OUR ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
We offer a wide variety of after school Enrichment classes available to Breakwater students and Greater Portland Area students in grades Kindergarten - 8th.
Our Enrichment classes run in six and eight week sessions throughout the school year Monday - Friday from 3 - 6pm.
In addition to our Enrichment offerings, we provide Wednesday early release transportation and afternoon care for the Portland Public Elementary Schools and Friday early release and afternoon care for Breakwater students in addition to our regular Monday - Friday AfterCare options.
In each session students can choose from over 30 dynamic classes in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Culinary Arts, Language, Nature and Wilderness Skills, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and Sports and Movement. On any given day, students engage in classes such as Intro to Trapeze, Lego Robotics, Ceramics, Rock Band 101, Theater, and more!
Classes are designed for your child’s age group by our talented and experienced staff. Our Enrichment staff is comprised of experts in their field, Breakwater faculty, and community partners.
2018 - 2019 School Year Enrichment Dates:
Session 1: September 10 - October 22
Session 2: October 29 - December 14
Session 3: January 7 - March 1
Session 4: March 4 - April 12
Session 5: April 22 - June 3
SESSION 3: January 7 - March 1
Breakwater Enrichment Center partners with STAGES Youth Theater to offer unique theater enrichment for K-8 at Breakwater. STAGES Youth Theater Mission: To unlock self-discovery in young people through the transformative power of theater.
NEW PROGRAMS THIS YEAR!
STAGES Youth Theater and Breakwater Enrichment are partnering to offer a one-of-a-kind theater opportunity for ages K-8 at Breakwater School. Through this process-orientated program, students will engage in movement, storytelling, character creation, and theatrical activities tailored to their age group. Each group will collaborate to create their own unique short performance within the session's theme. At the end of the session, the three performance classes will culminate in a joint presentation, beginning with our youngest actors and culminating with our middle school students. The performances will be connected through the original costumes, set design, and props created by the middle school technical theater production class.
Session 1 Theme: Halloween
Session 2 Theme: A Very Breakwater Nutcracker
Session 3: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Session 4 & 5: Peter and the Wolf
To register, visit our website by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. Please note: all interested families will have to create a family account prior to viewing all of our offerings and registering.
Session 2: A Very Breakwater Nutcracker Class Descriptions
So You Think You Can Dance Like a Sugarplum Fairy?
Dance up the holidays with Stages Youth Theater! Students will sing, dance, and move to different Nutcracker inspired songs in this energetic class, culminating in a final performance. No prior acting or dance experience is required to enroll and have a ton of fun!
Wednesdays, Grades K-1, 3:45 - 4:30
Holiday parties, dancing animals, epic fight scenes…the ideas will accumulate as fast as snow on a December night! In this creative drama class, students will work together to create a brand new Nutcracker-inspired short play with music.
Wednesdays, Grades 2-4, 4:30 - 5:30
Design a Winter Wonderland
Ever wonder about the many elements that go into a successful theatrical production? This class is perfect for those who want to explore a side of theater other than performing. Students will develop skills in forming artistic concepts and learn how to design & construct props, costumes, and simple set pieces! You won’t want to miss this technical theater production class.
Wednesdays, Grades 5-8, 3:45 - 5:45
Nutcracker Adaptation and Performance
Students will hone their acting skills by working on an original piece of theater, centered on the theme of “The Nutcracker.” Instructors will incorporate student interests based on student-generated ideas, the original Nutcracker story, pre-written text, or anything else relevant to the theme!
Thursdays, Grades 5-8, 4:00 - 5:30