10/19/17 – Annual October Soirée

Thursday, October 19, 7pm-9pm

It’s become our new tradition…Every year, once the first weeks have settled down a bit, we invite everyone in for a nice early-autumn party. Please join us!

This is a gathering for our whole community—families, board members, community partners, supporters of the U School, and anyone interested in learning about us. This is not a children’s play event, but it is family friendly. Come for some food, beverages, company and conversation. Check out our school, and find out what the children have been up to. Looking forward to seeing you there!

U Play Pop-Up – Movement!

The Triumphant Return of the U Play Pop-Up!

We are DELIGHTED to announce our new Movement Pop-Up coming this fall. 

What is a Pop -Up? 
A U Play Pop-Up is a mobile play-lab experience that “pops up” around the Ann Arbor area. Early friends of the U School will remember several pop-ups from before we opened U Learning at places like the Ann Arbor Art Center, Maker Works and Wheeler Park. Learn more here.

U Play Pop-Up – Movement!
September 23, 2017 10am-12pm
Bandemer Park (near the disc golf course), Ann Arbor, MI

Suggested $10 donation per family.

This U Play Pop-Up experience for children, families, and community members is all about moving and physical fitness. Show up anytime between 10am-12pm and, as a family, travel the 0.5K trail loop with three movement experiences and challenges throughout. On the trail everyone will have the opportunity to try out some of the U School students’ favorite movement activities. Our expert teachers will be coming in to share their talents, enthusiasm, and knowledge, and we cannot wait for you to meet them. At the end, participants will receive an achievement token as well as some “power up” snacks.

At the Pop-Up you will be able to try…

…Parkour with Vanya! 

Vanya is creative parkour athlete and coach, who has spent the past ten years diving deep into philosophy of parkour and practicing this movement art around the world. He is currently studying positive psychology at the University of Michigan. Learn more about Vanya and his work.

…Yoga with Curtis! 

Curtis is a teacher, artist, and long time friend and supporter of the U School. He was a part of the U School teaching team as yoga instructor during our first and second year of U Learning.

…Capoeira with Lobinho 

Fabio joined the U team as our Fridays specials teacher, bringing Capoeira to U Learning. Known in the capoeira world as “Contra Mestre Lobinho,” he began training Capoeira in 1998 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has taught and trained with adults and children of all ages. Learn more about Fabio and his work here. May we even suggest checking out the International Capoeira CDO and Ann Arbor Michigan Capoeira Family Event,  Brazillian Roots 2017!