Classes for Grades K 5

 

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


 

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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Family Yoga
Grades K – 5 (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 (No class May 26)
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

 

Cartoon Plush Dolls
Grades 3 – 5
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)

  

Chess Club
Grades K – 4
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. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $126 / Community $174 (6 sessions)

 

Intro to STEM with LEGO
Grades K – 3
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as fire trucks, space stations, tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Members $224 / Community $248 (8 sessions)

 

Drawing and Mixed Media
Grades K – 5
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)

 


 

Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
W - Look for the symbol for weekend class offerings.

 

Performing Arts

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NEW! Beginner Breakdance
Grades K – 4
Introducing the wildly fun and entertaining style of Breakdance! In this class, students will learn the basics of breaking, one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic and impressive dance styles. From the Top-Rock, to the Six-Step, students will learn the fundamental introductory skills that will build
and condition their muscles, while exposing
them to a new approach to floorwork.
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

NEW! Contemporary
Grades K – 3
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. Ballet and Hip-Hop experience suggested, but not required.

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

NEW! Jazz Funk
Grades 3 – 5
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 class, 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 K – 5
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!

Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

NEW! Acro/Tumbling
Grades K – 5
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.

Grades K – 2
Fridays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
May 3 – Jun. 14
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

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

 

Hip-Hop
Grades K – 5
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.

Grades K – 2
Mondays, 4 – 4:45 p.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

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

 

Ballet
Grades K – 4
Ballet is the foundation of all dance and movement. Class consists of a center floor warm-up incorporating ballet stretches and poses, across the floor, beginner leaps and turns, and learning and executing basic choreographed combinations. Students learn footwork, direction changes, and weight shifts. Through the technique of ballet, students will gain balance, strength, flexibility and body-awareness.

Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Musical Theater
Grades K – 3
Musical Theater is the perfect class for any student with a passion for singing, dancing and theater arts! Students will participate in performance-driven games and exercises that involve basic dancing and singing techniques, accompanied by tracks from their favorite movies and musicals. Students are inspired and challenged to tap their imagination and put their creativity to work.

Thursdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

 

 

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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NEW! Speed & Agility Clinics
Grades 4 – 5
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 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
Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

Grades K – 1
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades 2 – 3
Tuesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades 2 – 3
Thursdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $147 / Community $175 (7 sessions)

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

Grades 4 – 5
Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

  

Golf with TGA
Grades K – 5
Teach, Grow, and Achieve (TGA) National Golf Enrichment Programs combine athletics, academics, and life lessons for a fun and educational experience. We incorporate station-based athletic skill development, STEAM Labs to explore educational concepts through golf, and key life lessons including teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and leadership.

Grades K – 2
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $192 / Community $216 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $192 / Community $216 (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 12 students max per class, so sign up today!

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
May 3 – Jun. 14
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
May 3 – Jun. 14
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 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. 23 – Jun. 11
Members $200 / Community $248 (8 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 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. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)

W Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m. 
Apr. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m. 
Apr. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m. 
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
May 4 – Jun. 8 (No class May 25)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 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.

W Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m. 
Apr. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)

W Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Apr. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m. 
Apr. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
May 4 – Jun. 8 (No class May 25)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 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.
Apr. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)

Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Apr. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Apr. 24 – Jun. 12
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
May 4 – Jun. 8 (No class May 25)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 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. 28 – Jun. 2 (No class May 26)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m. 
Apr. 22 – Jun. 3 (No class May 27)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
May 4 – Jun. 8 (No class May 25)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 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.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 13 (No class Apr. 25)
Member $345 / Community $480 (15 sessions)

1-Day Option: When combined with private swim lesson or group class
Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11
Member $192 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
May 2 – Jun. 13
Member $168 / Community $231 (7 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.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 13 (No class Apr. 25)
Member $375 / Community $510 (15 sessions)

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. & Sundays, 3 - 4 p.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 11 (No class May 26, Jun. 9)
Member $325 / Community $442 (13 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.

 

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

 


 

Vacation Day Programs @ The J

KidsPlace Families!
If you register for 3 or more Vacation Days in the same semester, you receive $5 off.

REGISTER FOR THESE PROGRAMS HERE

 

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

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

 

Upcoming Vacation Days:

 

Friday, February 15
Pool Party
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You and your friends are invited to splish and splash around at our pool party! Get ready for exciting pool games and music, bringing a summer feeling to the winter.
Member $75 / Community $85

Monday, February 18
FunFuzion Arcade
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bring your friends as we take a trip to FunFuzion and play arcade games. The fun will continue when we return to the JCC and go swimming. Please pack a bag lunch.
Member $75 / Community $85

Tuesday, February 19
Glow in the Dark Bowling
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Take a trip with us and have a blast playing Glow in the Dark Bowling. The fun will continue when we return to the JCC and go swimming. Please pack a bag lunch.
Member $75 / Community $85

Monday, April 15
Superhero Day
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Calling All Superheroes! Bring your friends and join us for a great superhero day. Wear your favorite costume and show off your magical powers.
Member $75 / Community $85

Tuesday, April 16
New Canaan Nature Center
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
We are off to the New Canaan Nature Center for an amazing trip. We will meet and pet the animals and learn about their habitat.
Member $75 / Community $85

Wednesday, April 17
JCC Community Service Day
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bring your friends and join us for a day of community service projects. Stayed tuned for more details!
Member $75 / Community $85

Thursday, April 18
Baking Day
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Brownies and cookies and pizzas, oh my! Show off your baking skills as we have a fun-filled day of baking and making delicious treats.
Member $75 / Community $85

Friday, April 19
Color War Day
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Member $75 / Community $85
Please note this Vacation Day Program runs until 4 p.m. 

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