Youth Enrichment Classes | Winter2016

Gymnastics, Classes, Events

Colleen Malone, BS, Director



Theater, Music & Art       Dance & Sports       Science & Technology

Gymnastics        Social Club        For Parents   

Vacation Sensations Winter Break Info & Registration

If your child is not enrolled in the JCC's Almost Home school-age child care program, the following forms are required to complete your registration. Both can be downloaded now or during the online registration process. Click on a class name for schedule, fees, availability, and to register.

Registration Form         Medical Form   

For prorated rates on classes already in session and to register, call 914.366.7898.

Theater, Music & Art

All About Art
(grades K-3)
Young artists explore a variety of mediums, learn about color and composition, and practice the methods of the masters with instruction from an accomplished artists and experienced art teacher.       

15 Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., begins 2/4
Fee: $345; member $285; AH $240


Junior Productions on Broadway                     
(7 Years and up)

Students are trained in every aspect of staging a musical theater production. While rehearsing for the show, which will be performed live onstage, students are encouraged to abandon their inhibitions as they learn voice, movement, acting technique, characterization, improv, mime, audition technique, and much more! Students will go through the audition process and everyone will be cast in an appropriate role chosen to stretch, challenge, and showcase their individual unique talents.
This is a program of the JCC’s School of Music and Performing Arts.  
Instructor: Bonnie Kelley-Young

16 Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m. begins 2/3
Fee: $300, member $280, AH $250


Little Pianists                               
(5-6 Years)

Little Pianists is a fun-filled introduction to piano playing based on the Suzuki method. The Suzuki method is based on the principle that young children can develop instrumental skills through listening, imitation and repetition. This group class is intended to prepare children for private music lessons. Class size is limited.
This is a program of the JCC’s School of Music and Performing Arts.  

Instructor: Bonnie Dietrich 

16 Mondays 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.
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16 Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45 p.m., begins 2/3
Fee: $350; $320 JCC Members;  ECP/AH Participant $300


Dance & Sports

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NEW! Fencing

Fencing is one  of the fastest growing sports across the US.  Learn the art and skills of fencing through this introduction to the rules, technique and tactics of the sport.  Learn basic fundamentals of footwork, blade-work, strategy, and form.   Improve balance, hand-eye coordination, and self-esteem through skill drills, games, and fencing bouts.  All equipment provided.  Instructor: Coach Mio David

Ages 8-10
8 Fridays    4:00 - 5:00 p.m., begins 1/22

Ages 9-12
8 Sundays  2:00 - 3:00 p.m., begins 1/10

Fee: $280, $240 JCC member 
+$20 equipment rental: includes mask, jacket, glove and foil

Jazz / Hip Hop Dance
All ages 

Awesome moves, popular music, and lots of fun! Combine Jazz and Hip Hop dance routines that will keep you moving and grooving long after class is done. Develop coordination, dance vocabulary, and fitness this energetic class.
Instructor: Anne Greenberg

15 Tuesdays 3:45 - 4:30 p.m., begins 2/3
Fee: $285; member $255; AH $225


American Goju Karate

Children progress through the belt system, improving fitness, focus, control, balance, coordination,team work, discipline, and memory in a fun environment that celebrates short- and long-term goal achievement.  

Instructor: Sensei Bob Chillemi

White & Blue Belts (beginners) 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Yellow & Green Belts (advanced beginners) 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Green & Purple Belts (intermediate) 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Purple, Brown & Black Belts (advanced) 7:00-8:00 p.m.

14 Mondays, begins 2/1
$308; member $266; AH $252
16 Wednesday,
begins 2/3
$352; member $304; AH $288



Science & Technology

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From Digital Arts Experience (DAE):

New: Python              
(Grades 2-6)

Get in on DAE's most popular course! Learn how to write code with Python, a computer language that lets you do things other software languages don’t – a great next step for users of Scratch. Students will work on text-based games. Classes held in DAE's Mobile Lab @ the J.

14 Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m., begins 2/11
Fee: $420; member $392; AH $364


New: 3D Printing 101
(Grades 2-6)

Everything you ever wanted to know about 3D printing - from operating the printer to creating object from scratch using the programs TinkerCAD. Each student will design and print their own unique objects to take home! Classes held in DAE's Mobile Lab @ the J.

13 Fridays 4:00-5:00 p.m., begins 2/12
Fee: $390; member $354; AH $338


Game Programming with “Scratch”      
(Grades 2-6)

Create your own unique animated stories, interactive art, and video games that you can share!This tile-based, visual programming class uses Scratch to introduce the logic and syntax of programming.  Student will receive their own flash drive and end the semester with finished work. Classes will be held in a new state of the art Mobile Lab under the direction of Digital Arts Experience faculty.

14 Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m., begins 2/11
Fee: $420; member $392 ; AH  $364


3D Printing with Minecraft
(Grades 2-6)

In this class, students will create stunning landscapes, architectural structures, bridges and other designs in Creative Mode of Minecraft. Once their modesl are finished, students wil learn to use a program called Mineways, in which they will export their designs to the 3D printer to take home! Students will learn about 3D printing and how to properly and safely use the 3D printer.

13 Fridays 5:00-6:00 p.m., begins 2/12
Fee: $390, member $354, AH $338


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Gymnastics School

 Colleen Malone, BS, Director

Recreational gymnastics classes for grade school-age children that advances gymnastics skills and fitness in a fun, safe, motivational environment.   Classes are gender specific, broken down by level of difficulty to further broaden and develop gymnastic abilities.  Each class teaches the progression of skills, technique and terminology.  From trampoline to balance beam, we have fun!  All Ages!










Gym I



Gym I

Gym I

Gym II

Boys Gym I


Gym II 

Boys Gym II 


Gym II




Gym IV


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Call to register at prorated fees for classes already in session

13 classes

Fee: $300

Member: $247

AH: $234

14 classes

Fee: $322

Member: $266

AH: $252

15 classes

Fee: $345

Member: $285

AH: $270

15 classes

Fee: $345

Member: $285

AH: $270


Social Club

VIPER (Very Important Person Event Response) Youth Lounge

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Hang out and escape regular weekend plans "lounge-style."  Anyone 8 years and older can join us for monthly, Saturday night get-togethers. Themes and rates vary.  Subscribe to the VIPER E-vite list by emailing or calling 366-7898.


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For Parents

Special Education 101: The Basics Steps to Obtaining Special Education Services in School.  

This presentation will include items on Legal Protections, Classifications, IEP’s, as well as a general review of how parents should prepare to meet with the Committee on Special Education.  Whether your child is in Early Intervention, CPSE, or CSE, this is a talk every parent with a child suspected of having or already classified with a disability should attend!

Speaker: Paul Barger, Esq. 
January 19, 7:30 p.m.
Preregistration required by 1/15 


Network for Parents of Grade School Children

Monthly meetings at the JCC to share communal wisdom, ask questions, celebrate successes, and support one another through the challenges of raising our children.
Facilitator: Stefani Cohen, LCSW

Second Tuesday of the month  7:30-9:00 p.m, begins January 12, 
Contact Stefani at 914.366.7898 ext. 102.
This program is made possible by UJA-Federation of NY’s Partners In Caring.