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Parkour Jr. Winter, Spring, and Summer Sessions

Parkour was born in the banlieues (suburbs) of Paris in the 1980s and has become one of the world’s fastest growing sports. While often recognized from the fantastic images seen on YouTube or television, the sport is actually a form of movement that has roots in a wide variety of physical disciplines including gymnastics, martial arts, climbing, and athletics. Practitioners, known as traceurs, train to develop strength, speed, endurance, precision, spatial awareness, dynamism, and creativity, in order to be as fluid, functional and liberated as possible in physical movement and to overcome physical obstacles. Traceurs also develop a way of thinking based on rigorous self-discipline, autonomous action and self-will that allows them to overcome mental obstacles related to their movements. Classes will include instruction in the basic movements of parkour, as well as strengthening and conditioning exercises to ensure the long-term practice of the sport. Classes are open to students of ALL abilities and fitness levels but special focus will be given to beginners wishing to learn the fundamentals of parkour, get a great workout, and have fun! All classes will be taught by ADAPT-certified instructors.

Session I:  $105.00 for the week/ $45.00 per day for drop in.
Sessions II and III $175.00 for the week/$45.00 per day for drop in.



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Register Code Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Location Fees
 
Please Login to Register   Parkour Youth Program Ages 6-9 Spring Session  6 - 9  N/A  Tue  04/05/2016 - 06/21/2016
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Center for the Arts at the Armory $99.00 Res, $99.00 Non-Res
 
Please Login to Register   Parkour Youth Program Ages 8-13 Summer Session I  8 - 13  N/A  Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri  07/05/2016 - 07/08/2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cummings School Playground $105.00 Res, $105.00 Non-Res
 
Please Login to Register   Parkour Youth Program Ages 8-13 Summer Session II  8 - 13  N/A  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri  08/01/2016 - 08/05/2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cummings School Playgro9und $175.00 Res, $175.00 Non-Res
 
Please Login to Register   Parkour Youth Program Ages 8-13 Summer Session III  8 - 13  N/A  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri  08/22/2016 - 08/26/2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cummings School Playground $175.00 Res, $175.00 Non-Res
 
Please Login to Register   Parkour Youth Program Ages 10-12 Spring Session  10 - 13  N/A  Tue  04/05/2016 - 06/21/2016
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Center for the Arts at the Armory $99.00 Res, $99.00 Non-Res