ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR MANY OF OUR 2023/2024 WINTER PROGRAMS and SEASONAL EVENTS OPENED on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2023 at 10:00AM
Please note: additional winter programming (both new and returning) will continue to be added (below and onto our online registration portal) as details are finalized. Registration dates for any added programs will be posted the class details!
Winter programs are typically held during December / January / February each year, although some programs or program sessions can vary, starting earlier or running later in the season.
We are always looking for new programming ideas and suggestions! If you have an idea for a new Dover Parks and Recreation program, or have ideas/ input on how to improve existing programs, please e-mail our Assistant Director, Nicole Wainwright.
- Blue Hills: Junior Lessons (Ski or Snowboard)
- Business Sharks with Right Brain Curriculum
- Caryl Art Club
- Dance Discovery at Erin's School of Dance
- DSMS Fridays at Nashoba Valley
- Ice Skating Lessons
- Intramural Basketball
- Lego Adventures with Right Brain Curriculum
- *NEW* METROCRAFT with Right Brain Curriculum
- Musical Theatre
- PROformance Soccer (indoor)
- Tennis Clinics (indoor)
Blue Hills Ski Area
JUNIOR SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS
Offered in your choice of skiing or snowboarding, these weekly lessons are held over 5-weeks after the start of the New Year annually and are geared to all abilities and skill levels. Groups will initially be divided by age, and following initial individual evaluations, performed during the first class all participants will be organized by ability level and assigned a lesson group - with whom they will stay with throughout the session.
*Participants must have their own transportation to and from this program.*
Led by: Blue Hills Ski Area Instructors
For details of the BLUE HILLS SKI AREA: JUNIOR PROGRAM 2024 season, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
PLEASE NOTE: NO BLUE HILLS LESSON REGISTRATIONSWILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2023 @ 5:00PM.
REQUIRED PARTICIPANT FORMS:
Step into the Shark Tank!
Got an idea for a shirt that never stains? A side-less taco? Or a no-spill baby bottle? Then it’s time to put on your inventor’s hat and design the business of your dreams!
As our Right Brain Curriculum teachers get you up to speed on business plans, market competition, budgets and presentation skills - you will bring your one-of-a-kind idea to life! You'll design your flagship store, write and perform in your own TV commercial and create a prototype of a product that will change the lives of millions. Armed with your “elevator pitch” you will present your business to our volunteer panel of Business Sharks, persuading them to get behind YOUR big idea. So get those wheels turning, it’s time to take care of business!
Led By: Right Brain Curriculum... Excite. Engage, Educate.
For details of the BUSINESS SHARKS program run by Right Brain Curriculum, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
CARYL ART CLUB
In this class young artists will explore their creative interests and develop their artistic talent. Using famous works for inspiration, we'll play with color, shading and tone; exploring perspective and size and experimenting with different materials.
As we learn about different styles, mediums and artists we can challenge our own creativity until we have our own, unique works of art!
Led by: Nicole, Assistant Director of P&R
For details of the CARYL ART CLUB program, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
at Erin's School of Dance
DANCE DISCOVERY is a brand new format of dance class in Dover - allowing new and returning dancers the opportunity to work on a variety of dancing styles with just one, local class!
Over each 13-week session there will be 12-weeks where three, pre-determined dance genres will be explored. This allows each style of dance 4-weeks of total skill immersion;
- Weeks 1 - 4: BALLET
- Weeks 5 - 8: JAZZ
- Weeks 9 -12: TAP
For the final week of the session, dancers will exhibit their favorite dance styles and skills with a celebratory performance for their families;
- Week 13: FAMILY PERFORMANCE
Your child will develop their confidence with improved posture and physical strength, all while having fun with music and movement in a low-pressure environment. Whether looking to establish and grow your technical knowledge and skill, or you’re seeking a more simple, creative outlet where freedom of movement is encouraged and celebrated - Dance Discovery will provide a path for your child to grow their love of dance!
Age Levels: Pre-K (3 - 5 years old)
Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Instructor: Erin McCann, Dance Educators of America (DEA) Certified Instructor
For winter session details of DANCE DISCOVERY, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy/paste https://doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
Dover-Sherborn Middle School
FRIDAY NIGHT SKI & SNOWBOARD TRIPS to NASHOBA VALLEY SKI AREA
Join DoverRec for the exciting return of this annual six-week program where middle school students enjoy fun Friday nights out on the trails and terrain park together, skiing, riding and making memories at Nashoba Valley Ski Area!
- This program is for only for current DSMS students, who are EXPERIENCED skiers / snowboarders, able to ski / ride independently for extended periods!
- There are ABSOLUTELY NO LESSONS AVAILABLE and ANY EQUIPMENT RENTALS MUST BE TAKEN CARE OF BY THE PARTICIPANT and organized directly through Nashoba Valley Ski Area.
For winter 2023 details of the FRIDAY NIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL NASHOBA TRIPS, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
PLEASE NOTE: NO FRIDAY NASHOBA REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023 @ 5:00PM.
REQUIRED PARTICIPANT FORMS:
ICE SKATING LESSONS
The Skating Club of Boston is New England’s premier figure skating club, and home to a community of families, athletes and professionals united by their love of ice skating and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of the sport. From recreational skaters to Olympic hopefuls, beginners to lifelong enthusiasts, The Skating Club of Boston will provide you or your little skaters with the resources and relationships necessary to meet your own individual skating goals and dreams!
THE WINTER 2 SESSION REGISTRATION WINDOW FOR LESSONS BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY 2024 OPENS MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 10 AM.
Some examples of lesson levels...
- FIRST STEPS (pre-K beginners) - Uniquely designed for younger children, the First Steps program introduces skating in a fun group environment. Each skater will build confidence in their on-ice capabilities, and in themselves, through fun activities and games. Skaters can progress at their own rate in a positive environment, and will advance after learning the required skills.
- BASIC SKILLS (levels 1- 6) - In this fun, goal-oriented program, beginner ice skaters will receive instruction on a variety of introductory skills following the U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey curriculums. Skaters can progress at their own rate in a positive environment, and will advance after learning the required skills.
- BASIC SKILLS: ADVANCED (levels 4-6) - Taking Basic Skills to the next level by increasing skaters’ skills and ability, and introducing more advanced edges, jumps and spins.
- BRIDGE ASPIRE (levels 4 and higher, focusing entirely on figure skating) - This program offers figure skaters an introduction to elements exclusive to the sport, and provides the next steps to those who will continue to skate recreationally or move forward competitively.
On-ice work focuses on stroking, edges and power skating, introductory moves in the field, spins, and jumps. The off-ice curriculum includes proper stretching techniques, conditioning exercises and warm-up and cool-down tips.
For detailed Winter ICE SKATING LESSON levels and schedule, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
SATURDAY INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
This popular, annual program for both boys and girls, offers basketball instruction and team play once per week - as an alternative to the more involved local and travel basketball leagues in the area.
For the first half of each week, participants will receive general, age-appropriate basketball instruction in a fun, learning-style program that includes skills & drills. Then, during the second half of each week they will experience non-competitive game-play to help players develop and hone their expanding skills on the court!
Led by: P&R staff with assistance from Volunteer parent coaches*
*Volunteer parent coaches are needed for all age groups!
Submit your contact info by emailing Mark Ghiloni if you are interested in assisting P&R staff members with your child's age group!
For details of the INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL program, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
Get Your Lego Game On!
Are you a Lego master? If so, it’s time to show off your skills! Each week in Lego Adventures, there is a new challenge to build: From skyscrapers to farms, bridges to airports, space stations to main streets and everything in between!
First, our Right Brain Curriculum instructors will review the background and history of what we are about to build: How airports graduated from simple landing strips to vast travel networks, how Depression-era farms survived hordes of grasshoppers, how aeroelasticity explains why the Tacoma bridge - nicknamed “Galloping Gertie” - collapsed, and more... then, it will be time to build!
You will create a model of each type of structure out of an enormous assortment of provided Legos, then present your creations to the class as we photograph and document it together. Learning and Legos: a perfect match!
Led By: Right Brain Curriculum... Excite. Engage, Educate.
For details of the LEGO ADVENTURES program, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
A Minecraft City comes to life over February School Break!
Join our community as we build and govern a world-class Minecraft city, complete with everything needed for incoming residents! Build, budget and furnish your own house. Plan a marketing campaign as you create your own business. Design a flag to represent your community after examining flags and their symbols and colors from around the world. Serve on the city council and vote to shape the city’s future as you help create a constitution of laws for your citizens. Plan public transportation routes and determine crucial city infrastructure.
Our Right Brain Curriculum teachers will guide you through – demonstrating how math, economics, and community-building are key to a successful, working urban environment. STEM skills have never been so much fun!
Led by: Right Brain Curriculum ...Excite. Engage, Educate.
For details of our February Break METROCRAFT session, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
Come join the fun of taking part in a REAL musical theater performance, where you'll sing, dance and act your way into a world of excitement!
Learn the basics of putting together a musical production! From auditioning for, to performing your role from a popular musical movie, to mastering complex group choreography to its viral musical hits! Then at the end of the session, participants will perform their lines and dances in a LIVE SHOW for family and friends to enjoy!
Please note: the ability for a participant to comprehend and memorize *at minimum* 5-10 spoken lines in a play script, in addition to the lyrics and choreographed dances of between 6-8 songs is REQUIRED for this class!
Directed and Choreographed by: Aly Periera
For details of the MUSICAL THEATER program, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
PROformance Soccer is a leading MA soccer training program, whose core philosophies are derived through playing, coaching and learning from some of the most respected clubs and brightest minds from around the world of soccer.\
The PRESCHOOL level is a fun, age-appropriate program that will teach your 4 or 5 year old preschooler a number of key, introductory soccer skills. Each week lessons are presented in an action-filled setting which will help each player to develop their love for the sport!
The ELEMENTARY program levels aim to teach and develop each players key technical soccer skills. Broken into two age-specific curriculums, each group is designed to be fun in additional to instructional in order for players to learn and practice their soccer fundamentals while still inspiring a love and enthusiasm for the game!
Each week will consist of skill work followed by small, sided games.
All levels Led by: PROformance Soccer Academy coaches
For details of the indoor PROformance Soccer program, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
INDOOR TENNIS CLINICS
These indoor, instructional tennis clinics are available to elementary school-aged children of all abilities and levels of tennis experience. Focusing on comprehensive, all-around tennis skill advancement, each class is meant to help your young player grow their game, even through the winter months!
Instructor: Peter Cooper, Dover P&R Tennis Pro
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