Youth program registration open for martial arts and cheerleading in Wyandotte County

ActivStars will offer youth programs open to boys and girls this fall.

The programs are sponsored by the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department and offered through ActivStars.

Martial arts and karate class will offer skills such as anti-bullying tactics, abduction prevention and non-aggressive behaviors, and are taught by certified Black Belt instructors. There will be awards and promotions.

Martial arts and karate for ages 4 to 15 will be offered on Mondays from Sept. 10 to Jan. 14 at the Pierson Community Center, 1800 S. 55th St.; and Mondays Sept. 10 to Jan. 14 at the George Meyn Community Center, 126th and State Avenue, Bonner Springs.

Class times at Pierson are 6 p.m. for beginners; 7:15 p.m. for green and blue belts; and 6:45 p.m. for purple belts and above. Those attending should arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

Class times at George Meyn Community Center are 5:45 p.m. for white belts; 6:30 p.m. for green and blue belts; and 7:45 p.m. for purple belts and above. Arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

Fees for martial arts classes are $8 per week for a 45-minute lesson. A higher-ranking extended class fee is $9 per week for a 60-minute lesson. Uniforms are available for $33.

Cheerleading will be offered for ages 4 to 15. Skills learned will be safety awareness, cheers, chants, jumps and pom dance routines. There will be awards and trophies, and competitions.

The classes will be held Wednesdays from Sept. 5 to Jan. 23 at the Beatrice Lee Community Center, 1310 N. 10th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

Practice times are 6:30 p.m. for ages 4 to 6; 7:15 p.m. for ages 7 to 9; and 8 p.m. for ages 10 to 15. Those participating should arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

The cost of the class is $8 per week for a 45-minute lesson. The fee for ages 10 to 15 is $9 per week for a 60-minute lesson. Poms for the different levels are available for purchase.

Registration will be open the first three weeks, and the nonrefundable fee is $10. Participants may pay weekly or for the full semester. Registration will be taken online or in class. Parents or guardians must register their children.

Parents of children in the self-defense and karate class may enroll with their children.

In case of bad weather, registration will be held the next week.

For more information, call 816-994-2644. For online registration, visit https://us.activstars.com/.

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