Youth Programs

The Kittery Community Center would like to announce that we are now taking registrations for the following youth enrichment activities. 

Late night open gym

Sponsored by the KCC and Kittery Police Department. Need to get out and play some hoops, volleyball, pickleball, or kick a soccer ball around? Grab your friends and come on out to the KCC for late night open gym! We’ll have some food and drinks available. **Transportation home needs to be immediately at 11:00pm**

Who: Boys and Girls Ages 13-17

When: Friday Nights 9:00pm-11:00pm; Oct 4 & 18, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 6, Jan 10 & 24, Feb 7 & 21

Cost $5 drop in

Karate

Join 8th Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor of the NE Okinawan Karate Dojo, Greg Lazarus for our new Karate Program! He welcomes students (8 years of age and older) that come to him with the desire to learn the true essence of Matsumura Seito Karate-do. Shihan Lazarus has been training students since 1980.
Our classes stress Traditional Protocol, Self-Discipline and Quality Authentic Training and Techniques. Classes are continued all year. Family discounts are offered. A uniform is required and can be purchased through the instructor. No drop ins.

Instructor: Shihan Greg Lazarus

Who: Ages 8 – 13
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm, Sept – Nov, Dec – Feb, Mar – May

Who: Ages 14 – 65
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:45 – 8:00pm
Sept – Nov, Dec – Feb, Mar – May

Cost: Residents – $200/one and $165/ea add’l family member
Nonresidents – $205/one and $170/ea add’l family member

intermediate TEEN ADULT BALLET

This class will continue the foundations of ballet, including floor stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! Please bring a yoga mat for the floor stretching. Student should either have taken the beginner class or have at least 1 year prior experience.

Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: 13+
When:
Option 1: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Sept 17 – Dec 3, Jan 7 – Mar 24
Option 2: Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30am, Sept 21 – Dec 7, Jan 11 – Mar 28
Cost: Residents $125/Nonresidents $130

Beginner TEEN ADULT BALLET

This class will introduce the foundations of ballet, including floor
stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on
strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility
and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! No prior dance experience necessary.
No drop ins.
 
Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: Ages 13+
When: Oct 22 – Dec 10, Jan 14 – Feb 18
Cost: Resident $62/Nonresident $67

Tap Dance

Come and explore Broadway Tap with its rich rhythms and unique styles. Anyone can be a hoofer if the desire to tap their toes is there. Lew-Ann has been teaching for over 30 years. She has taught in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Costa Rica. She has a degree in Theatre and Dance from the University of Maine at Orono.

Instructor: Lew-Ann Leen
Who: 13+

BEGINNER
When: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Sept 17 – Nov 5
Cost: Resident $82/Nonresident $87
 
INTERMEDIATE
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Sept 17 – Nov 5
8-week session
Cost: Resident $82/Nonresident $87

Creative Dance

The class will introduce basic ballet movements as well as explore creative movement and self-expression in the center. Students should wear comfortable clothing or leotards & ballet slippers. No drop ins. 

Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: Children ages 4-6
When: Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:00am
Sept 21 – Oct 26, Nov 2 – Dec 7
Cost: Resident $62/Nonresident $67

Wild Child! Nature Connection for Kids - White Pine Programs

Let loose and get wild after school! Join the caring, wacky mentors from White Pine Programs for outdoor adventures – exploring about nearby nature through games, free play and stories. 100% unplugged and outdoors. Staff will meet students off bus right at the Kittery Community Center. Scholarships are available. Please register for this online at www.whitepineprograms.org. Call 207-361-1911 for questions and more information.

Instructor: White Pine Programs Mentors
Who: Grades K-3
When: Tuesdays 3:15-4:45pm, Oct 1 – Nov 19
Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm, Oct 2 – Nov 20
Cost: $95

Preschool jump 'n gym

Designed to make exercise fun and beneficial by using music combined with movements that focus on fine and gross motor skills. Children plus a parent/caregiver are taught exercises tailored to the age group. Non-walkers and drop-ins allowed. 2nd child is 1/2 price! Drop in fee of $10/class.

Instructor: Denise Long

Who: Children – Walking to 4 1/2 years

When: Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:15am , Oct 2 – Dec 11 – No class 11/27, Jan 8 – Mar 4
When: Thursdays 10:15 – 11:00am, Oct 2 – Dec 12 – No class 11/28, Jan 9 – Mar 5
Cost: Oct-Dec session: Residents $72/ Nonresidents $77 |
Jan-Mar session: Residents $57/ Nonresidents $62

Toddler open gym

Run, jump, play every day in the KCC gymnasium!

Who: Ages 2-4
When: Monday – Friday, 8:00am-9:00am
Cost: Free for Kittery Residents, $1/child for Nonresidents

Snack & Craft Days
On special days during our Toddler Open Gym time, we’ll also offer a fun craft and a snack!
When: Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19, Jan 16