After School Clubs

 Fall Session: Monday, September 16 through Thursday November 21, 2019

  • Mondays:   Improv Club Gr 2-6   (10 weeks, $160)
  • Tuesdays:  Chess Club Gr 5-8 (10 weeks, $160)
  • Tuesdays: Circus Club Gr 3-5 (9 weeks, $144) (No club Oct. 8)
  • Wednesdays: Archery Skills Gr 6-12 (9 weeks, $144) (No school Oct 9)
  • Thursdays:HH Drama Club Gr 7-12 ($50 per semester) 
 
All Clubs are held 3:30-4:30 as part of the After School Care program.  Club fees include After Care until 5 pm.  

 

NOTE:  Advanced payment will be required for club registration. Refunds will not be given for a student missing classes. 

 

Sign up deadline is Friday, September 13.

 
 

Improv Storytelling Club - Grades 2-6 

 

Using improv, narrative story development, theater games, music, and movement, children will learn the fundamentals of acting and performing techniques. They will learn to channel their natural creative abilities into powerful authentic characters. They will also develop peer collaboration, and learn to work within and support the entire ensemble while developing strong acting skills all while having a blast! 

The program is led by Mark and Hara Lewis of Kids Interactive Studio Ensemble (KITE), who have been working with children in Waldorf schools for over 20 years and teaching KITE acting for students for over 12 years. 

KITE facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kitetheatre/

Chess Club - Grades 5-8

Learning chess has been proven to help students improve critical thinking, focus, patience, and many other life enriching merits. It is the mission of this After School Chess Club to inspire children to think ahead and make plans, understand the consequences of every action, and find a benefit to every game played - win or lose.

Chess Club will be led by Nick Pedretti of the After School Chess Club, www.afterschoolchessclub.com. Coach Nick is dedicated to passing on the passion of learning chess to students. He takes pride in his ability to present chess in a fun and kid-friendly way while being a role model for students. Many After School Chess Club students have gone on to be nationally, or even world-ranked chess players.

 
 

Highland Hall Drama Club Grades 7-12

The Highland Hall Drama Club will consist of all of those who love the theatre while exploring all that goes in to putting on a show including performance, lights and sound production, sets, and storytelling. This collection of theatre loving people will emerge with creativity and imaginative play, a more acute sense of listening and observation skills, and a greater self confidence.

 

The HHDC will meet once a week for 2 hours after school on Thursdays.  There will be three-hour Saturday rehearsal the weekend before each performance. There will be 2 productions, one in the Fall and one in Spring.  The Fall one is scheduled for November 7.

 

Drama Club will be led by Jim Ortlieb.  He has had a career in theatre, film, and television these past 42 years as an actor, director, and teacher with major acting roles in theaters in New York, Chicago, Ireland, Paris, and here in Los Angeles. Jim owned and directed Chicago Actors Project, the professional acting studio, during the 1980’s where he taught the Sanford Meisner technique and directed student productions. From 1991-1996 in Ireland, he taught drama to high school students learning English from France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and other European countries. 

 

Please note there will be a four week hiatus in the Drama Club for four weeks exact still to be determined.

Circus Club Grades 3-5

Come join the Circus! Highland Hall games teacher Tess McGinley will lead students in an array of circus activities. This includes tightwire, rolling globe, various kinds of juggling, and more. This is great fun and promotes balance, coordination and social skills.

 

Ms. McGinley, Movement/Games teacher and Archery Coach at Highland Hall for several years, has served as a class teacher and movement teacher at the San Francisco Waldorf School, and as a movement and games teacher at the Greenwood School in Mill Valley, California. She has developed and led a variety of after-care programs and for more than a decade offered after school Circus Arts and Nature programs to young people in the bay area of Northern California. Ms. McGinley is a level II graduate of the Spacial Dynamics Institute.

 

 
 
 

Archery Skills Grades 6-8

Highland Hall Archery Coach Tess McGinley will lead students in archery practice and skill devleopment. New students without archery skills are welcome! 

 

Ms. McGinley, Movement/Games teacher and Archery Coach at Highalnd Hall for several years, has served as a class teacher and movement teacher at the San Francisco Waldorf School, and as a movement and games teacher at the Greenwood School in Mill Valley, California. She has developed and led a variety of after-care programs and for more than a decade offered after school Circus Arts and Nature programs to young people in the bay area of Northern California. Ms. McGinley is a level II graduate of the Spacial Dynamics Institute.