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All preschool classes are for children 3-5 in preschool unless otherwise noted.  Friends of the J receive 15% off.  Contact Sarah at 561-712-5280 or with questions or for more information.


Pre-School Bricks 4 Kidz
In this hands-on program, children will work together in a group and build models by counting, following directions and developing their spatial intelligence.  Once the model is accomplished, children will have an opportunity for creative play.

> Tuesdays; September 2- November 11; 3:00-3:45pm; $165


This nonstop gymnastics class will keep your kids flippin’ head over heels. The fundamentals for gymnastics (and all sports) are developed as children improve their skills on various gymnastics equipment. In a class filled with laughter, your child will develop self-confidence while experiencing the joys of gymnastics. Classes are taught by Ms.Patti and Ms.Liz

June 17-July 30
Parent/Child classes (walkers - 3 yr old)
> Tuesdays; 10:00am
> Wednesdays; 10:00am and 11:00am
Preschool classes (3-5 yr old)
> Tuesdays; 11:00am and 3:15pm
> Wednesdays; 3:15pm and 4:15pm

Ages 3-5

> Tuesday; September 2 – Nov 11
   1:00 - 1:55pm; 3:00 – 3:55pm
> Wednesday; September 3 – Nov 12 (closed 9/24) make-up date 11/19
   3:00 - 3:55pm; 4:00 – 4:55pm; 5:00 – 5:55pm
> Thursday; September 4 – Nov 13 (closed 9/25-10/9-10/16) Make-up dates 11/18-19-20
    2:30 - 3:25pm; 3:30 – 4:25pm

Please call Patti or Liz at 561-315-6338 to reserve your spot or for more information.

Tiny Toes Combo Dance: Ballet, Tap and Jazz
Children will explore pre-dance ballet, tap and jazz skills through signing, moving, and using props.  Participants who participate all 3 sessions can be in a recital at the end of the year.  Ballet shoes or bare-feet are preferred for the ballet and jazz portion of the class; tap shoes are required for the tap portion of the cla

> Wednesday September 3–November 13 (No class 9/25 & 10/9); 3:30-4:15pm; $135

Creative Dance, Beginning Dance
Rhythm, movement and tumbling will be explored through the use of age-appropriate props, songs and games in our Tumble Bumble Beginning Dance class.  Comfortable clothing with bare feet or socks preferred.   This class is for children in the 2 year old class only; must be 2 by 9/1/14.  

 > Thursday; September 4–November 13 ( no class on 9/25, & 10/9); $135

Hippity Hop Dance
This Hip Hop Dance class is specifically designed for those energetic little ones who just love to move! Children will learn basic hip-hop moves, and be encouraged to discover their creative side! WE only use age appropriate music and dance moves to create a love for dance! With all of his and her favorite, well-known songs being played they are sure to have a great time along with learning super fun dance routines!

> Thursday; September 4- November 12 (no class 9/24. 10/8 & 10/15); $135


Superstars (Ages 2)
Introduce your superstar to in the world of sports in a fun and motivating atmosphere. Children play age-appropriate versions of popular sports including basketball, soccer, t-ball and more. Kids learn fundamental skills and sportsmanship while having fun

> Wednesdays; 3:00 – 3:45pm
   September 3–November 12; $165

Daddy and Me Basketball (Ages 2-5)
What better way to spend time with your child in our Daddy & Me Basketball Clinic. Our Staff will lead with skills and drills, while Daddy’s work with and have play time with their child.

> Sundays; 10:00 – 10:45am
   September 7–November 16; $165

Superstars (Ages 3-5)
Introduce your superstar to in the world of sports in a fun and motivating atmosphere. Children play age-appropriate versions of popular sports including basketball, soccer, t-ball and more. Kids learn fundamental skills and sportsmanship while having fun.

> Mondays; 3:00 – 3:45pm
   September 8–November 10; $150
> Thursdays; 3:00 – 3:45pm
   September 4–November 13; $135

Pee Wee Soccer Clinic (Ages 3-5)
Learn basic skills, passing shooting, defense, and goaltending with an introduction to the rules. Play the most popular sport in the world. Clinic takes place inside in our air- conditioned gymnasium!

> Tuesdays, 3:00–3:45pm
September 2–November 11; $165

Pee Wee Basketball Clinic (Ages 3-5)
This fun-filled and no pressure clinic uses drills, contests, and games to teach fundamental skills, including dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Age-appropriate equipment includes junior sized balls and lower basketball hoops.

> Wednesdays; 3:00–3:45pm
   September 11–November 20; $165

Pee Wee Tennis
Children are introduced to tennis in a fun and age appropriate environment through skill building and fun tennis games. Classes are formatted to include warm-up, motor, racquet and playing skills. Stroke production consists of forehands, backhands and volleys. Participants will use age-appropriate equipment.

> Fridays; 3:00-3:45 pm
   March 28-May 23; $120


Coming to the Mandel JCC – Labor Day – October 31, 2014 

ISR’s (Infant Swimming Rescue) results are achieved through fully customized, safe and effective, one-on-one lessons with only your child and the Instructor in the water. What your child will learn, and the way he or she will learn it, is what makes ISR so different from traditional swimming lessons. Always putting safety first, ISR emphasizes competence, which leads to confidence, and provides the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in and around the water.

ISR survival swimming lessons will teach your child Self-Rescue ™ skills as well as give them confidence to enjoy water activities.  Infant Swimming Resource goes beyond traditional swimming instruction, by teaching children aquatic survival techniques designed to help them survive should they reach the water alone. For more than 45 years ISR’s proven Self-Rescue™ program has and continues to provide:

- Lesson Structure: Your child's classes are 5 days a week, Monday - Friday. Each class will be a maximum of 10 minutes with just one child and myself in the water. Much is accomplished in each short private lesson. Your child will have the same 10- minute time slot each day.
- Maintenance Lessons: Upon completion of the initial lessons, regular fine-tuning of your child's skills is highly recommended.  Maintenance lessons can be once a week, once a month, or whatever frequency suits your schedule.  Maintenance lessons can alleviate the need for a full refresher later.
- Refresher Classes: Upon completion of their initial lessons, every child should take a short 2-3 week refresher course the following year to help them adjust to their new body size in the water and re-evaluate their skill set.

Lesson will be available Monday - Fridays weather permitting.   Two Saturday mornings available for make up sessions if needed.   Roster slots will be open from 3:00-6:00.

ISR lessons are available to all children over 6 months that are first registered and approved by ISR on line. ISR lessons are not limited to infants and are available for all ages of children.

For more information, contact Joan Arpe at (561)-346-8139 or visit Joan’s website at or ISR main site at is  Click to read about Self Rescue.

Quality Swimming 
Quality Swimming is the finest swim school in South Florida. We are a year-round Aquatics Education Center that has been serving Boca Raton and the surrounding communities for over 26 years. Our all-inclusive program specializes in infant and toddler swimming (6 months to 3 years) as well as programs for all age groups, including adults and swim teams. We are active members of the United States Swim School Association. Our instructors have Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certifications. In addition our leaders are certified Water Safety Instructors and several leaders are certified in Adaptive Aquatics.

All classes meet weekly and are 30 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change based on enrollment. Additional classes may be available. Please call us and we will do our best to find a convenient time.

Monthly Tuition
Baby & Me, Toddler and Level Group classes; $90/month
Semi-Private (siblings) and Private Lessons; $220/month
*Special Pricing for Friends of the J – 10% discount
Annual Registration Fee:
$25/student; $75 maximum/family
Annual Registration Fee for Friends of the J; $20/student

Swim Bucks: When a new family registers with us and says your name at registration, you will receive a $20 credit on your account towards lessons. There is no limit to this offer, so get out there and tell your friends about Quality Swimming! The more families you refer, the more you receive! Payment from referred family must be received prior to receiving credit.

Baby & Me Classes
Recommended for students ages 6 months to 36 months. Infants and young toddlers tend to have a smoother adjustment to a new environment and new adults if the parent or primary caretaker is present. 

> Tuesdays; 10:30am and 4:30pm
> Wednesdays; 4:30pm
> Sundays; 10:30am

Toddler Classes
Recommended for students ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years old who is ready to enter a group without a parent or caregiver in the water. Students under the age of 2 1/2 must have completed Baby & Me Classes and must be recommended by an instructor. 

> Thursdays; 3:15pm
> Sundays; 11:00am

Level Groups
Children over 3.5 years are grouped in classes from Level 1-6.

Level 1; Tuesdays, 3:45pm and Sundays, 1:00pm
Level 2; Tuesdays, 2:45pm and Sundays, 12:00pm
Level 3; Tuesdays, 4:15pm and Sundays 12:30pm
Level 4; Thursdays, 3:45pm
Level 5; Tuesdays, 2:45pm and Sundays, 11:30am
Level 6; TBD

Swim Club
Introduction to Swim Team. Stroke technique, interval training and drills are emphasized. Meets 2xweek for 60 minutes.
> Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5:00pm

Adult Classes
Classes available for Beginner to Stroke Development.
TBD; $90/Month

For more information, please call us at 561-487-8276 or visit

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