AfterSchool Program 

Winter/Spring 2014



**Denotes enrichment program 




January 6- May 19

(15 sessions)

Puppet Players


Sarah Azzinaro

Sports Club**


Orlando Colon


January 7- May 27

(16 sessions)

Capoeira Mirin & Grande

(Children will be separated into age appropriate groups)


Mestre Curu

Assistant: TBA

January 7- April 8

(10 Sessions)



Tamara Schlesinger


January 8- May 28

(19 sessions)

Circus Arts

(Children will be grouped into age appropriate Circus activities)



Charlie Orphanides

Math Club**


Rebecca Montville


January 9- May 29

(19 sessions)



Pahu van Riel & William Fortini

Folk Band





Pete Lanctot

Tap Dance


Frances Bradley


January 10- May 30

(14 sessions)

Swimming at the YMCA



Newspaper Club**


Martina Meijer


 The Winter/Spring 2014 term of AfterSchool will begin on Monday, January 6th 2014 and the term will conclude on Friday, May 30th 2014.

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Puppet Players Theater 

 $420+ $25 Materials Fee = $445 

(Grades 1-4) Become a puppeteer! Children will make and learn to use different types of puppets, including papier-mâché Marionette Puppets to retell classic fairy tales and new stories. Children will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of performing a Marionette Puppet Show; making scenery, props, puppets, while becoming storytellers and puppeteers.  


Returning Students: $448 + $15 Materials Fee = $463 

New Students (Includes Uniform) $448 + $50 Uniform + $15 Materials Fee = $513 

(Grades 1-8) Capoeira is a rich and multi-dimensional art that teaches culture, language, music and encompasses a complete body workout. It is energetic and joyful and exposes children to a new language, music, movement and culture. In this class, children will become acquainted with all elements of this art form and learn new ways of moving their bodies in time with rhythm, play percussion instruments, sing songs in Portuguese, and gain confidence in expressing themselves through dance while encouraging the same in others. Capoeira attire (white pants, cord and shirt) will be required and provided by the teacher on the first day of class. 

Children will be separated into age appropriate groups. “Mirin” (Little) will be comprised of children in grades 2&3. “Grande” (Big) will be comprised of children in grades 4-8. 

Circus Arts  

$560+ $20 Materials Fee = $580 

 (Grades 1-8) Run away with The Brooklyn Waldorf Circus! Through physical games, obstacle courses and disciplined technique we will learn basic acrobatics, how to juggle, tumble, balance, walk a tightrope and ride a unicycle! Skill, technique and safety will guide us throughout this fun-filled class. Children will be separated into age appropriate groups and will practice different level appropriate fun and challenging Circus feats! Led by 8th grade class teacher Mr. Orphanides. 


$532 + $40 Materials Fee = $572 

(Grades 1-4) An Introduction to the Woodshop, children will learn various wood working skills like sanding, gluing and measuring, as well as cutting and drilling for the older kids. Make fun wooden objects that range from incredibly simple to as complex as time, skill and interest allow. Great care will be given to using the tools and materials in a thoughtful and safe way. The goal is to make nice things and to be safe and have fun doing so.  

Tap Dance 

$532 + $10 Materials Fee= $542 

*Students are required to purchase their own tap shoes 

 (Grades 3-8) Tap dance, a percussive American dance form distinguished by the interplay of rhythms and amplification of sound by the feet, tap dance has been historicized as having a neat diverse parentage of English, Irish, and African musical and dance traditions. In this club, students will learn the basic vocabulary of tap and will also learn timing, musicality, leadership skills, and performance skills. They will also be introduced to Jazz music as it relates to current Hip Hop music.  

The Band 

$532 + $25 Materials fee+ $557

(Grades 4-8) Calling all inspiring musicians! TBWS After School Folk Band is for students in 4th-8th grade who are already playing an instrument, or just want to sing and brings them together to enjoy, play, and talk about music. Through song and oral stories children will learn about the origins of Folk Music. We will create an acoustic band, playing our own instruments as well as making and learning to play traditional folk instruments. If you like music, this club is not to be missed. 

Swimming at the YMCA


(Grades 1-5) Calling all Fish! TBWS is thrilled to partner with our neighborhood YMCA to offer swimming lessons on Friday Afternoons. Children will be brought to the Bed Stuy YMCA for swimming lessons after school and will return to school for dismissal at 5pm.


Each Enrichment Club has a nominal fee of $55 as well as incurs a registration fee of $42, and any applicable material fees. 

Upper Grades Enrichment Clubs provide an extension of the school day for students in grades 6-8 from 3-4:30pm (unless otherwise noted by enrichment club instructor)

Sports Club  

(This club is open to grades 5-8) Sports Club continues as part of TBWS Enrichment Program! From basketball to soccer, from circus arts to handball, we are looking to promote sportsmanship as well as skill development.

Photography Club

This enrichment club is only open to students in 7th & 8th grades and has a materials fee of $115.

(Maximum of 8 students) 

(Grades 7 & 8 Only) Join photographer and BWS parent Tamara Schlesinger in an introductory exploration of photography, light and the camera. Students will make pinhole cameras, solo grams and work with 35mm film cameras. This club will develop their work onsite as well as visit professional labs.

Math Enrichment Club  

(Grades 6-8) Homework Help & Math Puzzles! Upper Grade students will be able to number crunch alongside our Upper Grades Math Specialist Ms. Rebecca Montville. Pencils, puzzles and paper will be provided as students multiply their mathematical knowledge.

Newspaper Club 

(Grades 6-8) Students share their voices through contributing poetry, creative writing, illustrations, interviews and more in The Claver Castle Press. Students are involved in every aspect of the creation and distribution of this school newspaper; from writing, editing, design and layout to marketing and sales. Editor-in-Chief: Ms. Meijer.








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