Classes for 8-12 Year Olds



Explore dance, theater, music, and visual art!

From drumming to piano, drawing to fiddle, young voices to musical theater, guitar to comics, modern dance to tap, ballet to jazz, Old Town is the place to discover your creative you.

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List of All Classes for Kids 8-Years Old and up (39 found)

Beginning Comics

Art  |  6 - 8 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $256 ($246 members)

Wednesday with Corinne Mucha

Build characters and spin stories while developing your own drawing style!

Beginning Drawing

Art  |  7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $256 ($246 members)

Tuesday with Corinne Mucha

Learn techniques for realistic drawing while playing with new art materials!

Comic Book Projects

Art  |  9 - 13 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $256 ($246 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Alicia Manson with your contact information.

Comics 1

Art  |  9 - 13 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $256 ($246 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Alicia Manson with your contact information.

Ballet 2

Dance  |  6 - 9 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Monday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz, Monica Thomas or Allison Grabarczyk

Continue exploring ballet fundamentals including terminology, basic steps, barre work, and floor routines!

Ballet 2 - 3

Dance  |  8 - 13 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

The next session of Ballet 2 - 3 begins the week of June 26th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 22nd. Come dance with us!

Ballet 3

Dance  |  7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Monday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Continue exploring rhythm and movement while learning more advanced technique!

Ballet 3 - 4

Dance  |  8-14 yrs

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $384 ($364 members)

Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Ballet 4

Dance  |  7 - 12 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $416 ($396 members)

Friday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while learning advanced technique!

Ballet Technique: Level 3

Dance  |  8 - 14 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Wednesday or Thursday with Nancy Teinowitz or Monica Thomas

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Ballet Technique: Level 4

Dance  |  8 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($198 members)

The next session of Ballet Technique: Level 4 will begin the week of June 26th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 22nd. Come dance with us!

Hip-Hop Dance

Dance  |  8 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Monday with Lyn Cole

Explore the terminology and origins of hip-hop while learning all the moves!

Jazz Dance 1

Dance  |  6-8, 7-10 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Nancy Teinowitz, Monica Thomas or Allison Grabarczyk

Develop jazz techniques while learning a jazz dance vocabulary in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 2

Dance  |  7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop more advanced jazz techniques and combinations in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 3

Dance  |  8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $416 ($396 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop sophisticated jazz techniques and perform choreography in this high-energy class!

Jazz Dance 4

Dance  |  8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $416 ($396 members)

Monday with Nancy Teinowitz

Develop sophisticated jazz techniques and perform choreography in this fast-paced and advanced class!

Mini Modern

Dance  |  5 - 8 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $176 ($166 members)

Tuesday with Jen Guglielmi Cleary

Explore rhythm, space, choreography, and creative movement in this upbeat class! This is a great class for active boys and girls!

Tap 3

Dance  |  7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $352 ($332 members)

Saturday with Lyn Cole

Explore sophisticated tap movements, steps, routines, and rhythms!

Tap for Boys 2

Dance  |  7 - 10 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $304 ($284 members)

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

Boys make music with their feet in this high-energy tap class!

Summer Dance Intensive

Dance  |  7 to 15 years

300 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $ ($ members)

Wednesday with Staff

Join us as we prepare to celebrate National Dance Day for two days of dancing at our first Kids Summer Dance Intensive!

Youth String Band

Ensemble  |  7-12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $416 ($396 members)

Tuesday with Jonas Friddle or Anna Jacobson

It's a great time to be playing in a band!

Advanced Fiddle: Note Reading - Kids

Fiddle & Cello  |  8 - 12 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $416 ($396 members)

The next session of Fiddle will be an 8-week session beginning the week of April 25th Registration opens for current students on Monday, March 14th and for new students on Monday, March 21st. Let's MAKE music!

Guitar 1 - Kids

Guitar  |  8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $368 ($348 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Jason McInnes, Gabriel Medina, Geoff Dolce or Alex Farha

A great place to learn guitar for kids in grades 3 - 6!

Guitar 2 - Kids

Guitar  |  8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $368 ($348 members)

Monday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Jason McInnes, Gabriel Medina or Alex Farha

Now 55 minutes of teaching and learning!

Guitar 3 - Kids

Guitar  |  8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $368 ($348 members)

Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Jason McInnes, Gabriel Medina or Alex Farha

Now 55 minutes of teaching and learning!

Guitar 4 - Kids

Guitar  |  8-12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $368 ($348 members)

Saturday or Sunday with Gabriel Medina or Alex Farha

Now 55 minutes of teaching and learning!

Guitar Together - Parent/Child Guitar Class

Guitar  |  7 years and up  ·  Parents and Children Together!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Jason McInnes

Jarana

Guitar  |  All ages!

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Saturday with Zacbe Pichardo

Kids' Ensemble

Ensemble  |  6 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($198 members)

Monday or Wednesday with Jonas Friddle or Geoff Dolce

Advanced Kids' Ensemble

Ensemble  |  8 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $190 ($180 members)

Saturday with Alex Farha

Big Drummers

Drumming  |  5-7, 8-12 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Saturday or Sunday with Lenny Marsh or Carlos Cornier

Youth Piano Lab - 1

Piano  |  8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $368 ($348 members)

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Farah Farid or Li-Ying Chang

in The Piano Lab

Youth Piano Lab - 2

Piano  |  8-12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $368 ($348 members)

Saturday with Li-Ying Chang

in The Piano Lab

Youth Piano Lab - 3

Piano  |  8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $368 ($348 members)

Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with Farah Farid or Li-Ying Chang

Summer Youth Piano Lab!

Piano  |  7 year(s)

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Saturday with Li-Ying Chang

Youth Musical Theater

Theater  |  8-11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 13 weeks  ·  $338 ($318 members)

Tuesday with Mary Peterson or Nick Davio

Be brilliant, be bold, be musical, be you!

Young Voices: 6, 7 & 8 years

Voice  |  6 - 8 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Tuesday or Wednesday with Lindsay Weinberg

If you want to sing out, sing out!

Young Voices: 8 & 9 years

Voice  |  8 - 10 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Wednesday with Lindsay Weinberg

If you want to sing out, sing out!

Young Voices: 10, 11, & 12 years

Voice  |  10 year(s)

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($150 members)

Tuesday with Nick Davio

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