Learn, have fun, and make new friends at the JCC's after-school and weekend classes for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. (For children younger than kindergarten age, see our Early Childhood Enrichment Classes.)
New this fall! Martial Arts classes are here! We also have the opportunity for kids to sing in the opera Hansel & Gretel!
The JCC works to make it possible for children of all abilities to participate in JCC programs. If your child has special needs, please visit our special needs page for more information.
How to Register
To sign up for classes, register online by clicking the "Register" button in the class description below. Or you can download a printable registration form.
Questions about online registration? See our Online Registration FAQ.
For more information see the detailed class listings on this page. In each class description, we specify who to contact for more information about that class.
CM = Full Center Member SM = Social Member NM = Non-member
Swim Lessons and Swim Team
The JCC's outdoor pool is heated to 82 degrees year-round! Sign up for swim lessons or for swim team. For details, see the Aquatics page. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7428.
Beginning Circus Arts & Floor Gymnastics (ages 5-12)
Learn the basics of floor gymnastics and circus arts. We'll practice plate spinning, juggling, tumbling and more. Instructor Olivia Lehrman is a former acrobat and trapeze artist with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus. She has extensive experience teaching circus arts to kids, and she has brought new activities to our circus program, such as tightrope walking! More info: email@example.com or 408.357.7447.
*No class 9/4,9/25,10/9,10/16,11/27,12/25
Advanced Circus Arts and Floor Gymnastics (ages 7-14)
Build on your skill set! Learn intermediate/ advanced floor gymnastics and receive more advanced circus training including ball walking, ropes/silks, tightrope walking, and more. Instructor Olivia Lehrman is a former acrobat and trapeze artist with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus. She has extensive experience teaching circus arts to kids. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7447.
*No class 9/4,9/25,10/9,10/16,11/27,12/25
The APJCC Dance Academy's classes run throughout the school year and are ongoing, so you can start anytime. We offer tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, combo, musical theater, ballroom, zumbatonic and more. All levels, beginners through advanced. For more information and a complete class schedule, see our Dance page or contact Jenn Flores, Dance Academy Director, at email@example.com or 408.357.7534. The APJCC Dance Academy is part of the JCC's Sports & Wellness Department.
Youth Fitness Program (ages 10-13)
Children ages 10-13 years old can learn to use the Fitness Center in a safe and effective manner through this 5-session program. (For children 10-12, this program is REQUIRED in order to be admitted to the Fitness Center. After completing the program, children can work out with parental supervision.)
During the first four sessions, your child will learn about different components of exercise including flexibility, cardiovascular, strength training, balance and core training, and safe use of the equipment. During the 5th, individually scheduled session, they will be taken through a practical examination with the instructor. Dates and times are based on participant request and instructor availability.
Rates are CM $200, SM/NM $250 per child for groups of two or more. Private instruction is $235 per child for Full Center Members. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Group Fitness Program (ages 10-12)
If you would like your child to participate in Group Fitness classes with you, they can do so after successfully completing this program, which includes instruction on safety and etiquette for Group Fitness classes. Rates are $79 CM, $125 CM/NM. More info: email@example.com.
Athletic Conditioning (ages 11+)
Need to step up your game? Looking for an additional workout to add to your regular training regime? Join a group of athletes at your level for a weekly workout that enhances your overall athleticism and includes elements of stability, strength, agility, speed, flexibility, and overall conditioning. Sessions are taught by our Certified Athletic Trainers who have the education (degrees and nationally recognized certifications) and the experience to help you take your body to the next level. Separate classes are available for middle school and high school athletes. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speed Training for Athletes (ages 10+)
Need to get an edge over the competition? These individual sessions incorporate the different dynamics of speed training: explosiveness, power, agility, endurance, stride length, and form. Work with an experienced speed training professional who will tailor your workouts based on your specific running form and individual goals. Specialized Fitness Professional Rates apply. More info: email@example.com.
Martial Arts (ages 5-12)
Join Coach Mr. Moore, our certified Martial Arts instructor, for youth martial arts classes focusing mainly on Tae Kwon Do. This program will teach martial art techniques accompanied with life lessons such as discipline and respect. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7447.
*No class 9/1
Hansel & Gretel - Let's Make Opera (ages 5-16)
With Bayshore Lyric Opera Company. Have you ever wanted to perform in an opera as a singer, dancer, or both? Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where you can perform in one of the world's most popular fairy tales, Hansel & Gretel. The principal roles are sung by professional opera singers, and the chorus, dance scenes and soloists will be performed by the kids. For ages 5-16 years old. All participants will receive a part. Cost per session (8 classes) is $80 for JCC Full Center Members and Social Members, $90 for non-members. More info: Lisa Ceile, Cultural Arts Director, at email@example.com, or 408.357.7492.
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, 11/21 from 3:00-5:00pm
Parents Day Off (for ages 3 years - 5th grade)
Have the day off from school? Come hang out in the JCC's youth lounge, Club J, for a fun-filled day of supervised activities. Full day (9:00am-4:00pm) and half-day (9:00am-12:30pm) options are available, as well as extended care (8:00-9:00am and 4:00-6:00pm).
Cost for a full day is $40 CM/SM, $50 NM. Half day is $30 CM/SM, $40 NM. Extended care cost is $15 CM/SM per day or $20 NM per day, and covers 8:00-9:00am and 4:00-6:00pm.
Upcoming dates are October 9, 10, 16, 17, 27 November 3, 4, 10, 11. (November 4th and 10th are for grades K-5 only.)
For more information, contact Josh Glincher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7447.
Soccer at the JCC is run by the PSA Royals, a nationally accredited U.S. Club Soccer Academy that offers soccer lessons for ages 3.5-5 years, an instructional recreational league for ages 4-9 years, and competitive team play for U7-U18. For complete listings, see the Soccer page or contact Erin McMahon at email@example.com or 408.357.7480.
The JCC's Tennis Department offers group lessons and private lessons for ages 4 and up, as well as intensive programs over spring and summer breaks. For more information and a complete class schedule, see our Tennis page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7414 .
YogaKids (grades K-3)
Join Linda Adleson, our certified YogaKids instructor, for youth yoga class. This program will teach children yoga poses and techniques through storytelling, props, and imagination. More info: email@example.com or 408.357.7447.
* September Classes have been cancelled. YogaKids starts on 10/1/14.