2023 Fall Registration Guide - Newtown Moms

Now that the Back-to-School rush is winding down a bit, Fall activities are set to begin. If you’re looking for something new for your child to try this fall, here’s a list of local programs to check out.

  • Town: Newtown
  • Fall Program Offerings: We have Club Teams, a Youth Academy, and Classes running this Fall. You can view our complete Fall Program Guide here!
    • Join us for a season of fun at Affinity Esports! Our power-packed schedule includes classes, club teams, and an academy for aspiring competitors, casual gamers, content creators, coders, and girls in gaming. Through our recreational programs, children will be introduced to the world of gaming and esports, which offer new and emerging career paths, experiential learning, and highly engaging social activities. Each program is structured to reinforce critical life skills, such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving. During their time with us, we will guide your children to build healthy habits and harness their passion with an extreme commitment to balancing wellness, education, mentality, competition, and socialization.
    • Esports have been linked to powerful outcomes, such as improved social and emotional skills, problem-solving ability, future career viability, and academic performance. Our programs are made possible and enhanced through the support of industry experts, experienced coaches and instructors, a well-rounded support team, and our amazing partners at Post University’s Esports Department. We look forward to having you join us this Fall. Check out our program offerings below:
        • Club Teams: Club Teams run from September 9th to December 10th. The cost ranges from $450 to $495 for the season for selected players. Our Youth Club Teams are designed for ages 7 to 17 (skill dependent). Tryouts are running Saturday September 9th, Sunday September 10th, Saturday September 16th, and Sunday September 17th. For a full schedule and to sign-up for tryouts, visit this link. Club Teams meet for matches (M-TH) between 6:45pm and 8:30pm and practices (S/SU) for a consistent 1.5 hour slot each week.
        • After School Classes: After School Classes run from September 18th to December 22nd. The cost ranges from $195 to $240 for the session. Our After School Classes are designed for ages 7 to 17. You can sign-up for classes directly from this link. If you aren’t sure which class would be the best fit, we have free Trial Classes running the week of September 11th to the 15th that you can sign-up for from this link. Classes meet once weekly (M-TH) between 4:45pm and 6:30pm.
        • Youth Academy: Our Youth Academy runs from September 17th to December 10th with one session a week. The cost ranges from $275 to $295. This is designed for ages 7 to 13 and intended for those who want to play competitively as part of one of our Club Teams, but are not yet comfortable or experienced enough. You can sign-up for Youth Academy tryouts from this link. Youth Academy meets once weekly on Saturdays between 11:00am and 12:45pm.

About Affinity Esports: Affinity Esports is located along the Pootatuck River, within Rocky Glen State Park. It is paving the way towards healthier gaming experiences by providing a safe community meeting space for children and teenagers to play games and interact with peers, while also learning technology and problem-solving skills. The studio space boasts over 1,200 square feet of gaming PCS, streaming setups, big screen TVs, whiteboards, and Nintendo Switches. Affinity Esports offers year-round programs for gamers aged 7-17 at all skill levels, ranging from beginners to more competitive players.


Discount Code: Save 15% with code NEWTMOM15 on all Fall Programs.

Brand & Club Team Video: To learn more about Affinity Esports, what we stand for, and our amazing Team, please watch this video. To see what it means to be a part of our Youth Academy and Club Teams, please watch this video.

Contact: hello@affinityesports.gg or (203) 290-1656‬ and ask for Joe Santiago (Newtown Studio Manager) or Emily and Mark Kilpatrick (Founders)

Location: 27 Glen Road, Fourth Floor, Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Location Note: Navigation to our location, our driveway, and parking can be challenging, so please be patient and diligent on arrival. After your first visit, it becomes more manageable. There is parking in front (limited) and in the back of the building.

To Register: Registration now open! Register by visiting https://www.affinityesports.gg!

More Information: View our Fall Program Guide for more information!

United by fate, bonded by love, and driven by passion, Mihael-Catalin & Ashley Anton live each day to brighten the lives and enhance the futures of the young girls they work with through the sport of gymnastics. On opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, in two very different cultures, both Ashley and Mihael grew up immersed in the sport of gymnastics, both holding an Olympic Dream which remains untouched but brought so much more than they ever expected to their lives.

Growing up in Romania under a rigorous communist regime, Mihael did not enroll in gymnastics for his love of the sport; he was sent to the gym as a form of recovery after narrowly fighting death due to illness as a young child. Despite all odds he became Junior National Champion and one of the strongest competitors on the Romanian National Team.

Growing up in America, born prematurely at only 1lb 3oz, Ashley began gymnastics inspired by USA’s historic win at the 1996 Olympics. Going on to win multiple state and regional titles, but failing to reach full potential due to injuries and beginning a coaching career at the age of 15.

In differing ways Ashley & Mihael both faced hardships and abuses within the sport. Motivated from the heart, they each held the same goal of coaching gymnastics “beyond the skills”, touching the hearts and minds of the children they work with.

Meeting in America, fighting adversity, blackmail, and even homelessness, Ashley & Mihael dreamt to open their own facility to live out their dream of changing the culture of gymnastics, and providing young girls a unique chance to capture their athletic dreams, while empowering their spirits, allowing them to grow into “champion” women.

Starting out with just one mat traveling from location to location, Ashley and Mihael were able to begin building their business and move into their own facility in 2013. Still to this day their facility is quaint in size, but large in heart, where each child is approached as an individual, always keeping in mind the impression left upon them when they walk out the door of the gym each day.

It is hard to describe what we do as a “business” because truly it is a passion and a blessing. We are lucky to live each day sharing our love of our sport while teaching young girls to value themselves in a world which can be so harsh. What we do each day is so much more than pointed toes; it’s teaching girls to strive, to define themselves by their principals and efforts rather than the titles they win, to appreciate others even those who surpass them, to trust themselves in moments they are scared, to remain driven in the face of adversity, to stand back up after a fall, & to give 100% of their heart towards their dream. Through gymnastics we have the ability to empower girls to become strong, fierce, driven, confident, passionate, and gracious women.

To learn more about Fall programs, please visit Kratos Gymnastics by clicking here. Kratos Gymnastics is located at 13 Francis J. Clarke Circle, Bethel.

Lathrop School of Dance is located in Edmond Town Hall at 45 Main Street, Newtown. For more information on our Fall Schedule, please click here.

  • Town: Newtown, Monore & Trumbull
  • Dates: September 11th
  • Ages: Birth – 8 years
  • Description:  Common + Unity = Community! Discover the joy of family music making with your child. Sing, dance, learn and play through music – complete with at home materials.  Come together to expose your child to a live community of music making families while learning how to nurture your child’s natural enthusiasm for music, and have a safe family place to explore music.
  • Parents/ Caregivers are the most important musical role model to guide baby towards playful, stimulating activities as well as create bonding moments. Learn about you infants musical development, how to initiate musical play as well as respond to musical sounds and movements your Baby is expressing. Meet other parents, share milestones, sing, dance and play – together!      
  • Music Together mixed age classes are perfect for babies and families with multiple siblings. Our developmentally appropriate activities create a fun, rich community music making experience for your child to explore music without the expectation to perform.  Our focus is on an adult/ child interaction and fosters an environment in which the whole family learns how to “play musically “ together. Large and small movement, instrument play with egg shakers, rhythm sticks, scarves, drums and so much more are all apart of our musical activities. At home music materials , free app and music development education for parents and caregivers are all included in tuition. 
  • Music making happens everyday and anywhere , not just once per week! Rhythm Kids is the next musical step for your child ages 4 -6 yrs old with parent and caregiver. It is an opportunity for children to experience their first musical instrument, to care for, and practice at home and bring to class. Music development unfolds as children explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, musical games and patterns.  Our musical environment fosters opportunities for leadership, cooperation, creativity, improvisation, solo and ensemble music play – a musical adventure that lets your child think and create like a musician! At home drumming videos included.

  • All classes support domains of learning such as social, emotional, physical, vocabulary and so much more – a wonderful benefit of music making.

  •  At home music materials , free app and music development education for parents and caregivers are all included in tuition. 

  • Come try a class – check us out on Facebook & Instagram for upcoming events

  • Contact: Julie Capuano, Director by phone at 203-521-3013 text or email [email protected].  You can also visit online at www.MusicTogetherCTclass.com.

  • Website: Click Here 
  • Location: Various locations in Newtown, Monroe, & Trumbull. Please check www.MusicTogetherCTclass.com for all the details. 

The Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice has expanded our programming and our space!  Located at our newly expanded studio at 87 South Main Street, Newtown in South Main Commons, we are happy to offer classical piano lessons, classical & jazz guitar lessons, and new group voice class options in addition to our current offerings for private voice coaching and beginner through advanced pre-professional ballet training.  

We proudly boast experienced teachers in the arts industry who have masters and doctoral degrees and work at the collegiate level in their respective fields. Students can be confident in learning the very best of technical training while preparing for performance opportunities both in the studio and out in the community.  Many have been featured as soloists and leads in local theatrical and ballet productions and several have gone on to obtain their degrees in music and dance.  

Music students train both classically and in CCM pop/musical theatre styles while our dancers train under the ABT National Training Curriculum and Vaganova Method.  

For more information on our programming or to try a class, please visit our website at www.nccballetandvoice.com or call artistic director Tory Gozzi at (203) 241-5362.

This Korean traditional martial arts form helps build self-esteem and discipline. Through classes at World Champion Taekwondo Newtown, children gain confidence, focus and also physical fitness benefits.

About the Instructor: Master Heny has competed in Taekwondo since Middle School and has received more than 90 medals at local, state & international competitions. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a major in Martial Arts and has been teaching Taekwondo at World Champion Taekwondo since 2016. Master Heny is passionate about teaching Taekwondo to children and endeavors to help students improve their mental and physical fitness.

From now through September 30, new students can sign up for 3 months and receive 1 month FREE. Promo is for ages 3+.

World Champion Taekwondo Newtown is located at 125B South Main Street, Newtown. To register, please contact Master Heny at 475-465-6931 or by email at [email protected].

The Suzuki Music School of Newtown has offered a wide variety of Music Programs for all ages for over 45 years. From its earliest beginnings, the school has strived to develop the whole child through music education.  Fall session begins on Tuesday, September 5th.

Programs offered include:

Baby/Toddler Classes
Preschool Music Classes
Virtual and In Person Lessons for All Ages for Piano, Violin & Guitar

Visit www.newtownsuzuki.com or email [email protected] for more information and to schedule your free trial.

The Suzuki Music School of Newtown is located at 111 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Visit the school on Facebook and Instagram.

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