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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!
 

ZUMBA Kids - Ages 7-11

Grab your passport and get ready to learn dances and use maps from all over the world! This high-energy dance party is packed with routines and 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: Penn Township Ambulance
Day and Time: Mondays, 6:30-7:15 pm
                       First 6-week session: February 23-March 30, 2015 OR
                       Second 6-week session: April 13-May 18, 2015
Fee: $34 Penn-Trafford School District residents, $42 Non-residents

Fun-nastic Night at the Gym - Ages 8-12

Sample all the fun at the gym in this evening with your friends! Jump on the trampoline, drop into a pit filled with foam blocks, bounce on the springy floor and listen to some rockin' tunes with a DJ. Snacks and drinks provided. PARENT CHAPERONES WELCOME!

Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $12 Penn-Trafford School District residents
Limit: 100 participants

Trampoline and Foam Pit Tumbling - Ages 5-10

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 and Time: Boys: Saturdays, 12 noon-1:00 pm
                                 First 6-week session: February 21-March 28, 2015 OR
                                 Second 6-week session: April 4-May 9, 2015
                        Girls: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
                                 First 6-week session: February 17-March 24, 2015 OR
                                 Second 6-week session: March 31-May 5, 2015
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39 per session, Non-residents $47 per session
Limit: 20 participants per session

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: Les Bass
Location: Trafford Sportsman's Club
Day and Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, February 24-March 31, 2015, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non -residents $35
Limit: 14 participants

Creativity with Color and Art - Ages 6-10

Children will use a variety of media and reusable materials to help bring a little creativity and color into their world! Enjoy a new project every week. Materials provided. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Instructor: Danielle Ronallo
Location: Trafford Middle School Art Room
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
                       First 4-week session: February 3-24, 2015 OR
                       Second 4-week session: March 10-31, 2015
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 participants per session

GYM Sampler Co-ed Clinic - Ages 5-12

Want to see what gymnastics is all about? Students get to give everything a try, including how to perform tricks on different equipment like spring floors, vaulting tables, trampolines, bars, balance beams, climbing ropes, foam pits, and so much more!

Instructors: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Coaches
Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility
Day & Time: One day clinic: Sunday, March 22 OR May 3, 2015, 1:00-3:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $19; Non-residents $29
Limit: 20 participants

PhotoGolf - Ages 12-17

Beginning golf etiquette and basic skills including grip, stance, and addressing the ball. Bring your own clubs. Additional cost for buckets of balls.

Instructor: Ed Herbst, PTHS Golf Coach
Location: Kistler's Driving Range
Day and Time: 4-week session, Thursdays, April 9-30, 4:00-5:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 12 participants

Girl's Field Hockey Clinic - Grades 2-12

Basic skills will be reviewed and taught. Scrimmages will take place. All ability levels will learn something new. Please bring shin guards, mouth guard, and water. Sticks and balls provided.

Instructor: Cindy Dutt
Location: PTHS Warrior Stadium
Day and Time: 4-day session, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 28-May 7, 2015, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 30 participants

Empowering Brain Builder Class - Ages 14-18

Teens, beat the obstacles in your head! Learn an empowering technique to overcome fears and anxieties that hold you back from your dreams. Social, math and/or test anxiety, Performance, separation, being alone anxieties, this class will help you triumph over any fear that stops you from reaching your potential.

Instructor: Gail Fiore, MA, MSW, CEAP, BTTI and Donna Cheswick, CDFA
Location: McCullough Elementary Library
Day and Time: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $17
Limit: 12 participants

Girls on Track - Grades 6-8

Using physical activity to promote lifelong health and fitness, inspire and motivate, encourage and build confidence through accomplishment, Girls on Track is a 12-week program designed to help today's middle-school girls through the many challenges and obstacles they face today.

Coach: Amanda Webb
Location: Level Green Elementary Field
Day and Time: 12-week program, Mondays and Wednesdays, February 23-May 18, 2015, 4:00-5:15 pm
Fee: $160 (Financial assistance and payment programs available. Call the office for details.)

Beginning Guitar - Ages 6-14

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

Instructor: Dante Romito and Drew Bentley
Location: Main Street Music, 327 Main St, Irwin
Day & Time: 6-week session, Tuesdays, February 10- March 17, 2015, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $49, Non-residents $57
Limit: 8 participants

Messy Fun Science - Ages 8-12

Build volcanoes, concoct treats, love learning science as little Einsteins make a mess in someone else's kitchen! PTHS Senior and Honor Student Mike Zula (yes, he really did get a 2000 on his SAT's) helps kids learn fun facts and build stuff to tear down, blow up and enjoy as a snack!

Instructor: Mike Zula
Location: Trafford Middle School
Day and Time: 6-week session, Wednesdays, February 18- March 25, 2015, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 participants

PhotoCheer! - 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 and Time: Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 pm
                       First 6-week session: February 19-March 26, 2015 OR
                       Second 6-week session: April 9-May 14
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants per session

Learn to Play Piano - Ages 6-15

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

Instructor: Main Street Music
Location: Main Street Music, 327 Main St, Irwin
Day and Time: 8-week session, Thursdays, February 5-March 26, 2014, 5:00-6:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 6 participants

The Tennis Academy: Winter Tennis Warm Up - Ages 6 and up

Get out your racquet and tune up your skills, sharpen up your volleys and serves in a non-competitive environment. Bring your own racquet.

Instructor: Tom Merchant, USTA Clinician
Location: Level Green Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Day and Time: 4-week session, Mondays, February 23-March 16, 2015, 7:15-8:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 15 participants


PhotoThe Tennis Academy: Learn to Play Tennis - Ages 5-12

For those who have never picked up a racquet, learn to play tennis with the USTA progression method; the fastest way to learn the game! Bring your own racquet.

Instructor: Tom Merchant, USTA Clinician
Location: Level Green Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Day and Time: 4-week session, Mondays, February 23-March 16, 2015, 6:15-7:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 15 participants

The Tennis Academy: Tennis - Ages 5 and up

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

Instructor: Tom Merchant, USTA Clinician
Location: Trafford Middle School Courts
Day and Time: 6 weeks, Saturdays, May 9-June 13, 2015
                       2:00-3:00 pm - Beginners ages 9 and up
                       3:15-4:15 pm - Intermediate ages 9 and up
                       4:15-5:00 pm - Munchkins ages 5-8
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents ages 5-8 $39, ages 9 and up $49, Non-residents ages 5-8 $47, ages 9 and up $59
Limit: 12 participants per class
Please register by 4/30

The Tennis Academy: Beginner Game Play - Ages 5 and up

For those who have completed the intermediate tennis level and wish to focus on actual game play. Students will play games while perfecting technique and strategy and learn how to keep score.

Instructor: Tom Merchant
Location: Trafford Middle School Courts
Day and Time: One week, Monday-Friday, May 11-15, 2015, 4:00-5:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 10 participants

The Tennis Academy: Semi-Private Tennis Lessons - Ages 8 and up

For the serious tennis student, focus on skill development and individual instruction. Please indicate beginner, intermediate, or advanced skill level on registration form. Group time according to skill level. Adults welcome!

Instructor: Tom Merchant, USTA Clinician
Location: Trafford Middle School Courts
Day and Time: Monday-Friday,
                       4:00-4:30 pm - Beginner OR
                       4:30-5:00 pm - Intermediate/Advanced
                       First 1-week session: April 20-April 24, 2015 OR
                       Second 1-week session: May 4-8, 2015
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 3 participants per session

PhotoVolleyball - Ages 10-15

Learn the basics of volleyball including rules, positioning, setting, and serving. Technique and strategy also taught. Wear tennis shoes and knee pads. Bring a ball and water bottle.

Instructor: Bob Ellis and Zora Lock
Location: Penn Middle School Gym
Day and Time: Fridays,
                       6:00-7:00 pm Beginning OR
                       7:00-8:00 pm Intermediate
                       First 6-week session: January 23-February 27, 2015 OR
                       Second 6-week session: March 13-April 24, 2015 (no class 4/9)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $35
Limit: 20 participants per session

 
       
   

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