Kids (K-5th Grade)

We offer a variety of programs and classes for K-5th (5-10 year olds). 

Sports Classes

JHoops Elementary Academy: 3rd–5th Grade
Academy will focus on teaching individual skills with an opportunity to apply them immediately to game situations. New skills will be taught each week, followed by full court games in which your child will get detailed instruction as well as individual attention.

JHoops Fundamentals: K-4th Grade
Learn basic basketball fundamentals, such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and offense in this fun, non-competitive class.

Beginning Gymnastics: K–3rd Grade
An introduction to the world of gymnastics. Learn the basics of all four Olympic events: Vault, Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise. Prior gymnastics experience not required.

Floor Hockey: K–5th Grade
Want a fast-paced, action-packed sport? Learn basic hockey skills, strategy and game play.

Taekwondo Classes: K–7th Grade
Teaches blocks, hand strikes, kicking, forms, self-defense, sparring combos, footwork and board breaking thru fitness drills, fun games and team activities. Students also practice discipline, focus, goal-setting, respect, positive attitude, honesty, teamwork and perseverance. Click here to enroll.

Strong Girls Club: K–5th Grade
Focuses on important issues for young girls such as self-esteem, self-respect and self-defense. Includes anti-bully strategies, positive self- image exercises & community service. Students make great friends and perform random acts of kindness. Click here to enroll.

Maccabi All Sports Class: 2nd–5th Grade
Calling all future Maccabi athletes! Now’s your chance to learn the game or improve your skills in traditional team sports, like baseball, soccer and basketball. Plus, get introduced to new sports, like kickball, table tennis, wally ball and more!

Fencing Classes: 7 - 12 year olds
Students will be introduced to learning the skills of attacking and defending with either the foil, epee or sabre. Fencers develop good coordination, balance and flexibility which makes this training an ideal means of keeping fit for all ages and abilities. Click here to enroll

Kids Squash: K–5th Grade
Learn the sport of squash. The classes will include learning forehand and backhand swings and a variety of shots such as lob, drop, rail and serve. Fitness and strategy will also be taught. Equipment will be provided.

Kids Yoga: K–5th Grade
Introduces children to Yoga postures in a class designed specifically for kids. Fun activities, games, breath and body awareness, music, and more!

Tennis Lessons: 5–18 year olds
Emphasizes stroke work, court knowledge, and games involving tennis skills. Learn more.

Girls on the Run: 3rd - 5th Grade
Join Girls on the Run! Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula, which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the 10-week program, girls develop skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event – The Friends Run on May 13, 2018.

Cultural Arts Classes

J Stage Jr.: K–5th Grade
Young artists will work together to mount a musical production over the course of 3 months. Students can choose to audition for featured roles or be in the ensemble and also create scenery, props, and costumes. Enjoy skill building activities in improvisation, creative movement, and playwriting, as well as guided instruction in visual art projects.

J Steps Dance Explosion: 1st–5th grade
Boys and girls will enjoy an active and fun introductory class that will expose them to all styles of dance, including jazz, hip hop, tap and ballet. Click here to enroll.

Music Lessons: Ages 6 and up
Offering guitar, voice, basic piano and drum lessons.  Learn more.

Aquatics Classes

Youth Group Swim Lessons: 5-10 year olds
Youth classes are great for children who have not had the opportunity to learn to swim at a young age as well as for those that wish to become better swimmers. Designed for children to learn in an environment appropriate to their age and developmental level.

Year Round Swim Team 
We are a community-wide recreational swim program offering a supportive and flexible approach to swim team.

Enrichment Programs

School's Out/J's In: K–5th Grade
School’s out and we’ve got you covered! Bring a packed dairy lunch and a bathing suit and towel. Sign up early before all the spots are filled!. (online registration not available)
January 15 - Beach Party
January 22- Mad Science
February 19 - Olympics Day
March 29 - Lego Day
March 30 - Game Show Mania 

JQUEST: K- 5th Grade and their dads 
J Quest is a father/child program designed to foster relations between fathers and their children in a fun and exciting way.  Learn more.

JTEAM: K - 5th Grade
Two-Time Winner of a “Best of Best Award” by Charlotte Magazine for ‘Best place to send your kids after school 2014 Winner of “Gold Daisy Award” by Macaroni Kid for ‘Best After-School Program.’ Located in the Activity Centers at Camp Mindy, we are committed to providing a well-rounded experience for your child. Transportation to the Levine JCC from select locations. Homework is supervised by year-round trained staff. Daily activities include drama, arts & crafts, computer lab and more! 

Elementary Edge
Elementary Edge at the LJCC offers a new childcare option for our members and their children ages 5 to 12 years old.

Parent's Night Out
Kid Tested, Parent Approved!  Parent's Night Out is a fun-filled Saturday evening program offered 6 times a year.  Open to JCC members only with children 7 weeks - 11 years old.  Save the dates: December 16, February 17, April 21 & June 16. (Online registration not available)  

For more information please contact
Mitch Ormand, Manager, Family and Children Programs
mitch.ormand@charlottejcc.org or 704-944-6733

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