Young at Arts Program

Start your child's artistic journey with warm and experienced teachers skilled with early childhood education in the arts and watch your child's creativity come alive! Classes are lively, engaging and fundamental; the type of experiences that enrich children's future learning in both the arts and academics. As your child's love for the arts grows at Newark School of the Arts, so will his/her skills and imagination. 

Classes

Music and Movement

Babies 9 Months to 3 Years with an Adult

*10 weeks 45 Minutes

Designed to initiate young children into the joys of music, while guiding them through their rhythmic, tonal, and physical development through a mix of play, singing, chants, dancing, instrument exploration and movement. So get ready to have fun!

(this class is a pre-curser to the Orff/Kodaly class).

Orff/Kodaly

Ages 4-7 1 Hour

This is a beginning class for young children and their parents. The Orff/Kodaly concept uses traditional children's songs, games and dances to experience movement and melody for the young child. The class incorporates rhythm instruments as well as tuned percussion and eventually introduces the recorder with more advanced students.

African Drums 

Group Class 1 Hour

Traditional African rhythms and melodies on the djembe drum. Drums are provided; you are welcome to bring your own.

Suzuki Violin Class

Group Class 1 Hour Ages 4-6 or 7-10+

*SPECIAL PRICE $150.00/ Semester

This class will emphasize musical development through interesting repertoire as well as ensemble skill and promote music reading skills. Parent, teacher and child are all active participants in the learning process. Parents must be willing to make a commitment to attend lessons, group classes and performances. 

* Suzuki Violin Private is a parent and child class. Parents are required to participate in at-home practice.

** Parent/Guardian participation required. 

Tiny Steps

Ages 3-4 1 Hour

This is a fun and energetic introduction to tap and ballet for boys and girls. Body alignment and spatial awareness, responsiveness to music and ballet vocabulary - are all woven into the interactive experiences that delight young dancers. Family demo day and mini performances are integral to each class. 

Tiny Steps 

Ages 5-7 1 Hour

This class will include basic barre exercise and center practice. Children will also demonstrate the fun skills and combinations traveling across the floor. 

Twinkle Stars

Ages 4-7 1 Hour

Twinkle Stars is a Creative Play class that stimulates imagination and creative thinking. Folktales, Fables, Fairy tales and children's classics are integrated with acting, music and dance.