Maker Camp: Rube Goldberg Machine

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Rube Goldberg Machine

This will be a week of whimsical fun creating chain reaction machines like those made famous by Rube Goldberg where a seemingly simple task is made unnecessarily complicated. Teams will link several different stages to make the machine complete a simple task such as launching a rocket or dropping a trap. Success will require teamwork, problem solving, contraption design, prototyping and testing. The end of the week will be the big reveal when the machines are put to the test for all to witness.

July 22nd – August 2nd, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Classes/camps scheduled for July will appear for online purchase in May.
Classes/camps scheduled for August will appear for online purchase in June.
Any class/camp date may be purchased in person at The Epic.
Please contact Victoria Guerra at vguerra@gptx.org or 972-339-3711 for any questions you may have.

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Summer Youth Programs at The Epic

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A+ Dance
Come join A+ Dance where the elite go to move their feet!  Dance helps children learn cutting edge dance moves through hip-hop, modern, and praise dance with an urban feel. Come join A+ Dance where the elite go to move their feet!  Students will participate in multiple performances throughout the year and will focus on developing holistic fitness, character and confidence. Competitions available to students who are ready for the challenge!
INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Alex
CLASS LOCATION:
Intensity 2
DURATION: Continuous           DAYS: Tuesday & Thursday                   TIME: 6pm – 7pm
AGE: Kids 5 years – 13 years
UNIFORM: Athletic leggings and a plain white fitted shirt
COST: $45/month — First Student, $35/month — Additional Sibling
REGISTER HERE

Technique & Tumble Training Program
Focus on training students who are interested in learning acrobatic tumbling skills that could be used in dance, cheer or gymnastics.  $25 Pre-Registration Fee for all athletes
INSTRUCTOR: Coach Kristen
CLASS LOCATION: Intensity 2
DURATION: Continuous
UNIFORM: Fitted shirt/leotard & bottoms, hair pulled back, no jewelry

PRE-SCHOOL
AGE
: Kids 3 years – 5 years
DAY: Saturday              TIME: 10:30am – 11:15am
COST: $50/month — First Student, $40/month — Youngest Sibling

BEGINNER
AGE
: Kids 5 years and older
DAY: Wednesday           TIME: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
COST: $60/month — First Student, $50/month — Youngest Sibling

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE
AGE
: Kids 5 years and older / test-in
DAY: Saturday              TIME: 11:30am – 12:30pm
COST: $60/month — First Student, $50/month — Youngest Sibling

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE
AGE
: Kids must test-in
DAY: Wednesday           TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
COST: $60/month — First Student, $50/month — Youngest Sibling
*Test-in for intermediate = back walkover, advance = back handspring*
REGISTER HERE

Ballet Folklorico Dance
Dance helps fundamental development by accomplishing the following: it favors coordination, improves focus, opens mathematical, logical harmony and auditory paths, feeds esteem, enriches perception, refines the sense of hearing, and strengths human awareness through art and history…. transform your life dancing!
La danza ayuda al desarrollo integral: Favorece la coordinaciòn, ayuda a enfocarse, abre caminos matemàticos y lògicos, alimenta la autoestima, enriquece la percepciòn, afina el sentido del oìdo, fortalece la sensibilida humana a travès del arte y nos abre senderos de armonìa visual y auditiva!!
…. Transforma tu vida bailando!

INSTRUCTOR: Erika Torres
CLASS LOCATION: Warehouse
DURATION: Continuous
UNIFORM: Black bottoms, black t-shirt & Ballet Folklorico shoes
AGE: Adults & Kids 5 years and older

BEGINNER
DAYS:
Tuesday & Thursday
TIME: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
COST: $35/student

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE
DAYS:
Tuesday & Thursday
TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
COST: $45/student

ADVANCE (Competition Team)
DAYS:
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Tues/Thurs), 9am – 1pm (Sat)
COST: $50/student
REGISTER HERE

Traditional Taekwondo
Traditional Taekwondo teaching with an emphasis on self-discipline and self-esteem. Students will build self-confidence, and can advance from white belt to black belt while learning self-discipline, anti-kidnapping techniques, kumite (SPARRING), and tournament fighting.
Class is divided by skill level. Families are welcome to take class together.

INSTRUCTOR: Bill Simpson & Mike Stone
CLASS LOCATION: Warehouse
DURATION: Continuous
UNIFORM: Athletic shirt and bottoms (no shoes). Please speak with instructors about purchasing gi.
AGE: Adults & Kids 6 years and older 

KARATE – TAEKWONDO
DAYS
: Monday & Wednesday                 TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
COST$50/month — First Student, $45/month — Additional Family Member

KARATE – SPARRING
DAY
: Friday                                         TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
COST$25/month — First Student, $20/month — Additional Family Member
Students who wish to enroll in the sparring class must be enrolled in the Monday/Wednesday Karate-TaeKwonDo class and get approval from instructors. Sparring is a great way to advance and work on what is taught during class on Mondays and Wednesdays.
*Starting June 3rd, classes will be held from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.*
REGISTER HERE

Epic Summer Art Camp

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Join the fun in an all new Summer Art Camp taught by professional, award-winning artists from the Robert Garden School of Art who specialize in teaching fine art, not simple crafts.

Inspiring subjects include animals, lush landscapes, splashy seascapes, colorful florals and other fun still life’s kids will love! Your artist will create 8 masterpieces you will be proud to frame and treasure using 5 Mediums; Watercolors, Acrylics – both heavy and light, and drawing with Oil Pastels and Charcoal pencils. Kids will learn perspective, color theory, composition, brush loading techniques and much more! All supplies and patient, encouraging instruction are provided.

What to wear: Old T-shirt or artist’s apron

What to bring: small snack and roll of paper towels

Session I:               June 24 – 27, 2 pm to 4:45pm
Session II:             July 15 – 18, 9 am to 11:45am
Session III:            August 5 – 8, 2 pm to 4:45pm

Classes/camps scheduled for July will appear for online purchase in May.
Classes/camps scheduled for August will appear for online purchase in June.
Any class/camp date may be purchased in person at The Epic.
Please contact Victoria Guerra at vguerra@gptx.org or 972-339-3711 for any questions you may have.

A+ Dance at The Epic

By | Epic Extras

Come join A+ Dance where the elite go to move their feet!
A+ Dance helps children learn cutting edge dance moves through hip-hop, modern, and praise dance with an urban feel. Students will participate in multiple performances throughout the year and will focus on developing holistic fitness, character and confidence.

Competitions available to students who are ready for the challenge!

CLASS LOCATION: Intensity 2
DURATION: Continuous
UNIFORM: Athletic leggings and a plain white fitted shirt
DAYS: Tuesday & Thursday
TIME: 6pm – 7pm
AGE: Kids 5 years – 13 years
COST: $45/month — First Student, $35/month — Additional Sibling

REGISTER HERE

Youth Programs That Change Lives

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As part of the Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, Grand Prairie’s youth programs, classes, camps, and events have always been designed to inspire, develop, and motivate young minds.  As a result, participants benefit by venturing outside of their comfort zones to reach new heights. Creativity starts with opportunity and encouragement. It takes a community effort to raise generations to be better, braver, sharper, and bolder. Every effort for the youth will evolve and develop with its students in order to deliver an EPIC experience as time passes. To stay in the know with all of the youth programs, classes, camps, and events make sure to check JoinTheEpic.com/youth.

Online registration can be completed at theepic.centeredgeonline.com/class/classes.

For questions and more information, please contact Victoria Guerra at vguerra@gptx.org or  972-339-3711.

Classes that The Epic currently offers:

  • Epic Domain
    • Girls Night Out
    • Boys Night Out
  • Karate
    • Karate – TaeKwonDo
    • SPARRING
  • Judo
    • Tiny Ninjas
    • Kids
    • Teens/Adults
    • Open Mat
  • Technique & Tumbling
    • Pre-School
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate/Advance
  • A+ Dance

Zone 1317: Our Epic Teen Scene

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The Epic will include multiple areas and program options for every age.  One particular area, “Zone 1317,” is our teen-dedicated space aptly named for ages 13 to 17. Our goals for Zone 1317 include:

  • Providing teen-specific and exclusive activities
  • Promoting a physically active lifestyle
  • Providing a space for positive social interaction
  • Providing a space for reading, homework and/or studying

Based on input from local teenagers, Zone 1317 will be outfitted with big screen TVs and interactive video games, in addition to lounging areas for reading and/or homework, teen specific social programming and more.  With floor to ceiling window views of the Grand Lawn, this supervised space will provide everything teens need to reduce stress and engage in positive social interaction. The Epic team will strive to promote a healthy physical and emotional lifestyle and encourage positive play and relationship-building.  Zone 1317 access will be included in a general membership or day pass purchase.

                                      

For more information about Zone 1317 and how it is specifically designed to meet teens’ needs, please contact our Youth Programs Coordinator, Victoria Guerra at vguerra@gptx.org.

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