2016–2017 Extracurricular Activities (K–8th Grade)

For the 2016–2017 school year, TNCS offers a range of extracurricular activities as part of our before- and after-school enrichment program. Enrollment in enrichment programs is optional and offered on a quarterly basis.

Enrichment programs offered on site include music practice and instruction, art class, Kung Fu, LEGO club, and much more. For off-site programs, TNCS offers transportation to partner organizations for such exciting extracurricular activities as gymnastics, swimming, parkour, kayaking, and hiking.

After Care as well as non–After Care students are welcome to register for extracurricular activities. In addition, many of these extracurricular offerings are also open to non-TNCS students in grades K–8.

 

Before- and after-school activities—more ways to have fun and keep learning!

Register now

Need Care between End of School and Start of Extracurricular Activities?

Specialty Extracurricular Activities at TNCS typically begin around 4:00 pm or later. Enrolling your child in TNCS’s affordable, high-quality After School Care covers the interval after school lets out and activities begin. Pickup from area elementary schools is included when you enroll in our optional After School Care Program. You’ll also receive 15% off the price of Specialty Extracurricular Activities.

At a Glance: 2016–2017 Extracurricular Activities

Four quarters of enrichment activities are offered over the course of the school year, and registration is for the whole session. These quarterly programs run from 8 to 10 weeks, on school days only (no holidays or inclement weather days; see the TNCS_2016–2017_Calendar).

Please note that enrollment in enrichment programs is optional, and TNCS will continue to offer a quality age-appropriate After Care program in addition to this new line-up of extracurricular activities.

Off-site programs include transportation to the site location. Depending on the program, some require parental pick up at the location. Others offer transportation back to TNCS for parental pick up.

After Care as well as non–After Care students are welcome to register for extracurricular activities. In addition, we are pleased to announce that many of these extracurricular offerings are now also open to non-TNCS students in grades K–8.

Minimum enrollments may be required to run programs.

Quarter 1 runs August 29, 2016 through November 2, 2016 (school days only).
Activity  Grades Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Cost
Conversational Chinese (Level 2) K–8th 4:00–5:00 Θ $160
Beginning Kung Fu K–8th 4:00–4:45 Θ Θ $65
Beginning Kung Fu K–8th 4:30–5:15 Θ Θ $65
Novice Cello~+ K–8th 7:15–7:45 (T); 7:45–8:15 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
Novice Violin/Viola~+ K–8th 7:45–8:15 (T); 7:15–7:45 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
Conversational Chinese (Level 1) K–8th 4:00–5:00 Θ $200
FutureMakers K–8th 4:00–5:00 Θ $225
Nature Hiking* 2nd–8th 3:30–5:30 Θ $130
String Ensemble~ K–8th 5:00–6:00 Θ $285 ($142.50/Q)
Sokol Gymnastics* K–8th 4:30–5:30 Θ $230
Parkour* K–8th 4:30–5:30 Θ $180
Coppermine* K–8th 3:30–6:00 Θ Θ Θ Θ Θ CM Pricing

*This activity takes place off site; see registration form for transportation details.
~This program runs the full semester (i.e., two quarters) and is priced for the semester.
+This is a morning program.
(Λ)There is no additional fee for children enrolled in After Care until 4:00 pm or later.

Quarter 2 runs from November 3, 2016 through January 25, 2017 (school days only). Register now.
Activity Grades Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Cost
Cooking Club w/ Ms. Stasch K–8th 3:30–5:30 Θ $54
Novice Cello~+ K–8th 7:15–7:45 (T); 7:45–8:15 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
Novice Violin/Viola~+ K–8th 7:45–8:15 (T); 7:15–7:45 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
MineCraft for Makers K–8th 4:00–5:00 Θ $202.50
String Ensemble~ K–8th 5:00–6:00   Θ $285 ($142.50/Q)
Math Contest Problem Solvers 3–8th 3:30–4:30 Θ Included in AC
Swim Lessons* K–8th 4:30–5:30 Θ $200
Coppermine* K–8th 3:30–6:00 Θ Θ Θ Θ Θ CM Pricing

*This activity takes place off site; see registration form for transportation details. ~This program runs the full semester (i.e., two quarters) and is priced for the semester. +This is a morning program. (Λ)There is no additional fee for children enrolled in After Care until 4:00 pm or later.

Quarter 3 runs from January 26, 2017 through March 31, 2017 (school days only). Register now.

 

Activity Grades Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Cost
Art Class: Modern Masters K–5th 3:30–5:00 Θ $150
Duckpin Bowling* K–8th 4:30–5:30 Θ $200
Novice Cello~+ K–8th 7:15–7:45 (T); 7:45–8:15 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
Novice Violin/Viola~+ K–8th 7:45–8:15 (T); 7:15–7:45 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
Math Contest Problem Solvers 3–8th 3:30–4:30 Θ Included in AC
String Ensemble~ K–8th 5:00–6:00 Θ $285 ($142.50/Q)
Pre-Engineering LEGO K–8th 4:00–5:30 Θ $180
Traditional Latin American Dance K–8th 3:30–4:30 Θ Included in AC
Coppermine* K–8th 3:30–6:00 Θ Θ Θ Θ Θ CM Pricing

*This activity takes place off site; see registration form for transportation details. ~This program runs the full semester (i.e., two quarters) and is priced for the semester. +This is a morning program. (Λ)There is no additional fee for children enrolled in After Care until 4:00 pm or later.

Quarter 4 runs from April 1, 2017 through June 15, 2017 (school days only). Register now.

 

Activity Grades Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Cost
Karate K–2nd 4:00–5:00 Θ $75
Karate 3–6th 5:00–6:00 Θ $75
Traditional Latin American Dance K–8th 3:30–4:30 Θ Included in AC
Novice Cello~+ K–8th 7:15–7:45 (T); 7:45–8:15 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
Novice Violin/Viola~+ K–8th 7:45–8:15 (T); 7:15–7:45 (Th) Θ Θ $460 ($230/Q)
Ballet (Group A Primary) 3–5 yrs 5:00–6:00 (T); 4:00–5:00 (Th) Θ Θ $300
Walking Tour w/ Mrs. Duprau* K–8th 3:30–4:15  Θ Included in AC
English Writing Tutoring 2–8th 4:15–5:30  Θ $165
String Ensemble~ K–8th 5:00–6:00 Θ $285 ($142.50/Q)
Ballet (Group B) K–4th 5:00–6:00 Θ Θ $300
Pre-Engineering LEGO K–8th 4:00–5:30 Θ $180
Art Class: Modern Masters K–5th 3:30–5:00 Θ $150
Kayaking* 2–8th 4:30–5:30 Θ $350
Coppermine* K–8th 3:30–6:00 Θ Θ Θ Θ Θ CM Pricing

*This activity takes place off site; see registration form for transportation details. ~This program runs the full semester (i.e., two quarters) and is priced for the semester. +This is a morning program. (Λ)There is no additional fee for children enrolled in After Care until 4:00 pm or later.

On-Site Activities

Art Class: Modern Masters

Session(s) Offered: Q3, Q4
Days: Mondays (Q3), Fridays (Q4)
Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–5
Cost: $150; cost includes snack and supplies
Instructor: Hilary Christian

About Modern Masters Art Class

In this exciting new third-quarter class, students will learn about the art of Frida Kahlo, Basquiat, Gustav Klimt, and more. Using these artists for inspiration, projects may include drawing, pastel, painting, and sculpture.

In the fourth quarter, the theme is “Around the World,” including such projects as Huichol Indian Yarn Painting and making a Chinese Dragon, Native American Totem Pole, and an Egyptian Amulet, among others.

Students will be offered the opportunity to make a final presentation at the end. A healthy snack and art supplies are included in the program cost. Maximum enrollment is 25 students.

About the Instructor

Hilary Christian knew at a young age that the world of art would be her life path. She is passionate about painting but also uses mixed media (often sculptural in nature) to fully express herself when painting seems insufficient. She received a full tuition scholarship to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in General Fine Art. She later earned her Masters of Professional Studies in Creative Art Therapy from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she graduated in the top of her class.

In 2009, she had the prestigious honor of being one of the “Top 40 Entries” in the Washington Post Marshmallow Peeps, which showcased her edible creation titled “Charm City Roller Peeps vs. D.C Roller Peeps.” In 2015, Hilary had her first solo show at the Alchemy of Art Gallery, located in charming Fells Point, where she exhibited her illustrated “Soul Emancipator” series. Also that year, she was a visiting artist at the American Visionary Art Museum.

In 2016, she partnered with the staff and children of the Living Classrooms Foundation to create La Sirena Catrina, a large-scale skeletal mermaid float that débuted in the Patterson Park’s 2016 Lantern Parade. Hilary received grants from the Creative Alliance, Constellation Energy, and Living Classrooms Foundation to create this sculpture.

She now enjoys being the Owner of Planet Awkward, an arts and entertainment company. In this capacity, she takes her painting to another level, using the human as a canvas.

Hilary teaches art to young people in grades PreK through 8th and is enthusiastic about bringing art education to children and helping them tap into their own creativity and self expression.

Ballet (Group A for Primary Students)

Session(s) Offered: Q4
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays (twice weekly)
Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm (T); 4:00 pm–5:00 pm (Th)
Eligible Ages: 3–5 years (Primary students)
Cost: $300
Dress Code: Black leotard, pink tights, and ballet shoes
Instructor: Morgan Chase

About Ballet Class

Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) method, a more contemporary English training system, and the Russian Vaganova method. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate. At the end of each quarter, students will present an informal showcase to parents and staff to demonstrate what they have learned.

About the Instructor

Morgan Chase is a dancer, choreographer, and creative director. Born in Baltimore, she began studying dance at the age of 5 years at Experimental Movement Concepts, in Hampden. Still very young, she began to travel with the dance ensemble, performing at Taste Festival, Hon Fest, Walt Disney World, and the list goes on. Ms. Chase attended Baltimore School for the Arts and transferred to Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD. In her junior and senior year of high school, she attended Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles. Once she graduated high school, she decided to commit her college career to attending The Ailey School dance conservatory in New York City. While, attending, she had the opportunity to study under Milton Myers, Earl Mosely, Francesca Harper, and the late Robert Atwood—just some of the many teachers and choreographers she had only dreamed of working  with. In 2013, she relocated back to Baltimore to begin to teach at various studios in the area, including at enrichment programs in the inner city in her hometown. Ms. Chase’s goal is to share her passion and knowledge of dance to any inspiring dancer. She believes in enriching arts experiences for our youth and has already reached over 100 kids, educating them in the art of dance.

Ballet (Group B for K–4th-Grade Students)

Session(s) Offered: Q4
Days: Wednesdays and Thursdays (twice weekly)
Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Eligible Ages: K–4th-Grade
Cost:
$300
Dress Code:
Lavender leotard, pink tights, and ballet shoes
Instructor:
Morgan Chase

About Ballet Class

Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) method, a more contemporary English training system, and the Russian Vaganova method. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate. At the end of each quarter, students will present an informal showcase to parents and staff to demonstrate what they have learned.

About the Instructor

Morgan Chase is a dancer, choreographer, and creative director. Born in Baltimore, she began studying dance at the age of 5 years at Experimental Movement Concepts, in Hampden. Still very young, she began to travel with the dance ensemble, performing at Taste Festival, Hon Fest, Walt Disney World, and the list goes on. Ms. Chase attended Baltimore School for the Arts and transferred to Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD. In her junior and senior year of high school, she attended Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles. Once she graduated high school, she decided to commit her college career to attending The Ailey School dance conservatory in New York City. While, attending, she had the opportunity to study under Milton Myers, Earl Mosely, Francesca Harper, and the late Robert Atwood—just some of the many teachers and choreographers she had only dreamed of working with. In 2013, she relocated back to Baltimore to begin to teach at various studios in the area, including at enrichment programs in the inner city in her hometown. Ms. Chase’s goal is to share her passion and knowledge of dance to any inspiring dancer. She believes in enriching arts experiences for our youth and has already reached over 100 kids, educating them in the art of dance.

Cello (Novice)

Session(s) Offered: Q1–Q2 and Q3–Q4 (semester-long class)
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays (twice weekly)
Time: 7:15 am–7:45 am (T), 7:45 am–8:15 am (Th)
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: $460 (instrument rental not included*; billing will be split into two quarterly payments of $230 each)

About Novice Cello

This class is an entry point into the TNCS String Program. Students with little or no experience will be taught by an experienced string teacher in a small-group setting, with a maximum of 10 students. (Parental attendance for younger students is encouraged but not required.) Students will develop proper playing technique while practicing scales, études, and repertoire from the Suzuki books and elsewhere. Please note that the duration for this club is one semester (i.e., two quarters). After the first semester, students will be eligible to enroll in the TNCS String Ensemble.

In order to learn the skills required to progress, students are strongly encouraged to practice at home for at least 15 minutes each day. A concert for parents will be given at the end of each semester.

*Students must provide their own instruments. Perrin and Associates Fine Violins, located in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City, rents instruments in wonderful condition.

About the Instructor

Yoshiaki Horiguchi has been acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun for his ability to put on a “dazzling display of dexterity and panache” and featured by the Examiner in a “Must Watch Video.” Yoshi is an active double bassist, pedagogue, and educator in the D.C.–Baltimore area. His endeavors span a broad spectrum of genres, having performed with the York Symphony, Baltimore Boom Bap Society, Opera Camerata of Washington, Classical Revolution, and more. Most recently, he sat principal bass for a Naxos recording under the direction of Marin Alsop to record works by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts. Yoshi proudly hails from the studios of Ed Malaga, Jeff Koczela, Laura Ruas, Paul DeNola, and Paul Johnson.

In addition to being an active performer, Yoshi is a highly sought-after pedagogue. Having served as the low-strings department chair and string ensemble director of the Baltimore Symphony’s El Sistema inspired OrchKids program, faculty for Peabody’s Bass Works, and faculty for American Music System, his teaching experience is vast. Yoshi’s International Society of Bassists pedagogy research submission is currently being used as a resource to influence bass teachers across the country. He is also certified in the Mark O’Connor string method and has studied the Suzuki string method, making him an all-around strings pedagogy expert.

Yoshi graduated as a Linehan Artist Scholar from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is proud to be an Aegon USA scholar at the Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University for his graduate studies.

Conversational Chinese (Level 1)

Session(s) Offered: Q1
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: $200

About Level 1 Conversational Chinese

Speaking is the last skill to develop in foreign language acquisition. Level 1 Conversational Chinese Club provides a wonderful opportunity for newer students to deepen their speaking ability in a small-group setting. This class, taught by a native Mandarin speaker, will encourage speaking through age-appropriate games and play.

Students at Level 1 are able to recognize characters from basic topics, such as numbers, colors, and animals. They are also able to use simple grammar and sentences to describe things and participate in basic dialogue.

Conversational Chinese (Level 2)

Session(s) Offered: Q1
Days: Mondays
Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: $160

About Level 2 Conversational Chinese

Speaking is the last skill to develop in foreign language acquisition. Level 2 Conversational Chinese Club provides a wonderful opportunity for more advanced students to deepen their speaking ability in a small-group setting.  This class, taught by a native Mandarin Chinese speaker, will encourage speaking through age-appropriate games and play.

Students working at Level 2 are able to distinguish more characters and use complicated grammar and sentences to carry on natural conversations, such as ordering a meal in a restaurant or shopping in a store.

Cooking Club with Ms. Stasch

Session(s) Offered: Q2
Days: Mondays
Time: 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: $54

About Cooking Club

Cooking Club is run by TNCS teacher Ms. Stasch. In this culinary journey, students will learn cooking fundamentals while having fun cooking (and eating!) a delicious dish. View or download the booklet of recipes that Cooking Club successfully test ran and compiled: Cooking Club Recipe Booklet during the second quarter of the 2016–2017 school year.

FutureMakers

Session(s) Offered: Q1 and Q2
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: $205 (Q1); $185 (Q2)

About FutureMakers

In FutureMakers Club, young inventors will design, build, and create—in Minecraft and in the real world! They will create prototypes of Minecraft creatures that move and glow, build block-based structures, and engineer a working game controller out of recycled materials. Half of the workshop is spent in the real world, and half is spent in game. No experience is necessary; FutureMakers is perfect for girls and boys who are passionate about invention and play.

Kung Fu (Beginner)

Session(s) Offered: Q1
Days: Mondays and Thursdays (twice weekly)
Time: 4:00 pm–4:45 pm OR 4:30 pm–5:15 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8; open to students who have not yet passed a belt test
Cost: $65

About Beginning Kung Fu

Students in Kung Fu Club will learn the Tien Shan Pai/Northern Shaolin style of Kung Fu and gain coordination, strength, concentration, flexibility, and confidence. This class offers instruction in open hand forms, along with basic self-defense and sparring techniques. No equipment is needed, as minimal contact will occur through the first two levels of instruction. At the third level, students are required to wear hand shields and headgear and are eligible to begin learning long staff or sword form.

About the Instructor

Instructor Tonya Davis is a certified black belt in Tien Shan Pai since January, 2013, which she earned at Goh’s Kung Fu, Grandmaster Anthony Goh, founder and president of USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation. Ms. Davis is midway through the curriculum for her 2nd-degree certification at U.S. Martial Arts Academy. Ms. Davis began teaching as an assistant at Goh’s in June, 2013, before beginning her own ongoing program at the MAC gym in July, 2014. She has won gold medals for long staff form and Lian Huan Tui open hand form and silver medals for broadsword and long staff form in regional tournaments.

 

Math Contest Problem Solvers

Session(s) Offered: Q2 and Q3
Days: Thursdays (Q2), Wednesdays (Q3)
Time: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Open to students working at the 3rd-grade level or higher
Cost: Included in After Care cost*

About Math Contest Problem Solvers

Run by TNCS math teacher Profesora Cabrera, this exciting club is not just “more math practice” or working on the same math curriculum. Instead, it will teach students the art of looking at new and tricky problems and applying skills to solve them. Math Contest Problem Solvers Club will prepare students to participate in math competitions, such as the international Math Kangaroo and  Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) .

*Please note that although participation in this club is included in the After Care cost, math competitions (which are optional) typically charge a registration fee (usually about $20).

Pre-engineering LEGO

Session(s) Offered: Q3 and Q4
Days: Thursdays
Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: $180 (Q3), $162 (Q4)

About Pre-engineering LEGO

With tens of thousands of LEGO bricks at their disposal, children in Pre-engineering LEGO Club can let their imaginations run wild. They will build engineering-designed boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars as well as use special pieces to create their own unique designs! Young builders will explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system and learn engineering fundamentals with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well TEKnologies instructor.

String Ensemble

Session(s) Offered: Q1–Q2 and Q3–Q4 (semester-long program)
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–6; open to students who have been playing for one semester or longer
Cost: $285 (billing will be split into two quarterly payments of $142.50 each)

About String Ensemble

In the TNCS Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass Ensemble, students will come together as a group to experience the joy of making beautiful music and deepening friendships. Participation is open to all students who have been playing for at least one semester, independent of their ability to read music. New students will be given simpler parts, and advanced students will be given more difficult parts and solos. Every student will be challenged and inspired at his or her skill level.

Please note that students must provide their own instruments, and the duration for this class is one semester (i.e., two quarters). At the end of each semester, a concert for parents will be given. Additionally, we are looking for opportunities to engage in the community, such as collaborating with OrchKids.

About the Instructor

Yoshiaki Horiguchi has been acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun for his ability to put on a “dazzling display of dexterity and panache” and featured by the Examiner in a “Must Watch Video.” Yoshi is an active double bassist, pedagogue, and educator in the D.C.–Baltimore area. His endeavors span a broad spectrum of genres, having performed with the York Symphony, Baltimore Boom Bap Society, Opera Camerata of Washington, Classical Revolution, and more. Most recently, he sat principal bass for a Naxos recording under the direction of Marin Alsop to record works by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts. Yoshi proudly hails from the studios of Ed Malaga, Jeff Koczela, Laura Ruas, Paul DeNola, and Paul Johnson.

In addition to being an active performer, Yoshi is a highly sought-after pedagogue. Having served as the low-strings department chair and string ensemble director of the Baltimore Symphony’s El Sistema inspired OrchKids program, faculty for Peabody’s Bass Works, and faculty for American Music System, his teaching experience is vast. Yoshi’s International Society of Bassists pedagogy research submission is currently being used as a resource to influence bass teachers across the country. He is also certified in the Mark O’Connor string method and has studied the Suzuki string method, making him an all-around strings pedagogy expert.

Yoshi graduated as a Linehan Artist Scholar from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is proud to be an Aegon USA scholar at the Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University for his graduate studies.

Traditional Latin American Dance

Session(s) Offered: Q3 and Q4
Days: Fridays (Q3); Mondays (Q4)
Time: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: Included in After Care cost

About Traditional Latin American Dance

Traditional Latin American Dance Club description is coming soon.

Tutoring in English Writing with Mrs. Duprau

Session(s) Offered: Q4
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 4:15 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades 2–8
Cost: $165

About Tutoring in English Writing

Tutoring in English Writing Club is an opportunity for a maximum of 3 students to work intensively on their writing with Mrs. DuPrau in a nearly 1:1 setting. Mrs. DuPrau will keep these writing sessions fun, yet meaningful and individualized for each student in order to measurably advance their skills.

Violin/Viola (Novice)

Session(s) Offered: Q1–Q2 and Q3–Q4 (semester-long)
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays (twice weekly)
Time: 7:45 am–8:15 am (T), 7:15 am–8:45 am (Th)
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: $460 (instrument rental not included*; billing will be split into two quarterly payments of $230 each)

About Novice Violin/Viola

This class is an entry point into the TNCS String Program. Students with little or no experience will be taught by an experienced string teacher in a small-group setting, with a maximum of 10 students. (Parental attendance for younger students is encouraged but not required.) Students will develop proper playing technique while practicing scales, études, and repertoire from the Suzuki books and elsewhere. Please note that the duration for this club is one semester (i.e., two quarters). After the first semester, students will be eligible to enroll in the TNCS String Ensemble.

In order to learn the skills required to progress, students are strongly encouraged to practice at home for at least 15 minutes each day. A concert for parents will be given at the end of each semester.

*Students must provide their own instruments. Perrin and Associates Fine Violins, located in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City, rents instruments in wonderful condition.

About the Instructor

Yoshiaki Horiguchi has been acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun for his ability to put on a “dazzling display of dexterity and panache” and featured by the Examiner in a “Must Watch Video.” Yoshi is an active double bassist, pedagogue, and educator in the D.C.–Baltimore area. His endeavors span a broad spectrum of genres, having performed with the York Symphony, Baltimore Boom Bap Society, Opera Camerata of Washington, Classical Revolution, and more. Most recently, he sat principal bass for a Naxos recording under the direction of Marin Alsop to record works by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts. Yoshi proudly hails from the studios of Ed Malaga, Jeff Koczela, Laura Ruas, Paul DeNola, and Paul Johnson.

In addition to being an active performer, Yoshi is a highly sought-after pedagogue. Having served as the low-strings department chair and string ensemble director of the Baltimore Symphony’s El Sistema inspired OrchKids program, faculty for Peabody’s Bass Works, and faculty for American Music System, his teaching experience is vast. Yoshi’s International Society of Bassists pedagogy research submission is currently being used as a resource to influence bass teachers across the country. He is also certified in the Mark O’Connor string method and has studied the Suzuki string method, making him an all-around strings pedagogy expert.

Yoshi graduated as a Linehan Artist Scholar from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is proud to be an Aegon USA scholar at the Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University for his graduate studies.

Off-Site Activities

Duckpin Bowling

Location: Patterson Bowling Center (2105 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD 21231)
Session(s) Offered: Q3
Day: Mondays
Time: 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Transportation: Bus service to and from the site location is provided.
Cost: $200

 

About Duckpin Bowling

We will take students to the Patterson Bowling Center for an hour of duckpin bowling fun each week, returning to TNCS after the session. Duckpin Bowling Club is a time to enjoy bowling with classmates, strengthen friendships, and reinforce sportsmanship.

Ice Skating

Location: Mimi Di Pietro Family Skating Center (200 S. Linwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224)
Session(s) Offered: TBD
Day: TBD
Time: 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Transportation: Bus service to and from the site is provided*.
Cost: TBD

 

About Ice Skating

In Ice Skating Club, we will take students to the Mimi Di Pietro Family Skating Center in Patterson Park for 30 minutes of skating instruction and 30 minutes of free skating each week. Students may either bring their own skates (recommended) or rent skates at the rink.

*Parents are welcome to pick up students either at the rink or at TNCS.

Kayaking

Location: Baltimore Waterfront Promenade (Boston St./Korean Veterans Memorial Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21224)
Session(s) Offered: Q4
Day: Fridays
Time: 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades 2–8
Transportation: Bus service to and from the site is provided.
Cost: $350

About Kayaking

Kayaking Club will meet for 1 1/2 hours of kayaking instruction in the Baltimore Harbor each week. Students will learn about the sport of kayaking, develop skills, and practice safety measures, all while having fun on the water! Each student will be provided with a personal floatation device, paddle, and kayak. Two TNCS staff members will serve as chaperones for this activity.

About the Instructor

Mark Sargable is an ACA Kayak instructor who enjoys working with scouts and youth groups. For more information, visit http://www.kayakingmadeez.com.

Nature Hiking with Mr. McGonigal

Location: Baltimore Area State Parks
Session(s) Offered: Q1
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades 2–8
Transportation: Bus service to the site is provided; parents must pick up students at the specified location*.
Cost: $130

About Nature Hiking

This club, taught by TNCS science teacher Mr. McGonigal, is designed to help deepen students’ connection with nature. Students will spend about 1 1/2 hours hiking in the woods, studying nature, and having fun. Most children today do not have the opportunity for meaningful engagement with nature, but Nature Hiking will address this deficit of modern life, promoting emotional stability and participation in preservation efforts.

Parks visited will include Gunpowder State Park, Lake Roland, and the Carrie Murray Nature Center, among possible others.

*Because of time constraints, TNCS cannot transport students back to school. Carpooling for pick up is encouraged, and a list of interested carpoolers will be compiled from registration forms.

 

Parkour

Location: Urban Evolution (6801 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224)
Session(s) Offered: Q1
Day: Fridays
Time: 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Transportation: Bus service to the site is provided; parents pick up students at the Urban Evolution location.
Cost: $180

About Parkour

We will take students to Urban Evolution—a Baltimore treasure—for an hour-long parkour lesson. Urban Evolution was started by someone who grew to dislike working out in conventional gyms and became committed to functional fitness. Housed in an old warehouse, Urban Evolution provides a wonderful environment for learning and practicing parkour skills. It features climbing apparatuses, including a car, to practice moves on. The facility also offers adult lessons.

The class offers a “structured playtime” approach to parkour training for kids that incorporates conditioning in games and creative physical activities. The fundamentals of parkour techniques include jumping and landing, rolling, vaulting, climbing, and falling safely.    Learning to land softly and roll offers life-long benefits.

To learn more about Urban Evolution, visit https://urbanevo.com/parkour/. To learn more about The World Freerunning Parkour Federation, visit http://www.wfpf.com/parkour/.

Sokol Baltimore Gymnastics

Location: Sokol Baltimore (3218 Noble St., Baltimore, MD 21224)
Session(s) Offered: Q1
Day: Thursdays
Time: 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Transportation: Bus service to the site is provided; parents will pick up at the location.
Cost: $230 (includes $40 registration fee for first semester)

About Sokol Baltimore Gymnastics

Sokol Baltimore has been a Baltimore institution and a local treasure since 1872! They offer quality coed instruction in non-competitive gymnastics. We are pleased to be able to connect TNCS students to this program by offering one-way van service from TNCS.

 Read more about Sokol Baltimore here: http://www.sokolbaltimore.org/.

Swim Lessons at the MAC

Location: The Maryland Athletic Club (MAC) in Harbor East (655 S. President St. #200, Baltimore, MD 21202)
Session(s) Offered: Q2, Q4
Day: Fridays
Time: 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Transportation: Bus service to and from the site is provided.
Cost: $200

About Swimming Lessons

Swim lessons at the MAC Harbor East are kept small to allow for the individual needs of each swimmer. Each session will include a 30-minute swimming lesson and 30 minutes of free swim. Patient, well-trained instructors turn the sometimes daunting task of learning the important skill of swimming into a fun experience!

Walking Tours with Mrs. DuPrau

Location: Fell’s Point neighborhoods
Session(s) Offered: Q4
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Eligible Ages: Grades K–8
Cost: Included in After Care cost

About Walking Tours

Students will get outside to enjoy a group walk, exploring the change of seasons and whatever else our lovely Fell’s Point neighborhood offers during this quarter!