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Guide to After-School Programs Shall we dance? Pedal? Sing? Paint? Ride? Sculpt? Ski? Climb? Meditate? We have nearly endless choices in our small town with big city tastes, a place where cultural enrichment vies with our spectacular surroundings, asking us on any given day to choose. What a lovely conundrum. With this challenge in mind as we race (like it or not) toward the school year, The Sopris Sun created a way to help navigate the wealth of opportunities offered for children. Our After School Guide is a reference for parents, so our local array of choices can be spelled out in one easy place. Our hope is that mom and dad can tuck this list away to use as a directory when needed – or even (shh... don’t tell anyone) plan a few after-school hours for their own fun and enrichment while their kids are otherwise occupied.

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Guide to After-School Programs Annie Flynn 970-987-3744 Developmentally appropriate piano lessons for ages 5 to adult. Stylistically tailored to your musical interests.

Aspen Valley Ski Club Meredith Elwell 970-205-5100 AVSC offers competitive and recreational youth ski and snowboard programs. Competitive Alpine and recreational Nordic Ski teams practice after school in a guided and structured environment. Scholarships are available for most programs. Registration deadlines vary by program; visit our website for more information.

Bonedale Ballet Alexandra Jerkunica 970-379-2187

Bonedale Ballet is the artistic extension of Coredination Pilates, with after school classes M-F for age 3-teen in ballet, tap, jazz and creative dance.

bowls and plates. Hand building classes make pinch pots, and slab and coil building projects.

Handmakery Carbondale Arts Amy Kimberly 970-963-1680 Look for Rosybelle, CA’s school busturned-art studio, or check out the schedule at CA’s homebase at the Launchpad, where classes range from fashion design to bi-lingual piano lessons.

Ami Mayes 970-309-7686 An art enrichment studio for all ages, offering specialized classes, camps, workshops, evening events, celebrations, and more! Inspiring creativity, we focus on all parts of the creative process in an all-encompassing approach to the visual arts.

Carbondale Clay Center

Higher Octave Music Program

Angela Bruno 970-963-2529 Hand Building (ages 5+) or Wheel Throwing (ages 9+). Young potters will have fun while learning basic techniques and creating original, functional art. Wheel classes create their own cups,

Lisa Dancing Light 970-963-3330 Offering one-on-one piano and voice lessons for ages 4 to adult. Nurturing talent and creativity, with a strong foundation of music theory, reading, composition and performance skills.


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Guide to After-School Programs Rising Crane Training Center

Ross Montessori

Stepping Stones

Karen Bradshaw 970-274-8473 Conditioning, Kickboxing & Martial Arts Classes that train mind, body and spirit. Emphasis is on strengthening, selfdefense, bi-lateral movement, respect and leadership. Beginner classes specific to age: 6-8, 9-14, teens and adults.

Sarah Graf 970-306-1235 Ross Montessori School is the home base for the Roaring Fork Youth Orchestra’s down valley programs. Rehearsals are held at RMS in Carbondale on Thursdays, 4:155:15, for students of violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Becca Rogers 720-207-7646 Stepping Stones empowers middle and high school youth to reach selfsufficiency through mentoring, academic support, and recreation. Our drop-in centers are open daily after school for ages 10-21.

Rock & Roll Academy

SOL Theatre

Chris Harrison 970-379-9685 Kids form bands with friends, choose and play music they love, and develop social and life skills. For middle and high school students; experienced or non-experienced musicians welcome. Guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, horns and singing.

Jennifer Johnson (970) 274-0894 After school programming includes: Acting 101, beginning tap and ballet, sewing, costume design and art. Look for auditions soon for upcoming shows, and mark your calendar for a season of outstanding youth theater.

The Orchard Kara Montie 970-379-4159 Faith-Based Fun for Tweens and Teens in a safe environment for games, snacks, hang-out time, and group discussion. High School “Fusion” – Wed. 7-9 p.m. Middle School “Alive” –Thurs. 7-8:30 p.m. Continued on page 12

Rock and Roll Academy Roaring Fork With Chris Harrison! After School Music Programs for Middle & High School Students

Programs for Beginners: Tigers 6-8yr:

4pm Wed

Cranes 9-14yr:

4:45pm Mon & Wed

Jr Kickboxing:

4pm Mon 3:15pm Wed

Teen MMA:

2:30 Wed

Teen Kickboxing:

5:30pm Mon & Wed

Rock and Roll Academy is a modern music program; kids form bands with friends, choose and play music they love, and develop social and life skills.

ing Fork Roarin Call Chris at

(970) 379.9685 email: or visit

Play-Based Learning! Play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, horns, and sing in a rock band! Inclusive program for experienced and non-experienced musicians.

Rock and Roll Academy expanding to new locations! Rifle, Carbondale, Willits & Aspen

NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2017 Higher Octave Music Programs for Children & Adults Creativity – Education – Performance PIANO Pre-reading – Advanced Levels Focusing on Classical, Pop or Composition

Rising Crane

Traditional & Suzuki Piano – Age 4 to Adult Certified Suzuki Instructor with Suzuki Association of America Book 1 - 5 VOICE Folk – Pop – Classical – Jazz


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Lisa Dancing-Light BME Vocal - Piano Coach & Mentor

To enroll contact: 970-963-3330 Or

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Guide to After-School Programs Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork Catherine Woolcott 970-963-1960 New at WSRF – an afternoon program that extends the school day to 5 p.m. Pre-K through 8th Grade. Activities include arts, games, free play and outdoor fun. Enroll M-F, by the day-ofthe week, or on a drop in basis.

Windwalkers Gabrielle Greeves 970-963-2909 Therapeutic riding, mental health counseling, and horsemanship lessons offered one-on-one or in small groups. For beginning and developing riders in a friendly, noncompetitive setting.

Youth Entity Heather Hicks 970-963-4055 Career development for youth. After-school courses for high school students: YouthChefs (pastry arts); ProStart (culinary arts & business); Design Team (architecture); Engineering & Construction Company.

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Town of Carbondale Rec. Department Look soon for The Town of Carbondale’s Rec. Department Fall brochure, published and distributed inside The Sopris Sun on Thursday, September 7. Here is a sneak peak of youth programs:

Youth Flag Football It’s football season! Join us for some introductory ag football fun. Practice passing, catching, punting, and kicking. Learn the basic rules and participate in organized scrimmages. Tuesday / Thursday practices at Sopris Park. Combined-grade teams: 1st-2nd (3:30-4:30 p.m.) 3rd-4th (4:30-5:30 p.m.) Registration Deadline: Friday, September 1

Youth Volleyball Pass, Set, Hit! Join us for an introductory volleyball program. We will do skill-building drills and games. For the ďŹ rst-time or intermediate player, ages 8-12. Monday / Wednesday practices at CRCC Gymnasium (3:30-4:30 p.m.) Registration Deadline: Monday, October 2

North Face Bike Park Lessons Learn to take full advantage of the


North Face Bike Park! Work with Coaches John Hartmann, Brian Buell and others to improve your performance on the bike. Classes will focus on basic skills as well as pumping, jumping and cornering techniques. Open for all levels of riders. Mountain or BMX bikes and helmets are required, and other safety gear is highly recommended. Bikes must be in good working condition and must have functioning brakes. We are offering 4 sessions and will be able to split abilities. Ages: 6-12 years; Wednesdays (5-6 p.m.) – September 6, 13, 20, 27 Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 5

SK8 Lessons Whether you’ve never skated before or want a chance to perfect new tricks, join instructors Chris Johnson, Shawn Frick, and Casey Siers at the Carbondale Skate Park. Must have own skateboard. Helmets required. All other safety gear highly recommended. Ages: 5 years and up Girls ONLY: Wednesdays – September 6, 13, 20, 27 Coed: Thursdays – September 7, 14, 21, 28 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Beg.) 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Int./Adv.) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 5

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