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Madison Area YMCA
Marketing & Communications Department
973.822-9622 ext. 2241
For Immediate Release through September 10, 2015.
Register for Madison Area YMCA Fall 2015 Classes!
(Madison, NJ) – August 7, 2015 –Register for Madison Area YMCA Fall 2015 classes that begin on Monday, September 14! Members and non-members welcome!
Priority registration for members begins Tuesday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. Registration for members is on-going, both online and in-person. Non-members may register in person only starting Tuesday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m. The schedule includes new classes in various areas for all ages from parent/child to adult.
The gymnastics department is offering Tumble Tots for 2.5 to 3 year olds. Is your child almost ready to begin our preschool drop off program but not fully toilet trained or ready for an hour class? This is the class for them! In this 30 minute class our little gymnasts will participate in a short group warm up and stretch and rotate through two of our gymnastics circuits while emphasizing listening skills and strength & coordination exercises. (Parents are required to remain in the hallway outside the Gymnastics Center for the duration of class).
Preschool Yoga is for 3 to 5 year olds. It’s never too early to introduce children to the joys and rewards of a yoga practice. This interactive yoga class incorporates songs, stories, activities and visualization and relaxation techniques taught by a Karma Kids certified instructor. Traditional yoga techniques will be applied in simple, playful and fun ways. Tween Yoga is for 9 to 11 year olds. Yoga is a great way to develop strength and flexibility as well as good posture and coordination. The benefits of yoga include a good physical workout as well as increased self-confidence and self-discipline.
The Performing Arts department is offering Prima Ballerina, by invitation only, to 4 to 6 year olds. This ballet class is for the young dancer that shows an eagerness to dance, a clear body awareness and the ability to focus and concentrate.
Mini Musical Theatre is for 4 to 6 year olds. This class is for the child that loves to sing, dance and act! Children will be introduced to the elements of Musical Theatre with an emphasis on creative expression and having fun!
Broadway Jazz is for 7 to 12 year olds. This class will focus on the technique, stylization, rhythm and musicality of jazz, the key element in the development of musical theatre. Students will love this theatrical style of dancing! (Jazz shoes required)
Toddlers & Tambourines is for 10 months to 2.5 year olds. In this fun parent/child class, we’ll learn about rhythm and sound while rocking out to some great tunes! Learn, Play, Grow! is for 2.5 to 3.5 year olds. Join your child in exploring their surroundings in fun and interactive ways. Circle time, games, songs and messy play all await in this engaging class. Shake, Rattle & Roll is for 2.5-3.5 year olds. In this parent/child class that is sure to get children moving, we will sing songs, tell stories and have fun. Cook With Me is for 2.5-3.5 year olds. Parents and children will whip up delicious treats in this fun and tasty class! Let’s Get Messy! is for 3 to 5 year olds. Children will make and play with crazy concoctions in this fun and messy class! Campfire Cooks is for grades 6 through 12. Teens will learn how to cook meals over a campfire in our campfire circle! Dinner is included every week! Rain or Shine, we’ll still dine. The Art Loft is for grades 6 through 12. Teens will explore elements of art styles including pointillism, surrealism, cubism and much more while working with all types of art mediums.
Drop and Shop is for 3-4 year olds and 5-11 year olds. Get that holiday shopping done without the added stress of worrying about the kids! In this 4 hour mini camp, under the supervision of a trusted and qualified Kids Central Instructor, your child will enjoy the Kids Central playground, burn some energy with active play, and get creative with a craft. Our exciting evening will conclude with dinner and a movie at the end of the night. Sign up early, space is limited! Family-Children or Family-Single Parent membership required. Kids Caravan is for 3-4 year olds and 5-11 year olds. With this added benefit to Kids Central Family Unlimited Babysitting, you can now use the Y uninterrupted knowing a trusted and qualified Kids Central Instructor will bring your child to and from programs! (Aquatics not included) Fit Kids Connect is for 8 to 11 year olds. In this exciting program, children will enjoy active video game fun with some healthy competition. Game on!
Sports Fusion is being offered to school age children. This class introduces children to a wide variety of game play including both traditional and non-traditional games. Dino Egg Hunt, Octopus Tag, and Invasion Games are just some of the many types of non-traditional games that will be played, as well as traditional games like Basketball and Soccer!
Afro-Caribbean Dance is for 16 year olds and older. Looking for something new and upbeat? This class is a fun and spirited way to immerse yourself in a combination of traditional and modern Afro-Caribbean dance styles. Comfortable clothing is suggested and please keep in mind, class is taken barefoot.
Back by Popular demand classes: Fitness Challenge is for 16 year olds and older. This 12 week fitness challenge will support you in your health and fitness goals. It includes weekly weigh-ins, body assessments, personal training sessions, individual nutrition sessions and so much more. We also offer a great deal of support and encouragement. We can’t wait to be a part of your success!
CXWORX™ is free to all members. Exercising muscles around the core, CXWORX™ provides the vital ingredient for a stronger body. A stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favorite sports – it’s the glue that holds everything together. Benefits of CXWORX™; Stronger core in just 30 minutes. Learn how to activate the muscles responsible for optimal core control.
The Madison Area YMCA offers hundreds of classes for children and adults. Financial Assistance may be available. For additional information, contact Member Services at the Madison Area YMCA, at 111 Kings Road in Madison, 973-822-YMCA (9622), ext. 2276 or visit the Y’s website at madisonareaymca.org.