Youth Classes

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Personal Enrichment

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | 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.

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

To register for Youth classes, please call 314-984-7777.

Select a heading below to view available courses:

Tennis

Tennis for Youth, Ages 4-5: Pee Wee I

Series of group lessons specifically designed to introduce your young child to the game of tennis. Class will include eye-hand coordination exercises as well as building skills for forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Tennis balls provided.
KIDS:709 | 4 sessions | $45
P06 | Sa 10-10:25 a.m. | Feb. 2-March 2 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 2/16.
P09 | Su 5:30-5:55 p.m. | Feb. 3-Feb. 24 | Frontenac Racquet Club
P01 | Sa 10-10:25 a.m. | March 9-March 30 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
P12 | Sa 10-10:25 a.m. | April 6-May 4 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 4/20.

Tennis for Youth, Ages 6-7: Pee Wee I

Series of group lessons specifically designed to introduce your young child to the game of tennis. Class will include eye-hand coordination exercises as well as building skills for forehand, backhand, serve and volley. Tennis balls provided.
KIDS:709 | 4 sessions | $45
P05 | Sa 10:30-10:55 a.m. | Feb. 2-March 2 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 2/16.
P02 | Sa 10:30-10:55 a.m. | March 9-March 30 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
P13 | Sa 10:30-10:55 a.m. | April 6-May 4 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 4/20.

Tennis for Youth, Ages 8-10: Beginning I and II

Designed for beginners and those who need to brush up on the basics. Techniques covered include forehand, backhand, serve, volley, basic strategy as well as drill exercises. Players will be grouped according to ability.
KIDS:709 | 4 sessions | $80
P04 | Sa 11-11:55 a.m. | Feb. 2-March 2 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 2/16.
P07 | Su 6-6:55 p.m. | March 3-March 24 | Frontenac Racquet Club
P10 | Sa 11-11:55 a.m. | March 9-March 30 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
P14 | Sa 11-11:55 a.m. | April 6-May 4 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 4/20.

Tennis for Youth, Ages 11-15: Beginning I and II

Designed for beginners and those who need to brush up on the basics. Techniques covered include forehand, backhand, serve, volley, basic strategy as well as drill exercises. Players will be grouped according to ability.
KIDS:709 | 4 sessions | $80
P03 | Sa noon-12:55 p.m. | Feb. 2-March 2 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 2/16.
P08 | Su 6-6:55 p.m. | Feb. 3-Feb. 24 | Frontenac Racquet Club
P11 | Sa noon-12:55 p.m. | March 9-March 30 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
P15 | Sa noon-12:55 p.m. | April 6-May 4 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
• NOTE: No class 4/20.

Swimming

Swimming for Children, Ages 5-8: Beginning

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 | $59
P02 | Sa noon-12:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens | March 9-May 11 | FV-PE, Pool
• NOTE: No class 3/23, 4/20.
P03 | Sa 2-2:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens | March 9-May 11 | FV-PE, Pool
• NOTE: No class 3/23, 4/20.

Swimming for Children, Ages 8+: Beginning

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 | $59
P04 | Sa 1-1:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens | March 9-May 11 | FV-PE, Pool
• NOTE: No class 3/23, 4/20. The catalog incorrectly listed this class as ages 5-8.

Golf

Golf for Youth, Ages 7-15

Learn and enjoy the game of golf while practicing basic skills! Great introduction to golf that's fun for kids. Extra fee for balls.
KIDS:710 | 4 sessions | $49
P01 | Sa 11 a.m.-11:55 am | April 27-May 18 | Big Bend Golf Ctr

Dance

Intro to Middle Eastern Folk and Modern Dance, Ages 7-12

Expand your child's dance and cultural knowledge in this fun and informative class! Your child will learn various styles of dance such as sa'idi, kahleeji, and Nubian from regions throughout the Middle East: Egypt, the Levant, and the Gulf. 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! Props are provided. Comfortable, active wear is recommended. Students may choose to go barefoot.
KIDS:765 | 6 sessions | $49
P01 | Sa 11-11:50 a.m. | Amber Skye | March 30-May 11 | FP-PE, Dance Rm
• NOTE: Number of sessions has changed. No class 4/20.

Fencing

Fencing, Ages 8-15: Beginning I and II

Kids will have fun learning the basics of swordplay! Class emphasizes basics of footwork, blade work and bouting, and will accommodate returning students with instruction to expand technique. Equipment provided.
KIDS:720 | 8 sessions | $69
P01 | M 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Patrick Dorsey | Jan. 28-April 1 | MC-PE, 201
• NOTE: No class 2/18, 3/18.

Martial Arts

Karate for Kids, Ages 4-10

Designed to build self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-discipline, Karate for Kids teaches the basic concepts of karate as well as self-control, coordination and focus. Safety and fun are the most important elements of this program.
KIDS:707 | 10 sessions | $59
P01 | Sa 10-11 a.m. | Timothy Toeniskoetter | Feb. 23-April 27 | Martial Arts Ctr, Studio
P02 | Sa 10-11 a.m. | March 9-May 11 | Ferguson Martial Arts Ctr

Kids Self-Defense, Ages 6-11

Are your children prepared to defend themselves from bullies or a bad situation? Krav Maga is a fun, exciting, and realistic system designed to prepare both the body and mind for real world attacks. Utilizing stress drills designed to mimic real life situations, beginners will 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. Senior discount does not apply.
KIDS:714 | 10 sessions | $95
P03 | Sa 9:15-10 a.m. | Jan. 26-March 23 | Xtreme Krav Maga
P01 | M 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Jan. 28-April 1 | Xtreme Krav Maga
P02 | W 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Jan. 30-April 3 | Xtreme Krav Maga

Kung Fu Shaolin Black Dragon for Kids, Ages 5 and Up

Learn practical self-defense techniques through an introduction to Kung Fu through 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 | 10 sessions | $95
P03 | Su 4-6 p.m. | Feb. 24-May 5 | CODA Martial Arts
• NOTE: No class 4/21.

Portuguese

Portuguese Family Conversation

Enjoy discussion of the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture with your family! Adults and children are welcomed (children under 16 must be enrolled with an adult). Various levels of Portuguese language invited to enroll. Meet other families who are embracing the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture. Taught by a native-fluent speaker provided by Viva Brasil STL. No text required.
KIDS:719 | 8 sessions | $99
P01 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | March 30-May 18 | MC-BA, 114

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