Learn dance, swimming, martial arts and more with SKIES Unlimited this summer
Elizabeth Cave leads students through a ballet class during a SKIES Unlimited session in Wiesbaden, Germany.

WIESBADEN, Germany - Summertime could be the perfect time to learn a new musical instrument, swimming, Tae Kwon Do or any of a range of different dance moves.

Wiesbaden military community youths are invited to expand their horizons in the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited program.

Youths ages 3-6 can enroll in Creative Movement, ages 7-18 can take part in Contemporary Dance, ages 5-9 can learn Ballet, 7-18 can learn Jazz Dance, ages 7-18 can learn Hip Hop Dance, 3-6 can learn Jazz/Tap, 5-11 can join a Beginners' Swimming class, ages 5-7 can learn Intermediate Swimming, youths ages 6-18 can take Beginners or Intermediate Tae Kwon Do, and young people ages 6-18 can learn to play the drums, piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, violin or cello.

"The summer is a great time to try dance with minimal commitment," said Elizabeth Cave, SKIES Unlimited dance instructor and program associate. "Participants enjoy two one-hour classes a week for six to seven weeks."

'Try something new'

"It's a great opportunity to try something new," Cave said. "If you're around this summer, why not come dance?"

Affordable classes and highly trained and motivated instructors ensure that participants enjoy a quality learning experience. "It's great, high- quality instruction on base. You don't have to go out on the economy to find instruction," Cave said.

"Families should really look here first and be assured of quality instruction. Plus it's affordable, and you pay in dollars," she said.

Community youngsters take part in swimming classes at the Hallenbad Kostheim in Mainz-Kostheim. Parents must take their children directly to the pool. All other classes (musical instruments, Tae Kwon Do and dance) are held in Wiesbaden military community facilities.

Cave added that recent dance recitals attested to the popularity and support of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's SKIES Unlimited programs.

"These kids are a dedicated group. They're very open to learning and to trying new things," said Cave, adding, "It's a pleasure to teach them.

"I find parents on base are very dedicated to exposing their children to different enrichment activities," Cave added.

For more information and exact times of classes stop by Parent Central Services in the Building 1213 Annex on Clay Kaserne or call civ (0611) 143-548-9356.

Page last updated Wed June 4th, 2014 at 02:30