Preschool Classes


 View a complete listing of Early Childhood offerings in our CLASS DIRECTORY 




Our littlest dancers begin learning the fundamentals of ballet while also developing their balance and gross motor skills. Open to new and returning students. Must be potty trained. Ballet shoes are required. Recital on May 9. No class April 11.
January 10 - May 9
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 3:45 PM
Ages: 3 to 5
Instructor: Alli Scott Craig
$180 member / $210 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

Young artists will explore their creative side through hands-on art activities in a variety of art mediums that encourage inquiry, imagination, and positive sense of self in this fun class. Hosted by the beloved teacher of our Rainbow Fish, Rebecca Kitchens, be sure to dress for a mess as these young artists will be molding with clay, printmaking, and much more! No class April 13.
January 12 - May 11
Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Ages: 3 to 5
Instructor: Rebecca Kitchens
$180 member / $210 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown


Cultivate an appreciation for the outdoors in a gardening class that offers both indoor and outdoor activities. Be prepared for hands-on experiences with seeds, dirt, compost, herbs, worms, and more! Each class includes gardening projects, movement, stories, crafts, and seasonal farm-fresh fruit/vegetable snacks. Must be potty trained. No class April 10.
January 9 - May 8
Mondays, 2:45 - 3:45 PM
Ages: 3 to 5
Instructor: Davida Finger
$180 member / $210 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown


Introduction to Dance will teach varying styles of dance, including ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, tap, Broadway-style, partner, and even line dancing! Each class will expose students to the basics of a dance style while exploring different ways to move the body to a wide range of age-appropriate music. Must be potty trained. No class on April 14.
January 13 - May 12
Fridays, 3:00 - 3:45 PM
Ages: 3 to 5
Instructor: Elle Ciccarone
$180 member / $210 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown


Participants will expand their palettes by preparing and tasting a variety of healthy snacks and treats. Instructor Robin Mainieri has eleven years of teaching experience, including five years teaching kindergarten cooking classes. She currently works at Green to Go serving healthy, organic foods. No class on April 12.
January 11 - May 10
Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Ages: 3 to 5
Instructor: Robin Mainieri
$180 member / $210 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown



GYMNASTICS: Ages 3 to 5
Children will learn progressive skills in gymnastics. Boys and girls are taught gymnastic skills that will teach balance, strength, and agility. You will learn new skills, be challenged, and have fun. No class on April 11.
March 14 - April 25
Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Ages: 3 to 5
$125 member / $150 non-member
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie



Parents and children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a foundation of basic skills, such as arm and leg movements and breath control. This course is fun-filled and helps introduce water safety concepts, encouraging a healthy recreational habit that your entire family can enjoy.
May 30 - June 8
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 3 and under
Instructor: SELA Aquatics
$50 per child members only
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie



For more information contact: 

UPTOWN:  Adrienne Shulman | Early Childhood Director |

METAIRIE:  Terrance Perkins Children's Director - Metairie