Fine & Performing Arts

 South Loop Fine & Performing Arts

In addition to the fine & performing arts curriculum woven into our regular school day and extended day programs, South Loop Elementary School offers many opportunities for your child to explore his or her creative side. Activities are available in several different areas: Music, Dance, Drama, and Media & Visual Arts.

Music

South Loop Band
Fee Based Grades 4th - 8th Enrollment: September  pdfBand Supply List

The South Loop Band is part of the regular school day and available to all students in grades 4th - 8th. The school band will participate in city-wide competitions. Instruments are provided subject to availability, and parents can rent instruments if necessary. There is a mandatory $50 band fee for students who use a school instrument, and a mandatory $25 band fee for students who rent an instrument. For more information, please visit the South Loop Band website,or email Mr. Zettl at rzettl@cps.edu.

Chicago Children's Choir
Free Grades 3rd - 8th Enrollment: September  

Through a partnership with the Chicago Children's Choir, South Loop Elementary School has an in-school program that provides our school with a qualified conductor to establish a choir of 20-50 students. Students receive classroom training in basic music theory and choral performance from professional music educators. By developing musical skills and performing in public (citywide performances with other members of CCC), the children acquire poise, increased self-esteem and an understanding that discipline and hard work bring rewards. Participation is by audition. For more information, contact Danielle Enriquez-Fowler at denriquez-fowler@ccchoir.org.

Violin Lessons
Fee Based Grades K - 8th Enrollment: September (Fall session)/December (Winter session)  

Through our school partnership with the Chicago Center School of Music, we offer in-school fee-based violin lessons during the Extended Day Program. Details will be coming soon on Fall enrollment.

Private Vocal Lessons
Fee Based Grades 4th - 8th Enrollment: Ongoing  

Is your child planning to be the next "American Idol"?  Help him/her get a start with private vocal lessons. Our general music teacher, Ms. Anders is offering fee-based 30-minute private voice lessons afterschool Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Spaces are limited and will fill quickly, so enroll early. Participation requires a quarterly commitment! For more information, please contact Ms. Anders at nranders@cps.edu or visit her office outside of the little theater.

1st Quater - September 2nd - October 8th (9 lessons): $180
2nd Quarter - November 4th - January 20th (9 lessons - no lessons week of Thanksgiving): $180
3rd Quarter - January 27th - March 24th (9 lessons): $180
4th Quarter - March 31st - May 26th (8 lessons): $160

Piano Lessons
Fee Based Grades K - 8th Enrollment: Ongoing  pdfRegistration Form

Private and group piano lessons are available Monday - Friday during the Extended Day Program at the Main Building with Mr. Conner Hollingsworth and Ms. Stephanie Carroll. Half-hour lessons cost $20 for private lessons, and $10 for group lessons. For more information, please contact Ms. Stephanie at stephcarrollemail@gmail.com or Mr. Conner at connersemailaddress@gmail.com

Dance

Hip-Hop Dance Classes
Fee Based Grades Pre-K - 8th Enrollment: January- February  

South Loop students love Hip Hop music, so why not teach them all the right moves to go along with it and allow them to express themselves in a positive, creative and healthy way!  For more information, please contact Mrs. Butler at linbutler2007@yahoo.com.

Information about dates and registration will come out January 2014.

Drama

Lookingglass Theater Program
Fee Based Grades 3rd-5th Enrollment: September (fall session)  Register online: http://tinyurl.com/nys6wwe

Our Extended Day Program provides many free opportunities for your child to participate in drama activities. However, if your little diva requires more, then this program made available through a partnership with Lookingglass Theater is for you. This 10 week session will provide an opportunity for students to produce their own informal show. Students will learn to work collaboratively, develop drama skills, play theater games and much more. Spaces are limited.

Fall Session:  Fridays from 3:35-5:00. September 13th-November 22nd.  Class will not be held on November 1st. 

Cost: $105 per student. Payment must be received before the first day of class. 

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/nys6wwe

Media & Visual Arts

Hyde Park Arts Class
Fee Based Grades: K-4th  Enrollment: September  Register online: http://tinyurl.com/ov85vbq

Sign your K-4 student up for art classes taught by an artist from the Hyde Park Arts Center! In this 10 week course, students will make a variety of projects and learn different techniques including: paper mache masks, wire sculptures, print making techniques, simple sewing, and MUCH MORE! For more information, please contact Sarah Schlee at sschlee@youth-guidance.org.  Spaces are limited.

Fall Session: Mondays from 3:35-4:35. September 9th-November 25th. Class will not be held on November 1st. 

Cost: $120/student. Payment must be received before the first day of class. 

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/ov85vbq

Mixed Media Art Class
Fee Based Grades 1st-8th  Enrollment: September  Register online: http://tinyurl.com/ppm4qoa
Mr. Sherwin, owner of Sherwin’s Gallery (www.sherwinsgallery.com) and Field Museum artist, will be teaching an engaging 10 week Mixed Media Art class for 1st-8th grade students at South Loop!  All their hard work will be displayed at the end of their session in a rather radical art show.  The class will follow the schedule below:

Week 1: drawing from observation utilizing Field Museum specimen; Week 2: clay pots or flutes; Week 3: painting clay; Week 4: origami; Week 5: watercolor abstracts (using air as our brush); Week 6&7: self-portrait print making; Week 8: hand casting (replicating students’ hands); Week 9: color theory with silly putty; Week 10: 3-D wooden sculptures

 

Fall Session: 1st-4th grade Thursdays from 3:35-4:35; 5th-8th grade Thursdays from 4:40-5:40.  September 9th-November 14th. 

Cost: $120 per student. Payment must be received before the first day of class. 

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/ppm4qoa

Origami Art Class
Fee Based Grades 1st-8th  Enrollment: September  Register online: http://tinyurl.comqbs6bou

Did you know that the act of folding origami helps develop the brain? To create origami, you must use both hands simultaneously, which helps the electrons flow through both the left and right hemisphere of the brain. This brain function is scientifically proven to help repair damaged cell structures and is considered amazing exercise for those looking for effective art therapy.

Mr. Sherwin, owner of Sherwin’s Gallery (www.sherwinsgallery.com)and Field Museum artist, will be teaching an engaging 10 week Origami class for 1st-8th grade students at South Loop!  Their hard work will be displayed at the end of their session in an art show. 

Join Mr. Sherwin as he shows you how to make the legendary ‘paper crane’ and other origami shapes, such as flowers, bugs and other animals and so on. It’s for paper folders of all levels! 

Fall Session: 1st-4th grade Fridays from 3:35-4:35; 5th-8th grade Fridays from 4:40-5:40.  September 13th-November 22nd.

Cost: $90per student. Payment must be received before the first day of class. 

Register online: http://tinyurl.comqbs6bou

 

 

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