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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!
 

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 weeks, Tuesdays, September 6-October 11,
                    5:30-6:30pm - 4-6 yr OR
                    6:30-7:30 pm - 7-11 yr
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64, Non-residents $72
Limit: 50 participants per class

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: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, October 1, 10:00 am -12:00 noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $17
Limit: 20 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: Kevin Keller
Location: Trafford Sportsmen's Club
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Thursdays, October 27-November 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents, $54, Non-residents, $62
Limit: 12 participants


Beginner 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 Rowling
Location: Main Street Music
Day & Time: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, September 13-November 1, 5:30-6:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 8 participants


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 weeks, Tuesdays, September 13- October 18, 5:30-6:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39 per session, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants


Tennis - 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: Penn Township Municipal Park Tennis Courts
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Tuesdays, September 13-October 4
                    5:30-6:15 pm - Munchkin Age 5-8 OR
                    6:30-7:30 pm - Intermediate Ages 9 & up

Day & Time: 4 weeks, Thursdays, September 15-October 6
                    5:15-6:15 pm - Beginner Age 9 & up OR
                    6:30-7:30 pm - Semi-Private
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents Age 5-8 $39, Ages 9 & up $49,
       Non-residents Age 5-8 $47, Ages 9 & up $57
Limit: 12 participants per class


PhotoSafe 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, October 15, 9:30am- 3:30pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $69, Non-resident $77
Limit: 10 participants


Stranger Danger ~ Child Safety Martial Art Program - Ages 6-12

RESPECT, DISCIPLINE, CONFIDENCE, EXERCISE. Learn the skills of martial arts to give your children the confidence to make the right choices. This program is intended to help children deal with today's problems and peer pressures, while also using the latest updated techniques to deal with strangers. Certified Instructors from C.S. Kim Karate

Location: McCullough Elem Multi-Purpose
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Mondays & Thursdays, Sept 26-November 7 (no class 10/10), 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $72 includes full uniform, Non-resident $80

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: Mariah Thoma
Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:00-6:45 pm
                    First 6-week session: September 22-October 27 OR
                    Second 6-week session: November 3-December 15 (no class 11/24)
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 participants per session


Intro to Volleyball - Ages 6-12, grades 1-6

Children in grades 1-6 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. Free T-shirt!

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Harrison Park Elem Multipurpose room
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Wednesdays, September 21- October 26
                    6:00-7:00 pm - Grades 1-3 OR
                    7:00-8:00 pm - Grades 4-6
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64 Non-resident $72
Limit: 20 participants per session

PhotoRecreational 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: Robbie McConnell
Location: Penn Middle School Aux Gym
Day & Time: 8 weeks, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 20 participants


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 or Drew Bentley
Location: Main Street Music, 327 Main St, Irwin
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Mondays, October 3-November 7, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 8 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. 204 or 20
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