AFTERSCHOOL CURCUS CLASSES
Wise Fool offers a variety of circus classes for ages 4 to 18 in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. Students learn trapeze, unicycle, stilt walking, clowning, juggling, aerial fabric, acrobatics, puppet making and more. Youth practice teamwork and healthy risk-taking, while developing self-confidence, trust and exploring self-expression. Fall classes run on a 10-week session from September 11 to November 17. We also offer winter, spring break and summer camps for youth ages 7 to 12. To learn more call 992-2588 or go to www.wisefoolnewmexico.org/classes/youth-programs.
Afterschool tennis programs are now underway at the Santa Fe Tennis and Swim Club. Program offers one, two and three-day a week group lessons for ages 6 and up, and individual lessons. Located at the facility in the Museum Hill neighborhood, at 1755 Camino Corrales. Call 988-4100, email email@example.com or visit www.santafetennis.net for more information.
BELISAMA IRISH DANCE
Belisama Irish Dance offers classes for the whole family to enjoy. Performance opportunities in the community, local competition and fun choreography classes. Ages 5 and up. Santa Fe and Los Alamos locations. Call Adrienne Bellis, director, 670-2152, or go to www.belisamadance.com.
CHILDRENS DANCE PROGRAM
Classes for children starting at 2 years old and up. Tot dance, creative movement, ballet and gymnastics. For more information, call 982-1662, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sfchildrensdance.com.
DEVELOPMENTAL READING COURSE
You know your child is intelligent, but they struggle at school, with homework and have low self-esteem. Evaluation process will find the “real problem.” Before October teacher conferences, students can gain years of reading levels in only a few hours with a unique course. See the “Poor Readers Symptoms List” and learn about other parents’ experiences at www.flogregg.com. Call Floy Gregg, Developmental Reading Specialist at 570-1276 to schedule an evaluation.
DRAGONFLY ART STUDIO
Fine art classes, for ages 6 to 16, are designed to stimulate kids’ imagination and creativity, while they have fun experimenting in a range of art media. Afterschool art classes begin September 18 and meet one day per week from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and end with a student art show. Dragonfly also offers art birthday parties, adult and kid sewing and printmaking workshops, and holiday workshops where kids can create handmade gifts. For details, call Oceanna at 670-5019, or visit www.dragonfylartstudioforkids.com.
ETIQUETTE SCHOOL OF SANTA FE
In classes and private sessions, children and teens learn lessons catered to their age group, including rules of introduction, dining skills, public speaking, writing thank you notes, telephone manners, posture, wardrobe and respect for the environment. For more information, please call 988-2070, go to etiquettesantafe.com, or email email@example.com
GIRLS INC. AFTER SCHOOL
Do you want your girl to be in a supportive fun environment after school? Girls Inc. of Santa Fe inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Your girl will have an opportunity to participate in fun, hands-on activities in a safe, girl-centered environment, while also enjoying science, sports, fieldtrips, art and homework help. Pick-up is available from many schools. Sliding scale tuition and scholarships also available. Call 982-2042 or go to www.girlsincofsantafe.org.
LAND OF ENCHANTMENT READING
Learning specialist Janine Johnston helps students find solutions to struggles with reading, writing and spelling, as well as executive function, through one-on-one, intensive, remedial reading therapy at school or at her office. Orton-Gillingham-based multi-sensory reading remediation approaches with students of any age who need more than the usual amount of structure and practice with basic sounds and symbols. Learn to apply concepts, procedures and rules that govern the written language. For more information, call 699-3118, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.enchantmentlearning.com.
MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CENTER
Private and group classes for tots, kids, teens and adults, in a beautiful, cutting-edge facility located in the South Railyard. Enjoy the art and practice of martial arts in an environment that stresses safety, discipline, respect and anti-bullying, with a focus on building self-confidence and learning technique. Receive professional instruction and begin your personal quest today. For more information, call 982-7083, or visit www.martialartstrainingcenter.biz.
NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE OF NEW MEXICO
High-quality performing arts classes in ballet, tap, jazz, voice and creative movement, as well as NDI-New Mexico’s signature program, help children ages 3 to 18 develop discipline, standards of excellence and a belief in self. Tuition assistance is available, making our classes accessible to all families. The Dance Barns, 1140 Alto Street. Call 983-7646 or go to www.dancebarns.com.
PANDEMONIUM PRODUCTIONS’ MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM
Pandemonium Productions presents its musical theatre afterschool program for students ages 6 to 18, August 23 to November 19. Study acting, singing and dancing, and perform the scrumdiddlyumptious musical “Willy Wonka” at the James A. Little Theatre. Rehearsals take place at El Museo de Cultural, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Space is limited; scholarships available. Tuition is $695 (advance), $710 with payment plan. $100 deposit required with registration. For more information, call 920-0704 or visit www.pandemoniumprod.org.
RIO RAPIDS NORTHERN SOCCER CLUB
Get in the game and play soccer this fall with Santa Fe’s largest soccer league. Practices begin August 28, and the eight-week season starts September 9. Development and Academy leagues for ages 3 to15. Practices meet in El Dorado and Santa Fe, with games at The Downs at Santa Fe. For more information, call 982-0878 or visit www.northernsc.org.
SANTA FE CLIMBING CENTER
Our instructors introduce climbing in a healthy environment and help experienced climbers advance their skills. Afterschool classes August 21 to October 21: Mondays, ages 5 to 8; Tuesdays, ages 9 to 12; Wednesdays, ages 5 to 9; Thursdays, ages 7 to 10; Saturday mornings, ages 5 to 12. Friday Classes, September 8 to 29: ages 2 to 5, 9 a.m.; ages 4 to 7, 2 p.m. Climbing Team: Wednesday and Friday, 4 p.m., ages 7 to 12; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 4:30 p.m., ages 12 to 18. For information: 986-8944, www.climbsantafe.com.
SANTA FE PERFORMING ARTS
Become part of Santa Fe Performing Arts’ Youth Theater Programs, from September 6 to November 19. “Superheroes,” ages 6 to 19, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., with show dates in November. “Advanced Creative-Collaborative Acting Workshop,” ages 10 to 19 (previous performance training required), Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., with a showcase performance at Meow Wolf. Scholarships available. For more information, call 982-7992, email email@example.com, or visit www.sfperformingarts.org.
SANTA FE YOUTH SYMPHONY
Music instruction and performance opportunities for youth in orchestra, mariachi and jazz. The Elementary Strings program offers afterschool viola, violin and cello instruction at various schools throughout the city. Auditions for Orchestra, Mariachi and Jazz in January, May and August. For details call 672-5565 x101, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sfysa.org.
Indoor ramps for year-round fun! Afterschool and home school programs are now underway. Sessions and lessons for all abilities, ages 3 years old and up. Skateboards and gear provided to get started, with a complete shop specializing in safety gear. Curriculum includes: skateboard homework and exploring the history of skateboarding using our museum and video library. Birthdays, parents’ nights out and monthly events. 825 Early Street #H. For more information, call 474-0074, or visit www.skateboardsafety.com.
THE SCHOOL OF ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
Learn in a supportive environment that fosters confidence, technique and artistry. Classes for children ages 3 and up in creative dance, ballet, jazz, folklórico, modern and more. Performance opportunities. Call 983-5591. Enroll online at www.aspensantafeballet.com.
UMBRELLA THEATRE CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Theatre classes for kids in kindergarten to second grade, and third to ninth grade. We teach acting skills by training the voice, body and mind through improvisation, theater games and performance. Young Actors, third to ninth grade, will have starring roles in “Hansel & Gretel.” Gotitas, students in kindergarten through second grade bilingual class, will be featured in cameos. Sliding scale tuition. Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie, afterschool from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teens welcome for Saturday Internship Program. Contact 471-3140; email@example.com; www.tpchildrensprogram.weebly.com.
UNITED WAY OF SANTA FE COUNTY PARENTING CLASSES
UWSFC offers free parenting workshops and classes, including the Triple P Positive Parenting Program, on topics such as child development, ways to have fun with your child and techniques for managing challenging behaviors. Workshops and classes provide valuable information and invaluable opportunities for parents and children to meet and interact with other families. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 819-5484.