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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! Fine Arts and Crafts
Grades K – 5
Join Day Camps@The J Art Specialist Meghan to explore your creativity and construct 2D and 3D projects. This class is for all levels, from beginners to Michelangelo.

Grades K – 3
W  Sundays, 10 – 11 a.m.
Apr. 29 – Jun. 17 (No class May 20, May 27)
Members $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades 4 – 5
 Sundays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 17 (No class May 20, May 27)
Members $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

NEW! SING IT!
Ages 5 – 12+
If your children love to sing, Sing It! is the perfect program to allow them to express themselves while learning the fundamentals of vocal performance. Children go through vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises, harmonies and diction, and learn proper musical skills, in this weekly vocal lesson. We sing Broadway show tunes, Disney classics and pop hits of today!

Sing It! Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 12
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

Sing It!
Ages 8 – 12+
Tuesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 12
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

 

NEW! LEGO ® Junior Robotics
Grades 1 – 3
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 enhance their skills in science, engineering, technology, and coding. If you like WeDo Robots, you will love this course, as we work on different projects from a different robot set.*Students will not take robots home. Robots & software can be purchased from Lego®.

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $248 / Community $304 (8 sessions)

 

Ballet/Yoga Combo
Ages 5 – 10+
We begin by relaxing with different breathing techniques, allowing children to calm themselves before starting a series of yoga postures on the mat. Traditional ballet positions and movements are taught and mastered. We will then incorporate abstract thinking and encourage creativity through movement and dance. A fun class to get your child in touch with his or her emotional, expressive self in a healthy, calming and productive way.

Ballet/Yoga Combo Jr.
Ages 5 – 6
Mondays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11 (No class May 21, May 28)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Ballet/Yoga Combo
Ages 7 – 10+
Mondays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11 (No class May 21, May 28)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance Combo
Ages 5 – 10+
Although predominately hip hop, this class also combines jazz, providing students with a solid foundation of dance terminology and movement. This is a high-energy class that will focus on isolation, intricate footwork, directional movement, jumps, leaps, the basics of turning, and more challenging choreography.

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance Combo Jr.
Ages 5 – 6
Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance Combo
Ages 7 – 10+
Thursdays, 5 – 5:45 pm
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

 


 

 

Sports & Fitness

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NEW! Stamford J Basketball Clinics
Grades K – 5
Teams are made in the fall, but players are made in the off-season! Whether you’re playing currently playing on a team or getting ready for next season, come work with our experienced coaches to help you improve your game and become a better all-around player.

Grades K – 2
Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11 (No class May 21, May 28)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11 (No class May 21, May 28)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 12
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 12
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 18 – Jun. 13
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 18 – Jun. 13
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14
Member $189 / Community $225 (9 sessions)

 

NEW! Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA) Premier Golf
Grades K – 5
TGA Premier Golf provides students the opportunity to develop their skills and passion for golf while using the sport as a vehicle for delivering curricula that are loaded with educational concepts including STEM and life skills such as respect, honesty, perseverance and sportsmanship.

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 12
Member $216 / Community $243 (9 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 18 – Jun. 13
Member $216 / Community $243 (9 sessions)

 

NEW! Girls’ Field Hockey
Grades 2 – 5
This clinic is designed to introduce the sport of field hockey to beginners and fine-tune the skills of the more experienced players. Coach Kerry Leonard, current coach at Stamford High School, will focus on fundamental skills such as the proper way to hold a stick, dribbling, passing, shooting and the rules of the game. Participants will work towards implementing the basic skills into scrimmages and game-like situations. No experience necessary. All equipment will be available to borrow.

Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 8
Members $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Tennis with Shane O’Reilly
Grades K – 5
Learn from USPTA certified tennis instructor Shane O’Reilly. Having fun is vital, but emphasis on proper technique will not be compromised. Only 10 student max per class, so sign up today!

Grades K – 2
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11 (No class May 21, May 28)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11 (No class May 21, May 28)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 5
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 5
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 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, and more powerful, and make you feel better, by performing high-energy functional movements that are natural and safe.

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 17 – May 29
Members $175 / Community $203 (7 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 young 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.

W  Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10
(No class May 20, May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

W Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m. 
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10
(No class May 20, May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m. 
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11
(No class May 21, May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m. 
Apr. 18 – Jun. 13
Member $198/ Community $270 (9 sessions)

Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Apr. 21 – Jun. 16
Member $198 / Community $270 (9 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.

Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m. 
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10
(No class May 20, May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10
(No class May 20, May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m. 
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11
(No class May 21, May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 18 – Jun. 13
Member $198 / Community $270 (9 sessions)

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Apr. 21 – Jun. 16
Member $198 / Community $270 (9 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. Elementary backstroke, retrieving objects, treading water and diving will be covered.

Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10
(No class May 20, May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Apr. 18 – Jun. 13
Member $198 / Community $270 (9 sessions)

Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Apr. 21 – Jun. 16
Member $198 / Community $270 (9 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. 
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10
(No class May 20, May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m. 
Apr. 16 – Jun. 11
(No class May 21, May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

 


 

Pre-Swim-Team Program
4 – 16 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
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. Two days per week is mandatory. Practices are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 – 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 3 – 4 p.m. You pick the days that work best with your child’s schedule. Please note: a private lesson or group class can be used for the mandatory second practice.

2-Day Option: You pick 2 days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 14
Member $414 / Community $576 (18 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 12
Member $216 / Community $297 (9 sessions)

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14
Member $216 / Community $297 (9 sessions)

 

Level 2
6 – 16 years
Learn competition-style swimming to become faster and more efficient in 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.

Two days per 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: a private lesson, group class or Sunday practice can be used for the mandatory second practice.

2-Day Option: You pick 2 days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 14
Member $450 / Community $612 (18 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 17 (No class May 20, May 27)
Member $400 / Community $544 (16 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 17 (No class May 20, May 27)
Member $400 / Community $544 (16 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 12
Member $234 / Community $315 (9 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14
Member $234 / Community $315 (9 sessions)

Sundays, 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Apr. 22 - Jun. 17 (No class May 20, May 27)
Member $182 / Community $245 (7 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. 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, Thursdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Optional yoga class Thursdays, 4:30 — 5 p.m. for Level 2 Pre-Swim-Team and Stingrays Swim Team members.

 


 

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 at The J

 

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

Vacation Days @ The J
Grades K – 6
All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut-free/kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Please send your child with a swimsuit, swim cap and towel, as well as a kosher, nut-free lunch. 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, or to register KidsPlace kids.

Monday, April 9 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Trip to the Discovery Museum
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80 / Community $85

Tuesday, April 10 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
GaGa Day at The J
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80 / Community $85

Wednesday, April 11 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Archery Day
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80 / Community $85

Thursday, April 12 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cupcake Wars
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80 / Community $85

Friday, April 13 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Danny Diamond Magic Show
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80 / Community $85

We are offering daily Vacation Camp for the week of June 18. Come play outside with us and celebrate the start of summer!

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