An independent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Enrichment Session V

Enrichment Session V Dates:

March 2 - April 9, 2020

*Additional information, including pricing, more sessions, and registration will be available online throughout September.

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Beginning Band
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Dates Wednesdays & Thursdays 
    • January 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
    • February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
    • March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
    • April 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30
    • May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $330
    • for entire second semester: 33 Lessons: Enrichment Sessions IV, V, VI
    • does not include instrument rental
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

Beginning Band is a semester long class where students will learn the basics of a woodwind or brass instrument. The class takes place in the Band Room of the Upper School Arts and Sciences Building. Students must provide their own instrument, method book, and supplies. Recommended locations for rentals include KBI Music Shoppe or Roberson’s Music in Fredericksburg, and both locations can provide the required method book, “Tradition of Excellence.”  Please email David Mersiovsky with any questions regarding this class. dmersiovsky@fredericksburgacademy.org

David Mersiovsky, a graduate of James Madison University, has been teaching music for over 10 years. He has played his trumpet in all types of groups and styles; from traditional concert bands, to brass bands, big bands, symphony orchestras, brass quintets, pit orchestras, and more. Mr. Mersiovsky enjoys working with young people to help them develop their musical talents and skills, and hopes that whatever path they choose in life that music will always be a part of it!

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Music
Highland Dancing
  • Lower School

First through Fifth Grade

  • Every Wednesday
    • March 4, 11, 18, 25
    • April 1, 8
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $90
  • Minimum # of Students: 4

Highland Dancing is a tradition in Scotland. Originally a form of military exercise, it combines the strength and endurance of a sport with the grace and precision of an art.  Learn the different steps to form the dances, the lore and history, but mostly have fun hopping to bagpipe music with a purpose! 

No materials, kilts or prior experience needed.  Wear loose fitting athletic clothing and socks.

FA's Director of Development, Heather Muir has been teaching Highland Dance since 1992 and she danced and competed from 1973-1992.

  • Boys
  • Dance
  • Girls
Table Tennis
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Every Thursday
    • March 12, 19, 26
    • April 2, 9
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $75
  • Minimum # of Students: 4

Learn how to play the sport of table tennis, from the fundamental rules of the game to working on forms and strategies. No previous table tennis experience required.

David Claeson '17, an FA alumnus and experienced Enrichment and Falcon Club staff member is a rising junior in the University of Mary Washington's Elementary Education program and has a passion for all things related to STEAM.

  • Athletics
  • Boys
  • Girls
Outdoor Skills - part II
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Every Wednesday
    • March 4, 11, 18, 25
    • April 1, 8
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $90
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

Join us to learn skills to get you ready for your spring break or summer family camping trip.  Outdoor Skills part II will give you the opportunity to learn how to tie various knots, use a compass, set up a tent and tarp, use a backpacking stove, and build fires!

FA's Director of Auxiliary Programs, Chris Stec, has been teaching various outdoor skills to youth and adult groups for 25 years.

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Outdoor
Beginner Yoga for Kids II
  • Middle School

Sixth through Eighth Grade

  • Every Thursday
    • March 5, 12, 26
    • April 2, 9
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $75
  • Minimum # of students: 4  

This class will introduce students to the FUNdamentals of yoga.   It will emphasize breathing, posture, range of motion, increased flexibility, balance, strength, and body-awareness. At the end of the course, students will get to keep their yoga mat to continue practicing at home!

Rachelle Shields is an RYT 200 certified Yoga Instructor who is insured and registered with Yoga Alliance.  She also works as a substitute teacher for the Spotsylvania County School System.  She has a Masters degree in music performance (opera emphasis), and runs a private music studio.  She combines her love of yoga, music, teaching, and children into unique mindfulness classes designed to inspire creativity and body awareness.  

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Yoga
Beginner Yoga for Kids I
  • Lower School

Fourth through Fifth Grade

  • Every Wednesday
    • March 4, 11, 25
    • April 1, 8
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $75
  • Minimum # of students: 4  

This class will introduce students to the FUNdamentals of yoga.   It will emphasize breathing, posture, range of motion, increased flexibility, balance, strength, and body-awareness. At the end of the course, students will get to keep their yoga mat to continue practicing at home!

Rachelle Shields is an RYT 200 certified Yoga Instructor who is insured and registered with Yoga Alliance.  She also works as a substitute teacher for the Spotsylvania County School System.  She has a Masters degree in music performance (opera emphasis), and runs a private music studio.  She combines her love of yoga, music, teaching, and children into unique mindfulness classes designed to inspire creativity and body awareness.  

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Yoga
Beginning Band
  • Lower School

Fifth Grade

  • Dates Wednesdays & Thursdays 
    • January 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
    • February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
    • March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
    • April 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30
    • May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cost: $330
    • for entire second semester: 33 Lessons: Enrichment Sessions IV, V, VI
    • does not include instrument rental
  • Minimum # of Students: 6

Beginning Band is a semester long class where students will learn the basics of a woodwind or brass instrument. The class takes place in the Band Room of the Upper School Arts and Sciences Building. Students must provide their own instrument, method book, and supplies. Recommended locations for rentals include KBI Music Shoppe or Roberson’s Music in Fredericksburg, and both locations can provide the required method book, “Tradition of Excellence.”  Please email David Mersiovsky with any questions regarding this class. dmersiovsky@fredericksburgacademy.org

David Mersiovsky, a graduate of James Madison University, has been teaching music for over 10 years. He has played his trumpet in all types of groups and styles; from traditional concert bands, to brass bands, big bands, symphony orchestras, brass quintets, pit orchestras, and more. Mr. Mersiovsky enjoys working with young people to help them develop their musical talents and skills, and hopes that whatever path they choose in life that music will always be a part of it!

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Music
Fifth Grade Strings
  • Lower School

Fifth Grade

  • Second Semester
  • Every Tuesday and Friday
    • January 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
    • February 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21
    • March 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 
    • April 3, 7, 21, 24, 28
    • May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19
  • Tuesdays:   3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fridays:       3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $320
    • for entire second semester: 32 Lessons: Enrichment Sessions IV, V, VI
    • does not include instrument rental
  • Minimum # of Students: 4

Fifth grade strings is a two semester group lesson, only for FA students, designed to give students a basic understanding of their chosen instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), as well as learning the craft and art of music making.  Learn more...

Mrs. Debra Anker has been teaching music in public and private schools since 1984. Mrs. Anker is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the American String Teachers Association.

  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Music

2019 - 2020 Enrichment Dates and Sessions:

Session I     September 9 - October 10

Session II     October 15 - November 26

Session III     December 3 - December 19

Session IV     January 13 - February 21

Session V      March 2 - April 9

Session VI     April 20 - May 20

Enrichment Daily Schedule:

  • 3:30     Students go from classroom to Falcon Club for snack
  • 3:40     Homework time at Falcon Club
  • 3:55     Falcon Club staff walk students to Breezeway
  • 4:00     Enrichment Instructor picks up students at Breezeway and program begins
  • 5:00     Students brought back to Breezeway to Falcon Club staff for pickup or return back to Falcon Club

*When picking up your student, either at 5:00 p.m. at pickup, or later from Falcon Club, please park in the Lower School Parking Lot and walk to pick up your student in the Breezeway or at the appropriate Falcon Club location.

**If you are picking your student up from Falcon Club after 5:00, normal Falcon Club rates will apply.  If you are not already on a Half or Full Year Plan, you can pre-purchase hourly coupon cards for $9/hr or pay the drop in rate of $12/hr. 

For additional information, please email enrichment@fredericksburgacademy.org.