Jericho Elementary After School Enrichment
Please take a look at these engaging afterschool opportunities. Your child does not need to be enrolled in the Y’s afterschool program to enroll in these activities.
Reach out to Katelyn Irwin, the Y’s Youth Development Coordinator, at 652-8153 if you would like to learn about potential financial assistance.
Please pack a healthy snack for your child that is attending an afterschool enrichment.
Young Rembrandts Drawing Class
Young Rembrandts artists will draw ALL NEW lessons this winter. Colorful pop art dog, incredible relevant art history and a powerful unicorn are just a few of the drawing’s they’ll learn and LOVE.
When: Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 2:30-3:35pm
Grades: 1st – 4th
Where: Spanish Room
Cost: $80, Y kids $40
Flip Dance and Circus
Tumble, dance, juggle and…..SURPRISE! This fun session will get creative, with kids learning 8-counts for various dance activities and games. We’ll choreograph a dance to popular, appropriate music while we learn to follow counts and patterns. We’ll work on basic tumble and circus mat skills and learn proper form for balancing, cartwheels, jumps, rolls, leaps and more! Can you balance a feather while in an animal shape, catch a ring on your foot? Each week will have a SURPRISE fun theme or activity that keeps you moving, such as Superhero, Super Circus, Street Games, STEAM!! We’ll use colorful, fun props like scarves, hoops, beanbags, instruments, pom-poms and animals! Strengthening, dance, motor development and learning what your body can do are the focus. GymShow for family and friends last day of class at (time? Usually half hour before end of class) ** Kids will receive special SURPRISE prop to take home!! **
When: Thursdays, January 10-February 14, 2:20pm- 4:00pm
Cost: $80, Y Kids $40
Join Evolution Family and Prenatal Yoga to practice yoga, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and get some wiggles out. Yoga helps children become attuned to their bodies inside and out. EvoKids Yoga helps to build self-confidence and self-awareness, manage emotions, and promote a healthy lifestyle. The goal of this class is to leave your child relaxed and happy.
When: Fridays, January 11-February 15, 2:20pm- 3:20pm
Where: Lobby in front of stage
Cost: $100, Y Kids $50
Cheer and tumble!! Dance!! Great team experience!! No Stunting!! Get Strong!!
Welcome Fall! This session we’ll perform for the holidays at the University Mall and for area sports teams! Lots of community building fun! All events are family friendly and fun for all!
This exciting program stresses fun, self-awareness and community involvement! What can your body DO? How strong can we get? Participants in Cheer Team will learn dance, poise, arm motions, jumps, chants, cheers and some mat skills. Learn or perfect moves such as cartwheels/roundoffs, and work on flexibility! You will also learn teamwork, play games, and form groups to develop cheers and dances! Practice is weekly. All moves are appropriate, and cheers/dances are sharp looking, yet easy to learn.
Outreach to others is an important part of our work, and we often perform for seniors and charity events. Do you have an idea for an event? Let us know!!
Uniforms can be purchased IF DESIRED for about $45 for the skirt, shell and bow. All kids will need black shirts/shorts, white socks/sneakers
Ages: Cheer team is open to children in surrounding towns, 5-11 years old
When: Thursdays, January 10-March 28
Where: Founders Memorial School at the gym in Essex
Would you like to try Cheer Team but don’t want to commit? Visit a class
Questions: Contact instructor, Ila at 802-233-6862
Pom-Poms are available for use during the games and events for those that need. Price of class includes ALL events! There will be a team banquet at the end of the session. Visit GymKids Academy, Inc. on Facebook to see videos and picture or to say hi.