St. Martin’s Activity Center Children’s Classes

For more information about Activity Center classes for children, please call 713-621-8625.

Registration for fall classes opens Monday, August 14.
Art Class

With Karen Garrett

Instructor Karen Garrett teaches budding young artists how to mix paints and brush techniques so they can apply paint to one 14” X 16” frame-worthy composition of their choice and create a finished masterpiece. This is an extremely fun and creative class. Children need to bring black and white and color copies of the picture they want to paint on the first day of class. Art supplies are provided.

Tuesdays, September 5 – December 5 (no class October 17 and 21)

Ages 3 – 4
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Ages 5 – 7
4 – 5 p.m.

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $260 / Non-church member – $280

Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz

With Crista Reuss Glover

Instructor Crista Reuss Glover teaches basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz. Vincent James will return as class assistant. A Christmas demonstration will be held during the last class of the semester. Maximum class size is 16 students. For more information, contact Crista at 713-807-7569 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Mondays, September 11 – December 18
2 – 2:45 p.m., Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance, 3 – 4 years
2:45 – 3:30 p.m., Preschool Ballet/Tap, 4 – 5 years
3:45 – 4:30 p.m., Ballet/Jazz, 5 – 7 years

Tuesdays, September 5 – December 12
2 – 2:45 p.m., Preschool Ballet/Tap, 4 – 5 years

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $230 / Non-church member – $250

Bricks 4 Kidz

These classes that offer an extraordinary experience for children are specifically designed so they can learn about letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Kids create exciting models using DUPLO bricks that allow them to build on a scale designed for their little hands.

Ages 3 – 5
Tuesdays, September 13 – December 13 (no class October 17 and November 21)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 4 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $220 / Non-church member – $240

Gymnastics Camp

With Steve Brown

Boys and girls have fun working the areas of floor tumbling, balance beam and mini-trampoline. Some classes include cheerleading for students who would like it. All the classes mix in health, fitness and well-being information along with some humor.

Thursdays, September 7 – December 14
2:40 – 3:25 p.m., Older 3-year-olds, preK and K
3:30 – 4:15 p.m., PreK, K, 1st and 2nd grades
4:15 – 5:05 p.m., 3rd, 4th, 5th grades and up

Contact Brown’s Gymnastics at 713-298-3881 or email hidden; JavaScript is required for registration information. Advance registration is required.

FEE: $280 (students also can join mid-semester or mid month; fees are prorated; $70 per month – payments must be made by the first class ($5 late fee after the first class))

LEGO American Robotics – Crazy Action Contraptions

Students can make some crazy contraptions that will be truly amazing. Imaginations can go wild with ideas on how to create even more complicated mechanical wonders using motors, gears, pulleys, wheels of various sizes and tons of other cool LEGO pieces.

Ages 3 – 5
Mondays, September 11 – November 13 (no class October 16)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 4 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $160 / Non-church member – $180

LEGO American Robotics – Robots on the Rampage

Students can go on an adventure that requires creative thought, time management and team communication as groups build a diverse range of off-road vehicles that battle other robots, race against the clock and play tug of war! This class will discuss drive and follower gears and the various ranges of gear ratios.

Ages 6 – 8
Thursdays, September 7 – December 7 (no class October 19 and November 23)
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. (minimum 4 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $215 / Non-church member – $235

Little Birdies Golf Classes

Little Birdies Golf Academy introduces the historic and life-long game of golf to youth through lessons that teach the intricacies of the whole game, everything from the history of the game, to scoring, to the full swing, to putting and chipping – all while incorporating a whole lot of fun! Lessons are built on fundamental key character traits needed for the game of golf as well as life.

Wednesdays, September 6 – December 6 (no class October 18 and November 22)

Ages 4 – 6
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. (minimum 5 / maximum 12)

Ages 7 – 9
4 – 5 p.m. (minimum 5 / maximum 12)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $225 / Non-church member – $245

Music and Movement

Through a variety of music, children absorb basic elements of rhythm, melody and steady beat – all essential pre-reading skills. This class includes hands-on activities such as marching bands, parades with colorful flags, parachute and bean bag activities, creative movement with flowing scarves and streamers, and fun with puppets, creative drama and musical games.

Ages 3 – 5
Mondays, September 11 – December 11 (no class October 16 and November 20)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 5 / maximum 16)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $260 / Non-church member – $280

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that introduces soccer to children in a fun, safe and controlled environment. Each week the 30 minute soccer sessions offer basic soccer skills, fun games, competitions and prizes for children. The program also emphasizes character-forming lessons such as respect, honesty, sharing, teamwork, patience and encouragement.

Ages 3 – 5
Fridays, September 8 – December 1 (no class November 24)
2 – 2:30 p.m. (minimum 8 / maximum 24)
Parents pick up children in the preschool at 2:35 p.m. after the 2 p.m. class.
2:45 – 3:20 p.m. (minimum 8 / maximum 24)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $165 / Non-church member – $185

Spanish for Ninos

There are life-long advantages to be gained from early language learning – advantages that extend way beyond the gift of language alone. The curriculum for this class is designed to gradually incorporate new words and expressions, as it reinforces past vocabulary, placing an emphasis on auditory comprehension and oral expression.

Ages 3 – 5
Wednesdays, September 6 – December 6 (no class October 18 and November 22)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 3 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $165 / Non-church member – $185

Tae Kwon Do

With Bruce Alamdari

Bruce Alamdari conducts these classes that focus on self-discipline, body control and self-defense. The fee includes belt testing; uniform must be purchased separately from the instructor. All classes are minimum 5 / maximum 15 participants. Advance registration is highly recommended

Wednesdays, September 6 – December 13 (no class October 18 and November 22)
2:45 – 3:15 p.m., Little Dragons, 3 – 4 years
3:30 – 4:15 p.m., Little Warriors, 5 – 6 years
4:20 – 5:05 p.m., Ninja Warriors, 5 years and up

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $375 / Non-church member – $395

Woodworking for Young Children

With Linda Engelland

These classes for boys and girls are taught by Linda Engelland who has a BS in education from The University of Texas and is an AMS Montessori certified teach. She has successfully taught woodworking to children for more than 15 years. All classes have a maximum of 8 students.

Wednesdays, September 20 – December 6 (no class October 18 and November 22)
1:10 – 2:10 p.m., Woodworking I, 4½ – 6 years
2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Woodworking I, 4½ – 6 years
These classes for beginners start in the fall; most students continue in the spring.

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $255 / Non-church member – $275

Zumba Kids

These classes for boys and girls are designed to combine movement, music, community and a healthy lifestyle for children. They are rocking, high-energy dance parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. These fitness classes inspire kids to express themselves through movement and play while effectively improving their overall health and well-being. All classes are offered by a certified Zumba® Kids instructor.

Thursdays, September 7 – December 7 (no class October 19 and November 23)
Ages 3 – 5
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. (minimum 6 / maximum 8)

Ages 6 and up
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. (minimum 6 / maximum 8)

FEE: St. Martin’s member – $230 / Non-church member – $250

Basketball Development Clinic

With Larry Gatewood

Tuesdays
4 – 5 p.m., Boys and girls

2nd and 4th Saturdays
1 – 3 p.m., Boys and girls

Please fill out and sign an Activity Center release form for this class. For more information, contact Larry Gatewood at 713-935-0476 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Pre-piano Lessons

With Marilyn Hanovich

Pre-piano music classes are especially designed to prepare children to learn the keyboard. These future musicians will learn rhythm, notes on the keyboard  and fingering. The class incorporates the use of musical games and “ just fun with the piano”.

Classes are available for children 3½ – 6 years of age.

For class times, fees and more information, contact Marilyn Hanovich at 832-651-6518.

Piano Lessons

With Marilyn Hanovich

Our talented instructor Marilyn Hanovich welcomes students from 4 years old to 104.

Contact Marilyn to schedule lessons at 832-651-6518.