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by Snow's Chess Academy

Age 5+: Friday 6:30-7:30pm

One hour program will consist of instruction from an experienced scholastic chess teacher, with U.S. Chess Federation tournament experience, followed by tightly supervised play under USCF rules and guidelines for the second half hour. Snow's Chess Academy, our focus is on learning and fun. We have been teaching chess for over 10 years and specialize in scholastic age students. A few our students have gone on to win many national and even international scholastic tournaments. Some have been local champions of their schools or state age/grade groups, and all just love learning and playing the game!


by Jun Liang-Smith

Age 6+: Friday 5:00-6:00pm

Worldclass fencer Jun Liang-Smith possesses national and international experiences as a foilist, coach and referee.  She is a two-time Olympian, competing on the 1992 and 1996 Chinese women's foil teams.  Ms. Liang-Smith is also a five-time Chinese National Champion and has also won two gold medals at the Asian Games and a bronze medal at the World Cup in Marseilles, France.  As a coaching assistant at Penn State University (1998 - 2002), Ms. Liang-Smith was a major contributor in guiding the Men's and Women's Fencing teams to four NCAA Champ  nships.  Even though Ms. Liang-Smith has retired from competitive fencing, she picked up her foil once again and fenced on the Olde Town Fencing Club's Women's Foil Team in the Summer Nationals in 2013.  She proved her competitiveness by leading the team in bringing home the gold medal.  Fencing is one of the safest sports.  Its safety record reflects the quality of equipment and the rules that control the manner of competition.  For instance, the mask must meet international requirements for strength of the wire covering all vulnerable parts of the head.  Uniforms are made of the same material used in bulletproof vests, Kevlar.

Fencing, the art of swordsmanship, has been practiced for centuries.  Through fencing one can acquire the reflexes of a boxer, the legs of a highjumper and the concentration of a tournament chess player.  The sport develops agility, strength, speed and cunning.  And because of the speed of its action, fencing is considered the fastest martial sport.  But, most importantly, it's fun!

击剑教练梁军(Jun Liang-Smith)加盟PMAA,梁军曾代击剑中国队参加过两次奥运会,多次获得全国击剑冠军。来美多年,梁教练曾执教宾州州立大学,并多次担任全美大型击剑比赛的裁判,现任维州击剑俱乐部教练。击剑是古今中外历史悠久的运动,随着中国和世界接轨,喜欢击剑运动的人群急速蹿升,成为当今时尚高贵的健身与交际活动之一。击剑以其“高雅,优美,礼仪,智力,健身,塑身,时尚,自信“八大魅力吸引各阶层的瞩目。美国有句名言:“通过练习击剑能够达到自信、自控和自我意识。”



By 藝舞社

Age 3+: Saturday 9:30am-10:30am

Age 7-11: Wednesday 4:30-6:30 






American Academy of Fine Arts

By American Academy of Fine Arts


艺术启蒙班:通过不同主题的课程训练,以儿童绘画与手工制作为主,强调孩子的自我学习,自由, 提高孩子的动手能力与培养创造力的养成,安排集体创作课,让学生之间互相影响,从而激发学生的创作潜能与团队协作能力。

绘画(intermediate/advanced)班:素描,色彩,强调用技法去创造,加强学生的绘画水平与创造相结合,老师会为不同的学生布置不同的功课,因材施教。American academy of fine arts 想给帮助学生寻找最符合他们个性与需求的学习方式与表达方式。在这里经常会有出外考察与写生活动,实地探访博物馆或参加艺术交流活动,提高学生对绘画作品的理解能力,重视艺术品质的养成。