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Learn Chess and Have Fun with Magnus Academy!

 

Winter is a great season for chess, and you can have two months for the price of one with Magnus Academy’s Cyber Monday chess promotion!  It’s a great gift for either beginner players or advanced students. Magnus Academy has classes for all levels with great coaches and they’ve taught more than 100,000+ kids chess in the DMV.

*Between now and Cyber Monday, November 27: Use the coupon code “cyber” when you buy one month, and get the second month free!*

Curious about what a class looks like? Try one out for $5 first!
If you’re not sure if online classes are a good fit for your child, we have an easy $5 trial class! This is a perfect way to see how it works, and how an online class can be fun. You can sign up for a trial class here!

The classes are in the fun and highly participatory Chessable Classroom, which looks like this:

How does the online academy work?

1. New students start with a quick assessment to figure out what level classes they should take, from Pawns (how do you play chess?) up through multiple state champions!

2. Schedule your weekly semi-private classes. There are classes Mondays through Saturdays for each level, so that you’ll definitely be able to find good (and flexible) times that work for your family. Take a look at the 90 weekly class times here. Experienced coaches (read about them here!) keep the classes engaging, approachable, and fun for the students.

3. Join as many big group events as you want — like online tournaments (Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) and bonus lessons (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays).

4. Visits from famous chess players like five time World Champion Magnus Carlsen (see video below from previous visit) to Judit Polgar (best female chess player ever, 5 visits this year including one next month) and more.

5. We also give out free ChessKid Gold accounts for kids that want extra practice!

 

 

This Cyber Monday sale is a great way to start chess! A few more things to know:
* Cost is $89/month.
* The academy is month-to-month with no long term commitment.
* Start anytime and stop any time.
* If you join the academy, and for whatever reason it’s not the right fit, cancel in your first two weeks for a full refund.
* Sign up here — and remember to use the coupon code “cyber” for your second month free!

Questions? Email online@chessacademy.com or schedule a chat!

 

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This post is sponsored by Magnus Chess Academy, however, I only promote programs, places, and businesses that I genuinely believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Join a Chess Lesson with Five-Time World Champion Magnus Carlsen!

 

Is your child interested in taking a chess lesson with five time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen? Now’s your chance! He’s going to do an event with Magnus Chess Academy on July 30th. He’ll solve puzzles and answer student questions. Magnus has been the highest rated player in the world for 12 years and was the youngest player ever to be ranked first in the world. Here’s a favorite question and answer from a prior event:

The event is open to:

In person camps are a great way for excited students of all skill levels to play and learn chess. They’re a mix of lessons, practice games, and breaks to go outside and run around. There are locations all over the metro area all summer long, and everyone who does a camp in June or July can join the online lesson with Magnus at the end of July.

They also run tournaments (suitable for kids who’ve never played in a tournament before) all year round!

Questions? Feel free to reach out at info@chessacademy.com!

 

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Learn Chess with the World Champion’s Academy!

 

Winter is a great season for chess, and you can have two months for the price of one with Magnus Academy’s Cyber Monday chess promotion!  It’s a great gift for either beginner players or advanced students. Formerly called Silver Knights, Magnus Academy has classes for all levels with great coaches!

Magnus Chess Academy has taught 100,000+ kids chess in the area since 2008. Between now and Cyber Monday, November 28: Use the coupon code “cyber” when you buy one month, and get the second month free!

 

How does the online academy work? Read below to find out!

1. New students start with a quick assessment to figure out what level classes they should take, from Pawns (how do you play chess?) to Kings (some of the best kids in the state for their age).
2. Schedule your weekly semi-private classes. There are classes Mondays through Saturdays for each level, so that you’ll definitely be able to find good (and flexible) times that work for your family. Take a look at the times here. Experienced coaches keep the classes engaging, approachable, and fun for the students.
3. Join as many big group events as you want — like online tournaments (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays) and bonus lessons (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays).
4. Visits from famous chess players like Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen (see video below from last visit), who is joining on Sunday, December 4! Other guest instructors include Anish Giri, the #7 player in the world and very fun!), Judit Polgar (best female chess player ever, 5 visits this year), and more.

 

 

This Cyber Monday sale is a great way to start chess (think holiday gift)! A few more things to know:

  • Cost is $89/month.
  • The academy is month-to-month with no long term commitment.
  • Start anytime and stop any time.
  • If you join the academy, and for whatever reason it’s not the right fit, cancel in your first two weeks for a full refund.

Sign up here — and remember to use the coupon code “cyber” for your second month free!

Questions?  Email online@chessacademy.com or schedule a chat!

This post is sponsored by Magnus Chess Academy, however, I only promote programs, activities, and businesses that I genuinely believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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Check it: Silver Knights’ Cyber Monday Sale on Chess Programs for Kids!

Join the Silver Knights online chess club!

 

Silver Knights has been teaching chess to kids at hundreds of schools in the DC area since 2009, instructing thousands of students on the game every week.  For the last few years, they’ve also been doing an online chess club for kids, and they are currently offering a great way to get started.

Between now and Cyber Monday, November 29: Use the coupon code “cyber” when you buy one month, and get the second month free!

How does an online chess club for kids work?  Read on to find out!

1. New students start with a quick assessment to figure out what level classes they should take, from Pawns (how do you play chess?) to Kings (some of the best kids in the state for their age).

2. Schedule your weekly semi-private classes, which look like this:

Classes are offered 25 times a week before school, after school, and on Saturdays, so that you’ll definitely be able to find good (and flexible) times that work for your family. Experienced coaches keep the classes engaging, approachable, and fun for the students.

3. Join as many extras —  like online tournaments (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays) and broadcast lessons (weekdays) — as you want.

4. Occasional events like tournaments with clubs from other countries, and guests like Anish Giri (picture below, the #7 player in the world and very fun!) on Wednesday, November 24, or Judit Polgar (best female chess player ever).

 

Winter is a perfect time to start chess, and this Cyber Monday sale is a great way to do it (think holiday gift)!  A few more things to know:

  • Cost is $79/month.
  • The club is month-to-month with no long term commitment.
  • Start anytime and stop any time.
  • If you join the club, and for whatever reason it’s not the right fit, cancel in your first two weeks for a full refund.

Sign up here — and remember to use the coupon code “cyber” for your second month free!

Questions?  Email info@skenrichment.com or schedule a chat!

 

This is a paid post by Silver Knights, however, I only promote programs, places, and businesses that I genuinely believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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Kids Can Explore the Magic of Opera with Opera Starts with Oh!

 

You and your little ones are invited to what The Washington Post calls, “The best Zoom there is!

Opera Starts with Oh! is a virtual series of live, interactive lessons created by professional opera company Opera Lafayette to introduce young audiences to the magic of opera. Led by teaching artist and professional choreographer, Tamrin Goldberg, and joined by a new guest artist for every session, Opera Starts with Oh! is perfect for families with children in pre-K and up. 

Each month a different opera is explored.  Families can drop in for one or sign-up for every session in the series. And, in an effort to keep the programming inclusive, it’s a pay-what-you-can model!

After the virtual live sessions, participants gain access to Play On! Activities to do at-home and off the screen to keep everyone singing, dancing, and creating. 

Learn more here and explore all of the fall sessions below! 

 

 

Zélindor: King of the Fairies! (Week 2) | October 23, 11am
Journey to an enchanting land with this opera-ballet filled with fairies, gnomes and muses through dance and costume design with professional costume designer Anna Kjellsdotter.
Learn more and register.

Pygmalion (Week 1) | November 6, 11am
Join us and special guest artist, dramaturg Peregrine Heard, as we use storytelling and sculpting to explore a love story about a sculptor’s creation that comes to life.
Learn more and register.

Pygmalion (Week 2) | November 20, 11am
Join us and special guest artist, dramaturg Peregrine Heard, as we use storytelling and sculpting to explore a love story about a sculptor’s creation that comes to life.
Learn more and register.

Orphée et Euridice (Week 1) | December 4, 11am
Journey to the underworld through music and song as we learn about how the talented musician Orpheus set out on a journey to save his love Euridice.
Learn more and register.

Orphée et Euridice (Week 2) | December 18, 11am
Journey to the underworld through music and song as we learn about how the talented musician Orpheus set out on a journey to save his love Euridice with special guest artist, flutist Delandria Mills.
Learn more and register.

 

Meet Tamrin Goldberg, leading teaching artist for all sessions in this short video:

 

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