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Youth Programs

*Click on the green start date to register for the class online


Storywalk

Location: Downtown Park
Co-Sponsored by: Christiansburg Library and Christiansburg Recreation Dept.
Additional Information: This is a nationally – known program which promotes reading 
and exercise in the outdoors for children.  A new book is put in the story boards each month. 
Come exercise, read and enjoy the fun!


ENERGY OUTLET FOR ELEME?NTARY HOME SCHOOLERS –
INSTRUCTOR: LISA BASS

Eligibility: Ages 5-9
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi Purpose Room 1/Classroom 1
Additional Information: Experience a weekly dose of physical education for students ages 5-9 years old.  Physical activities will be provided to improve physical fitness, enhance the overall health and wellness, and influence learning opportunities. 
Minimum: 4             Maximum: 8

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Fall

June 1

Aug. 15

Aug. 18

Friday

11 - 11:45 a.m.

$20/$40

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ENERGY OUTLET FOR OLDER HOME SCHOOLERS –
INSTRUCTOR:  LISA BASS

Eligibility: Ages 10-12
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi Purpose Room 1/Classroom 1
Additional Information: Experience a weekly dose of physical education for students ages 10-12 years old. A wide variety of physical activities will be provided to improve fundamental skills, teamwork and lifetime fitness development.
Minimum: 4            Maximum: 8

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Fall

June 1

Aug. 15

Aug. 18

Friday

12 - 12:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6


BALLET – INSTRUCTOR: PAT HORNE


Eligibility: Ages 4-7
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Multi-Purpose Room 1
Additional Information: Introduction to ballet. Participants will need to have ballet slippers. Parents are asked not to stay during class time. The last class will be Parents Day.Minimum: 5          Maximum: 8

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Fall

June 1

Aug. 17

Aug. 21

Monday

5 - 5:45 p.m.

$20/$40

6

BEGINNING JUNIOR FIRST LEGO LEAGUE- INSTRUCTOR: LISA BASS

Eligibility: Ages 6-9
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom I
Additional Information: The Junior First Lego League captures children’s curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology.  This program features a theme-based concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction and imagination.  Lego bricks are used to build a model that moves using simple machines.  Teams will develop a “Show Me” poster to illustrate their journey for an end of session event.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 6

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Session I

May 1

Aug. 25

Aug. 31

Thursday

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

$40/$60

8


ADVANCED JUNIOR FIRST LEGO LEAGUE- INSTRUCTOR: LISA BASS

Eligibility: Ages 6-9
Location: Christiansburg Recreation Center – Classroom I
Additional Information: The advanced class is for children who have taken the beginner class before.  Participants will be able to combine Lego bricks with working motors and sensors to build a model themed on a real-world scientific concept.  These activities will introduce children to robotics.  Teams will develop teamwork, STEM and cross-curricular skills resulting in a final model and a “Show Me” poster to illustrate their journey for an end of session event, possibly an optional Jr. Lego League Expo in the community.
Minimum: 4          Maximum: 6

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

Session I

May 1

Aug. 25

Aug. 30

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

$40/$60

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BEGINNING HORSEMANSHIP – INSTRUCTOR: CHELISTA LINKOUS

Eligibility: Ages 8-17
Location: 866 Silver Lake Road, Christiansburg
Additional Information: Have a great time learning how to ride a horse during this four-week program.  Participants will learn all about the horse, the tack, how to mount/dismount, trotting, etc.
Maximum: 2

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

TR/NR

Weeks

August

April 3

July 26

Aug. 2

Wednesday

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$125/$145

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Youth Gymnastics

 *For information regarding classes and inclement weather, please contact VA Techniques at (540)381-5151 or visit their website at www.vatechniques.com

LEAPING LIZARDS GYMNASTICS

Eligibility: Girls and Boys Ages 5-7
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics, 1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: Basic through intermediate gymnastics skills, coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. Also, expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through fears. An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstands and cartwheels. Students in this class will spend time perfecting their basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills. All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

August

April 3

July 25

Aug. 1

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

Sept.

April 3

Aug. 29

Sept. 5

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4


LEAPING LIZARDS GYMNASTICS

Eligibility: Girls and Boys Ages 5-7
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: Basic through intermediate gymnastics skills, coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. Also, expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through fears. An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstands and cartwheels. Students in this class will spend time perfecting their basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills. All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

August

April 3

July 26

Aug. 2

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$70

4

Sept.

April 3

Aug. 30

Sept. 6

Wednesday

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$70

4


KARTWHEELING KOALAS GYMNASTICS

Eligibility: Girls 3rd-5th grade­­
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: Basic through intermediate gymnastics skills, coordination, agility, and balance are the main components of this class. Also, expect increased self-esteem, confidence building and working through fears. An emphasis of developing strong and flexible bodies will be through repetitions of chin ups, rope climbs, splits, standing bridges, handstands and cartwheels. Students in this class will spend time perfecting their basic skills while learning safe progressions into more intermediate skills. All students will grow at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

August

April 3

July 26

Aug. 1

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4

Sept.

April 3

Aug. 30

Sept. 5

Tuesday

6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

$70

4


TUMBLING TIGERS

Eligibility: Boys 1st-5th grade
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required.   Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back.   Class Description:  Tumbling Tigers is designed for school aged, beginner level boys. It’s not only great for boys interested in learning gymnastics, but also for those trying to stay in shape during the off season of other sports. With an emphasis on learning skills such as balance, coordination, agility, flexibility, and strength, this class is sure to help any athlete reach their full potential in any sport they wish to pursue. Tigers introduce boys to equipment designed specifically for boys, as well as other standard gymnastics apparatus. All students in the Tumbling Tigers class will row at their individual pace with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

August

April 3

July 26

Aug. 3

Thursday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$70

4

Sept.

April 3

Aug. 31

Sept. 7

Thursday

6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

$70

4


TUMBLING AND TRAMPOLINE BEGINNER

Eligibility: Girls and Boys 1st grade and up
Location: Virginia Techniques Gymnastics
1550 Roanoke Street, Suite C, Christiansburg
Additional Information: No Virginia Techniques membership fee required. Children should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, no jewelry, and long hair should be pulled back. Class Description: This class is designed to help any child learn how to flip! From boys to girls, cheerleaders to dancers, or just anyone who likes to go upside down, tumbling specific classes use aids such as skill cushions, incline mats, back handspring trainers, spring floors, trampolines, and foam pits. Children will focus on core body strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness to safely accelerate learning time. Experienced spotters are available to help athletes maintain, develop, and improve handspring and aerial skills. 

Class

Reg. Begins

Reg. Ends

Starting Date

Day of Week

Time

Fee

Weeks

August

April 3

July 28

Aug. 5

Saturday

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

$70

4

Sept.

April 3

Aug. 25

Sept. 2

Saturday

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

$70

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