Fall & Winter 2022-2023 Program Brochure

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Town of Longmeadow

Parks & Recreation FALL & WINTER 2022-2023 PROGRAM BROCHURE

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A Message from Director of Parks and Recreation Bari Jarvis, CPRP It has been an exciting year for our department! We relocated from our Community House office to Greenwood Center where we reopened our beloved daycare and after school programs. We have shared a year of successful programs with our patrons and feel gratitude for your support. The Wolf Swamp field project is progressing and is slated for moderate use in the spring of 2022. We sadly say goodbye to two valuable assets to our department. Park and Recreation Commission Vice Chair Margaret Rakas resigned after 9 years of service. Donna Mante has worked for the department for over 27 years in many capacities including the main office, Daycare, After School Program and as Site Coordinator for the Early Risers Program at Center School. We thank you both and will miss you! What’s next for the Longmeadow Parks and Recreation Department? Our extremely committed and skilled staff plan on continuing to increase the level of quality and service in our already popular programs, child care and facilities making “your Parks and Recreation Department” the very best. This initiative is one that can only be accomplished with your input. How can you share your ideas and feedback? In the next few weeks and months, the staff and I will be working to develop feedback mechanisms and opportunities that will be implemented by our program staff and the Parks and Recreation management team. We truly want to know what we can do to improve communication and serve you better. Please take the time to talk with your instructors, fill out program evaluations, send us an email, call the office or stop in to share your thoughts You may reach me at Greenwood, by phone at 565-4160 or email at bjarvis@longmeadow.org. We look forward to serving you and your family.

Park & Recreation Commission Andrew Berke Chair

Jerold Duquette Vice Chair

Dave Horowitz

Department Staff Bari Jarvis, M.ED, CPRP

Director of Parks & Recreation

Cristina Judd, BA Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation

Tracy Berns

Commissioner

Administrative Assistant

Jeff Rintoul

Marina Blanusa

Commissioner

Director of Child Care

Scott Lettre, BA

Director of School Age Services 1


Department Information Main Office Location

Greenwood Center 231 Maple Road Longmeadow, MA 01106

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

Phone

413.565.4160

Fax

413.565.4219

Email

customerservice@lprd.net

Website

www.lprd.net

Greenwood Children’s Center Office Hours

Monday-Friday 7am-6pm

Phone

413.565.4163

Fax

413.565.4219

Email

Marina Blanusa, Daycare Director Mblanusa@longmeadow.org Scott Lettre, Director of School Age Services Slettre@longmeadow.org

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.

Program Registration

All registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program maximum or established deadline. Registration can be done at www.lprd.net, in person at Greenwood Center or a completed registration form can be faxed or mailed in to the Greenwood Center 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. A 3% processing fee will be charged for credit and debit card payments. A $10 late fee will be applied to all registrations after the established deadline. 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.

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Greenwood Children’s Center Daycare & School Age Programs 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106 Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care

Daycare Program Marina Blanusa, Daycare Director Contact Marina at mblanusa@longmeadow.org or 413.565.4163 for a tour or additional information Infants - One month to 15 months Toddlers– 15 months to 2.9 years Preschoolers– 2.10 years to Kindergarten Limited part time options available for preschool only *Open 7am-6pm *25% Sibling Discount

*Full year program

School Age Programs Early Risers Before School / Extended Day After School Scott Lettre, Director of School Age Services, slettre@longmeadow.org or 413.565.4163

After School Program Grades K-5

Early Risers Program Grades K-5

Transportation is provided from Longmeadow Public Schools at 2:45pm to Greenwood Center until 6pm.

At Wolf Swamp, Blueberry Hill, Center Schools 7:15am until the start of the school day.

Options for 1 - 5 days/week Monthly transportation fee Care on half-days, vacation weeks, Professional Development days

25% Sibling Discount 3

Options for 1 - 5 days/week Care for School Delay Openings 25% Sibling Discount Established over 30 years ago, Greenwood Children’s Center continues to offer reliable group care where our diverse, qualified staff provides quality care for all of your family’s childcare needs.


Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Youth Programs

Musical Notes, Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Clay Lab

NEW! Jr. Scientist

Food Explorers: Chocolate Crazy!

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 through 24 months Tuesdays, 10-10:30am, Greenwood Center Toddler Classes, 24 months through age 4 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am, Greenwood Center Session 1: Sept 6– Oct 11 (no 9/20) Session 2: Oct 18-Nov 22 Session 3: Nov 29-Jan 10 (no 12/27) Session 4: Jan 17-Feb 28 (no 2/21) Session 5: Mar 7-Apr 11 Session 6: Apr 25-May 30 $68 per child or $91 per family for session 1 (5 weeks only) $79 per child or $110 per family Ages 3-5 Wednesdays, Oct 26 - Nov 30 10am-11:15am, Greenwood Center $130 Become a Junior Mad Scientist! This program is a great introduction to science for our youngest fans. Preschoolers can explore their senses, science of colors and the way things move. They could become paleontologists by searching for fossils and participating in a mini dinosaur dig. They could even take an exciting mission with Mad science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Students get a cool take home every class to continue the fun at home!

Skyhawks SoccerTots

Ages 2-5 Sundays, Oct 2- Nov 6 Greenwood Field 2 years old, 9-9:45am 3 years old, 10-10:45am 4 & 5 years old, 11-11:45am $130 SoccerTots is our flagship program! These soccer-themed motor skill classes are very easy for youngsters to get into. Younger age groups focus on developing motor skills and self-confidence; older classes focus more on developing core soccer skills and personal focus, and introduce an element of light competition. Instructor to student ratio is kept small to maximize individual development, and above all else, we promote fun, fun, fun! Parent participation required for 2 and 3 year olds. Participants should wear cleats but pack sneakers on rain days. Shin guards are optional.

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Grades 2-5 Tuesdays, Oct 4 - Dec 6 3:15-4:15, Wolf Swamp School $205 Children will have the opportunity to work in clay; explore and learn hand building skilled and techniques in a small group. Students will create both functional and sculptural ceramic art works and will have the opportunity to paint their art works with ceramic glazes and have them fired in a kiln. Clay and ceramic glazes are safe for children and everyday use. Children may arrive in the art room 151 upon dismissal for quiet work time (and snack) until class begins at 3:15. Parents and guardians will have coverage from 2:45-4:15. Instructor will escort the class to the side live line doors at 4:15 for pick up. Class size is limited. Your instructor is Ms. Salz, art teacher at Wolf Swamp School. Grades 2-5 Mondays, Oct 17- Nov 7 5:30 - 6:30pm, Greenwood Center $95 Join Food Explorer’s newest class: Chocolate Crazy! Each week you’ll make a sweet and delicious chocolate treat: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, mini tarts, truffles, chocolate lasagna, and more! Recipes are nut free but may contain dairy and/or eggs.

Food Explorers: Holiday Treats!

Grades 2-5 Thursdays, Dec 1-Dec 22 4:30 - 5:30pm, Greenwood Center $95 Join food explorers for four weeks of delicious holiday treats. Each week you’ll make a brand new recipe: peppermint cheesecakes, black forest parfaits, no-bake s’mores pie and hot chocolate mousse cups. Each child will make their own portion, all recipes are nut free but may contain eggs and/or dairy.

Longmeadow Parks & Recreation

NOW HIRING!

Actively seeking to fill the following positions:

*Indoor Lifeguards *Before & After School Group Leader *Daycare Lead Teacher *Daycare Substitute Teacher Visit LPRD.net for additional information 4


Youth Programs ART-ventures for Kids, Monsters and Mermaids Fantasy Art-ventures

Grades K-5 Mondays, Nov 7- Jan 9 (no 12/26, 1/2) 2:45-4pm, Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria Tuesdays, Nov 8 - Jan 3 (no 12/27) 2:45-4pm, Center School Art Room $162 Pay no attention to that fire breathing dragon! Armored in aprons and wielding paintbrushes, brave young art explorers journey into a fairytale kingdom where fairies fit through rainbow skies and zany zombies roam the streets. Meet fantastical creatures, both spooky and sweet, while conjuring bedazzling art: decorate wicked cool witch or wizard hats and sculpt clay witches 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 canvas. Enchanting two and three dimensional masterpieces come home each week. Fun, fantasy-filled art-ventures!

Art-ventures for Kids, Art-ventures with Penguins and Polar Bears

Grades K-5 Thursdays, Oct 20 - Jan 5 (no class 11/3, 11/10, 11/24, 12/29) 2:45-4pm, Wolf Swamp Cafeteria $162 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 earths Poles. Sculpt clay polar bears and penguin reliefs. Build sand castle lighthouses and create shimmery sea jellies out of recycled materials. Paint sharks or fish on stretched canvases. Explore the art of decoupage, collage, stained glass 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!

ART-ventures for Kids, Around the World

Grades K-5 Tuesdays, Jan 24- Mar 21 (no 2/21) 2:45-4pm, Center School Art Room Thursdays, Jan 19 - Mar 16 (no 2/23) 2:45-4pm, Wolf Swamp School Cafeteria $162 Art travelers go on a spectacular journey around the globe, touring various 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 artisan's techniques. Design Mosaic Picture Frames in Greece, and sculpt miniature clay Vejigante Masks in Puerto Rico. Build Tribal Rain Sticks in Australia, and paint Maracas in Brazil. Plus, design Japanese Windsocks, Mexican Yarn Paintings, Spanish Paper Fans, Native American Story Necklaces, and more! Fun facts about each country and culture, geography and art history are included. Throw your imagination in your suitcase and let's hit the road!

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ART-ventures for kids, where the Wild Thing Art

Grades K-5 Mondays, Jan 30– Mar 27 (no 2/20) 2:45-4pm, Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria $162 Art-venturers 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 hybrid creatures and clay pots. Design ceramic robots, celestial windchimes, and awesome airplanes. Decorate birdhouses, wooden guitars, and goofy masks. Create cityscape printmaking, letter collages and panda drawings. Even make your own tape resist t-shirts! Plus, hear wonderful stories, such as "Where the Wild Things Are" or "Nova the Robot" that go hand in hand with each project. Humor and surprises are always included. Explore, experiment, create! Art-venturers bring home awesome works of art each week!

ART-ventures for Kids, Sticky, Shrinky, Shiny ART-ventures

Grades K-5 Mondays, Apr 10– June 12 (no 4/17, 5/29) 2:45-4pm, Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria Tuesdays, Apr 4– May 30 (no 4/18) 2:45-4pm, Center School Art Room $162 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 Sequined Mexican Mirrors, Macaroni Mandalas, and Shrinky Dink Animal Pendants. Make Funny Felt Monsters, paint Ceramic Snail Banks, and create Mini Canvas Paintings with Easels. Design personalized Pencil Cases, sculpt Sweet Treat Clay Desserts, and learn how to draw Perspective Landscapes. Plus, paint Goofy Animals on canvases, create Colorful Pillowcases, and sculpt Clay Flying Pigs. These projects and more introduce children to a world of artistic wonder while we encourage their own original ideas and their own unique perception and interpretation of art.

Art-ventures for Kids, Superheroes Saving Planet Earth

Grades K-5 Thursdays, Apr 6 - June 1 (no 4/20) 2:45-4pm, Wolf Swamp Cafeteria $162 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. 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. Paint canvas tote bags, construct your own super-vehicles, and make superhero stained glass! Paint a rocketship, create yarn art on jars, and draw superhero self-portraits. Color ceramic superhero banks, build secret comic book boxes, 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 environmentallyconscious masterpieces.


Youth Programs

Vacation Programs

Mad Science, Mad Labs

Mad Science, Alarming Science

Grades 1-5 Mondays, Nov 7- Jan 9 (no 12/26, 1/2) 2:45-4pm, Center School Cafeteria Tuesdays, Nov 8 - Jan 3 (no 12/27) 2:45-4pm, Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria Wednesdays, Oct 26 - Jan 4 (no class 11/2, 11/23, 12/28) 2:45-4pm, Wolf Swamp School Cafeteria $172 A hands-on exploration of sights, sounds, nature and more! Optical illusions, the secret components of white light and hidden rainbows, and movies explore our sense of sight. Other senses, such as taste, and hearing are investigated too. Explore cells with a microscope, investigate bugs, why nutrition is so important and how ecosystems work. Explore heat, volcanoes, earthquakes and even weather!

Mad Science Secret Agent Lab

Grades K-5 Mondays, Jan 30– Mar 27 (no 2/20) 2:45-4pm, Center School Cafeteria Tuesdays, Jan 24 - Mar 21 (no 2/21) 2:45-4pm, Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria Wednesdays, Jan 18 - Mar 15 (no 2/22) 2:45-4pm, Wolf Swamp School Cafeteria $172 Develop your special agent and detective skill in this super hands -on program! Uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Sharpen your secret agent skills and discover how chemistry and the science of forensics can come to the aid of a secret agent. Identify and collect evidence – from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Use science and technology for investigation & sleuthing.

Mad Science Space & Beyond

Grades K-5 Mondays, Apr 10– June 12 (no 4/17, 5/29) 2:45-4pm, Center School Cafeteria Tuesdays, Apr 4 - May 30 (no 4/18) 2:45-4pm, Blueberry Hill School Cafeteria Wednesdays, Apr 5 - May 31 (no 4/19) 2:45-4pm, Wolf Swamp School Cafeteria $172 This program includes our NASA and Mad Science collaboration to educate the next generation! Children go on a voyage of discovery with unique hands-on activities, and amazing demonstrations that explore the sun and stars, space technology, rocket science, the atmosphere, planets and moons, exoplanets, and exobiology, and more!

Grades K-5 Wednesday, Dec 28, 9am-12pm Community House Rear Auditorium $60 Locks, clocks, alarms, tripwires and a secret safe taken– home are featured in this very hands on exploration of the science of security.

Mad Science, Slime Time

Grades K-5 Wednesday, Feb 22, 9am-12pm Community House Rear Auditorium $60 Ooze into a gooey hour of creating slime using the secret mad science recipe! Experiment with polymers, get a chance to enter your creation into the slime Olympics with your slime take home.

Mad Science, Optical Illusions

Grades K-5 Wednesday, Apr 19, 9am-12pm Community House Rear Auditorium $60 Children are introduced to the concepts of refraction, science of optics, and biology associated with sight. A wide variety of optical illusions like the mirror mirage, twisting coils, and convex and concave mirrors are used to demonstrate how physics can trick our eyes.

Art-ventures, Sparkly Snowflakes & Magic Mittens

Grades K-5 Tuesday, Dec 27, 9am-12pm Community House Rear Auditorium $60 Tis the season to be jolly– and also the season to create amazing art! Paint family snowman portraits on stretched canvas, create sparkling beaded snowflakes, sculpt clay snowmen, and design colorful scratch art mittens. Enjoy some wonderful winter fun while keeping cozy and warm.

Art-ventures, Superhero Blast Off

Grades K-5 Tuesday, Feb 21, 9am-12pm Community House Rear Auditorium $60 Superhero girls and boys soar off on a top-secret mission to save planet Earth using the most important superpower of all: imagination! Create your own bean mosaic superhero masks to protect your secret identities, then blast off in super-duper spaceships built out of recycled materials. Plus, draw selfportraits of your heroic alter egos. Exciting and environmentally -conscious masterpieces.

Art-ventures, Puppies, Bunnies and Kittens Oh My! Grades K-5 Tuesday, Apr 18, 9am-12pm Community House Rear Auditorium $60 Art projects inspired by everyone's favorite cute and cuddly creatures. Paint ceramic puppy banks, draw adorable bunnies, plus build and decorate kooky, colorful kittens.

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Vacation Programs

Youth Sports

Chess Wizards

Karate-Shotokan Style

Grades 1-5 Tuesday - Friday, Dec 27 - Dec 30 Half Day: 9am-12pm OR 12-3pm Full Day: 9am-3pm Greenwood Center $185 for half day, $265 Full Day Join us this winter for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. You’ll improve your chess skills, meet new friends, and work out your most powerful muscle - your brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), recess time of course), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. Each camper receives a t-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. Pack a peanut/tree nut free snack and a drink and peanut/tree nut free lunch for full day. Unleash your brain power and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards!

Food Explorers, Half Day Cooking Camp

Grades 2-5 Thursday, Dec 29, 9am-12pm Community House rear Auditorium $60 Join Food Explorer’s and make something delicious! You’ll make your own snack and lunch and learn all about food and cooking. You’ll be making ramen bowls and chocolate lasagna. Each child will make their own portion, all recipes are nut free but may contain eggs and/or dairy.

Food Explorers, Half Day Cooking Camp

Grades 2-5 Thursday, Feb 23, 9am-12pm Community House rear Auditorium $60 "Join Food Explorers for some delicious winter cooking! You’ll learn how to make homemade ravioli (yes, you’ll make pasta from scratch!) and a delicious Caesar salad to go with it. Recipes are nut free but will contain eggs and dairy."

Sports Associations

Please contact the individual association listed below for detailed information about their programs and registration. Longmeadow Youth Football Marc Strange, www.longmeadowfootball.org Longmeadow Soccer Association, info@longmeadowsoccer.org www.longmeadowsoccer.org Longmeadow Girls’ Lacrosse, www.LGLAX.com.

Longmeadow Aquatic Club, longmeadowswim@gmail.com https://www.teamunify.com/team/longmeadow/page/home Longmeadow Baseball Association Dan Sullivan, Dvsully09@gmail.com www.longmeadowbaseball.org Longmeadow Boys’ LAX Association info@longmeadowlacrosse.com www.longmeadowlacrosse.com Longmeadow Softball Association LongmeadowSoftballBoard@gmail.com www.longmeadowsoftball.org Longmeadow Youth Basketball Association Longmeadowyouthbasketball.org

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Ages 4-6 Wednesday, 5-5:45pm Session 1: Sep 7 - Oct 26 (no 10/5) Session 2: Nov 2– Dec 21 (no 11/23) Session 3: Jan 4– Feb 15 Session 4: Mar 1-Apr 12 Session 5: May 10 - June 21 $70, Greenwood Center

Karate-Shotokan Style

Ages 5 & Up Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm Session 1: Sep 6 - Oct 18 (no 10/5) Session 2: Nov 1– Dec 15 (no 11/24) Session 3: Jan 3– Feb 16 Session 4: Feb 28 -Apr 13 Session 5: May 9 - June 22 $80, Greenwood Center Shotokan Karate-Do (SKIF System) is a traditional Japanese martial art. Students will be trained in the basic exercises involving punching, blocking, kicking, stances, forms, sparring, and self-defense. For the beginning student, this is a fun, structured introduction to the art of Karate. Great for development of self-esteem, balance, physical fitness, and a basic understanding of Japanese Karate-Do. 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 47 years.

NEW! Skyhawks Lacrosse Clinic

Ages 7-10 Sundays, Oct 2-Nov 6, 12-1pm Greenwood Field $140 Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing and shooting in a fun non-checking environment. Participants should wear appropriate athletic attire and bring protective gloves, a helmet with full mask (or goggles) and lacrosse stick. Limited lacrosse kits are available for rent through skyhawks. Call 800-804-3509 or visit www.skyhawks.com to reserve your kit prior to the program.

Winter Cheer Ages 5-14

Mondays, 5-6:30pm Jan 9 - Apr 3 $200, Community House This is a great class to learn the fundamentals of cheerleading. We will focus on stunts, tumbling, jumps, and cheers. All towns are welcome to join! Depending on the number of sign ups, we may split them into two groups, a beginner level from 5-6:30 and an intermediate from 6-7:30pm. Please wear white cheer shoes.

Cheer Beginner Tumbling Ages 5-14

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm Jan 9 - Apr 3 $160, Community House Our Cheer Tumbling Class is designed for the newest of tumblers with little to no experience. We will focus on all level 1 skills: Bridge, Back Bend, Handstand, Handstand Bridge, Forward Roll, Backward Roll, Cartwheel, Round off, Front and Back Walkovers. Tumblers will learn flexibility, body control and strength building. Please wear white cheer shoes.


Longmeadow Dance School DANCE PROGRAMS

Visit LPRD.net for class pricing and additional information 735 Longmeadow Street Community House Dance Studio 231 Maple Road Greenwood Children’s Center Dance Studio Dance Program Director: April Bergeron abergeronlongmeadowdance@gmail.com Open House & Dance Shoe Sizing Days

at Longmeadow Community House Dance Studio Saturdays: Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10, 10am-12pm Full Dance Year Classes begin Monday Sept. 12th Petite Dance Year Classes begin Monday Oct. 24th

Dance, Movement and Tap for Preschoolers

Pre-Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/Ballet/ Tap

Grades 1 -2 Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 Full Session Only: Sept 13-May 9 Community House Dance Studio This class is designed for the dancer looking to further develop their dance education in a positive and encouraging environment. 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 Opening Production Routine.

Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/ Ballet/Tap

Grades 2 - 4 Thursdays, 5-6:30pm Full Session: Sept 15-May 11 Petite Session: Oct 27-May 11 Community House Dance Studio 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 Opening Production Routine.

Ages 3 and Up Tuesdays, 10-10:45am Full Session: Sept 13-May 9 Petite Session: Oct 25-May 9 Greenwood Center Dance Studio OR Tuesdays, 4-4:45am Full Session: Sept 13-May 9 Petite Session: Oct 25-May 9 Community House Dance Studio OR Thursdays, 10-10:45am Full Session: Sept 15-May 11 Petite Session: Oct 27-May 11 Community House Dance Studio Dance your way through this spectacular dance class! Children will shuffle, hop, sing and dance while learning beginner 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 Musical Theater Jazz/Ballet routine in the Recital. Grades 4 and Up Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm Dance, Movement and Tap for Kindergarteners Full Session: Sept 15-May 11 Kindergarten Petite Session: Oct 27-May 11 Thursdays, 4-5pm Community House Dance Studio Full Session Only: Sept 15-May 11 Dancers will learn ballet & jazz choreography from some of the Community House Dance Studio greatest Broadway shows in musical theater history. If you love Kindergarteners will truly enjoy this 60-minute class. It is the watching the dancing in famous musicals this class is for you. next step for your dancer. We will continue to develop the ballet, Class curriculum is based on ballet/lyrical technique layered with jazz and tap skills acquired in their previous Dance and Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, Movement classes while adding new skills! We will introduce stretches, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on and focus on proper dance technique during tap and ballet barre learning performance skills and telling a story through dance. A work. Dancers will shine as they learn a variety of high energy great place for advanced dancers to brush up on technique and hip hop/jazz combinations weekly while moving and grooving to combination retention while having a great time in a relaxed and both classic and popular children’s tunes. This class participates positive atmosphere! This class participates in two routines in in two routines in the Recital. the Recital. It is suggested that this class is taken in addition to your Ensemble/Performance Ensemble lessons.

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Longmeadow Dance School DANCE PROGRAMS

Visit LPRD.net for class pricing and additional information Performance Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/ BalletContemporary/ Tap Grades 5 & Up Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm Full Session: Sept 13-May9 Petite Session: Oct 25-May 9 Community House Dance Studio

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 Opening Production Routine and is given the opportunity to perform for the community.

Performance Ensemble Hip Hop Jazz/ Ballet- Contemporary (without Tap)

Grades 5 & Up Tuesdays, 6:05-7:15pm Full Session: Sept 13-May 9 Petite Session: Oct 25-May 9 Community House Dance Studio 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. This class participates in two routines in the Recital.

Family Dance 6 Saturday mornings, 9:30-10:15am Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 18, Apr 15 & 29 Community House Dance Studio Monday, 5-5:30pm, May 1 Longmeadow High School Auditorium Create a precious memory! Couples will learn an easy beginner partner routine for six Saturday morning practices and one stage rehearsal. During this fun filled class, parents and children will shake, twirl, and spin to create a dynamic routine that will be performed in our annual recital. No experience necessary! This class is so much fun and the routine is always a crowd favorite at the show. Grab that special someone and lets dance!

Solos/Duets/Triplets/Quartets Scheduled Wednesday, time determined by student and instructor Oct 24-May 510/24-5/5 or Alternative days by request. 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 session. Includes seven private dance lessons. Recital is optional.

Adult Programs Karate - Shotokan Style Ages 14 & Up

Tues 7:30-9pm, Thurs, 6:30-8pm, Sat, 9:30-11am Session 1: Sept 1– Oct 29 Session 2: Nov 1-Dec 26 (no 11/24, 11/26, 12/24) Session 3: Jan 3– Feb 23 Session 4: Feb 28-Apr 20 Session 5: May 9-June 29 $90, Greenwood Center Shotokan Karate-Do (SKIF System) is a traditional Japanese martial art that includes kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). The study of karate is an inner search for growth and self-discipline, which encompasses many ideals. All instruction and certification are 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.

Tai Chi– Yang Style Pointe & Pre-Pointe – Advanced Ballet Techniques Ages 14 & Up Grades 5 and Up Tuesdays, 7:15-7:45pm Full Session: Sept 13-May 9 Petite Session: Oct 25-May 9 Community House Dance Studio Pointed toed 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 participates in one routine in the recital.

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Tues, 6:30-7:30pm, Sat 8:30-9:30am Session 1: Sept 6-Oct 22 Session 2: Nov 1-Dec 17 (no 11/26) Session 3: Jan 3-Feb 18 Session 4: Feb 28-Apr 15 Session 5: May 9-June 24 $75, Greenwood Center Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise with an emphasis on deep breathing, slow movements, and chi (energy) development. It can help improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and fitness; and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. The class involves traditional warm-ups and gentle stretching, breathing exercises, stances, and the study of the traditional Yang Style Form. Wear comfortable clothing, a flat sole indoor sneaker or dance shoe.