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Sunday September 22, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
1:15 PM - 2:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
2:15 PM - 3:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
Monday September 23, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Mondays)
This is a fun & light-hearted vinyasa style yoga class that links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas), flowing through a series of yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, balance, vitality & detoxification. This practice will incorporate vinyasa flow and posture alignment, while remaining aware of the importance of your breath and core strength. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find contentment in your practice. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, blanket & water. Instructor:  Julie Erasmus, Certified Yoga Instructor. Leslie Gordon, Certified Yoga Instructor, will be occasionally teaching in June.You may drop-in to a Yoga class for $13. Please bring cash or check with you.Boy Scout Hall is at 695 Hopmeadow St., between the white church and the library.
 
Tuesday September 24, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Tuesday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Tuesdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Wednesday September 25, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Wednesdays)
This is a fun & light-hearted vinyasa style yoga class that links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas), flowing through a series of yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, balance, vitality & detoxification. This practice will incorporate vinyasa flow and posture alignment, while remaining aware of the importance of your breath and core strength. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find contentment in your practice. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, blanket & water. Instructor:  Julie Erasmus, Certified Yoga Instructor. Leslie Gordon, Certified Yoga Instructor, will be occasionally teaching in June.You may drop-in to a Yoga class for $13. Please bring cash or check with you.Boy Scout Hall is at 695 Hopmeadow St., between the white church and the library.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Gentle Flow Yoga - Gentle Flow Yoga
Unwind with gentle slow flowing yoga postures & longer held restorative poses to nourish the body and calm the mind.  This light-hearted yoga class links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas) to increase flexibility, balance, vitality & to relieve stress and strain. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find peace and calm in your practice. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis. Please bring a mat, blanket & water.
 
Thursday September 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Thursday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Thursdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Friday September 27, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Sunday September 29, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
1:15 PM - 2:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
2:15 PM - 3:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
Monday September 30, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Mondays)
This is a fun & light-hearted vinyasa style yoga class that links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas), flowing through a series of yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, balance, vitality & detoxification. This practice will incorporate vinyasa flow and posture alignment, while remaining aware of the importance of your breath and core strength. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find contentment in your practice. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, blanket & water. Instructor:  Julie Erasmus, Certified Yoga Instructor. Leslie Gordon, Certified Yoga Instructor, will be occasionally teaching in June.You may drop-in to a Yoga class for $13. Please bring cash or check with you.Boy Scout Hall is at 695 Hopmeadow St., between the white church and the library.
 
Tuesday October 1, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Tuesday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Tuesdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Wednesday October 2, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Wednesdays)
This is a fun & light-hearted vinyasa style yoga class that links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas), flowing through a series of yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, balance, vitality & detoxification. This practice will incorporate vinyasa flow and posture alignment, while remaining aware of the importance of your breath and core strength. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find contentment in your practice. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, blanket & water. Instructor:  Julie Erasmus, Certified Yoga Instructor. Leslie Gordon, Certified Yoga Instructor, will be occasionally teaching in June.You may drop-in to a Yoga class for $13. Please bring cash or check with you.Boy Scout Hall is at 695 Hopmeadow St., between the white church and the library.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Gentle Flow Yoga - Gentle Flow Yoga
Unwind with gentle slow flowing yoga postures & longer held restorative poses to nourish the body and calm the mind.  This light-hearted yoga class links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas) to increase flexibility, balance, vitality & to relieve stress and strain. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find peace and calm in your practice. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis. Please bring a mat, blanket & water.
 
Thursday October 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Food Explorers - Food Explorers
Bring your Tiny Food Explorer to learn all about new foods in this four week series! Learn how to introduce new foods in a fun and exciting way, from a Registered Dietician. Each week will focus on a new concept around food and picky eating, and making a tasty snack together. Get ready to get messy and play with some food. All recipes will be nut free but may contain dairy. Ages 3-5.”About our Instructor - Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietician. After graduating from UCONN and spending some time working in community nutrition, Katie decided to start Food Explorers, as a way of combining her two passions: nutrition and educating children.
 
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Thursday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Thursdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Friday October 4, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM    Acting Workshop with Michael Lamb - Acting Workshop with Michael Lamb - Grades 2-4
Simsbury Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Performing Arts Programs Studio is sponsoring a very exciting offering:  Acting Workshop with Michael LambFriday, October 4, 2019Boy Scout Hall (695 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury)2nd-4th graders: 5:00-6:15pm followed by a Q and A 5th-8th graders: 6:30-7:45pm followed by a Q and A  Areas that will be covered in the Workshop:Fun and exciting theater games, concentration exercises, voice and speech, improvisational exercises, basic acting terminology, stage skills and more! These classes will also be challenging and offer activities for the more experienced participant! The 75 min workshop will be followed by a Q and A for parents with Michael providing suggestions for the next step. Students should come to the workshop wearing comfortable clothes.   About Michael Lamb Michael Lamb has been working with and developing Talent throughout New England for over 25 years. He was the Founder/President and CEO of Performing Arts Programs, Inc. from 1997-2018. His organization offered year-round performing arts programming for children in a three state radius as well as offering advanced performing arts programming at the Bushnell center for the performing arts.  He currently works as a Talent Development Coach and Consultant (Singing/Acting) working with many students age 8-adult in his private studio in South Windsor, CT. His students have starred on broadway, national tours, regional productions as well as on TV. They have also been featured in many local productions, at the Bushnell, Hartford Stage and Goodspeed.  To learn more about Michael and his studio please visit www.performingartstudio.org
 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM    Acting Workshop with Michael Lamb - Acting Workshop with Michael Lamb - Grades 5-8
Simsbury Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Performing Arts Programs Studio is sponsoring a very exciting offering:  Acting Workshop with Michael LambFriday, October 4, 2019Boy Scout Hall (695 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury)2nd-4th graders: 5:00-6:15pm followed by a Q and A 5th-8th graders: 6:30-7:45pm followed by a Q and A  Areas that will be covered in the Workshop:Fun and exciting theater games, concentration exercises, voice and speech, improvisational exercises, basic acting terminology, stage skills and more! These classes will also be challenging and offer activities for the more experienced participant! The 75 min workshop will be followed by a Q and A for parents with Michael providing suggestions for the next step. Students should come to the workshop wearing comfortable clothes.   About Michael Lamb Michael Lamb has been working with and developing Talent throughout New England for over 25 years. He was the Founder/President and CEO of Performing Arts Programs, Inc. from 1997-2018. His organization offered year-round performing arts programming for children in a three state radius as well as offering advanced performing arts programming at the Bushnell center for the performing arts.  He currently works as a Talent Development Coach and Consultant (Singing/Acting) working with many students age 8-adult in his private studio in South Windsor, CT. His students have starred on broadway, national tours, regional productions as well as on TV. They have also been featured in many local productions, at the Bushnell, Hartford Stage and Goodspeed.  To learn more about Michael and his studio please visit www.performingartstudio.org
 
Monday October 7, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Mondays)
This is a fun & light-hearted vinyasa style yoga class that links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas), flowing through a series of yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, balance, vitality & detoxification. This practice will incorporate vinyasa flow and posture alignment, while remaining aware of the importance of your breath and core strength. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find contentment in your practice. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, blanket & water. Instructor:  Julie Erasmus, Certified Yoga Instructor. Leslie Gordon, Certified Yoga Instructor, will be occasionally teaching in June.You may drop-in to a Yoga class for $13. Please bring cash or check with you.Boy Scout Hall is at 695 Hopmeadow St., between the white church and the library.
 
Tuesday October 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Tuesday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Tuesdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Wednesday October 9, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Wednesdays)
This is a fun & light-hearted vinyasa style yoga class that links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas), flowing through a series of yoga poses to increase strength, flexibility, balance, vitality & detoxification. This practice will incorporate vinyasa flow and posture alignment, while remaining aware of the importance of your breath and core strength. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find contentment in your practice. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, blanket & water. Instructor:  Julie Erasmus, Certified Yoga Instructor. Leslie Gordon, Certified Yoga Instructor, will be occasionally teaching in June.You may drop-in to a Yoga class for $13. Please bring cash or check with you.Boy Scout Hall is at 695 Hopmeadow St., between the white church and the library.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Gentle Flow Yoga - Gentle Flow Yoga
Unwind with gentle slow flowing yoga postures & longer held restorative poses to nourish the body and calm the mind.  This light-hearted yoga class links breath (pranayama) with movement (asanas) to increase flexibility, balance, vitality & to relieve stress and strain. Gain inner awareness, shift mind/body habits & find peace and calm in your practice. Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis. Please bring a mat, blanket & water.
 
Thursday October 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Food Explorers - Food Explorers
Bring your Tiny Food Explorer to learn all about new foods in this four week series! Learn how to introduce new foods in a fun and exciting way, from a Registered Dietician. Each week will focus on a new concept around food and picky eating, and making a tasty snack together. Get ready to get messy and play with some food. All recipes will be nut free but may contain dairy. Ages 3-5.”About our Instructor - Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietician. After graduating from UCONN and spending some time working in community nutrition, Katie decided to start Food Explorers, as a way of combining her two passions: nutrition and educating children.
 
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Thursday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Thursdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Friday October 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Sunday October 13, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
1:15 PM - 2:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
2:15 PM - 3:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
Tuesday October 15, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Tuesday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Tuesdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Thursday October 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM    Food Explorers - Food Explorers
Bring your Tiny Food Explorer to learn all about new foods in this four week series! Learn how to introduce new foods in a fun and exciting way, from a Registered Dietician. Each week will focus on a new concept around food and picky eating, and making a tasty snack together. Get ready to get messy and play with some food. All recipes will be nut free but may contain dairy. Ages 3-5.”About our Instructor - Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietician. After graduating from UCONN and spending some time working in community nutrition, Katie decided to start Food Explorers, as a way of combining her two passions: nutrition and educating children.
 
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Starter/Crystal Team (Thursday)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Emerald Team (Thursdays)
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Friday October 18, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Spinners Baton Twirling Team - Simsbury Spinners - Junior Performance Team
Simsbury Spinners Baton Twirling Teams - Fall 2019Team Twirling Program Description:The Simsbury Spinners Recreation Twirling Program is designed to provide all students the opportunity to advance their twirling and performance skills in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. All twirlers are encouraged to strive for their personal best. The Team Twirling program runs from September through June.  Registration is completed twice throughout the school year.   Twirlers are encouraged to twirl the entire school year to fully benefit from the once per week instructional format and enjoy the multiple performance opportunities scheduled. Registration will occur in September for Fall Session (Sept.-Nov/Dec) and then again in January for the Winter/Spring Session (Jan-June). Team placement:Entry level twirlers who are in PK(age 4)-2nd grade will begin on the Crystal Team and will practice on Tuesdays or ThursdayEntry level twirlers in grades 3rd-6th will begin on the Emerald Team and will practice on Tuesday or Thursdays. Jr Twirlers (5th -8th grade) will also practice on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Drop-ins are available.  Twirlers with 1 or more years of twirling with the Spinners will be placed on Teams with twirlers with similar skill levels and age.  As always, Colleen Tighe is available to discuss individual twirlers placement and progress at any time. Schedule: This year's team classes will be taught at Boy Scout Hall (Tuesday Teams) and Henry James Memorial School-back gym (Friday Teams). There will be no classes on Simsbury School Holidays, Vacations or Snow Days. If your class falls on a Simsbury School Holiday look for scheduled make up on Tuesday/Friday of the same week.   Tuesday team classes will begin Tuesday, 9/17.  Friday Team classes will begin with optional practice on 8/30 and official first class on Friday, 9/13. Performance OpportunitiesSimsbury Celebrates (11/30/19), Hartford Wolf Pack Performance (Dec 2019), University of Hartford Basketball Halftime (March 2020), CT Special Olympics Winter Games (March 2020), St. Patrick's Day Parade-Hartford (3/20), MS Walk Simsbury (April 2020), ACS Spinners 6hr Twirl-a-thon Fundraiser (TBD Spring/20), National Baton Twirling Association Competition (TBD 2020), Simsbury Memorial Day Parades (May 2020), Relay for Life (May 2020), Connecticut Special Olympics-Summer Games (June 2020) Additional Costs: Entry Level Teams will be provided a Windsuit and performance costume for a $35 rental fee. Casual performance uniform (spinners shirt & shorts $22), Junior Formal Performance Costumes (Team Costumes $100-$300), White flat soled tennis shoes or tan twirl shoes ($20-35) and Baton ($20), Hair accessories- gold scrunchie ($10), Dance tights ($15-20)More Information and Questions: If you are interested in more information please feel free to contact Colleen Tighe, instructor at (H) 651-3649, (C) 951-2679 or email at cttighe@comcast.net Team Descriptions Starter Crystal Team-  Tuesday or Thursday  4:00- 4:45 pm            PK(age 4)- 2nd grade This is a first year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers. Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice. Emerald Team-   Tuesday or Thursday   4:45 - 5:45pm                    3rd-6th grade This is a 1st and 2nd year program. It is helpful to have some basic twirl skills but it is not required. Twirlers will be challenged to gain proficiency with basic twirls such as flat spin, palm spin w/pop up, side spin, hand-over-hand, thumb toss, forward & reverse twirl and finger twirlers.  Twirlers will register to be on Tuesday or Thursday Team but will have the ability to attend either day on the occasion that regular day was missed or to gain additional practice.  Junior Performance Team - Friday      5:45-7:15pm                        5th-8th grade Junior Performance Team is designed for those twirlers who consider twirling as a main activity. These girls will be challenged with more advanced skills and will be required to increase the practice time at home as well as take advantage of periodic drop-in practices opportunities. Junior Performance Team twirlers must exhibit proficiency with vertical 1 spin, Horizontal 1 spin, backhand toss, ½ turn to right, fishtails in both hands, vertical & horizontal finger twirlers, double elbow roll, 2 baton fundamentals. Emerging Skills: vertical & horizontal 2 spin, fishtail carry in both hands, double elbow roll pull out, 1/2 turn to right. Junior Team Twirlers will also support additional performance events, Spinners ACS Twirl-a-thon and will have the opportunity to participate in one northeastern competition. Summary of Team & Fall Fees: *************************Tuesday & Thursday Team Classes @ Boy Scout Hall & Friday Team Classes @ Henry James Memorial School Crystal Team      $160       Tuesday or Thursday 4:00- 4:45 pm      45 min             12 Classes     Emerald Team    $250       Tuesday or Thursday 4:45 -5:45pm      1 hour               12 Classes         Jr Performance Team   $350      Tuesday  5:45-7:15 pm          1 ½ hour                12 Classes                                                Friday    4:00-5:00 pm              1 hour                12 Classes                                               Sunday Drop Ins 10:45-noon      (schedule TBD)  Tuesday Dates: 9/17,9/24,10/1,10/8,10/15,10/22,10/29,11/5,11/12,11/19,11/26,12/3  Thursday Dates  9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10,10/17,10/24,10/31,11/7,11/14,11/21,12/5 Friday Dates  8/30*,9/13,9/20,9/27,10/4,10/11,10/18,10/25,11/1,11/8,11/15,11/22,12/6 *optional practice on Labor Day Weekend, no practice on 9/6 Other offerings presented by Simsbury Spinners Program Spring 2020:A variety of beginner classes will be offered in the spring to allow for new students to be introduced to the sport of baton twirling. All students are then invited to march with the Simsbury Spinners in the Memorial Day Parades held in Tariffville and Simsbury. Summer 2020: Spinners Twirling Camp is typically offered the last week of summer and is held Monday-Thursday determined by age and skill level of twirlers. Watch for an announcement at end of the school year.
 
Sunday October 20, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
1:15 PM - 2:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.  
 
2:15 PM - 3:10 PM    Soccer - Super Soccer Sundays with Soccer Shots! - Super Soccer Sundays
Start early and learn from the pros from Soccer Shots! Your child will have a blast participating in soccer related drills, games and fun! This program will be held at Weatogue Park on Route 10 in Simsbury on Sunday mornings. This 6 week program is designed for children 3-5 years old and costs $96 per parent/child group. Your child must be 3 by the end of the program to participate.