After School Programs Fall 2019
Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm 9/24 – 12/3
SEWING with Maria-Eugenia – Grades 1-8
(Porch Room, Barn Building)
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 pm 9/25 – 12/4
GUITAR with Jonathan – Grades 1-8
Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm 9/26 – 12/5
YOGA with Angeline – Grades 2-5
Friday 3:30-4:30 pm 9/20 – 11/22
MODERN DANCE with Julia – Grades 4-8
Friday 4-5:30 pm 9/20 - 12/6
HORSEBACK RIDING - Grades 1-8
(Silver Rock Farms in Orangeburg)
Guitar with Jonathan Trotta
Jonathan teaches a basic guitar class for kids just starting to learn the guitar as well as for kids with some playing skills. The atmosphere of the class is relaxed, non competitive, and supportive. Students will learn basic technique, reading skills, scales and chords, strumming patterns, as well as learn many popular classic rock and folk songs.
Jonathan has a BFA in guitar performance and composition from Purchase College of Music. He has performed throughout the U.S. and in the local tri-state area as a soloist as well as an accompanist in the Spanish and Latin American music and dance ensemble, “Ida y Vuelta” and the chamber music ensemble, “Musicora”.Besides his private studio teaching in Nyack, NY, he is presently head of the guitar department at the Rockland Conservatory of Music in Pearl River, NY and also on the faculty of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music in Tenafly, NJ. He has been the Music Station Master and Camp Music Director at Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School since 2015.
Yoga with Angeline Montoya
Angeline teaches a fun, nature inspired, and heart-centered kids yoga class with room for exploration and curiosity. She encourages each child to engage and explore through breath work, yoga sequences, and tools to practice mindfulness. As a mom of 2 young boys, she loved how they embraced her yoga practices when she taught them. She hopes to pass on the gift of yoga to our younger generations.
A local mom and herbalist (and current Blue Rock parent!), Angeline has practiced yoga since 1999. She received her 200-hour teacher training through Betsy Kase at Yoga Haven in Scarsdale and Level 1 and 2 Yoga and Mindfulness for Children with Mayuri Gonzalez at Little Flower Yoga in Croton.
Modern Dance with Julia Burrer
Julia is a dance artist and educator. After receiving her BFA in Dance from Purchase College (SUNY), she danced for numerous New York City choreographers, most notably Doug Varone and Dancers from 2007-2015. She received an MFA in Dance Education from University of Washington and has been on faculty at Gibney Dance Center, Marymount Manhattan College, Barnard, and The College at Brockport (SUNY).
Julia has worked with children and teens through 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center, where she directed Harkness Repertory Ensemble, a teen-performing group. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Montclair State University.