Experiences Fall & Winter 2019
Dear Patrons, It is with great sadness that we announce Park Commissioner James Russell passed away in July of 2019. Jim began his service in 1968 as an elected Park Commissioner and served for 10 years before serving again as an appointed Board member from 2007-2019 and served as Chair, Vice chair and Commissioner. In Jim’s 21 years of service, he made many contributions toward the improvements of youth sport leagues, and the town parks. In particular, Jim’s greatest contributions were on the Blinn Memorial tennis courts capital project and was working diligently on the newest department project: Wolf Swamp fields. Jim was generous, sweet, witty and a consummate professional. His experience on the board allowed him to see each issue with a historical perspective. Each of us will sorely miss this valuable insight.
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 Marc Strange www.longmeadowfootball.org Longmeadow Soccer Association email@example.com www.longmeadowsoccer.org
What’s Inside: General Information
Greenwood Children’s Center
Trips & Events
Infant, Toddler, Preschool
Longmeadow Dance School
Longmeadow Girls’ Lacrosse Christine Weyer at firstname.lastname@example.org www.LGLAX.com. Longmeadow Aquatic Club email@example.com Longmeadow Baseball Association firstname.lastname@example.org www.longmeadowbaseball.org Longmeadow Boys’ LAX Association Matt Landon 508.737.8255 email@example.com www.longmeadowlacrosse.com Longmeadow Softball Association Kim Gettens 413.754.3266 firstname.lastname@example.org www.longmeadowsoftball.org Longmeadow Youth Basketball Association Victor Oundjian Longmeadowyouthbasketball.org 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: email@example.com Website: www.lprd.net
Passionate Professionals, Beautiful Parks, Exceptional Experiences
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 for all Town Parks and Recreation activities. Margaret Rakas, Chair Dave Horowitz, Vice Chair Jeff Rintoul, Commissioner Andrew Berke, Commissioner
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
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.
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
All programs offered through, or sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department can be found on our website at www.lprd.net. Registration for any programs offered through the Parks & Recreation Department and payments are secure and encrypted guarding your personal 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.
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 Permit Forms can be obtained at the Parks and Recreation Department office or on the web at www.lprd.net.
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.
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.
The Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department’s programs, classes and special events are available to all residents Advertisements in this publication do not express or imply the regardless of economic status. We provide fee assistance for endorsement of a business or its products and services by the qualified 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
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. 1 day per week $79/monthly 2 days per week $88/monthly 3 days per week $109/monthly 4 days per week $135/monthly 5 days per week $158/monthly Drop in service fee: $22per block Delayed Openings: $22 per day for extra hours and transportation $35 Registration fee *25% Sibling discount
After School Program, Grades K-5
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 $191/monthly 2 days per week $288/monthly 3 days per week $319/monthly 4 days per week $380/monthly 5 days per week $408/monthly Drop in service fee: $51 for the first 3 hour block, $21 for each additional block plus transportation fee of $3 per day $35 registration fee *25% Sibling discount Transportation Fee: $27/month per child, $50 cap per family *Sibling discount does not apply to transportation fee
Contact Marina Blanusa, Director of Childcare at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike Barbieri, Director of School Age Services at email@example.com or 565.4163 to set up a tour or for additional information!
Daycare Program Infants - One month to 15 months, $343/week Toddlers– 15 months to 2.9 years, $325/week Preschoolers– 2.10 years to Kindergarten, $264/week
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 Karen– Since 2008 Miss Ashley-Since 2017 Miss Megan -Since 2017 Miss Beth– Since 2019
Trips & Events 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 Father Daughter Valentine's Ball, Community House Sept 12 - Nov 14 #2129.305 Mark your calendar for Longmeadow’s Annual Father Daughter Dance. Nov 21 - Feb 6 (no 11/28, 12/26) #2129.306 Celebrate this special day with your daughter or granddaughter, dressed up in Feb 13 - Apr 30 (no 2/20, 4/23) #2129.307 your finest attire and enjoy popular music played by Jon O’Neill, dancing and Thursdays, 10:30-11am refreshments. Registration deadline is February 5th. Sept 12 - Nov 14 #2129.309 Nov 21 - Feb 6 (no 11/28, 12/26) #2129.310 Saturday, February 8 #6120.101 2-4pm Feb 13 - Apr 30 (no 2/20, 4/23) #2129.311 Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm $17.50 per couple, $25 for 3 or more Sept 10 - Nov 19 (no 10/15) #2129.312 Aquatics Nov 26 - Feb 11 (no 12/24, 12/31) #2129.313 Feb 25 - May 5 (no 4/21) #2129.314 Red Cross Swim Lessons, Ages 4-18, L ongmeadow High School Pool $99 Group lessons follow American Red Cross guidelines and are taught by our experienced lifeguards. Levels start at beginner and progress to advanced Musical Notes, Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers, Greenwood Center swimmer. Class levels may be combined depending on enrollment. Participants Did you know that music can increase a child’s emotional intelligence, creativity should be comfortable in the water and must be toilet trained. The pool may be and social skills? Clap your hands, tap your feet and sing along with Jon O’Neill closed additional dates due to inclement weather. as he combines songs with dance and musical instruments! Infant Classes, newborns thru 24 months Nov 30-Jan 11 (No class 12/28) Level 1: 12:15-1pm #5506.201 Tuesdays, 10-10:30am Sept 3 - Oct 8 #2102.101 Level 2: 1:15-2pm #5506.203 Oct 22 - Nov 26 #2102.102 Level 3 & 4: 2:15-3pm #5506.205 Jan 25-Mar 7 (no class 2/22) Dec 3 - Jan 21 (no 12/24, 12/31) #2102.201 Jan 28 - Mar 10 (no 2/18) #2102.202 Level 1: 12:15-1pm #5506.202 Level 2: 1:15-2pm #5506.204 Mar 17 - Apr 28 (no 4/21) #2102.203 Level 3 & 4: 2:15-3pm #5506.206 May 5 - June 9 #2102.204 Mar 21– May 2 (no 4/25) Toddler Classes, 24 months thru 4 years Level 1: 12:15-1pm #5506.207 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am Level 2: 1:15-2pm #5506.208 Sept 3 - Oct 8 #2100.101 Level 3 & 4: 2:15-3pm #5506.209 Oct 22 - Nov 26 #2100.102 $70 Dec 3 - Jan 21 (no 12/24, 12/31) #2103.201 #2103.202 Longmeadow Youth Swim Team, Ages 5-18, L ongmeadow High School Pool Jan 28 - Mar 10 (no 2/18) #2103.203 Participants must have knowledge of the 4 competitive strokes and be able to Mar 17 - Apr 28 (no 4/21) #2103.204 swim 25 yards (1lap of the pool) continuously. Program meets four nights per May 5 - June 9 week, Monday through Thursday. Coaches suggest that swimmers make at least $72 per child or $100 per family two practices each week, however there is no maximum or minimum number of New Parents’ Support Group, Greenwood Center times a swimmer can practice. Swim meets take place on either Friday evenings Thursdays & Fridays 10-11am or Saturday mornings. A black swimsuit is preferred and parent volunteering Gain support, meet new friends and establish bonds with other new parents. during swim meets is mandatory. To register, please come to the pool the first This group is open to new parents and their infants from birth to one year of age. week of practice. For more information please contact Kelsey Lockhart This program is offered through Baystate Medical Center Parent Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. Department. Call 794.5515 for more information. No meetings when there is no school. This program is FREE! No sign-up is required. Monday-Thursday Oct 7- Jan 30 Youth Programs 6-6:45pm, ages 5-10 6:45-7:45pm , ages 11 & Up Clay Lab, Fall Session, Grades 2-5, W olf Swamp School $150 per swimmer, payable to the Longmeadow Aquatic Club at time of Children will have the opportunity to work in clay; explore and innovate, learn registration. clay building skills and techniques in a small group. Students will create both functional and sculptural ceramic art works and will have the opportunity to paint/ Infant, Toddler & Preschool decorate their art works with ceramic glazes and have them fired in a kiln. Clay NEW! Tiny Food Explorer’s, Ages 3-5, Olde T own Hall and glazes safe for children and everyday use. Children may arrive in the art Bring your Tiny Food Explorer to learn all about new foods in this four week room 151 upon dismissal for quiet work time (and snack) until class begins at series! Learn how to introduce new foods in a fun and exciting way, with a 3:15pm. Parents and guardians will have coverage from 2:45pm until 4:15pm. Registered Dietitian. Each week will focus on a new concept around food and Class size is limited. Returning artists welcome and NEW projects introduced! picky eating, and making a tasty snack together. Get ready to get messy and play Your instructor is Ms. Salz, art teacher at Wolf Swamp and Center School. with some food! All recipes will be nut free but may contain dairy. Parent Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15pm participation required. Oct 1 - Dec 10 (no 10/15) #2110.101 Wednesdays, 10 - 11am $170 Sept 25-Oct 23 (no 10/9) #1530.003 $50 Springfield Thunderbirds Vouchers Pick up your discounted ticket vouchers to be redeemed for any home game ticket at the box office. Gold tier tickets are discounted with $1 from each going back to Longmeadow Parks & Rec. Vouchers can only be purchased in person at the Community House. For game schedule visit www.springfieldthunderbirds.com.
Indoor Soccer Program, Ages 3-5, Greenwood Center Join LHS Varsity Soccer Coach Brad Miller as he provides his expertise on fitness, skill development and making the game of soccer fun through age appropriate activities geared toward introducing young children to basic soccer concepts. Participants must provide their own shin guards. Sundays, Jan 5-Mar 15 (no 2/16) 1-1:45pm #2142.200 2-2:45pm #2142.201 Sundays, Mar 29-Jun 21 (no 4/19, 5/10, 5/24) 1-1:45pm #2142.204 2-2:45pm #2142.205 $75
ART-ventures for Kids, Penguins and Polar Bears, Grades K-4, Blueberry Hill Cafeteria and Center School Art Room Embark upon a journey through the Arctic and Antarctic regions to learn about the captivating lives of penguins, polar bears, and other cold-weather creatures. In this fun, art-packed series, art explorers—equipped with a myriad of unique materials, tools, and techniques—set out on an adventure across frozen tundra to discover life in and around the icy waters of the earth's Poles. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs. Build sand castle lighthouses and create beautiful decoupaged sea horses. Paint sharks or fish on canvas panels. Design hats as colorful as the Northern Lights and transform plain t-shirts into oceans teeming with creatures. Explore the art of collage, fabric art, sculpting, and so much more while learning fun facts about endangered creatures and the importance of being kind to our earth and oceans. Don’t miss the Art-rageous fun! Blueberry Hill School Mondays, 2:45-4pm #2125.201 Nov 4 - Jan 13 (no 11/11, 12/23, 12/30) Center School Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm Jan 28– Mar 24 (no 2/18) #2125.205 $119 ART-ventures for Kids, Superhero Art Explorers: Saving Planet Earth, Grades K-4, Center School A rt Room Superhero girls and boys soar off on a top-secret mission to save planet Earth using the most important superpower of all: imagination! Like Powerpuffs and Spider Boys, we'll design our own superhero masks, shields, and capes to protect our secret identities, and even build superhero sidekicks to accompany us as we save the world. Create recycled pots, build secret comic book boxes, and design colorful onomatopoeia drawings. During these fun and resourceful art experiences, Super Art Heroes create a variety of AMAZING and original works of art using natural, recycled and unconventional art forms and techniques. Color ceramic superhero banks and explore the art of printmaking while designing bubble wrap t-shirts. Both girls and boys will have a blast as members of the League of Super Art Heroes, saving the Earth with exciting and environmentally-conscious masterpieces. Tuesdays, 2:45-4pm Nov 5-Jan 7 (no 12/24, 12/31) #2125.204 $119 ART-ventures for Kids, Where the Wild Things Art, Grades K-4, Wolf Swamp School Cafeteria 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 pots, 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” and “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! Supervision is provided from 2:45-3pm. Fridays, 3-4pm Nov 1-Jan 10 (no 11/15, 11/29, 12/27) $119
ART-ventures for Kids, ART-ventures Around the World, Grades K-4, Blueberry Hill Cafeteria Art travelers go on a whirlwind tour of the world, traveling among different countries and cultures. Create hot air balloon lanterns to take you up and away! Each week we land somewhere in the world 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 thing kids need to pack is their imagination! Mondays, 2:45-4pm Apr 6-June 8 (no 4/20, 5/25) #2125.216 $119 ART-ventures for Kids, Monsters and Mermaids Fantasy Art-ventures, Grades K-4, W olf Swamp School Cafeteria Pay no attention to the fire-breathing dragon! Wielding paint brushes, brave art explorers journey into a fairytale kingdom, where fairies flit through rainbow skies and zany zombies roam the streets. Encounter fantastical creatures, both spooky and sweet, while conjuring up bedazzling art. Decorate wicked cool witch or wizard hats and sculpt clay witches or wizards on broomsticks! Design colorful ceramic skulls inspired by Dia De Los Muertos and paint unicorn or dragon banks. Craft monster t-shirts and create sparkling castles on canvases. Make hand puppet mermaids, vampires, fairies, werewolves, or any creatures you can imagine. Using some very magical potions and spells (i.e. materials and techniques) art-venturers experience painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, stained glass, ceramics, fabric art, and more. Enchanting two and three dimensional masterpieces are brought home each week. Fun, fantasy-filled art-ventures! Supervision is provided from 2:45-3pm. Fridays, 3-4pm Apr 17-June 12 (no 4/24) #2125.403 $119
Art-ventures for Kids, Magical Art Mystery Tour, Grades K-4, Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria, Center School Art Room Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, its magic and mystery with art as the focus! Magical Art Mystery Tour draws children in to a world of wonder, revealing unbelievable art tricks and inspiring out-of-the-box creativity. Experiment with new and mysterious medium and discover surprising techniques to transform familiar materials into magical masterpieces. Sculpt clay lizards and build lizard playgrounds out of sticky magic “nuudles”. Create colorful ceramic piggy banks, whimsical Model Magic owls and Scratch Art designs inspired by the artist Miro. Wave wands over t-shirts to form magical designs using fabric printing inks and stir a few unexpected items into a “fluffy goop” potion. Discover the secret ingredient that turns pencils into paints, black lines into circus elephants, and torn paper into painted landscapes. And so much more! The results are totally “WOW”. And ...voila...young art magicians bring home masterpiece's each week. Blueberry Hill Mondays, 2:45-4pm Feb 3-Mar 30 (no 2/17) Center School Apr 7-June 2 (no 4/21) $119
ART-ventures for Kids, Just for Fun Art-ventures, Grades K-4, Wolf Swamp School Cafeteria Get ready to "create some fun"! Just for Fun Art-ventures lead children on an imaginary tour through the world's greatest art museums, inspiring creativity through exposure to the FUN-damentals of artist's tools, techniques and art forms, many inspired by the masters. But don’t just admire these great works– decorate your home with masterpieces of your Own! Draw oil pastel flowers like O’Keefe, create colorful canvases in the style of Matisse, and design upside down and inside out Watercolor Dream Paintings inspired by Chagall. Sculpt Swirly Clay Pencil Holders, create Burlap Landscape Collages, and decorate Paper Mache Boxes. Creatively educational, whimsical and unconventional, these art-ventures welcome children into a world of artistic wonder. Children bring home beautiful masterpieces each week, sure to transform any home into a gallery! Supervision is provided from 2:45-3pm. Fridays, 3-4pm Jan 24 - Apr 3 (no 2/21, 3/13, 3/20) #2125.402 $119
Programs fill fast! Register online at www.lprd.net Weather Cancellations 565.2255
MOMS Club of Longmeadow MOMS Club of Longmeadow is a support group for all moms with children of any age. We provide great opportunities for children and moms to socialize, build friendships, learn and grow together. We also work to strengthen the community with multiple community service projects throughout the year. Our activities include: general meetings, monthly Moms Night Out events, playgroups, outings and group activities, seasonal celebrations, cooking groups, a walking and running group, a book discussion group, a Lego group and many more!
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Girls Volleyball Program, Grades 1-8, L HS 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. Gr ades 6-8 will meet all 3 days, Grades 1-5 will meet on Saturday mornings only. Grades 1-5, Saturdays Sept 7-Oct 19 #2125.101 9-11am $25 Grades 6-8, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Sept 3- Oct 29 #2125.101 6:30-8pm (T,Th), 9-11am (Sat) $75 Boys Basketball Clinic, Grades 3-8, L ongmeadow 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. Wednesdays October 16th and 23rd 6-9pm #2108.101 $45
Youth Track Program, Ages 7-14, L HS 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. There will also be one or more away meets. Practices will be 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, javelin, discus, long jump, high jump, and hurdles. 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 8:30am-10:30am Mar 31 -June 13 (tentative) #2120.301 $70
Youth Cross Country Program , Ages 7-14, W olf 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 meet in November, typically at the 2K and 3K distances. Tuesday and Thursday, 5-6pm, Saturdays 9-10am Karate-Shotokan Style , Ages 5-13, Olde T own Hall #2150.102 Shotokan Karate-Do (SKIF System) is a traditional Japanese martial art. The Sept 3—Nov 7th (tentative) study of karate is an inner search for growth and self-discipline, which encom- $50 per person, plus program and uniform fee passes many ideals. Students will be trained in the basic exercises involving punching, blocking, kicking, stances, forms, sparring, and self-defense. A white karate uniform is required and can be ordered through your instructor Jim Shea, a Longmeadow resident who has been teaching karate for over 40 years. Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm Sept 10 - Oct 24 #4100.106 Nov 5 - Dec 19 #4100.107 Jan 7 - Feb 20 #4100.201 Mar 3 - Apr 23 #4100.208 $80 Gymnastics for Girls, Ages 4-15 Community House M ain A uditorium Lorrie Rousseau introduces training of skills on Junior Olympic apparatus as well as a back handspring trainer that safely instructs a gymnast on 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; no jewelry is allowed. Ages 4 thru 7, Wednesdays 5-5:45pm Sep 11-Nov 20 (no 10/9) #2129.321 Nov 27– Feb 12 (no 12/25, 1/1) #2129.322 Feb 26-May 6 (no 4/22) #2129.323 Ages 8 thru 15, Wednesdays 5:45-6:30pm Sep 11– Nov 20 (no 10/9) #2129.332 Nov 27 – Feb 12 (no 12/25, 1/1) #2129.334 Feb 26-May 6 (no 4/22) #2129.335 $145 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 10-Nov 19 (no 10/15) #2129.317 Nov 26-Feb 11 (no 12/24, 12/31) #2129.318 Feb 25– May 5 (no 4/21) #2129.319 $99 Indoor Soccer Program, Ages 6-10, Greenwood Gym LHS Varsity Soccer Coach, Brad Miller provides his expertise on fitness, skill development, and making the game of soccer fun. Age-appropriate activities for those as young as 6 and as old as 10 will be featured in this program geared toward introducing the basic soccer concepts as well as focusing on skill development and game strategy. Participants are required to provide their own shin guards. Sundays, 3-4pm Jan 5– Mar 15 (no 2/16) #2142.202 Mar 29-Jun 21 (no 4/19, 5/10, 5/24) #2142.206 $100
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, during each one hour Saturday morning session, participating children receive 30 minutes of basic basketball fundamentals (e.g., dribbling, passing, shooting), followed by a thirty 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 registration 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. 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 mid-June. K-2 instructional program meets on Saturday mornings. 3rd-8th grade 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 through 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 12-15 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 www.longmeadowsoftball.org to stay up to date on the latest softball news. Longmeadow Baseball Association The Longmeadow Travel Baseball program is open to players ages 7-19 and consists of a group of dedicated baseball players and enthusiasts with thousands of innings of combined experience in playing and coaching. We want to help children learn the game, elevate their skills, and challenge themselves by playing in more competitive leagues. Check our website www.longmeadowbaseball.org or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and/or check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest baseball news. Lacrosse with Longmeadow Girls Lacrosse Association Participate in one of Longmeadow’s most popular youth athletic programs for players of all skill levels in 3rd grade thru 8th grade, and for early learners in kindergarten thru 2nd grade with skills and drills clinics typically held in May. Longmeadow Girls' Lacrosse Association (LGLA) provides an athletic program that promotes a positive well balanced coaching philosophy, emphasizing 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 objective of LGLA is for participants to learn the exciting game of lacrosse with emphasis on having fun, personal development, and respect for themselves, their teammates, refs, and their coaches. Please visit our website for more information at www.lglax.com
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 through 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 AVAILABLE STARTING IN DECEMBER : www.longmeadowlittleleague.or g 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 email@example.com or 413-374-7674 with any questions.
Programs fill fast! Register online at www.lprd.net Weather Cancellations 565.2255
Adult Programs Club 72 Grass Roots Cribbage, Greenwood Center Dining Room New members welcome, but please come with experience. Approximately 15-20 players attend each night and play nine, fifteen minute games. ACC sanctioned and always fun. For additional information, call Peter at 413.525.7787. Tuesdays, 7-10pm Sept 3-May 31 Men’s Basketball, Glenbrook M iddle 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 Oct 10-Apr 2 (no 11/28, 12/26, 2/20) #4112.501 $80 for the year or $5 per night Monday Night Volleyball, Ages 40 & Up, Greenwood Center Fun intermediate level pick up games with players calling their own violations. The first 18 players to pre-register are guaranteed a spot each night, drop-ins play on a first come first serve basis as space allows. Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm Sept 9-May 18 (no 10/14) #4114.501 $30/season paid in full prior to the 2nd week or $5/night maximum of $50 Co-Ed Volleyball, Glenbrook M iddle School Pick-up games are non-officiated, with teams calling their own violations. This fun, non-competitive atmosphere allows players to improve their skills. Players with basic volleyball skills are urged to join. Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm Sept 16– May 18 #4110.101 (No 9/30, 10/14, 11/11, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/20) $80 for the year or $5 per night Adult Volleyball, Greenwood Center 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 4– May 20 (no 12/25, 1/1) #4113.501 $65/season paid in full prior to the 2nd week or $5/night maximum of $100 Adult Fitness, Greenwood Center Adult Fitness 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 (3-8lbs), a mat, water, and your energy. Instructor: Jessica Malik Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45pm Sept 17-Oct 29 (no 10/15) #7001.671 Nov 5-Dec 10 #7001.672 Jan 7-Feb 11 #7001.673 Feb 25-March 31 #7001.674 $57 per session or $10 drop-in 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 Malik Mondays, 5:45-6:45pm Sept 23-Nov 4 (no class 10/14) #7001.680 Nov 18-Jan 6 (no class 12/23, 12/30) #7001.681 Jan 13-Mar 2 (no class 1/20, 2/17) #7001.682 Mar 9-Apr 13 #7001.683 $57 per session or $10 drop-in
Longmeadow Parks & Recreation
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 ensur e Passpor t Acceptance Agents ar e scheduled to be in the office on the day you plan to visit and to ensure you are clear on requirements for your particular passport needs. We do not provide passport photo services. 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.
Tai Chi– Yang Style, Ages 16 & Up, Olde Town Hall Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that uses slow, smooth body movement and concentrates on breathing and balance to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind and chi (energy) development. It is less strenuous than other martial arts that offers general health benefits including improved concentration, stress reduction, flexibility and strength. The class involves traditional warm-ups and stretching, breathing exercises, stances and 3-part form. Wear comfortable clothing, a flat sole indoor sneaker, dance shoe or bare feet. Your instructor is James P. Shea 7th Dan SKIF. He is a licensed Karate Do and Tai Chi instructor and has been teaching for over 40 years. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Sept 10 - Oct 29 #4100.104 Nov 5 - Dec 17 #4100.105 Jan 7 - Feb 25 #4100.204 Mar 3 - Apr 21 #4100.205 Saturdays, 8-9am Sept 7-Oct 19 #4100.108 Nov 2 - Dec 14 #4100.109 Jan 11 - Feb 22 #4100.209 Mar 7 - Apr 18 #4100.210 Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday 8-9am Sept 10 - Oct 29 #4100.112 Nov 5– Dec 17 #4100.113 Jan 7 - Feb 25 #4100.213 Mar 3 - Apr 21 #4100.214 $70/one day a week, $80/two days a week Karate - Shotokan Style, Ages 14 & Up, Olde T own 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 40 years experience. Classes meet Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, Thursdays 6:30pm-8pm and Saturdays 10-11am (Saturday advanced students). Tuesdays 7:30-9pm, Thursdays 6:30-8pm, Saturday 10-11am Sept 3 - Oct 31 #4101.101 Nov 5 - Dec 28 #4101.102 Jan 2 - Feb 29 #4101.203 Mar 3 - Apr 30 #4101.205 $85 Saturdays, 9-10am, Beginner-Intermediate (youth & adult mixed) Sept 7-Oct 19 #4101.114 Nov 2 - Dec 14 #4101.115 Jan 11 - Feb 22 #4101.215 Mar 7 - Apr 18 #4101.216 $70 Longmeadow Newcomers Club Join us for the Longmeadow Newcomers Club Annual Open House, Wednesday September 18th at 7 p.m., where we welcome in new members and connect with those interested in getting more information before joining. Celebrating more than 50 years of forging friendships, Longmeadow Newcomers Club is social club for women who have recently moved to Longmeadow. We use the term "new" to Longmeadow loosely, and welcome you, if you have been in town 5 days or 5 years! The club provides numerous opportunities for new residents to get to know one another and feel at home in their new town. Last year, we hosted almost 30 different fun events! And while this is a social club for women, we do host 2-3 events a year, where spouses/partners are welcome to join in. If you would like to be added to our guest list or like more information, please email us at LongmeadowNewcomers@yahoo.com
Longmeadow Dance School Fall Dance Classes 2019-2020
735 Longmeadow St. Community House Dance Studio 231 Maple Rd. Greenwood Center Dance Studio Register– www.lprd.net or at the Community House or at Open House Questions– Dance Program Director: April Bergeron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open House & Dance Shoe Sizing Days
*Sat. Aug 24th & 31st *Sat Sept 7th & 14th 10am-12pm– Community House Dance Studio * Dancers please join us on one of these Open House dates to try on, get sized & order your required dance shoes. Or come and meet the teachers! You may also get sized for shoes during your first dance class. For the past fourteen years April Bergeron had continued to use her experiences as a competitive & recreational dance, instructor, teacher, and mom to challenge her Longmeadow Dance School students with a variety of classes, dance events and exciting, creative choreography. Ms. April hopes to enrich children’s lives through dance and performance. Longmeadow Dance School offers a fun, positive, family-oriented dance program in which students ages 3 and up are given the opportunity to grow, express, and find joy through dance. Our Full Year Session classes run September through May and some classes have a Petite Year Session option, beginning at the end of October. All classes participate in a year end, Dress Rehearsal & Recital at Longmeadow High School, as well as small in class performances for families, optional dance events, clinics and conventions through-out the year. Full Dance Year Session Class Rates Sept 16-May 9 30-minute class: $350/year 45-miunte class: $430/year – Enjoy a $95 savings 60-minute class: $495/year - Enjoy a $205 savings 70-minute class: $595/year - Enjoy a $221 savings 90-minute class: $675/year - Enjoy a $375 savings – BEST VALUE! Solo Classes: $300 Duet Classes: $275 Triplet Classes: $250 Quartet Classes: $225 Petite Dance Year Session Class Rates Oct 21-May 9 30-minute class: $285/year 45-miunte class: $340/year – Enjoy a $87 savings 60-minute class: $395/year- Enjoy a $175 savings 70-minute class: $475/year– Enjoy a $190 savings 90-minute class: $540/year – Enjoy a $320 savings- BEST VALUE! Full Dance Year Session– 29 classes: Pro-rate until the week of 10/21 Petite Dance Year Session– 23 classes: No pro-rating. Space and class options limited. Please note: Recital tickets, Recital DVD are not included in the class rate. Recital tickets will be available for purchase in the spring. Recital DVD Production Fee: $40 per family. Due to instructor by 12/10/19. To help reduce fees, cash or check (payable to LPRD) is preferred, Credit cards are accepted, and a 5 month automatic payment plan is available through the Parks & Recreation office with a credit or debit card. Last day to withdraw from classes and r eceive a pr orated refund for the remaining classes of the year minus a $25 withdrawal fee is Friday November 1, 2019. If you do not officially withdr aw from classes with Parks and Recreation by this date, you will be charged in full for your class and costume fees. Costume Deposits: Spar kle, glitter and sequins galor e! 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 routine your dancer’s class participates in. Any remaining costume balances will be due by March 2020*. Your dancers beautiful costume(s) arrive in the spring! *Costume balances not paid in full by the due date may result in exclusion from the dance recital, at LPRD’s discretion.
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 Tuesdays , 10-10:45am, Greenwood Center Dance Studio Full Session - Sept 17-May 5 #7001.706 Petite Session– Oct 22-May 5 #7001.706B No Class Dates: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/3, 4/21 Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm, Community House Dance Studio Full Session - Sept 17-May 5 #7001.756 Petite Session– Oct 22 -My 5 #7001.756B No class Dates: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/3, 4/21 Thursdays, 10-10:45am, Community House Dance Studio Full Session - Sept 19-May 7 #7001.716 Petite Session– Oct 24 -May 7 #7001.716B No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/23 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 19-May 7 #7001.708 No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/23 Dance, Movement and Tap for Grades K-2, Greenwood Center Beginner dancers will truly enjoy this 45 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 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 Mondays, 4:15-5pm Petite Session Only– Oct 21 - May 4 #7001.214 No Class Dates: 11/11, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/20 Pre-Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/Ballet/ Tap for Grades 1-3, 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 Full Session only- Sept 17-May 5 #7001.712 No Class Dates: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/3, 4/21
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
Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/ Ballet/Tap for Grades 2-4, 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 Full Session: Sept 20-May 7 #7001.713 Petite Session: Oct 24 - May 7 #7001.713B Note: First 2 lessons meet on Fridays to offset LPS back to School Nights No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/23 Musical Theatre Jazz/Lyrical for Grades 4 & Up, Community House Dancers will learn lyrical & jazz choreography from some of the greatest Broadway shows in musical theater history. If you love watching the dancing in famous musicals this class is for you. Class curriculum is based on ballet/lyrical technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills and telling a story through dance. A great place for advanced dancers to brush up on technique and combination retention while having a great time in a relaxed and positive atmosphere! Attire: leotards any style and color, tights any style or color, ballet skirts or shorts. Black slip on Jazz shoes & Pink Ballet Shoes This class participates in two routines in the Recital. It is suggested that this class is taken in addition to your Ensemble/Performance Ensemble lessons. Instructor: April Bergeron Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm Full Session – Sept 20-May 7 #7001.710 Petite Session– Oct 24 - May 7 #7001.710B Note: First 2 lessons meet on Fridays to offset LPS back to School Nights No Class Dates: No Class Dates: 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, 2/20, 4/23 Performance Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/ Ballet– Contemporary/Tap for Grades 5 & 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. Lesson 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). Hair up tight & secure in a ponytail, bun, or braid. Instructor: April Bergeron Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm Full Session: Sept 17-May 5 #7001.714 Petite Session: Oct 22-May 5 #7001.714B No Class Dates: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/3, 4/21 Performance Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/Ballet– Contemporary (without Tap) for Grades 5 & Up, Community House Same AMAZING Performance Ensemble Class as above but without the Tap! See Performance Ensemble Description. Lesson Attire: Leotards any style and color, tights any style or color, ballet skirts or shorts. Black slip on Jazz shoes & Pink Ballet Shoes. Hair up tight & secure in a ponytail, bun, or braid. This class participates in two routines in the Recital. Instructor: April Bergeron Tuesdays, 6:05-7:15pm Full Session: Sept 17-May 5 #7001.213 Petite Session: Oct 22 - May 5 #7001.213B Plus optional free Advanced Workshop dates TBA No Class Dates: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/3, 4/21
Pointe & Pre-Pointe – Advanced Ballet Techniques- Grades 5 & 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 technique and really take things to the next level in ballet. This class is individually tailored to each dancers 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 shorts and pink leather ballet shoes (no drawstring style). Pointe shoes 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 Full Session: Sept 17-May 5 #7001.811 Petite Session: Oct 22 - May 5 #7001.811B No Class Dates: 12/24, 12/31, 2/18, 3/3, 4/21 Father Daughter, Community House Create a precious memory! Couples will learn an easy beginner partner routine for five Saturday morning practices. During this fun filled hour, father's 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 (father's, 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 7, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11 #7001.780 AND Wednesday, Apr 29, 5-6pm at Longmeadow High School Auditorium 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/Quartets, 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 in a specific style of dance. Dancers must be enrolled in any additional class to sign up for a solo/ duet/triplet/quartet session. Attire: leotard any style and color, tights any color, appropriate shoes based on focused style of dance. Includes six private dance lessons. Recital is optional. Instructor: April Bergeron Wednesdays, Oct 30-May 6– Alternative days by request Time to be determined by student and instructor Solo, $300 #7001.200 Duet, $275 #7001.201 Triplet, $250 #7001.202 Quartet, $225 #7001.212
Dance: 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 9th– 12th *March 9th– 12th *May 4th—7th
Photo Day Group 1
Saturday March 28, 2020– times & groups TBA
Photo Day Group 2
Saturday April 4, 2020– times & groups TBA (Both photo days will be at the Community House)
Performance Ensemble, Ensemble, & Pre-Ensemble Production Rehearsals
*Sat March 28, 2020– Community House– times TBA * Sat April 4, 2020– Community House– times TBA * Wed April 29, 2020– LHS 3:45-5pm
What is CLOSE? CLOSE Community is the Coalition of Longmeadow Organizing Substance Education for the Community & is led by caring volunteers including parents, educators, health care providers, grandparents, students, police oﬃcers, clergy, business owners & civic volunteers. For more information about our work in the schools (evidencebased curricula grades 3-10, positive social norms marketing campaigns, 12th grade Recovery panels, SBIRT) or in the community (mock teen bedroom, free Narcan trainings, town hall forums, focus groups) please sign up for our newsletter at closecommunity.org. Our LHS School Climate Survey shows… Since 2013, over 90% of LHS students have participated 10th grade in a School Climate survey each Alcohol use spring. This survey enables us has decreased to identify emerging trends and by 40% since to target our health curriculum 2013 and interventions to the needs and concerns of our students. 12 th Gr We compare our data with the ad e Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey (MA YRBS). Most LHS students make healthy 12th Grad e Bin ge choices pertaining to substance use most of the time. In our 2019 10th Grade survey, when LHS students were asked about use in the past 30 10th days (an indicator of regular, Grad e Bin ge current use): 68% had not used alcohol 84% had not used tobacco/e-cigs 77% had not used marijuana 79% had not binge drank Over 98% had not misused Rx medications (opiates, sedatives or stimulants)
Marijuana Use: Declining since 2013, but sharply increased from 2017-2018, plateauing in 2019, with 5% of students reporting daily use. Majority of daily users started at age 14 or younger. Students who reported marijuana use in the past 12 months noted the following: feeling tired/unmotivated (48%), coughing or breathing problems (29%), spending too much money on it (31%), procrastination (31%), memory issues (38%). Driving Under the Inﬂuence: Since our survey started in 2013, LHS Students have exercised more caution than their counterparts throughout the state when it comes to driving impaired by alcohol. In 2019, 7% reported driving after using marijuana in the last 30 days. The risk of being involved in a fatal crash doubles with marijuana impaired driving (National Highway Traﬃc Safety Administration). Ongoing collaboration with law enforcement, parents, teachers and students is underway for strategies to reduce this risky behavior. Risk Factors and Areas of Concern: (1) Mental Health: 34% of LHS Students report experiencing symptoms associated with an anxiety disorder in the past 12 months. 26% report symptoms associated with depression, 15% report symptoms associated with an eating disorder. Continuation of our Social Emotional Learning eﬀorts, access to counselors and development of community resources is vital to addressing these needs. (2) Vaping: While LHS student cigarette use remains low, the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS—such as the Juul or Phix) has increased dramatically in keeping with a national trend. 39% of students felt there was no to slight risk of harm from ENDS use. 28% of LHS students report using ENDS (not cigarettes, speciﬁcally) in the past 30 days, and 9% report daily use of ENDS. 83% or daily users also use marijuana regularly; and they were 3X (300% +) more likely to be daily marijuana users. Want to sign up as a SafeHome? Learn more at www.closecommunity.org/parents/safe-homes Meet our Board of Directors! Shelly Warren (President), Madison Copland, Candice Healy, Katie Kroon, Marge Morgan, Chris Rich, Dr. Jilla Sabeti, Father CJ Waitekus
Come enjoy a night of family fun! Friday Nov 1st and Dec 6th, 6:30-8:30pm Doors open at 6pm Longmeadow Community House
Tickets: $2 per person ages 3 and up or $8 family max 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!