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  Friday, October 27, 2017

ALBION Fall Soccer Camp

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

This is our first ALBION Fall Soccer Camp,  instructed by Scott Morrison. Scott is a National A Licensed coach and played professional soccer in Scotland and the US and he is now with ALBION Soccer.

Children benefit from the high level coaching and methodology including lots of Ladder work/ Speed Training/ Coordination/Ball & Juggling Exercises/Combination Passing/Skill Moves Competition/Sit ups/Cool down/ Debriefing. We had such a hot weather this week and children had lot of fun.



  Friday, October 6, 2017

ASA Skateboard

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Happy to announce that skateboarders in the Wednesday advanced class keep progressing.  We are now setting up the bigger ramp and they have all lost the fear of going up and down the ramp.  Most of them are pushing fast enough to go up and down by themselves.  We are now working on a combination of ramps, so they get used to not only one obstacle but several, as soon as they go over one ramp, they must prepare for the next one, much like a skatepark, where they can pick a line and go over all obstacles without stopping.  They are also becoming independent and are attempting new tricks. They are learning to help each other do better, skateboarders such as Jonathan, Zachary and Dennis are always willing to volunteer and help the other kids accomplish their goals.

Please consider registering your kids for the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon, raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research. The kids can very well skate one lap around Fiesta Island (4.37 miles).  You may registers HERE.



ASA French Conservatory of Music

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Already one month practice for our children who are registered for the French Conservatory of Music with Piano and Violin lessons. They are all progressing nicely with their instruments.


  Thursday, October 5, 2017

ASA Planète verte

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Learning all about recycling is the goal of this class, this week children used a CD, a water bottle cut in half and acrylic paint to give some accent and personalize their creation using their imagination. They created a fun display of succulent that they can see growing every day with just a little water.

  Wednesday, October 4, 2017

French Adult classes

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

We have a great selection of French classes for adults, on Tuesday with Isabelle A2/B1 Intermediate level from 1:30 – 3 pm, A1 beginner from 5-6:30 pm, on Wednesday with Stephanie A1 level on Wednesday from 9:15 – 10:45 am and A2 level from 11:10 – 12:40 pm.

Notice the level of concentration of the students during last Wednesday adult French class with Stephanie rushing through a contest on numbers. This class is full and we are opening a new A1 beginner class on Tuesday from 9:15 – 10:45 am. Other days are also available inquire to Valérie.

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  Thursday, June 8, 2017

ASA Soccer

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

On Wednesday and Thursday in the Soccer ASA  children are stretching, working on feet coordination. They made such big achievements since the first class.


Get Ready for the Junior Olympic

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children were ready for the Junior Olympics that took place in May and brought lots of medals.


Basketball ASA

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Yesterday was the last Basketball ASA class.

  Thursday, June 1, 2017

ASA Yoga

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

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Our yogis have been working on different poses including cat, cow, down dog, up dog, eagle, fish, moon, mountain, tree, warrior 1, 2 & 3, and Savasana. They also work on a varieties of breath including bee and lion. They learned Mantra to calm the mind. The class is filled with music, story time, imaginative play and art to build introspection and empathetic skills that are key in Yoga.

  Thursday, May 25, 2017

ASA Creative Movement show on June 7

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

This is the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 school year.  Many of the students in this activity have participated in the previous trimester(s), but a few are new to the class.

Our class begins with stretches and isolation that we do sitting in a circle on the floor.  (This includes things like “butterflies”, “Supergirl”, and sitting in a wide-legged second position stretch, so that our toes touch and create a “pizza” circle.)  From here we move on to basic ballet positions and technique, reviewing the terminology, and counting repetitions, often in English, French and Spanish.  Continuing students are asked to help our new friends learn what we do.  They demonstrate how to make a “diamond” (plié), how our toes “kiss” our knees (passé), and how we dip our toes in the “water” (tendu and piqué).

We move across the floor, generally two-by-two with various steps and movements from chassé, to bourée, to skipping, and hopping (sauté), etc.  (The children have fun executing different ways to chassé: regular, “horsie” chassé, and sideways chassé.)  Our new favorite step has been the “’scuse-me” step, a fun way to remember how to move sideways in a step-together, step-together pattern.

As we will be performing for our families on June 7, much of the class time focuses on the dances we will be doing for the show.  We practice on stage so the children become familiar with their entrances, exits, and formations.  We are working on moving into a circle, traveling in the circle and then moving back to a line formation, as well as moving toward and away from the audience.  In addition to choreography that is set, the children are encouraged to do a bit of freestyle, or “improv”, using the skills they are learning, or moves that they just have fun doing!