Jen North-Miller, with a degree in dance and 12 years experience in all dance forms, will instruct students in the foundations of ballet. Areas of focus will include keeping rhythm and also to count and speak a few words in French. Students will develop posture, flexibility and strength, all while making new friends.
Based on the traditional Okinawa martial art of Ryukyu Kempo Karate, an instructor will take the students from basics of kicking, punching, and defending to the higher level of Kyusho-jutsu, a high fighting method based on acupressure. Head instructor Lynn Carper is a 7thdegree black belt with over 30 years experience in the martial arts. Ryukyu Kempooffers a balance of aerobics, strengthening, flexibility, and coordination to improve physical fitness. Participants will have fun while interacting with others that have the same interests, while practice raises the discipline and then lifts the human spirit. An abduction prevention program called "Kids Safe" is taught to youth.
BEGINNING TUMBLING / DANCE
Students will have fun and make new friends while learning beginning skills in tumbling and dance. For youth aged 3 - 12 years. Held at the Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church behind the Y.
Boy's & Girls in Pre-school and Kindergarten are taught the basics of each sport. This program in a teaching course for kids new to each sport and are interested in playing in future Y leagues. The rules and fundamentals of the game will be taught through drills, games and positive reinforcement. The program is 4 weeks long and meets Sundays. Every participant will receive a shirt a the end of the program.
FAMILY FUN NIGHTS
The last Friday of every month is set aside for family at the Y. Enjoy time with your family as we provide snacks and activities the whole family will enjoy. To keep things fun and exciting, every month will have a different theme. Advance registration is required.
HOMESCHOOL PE PROGRAM
P.E./ Fitness program designed for Home school children of all ages that builds friendships and encourages interaction and cooperation with others. Students will improve their sports skills and physical fitness levels, including swimming! Sports activities include: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Dodgeball and Wiffleball. Fitness activities include: Boot Camp, Weight Instruction, playground and movement games. Program meets 6 weeks; swimming on the 3rd & 6th weeks.
Cloned from our popular adult boot camp, this drill-style class is set up in an interval format for teens aged 13 - 18 years old. It's a functional training class which emphasizes agility, balance, speed, strength, and endurance. Great off-season training for athletes to keep their competitive edge!
TEENS ON WEIGHTS
Build strong bones and muscles by learning to lift weights properly. This class is for those individuals that would like to use the weight room at age 14. The class teaches basic strength training exercises for the entire body, as well as weight room rules and etiquette. The student will take a practical and/or written test at the end of the session, which he/she must pass in order to use the weight room. If the test is passed, the student will receive a special membership pass to the weight rooms!
Designed exclusively for kids ages 4 - 12, Zumbatomicclasses are rockin', high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love. Parents love the increased focus and self-confidence it brings to their children-- kids like to dance and have fun while making new friends!
For more information about any of the above programs, please refer to our current program flyer or call the Y for meeting days/times as well as program costs.