MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Recreation Department introduced its fall programs and there is something for every interest and age group, whether its sports, dance, or academics.

“We’re excited about our fall programs,” said Recreation Supervisor Kelley Kehoe. “Whether you like soccer or basketball, zumba or yoga, drawing or martial arts; we’ve got academic programs to prepare students for the SATs and classes to help improve reading and writing skills. If you can think of it, Montville Rec probably has a program.”

For the adults, there’s men’s open gym basketball for 18 and over and 35 and over, Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Golf lessons for advanced adults will be available on Thursdays. Tennis will be taught indoors and outdoors.

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Zumba classes will be available throughout the fall. Zumba is an aerobic dance workout set to pulsating Latin music. 

How about the teens?

Yoga for tweens ages 7 to 14 will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in September, October and November.

Roller and street hockey is being offered to boys and girls in first through eighth grades at the Masar Park Roller Rink. Play takes place on Saturdays in September and October and will be grouped according to age and ability. 

If your teen is interested in golf, there will be lessons for advanced juniors, ages 6 to 15 (intermediate to experienced golfers), as well as clinics for juniors, ages 6 to 15.

Tennis lessons are available for ages 5-11 beginner-level players.

Basketball players can learn basic skills and perform drills at clinics for grades 1-8 (male and female). This clinic is geared for “in-town” basketball players, not traveling team players.

There will be field hockey clinics for girls in grades 4-5.

Adults, boys and girls, ages 5 to 15, can learn bushido martial arts. Bushido provides traditional martial arts as well as safety awareness, self-discipline, self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence.

Kids 6 to 12 can learn to draw and experience the colorful magic of fall. Students will draw a graphic iguana, a video game favorite pixel block character and the Notre Dame cathedral.

For the Younger Set

Yoga classes for mommy and me (ages 3 months through age 5) and moms-to-be (2nd and 3rd trimesters only) will be held Saturday mornings.

Precious peanuts dance class for ages 2 1/2 to 5 will teach the very basics of tap, ballet, rhythm and simple movements such as pliés, toe taps, digs and passé. There will be tennis squirts, soccer shorts and t-ball squirts classes for ages 3-5, as well as drawing classes for ages 4 to 5.

Soccer kiddie kicks classes are for adults with their child to enjoy soccer together.

At sporty squirts classes for ages 3 to 5, participants will have the opportunity to experience lacrosse, soccer, basketball, t-ball, floor hockey and flag football.

There’s even a hip hop dance class for grades k-2.

Word Attack for Grades 3-5

The reading and writing “word attack” class for students in grades 3-5 is designed to teach children to become strong, independent readers and creative writers. Students will learn how to create a story or essay in just 30 minutes. During the reading portion, students will gain the confidence and motivation necessary to tackle more challenging books.

Academic Strategies Grades 6-8

Academic strategies classes for students in grades 6-8 will teach time management skills, good studying habits, organizational skills, test-taking strategies, note-taking strategies, homework strategies, memorization techniques, communication skills, reading comprehension strategies, learning style strategies, listening activities, stress management and much more.

SAT Prep

The Montville Recreation Department will be sponsoring an SAT prep program for grades 9-12 on Sundays in September, October and November. Programs will target the math, verbal portions and “intensive prep” classes are available.

For More Information

Venues, prices, dates, days and times vary by class.

Check the Montville Township Recreation Department website for more information using the following link: Recreation Forms and Flyers.

You can also call the Recreation Department at 973-331-3305 with any questions