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Explore our Youth Variety program offerings for the fall season!

S.A.M.A. Karate Of DeKalb

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self-defense and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Belt, tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor. Voted "The Best" Martial Arts programs in 2021 DeKalb County's Finest, as part of the Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards.

Session 1: September 7-October 21
Session 2: November 2-December 21 (No Class 11/25/21)

Tuesdays & Thursdays | Haish Gymnasium | $56 R/$70 NR

Tiny Dragons (Ages 3-4: must be potty trained) 5:00-5:30 pm

Beginner/Intermediate Kids (Ages 5-13; white, orange, yellow belts) 5:30-6:30 pm

Advanced Kids (Ages 5-13; green belt and higher) 6:30-7:30 pm

Teen/Adult (Ages 14+) 7:30-8:30 pm


Chess Wizards (K-5th Grade)

Enter into the magical and exciting world of chess with Chess Wizards! You will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more! Our specialized classes are a blast for everyone kindergarten through fifth. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends - Chess Wizards is the place for you!

September 9-November 4
Thursdays | 4:30-5:30pm | Sports & Recreation Center| $23 R/ $28 NR


Discover Skateboarding (Ages 5+)

Dekalb is home to one of the best indoor skateparks geared towards learning and progressing in skateboarding. Skateboarding increases confidence, body awareness, balance, and happiness. Some kids may feel a huge sense of accomplishment from facing their fears. Falling and getting back up becomes easier, and the ability to break down steps to achieve your goals becomes second like nature. Equipment Included!

August 16, October 11, or December 13
5:00-6:00 pm | Fargo Skate Park, 629 E. Lincoln Hwy | $12 R/ $14 NR


Zoom French and Italian Classes for Kids - Live!

Parlez-vous francais? Parlate italiano? Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the French and Italian languages via the interactive Zoom platform! Taught live by a Language in Action,Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class. The fee is $60 R/$66 NR per session.

I Speak French (Ages 7-11)
Session 1: Mondays, 6:15 - 7:00 pm, September 13- October 25 (No class on 10/11/21)
Session 2: Mondays, 6:15 - 7:00 pm, November 1 - December 13 (No class on 11/22/21)

I Speak Italian (Ages 7-11)
Session 1: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:00 pm, September 15-October 20
Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:15 -7:00 pm, October-27- December 8 (No class on 11/24/21)

Zoom Spanish Classes for Kids & Teens-Live

Join us right from your living room as we explore new cultures and learn the Spanish language via the interactive Zoom platform! Younger children will learn conversational Spanish through fun and interactive activities and music while older children will also learn some Spanish phonetics to begin reading and writing in Spanish. Each session covers new material! Taught live by a Language in Action, Inc. instructor. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants before the first class.The fee is $60 R/$66 NR per session.

I Speak Spanish (Ages 3- 6)
Session 1-A: Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am September 16-October 21
Session 2-A: Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am October 28- December 9
Session 1-B: Thursdays, 5:00 - 5:45 pmSeptember 16- October 21
Session 2-B: Thursdays, 5:00 - 5:45 pm, October 28- December 9

Vamonos Youth Spanish (Ages 7- 11 )
Session 1-A: Thursdays,10:30- 11:15 am September 16- October 21
Session 2-A: Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:15 amOctober 28- December 9
Session 1-B: Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:00 pmSeptember 16-October 21
Session 2-B: Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:00 pmOctober 28-December 9

Middle School and Jr. High Spanish (Grades 6-8)
Session 1: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 pm September 14-October 19
Session 2: Tuesdays, 4:00-4:45 pm October 26-December 7 (No Class on 11/23/21)

High School Spanish (Grades 9- 12)
Session 1: Tuesdays, 5:15- 6:15 pm, September 14-October 19
Session 2: Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:15 pm, October 26-December 7 (No class on 11/23/21)