Weekends should be fun - 
and Shalom Austin is kicking off a new program to make sure of it!

Sunday Funday at the J, starting October 18, is your place for outdoor fun AND exercise! Two of our partners, Ballet Austin @ the J and Soccer Shots, want to keep you up and moving with their new Sunday offerings. Whether it's a free kick or a leg kick, they've got something for you. Classes are available in the morning and early afternoon, for ages 18-months to 8 years old.

 

     

 

Join Ballet Austin @ the J at the outdoor pavilion for 6-weeks of classes for ages 18 months to 5 years old!
These outdoor classes will allow students to be in-person with their teachers and fellow students while still observing the recommended safety protocols as established by the city and state. Students should wear play clothes with closed toes for these outdoor classes. Sneakers are recommended. 

Due to safety and health protocols each child attending the class may be accompanied by ONE adult.  At this time, siblings and other adults will not be allowed on campus. This 6-week program will be held on Sundays from October 18, 2020 through November 22. 

Class Descriptions & Times

Dance with Me
(for 18 months - 2-year-olds accompanied by an adult)
Dance with Me is open to children (accompanied by one adult) who are 18 months to 2 years old by
September 1, 2020.

Parents, grandparents, or caregivers join the fun in this sensory-rich movement experience that
keeps children engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm and songs while learning new skills. Dance with Me is the perfect foundation for Creative Movement classes.

Next Steps
(for 2-year-olds accompanied by an adult)

Next Steps is open to children (accompanied by one adult) who are 2 years old by September 1, 2020.

Next Steps is the perfect transitional class for young children who are becoming more independent. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are still able to join the fun in this sensory-rich movement experience that keeps children engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm and songs while learning new skills. As the year progresses, the aim is to slowly withdraw parent involvement so children are ready to take on Creative Movement with confidence and excitement.

Creative Movement 3 & 4
(for 3 and 4-year-olds)

Creative Movement 3 and 4 are open to children who have turned 3 or 4, respectively, by September 1, 2020.

The Creative Movement syllabus is designed to gently introduce our youngest students to a structured and safe classroom environment while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. Classes are narrative in nature as students are led through a series of movement stories and ballet-based activities that appeal to both girls and boys. Social skills are also developed through collaborative and cooperative games.

Creative Ballet 5
(for 5-year-olds)

Creative Ballet is open to children who have turned 5 by September 1, 2020.

Creative Ballet is a perfect balance of ballet basics and creative dance. Children are developing their
technique, gaining body awareness and refining basic skills, while still having imaginative and creative dance experiences. They are taking a more active role in their own learning, acquiring the tools to collaborate, choreograph and exchange ideas with their peers. Students advance through Creative Ballet ready to step into the more structured world of Pre-Ballet.

 

These programs will be following the Shalom Austin health and safety protocols that are implemented for our Early Childhood Program as well as our Youth and Teen Program, All Day at the J.

 


Soccer Shots; The Children's Soccer Experience!
Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. Our nationally recognized program offers a fun, quality and age-appropriate introduction to youth sports. We offer three different programs to meet each child's development needs. See below to find the program that is right for your child.

Class Descriptions & Times

Mini
(Ages 2-3)
Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling, and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active. 

Classic
(Ages 3-5)
Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

Premier
(Ages 5-8)
Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. 

This program will be following Shalom Austin's health and safety protocols. To review them, visit shalomaustin.org/soccershots.