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Dwares Rhode Island

Winter / Spring 2020 Class & Program Guide

401 Elmgrove Avenue Providence, RI 02906 401.421.4111


Winter/Spring Class & Program Guide Table of Contents Page Hours of Operation, Holiday and Holy Day Schedule


Celebrate, Rejoice & Remember


Membership at the Dwares JCC


Ways to Give Back


Behind the Book: A Visiting Author Series


Jewish Life


Jewish Life & Israel

10 - 11

Family Fun

12 - 14

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

15 - 20

Children Ages 4–11

21 - 28

Tweens & Teens

29 - 30

Adults 31 Fitness for Adults

32 - 34

Group Fitness / FIT FOREVER for Seniors

35 - 36

Aqua Fitness & Fun

37 - 38

TigerSharks Swim Academy


TigerSharks Swim Team / Adult Swim Lessons


Registration Form

41 - 42

Registration is open! How to register: Online: In person: Member Service Office Phone: 401.421.4111 Fax: 401.331.7961


Hours of Operation

Inclement Weather Alerts

J-Fitness Monday - Thursday: 5:00am - 9:00pm Friday: 5:00am - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 6:00pm (Saturdays during Standard Time: 8:00pm) Pool (Open-swim times vary; please check our online Pool Schedule) Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 8:30pm Friday: 5:30am - 5:30pm Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 5:30pm David C. Isenberg Family Early Childhood Center Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed Eides Family J-Space After School Program Monday - Friday: 2:00 - 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed Alliance Offices Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm (3:30pm during Standard Time) Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The Dwares JCC makes every effort to remain open during inclement weather. However, there may be occasions when we will open late, close early, or close for an entire day to ensure the safety of our members, guests, and staff. You can obtain information about weather alerts on, on local news websites, or by tuning in to your local TV station. If the weather is questionable, please check first to see that we’re open before you head out to the JCC!

Holiday & Holy Day Schedule Date & Holiday

Fitness Center*

Weds. 1/1 New Year’s Day

7:00am - 12:00pm

Weds. 4/8 Erev Pesach

Early Childhood

J-Space/J-Cation (JS/JC)

Alliance Offices




5:00am - 3:00pm

8:00am - 12:30pm

JC 8:00am - 12:00pm

8:30am - 12:00pm

Thurs. 4/9 Passover - 1st Day





Fri. 4/10 Passover – 2nd Day

5:00am - 6:00pm




Wed. 4/15 Passover – 7th Day

5:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

JC/JS 8:00am - 6:00pm


Thurs. 4/16 Passover – 8th Day

7:00am - 9:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

JC/JS 8:00am - 6:00pm


Mon. 5/25 Memorial Day

7:00am - 12:00pm




Thurs. 5/28 Erev Shavuot

5:00am - 9:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

JC/JS 8:00am - 6:00pm


Fri. 5/29 Shavuot - 1st Day

5:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

JC/JS 8:00am - 6:00pm


Sat. 5/30 Shavuot - 2nd day

7:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm



*The Pool opens 30 minutes after the Fitness Center and closes 30 minutes before the Fitness Center.


Celebrate, Rejoice & Remember Holidays Holidays begin at sundown the previous day. Tu B’Shevat - New Year for the Trees: February 10 The Jewish Arbor Day, which has become a celebration of nature and environmentalism in Israel.

Purim: March 10 This day of merrymaking marks the salvation of the Jewish community from near destruction by the Persian tyrant Haman. The story of this victory is recorded in the Book of Esther. Pesach - Passover: April 9 - 16 This eight-day festival commemorates the Israelite exodus from Egyptian slavery. Jewish families conduct two ritual meals (Seders) on the first two nights of the holiday. Yom Ha’Shoah - Holocaust Memorial Day: April 21 This day is dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II.

Yom Ha’Zikaron - Israel Memorial Day: April 28 This day is dedicated to the memory of those who fell in Israel’s wars and victims of terrorism.

Yom Ha’Atzmaut - Israel Independence Day: April 29 This holiday commemorates the State of Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948.

Lag B’Omer: May 12 A minor holiday on the 33rd day of the 49-day period from Passover to Shavuot. Shavuot - The Feast of Weeks: May 29 - 30 This two-day holiday commemorates the receiving of the Torah (Five Books of Moses) by the Israelites on Mt. Sinai.


Membership at the Dwares JCC: All are welcome. Are you looking to improve your body, mind, or spirit? Maybe you're interested in meeting new people in a safe and friendly environment of community and inclusiveness? A Dwares JCC membership affords you access to a variety of outstanding social, cultural, and educational activities that celebrate family, foster health and well-being, embrace tradition, create friendships, and expand cultural horizons. To learn more about a JCC membership and all it has to offer, contact our Member Services Office at or 401.421.4111.


Ways to Give Back

The Philanthropy Department of the Jewish Alliance raises money to support Jewish life in Rhode Island, in Israel, and across the globe. We deliver more than 300 programs and services worldwide as we honor the Jewish values of compassion, generosity, and responsibility. To keep our community strong, we sustain the people who make it great, through every stage of life. Together, we give our children an excellent education that is built on a solid foundation of Jewish identity. We share Jewish culture so that who we are as a people will remain valued and relevant. We take care of the most vulnerable among us, including our seniors, by providing meals and emergency funding. We continue to fight anti-Semitism across the globe and assist Jewish communities facing turbulence and upheaval such as those in the Ukraine and Cuba. In all of these ways and more, we are making a difference in the world.


Ways to Give Back

The Community Relations Council works to preserve the rights of all by promoting a fair and just society through Jewish values and ideals, including a deep commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and social justice. Our key issues include immigration/ refugee rights, housing discrimination, environmental justice, combating hatred, and teaching tolerance. To get involved in our initiatives, contact Stephanie Hague, Director of Community Relations, at shague@ or 401.421.4111 ext. 127.


Behind the Book: A visiting author series


THE BOOK a visiting author series

For years, the Jewish Alliance has welcomed authors visiting our community. In the past, we’ve welcomed such notable writers as Martin Fletcher, Jennifer Teege, and Michael Solomonov. This year, we continue the tradition of connecting people with ideas, and with each other, by presenting a wide range of speakers for Behind the Book: a visiting author series. • Goodnight Bubbala, with Sheryl Haft | Sunday, January 26 • Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom, with Ariel Burger | Wednesday, January 29 • The 30-Day Money Cleanse, with Ashley Feinstein Gerstley | Sunday, February 2 • From Longing to Belonging: A Practical Guide to Including People with Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in Your Faith Community, with Shelly Christensen | Thursday, February 6 • A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969, with Noam Sienna Wednesday, February 26 • The Flight Portfolio, with Julie Orringer | Monday, May 4 • Palestine Posts: An Eye-witness Account of the Birth of Israel, with Daniel Chertoff | Wednesday, May 13

Times and locations vary. For more information or to register for any of the events in this series, please visit

This series is made possible with generous support from TW Financial Group.


Jewish Life Audio/Visual Lending Library

The Jewish Alliance’s vast lending library collection offers a variety of feature films, documentaries, trigger films, TV shows, and music CDs. Items are available in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino (Judeo-Spanish). Diverse topics include learning disabilities, Jews in America, the Holocaust, kosher food, philosophy, bar/bat mitzvah, Hanukkah, Israeli life, biblical figures, romance, scientific innovation, and sports. The collection features well-known names such as Kermit the Frog, Roberto Benigni, Kirk Douglas, Dudu Fisher, Yehoram Gaon, Mandy Patinkin, Gregory Peck, Itzhak Perlman, Molly Picton, Monty Python, Barbra Streisand, and many more from people as diverse as Sid Caesar, Dino de Laurentis, Abba Eban, Menachem Golan, Ephraim Kishon, Dennis Prager, Neil Simon, Steven Spielberg, and student filmmakers as well as Children’s Television Network.

Given sufficient notice, we may acquire the public performance rights to dozens of classic Israeli feature films for nonprofit organizations through arrangements with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information, contact Larry Katz at or 401.421.4111 ext. 179.

Jewish Alliance Film Festival: SAVE THE DATES! April 24 - May 3

Screening times will vary. A selection of Jewish-themed films that will entertain and inspire audiences across Rhode Island will be screened throughout the last week of April. We want to hear from you! To make film recommendations, be sure to fill out the form at

Rhode Island Kosher Chili Cook-Off Sunday, June 7, 11:00am- 4:00pm Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue

It’s official! The Rhode Island Kosher Chili Cook-Off is back! Enjoy a day of community, chili, and activities for the whole family. You will be able to sample kosher chili and vote for your favorite recipe. It’s going to be a great “thyme!”

The Jewish Alliance’s 35th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic

Monday, June 15 | 11:00am Ledgemont Country Club, Seekonk The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is proud to present our 35th Annual JCC Golf Classic! For more information, contact Seth Finkle at or 401.421.4111 ext. 146.


Jewish Life & Israel Israel Desk

The Alliance Israel Desk supports opportunities to travel and study in Israel. We match people to programs, provide grants and scholarships, and offer travel resources. For more information including applications, submission deadlines, and more regarding the following programs, contact the Israel Desk at or 401.421.4111 ext. 179. • Gift of Israel is an incentive savings program in which families, congregations, and the Jewish Alliance contribute funds toward an educational program in Israel. Students enrolled must be in grades 3 - 10 and will accumulate $3,200, which may be used through age 26. There are two enrollment plans: a standard savings plan for grades 3 - 10 and a catch-up savings plan beginning in grades 4 - 6. • Israel Study/Travel Grants and Scholarships are available to greater Rhode Island Jews in high school through age 26 planning to study/travel to Israel. Non-needs- based grants are available to high school students through age 26. Needs-based scholarships are only available to high school and gap year students.

Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel provides the gift of first-time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 32 for FREE. This program was created to send thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel as a gift in order to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity among world Jewry; and to strengthen participants' personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people. Local participants receive the gift of this 10-day trip funded by private philanthropists through The Birthright Israel Foundation; the people of Israel through the Government of Israel; and the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Annual Campaign. Registration takes place mid-February for summer trips. Pre-register now so that you may be informed of the exact registration dates at Please be advised that waiting lists often start forming during the day immediately after registration begins. For more information, contact the Israel Desk at or 401.421.4111 ext. 179. Israeli Emissary Or Cohen is our community’s shlichah (Israeli emissary). She teaches and speaks throughout the community, particularly in Jewish schools, synagogues, and campus Hillel programs. She is also available to make presentations to community groups and groups of friends who would like to learn more about Israel. She conducts programs at the Dwares JCC and in the non-Jewish community. Or’s service to our community is courtesy of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. For more information, contact Or Cohen at or 401.421.4111 ext. 121.


Jewish Life & Israel Israeli Culture Nights Join us one Wednesday each month for a night of Israeli culture! The programs range from cooking to lectures to movies and will touch on different aspects of Israel. Hosted by our shlichah (Israeli Emissary) Or Cohen. For additional information, contact Or Cohen at or 401.421.4111 ext. 121. Ages: Adults 2nd Wednesday of each month (usually), 7:00 pm Movie Night: The Last Flight of Petr Ginz. January 8: Movie and presentation about boy who died in the Holocaust, and whose artwork was destroyed in the 2003 Columbia space shuttle tragedy. Druze Culture February 12: A look at the challenges facing a religious minority in Israel − with Tamim Saad, a former naval officer now in the Finance Ministry.

Women of the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) March 18: Featuring Lt. Cdr. Or Cohen

Hummus! The Movie. April 1: Film and tasting

Palestine Posts: An Eyewitness Account of the Birth of Israel. May 13: Presentation of memoirs by the son of a war correspondent and journalist who lived through the events. Part of the Behind the Book series.

Israeli Art Exhibition June 10


Family Fun

Don’t let the cold weather ruin all your fun; join us on the last Sunday of the month during the winter for a day filled with activities for the whole family. Each Sunday will feature a schedule of different opportunities in addition to any regularly scheduled programs such as open gym, group exercise


classes, and family swim.

Sunday, January 26 – Day-At-The-J For more information, or to sign up for any of the activities taking place, visit 10:15 – 11:45am: Barre and Bubbly

Join Kim and other fitness staff in a barre class, a wellness question and answer session while enjoying bubbly beverages and the company of fellow participants.

Price: $10 | Members: $5

1:00 – 2:00pm: Rooster Games Join The Eides Family J-Space Afterschool Program playing “Rooster Games”. Students in grades 2-6 that have read at least 5 of the nominated books are invited to participate in rounds of a triviastyle competition about the 2020 RI Children’s Book Award nominees. A list of the books can be found at http://www.olis. Visit our friends at the Rochambeau Library to pick up any of these books! All participants will receive a certificate of participation and top competitors will get a prize. RSVP to Shannon Kochanek at Price: No cost to participate or attend. 1:30-3:30pm: Woodworking Workshop 

Join Aaron Guttin, J-Camp Director and Master Carpenter to learn the basics in woodworking including safety and basic construction. You will build your very own toolbox/craft box that will have you saying #NailedIt! Individual participants in the class need to be 18 years of age or above. Kindergarten and up with parent or guardian. You must pre-register to ensure your spot and materials. Space is limited. Price per project: $45 | Members: $36

For more information, or to sign up for any of the activities taking place, visit


Family Fun

Sunday, January 26 – Day-At-The-J 4:00 - 5:30pm: Goodnight Bubbala Pajama Party PJ Library and friends invite you to a pajama party featuring special guest Jewish Book Council author Sheryl Haft, who will delight us with an interactive storytelling of her new book, Goodnight Bubbala. Music, crafts, and light snacks. Wear your pajamas, and bring a comfy blanket or sleeping bag and your favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with! Price: $5 | Members: $3 Family Max: $14 | Member Family Max: $10 About the author: Sheryl Haft’s newest picture book, Goodnight Bubbala, captures her affection for Jewish culture and the Yiddish language. Sheryl is also the founder of “Kids Engineer!,” which teaches invention and design to young children. Sheryl resides in New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming — each wild in its own unique way.

Sunday, February 23 – Day-At-The-J 11:00am - 4:00pm: Game Night Drop in Bring your favorite board and card games, or borrow them from our library. Have some fun, make new friends, and play to the end. Join Frank Petrie, Lead Teacher at J-Space, for Magic The Gathering. Price: FREE!

3:00 - 5:00pm: Annual Pool Party Kick the winter blahs, crank up the heat, and come to the beach! Well, not the beach exactly, but our very own newly renovated Dwares JCC pool. Join us for a special Family Swim with swim toys and floatation devices. We will also have games in the pool and on the pool deck for children of all ages. *All children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular pool rules apply.


Family Fun

Sunday, March 29 – Day-At-The-J

Good Deeds Day-at-the-J Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others by putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Join the Youth and Family department, and participate in a variety of community service projects.

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

1:30 - 3:30pm: J-Camp/PJ Library Book Swap Come join your friends from J-Camp, and go home with new books! PJ Library will showcase their books that are available to any Jewish child between the ages of 6 months and 11 years old. Feel free to bring your own books to swap or donate to other families. Families can learn about PJ Our Way and PJ Library camp scholarships offered through the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Also enjoy snacks, games, and visiting with your counselors from J-Camp. For more information or to RSVP, contact Aaron Guttin at or 401.421.4111 ext. 140.


Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers The David C. Isenberg Family Early Childhood Center The David C. Isenberg Family Early Learning Childhood Center (ECC) provides a safe, welcoming, child-centered educational setting infused with Judaic values for children 3 months through pre-kindergarten (4 years old by 9/1). Our students explore their world and create their own experiences through a combination of teacher- and student-directed opportunities to allow for individual development. We offer a balance of free choice, socialization, science, math, literacy, creative arts, social studies, motor skills, and more. All children are welcome regardless of their religious and cultural backgrounds or their physical, social/emotional, and cognitive abilities. The ECC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), BrightStars (Rhode Island’s tiered quality and rating service), and the Department of Human Services (DHS). We have a nurse on-site, and our entire staff is trained in first aid and CPR. Daily kosher vegetarian snacks and meals are included in the cost of tuition and are created in-house by our lead and assistant chefs. For more information and to set up a tour, contact Lyndsey Ursillo, Assistant Director, Early Childhood Engagement, at or 401.421.4111 ext 141. Shalom Baby

Have you or someone you know recently experienced the birth or adoption of a child? Shalom Baby welcomes your new bundle of joy to the greater Rhode Island Jewish community with a free gift bag filled with items for your baby and valuable information about the programs and services we have to offer. This program helps young families network with one another and connect to the Jewish community. Whether this is your first baby or your fourth… there’s a lot to know and learn about raising healthy, happy children in today’s world. For more information or to receive or send a Shalom Baby gift, contact Lyndsey Ursillo at lursillo@ or 401.421.4111 ext. 141.

Birthday Parties What can you expect at a Dwares JCC Birthday Party? Each party is two hours long with one hour of structured, pre-planned activities for up to 15 children. The remaining hour leaves plenty of time for snacks, opening presents, and celebrating! Additional guests can be added for $5 per child. Party package includes birthday party host, invitations, tablecloths, napkins, plates, cups, utensils, and juice, plus a t-shirt for the birthday child! Optional addons such as a bounce house and additional time or guests are available for an added fee. For more information about birthday parties at the Dwares JCC, contact Lyndsey Ursillo at or 401.421.4111 ext. 141. Price: $300 | Members: $250


Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers DID YOU KNOW?

PJ Library is a free Jewish literacy and outreach program for families with young children ages 6 months through 8 years. Created by our partners at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) and supported through the Jewish Alliance Annual Campaign, PJ Library reaches out to Jewish families to foster curiosity about their heritage while exploring their Jewish identity. Every month in the mail, each participating child receives a high-quality Jewish book or CD representing an array of Jewish themes along with a guide to help families use the selections in their homes. To sign up or to learn more, visit or contact Lyndsey Ursillo at or 401.421.4111 ext. 141.

Did you know that reading to your child, as early as infancy, has been proven to have lasting benefits on language development? Research shows that reading to your baby provides the exposure to language that can positively influence learning throughout the rest of their life. It also helps form special bonds between you and your baby. PJ Library books provide an excellent opportunity to start reading with your child while also exposing their to the traditions and values of Judaism.

AY W R U O PJ AGES 9-11 Considered the next chapter of PJ Library, PJ Our Way, for children 9 - 11, still provides children with a monthly Jewish-themed book in the mail. The best part is that now they get to choose for themselves which book they want to receive. Children can also interact on a user-friendly, parent-approved website to read book reviews, blog posts, and more. To sign up, visit For more information, contact Lyndsey Ursillo at or 401.421.4111 ext. 141.


Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers PJ Library Hamantaschen Bake Sunday, March 8, 3:00 - 4:30pm, Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence Calling all bakers! Think you have an award-winning filling for hamantaschen? Or just want to learn how to make these treats? Hamantaschen are triangle-shaped cookies that are traditionally eaten on Purim. These cookies are usually filled with jams, poppy seeds, or even chocolate hazelnut spread. Join us for a special Purimthemed baking program as we read a PJ Library book and make hamantaschen, and then share which filling is your favorite. All are welcome! For more information or to RSVP, contact Lyndsey Ursillo at or 401.421.4111 ext. 141. Price: $15 per family | Members: $12 per family

PJ Library Passover Drop-In Program Monday, April 6, 10:00 - 11:00am, Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence Passover is the eight-day holiday that chronicles the Jewish people’s escape from slavery in Egypt. Drop in to listen to PJ Library stories and songs, search for the afikomen, and create a matzah cover or holder. All are welcome! For more information or to RSVP, contact Lyndsey Ursillo at or 401.421.4111 ext. 141.

Sweet Shavuot PJ Library Sweet Shavuot Wednesday, May 27, 3:30 - 4:30pm, Location TBD Shavuot celebrates the spring harvest and the giving of the Ten Commandments. It is customary to eat dairy during this time. Join us at a local ice cream parlor for a creamy treat as we explore this tradition and hear a special Shavuot PJ Library story about the importance of working together, sharing, and taking care of others. All are welcome! For information or to RSVP, contact Lyndsey Ursillo at or 401.421.4111 ext. 141.


Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Havdalah night PJ Library/Camp JORI Havdalah Night Saturday, February 1, 4:00 - 6:00pm, Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence Welcome the new week with a special camp-style Havdalah celebration. Join your PJ Our Way and Camp JORI friends for a fun-filled night of singing, crafting, and camping. Hear a PJ Library story by the campfire, take part in cozy crafts, show off your sports skills, and enjoy tasty treats. Learn about all that Camp JORI has to offer during this "night in the life of camp."

om kids yoga OM Kids Yoga Downward Facing Puppies (Ages: strong walkers - 3) Parents partner with their toddlers in this imaginative and FUN class. Creative movement, age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories, props, and the OM Kids Puppet Family make this class a huge hit with the three and under crowd. Parents will love it too as they get in on the fun and stretching, and learn great tips and techniques to use at home. Caregivers are welcome. Non-walking babies are allowed on our mats at no additional charge. Class is 45 minutes. For information or to register, contact Elyse Rotondo at or 401.954.4992. OM Kids Yoga accepts all major credit cards, checks, or cash. Register and pay online at

Session 1 Thursdays, 10:30am February 6 - April 2 (4/23 bonus/make-up class) 8 classes Price: $160 | Members: $144 Sibling Discount 10% Session 2 Thursdays, 10:30am April 30 - June 18 (6/25 bonus/make-up class) 8 classes Price: $160 | Members: $144 Sibling Discount 10%


Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

rock-a-baby Rock-a-Baby Come learn that music is within you from the minute you crawl! Rock-a-Baby is an interactive, educational music experience for you and your toddler. Join three energetic musicians to explore rock, pop, blues, traditional, and classical music by singing songs, playing games and instruments, and dancing. Each week a different theme will be explored with the help of whimsical puppets Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony! For information or to register, contact Marc Trachtenberg at or or 401.524.7113. Ask about our sibling discount! Payment must be in the form of cash or check made out to Rock-a-Baby RI. Winter I Session 1

Winter II Session

Mondays, 4:00pm January 6 - February 24 (6 weeks) No class: January 20, February 17 Price: $131.25 | Members: $118 Price with sibling 6 months+: 197 Members: $178

Mondays, 4:00pm March 2 - April 20 (8 weeks) Price: $175 | Members: $158 Price with sibling 6 months+: $260 Members: $234

Tuesdays, 9:30am, 10:30am January 7 - February 25 (8 weeks) Price: $175 | Members: $158 Price with sibling 6 months+: $260 Members: $234 Wednesdays, 9:30am, 10:30am, 3:45pm, 4:45pm January 8 - February 26 (8 weeks) Price: $175 | Members: $158 Price with sibling 6 months+: $260 Members: $234

Tuesdays, 9:30am, 10:30am March 3 - April 21 (8 weeks) Price: $175 | Members: $158 Price with sibling 6 months+: $260 Members: $234 Wednesdays, 9:30am, 10:30am March 4 - April 22 (8 weeks) Price: $175 | Members: $158 Price with sibling 6 months+: $260 Members: $234 Wednesdays, 3:45pm, 4:45pm March 4 - April 22 (7 weeks) No class: April 8 Price: $153 | Members: $138 Price with sibling 6 months+: $228 Members: $205


Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

rock-a-baby Spring Session Mondays, 4:00pm April 20 - June 15 (7 weeks) No class: May 25 Price: $153 | Members: $138 Price with sibling 6 months+:$228 Members: $205

Wednesdays, 9:30am, 10:30am, 3:45pm, 4:45pm April 29 - June 17 (8 weeks) Price: $175 | Members: $158 Price with sibling 6 months+: $260 Members: $234

Tuesdays, 9:30am, 10:30am April 21 - June 16 (8 weeks) Price: $175 | Members: $158 Price with sibling 6 months+: $260 Members: $234

Children Ages 4-11 Transition care Transition Care is a flexible after school option to complement enrichment classes offered at the Dwares JCC that are not included in our J-Space program. Children travel to the JCC with other children attending J-Space and enjoy a healthy snack and free time before being escorted to their classes. Parents are expected to pick up their children from their enrichment classes. Transition Care is not available on days when classes do not meet. Contact Shannon Kochanek at for more information and to register. Ages: 5 - 11 Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 4:30pm January 6 - June 19 No Transition Care offered: January 20, February 17, April 8 - 10, May 25 Price: $18/day | Members: $14/day

Children Ages 4-11


Preschool Playspace We are proud to announce Preschool Playspace, our new after school program exclusively tailored to children 4 - 5 years old. Preschool Playspace is open Monday - Thursday and provides the same excellent, caring attention given to J-Space attendees. Our 9:1 children-tostaff ratio ensures that all children get the attention they need and deserve while our activities schedule keeps them involved with a variety of fun and educational activities! Each day has a different theme. Monday is Art, Tuesday is Science, Wednesday is Construction/ Building, and Thursday is Music and Singing. Monthly commitment is required. E-mail Shannon Kochanek at for more information and to register. Ages: 4 - 5 Monday - Thursday, 3:00 - 5:00pm January 6 - June 18 No Transition Care offered: January 20, February 17, April 8 - 9, May 25 Members only. Monthly costs are listed below:

4 days per week: $508.40 3 days per week: $393.60

2 days per week: $270.60 1 day per week: $139.40

Eides Family J-Space After School Program J-Space provides children K - 5 with opportunities to have fun, learn new skills, and grow and develop in positive and healthy ways. J-Space provides a caring and nurturing environment where experienced staff respect and value the diversity of each child. We offer an excellent 12:1 children-to-staff ratio and strive to ensure that every child at J-Space feels safe and at home. Classes on the following pages that are marked with an * are included as part of the J-Space program at no additional fee. For more information and to register E-mail Shannon Kochanek at skochanek@


Children Ages 4-11 *Pottery & Sculpture The focus of this class is on creativity and exploring the endless possibilities of clay. Learn the basic methods of hand-building: coiling, pinching, building with slabs, and sculpting; what goes into making bowls, mugs, containers, and sculptural art pieces. The skills taught are repeated session to session, but the project ideas are individualized based on skill. Pottery is painted with glazes that are food safe. Grades: K - 2 Wednesday, 4:15 - 5:00pm Session I January 8 - March 26 12 classes Price: $200 | Members: $156 ID # 12615 Session II April 1 - June 17 No class: April 8 11 classes Price: $185 | Members: $143 ID # 12616 *Pottery & Sculpture 2 Children in this class will enhance their ability to hand build and will also learn the basics of throwing clay to create clay bowls, vases, and more. They will also be able to try slip casting and can experiment with some glazing techniques. Pottery is painted with glazes that are food safe. Grades: 3 - 5 Wednesday, 5:00 - 5:45pm Session I January 8 - March 26 12 classes Price: $200 | Members: $156 ID # 12616

Session II April 1 - June 17 No class: April 8 11 classes Price: $185 | Members: $143 ID # 12618


Children Ages 4-11 *Science Explorers Come and learn about science through experimenting and fun exploration in the amazing scientific world. Each week, we will be hypothesizing, experimenting, and analyzing our results. Grades 3 - 5 Mondays, 4:15 - 5:00pm Grades K - 2 Mondays, 5:00 - 5:45pm Session I January 6 - March 24 No class: January 20, February 17 10 classes Price: $130 | Members: $100 Grades 3-5: ID # 12628 Grades K-2: ID # 12619 Session II March 28 - June 15 No class: May 25 11 classes Price: $143 | Members: $110 Grades 3-5: ID # 12629 Grades K-2: ID # 12620

*Cooking Young chefs start your mixers! Students will make all sorts of goodies, from cookies to salsa. They will practice knife skills and decorating techniques, and will learn the science behind many recipes. Some projects may be sent home to be cooked. Grades K - 2 Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:00pm Grades 3 - 5 Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm Session I January 7 - March 24 12 classes Price: $220 | Members: $169 Grades K-2: ID # 12621 Grades 3-5: ID # 12631

Session II March 31 - June 16 12 classes Price: $220 | Members: $169 Grades K-2: ID # 12630 Grades 3-5: ID # 12632


Children Ages 4-11 *Exploring Israel through the Senses Children will explore Israel through their senses in this class. Each week, children will experience Israel through food, dance, music, and more. Come and enjoy exploring Israel with Or Cohen, our Shlichah (Israeli Education Emissary). Grades K - 1 Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:00pm Grades 2 – 5 Thursdays, 5:00 - 5:45pm Session I January 9 - March 26 12 classesPrice: $156 | Members: $120 Grades K-1: ID # 12633 Grades 2-5: ID # 12635 Session II April 2 - June 18 No class: April 9 11 classes Price: $143 | Members: $110 Grades K-1: ID # 12634 Grades 2-5: ID # 12636

Kids’ Night Out Calling all parents! Kids’ Night Out is a chance for children to spend the evening with their friends in a fun and safe environment… and a great opportunity for parents to have a night out, “kid free!” Kids’ Night Out runs once a month on Saturday evenings. Each month children will be entertained with a variety of themed activities including sports, crafts, and more. A pizza dinner and snacks will be served, and the evening will end with a movie. The older group of kids also gets an hour of free swim. E-mail Shannon Kochanek at skochanek@ for more information and to register.

Ages: 2 - 4 & Grades K - 5 Saturdays, January 4 & 25, February 15 & 29, March 7 & 21, April 25, and May 16 Ages 2 – 4, 5:00 - 8:00pm Ages 5 – 11, 5:00 - 10:00pm Price: $40 | Members: $30 Siblings: $20


Children Ages 4-11

gardening Greenhouse Gardening During this class, we will be maintaining the plants from the Fall session, using the greenhouses in the fitness courtyard. We will also be starting seedlings for Spring planting. Ages K - 5 Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm January 10 - March 27 12 classes

Price: $234 | Members: $180 ID #12626

Gardening We will be planting seedlings started during the winter in the greenhouses in our Sessions Street Community Garden plot as well as some shared plots. This will include turning over the soil, planning the planting spaces, trimming the fruit trees, and protecting our plants and soil. Ages K - 5 Fridays, 4:15 - 5:45pm April 3 - June 19 No class: April 10 11 classes $215 | Members: $165 ID # 12627


Children Ages 4-11

Illustrating Fairy Tales from around the World At the beginning of each class, the instructor will read a different fairy tale from around the world. Then the children will illustrate a scene inspired by the story. Children will explore a variety of media. Grades 2 - 5 Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30pm Session I January 10 - March 27 12 classes Price: $234 | Members: $180 ID # 12622

Session II April 3 - June 19 No class: April 10 11 classes Price: $215 Members: $165 ID # 12625


Children Ages 4-11 OM Kids Yoga: Yoga Pretzels (Ages: 4 - 6 years)

build strength, increase flexibility, and improve coordination.

Let's get bendy, go upside down, and challenge our bodies in this exciting, energy-releasing yoga class. Children will learn how to calm themselves and relax with kid-friendly breathing exercises and meditations – fun focus games, and ageappropriate yoga poses.

Session 1 Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00pm February 25 - April 21 4/28 bonus/make-up class 8 classes Price: $160 Members: $144 Sibling Discount: 10%

Session 1 Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm February 12 - April 22 No class: April 8, 14 4/29 bonus/make-up class 8 classes Price: $160 Members: $ 144 Sibling Discount: 10% Session II May 6 - June 24 (No make-up class available.) 8 classes Price: $160 Members: $144 Sibling Discount: 10% OM Kids Yoga: Peace Warriors (Ages: 7 - 9 years) This yoga class emphasizes mindfulness and selfawareness through challenging yoga poses, creative games, kid-friendly meditations, and music. Kids will learn a variety of techniques to help them focus, relax, and calm their minds as well as

Session II May 5 - June 23 (No make-up class available.) 8 classes Price: $160 Members: $144 Sibling Discount: 10% Register online at www. or call OM Kids Yoga at 401-954-4992. Youth Basketball Fundamentals (Ages: 6 - 9) This clinic gives youth basketball players a chance to build on their basic fundamentals, learn new skills and drills, and focus on teamwork. Skills such as shooting, dribbling, passing, footwork, and defensive awareness/technique will be emphasized. This program is directly connected to training our young athletes for the Junior Maccabi Games. Get prepared for your

upcoming season with this basketball clinic. Youth Basketball Fundamentals is led by Dwares JCC Sports Coordinator and ACSM-Certified Exercise Physiologist Rob Castellucci. Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm January 15 - February 19 6 sessions Minimum enrollment: 4 Price: $90 Members: $60 Youth Exercise and Sport (Ages: 6 - 9) This class gives youth a chance to learn fundamental body movements, coordination, and body control through exercise. Each class will involve basic bodyweight exercise movements, along with different sports skills, drills, and play. Youth Exercise and Sport is led by Dware’s JCC Sports Coordinator and ACSM-Certified Exercise Physiologist, Rob Castellucci. Wednesdays, 4 – 4:30pm March 18 - April 29 No class: April 8 6 sessions Minimum enrollment: 4 Price: $90 Members: $60 For assistance contact Rob Castellucci at rcastellucci@ or 401.421.4111 ext.129.


Children Ages 4-11 When school’s out, J-Cation Camp is in! Students in grades K - 5 are welcome to join our well-rounded program that provides children with a variety of activities including sports, art, cooking, building, daily swim, and more. Don’t see a camp listed for a date you need? We can create a J-Cation Camp with a minimum of only 5 campers! Check our on-line registration for time and pricing information. Extended day or J-Space dropins are available after J-Cation Camp, Early Arrival is available from 8:00 - 9:00am for an additional fee. For more information, to RSVP, or to inquire about additional days not listed, contact Aaron Guttin at or 401.421.4111 ext. 140. J-Cation Camp January 2, 3, 17, 20; February 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; March 11, 13, 20; April 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17; May 22, 29; June 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Youth and Family Shabbat Dinner Friday, April 24, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Dwares JCC Come join your friends and parents from J-Camp and J-Space as well as meet new campers for the summer of 2020! Enjoy a Shabbat dinner, story time, and a special Shabbat kids activity. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Aaron Guttin at aguttin@ or 401.421.4111 ext. 140 or Shannon Kochanek at skochanek@ or 401.421.4111 ext. 147. Price: $18 per family


Tweens & Teens Teen Lounge Ages: 10 and older, in 6th grade and above Do you want a place to challenge your friends to a game of ping pong or Nintendo Wii? Maybe you want a fun and comfortable space to relax with your friends? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then the Dwares JCC Teen Lounge is the place for you! We offer a variety of different classes and activities just for tweens and teens. A monthly calendar of events is posted outside the Teen Lounge and is emailed to parents and teens. Monday - Thursday, 3:00 - 6:00pm Friday, 1:10 - 6:00pm Drop-in Price: $5/day or buy a 10-pack punch card for $40 Members: FREE*

*Teens whose family has a family membership are automatically included. A standalone teen membership is available. Contact Member Services for more information at memberservices@ or 401.421.4111.

CPR/First Aid (Grade 6 through adult) Sign up for this class and learn the skills taught by the American Red Cross to get certified in CPR and First Aid for Adults, Children, and Infants. You will receive a participant handbook and CPR mask, as well as learn the skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. The certification is contingent on attending all classes and passing all tests. You must pre-register to ensure your spot and materials. Space is limited. Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm January 14, 21, 28 (must attend all classes) Price: $117 | Members: $90 ID # 12639


Tweens & Teens Fitness Center Members of the Teen Lounge are able to use the equipment on the fitness floor after completing the Youth and Teen Fitness Certification Program. Gymnasium Our basketball gymnasium is available for members of the Teen Lounge during afterschool and open-gym hours to hang out, exercise, and play with friends. Teens must sign in and out in the lobby and in the Teen Lounge upon arrival and departure. Teen Fitness, Weights, and Conditioning (Ages: 10 – 16) This class gives teens the chance to improve their athletic skills through strength and interval training. It also gives those who do not have an athletic background a chance to learn basic fundamental movement patterns and to build strength and coordination while reaping cardiovascular benefits.

Mondays, 4:00-4:30pm January 13 - March 2 No class: January 20, February 17 6 sessions Minimum enrollment: 3 Price: $125 | Members: $90

Teen fitness is led by Dwares JCC Sports Coordinator and ACSM-certified Exercise Physiologist Rob Castellucci. For assistance and registration info, please contact Rob Castellucci at rcastellucci@ or 401.421.4111 ext.129.

Teen Leadership & Philanthropy (TLP) (Grades: 8 - 12) TLP is an experiential learning program that incorporates intensive leadership symposiums, group volunteer experiences, social programming, and philanthropy 101. Participants will engage in monthly meetings where teens learn about philanthropy and help raise money for a cause within the community. Class will consist of eight onehour classes including a field trip. Students will receive a certificate of completion. Price: $175 | Members: $145 For more information or to register, contact Aaron Guttin at aguttin@jewishalliaceri. org or 401.421.4111 ext. 140.



*Glass Painting (Ages: 21+)

*Paint Night (Ages: 21+)

Come to relax, socialize, and paint a wine glass. Paint the design taught during the class, or make your own creation with guidance from the instructor.

Our very own art teacher will guide you through two hours of painting a spring-themed canvas from start to finish. We’ll provide the supplies; you bring the wine.

Monday, 7:30 - 8:30pm February 3 Price: $23 Members: $18 ID # 12637

Expect to leave behind your worries and cares, but take home your creative project. Thursday, 7:30 - 9:00pm April 2 Price: $46 Members: $36 ID # 12638

*BYOB: You are allowed to come with your own alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks to class. You must pre-register to ensure your spot and materials. Space is limited.


Fitness for Adults The time has never been better to meet us at the J! Our facility has undergone a beautiful renovation, and no part of the Fitness Center or pool was left untouched! From our comfortable and clean Group Exercise studios with enhanced surround sound systems, to our new top-notch strength equipment, to a fullservice cardio area, there is something for everyone! The J-Fitness team is devoted to bringing out your potential. We specialize in helping you achieve and sustain a functional and fulfilling life – let us show you how! Members of the Dwares JCC may partake in our Group Exercise classes for FREE. For schedules, visit For more information on how to join, contact our Member Services Office at 401.421.4111. Specialty Programs Men’s Basketball League (Ages: 21+) This competitive league features fullteam registration and a minimum 10week season plus play-offs refereed by certified officials. All teams make the playoffs.

Thursdays, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, & 8:30pm games March 5 – June 4 No games April 9 13 weeks Price: $900/team To sign up as a team or individual looking to join a team, contact Rob Castellucci at rcastellucci@ or 401.421.4111 ext. 129.

Krav Maga The Art of Israeli Self-Defense (Ages: 17+) This class will teach participants effective, proven techniques for personal security and selfprotection as well as defense tactics for any situation. Krav Maga will help participants learn how to deal with a variety of common threats and attacks from both armed and unarmed assailants. This Krav Maga class will be led by Bart Axelrod, who trained in Israel and is a certified Krav Maga instructor, a second-degree black belt in Uechi Ryu Karate, and a black belt in Wesley Sanshou. For information, please contact Rob Castellucci at or 401.421.4111 ext. 129. Sundays 12:00 - 1:30pm January 19 - February 23 6 sessions Minimum enrollment: 4 Price: $125 Member $90


Fitness for Adults PICKLEBALL Pickleball League (Ages: 18+) Pickleball is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in America. Created to be easy to learn and play, Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. This is an all-ages format and is popular. Doubles play with options for occasional singles play. Contact Dori Venditti at or 401.421.4111 ext. 210 to sign up or to learn about an annual pickleball membership. Winter & Spring Session Pickleball Meet-up: Recreational Play Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:55pm January 8 - June 17 No class: April 8 Drop-in: $10 per class | Members: $5

Pickleball Club: Beginners/Recreational Play Thursdays, 1:30 - 2:30pm January 9 - June 11 No class: April 9 Drop-in only: $5 per class


Fitness for Adults

Indoor Rowing Whether you already row or are looking for a new way to keep in shape, lose weight, cross-train, compete on the water, or rehabilitate from injury or surgery, rowing is the complete exercise for you. Arms, legs, chest, back, abs, and even your mind get a complete workout from the efficient, rhythmic motion of rowing. Rowing is: • Low-impact • A high calorie burner • Great for joint health • A lower body, upper body, and complete core workout • A superb aerobic fitness exercise • A great stress reliever Ages 16+ Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00am Year round program; rolling admission

• Exercise has many psychological benefits. It can help with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, and overall mood. A DID YOU little exercise can go a long way!


In addition to the physical benefits, regular attendance of a group exercise class can have a positive impact on your social well-being. Regular attendees often report gaining a sense of community within the group, and oftentimes hold themselves more accountable to exercise because of these ties.

Dwares JCC PERSONAL TRAINING Join an amazing fitness family with a focus on positivity, support, and resilience. Our personal training team will provide you with a complimentary initial consult to establish your baseline health and fitness level, and then will design a program to meet your individual needs. Your Personal Trainer will:

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help you gain optimal health and fitness design a workout program specifically for you demonstrate movements and answer your questions monitor your progress adjust your workouts as your needs change and your abilities grow provide variety to help alleviate boredom, avoid plateaus, and prevent injury


Group Fitness on Land GROUP FITNESS ON LAND Do you enjoy exercising in a group setting? People who participate in group fitness classes stay engaged in their fitness regimens more often than those who do not. The Dwares JCC offers several specialized classes such as Pilates, cycle, and boot camp. Group exercise classes are FREE with your membership and appropriate for all levels. For group exercise and water fitness class schedules, visit; stop by and pick up a copy of our current schedules at 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence; or call 401.421.4111 ext. 152 for more information or guest pricing. Class descriptions below are a sample offering only and are subject to change. Please refer to current schedule or website for present offerings. Ballet Basics A non-impact total-body workout combining elements of Pilates, yoga, and ballet that targets all major muscle groups to reshape the entire body. The results are improved posture, toned arms and legs, and a strong core. No ballet or dance experience needed! Body Blast Pressed for time? Get a full-body intense workout in just 30 minutes! This class includes interval and circuit training with little rest. Bootcamp Box Punch and kick your way to a total-body workout by keeping your heart rate up while strengthening various muscle groups, particularly the all-important core! Boxing (NEW) A non-contact workout focusing on instruction and basic boxing techniques. This class may be

done circuit style with opportunities for some 1:1 coaching. You’ll leave feeling pumped up and ready for the ring! Cycle A stationary cycling workout that simulates the riding positions used on real road racing bikes. Participants will focus on endurance, strength, and intervals of high-intensity with recovery periods. Hard Core Participants will learn how to build the most powerful, stable, and capable core possible through a range of exercises using their bodyweight, stability balls, and mini balls. Israeli Folk Dance Try something new, and get a great workout at the same time! This form of dance is usually performed to songs in Hebrew or to songs that have been popular in Israel. Israeli dances may include circle,

partner, line, and individual dances. This is a 75-minute class. KettleBell These classes will help kick all your fitness goals into high gear! Functional, compound exercises work multiple groups simultaneously to develop strength and muscular endurance and efficient caloric expenditure. This high intensity class runs for 30 minutes. J-Fit A generalized total-body sculpting workout using aerobic and strength training. Emphasis varies by class and instructor, but you can be sure you’ll walk out tired and toned. Pilates A holistic approach to total-body conditioning that emphasizes the use of the mind and breath for the execution of controlled and concentrated movements. continued on next page


Group Fitness on Land

Power Circuit/Power Fusion A continuous, circuitstyle workout that will incorporate bodyweight exercises, kettlebells, sledgehammers, medicine balls, and battle ropes to enhance your overall power, agility, and endurance. Step Get an intense cardio workout using an adjustable step. Some sessions also incorporate muscle conditioning using free weights. Stretch + Roll These sessions focus on flexibility and range of motion using foam rollers and various stretching techniques. Tai Chi Embrace mind, body, and spirit with this ancient art. Gentle, flowing movements focus on grounding, balance, coordination, and overall well-being. This class requires registration for a fee. Trekking Conducted on a treadmill and set to music, this class is a combination of walking, running, and hill intervals. Work at your own pace with the benefit of a

motivational coach! TRX® Suspension Training Used by Olympians and rehab patients alike, the TRX® system allows users safely to perform hundreds of functional movements to build strength, flexibility, and balance. This is one fitness tool that is here to stay. Yoga Tone your body and mind, and improve strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, and balance. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Classes range from 50 to 75 minutes. Zumba ZUMBA® is a fusion of Latin and international rhythms that creates a dynamic, exciting, dance fitness class that is based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO.” All levels are welcome as the instructor will guide you through the movements. Ditch the workout, and join the dance party! FIT FOREVER for Seniors Classes are a great place for older adults to connect with friends and meet new people. Our diverse

instructors will stimulate your passion for exercise. Fit Forever classes emphasize strength conditioning and functional training with movement to include stretching to improve balance and range of motion along with posture alignment. Fit Forever classes are 50 minutes long. Free for members; guest rate of $5.00. Punch cards ($50 for 11 classes) are available for purchase. Fit Forever - Movement & Balance Let’s move and have fun! Some strength conditioning is included. Balance and body awareness are a plus. Fit Forever - Strength, Stretch, Range of Motion This class uses strength and functional training as well as balance exercises. Range of motion exercises focus on joints to help maintain quality of living. Fit Forever - Yoga This primarily chair-based class tones the whole body and will bring you greater strength, stamina, flexibility, structural alignment, and balance, and most importantly, will help you to stay relaxed.


Aqua Fitness & Fun Heated Indoor Pool Dive into water activities and enjoy one of the few heated indoor pools available on Providence’s East Side. We offer deep water walking, aqua aerobics, family swim, and adult lap swim as well as adult and gender-specific times. Want to swim, be safe, and be comfortable in water? Our popular, successful, step-by-step learn-to-swim program teaches everyone from infants through school-age children as well as adults confidence and safety in water. Swimmers can continue on to high-level competitive stroke improvement as far as they wish. Water activities offer a different experience compared to fitness activities on land by using water’s natural resistance to build muscle strength and endurance while reducing joint stress. Check the pool schedule to see our variety of water fitness classes in both shallow and deep water. Use of our pool during regularly scheduled swim times is FREE for members. Not a member? Drop-in fee is $18 for adults and $10 for kids under 13 years old. View pool schedules and classes online at or call the Aquatics office at 401.421.4111 ext. 153 or the Lower Lobby Welcome Desk at ext. 152. Be sure to place your name and cell number on our system for aquatic alerts and last-minute pool status changes. Aqua Fit (Ages: 18+) This shallow water aerobic workout includes calisthenics-style movements with various upper and lower body resistance moves. Participants march, jog, and ski through the water to create resistance to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Instructors uses their creativity to keep the pace moving and the activities interesting. Participants use the water to create their preferred level of intensity. No swim skills necessary. 45-minute class Offered all year Price: $18 | Members: FREE Aqua Zumba® (Ages: 18+) A fusion of Latin and international rhythms, Zumba® is a dynamic, water dance fitness class based on the principle that a workout should be “fun and easy to do.” All levels are welcome as the instructor will guide you through the movements. Ditch a workout, and join the aqua dance party! 45-minute class Offered all year Price: $18 | Members: FREE


Aqua Fitness & Fun Deep Water Workout (Ages: 18+) Prepare yourself for the ultimate "no impact" workout. This deep water class uses selected flotation devices for suspension in deep water and creates a challenging aerobic interval workout using adaptations (jogging, cross country skiing, and jacks). Expect powerful moves and full range-of-motion to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility. No swim skills necessary. Intermediate level. 45-minute class Offered all year Price: $18 | Members: FREE Lap Swim Times (Ages: All) Lane(s) designated for lap swimming only. We encourage all swimmers to circle swim if sharing during peak times. Family Swim (Ages: All) Open swim time for families to practice skills or simply enjoy the water. All children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult in the water, and an accompanying adult must remain in the pool area for children who are swimming. One or two lap lanes are reserved for lap swimming. Children using flotation devices must be directly and closely supervised by an adult in the water. Ages: All Water activities offer a different DID YOU experience compared to KNOW? fitness activities on land by using water’s natural resistance to build muscle strength and endurance while reducing joint stress.


Aqua Fitness & Fun TigerSharks Swim Academy The Dwares JCC swim program uses an exceptional education system designed around swimming fundamentals and an emphasis on water safety. As young as 4 months, children learn to swim at their own pace. Swimmers are assigned to a swim level based on the child’s skills and age. Student lessons, which focus on correct body positioning and alignment, are taught by certified instructors. We record improvement on the student’s online skill sheets and use positive reinforcement and fun exercises. As swimmers advance, they participate in safety tests to demonstrate their proficiency in their ability and technique. TigerSharks Swim Academy is a year-round program with no sessions; therefore, students may join swim lessons at any time. All our lessons are 30 minutes long, once a week. Consistency is one of the most important factors that lead to becoming proficient and gaining confidence in the water. • Pups (Tots) lessons (Maximum: 8 per class) • Group (Maximum: 4 per class) •Semi-Group/Semi-Private Lessons (Maximum: 2 per class) • Private Lessons TigerSharks Swim Academy Hours: Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm Monday 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Girls ONLY 7:00 - 8:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Boys ONLY 7:00 - 8:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Girls ONLY 7:00 - 8:00pm Thursday 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Boys ONLY 7:00 - 8:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Monthly Pricing*

Monthly Member Pricing*

Group: ...................................................... $87 Pups (Tots): ............................................ $74 Semi-Group/Semi-Private...............$104 Private Lessons: ..................................$134

Group: ................................................$73.95 Pups (TOTS): ....................................$62.90 Semi-Group/Semi-Private..........:$88.40 Private Lessons: ........................... $113.90

For information about TigerSharks Swim Academy at the Dwares JCC, contact Stephani Cataño at 401.421.4111 ext. 162 or


Aqua Fitness & Fun

TigerSharks Swim Team (Competitive) Ages: 6 - 18 TigerSharks Swim Team is in its ninth season as part of the RIMA (Rhode Island/Massachusetts) League. While focusing on stroke technique and endurance, swimmers will have the opportunity to grow and succeed in a fun and competitive environment. Swimmers are divided into two levels based on swimming ability and endurance to enable them to swim and progress in a positive manner. All participants must already have basic swimming skills. For information about TigerSharks Swim Team at the Dwares JCC, contact Doug Immel at 401.421.1111 ext. 153 or 2019 - 2020 season ends: March 8 Pricing: Enrollment Fee: Level 1: $280 | Members: $200 Level 2: $305 | Members: $225 Monthly Fee: Level 1: $ 90 | Members: $60 Level 2: $115 | Members: $85 Practice: Mon., Tue., Wed., and Thurs. Level 1 4:30-5:30pm Level 2 4:30-6:30pm


Swim lessons with Doug Immel Want to swim better, smoother, or faster? Need to learn basic strokes or gain simple confidence in the water to begin the swimming process? Doug Immel has spent 45 years helping people of all ages and abilities learn to move comfortably in the water as well as swim well and fast when ready. For information on times, fees, and particulars to meet your goals, contact Doug Immel at or call the Aquatics office at 401.421.4111 ext. 153.

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Winter/Spring 2020 Class & Program Guide  

Whether your goal is to improve your body, mind, or spirit; to engage in family fun or cultural arts; or to be part of a community that lear...

Winter/Spring 2020 Class & Program Guide  

Whether your goal is to improve your body, mind, or spirit; to engage in family fun or cultural arts; or to be part of a community that lear...