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Unless otherwise noted, online registration closes 3 business days prior to the start date. After this time, please call the Welcome Desk at 914-366-7898 to register. Many of our programs can be pro-rated after they begin as long as space is available.

Registration for September ’19 – June ’20 programs opens on 8-21 for Members and 8-23 for Non-members.

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Little Musketeers Fencing—CLOSED

Ages 4-6 years
On guard!  Little Musketeers is a welcoming and friendly class giving children a fun and safe introduction to the exciting sport of fencing. We provide bright colored foam swords that are safe and yet hard enough to give children feel of real fencing.  Kids will have a blast while engaging in fencing games, footwork, drills, and open fencing. What to bring: T-shirt, sweatpants, indoor non-marking athletic sneakers.

Session 1
17 Fridays, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
September 20 – January 17
No class on November 29
Members: $410; Non-members: $445 / JCC

Session 2
13 Fridays, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
February 7 – May 15
No class on February 21, April 10
Members: $315; Non-members: $340 / JCC

Tumbling Toddlers

Ages 18 months – 36 months (child must be able to walk) with parent or caregiver
It’s never too early for your little one to start learning and having fun at the JCC! This first timer’s class offers an opportunity for parents or caregivers to have fun with their kids as they develop gross motor skills, practice listening and work on socialization! Our toddler and parent classes at the Shames JCC promote early development and provide a strong foundation for your child’s future activities. Since you’re along for the ride, you’ll be right there to celebrate every discovery with smiles, hugs and the occasional adult-sized giggle. The class will include but is not limited to obstacle courses and working with specialty apparatus to promote basic gymnastics skills and a great time for everyone involved! Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times during this class.

Session 1
6 Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
October 15 – November 19
Members: $130; Non-members: $140 / JCC Gymnasium

6 Thursdays, 10:00AM – 10:45 AM
October 10 – November 21
No class on October 31
Members: $130; Non-members: $140 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 2
6 Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
November 26 – January 14
No class on December 24, December 31
Members: $130; Non-members: $140 / JCC Gymnasium

5 Thursdays, 10:00AM – 10:45 AM
December 5 – January 16
No class on November 28, December 26, January 2
Members: $110; Non-members: $120 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 3
9 Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 PM
January 28 – March 31
No class on February 18
Members: $190; Non-members: $210 / JCC Gymnasium

9 Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
January 30 – April 2
No class on February 20
Members: $190; Non-members: $210 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 4
9 Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 PM
April 14 – June 9
Members: $190; Non-members: $210 / JCC Gymnasium
9 Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
April 16 – June 11
Members: $190; Non-members: $210 / JCC Gymnasium

Junior Gymmies I

Ages 3 – 5 years
We provide a safe environment in which children develop listening and gross motor skills, explore their personal energies, coordination and interactive instruction all while having FUN! Obstacle courses and working with specialty apparatus promotes basic gymnastics skills and enhances independence and self-confidence. Children must be potty-learned to attend gymnastics classes.

In level class we provide an introduction to gymnastics focusing on body positions, terminology, rules and safety. Progressive options are taught to those with prior gymnastics experience.

Session 1
14 Tuesdays, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
September 17 – January 14
No class on October 1, October 8, December 24, December 31
Members: $340; Non-members: $380 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 2
15 Tuesdays, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
February 4 – June 2
No class on February 18, March 17, April 7
Members: $365; Non-members: $410 / JCC Gymnasium

Junior Gymmies II

Ages 4 – 5 years
Building on the skills developed in Jr. Gymmies I, participants focus on flexibility, balance and strength.

Session 1
14 Tuesdays, 1:20 PM – 2:05 PM
September 17 – January 14
No class on October 1, October 8, December 24, December 31
Members: $340; Non-members: $380 / JCC Gymnasium

15 Thursdays, 1:20 PM – 2:05 PM
September 12 – January 16
No class on October 31, November 28, December 26, January 2
Members: $365; Non-members: $410 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 2
15 Tuesdays, 1:20 PM – 2:05 PM
February 4 – June 2
No class on February 18, March 17, April 7
Members: $365; Non-members: $410 / JCC Gymnasium

15 Thursdays, 1:20 PM – 2:05 PM
January 30 – May 21
No class on February 20, April 9
Members: $365; Non-members: $410 / JCC Gymnasium

Junior Gymmies I & II (Combined)

Ages 3-5 years
In this combined ability level class we provide an introduction to gymnastics focusing on body positions, terminology, rules and safety. Progressive options are taught to those with prior gymnastics experience.
Session 1
15 Thursdays, 12:30 PM –1:15 PM
September 12 – January 16
No class on October 31, November 28, December 26, January 2
Members: $365; Non-members: $410 / Gymnasium

Session 2
15 Thursdays, 12:30 PM –1:15 PM
January 30 – May 21
No class on February 20, April 9
Members: $365; Non-members: $410 / Gymnasium

Junior Gymmies III Advanced—CLOSED

Ages 4 – 5 years
Jr Gymmies III is a co-ed intermediate level class for graduates of Junior Gymmies I and II. This class focuses on basic and intermediate level skills with a slightly heavier focus on form and mechanics as well as enhancing the child’s flexibility, balance, and strength for our Jr Gymmies.

Session 1
14 Tuesdays, 2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
September 17 – January 14
No class on October 1, October 8, December 24, December 31
Members: $340; Non-members: $380 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 2
15 Tuesdays, 2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
February 4 – June 2
No class on February 18, March 17, April 7
Members: $365; Non-members: $410 / JCC Gymnasium

Karate: American GoJu Karate Tiny Tigers with Sensei Bob Chillemi

Ages 3-5 years
Led by American GoJu Karate’s Director and Chief Instructor, Sensei Bob Chillemi, this goal oriented skills program helps children improve focus, control, balance, coordination, fitness, teamwork, discipline, and memory in a fun environment. Pre- schoolers develop confidence and self-discipline through the principles of the Tiny Tigers. Additional fees for uniform payable directly to instructor.

Session 1
9 Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
September 19 – November 21
No class on October 31
Members: $210; Non-members: $225 / Children’s Garden Center, Temple Beth Abraham

9 Thursdays, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
September 19 – November 21
No class on October 31
Members: $210; Non-members: $225 / JCC

Session 2
9 Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
December 5 – February 13
No class on December 26, January 2
Members: $210; Non-members: $225 / Children’s Garden Center, Temple Beth Abraham

9 Thursdays, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
December 5 – February 13
No class on December 26, January 2
Members: $210; Non-members: $225 / JCC

Session 3
9 Thursdays, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
March 5 – May 7
No class on April 9
Members: $210; Non-members: $225 / Children’s Garden Center, Temple Beth Abraham

9 Thursdays, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
March 5 – May 7
No class on April 9
Members: $210; Non-members: $225 / JCC

Sports of All Sorts

Ages 3-5 years
Sports of all Sorts allows children to experience sports in a fun and interactive way. Offering a variety of sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse and football, each class is filled with a mixture of learning basic fundamentals of each sport and fun! Children have the opportunity to play with others, making friendships along the way! This is an excellent opportunity to ease your child into social situations with support and confidence, which will enable them to move onto our more challenging classes.

This class emphasis is on safety, fun and learning. We teach in a positive and relaxed environment with an emphasis on participation, interaction and communication.

Session 1
14 Wednesdays, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
September 18 – January 15
No class on October 9, November 27, December 25, January 1
Members: $325; Non-members $365 / Children’s Garden Center, Temple Beth Abraham

14 Wednesdays, 1:10 PM – 1:55 PM
September 18 – January 15
No class on October 9, November 27, December 25, January 1
Members: $325; Non-members: $365 / JCC Gymnasium

15 Fridays, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
September 20 – January 17
No class on November 29, December 27, January 3
Members: $345; Non-members: $390 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 2
17 Wednesdays, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
January 29 – June 3
No class on February 19, April 8
Members: $395; Non-Members: $445/ Children’s Garden Center, Temple Beth Abraham

17 Wednesdays, 1:10 PM – 1:55 PM
January 29 – June 3
No class on February 19, April 8
Members: $395; Non-members: $445/ JCC Gymnasium

14 Fridays, 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
January 31 – May 15
No class on February 21, April 10
Members: $325; Non-members: $365 / JCC Gymnasium

Sports of All Sorts

Ages 4-5 years
Session 1
14 Wednesdays, 2:05 PM – 2:50 PM—CLOSED
September 18 – January 15
No class on October 9, November 27, December 25, January 1
Members: $325; Non-members: $365 / JCC Gymnasium

Session 2
17 Wednesdays, 2:05 PM – 2:50 PM
January 29 – June 3
No class on February 19, April 8
Members: $395; Non-members: $445 / Gymnasium

Lil Yogis Seed Series

Ages 3 – 5 years
Yoga for some of our youngest; this class is for beginning yogis; no prior experience necessary.  Progressive options are taught to those with prior yoga experience. Emphasis on participation, interaction and communication.

Session 1
12 Mondays, 12:00 PM– 12:45 PM
September 16 – January 6
No class on September 30, October 14, November 11, December 23, December 30
Members: $280; Non-members: $315 / Children’s Garden Center, Temple Beth Abraham

12 Mondays, 1:15 PM– 2:00 PM
September 16 – January 6
No class on September 30, October 14, November 11, December 23, December 30
Members: $280; Non-members: $315 / JCC

Session 2
14 Mondays, 12:00 PM– 12:45 PM
January 27 – June 1
No class on February 17, March 30, April 6, April 13, May 25
Members: $325; Non-members: $365 / Children’s Garden Center, Temple Beth Abraham

14 Mondays, 1:15 PM– 2:00 PM
January 27 – June 1
No class on February 17, March 30, April 6 , April 13, May 25
Members: $325; Non-members: $365 / JCC

 

 

Mike Pearson

Director of Sports & Recreation

(914) 366-7898 x1142

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