Classes for Grades K 5

 

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General Interest Classes

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Learn Guitar with Shane

Grades 3 – 5
Want to rock out? Here’s your chance! Learn chords, scales, 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.

Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

 

Chess Club at The J
Grades K - 5
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.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $147 / Community $203 (7 sessions)

For more information, contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org

 

NEW! Zoology for Kids with Animal Embassy
Grades K – 2
Whether it has fur, feathers, fins or scales, animals come in many different forms.Long, tall, big or small, all animals play an important role in their environment. Join Animal Embassy to uncover some of the mysteries of nature as we discover new habitats and explore remote regions of the globe. With live animals, students will discover the life of an animal scientist and have an adventure they will never forget. We’ll interact with animals from around the world, including Costa & Rica, the red-eyed tree frogs; Forest, the large green iguana; Senegal, the albino hedgehog; Argentina & Chile, the South American chinchillas; Sydney, the eclectus parrot; and many more!

Apr. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Members $147 / Community $203 (7 sessions)

To register, visit stamfordjcc.org or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900.
For more information, contact Brandon Yarborough at 203.487.0970 or byarborough@stamfordjcc.org.

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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NEW! Stamford J Basketball Academy Clinics
Grades K – 5
Teams are made in the fall, but players are made in the off-season! Whether you’re 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 – 1
Sundays, 3 – 4 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades 2 – 3
Sundays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades K – 1
Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades 2 – 3
Tuesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades 4 – 5
Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades K – 1
Wednesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14 (No class May 31)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades 4 – 5
Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades 2 – 3
Thursdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

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

 

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

Grades K – 2
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Apr. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
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, 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. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Members $175 / Community $203 (7 sessions)

 

Breathe and Stretch After-School Yoga Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
Children learn to relax with different breathing techniques each week. They will acquire knowledge of the ancient practice of yoga through postures. We learn mindfulness of body, breath and mind in each pose and have a goal to carry it from the mat into everyday activities in school and home life! We use blocks, straps, pillows and mats to get the most out of our practice. We hope to come out of each class with strength, flexibility, confidence, refreshment and calmness.

Ages 5 – 7
Wednesdays, 4:15 - 5 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14 (No class May 31)
Member $168/ Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Breathe and Stretch After-School Yoga
Ages 8 – 11+
Children learn to relax with different breathing techniques each week. They will acquire knowledge of the ancient practice of yoga through postures. We learn mindfulness of body, breath and mind in each pose and have a goal to carry it from the mat into everyday activities in school and home life! We use blocks, straps, pillows and mats to get the most out of our practice. We hope to come out of each class with strength, flexibility, confidence, refreshment and calmness.

Ages 8 – 11+
Wednesdays, 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14 (No class May 31)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Junior Boxing Club
Ages 8 & up
Evander Holyfield began his boxing training when he was 8 years old and weighed 65 pounds. He went on to become an Olympic medalist and four-time world heavyweight champion. Your child may not become a heavyweight champion, but he or she can reap several benefits from the sport of boxing. Boxing will teach your child how to throw punches, including the jab, cross, hook and uppercut. Correct body mechanics needed to throw these techniques with the most speed and power will also be taught. Boxing offers children several psychological benefits, including improved confidence, self-discipline and determination.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14
Members $200 / Community $232 (8 sessions)

 


 

Dance

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Ballet/Yoga Combo Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
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.

Mondays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

Ballet/Yoga Combo
Ages 8 – 11
We begin by relaxing with different breathing techniques, allowing children to calm themselves before starting a series yoga posture on the mat. Traditional ballet positions and movements are taught and mastered. We will then incorporate abstract thinking, 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.

Mondays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

Jazz/Hip Hop Combo Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
Although predominately Hip Hop, this class combines jazz with hip hop, 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.

Thursdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Jazz/Hip Hop Combo
Ages 8 – 11+
Although predominately Hip Hop, this class combines jazz with hip hop, 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.

Thursdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 


 

Aquatics

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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.

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 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, Daniel Servelli at 203.487.0990 or dservelli@stamfordjcc.org.

 

Swim School at The J!
Grades K – 5 
Where young children get a head start at 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, the new curriculum is built in such a way that children will be excited to advance through each level. Every swimmer will receive a book in which he or she will be able to see the specific skills needed to progress to the next level. Swimmers also will be awarded a new color of swim cap as they progress through each level. Each semester ends with a free swim competition. See class listings following all class descriptions.

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.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14 (No class May 31)
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10 (No class May 27)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 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. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10 (No class May 27)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 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. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14 (No class May 31)
Member $1176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 10 (No class May 27)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 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, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 28)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12 (No class May 29)
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Apr. 19 – Jun. 14 (No class May 31)
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

 

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 to the JCC 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 Daniel Servelli at 203.487.0990 or dservelli@stamfordjcc.org

 

Pre-Swim Team Program
5 – 16 years
Two days per week are mandatory. Prices listed for two days per week include a discount.

Children enrolled in 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.

Novice Team
5 – 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 the Junior Team. Twice a week is mandatory.

2 Days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class May 30, Jun. 1)
Member $345 / Community $480 (15 sessions)

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Member $168 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
Member $192 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

 

Junior Team
6 – 16 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.

2 Days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class May 30, Jun. 1)
Member $375 / Community $510 (15 sessions)

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 25 – Jun. 13 (No class May 30)
Member $182 / Community $245 (7 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class Jun. 1)
Member $208 / Community $280 (8 sessions)

 

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.

 

JCC Stingrays Competitive Swim Team
NOW AN OFFICIAL USA SWIM CLUB!
The JCC competes in the USA Swimming League. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Children must try out for the team, and must have the following prerequisites:

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

  • * 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 Daniel Servelli at dservelli@stamfordjcc.org or 203.487.0990.

 

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 Daniel Servelli at 203.487.0990.

Private Lessons (1 person)
5 lessons
Member $220 / Community $265
10 lessons
Member $390 / Community $480

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
5 lessons
Member $170 / Community $205
10 lessons
Member $300 / Community $360

Group Private (3 or more people)
5 lessons
Member $155 / Community $180
10 lessons
Member $270 / Community $320

 

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.

 


 

Vacation Day Programs at The J

 

Vacation Day Programs
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 203-487-0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org with any questions.

Tuesday, April 11 • Dave & Buster’s Arcade
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bring your friends as we take a trip to Dave & Buster’s and play arcade games. The fun will continue when we return to the JCC and go swimming. Please pack a bag lunch.
KidsPlace Kids $75 / Members $80 / Community $90

Wednesday, April 12 • GaGa Day
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Who doesn’t love the ball game GaGa? Join us for an exciting day at The J and play GaGa with your friends. You will bake yummy treats and win prizes
KidsPlace Kids $65 / Members $70 / Community $80

Thursday, April 13 • Bowling at FunFuzion
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bowling is everyone’s favorite! We will be going on a trip to FunFuzion and enjoy a fun game of bowling with friends.
KidsPlace Kids $75 / Members $80 / Community $90

Friday, April 14 • Summer Day at The J
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The sun is shining and the summer is right around the corner. We will play field games, and enjoy a game of Mini Golf and lots more outside activities. 
KidsPlace Kids $65 / Members $70 / Community $80

Please pack kosher for Passover lunches.
The JCC café and the vending machines will be closed this week.

Register online at stamfordjcc.org, or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900.
For more information, contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org.

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