Spy School: Create-a-Play

Activity Details

Date: Saturdays from 9/21/2019 - 11/16/19 (no class on 10/19/19)

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Requirement: Grades 1 - 3

Location: SteppingStone Theater, 55 N. Victoria Street, St. Paul, MN 55104

Sponsoring Organization: SteppingStone Theater

Activity Description

Can a normal kid become a Secret Agent? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create and perform an original play based on the theme Spy School.

Work collaboratively with your peers to develop story, setting, characters, dialogue, and staging. You’ll learn new and amazing ways to make ideas in your head come to life, with the help of friends, through experimentation, and group discussion and group decisionmaking. Our Teaching Artists will guide you through a collaborative theatre process that focuses on self-expression, clear storytelling, asking big questions, and supporting each other in creative risk-taking. Celebrate your hard work when you perform your play for family and friends on the final day of class!

Activity Pricing

Required Family Contribution: $60.00
MAA Contribution (amount loaned to you): $180.00

Additional financial support may be available from SteppingStone Theater.

How to Register

To register, visit https://www.steppingstonetheatre.org/event/spyschool/. Be sure to notify SteppingStone Theater you would like to receive financial assistance from MAA.

Availability through Minnesota Afterschool Advance is subject to this activity being certified as eligible for the K-12 Education Tax Credit by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Explore Performance Musical

Activity Details

Date: Saturdays from 9/21/2019 - 11/16/19 (no class on 10/19/19)

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age Requirement: Grades 4 - 6

Location: SteppingStone Theater, 55 N. Victoria Street, St. Paul, MN 55104

Sponsoring Organization: SteppingStone Theater

Activity Description

There’s nothing wimpy about creating your own, original Diary of a Wimpy Kid MUSICAL! Your Teaching Artist will design engaging classes meant to build on your skills in acting, singing, and dancing. Then, from song and dance to story and character, your class will devise every part of your musical! Perform your musical for family and friends on the final day of class. No previous theatre experience necessary.

Activity Pricing

Required Family Contribution: $60.00
MAA Contribution (amount loaned to you): $180.00

Additional financial support may be available from SteppingStone Theater.

How to Register

To register, visit https://www.steppingstonetheatre.org/event/diaryofawimpykidmusical/. Be sure to notify SteppingStone Theater you would like to receive financial assistance from MAA.

Availability through Minnesota Afterschool Advance is subject to this activity being certified as eligible for the K-12 Education Tax Credit by the Minnesota Department of Education.

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse - LEAP: Studio Stage

Activity Details

Date: Monday - Thursday from 9/23/2019 - 11/1/19. Performances on 11/2/19 at 7:00 pm and 11/3/19 at 2:00 pm.

Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Age Requirement: Grades 6 - 12

Location: SteppingStone Theater, 55 N. Victoria Street, St. Paul, MN 55104

Sponsoring Organization: SteppingStone Theater

Activity Description

It’s the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! (Hint: sacrifice the weak is step number one.)

Prerequisites & Auditions: No prerequisites or auditions required to participate! Students of all experience levels are encouraged to register.

About LEAP: Studio Stage: Students work in a small cohort alongside a Teaching Artist/Director to explore performance skills in-depth with guidance and coaching. Students are heavily involved in everything from staging in our studio space to the minimalistic approach to set, prop, and costume construction. Perfect for students who are curious to work with scripted material, demystify the audition/rehearsal process, and/or develop their acting chops.

Activity Pricing

Required Family Contribution: $83.75
MAA Contribution (amount loaned to you): $251.25

Additional financial support may be available from SteppingStone Theater.

How to Register

To register, visit https://www.steppingstonetheatre.org/event/zombieapocalypse-2/. Be sure to notify SteppingStone Theater you would like to receive financial assistance from MAA.

Availability through Minnesota Afterschool Advance is subject to this activity being certified as eligible for the K-12 Education Tax Credit by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Individual Music Lessons

Activity Description

Are you looking for a cool, safe place where music education is a joyful experience? Does the idea of exploring jazz, gospel, blues, improvisational and classical music with teaching artists who are real working musicians excite you? Maybe band and orchestra programs in a traditional school setting are not a good fit – or your interests may involve styles and instruments not available in those environments.

Students ages 6 to adult have been discovering exactly what they were looking for at our community music school on Selby Avenue for 30 years. Quite a few have become nationally recognized musicians. Thousands more have found their adult lives more fulfilling because of all they learned and experienced in their time here.

Activity Details

Date: Year-round lessons in 10-week sessions

Time: 30-, 45-, or 90-minute lessons scheduled directly with Walker|West

Location: Walker|West Music Academy, 760 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104

Sponsoring Organization: Walker|West Music Academy

Activity Pricing

Pricing is based on lesson length (pricing for 10-week sessions):
30-minute lessons: $280.00 ($300.00 for master instructor)
45-minute lessons: $420.00 ($450.00 for master instructor)
60-minute lessons: $560.00 ($600.00 for master instructor)

Minnesota Afterschool Advance can cover 75% of that cost, up to a maximum of $1,000 per student per year.

A registration fee of $40 is paid once per academic year per family. MAA cannot assist with this expense.

Additional financial support may be available from Walker|West.

How to Register

To register, visit https://www.walkerwest.org/free-lesson/register/ or call 651-224-2929. Be sure to notify them you would like to receive financial assistance from MAA.

Learn More

Learn more at https://www.walkerwest.org/free-lesson/learn-about-lessons/.

Availability through Minnesota Afterschool Advance is subject to this activity being certified as eligible for the K-12 Education Tax Credit by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Youth Traditional Private Lessons

Activity Description

St. Joseph’s School of Music offers private lessons in:

  • Piano

  • Brass

  • Voice

  • Guitar

  • Strings

  • Percussion

  • Winds

Activity Details

Date: 18-week semester. Next semester begins September 3, 2019, but new students can begin any time.

Time: 30-, 45-, or 90-minute lessons scheduled directly with St. Joseph’s

Location: St. Joseph’s School of Music, 450 North Syndicate St., Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55104

Sponsoring Organization: St. Joseph’s School of Music

Activity Pricing

Pricing is based on lesson length:
30-minute lessons: $31.50 ($567 per semester)
45-minute lessons: $47.00 ($846 per semester)
60-minute lessons: $62.00 ($1,116 per semester)

Minnesota Afterschool Advance can cover 75% of that cost, up to a maximum of $1,000 per student per year. Additional financial assistance may be available directly from St. Joseph’s School of Music.

A registration fee of $35 is paid once annually. Additional family members pay $10. MAA cannot cover this expense.

New students can begin at any time, and fees for lessons begun within a semester are prorated.

FLEX PASS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
5 Lesson Pass: $190
10 Lesson Pass: $380
(subject to teacher approval)

How to Register

To register, visit https://www.stjomusic.org/registration or call 651-690-4364. Be sure to notify them you would like to receive financial assistance from MAA.

Learn More

Learn more at https://www.stjomusic.org/.

Availability through Minnesota Afterschool Advance is subject to this activity being certified as eligible for the K-12 Education Tax Credit by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Suzuki Strings

Activity Description

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki believed that every child can be taught to accomplish challenging tasks, based on his observation that all children learn their native language. Sometimes called the mother-tongue method, the Suzuki approach draws on components of language learning, including active parent involvement, a daily listening routine, and the creation of a positive learning environment.

Through dedicated work in a nurturing environment, students build skills to achieve challenging goals (both musical and non-musical) and develop character qualities like empathy and confidence.

Dr. Suzuki’s wish was to build noble hearts. As parents and teachers, we can help our students accomplish that goal through music.

Activity Details

Date: Nine-month program from September - early June

Time: 30-, 45-, or 90-minute lessons scheduled directly with St. Joseph’s

Location: St. Joseph’s School of Music, 450 North Syndicate St., Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55104

Sponsoring Organization: St. Joseph’s School of Music

Activity Pricing

Pricing is based on lesson length:
30-minute lessons: $1,560 per year
45-minute lessons: $2,118 per year
60-minute lessons: $2,658 per year

Minnesota Afterschool Advance can cover 75% of that cost, up to a maximum of $1,000 per student per year. Additional financial assistance may be available directly from St. Joseph’s School of Music.

Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the year, or St. Joseph’s offers a payment plan. Please see the St. Joseph’s tuition policy page.

How to Register

To register, visit https://www.stjomusic.org/registration or call 651-690-4364. Be sure to notify them you would like to receive financial assistance from MAA.

Learn More

Learn more at https://www.stjomusic.org/.

Availability through Minnesota Afterschool Advance is subject to this activity being certified as eligible for the K-12 Education Tax Credit by the Minnesota Department of Education.