Kids are heading back to school, so it’s time for new activities!
Check out the latest local offerings, complete with all the fun details and registration information.
FALL SPORTS AT CHELSEA PIERS
School is back in session! Now is the perfect time to finalize your kids’ after-school activities. Chelsea Piers offers youth sports programs for kids ages 3+ and skills under one roof. Whether your child is just learning to play, looking to stay active, or looking to take their skills to the next level, they can pursue their passions and fuel their athletic potential, learning skills from professional coaches while having fun! Classes start on September 7.
DARIEN AFTER SCHOOL
At Darien After School we offer rewarding experiences to children and expand their horizons. We have more than 10 years of experience in Connecticut and New York, providing enrichment that is fun and simple, while placing families first. Check us out at www.darienafterschool.com
Please call 888-212-3837 or email @email@example.com TODAY about building a better enrichment program for your school.
GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL
Goldfish Swim School is proud to provide state-of-the-art aquatic swimming facilities that are dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children, ages 4 months and up. From Jump Start Clinics to our competitive team known as Swim Force, we’re committed to helping your child develop important life skills so he or she can make waves in life.
We have locations throughout the country, with schools in Connecticut located at Stamford, Norwalk, and Manchester. Visit GoldfishSwimSchool.com for more details and to register!
HARNEY PENDER KEADY (HPK)
LEARN TO IRISH DANCE!
Come try Irish Dance this fall at the world renowned Harney Pender Keady Academy of Irish Dance! Conveniently located in Springdale, near the Darien and New Canaan Borders (as well as locations in Rye, NY & Walpole, MA), HPK has attracted dancers from all over the region for more than 20 years.
The studio owners are champion competitors and international tour dancers, formerly of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Kids can choose their own path at HPK, whether that be dancing purely for the fun and social aspects, or taking a more competitive approach.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE IRISH TO LOVE IRISH DANCE!
HIGH RISE BASKETBALL
Whether you are new to the game, trying to make a team, or looking to make it to the collegiate level, High Rise Basketball is the premier destination for player development in Connecticut.
With programs for both boys and girls K-12 and multiple locations in Fairfield County, High Rise has what you need to take your game to the next level and achieve your basketball goals!
Jumpin’ Jams classes are an exploration of rhythm, melody and movement and are sure to get even the smallest kids moving, singing, clapping, dancing, and of course JUMPIN’!
Classes were created for babies through preschoolers, but made for you to experience the joy of music with your child in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Fall semester runs September 6 – November 19 and spots are filling up quickly! Fall classes will be both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather, except for Wednesday mornings at the Darien YWCA.
If the class you’re looking for is full, it’s not a problem! Just add your name to the waiting list and if we’re outside we can always add more friends! Classes are held in New Canaan, Darien, Rowayton and Greenwich.
Learn a new skill and take some time to relax in our studio this fall. Our six-week session of classes for kids and adults begins on 9/12.
Have you always wanted to learn MACHINE SEWING or have an aspiring mini-designer at home? We have sewing classes for kids, teens + adults of all levels. Fall is also a perfect season for crafting. Our CRAFTERS and MAKER-LAB classes for kids + teens explore new creative techniques each week. We’re looking forward to the needles and yarn classes for our adults. This season we’re stitching clutches in NEEDLEPOINT and creating a market bag in CROCHET. No worries – these classes are for beginners! If you’ve never tried needle FELTING, this is your chance. See how fun (and surprisingly therapeutic) this artform is while completing a new project each class.
Registration is open now. Sign up today with a classmate, your next-door neighbor or join us and meet some new friends! Visit www.make-modern.com for more details!
MARITIME ROWING CLUB
Learn to row at Maritime Rowing! The Fall Under 14 program at Maritime Rowing Club helps rowers improve in all aspects of rowing including fitness, strength, flexibility, mental toughness, and discipline. Using facilities both on and off the water, MRC works to develop proper rowing technique, good boat handling skills, and water safety.
September 6 through October 29
Click here for more age groups and registration details.
Come sing, dance and play with your child ages 0-8! Music Together is the “Most Loved” Early Childhood Music Program Worldwide! Make new mom friends and join our musical community while you bond, nurture and engage your child in developmentally appropriate and highly stimulating activities that will delight your entire family. Weekday and Weekend classes available for working parents with unlimited makeups allowed for all registered families. Class types include:
Babies (0-8 months)
Mixed Ages (0-5 yrs)
Canta Y Baila Conmigo
(0-5 yrs, Spanish language and music immersion program)
Rhythm Kids (4-8 yrs, Drum, Dance and Sing)
Register now for the Fall semester or register for the school year and save $75! Visit www.ctmusictogether.com or call/text (203) 256-1656 for more information. We can’t wait to sing and dance with you!
NEW CANAAN MOUNTED TROOP (NCMT)
New Canaan Mounted Troop (NCMT) is a 501(C)(3) youth development and therapeutic equestrian center located in New Canaan, Connecticut. NCMT operates a comprehensive horsemanship program for children ages 7-17 years (“Troopers”) and a therapeutic program (“Super Troopers”) for children and adults with special needs.
In addition, we offer an equine care program called “Little Troopers” for children ages 4-7. All programs offer a curriculum structured to familiarize students with the horses, facility, and routines. Troopers learn responsibility and leadership through the vehicle of a horse and gain experiences that take them through life. Students learn the fundamentals of barn safety, equine care, and teamwork. Our horses and ponies partner with students to learn the foundation of hunt seat riding. The Super Troopers program provides equine assisted therapeutic activities for children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities within the local community.
All students and volunteers walk through our barn doors with a love for horses and leave with so much more!
The New Canaan YMCA offers a variety of activities for kids and teens to come together and become happier and healthier this fall!
Preschool and school-age kids can stay active through sports including backyard sports, basketball, golf, and soccer. School-age kids and teens can develop and maintain healthy lifestyles at the Y through youth strength training, total youth conditioning, and youth yoga this fall. Recreational opportunities where kids and teens build confidence and independence while having fun include adventure club, cooking community, teen hiking club, and weekend nights at the Y including Youth @ the Y and Middle School Night events.
Kids just learning how to swim or those who are looking to challenge themselves in the water can sign up for our swim lessons program or try out for one of the Y’s three competitive aquatics teams: Aquianas artistic swimming, Caimans swim team, and Whirlwind diving.
There is something for every kid (and grown-up!) at the Y! Registration is currently available with fall classes beginning Wednesday, August 31. View the Y’s fall programs online at www.newcanaanymca.org and register today!
THE RUSSICAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS (RSM)
The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math program for K-12 students. Named “among the top schools in the world” by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, the program helps children of all levels excel in mathematics.
Please reach out to RSM Stamford by calling (860) 952-2002 or schedule a FREE evaluation HERE. These 45-minute meetings with our faculty will allow you to see our curriculum first-hand and discuss any questions you have.
THREE DIFFERENT CLUBS, THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE FALL
FALL PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS
Tennis not only has lots of health benefits, but it’s a ton of fun no matter what age or level –plus it’s an ideal sport for physical distancing! Choose from one of TennisCT’s great junior programs across three locations in Trumbull, Fairfield, and Darien. So take your kids to court! Check out TennisCT.com and click the Play link for more details. Programs begin this September!
Visit https://www.tennisct.com/our-tennis-clubs for more details!
Kings Highway Tennis
98 Old Kings Hwy N, Darien, CT
210 Old Dam Rd., Fairfield, CT
Trumbull Racquet Club
35 Lindeman Dr, Trumbull, CT