SUMMIT, NJ - The final days of Summer Camp are wrapping up and The Connection is busy preparing for a fall full of classes for children and adults. The fall schedule, which runs September 3 through November 10.  The fall features returning favorites and new specialty, gym, swim, warrior, and dance classes.

Registration for the fall schedule is now underway.

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.
 

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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.

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 through 'Mini Warrior' (ages 3-4), 'Jr. Warrior' (ages 5-6), and 'Warrior Challenge' (ages 7+) classes. All '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', a class that 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.