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HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION

Fall 2019 childrens classes

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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. Although classes started in September, you can still enroll your child now and we'll prorate the class fee to reflect the time remaining. All classes this session run through November, 2019.

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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Karate  |  Sports  |  Soccer
Dance
Pre-school Gymnastics  |  School-Age Gymnastics
Ninja Warriors  |  Sensory Gym Class

 

Karate

Little Dragon Karate
Age:  Pre-K (must be three by 12/1/19)
Day:  Friday
Time:  1–1:30 pm
Dates:  9/13–11/22
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:  9/13–11/22
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 12/1/19)
Day:  Friday
Time:  1–1:30 pm
Dates:  9/13–11/22
Fee:  $145 members, $165 non-members

Rookie Sports II
Age:  Pre-K
Day:  Monday
Time:  1–1:45 pm
Dates:  9/9–11/25 (not 9/30, 10/14, 10/21)
Fee:  $155 members, $175 non-members

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Soccer

Lil' Kickers Soccer – Pre-K
Age:  Pre-K (must be four by 12/1/19)
Day:  Wednesday
Time:  11–11:30 am
Dates:  9/11–11/20 (not 10/9)
Fee:  $140 members, $160 non-members
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.

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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.

PRESCHOOL DANCE

Creative Tots
Age:  3 (must be three by 12/1/19)
Day:  Thursday
Time:  1–1:30 pm
Dates:  9/12–11/21
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Ballet shoes
Fee:  $165 members, $175 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:  9/12–11/21
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Pink ballet shoes (girls)
Fee:  $165 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:  9/12–11/21
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:  $165 members, $175 non-members
Tap and jazz class for boys and girls. Develop rhythm, strength and flexibility.

SCHOOL-AGE DANCE

Jazz, Tap and Ballet
Age:  Grades K–4
Day:  Friday
Time:  3:15–4 pm
Dates:  9/13–11/22
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Black jazz shoes and tap shoes
Fee:  $185 members, $195 non-members

Tap and Jazz
Age:  Grades K–4
Day:  Friday
Time:  4:15–5 pm
Dates:  9/13–11/22
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Black jazz shoes and tap shoes
Fee:  $165 members, $175 non-members

Ballet
Age:  Grades K and up
Day:  Friday
Time:  4:45–5:15 pm
Dates:  9/13–11/22
Limit:  8
Attire:  Girls – Leotard and tights; Boys – Shorts and T-shirt
Shoes:  Pink ballet shoes (girls)
Fee:  $165 members, $175 non-members

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Preschool 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 12/1/19)
Day:  Tuesday
Time:  1–1:45 pm
Dates:  9/10–11/26 (not 10/1, 10/15, 10/22)
Attire:  Girls – Leotard; Boys – Shorts
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:  9/10–11/26 (not 10/1, 10/15, 10/22)
Attire:  Girls – Leotard; Boys – Shorts
Fee:  $155 members, $170 non-members
Pre-gymnastics movement skills are taught in a safe and fun environment using floor, beam, bars and vault.

Ninja Warriors
Age:  Pre-K (must be four by 12/1/19)
Day:  Wednesday
Time:  2–2:45 pm
Dates:  9/11–11/20 (not 10/9)
Attire:  Shorts or sweatpants
Fee:  $155 members, $170 non-members
Build strength and agility by jumping, swinging, climbing, hanging, balancing and leaping through our fun-filled, ninja-style obstacle course!

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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 – Levels I, II, III
Age:  Grades K and up
Day:  Monday
Time:  3:30–4:30 pm
Dates:  9/9–11/25 (not 9/30, 10/14, 10/21)
Fee:  $130 members, $150 non-members
Beginning gymnastics foundations taught on floor, beam, bars and vault in a safe and encouraging environment.

Gymnastics – Levels I, II, III
Age: Grades K and up
Day:  Monday
Time:  4:30–5:30 pm
Dates:  9/9–11/25 (not 9/30, 10/14, 10/21)
Fee:  $130 members, $150 non-members
This level progresses the student to an intermediate development in all events.

Pre-Team Gymnastics
Days:  Wednesday and Friday
Time:  4–5:30 pm
Dates:  9/11–11/22 (not 10/9)
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:  9/10-11/26 (not 10/1, 10/15, 10/22)
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.

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Sensory Gym Class
Age:  3–4 (must be three by 12/1/19)
Day:  Thursday
Time:  12:30–1:15 pm
Dates:  9/12–11/21
Fee:  $180 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 Amy Bisnett, associate director of children's programming and 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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