Classes for Grades K 5

 

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Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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STEAM  Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

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NEW! Family Yoga
Grades K – 5 (with parents)
This fun and interactive yoga class is designed for children and their parents. All ability levels welcome. There will be music, singing and yoga games, all designed to teach yoga to the whole family!

Sundays, 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 13 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $252 / Community $288 (12 sessions)

 

NEW! Guitar Lessons
Ages 8 and up
Learn chords, scales, theory and-best of all-learn to play your favorite songs! The class focuses on providing a high level of instruction in a fun atmosphere. Guitars can be provided to students to use during their lessons. Rentals are available for practice at home.

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 – Dec. 4 (No class Nov. 6)
Member $216 / Community $248 (8 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Oct. 6 – Dec. 8 (No class Nov. 10, Nov. 24)
Member $216 / Community $248 (8 sessions)

 

NEW! Storytelling Cooking Class
Grades 4 – 5
Join our Israeli Shlicha, Noa Bober, for some fun Israeli cooking and storytelling. Children will create fun and healthy foods each week and learn the stories behind them. Please let us know about any special allergies or dietary requirements.

Sundays, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Mar. 31 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

NEW! Music, Movement & Yoga
Grades K – 3
This yoga class is fun and interactive for all ability levels. There are music, singing and yoga games, all designed to teach yoga in a fun way!

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $273 / Community $312 (13 sessions)

 

NEW! Guitar Lessons
Grades 3 – 5
Learn chords, scales, and theory, and—best of all–learn to play your favorite songs! One-hour classes focus on providing a high level of instruction in a fun atmosphere. Guitars can be provided to students to use during their lessons. Rentals are available for practice at home.

Session A
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Feb. 12
Member $162 / Community $186 (6 sessions)

Session B
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 – Apr. 9
Member $189 / Community $217 (7 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 12 – Mar. 23 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $270 / Community $310 (10 sessions)

 

NEW! Cartoon Plush Dolls
Grades 3 – 5
In this class, young artists will develop a cartoon character, create its comic book story and make their own collectible plush doll. During the program students will be designing, drawing, mask making and sewing. The projects will be both 2D and 3D. This class has been selling out and we are happy to offer our own weekly Comic Con at the Stamford JCC.

Session A
 Saturdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Jan. 12 – Feb. 23 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $192 / Community $216 (6 sessions)

Session B
W  Saturdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Mar. 9 – Apr. 13
Member $192 / Community $216 (6 sessions)

 

Drawing & Watercolor Painting
Grades K – 3
Young artists will love this class of drawing and watercolor exploration. We will teach students different watercolor techniques and tricks to make the most out of their drawings. Students will bring home realistic and abstract paintings. We will also study watercolor artists along the way.

Session A
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 – Feb. 21
Member $ 175 / Community $203 (7 sessions)

Session B
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Mar. 7 – Apr. 11
Member $150 / Community $174 (6 sessions)

 

LEGO Junior Robotics
Grades 1 – 5
Students will work with programmable smart hub, motor, sensors, and various Lego bricks to build and program models such as robot, helicopter, truck, gorilla, frog, dolphin and more. This course offers hands-on activities that ignite students’ curiosity while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding.

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20
Member $182 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

 

Coding/Computer Programming
Ages K – 3
An easy introduction to programming using puzzles. Students solve coding puzzles and get familiar with basic programming concepts, such as sequencing, conditions and repetition, using loops. To complete each level, you need to connect visual blocks in the right way. There are over 60 levels in fun adventures such as Codey’s Quest, Lost in Space, Lazer Racer and Dragon Journey.

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 – Apr. 10
Member $182 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

 

Chess Club
Grades K – 3
Learn chess and practice your game under the guidance of a chess master. This class is for both beginners and those who would like to learn more. Students placed by ability.

Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Apr. 8 (No class Jan. 21, Feb. 18)
Member $252 / Community $348 (12 sessions)

 


 

Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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Performing Arts

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NEW! Boys’ Beginner Breaking
Grades K – 5
Introducing the wildly fun and entertaining style of Break Dance! In this class students will learn the basics of breaking, one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic and impressive dance styles. From the Top-Rock, to the Six-Step, students will learn the fundamental introductory skills that will build and condition their muscles, while exposing them to a different approach to floorwork.

Grades K – 2
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 sessions)

 

NEW! Musical Theater
Grades K – 5
Musical Theater is the perfect class for any student with a passion for singing, dancing and theater arts! Students will participate in performance-driven games and exercises that involve basic dancing and singing techniques, accompanied by tracks from their favorite movies and musicals. Students are inspired and challenged to untap their imagination and put their creativity to work.

Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

 

Hip-Hop Grooves
Grades K – 5
Through age-appropriate tunes and basic urban movement, students will learn the foundational urban dance styles that make up Hip-Hop and Street Dance. They will explore elements of grooving, popping, waving, and breaking, while gaining an understanding of rhythm, musicality, and creative expression. Students will play games and practice exercises that will fine-tune their improvisational skills, and learn choreography and performance staging to apply all of the knowledge they acquire throughout the semester.

Grades K – 2
Mondays, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Apr. 8 (No class Jan. 21, Feb. 18)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Mondays, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 – Apr. 8 (No class Jan. 21, Feb. 18)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

  

Ballet
Grades K – 5
In this class students will begin to develop dance technique through ballet, the foundation of all dance styles. Class consists of a center floor warm-up incorporating ballet positions, across the floor, and learning and executing basic choreography. Students learn direction changes, balance, footwork and the start of jumping and turning.

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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Walter Bloom Youth Basketball Leagues
Grades K – 5
Take your game to the next level! Players will work on fundamentals such as ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, and more. Sessions end in scrimmages to enhance their skills. Each participant will receive a jersey.

Grades K – 1
Sundays, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Nov. 11 – Feb. 10 (No session Dec. 23, Dec. 30)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

Grades 2 – 5
W  Sundays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Nov. 11 – Feb. 10 (No session Dec. 23, Dec. 30)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

  

Golf with TGA
Grades K – 5
Teach, Grow, and Achieve (TGA) National Golf Enrichment Programs combine athletics, academics, and life lessons for a fun and educational experience. We incorporate station-based athletic skill development, STEAM Labs to explore educational concepts through golf, and key life lessons including teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and leadership.

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $360 / Community $405 (15 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $360 / Community $405 (15 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Fridays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 12 (No session Feb. 15)
Member $336 / Community $378 (14 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Fridays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 12 (No session Feb. 15)
Member $336 / Community $378 (14 sessions)

 

Teen Fit
Ages 8 – 12
You keep your skin clean. You condition your hair. You’re eating right. You’re doing all you can to look and feel great. But are you missing out on an important part of a healthier lifestyle? No matter what your age or shape, you should exercise daily. Not only does exercise tone your body so you can wear your favorite jeans, it strengthens your muscles, keeps your bones strong, and improves your skin. And there are more benefits of exercise – increased relaxation, better sleep and mood, strong immune function, and more. This class will make you stronger, faster, more powerful, and make you feel better, by performing high-energy functional movements that are natural and safe.

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $325 / Community $403 (13 sessions)

 

Private Basketball Lessons with a JCC Coach
Grades K – 5
For information or to make an appointment, contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

 

 


 

Aquatics

Swim Assessment for New Swimmers 

For all children enrolling in a swim program for the first time, we strongly encourage you to bring your child for a free assessment. Our instructors will be able to advise you on the best class for your child based on his or her age and ability. Contact Aquatics Director Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org, for more information.

Swim Refund Policy
Due to high demand and limited spots for swim lessons, the JCC refund policy will be strictly enforced. Refunds, credits or make-up classes for unscheduled absences cannot be accommodated. For absences due to serious illness/injury (doctor’s note required) or absences known at least one week in advance, we will make every effort to schedule make-up classes. Placement in make-up classes is based on the schedule of comparable classes and their availability.

Swim Cap Policy

Everyone entering the pool must wear a swim cap. This rule applies to males & females of all ages who have hair, no matter how long.

 

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Swim School at The J!
Grades K – 5 
Where children get a head start on swimming, gain confidence in the water and begin working on basic swimming skills, while interacting with an instructor and other children in a fun and safe environment. Through our comprehensive curriculum children will learn skills, build knowledge, gain confidence and feel safe in and around water. Using a step-by-step approach to learning, students will build proficiency as they successfully progress through levels that teach the four essential strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Most importantly, our curriculum is built in such a way that children will be excited to advance through each level. Every swimmer will receive a certificate in which he or she will be able to see the specific skills needed to progress to the next level. Swimmers will also be awarded a new color of swim cap as they progress through each level. Each semester ends with a free swim competition.

 

Level 1 – Angelfish 
(Exploration) 
Red Swim Cap
This course is designed for beginners, and to help your child feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn to put their faces in the water, float, kick and set the foundation for successful swimming.

Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

W Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m. 
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m. 
Jan. 7 – Apr. 8 (No class Jan. 21, Feb. 18)
Member $264 / Community $360 (12 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m. 
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Fridays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 12 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $308 / Community $420 (14 sessions)

Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 13 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $308 / Community $420 (14 sessions)


Level 2 – Swordfish 
(Primary Skills) 
Orange Swim Cap
Children should be able to float (front and back) and put their heads under water. Swimmers will work on floating, gliding, flutter kick, turning over from front-to-back and back-to-front, freestyle, backstroke, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads.

W Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m. 
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

W Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m. 
Jan. 7 – Apr. 8 (No class Jan. 21, Feb. 18)
Member $264 / Community $360 (12 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Fridays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 12 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $308 / Community $420 (14 sessions)

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 13 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $308 / Community $420 (14 sessions)


Level 3 – Dolphin 
(Readiness) 
Green Swim Cap
Students should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke. We will work more on these strokes with a focus on gliding and proper technique. Students will be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Competitive diving will be covered.

W  Sundays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 10
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Fridays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Jan. 4 – Apr. 12 (No class Feb. 15)
Member $308 / Community $420 (14 sessions)

Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 5 – Apr. 13 (No class Feb. 16)
Member $308 / Community $420 (14 sessions)

 

Level 4 – Barracuda 
(Stroke Development)
Purple Swim Cap
Students should be fairly proficient at freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Barracuda is a very technical class that will prepare children for success on a pre-swim team/swim team.

Sundays, 11:30 – 12 p.m. 
Jan. 6 – Apr. 7 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $286 / Community $390 (13 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m. 
Jan. 7 – Apr. 8 (No class Jan. 21, Feb. 18)
Member $264 / Community $360 (12 sessions)

 


 

Pre-Swim-Team Program
4 – 10 years
Two days per week is mandatory. Prices listed for two days per week include a discount.

Children enrolled two days a week are eligible for a 3rd practice, free of charge. Based on your child’s ability, he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions.

Level 1
(Grey swim cap)
4 – 6 years
This program is for children who are relatively good swimmers for their ages. Students will explore competitive swimming and be encouraged to build endurance and competence. When ready, they will advance to Level 2. Twice a week is MANDATORY. Please note: private lessons or group class can be used for a mandatory second practice

2-Day Option
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $644 / Community $ 896 (28 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $312 / Community $429 (13 sessions)

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11
Member $360 / Community $495 (15 sessions)

 

Level 2
(Black swim cap)
6 – 10 years
Learn competition-style swimming to become faster and more efficient in your strokes and turns. Testing is required for children new to the program. Children who are enrolled two days a week may qualify for Sunday sessions at no extra charge.

Twice a week is MANDATORY. Based on your child’s ability he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions. A third practice for pre-team will be held on Sundays at 3 p.m. Please note: private lessons, group class or Sunday practice can be used for a mandatory second practice.

2-Day Option: You pick 2 days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $700 / Community $952 (28 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Jan.6 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 17, Feb. 19)
Member $650 / Community $884 (26 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $700 / Community $952 (28 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Sundays, 3 – 4 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Apr. 13 (No class Feb. 17)
Member $338 / Community $455 (13 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 8 – Apr. 9 (No class Feb. 19)
Member $338 / Community $455 (13 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 11
Member $390 / Community $525 (15 sessions)

 

*The JCC’S Pre-Swim Team Program is a wonderful way to develop good swimmers into great swimmers before they join our competitive team. For more information please contact Alex Tkachuk  at atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org or 203.487.0990.

 

JCC Stingrays Competitive Swim Team 
IS AN OFFICIAL USA SWIM CLUB!
The JCC competes in the USA Swimming League. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 6 p.m. and optional practice on Saturday at 7.45 a.m. Children must try out for the team, and must have the following prerequisites:

• Level 4 – Barracuda (stroke development)
• Pre-Swim Team Classes*

JCC Stingrays Junior Competitive Swim Team is for those swimmers who want to begin participating on a swim team, but are not quite ready in skill or ability for Swim Team. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

 


 

Private & Small Group Swim Lessons
Private lessons, alone or coupled with our group classes, are a great way to accelerate learning. These lessons offer a comfortable setting, so those new to the water can excel. Through an initial skills test, we can assess your child’s ability and plan lessons around his or her specific needs. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 10 lessons and 5 lessons. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Aquatics Director Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org.

Private Lessons (1 person)
1 lesson: Member $50 / Community $60
5 lessons: Member $225 / Community $275
10 lessons: Member $400 / Community $500

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
1 lesson: Member $40 / Community $48
5 lessons: Member $175 / Community $215
10 lessons: Member $310 / Community $380

Group Private (3 or more people)
1 lesson: Member $38 / Community $44
5 lessons: Member $160 / Community $190
10 lessons: Member $280 / Community $340

 


 

Vacation Day Programs @ The J

KidsPlace Families!
If you register for 3 or more Vacation Days in the same semester, you receive $5 off.

 

When school is out, you’re in at The J!

Grades K – 6
All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut-free/kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Participants supply their own lunches. Drop-ins are welcome if space allows and require an additional $10 fee. To avoid disappointment, register early by calling the welcome desk at 203.322.7900.
Contact Galit Roloff at groloff@stamfordjcc.org or 203-487-0974 with any questions.

 

Monday, January 21
Maritime Aquarium
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Friday, February 15

Pool Party (Grades K – 2) / Pool Party (Grades 3 – 6)
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Monday, February 18
FunFuzion Arcade
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Tuesday, February 19
Glow in the Dark Bowling
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Monday, April 15
Superhero Day
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Tuesday, April 16
New Canaan Nature Center
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Wednesday, April 17
JCC Community Service Day
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Thursday, April 18
Baking Day
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85

Friday, April 19
Color War Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85
Please note this Vacation Day Program runs until 4 p.m. 

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