As the final days of Summer Camp wrap up, The Connection is preparing for a busy Fall with classes running for children and adults September 3rd through November 10th.  The fall schedule features returning favorites and new specialty, gym, swim, warrior, and dance classes. Registration is now ongoing.

This fall toddlers and their parents or caregivers can promote creativity and develop coordination in classes including “Jump & Climb”, “Kids in Action”, “Little Movers”, “Little Musicians”, “Messy Morning”, “Storytime STEAM”, “You & Me Dance”, “Movers & Shakers”, and “Tumbling Tots”. The Connection’s parent/child classes are offered weekday mornings for ages 10 mos. through 4 years.
 
Parent/Child swim classes promote a love for swimming and water safety in infants as young as 6 months old. Age-appropriate classes are offered at convenient times on weekends and weekday mornings to fit busy schedules! Parents and guardians learn water assistance techniques, play, and safety through the use of games, toys, floats, and songs while little swimmers explore the water.

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Swimmers of all ages can strengthen their skills all year long in The Connection’s indoor pool. Trained instructors provide swim lessons for children and adults of all swim abilities. The Connection’s lessons are designed to improve swimming skills, ensure safety, and nurture a love of the water.

The Connection’s Dance and Performing Arts Department offers a place for beginner through experienced dancers the opportunity to shine. The comprehensive program offers a complete curriculum for children ages 6 months–17 years. Their goal is to teach students beautiful dance technique and a passion for the art in a supportive and nurturing environment. Classes include Ballet, Lyrical/Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Pointe, Acro, Music, Theater, Princess Ballet, You and Me Dance, and combo classes.

Gymnastics classes are offered for children of all ages. The Connection’s knowledgeable instructors and coaches share their passion for the sport of gymnastics and acrobatics with boys and girls. Small specialized classes are grouped according to age and skill levels to allow every child to succeed, from the youngest of toddlers to the most experienced competitive gymnasts. Gymnasts are trained on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercises, Tumble Track, and mini-trampolines.

Boys and girls ages 3+ develop strength, balance, agility, awareness, and confidence in our Mini Warrior (ages 3-4), Jr. Warrior (ages 5-6), and Warrior Challenge (ages 7+) classes. Warriors build their skills using specially designed gym and warrior challenge equipment including the warped wall, cargo net, ropes, trampoline, and obstacle courses.

Continue learning beyond the school day in The Connection’s STEM classes. This fall, “Savvy Scientists” will delve deeper into the “why” and “how” of the world around them with hands-on experimentation.  Children ages 5-7 and 8-12 will explore the science of their five senses in a whole new way during “SENSE Science”.  This class includes activities that appeal to sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Other specialty classes include karate and yoga.

For a full schedule and descriptions of the programs offered for children and adults, visit: TheConnectionOnline.org, stop by 79 Maple Street in Summit or call: 908-273-4242.

The Connection is a non-profit, human service organization committed to providing fitness, wellness and enrichment programs, and activities to all women, men and children regardless of physical ability or economic circumstance. To find out more about our financial assistance program or how you can help us help others with a donation, visit TheConnectionOnline.org or stop by 79 Maple Street, Summit.