Teen Special Needs

Shining Star Director: Chris Eltringham

[email protected]

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Shining Star Express Classes (SSE):

Shining Star Express is an inclusive program available to individuals of all ages and abilities that meets on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. In an effort to cater to a wide range of personal interests, we offer a variety of classes including fitness, art, social group, meal prep, and music classes.

Our program uses peer modeling to provide both structured and unstructured activities and social skills learning. Special outings are planned throughout the year such as bowling, mini golf, and attending local baseball games. Our most popular events include our annual talent show, “Shining Star’s Got Talent” and the Winter Formal.

There is truly a class for everyone in our Shining Star Express Program!

Please inquire for more about the SSE classes available here at the Wyckoff Family YMCA. Combo Pricing available for enrolling in multiple classes. Application process required. Contact: [email protected] Budget and Billing Questions Contact: [email protected]

Meal Prep

Fri. 4:30-5:30pm 

Learn how to prepare a meal for a large crowd by practicing culinary skills such as chopping, mixing, and plating a dish. Learn the skills here and recreate the recipes at home! To Register for this class, please contact [email protected]

Full Member: $200  /  Program Member: $215

 

Dinner Time Chat

Fri. 5:30-6:30pm 

Class begins in the kitchen preparing healthy snacks and salads to accompany a dinner that can include pizza and so much more. To Register for this class, please contact [email protected]

Full Member: $205 /  Program Member: $220

 

Social Connect

Fri. 6:30-8:30pm

Learn social skills including how to make introductions, join a conversation, and active listening. Participate in group social activities such as games, activities, trivia, and field trips! Class begins in the kitchen preparing healthy snacks and salads to accompany a dinner that can include pizza and so much more. To Register for this class, please contact [email protected]

Full Member: $220  / Program Member: $235

NEW! Rhythm Works

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Gr. 5 – 8: Tue. 6:15-7pm

Studio 691 School of Dance at the Wyckoff YMCA plans to expand their offerings through a Rhythm and Dance Program designed for individuals with learning differences and other special needs that focuses on skill development and self-empowerment.

• Improve gross and fine motor skills, body awareness and control, social skills, focus, memory and recall, expressive language, and coordination through hip hop movement.

• Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a clinically based hip hop dance program that utilizes sensory processing, kinesiology, and behavioral analysis as a foundation to build customizable classes for the students.

• Emerging research is showing that movement, music, and rhythm, when combined, light up the brain in ways that create new neuropathways. Dance is a powerful modality that offers an opportunity to build social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills….plus it’s tons of fun!

Come dance with us today!

Questions? Contact: [email protected]

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