2018-19 Enrichment Opportunities

ACADEMIC

Chess 

Grades 2-5 | Thursday 

Championship Chess presents a systematic, fun way to build your child’s chess skills while students play and learn through instruction. Studies show that chess improves math, reading and problem-solving skills and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes. Classes are led by Kala Dawson of Championship Chess and include instruction, chess play and guided analysis.  

 

ATHLETIC

Ballet/Jazz Class

Pre-Kindergarten-Grades 2 | Tuesday

Students will learn a progression of ballet and jazz technique while having fun through the use of props, kid-friendly music and a positive
atmosphere. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Little Feet Dance Studio’s annual dance recital held at the end of the school year. This class will run for 16 weeks from Feb. 3-May 26.

 

Girls on the Run 

Grades 3-5 | Monday & Wednesday  

Girls on the Run is a life-changing, fun program for girls in fourth and fifth grade. It meets twice a week and combines training for a 5K running event with self-esteem and uplifting workouts. The program encourages positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Registration begins Feb. 4 and the program begins Feb. 25 and ends with 5K Girls on the Run race on May 19. You must complete an online registration form with Girls on the Run at http://gotrhr.org/registration. 

According to the Girls on the Run guidelines, this club needs a minimum of 8 girls enrolled to proceed.  Registrants will be notified by Feb. 22 with final confirmation.

 

Karate 

Kindergarten-Grade 5 | Thursday 

In collaboration with Norfolk Karate Academy, our martial arts enrichment course will teach your child the basic stances, kicks, blocks and strikes used in karate along with self-defense techniques from Gracie Jiu Jitsu and verbal skills for dealing with bullies. The program will increase your child’s confidence and self-esteem by teaching him or her how to respond to intimidating or aggressive behavior. Each student also is dual-enrolled for additional classes at Norfolk Karate Academy for the duration of the course. Upon successful completion of the course, your child will be awarded a stripe on his or her belt. If the student completes all three courses offered during the school year, he or her is eligible for promotion to the next belt level. Please note all students must have a uniform, which are available for purchase of $35, if needed.  

 

Soccer Shots 

Pre-K-Grade 2 | Wednesday 

Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that will introduce soccer to your child in a fun, safe and controlled environment. The program focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship. Children will be introduced to tactical elements of the game as they prepare to play on competitive teams. Soccer Shots is a national leader in youth soccer development with the innovative lesson plans tailored to the distinct age-group. No soccer gear needed, as all equipment is provided by the program leaders.  

 

Musical Theater Dance 

Grades 3-5 | Thursday 

Learn how to have stage presence while utilizing singing, dancing and acting. Each child will explore a variety of music from different musical genres that will help him or her develop the skills necessary to be successful and confident on the stage. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Little Feet Dance Studio’s annual dance recital held at the end of the school year.  This class will run for 16 weeks from Feb. 5-May 28.

 

instrumental

Strings 

Grades 1-5 

Weis Boyer has been teaching violin, viola and cello for beginning and advanced students at Norfolk Collegiate for more than 10 years. During the lessons, students will learn how to play the instrument and read music simultaneously. Depending on your child’s needs and desired type, Boyer will offer group or private lessons. She also will be able to help students find instruments to rent or buy, as needed. Lessons will be scheduled after a completed registration form is received. Boyer has 23 years of experience with Norfolk Collegiate and is a full-time violinist for the Virginia Symphony, as well as a member of Suzuki Teachers’ Association of Hampton Roads. For more information, please contact Boyer at wcboyer@cox.net.  

 

Piano 

Kindergarten-Grade 5 | Monday & Wednesday

Builds your child’s musical skills while also exploring his or her musical interests and talents outside of the classroom with piano lessons. Each child enrolled in piano lessons will enjoy a 30-minute, one-on-one private lesson at his or her own pace. Students will take part in 10 private lessons and one studio class (group performance) per session that will culminate with a recital in May. Ownership of a piano or keyboard at home, as well as a schedule that allows for appropriate practice time at home, are important prerequisites for piano registration at Norfolk Collegiate. To schedule piano lessons, please contact Oksana Lutsyshyn at olutsysh@odu.edu.