Middle School

 

STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics  |  Sports & Fitness  |  Personal Training  |  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.
Mar. 23 - 26 (AIPAC), Apr. 28, May 19
FREE (7 sessions plus AIPAC conference)

 


 

STEAM  Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

Click here to register online.

 

Family Yoga
Grade 6 (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.
Apr. 28 – Jun. 2
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

 

Drawing and Mixed Media
Grade 6
Young artists will love this class of drawing and media exploration. We will teach students techniques for using pastels, pencils, markers, oil pastels, etc. Each medium creates a different style of drawing. This class will cover light and shadow, line quality, blending and more. Students will bring home realistic and abstract drawings.

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 6
Member $150 / Community $174 (6 sessions)

   

Cartoon Plush Dolls
Grade 6
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.

Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Apr. 24 – May 29
Member $192 / Community $216 (6 sessions)

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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NEW! Speed & Agility Clinics
Grades 6 – 8
This program is designed to help young athletes maximize their athletic potential. Participants will work with our coaching staff to help increase their speed, agility and coordination for all sports.

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Stamford J Basketball Clinics
Grades 6 – 8
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.

Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $168 / Community $200 (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.

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
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.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Members $200 / Community $248 (8 sessions)

 

Tennis with Shane O’Reilly
Grade 6
Learn from USPTA-certified tennis instructor Shane O’Reilly. Having fun is vital, but emphasis on proper technique will not be compromised. Only 12 students
max per class, so sign up today!

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
May 3 – Jun. 14
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 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

 


 

NEW! Teen Personal Training

Teen personal training rates apply to those ages 11 – 17.
The Stamford JCC is committed to creating a place for teens to embark on a healthy lifestyle. We are offering teens in our community a special rate for personal training. Special rates are effective October 1, sessions expire 18 months from dates of purchase.

  • - Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
    - Helps control weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat.
    - Learn correct form and how to use weight machines effectively.

 

60-Minute Private Sessions

  Members  
3 session intro rate    $160 (save $65)*  Teen Special $144  
10 sessions $68 per session ($680)  Teen Special $612    
5 sessions $70 per session ($350)  Teen Special $315  
     

 

 

 

 



30-Minute Private Sessions 

  Members  
3 session intro rate    $91 (save $35)*  Teen Special $81  
10 sessions $37 per session ($370)  Teen Special $333   
5 sessions $39 per session ($195)  Teen Special $175  
     

 

 

 

 



60-Minute Semi-Private Sessions

  Members  
3 session intro rate

$115 (save $53)*  Teen Special $103

 
10 sessions $50 per session ($500)  Teen Special $450  
5 sessions $53 per session ($265)  Teen Special $238  
     

 

Feel the difference of having a workout designed just for you! For information or to make an appointment, contact Lori Price at 203.487.0967 or lprice@stamfordjcc.org.

 


 

Performing Arts

 

NEW! Jazz Funk
Grade 6
Introducing the fun, upbeat, fierce style of Jazz Funk! If your child can’t resist bursting out into dance when they hear music and is a natural STAR, this class is for them! This performance-based dance style takes elements of Jazz and Hip-Hop while incorporating staging, transitions, levels, and dynamics. Students will work on improvisational skills and learn dance combinations choreographed to the latest pop hits! At the end of clas s, students will be challenged to enact the choreography while focusing on their execution and overall performance.

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

NEW! Tap
Grades 6
Grab your tap shoes and join us for our first-ever Tap class! This introductory-level class teaches students all of the basic steps of tap. Students will gain an understanding of rhythm, tempo and musicality, while also enhancing their coordination and body-awareness. Tap shoes are required!

Thursdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

NEW! Acro/Tumbling
Grade 6
Calling all kids who love to jump, leap, and tumble! Acro/Tumbling is a beginner-level class where students will learn safely the proper techniques of basic acro and tumbling! We begin each class with stretching and conditioning exercises to warm up and strengthen our muscles. For the remainder of class, students will use the balance beam, spring board, wedge mat, and other gymnastics equipment to help them acquire the technique and muscle memory needed for all skills and tricks! Students will increase flexibility, balance, strength, technique, and body awareness through the fundamentals of acrobatics.

Fridays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
May 3 – Jun. 14
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

  

Hip-Hop
Grade 6
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.

Mondays, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 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.

 

Click here to register online.

 

Pre-Swim-Team Program 
11 – 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 2
11 – 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, 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.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 26, Jun. 9)
Member $325 / Community $442 (13 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.
Apr. 28 – Jun. 13 (No class May 26, Jun. 9)
Member $300 / Community $408 (12 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Sundays, 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Apr. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $130 / Community $175 (5 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $208 / Community $280 (8 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
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.

 

NEW! Lifeguard Training Class
Ages 15+
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical
services (EMS) personnel take over. For prerequisites and certification requirements, please contact Andres Baez at 203.487.0990 or abaez@stamfordjcc.org.

Saturday, Apr. 13 – Monday, Apr 15 • 12 – 7 p.m.
Member $400 / Community $450

 

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

 

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Family Play Time at The J!

Come drop in and play at The J! Riding toys, balls, crafts, snacks and more! FREE to JCC Members Click here to RSVP. MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS’ BENEFITS