Performing & Fine Arts

Extracurriculars

Performing & Fine Arts

In addition to the performing and fine arts curriculum woven into our regular school day and extended day programs, South Loop Elementary School offers many opportunities for your children to explore their creative side.

Music | Dance | Drama | Media & Visual Arts

MUSIC

The South Loop Band

The South Loop Band is part of the regular school day and participates in citywide competitions. More information and the band supply list are available on the South Loop Band website

  • Enrollment: September for Grades 4th-8th
  • Fee: Yes, depending on use of school instrument or rental. Instruments are provided subject to availability, and parents can rent instruments if necessary.
  • Contact: Mr. Zettl 

Chicago Children’s Choir

Through a partnership with the Chicago Children’s Choir In-School program, we established a choir of 20-50 students. Students receive classroom training in proper vocal production, basic musicianship, sight-reading, and music theory, using a Kodaly-based curriculum in line with the National Standards for Music Education and the Chicago Guide for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. A qualified conductor leads singers in development of self-discipline, pride, and intercultural understanding through multicultural repertoire and performance opportunities.

  • Enrollment: Auditions held in September for Grades 3rd-8th.
  • Fee: None.
  • Contact: Ms. Lisa Roth

Piano Lessons

Your child may study in a 30-minute, private or paired lesson setting from Monday-Friday between 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

The instructors are both licensed music educators with a Bachelors in Music Education and/or Music Performance.  In addition, Sophie has earned her Masters in Music Education. If interested, please email your top three dates and time slots to the contacts below. Spaces are limited and fill quickly; please enroll early!

 

Private Vocal Lessons

Is your child planning to be the next American Idol? Get him or her started with private vocal lessons. Our music teacher, Ms. Anders is offering fee-based, 30-minute private voice lessons after school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Spaces are limited and fill quickly, so enroll early. Participation requires a quarterly commitment.

  • Enrollment: Ongoing for all grades.
  • Fee: Yes, discuss with Ms. Anders.
  • Contact: Ms. Anders or visit her office outside of the little theater.

DANCE

The after-school program, Youth Guidance, offers enrichment classes with a focus on dance. All South Loop Elementary students may register for classes, whether or not your child is enrolled in the after-school program.  

As program offerings are subject to change per quarter, Youth Guidance manages information and communication on class options, enrollment dates, grade participation parameters, and associated fees.

Sample offerings may include ballet, hip-hop, and more.

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DRAMA

The after-school program, Youth Guidance, offers enrichment classes with a focus on drama. All South Loop Elementary students may register for classes, whether or not your child is enrolled in the after-school program.  

As program offerings are subject to change per quarter, Youth Guidance manages information and communication on class options, enrollment dates, grade participation parameters, and associated fees.

Sample offerings may include Lookingglass Theater, Knuckleball Comedy, and more.

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MEDIA & VISUAL ARTS

The after-school program, Youth Guidance, offers enrichment classes with a focus on media and visual arts.  All South Loop Elementary students may register for classes, whether or not your child is enrolled in the after-school program.  

As program offerings are subject to change per quarter, Youth Guidance manages information and communication on class options, enrollment dates, grade participation parameters, and associated fees.

Sample offerings may include mixed media art, photography, and origami.

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