Friends of Roscomare offers the following Fee based After School Programs:
Online Registration on this page will begin soon. Class details are posted below. Note, these classes/programs are limited in space and fill up quickly.
- Art Classes (with Roscomare’s daytime art teacher Rosario) 1st-5th grade options
- Tech classes (with Roscomare’s daytime tech teacher Jack) 1st-5th grade options
- Theater Program (with Upstage Theater Arts School – producing Roscomare’s musicals for 6 years) – 3rd-5th grade (Sept-Dec) and K-2 (Feb-April)
- Garden Club is in the works – we expect it will launch at a later date
ART & Technology – One hour FOR Class Options
Monday (12 classes, $240):
Art – 3rd-5th Pinterest Art – Explore and learn how to DIY art from Pinterest. Ranging from a variety of wall art, paper crafts, mug painting, tie-dye, upcycled décor and more! Click here to sign up
Technology – 1st-3rd 2D Animation Jr. – Students use different animation programs to refine their motor skills and creativity. They learn the basics of what animation is and the different parts of an animation. They will bring their creations to life! Click here to sign up
Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct, 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15 (min day – class will be held 12:45-1:45), No school Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13 (last class)
Tuesday (12 classes, $240):
Art – 1st-3rd Expressive Art – Children exploring the art world and finding their art focus with printmaking, paper mache, canvas painting, and more. Click here to sign up
Tech – 2nd-4th StoryJumper – Have your students practice their typing and writing while making a digital storybook. Students improve their creativity and computer skills. Students leave with a digital copy of their story. Click here to sign up
Sept 21, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, No school Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7, Dec 14 (last class)
Wednesday (12 classes, $240):
Art – 1st-3rd Clay – Create your own clay sculpture and/or pottery using a variety of molding and sculpting techniques. Click here to sign up
Tech – 3rd-5th Stop-Motion Animation – This class focuses on writing and developing their very own stop-motion videos. Students will film and edit their very own projects. This is a great class for creative and imaginative students. Click here to sign up
Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17 (min day – class will be held 12:45-1:45), No school Nov 24, Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15 (last class)
Thursday (11 classes, $220):
Art – 1st-3rd Mixed Media – Thinking outside the canvas students will create a work of art from a wide selection of art mediums including paint, ink, magazine collage, oil pastels, wood, and more! Click here to sign up
Tech – 1st-5th Typing Club – Students focus on building their keyboarding skills with typing lessons from Master Jack along with the Typing Club online tool. Click here to sign up
Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14 (min day – class will be held 12:45-1:45), Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, No school Nov 11, Nov 18, No school Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 (last class)
offers a fee-based all-afternoon program, and one hour classes for TK-5th Grades. Click here for the STAR after school program.
Friends of Roscomare After School Theater Programs for 2021/22 school year
Upstage Musical Theater After School Programs for Roscomare students is offered for both 3rd-5th (September 2021-December 2021) and K-2 (Feb 2022-May 2022).
- Beauty and the Beast – 3rd -5th
- Seussical Kids – K-2nd
These after school programs are twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday, limited in size, and fill up quickly.
Beauty and the Beast (3rd-5th)
Registration Information: Friends of Roscomare organizes and makes this wonderful after school theater program possible. This program has limited space and fills up.
Here are some questions answered:
Will rehearsals be indoors or outdoors at Roscomare?
We plan to have all rehearsals outdoors. Parents should send students to school with a hat to protect them from the sun and keep them cool. As it gets colder, students should be sent to school with a jacket. Class will only be held in the auditorium if it is raining.
How will children be grouped?
Children will be grouped in their grade level (groups of 10-15 students) as often as possible with a single instructor. Each instructor will rotate to each group. When children are doing scenes, students will not be in their grade level but will remain socially distant.
Will students wear masks?
Yes, students will need to wear their mask at all times unless they are taking a water break.
Is there a snack break?
There are no snack breaks during the rehearsal, however, students can enjoy a snack sent from home at the lunch tables after school lets out prior to the start of class.
Where will the shows take place?
We are planning to have the shows outdoors in the evening with a stage, lighting and sound. The show will be a little over an hour long and will be in December so we expect it to be a bit chilly but will advise guests to wear jackets, and all guests will need to wear masks.
Will students wear masks during the show?
Yes, students will wear masks during the show – there will be microphones to hear them. Upstage Theater performed all summer programs with masks and it went well.
How will students change into costumes if they are outdoors?
Students will wear shorts and shirts under all costumes so will not need privacy changing.
What if my child is quarantined?
Materials for that week’s rehearsals will be made available online for your student to access.
What if a child appears ill when they come to class?
If one of the teachers notices that a child appears ill when they arrive to class, even if the student indicates they feel ok, a parent will be called to pick them up without delay.
Where will I pick up my child after class?
Parents will drive up to the front of school at 4:10 on Tuesdays and 5:10 on Thursdays to pick up their child. All parents need to be on time as staff is not scheduled to stay after pick up. Please put your child’s name in your front windshield and your child will be brought to your car. Parents cannot get out of their car and are not allowed on campus to pick up.
Class Day: Class is held on Tuesday AND Thursday
Class Times: Tuesday’s 2:00pm – 4:00pm AND Thursday’s 3.00pm – 5.00 pm—Beginning September 21, 2021
Minimum Day: Thursday, Oct. 14th class will be held from 12:45 to 2:45 pm
No Classes: Nov. 11th; Nov. 23rd & 25th
Extended Class Days: Class will be extended to 3 hours on the following two dates: December 7th (2 pm to 5 pm) and 9th (class times will be 3 – 6 pm).
Class & Performance Location: Outdoors and possibly the Main Auditorium (if raining), Roscomare Road Elementary
Performance Schedule: Two Shows, December 10th (Call time tbd) and December 11th (call time tbd).
Rehearsals/classes begin Sept 21 (Tues. & Thurs) . There will be two Shows, Friday, December 10th and Saturday, December 11th
Roscomare has partnered with Upstage Theatre Schools for the 5th year to offer after-school performing arts education. Upstage puts on professional productions with Directors, Choreographers, musical directors, and brings in stage equipment to enhance our stage and lighting. Each year our programs sell out, and result in sold-out smash hits. We are planning to have our show outdoors this year.
Upstage Theatre productions feature ensemble casting, and an environment for the child to find their own level in their own time. Their overall objective is for the student to feel joyful and creatively fulfilled when performing, and their hope is that all students grow in confidence, make new friends and learn new skills.
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Class Description: Registration for Beauty & The Beast Jr., our after-school musical production class, is for Roscomare students in 3rd-5th grades. Classes/rehearsals will be held twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday. Note, class size will be limited (and limited by grade), and has filled up quickly in past productions.
The class introduces theater vocabulary and technique through interactive theater games and scene practice as well as music and dance taught by professionals. The teachers are highly qualified with many aggregate years’ experience in Children’s Theater. Each child is encouraged to fully participate and is considered an integral part of our final production. All children will be in the show. Please check the production dates below, as we expect every child to be present for rehearsals, and both show dates.
Cost for this After School Program: $650 (non-refundable)
Price includes: Attendance to all classes/rehearsals, participation in the two shows. Also includes costumes and props–note parents may be asked to purchase a specific dance shoe or an under garment like a leotard and tights but the outer costume will be provided for use during the shows. Also includes one script and music (replacement of a lost script can be purchased for $20). Students will be working with a Professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. There are no make-up classes for missed classes/rehearsals, no refunds once payment is made, and students are expected to attend all classes/rehearsals and exhibit good behavior, as the rest of their class relies on them to be a participating cast member. It’s a team effort. Note, tickets to the show are not included but will be offered to cast families first- tickets are approx. $12-16. Parents are asked to help make the program a success and extra special for the children by helping with a few items related to the show.
Class Behavior: Students who join the after school theater program are expected to exhibit good behavior in the program. If your student is asked to leave the program due to poor behavior, no refund will be given.
Seussical Kids (Kindergarten-2nd)
Class Day: Class is held on Tuesday AND Thursday
Class Times: Tuesday’s 2:00pm – 3:30 pm AND Thursday’s 3:00pm – 4:30 pm—Beginning Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Minimum Days: None
No Classes: April 12th and 14th
Extended and Additional Class Days:
1.5 hour classes: 2/15, 2/17, 2/22, 2/24, 3/1, 3/3, 3/8, 3/10, 3/15, 3/17, 3/22, 3/24, 3/29, 4/5, 4/7
2 hour classes: 4/19, *4/20, 4/21, *4/27
3 hour classes: 4/26, 4/28 (dress rehearsal)
Class & Performance Location: Main Auditorium, Roscomare Road Elementary, 2425 Roscomare Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Performance Schedule: Two Shows, April 29th (show and call time tbd) and April 30th (show and call time tbd).
Click here for a link to the Upstage show reel.