SUMMIT, NJ - Late Fall Registration for youth classes at The Connection continues, with classes running from November 11 - January 19. The Late Fall schedule features both new and returning classes in the areas of special needs, parent/child, gymnastics, warrior, swim, karate, S.T.E.M., and dance.

This Late Fall session, parents can drop their preschoolers off for an afternoon of fun in the two-hour combo class, 'Preschool Fun Pack', offered Tuesdays from 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. Children will move to the music in a dance / movement rotation, develop strength and agility in a gym / warrior rotation, and explore their creative side in an art rotation.

Also new for the Late Fall, The Connection has expanded their special needs classes to include 'Music Foundations' and 'Art Collective' for children, and 'Cooking at The Connection' and 'Anti-Anxiety' for adults. The new classes will give children the opportunity to express themselves artistically and give adults new techniques to use in their everyday lives.

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Children can strengthen their summer swim skills all year-long at The Connection’s indoor pool. Trained instructors provide swim lessons for children and adults of all swim abilities.

Kids can continue learning beyond the school day in The Connection’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes. These classes encourage thinking outside the box and make learning fun for all ages. School-age children can explore the science of their five senses in 'Sense Science' every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. (for ages 5 - 7) and 4:45 p.m. (for ages 8 - 12). With hands-on activities appealing to sight, sound, touch, taste and smell, kids will experience and learn about their senses in a whole new way.

Children ages 4+ can develop mental discipline, coordination, flexibility, strength and self-defense skills in The Connection’s karate and martial arts classes! Karate classes are led by Chris Goedecke, author, and 8th-degree black belt, with 48 years of experience, and his team.

Dancers as young as 1.5 years old start moving with their caregivers nearby and grow into confident, independent performers in The Connection’s Dance and Performing Arts classes. Classes are offered in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and performing arts. The Connection will be offering “Mini Warrior”, “Jr. Warrior” and a “Warrior Gym Challenge”. These coed gym challenges use strength, speed, and agility to complete specifically designed ninja courses.

Gymnastics classes are offered for all ages and abilities from three-years-old through High School. Gymnasts are trained on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercises, Tumble Track, and mini-trampolines. Adult fitness classes are ongoing -- Total Facility Members enjoy unlimited access to the fitness center, pool, and all fitness classes.

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