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! Premier Chess Club
Grades K – 5
Premier Chess is excited to offer a chess class at Stamford JCC for all students K - 5 in the fall. We will focus on opening strategy, middle-game themes, end-game strategy and tournament preparation. Tournament participation is not required to be in Premier Chess Club, but it is highly encouraged.

Session A
W  Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
W  Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 3 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)  

 

NEW! Fashion with Hobby Quest
Grades 1 – 5
Discover the designer in you! In this class we’re designing all-new dresses and outfits to go back-to-school in style. We’ll sketch, hand-sew, decorate and even have a runway show at the end of the session to model your chic creations for family and friends! In Session A we’ll work with colorful cotton; Session B projects will be made of durable denim. No experience necessary. It’s a fashionable way to sharpen your fine motor skills and tap into your creativity. Design it. Make it. Wear it. Because life is too short to wear boring clothes.

Session A
W  Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
W  Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 3 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

NEW! Aviation with Hobby Quest
Grades K – 5
Your mission this fall is to learn the science that enables planes to fly, build all-new amazing model airplanes…and then fly them! Learn the STEM principles behind the physics of flight. Then test these principles on the many models you get to build. Your mission will involve aircraft models like the Starfighter helicopter, Mustang P-51 glider and the electric Dragon Fly. Will you complete your mission? Yes, and with flying colors! You Build it. You fly it. You keep it. Control tower over and out.

Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 17 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5)
Member $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

 

NEW! Magic with Hobby Quest
Grades K – 5
Calling all budding magicians! Mystify your friends and family with astounding illusions, like the Ball & Vase, Mummy Mystery and Mind Reading tricks. Not only is this class super-fun, you will also be transformed through new communication and presentation skills in a supportive, creative environment. At the end of the session, share your magical mastery with friends and family in a real magic show…and keep all the tricks! Learn it. Perform it. Keep it. Discover the talent you have up your sleeve.

Wednesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

 

Archery
Grades 2 - 5
Ready, aim bull’s-eye! Join our certified instructors to learn how to use a bow and arrow properly on the Day Camps@The J Archery Range. After you perfect your shot, play fun games like tick-tack-toe and even qualify for the Jr. Olympic archery program with USA Archery.

Mondays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Oct. 28 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21)
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

 

Chess Club
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.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
Member $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

 

Guitar Lessons
Grades 3 - 5
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.

Wednesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

Session A
W  Saturdays, 10 – 11 a.m.
Sept. 7 – Oct. 26
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
W  Saturdays, 10 – 11 p.m.
Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 30)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

Easel Painting
Grades K – 6
Paint like the masters! Paint, Draw & More! presents another fantastic Easel Painting Class. This fun class will give students experience with acrylic paints and teach brush techniques that allow children to express their creativity. Students are encouraged to problem solve and add their own unique ideas to their paintings. Their accomplishments help build self-esteem as they blossom and grow their own artistic style.

Session A
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 28)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

 


 

Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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Dance & Arts Ceneter

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NEW! Creative Movement
Grades K – 2
In Creative Movement students will learn the foundations of contemporary dance through a Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) framework. We relay this framework to make dance accessible to all students. They will learn to explore different levels, shapes, and dynamics with the help of musical cues and improvisational prompts. A scaffolded learning process allows students to feel supported while exploring a myriad of themes and topics through movement.

Session A
Sundays, 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
 Sundays, 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Register for the Full Session and receive 10% off. Discount reflected in prices.
W  Sundays, 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $283 / Community $337 (15 sessions)

 

Ballet
Grades K – 5
Class consists of a warmup, which incorporates the fundamental ballet stretches and poses, across the floor exercises, leaps and turns, and learning and executing choreographed combinations. Students learn footwork, direction changes, and weight shifts. Through the technique of ballet, students will gain balance, strength, flexibility and body-awareness.

Session A
Wednesdays, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Members $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
Wednesdays, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Nov. 6 – Dec. 18
Members $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Register for the Full Session and receive 10% off. Discount reflected in prices.
Wednesdays, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Members $283 / Community $337 (15 sessions)

 

Hip-Hop
Grades K – 5
Hip-Hop invites students to express themselves creatively through the basic moves and grooves of Hip-Hop dance! As they dance along to the latest, age-appropriate tunes, students will learn elements of grooving, popping and waving, while also gaining an understanding of rhythm and musicality. Through fun games and creative exercises, students will fine-tune their improvisational skills and imaginatively explore new approaches to movement-based expression.

Session A: Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Members $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B: Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Nov. 6 – Dec. 18
Members $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Register for the Full Session and receive 10% off. Discount reflected in prices.

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Members $283 / Community $337 (15 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Mondays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
Members $231 / Community 275 (11 sessions)

 

Contemporary
Grades K – 5
Contemporary is a fusion of many different dance styles; it draws technique from Ballet, isolations and grooves from Hip-Hop, and improv-based movement from Modern. In this class, students will learn fundamental elements of dance, such as leaps, turns, grooves and floorwork. Improvisation exercises and choreographed combinations will allow students to practice and apply these foundational moves while they explore different ways of connecting rhythmically and emotionally to the music.

Session A
Wednesdays, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Members $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
Wednesdays, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 6 – Dec. 18
Members $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Register for the Full Session and receive 10% off. Discount reflected in prices.

Wednesdays, 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Members $283 / Community $337 (15 sessions)

 

Acrobatics & Tumbling
Grades K – 2
Calling all kids who love to jump, leap, and tumble! Acrobatics is an introductory-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 required for all skills and tricks! Students will increase flexibility, balance, strength, technique and body awareness through the fundamentals of acrobatics.

Session A
Fridays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Session B
Fridays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Nov. 1 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 29)
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Register for the Full Session and receive 10% off. Discount reflected in prices.

Fridays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Nov. 29)
Member $283 / Community $337 (15 sessions)

 

The NEW Dance and Arts Center at The J!
Ages 8 – 11

These studio classes are catered to students who are deeply passionate about, or highly interested in, dance. Classes will challenge students to learn and progress in each class, leading to physical, creative and personal growth.

Studio Classes are labeled as: [Dance Style] [Class Level] (i.e., “Hip-Hop II”).Class levels are classified by both age and experience. Students will be evaluated to determine which level they are best fit for. Studio Classes begin with a warmup consisting of improv dancing, stretching and light conditioning exercises. Students will then learn a choreographed combo that will be broken down and drilled throughout the class. Students will be challenged with attempting different approaches and methods of executing the choreography, as well as channeling different emotions and intentions to tell a story effectively through their movement.

Unlike the recreational classes, Studio Classes run for the full year (September through June) and will end with a recital to showcase the routines learned throughout the year. Students in the Studio Classes will be guaranteed at least 2 routines in the recital per class they sign up for. For committing to the year-long class, we will be offering discounted rates on Studio Classes. Additionally, studio dancers will be offered exclusive discounts on dance workshops/events and recital costumes, among other benefits.

As we continue to finalize the details of the Studio Classes and the new Dance and Arts Center, kindly forward any questions to Lizzie Fleitas, Performing Arts Coordinator, at lfleitas@stamfordjcc.org, and stay tuned for updates and announcements coming this summer!

 

Studio Class Tuition:
Studio Classes run from September 2019 to June 2020.

Tuition is divided into 3 equal payments:
August 2019, November 2019, and March 2020.

Tuition does not include dance recital costume. Costume payment is due in November.

 

NEW! Ballet
Ages 8 – 11
Class consists of a warm-up, which incorporates the fundamental ballet stretches and poses, across the floor exercises, leaps and turns, and learning and executing choreographed combinations. Students learn footwork, direction changes, and weight shifts. Through the technique of ballet, students will gain balance, strength, flexibility and body awareness.

Ballet I
Ages 8 – 11
Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

Ballet II
Ages 11 
Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

 

NEW! Hip-Hop
Age 11 
Students will express themselves creatively through the basic moves and grooves of Hip-Hop dance! As they dance along to the latest age-appropriate tunes, students will learn elements of grooving, popping and waving, while also gaining an understanding of rhythm and musicality. Through fun games and creative exercises, students will fine-tune their improvisational skills and imaginatively explore new approaches to movement-based expression.

Hip-Hop I
Ages 8 – 10
Wednesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Jun. 3
Members $735 / Community $875 (35 sessions)

Hip-Hop II
Age 11
Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

Wednesdays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Jun. 3
Members $735 / Community $875 (35 sessions)

 

NEW! Jazz
Ages 8 – 11
This performance-based dance style takes foundational ballet technique and skills, 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 class, students will be challenged to enact the choreography while focusing on their execution and overall performance.

Jazz I
Ages 8 – 10
Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

Jazz II
Age 11
Mondays, 7 – 8 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

 

NEW! Contemporary
Age 11 
Contemporary is a fusion of many different dance styles; it draws technique from Ballet, isolations and grooves from Hip-Hop, and improv-based movement from Modern. In this class, students will learn fundamental elements of dance, such as leaps, turns, grooves and floorwork. Improvisation exercises and choreographed combinations will allow students to practice and apply these foundational moves while they explore different ways of connecting rhythmically and emotionally to the music.

Contemporary I
Ages 8 – 10
Tuesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Jun. 2
Members $630 / Community $750 (30 sessions)

Contemporary II
Age 11 
Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Jun. 2
Members $630 / Community $750 (30 sessions)

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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Stamford JCC Travel Basketball Team
Grades 3 – 5
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. 6, Sunday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 27.
3rd – 5th Grade tryout:
Oct. 6 and Oct. 27: 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 20: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
(fee is due upon making the team)

 

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, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 – Feb. 9 (No session Dec. 1, Dec. 29)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

Grades 2 – 5
Sundays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 – Feb. 9 (No session Dec. 1, Dec. 29)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

Pre-Season Basketball Clinics
Grades K – 5
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. Players of all abilities are welcomed. Players will be grouped by age and ability.

Grades K – 2
Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Oct. 28 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21)
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

Grade 3 – 5
Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Oct. 28 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21)
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

Grades 4 – 5
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Sept. 24
Member $84 / Community $100 (4 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesday, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
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.

 

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.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 17 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5)
Members $275 / Community $341 (11 sessions)

 

Tennis with Shane O’Reilly
Grades K – 5
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
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades K – 5
Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

 

Golf with TGA
Grades K – 5
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.

Sundays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27
Member $192 / Community $216 (8 sessions)

Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25
Member $192 / Community $216 (8 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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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.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

W   Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

W   Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 30)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 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.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

 Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

 Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 30)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 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.

Sundays, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

 Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Mondays, 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

 Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 30)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 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.

W  Sundays, 11:30 – 12 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
Member $242 / Community $330 (11 sessions)

W  Saturdays, 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 30)
Member $330 / Community $450 (15 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.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 19 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 28)
Member $598 / Community $832 (26 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 17 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5)
Member $264 / Community $363 (11 sessions)

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 28)
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.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 19 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 28)
Member $650 / Community $884 (26 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 22 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 1)
Member $650 / Community $884 (26 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Dec. 22 (No class Nov. 28, Dec. 1)
Member $750 / Community $1,020 (30 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Sundays, 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No class Dec. 1)
Member $390 / Community $540 (15 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 17 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5)
Member $286 / Community $396 (11 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 28)
Member $390 / Community $540 (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.

 

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 Alex Tkachuk at 203.487.0990 or atkachuk@stamfordjcc.org.

 


 

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 Days
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 contacting Galit Roloff at groloff@stamfordjcc.org or 203.487.0974.

Monday, October 14 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Off to the Farm • Members $75 / Community $85

Tuesday, November 5 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
SoundWaters • Members $75 / Community $85

Monday, November 11 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tie-Dye Day • Members $75 / Community $85

Monday, December 23 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Danny Magic • Members $75 / Community $85

Tuesday, December 24 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tropical Pool Day • Members $75 / Community $85

Thursday, December 26 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Game Day at The J • Members $75 / Community $85

Friday, December 27 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cupcake Wars • Members $75 / Community $85

Monday, December 30 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
GaGa Day • Members $75 / Community $85

Tuesday, December 31 • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
New Year’s Party • Members $75 / Community $85


KIDSPLACE FAMILIES!
If you register for 3 or more Vacations Days in the same semester, you receive $5 off!

 

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Aug

Revamping The J

The JCC will be closed Saturday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 28 and will reopen on Thursday, August 29 at 5:30 a.m. To minimize the inconvenience to our members and all who use the fitness center, gymnasium and pool, we have secured access