Madison Area YMCA Announces Winter 2013 Classes and Registration
Thursday, January 17, 2013 • 4:44pm
The Madison Area YMCA Winter 2013 Session begins Monday, January 28, with an exciting lineup of 10- and 20-week offerings.
Priority registration for members begins Tuesday, January 15, at 7:30 p.m. Registration for members is on-going, both online and in-person. Non-members may register in person only starting Tuesday, January 22, at 9:00 a.m. The schedule includes new classes in various areas for all ages from Parent/Child to Adult.
Winter registration is the last opportunity to enroll children for a Performing Arts class until the Summer 2013 session. There are no spring session offerings as preparation for the annual performance scheduled for Saturday, June 15, will be underway. Additional costume charges apply for those participating in the performance.
Crazy Dance classes for 3 to 6 year olds is a non-performing class that will cover all the latest dance crazes, party games and coolest moves. Parachute, hula-hoops and beach balls add to the fun. Crazy Dance is offered Mondays 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Drama Kids for 4 to 6 year olds will provide an ideal introduction to the art of acting that includes role playing and acting games. Drama Kids is offered Tuesdays 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and Fridays 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
R.I.P.P.E.D. (Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance) for kids is a program tailored to combine all aspects of fitness and character building while encouraging goal-setting, self-discipline and a heavy dose of playful energy. Classes are offered for children ages 7 to 9 years old on Mondays 4:00-4:45 p.m. and 10 to 12 years old on Wednesdays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Double Digits, a gymnastics class for 10 year olds and older, is a basic, beginner class for older kids who would like to try gymnastics for the first time or want to come back after an extended absence. Double Digits is offered on Thursdays 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Y Science, for children ages 7 to 12 years old, will delve into scientific experiments that answer age-old questions like: Why do Mentos react with diet soda? How can you make a volcano at home? What is OOBLECK? A smock is recommended for class. Y Science is offered on Thursdays 5:15p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Fourth and fifth graders can take a Learn to Draw class on Mondays 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m. to learn easy drawing techniques using shading, values, color and texture.
Sixth through twelfth graders can explore different art techniques and materials in Multi Media Journaling on Wednesdays 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Media may include charcoals, oil paint, graphite and more.
Teen Polliwog, an introductory swimming class for teens 12 to 16 years old who are not comfortable in the water, will focus on basic swimming skills and building confidence in the water. Teen Polliwog is offered Mondays 7:50 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Triathlon Prep, offered Tuesdays 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m., will prepare adults for a triathlon by focusing on swimming techniques, endurance and speed.
Please note time changes for cycling classes on Monday and Thursday mornings. They are now 5:30 a.m. to 6:15 a.m.
The New Year New You! Challenge is an 8-week challenge that runs from Tuesday, January 29 – Monday, March 25. This health and fitness challenge is comprised of weekly weigh-ins, two body assessments, 2 one-hour personal training sessions and one 30-minute nutrition session. The Challenge Kick-off meeting is on Monday, January 21 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Madison Area YMCA members pay $125; non-members pay $285. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit madisonareaymca.org.
R.I.P.P.E.D. for adults: The One Stop Body Shock™ is a “Plateau Proof Fitness Formula” that utilizes free weights, resistance and body weight to provide a total body, high-intensity program. The class changes focus and activities every 6-9 minutes. Designed for all fitness levels, the program is tough but doable. R.I.P.P.E.D. is offered Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
QiForce (Qi pronounced: key) is “vital energy.” QiForce is a modern, integrated functional strength training class that targets every muscle group using unique functional movement patterns. Move as your body was meant to move using the natural resistance of gravity to become stronger, more powerful and more coordinated in less time than you ever imagined. QiForce is offered Wednesdays 6:15-7:00 p.m.
QiDance is a new phenomenon in pre-choreographed group fitness for adults. This energizing workout will make you feel as fantastic as it will make you look. QiDance is offered Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
The YMCA offers hundreds of specialty classes and numerous competitive team opportunities for children. Financial Assistance may be available. For additional information, contact Member Services at the Madison Area YMCA, at 111 Kings Road in Madison, 973-822-YMCA (9622), ext. 2276 or visit the Y’s website at madisonareaymca.org.