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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THE SATURDAY JAM IS EVERY SATURDAY AT NOON AT 909 ARMITAGE AND IT'S FREE! COME PRACTICE AND PLAY YOUR MUSIC WITH FOLKS OF ALL AGES. IT'S A PLACE OF CHALLENGE AND MENTORING - AN INSPIRING CIRCLE OF LEARNING SIDE BY SIDE. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT OR PICK UP AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME. COME SEE WHAT KIDS' MUSIC AT OLD TOWN IS ALL ABOUT.

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List of All Classes for Kids 8-Years Old and up (35 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)

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

Comic Book Projects

Art  |  9 - 13 years

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

Thursday with Corinne Mucha

Use comics to create cool books and story projects!

Comics 1

Art  |  9 - 13 years

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

Tuesday with Corinne Mucha

Build advanced characters and extended narratives while developing your own drawing style!

Ballet 2

Dance  |  6 - 9 years

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

Sunday with Monica Thomas

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

Ballet 3

Dance  |  7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 3 - 4

Dance  |  8-14 yrs

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $600 ($570 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet 4

Dance  |  10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Ballet Technique: Level 3

Dance  |  8 - 14 years

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

Thursday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Ballet Technique: Level 3 & 4

Dance  |  8 - 14 years

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Nancy Teinowitz

Explore sophisticated rhythm and movement while focusing on technique!

Hip-Hop Dance

Dance  |  8 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 1

Dance  |  6-8, 7-10 yrs

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($176 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 2

Dance  |  7 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 3

Dance  |  8 - 13 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Jazz Dance 4

Dance  |  10 - 14 years

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $648 ($618 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Mini Modern

Dance  |  5 - 8 years

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

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap 3

Dance  |  7 - 11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 24 weeks  ·  $552 ($522 members)

The next session of Kids Dance begins the week of June 25th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, May 15th and for new students on Monday, May 21st. Come dance with us!

Tap for Boys 2

Dance  |  7 - 10 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Tuesday with Reggio McLaughlin

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

Dance Camp 6-13 years

Dance  |  7 year(s)

360 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $500 ($500 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Staff

Youth String Band

Ensemble  |  7-12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $212 ($202 members)

Tuesday with Jonas Friddle or Anna Jacobson

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

Advanced Fiddle: Tune Boosters - Kids

Fiddle & Cello  |  8-12 year olds

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $212 ($202 members)

Tuesday with Jonas Friddle or Anna Jacobson

Join an inspiring community of fiddlers mastering fiddle and musicianship!

Guitar 1 - Kids

Guitar  |  8 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Jason McInnes, Gabriel Medina 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 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Monday, Wednesday, 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 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Monday, Friday, 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 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Sunday with Gabriel Medina

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  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Jason McInnes

Jarana

Guitar  |  All ages!

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Saturday with Zacbe Pichardo

Kids' Ensemble

Ensemble  |  6 - 12 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $212 ($202 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  ·  $212 ($202 members)

Saturday with Alex Farha or Shaun Whitley

Big Drummers

Drumming  |  5-7, 8-12 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Saturday or Sunday with Lenny Marsh or Carlos Cornier

Youth Piano Lab

Piano  |  7 - 12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

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

Youth Musical Theater

Theater  |  8-11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 13 weeks  ·  $351 ($331 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  ·  $168 ($158 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  ·  $168 ($158 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  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Tuesday with Nick Davio

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