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JCC Preschool Open House in Newton

at Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, September 10, 2015 9-10am

Geared for families with infants, toddlers and preschool age children
Parents can meet the educators and the school’s director, tour the classrooms and register for the Fall 2016 school year. Operated by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, the school welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Flexible hours and days with full week or part week options, full year and school year programs, early drop-off and extended day, swim lessons for four and five year olds and optional in-house afternoon enrichment classes. Everyone welcome.

For more information, contact 617-558-6420 or newton-elc@jccgb.org or visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning

Little Ballerinas - Ages 3.5-4yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/16/2015, End Date: 12/16/2015, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 3.5-4yrs) fundamentals of dance and joy of movement. Through exploration of mobility, rhythmic play and expressive reper toire, children will developmentally discover their natural moving beings while engaging socially and learning movement vocabular y that reinforces their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Instructor: Nancy Krieger Escort available for JCC preschool children (no charge)

Dance Combo - Ages 4-6 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2015, End Date: 12/17/2015, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-6 yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions. Instructor: Rebekah Blair Escort available for JCC preschool children (no charge)

Hip Hop/Jazz Dance - Ages 5-6 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2015, End Date: 12/17/2015, Time: 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

(Ages: 5-6 yrs) This introductory class provides a fun method of learning the basics of hip hop and jazz movements and techniques. Kids will learn techniques and dance choreography tailored to their favorite (appropriate) music. A great way to get kids moving in a fun-filled, energetic class environment. Fun for boys and girls.

Musical Theatre Dance Jam - Ages 6-9 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2015, End Date: 12/17/2015, Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 6-9 yrs) This high energy class will work on dance routines from popular musicals while incorporating acting and singing. Family and friends will be invited to watch a mini performance at the end of the session. Instructor: Rebekah Blair

Bitty Ballerinas - Ages 2-3 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/13/2015, Time: 9:00 AM-9:45 AM

(Ages: 2-3 yrs) Children will discover the joy of moving their bodies to music in this fun and energetic class. Through the use of music, songs, and games, this class helps young children develop coordination, control and balance while learning some basic dance steps. Instructor: Stephanie Peters

Dance Combo - Ages 4-6 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/13/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-10:45 AM

(Ages: 4-6yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions.

Hip Hop/Jazz Dance - Ages 5-6 yrs - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/20/2015, End Date: 12/13/2015, Time: 11:00 AM-11:45 AM

(Ages: 5-6 yrs) This introductory class provides a fun method of learning the basics of hip hop and jazz movements and techniques. Kids will learn techniques and dance choreography tailored to their favorite (appropriate) music. A great way to get kids moving in a fun-filled, energetic class environment. Fun for boys and girls.

ZumbaKids - Ages 4-7 - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/21/2015, End Date: 12/14/2015, Time: 4:15 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 4-7 yrs) Zumba Kids is the ultimate dance fitness party. This high energy class teaches kids the basic steps of salsa, meringue, hip hop and more. This program features age-appropriate music that gets kids moving to the beat. A great combination of dance, exercise and fun. Instructor: Mirna Wilson Vega Escort available for JCC preschool children (no charge)

Painting in Style - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/07/2015, End Date: 12/16/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Bring your style to new frontiers using diverse painting media (oils, acrylics, collage) and a wide range of special effects. Color theory, composition and drawing skills are an integral part of this course. Learn to communicate your ideas and to critique your work in a relaxed, creative atmosphere. Materials list available upon registration. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold New students with permission of instructor.

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Spotlight

Fall arts and fitness classes for children and adults begin September 6. Member registration is now open. General registration opens August 14.  Search easy-to-use digital catalog for children's classes and register online >> Or, search classes and programs page for Adult classes. 

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