Academies for Education and Engagement

The JCC's Academies for Education and Engagement offer the perfect opportunity for anyone eager to learn and ready to be challenged. These introductory youth classes are geared toward children and young adults, and are taught by the area's top professionals. 

The Academies run in five sessions during the year: Winter I, Winter II, Spring, Summer and Fall.

spring Session 2017

Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum registration is not met. Registration deadline is one week before class begins.

Fine Arts Academy

Prices include materials

Beginning Ceramics
8-13 years

Students learn basic hand-building techniques, focusing on coil, slab and pinch pot while experimenting with finishing methods and glazing. Taught by Allison Berlin.
Thursdays 4:30-6 p.m. | March 9 – April 27 (no class April 13) | $235 ($195 for JCC members)
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Drawing
11-18 years

Students at all levels work with charcoal, graphite and conte’ crayon to explore the still life and figure. Taught by Todd Larson.
Thursdays 4:30-6 p.m. | March 23 – May 11 (no class April 13) | $230 ($195 for JCC members)
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Drawing
14 years and older

This class is for all levels. First, students learn how to draw gestures and different techniques. Class continues with drawing a group-designed still life and then a life model. Taught by Alice V. Schneider of the College for Creative Studies
Sundays 12:30-2 p.m. | March 12 – April 30 (no class April 16) | $230 ($195 for JCC members)
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Painting
14 years and older

Alice V. Schneider of the College for Creative Studies will teach students at all levels. Participants learn how to stretch a canvas and create pallets, and will experiment with mediums, brushes and image concepts.
Sundays 3-4:30 p.m. | March 12 – April 30 (no class April 16) | $230 ($195 for JCC members)
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Music Academy

Classes taught by Galina Feldman
No classes will be held the weeks of April 9-14 and April 16-21

Music Time
Newborn-3 years

Parent and child bond with singing, moving, playing instruments, listening to recordings and exploring sounds.
Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | March 2 – June 8 | $247 ($198 for JCC members)
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Piano
4 years and older

Teacher will schedule day and time for 10 private lessons.
$250 ($200 for JCC members)
Please call 248.432.5593


Tiny Trebles Choir
3-5 years

Includes warm-up, vocal development and rehearsal techniques. Students will perform at a recital on May 25, 2017.
Thursdays 12:45-1:30 p.m. | March 2 – June 8 | $247 ($198 for JCC members)
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Sports and Recreation Academy

Unless otherwise noted, Sports and Recreation classes:
• Cost $115 ($92 for JCC members)
• Last seven weeks
• Begin the week of March 4


Basketball
Ages 5-7: Saturdays, 9-9:50 a.m. or Wednesdays, 5:20-6:10 p.m.
Ages 8-10: Saturdays, 10-10:50 a.m. or Thursdays, 5:20-6:10 p.m.
Ages 11-13: Saturdays, noon-12:50 p.m. or Tuesdays, 5:20-6:10 p.m.
Ages 14-16: Saturdays, 1-1:50 p.m. or Mondays 5:20-6:10 p.m.
Girls only (ages 8-14): Saturdays 11-11:50 a.m.
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Fundamentals of Inline Skating
Ages 5-12
This class is for those who have little or no experience. Our friendly and professional staff instruct children on the basic mechanics of skating, with the goal of helping each participant skate without assistance by the end of class. We can provide equipment.
Tuesdays 4:20-5:10 p.m. | March 7 – April 25 (no class April 11)
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Intro to Hockey
Ages 5-12

This class is for those who can skate unassisted and want to learn the rules and strategy and improve individual skills. Our staff is highly experienced and motivated with the goal of having every child ready to play in league games. We can provide equipment.
Tuesdays, 5:20-6:10 p.m. | March 7 – April 25 (no class April 11)
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Lacrosse for Beginners
Ages 8-12

This class will introduce the basic fundamentals of lacrosse, from individual skills to basic knowledge of the game. We can provide equipment
Saturdays, 11-11:50 a.m. | March 11 – April 29
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Multi-Sports
Ages 5-7

Kids learn the basics of basketball, floor hockey, flag football, soccer and more, plus play great games like kickball and dodgeball!
Fridays, 4:30-5:25 p.m. | March 3 – April 28 (no class April 14)
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Junior Classes
Ages 21-36 months


Cheer, Cheer, Cheer, with Lisa Redmond
Students learn drills, jumps and dances with a great mix of fun and fitness!
Tuesdays, 5-5:30 p.m. | March 7 – June 6 (no class April 11 and April 18 ) | $224 ($179 for JCC members)
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Father/Toddler Nursery Gym, with Barbara Cantor
Father or grandfather and toddler experiment with art media, music, marching and creative play.
Sundays 9-11 a.m. | March 5 – June 4 (no class April 9 and April 16) | $276 ($221 for JCC members)
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Movin' and Groovin', with Lisa Redmond
Students learn fun hip-hop moves, and classes include warm-ups that help build stamina and improve strength and flexibility.
Tuesdays 3:30-4 p.m. | March 7 – June 6 (no class April 11 and April 18) | $224 ($179 for JCC members)
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Parent/Toddler Nursery Gym, with Barbara Cantor
Parent/grandparent and toddler experiment with art media, music, marching and creative play.
Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m. | March 2 – June 15 (no class April 13 and April 20) | $322 ($258 for JCC members)
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Yoga for Kids, with Lisa Redmond
Yoga for children encourages good postural and breathing habits while improving balance and coordination.
Tuesdays 1:15-1:45 p.m. | March 7 – June 6 (no class April 11 and April 18) | $224 ($179 for JCC members)
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Ages 3-5
Classes begin the week of March 4 and last seven weeks.

T-Ball
Mondays, 12:45-1:35 p.m.
$115 ($92 for JCC members)
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Little Hoopsters Basketball
Tuesdays, 12:45-1:35 p.m.
$115 ($92 for JCC members)
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TGA Golf
Wednesdays, 12:45-1:35 p.m.
$119 ($95 for JCC members)
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Gym and Swim
Wednesdays, 12:45-1:50 p.m.
$120 ($96 for JCC members)
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Kindersports (floor hockey, kickball, soccer, basketball and more)
Thursdays, 12:45-1:35 p.m.
$115 ($92 for JCC members)
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Tumbling
Fridays, 12:45-1:35 p.m.
$115 ($92 for JCC members)
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