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SPRING 2 PROGRAMS, CLASSES AND SPORTS

April - June, 2014

21 Nissan - 15 Sivan, 5774 Merage JCC Children’s Program Guide | spring session PRESCHOOL • CHILDREN • 2014, TEENS • 2 YOUTH SPORTSPage • 1


JCC Membership Information The Merage JCC of Orange County welcomes you. Membership categories are designed to suit every lifestyle from individuals, families and senior couples to young adults. Everyone, regardless of age or religion, is welcome.

ALREADY A MEMBER? The J encourages you to BUDDY UP! Tell your FRIENDS. Friendship and fitness often go hand-in hand. Introduce the people in your life to the J and get a $50 gift card!* (*Subject to a new member signing a one year contract.)

The Merage JCC is located on the Samueli Jewish Campus, One Federation Way, Irvine CA 92603

Class & Program Registration

JCC Membership Provides • • • • • • • •

Full access to our 220,000 square-foot facility Over 60 no-fee group exercise classes every week Personal Training (kickboxing, Pilates reformer and bootcamps) Complimentary sports & wellness orientation with fitness staff Discounts on JCC classes, programs and special events Preschool and toddler care Kids Club childcare Priority registration for all summer camps, sports leagues, and enrichment programs

Become a Member Today! To learn more about rates or to schedule a tour of the Merage JCC located on the Samueli Jewish Campus at One Federation Way in Irvine, please call Heather Rosenblatt, Membership Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 302 or e-mail: membership@jccoc.org

Full payment must accompany all registration for classes and programs. Only members in good standing (current in dues payments for the duration of the program) can register or receive members-only discounts. Fees may be paid in person, on line, by mail or telephone. To register over the telephone call (949) 435-3400 and ask for program registration. You may pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The JCC reserves the right to cancel any class for insufficient registration. Participants will be notified as soon as possible and their fees refunded. Some classes may be open to members only. If you are not a member you may register for classes where specified at the public rate.

General Information Member I.D. Cards: I.D. cards identify you as a JCC member and grant you access to designated areas of the building. You must wear your I.D. badge at all times while in the building. Lost cards will be replaced for a $15 charge.

Membership Office Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fitness Center Hours Membership Payment and Renewals New JCC membership is based on a 12-month agreement and is automatically renewable. Membership is billed monthly and continues until notification of cancellation is received. To cancel your membership, a written , notice to the Membership Director (membership@jccoc.org) must be submitted at least 30-days in advance and an online exit interview survey must be completed. Membership is not transferable or refundable and participation in physical conditioning and recreational programs is at member’s own risk. Couple, Single/ Single Parent, Young Adult and Sponsoring memberships entitle members to year-round use of the fitness and aquatics facility, plus reduced fees for courses and programs. Social memberships entitle you to reduced fees for courses and programs. Families who register their child for the 2014-2015 preschool year must be members of the JCC during the entire school year. A one-year membership is required.

Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 5 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Please note: the pool closes 1/2 hour before the Athletic Facility

Refund Policy There are no refunds for membership, camp, or preschool. For classes the following schedule applies: a full refund if the JCC cancels a class; a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee for withdrawals before class begins; a 50% refund for withdrawal at the end of the first class; no refunds are given after the second class begins. There is a $25 charge for returned checks.

Financial Adjustments Scholarship memberships are awarded for day care, preschool, summer camp and the Club J afterschool program only. No one is denied JCC membership due to inability to pay. Adjusted fees are available for those unable to pay the full fee. Contact Marcia Clark (949) 435-3400 ext. 312. Scholarship funds are available through the generosity of our Sponsoring Members who ensure that membership is open to all.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or to schedule a tour, please call Heather Rosenblatt (949) 435-3400, ext. 302, membership@jccoc.org

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Preschool Enrichments, Ages 3-5 SPRING SESSION 2: April 23-June 6, 2014 No classes: 4/21, 4/22, 5/26, 6/4, 6/5 MONDAY CLASSES, AGES 3-5 5 classes, no class 4/21, 5/26 Fairytale Ballet ages 3-5 Mondays, 1:15-2 p.m. $100 members, $120 public Students learn ballet steps and French terminology as they dance to their favorite princess songs. Classes encourage creative expression and promote, flexibility, rhythm, socialization and muscle toning. At the final class students will perform their routine for family and friends in the theater. Dress attire: Ballet/jazz shoes, tights and leotard are recommended but not required. Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, Ages 4-5 Mondays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members only $100. Max. 20 Your child will learn soccer fundamentals including dribbling, shooting, passing, offensive and defensive strategy. Our coaches keep kids busy and on the move with fun and interactive games that promote balance, coordination, agility and running. Instructor: Coaches Mike, Marianne & Staff New! Little Rembrandts: Art Around the World, Ages 3 -5 Mondays, 1:15-2 p.m. $100 members, $120 public Art around the World provides young artists with a creative outlet as they learn about different cultures and create projects inspired by that country. From Africa to Japan, from ceramics to painting, children will travel the world, one masterpiece at a time. Art, especially drawing, painting and clay, helps to develop fine motor skills and promotes problem solving. All materials provided.

TUESDAY CLASSES, AGES 3-5

WEDNESDAY CLASSES, AGES 3-5

THURSDAY CLASSES, AGES 3-5

6 classes, no class 4/22

6 classes, no class 6/4

6 classes, no class 6/5

Little Rembrandts: Creative Kids, Creative Hands, Ages 3-5

Little Rock Stars, Ages 3-5

Little Rembrandts: Clay Day at the J, Ages 3-5

Tuesdays, 1:15-2 p. m. $120 members, $140 public This class introduces children to different methods and materials and encourages them to express themselves while developing fine motor skills in age-appropriate ways. This mixed media class includes clay, jewelry making, painting, and collage. Some of our projects use recycled materials which gives children a beginning sense of earth-friendly art practices with the use of everyday objects. Legos, patterns, blocks, math! Ages 3-5 Tuesdays 1:15-2 p.m. Members only $120 Legos, patterns, blocks, math, oh my! Does your child love playing with Legos? Does your child like manipulating blocks into fun patterns and unique creations? Math is everywhere. Students in this class will learn the joys of sorting, organizing, counting and patterning while playing with Legos, pattern blocks, wooden blocks and many more manipulatives. Let the building begin. Instructor: Fenya Storybook Sports Ages 3-5 Tuesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members only $120. Max. 20 Your child can explore sports and literature by reading stories about different sports and their favorite athletes. Then they’ll play different sports including soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, football and more. Includes warm ups, stretching and development of teamwork and sportsmanship. Instructor: Coaches Mike, Marianne & Staff

Wednesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members only $120 In this high energy music class, we sing and dance our way through the “Wonderful World of Animals.” As students learn about different instruments and beginning music theory, they quickly pick up the rhythms and the names of all the notes. Instructor: Mr. Aaron, Kids Imagine, Inc. Bitty Basketball Ages 3-5 Wednesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members only $120. Max. 20 This class teaches skills and fundamentals of basketball including shooting, dribbling, offensive and defensive strategy, footwork, conditioning and more. Childen participate in interactive basketball drills and games on lowered hoops. Instructor: Coaches Mike, Marianne & Staff Rhythm Motion for Tots Ages 3-5 Wednesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members only $120. Maximum 20. Kids who love music and love to dance will enjoy this class that combines high energy and motivating music with easy routines designed especially for children. The routines contain aerobic activities such as jumping jacks and running in place that make the class both fun and good exercise Instructor: Rhythm Motion Instructors

Thursdays, 1:15 - 2 p.m. $120 members, $140 public Working with clay benefits children’s developmental level and stimulates curiosity. This strong expressive medium motivates a child to work for longer periods and can improve the attention span of some children. Kids will learn to coil, pinch pots, make relief art projects and sculpt out of clay. A few painting and drawing projects will be included to provide a bit of variety during the course of this class. All materials provided. Hip-Hop, Ages 3-5 Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. $120 for members, $140 public This high energy class teaches basic Hip-Hop moves step by step to the latest popular music. Classes promote confidence, coordination, muscle toning, flexibility and allows students to develop their own sense of style. In the final class students will present their routine for family and friends in the theatre. Dress attire: Ballet/Jazz shoes, tights and leotard are recommended, but not required. Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, Ages 3-5 Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members only $120 See Monday description Wacky Sports Games, Ages 4+ Only Thursdays, 2:15-3 p.m. Members only $120. Max.20 Your child will have tons of fun playing wacky and wild sports games with experienced coaches. Sports games such as obstacle courses, super relay races, parachute games, camp games and jump-thecreek help develop basic movements, balance, hand-eye coordination, teamwork, fundamentals and sportsmanship. Instructor: Coaches Mike, Marianne & Staff

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JCC PRESCHOOL ENRICHMENTS, contact Kelly Hatter at (949) 435-3400, ext. 290, kellyh@jccoc.org.

Preschool Enrichments Week-At-A-Glance Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1:15-2 p.m.

Soccer, 4-5 only

Storybook Sports, 3-5

Bitty Basketball, 3-5

Hip-Hop, 3-5

Fairytale Ballet, 3-5

Little Rembrandts Creative Kids 3-5

Rhythm & Motion 3-5

Li’l Rembrandts Clay 3-5

Little Rock Stars, 3-5

Indoor/Outdoor Soccer Games, 3-5

Little Rembrandts World Art 3-5 2:15-3 p.m.

Legos, Blocks, Math 3-5

Wacky Sports Games, 4-5 only

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after school care and enrichment program for grades K-5 and 6-8 with pickup at local schools

AFTER SCHOOL

EXCELLENCE

GRADES K-5 OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

Club J Enrichments Week-At-A-Glance TIME 3:45-4:30

Monday Homework

(1-5)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Computer Lab Homework (1-5)

Computer Lab Homework (1-5)

Homework (1-5)

Golf* (2-5)

Kickball (2-5)

Capture the Flag (2-5)

Sport-a-Day (K-1)

3:45-4:30

Amazing Legos (K-1)

Storytelling (K-1)

Scientific Surprises* (K-1)

Choosing Cheese* (2-5)

3:45-4:30

Healthy Kids (K-1)

Radical Recorders* (2-5)

Super Artists (K-5)

Musical Theater (K-5)

3:45-4:30

Mitzvah Club (K-5)

Bhuya Yoga (K-1)

Line Dancing (K-5)

Zumba (K-5)

3:45-4:30

*Classes with ( * ) have a material fee.

Modern Collage w/ Lynne* (K-5)

Chess for Beginners (K-5)

Art Around the World w/ Lynne* (K-5)

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

4:45-5:30

Homework (1-5)

4:45-5:30

Gaga (K-1)

Sockeyball (K-1)

Kickball (K-1)

Sport-a-Day (2-5)

4:45-5:30

Amazing Legos (2-5)

World Flag Art* (K-1)

Scientific Surprises* (2-5)

Choosing Cheese* (2-5)

Balloon Animals (K-5)

Fashion & Costume (K-5)

CAMP YELADIM for 4:45-5:30 Healthy Kids (2-5)

Homework

(1-5)

preschoolers Radical Recorders* (K-1)

Homework

(1-5)

Homework (1-5)

4:45-5:30

Modern Music (K-5)

Bhuya Yoga (2-5)

Cheer (K-5)

Hip Hop (K-5)

4:45-5:30

Art Technique w/ Lynne* (K-5)

Aquamania (K-5)

Chess Competition (K-5)

Aquamania (K-5)

CAMP HAVERIM for grades TK-

Enjoy Friday Shabbat Experience / Fun Day

3:45-4:30

Friday

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JCC CHILDEN’S PROGRAMS, contact Audra Martin (949) 435-3400, ext. 265, audram@jccoc.org.; Sydney Ross (949) 435-3400, ext. 300 , sydneyr@jccoc.org; or Monica Francis (949) 435-3400, ext. 261, monicaf@jccoc.org.

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Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5 • • • • • • •

Choice of two quality enrichment programs per day Vista Verde 1:30 p.m. pick-up When school is out come to the J for a fun-filled day, furlough days included! Staff are experienced college graduates or working towards a degree Healthy daily snacks; celery, carrots, apples and oranges Fun special events Friday Shabbat stories and activities with the Bureau of Jewish Education

Transportation: We are proud to offer programming to our neighborhood

schools. Transportation from Newport Coast Elementary is available at an additional cost. We require a minimum of five children for the bus to pick up at the schools. Club J staff members will walk to Vista Verde and Tarbut V’Torah to pick up the students. If your school is not listed, please let us know. We will make every effort to provide transportation or provide a non-transportation fee.

2013-2014 monthly Club J Fees* MEMBERS No Transportation

2 Day $161

3 Day $241

4 Day $322

5 Day $402

Transportation

$208

$305

$417

$510

V. Verde Gr. K 1:30 Pick-up

$197

$295

$394

$492

2 Day $208 $296 V. Verde Gr. K 1:30 Pick-up $244

3 Day $305 $463 $359

4 Day $417 $594 $489

5 Day $510 $684 $600

PUBLIC No Transportation Transportation

Birthday Parties at

Choose from our awesome list of themes for your celebration:

PAJAMA PARTY CRAFT PARTY SCIENCE EXPLORATION PARTY POOL PARTY SPORTS PARTY ALL-AROUND PARTY SPA DAY PARTY CLAY PARTY ALL BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES ARE 2 HOURS. CONTACT THE J AT (949) 435-3400 TO PLAN YOUR PARTY: Pajama, Craft, Science Exploration, Spa Day or Personalized parties - Sydney Ross at ext. 300, sydneyr@jccoc.org Pool party - Gina Duncan at ext. 160, ginad@jccoc.org Sports party - Eddie Priesand at ext. 104, eddiep@jccoc.org Clay party-Sandra Hodgkins, ext. 161, sandrah@jccoc.org

Spring session 2: April-June, 2014 Spring Break Camp: March 31-April 4, April 7-11, April 14-18 Enrichment showcases: June 9-12

HOMEWORK CLASSES Homework Grades 1-5 Monday-Thursday 3:45-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 4:45-5:30 p.m. Members $116, Public $184 per class period Join our staff in a quiet supervised room to finish your homework at Club J. The staff is there to assist self-motivated students with their homework and keep the environment quiet and safe for all children. Computer Lab Homework NEW! Grades 1-5 Tuesday 3:45-4:30 Wednesday 4:45-5:30 Max. 14 Members $116, Public $184 per class period Students who regularly receive computerbased homework assignments will now have the opportunity to work on their homework in our Club J computer lab. Students will be supervised by a staff member while they work on homework assignments independently.

MONDAY CLASSES, GRADES K-5 Healthy Kids Grades K-1: Monday 3:45-4:30 Grades 2-5: Monday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 Material Fee $25 Healthy living doesn’t have to be boring or dull! In this class, students will see just how fun and delicious a healthy lifestyle can be! The first portion of class will be spent doing a fun, high-energy exercise routine. During the second portion of class students will learn about and eat a healthy small meal or snack, including a healthy drink. Mitzvah Club: Community Service NEW! Grades K-5 Monday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184 Students participate in community service projects each week, such as making cards for soldiers or organizing a canned food drive. With a little creativity and cooperation, students will learn how important-and how enjoyable-giving back can be! Gaga Grades K-1 Monday 4:45-5:30 Members only $116 Children use agility, hand/eye coordination and quick thinking in order to excel in this game. GaGa is an exciting Israeli game that teaches basic sports skills and encourages social interaction with peers. All skill levels welcome. Modern Music

MONDAY CLASSES, GRADES K-5 Golf NEW! Grades 2-5 Monday 3:45-4:30 Members only $116 Material Fee $25 Students will learn proper putting technique using real golf clubs and balls. This is a great class for students who are new to golf or working on their putting skills. Amazing Lego Creations Grades K-1: Monday 3:45-4:30 Grades 2-5: Monday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 When students learn to configure shapes and angles using colored blocks to make real life models of everyday creations they are using their imaginations, and their creative powers as well. This semester the challenge is to come up with copies of amazing structures around the world.

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Grades K-5 Monday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 Students will enjoy developing their musical talents with Mr. Jeremy in Modern Music class. Students will practice learning lyrics, keeping a beat, and performing together as a group for showcase. Art Technique with Lynne Grades K-5 Monday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184, Material $30. Class limited to 20 students Students will work on their techniques as they create works of art on real canvas or with clay over the course of several weeks. By working on multi-week projects, dedicated art students will have the chance to develop their skills under the teachings of Ms. Lynne.

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Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5 Spring session 2: April -June, 2014 Spring Break Camp: March 31--April 4, April 7-11, April 14-18 Enrichment showcases: June 9-12 TUESDAY CLASSES, GRADES K-5 Kickball Grades 2-5 Tuesday 3:45-4:30 Members only $116 Kickball is a fun team sport for all levels. It is similar to baseball, but involves kicking a ball instead of using a bat. It promotes coordination, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Storytelling: Tales of Wisdom NEW! Grades K-1 Tuesday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184 Story telling enhances learning, focuses attention, aids comprehension and makes children use their powers of imagination. This semester we explore original tales from many countries and create works of art to reflect the characters. Stories embody all the wisdom of Africa, China, Japan and other countries in a genre that children can understand and relate to. Radical Recorders Grades 2-5: Tuesday 3:45-4:30 Grades K-1: Tuesday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184, Material $25 In this introductory music course, students will learn the basics of playing the recorder. Students will learn several different songs and practice working together as a group in preparation for a performance at the end of the session! Students will receive their own recorder to keep.

TUESDAY CLASSES, GRADES K-5

WEDNESDAY CLASSES, GRADES K-5

WEDNESDAY CLASSES, GRADES K-5

Modern Collage with Lynne NEW!

Capture the Flag

Beginning Chess

Grades K-5 Tuesday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184, Material $30. Max. 20 This course introduces students to contemporary artists who work with collage as a medium. Through the introduction and demonstration of a variety of collage techniques, students are encouraged to draw on personal interests and experiences in order to develop their own artistic voice. The class will incorporate a variety of found media: magazine images and photographs, as well as non-traditional materials and some clay days thrown in.

Grades 2-5 Wednesday 3:45-4:30 Members only $116 In this team based action game the goal is to locate and recover the opposing team’s flag before they do the same! The class promotes teamwork and strategy as childdren work together to succeed as a unit.

Grades K-5 Wednesday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184 Students will learn the basics of playing chess, such as piece movements, the general rules (ranging from checkmate to stalemates), and basic tactics. Part of each class will consist of an interactive lesson about chess piece movement or strategy and then play time to practice. All levels welcome!

Sockeyball Grades K-1 Tuesday 4:45-5:30 Members only $116 This match of indoor soccer combined with hockey promises to be a winning combination! With some aspects of floor hockey, as well as some techniques of soccer, learn the fun game of Sockeyball that all of the children are talking about. World Flag Art NEW! Grades 2-5 Tuesday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184, Material $25 Students learn about other countries’ histories through their flags and will then have the opportunity to design their own flags. This class is great for students who love art and learning about other cultures. Aquamania NEW! Grades K-5 Tuesday 4:45-5:30 Members only $116 It’s spring and the weather’s getting warmer! In Aquamania, students will swim and play pool games, like Colors or Sharks and Minnows, under the supervision of a pool instructor and the J’s certified lifeguards.

Bhuya Yoga Grades K-1: Tuesday 3:45-4:30 Grades 2-5: Tuesday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 A holistic learning program, Bhuya Yoga LLC, offers a balanced practice which focuses on Forward Bends and Standing Balances. Bhuya Yoga fosters strength building and flexibility as well as ability to focus and quiet the mind.

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Scientific Surprises NEW! Grades K-1: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 Grades 2-5: Wednesday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 Material Fee $25 Join Ms. Cynthia this semester as we discover some surprises in the scientific world. Can these experiments really work? Are they illusions or real? What makes them different and fun? As we move through them we’ll discover that science has some quirky outcomes. Super Artists Grades K-5: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 Club J is looking for super students who have an interest in art! Students will learn how to draw their favorite characters from the year’s most popular movies. Students will develop their drawing skills while having fun creating art with their favorite characters from Frozen and The Lego Movie. Line Dancing NEW! Grades K-5: Wednesday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184 Yeehaw! Come learn a new kind of dancing with Rhythm Motion. In this fun, new class students will learn basic line dancing steps every week. At the end of the session, students will perform what they learned for Showcase. This is a great class for everyone-from brand new dancers to seasoned veterans who are looking for something new.

Chess Competition NEW! Grades K-5 Wednesday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public 184 Students who have played chess before will enjoy this opportunity to engage their friends in some friendly chess competition. Students will learn more advanced moves and strategies and have time to practice them while playing with their friends. This class is perfect for students who already know the basics of chess and are ready for a bigger challenge. Kickball Grades K-1 Wednesday 4:45-5:30 Members only $116 Kickball is a fun team sport for all levels. It is similar to baseball, but involves kicking a handball instead of using a bat. Students will have the chance to play this fun team sport, practicing coordination, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Balloon Animals NEW! Grades K-5 Wednesday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 Impress all your friends with your ability to make balloon animals. In this brand new class, students will learn how to make a different balloon animal every week and play some fun balloon-based games. Best of all, students get to take home their balloon animals.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CLUB J, contact Audra Martin (949) 435-3400, ext. 265, audram@jccoc.org.; Sydney Ross (949) 435-3400, ext. 300, sydneyr@jccoc.org; or Monica Francis (949) 435-3400, ext. 261, monicaf@jccoc.org.

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THURSDAY CLASSES, GRADE K-5 Sport a Day NEW! Grade K-1: Thursday 3:45-4:30 Grade 2-5: Thursday 4:45-5:30 Members Only $116 Students will get to try a different sport each week, such as basketball, baseball, soccer, kickball, and more. This class is great for the active student that wants to try a little bit of everything! Choosing Cheese NEW! Grade 2-5: Thursday 3:45-4:30 Grade K-1: Thursday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 Material Fee $25 Cheese is a versatile and delicious ingredient! This semester we’ll toss and chop, mix and pour and come up with delicious, but easy dishes to serve as quick snacks, to modify for more elaborate meals, and as lunch box treats. Musical Theater: Frozen NEW! Grades K-5: Thursday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184 Learn the songs and dances from one of most popular movies of the year! In Musical Theater, students will learn several songs from Frozen and choreograph dance numbers to go with the songs. Their performance at Showcase at the end of the session is sure to be a hit! Zumba Grades K-5: Thursday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184 Calling all kids who love music and love to dance! This is a dynamic cardio dance class filled with Hip-Hop music, easy to follow moves and a whole lot of laughs! The class will begin with a fun and aerobic stretch followed by a variety of “Zumba” inspired routines which will be performed for friends and family on the last day of class. This is one big exercise dance party filled with fun! Prior dance experience not required.

THURSDAY CLASSES, GRADE K-5 Art Around the World w/Lynne Grades K-5 Thursday 3:45-4:30 Members $116, Public $184, Material $30. Class limited to 20 students Art around the World provides young artists with a creative outlet as they learn about different cultures while creating beautiful projects inspired by that country. From Africa to Japan, from ceramics to painting, children will travel the world, one masterpiece at a time. All materials provided. Aquamania NEW! Grades K-5 Tuesday 4:45-5:30 Members only $116 It’s spring and the weather’s getting warmer! In Aquamania, students will swim and play pool games, like Colors or Sharks and Minnows under the supervision of a pool instructor and the J’s certified lifeguards. Fashion & Costume Design Grades K-5: Thursday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 Students will channel their inner designer in this new Club J class. After reading a summary of a theatrical play, students will design the costumes they would give each character in the story. Students will even have the opportunity to bring some of their designs to life by the end of the session! Hip-Hop Grades K-5 Thursday 4:45-5:30 Members $116, Public $184 This introductory-level Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. This energetic class taught by the fun staff from Rhythm Motion will not only teach you Hip Hop movements and technique, but will also instill rhythm and precision in your muscle memory as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.

School’s Out Programs Grades K-5: Participate in a variety of activities, including: sports, art, swimming, games & more. Please bring a Kosher dairy lunch, swimsuit and towel in case weather permits swimming. CIT - Grades 6-8: Learn the tools to be a JCC counselor, while playing sports, swimming, doing art projects and more. Thursday, March 27 Friday, March 28 Monday, May 26 June 4 and 5

TVT ½ day TVT School’s Out All School’s Out TVT Out

Grades K-5 9-3:30 p.m. Club J Members $45, JCC Members $55, Public $65 Grades 6-8 (CIT) 9-3:30 p.m. JCC Members $30, Public $40 TVT ½ Day Pick Up $20 Pre Care 7:30-9 a.m. $10 per day Post Care 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. $12 per day Post Care: FREE to Club J members Refund policy : Fees are non-refundable. There is no reduction or refund of fees due to absence, illness or withdrawals. No fees are transferable.

Save the Date: Spring Break Camp Week 1: Week 2: Week 3:

Vista Verde March 31-April 4 Fun Days & Magic/Science Vista Verde & NMUSD April 7-11 Fun Day & Everything Art TVT April 14-18 Fun Day & Sporto

JCamps Dates:

Mini Camp I: June 16-20 Session I: June 23-July 11 Session II: July 14-August 1 Session III: August 4-22 Mini Camp II: August 25-29

Kids Night Out Programs, K-5 While the kids are at the J, the Parents can play. Kids spend the evening with JCC friends as they enjoy dinner, games, a movie and make their own sundaes. Members $20, Public $30 At the door: Members $25, Public $35

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CLUB J, contact Audra Martin (949) 435-3400, ext.   265, audram@jccoc.org.; Sydney Ross at (949) 435-3400, ext. 300, sydneyr@ jccoc.org; or Monica Francis (949) 435-3400, ext. 261 , monicaf@jccoc.org.

Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. April 5 and 26 May 10 and 31 June 7

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Children’s Art Classes Cool Art for Cool Kids, Ages 6+

Creative Clay Kid Parties

Mondays, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. $140 members, $170 public plus $20 material fee Art really comes alive when there are no boundaries and the object is to create. This really cool class focuses on painting, sculpture, collage and drawing techniques. Special attention is given to creative activities based on a wide variety of two- and three-dimensional projects. No experience necessary. (Students are welcome to bring their own larger canvas)

The Art room at the J is the ideal place to host your child’s birthday party. Parties are customized to make them unique and special for the host and his/her friends. Our clay parties include: • 2- Hour Party for up to 20 children. • 1-1/2 hours for making and glazing a clay hand-made project (Options will be discussed prior to the party). Fired pieces will be available for pick up approximately 2 weeks after the party. • Clay, tools, glazes, firings Price: $30 per child, up to 20 children

Creative Hands,Creative Kids, Ages 6+

Join us for two magical performances by the JCC’s youth theater groups.

Stage Jr.

All tickets $10 (open seating). FREE for JCC Preschool and Club J students (must be accompanied by a regular admission adult)

with Instructor Reina Rivera

*All classes end with a special Showcase in the theatre. Dress attire: Ballet/Jazz shoes, tights and leotard are recommended. Fairytale Ballet* Ages 3-5: Mondays, 1:15-2 p.m., April 28-June 2, no class 5/26 Students learn ballet steps and French terminology as they dance to their favorite princess songs. Classes promote, flexibility, rhythm, socialization, muscle toning and encourage creative expression in a nurturing environment. $100 for members, $120 public Hip-Hop* Ages 5-9: Mondays, 3:30-4:30, April 28-June 9 (no class 5/26) $120 for members, $140 public

Wednesdays, 3:45 to 5 p. m. $120 members, $140 public plus $20 material fee In this fun, relaxed, super creative class, kids will learn to draw using simple shapes. Once they recognize these shapes, drawing and painting become easy. Students learn about color, style and composition using a variety of mediums, such as clay, paint, charcoal, and paper mache. * All materials are provided (students are welcome to bring their own larger canvas). NO experience necessary.

Stage

Dance classes at the J

Ages 3-5: Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m., April 24-May 29 $120 for members, $140 public Ages 6-12: Thursdays, 4:45-5:30, April 24-June 12 $140 for members, $160 public This high energy class teaches basic Hip-Hop moves step by step to the latest popular music. Classes promote confidence, coordination, muscle toning, flexibility and allows students to develop their own sense of style.

Jazz/Ballet* Ages 6-12 Mondays 4:45-5:45, April 28-June 9 (no class 5/26)

$120 for members, $140 public This combination class introduces dancers to the foundation of basic ballet steps using center floor ballet exercises to elongate the leg muscles and strengthen the core. Class will also include the high energy of pop jazz while executing powerful movement to pop music using the latest choreography.

Ages 9-17

Peter Pan Jr. PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, June 18, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m.

Ages 6-9

PERFORMANCES: Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 3 p.m. Special Mother’s Day Surprise!

FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Art, Dance and Theatre programs visit our website at www.jccoc.org or contact Sandra Hodgkins, (949) 435-3400, ext. 161, sandrah@jccoc.org.

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Children’s Sunday Sports NEW! JCC Michael Cage Youth Basketball Skills Camp, grades 2-6 June 16-20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Our JCC Michael Cage Basketball Camp consists of skill development drills, competitions, and games while having fun. Coach Cage uses his NBA and life experiences along with a wealth of basketball knowledge to teach passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding and developing a high basketball IQ. We focus on the fundamentals and ensure that each player receives the maximum amount of attention. Campers will also compete in league games that put their newly learned skills into action. Meet Michael Cage: Professional career: Played for LA Clippers, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. 1,140 games, 53 play-off games and won the rebounding title in 1988. College career: 2 time Conference Player of the Year and All-American at San Diego State. Pan American team member 1983 - won gold medal with Michael Jordan. Current career: Mater Dei High School basketball coach. Sports analyst for Fox Sports West. Bitty T-Ball/Baseball Training Clinic

MITEBALL: Ages 3-4: 10:30-11:15 a.m. T-BALL: Ages 4.5-5: 11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Sundays, 4/13-6/8: No class 4/20 & 5/11, 7 classes, JCC Members Only $165

Get ready for the JCC T-Ball season in this clinic presented by Coach Mike and professional instructors. The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, fielding, base-running, offensive and defensive strategy, and more… In addition you will play fun and interactive baseball games. Instructors: Coach Mike, Baseball Instructors, & Staff

FOR SPORTS INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION, please contact Eddie Priesand (949) 435-3400, ext. 104, eddiep@jccoc.org.

SAVE ON SWIMMING LESSONS

Spring into swimming! 15% OFF when you purchase any two swim lesson packages. Swim Team Promo: Sign up for JCC Waves swim team and receive 10% off stroke Technique lessons.

Swimming Lessons

Children’s Private Swim Lessons, Ages 3+ $232 for eight 20-minute sessions, $288 for eight 30-minute sessions Private lessons help to further your child’s ability at his/her own pace. We specialize in individual attention through one-on-one teaching with our staff, who will design lessons to fit a swimmer’s needs and learning style. Children’s Semi-Private Swim Lessons, Ages 3+ $160 for eight 20-minute sessions, $192 for eight 30-minute sessions Semi-Private lessons allow your child to learn to swim with a friend or sibling. This Create-A-Class program offers lessons tailored to your lifestyle. specialized Swim Lessons $145 for five 20-minute sessions, $180 for five 30-minute sessions We have specialized classes for children who have great fear and apprehension of the water, and for children with special needs. Beginning with basic water safety, our experienced instructors guide children to feel safe and comfortable in the water as they learn to be confident swimmers. Stroke Technique Swim Lessons $145 for five 20-minute sessions, $180 for five 30-minute sessions Stroke technique lessons are scheduled with our swim team coaches and include a comprehensive training plan for swimmers on any swim team so that champion swimmers are inevi¬table. Our experienced instructors guide children to feel safe and comfort¬able in the water as they teach them how to be confident swimmers.

Year Round Youth Aquatics Program

Merage JCC WAVES Swim Team Trains Winners WAVES swimming uses a progressive age group program in which the swimmer is instructed and developed in physical, mental and emotional levels in a systematic fashion. An emphasis on fun and family for the younger swimmers develops into a gradual increase in commitment over a period of years. Every unique group for children emphasizes the joy of swimming while introducing beginning swimming techniques. The “pre-team” portion of the class teaches the fundamental motor skills of swimming with an emphasis on correct body placement. The WAVES offer competitive and non-competitive tracks for swimmers to follow once they finish with swim lessons. MONDAY –THURSDAY Non-competitive Groups Varsity Group ages 13 & up: Bronze Group ages 9-13: Blue Group ages 9-13: White Group ages 5-9: Dolphin Group ages 5-9:

4:30-6:30 p.m. 5:15-7 p.m. 3:30-4:45 p.m. 3:45-4:30 p.m. 3:45-4:30 p.m.

$85 mo. $80 mo. $75 mo. $65 mo. $55 mo.

Non-competitive groups learn basic skills of this lifetime sport including the different strokes and how to exercise in the water. Instruction is positive and the emphasis is on having fun. Your child will learn in a non-pressure, fun-filled environment. The program teaches sportsmanship, physical fitness and teamwork! Coaches: Coach Chris M, Coach Cece, Coach Oscar, Coach Austin, Coach Adam and Coach Amy MONDAY –FRIDAY Competitive Groups Senior Group II ages 13 & up: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Silver Group ages 9-13: 5-7:15 p.m. Red Group ages 5-9: 4:30-5:45 p.m.

$95 mo $85 mo. $75 mo.

Competitive groups are specifically designed to introduce boys and girls to the continuation of swimming skills with the utmost regard to their physical and emotional development. This program caters to young swimmers who want to race. Team members must swim 3-4 times per week and participate in scheduled swim meets. Coaches: Coach Chris Duncan, Coach Gina, Coach Lara, Coach Austin and Fitness Specialist Viveka Fruth Registration fee: A non-refundable registration fee is required for the 2014 season. Fee includes team t-shirt and swim cap. New Swim Team Members $160 and Active Swim Team Members $130, sibling discount: $10 off per additional swim team member.

FOR AQUATICS AND SWIM LESSON INFORMATION AND GROUP PLACEMENT, please contact Chris Duncan at (949) 435-3400, ext. 144, chrisd@jccoc.org or Gina Duncan (949) 435-3400, ext. 160, ginad@jccoc.org.

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COMING SUMMER 2014

teens Casino Night, Grades 8-12 Saturday, April 26, 7-10 p.m.

Test your luck and skill at casino night! We will have snacks, music and great prizes. $20 members $25 public

Dodgeball Tournament, Grades 6-8 Saturday, May 10, 7-10 p.m.

Bring your friends and form teams to play in our dodgeball tourney. $10 members $15 public. Cost includes snacks.

End of year pool party! , Grades 6-8 Saturday May 31, 7-10 p.m. $10 members $15 public

Welcome to the teen center party, Grade 5 Monday, June 2, 3-5 p.m.

Going into 6th grade next fall? Welcome to the teen center! ome check out the exciting things the teen lounge has to offer. No charge.

Art Programs for Teens

8th grade party

Art for Tweens, Ages 10-13

Entering 9th grade in the fall? Check out the different teen events offered next year. No charge.

$150 members, $175 public +$20 material fee Come to Tween Art and make new friends as they learn to draw, paint and sculpt. Students will “see” the basics of painting and drawing in a new way. The varied curriculum includes still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, clay sculpture and more. Materials are included. One canvas per child per session will be provided.

Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. April 23-June 11

Monday, June 9, 3-5 p.m.

Teen Lounge: Unwind from school in the Teen Lounge, for JCC members only entering grades 6-12. You must wear your JCC I.D. badge. Hang-time in the Teen Come do your homework or enjoy Hangtime. We’ve got flat screen TVs, two pool tables, a ping pong table, Xbox 360 with all the newest games, a stereo, three computers, and a comfy homework area.

Teen Lounge Hours Monday-Thursday 3-6 p.m. I Friday 2:30-5 p.m. The Teen Lounge is supervised at all times by qualified staff. Teens must sign a required code of conduct before participating in teen center activities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about teen activities contact Heather Zucker (949) 435- 3400 ext. 165, Heatherz@jccoc.org

Join us on facebook: JCC.Teens Follow us on Twitter & Instagram: OCTeens Page 10

Teen Art, Ages 14+

Tuesdays, 5 p. m. to 7 p. m. April 29-June 10

$150 members, $175 public Music, art, popcorn, friends and creativity: what a great way to end the day! Teens will love this class for the art student who wants a little more time and help exploring different art mediums under the guidance of an experienced artist. It’s also for the art student who just wants to paint, meet new people and have some fun. Students will gain a better understanding of Art History, Art Theory and Art careers. Just bring your inspiration and imagination! All materials are provided (students are welcome to bring their own larger canvas). No experience necessary.

FOR ART CLASS INFORMATION please contact Sandra Hodgkins, at (949) 435-3400, ext. 161, sandrah@jccoc.org.

TEEN Pick Up Basketball

Wednesday Nights 6-9 p.m. Ongoing. JCC Members only, ages 13-17 Teen players have first priority in our JCC Wednesday night pick-up basketball games. JCC members only. No charge. Must show badge at fitness desk.

FOR SPORTS INFORMATION, please contact Eddie Priesand (949) 435-3400, ext. 104, eddiep@jccoc.org.

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SUMMER CAMP AT THE J CAMP YELADIM for preschoolers CAMP HAVERIM for grades TK-11 NEW! TRAVEL CAMP for grades 6-11 Register now for lowest rates!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR MORE INFORMATION call (949) 435-3400 or visit www.jccoc.org/jcamps/ Merage JCC of Orange County • 1 Federation Way, Irvine 92603 • www.jccoc.org

JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest®

JOIN TEAM OC 2014 CHERRY HILL, NJ August 8-15 __________ DETROIT, MI August 15-22 Still a few spots available for athletes and artists ages 13-17 ForMerage additional contact Samantha (949) 435-3400, ext. 313, samc@jccoc.org JCCinformation Children’s Program Guide | Cohen spring 2014, session 2 Page 11


2014 Southern California

JR. MACCABI GAMES BE A PART OF IT! Join Jewish youth athletes from the JCCs of San Diego, Long Beach, Los Angeles and more for an exciting day of Jewish youth Olympics.

About Jr. Maccabi Games: Choose from Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming or Star Reporter (photo journalism). All sports are Co-ed and will be offered in 12U and 10U competitions subject to entries. Players ages 8-12 (as of June 1, 2014) will compete in multiple sports or cover the Games as Star Reporters. Teams will play against other JCCs including San Diego, LA and Orange County. Cost of event: $80 Includes orientation, practice, pizza social on May 19; lunch June 1, adult supervision, Jr. Maccabi uniform shirt and medals. Deadline to register is May 11. Please return registration form (reverse) to your participating JCC.

MONDAY, MAY 19 at the Merage JCC

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 at the Merage JCC

Parent Orientation & Athlete Practice / Social

Jr. Maccabi Games

5:30 -7 p.m. Check in followed by team practices/social 6-6:30 p.m. Parent orientation meeting

8.30 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For additional information contact Samantha Cohen (949) 435.3400, ext. 313 , samc@jccoc.org

Registration Opening Ceremony Competition, community service project, social activities

Junior Maccabi Games take place at the Merage JCC 1 Federation Way, Ste. 200, Irvine, CA 92603 | www.jccoc.org | 949.435.3400


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