Youth Enrichment Classes | Fall 2015

Gymnastics, Classes, Events

Colleen Malone, BS, Director



Theater, Music & Art       Dance & Sports       Science & Technology

Gymnastics        Social Club        For Parents   

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 9/17
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 9/16
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.
, begins 9/21

16 Wednesdays 4:00 - 4:45 p.m., begins 9/16
Fee: $350; $320 JCC Members;  ECP/AH Participant $300


Dance & Sports

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(4-5 years)
Get ready to apply basic ballet concepts in a fun, high energy program that promotes coordination, strength, and grace. Boys and girls welcome.

15 Tuesdays 3:00-3:45 p.m., begins 9/29
Fee: $285, member $255, AH $225

NEW! Fencing
(9-12 years)
En Garde! Mio David, a Fencing Academy of Westchester coach and a 10-year veteran of the Romanian National and Olympic Fencing teams, will teach beginning fencing techniques.

13 Sundays 2:00-3:00 p.m. , begins 9/20
Fee: $399, member $350
+$20 equipment rental: includes mask, jacket, glove and foil

Gym Guyz Kids On the Move @ The J
(Grades 3-6)
Burn off some energy as we keep moving with zigzag relays, trash can soccer, virtual fitness adventures, parachute pandemonium, obstacle courses and more!

15 Thursdays 5:00-6:00 p.m., beginning 9/17
Fee: $345; member $285; AH $240


Jazz / Hip Hop Dance
(Grades K-3)
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., beginning 9/29
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.

15 Mondays, begins 9/21
$330; member $285; AH $270
14 Wednesday,
begins 9/9
$308; member $266; AH $252



Science & Technology

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FREE Special LEGO Bridge Event! 
Saturday, October 10, 1:30 p.m.
The whole family is invited to join the New NY Bridge Outreach Center and Bricks 4 Kidz to build our own LEGO version of the New NY Bridge. Just like there's a team of workers building the real bridge, we'll be working in groups to complete ours. Along the way we'll learn a few things about the engineering and technology of bridges and kick off the new S*M*A*R*T Maker Academy!

Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

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.

16 Thursdays, begins 9/10
Beginners: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Returning Student: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Fee: $450; member $425 ; AH  $400


3D Minecraft Modeling
(Grades 2-6)

Students will learn how to create 3D models and animations based on Minecraft characters using Blender - a free-to-download 3D Animation program. They will learn how to use Blender's powerful editing tools to create unique textures, colors, poses and more.  This class will provide a foundation on how to use Bledder for 3D animation and modeling - and by the final class, feel comfortable taking their skills to a more advanced level. All students will finish with their own,original animation.

16 Fridays 4:00-5:00 p.m., begins 9/11
Fee: $450, member $425, AH $400


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.

16 Fridays 5:00-6:00 p.m., begins 9/11
Fee: $450, member $425, AH $400

S*T*A*R*T Maker Academy @ the J
Science * Technology * Art * in the RiverTowns

Saturdays, October 17-December 19

& January 9-February 27 & Beyond!

Curious-on-Hudson, in collaboration with the JCC on the Hudson, brings you a new innovative learning center for science, technology, and related arts where students can explore their world through fun and challenging experiences. What is a "Maker?" A Maker is someone who tinkers using all the knowledge, skills, materials and resources found in both the "lab" and the "Workshop" to experiment, grow, and create something new; melding science, technology, exploration and creativity - someone like you!

Each 8-week cycle offers three subjects. Register for one, two, or all three classes to fill your Saturday afternoons.

Engineering: Making Things Move
We are kicking off with the exploration of making things move...all sorts of things! Whether it flies, shoots, rolls, propels, or sputters along we make it move using different forces of energy from simple inventions to wind and solar. We'll build our own electrical and mechanical hand we'll make 'em move - one creative project per week.

Technology: Under the Hood
We know you love technology but have you had a chance to look under the hood? We'll be looking under the hood at some popular devices to learn how hardware and software work together to deliver the experiences we've all come to know as "the digital world." Based on age group, we'll explore a variety of devices to see what's in there. Younger students spend some time in the "take apart" stage and then go on to experiment with small projects involving simple electronics. By the end of this session, they'll have knowledge of how circuits are formed. Older students will disassemble and reassemble a computer to learn how these assemblies work together to make a working computer. B the end of this session, older kids will know how hardware and software come together to create a digital machine.

STEAM Art: The Art of Innovation
Leonardo DaVinci was not a scientist artist or engineer - he was all of these things (and more). In STEAM Art, we study and create art in new ways - by using different materials from the most basic to incorporating technology; we learn how closely "invention" and "innovation" are tied to art. Expect to do some very different art projects - large and small, individual and collaborative - with instructors who thing WAY outside the box. We'll explore lots of innovative art forms for further depth of study in future classes. This is a great intro to STEAM Art with lots more to come. 

TIME GK-2 G3-5 G6-8
1:00-2:00 p.m.   Under the Hood Making Things Move The Art of Innovation  
2:15-3:15 p.m. The Art of Innovation   Under the Hood Making Things Move
3:30-4:30 p.m. Making Things Move The Art of Innovation   Under the Hood

Students enrolled in back-to-back classes will be supervised between class times. All other students must be signed out at the completion of their class.

Fees per student:

One Course: $280 + $25 material fee
Two Courses: $520 + $50 material fee
Three Courses: $720 + $75 material fee

Non-Members: add $75 annual fee per student

Sibling Discount: 10% off every sibling after the first, enrolling i the same number or fewer courses.

Pre-registration required. There is no online registration.
Please call 914.366.7898 or stop by the JCC to sign up.


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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!










Gym I



Gym I

Gym I

Gym II

Boys Gym I


Gym II 

Boys Gym II 


Gym II




Gym IV


Start Date






Call to register at prorated fees for classes already in session

15 classes

Fee: $345

Member: $285

AH: $270

16 classes

Fee: $368/*$512

Member: $304/*$416

AH: $288/*$398

14 classes

Fee: $322

Member: $266

AH: $247

15 classes

Fee: $345/*$480

Member: $285/*$390

AH: $270/*$375


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.

Tweens are invited to plan the season over pizza on Saturday, 9/12 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Colleen ASAP!

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For Parents

Network for Parents of Grade School Children

Monthly meetings 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:
October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12 
7:30-9:00 p.m.

This program is made possible by UJA-Federation of NY’s Partners In Caring.