Youth & Family Programs

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 opportunities 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

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 [email protected] or (207)409-6391.

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

crafting for tots

Bring your toddler over to the STAR Theatre for a holiday themed craft! All crafting events will begin at 10:30am. These events are free but pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.

When: 10:30am

  • June 5: Father’s Day Craft

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): $210 (residents)/$252 (non-residents)
    • Additional family members: $175 (residents)/$210 (non-residents)
  • When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm (8-13) & 6:45-8:00pm (14-65)
    • Summer session: June 3 – August 29

YOUTH BALLET camps

BEGINNER/ELEMENTARY CAMP

This beginner/elementary ballet camp includes warmup & stretching, basic ballet technique, across floor dance steps, coloring, games & crafts.

Who: Ages 4-6 & 7-10

When: June 17, 18 & 20 | 3:30-5pm

Cost: $135 (residents)/$162 (non-residents)

DISNEY-THEMED BEGINNER CAMP

This beginner camp is similar to the above but each day will focus on a different Disney-themed story.

Who: Ages 4-6 & 7-10

When: July 22-25 | 8:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $270 (residents)/$324 (non-residents)

NUTCRACKER CAMP

This intermediate/advanced camp is designed to prepare dancers for Nutcracker auditions or those that want to experience, learn & practice choreography from the beloved production.

Who: Ages 11+

When: August 5-8 | 10am-1:30pm

Cost: $305 (residents)/$366 (non-residents)

 

HULA HOOPING WITH SJ MERTZIC

If you’ve been looking for a way to sneak in some exercise and explore your inner child, this class is for you! Whether you’ve taken a hula hoop class before or haven’t touched a hoop in years, we invite you to come get your groove on, have fun, make friends, be silly and find the happiest, healthiest version of yourself.

Who: Ages 10+

Cost (6-weeks): $90 (residents)/$108 (non-residents)

  • Drop in: $18 (residents)/$21 (non-residents)

When: Mondays | 4:30-5:30pm | July 8 – August 12

kids pop pilates

Get Fit, Have Fun!
Join us for a fun and energetic Pilates class designed especially for kids. This class combines kid-friendly Pilates with upbeat pop music, creating a dynamic and exciting workout that kids will love. There are group exercises as well to help kids develop teamwork and social skills.
Let’s stretch, strengthen, and dance our way to a healthier, happier life! Our classes are filled with laughter, positivity, and FUN!

Who: Ages 4-7 & 8-11

Cost (5-weeks): $65 (residents)/$78 (non-residents)

  • Drop-in: $15 (residents)/$18 (non-residents)

When: Thursdays | June 6 – July 11 (no class July 4) | 4-4:45pm (4-7) & 5-5:45 (8-11)

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

intro to video editing

Need some guidance with editing videos? Join filmmaker, digital content creator, and media coach Mark J. Parker for a fun and informative workshop focusing on iMovie and Final Cut Pro for Mac computers. Plus, you’ll get practice editing on your smartphone with the help of good apps available today. Mark will show the group all the steps taken from importing your videos into the software, editing picture and sound, and exporting the finished video. This is great for filmmakers, podcasters, content creators, social media users, and anyone who wants to learn some technical and creative tips. Everyone can use their own phones for the mobile editing lessons, and Mac users are encouraged to bring their laptops to class to work on your individual projects. Both beginners and experienced editors who need a refresher are welcome.

  • Instructor: Mark J. Parker
  • Who: 12-18
  • Cost (2 days): $70 (residents)/$84 (non-residents) 
  • When: July 17 & 24 | 5:30-7:30pm

on-camera comedy acting

Want to make people laugh? Join Kittery acting coach, casting director, and filmmaker Mark J. Parker for a fun and informative workshop about comedic acting for the camera. 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. Each actor will work on two funny scenes from film & TV, plus there will be improv exercises that stretch imaginations, acting ranges, and comedic timing. Memorizing the scenes for week 2 is encouraged, and actors will be recorded on camera so they can watch their work later. Both beginners and experienced actors are welcome.

  • Instructor: Mark J. Parker
  • Who: 12-18
  • Cost (6-week session): $70 (residents/$84 (non-residents)
  • When: July 3 & 10 | 5:30-7:30pm

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