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2010-11 GUIDE TO KIDS' CLASSES AND PROGRAMS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY, LONG ISLAND

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LONG ISLAND

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Check out our comprehensive 2010-2011 guide to children's classes and programs in Suffolk County, Long Island, where you'll find a list of after school and extracurricular activities for kids of all ages, from art, music, and theater classes, to academic enrichment programs, sports, and more. 

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

 

IMAGINE TOMORROW COMPUTER CLASSES FOR KIDS
Various locations throughout Long Island
(516) 220-8480; www.imaginetomorrow.com

Let computers be your child's tool for creative expression! Kiddie Computer World's Imagine Tomorrow Computer Classes® and birthday parties prepare children with the essential skills to succeed in the busy, digital world around them. Each Imagine Tomorrow Computer Class® combines a fun learning adventure with sophisticated technology concepts in a creative way that teaches children to use computers as a tool. Small classes for ages 2 ½ -7. Parents receive a password to log in after each session to access tips and online activities for reinforcement at home! Ongoing enrollment! Free trial classes available!

 

JOHN ROBERT POWERS
1400 Old Country Rd Ste 101, Westbury
(516) 876-1000; www.jrplongisland.com

JRP is an 87-year-old acting and modeling company. Our studio specializes in the training and development of kids and teens that are interested in the performing arts. We also market our clients to agents, managers and casting directors who are looking to find great kids to place in commercials, television, film, and print ads.

 

LEARNING BRIDGE
560 Main St, Ste 2D, Islip
(516) 375-4903; Email yourlearningbridge@gmail.com; www.yourlearningbridge.com
 

The Learning Bridge is a different kind of tutoring center. We are not corporate and neither are our prices. Our tutors are a team of certified, experienced educators, trained to seek out a student's potential in order to create tutoring sessions that work. Reading, writing, and special learners are our specialty for enrichment as well as remediation. Ask about Literacy Theater, a creative approach to balanced literacy. Sessions are available by appointment, elementary through college level.

 

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
25 Church St, Ronkonkoma
(631) 588-4760; www.stjoeronkelem.org

Our mission is to educate the whole child. We lead students age 3 - grade 8 to become life-long learners. Students have daily interactions, instruction and assessments, which develop intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional development and strength of character. Our philosophy is one of respect and appreciation for individual differences. Each child is encouraged to meet his/her full potential through milestones set forth by state and Diocesan guidelines. We provide up-to-date curriculum and materials, state-of-the-art technologyj, clubs, extra-curricular activities and much more.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

ART

  

 ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
107 E. Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills
(631) 462-5400; www.artleagueli.org

Summer Art Adventure is an intensive, "thematic" art education experience for students ages 5-17. A dedicated faculty of art education professionals has provided outstanding instruction for 15 years. Early Childhood programs (ages 5-6) or Young Artists (ages 7-12) in one- to five-week sessions, from July 6-August 5; Teens (ages 12-14) in two- to four-week sessions, from July 6-July 30; or Teen Portfolio (ages 14-17) in three- to six-week sessions, from July 6-August 13.

 

THE GARDEN ART STUDIO
Mineola
(516) 742-7662; Email thegardenartstudio@gmail.com; www.thegardenartstudio.com

The Garden Art Studio is a dynamic environment offering small classes to both gifted and developing artists from ages 6 - 18. Established in 1994 by award- winning Art Director Lisa Fazio, a Parsons graduate in NYC, we offer year-round classes in the fundamentals of art and design, HS portfolio workshops and a popular summer "day" camp program. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention in our private studio. Our students are award and scholarship winners. Visit our website, come in for a trial class, or for a tour today.

 

NOT JUST ART
183 South St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-8300; www.notjustart.com

Discover Wonder! Imaginative activities for babies and beyond. Music Together ®, creative art and science enrichment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age kids. Classes, drop-in art studio, vacation and holiday activities, birthday parties, scout troop badges, play dates, custom events. Whatever the program, every child will experience respectful, nurturing teachers, cozy class sizes, and moments of wonder and discovery. Lovely toy store and classrooms in Oyster Bay. Additional Music Together center locations in Huntington, Plainview, Garden City, and Manhasset.

 

STUDIO ART
328A Main St, Huntington; (631) 683-4267
22 Sunset Ave, Westhampton Beach; (631) 998-0563
www.yourstudioart.com

The Studio is open to the public on a walk in basis and we offer a wide variety of art projects to choose from. Come in and design a t-shirt, try mosaic, decoupage, paint a canvas and more. This is your studio...just drop in and create something unique! Drop off is available for ages 3 and up! We offer many themed parties. Studio Art can come to you for all of your special occasions. Please call or visit us online.

 

SURF CRAFT
(516) 263-9770; www.surfcraft.com

Surf Craft is a 2-hour drop-off summer program for kids ages 4-10. Each Surf Craft session incorporates an enriching theme, arts and crafts, upbeat socialization and a healthy snack. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary and exploratory, connecting your child's creative side with skill building in literacy, cultural and environmental awareness. We offer an innovative, organized opportunity for children to engage their fine motor skills while jamming at the beach! Available at The Inn at Quogue, Montauk Yacht Club and Southampton Inn.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

DANCE


ATTITUDES IN MOTION DANCE STUDIO
756 Old Bethpage Rd, Old Bethpage
(516) 756-5144; Email info@aimdancestudio.com; www.aimdancestudio.com

At Attitudes In Motion, we strive to create a positive and fun environment for children and young adults to learn. We believe it's not just about dance. It's more about motivating our students to be the best they can be. We provide our students with the background and skills to have a successful career in the world of dance when and if they choose to do so. Summer programs available and Fall schedule now forming.

 

SPOTLIGHT DANCE ACADEMY
97 Main St, Stony Brook
(631) 751-2558; www.spotlightdanceacademy.com

Spotlight Dance Academy is located in the Stony Brook Village Center. It sets the standard of "excellence in dance." Our professional faculty's credits include: ABT, Broadway, BA and MBA in musical theater. We offer classes in all styles of dance for students from pre-school through professional levels. The Spotlight Dance Company, established in 1991, offers the more serious dance student the opportunity to train at a higher level and to broaden performance opportunites. Visit our website.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

GYMNASTICS

 

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
30 Oser Ave, Hauppauge
(631) 273-8426; www.artisticgymnastics.net

Artistic Gymnastics has been in the business of teaching excellent gymnastics for 35 years. We are dedicated to providing our students with fun and exciting classes in a safe, clean facility. Our students learn goal setting and feel success, all while developing coordination and strength. Our goal is to make every child feel special. From our winning competitive team, to our mommy -assisted classes, you will see the difference with Artistic Gymnastics.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

HORSEBACK RIDING

 

GREENLAWN EQUESTRIAN CENTER
29 Wood Ave, Greenlawn
(631) 456-1700; Email GreenlawnEquestrian@hotmail.com; www.greenlawnequestrian.com

Love Horses? Spend quality time this summer with one of ours! Campers aged 8+ learn and practice all aspects of horsemanship and significantly improve riding skills with daily lessons. This camp further develops confidence on and around horses and teaches responsibility. Campers enjoy bonding with a special horse, receive daily exercise, and spend the day outside. Additional activities include arts & crafts, games and water fun. Full and half-day programs are available weekly, July-August. Prospective campers and parents can visit our facility, meet our horses and speak to our staff.

 

MY SHINE PROGRAM
P. O. Box 357, Old Bethpage
(516) 551-1491; www.myshineprogram.com

A therapeutic equine program for individuals of all ages with special needs, conveniently located at West Hills Riding Center. Our mission is to foster a relationship between individuals with special needs and horses through activities involving horses in a safe and nurturing environment. Group or private lessons consist of teaching horsemanship skills, games, mini-trail rides through West Hills Park, and most importantly, having fun. Come experience the magic between horse and rider.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

MARTIAL ARTS

 

UMAC KARATE
509 North Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station
(631) 474-0844; www.umac.mma.com

Through our extremely exciting theme-based learning, every child will develop; not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Kids love the FUN, excitement, and adventure. Parents love the things being taught: life skills, social skills, fair play, team work, child safety, and responsibility. Children always feel like winners here at UMAC KARATE. They always get individual attention and consistent praise, as they kick their way to success. Parents appreciate our positive teaching methods, and that we are all about SAFETY! So kick, punch, and play with us this summer!

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

MUSIC

 

NOT JUST ART
183 South St, Oyster Bay
(516) 922-8300; www.notjustart.com

Music Together® is a joyous approach to family music-making for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and the adults who love them! Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments together in a relaxed, playful setting that focuses on participation and engagement, and nurtures family efforts to create a rich musical home environment, regardless of musical abilities. Music Together is based on the philosophy that all children are musical; you may be surprised to find that you are too! Offered in Huntington Village, Plainview, Garden City, Manhasset, and Oyster Bay.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

SPORTS & FITNESS

 

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
30 Oser Ave, Hauppauge
(631) 273-8426; www.artisticgymnastics.net

Artistic Gymnastics has been in the business of teaching excellent gymnastics for 35 years. We are dedicated to providing our students with fun and exciting classes in a safe, clean facility. Our students learn goal setting and feel success, all while developing coordination and strength. Our goal is to make every child feel special. From our winning competitive team, to our mommy -assisted classes, you will see the difference with Artistic Gymnastics.

 

CAMP 41
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge
(631) 582-8233; www.camp41gym.com

Camp 41 GYM, a strength and conditioning gym, specializes in sport specific training for all sports, speed training and personal training. Summer camp available for ages 11 & up. Call for information and ask about our weight loss programs and fitness classes. Memberships are available with no activation or canceling fees. Owner Jasen Isom, a strength and conditioning specialist, created training regimens for each individual or athlete who trains. Jasen played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints as a well-respected Fullback.


PARISI SPEED SCHOOL
181 Freeman Ave, Islip
(631) 236-4670

 

Here at the Parisi Speed School, we train a wide array of athletes - from professional athletes to five-year-olds. As the industry leader in performance enhancement, we continue to deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength of character. The fastest way to become a better athlete. Champions are made...

 

SPORTIME - SUFFOLK
Tennis & Multi-Sport Programs
Kings Park (631) 269-6300
The Hamptons (E. Quogue) (631) 653-6767
Randall's Island (NYC) (212) 427-6150
Amagansett (Summer only) (631) 267-3460
www.SportimeNY.com

Does your child absolutely love sports? SPORTIME offers unique, year-round tennis, fitness and multi-sport programs for children and teens. This includes tennis, elite tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball and lacrosse, taught by well-trained and experienced coaches and tennis professionals. Inline skating and roller hockey classes are also available. Remember- instilling a love of sports in your children now will lead to a lifetime of health-enhancing fitness! Go to www.SportimeNY.com to find the perfect program for your child.

 

SPOTLIGHT DANCE ACADEMY
97 Main St, Stony Brook
(631) 751-2558; www.spotlightdanceacademy.com

Spotlight Dance Academy is located in the Stony Brook Village Center. It sets the standard of "excellence in dance." Our professional faculty's credits include: ABT, Broadway, BA and MBA in musical theater. We offer classes in all styles of dance for students from pre-school through professional levels. The Spotlight Dance Company, established in 1991, offers the more serious dance student the opportunity to train at a higher level and to broaden performance opportunites. Visit our website.

 

STROLLER STRIDES
Class Information: 888-451-4948
Email stephanieklein@strollerstrides.net; www.strollerstrides.net/suffolkcountylongisland

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for moms with their babies. It's a great workout for any level exerciser. Enjoyable for both you and your baby. Taught by specially trained instructors. Stroller Strides is all about fitness, fun, and friendship! Take care of yourself, have fun with your little one, and while you're at it, meet some terrific moms. For class information, please call 888-451-4948 or visit our website.

 

ZUMBA FITNESS
332 East Jericho Tpke, Huntington Station
(516) 301-0704; Email lpdance@optonline.net; www.zumba.com

The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life. Check us out at www.Zumba.com.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS

THEATER

 

THE GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW
340 W. 50th St, Manhattan
(212) 239-6200; www.gazillionbubbleshow.com

Now in its 3rd season, and 1,000 performances later, The Gazillion Bubble Show continues to amaze audiences with its mind-blowing bubble magic. This interactive show includes spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience! The Gazillion Bubble Show will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. Perfect for all ages.

 

JOHN ROBERT POWERS
1400 Old Country Rd Ste 101, Westbury
(516) 876-1000; www.jrplongisland.com

JRP is an 87-year-old acting and modeling company. Our studio specializes in the training and development of kids and teens that are interested in the performing arts. We also market our clients to agents, managers and casting directors who are looking to find great kids to place in commercials, television, film, and print ads.

 

JOHN TARTAGLIA'S IMAGINOCEAN (TM)
340 W. 50th St
(212) 239-6200/ (866) 642-9849; Email www.imaginoceanthemusical.com

A magical, musical, glow-in-the-dark, interactive, undersea adventure for kids of all ages! NY1 exclaims John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean TM is "a dazzling production!" and Time Out New York calls it "absolutely magical!" It's jam-packed with original music ranging from swing to R&B to big band and it's a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Now making a splash at New World Stages. Available for birthday parties, too. For details, call or visit the website.

 

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY, INC.
2162 Broadway, 4th Floor
(212) 579-0528; www.vitaltheatre.org

Don't miss Vital Theatre Company's "Pinkalicious, The Musical," running at the Bleecker Street Theatre through the summer! Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. Visit us online for complete details. "A wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well at modest prices." - Off Off Broadway Review

 

 

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