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@ Florissant Valley | Meramec | Off-Site

We offer a wide variety of programs and classes for kids of all ages at various locations. We offer classes in karate, cooking, fencing, science, tennis, golf, arts and crafts, and much more. Summers are even more exciting with our College for Kids and Kids on Campus programs at the Meramec campus.

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Introduction to Arabic Dance, Ages 7–12

Expand your dance and cultural knowledge in this fun and informative class! Learn various styles of dance such as sa’idi, kahleeji, and Nubian from regions throughout the Middle East. We will explore the tradition behind the different styles of music, their rhythms, and create an interactive environment for these social and group dances. Join us for culturally informed movement and fun! We will end the session with a hafla (Arabic for “party”) where students can show off their new moves! Props provided. Comfortable active wear recommended. Students may choose to go barefoot. **
KIDS-765 | 6 sessions | $49 REG
S01 Sa 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. | Amber Skye
July 11 – Aug. 15 | MC-PE, 201

Youth Hip Hop, Ages 7–12

You will love this energetic, fun class! Work on street dance stylings, flow, and getting down with a fun, swaggy choreo. Explore hip hop fundamentals while developing your breaking, popping, locking, and free style techniques. All levels welcome. Please wear street or athletic shoes for this class. **
KIDS-765 | 6 sessions | $49 REG
S02 Sa 10-10:50 a.m. | Amber Skye
July 11 – Aug. 15 | MC-PE, 201

Junior Docs and Vets

Look What’s Inside, Ages 8-15

Put on your aprons and gloves and get ready to explore the internal tissues, organs, and muscles found in a pig, frog or shark specimen, depending on the section you’ve selected below. Choose one, two or all three! Registration and fee per section. Learn to use dissection equipment properly and to identify organs.
KIDS-706 | 1 session | $29 REG
Pig Dissection:
S02 Sa 9-10:15 a.m. | Jeanne Hudgens
June 27 | FV-SM, 238
Shark Dissection:
S03 Sa 10:30-11:45 a.m. | Jeanne Hudgens
June 27 | FV-SM, 238
• NOTE: Bring a sack lunch if you are staying for the 12:15 p.m. dissection class.
Frog Dissection:
S01 Sa 12:15-1:30 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens
June 27 | FV-SM, 238

Self-Defense and Fencing

Karate for Kids, Ages 4-10

Build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline by learning the basic concepts of karate. Teachings emphasize self-control, coordination and focus. Safety and fun are the most important elements of this program. **
KIDS-707 | 10 sessions | $59 REG
S01 Sa 10-11 a.m.    
May 30 – Aug. 1 | Martial Arts Cntr (Mehlvl)
• NOTE: No class 7/4.
S02 M 6-7 p.m.        
June 1 – Aug. 3 | Martial Arts Cntr (Mehlvl)
S03 Tu 6-7 p.m.       
June 2 – Aug. 4 | Martial Arts Cntr (Mehlvl)
S04 W 6-7 p.m.        
June 3 – Aug. 5 | Martial Arts Cntr (Mehlvl)

Kung Fu Shaolin Black Dragon for Kids, Ages 5-15

Learn practical self-defense techniques through an introduction to Kung Fu, focusing on emotional and physical balance, technique, style and disciplined training. Receive one-on-one instruction on anti-bullying and defense against bullies to build self-confidence and to avoid or deal with unexpected confrontation. **
KIDS-707 | 8 sessions | $95 REG
S05 Su 4-5:30 p.m.  
June 7 – Aug. 2 | CODA Martial Arts
• NOTE: No class 7/5.

Kids Self-Defense, Ages 5-11

Are you prepared to defend yourself from bullies or a bad situation? Krav Maga is a fun, exciting and realistic self-defense system designed to prepare both the body and mind for real world situations. Through practical stress drills, beginners practice self-defense and hand-to-hand combat techniques to quickly and effectively finish a fight. Build confidence, self-esteem, balance, coordination and learn like skills. Class is hands-on and fully interactive. No shoes on mats; athletic wear required. **
KIDS-714 | 10 sessions | $95 REG
Ages 5–7:
S02 MW 5-6 p.m.    
June 1 – July 1 | Xtreme Krav Maga, Fenton
Ages 8–11:
S01 Sa 9:15-10 a.m.
May 30 – Aug. 8 | Xtreme Krav Maga, Fenton
• NOTE: No class 7/4.
S03 MW 5:30-6:15 p.m.       
July 6 – Aug. 5 | Xtreme Krav Maga, Fenton

Youth Fencing: Beginning I and II, Ages 8-15

Have fun learning the basics of swordplay! Develop footwork, blade work and bouting basics. Accommodates returning students with instruction to expand technique. Equipment provided. **
KIDS-720 | 8 sessions | $69 REG
S01 M 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Patrick Dorsey
June 8 – Aug. 3 | MC-PE, 201
• NOTE: No class 6/22.


Swimming for Children: Beginning, Ages 5–15

Get ready to swim like a fish – maybe a shark! Overcome any fear you may have of the water, practice beginning swimming strokes and learn personal water safety skills. ** 
KIDS-720 | 8 sessions | $55 REG
Ages 5–8:
S02 Sa noon-12:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens
June 6 – Aug. 8 | FV-PE, Pool
• NOTE: No class 6/27, 7/4.
Ages 8–12:
S03 Sa 1-1:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens
June 6 – Aug. 8 | FV-PE, Pool
• NOTE: No class 6/27, 7/4.
Ages 12–15:
S04 Sa 2-2:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens
June 6 – Aug. 8 | FV-PE, Pool
• NOTE: No class 6/27, 7/4.


Tennis for Youth: Beginning I and II, Ages 7–15

Learn and develop forehand, backhand, serve, volley, basic strategy as well as drill exercises. Ideal for beginners and those who need to brush up on the basics. Players grouped according to ability. Tennis balls provided. **
Ages 7–10:
KIDS-709 | 4 sessions | $59 REG
S05 Sa 11 a.m.-noon             
June 6 – June 27 | Sunset Hills CC, indoor courts
S01 Tu 4:30-5:30 p.m.          
June 9 – June 30 | Lake School Park
S03 Tu 4:30-5:30 p.m.          
July 7 – July 28 | Lake School Park
Ages 11–15:
KIDS-709 | 4 sessions | $59 REG
S06 Sa noon-1 p.m. 
June 6 – June 27 | Sunset Hills CC, indoor courts
S02 Tu 5:30-6:30 p.m.          
June 9 – June 30 | Lake School Park
S04 Tu 5:30-6:30 p.m.          
July 7 – July 28 | Lake School Park


**: Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class by a parent or guardian.

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