- Parks & Recreation
- Winter Programs
Winter programs are typically held through December / January / February each year, although some programs or program sessions may vary, starting earlier or running later in the season.
REGISTRATION for most WINTER 2022/2023 PROGRAMS will open on our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL beginning on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022 at 10:00am.
To visit our online registration portal, CLICK HERE or manually copy doverrec.activityreg.com into your browser.
For general winter program and activity descriptions, please browse through the program tabs, below. However all specific, annual program details can be found on our online registration portal.
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 Ski Area: Junior Lessons
- *NEW* Business Sharks
- Caryl Art Club
- DSMS Fridays at Nashoba Valley
- Erin's School of Dance
- Ice Skating Lessons
- Intramural Basketball
- *NEW* Lego Adventures
- *NEW* Lego Civics
- Musical Theater
- 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 need to have their own transportation to and from the program.*
Led by: Blue Hills Ski Area Instructors
For 2023 session details of the BLUE HILLS SKI AREA: JUNIOR PROGRAM, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION for BLUE HILLS SKI AREA - JUNIOR LESSONS WILL CLOSE on MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th @ 5:00PM.
COPIES OF REQUIRED FORMS FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS:
BUSINESS SHARKS: 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!
- CLICK HERE to see this program in action!(or copy youtube.com/watch?v=4yruYv-CInA directly into your browser)
Led By: Right Brain Curriculum... Excite. Engage, Educate.
For winter session details of the BUSINESS SHARKS program, 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 your young artist will develop their interest & skill in the creative arts through hands-on exploration of various artists and their artistic movements- with a focus on experimentation in unique artistic styles & mediums!
Led by: Nicole, Assistant DIrector of P&R
For winter session 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)
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 current DSMS students, who are EXPERIENCED skiiers / snowboarders and are able to ski / ride independently for extended periods, ONLY!
- 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)
ERIN'S SCHOOL OF DANCE
With over 30 years of experience teaching dance to the children of Dover and surrounding communities, Erin McCann’s passion for instruction and movement shines throughout every one of her fun and personalized lessons. Whether your dancer is looking to establish and grow their technical knowledge and skill, or just seeking a more simple and fun creative outlet, where freedom of movement is encouraged and celebrated- Ms. Erin will provide a path for your child to fall in love with dance!
Led by: Erin McCann, Dance Educators of America Certified Teacher
Some examples of classes offered at Erin's School of Dance...
- BALLET - Ballet vocabulary & technique provide a solid foundation for many other dance genres. Students learn positions of arms, feet & other level-appropriate steps to engaging music both at the barre & travelling across the floor.
- JAZZ & LYRICAL - Classes begin with a jazz-centered floor warm-up including stretches, isolations, & a variety of jazz walks, kicks, leaps & turns. Across the floor combinations will help the dancer hone technique & fluidity.
Lyrical is a beautiful, expressive style of dance influenced primarily by jazz & ballet. Proper technique is taught to develop a strong core for excellent balance used with leg extensions & more. Across the floor progressions aid dancers in refining their skills in this ethereal genre.
For all winter session class offerings and schedules at ERIN'S SCHOOL OF DANCE, please CLICK HERE to visit our ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL (or copy doverrec.activityreg.com directly into your web browser)
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!
Led by: The Skating Academy instructors, at the state-of-the-art Skating Club of Boston - Norwood Facility
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 Spring 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)
THE SPRING SESSION REGISTRATION WINDOW IS:
FEBRUARY 1ST AT 10 AM - MARCH 9TH AT 5 PM.
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-apropriate basketball instruction in a fun, learning-style program that includes skills & drills. Then, during the second half of each week they will experiance 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)
LEGO ADVENTURES: 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 winter session 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)
THE LEGO CIVICS PROJECT
A Lego City Comes to Life, over February School Break!
Join our community as we build and govern a world-class Lego city, complete with everything needed for incoming residents!
Build, budget and furnish your own house. Plan a marketing campaign as you build your own business. Serve on the city council and vote to shape the city’s future as you help create a constitution of laws for your citizens. Our Right Brain Curriculum teachers will guide you through – demonstrating how math, economics and community-building are key to a successful, working urban environment - social studies have never been so much fun!
Led by: Right Brain Curriculum ...Excite. Engage, Educate.
For details of our FEBRUARY BREAK: LEGO CIVICS PROJECT, 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 production by auditioning for and performing the roles from a popular Disney channel musical-movie!
Then at the end of the session, the actor/dancers will perform all the lines, song lyrics and choreographed dances they have learned, practiced and memorized for family and friends to enjoy!
Directed by: Choreographer, Aly Periera
For winter session 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.
Elementary level PROformance classes are aimed at teaching and developing key technical soccer skills and each week, classes will consist of both skill work and small, sided games for a balance of practice and implementation. The age-specific curriculums are designed to be instructional as well as fun, so players are able to learn and develop key, fundamental soccer skills, while inspiring their love and enthusiasm for the game!
Led by: PROformance Soccer Academy coaches
For winter session details of the 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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