Youth Activities

Here you will find programs and activities for youth. Browse the offerings to find a program that meets your needs! Our seasonal brochures can be found on the Home page. Click on the brochure to review all of our offerings.
Hip Hop Dance
Children will learn basic exercise based dance moves to clean edited hip-hop music in a fun upbeat environment. Lessons are open to anyone in this age group. Each student will be required to bring a water bottle, comfortable athletic clothing and shoes. Tryouts for team are on the 1st night; call 860-447-5230 to register for tryouts. Uniforms for team additional cost- fundraising possible.
Date Information: Tues & Thurs,September 5-Nov 7; Nov 28-Jan 30; 5:30-6:30 Lessons; 6:30-7:30 PM TEAM
Cost: $50 res/$55 non res Dance Lessons and $40/$45 Dance Team
Age Requirements: 5-12 yrs old- lessons; Dance team 7+ and up
Location: Nathan Hale Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/30/2017
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Rhythm and Sync Tap Dance
Beginner & intermediate tap dance lessons. Program runs throughout the year & meets 2 times per week. Tap shoes required. Please also bring a water bottle each day.
Date Information: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept 5-Oct 26; Dec 5-Jan 1 6:30-7:30 PM; continuous sessions throughout year
Cost: $40 residents/ $45 nonresidents for 8 wks 2 x week
Age Requirements: 4-6, 7-10, 11-15
Location: Martin Center Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/30/2017
For questions contact SHARON BOUSQUET at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Ballet
Beginner/intermediate ballet lessons. Program runs throughout the year. Class meets 2 times per week for each age group. Ballet shoes required. Please bring a water bottle.
Date Information: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept 5-Nov 7; Dec 5-Jan 16; 5:30-6:15 PM sessions throughout the year
Cost: $40 residents/ $45 nonresidents for 8 wks
Age Requirements: (4-6) and (7-10) yrs old
Location: Martin Center Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/30/2017
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Dance Fitness Class
A fun, energetic dance exercise class. Aerobics and simple dance choreography set to R & B Hip Hop and Rock music. Bring a water bottle and sneakers.
Date Information: Mondays,Wednesdays, and Fridays, 5:30-6:30 PM;
Cost: $20 resident/ $25 nonresidents for 1X/ WK; $40 residents/ $45 non-residents for 3X/ WK
Age Requirements: Adults 16 and over
Location: Winthrop Elem School Gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/30/2017
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Gentle YogaFusion with a sampling of Barre
Vinyasa based yoga with a touch of the ballet barre core movements, add grace and fun to your yoga flow. Get a chance to work on focused body parts; lower body and core muscles (short abdominal sequences), breathing, relaxation, extra deep stretching with small movements and leg lifts. Progressive 6 week course will ease you into deeper stretching. For all fitness levels.
Date Information: Mondays, Jan 8-March 12th; 5:30-6:30 PM
Cost: $40 residents/$45 non-residents for 6 weeks;
Age Requirements: Adult 18 and over
Location: Nathan Hale Dance Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/08/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Adult Swim Lessons
This class will focus on basic swim strokes to make all adults comfortable in the water and improve our strokes based on the level you are at. Beginner & intermediate swimmers welcome
Date Information: Sundays, January 14-Mar 4; 3:30 PM
Cost: $40 Residents/$45 Non-residents
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Location: UCONN Avery Point
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/12/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Baby and Me Swim January 14, 2018
The goal of the class is to help make the child comfortable in the water. Parents will be in the water with their child 1:1.
Date Information: Sundays, Jan 14-Mar 4; 1:30 PM
Cost: $40 residents/$45 nonresident
Age Requirements: Birth to age 3 with parent in water
Location: UCONN Avery Point
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/12/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Winter YOUTH Swim Lessons
Youth classes are in 6 levels Level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please designate your level and times of choice during registration. Baby and Me and adult offered under separate heading.
Date Information: Sundays, Jan. 14-Mar 4; 1:30/2:30/3:30 PM
Cost: $40 residents/$45 nonresidents
Age Requirements: Youth Lessons ages 4-14
Location: Avery Point Pool
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/12/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Preschool Sports
Parent and child class which will focus on sport specific skills. Dribbling, passing, shooting, catching, etc will be the different skills each parent will do with their child. The class is set up in stations so that each child/parent rotates around. A beginning warm up and ending activity will be done with the lead instructors as a group. We will not be playing a soccer/basketball “game” however fun games associated with the sport will be played at the end of each night. Please bring water.
Date Information: Tuesdays, Sept 12-Oct 24; Nov 14-Dec 19; Jan 17-Feb 27; 5:30-6:30 PM
Cost: $25 for 6 weeks residents/$30 for nonresidents
Age Requirements: 3-5 Years Old with parent
Location: Nathan Hale Field/Gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/16/2018
For questions contact SHARON BOUSQUET at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Korean Family Karate & Lil Ninja
The goal of Tang Soo Do is to teach self-respect and respect for others. This will teach the Korean art of Tang Soo Do. Training is traditional encompasing the refinement of technique, hyung (forms) and dae ryan (sparring). There will be 3 months of class. Additional $25 at end of class to be tested for belt.
Date Information: Tues/Thurs, October 3-Dec 28; 7-8y 6-6:30/ 9+y 6:30-7:30/ 5-6y THR only 5:30 pm/ 7:30-8:30 adv
Cost: $45 res/$50 nonres 2 x wk for 3 months; $35 res/$40 nonres 1 x wk for 3 months
Age Requirements: 5-6, 7-8 yrs and 9 yrs and up
Location: Jennings School Gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/31/2017
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Parents Night Out
Parents - need a night out on your own? We will be offering 4 hours of supervised activities for your children. Board games, pizza dinner, crafts, and group games will also be run. Children may be dropped off or picked up at anytime as long as they are preregistered.
Date Information: Friday, December 15; 5:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $10 resident fee; $15 nonresident fee
Age Requirements: Age 4-10
Location: Martin Center Ceramics Room
REGISTRATION ENDS 12/15/2017
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.

Munchkin Basketball
Great program for children to learn the basics of basketball while having fun. Participants will rotate around from station to station with fun games and warm ups done as a group. The USCG Academy has partnered with us for this program in the past and the cadets teach the children directly. We hope to continue that tradition this year.
Date Information: Friday's, January 12- Feb 16; 5:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $25 resident / $30 nonresident
Age Requirements: 5- 6 years old
Location: JENNINGS gym
REGISTRATION ENDS 01/12/2018
For questions contact Sharon Bousquet at 860-447-5230 or email at sbousquet@ci.new-london.ct.us.