Experiences Fall & Winter 2017
What’s Inside: General Information
Greenwood Children’s Center
Trips & Events
Infant, Toddler, Preschool
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Longmeadow Dance School
For Your Information The Board of Park Commissioners sponsors the following organizations and programs. Sports Associations are independent associations that handle their own registration and league coordination with some LPRD assistance. Each Sponsored Association has a specific registration process. Please contact the individuals listed below for detailed information about their programs and registration. Longmeadow Youth Football Jeff Carterud at email@example.com www.longmeadowfootball.org Longmeadow Girls’ Lacrosse Mark Pinkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org Tim Kingston at email@example.com www.LGLAX.com. Longmeadow Baseball Association firstname.lastname@example.org www.longmeadowbaseball.org Longmeadow Softball Association Kim Gettens 413.754.3266 email@example.com www.longmeadowsoftball.wordpress.com
Longmeadow Soccer Association Lynn Pantuosco firstname.lastname@example.org www.longmeadowsoccer.org Longmeadow Aquatic Club email@example.com Longmeadow Boys’ LAX Association Matt Landon 508.737.8255 firstname.lastname@example.org www.longmeadowlacrosse.com Longmeadow Youth Basketball Association Victor Oundjian email@example.com
Longmeadow Little League Association Steve Schiffman 413.374.7674 Schiff143@aol.com http://www.longmeadowlittleleague.org
General Information Office Locations Main Office: The Community House 735 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm Passport hours 9am-3pm Phone: 413.565.4160 Fax: 413.565.4165 Greenwood Office: Greenwood Children’s Center 231 Maple Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Hours: Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm Phone: 413.565.4163 Fax: 413.565.4219 LPRD Hotline: 413.565.2255 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lprd.net Our Vision Passionate Professionals, Beautiful Parks, Exceptional Experiences Our Mission The Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department, operating under the advisement of the Board of Park Commissioners, is dedicated to developing and maintaining beautiful, safe and environmentally friendly open spaces for the public to use and enjoy. Through affordable, comprehensive and exceptional experiences, we build a sense of community, enrich people’s lives and contribute to total development of the individual, family, and the Longmeadow community. We strive to meet the needs of our customers and residents and the needs of the Town of Longmeadow through activities and parks that are representative of the best practices of our profession. Board of Park Commissioners The Longmeadow Park Commissioners are appointed volunteers whose charge is to set policy of all Town Parks and Recreation activities. Dave Horowitz, Chair Margaret Rakas, Vice Chair James Jones, Commissioner Jim Russell, Commissioner Jeff Rintoul, Commissioner Department Staff Bari Jarvis, M ED, Director Cristina Judd, BA, Assistant Director Marisa O’Brien, BS, Administrative Assistant Marina Blanusa, Director of Child Care Mike Barbieri, BA, Director of School Age Services Sponsorship Opportunities Businesses in Longmeadow and the neighboring areas are finding that they can demonstrate their commitment to our community and promote their services or products through the official Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department Sponsorship Program. The opportunities available include advertising in the LPRD seasonal brochure, sponsoring an event or program, contributing in-kind services, and/or making a donation. Call today for your Sponsorship Package.
ADA The Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department complies with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. ADA requires that recreation programs must be implemented in the most integrated setting possible, appropriate for each individual. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department regarding any accommodations needed to assist with participation in and the enjoyment of any program or special event. If you have any questions, please call 413.565.4160. On the web - www.lprd.net If you ever needed to know when a class was being offered, needed a form or wanted to sign up for your next recreational opportunity, now you can do all this and more on the web. We encourage you to take advantage of this great service. Registrations and payments are secure and encrypted guarding your personal information. Cancellation Information Information Hotline - Call 413.565.2255 for up to the minute cancellation and event information. Programs held at schools will be cancelled when school is cancelled. Facility Rentals Community House Facility Rental Are you looking for a convenient space for a lecture, an anniversary celebration, etc.? The Longmeadow Community House will seat up to 200 people auditorium style or 150 for a sit down dinner. Rentals are on a first come, first served basis. Call 413.565.4160 for more information or go to www.lprd.net. Park Rules A complete listing of the Park Rules is available at each Park, on-line at www.lprd.net and at the Parks and Recreation office. Park Permits Park Permit Forms can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation Department office or on the web at www.lprd.net. Program Registration Initial Registration for Programs begins when you receive this brochure, unless otherwise noted in the program description. All registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program maximum or established deadline. Use the activity numbers listed under program description and to search online for registration. Registration can be done at www.lprd.net, in person at the Community House or a completed registration form can be faxed or mailed in to the Community House with payment included. Payments are due in full at the time of registration and can be made by check made payable to LPRD, cash or credit card. NOTE: there is a $10 fee added to all non-resident registrations. Refund Policy No refunds will be given after the program registration deadline or start of the program. A $25 processing fee will be deducted for any refund.
Fee Assistance The Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department’s programs, classes and special events are available to all residents regardless Advertisements Advertisement in this publication does not express or imply the of economic status. We provide fee assistance for qualified endorsement of a business or its products and services by the residents and a confidential application is available in our office or on the web at: www.lprd.net. Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department.
Greenwood Children’s Center, Daycare & School Age Programs Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106
School Age Programs, Early Risers, After School Greenwood Extended Day and Daycare Programs have achieved a Level 2 rating by the Department of Early Education and Care’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). QRIS is a method to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early education & care and after-school settings. We are proud to offer our participants such a level of service.
Early Risers Before School Program, Grades K-5
After School Program, Grades K-5
The Early Risers Program is offered at Wolf Swamp, Blueberry Hill and Center Schools each morning beginning at 7:15am until the start of the school day.
Transportation is provided from Longmeadow Public Schools at 2:45pm to Greenwood Center until 6pm. Registration is accepted for the following:
1 day per week $77/monthly 2 days per week $86/monthly 3 days per week $106/monthly 4 days per week $131/monthly 5 days per week $154/monthly Drop in service fee: $21per block Delayed Openings: $21 per day for extra hours and transportation $35 Registration fee *25% Sibling discount
1 day per week $186/monthly 2 days per week $280/monthly 3 days per week $310/monthly 4 days per week $369/monthly 5 days per week $397/monthly Drop in service fee: $49 for the first 3 hour block, $20 for each additional block plus transportation fee of $3 per day $35 registration fee *25% Sibling discount
Contact Marina Blanusa, Director of Childcare at email@example.com or Mike Barbieri, Director of School Age Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 565.4163 to set up a tour or for additional information!
Daycare Program Infants - One month to 15 months, $333/week Toddlers– 15 months to 2.9 years, $315/week Preschoolers– 2.10 years to Kindergarten, $254/week Part time options available
Happy -Confident -Play - Learn Be Ready For Kindergarten… Learn Through Play Curriculum Social Development Kindergarten Readiness Skills Thematic Units Phonological Awareness Letter & Number Recognition STEM Program, Science & Technology Lab Greenwood Children’s Center is proud of our highly talented and dedicated teachers! Miss Carly- Since 2001 Miss Brittany Since 2010 Miss Ellissa Since 2017
Miss Karen– Since 2008 Miss Kaitlin– Since 2009 Miss Amber since 2016
Miss Ashley Since 2017
Trips & Events New York City Trip Enjoy a day in the Big Apple, plan the day to your liking to include shopping, visiting a museum or seeing a show! Stops will be along 5th Ave TBD by the driver the day of the trip. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 #6109.102 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 #6103.301 Depart from Greenwood at 7am; return at 10:30pm Fee: $59 per person Springfield Thunderbirds Tickets Pick up your ticket vouchers to be redeemed for any home game ticket at the box office. Yellow tier tickets are $21 and $1 from each one comes back to Longmeadow Parks & Rec. Vouchers can only be purchased in person at the Community House. For game schedule visit www.springfieldthunderbirds.com.
Musical Notes, Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Greenwood Center Did you know that music can increase a child’s emotional intelligence, creativity and social skills? Clap your hands, tap your feet and sing along with Jon O’Neill as he combines songs with dance and musical instruments! Infant Classes, newborns thru 24 months Tuesdays, 10-10:30am Sept 12-Oct 17 #2102.101 Oct 24-Nov 28 #2102.102 Dec 5-Jan 16 (no 12/26) #2102.201 Jan 23-Mar 6 (no 2/20) #2102.202 Mar 13-Apr 24 (no 4/17) #2102.203 May 1—June 5 #2102.204 Toddler Classes, 24 months thru 4 years Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am Sept 12-Oct 17 #2100.101 Oct 24-Nov 28 #2100.102 Dec 5– Jan 16 (no 12/26) #2103.201 Jan 23-Mar 6 (no 2/20) #2103.202 Mar 13-Apr 24 (no 4/17) #2103.203 May 1-June 5 #2103.204 $72 per child or $100 per family
Father Daughter Valentine's Ball , Community House Mark your calendar for Longmeadow’s Annual Father Daughter Dance. Celebrate this special day with your daughter or granddaughter, dressed up in your finest attire and enjoy popular music played by Jon O’Neill, dancing and refreshments. Registration deadline is February 5th. Sunday, February 11 #6120.101 New Parents’ Support Group, Greenwood Center 2-4pm Thursdays & Fridays 10-11am $17.50 per couple, $25 for 3 or more Gain support, meet new friends and establish bonds with other new parents. This group is open to new parents and their infants from birth to one year of age. Aquatics This program is offered through Baystate Medical Center Parent Education Red Cross Swim Lessons, Ages 4-18, Longmeadow High School Pool Department. Call 794.5515 for more information. No meetings when there is no Group lessons follow American Red Cross guidelines and are taught by our school. This program is FREE! No sign-up is required. experienced lifeguards. Levels start at beginner and progress to advanced swimmer. Class levels may be combined depending on enrollment. Participants Youth Programs should be comfortable in the water and must be toilet trained. The pool may be closed additional dates due to inclement weather. JumpingClay, Medieval Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Let's travel back in time to join the Knights of the Round Dec 2-Jan 20 (No class 12/23, 12/30) Table! JumpingClay is an air drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic Level 1: 12:15-1pm #5506.201 and completely mess free! Our workshop provides step-by-step instruction and Level 2: 1:15-2pm #5506.203 assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self-expression and Level 3 & 4: 2:15-3pm #5506.205 building confidence. Each participant will create their own Medieval display Feb 3– Mar 17 including a castle, dragon, knight and princess using JumpingClay while learning Level 1: 12:15-1pm #5506.202 about basic shapes and color mixing. Beginners welcome! Level 2: 1:15-2pm #5506.204 Level 3 & 4: 2:15-3pm #5506.206 Wednesdays, 4-5pm $70 per person Oct 4 - Nov 8 #2125.322 $90 Longmeadow Youth Swim Team, Ages 5-18, Longmeadow High School Pool Participants must have knowledge of the 4 competitive strokes and be able to NEW! JumpingClay, Individual Holiday Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood swim 25 yards (1laps of the pool) continuously. Program meets four nights per Center week and participants are required to make at least two practices each week. Holiday Ornaments! Sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 workshops! JumpingClay is an air Swim meets take place on either Friday evenings or Saturday mornings. Team drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! swimsuit is required and parent volunteering during swim meets is mandatory. Our workshop provides step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained To register, please contact Erin Dudeck or Meaghan Pandolfi instructors while encouraging creative self-expression and building confidence. at email@example.com Each participant will create their own holiday ornament (each week will be a different ornament) using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and Monday-Thursday color mixing. All projects will be taken home the same day - just leave them out Oct 10- Jan 30 to dry for 24 hours! Beginners welcome! 6-6:45pm, ages 5-10 Wednesdays, 4-5pm 6:45-7:45pm , ages 11 & Up Nov 29 - Snowmen ornaments #2125.323 $150 per swimmer, payable to the Longmeadow Aquatic Club at time of Dec 6 - Snowman and Gingerbread Man ornaments #2125.324 registration. Dec 13- Bear in Stocking Ornament #2125.325 $20 per workshop
Infant, Toddler & Preschool
Gymnastics and Sports, Ages 2-4, Greenwood Center Instructor Lorrie Rousseau offers age appropriate gymnastic activities using the balance beam, parallel bars, rings, uneven bars and vault designed for little bodies with safety in mind. Sport activities include soccer, croquet, t-ball, bowling, floor hockey and much more! Thursdays, 9:45-10:15am Sept 14-Dec 7th (no 9/21, 11/9, 11/23) # 2129.305 Dec 14– Mar 1 (No 12/28, 2/22) #2129.306 Mar 8– May 17 (no 4/19) # 2129.307 Thursdays, 10:30-11am Sept 14-Dec 7 (no 9/21, 11/9, 11/23) # 2129.309 Dec 14– Mar 1 (no 12/28, 2/22) # 2129.310 Mar 8– May 17 (no 4/19) # 2129.311 $99 per person
JumpingClay, Polar Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center Chill out! JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshops provide step by step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self-expression and building confidence. Explore the Arctic and Antarctic in this creative hands-on workshop! Each participant will create their own 3-D Polar display including landscape and animals such as polar bears, penguins and seals using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. Beginners welcome! Wednesdays, 4-5pm Jan 3 - Feb 7 #2125.320 $90
NEW! JumpingClay, Valentine Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center "Puppy Love" Make an adorable puppy holding a heart for your Valentine! Each participant will create their own clay puppy using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshops provide step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self-expression and building confidence. All projects will be taken home the same day - just leave them out to dry for 24 hours! Beginners welcome! Wednesday, 4-5pm Feb 14 #2125.321 $20 NEW! JumpingClay, St. Patrick's Day Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center Find the leprechaun and his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Each participant will create their own clay leprechaun using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshops provide step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self-expression and building confidence. All projects will be taken home the same day - just leave them out to dry for 24 hours! Beginners welcome! Wednesdays, 4-5pm Mar 7 #2125.326 $20 NEW! JumpingClay, Easter Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center Racing down the bunny trail! Each participant will create their own clay bunny and carrot using JumpingClay while learning about basic shapes and color mixing. JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshops provide step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging creative self-expression and building confidence. All projects will be taken home the same day - just leave them out to dry for 24 hours! Beginners welcome! Wednesday, 4-5pm Mar 14 #2125.327 $20
Where the Wild Things Art, Art-ventures for kids providing Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-4, Blueberry Hill School Art Adventurers explore many whimsical and original art forms and techniques, discovering clay and collage, painting and drawing, mask-making and decorating, just to name a few! Sculpt colorful monsters and clay posts, design ceramic robots, decorate birdhouses and wooden guitars, create tape resist t-shirts and so much more. Plus, hear wonderful stories, such as “Where the Wild Things are” or “Nova the Robot” each relating to a work of art. (A little literacy education in disguise.) Humor and surprises are always included. Explore, experiment, create! Art adventurers bring home awesome works of art each week! So much FUN! Mondays, 2:45-4pm Jan 29 - Mar 26 (no 2/19) #2125.202 $109 Around the World Creativity Tour, Art-ventures for kids providing Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-4, Center School Art travelers go on a whirlwind tour of the works, traveling among different countries and cultures. Create hot air balloons to take you up and away! Each week we land somewhere in the works and create wicked cool cultural art using unique materials and artisans techniques. In Puerto Rico we work with clay and make wacky vejigante masks. We design with mosaics in Greece, make tribal rain sticks in Australia, and create Maracas in Brazil, just to name a few. Fun facts about each country and culture, geography and art history are included. The only things kids need to pack is their imaginations. Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm Jan 23 - Mar 20 (no 2/20) #2125.205 $109
Sticky, Shrinky, Swirly Art-ventures for kids, providing Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-4, Blueberry Hill School The amazingly imaginative 2 and 3 dimensional projects in this program will inspire children’s creativity as they experiment with a variety of unique art forms, tools, and techniques. Art explorers create swirly color t-shirts, magic sticky paper masterpieces, and shrinky dink animal art. Make funny felt monsters, paint ceramic hippo banks and build geometric sculptures inspired by Alexander Calder. Create mini canvas paintings with easels, design personalized pencil cases, and learn how to draw perspective landscapes. Make sequined Mexican mirrors design metal embossed faces and sculpt sweet treat clay desserts. These JumpingClay, Pirate Theme Workshop, Ages 5 & up, Greenwood Center projects and more introduce children to a world of artistic wonder while Argh Matey! Each participant will create their own Pirate themed display encourage their own original ideas and their own unique perception and including pirate, shark and mermaid using JumpingClay while learning about interpretation of art. basic shapes and color mixing. JumpingClay is an air-drying polymer clay that is Mondays, 2:45-4pm 100% safe and non-toxic and completely mess free! Our workshops provide Apr 2-June 4 (no 4/16, 5/28) #2125.216 step-by-step instruction and assistance by trained instructors while encouraging $109 creative self-expression and building confidence. Beginners welcome! Sticky, Shrinky, Swirly Art-ventures for kids, providing Let’s Gogh Art, Wednesdays, 4-5pm Grades K-4, Center School Mar 28– May 9 (no 4/18) #2125.328 The amazingly imaginative 2 and 3 dimensional projects in this program will $90 inspire children’s creativity as they experiment with a variety of unique art forms, Pirate and Fairies Art-ventures for kids providing Let’s Gogh Art, tools, and techniques. Art explorers create swirly color t-shirts, magic sticky Grades K-4, Blueberry Hill paper masterpieces, and shrinky dink animal art. Make funny felt monsters, paint Sail the high seas on a fantastical art adventure through a world of pirates and ceramic hippo banks and build geometric sculptures inspired by Alexander fairies, princesses, sea monsters and talking parrots! Children will really get into Calder. Create mini canvas paintings with easels, design personalized pencil character, donning handcrafted pirate hats and swords or fairy tiaras and wings. cases, and learn how to draw perspective landscapes. Make sequined Mexican Create wooden rowboats and set out on a search for buried treasure, then create mirrors design metal embossed faces and sculpt sweet treat clay desserts. These gem-studded treasure chests to hide the riches! Build castles and sculpt clay drag- projects and more introduce children to a world of artistic wonder while ons to guard them. Design pirate flags or princess hats. Paint froggy note encourage their own original ideas and their own unique perception and holders—perhaps he'll turn into a prince! Pirates and Fairies explore painting, interpretation of art. beading, fabric, clay art and more. Humorous stories are included each week, as well as surprises and laughter. Don't miss these fun and fantasy-filled workshops! Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm Apr 3-May 29 (no 4/17) #2125.216 Mondays, 2:45-4pm #2125.201 $109 Nov 6 - Jan 8 (no 12/25, 1/1) $109 Karate-Shotokan Style , Ages 5-13, Olde Town Hall Shotokan Karate-Do (SKIF System) is a traditional Japanese martial art. The Where the Wild Things Art, Art-ventures for kids providing Let’s Gogh Art, study of karate is an inner search for growth and self-discipline, which encomGrades K-4, Center School Cafeteria passes many ideals. Students will be trained in the basic exercises involving Art Adventurers explore many whimsical and original art forms and techniques, punching, blocking, kicking, stances, forms, sparring, and self-defense. A white discovering clay and collage, painting and drawing, mask-making and decorating, karate uniform is required and can be ordered through your instructor Jim Shea, a just to name a few! Sculpt colorful monsters and clay posts, design ceramic Longmeadow resident who has been teaching karate for over 30 years. robots, decorate birdhouses and wooden guitars, create tape resist t-shirts and so much more. Plus, hear wonderful stories, such as “Where the Wild Things are” Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm #4100.106 or “Nova the Robot” each relating to a work of art. (A little literacy education in Sept 12-Oct 26 Nov 7-Dec 19 #4100.107 disguise.) Humor and surprises are always included. Explore, experiment , #4100.201 create! Art adventurers bring home awesome works of art each week! So much Jan 9-Feb 22 Mar 6-Apr 19 #4100.208 FUN! May 1-Jun 14 #4100.301 Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm Tuesdays Only Nov 7 - Jan 2 (no 12/26) #2125.204 Jul 10-Aug 21 #2130.302 $109 5 $70
Youth Track Program, Ages 7-14, LHS Track Youth will be placed on teams and participate in a series of track and field meets conducted on Saturdays at the LHS track over the course of the season. One meet will be in Bloomfield, CT. Additional competition opportunities at away meets will be available to interested athletes at the end of the season. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants will be exposed to a variety of track and field events including sprints, middle distance runs (up to one mile), shot put, long jump, hurdles, and relays. Emphasis will be placed on skill development, physical fitness, and individual improvement over the course of the season. Parents will be expected to assist with timing at one track meet during the season. Parents who have a background in track and field or running and who wish to make a greater commitment during practices or meets should indicate their interest when registering their child. Track program will not meet during April vacation. Program dates subject to change due to High School schedule. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6pm, Saturdays 9am-11am Apr 3 -June 7 (tentative) $70 per person
Youth Cross Country Program, Ages 7-14, Wolf Swamp Fields Youth will be introduced to the sport of cross-country, they will train to run distances of up to 5K, depending on their age, and they will run in races in Longmeadow and at outside meets. Emphasis will be on physical fitness and individual improvement. All youth will run the Longmeadow Cross-Country One Mile race, which will take place on Saturday mornings. Middle school youth will compete in three to four meets against other middle schools, typically at the 3K distance. Elementary school students will have the opportunity to compete at the Massachusetts Elementary School championship and in the USATF cross-country meet in November, typically at the 2K and 3K distances. Tuesday and Thursdays, 5-6pm, Saturdays 9-10am Sept 5-Nov 11 (tentative) #2150.102 $50 per person plus program and uniform fee
Youth Wrestling, Grades 3-8, Longmeadow High School This program is designed to introduce wrestling to both boys and girls at the youth level in Grades 3-8. Youth wrestling focuses on proper techniques, conditioning and fundamentals necessary to enjoy and be successful in the sport of wrestling. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to compete with other programs at youth events. Participants must provide their own wrestling shies and kneepads. The coaches will be LHS Head Wrestling Coach Alex Efstratios, and LHS Assistant Wrestling Coach Jim Zuccallo. Proceeds from the program benefit the Longmeadow High School Wrestling Booster Club. **Program dates subject to change due to High School Schedule. Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30-7pm Jan 4-Mar 1 (no 1/15, 2/19, 2/22) #2119.101 $84 Boys Basketball Clinic, Grades 3-8, Longmeadow High School LHS Boys Varsity Coach Pat Murphy and his varsity assistant coaches offer this concentrated, pre-season two-day clinic. LHS players from the junior varsity and varsity teams will be assisting with instruction. Focus will be on basketball skill fundamentals, contests and games. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the Boys Basketball Booster Club. Thursdays, 6-9pm Oct 24 & 26 2108.101 $45
Girls Field Hockey, Grades 3-8, Longmeadow High School Russell Field Experience an instructional clinic hosted by the LHS Varsity Field Hockey Team under the direction of Coach Ann Simons. This clinic is designed to give participants the opportunity to enhance their individual skills while focusing on game strategy and team play. Bring your own stick if you have one or one will be provided by the coach. All participants must furnish their own mouth guard, shin guards, and goggles (or cage mask). Sunday Sept 10 and Thurs Oct 2, 5-6:30pm Gymnastics for Girls, Community House Main Auditorium $25 per player, fee covers one or both clinics Lorrie Rousseau introduces training of skills on JR Olympic apparatus as well as Cash or check only, register at the Community House a back handspring trainer that safely instructs a gymnast for the proper form and technique for learning back handsprings and back walkovers. This is an excellent opportunity for girls to master strength and conditioning exercises through skills that will enhance performance in other programs like cheerleading, dance or acro classes. Please wear a leotard or shorts and t-shirt. Please tie hair back and no jewelry is allowed. Ages 4.thru 7, Wednesdays 4-4:45pm Sep 13-Nov 15 #2129.321 Nov 29– Feb 7 (no 12/27) #2129.322 Feb 28-May 9 (no 4/18) #2129.323 Ages 8 thru 14, Wednesdays 5:45-6:30pm Sep 1– Nov 15 #2129.332 Nov 29 – Feb 7 (no 12/27) #2129.334 Feb 28-May 9 (no 4/18) #2129.335 $145 per person/per session Gymnastics and Sports, Ages 5-10, Greenwood Center Lorrie Rousseau offers age appropriate gymnastics activities with the balance beam, parallel bars, rings, uneven bars and vault. Sport activities include soccer, croquet, t-ball, bowling, badminton, and more. Classes culminate in a year-end performance with medals presented to every child in the “Olympic Tradition”. Tuesdays 3:45-4:15pm Sep 12-Nov 14 #2129.317 Nov 28-Feb 6 (no 12/26) #2129.318 Feb 27– May 8 (no 4/17) #2129.319 $99 per person/per session Girls Volleyball Program, Grades 1-8, LHS Gym This is a high energy, skill packed clinic run by Mark Ditomassi which offers participants the experience of learning the basic skills and rules needed to play the game as well as viewing high speed game play. Participants will receive a t-shirt and attend select high school games. Proceeds from the clinic benefit the Longmeadow High School Girls Volleyball Booster Club. *Dates and time may change to allow for LHS Girls Volleyball schedule. Grades 6-8 will meet all 3 days, Grades 1-5 will meet on Saturday morning only. Grades 1-5, Saturdays Sept 9-Oct 21 #2125.101 9-11am $25 Grades 6-8, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Sept 7- Oct 26 #2125.101 6:30-8pm (T,Th), 9-11am (Sat) $70
Vacation Programs Spring Baseball Clinic, Ages 7-13, Greenwood Park Chris Corkum of Chris Corkum’s Baseball Camps, Inc. and his staff will provide instruction in fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching, and physical conditioning. Each child’s strengths and weaknesses will be evaluated to allow for growth based on individual needs. Rain date is Wednesday, April 18th. Monday & Tuesday, 9-11:30am #2119.303 Apr 16-17 $75 Wicked Wild and Wonderful Art, Art-ventures for kids providing Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-5, Community House In this totally unique art-venture, use oil pastel to draw hilarious self portraits while imagining yourselves as Minions (from the movie Minions). Create colorful clay tiles with terrific texture using some unexpected tools: seashells and pasta. Finally, explore the art of decoupage while designing and decorating large paper mache letters. Bring an old oversized t-shirt to wear as a smock, a healthy peanut/tree nut free snack and a drink. Thursday, Apr 19, 9am-12pm #2101.304 $35 Zany Zoo Animal Art-ventures providing Let’s Gogh Art, Grades K-5 Community House This all new art-rageous program is truly like a trip to the zoo. Color ceramic bunny banks with special paint markers and design wacky stained glass animals with wiggly eyes! Plus create animal clip bookmarks using watercolor paints and draw some surprisingly ferocious fish! Bring an old oversized t-shirt to wear as a smock, a healthy peanut/tree nut free snack and a drink. Friday, Apr 20, 9am-12pm #2101.305 $35 Ultimate Fairytale Adventure, Ages 3-6, Community House Dance Studio Our ladies begin their day by dressing-up as royals with crowns and scepters before continuing their adventure with fairytale activities, such as crafts, a fashion show, song and dance, tumbling, and use “mini” gymnastic equipment such as beam, parallel bars and rings! For the Grand Finale, parents will be invited to a royal “Crowning Ceremony” that will include a performance! Please wear leotard and skirt or shorts and ballet slippers. Please pack a peanut free snack and lunch and full water bottle each day. Tuesday-Friday, 9am-1pm April 17-20 $130 per person
Youth Sports Longmeadow Youth Basketball Association (LYBA) The Longmeadow Youth Basketball Association (LYBA) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to providing every child an opportunity to learn the game, improve their basketball skills, and play in games that are safe and fun. Our programs serve children in Grades 1-8. LYBA offers two distinct programs: A Recreational program for boys & girls in Grades 1 – 8, in which everyone makes a team. In Grades 1 & 2 the program is primarily instructional in nature. Specifically, each one hour Saturday morning, participating children receive 30 minutes of basic basketball fundamentals (e.g., dribbling, passing, shooting), followed by a thirty (30) minute scrimmage vs. another 1st-2nd grade team. In 3rd through 8th grade, each team has one practice and one game per week with an official referee at each game. LYBA also offers an optional Travel Program for Grades 3 – 8. Travel teams are generally more competitive in nature and require a greater time commitment. Longmeadow teams play in the Suburban League against Travel Teams from surrounding communities. There is an additional player fee & uniform deposit in addition to the standard LYBA registration fee. Travel team players are selected through a tryout process in which LYBA utilizes independent evaluators. All LYBA reg. fees will be posted on the LYBA website (www.longmeadowyouthbasketball.org). More details will be available on-line & during the registration process. Anyone interested in coaching should sign up during registration.
Little League Division Little League is the largest youth sports organization in the world, and is governed by international rules for the safety and well-being of the children who play. The Western Massachusetts district includes Agawam, Westfield, Northampton, Gateway, Amherst, Belchertown, Easthampton and Southampton. Longmeadow Little League offers the regular season (April-June), where all games are played in town, a summer league (July), several teams that compete in regional tournaments and the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series. The summer league and tournaments are included as part of the registration fee. Children can also play up to the level of competition they are ready for, regardless of age. LLL provides the best balance of skills development and competition and is committed to teaching teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship at all levels of the game. Most importantly, we want to make sure everyone has fun players, coaches, and parents. From AAA and up players may have the opportunity to play in The Little League World Series and other Summer Tournaments. If selected, LLL would support the cost of summer baseball. Ages 4, 5 & 6 Tee Ball: Tee Ball is the first step to learning to play baseball. Basic skills are emphasized along with fun which is essential at this age. This will be offered to 4 and 5 year olds as well as 6 year olds who have not played in the past. The Season starts the week of April 24 th Ages 6 & 7 A: The purpose of this level is to begin the process of teaching the game of baseball, develop the basic skills necessary to play the game, and introduce the children to the basic rules of the game. This league will continue to provide skills development by using a modified 3 inning baseball game. The season starts the week of April 24th Ages 7, 8 & 9 AA: Pitching and catching is live, performed by the players themselves. New skills need to be taught and developed as the season progresses - bunting, base running, signs, etc. are all part of the game that need to be taught as well as continuing education in the basic rules of the game is important part of this level of play. The season starts the week of April 24th Ages 9, 10 & 11 AAA: AAA league is primarily a developmental program for the Major League. Players will enjoy both skills development and competition. Like the Majors, players from this league may be selected to play in regional tournaments. The age range is 9 thru 11 years old with select 7 and 8 year olds. The season starts the week of April 24th Ages 9, 10, 11 & 12 Majors: The Majors will continue to provide the best balance of skills development and competition. This league offers the highest level of competitive play in Little League. The very best of the players in the Majors will be invited to participate in the Little League World Series. In addition, many All-stars will participate in several tournaments held in the region. These teams are drafted after an evaluation by the coaches. Placements in the Majors are attained through tryouts. This information will be given at registration. Registration forms available at www.longmeadowlittleleague.org Ages 12-13 Intermediate Division The intermediate baseball division uses an expanded diamond with longer base paths (70 feet as compared to 60 feet in majors) and pitching distance (50 feet away from home plate, compared to 46 feet in majors) to prepare kids for the full size diamond used for high school and beyond. The team will travel to play against surrounding area Little League programs and there will be opportunities to compete in summer tournaments. NEW DIVISION AGES 14-16 SENIOR BASEBALL Senior League (90' field) - open to boys ages 14 to 16 Typically appropriate for children in: 8th grade and above Prerequisite: players have 1-2 years Intermediate experience This division is played on the full size 90-foot diamond in a competitive environment. Games are usually played against teams from other communities, such as Easthampton, Southampton, Huntington, Agawam and Westfield and include travel to these communities. Home games usually are played at DIPIPPO FIELD IN LONGMEADOW ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE AV AILABLE STARTING IN DECEMBER : www.longmeadowlittleleague.org LIVE REGISTRATION AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE: PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR LIVE REGISTRATION DATES Registration forms will be distributed through the schools in December and can be mailed in to the PO Box at the top of the form, or dropped off at the Parks and Recreation Department at The Community House. There is a $25 late fee for registrations received after February 28TH. Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-374-7674 with any questions.
Spring Boys Youth Lacrosse, Kindergarten through 8th Grade A great opportunity for your son to learn and experience the great game of lacrosse. The boy’s youth lacrosse program runs from early April until midJune. K-2 instructional program meets on Saturday mornings. 3rd-8th inter-town program practices and plays 3-4 times per week. Parents are responsible for all player equipment: stick, helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, protective cup, and mouth guard. For more program information and to register, please visit www.longmeadowlacrosse.com. Longmeadow Softball Association The Longmeadow Softball program is run through the New England Youth Sports Association [NEYSA], and offers the opportunity for girls in Grades 1 thru 8 to participate in a program designed to teach the game of softball in a fun environment and eventually progress to an increasingly structured and competitive setting. For girls in Grades 1 & 2, the program focuses on basic skill development and incorporates 1 game per week with surrounding towns, for 6-8 weeks. Beyond Grade 2, all girls who wish to play must attend evaluations in March; all girls are placed on a team based on their skill level and age eligibility for 10U, 12U, or 14U travel teams. Games are scheduled 1-2 times per week in Longmeadow and local communities for a total of 10-15 games per season. The season starts at the end of April with regular season play and ends with playoffs for those teams that are eligible at the end of June. We aim for team sizes of 12-13 players. Games are structured with umpires and forfeit rules, so player attendance is critical. Once rosters are submitted to the league in mid-April, additional players cannot be added, no exceptions. The Longmeadow Softball Association (LSA) is committed to the active promotion and operation of a competitive youth athletic program while encouraging good sportsmanship, skill development, and appreciation for the game of softball. Check us out on Facebook or our website longmeadowsoftball.wordpress.com to stay up to date on the latest softball news.
Adult Programs Cribbage League, Greenwood Center Dining Room New members welcome, but please come with experience. Approximately 25-30 players attend each night and play nine, fifteen minute games. For additional information, call Peter at 413.525.7787. Tuesdays, 7-10pm Sept 5-June 5
Men’s Basketball, Glenbrook Middle School Evening Pickup games provide the opportunity for a great work out, competition and fun. Players must be out of high school to participate in this program. Thursdays, 8:30-10pm Longmeadow Baseball Association #4112.501 The Longmeadow Travel Baseball program is open to players ages 7-19 and Oct 12-Apr 12 (no 11/23, 12/28, 2/22, 3/30) consists of a group of dedicated baseball players and enthusiasts with thousands $80 for the year or $5 per night of innings of combined experience in playing and coaching. We want to help Monday Night Volleyball, Ages 40 & Up, Greenwood Center children learn the game, elevate their skills, and challenge themselves by playing Fun pick up games with players calling their own violations. The first 18 players in more competitive leagues. Check our website www.longmeadowbaseball.org to pre-register are guaranteed a spot each night, drop-ins play on a first come first or Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions, serve basis as space allows. and/or check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest baseball news. Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm Oct 16-May 21 (no 12/25, 1/1, 1/15) #4114.501 Lacrosse with Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse Association Participate in one of Longmeadow’s most popular youth athletic programs for $30/season paid in full prior to the 2nd week or $5/night maximum of $50 players of all skill levels in 3rd grade thru 8th grade, and for early learners in Co-Ed Volleyball, Glenbrook Middle School kindergarten thru 2nd grade with skills and drills clinics typically held in May. Pick-up games are non-officiated, with teams calling their own violations. This Longmeadow Girls' Lacrosse Association (LGLA) provides an athletic program fun, non-competitive atmosphere allows players to improve their skills. Players that promotes a positive well balanced coaching philosophy, emphasizing with basic volleyball skills are urged to join. sportsmanship and fair play while teaching valuable life skills in a fun, safe, supportive, instructional environment. It doesn’t matter if you have never played, the Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm #4110.101 objective of LGLA is for participants to learn the exciting game of lacrosse with Sept 18– May 21 (No 10/9, 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19, 4/16) emphasis on having fun, personal development, and respect for themselves, their $80 for the year or $5 per night teammates, refs, and their coaches. Please visit our website for more information Adult Volleyball, Greenwood Center and at www.lglax.com This program offers a high level of play for advanced co-ed players ages 18 and up. Teams call their own violations. Drop-ins play on a first come first serve basis as space allows. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30pm Sept 6– May 16 # 4113.501 $65/season paid in full prior to the 2nd week or $5/night maximum of $100
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Digital Photography Boot Camp, Greenwood Center Would you like to understand your camera and take better pictures? This class is perfect for you. In five lessons you will learn the basic principles of photography and how to take control of your digital SLR camera. We will cover camera settings, lens, exposure, flash, composition and much more. Boot camp includes lessons, demonstrations and a binder with all printed material. To register contact Denise Smith directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-530-4036. You must have a SLR camera, no point and shoot cameras.
Karate - Shotokan Style, Ages 14 & Up, Olde Town Hall Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation (SKIF) system includes an international standardized syllabus of kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). All instruction and certification is authentic and directly affiliated with SKIF Japan, one of the largest and finest karate organizations in the world. A white karate uniform is required for class and can be ordered through the instructor. Your instructor is James P. Shea 7th Dan SKIF. He is a licensed Karate-Do and Tai Chi instructor and has over 30 years experience. Classes meet Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, Thursdays 6:30pm-8pm and Saturdays 8:30am-10am (Saturday InterTuesdays, 6-8:30pm mediate to advanced students). Sept 5-Oct 3 Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, Thursdays 6:30-8pm, Saturdays 8:30-10am Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm Sept 5-Oct 31 #4101.101 Oct 11-Nov 8 Nov 2-Dec 30 #4101.102 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm Jan 2-Feb 27 #4101.203 Nov 16-Dec 21 (no 11/23) Mar 1-Apr 28 #4101.205 $195 May 1-Jun 30 #4101.301 Jul 3– Aug 30 #4101.302 Tai Chi– Yang Style, Ages 16 & Up, Olde Town Hall Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that uses slow, smooth body movement $75 and concentrates on breathing and balance to achieve a state of relaxation of both NEW! Wellness Workshop Series for Parents, Greenwood Center body and mind and chi (energy) development. It is less strenuous than other Being a parent (or grandparent) in todays day and age can be quite difficult feat, martial arts that offers general health benefits including improved concentration, and making sue that everyone in your family is physically, mentally and stress reduction, flexibility and strength. The class involves traditional warm-ups emotionally “well” might feel like a full-time hon that leaves you exhausted by and stretching, breathing exercises, stances and 3-part form. Wear comfortable the end of each day. If you would like some simple and easy ideas to incorporate clothing, a flat sole indoor sneaker, dance shoe or bare feet. Your instructor is wellness into you and your family's everyday life, this class is exactly what you James P. Shea 7th Dan SKIF. He is a licensed Karate Do and Tai Chi instructor need! Come learn a variety of techniques that include: self-care strategies, and has been teaching for over 30 years. mindful movement, healthy eating, alternative medicine and more! Class will Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm include instruction, group discussion, and plenty of user-friendly take-away that Sept 12-Oct 24 #4100.104 you can start using immediately. For additional information please contact Nov 7-Dec 19 #4100.105 Instructor Heather Locklear directly at email@example.com or Jan 9-Feb 20 #4100.204 413-822-8324. Mar 6– Apr 17 #4100.205 Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm #6120.200 May 1-Jun 12 #4100.206 Oct 3-Nov 14 (no 10/31) Jul 10-Aug 31 #4100.207 $150 $60
Longmeadow Dance School Community House - 735 Longmeadow Street
General Information Instructor: April Bergeron Questions? - firstname.lastname@example.org Dance classes begin in September! Class start dates vary due to September holidays/school events. Please see your class description for your exact class start date and no dance class dates. Class Rates: 30 minute class: $330/year 45 minute class: $400/year – Enjoy a $95 savings 60 minute class: $450/year- Enjoy a $210 savings 90 minute class: $675/year – Enjoy a $315 savings – BEST VALUE! To help reduce fees, cash or check (payable to LPRD) is preferred. Credit is accepted and a 5-month payment plan is available to all through the Parks and Recreation office with a credit or debit card. Costume Deposits: Sparkles, glitter and sequins galore! Costume ordering is very exciting for instructors and students. Your dancer will be measured and their costume (s) will be ordered this fall. All costume deposits are due at the time of registration, as these fees are not included in the class rates. Please see the class descriptions to determine how many routines your dancer’s class participates in. Any remaining costume balances will be due in March. Your dancer’s beautiful costume (s) arrive in the spring! 1 routine in the Recital = $25 costume deposit 2 routines in the Recital = $50 costume deposit 3 routines in the Recital = $75 costume deposit 4 routines in the Recital = $100 costume deposit Please note: Recital Tickets and DVD are not included in the class rate. Recital Tickets will be available for purchase in the spring. Recital DVD Video Production Fee: $40.00 per family. Due to instructor by 11/1/17. All families receive one copy of the professionally recorded and edited Recital DVD. Save the Dates: Family Watch Weeks- During these special weeks, our students will have the opportunity to perform and showcase their progress for family and friends inside the dance studios. *December 4th-8th *March 5th -9th *May 7th -10th Photo Day#1 – at Community House - Saturday March 24, 2018 Photo Day #2- at Community House - Saturday April 7, 2018 Dress Rehearsal – at Longmeadow High School - Friday, May 11, 2018 Recital – at Longmeadow High School - Saturday, May 12, 2018 Last day to withdraw from classes and receive a prorated refund for the remaining classes of the year minus a $25 withdrawal fee is Friday November 3, 2017. If you do not withdraw from classes by this date, you will be charged in full for your class and costume fees. 3
Longmeadow Dance School 2017 – 2018 Fall Dance Classes! Dance, Movement and Tap for Preschoolers Ages 3 and Up Community House , Greenwood Center Dance your way through this spectacular dance class! Children will shuffle, hop, sing and dance while learning basic ballet, jazz and tap techniques in this exciting and educational class. Dancers will have fun exploring preschool barre work, center floor work and across the floor work in these areas of dance. A variety of fun, sparkling props and upbeat popular children’s music will be enjoyed. This class participates in one routine in the Recital. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style) and black leather tap shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Thursdays , 10-10:45am #7001.706 Sept 28-May 10 No Class Dates: No Class Dates: 11/9, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/19 Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm Sept 19-May 8 #7001.756 9/19-5/8 Tuesdays, 10-10:45am, Greenwood Center Sept 19-May 8 #7001.716 No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/16, 2/20, 3/13, 4/17
Dance, Movement and Tap for Kindergarteners, Community House Kindergarteners will truly enjoy this 60-minute class. It is the next step for your dancer. We will continue to develop the ballet, jazz and tap skills acquired in their previous Dance and Movement classes while adding new skills! We will introduce and focus on proper dance technique during tap and ballet barre work. Dancers will shine as they learn a variety of high energy hip hop/jazz combinations weekly while moving and grooving to both classic and popular children’s tunes. This class participates in two routines in the Recital. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style) and black leather tap shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Thursdays, 4-5pm Sept 28-May 10 #7001.708 No Class Dates: 11/9, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/19 Pre-Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/Ballet/ Tap for Grades 1 & 2, Community House This class is designed for the dancer looking to further develop their dance education in a positive and encouraging environment. Ensemble dancers will have a blast as they gain confidence and get a great workout in this 60-minute class. Dancers will improve their technique and performance abilities in this extraordinarily high energy hip hop/ jazz, super fun tap, and beautiful ballet class. During ballet, students will learn barre combinations set to classical and lyrical music and focus on body placement and terminology while working center floor. Dancers will learn all styles of jazz including street funk, Broadway and of course – hip hop! High energy jazz will include a stronger focus on technique during center and across the floor combinations and routines. Beginner tap work will continue with fun upbeat barre combinations and the introduction to blending taps together to create tap sequences. This class participates in two routines in the Recital, including the featured Ensemble production routine. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style), black leather tap shoes (slip on style) and black leather jazz shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45pm Sept 19-May 8 #7001.712 No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/16, 2/20, 3/13, 4/17 Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/ Ballet/Tap for Grades 2, 3 & 4, Community House This class focuses on advancing your dancers technique, stage presence, strength and flexibility. This class is designed for the dancer looking to advance their dance education in a positive, encouraging environment. Dancers will improve their performance abilities in this high energy jazz, super fun tap and beautiful ballet class. Ensemble dancers will have a blast as they gain confidence and get a great workout in this 90-minute class. During ballet, students will learn longer intricate barre combinations set to classical and lyrical music and continue to focus on dancing with expression and emotion while working center floor. Dancers will learn all styles of jazz including street funk, Broadway and of course – hip hop! High energy jazz will include a stronger focus on technique during center and extended across the floor combinations and routines. Advancing tap work will continue with fun upbeat barre combinations and work on center floor tap sequences focusing on clarity and quick transitions. This class participates in three routines in the Recital, including the featured Ensemble production routine. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style), black leather tap shoes (slip on style) and black leather jazz shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Thursdays, 5-6:30pm Oct 5-May 10 #7001.713 No Class Dates: 11/9, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/19 Lyrical for Grades 4 and Up, Community House Join us for this creative class! Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance styles that focuses on connection to music and emotions that technical execution of precise dance movements. Dancers will learn how to express emotion, feeling and personal style. Attire: Leotards any style and color, tights any style or color, ballet skirts or shorts and pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style). This class participates in one routine on the recital. It is suggested that this class is taken in addition to your Ensemble/Performance Ensemble lessons. Instructor: April Bergeron Thursdays, 6:30-7:15pm Oct 5-May 10 #7001.710 No Class Dates: 11/9, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 2/22, 4/19
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Performance Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/ Ballet/ Tap for Grades 5 and Up, Community House Does your child have a passion for dance? This is the class for them! In this encouraging environment, students expand their dance education through technique instruction, group work that focuses on team building skills, and performance experience that helps build self-confidence. Performance Ensemble focuses on three styles of dance – Ballet, Jazz and Tap. Time dedicated to ballet will include classical and lyrical dance. It will improve posture, balance, and grace. During the jazz section of class, dancers will move to current and classic music while exploring many different styles of Jazz – funk, Broadway, and of course hip-hop! Tap work will concentrate on rhythmic tap exercises and center floor patterns with a focus on clarity, speed, style and terminology. Performance Ensemble Dancers will have a blast as they challenge their abilities, gain self-confidence and get a great dance workout in this 90-minute non-competitive class. This class participates in three routines in the Recital including our featured Ensemble production routine and is given the opportunity to perform for the community. Attire: Leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style), black leather tap shoes (slip on or buckle style) and black leather jazz shoes (slip on style). Instructor: April Bergeron Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm Sept 19-May 8 #7001.714 9/19-5/8 No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/16, 2/20, 3/13, 4/17 Pointe & Pre-Pointe – Advanced Ballet Techniques- Grades 5 and Up, Community House Pointed toes and Pirouettes! This class is everything ballet! This is a great class for dancers that wish to focus on advancing their personal techniques and really take things to the next level in ballet. This class is individually tailored to each dancer’s level; providing individual; challenges to help dancers excel. This class will have a strict dress code of leotards any style and color, convertible tights any color, ballet skirts or shirts and pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style). Pointe shies may be incorporated based on individual evaluations (by instructor) in the month of October. Advanced Pointe students will also begin to incorporate pointe shoes into their regular ballet class warm ups and across the floor work during Performance Ensemble. This class participates in one routine in the recital. Instructor: April Bergeron Tuesdays , 7:15-7:45pm Sept 19-May 8 #7001.811 No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/16, 2/20, 3/13, 4/17 Father Daughter, Community House Create a precious memory! Couples will learn an easy beginner partner routine during five Saturday morning practices. During this fun filled hour, fathers and daughters will dance, shake, twirl, and spin to create a dynamic routine that will be performed in our annual recital. No experience necessary! Grab that special someone (fathers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. and join us) Attire: Dads– comfortable clothes and sneakers. Daughters– leotard any style and color, tights any color, pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style). Instructor: April Bergeron Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 3, Apr 7 #7001.780 Friday, 5-6pm Apr 27 Fee: $195 per couple (1 father & 1 daughter) includes: 5 studio partner lessons, 1 stage rehearsal. Recital costume for daughter and recital ticket for father OR $295 per couple (1 father & 2 daughters) includes: 5 studio partner lessons, 1 stage rehearsal, recital costume for both daughters and recital ticket for father. Solos/Duets/Triplets, Community House In this comfortable and encouraging environment the instructor can discover and strengthen your dancer’s individual weaknesses, promote their strengths and help them reach their personal dance goals. Private lessons are available for solo dancers, duets or triplets looking for more focused instruction on a specific style of dance. Dancers must be enrolled in a full year class to sign up for a solo/duet/ triplet session. Attire: leotard any style and color, tights any color, appropriate shoes based on focused style of dance. Includes five private dance lessons. Recital is optional. Instructor: April Bergeron Wednesdays, Alternative days by request, time TBD by student and instructor Oct 25-May 9 Solo #7001.200 Fee: $225 Duet #7001.201 Fee: $200 Triplet #7001.202 Fee: $175
NEW! Fu6ion Fit, Greenwood Center Fu6ion Fit is a 45 minute workout that gives you everything you need and want in cardio, strength, core and flexibility. Get ready to work! Bring dumbbells (38lbs), a mat, water and your energy. Instructor: Jessica Luppi Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45pm Sept 12-Oct 17 #7001.671 Oct 24-Dec 5 (no 10/31) #7001.672 Dec 12-Jan 23 (no 12/26) #7001.673 Feb 6-Mar 20 (no 2/20) #7001.674 Mar 27-May 8 (no 4/17) #7001.675 $57 per session Zumba for Adults, Greenwood Center Zumba is a fun and effective dance fitness workout set to Latin inspired and international music. Zumba classes provide a large calorie burn through aerobic activity done with interval training in mind. The average person will burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in a Zumba class.. Aside from its heart-health benefits, Zumba provides a workout for the whole body. Ditch the workout, join the party! Instructor: Jessica Luppi Mondays, 5:45-6:45pm Sept 11-Oct 23 (no 10/9) #7001.680 Oct 30-Dec 4 #7001.681 Dec 11-Jan 29 (no 12/25, 1/1) #7001.682 Feb 5-Mar 19 (no 2/19) #7001.683 Mar 26-May 7 #7001.684 Fee: $57
Longmeadow Parks & Recreation
Passport Services Longmeadow Parks and Recreation has the ability to accept applications for a U.S. Passport Book and/or U.S. Passport Card at the Community House office between 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please call ahead to ensure Passport Acceptance Agents are scheduled to be in the office on the day you plan to visit and to ensure you are clear on requirements for your particular situation (many people have to leave and come back again because they do not have all the required information - we can prevent this from happening to you!). All passport applications must be completed by 3 p.m. each day and the fees can only be paid for by money order or check (you will need 2 separate checks, and amounts vary). Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department carries most, if not all forms to apply for, renew or change your passport. **NEW: If you have not had a passport before, the State Department now requires an original Birth Certificate and a copy to be mailed to them.**
Photos We do not provide passport photo services. Please carefully inspect your passport photo. The Department of State does not accept photos that do not meet their strict guidelines.
Staff While most adult renewals must be done by mail, there are some exceptions and we can process those that require the assistance of an acceptance facility. Please call ahead if you are not sure. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you with your passport application questions. Call 413-565-4160 if you need assistance. For additional information, including the most current passport applications/forms, please visit Travel.State.Gov.
Please Note While the passport website indicates that some facilities can accept credit card payments for passport fees, we cannot. Checks are the only accepted form of payment, and you will need to write two separate checks: One payable to the "US Department of State" and one payable to the "Town of Longmeadow". Check amounts vary, based on services requested.
Come enjoy a night of family fun! Friday Nov 3rd and Dec 8th, 6:30-8:30pm Doors open at 6pm Longmeadow Community House
Tickets: $2 per person ages 3 and up or $8 family max Includes 2 Bingo Cards per person All ages welcome! (children must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets purchased in advance at the Community House will receive a coupon for a FREE POPCORN! Tickets may be purchased at the door!