Fall & Spring Classes
Fall & Spring Classes by Grade Level

Classes for 8th Graders

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  • Quiz Bowl

    For girls in grades 5-8

    date/time:
    Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    instructor: Robbie Uhrman (Quiz Bowl Sponsor)
    cost: $200 per session

    SESSIONS_____________________
    FALL >>
    September 1-December 1 (no class 10/6, 11/24)
    SPRING >>
    January 12-May 11 (no class 3/16)
    Do you enjoy academic trivia? Have a broad range of knowledge? Buzz in and answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. Quiz Bowl is a team competition, and this session is limited to ten girls. The goal for this class is to practice weekly and, eventually, to compete against other schools in a NAQT-sanctioned tournament. Space is limited.
  • Skillful Parenting

    For parents
    date/time: Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27; 5:00-6:30pm 
    presenter: Katy Nair, Upper School Assistant Head and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Matrix trainer
    cost: $270
    Do you ever do or say something to your child that you regret later? Would you like to learn skills to help you react less and relate more? If so, this class is for you!  You’ll learn an evidence-based technique to help you clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you as a parent, learn skills to deal with difficult emotions and thoughts,  and use the knowledge gained to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your relationships for the better. Space is limited. 
  • Core Ballet

    For girls and boys in grades 7-12
    School Year Length Course

    date/time:
    Tuesdays, 5:15-6:00 pm
    September 6-November 15 (no class 10/4) and January 17-April 4(no class 2/14, 3/14)
    instructor: Katy Stanfield (dancer and dance instructor)
    cost: $400
    This class is designed for anyone in grades 7-12 who wants to improve ballet skills for strength, flexibility, accuracy, and artistry. This class will count for US Crain Hours and is required for Pre-Pointe. Leotard or form fitting top with black leggings or form fitting yoga pants, ballet skirt, with pink or skin-toned ballet shoes.
  • Destination Imagination (DI)

    For girls and boys in grades 3-12
    date/time: September - May as scheduled, Tournament dates TBD
    instructor: Amanda Killen (DI TN Board Member & team manager) & Various Team Managers
    cost: $300, plus tournament travel expenses
    Build your creativity, design thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills on grade level teams. Teams solve one of six open-ended, STEAM-based challenges to present at tournaments. Teams will meet two afternoons per week and/or on Saturday mornings. Teams will present challenge solutions at the regional and state levels and commit to attending Global Finals if they advance from the state tournament. For more information about DI check out www.destinationimagination.org

    **Register for the Challenge that most interests you. When teams are created the challenge your team chooses may change. 
  • Middle School Dance Company

    For girls and boys in grades 5-8
    School-year length course
    date/time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:15 pm
    September 7-November 16 (no class 10/4, 10/6) and January 17- April 5 (no class 2/14, 3/14, 3/16)

    instructor: Louisa Koeppel (Hutchison dance teacher) and Katy Stanfield (dancer and dance instructor)
    cost: $750


    Middle School Dance Company focuses on modern dance and creative ballet with an emphasis on dance-making and ensemble performance.

    Students will choreograph and perform in the dance concert on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm and the school matinee on Wednesday, April 5.

    For more information, email lkoeppel@hutchisonschool.org.


  • Pointe/Pre-Pointe

    For girls and boys in Middle School Dance Company and Core Ballet
    School-year length course
     
    date/time: Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 pm
    September 15-December 15 (no class 10/6, 11/24) and January 19-April 5 (no class 3/16)
    instructor: Katy Stanfield (dancer and dance instructor)
    cost: $400
    This class takes the dancer to the next level of strength, possibility, and commitment. Students must be taking MSDC and Core Ballet to attend. Leotard or form fitting top with black leggings or form fitting yoga pants, ballet skirt, with pink or skin-toned ballet shoes.

    Please email Ms. Koeppel or Ms. Stanfield if you have any questions.

    Students will choreograph and perform a dance in the dance concert on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm and the school matinee on Wednesday, April 5.
  • Pottery

    For girls and boys in grades 2-4 and 5-12
     
    date/time: Wednesdays
      Grades 2-4 // 2:10-3:10 pm
      Grades 5-12 // 3:10-4:10 pm
    instructors: Kristi Duckworth (ceramist & painter)
    cost: $250 per session or $475 for both sessions, includes supplies
    SESSIONS
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    FALL>> September 7-November 30 (no class 9/28, 10/5, 11/23)
    SPRING>> January 25-April 5 (no class 3/15)
    Develop creative concepts in clay. Learn the techniques of throwing on the wheel, hand building, and combining altered forms.
  • Private Music Lessons

    For girls and boys in grades K-12

    Private lessons for 30 or 45 minutes in one or more instruments offered. All skill levels. 

    An email will go out to everyone once school starts with more information, as well as, dates and times available for lessons.

    Space is limited.
  • Solo Singing and Vocal Technique

    For girls in grades 4-8
    date/time: Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm
    instructor: Hannah Crowley (music teacher)
    cost: $200 per session

    SESSIONS____________________
    FALL >> September 2-December 2 (no class 9/23, 10/07, 10/28, 11/25 )
    SPRING >> January 20-April 14 (no class 1/27, 2/17, 3/17, 4/7)
    Calling all singers! This new class will help students explore techniques for breath support, vocal placement, and tone, and learn tips for dynamic solo singing performances. The class will be set up in studio style, with each child performing a solo every 2-3 weeks and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, as we learn how to listen and evaluate musical performances!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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    Lisa Campbell 

    Director of After-school & Summer Programs
    (901) 762-6674
  • Photo of Brianna Lofton

    Brianna Lofton 

    Center for Excellence Director
    (901) 507-2489
  • Photo of Andrea Jeter

    Andrea Jeter 

    Assistant Director of After-school & Summer Programs
    (901) 507-2496

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