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A new study published in The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine confirms that the more exercise a child gets, the more success he or she has in the classroom!
 

NEW! Recreational Dodgeball - Ages 8-12

Did you know that Dodgeball is one of the most popular kids sport out there? Dodgeball is a good overall workout. Avoiding the ball improves leg and arm strength and hand/eye coordination and gives kids a good cardio workout while having a ton of fun!

Instructor: Zora Lock
Location: Penn Middle Auxiliary Gym
Day & Time: 8-week session, Tuesdays, September 29-November 24 (cancelled 11/3), 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 20 participants

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Deck Hockey - Ages 4-11

Have a blast learning hockey fundamentals. Learn forehand and backhand passing, trapping, stick handling, shooting, defending, and goal keeping. Play fun, low-competition games to learn team concepts. No equipment necessary. Fee includes t-shirt.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn Township Municipal Park
Day & Time: 6-week session, Wednesdays, September 2-October 7, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 25 participants

Archery - Ages 10-16

Learn the basic skills required for this traditional sport. Proper technique will be taught as well as basic bow shooting and target skills. Equipment supplied.

Instructor: Trafford Sportsman's Club
Location: Trafford Sportsman's Club
Day & Time: 4-week session, Tuesdays, September 15-October 6, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $37
Limit: 16 participants

Fight Like a Girl - Ages 10 & up

Think smarter and have the necessary skills and awareness to keep out of dangerous personal situations and to get away from an attacker.

Instructor: Cassandra Kintigh
Location: PT Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, October 3, 10:00 am -12:00 Noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $17
Limit: 20 participants

ZUMBA Kids! - Ages 7-11

Grab your passport and get ready to learn dances and use maps from all over the world! All new countries to visit this fall! This high-energy dance party is packed with routines & music kids love, while inspiring them to effectively improve overall health and well-being. This is not your typical fitness class!

Instructor: Andrea Connors
Location: PT Ambulance
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 pm
                    First 6-week session: September 9-October 14
                    Second 6-week session: October 21-December 2 (cancelled November 4)
Fee: $34 Penn-Trafford School District residents, $42 Non-residents

Beginner Karate/Self Defense - Ages 7 & up

Have fun while training in traditional Japanese martial art/self defense. Develop full body coordination, proper stretching techniques, and physically strengthen muscles. Discipline, manners, and respect attained. No uniform needed.

Instructor: Dustin Baldis, Owner
Location: PA Shotokan Karate Club, 129 Murrysville Road, Level Green
Day & Time: 4-week session, Tuesday & Thursday, September 1-24, 6:30-7:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54, Non-residents $62
Limit: 10 participants

Cheer! - Ages 7-10

Show your spirit in this high energy class! Combination of jumps and chants, incorporating dance steps and choreography with basic cheers. Wear shorts and athletic shoes and pull back long hair.

Instructor: Aubrey Frye
Location: Sunrise Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 pm
                    First 6-week session: September 24-October 29 OR
                    Second 6-week session: November 5-December 17 (cancelled 11/26)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants per session

Girls on the Run - Grades 3-5

Recognize your inner strength! Make new friends, build confidence and celebrate your unique self to navigate life experiences. Discuss your beliefs about your experiences and challenges. Physical activity inspires habits that lead to a lifetime of health. Non-competitive 5K event culminates the curriculum.

Instructor: Amanda Webb
Location: Level Green Elementary Park
Day & Time: Monday & Thursday, 4:00-5:15 pm
12-week session: September 21-December 10
Fee: $160 (Financial assistance and payments available, call the office for details)
Limit: 15 participants

Intro to Rifle Team - Ages 12-16

A beginner's course on rifle shooting. Participants will learn proper safety and techniques when handling firearms as well as skills to hone marksmanship. This course will prepare those wishing to shoot for the PT Warrior Rifle Team. Ammo and rifle provided.

Instructor: Nick Yackovich; NRA Certified Instructor, WPIAL Medalist, State Qualifier, Assistant Coach of the Warrior Rifle Team
Location: Murrysville District Sportsmen's Association
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 4-week session, October 7-October 28, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents, $54, Non-residents, $62
Limit: 12 participants

Intro to Piano - Ages 6-13

Learn the basics of piano alongside other friends. Participants will learn the notes, how to read music, and songs. Keyboards provided!

Instructor: Zach Rohlwing
Location: Main Street Music
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, October 13- November 17, 5:00-6:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52

PhotoTrampoline & Foam Pit Tumbling - Ages 5-10

This co-ed class will utilize in-ground trampolines, tumble tracks, and foam pits. Great fun for beginners learning new tricks and the more experienced tumblers to perfect their skills.

Instructors: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Instructors
Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, September 15- October 20, 5:30-6:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants

PhotoTennis - Ages 5 & up

Beginning class for players who need to learn the four basic strokes and proper stance, grip, and position. Intermediate class for players who wish to refine their strokes while adding pace, spin, and control to shots. Please bring your own racquet.

Instructor: Tom Merchant
Location: Trafford School Tennis Courts
Day & Time: 4-week session, Tuesdays, September 22-October 13
                          5:30-6:15 pm Munchkin - Age 5-8
                          6:30-7:30 pm Intermediate - Ages 9 & up
                       4-week session, Thursdays, September 17-October 8
                       5:15—6:15 pm Beginner Age 9 & up
                       6:30-7:30 pm Semi-Private
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents ages 5-8 $39, ages 9 & up $49, Non-residents ages 5-8 $47, ages 9 & up $57
Limit: 12 participants per session

Safe Sitter - Ages 11-14

Safe Sitter is a hands-on program teaching life-saving skills so you can be safe if you're home alone or watching younger children. You'll play fun games and do some role-playing exercises. You even get to use manikins to practice choking rescue! Beginner CPR/First Aid instruction taught.

Instructor: PT Ambulance EMT's
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, 9:30am- 3:30pm
                    October 17 OR November 28th
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents: $69, Non-resident $77

Strength & Conditioning - Ages 10-13

You will be trained on speed, agility, balance, and strength using methods you may never have been exposed to. You will utilize all the gymnastic equipment such as bars, climbing ropes, balance beams etc. to enhance your core abilities, as well as keep it fun with relays, obstacle courses, and conditioning games. Weekly challenges. Come see what it's all about!

Instructors: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Coaches
Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility
Day & Time: 6-week session, Thursdays, September 17- October 22, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 20 participants

Hip Hop - Ages 6-12

This class is for students who are just starting out or have minimal experience in hip hop. You will learn various hip hop moves in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment. This is an upbeat and high energy class-so get ready to do some "funky foot work"!

Instructor: Aubrey Frye and Gianna Wilkie
Location: PT Ambulance
Day & Time: Monday, 6:30-7:15 pm
                    First 6-week session: September 14-October 26 (cancelled Oct. 12) OR
                    Second 6-week session: November 2-December 14 (cancelled Nov. 30)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 participants per session

Brickz 4 Kids 1 Day - Ages 5-12

Camp Mining and Crafting - September 26
Steve is jumping for joy as he introduces the newest members of his Minecraft world. Bring virtual designs to life by building new mob figures, mosaics, and custom models, incorporating LEGO bricks.

Classic Arcade Brick Adventures November 14
Jump into the world of classic arcade and video games! Eat flashing dots, collect coins and rings…there are so many obstacles to overcome and levels to beat! Campers will build the famous plumber brothers, a Brick Eater, a jumping hedgehog, alien invaders, and more!

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kids
Location: Penn Township Municipal Building
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, 9:00am-3:00 pm (students provide their own lunch)
                    September 26 OR November 14
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $69 per day, Non-residents $77
Limit: 24 participants per class

Intro to Volleyball - Ages 6-12

Children in grades 1-5 will have a blast learning about the game of volleyball.  Players are coached at their level and play fun, low competition games each week. Players will learn the basic fundamentals of passing, setting, hitting, and positions on the court, while in a fun, energetic, and learning environment.  

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn Middle Auxiliary Gym
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, September 22- October 27, 6- 7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59 Non Resident $67

Youth Intro to Guitar - Ages 6-14

Students will learn the basics of guitar, how to read music, basic chords, and improvisation. By the end of class, students will have the foundation necessary to be able to play songs and jam with friends. Bring acoustic or electric guitar.

Instructor: Dante Romito & Drew Bentley
Location: Main Street Music, 327 Main St, Irwin
Day & Time: 6-week session, Wednesdays, October 14-November 18, 5:00-6:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 15 participants

 
       
   

Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission (PTARC), 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636  • 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  •  724-744-2171, ext. 205 or 204