Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission

 

YOUTH AND TEEN ACTIVITIES

 

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!
 

FREE Activity Central - Ages 6-9
Sponsored by Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission

Games, games, and more games! You and your child learn fun interactive games to keep you moving while having fun!

Instructor: Deb Ragan
Location: PTARC/Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:45-7:30 pm
                    First 6-week session: January 28-March 4 OR
                    Second 6-week session: March 18-April 22
Free of charge! Please use registration form to register. First-come, first served. Sponsored by Friends of PTARC.

The Arts & Crafts Corner: Color Your World with Art - Ages 7-12

Enjoy four fun-filled projects with a variety of materials. Acrylics and watercolors will help bring a little color into your world. Wear clothes that can get messy. Materials provided.

Instructor: Danielle Ronallo
Location #1: Sunrise Elementary Art Room
Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 pm
                    First 4-week session: February 4-25 OR
Location #2: Trafford Elementary Art Room
Day & Time: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 pm
                    Second 4-week session: March 11-April 1
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $41
Limit: 12 participants per session

Acting - Ages 14 & up

The basics of the stage and acting for beginners and advanced beginners who would like to build upon their skills. How to behave on stage, how to emote what the character is feeling without using words, how to project, have stage presence and not over-act included. Act out small scenes while others review and critique.

Instructor: Rob MacIntyre
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Saturdays, April 5-May 3 (canceled 4/19), 9:30-11:00 am
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $40
Limit: 15 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: Pete Miller
Location: Trafford Sportsman's Club
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, January 21-February 25, 6:00-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $35
Limit: 14 participants



Cheer! - Ages 7-10

Show your spirit in this high energy class! Focusing on technique, a combination of jumps and chants, incorporating dance steps and choreography with basic cheers. Basic gymnastics as well. Wear shorts, athletic shoes and pull back long hair.

Instructor: Stacia Vallo
Location: Sunrise Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Day & Time: Monday, 6:45-7:30 pm
                    First 6-week session: January 27-March 10 (canceled 2/17)
                    Second 6-week session: March 24-May 5 (canceled 4/21)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 15 participants



Dance Aerobics - Ages 10 & up

Fun & energetic dance and aerobics class using various equipment to get you on the right fitness track! For girls only. Equipment provided. Bring water bottle. Wear athletic shoes.

Instructor: Stacia Vallo
Location: Penn-Trafford High School Fitness Room 145
Day & Time: Thursdays, 5:45-6:30 pm
                    First 6-week session: January 23-February 27
                    Second 6-week session: March 13-April 24 (canceled 4/17)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 14 participants



Fight Choreography Workshop - Ages 14 & up

Learn the art of stage combat! Basics of fight choreography to understand how to safely engage in stage combat. Tricks and techniques to make staged fighting look real.

Instructor: Rob MacIntyre
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Saturdays, April 5-May 3 (canceled 4/19), 11:00 am-12:00 noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $35
Limit: 15 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: PTARC Shelley Proskin Recreation Center
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Wednesdays, February 12-March 19, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 20 participants



PhotoJunior 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, Thursday, April 10-May 1, 4:00-5:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54, Non-residents $64
Limit: 12 participants



PhotoGirl's Field Hockey Clinic - Grades 5-12

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 & Time: 4 day session, Thursdays, April 29, May 1, 6 & 8, 6:00-7:30 pm (UPDATED DATES 3/9/14)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $39, Non-residents $47
Limit: 20 participants

PhotoBeginning Guitar - Ages 8-18

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: Ages 8-12, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm 
                    First 6-week session: February 4- March 11 OR
                    Second 6-week session: April 22-May 27

                    Ages 13-18, Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
                    First 6 Week Session: February 6-March 13 OR
                    Second 6 Week Session: April 24-May 29
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $54
Limit: 15 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 6-March 27, 5:00-6:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $44, Non-residents $52
Limit: 5 participants



Beginning 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 required.

Instructor: Dustin Baldis, Owner PA Shotokan Karate Club
Location: PA Shotokan Karate Club, 129 Murrysville Road, Level Green
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Monday, January 27-February 17, 6:30-7:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54 Non-residents $64
Limit: 10 participants



Lego Minecraft - Ages 6-12

Come join us as we bring Minecraft to life using Lego bricks. Create your own world, including animals, creepers, and your very own character! Materials provided to use during class.

Instructor: Snapology
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Tuesdays, March 4-25, 7:15-8:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $54, Non-residents $64
Limit: 20 participants



Mad Science - Ages 5-12

Hands-on science discovery sessions for learning while having fun! First session experiments include: Glow Show, Super Sticky Stuff, Radical Robots, and Rocket Science. Second session experiments include: Detective Science, Kitchen Chemistry, Movie Effect, and the Science of Toys. Materials provided.

Instructor: Mad Science
Location #1: Sunrise Elementary
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
                    First 4-week session: February 5-26 OR
Location #2: Trafford Elementary
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm
                    Second 4-week session: March 12-April 2
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $69
Limit: 20 participants



Race Remote Control Cars - Ages 5-12

For the novice and up, the guys at PT Raceway will demonstrate all the ins and outs of how these 1/8 scale models run, then race your own on the indoor track.

Instructor: PT Raceway
Location: PT Raceway, 129 Murrysville Road, Level Green
Day & Time: One day, Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $11
Limit: 10 participants



PhotoThe Tennis Academy: 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: Level Green Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
Day & Time: 4 weeks, Mondays, February 24-March 17, 7:15-8:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $41
Limit: 15 participants



The 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 & Time: 4 weeks, Mondays, February 24-March 17, 6:15-7:15 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $34, Non-residents $41
Limit: 15 participants



PhotoThe Tennis Academy: Tennis - Ages 5 & up

Beginning class is for players who need to learn the four basic strokes and proper stance, grip, and position. Intermediate class is 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: Penn-Trafford High School Courts
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Saturdays, May 3-June 7
                    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 $59
Limit: 12 participants per class



The Tennis Academy: 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 Courts
Day & Time: Monday-Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm Beginner OR 4:30-5:00 pm Intermediate/Advanced
                    First one-week session: April 21-25
                    Second one-week session: May 5-9
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $71
Limit: 3 participants per session



The Tennis Academy: Junior Tennis Match Play - Ages 13-18

Beginners: For players who know all of the strokes, but would like to learn how to play a match, doubles and singles, using a slower bouncing ball. Intermediates: For players who have some experience but would like to improve their skills and strategies using slow or regular bouncing balls. Rules, positioning, and scoring taught in both levels. Bring your own racquet.

Instructor: Tom Merchant, USTA Clinician
Location: PTHS Tennis Courts
Day & Time: 6 weeks, Saturdays, May 3-June 7, 5:00-6:00 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $59, Non-residents $71
Limit: 8 participants



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: Paulo Ferriera
Location #1: Penn Middle School Auxiliary Gym
Day & Time: Fridays, 6:00-7:00 pm Beginning OR 7:00-8:00 pm Intermediate
                    First 6-week session: January 31-March 7
Location #2: Trafford Elementary Gym (UPDATED DETAILS 3/9/14)
Day & Time: Fridays, 6:00-7:00 pm Beginning OR 7:00-8:00 pm Intermediate
                    Second 6-week session: March 21, 28, April 25, May 9, 16, and 23
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $29, Non-residents $35
Limit: 20 participants per session

PhotoVolleyball Beginner Game Play - Ages 14-18

For the player who has completed the intermediate level of instruction. Teams will be formed and games will be played each night. Players will learn scoring and strengthen offensive and defensive skills while learning how to coordinate as a team player. Must have knowledge of volleyball skills. Instruction is minimal.

Instructor: Paulo Ferreira
Location #1: Penn Middle School Auxiliary Gym
Day & Time: Fridays, 8:00-9:00 pm
                    First 6-week session: January 31-March 7
Location #2: To be announced
Day & Time: Fridays, 8:00-9:00 pm
                    Second 6-week session: March 21-May 9 (canceled 4/18, 5/2)
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $24, Non-residents $29
Limit: 20 participants



Winter Ready Driving Safety - Ages 15 & up

Learn how to safely negotiate wet and snowy roads by gaining an understanding of your vehicle and how to control your car. Great for new and future drivers.

Instructor: Ed Grant
Location: Penn Township Ambulance
Day & Time: One day, Tuesday,  January 21, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: Penn-Trafford School District residents $9, Non-residents $11
Limit: 20 participants

** Also see Multi-Generational Activities **