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Pre-T-Birds (one-hour classes) 8-14 Years
This program is geared towards young athletes that want to work on their endurance, learn proper competitive starts and turns and other racing skills to potentially try-out for the JCC Thunderbirds Swim Team. Tryouts required. Your swimmer must complete 25 meters of all four competitive strokes. By appt only. Contact Kathy Morgenstern at kmorgenstern@jccmanhattan.org (646.505.4456) or Alex Ursino at aursino@jccmanhattan.org (646.505.4484) to schedule an appointment. All Pre-T-Birds participate in a Sunday class from 12:30-1:30 pm. Our Tuesday section is geared towards Endurance Training and our Wednesday section is geared towards Competitive Training. Each weekday section meets from 4-5 pm. Class structure ias 15 minutes of dryland training and a 45 minute swim workout. (more)LEARN MORE
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > aquatics
Tue, Jan 21 - Jun 1
winter
4pm8 - 14weekly
Pre-T-Birds (one-hour classes) 8-14 Years
This program is geared towards young athletes that want to work on their endurance, learn proper competitive starts and turns and other racing skills to potentially try-out for the JCC Thunderbirds Swim Team. Tryouts required. Your swimmer must complete 25 meters of all four competitive strokes. By appt only. Contact Kathy Morgenstern at kmorgenstern@jccmanhattan.org (646.505.4456) or Alex Ursino at aursino@jccmanhattan.org (646.505.4484) to schedule an appointment. All Pre-T-Birds participate in a Sunday class from 12:30-1:30 pm. Our Tuesday section is geared towards Endurance Training and our Wednesday section is geared towards Competitive Training. Each weekday section meets from 4-5 pm. Class structure ias 15 minutes of dryland training and a 45 minute swim workout. (more)LEARN MORE
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > aquatics
Wed, Jan 22 - Jun 1
winter
4pm8 - 14weekly
NEW! Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
Take all 3 sesssions and save 10%! (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Jan 23 - May 29
winter
4pm11 - 14weekly
Intermediate Digital Photography Academy 11-14 Years
Learn to use your 35mm digital SLR camera to cultivate a critical eye and capture the images you want. Use the JCC digital lab to download, retouch, and print your photos. View the work of well-known photographers during slideshow lectures and trips to museums and galleries. Use studio lights to create a staged picture with your classmates. Leave the class with a portfolio of work to show friends and family. A camera with manual settings is necessary. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Jan 23 - May 29
winter
4:30pm11 - 14weekly
Teen + Tween Cycle
Get in shape with this high-calorie-burning, indoor cycling workout. Learn the proper hand positions and ride to the beat. Please bring a water bottle. No cell phones permitted in class. *Note To register for the single session rate please call 646-505-5708 Single sessions $25/$35 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Wed, Jan 29 - May 28
winter
5pm10 - 17weekly
Teen Boxercise
* Note- tonight's Feb 13th class has been canceled due to the weather. Punch it out! Increase your speed and feel your power by integrating punches and kicks into your workout. *Note To register for the single session rate please call 646-505-5708 Single sessions $25/$35 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Jan 30 - Jun 12
winter
5:15pm14 - 17weekly
Co/Lab Theater for All 11-21 Years (SN)
Join CO/LAB Theater Group for a series of acting workshops! Each workshop takes actors through a series of theater warm-ups, games, and acting exercises to encourage self-confidence, self-expression, and a sense of ensemble. The session culminates in a student-devised performance for family, friends, and the community. CO/LAB Theater Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Creative Opportunities without Limits and Boundaries. CO/LAB exists to offer individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. For more information or registration, contact Melissa Lader, LMSW, Director of Children, Tween and Teen Special Needs Programs, at 646.505.5729 or mlader@jccnyc.org. (more)LEARN MORE
special needs > kulam
Sun, Feb 2 - May 11
winter
3pm11 - 21weekly
Transitions (SN)
A social program for 16 to 21-year-olds with varied communication and learning differences. Young people meet at the JCC to participate in activities which may include sporting events, bowling, yoga, cooking, and community service. Through these fun and social activities, there is an opportunity to build friendships while emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. Participants’ interests help shape the program and activities chosen. For more information, including financial aid for the program, please contact Melissa Lader at 646.505.5729 or mlader@jccmanhattan.org. (more)LEARN MORE
special needs > kulam
Sun, Feb 2 - May 18
winter
3pm16 - 21weekly
Zumba for Teens + Tweens
It’s not a workout—it’s a party! Join other teens + teens for this fusion of Latin moves and music to get an extra workout on the weekend. *Note To register for the single session rate please call 646-505-5708 Single sessions $25/$35 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > athletics > teen/tween fitness
Sun, Feb 2 - May 11
winter
4pm14 - 17weekly
Multi-discipline Accelerated Martial Arts Training- Winter Session
This accelerated and intensive two-hour class will allow serious students of the martial arts to focus on the techniques required to achieve black belt, teacher certification, and higher levels of proficiency. Students enrolled in this course will have an individualized training plan to help them meet their goals at an accelerated yet comfortable rate. Open to adults and "Kotora" who are already students of Cary Nemeroff. Instructor approval required for enrollment. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Sun, Feb 2 - Jun 8
winter
5pm14 - 17weekly
Teen + Tween Krav Maga – Self Defense Against Bullies (Winter Sessions)
*Note Due to the weather tonight's 2/3 Teen +Tween Krav Maga class is canceled. Get in great shape while learning how to de-escalate any threatening situation as fast as possible. Feel confident at school, work, or out at night with family or friends. Decrease anxiety and stress while increasing your strength and endurance with other teens in a fun environment. Learn to move smarter and defend yourself no matter what your level of fitness. *Note To register for the single session rate please call 646-505-5708 Single sessions $25/$35 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Mon, Feb 10 - Jun 2
winter
5pm11 - 17weekly
NEW! Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
Explore the exciting world of fashion illustration by learning basic figure-drawing skills. Introducing drawing and painting techniques, we will stylize the fashion figure and create multiple pages of models to draw your own collection on. We’ll also focus on drawing the face, hairstyles, fabrics, makeup, and more. Each student will start a mood board to catalog elements of their collection and leave with finished works and pages to continue at home (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, Mar 13 - Apr 24
winter
4pm11 - 14weekly
NEW! Teens/Young Adults Special Needs Swim Class
This beginning swim class is for teens and young adults aged 15-29 with special needs. This class focuses on basic swimming skills including breathing technique and becoming comfortable in the water. We specialize in small class size and dedicated instructors. An intake form (available here) and phone interview with our swim office is required for class placement. Please contact either Kathy Morgenstern at 646.505.4456 kmorgenstern@jccmanhattan.org or Alex Ursino at 646.505.4484 aursino@jccmanhattan.org for more information. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Mon, Mar 17 - May 19
winter
7pm15 - 29weekly
Weight Lifting Just for Teens: Small Group Training
This weight lifting program is tailored specifically for teens. It teaches how to work out, to get in shape safely and remain injury-free. All levels welcome. Only 4 participants per session. William VerEecke has been involved in personal training for over 15 years and has accumulated well over 15,000 hours of one-on-one training as well as hundreds of hours instructing group fitness classes. He specializes in working with teens, but trains clients of all ages (from 12-92) and all levels from the competitive athlete to pre and post surgery as well as those recovering from injury. William is a certified personal trainer with A.C.E., N.C.S.A., has completed the Reactive Neuromuscular Training course and is constantly expanding his knowledge of the human body and fitness through continuing education courses. With a background in stage and costume design, he has an uncanny eye for detail and is adept at working with people to achieve a holistic approach to fitness as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Must be 14 years or older to register *Note To register for the single session rate please call 646-505-5708 Single sessions $65/$70 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Mar 25 - May 27
winter
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Weight Lifting Just for Teens: Small Group Training
This weight lifting program is tailored specifically for teens. It teaches how to work out, to get in shape safely and remain injury-free. All levels welcome. Only 4 participants per session. William VerEecke has been involved in personal training for over 15 years and has accumulated well over 15,000 hours of one-on-one training as well as hundreds of hours instructing group fitness classes. He specializes in working with teens, but trains clients of all ages (from 12-92) and all levels from the competitive athlete to pre and post surgery as well as those recovering from injury. William is a certified personal trainer with A.C.E., N.C.S.A., has completed the Reactive Neuromuscular Training course and is constantly expanding his knowledge of the human body and fitness through continuing education courses. With a background in stage and costume design, he has an uncanny eye for detail and is adept at working with people to achieve a holistic approach to fitness as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Must be 14 years or older to register *Note To register for the single session rate please call 646-505-5708 Single sessions $65/$70 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Mar 25 - May 27
winter
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Weight Lifting Just for Teens: Small Group Training
This weight lifting program is tailored specifically for teens. It teaches how to work out, to get in shape safely and remain injury-free. All levels welcome. Only 4 participants per session. William VerEecke has been involved in personal training for over 15 years and has accumulated well over 15,000 hours of one-on-one training as well as hundreds of hours instructing group fitness classes. He specializes in working with teens, but trains clients of all ages (from 12-92) and all levels from the competitive athlete to pre and post surgery as well as those recovering from injury. William is a certified personal trainer with A.C.E., N.C.S.A., has completed the Reactive Neuromuscular Training course and is constantly expanding his knowledge of the human body and fitness through continuing education courses. With a background in stage and costume design, he has an uncanny eye for detail and is adept at working with people to achieve a holistic approach to fitness as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Must be 14 years or older to register *Note To register for the single session rate please call 646-505-5708 Single sessions $65/$70 (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Mar 27 - May 22
winter
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Tween + Teen Cookie Stand
Get together with other tweens and teens to bake and decorate delicious cookies for our R&R community. Bring your own recipe ideas and prepare fantastic cookie creations at the JCC. Get ready to share meaningful connections and tasty contributions! Groups of 6 or more must call 2 weeks in advance to reserve space: 646.505.4413. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > community service & leadership
Thu, Apr 24
winter
4:30pm10 - 17once
SeniorNet: One-To-One Teen Volunteer Opportunity
We’re looking for tech-savvy teens to provide one-to-one instruction to seniors. You will be paired up with a senior interested in learning how to utilize the gadgets and websites you use every day, such as cell phones, Macs, and Facebook. Community service hours granted. You are required to arrange an interview/training meeting with a staff member before attending the workshop. Registering online does not confirm your placement. Email cdavis@jccmanhattan.org for more information. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Sun, Apr 27 - Jun 22
spring
2:30pm14 - 17custom
NEW! Fashion Studio Series 11-14 Years
Put together a dash of sewing, a sprinkle of Project Runway enthusiasm, and loads of decorative materials, fabrics, and trims, and you have the framework for Fabric Arts Studio. From designing your own one-of-a-kind accessories to easy sewing projects and clothing upcycling, you’ll leave this class with lots of projects, fashion savvy, and the ability to hand-sew—a lifelong skill. An introduction to machine sewing will also be included. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Thu, May 1 - May 29
winter
4pm11 - 14weekly
Tween + Teen Cookie Stand
Get together with other tweens and teens to bake and decorate delicious cookies for our R&R community. Bring your own recipe ideas and prepare fantastic cookie creations at the JCC. Get ready to share meaningful connections and tasty contributions! Groups of 6 or more must call 2 weeks in advance to reserve space: 646.505.4413. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > community service & leadership
Thu, May 22
winter
4:30pm10 - 17once
Summer Personal Training Special!
Teen Personal Training in Small Groups
Always wanted your teen to get special instruction from a personal trainer but weren’t sure you could afford the extra expense. Now’s your chance. In small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC personal training teen specialist, teens learn how to use weights and machines so they can safely workout and get in great shape without risk of injury. All levels welcome. Only 2 to 4 participants per session. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Jun 10 - Jul 8
spring
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Summer Personal Training Special!
Teen Personal Training in Small Groups
Always wanted your teen to get special instruction from a personal trainer but weren’t sure you could afford the extra expense. Now’s your chance. In small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC personal training teen specialist, teens learn how to use weights and machines so they can safely workout and get in great shape without risk of injury. All levels welcome. Only 2 to 4 participants per session. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Jun 10 - Jul 10
spring
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
JCC Tween + Teen Cycle
Get in shape to hot tracks with this high calorie-burning indoor cycling workout. Learn the proper hand positions and ride to the beat. Please bring a water bottle. There is a height requirement for this course. Contact Josh Herman for details at jherman@jccmanhattan.org for more information. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Wed, Jun 11 - Aug 13
summer
5pm10 - 17weekly
Summer Personal Training Special!
Teen Personal Training in Small Groups
Always wanted your teen to get special instruction from a personal trainer but weren’t sure you could afford the extra expense. Now’s your chance. In small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC personal training teen specialist, teens learn how to use weights and machines so they can safely workout and get in great shape without risk of injury. All levels welcome. Only 2 to 4 participants per session. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Jun 12 - Jul 10
spring
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Counselor In Training (CIT) Program
The Counselor In Training (CIT) Program provides an amazing opportunity for young teens to spend their summer working with children and developing leadership skills. The program will teach invaluable skills for working with children in small groups, as well as working in larger groups in a camp setting. The program is a nine-week commitment, including 5 days a week with a camp group, and various social programming for the entire CIT cohort. CIT's are required to attend weekly full staff meetings, as well as age group and individual meetings. CIT's will receive community service credit and a JCC fitness center membership for the length of their volunteer experience in appreciation of their hard work. If you are interested, please call Carly Davis at 646.505.4413 or email her at cdavis@jccmanhattan.org Click on the link below to download the application: CIT Program Application (more)LEARN MORE
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Mon, Jun 16 - Aug 15
summer
8am14 - 17daily
Teen Operation Chicken Soup
Get together with other tweens and teens from all over NYC to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Join us to make delicious recipes with a professional chef, prepare and deliver meals, and explore issues of hunger and tzedakah. Groups of 8 or more must call 2 weeks in advance to reserve space. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Wed, Jun 18
summer
5pm14 - 17once
Summer Picnic in the Park!
Join us for a fun afternoon of food, music, and fun in the park. Bring your guitars, jam and enjoy some summer snacks. Call 646.505.4413 for location information. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > special events
Sun, Jun 22
summer
12pm14 - 17once
Summer Personal Training Special!
Teen Personal Training in Small Groups
Always wanted your teen to get special instruction from a personal trainer but weren’t sure you could afford the extra expense. Now’s your chance. In small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC personal training teen specialist, teens learn how to use weights and machines so they can safely workout and get in great shape without risk of injury. All levels welcome. Only 2 to 4 participants per session. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Jul 15 - Aug 5
summer
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Summer Personal Training Special!
Teen Personal Training in Small Groups
Always wanted your teen to get special instruction from a personal trainer but weren’t sure you could afford the extra expense. Now’s your chance. In small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC personal training teen specialist, teens learn how to use weights and machines so they can safely workout and get in great shape without risk of injury. All levels welcome. Only 2 to 4 participants per session. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Tue, Jul 15 - Aug 7
summer
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Summer Personal Training Special!
Teen Personal Training in Small Groups
Always wanted your teen to get special instruction from a personal trainer but weren’t sure you could afford the extra expense. Now’s your chance. In small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC personal training teen specialist, teens learn how to use weights and machines so they can safely workout and get in great shape without risk of injury. All levels welcome. Only 2 to 4 participants per session. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > teen fitness
Thu, Jul 17 - Aug 7
summer
5:30pm14 - 17weekly
Cook the World: Gourmet Cooking Camp for Teens
In this week-long cooking adventure, immerse yourself preparing global, healthful culinary delights. With a focus on practicing knife skills, using good quality, fresh, local ingredients, and exploring various cooking methods, you'll dice, slice, sauté, and bake your way through a smorgasbord of global cuisine. Join for one week or two. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Jul 21 - Jul 25
summer
12am14 - 17daily
Teen Operation Chicken Soup
Get together with other tweens and teens from all over NYC to prepare hot meals for those in need throughout our community. Join us to make delicious recipes with a professional chef, prepare and deliver meals, and explore issues of hunger and tzedakah. Groups of 8 or more must call 2 weeks in advance to reserve space. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > community service & leadership
Wed, Jul 23
summer
5pm14 - 17once
Cook the World: Gourmet Cooking Camp for Teens
In this week-long cooking adventure, immerse yourself preparing global, healthful culinary delights. With a focus on practicing knife skills, using good quality, fresh, local ingredients, and exploring various cooking methods, you'll dice, slice, sauté, and bake your way through a smorgasbord of global cuisine. Join for one week or two. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Jul 28 - Aug 1
summer
12pm14 - 17daily
Jewelry Design Intensive 14-17 Years
You’ll learn a wide range of jewelry-making techniques that will create the hottest trends! Grab a pair of pliers to wrap and manipulate jeweler’s wire, leather, beads, semi-precious stones, charms, and found objects, like feathers and crystals, to create your own unique jewelry designs. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Aug 11 - Aug 15
summer
10am14 - 17daily
Pottery + Sculpture Intensive 14-17 Years
If you haven’t tried throwing a pot on the wheel yet, grab a friend and learn how to use the pottery wheel with the amazing Ms. Lee! You will make simple forms as well as lots of other projects through hand building. Using the Ceramics Studio puts you in a professional setting that you just don’t experience at school. For all levels; supplies included. A day to return and glaze will be determined during the class. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Aug 18 - Aug 22
summer
9:30am14 - 17daily
Summer Photography Intensive 14-17 Years
Enjoy a variety of fun adventures both at the JCC and in the city while learning how to use your 35mm digital SLR camera. View the work of well-known photographers during in-class instruction and on trips to museums or galleries. Gain skills to compose, stage, and light your photos more effectively, then use the JCC digital lab to download and retouch your digital photos. You’ll leave the class with a portfolio of work to show friends and family. A digital SLR camera with manual settings is necessary. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Aug 18 - Aug 28
summer
9:30am14 - 17daily
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