Youth Classes

Youth Classes

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Personal Enrichment

@ 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.

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:

Karate

Karate for Kids, Ages 4

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 | $59
F01 | Sa 10-11 a.m. | Timothy Toeniskoetter | Sept. 15-Nov. 17 | Martial Arts Ctr, Mehlville

Tennis

Tennis for Youth, Ages 4-6: 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 | $35
F06 | Th 5:30-5:55 p.m. | Sept. 6-Sept. 27 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
6 sessions | $55 | Age 60+: $55
F03 | Su 5:30-5:55 p.m. | Sept. 16-Oct. 21 | Frontenac Racquet Club

Tennis for Youth, Ages 7-10: 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 | $55
F07 | Th 6-6:55 p.m. | Sept. 6-Sept. 27 | Sunset Hills Watson Trails
F09 | Tu 4:30-5:25 p.m. | Sept. 11-Oct. 2 | Lake School Park
6 sessions | $85
F04 | Su 6-7 p.m. | Sept. 16-Oct. 21 | Frontenac Racquet Club
F05 | Su 6-7 p.m. | Nov. 4-Dec. 9 | Frontenac Racquet Club

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 | $55
F08 | Tu 5:30-6:25 p.m. | Sept. 11-Oct. 2 | Lake School Park
6 sessions | $85
F02 | Sa 5-6 p.m. | Oct. 27-Dec. 1 | Forest Lake Tennis Club
F01 | Sa 5-6 p.m. | Sept. 8-Oct. 13 | Forest Lake Tennis Club

Swimming

Swimming for Children, Ages 5 and Up: 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
Ages 5-8 | $59
F02 | Sa 1-1:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens | Sept. 8-Oct. 27 | FV - PE, Pool
F04 | Sa 12-12:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens | Sept. 8-Oct. 27 | FV - PE, Pool
Ages 8 and up | $59
F03 | Sa 2-2:50 p.m. | Jeanne Hudgens | Sept. 8-Oct. 27 | FV - PE, Pool

Self Defense

Kids Self Defense, Ages 6-11

Ages 6-11. Are your children prepared to defend themselves from bully's 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.
KIDS:714 | $95
F02 | M 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Sept. 10-Nov. 12 | Xtreme Krav Maga
F03 | W 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Sept. 12-Nov. 28 | Xtreme Krav Maga
NOTE: No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21.
F01 | Sa 9:15 a.m.-10 a.m. | Sept. 15-Nov. 17 | Xtreme Krav Maga

Fencing

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

Kids will have fun learning the basics of swordplay! Class emphasizes basics of footwork, bladework and bouting, and will accommodate returning students with instruction to expand technique. Equipment provided.
KIDS:720 | $59
F01 | M 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Patrick Dorsey | Sept. 17-Nov. 5 | MC - PE, 201
NOTE: Course start time moved to 5:30 p.m.

Languages: Portuguese

Portuguese Language for Kids, Ages 5-7

Learn Portuguese language and Brazilian culture while having fun! The focus of this class is to teach Portuguese as Heritage Language (PHL), emphasizing oral communication, and also introducing writing, reading and comprehension skills by the interrelation between language and culture. It is highly recommended to have one of the parents/relatives speaking Portuguese at home. Taught by a native-fluent speaker provided by Viva Brasil STL. No text required. Bring a pocket folder, notebook and pen.
KIDS:719 | $99
F01 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Oct. 20-Dec. 15 | MC - CS, 104
NOTE: No class Nov. 24.

Portuguese Language for Youth, Ages 8-12

Learn Portuguese language and Brazilian culture while having fun! The focus of this class is to teach Portuguese as Heritage Language (PHL), emphasizing oral communication, and also introducing writing, reading and comprehension skills by the interrelation between language and culture. It is highly recommended to have one of the parents/relatives speaking Portuguese at home. Taught by native-fluent speaker provided by Viva Brasil STL. No text required. Bring a pocket folder, notebook and pen.
KIDS:719 | $99
F02 | Sa 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Oct. 20-Dec. 15 | MC - CS, 209
NOTE: No class Nov. 24.

Portuguese Conversation for Teens, Ages 13-17

Discover the Brazilian Portuguese language and explore the Brazilian culture in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Explore Brazilian costumes, dialog and vocabulary using conversational approach and age-appropriate material to engage and motivate. This class is for individuals who have had previous exposure or experience with Portuguese language and can understand the basic communication in everyday situations. Emphasis will be on oral use of the language. No text required. Bring a pocket folder, notebook and pen. Taught by a native-fluent speaker provided by Viva Brasil STL.
KIDS:719 | $99
F03 | W 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Oct. 10-Dec. 5 | MC - CS, 206
NOTE: No class Nov. 21.

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