St. Martin’s Activity Center Children’s Classes

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

Youth Basketball League

Registration is open Monday, October 2 – Monday, October 16

• Practice begins the week of November 27
• First game is Saturday, January 13
• Last game is Saturday, March 3

Online registration is not available for this activity. Click in the links below for the youth and coach registration forms.

Christmas Woodworking

With Linda Engelland

Boys and girls ages 6 – 12 who have taken Woodworking II  will make a wooden Christmas ornament using basic woodworking tools and wrap it as a gift. The ornaments make wonderful presents for family and friends!

The classes 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. Class size is 4 – 10 students. Each class is the same; please register your child for only one woodshop.

Monday, December 18 – Thursday, December 21
10:30 a.m. – noon or 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, December 22
10:30 a.m. – noon

FEE: $45 per class

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/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

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

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 15 – 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 (this class is full and closed)
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 13* – December 13 (no class October 18 and November 22)
* new start date

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

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.