Middle School

 

STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics  |  Sports & Fitness  |  Personal Training  |  NEW Dance & Arts Center  |  Aquatics  

 


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

 

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.
Dates: Oct. 6, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 12,
Feb. 28 – March 3 (AIPAC), March 22, April 19, May 17
(7 sessions plus AIPAC conference)

 


 

STEAM  Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics

Click here to register online.

 

NEW! Premier Chess Club
Grade 6
Premier Chess is excited to offer a chess class at Stamford JCC for all students K-6 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
Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

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

  

Archery
Grade 6
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 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.
Sept. 9 – Dec. 16 (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 11)
Member $231 / Community $275 (11 sessions)

 

Guitar Lessons
Grades 6 - 8
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.

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

 

Easel Painting
Grade 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)

 


 

Sports & Fitness

Click here to register online.

 

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. 6, Sunday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 27.
6th Grade tryout: Oct. 6 and Oct. 27: 1:30 – 3 p.m. | Oct. 20: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
7th Grade tryout: Oct. 6 and Oct. 27: 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Oct. 20: 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
8th Grade tryout: Oct. 6 and Oct. 27: 4:30 – 6 p.m. | Oct. 20: 2:45 – 4 p.m.
(fee is due upon making the team)

 

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. Players of all abilities are welcomed. Players will be grouped by age and ability.

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

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

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

Thursdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Member $168 / Community $200 (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, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)

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

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

 


 

The NEW Dance and Arts Center at The J!
Ages 8 – 15+

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 – 14
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 – 10
Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

Ballet II
Ages 11 – 14
Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

 

NEW! Hip-Hop
Ages 11 – 15+
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
Ages 11 – 14
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)

Hip-Hop III
Ages 15+
Mondays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $899 / Community $1,073 (29 sessions)

Wednesdays, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.
Sept. 4 – Jun. 3
Members $1,085 / Community $1,295 (35 sessions)

 

NEW! Jazz
Ages 8 – 14
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
Ages 11 – 14
Mondays, 7 – 8 p.m.
Sept. 9 – Jun. 1
Members $609 / Community $725 (29 sessions)

 

NEW! Contemporary
Ages 11 – 14
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
Ages 11 – 14
Tuesdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 3 – Jun. 2
Members $630 / Community $750 (30 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.

 

NEW! Babysitting Training Pediatric
First Aid/CPR/AED at The J
American Red Cross babysitting and child care courses can help you provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, our courses are available to those ages 11 and older, and topics including: choosing age-appropriate activities; basic child care, like bottle feeding; child behavior; safety; starting a babysitting business; and more. Pediatric First Aid, AED and CPR also will be included in the course.

Thursday, Dec. 19 • 2 – 9 p.m.
Member $100 / Community $125

 

Pediatric CPR class
This class is intended for anyone involved in childcare who has a duty to respond to emergencies in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It’s ideal for: moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, babysitters, nannies, and guardians. In this course, one will learn some of the following:
• the difference between infant CPR and child CPR
• how to recognize if a child is choking
• how to clear a child’s airway if he or she is choking

Please note: This is not a certification course; it’s for educational purposes only.

Wednesday, Dec. 18 • 7:15 – 8 p.m.
Member FREE / Community $15

 

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course at The J
This lifeguarding course is for entry-level lifeguard participants (15+ years)
Learn skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Learn how to provide care for cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over.

Friday, Dec. 20 • 4 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 • 12 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22 • 12 – 7 p.m.
Member $400 / Community $450

 

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.
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.

 


 

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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JCC open regular hours, after 4 p.m. for casual use.* *Regular enrichment classes are not scheduled on Jewish holidays so as not to exclude those individuals who cannot participate. Private swimming lessons, drop-in group fitness classes and