Youth & Family Programs

Play

No registration neccessary – just drop-in!

KIDS FREE TO GROW: TODDLER PLAY GROUP

Crawl, climb, creep, scoot, swing and slide on big mats and tunnels! This is a parent/caregiver-participation group that facilitates unstructured playtime with opporunities for social interaction for children and adults. Registration is not required. Group is facilitated by Kids Free to Grow staff.

  • When: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am
  • Cost: FREE

TODDLER OPEN GYM

Run, jump, play every day in the KCC gymnasium.

  • Who: 2-4 – Children must be supervised by an adult.
  • When: Monday-Friday, 8:00-9:00am
  • Cost: FREE (residents)/$1 (per non-resident child)

CHESS CLUB

Open to all ages and all levels. The primary activity will be social games, but depending on interest, may include some instruction and an occasional tournament. Please feel free to bring a chess set and/or chess clock. For more information, contact Morry El-Badry at meb1357@aol.com or (207)409-6391.

  • When: Tuesdays, 2:30-5:00pm
  • Cost: FREE

MOVE

Registration required. Register by calling the KCC at (207)439-3800 or online by clicking the button below:

KARATE

Join 9th Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor of the NE Okinawan Karate Dojo, Greg Lazarus, for our karate program. He welcomes students (8 years of ages and older) that come to him with the desire to learn the true essence of Matsumura Seito Karate-do. Shihan Lazarus has been training students since 1980. Our classes stress traditional protocol, self-discipline and quality authentic training and techniques. Classes are continued all year. Family discounts are offered. A uniform is required and can be purchased through the instructor. No drop-ins.

  • Instructor: Shihan Greg Lazarus
  • Who: Ages 8-13 & 14-65
  • Cost (6-week session): $200 (residents)/$205 (non-residents)
    • Additional family members: $165 (residents)/$170 (non-residents)
  • When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm (8-13) & 6:45-8:00pm (14-65)
    • March 2 – May 29
    • June 1 – August 31

YOUTH BALLET WITH ELISA GERASIN

All classes begin the week of January 9 and run though the week of April 10.

PRE-BALLET (AGES 4-6)
For young dancers with little to no experience. In this class we move, have fun and begin to learn the basics of Ballet.

  • When: Tuesdays, 5:15-6:00pm
  • Cost: $180 (residents)/$185 (non-residents)

BALLET 1 & 2 (AGES 7-9)
This class is for students who already have a basic understanding of ballet. In this class, students will begin to piece together the steps they have learned into combinations.

  • When: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Cost: $195 (residents)/$200 (non-residents)

BALLET (AGES 9-12)
This class is for students who already have a basic understanding of ballet and will include some pre-pointe work. In this class, students will begin to piece together the steps they have learned into combinations.

  • When: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Cost: $195 (residents)/$200 (non-residents)

BALLET (AGES 13-18)
For those with some previous experience in ballet.

  • When: Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm
  • Cost: $210 (residents)/$215 (non-residents)

POINTE CLASS
For advanced students with at least 1 year of pointe experience.

  • When: Mondays, 6:30-7:00pm
  • Cost: To be determined. Refer to our website and
    registration site for updates.

KCC JUNIOR GOLF CLINIC

Learn to golf or improve your skills! This junior golf program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of golf to young, aspiring players. Lessons will include full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, sand play and golf etiquette. All skill levels encouraged to participate. The program offers a fun learning experience and is a great way to meet other junior golfers! There will be no clinic the week of April 24th and on Memorial Day (May 29).

  • Who: 5-14
  • Cost (8-week session): $135 – register through the KCC
  • Location: Pease Golf Course, Portsmouth, NH
  • When: Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm
    • April 10 – June 12

PERFORM

Registration required. Register by calling the KCC at (207)439-3800 or online by clicking the button below:

ON-CAMERA COMEDY ACTING

Want to make people laugh? Join Kittery acting coach, casting director, and award-winning filmmaker, Mark J. Parker, for a fun and informative class about acting for on-camera comedy. The techniques taught in this workshop will be different from stage acting, as actors will try to ground their acting in natural, truthful performances while hitting their mark for the camera. The group will work on improv exercises that stretch their imaginations, emotional range, and comedy timing, plus will work on two age-appropriate scenes from film and TV in the comedy genre. Memorizing the scenes for week 2 is necessary and actors will be recorded on camera so they can watch their work. Both beginners and experienced actors are welcome.

  • Instructor: Mark J. Parker
  • Who: 12-17
  • Cost (2 days): $60 (residents)/$65 (non-residents)
  • When: Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm
    • March 9 & 16

cREATE

Registration required. Register by calling the KCC at (207)439-3800 or online by clicking the button below:

SHORT FILM SCREEN WRITING

Have an idea for your own short film? Join Kittery award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and media coach, Mark J. Parker, to start creating your script. From the outline of your original short film to the first two pages, writers will strengthen not only their idea and their formatting, but their ability to write dialogue, descriptions and conflict. All participants should have a short film idea that the are comfortable describing and should be prepared for some brainstorming and writing both in class and at home between sessions. No actual filming will take place in this workshop. Bringing a laptop or tablet with keyboard to class is necessary. Both beginners and experienced writers are welcomed.

  • Instructor: Mark J. Parker
  • Who: 12-17
  • Cost (2 days): $60 (residents)/$65 (non-residents)
  • When: Thursdays, 5:30-7:00pm
    • March 23 & 30

RELAX

No registration neccessary – just drop-in!

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS

Bring yourself, family and friends to the KCC for the full movie theatre experience without the cost. These free movie nights will feature a hand-selected movie that will be displayed on our 20’x30’ HD movie screen. We have theatre style seats to accommodate up to 171 people.

  • When: Fridays, 6:30pm
    • February 17
    • April 21

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