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HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION

Fall 2017 childrens classes

Dance, basketball and gymnastics photo collage.

Check out our great lineup of classes below that we're offering this fall. The classes, open to preschool and school-age boys and girls, are aimed at getting kids moving and having fun. Most classes start the week of Sept. 11 and run through November, 2017.

Enrollment for all classes is open to the community. JCC membership is not required to enroll, however members receive a discount. Busing for school-age children attending classes is available from some Syracuse City schools, select private schools, F-M schools and all public schools within the Jamesville-DeWitt School District.

Download the schedule and registration form at right to enroll your child today. For additional details, including information on a free class trial* for your child, contact Sherri Lamanna at 315-445-2040, ext. 126, or slamanna@jccsyr.org.
*Limited availability, by appointment only.

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Basketball  |  Karate  |  Sports  |  Soccer
Movin' & Groovin'  |  Dance
Pre-school Gymnastics  |  School-Age Gymnastics
Sensory Gym Class

 

Basketball
Age:  Grades 1–6
Day:  Monday
Time:  4:15–5 pm
Dates:  9/11–11/27 (not 10/9)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members
Basketball can be a life-long participatory sport. Start at an early age and learn the basics. Taught by coach Bob McKenney of Mac's Hoop Stars.

 

Karate

Little Dragon Karate
Age:  3 – Pre-K (must be three by 12/1/17)
Day:  Friday
Time:  1–1:30 pm
Dates:  9/15–12/1 (not 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 11/24)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members
CNY Karate School at the JCC! This preschool karate class provides a fun and appropriate way to introduce your youngest to this popular and healthy sport. Additional fees may be incurred for uniform and sparring equipment.

Kids Karate
Age:  Grades K–6
Day:  Friday
Time:  4:15–5 pm
Dates:  9/15–12/1 (not 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 11/24)
Fee:  $175 members, $195 non-members
Students will progress through the beginning ranks of CNY Karate Gojoryu style. Karate enhances motor skill progression and self discipline. Additional fees may be incurred for uniform and sparring equipment.

 

Sports
Throwing, catching, kicking and running made fun for preschoolers through pre-sports skills training. Miniature equipment is used with an emphasis on fun and good sportsmanship.

Rookie Sports I
Age:  3 (must be three by 12/1/17)
Day:  Friday
Time:  1–1:30 pm
Dates:  9/15–12/1 (not 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 11/24)
Fee:  $120 members, $140 non-members

Rookie Sports II
Age:  Pre-K
Day:  Monday
Time:  1–1:45 pm
Dates:  9/11–11/27 (not 10/9)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members

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Lil' Kickers Soccer – Pre-K
Age:  Pre-K
Day:  Wednesday
Time:  11–11:30 am
Dates:  9/13–11/29 (not 11/22)
Fee:  $140 members, $160 non-members
Min. Class Size:  5
This fun and fast-paced class is focused on boosting balance, coordination and fundamental soccer skills. A variety of creative games are used to help kids develop listening skills, cooperation and teamwork.

Movin' & Groovin' Fitness
Age:  Grades 3–6
Day:  Monday
Time:  4:30–5 pm
Dates:  10/30–11/27
Fee:  $72 members, $82 non-members
Min. Class Size:  5
Bring your energy to move and groove to fun, upbeat music. Comfortable clothes and sneakers are required.

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School of Dance
Ballet, Tap and Jazz form the curriculum of the JCC Dance Program. Girls and boys are invited to participate in this program and gain flexibility, strength and coordination while having lots of fun. Dance classes are held in the dance aerobic studio with mirrors, dance bars and wood flooring. The program includes a recital in June with additional fees for costumes. We have some dance shoes available for our students at no cost. Please ask for details.

PRE-SCHOOL DANCE

Creative Tots
Age:  3 (must be three by 12/1/17)
Day:  Thursday
Time:  1–1:30 pm
Dates:  9/14–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Ballet shoes
Fee:  $155 members, $165 non-members
For the youngest dancers, this class is an introduction to music and movement with a focus on fun and creativity.

Pre-Ballet
Age:  Pre-K
Day:  Thursday
Time:  1:45–2:15 pm
Dates:  9/14–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Pink ballet shoes (girls)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members
This Pre-K class is an introduction to ballet techniques and terminology.

Fancy Feet
Age:  Pre-K
Day:  Thursday
Time:  2:30–3 pm
Dates:  9/14–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Black tap shoes and black jazz shoes or black ballet shoes
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members
Tap and jazz class for boys and girls. Develop rhythm, strength and flexibility.

SCHOOL-AGE DANCE

Tap and Jazz
Age:  Grades K–4
Day:  Thursday
Time:  4:30–5 pm
Dates:  9/14–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Black jazz shoes and tap shoes
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members

Tap and Jazz II
Age:  Must have previous jazz and tap experience.
Day:  Thursday
Time:  4–4:30 pm
Dates:  9/14–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Black jazz shoes and tap shoes
Fee:  $155 members, $165 non-members

Ballet
Age:  Grades K and up
Day:  Thursday
Time:  5–5:30 pm
Dates:  9/14–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Pink ballet shoes (girls)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members

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Pre-school Gymnastics
The JCC offers a wonderful program that introduces preschoolers to gymnastics at times designed to be convenient for parents.

Tumbling Tots I (Pre-School Gymnastics I)
Age:  3 (must be three by 12/1/17)
Day:  Wednesday
Time:  1–1:45 pm
Dates:  9/13–11/29 (not 11/22)
Attire:  Girls: Leotard; Boys: Shorts (no snaps, buttons, strings)
Fee:  $155 members, $170 non-members
Pre-gymnastics skills for 3-year olds! Emphasis on safely using the beam, bars and vault.

Tumbling Tots II (Pre-School Gymnastics II)
Age:  Pre-K
Day:  Tuesday
Time:  2–2:45 pm
Dates:  9/12–11/28
Attire:  Girls: Leotard; Boys: Shorts (no snaps, buttons, strings)
Fee:  $155 members, $170 non-members
Pre-gymnastics movement skills are taught in a safe and fun environment using floor, beam, bars and vault.

Tumbling Tots II (Pre-School Gymnastics II)
Age:  Pre-K
Day:  Wednesday
Time:  2–2:45 pm
Dates:  9/13–11/29 (not 11/22)
Attire:  Girls: Leotard; Boys: Shorts (no snaps, buttons, strings)
Fee:  $155 members, $170 non-members
Floor, beam, bars and vault for pre-K students!

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School-Age Gymnastics
The JCC Gymnastics School offers a comprehensive regimen of gymnastics instruction. Students develop agility, flexibility and self confidence. Classes are taught by Sherri Lamanna. Placement is based on skill, not age.

Gymnastics – Level I, II, III
Age:  Grades K and up
Day:  Monday
Time:  3:30–4:30 pm
Dates:  9/11–11/27 (not 10/9)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members
Beginning gymnastics foundations taught on floor, beam, bars and vault in a safe and encouraging environment.

Gymnastics – Level I, II, III
Age: Grades K and up
Day:  Monday
Time:  4:30–5:30 pm
Dates:  9/11–11/27 (not 10/9)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members
Beginning gymnastics foundations taught on floor, beam, bars and vault in a safe and encouraging environment.

Pre-Team Gymnastics
Days:  Wednesday and Friday
Time:  4–5:30 pm
Dates:  9/13–12/1 (not 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 11/22, 11/24)
Fee:  $340 members, $365 non-members
Participants will be accepted on the pre-team through tryouts or approval from coach. Gymnasts will work on skills and develop compulsory routines for introduction to competitions.

Team Gymnastics
Days:  Tuesday and Thursday
Time:  3:45–5:30 pm
Dates:  9/12–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Fee:  $340 members, $365 non-members
Participants will be accepted on the team through tryouts or approval from coach. Gymnasts will compete against other gymnastics programs in the area. Some additional fees will be incurred.

 

Sensory Gym Class
Age:  3–4
Day:  Thursday
Dates:  9/14–11/30 (not 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 11/23)
Time:  12:30–1:15 pm
Fee:  $170 members, $190 non-members
This class is perfect for the child with boundless energy who likes to use all of his or her senses. The class caters to the needs of children of all abilities and developmental levels, and provides the appropriate sensory input which is most beneficial for your child. Children will thrive through games, movement, jumping and more. The class is run by Mick Hagan, Children's Department inclusion specialist, and Sherri Lamanna, director of Preschool Physical Education and Gymnastics. Classes will require a minimum of four children and a maximum of six to ensure that all children receive proper support and attention.

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