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

Beginner Dance

Kindergarten-Grades 2 | Tuesday

Beginner Dance will have your child learning the basics of ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and musical theater in no time. Your child will learn to dance in a fun, pressure-free environment in the beginner dance class led by instructors from Little Feet Dance Studio. These are co-ed class and students may wear leotards and tights or yoga pants and comfortable shirts to class; however, ballet shoes are recommended. There will be a recital in the spring for students to show their newly learned skills. This class will run for 12 weeks.  

 

Girls on the Run 

Grades 4-5 | 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 Sept. 10 and the program begins Sept. 24 and ends with 5K Girls on the Run race on Dec. 16. You must complete an online registration form with Girls on the Run at http://gotrhr.org/registration. 

 

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.  

 

Zumba/hip hop 

Grades 3-5 | Thursday 

Little Feet Dance Studio will have your child learning the Latin dance craze and smiling while doing so! Zumba is Latin dance fitness that provides your child with a great cardio workout while learning the basics of salsa, meringue, cumbia and reggae tone. The class is a great way to learn rhythm to fun and energetic music under the leadership of the experts of Little Feet Dance Studio. It also will incorporate the fundamentals of hip hop dance moves. Children should wear yoga pants and/or leggings and a comfortable shirt. No shoes required at this time. This class will run for 12 weeks.   

 

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.