The benefits of Chess with Us:
- Small class size makes for faster learning
- Experienced instructors get to know each student
- Practice anytime using the online platform
- Opportunities to play against peers
Drop-in class: $18 per class
Non refundable. 24 hour reschedule policy.
18 week semester enrollment: $295
Non refundable. 24 hour reschedule policy. Access to exclusive studio events.
Chess for Beginners
In this one hour interactive introductory Chess class, students will begin to build their Chess foundation. Students will learn about the chessboard, piece names, piece positions, and starting positions. With a small class size, this class is perfect for absolute beginners and for students who haven’t played Chess in awhile.
Chess for Advanced Beginners
In this 55 minute interactive Chess class, students will learn new strategies to outwit their opponents. Students should either have taken our Chess for Beginners class or have at least 1 year of Chess experience with a solid understanding of all the pieces.
In this class students will learn about pins, skewers, batteries, forks, and other common tactics, and further exploration into alternative openings. Students must have familiarity with special moves and different stages of the game. This class is suitable for students who have played more than 15 games on ChessKid.com or on Chess.com.
- Students must use a device that includes either a camera or a microphone (smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer).
- All Classes are recorded (used for quality assurance, teacher training, safety evaluation). Please email us at least 2 hours prior to your class start time if you need further assistance.
- All teachers must confirm a child is in the class. Your child will be asked to turn on their mic or camera at the start of class. Students who wish to keep their camera off during class must still complete the check-in at the beginning.
- If a teacher can not verify that a child is in the class, the student will be removed and our administrative team will reach out to assist you.
- Students in classes for ages 7-12 should be able to engage with peers without parent assistance. Parents should not be on camera during the class. If your child has learning needs that require your presence please email us prior to registering for class.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
Classes are taught through Zoom. You do not need to download the Zoom app to attend. You may use a computer, table, laptop, or smartphone. If you prefer to simply call in, know that the instructor cannot see you.
DO I HAVE TO SHARE MY CAMERA?
Sharing your camera is necessary for all movement classes and most group classes. All students must do a verbal/ visual check in at the start of class. If your kiddo is shy or your family has other reasons for not wishing to share your camera please carefully review our studio policies prior to registration.
If your child is concerned about other students “seeing” them contact us to discuss.
DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
We understand that restrictions on movement has impacted many families differently. Our class sizes are small to allow for improved student teacher and peer to peer communication. By booking a class or appointment, we are turning away other interested parties.
We are unable to provide refunds, but will work with you to renegotiate services provided should a significant change in financial ability or physical health impact your child’s ability to continue with programming.
CAN WE RESCHEDULE OUR CLASS?
Understandably your availability may change. If you need to reschedule please provide as much notice as possible. If it is at least 24 hours before you class is scheduled to start you will be able to reschedule using the parent portal. For less than 24 hours email email@example.com
WHAT IF THE CLASS ISN’T WHAT I EXPECTED?
We work hard to provide clear class descriptions. If you are registered for the same class more than once and your child does not enjoy the class contact us. We will transfer your child to a class that is more suitable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
DO I HAVE TO PAY PER CHILD?
Yes because class size is small we do ask that you pay per child. If you have more than 2 children participating, email us for a discount.
DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS ?
WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL?
Reschedule request may be made no less than 24 hour before the scheduled start time. For a class credit.
If you are experiencing a health emergency that prohibits providing advanced notice, please contact us to discuss.
If you wish to cancel a class, you must provide at least 24 hours notice to receive a class credit to your account. We do not issue refunds. Be sure to check your time zone.
MY COMPUTER CRASHED! WHAT DO I DO?
Tech Issues- Your internet may crash or the dreaded Microsoft Updates may take over. We get it, just email us at email@example.com to have a class credit applied to your account. Your class credit must be used within 30 days of the original class date.
WE HAVE SHARED CUSTODY. CAN WE STILL JOIN?
We are happy to help your family select a class package that works with your needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IF THE CLASS IS TOO EASY/HARD FOR MY CHILD?
Not sure about your child’s Chess level? We make leveling up easy, by allowing your child to transfer into another class level (please note we cannot guarantee your child will have the same class time if they need to switch levels).
Our instructors will assess your child’s skill level in the first class and communicate with you if they believe your child would benefit from a different class level.