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 Parks & Recreation
Youth
Brazilian Dancing Martial Arts –
for ages 5–13
Capoeira (pronounced cap-o-wed-a) is an art of self-defense that is hidden in dance and played as a game inside a circle with live music and songs. Capoeira has a rich and important history and is enjoyed as a beautiful “dance.” It develops strong, agile muscles, brings people together and invites people to express themselves. It provides health benefits, enhances self-esteem and reduces stress. Class is done barefoot and loose clothing should be worn.
instructor: Holly de Melo (Instrutora Tomate) and Mathuzalem de Melo (Instructor Tuzinho) Day: Mondays
Dates: October 18–December 6 (8 classes) Times: 6:45-7:45pm
location: Community Center
Fee: $64 residents, $70 non-residents
Little Layups – Junior Basketball Clinics (Girls in grades 1–4)
Long-time Rocky Hill Basketball Coach, Brian Silkowski, is offering this educational and FUN basketball program for young girls currently residing in Rocky Hill. Coach Silkowski has been a coach with Travel Basketball and the Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League for eight years. He has also coached AAU
for the last 4. This program will provide a fun environment where young girls can continue
to reinforce their understanding of the rules
and practice fundamentals of basketball.
Our ultimate goal is to help increase interest
in the sport at a younger age. This will be accomplished by teaching kids the basics of the game and providing a structured environment for them to learn and practice with their
peers and future teammates! This program is recommended for girls that have already taken part in Little Layups or that already have some experience with the basics of the sport (e.g. dribbling, passing, etc.). Depending on CDC and State guidelines at the time, participants will likely be expected to wear a mask during the entire program. Mask breaks will be provided. instructor: Brian Silkowski
gear to bring: Appropriate clothing, water bottle, sneakers, mask, and basketball (received at first clinic for new participants) includes: Junior-size Basketball
Day: Fridays
Date: October 15–November 19 (6 clinics) Time: 6:00–7:20pm
location: Community Center
Fee: $42
Tennis Lessons for ages 4–10
Quickstart Tennis is designed to bring
kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified games tailored to the age and size of the player. Red Ball is for ages 4–8 on a 36’ court and Orange Ball is for ages 7–10 on a 60’ court. Sneakers with non-marking soles required. Equipment will be provided. For more information, contact the Tennis & Fitness Center at 860-563-8051.
Days: Saturday
Date: Sept. 18–Nov. 6 (8 weeks)
Time: 8:00–9:00am
location: Tennis and Fitness Center,
1000 Elm Street
Fee: $150
max.: 20
Lions and Tigers and Pigs, Oh My – ART-Ventures for Kids (ages 5–12) Animals have been an important subject for artists all over the world since the beginning of time. From ancient caves to the present day magnificent creatures can be seen in paintings, sculptures, ceramics, mosaic art, fabric design, masks and stained glass. On
a wild journey through the animal kingdom, art adventurers discover a multitude of kooky critters – as well as their own creativity – while exploring various techniques, tools, textures and materials. Stained glass giraffes, fabric dogs, ceramic elephants, wooden snakes, colorful dinosaurs, and clay lions with fluffy fiber manes. These are just a few of the animals created during our cool and playful art excursions. Fun facts about each creature are included and masterpieces go home each week. A ROARING good time!
instructor: ART-ventures Staff location: Community Center Art Studio Day: Wednesday
Dates: Oct. 13–Dec. 8
(8 weeks, no class 11/24)
Time: 4:30–5:30pm
Fee: $139
max: 16
Cake/Cookie Decorating
Participants will have an absolute blast learning various decorating techniques for their baked goods! Different classes will focus on different baked goods, depending on age range and season. After class, participants will leave with their tasty treats! All Mommy & Me classes will be cookies. The October classes for both kids and adults will be cupcakes.
The November and December classes for both kids and adults will be cookies. instructor: Mimi’s Cake Decorating School Instructors
location: Community Center Arts and Crafts Room
Fee: $45 per class for residents, $50 per class for non-residents
mommy and me – ages 3–4
Halloween – Mon., Oct. 25, 10:00am–12:00pm Thanksgiving – Mon., Nov. 22, 10:00am–12:00pm Holiday Season – Mon., Dec. 20, 10:00am–12:00pm
kids – ages 5–14
Halloween – Mon., Oct. 25, 5:30–7:30pm Thanksgiving – Mon., Nov. 22 from 5:30–7:30pm Holiday Season – Mon., Dec. 20, 5:30–7:30pm
Adults – ages 16 and up
Halloween – Tue., Oc. 26, 5:30–7:30pm Thanksgiving – Tue., Nov. 23, 5:30–7:30pm Holiday Season – Tue., Dec. 21, 5:30–7:30pm
adult Fitness
Strength Training Class
Total body strength training will give you a complete workout that will help tone and reshape your body. Core workout is also included. The class will utilize free weights, resistance bands, bars, etc. and will include standing and floor work.
Night Class
location: Virtual only until 10/13, at which time in-person participants will be in the Community Center Exercise Studio instructor: Suzanne McDonald
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Session 1 Dates: Sept. 20–Nov. 15
(16 classes, no class 10/11, first in-person class will be 10/13);
Session 2 Dates: Nov. 17–Jan. 24
(16 classes, no class 11/24, 12/27, 12/29, 1/17) Time: 6:45–7:30pm or 7:45–8:30pm
Fee: $88 residents, $97 non-residents
Day Class
location: Session 1 is virtual, Session 2 is at the Community Center Exercise Studio instructor: Ashley from Personal Euphoria Pilates
Days: Tuesday and Thursday Session 1 Dates: Sept. 21–Oct. 26 (11 classes)
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