WELCOME! These FREE Enrichment Workshops provide exciting introductions to athletics, arts, cooking, STEM, and other program offerings from D-E 360°.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to provide learners of all ages — from Preschoolers (age 3) to adults — with enriching opportunities to further extend learning, creativity and exploration.
Our D-E 360° program is focused on the continued development of the social-emotional and interpersonal growth of every learner, to give them tools to be successful individuals and thriving members of our community.
The Saturday Enrichment workshop are offered for free to local area residents. We’ve partnered with a talented and passionate faculty to deliver some pretty exciting offerings. Many of the workshop topics will also be offerings available to students who want to learn more during our 2020 Summer Connections program. We’re looking forward to you joining us for these exciting learning experiences.
Join Our Next Set of Workshops:
Saturday, February 1, 2020
▶︎ A Winter Cooking Class with Chef Ricardo & Senora Harrison (Preschool-Grade 2)
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Wharton-Lessing Dining Hall, Limited to 36 Participants
What’s a good recipe for fun in the winter? Cooking with Chef Ricardo and Senora Harrison is the answer. Children will join our very own Chef Ricardo and Senora in learning about great nutrition and delicious foods that can be cooked at home with the family. Participants will develop their own cook books from the recipes shared during the workshop and will end the culinary adventure with a dance party and food tasting. Parents are welcome to stay to participate.
▶︎ Heading For Broadway – Musical Theater Workshop (Grades 3-8)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Hajjar Auditorium, Limited to 18 Participants
Students will work in a master class setting with John Gerisi, top musical theater director, who has won multiple awards for high school musicals through the Paper Mill Playhouse, Rising Star Awards, Bucks County Playhouse, and Metropolitan High School Musical Awards. During the two-hour session, participants will have the opportunity to explore techniques in acting, singing, and dance. This is an extraordinary experience for any students who may be interested in audition techniques, the magic of theatre, and the joy of production. Participants will be prepared to perform a short ensemble musical presentation at the end of the workshop.
▶︎ Basketball Clinic (Grades 3-5)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Modell’s Sports Complex, Limited to 36 Participants
We’ve partnered with Head Trainers Larry Umaña & Nathan Lopez of T2S Basketball Academy to offer clinics here at Dwight-Englewood. This clinic creates an opportunity for coed players, grades 3-5 to develop their game, and improve their basketball skills. Clinics focus on helping athletes develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals. T2S produces and partners with local basketball programs and events that reach hundreds of Bergen County youth annually. The goal of T2S programming is to grow and develop basketball participation & fundamentals, physical fitness, promote healthy lifestyles & well being for children in the region.
▶︎ Basketball Clinic (Grades 6-8)
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Modell’s Sports Complex, Limited to 36 Participants
We’ve partnered with Head Trainers Larry Umaña & Nathan Lopez of T2S Basketball Academy to offer clinics here at Dwight-Englewood. This clinic creates an opportunity for coed players, grades 6-8 to develop their game, and improve their basketball skills. Clinics focus on helping athletes develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals. T2S produces and partners with local basketball programs and events that reach hundreds of Bergen County youth annually. The goal of T2S programming is to grow and develop basketball participation & fundamentals, physical fitness, promote healthy lifestyles & well being for children in the region.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
▶︎ Fencing with DFA (Grades 5-9)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Modell’s Sports Complex, Limited to 36 Participants
We are pleased to partner with coaches from Durkan Fencing Academy to provide this exciting workshop. The clinic will be divided up by age and skills. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental skills of fencing. We’ll have fun while learning about the oldest Olympic sports with coaches who specialize in training at all levels. All equipment is provided. What should participants bring: wear comfortable (athletic) clothing and sneakers. We’ll provide snacks and water.
▶︎ Art & Design Studio Workshop (Grades 7-9)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Swartley Arts Center, Limited to 18 Participants
There is a magical place called the artist’s design studio where science and art come together in new and unexpected ways, where color on a painter’s palette becomes the study of optics, a cardboard sculpture becomes a playground toy and a realistic drawing of a human hand becomes the latest version of a firefighter’s glove. Since we value hands-on learning, we thought it would be fun to explore what it’s like to replicate the human hand. This workshop will highlight aspects of our new Art & Design Studio program as participants will craft their own 3D models using both modern and classical techniques such as 3D pens, laser cutters and plaster. Participants will be inspired to become master makers as they learn to replicate the human hand.
▶︎ Debate Workshop (Grade 6-8)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Imperatore Library – Blackwell Room, Limited to 18 Participants
Organize your thoughts and present them effectively. By debating contemporary issues, you will develop your self-confidence and showcase your critical-thinking, public speaking, and listening skills. You will be surprised at how comfortable you can feel in a debate given the fundamental rules. This workshop will focus on participants learning to argue a point of view, incorporate evidence, and study techniques that will make for a great debater. Participants will review the structure and organization of a debate, select topics, and prepare arguments to present to their audience.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
▶︎ Young Visionaries: Creative Watercolors Workshop (Grades 2-5)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Swartley Arts Center, Limited to 18 Participants
Aspiring artists will develop their ability to draw and paint by exploring one of the most popular media – watercolor. Brush techniques and color application will be emphasized throughout the piece of art that will be produced by each participant during the workshop.
▶︎ Leadership & Community Service Workshop (Grades 6-9)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Imperatore Library – Blackwell Room, Limited to 18 Participants
Who are you? Do you have the right stuff to lead people? How can we all make a difference in this world? In your school, in your community, or places of worship, leadership and service opportunities strike us during the most unexpected times. In this workshop, we’ll explore skills of great leadership: how to be a communicator, build a team, public speaking, and all of the tricks of the trade for effective leadership.
▶︎ STEM Challenge (Grades 5-8)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Hajjar STEM Center, Limited to 18 Participants
This is an exciting opportunity for students to explore the resources of the newly-built Hajjar STEM Center at Dwight Englewood. Workshop participants will put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to the test. Students will be presented with a challenge at the beginning of the workshop and will work in project teams to complete a STEM challenge based on a selected theme.
▶︎ Junior Red Ball Tennis (Grades 1-5)
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM, Tennis Courts/Modell’s Sports Complex in the case of rain, Limited to 24 Participants
▶︎ Tennis Academy (Grades 6-9)
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM, Tennis Courts/Modell’s Sports Complex in the case of rain, Limited to 24 Participants
2020 marks the beginning of D-E 360° becoming an official USTA Net Generation program. For this workshop, USTA coaches will be offering tennis lessons for children of all levels and ages. Each participant will be evaluated and placed according to their age and ability. The goal of the Net Generation tennis is to allow each child to develop their tennis skills to their fullest potential. Participants will learn the basic tennis strokes, develop better coordination, learn conditioning exercises and understand the principles of sportsmanship. Come and join us on the tennis courts!