NightLight Class Descriptions

Acoustic Guitar
This group is designed for beginning students who want to learn to play acoustic guitar. Students will learn to read music, play from a chord sheet, play from tabs, learn basic knowledge of music theory, play with an ensemble in a variety of styles, develop instrumental technique, and perform at school. Students are required to bring their own instrument to class.
 
Adventures with STEM Using Lego

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs. New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system.

Butterflies, Bees, and Blossoms

In this unit, students discover the basic needs of plants and insects while learning about their structures and life cycles. They will learn how a plant is an important part of food chains and food webs and explore how living organisms depend on each other. Students will dissect flowers and seeds and explore their schoolyard to investigate pollinators. Students will create models, take part in investigations, and participate in scientific exploration.

Cheerful Hearts

Hands on your hips, smile on your lips, cheer in your heart…ready to start! The goal of this class is to enable young students to realize their potential while enhancing confidence and self-esteem. This class will focus on basic skills and moves in dance and cheer. Students will learn the importance of teamwork and how to develop positive social interactions.

Classical Ballet

This class lays a foundation for those students who are ready to learn the principles and beginning technique of ballet and music theatre through introducing basic beginning ballet steps in center time and across the floor. Basic stretches and terminology will also be introduced. All of this is presented through a fun and imaginative teaching style along with engaging music so that the students can learn in a creative but disciplined setting. Introduction of the barre as well as simple choreography is also taught to introduce students to the next level and prepare them for a musical dance performance.

Crazy Chemworks

Try your hand as a real Mad Scientist in this whirlwind program on how a lab works! Students learn how to manipulate laboratory equipment at their personal lab bench, create a tiny world of atoms with their very own set of Atomic Coins, create slime using the Mad Science Recipe, and much, MUCH more. A fun, interactive, and age-appropriate introduction to chemistry, CHEMWORKS is sure to delight and excite while fostering a lifelong love of science!

Eco Quest Afterschool

Students learn about the Sun’s role in in producing energy and the flow of energy from the Sun to plants to people. Students will investigate and compare renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, explore alternative energy sources, and conduct experiments to better understand electricity. Hands-on activities, role playing, and outdoor activities make this a fun and active learning experience.

From Disney to Broadway

See your child take the big stage! In this class, students explore what it takes to be a Broadway star. By the end of our time together, your child will grow in knowledge and confidence showcased in a fabulous final performance. Sing your favorite songs from Disney to Broadway. Play your favorite characters and create fun scenes in a group. Learn basic dance moves that the stars use onstage.

Fun with Field Hockey

Field Hockey…the third most played sport in the world is coming to our friends at Lamplighter! You will discover this fun team sport that develops hand-eye coordination combined with aerobic fitness, making it a great foundation for all athletic activities. We’ll learn the fundamentals of ball control, dribbling, passing, and scoring. Come join this exciting fast-paced game played around the world by boys and girls. Field Hockey sticks will be provided. Participants should wear athletic shoes.

The Funny Farmers

Do you like to laugh? Do you like making other people laugh? The Funny Farmers is just for you. It’s Lamplighter’s own version of Saturday Night Live! As always, there is a special end of semester performance.

Garage Band

This course is for students who want to learn about making music using multiple types of instruments, including digital instruments. Students will learn to compose music by using backing tracks, mixing live sound, recording live music, and creating beats. We will work primarily with the GarageBand app on the iPad to make projects but will also work with other apps and technologies associated with music making in the 21st century. Students can create their own sound, style, and songs all while having fun! No previous experience is required.

Hola Amigos

Join us in a fun, interactive, enriching environment for children to learn and become confident Spanish speakers. Every class begins with our mascot, Paulina Parrot, who greets the kids and reveals the emphasis of the day. The class emphasis changes weekly and incorporates age appropriate songs, dance, crafts, games, and conversation to ensure every child remains engaged throughout the lesson. Each class will provide a review of the previous lessons to ensure the children retain their knowledge and continue to build confidence and vocabulary.

Intro to Chess

This class is for younger students with little or no chess experience that want to learn how to play the game. Chess is a wonderful journey of learning and can help with many social and academic endeavors. Students will learn how the pieces move, the basic rules and objectives and how to play a full game to checkmate. Begin a lifetime of learning today!

Lamplighter Chess

This class is for students with some chess experience and are interested in improving their skills. Chess is one of the best activities for young learners wanting to put down the electronics and play with friends. Students will learn about chess strategies, the history of the game, and of course play many games with their friends.

Leadership & Music – Tiny Tot

Develop your child’s leadership skills through presenting, singing and music. Kids build confidence in themselves during our “Learn & Lead” program. Our experience-driven method transforms shy kids into confident kids as they perform on stage in a warm and encouraging environment.

Leadership & Music – Raise Your Voice

As a partner of The Royal Conservatory, DIMA is proud to exclusively provide this one of a kind class designed around their curriculum. This class uses music, theory, drama, and speech to help your student develop their voice, presence, and confidence to be future musicians and leaders of DFW and beyond!

My First STEM Lab

Take a new look at the world around you during this exciting summer camp! Learn how to create codes so you may pass secret messages, protect the planet, understand how to eat like different animals, and learn about space during class.

Pass the Manners

Mrs. McVeigh’s Manners has taught thousands of children manners in a fun and interactive way. You will be surprised how much your child will retain through our interactive lessons, workbooks, original storybooks and games. Class topics will include: Appearance and Meeting and Greeting; Titles and Acknowledging People; Conversations and Good Listener; Table Manners and How to Set a Table; Utensils and Eating at School; Restaurant and Balanced and Polite Eating; Respect and Rude; Trick or Treat, School (Field Trip) Bus; Mistakes and Thank You Notes; It’s Not All About YOU and Sad Occasions; Inviting People and Good Guest/Host; Parties Arriving and Parties Departing; Entertaining and Gifts; and Cultural Events.

Phunky Physics

Put scientific law to the test in this hands-on program by building parachutes, propulsion cars, catapults and more. Children will experiment with static electricity, magnetism, and light spectrum to unlock cool optical illusions. Ever wonder how light bends? Or how bridges stand up over water? Or how gravity works? Kids will explore a variety of introductory topics in engineering, physics, electricity, and chemistry as they learn how science can impact our everyday lives while having tons of fun!

Pokemon Engineering Using Lego

Join Ash and Pikachu as you build, capture, train, and explore the vast world of Pokemon with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts. Design your own Poke Balls, explore the Kanto region, and fly with Charizard. Explore engineering through the fun world of Pokemon with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor.

Private Cello | guitar/ukulele | piano | violin

Private music lessons are 30 minutes in length and are offered from 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. following regular NightLight classes. Students must enroll in a 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. NightLight class in order to participate in private music lessons.

Classes are taught by acclaimed concert artists and teachers from the DFW Institute of Musical Advancement (DIMATexas). Children will divide their time between solo lessons with their respective instrument/voice, as well as learning music theory and music history. They will prepare a solo and duo memorized repertoire. Students will have access to beautiful recitals, fun festivals, and concerts, while developing their self-esteem and building confidence. Instructors are easy to get in touch with, via email or text, and are very responsive to the parent's, and children's specific needs. Teachers are comfortable teaching at Pre-K level and higher. Children are taught easy lullabies, memorization techniques, reading skills, and lively rhythms to aid their learning. Soon, your children will be performing well-known melodies, for all the family to enjoy. The most important thing is to make expressive, beautiful music, while having fun learning a new instrument!

Semi-Private Cello | guitar/ukulele | piano | violin

Semi-Private music lessons are one hour in length and each session can accommodate two students. The classes are offered from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. during the regular NightLight class time.

Classes are taught by acclaimed concert artists and teachers from the DFW Institute of Musical Advancement (DIMATexas). Children will divide their time between solo lessons with their respective instrument/voice, as well as learning music theory and music history. They will prepare a solo and duo memorized repertoire. Students will have access to beautiful recitals, fun festivals, and concerts, while developing their self-esteem and building confidence. Instructors are easy to get in touch with, via email or text, and are very responsive to the parent's, and children's specific needs. Teachers are comfortable teaching at Pre-K level and higher. Children are taught easy lullabies, memorization techniques, reading skills, and lively rhythms to aid their learning. Soon, your children will be performing well-known melodies, for all the family to enjoy. The most important thing is to make expressive, beautiful music, while having fun learning a new instrument!

So You Wanna Be a Rockstar?

Do you think you have what it takes to be a ROCKSTAR? In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of being a rockstar and what kind of hard work it takes to get there. We will explore a wide variety of music and learn about past and present rockstars and the history of their music.

Strengthening & Conditioning

Each class is an exciting, age-appropriate mix of different sports and their skills along with fun speed, strength, and agility games and activities. Students will experience great success through perseverance and goal setting no matter their athletic ability. Sportsmanship, respect, and kindness are also valuable components of a PowerKids experience!

Theater G.A.M.E.S.

In Theater G.A.M.E.S. (Group Activities Making Everyone Shine), students will get to move, act, explore, laugh, create, and get the “sillies” out while sharpening their drama skills. Games and activities are geared towards teamwork, physical and vocal expression, and above all else, FUN!

Ukulele

This group is designed for students who want to play ukulele and later the guitar. This course will prepare students to play their instrument with an ensemble in a variety of styles, developing instrumental technique, and culminating with a performance at the end of the semester. Students are required to bring their own ukulele instrument.

Who is Doctor Who?

The world-famous Lamplighter Doctor Who club continues its operations with the 12th Season of Doctor who, as well as some favorite classic episodes! We’ll write new entries into the ever-growing Lamplighter episode guide, have some deep dive discussions about the show, and (hopefully) meet some WHO celebs at the Dallas Fan Expo!

Yarn Fun

Calling all crafters! Let’s have some fun crafting! If you like art, and you would like to learn to crochet, join this class for an after-school club of fun with yarn. This is a basic crochet class with art activities. Let’s have fun doing some crafting.

Yippe Yi Yoga

Let’s play yoga! Students will have fun learning yoga poses and breathing techniques through stories and games. Children will develop strength and flexibility, increase focus and concentration, build self-esteem and confidence, and learn how to relax with personalized lavender eye pillows!

Yoga & Mindfulness

This class will involve basic yoga poses based on stories about animals. We will learn how to relax, quiet the mind, and stretch while listening to music. The school will provide mats and the students will have time for a quick snack brought from home. There will be activities to accompany the day’s lessons such as a journal entry. Students must be 4 years old to enroll. THIS IS A 10-WEEK CLASS, beginning on August 30 and ending on November 15.