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STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics  |  Sports & Fitness  |  Performing Arts  |  Aquatics 

 


Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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Jewish Journeys

 

Speak up for Israel
Not sure what to say if someone bashes Israel? Learn the facts, ask the hard questions and know your answers. Israel gets a bad rap, especially on college campuses. Join an elite group of high school juniors and seniors and learn from experts in the field - AIPAC, CAMERA, Israel Action Network and StandWithUs - how to respond and take action. Students enrolled will attend the AIPAC conferencein March. Spaces are limited. For more information or to register, contact the JCC Israeli Shaliach at 203.487.0961.

W  Sundays, 5 – 7 p.m.
Oct. 7, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 23 - 26 (AIPAC), Apr. 28, May 19
FREE (7 sessions plus AIPAC conference)

 

 


 

STEAM  Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

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NEW! Easel Painting
Grade 6
Paint like masters with Paint, Draw & More! Students will gain experience with acrylic paints and learn brush techniques that allow children to express their creativity. Students are encouraged to problem solve and add their own unique ideas to their paintings as they build technical skills that help them blossom and build
self-esteem through their artistic accomplishments.

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 – Nov. 15
Member $225 / Community $261 (9 sessions)

 

NEW! Guitar Lessons
Ages 8 and up
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.

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! Advanced Chess Club
Grades 6 – 8
Chess is a strategy game, and the more strategies you know and understand, the better your chances at outsmarting your opponent. When combined with good playing tactics, advanced chess strategies can help you gain an edge and win the game. We will try to improve the position of your pieces, create weaknesses or fix them, plan an attack (short or long term), or gain control of key squares. In this course we will be learning some more advanced strategies.

W  Saturdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 – Dec. 15 (No class Nov. 24)
Member $252 / Community $348 (12 sessions)

 

Chess Club
Grade 6
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.
Oct. 15 – Dec. 17 (No class Nov. 12)
Member $189 / Community $261 (9 sessions)

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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NEW! Youth Flag Football League
Grades 6 – 8
Youth Flag Football League is coming to the Stamford JCC this Fall. League starts in September and games are played on Sundays.

For more information or to register contact Stefan Driehuizen at 203.487.0964 or sdriehuizen@stamfordjcc.org

 

Pre-Season Basketball Clinics
Grades 6 – 8
Start the season early and get a head start on the competition by joining our pre-season basketball clinics. Players will work on fundamentals such as ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, and more.

Wednesday, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24 (No class Sept. 19)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Thursdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Stamford JCC Travel Basketball Team
Grades 6 – 8
Try out for one of our travel basketball teams and compete against other teams in the Fairfield County Basketball League! Teams will practice twice a week, with most games held on weekends. The FCBL season runs from November to March. We will be holding three tryouts. In order to be considered for a team, you must attend 2 out of the 3 tryouts. Attending tryouts does not guarantee a spot on the team. Contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org for more information.

Tryout dates are Sunday, Oct. 7, Sunday Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 21
6th Grade tryout: 1:30 – 3 p.m. on all 3 dates
7th Grade tryout: 3 – 4:30 p.m. on all 3 dates
8th Grade tryout: 4:30 – 6 p.m. on all 3 dates
(fee is due upon making the team)

 

Tennis with Shane O’Reilly
Grade 6
Having fun is vital, but emphasis on proper technique will not be compromised. Only 10 student max per class.

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 31 (No class Sept. 19)
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

 

Golf with TGA
Grades 6 – 8
Teach, Grow, Achieve (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.

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 31 (No class Sept. 19)
Member $192 / Community $216 (8 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25
Member $192 / Community $216 (8 sessions)


Teen Fit
Ages 13 - 16
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, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Nov. 6)
Members $275 / Community $319 (11 sessions)

 

Private Basketball Lessons with a JCC Coach
Grades 6 – 12
For information or to make an appointment, contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org

 

Fitness Center Certification Course
This class is for all 13-year-olds who would like to use the JCC Fitness Center on their own. Etiquette, proper equipment usage, form, safety, and training guidelines will be covered. After completion of this class, teens will have unlimited access to the Fitness Center during non-peak hours. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lori Price at 203.487.0967 or lprice@stamfordjcc.org

 

 


 

Performing Arts

 

Hip-Hop Grooves
Grade 6
Through age-appropriate popular music and dance moves, students will learn the basics of popping, locking, breaking and fusion styles. They will explore rhythm, syncopated movements, isolation and creative expression, as well as understanding the concept of performance. Students will learn set choreography and play games to fine-tune their improvisational skills.

Mondays, 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 17 – Dec. 17 (No class Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Nov. 12)
Member $210 / Community $250 (10 sessions)

 

Sing, Groove and Act!
Grade 6
Sing, Groove and Act is a wonderful class to use the energy of dance, music and action! Students will participate in fun movement games with basic dance technique, leading to music from their current favorite radio stations and movies that they will sing along to. Students are inspired and challenged to use their imagination through action!

Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2)
Member $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

 

Ballet
Grade 6
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.

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Dec. 19 (No class Sept. 19)
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

 

Jazz/Hip Hop Combo
Grade 6
Although predominately hip hop, this class also combines jazz, providing students with a solid foundation of dance terminology and movement. This class will focus on isolation, intricate footwork, directional movement, jumps, leaps, the basics of turning, and more challenging choreography.

Thursdays, 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 22)
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions) 

 


 

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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Pre-Swim-Team Program

 

Level 2
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. A third practice for pre-team will be held on Sundays at 3 p.m. Please note: private lessons, a 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.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Nov. 22)
Member $650 / Community $884 (26 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Nov. 6)
Member $650 / Community $884 (26 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 22)
Member $750 / Community $1020 (30 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Nov. 6)
Member $286 / Community $385 (11 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 22)
Member $390/ Community $525 (15 sessions)

Sundays, 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16
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 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Optional yoga class Thursdays, 4:40 — 5:10 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

 

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22
Jul

Join Team Stamford JCC and take on the Tough Mudder

5 miles, 13 obstacles Get ready for a mud and obstacle course designed to test your physical strength and stamina. With no winners or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. It’s a challenge that