Ross Recreation Programs

Hip Hop Dance Mixed Levels


Instructor: Chelsea Brown
11 weeks
Hip Hop is an ever-popular street dance that cultivates body control, creativity, and community! In this 11-week workshop, children of all levels will learn rhythm, choreography, precise footwork, upper body strength for breaking, stage presence, and the history of Hip Hop culture. This workshop is based in dance culture and developmental anatomy. It will include styles of house dance, locking, popping, and funk developed in the 1970’s. A balance of precision and respect will be infused with freedom and personal expression, to foster the dancers confidence. Old-school and new Hip Hop and R&B music will be utilized.
No class 11/8, 11/22
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1 - 3 grade
09/13/18 - 12/06/18 Thursday Fall18
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 275 REGISTER Hip Hop Dance Mixed Levels

Mommy & Me: Music with Dani


Instructor: Dani Levy
10 weeks
Music With Dani is a music and movement class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their grownup! It is a fun, relaxed, non-performing way of creating music and community together as you and your child sing, dance, rock, tap, shake, rhyme, wiggle ad giggle!
Dani, a Long Island native, moved to Marin County after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and graduating SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in music. She studied early childhood education at College of Marin and taught preschool for several years in Marin County. Dani currently teaches music at seven preschools in Marin, including The Ross Preschool. With her experiences as a licensed Kindermusik teacher and having completed the Music Together teacher training, Dani is thrilled to be now offering a brand new early childhood music series for young children and their caregivers.
Please call our office for a sibling discount.
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infant - 3 year olds
09/04/18 - 11/06/18 Tuesday Fall18
9:00 - 9:45
Ross School
Ross Rec Classroom
$ 275 REGISTER Mommy & Me: Music with Dani

2D Animation class


Instructor: Lucas Leonardo
12 weeks
Students will use Adobe Animate (from the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite) to create their own 2D animation. All characters, props and backgrounds for their animation will be created from scratch using the shape and pencil tools in Animate. Students will learn and apply basic animation concepts like key framing and tweening in this course.
No Class 10/15, 11/12
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2 - 6 grade
09/10/18 - 12/10/18 Monday Fall18
3:30 - 4:30
Ross School
Cyber Cafe
$ 300 REGISTER 2D Animation Class

Learn to Code: Game Design with Fusion


Instructor: Lucas Leonardo
13 weeks
Students will use the program Multimedia Fusion to create their own 2D Platform game. Levels will be fully designed from background to characters and then programmed using a series of if/then statements. The final product will be a fully functional game with lives, enemies, and goals. This 10 week class will be taught by Ross School's Media Integration Teacher, Lucas Leonardo.
No class 10/16.
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2 - 6 grade
09/11/18 - 12/11/18 Tuesday Fall18
3:30 - 4:30
Ross School
Cyber Cafe
$ 325 REGISTER Learn to Code: Game Design with Fusion

Basketball League Girls


Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
7 weeks
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2 - 4 grade
01/11/19 - 03/08/19 Friday Fall18
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 285 REGISTER Basketball League Girls Gr 2-4

Basketball League Boys Gr 2-4


Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
7 weeks
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2 - 4 grade
01/11/19 - 03/08/19 Friday Fall18
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 285 FULL: Join Waitlist Basketball League Boys Gr 2-4

Academic Chess


Instructor: David Kirscher/Jesse Dioquino
12 weeks
Academic Chess is designed for everyone from the beginner to the advanced player. With our innovative teaching methods, attendees will learn the basic principles behind the opening game, middle game tactics/objectives, and endgame strategies.
Learning this ancient game, participants will develop patience, foster critical thinking skills, and understand that decisions result in consequences. All participants will receive our exclusive workbooks.
Academic Chess-A non-profit organization that has been teaching chess in schools for nearly 20 years. With our unique style of teaching, our goal is to make learning fun for all students in a safe, nurturing environment. Notable students of Academic Chess have gone on to win National Championships and one became (at the time) the youngest Master in US History. We are currently serving 50+ schools in the City and Marin.
12 weeks
No class 10/17, 11/21
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K - 8 grade
09/12/18 - 12/12/18 Wednesday Fall18
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ross School
Green Room
$ 205 NOT AVAILABLE Academic Chess

Ballroom Dance/Cotillion (6th & 7th Grade Girls)


Instructor: Dance Arts Studios
9 weeks
Dance Arts Studios of San Rafael is back to teach the fall Ballroom Dance class. They are experienced in teaching children and teenagers throughout the Bay Area.

Children are asked to dress up each week. Boys should wear a jacket, tie and dress shoes; girls should wear dresses and dress shoes. No black rubber soles on shoes.

Parents are asked to chaperone at least once during the session! Please volunteer via the Ross Recreation office.

The first 8 sessions will be from 7-8pm, and the last class on 2/4/18 will be a 2 hour party, from 7-9pm.

**To ensure the same number of boys and girls in each class please select the appropriate registration option. Registrations made in the wrong "class" can only be moved over if space is available--make your selections carefully!**

9 weeks. No class 12/24, 12/31, 1/21

Dates and location are subject to change due to availability.
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6 - 7 grade
11/26/18 - 02/11/18 Monday Fall18
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 275 FULL: Join Waitlist Ballroom Dance/Cotillion (6th & 7th Grade Girls)

Ballroom Dance/Cotillion (6th & 7th Grade Boys)


Instructor: Dance Arts Studios
9 weeks
Dance Arts Studios of San Rafael is back to teach the fall Ballroom Dance class. They are experienced in teaching children and teenagers throughout the Bay Area.

Children are asked to dress up each week. Boys should wear a jacket, tie and dress shoes; girls should wear dresses and dress shoes. No black rubber soles on shoes.

Parents are asked to chaperone at least once during the session! Please volunteer via the Ross Recreation office.

The first 8 sessions will be from 7-8pm, and the last class on 2/4/18 will be a 2 hour party, from 7-9pm.

**To ensure the same number of boys and girls in each class please select the appropriate registration option. Registrations made in the wrong "class" can only be moved over if space is available--make your selections carefully!**

9 weeks. No class 12/24, 12/31, 1/21

Dates and location are subject to change due to availability.
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6 - 7 grade
11/26/18 - 02/11/18 Monday Fall18
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ross School
Gym
$ 275 REGISTER Ballroom Dance/Cotillion (6th & 7th Grade Boys)

Sandrick's Sports Early Release


Instructor: Sandrick Jackson
13 weeks
Join Sandrick Jackson in the Ross School gym on early release Wednesdays for lots of fun and games!
Dodgeball, tag games, indoor soccer, hockey, basketball and more. A Ross School favorite, this program always fills. Register early and don't miss out!
13 weeks
No Class: 9/26, 10/17, 11/21
(Ross School has priority use of the gym, there may be times when Sandrick's Sports will be held outside.)
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1 - 5 grade
09/05/18 - 12/19/18 Wednesday Fall18
1:45 - 3:00
Ross School
Gym
$ 315 FULL: Join Waitlist Sandrick's Sports Early Release

Soccer Kindergarten


Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
9 weeks
Jean Marc (who has previously played soccer at Dominican College and for the San Francisco Seals and Glens) leads this instructional soccer program that emphasizes basic skills in passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping, and other tactics for both offensive and defensive play.

Ross Recreation staff will run weekday practices and referee the Saturday games. Parents are asked to volunteer to coach the teams during their Saturday games (coaches are not needed for weekday practices). Please call us if you are willing to coach, you are encouraged to sign up for the free coaches clinic.

Please note the following:

No Monday class on Veteran's Day, 11/12. No class Friday, 10/5.

Cost of the program is a league price and therefore cannot be pro-rated for missing practices/games.

Each child will receive an official team soccer shirt.

Team placement is not determined by practice date/time. Once teams and schedules are made they will be posted on the Info page of our website.

Ross Recreation is not affiliated with Ross Valley Soccer League, we are a separate recreational program for K-2.
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K - K grade
09/10/18 - 11/05/18 Monday Fall18
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 295 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Kindergarten
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K grade
09/11/18 - 11/13/18 Tuesday Fall18
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 295 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Kindergarten
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K grade
09/12/18 - 11/14/18 Wednesday Fall18
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 295 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Kindergarten
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K - K grade
09/14/18 - 11/09/18 Friday Fall18
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 295 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Kindergarten

Soccer Boys Gr 1-2


Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
10 weeks
Jean Marc (who has previously played soccer at Dominican College and for the San Francisco Seals and Glens) leads this instructional soccer program that emphasizes basic skills in passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping, and other tactics for both offensive and defensive play.

Ross Recreation staff will run weekday practices and referee the Saturday games. Parents are asked to volunteer to coach the teams during their Saturday games (coaches are not needed for weekday practices). Please call us if you are willing to coach, you are encouraged to sign up for the free coaches clinic.

Please note the following:

Cost of the program is a league price and therefore cannot be pro-rated for missing practices/games.

Each child will receive an official team soccer shirt.

Team placement is not determined by practice date/time. Once teams and schedules are made they will be posted on the Info page of our website.

Ross Recreation is not affiliated with Ross Valley Soccer League, we are a separate recreational program for K-2.
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1 - 2 grade
09/11/18 - 11/13/18 Tuesday Fall18
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 315 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Boys Gr 1-2
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1 - 2 grade
09/12/18 - 11/14/18 Wednesday Fall18
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 315 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Boys Gr 1-2
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1 - 2 grade
09/13/18 - 11/15/18 Thursday Fall18
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 315 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Boys Gr 1-2

Soccer Girls Gr 1-2


Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
9 weeks
Jean Marc (who has previously played soccer at Dominican College and for the San Francisco Seals and Glens) leads this instructional soccer program that emphasizes basic skills in passing, dribbling, shooting, trapping, and other tactics for both offensive and defensive play.

Ross Recreation staff will run weekday practices and referee the Saturday games. Parents are asked to volunteer to coach the teams during their Saturday games (coaches are not needed for weekday practices). Please call us if you are willing to coach, you are encouraged to sign up for the free coaches clinic.

Please note the following:

No Monday class on Veteran's Day, 11/12.

Cost of the program is a league price and therefore cannot be pro-rated for missing practices/games.

Each child will receive an official team soccer shirt.

Team placement is not determined by practice date/time. Once teams and schedules are made they will be posted on the Info page of our website.

Ross Recreation is not affiliated with Ross Valley Soccer League, we are a separate recreational program for K-2.
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1 - 2 grade
09/10/18 - 11/05/18 Monday Fall18
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 315 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Girls Gr 1-2
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1 - 2 grade
09/12/18 - 11/14/18 Wednesday Fall18
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 315 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Girls Gr 1-2
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1 - 2 grade
09/13/18 - 11/15/18 Thursday Fall18
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 315 FULL: Join Waitlist Soccer Girls Gr 1-2

Art with Casey at Ross (Kindergarten)


Instructor: Casey Waits
12 weeks
Art with Casey is a perfect introductory course for young artists. Each week devoted to a new medium and a new themed project. Beginning with graphite pencils we will work on developing our eye by sketching from life. We then will explore working with charcoal as we create portraits of our classmates, collage creations, watercolor and more. With a focus on developing our skillsets, creative minds eye, and fun, this class is a must for all young Picasso’s and Da Vinci’s.
No class date 10/17, 11/21
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K - K grade
09/12/18 - 12/12/18 Wednesday Fall18
1:50 - 2:35
Ross School
Green Room
$ 300 REGISTER Art with Casey at Ross (Kindergarten)

Soccer Coaches Clinic - Free


Instructor: Jean Marc Schafer
1 weeks
Jean Marc will provide a free coaches clinic on Saturday, September 29th to help you understand the strategy, drills and team play skills needed for our Saturday games. We cannot provide these games without parent coaches--we need your help!
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09/29/18 - 09/29/18 Saturday Fall18
10:00am - 11:00am
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 0 REGISTER Soccer Coaches Clinic - Free

Kids Club


Instructor: Ronda Beren, Mallory Beren
Kids Club is an on-site after school program offered at Ross School for grades K-5. Following the Ross School calendar, care begins on all regular school days at "dismissal time."

Kindergarteners are met each day at their classroom and walked to our room.
Kids Club works seamlessly with other Ross Rec enrichment classes - we escort your child to and from other classes occurring on the same day!

Each day at Kids Club includes:
Indoor & Outdoor (or Gym!) Play
A Healthy Snack
Art / Craft / Building / Creating / Science
Time for Homework if needed

Ronda Beren has more than 20 years of experience working with children, and loves playing games.

Mallory Beren has been working with Ross Recreation for the past 3 years. She is creative and fun, and the kids love her!
The staff strive to create a fun and warm environment for kids to play, learn, and grow.
Kids Club Information

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K - 5 grade
08/22/18 - 06/12/18 M-F Fall18
2pm - 6pm
Ross School
Ross Rec Classroom
$ REGISTER Kids Club

Kids Club Drop In Cards


Instructor: Ronda Beren, Mallory Beren
If you do not plan to have your child attend Kids Club regularly, but want to have the option of aftercare available with more flexibility, the Drop In Card option is for you!
The drop in card is good for 10 hours to use when you need it and can even be used in 30 min increments. The time on the cards does not expire, and can be shared among siblings. We will keep your card on file, keep track of time used, and let you know when your card is low.
- Drop In Cards must be purchased in advance of using the Kids Club program.
- 24 Hours notice is required to have your child attend on a Drop In basis
- Kids Club (via email) Kids-Club@outlook.com must be contacted directly, and approved by an instructor.
- Drop In space is limited and not guaranteed, and given on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. We require 24hr notice for drop in cancelations.
- Drop in card purchase does not expire, but is non transferable.

See Kids Club for more information.
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K - 5 grade
08/22/18 - 12/21/18 M-F Fall18
Ross School
Ross Rec Classroom
$ 160 REGISTER Kids Club Drop In Cards

Art With Casey at Ross (1st-5th Gr.)


Instructor: Casey Waits
13 weeks
Art with Casey class will focus on a variety of different mediums: from collage to charcoal and from watercolor to colored pencils we will experiment explore and learn shading, painting, perspective, and sketching. We will utilize these skills to create finished pieces of work. We will also have fun doing warm-up games like Simon says draw, collaboration imagination projects, create your own superhero, monsters, animals, abstract works and more. Perfect for all ability levels with an emphasis on learning and having fun, this fall course will be a great addition to your child’s enrichment. Look forward to seeing you there!
No Class 10/16
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1 - 5 grade
09/11/18 - 12/11/18 Tuesday Fall18
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ross School
Green Room
$ 325 FULL: Join Waitlist Art With Casey at Ross (1st-5th Gr.)

FirstStepSoccer


Instructor: Dan Ferrando
12 weeks
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3.5 - 5 year olds
09/13/18 - 12/13/18 Thursday Fall18
1:15pm - 1:55pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 285 REGISTER FirstStepSoccer
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3.5 - 5 year olds
09/12/18 - 12/12/18 Wednesday Fall18
1:15pm - 1:55pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 285 FULL: Join Waitlist FirstStepSoccer
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3.5 - 5 year olds
09/12/18 - 12/12/18 Wednesday Fall18
2:00pm - 2:40pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 285 NOT AVAILABLE FirstStepSoccer
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3.5 - 5 year olds
09/13/18 - 12/13/18 Thursday Fall18
2:00pm - 2:40pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 285 REGISTER FirstStepSoccer

Lacrosse (Kindergarten)


Instructor: ALL West Lacrosse
8 weeks
Ross Recreation is pleased to continue working with All West Lacrosse to teach the fastest growing game in America!
This 8-week program is designed to provide young players with the fundamentals needed to develop their lacrosse and athletic skills in a fun and safe environment. Each session will begin with "drills and skills" that will help players work on the fundamentals of the game including: cradling, scooping, throwing, shooting, catching and more. Sessions conclude with games to reward players for their participation. All West Lacrosse staff encourages each child, building self-confidence as they develop hand-eye coordination. Teamwork, good sportsmanship and "living RAE" (Respect, Attitude, Effort) are reinforced in this exciting and active program.
No Class 10/16
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K - K grade
09/11/18 - 11/6/18 Tuesday Fall18
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 275 REGISTER Lacrosse (Kindergarten)
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3.5 - 5 year olds
09/11/18 - 11/06/18 Tuesday Fall18
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Ross School
Ross Field
$ 275 REGISTER Lacrosse (Pre-K)

Adult Men's Basketball


Instructor: Sandrick Jackson
10 weeks
Join Sandrick Jackson for Monday night adult basketball! Open gym, all levels welcome.
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Adult - Adult year olds
09/10/18 - 11/19/18 Monday Fall18
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ross School
Ross Gym
$ 125 REGISTER Adult Men's Basketball

Holly Hoppin' Holiday Camp Part 2


Instructor: Holly Salamun
Have a great time this holiday break by joining in the fun at Holly Hoppin' Holiday Camp! These days have a great mix of AWESOME activities in small groups as well as cool choice time options. This will be an inspiring environment where children have the opportunity to explore, create, discover and nurture their unique attributes. Children will fill their leisurely and creative day with: arts & crafts, nature walks or a trip to Pixie park - if the weather permits, games & sports, yoga & free play, music, outdoor play, cooking & baking throughout the day.
Please bring a light snack and a hardy lunch!
Drop-in is \$75/day.
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preK - 5 grade
01/02/19 - 01/04/19 W-F Fall18
9am - 1pm
Ross School
Ross Recreation Classroom
$ 225 REGISTER Holly Hoppin' Holiday Camp Part 2
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preK - 5 grade
12/26/18 - 12/28/18 W-F Fall18
9am - 1pm
Ross School
Ross Recreation Classroom
$ 225 REGISTER Holly Hoppin' Holiday Camp Part 1

Science with Holly at Ross (Gr. 1-2)


Instructor: Holly Salamun
12 weeks
This science program is designed for young children as a way to stimulate an interest in science. They will learn a simplified version of the scientific method of: *What is a question *How can we find an answer *What do we think will happen * Test our guesses. They will also explore science skills: *Observing, Classifying, Sorting, Measuring, Using Numbers. We will be communicating what we learned with words, art, song and games. Every session will be new projects!
No class 11/9, 11/23
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1 - 2 grade
09/14/18 - 12/14/18 Friday Fall18
3:15 - 4:15
Ross School
Green Room
$ 320 REGISTER Science with Holly at Ross (Gr. 1-2)