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STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dougherty Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dougherty Elementary are updated each season.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition | Enroll Online

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25 to Student Council.

Location

Dougherty Elementary
5301 Hibernia Dr
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

Courses are offered 1 day per week for up to 10 weeks.

 

Tuition

$175 - $195 / Course

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25 to Student Council.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Dougherty Afterschool Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:      Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:   3 - 5
Day/Dates:      Fridays - March 23, 30*   | April 13, 20, 27   | May 4, 11, 18, 25 
                             (9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes)
Time:                 3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:               Stage
Tuition:            $195
March 30 is a minimum Day with 12:30 dismissal. Class time 12:35 - 1:50 pm.

Course Description: It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club’s The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a free workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:          Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:    1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Wednesdays - March 21, 28  | April 11, 18, 28   | May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
                                 (10 Class Sessions)
Time:                     2:05 - 3.05 pm or 3:05 - 4:05 pm - depending on dismissal time.
Room:                   Stage
Tuition:                $195

Course Description: A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns & communicative expressions. Students will learn dance routines choreographed to snippets of popular Bollywood songs as well as some Koliwood and Tollywood songs from the South Indian cinema. The classes will also strengthen individual coordination and rhythmic skills through various exercises and drills.

Additionally, students will develop a vocabulary of common Bollywood dance moves that they can string together to create their own unique dance. This class will provide exposure to kids on many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.

Dougherty Drama Camp

Instructor:       Ms. Carissa LaGasca, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Level:   1 - 3
Day/Dates:      Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17, 24
                              (9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes each class)
Time:                  3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:                DK2
Tuition:             $185

Course Description: Calling all actors! This class will be a fun experience for students in grades 1 – 3. They will have a chance to gain self-confidence and develop their presentation & speaking skills as they prepare and perform a Reader’s Theater production. During each class, students will participate in a variety of Drama Camp games that will develop different performance techniques such as vocal dynamics, body language & mannerisms as well as use of space and improvisation. Students will be assigned parts and create costumes and scenery in preparation for an end of class performance for parents! Here is your chance to become a STAR!

Life Science in the Garden - The Power of Pollinators

Instructor:       Mr. John Price, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Level:    3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursdays - March 22, 29  | April 12, 19, 26  | May 3, 10, 17 24
                               (9 Class Sessions, 70 minutes each
Grade:                 3 - 5
Time:                   3:05 - 4:15 pm
Room:                 15
Tuition:              $185

Course Description: Have you ever noticed hummingbirds going from flower to flower and wondered what they were doing? The hummingbird is getting nectar, a high energy drink flowers use to attract hummingbirds. By attracting birds and insects, the flower is making sure that its pollen gets taken to other flowers. If you’ve ever seen a bee close-up when it’s visiting flowers, you might have noticed that the legs are covered with yellow grains of pollen. Pollination is the process in which pollen is transferred from one plant to another. Plants need pollination in order to make seeds and reproduce itself.

In Mr Price’s Life Science class, students will examine the diversity of pollinators in the garden and their role in the ecosystem. This course provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the mechanisms of adaptation.

  • Planting pollinator friendly plants.
  • Pollinator art projects.
  • Developing our observation skills
  • Designing our own flowers

Yoga for Kids- The Movement of Imagination

Instructor:       Kavita Patel, Owner/Operator of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:    1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Mondays - March 12, 19, 20  | April 9, 16, 23, 30  | May 7, 14, 21
                               (10 Class Sessions)
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05 pm
Room:                 P6
Tuition:              $175

Course Description: Jump like a frog! Salute the sun. Root into the earth as a tree and sit like a lotus petal floating in a calm pool of water. Monkey Bear Yoga brings story-telling to the practice of Yoga for Kids. Through imagination, children are engaged and excited to learn yoga. Yoga for Kids is a fun-filled journey to the self. Through mindful movement, breathing techniques and imaginative play, children connect with their authentic selves.

We live in a high speed, fast paced environment that can be taxing to our spirit and sense of self. Children experience stress and anxiety just as adults do. Yoga fosters the whole child. Children will develop strength and flexibility in their bodies and minds through yoga poses and partner exercises. They will learn breathing techniques to soothe anxiety, focus better, and practice patience. Yoga for Kids give children the tools to live a balanced, peaceful life.

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Questions or Comments

We are here to help. Please contact as with questions or feedback.

Main Office
(925) 587-5610

Vickie Constantinides
Academy Program Manager
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1003
vickie@dpie.org

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1004
rich@dpie.org