensory play, learn to work together with peers, and improve their early language and literacy skills. This class is designed for children ages 2-3, plus a caregiver.

ast chance to enroll! This is a series-enrollment only class; we cannot take drop-ins.

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace for free before and/or after their scheduled class.

Class dates: Thursdays, January 5, 12, (class canceled the 19th), 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2


1:00-2:00 (Biweekly) | Postpartum/New Parent Support Group | $5 Community drop-in, No series registration

Becoming a parent is tough, but you're not alone! Bring your questions, worries, joys, tears and, of course, your babies! With Birth and Postpartum Doula, Sue Grobels.

Meeting dates: Thursdays, January 5, 19, February 2, 16


4:00-6:00 p.m.  |  Play Loud After School, Ages 5-12  |  $160, Membership discounts apply, call or email for code | $25 Drop-in (2 hrs)/ $17.50 Drop-in (1 hr)

A rotating schedule of a little bit of everything. Whether your kiddo likes art, drumming, dance yoga, fitness, or just being crazy after school, we've gotcha covered. ***For the Winter 1 Series, the First block (4:00-5:00)  is ART and Second Block (5:00-6:00) is CAPOEIRA.*** Give yourself a well-deserved break and vacate the premises or hang out on our parent's mezzanine while you wait. You've got two hours of free time while your kids engage in after school activities designed for a multi-aged, mixed ability group.  OR, drop in for just one hour of fun: call ahead to register for either the 4:00-5:00 block, or the 5:00-6:00 block. 

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace for free before and/or after their scheduled class.

Class dates: Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, 22

Note: We hope to eventually expand our after school offerings to include programming five days a week and pickup from local schools. 


FRIDAYS: 

10:30-11:15 | Mini Movers and Shakers, Ages 18 mo.-3 years | $130, membership discounts apply, call or email for code

A teacher-directed, student-centered creative movement dance class for toddlers and their caregivers with teacher, Meredith Stapleton.  Help your child expand their developing movement possibilities as we dance together. We will explore basic dance concepts with lots of circle time and playful locomotion through songs, nursery rhymes, stories and interactive games.

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace for free before and/or after their scheduled class.

Class dates: Fridays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24


saturdays: 

9:30-10:15 a.m.  |  PlayMusic BABIES and TODDLERS, Ages 8 weeks-3 years  |  $130, membership discounts apply, call or email for code

A play-based multi-age enrichment class for young children and their caregivers. Help your child explore the foundations of a music education by singing, moving and playing together. Concepts such as rhythm, dynamics and tempo are introduced through songs, nursery rhymes, children's literature, interactive games and puppet play. 

Please Note: Students registered for a class series can play in the playspace for free before and/or after their scheduled class.

Class dates: Saturdays, January 7, 14, (class canceled the 21st), 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, (March 4th class CANCELED!)


sundays:

Check the calendar for special classes, workshops and events.