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South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

8-Week Program Sessions

Winter 2: March 2-April 26, 2015 
Spring: April 27-June 21, 2015 - Registration starts April 6
All 5-digit Program Codes are for SPRING Session Registration

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Our enrichment programs are designed to expand your child's learning opportunities, enriching their physical and emotional needs while enhancing academic needs in a safe and fun atmosphere.  As a result, children foster new friendship, improve social skills and their chances to learn and grow every day. 


 PARENT / TOT Classes

LET'S GO TO ART! (Walking - 3 yrs) 
Meet and socialize with other young children and families in this art class that will build fine motor skills and spark creativity in everyone!  Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Tuesday 9:15-9:45am   

Location: Program Center
Fee:  $93

LET’S GO TO GYM  (Walking - 3 yrs)
Meet other children and parents in this fun-filled gym class for your toddler and you.   Free time in our well -equipped gym will be followed by circle time songs to encourage socialization and active play.  Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
(Walking - 2 yrs) Monday 9:30-10:15 am (70639)
(2 - 3 Years old) Friday   9:00 -9:45 am  (70651)
Location: Y Gym a family night.jpgFee:  Monday $81; Friday $93
Children will gather around to hear a story from our enthusiastic theatre instructor. Following story time, the children will complete a craft that fits the theme. An example of a project would be making kaleidoscopes to explore the world like Max from Where the Wild Things Are.
Wednesday 9:45- 10:15 am (71193)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $50

MUSIC & ME! (2 - 4 yrs)
Children will benefit from social interactions with peers while gaining an appreciation for music by learning songs, playing instruments, parachutes and participating in marching bands.  Parents/chaperones are required to stay. Registration is required.
Wednesday 9:00- 9:30 am (70630)
Wednesday 10:30-11:00 am (70778)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership & Registration each Session


(Drop off classes for preschool age children)

Does your child love to dance, act and sing? Then this is the class for them! Children will learn the basics of being on stage from a highly experienced instructor. Improv exercises, theatre games, vocal warmups, dance combinations and movement routines will be taught throughout this 8 week course. The final class will culminate in a performance during Family Enrichment Night.
Monday 10:00 - 10:45am (70749) Only 7 Classes- no class held on 5/25
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88
Introducing our new dance program! In this basic class, children will experience elements of ballet, tap and jazz. Through fun and exciting activities, young dancers will develop motor skills and understanding of dance terminology. The final class will culminate in a performance during Family Enrichment Night.
Tuesday 11:00-11:45am (70692)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100
NEW! BALLET/TAP COMBO (4-5yrs) As of Winter 2
Introducing our new dance program! Get your young dancer’s feet tapping in this new combo class. For the first 30 minutes, dancers will learn ballet terminology and technique. Then, dancers change their shoes for a half hour tap class. The final class will culminate in a performance during Family Enrichment Night.  Please have your children bring their own tap shoes.  Please contact instructor and new Programs Director, Gailmarie.
Thursday 11:00am-12:00 pm (70763)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $130
FUNKY DANCE (3-5yrs) as of Winter 2
This active class with fast pace dancing will instill a love of movement through organized dances that the participants will learn to perform together. The final class will culminate in a performance during Family Enrichment Night.
Monday 11:00 - 11:30 am (70629) Only 7 Classes- no class held on 5/25
Location: Program Center
Fee:Monday $79 


(Drop off classes for pre school age children)

FUN WITH PHONICS (3 - 5 yrs)**

Fun with phonics is a great way to enhance vocabulary, as well as improve on letter, word and sound recognition. Through songs, stories, crafts and other activities, children will get a grasp of the alphabet in a whole new way. See the students’ finished work at our Family Enrichment Night!
Friday 10:00 - 10:45 am (70671)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100
MATH in MOTION (3 - 5yrs)**
Children will gain a better understanding of mathematical concepts by participating in a variety of physical activities, cooperative play, and games designed to strengthen number recognition, counting, patterns and sequencing. See the students’ finished work at our Family Enrichment Night!
Friday 11:00 - 11:4 5am (70664)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $95
**Register for both Fun with Phonics and Math in Motion and receive a price break. (70633) $155
CRAZY COOKS (3 - 5 yrs)
Children will make lunch and be introduced one healthy new food item each week and learn how to easily add them to meals so they can become stronger and healthier. Children will cook their lunch and eat it too in this creative class for preschoolers. Get a copy of our “Crazy Cooks Recipe Book” at our Family Enrichment Night!
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30pm (70662)
Thursday 11:30 - 12:30 pm (70672)
Friday 11:30 - 12:30 pm (70635)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $130

New! - CREATE & COOK (3 - 5 yrs)
A new play on our current cooking class, this class adds an extra half hour art project! Each week will have a theme and the children will make a food project and an art project that tie into the theme. Perfect for the child who has immense creativity and likes to explore! This class will be run by two of our amazing enrichment instructors.
Monday 11:30 – 1:00 pm (71192)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $155

New! - SLIMY SCIENCE (3-5yrs)
Prepare to get messy! This class will introduce children to scientific concepts while getting their hands dirty. Make oobleck and cloud dough, play with gel beads, erupt a volcano and more crazy projects. See one of the students’ finished projects at our Family Enrichment Night!
Wednesday 11:00-11:45 am (70690)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100
New! - MESSY ART (3-5yrs)
Go beyond finger painting with this colorful class. Little artists will learn about famous painters and sculptors while recreating their techniques. Using disciplines such as pointillism, children will have fun completing masterpieces with their hands. Each child will get a temporary smock, so don’t worry about their clothes! Catch student artwork at our Family Enrichment Night!
Thursday 10:00-10:45 am (70691)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100


School Age Enrichment Classes


CHESS CLUB (K - 8 yrs)
Learn the beginning steps to become a great chess player.  This is a great way for parents and children to learn and practice chess together.  This class will introduce different strategies, piece movement and basic game play which will enhance self- esteem, strategic thinking and family connectedness. 
Tuesday   6:15-7:00 pm  70658)
Location: Y’s Multi Purpose Room       
Fee: $65

New! - Y CHEER LEADING (6 - 12yrs) ***
Join our new Cheer leading class! Our all new cheer leading class will teach a variety of cheers with pom-poms, as well as jumps and basic level stunting. Our cheerleaders will also get an opportunity to cheer at a real game!
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm (70775)
Location: Civic House
Fee: $140, includes t-shirt
New! - Y TUMBLING (6 - 12yrs) ***
Every skill and ability level welcome! Work with our Gymnastics Team Coach on various tumbling and jumping techniques. This class will utilize our gymnastics equipment to help tumblers achieve tricks such as handsprings, cartwheels, round-offs and more.
Thursday 7:00-8:00 pm (70776)
Location: First Presbyterian and Trinity Church (111 Irvington Ave. in South Orange)
Fee: $140

Combo: Y CHEERLEADING & Y TUMBLING FEE: $220 Price Break! Register for both Y Cheerleading and Y Tumbling and receive a discount!


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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Maplewood, NJ 07040


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