Feinberg Gymnasium will be CLOSED August 5-27, 2017 for resurfacing. We apologize for the inconvenience and any irritation experienced during this renovation. 

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Giborim U Course Schedule

To register for a Giborim U class, please contact:

Classes begin August 28, 2017 and end December 3, 2017. Exceptional Theater
Company (ETC) classes begin September 10, 2017 and end December 11, 2017.
There will be no classes held on September 3-4; September 20-22;
September 29, October 5; October 12; and November 22-26.

 

 

Day   Time     Class & Description
Monday
 
4:00-4:50pm    

Life Skills: The Fundamentals 

This hands-on class will focus on basic skills to help students become more independent in taking care of themselves and their home. Activities will include household chores, choosing and caring for clothing, using money, shopping, community awareness and basic job skills.

Ages: Youth (ages 16-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $50 • Community - $75 

Lead Instructors: Abel Garza


4:30-5:45pm
   

Drama with Exceptional Theater Company

This course is designed to teach theater to those with physical and developmental disabilities.  Volunteers work with the special needs students on and off stage. The classes enhance verbal skills, improve movement, build self-confidence and advance socialization while stimulating free thinking.  The actors help pick a theme and write a script for the class’s end of school year performance.

Ages: Youth (ages 12*-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: $140 plus $25 materials fee/year

Lead Instructors: Evelyn Richard

*Ages under 12 must be approved by director.


5:00-5:50pm
   

Circuit Training

This course is designed to teach theater to those with physical and developmental disabilities.  Volunteers work with the special needs students on and off stage. The classes enhance verbal skills, improve movement, build self-confidence and advance socialization while stimulating free thinking.  The actors help pick a theme and write a script for the class’s end of school year performance.

Ages: Youth (ages 13-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $160 • Community - $185 

Instructor: Shira Zevi


5:00-5:50pm
   

Hip Hop Dance Party

This fun dance class will include hip hop moves and all your favorite follow-alongs and line dances like the Electric Slide, and many more! Dancers will improve coordination, agility and body awareness while moving to the music.

Ages: Youth (ages 13-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $160 • Community - $185

Instructor: Mike Thompson


6:00-6:50pm
   

Basketball

This is a comprehensive class that will enhance skills, teamwork and sportsmanship for all ages. Students will learn skills in shooting, passing and dribbling and techniques in offense and defense.

Age: Youth (ages 6-17)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $160 • Community - $185

Instructor: Jason Stura


6:45-8:30pm
   

Drama with Exceptional Theater Company

This course is designed to teach theater to those with physical and developmental disabilities.  Volunteers work with the special needs students on and off stage. The classes enhance verbal skills, improve movement, build self-confidence and advance socialization while stimulating free thinking.  The actors help pick a theme and write a script for the class’s end of school year performance.

Age: Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: $140 plus $25 materials fee/year

Lead Instructors: Debra Lombard


Tuesday   4:00-4:50pm
   

Indoor Sports Adventure

Keep your cool inside while still getting your game on. Activities include racquetball, table tennis and gaga ball.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $175 • Community - $195

Instructor: Gregg Forrest


4:00-4:50pm    

Boxing

This non-impact class will cover basic skills a such as stance, guard, movement, jab, cross, hook. It will include cardio calisthenics and core strengthening exercises. Participants will improve strength and balance and gain self-confidence.

Ages: Youth (ages 13-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $175 • Community - $195

Instructor: Ysaac Kaplan


5:00-5:50pm
   

Ying Yang Yoga

Learn how to relax the body and mind through breathing, movement and stretches.  The traditional poses will help improve balance, flexibility, strength and focus. 

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $175 • Community - $195

Instructor: Dianne "Cookie" Billig


5:00-5:50pm    

Life Skills: Transitions to Adulthood

This class incudes fun and engaging hands-on activities to help students learn life skills necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and success as an independent member of society. Activities will include managing money and finances; decision making; vocational opportunities; finding a job; and skills and habits needed for work.

Ages: Youth (ages 16-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $50 • Community - $75 

Lead Instructors: Amy Simcox


6:00-6:50pm
   

Using Computers: The Basics & More!

Students will learn basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Pixwriter (a picture program that translates typed words to pictures) and get an introduction to coding.

Ages: Youth (ages 13-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $175 • Community - $195 

Lead Instructors: Amy Simcox


Wednesday   3:00-3:50pm    

Basketball

This is a comprehensive class that will enhance skills, teamwork and sportsmanship for all ages. Students will learn skills in shooting, passing and dribbling and techniques in offense and defense.

Age: Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $150 • Community - $175

Instructor: Jason Stura


4:00-4:50pm    

Cooking for Daily Living

This class will focus on basic life skills for planning and preparing simple meals for daily living. Students will have fun learning to use kitchen appliances and tools while making meals that can be replicated in their home setting.

Age: Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $150 • Community - $175 • Plus $25 materials fee

Instructor: Maritza Douglas


4:00-4:50pm    

Zumba

This is the ultimate dance-fitness party where students will “play it loud” with age-appropriate music, rock with friends and begin their journey to a healthy future. This class will help with self-esteem, coordination and socialization.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $150 • Community - $175

Instructor: Joan Gdasi


4:40-5:30pm    

A Taste of Sports

This class will teach the skills for multiple sports including basketball, soccer and kickball. Players will build stamina, agility and coordination while learning the new skills.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $150 • Community - $175 

Instructor: Will Croud


5:10-6:00pm    

Let's Dance

This class is a fun, upbeat class for all levels. Gross motor skills are a primary focus, as well as hearing and understanding rhythm. Dancers will participate in group and individual activities using a variety of props (scarves, maracas, crowns, wands, tambourines & more!) The class will include ballet & jazz, while incorporating creative movement and theater principals. Dance attire should be worn. Ballet shoes or sneakers are recommended.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $150 • Community - $175

Instructor: Gabriela Dreyfuss


Thursday
 
4:00-4:50pm    

Artsy-Craftsy

Students will work on creative projects using paints, chalk, pastels, glue and a variety of materials. Skills enhanced include coordination and motor skills, encouraging self-expression, choice-making, and following directions. Completed works will be displayed in an art show near the end of the session.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $125 • Community - $150 • Plus $25 materials fee

Lead Instructors: Tara Evans


4:30-5:45pm
   

Delicious Fun in the Kitchen

This creative cooking class will teach the basic life skill of cooking including working with kitchen tools, preparing ingredients and measurements. Students will have fun following recipes and sharing their creations with family.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $150 • Community - $175 • Plus $50 materials fee

Lead Instructors: Maritza Douglas


4:40-5:30pm
   

A Taste of Sports

This class will teach the skills for multiple sports including basketball, soccer and kickball. Players will build stamina, agility and coordination while learning the new skills.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $125 • Community - $150 

Instructor: Will Croud


5:00-5:50pm
   

Weights in Motion

In the J’s fitness center, students will use weight and cardio machines to build strength, stamina and self-esteem.

Ages: Youth (ages 13-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $125 • Community - $150

Instructor: Shira Zevi


6:00-6:50pm
   

Let's Make a Movie...Starring U!

This fun and creative class explores the magic of movies and music videos. Students will be the “star of the show” as they participate in the creation and production of a short video. Making movies with new friends encourages socialization and speech. Students will develop and review their scripts, which aids in comprehension and fluidity. A completed film will be shown at the end of the session.

Ages: Youth (ages 13-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $125 • Community - $150

Lead Instructors: Amy Simcox


Friday   3:00-3:50pm
   

Karate

This fun, non-competitive, self-defense class will help develop listening skills and self-confidence. Students will improve hand-eye coordination, balance, body awareness and focus.

Ages: Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $140 • Community - $160

Instructor: Sensei Harrison Hunter


4:00-4:50pm    

Karate

This fun, non-competitive, self-defense class will help develop listening skills and self-confidence. Students will improve hand-eye coordination, balance, body awareness and focus.

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $140 • Community - $160

Instructor: Sensei Harrison Hunter


4:00-4:50pm
   

Circuit Training

This class will use the fitness track and constant motion to help fine tune the entire body. Participants in this class will improve strength, muscle tone and balance.

Ages: Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $140 • Community - $160

Instructor: Shira Zevi


5:00-5:50pm    

Weights in Motion

In the J’s fitness center, students will use weight and cardio machines to build strength, stamina and self-esteem.

Ages: Youth (ages 13-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $140 • Community - $160

Instructor: Shira Zevi


Sunday   10:00-11:30pm    

Drama with Exceptional Theater Company

This course is designed to teach theater to those with physical and developmental disabilities.  Volunteers work with the special needs students on and off stage. The classes enhance verbal skills, improve movement, build self-confidence and advance socialization while stimulating free thinking.  The actors help pick a theme and write a script for the class’s end of school year performance.

Age: Youth (ages 12*-17)
Cost: $130 plus $25 materials fee/year

Lead Instructors: Debbie Rivera

*Ages under 12 must be approved by director.


11:40-12:30pm     

 Ying Yang Yoga

Learn how to relax the body and mind through breathing, movement and stretches.  The traditional poses will help improve balance, flexibility, strength and focus. 

Ages: Youth (ages 6-17) & Adults (ages 18 & up)
Cost: DPJCC Members - $150 • Community - $175

Instructor: Dianne "Cookie" Billig

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