All About Fencing

Classes will cover the basics of fencing footwork, bladework and bouting tactics. Students will improve their speed, reaction time and fence competitive bouts every day! All fencing equipment will be provided.

The fall session begins November 7th and runs until December 19th. The winter session begins January 10th and runs until March 6th.

Preschool Ballet

Young dancers will learn basic ballet steps in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Enrollment is currently open for this class! The next session begins July 9th and runs through August 15th.

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There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35 for this class.

Tennis - 3-5

Classes will utilize fun drills, coordination exercises, and age appropriate games to enhance students understanding and aptitude for tennis. More advanced players will focus on stroke refinement, movement, court sense and match play.

The Winter session begins January 6th and runs until March 9th.

Mad Science

Put on your science goggles and come on a Science Adventure! Scientists in Training will gain a basic understanding of all different areas of science while doing intriguing, hands on, experiments! This program covers everything from cool dry ice to hot air balloons, from dinosaurs to a rocket launch that is out of this world, and much more!

The fall session begins October 3rd and runs through November 21st. The winter session begins January 9th and runs through March 5th.

Tiny Tots Soccer

The Blue Wave Kickers (BWK) Soccer Academy offers a Tiny Tots soccer program for 2 – 5 year olds. Fun is the single most important thing the Blue Wave Kickers (BWK) teaches. Blue Wave Kickers Tiny Tots soccer engages the children in physical activity while developing motor skills and basic soccer skills. We engage the children in fun and imaginative games that help build their confidence and self esteem. The session begins with running and fun stretching exercises followed by playing fun games with the soccer ball. Each class consists of dribbling, shooting and passing. This is all done in a fun, non-competitive way. The session always ends with shooting on the goals and/or a small-sided game.

Winter Session I begins November 23rd and runs until January 11th. Winter Session II begins February 1st and runs until March 28th.

BWK Little Athletes

Blue Wave Kickers staff will engage your child in physical activity while developing motor skills and sports fundamentals through a variety of sports. We will help your child build confidence and self-esteem by playing fun games built around sports such as soccer and t-ball.

Winter session I begins November 20th and runs until January 15th. Winter session II begins January 29th and runs until March 11th.


Darien Martial Arts Academy provides training to hundreds of local children in a friendly yet serious and disciplined setting. Children love the active environment and martial arts offer a wide range of physical and intellectual advantages. Improved strength and stamina, better balance, improved listening and concentration skills are a few examples of how martial arts can compliment both classroom and sports performance. Students can expect to develop a stronger more disciplined mind thus more thoughtful and responsible young adults will be created.

*This program is for beginner students or returning Darien Parks & Recreation students only.

The fall session begins September 12th and ends November 21st. The winter session begins December 5th and ends February 27th.

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