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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!
 

Make a Minion - Ages 5-12

Kids! Create your own Minion watercolor picture while having fun with your friends! We will provide the brushes, paints, and the art projects.

Location: Corks & Canvases, 205 Main Street, Irwin
Day & Time: Saturday, March 19, 2:00-4:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $24, Non-residents $32
Limit: 20 participants

Dek 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, Wednesdays, June 8-July 13
                    6:00-7:00 pm - Ages 4-6 OR
                    7:00-8:00 pm ages 7-11
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64, Non-residents $72
Limit: 25 participants per class

Chocolate Makin' Party - Ages 6-12

Let's make some smiles on a dreary winter day with this delicious combination of chocolate, pizza, and ice cream! Make some candy, then have lunch, with loads of fun included!

Location: McFeely's Chocolate Gourmet, Banco Industrial Park, 1061 Main Street, Building 2A, North Huntingdon 15642
Day & Time: Saturdays, 11:00-12:30
                    1st class: One day - January 30 OR
                    2nd class: One day - March 5
Fee per day: Penn-Trafford School District residents, $39, Non-residents $47

NEW! Learn to Sew ages - 8-12

Learn from the beginning (thread the needle), with how-to's along the way, to the finished project, including machine operation and hand sewing. Equipment and supplies provided; bring a tote bag.

Instructor: Chris and Kadi's Country Closet
Location: 102 4th Street, Irwin
Day & Time: 8 weeks, Wednesdays, February 10-March 30, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 12 participants

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, hand/eye coordination, and gives kids a good cardio workout while having a ton of fun!

Instructors: Zora Lock and Dan Rauso
Location: Penn Middle Axillary Gym
Day & Time: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
                    First 6-week session: January 21-February 25 OR
                    Second 6-week session: March 10-April 21 (no class 3/24)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 20 participants per session

PhotoTrampoline & 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 & Time: Boys: Saturdays, Noon-1:00 pm
                       First 6-week session: February 13-March 19 OR
                    Girls: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
                       First 6-week session: February 16-March 22 OR
                       Second 6-week session: March 29-May 3
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39 per session, Non-residents $47
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 & Time: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, February 23-March 29, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $37
Limit: 14 participants

Pee Wee Putters - Ages 5-8

Fore! Introduce your youngster to the game of golf! Be rewarded with a lifetime of family togetherness and physical activity. Learn how to putt, swing basics, golf etiquette, and course care. Bring your clubs and golf balls.

Instructor: Eric Pockl
Location: The Club at Blackthorne
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, June 8-29, 10:00-11:00 am
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $49, Non-residents $57
Limit: 12 participants

NEW! ¡Hola Amigos! - Ages 5-9

Come and learn Spanish with PT Spanish teacher Nicole Burtch through weekly stories, songs, and activities! Each week features a different children's story in Spanish focusing on basic vocabulary like colors, numbers, animals, body parts, family members, and more! Vocabulary is reinforced through songs, games, and crafts.

Instructor: Nicole Burtch
Location: Penn-Trafford High School, Room 230
Day & Time: 8 weeks, Tuesdays, March 22-May 17 (no class 3/29), 6:00-6:45 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54, Non-residents $62
Limit: 15 participants

GYM Sampler Co-ed Clinic - Ages 5-12

Want to see what gymnastics is all about? Students get to give everything a try 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: Sunday, March 6, 1:00-3:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $14; Non-residents $22
Limit: 20 participants

NEW! Aerial Acrobatics - Ages 10+

Suspended above the ground in our silk hammocks, students learn to perform basic stretches, poses, and beginning acrobatic skills targeting specific muscle groups while developing core muscles and increasing flexibility. This class is great for beginners looking for something new, as well as gymnasts, dancers, and other athletes looking to gain strength in a fun atmosphere. 

Instructors: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Coaches
Location: Alison Biondi's Gymnastic Facility
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Sundays, April 3-24, 12:30-1:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents, $49; Non-residents $57
Limit: 12 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
Day & Time: Thursdays, 7:00-7:45 pm
                    First 6-week session: March 3-April 14 (no class 3/24) OR
                    Second 6-week session: April 21-May 26
Location: Sunrise Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 participants per session

ZUMBA! Kids - Ages 7-11

Kids 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 & 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 & Time: 6 weeks, Wednesdays, March 9-April 13, 5:30-6:15
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42

Jr. Golf - 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 & Time: 4 weeks, Thursdays, April 7-28, 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: P-Trafford High School Warrior Stadium
Day & Time: 4 days, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 26-May 5, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 30 participants

Beginning 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 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 weeks, Mondays, March 7-April 11, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $49, Non-residents $57
Limit: 8 participants

Science Rocks! - Ages 8-12

Enjoy hands-on science discovery sessions with a different theme each week. Build volcanoes, make tasty treats, grow crystals, and make things go boom as we explore topics such as mystery science, kitchen chemistry, winter fun STEM Challenges, and more!

Instructor: Elizabeth Janus
Location: Trafford Middle School Art Room
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, February 24- March 16, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 12 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, athletic shoes, and pull back long hair.

Instructor: Aubrey Frye
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: Monday, 6:00-6:45 pm
                    First 6-week session: February 29-April 11 (no class 3/28) OR
                    Second 6-week session: April 18-May 23
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 & Time: 8 weeks, Thursdays, February 4-March 24, 5:00-6:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 6 participants

Winter Tennis Warm Up - Ages 6 & 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: Harrison Park Elem. Multi-Purpose Room
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Mondays, April 11- May 2, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42
Limit: 15 participants

Spring Training - Ages 3-8

Kids have a blast and hone their baseball skills for the upcoming season! Players receive instruction in batting, fielding, and base running. Then they play fun games to practice the skills they have learned.

Instructor: Jump Start Sports Coaches
Location: Harrison Park Elem Multi-Purpose Room
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Mondays, February 22-April 4 (no class 3/28)
                    T-Ball (ages 3-5) - 5:00-6:00 pm
                    Coach Pitch (ages 6-8) - 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64, Non-residents $72
Limit: 24 participants

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: Harrison Park Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Mondays, April 11-May 2, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42

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
                   January 23 OR March 5
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $69, Non-residents $77

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. Please bring your own racquet.

Instructor: Tom Merchant, USTA Clinician
Location: PTHS School Courts
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Saturdays, May 7-June 11
                    2:00-3:00 pm - Beginners Ages 9 & up OR
                    3:15-4:15 pm - Intermediate Ages 9 & up OR
                    4:15-5:00 pm - Munchkins Ages 5-8
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 class

Semi-Private Tennis Lessons - Ages 8 & 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: Penn-Trafford High School Tennis Courts
Day & Time: Monday-Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm Beginner OR 4:30-5:00 pm Intermediate/Advanced
                    First 1 week session: April 25-29 OR
                    Second 1 week session: May 2-6
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $67
Limit: 3 participants per session

Volleyball - Ages 6-15

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

Instructor: Jump Start Sports
Location: Penn Middle School Main Gym
Day & Time: Thursdays,
                       6:00-7:00 pm ages 6-10
                       7:00-8:00 pm ages 11-15
                       Advanced Skills, Take it to the next level!
                       8:00-8:45 pm ages 11-15
                    First 6-week session: January 21-February 25 OR
                    Second 6-week session: March 10-April 21 (no class 3/24)
Fee per class: Penn-Trafford School District residents $64, Non-residents $72
Limit: 40 participants per session

Tap n' Jazz - Ages 6-12

This class teaches rhythm and coordination through the basic steps of tap and jazz dance. Your child will enjoy tapping his or her feet in dynamic and challenging combinations, exploring their own style, and developing musicality. Plus, who doesn't love getting to make a racket? The second half of each class will work on jazz dancing, further developing musicality and movement skills. Tap shoes are recommended.

Instructor: Chelsea Smith
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Wednesdays, January 20-February 24, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $42

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: Saturday, February 20, 10:00 am-noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $12, Non-residents $20
Limit: 20 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