Youth & Children Activities

 

Acting

 
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” Performance Workshop   (8-13 yrs)

Perform a delightful rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday novel. Build on the fundamentals of acting with theater games that use body movement and improvisation. Students will perform in a short play at the end of the session. Performance scheduled for Thursday, December 7 at 5:30pm.
Magnolia/Palmetto Room                    Min. 5      Max. 15

  • Thursdays                4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • September 28 - December 7  (No Class Nov. 23)
  • $165 residents/ $170 non-residents

Instructor: Jean Schubert


Yoga

LITTLE LOTUS YOGA (3-5yrs)

Children can grow into their own practice of yoga; learning to strengthen their concentration skills and calm their minds, which leads to greater awareness and control of the body’s  movements. Interactive story-telling, games, music, and age-appropriate journaling are woven throughout a lively asana series to create a child-inspired yoga experience that is enriching and FUN!
Palmetto  Room Min. 4           

Fridays       8:00am - 9:00am 

September 8 - 29
October 6 - October 27
November 3 - December 15 (No Class Nov. 10 & Dec. 24)

Monthly Sessions: $60 resident/ $65 non-resident
Instructor: Jennifer Rogers


Ballet

Basic ballet techniques and movements will be taught. Ballet shoes, leotard and tights required.
High Tide/Low Tide Room             Min. 6     Max. 14

Mondays                12:30pm - 1:00pm

September 11 - October 16
October 23 - December 4 (No Class Nov. 20)

6 week sessions: $75 resident/ $80 non-resident
Instructor: Kim Chesley-Breland


Gymnastics

Children ages 3 years and up. Basic tumbling, balance beam, and mini-bars. Leotards required for girls. 
Shorts and t-shirts required for boys. NO socks or tights! 
Palmetto Rooms   Min. 6      Max. 14

Tuesdays                3:30pm - 4:15pm

September 5 -  September 26
October 3 - October 24 (No Class 10/31)
November 14 - December 12 (No Class 11/21)

Monthly Sessions: $55 resident/ $60 non-resident
Instructor: Tricha Tapio

TINY TENNIS: ​   (3-6yrs) 
Improve balance, hand-eye coordination and to introduce proper tennis mechanics. Play games, drills and exercise using shorter courts, softer balls and smaller racquets. Bring Water to class. Racquet size 19in - 21in. 
Tennis Courts                          Min. 4                  Max. 6

Tiny Tennis: 3-4 years 
Tuesdays                 3:30pm - 4:00pm 
  • September 5 - October 10                     $65 resident/$70 non
  • October 24 - December 19                    $75 resident/80 non
    (No Class Oct. 31, Nov. 28)
Thursdays               3:30pm - 4:00pm    
  •  September 7 - October 12                     $65 resident/$70 non
  • October 26 - December 21                     $75 resident/ $80 no
     (No Class Nov. 23 & 30)
Tiny Tennis: 5-6 years   *NEW 1 HOUR*
Tuesdays                 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • September 5  - October 10                     $90 resident/$95 non
  • October 24 - December 19                    $105 resident/$110 non
    (No Class Oct. 31, Nov. 28)
Thursdays              4:00pm - 5:00pm
  •  September 7 - October 12                      $90 resident/$95 non
  • October 26 - December 21                     $105resident/$110 non
    (No Class Nov. 23 & 30)

YOUTH TENNIS:  
Learn the basics of tennis - instruction in grip, ground strokes and volleys. Participants will be place according to skill level. Bring water to class. Tennis Courts         Min. 4      Max. 8

Beginner Tennis Clinic
Tuesdays             5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • September 5 - October 10                       $90 res/ $95 non
  • October 24 - December 19                      $105 res/ $110 non  - 7 week session
     (No Class Oct. 31, Nov. 28)
Thursdays        5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • September 7 - October 12                       $90 res/ $95 non
  •  October 26 - December 21                      $105 res/ $110 non - 7 week session
    (No Class Nov. 23 & 30)
Intermediate Tennis Clinic
Tuesdays           6:00pm - 7:00pm 
  • September 5 - October 10                       $90 res/ $95 non
  • October 24 - December 19                      $105 res/ $110 non  - 7 week session
     (No Class Oct. 31, Nov. 28)
Thursdays       6:00pm - 7:00pm 
  • September 7 - October 12                       $90 res/ $95 non
  •  October 26 - December 21                     $105 res/ $110 non - 7 week session
    (No Class Nov. 23 & 30)

  Instructor: Corinne Enright 


2017-2018 school year Registration

IOP/SI: January 30 - Until Full
Non-Residents: February 6 - Until Full

Must be 3 years old by September 1, 2017 & Potty-Trained.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday     9:00am - Noon - Waitlist Only
$130 resident/$135 non-resident/ monthly tuition

Tuesday/Thursday      9:00am - Noon - Spaces Available 
$90 resident/$95 non-resident/ monthly tuition

Open House: Thursday, August 17 at 9:00am 
Program Begins: Tuesday, August 22 at 9:00am 

Tiny Tots Information & Curriculum - 3 & 4 year old Program
The Tiny Tots program is designed to help develop fine motor skills, promote social interaction and cooperation with peers, listen to and follow directions and adapt to a simple routine. Throughout the school year, class will emphasize on interactive play through songs, games, nature and arts & crafts. Participants will be introduced to the alphabet, numbers and shapes.


Mini Minnows

Afternoon playgroup for 3 & 4 year olds. Must be 3 years old and Potty Trained by September 1, 2015.
Learning through socialization and play

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays      12:00pm - 3:00pm

Program begins Wednesday, September 6

$130 resident/ $135 non-resident

Instructor: Cathy Adams


Tae Kwon Do

Develop balance, accuracy, speed, power, focus and self-confidence. Training includes stretching, mild running, forms, 3-step sparring, freestyle and non-contact sparring.

Saturdays        9:00am - 10:00am

Children 6 - 11 years old
$30 resident /  $35 non-resident 
Registration fee is due at the beginning of each month
Instructor: Jack Emmel, MD, 7th Dan


Mommy/Daddy & Me

Little ones (3 years and younger) grab your Mommies and Daddies and come socialize and play in our Tadpole Room full  of fun toys!!  

September - May 
Thursdays     9:30 am - 11:00 am
FREE


Mommy & Me Music 

Bring lunch and socialize with friends in a fun musical atmosphere. Dance and sing a long to your favorite tunes. 

Wednesdays     12:30pm - 1:30pm 
  • September 6 - September 27
  • October 4 - October 25 
  • November 1 - November 29 (No Class Nov, 22)
  • December 6 - December 20

$80 resident/ $85 non-resident/ Month 
Instructor: Irene Rose Smith 


I Am an Artist

 

Holiday Painting Classes

Join Back Porch Art for holiday painting classes. All materials provided. Each child will take home a complete canvas with ribbon for hanging.  Minimum 8    Maximum 20

Wednesdays     4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 13

$25 resident/ $30 non-resident

I am Artist Holiday Break Mini Camp 

January 2 & January 3
9:30am - 11:30am 
$55 resident/ $60 non-resident 

Instructor: Diana Connors, Back Porch Art Charleston


Science with S.A.M.

Solving-Analyzing-Mysteries. Hands on science class for preschoolers that will encourage and develop critical thinking skills as they learn about the scientific process.

Tuesdays                12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • September 19 - October 24
  • November 7 - December 19 (No Class 11/21)

$60 resident/ $65 non-resident
$12 per class: Register by Friday, before activity.
Instructor: Samantha Barrineau


Toddler Talk

Learn techniques to encourage expressive and receptive language with your toddler in a fun playful atmosphere. Participants will work on language development in a mommy and me format  through a variety of activities; songs, games & play. This is not a substitute for speech and language therapy session or an evaluation. 
Tadpole Room     Min. 4                 Max. 10

Wednesdays                          
9:00am - 9:45am:        18 Month  - 24 Month 
10:00am - 10:45am:    2 Years - 3 Years old 
  • September 6 - October 11
  • October 25 - December 6  (No Class Nov. 22)

$80 resident/ $85 non-resident
Instructor: Kate Orza, Speech-Language Pathologist 

 

A sandy path leading to the beach.