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. 

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.

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

We are offering the opportunity for your child to study in a private or paired lesson setting from Monday-Friday 4-6pm.  Lessons will be 30 minutes each. 

Sophie Creutz and Stephanie Carroll are both licensed Music Educators both with a Bachelors in Music Education and/or Music Performance.  We have both either earned or are currently earning their Masters in Music Education. 

If you are interested, please email us your top 3 date and time slots.  Slots fill on a first come first serve basis so sign up now!

Email both Piano Instructors at: 

Sacreutz@gmail.com

stephcarrollemail@gmail.com

Dance

Joffrey Ballet
Fee Based Grades K - 1st Registration closes on September 8  Register online at https://goo.gl/JLGhPe

Who: K-1st. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05-4:05. Tuesday, September 13-Thursday, December 15 (no class 11/24).

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Number of Classes: 27

Where: Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)

Price: $330. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online at https://www.youth-guidance.org/afterschool/. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at https://goo.gl/JLGhPe. Registration closes on Thursday, September 8th. Cancellations can be made up until September 2nd. If cancellations are made after September 2nd, no refunds will be given.

Contact: Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org)

More Info: The Beth Levine Bridge Program is aligned with The Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and is designed to introduce students to the basic elements of classical ballet. This program provides kindergarten through first grade students with a highly structured dance experience where they also develop life skills, creativity and physical awareness. One of the main goals of the program is to identify and train the next generation of dancers at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet.

*Students may come to class in comfortable school clothes. Ballet entire is not required.

Drama

Lookingglass Theater Program
Fee Based Grades 4th-8th Registration closes on September 8  Register online: https://goo.gl/5l3lbc

Who: 4th-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When: Mondays from 3:35-4:35. Monday, September 12-Monday, December 12  (no class 10/10).

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Number of Classes: 13

Where: Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: $185. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online at https://www.youth-guidance.org/afterschool/. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at https://goo.gl/5l3lbc. Registration closes on Thursday, September 8th. Cancellations can be made up until September 2nd. If cancellations are made after September 2nd, no refunds will be given.

Contact: Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org)

More Info:Lookingglass brings the world of the theatre straight to the classroom! Our teaching artists focus on teaching the "Lookingglass method", which emphasizes invention, transformation, and collaboration. In this 13 week session, students will produce their own informal show, learn to work collaboratively, develop drama skills, play theater games and much more! For more on the Lookingglass Theatre Company, please visit  http://lookingglasstheatre.org. 

Media & Visual Arts

Mixed Media Art Class
Fee Based Grades K-1st and 2nd-8th   Registration closes on September 8  Register online: https://goo.gl/jQN8zc

Who: K-1st and 2nd-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When:

  • Mixed Media - K-1st - Wednesdays from 3:10-4:10. Wednesday, September 14-Wednesday, December 14 (no class 11/9, 11/23)
  • Advanced Mixed Media - 2nd-8th – Fridays from 3:40-4:40. Friday, September 16-Friday, December 16 (no class 11/4, 11/11, 11/25).

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Number of Classes: K-1st – 12. 2nd-8th – 11.

Where:

  • K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)
  •   2nd-8th - Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: K-1st - $185. 2nd-8th - $170. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online at https://www.youth-guidance.org/afterschool/. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at https://goo.gl/jQN8zc. Registration closes on Thursday, September 8th. Cancellations can be made up until September 2nd. If cancellations are made after September 2nd, no refunds will be given.

Contact: Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org)

More Info:  This art class is an exploration of a variety of art materials.. Ian M. Sherwin, contract artist for the Field Museum, will share his knowledge in various materials and techniques. Students will be making kites, working with clay, painting, drawing, casting and more...

Origami Art Class
Fee Based Grades K-1st and 2nd-8th  Registration closes on September 8  Register online: https://goo.gl/KvE2ej

Who: K-1st and 2nd-8th. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be created once the maximum amount of students has been reached. If a minimum amount of students is not reached, the class will be cancelled.

When:

  • K-1st – Tuesdays from 3:10-4:10. Tuesday, September 13-Tuesday, December 13.
  • 2nd-8th  –  Thursdays from 3:40-4:40. Thursday, September 15th-Thursday, December 15th (no class 11/24)

All students not enrolled in the Extended Day Program must be picked up promptly at the conclusion of each session.

Number of Classes: K-1st – 14. 2nd-8th – 13.

Where:

  • K-1st – Branch Building (1915 S. Federal Street)
  •   2nd-8th - Main Building (1212 S. Plymouth Court)

Price: K-1st – 190. 2nd-8th - 175. Fees are due at the time of registration and can be paid online at https://www.youth-guidance.org/afterschool/. Anyone with an outstanding balance with Youth Guidance will not be able to participate and their spot may be forfeited until their balance is resolved. Email Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org) with any questions regarding balances.

How to Register: Register online at https://goo.gl/KvE2ej. Registration closes on Thursday, September 8th. Cancellations can be made up until September 2nd. If cancellations are made after September 2nd, no refunds will be given.

Contact: Sarah Sharma (ssharma@youth-guidance.org)

More Info:  The ancient art of paper folding. Create a number of paper characters with instructor Ian M. Sherwin. His teaching technique is highly visual with a live step by step demonstration. Origami helps build fine motor skills and formulates an advancement in memorization.

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