CYS Instructional Programs (formerly SKIESUnlimited)

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
US Holidays Closed

Contact

11th Street
Burke CYS SKIES Center
Bldg 6317 (Map)

Tel:
+82 (0)50-3357-2246

Military DSN Tel:
(315)757-2246

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Open to children and youths 6 weeks - 18 years old

  • All participants must be registered with Child and Youth Services
  • On-going enrollment for most classes (new students may need to wait for open enrollment)
  • Currently enrolled CYS Instructional Programs students will be automatically re-enrolled into the next session for most classes to retain their space.  Payment for the session must be made before the first day of class.
  • Classes will be filled on a first paid basis.

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Enrolling in CYS Instructional Programs

To register for any CYS Instructional Programs, participants must be registered with CYS. Call  DSN (315) 757-2253 for more information, or drop by Parent Central Services located in Building 6400.

Fee Payment Policy

According to CYS Fee Policy, tuition for CYS Instructional Programs are to be collected before the first class of the month. Payments can be made over the phone or in person at any CYS facility.

 

Facility Phone Number (DSN)
Child Development Center (315)753-8601
School Age Center (315)753-8507
Youth Center (315)753-5614
Parent Central Services (315)753-3413

 

If payment is not received by your child's second scheduled class of the month, and no arrangements have been made with the Instructional Program Specialist, we will be forced to implement the garnishment process. Your child will also be dropped from the class.

Withdrawals

Parents must notify CYS in writing if your child is withdrawing from a CYS Instructional Programs class. Parents may write a letter or email to the CYS Instructional Programs Specialist stating

  • Name of student
  • Name, phone number and address of sponsor
  • Name, day and time of the class being dropped
  • Instructor’s name or class being dropped
  • Last day of class attendance

In order to stop billing for the next month, there must be at least two weeks notice of your intent of withdraw from the class. The two weeks must end prior to the 1st of the following month. This requirement may be waived in the event of serious illness, injury or family emergency.

Non attendance is not considered an official withdrawal. Notifying the instructor will not be accepted as an official withdrawal. You must submit a withdrawal letter or email to CYS.

For more information, contact the CYS Instructional Programs Specialist at DSN (315)753-3413.

Guitar Program

Instructor: Mr. John Lammers

Wednesdays-Fridays:

  • 3 p.m.
  • 3:35 p.m.
  • 4:10 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.
  • 5:20 p.m.
  • 5:55 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.

Classes are available for students from all levels, ages 8-18 years old.

This course is designed for the beginning and intermediate guitar student in a one-on-one setting with a heavy emphasis on providing a fun and nurturing environment in which to learn to play guitar. No prior guitar experience is required. However, if adequate prior knowledge is demonstrated, the student will be provided with a course plan suited to their individual skill level. This class is most effective when paired with outside study and practice. An instrument will be provided for them during class, but the student will benefit greatly from having their own guitar.

Upon completition of this course, the beginner student will be able to:

  • Identify parts of the guitar
  • Tune a guitar properly using both relative tuning and digital chromatic tuner
  • Read music including chord symbols, chord charts, tablature and rhythm charts
  • Perform music using proper techniques (finger, posture, hand position, etc.)
  • Identify and demonstrate basic chords in first position
  • Demonstrate basic concepts and techniques such as identifying notes, fretting and picking/strumming
  • Perform basic guitar literature in an individual environment

More advanced students will be subject to lessons including, but not limited to, barre chords, scales (major, minor, pentatonic, etc.), using a capo, basic music theory, introduction to song writing/structure, basic improvisation, alternate tunings, finger-style picking, harmonization and more!

Mr. Lammers' classes are held in 30 minute increments, once a week, four weeks amonth. Each student is assigned a class time and is encouraed to show on time due to time constraints. Classes are held in a sound module at the Downtown Recreation Center.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not bring food or drinks into the classroom environment (with the exception of water).

Monthly Class Fees: $100 (4 classes per month)
Books are not provided. However, the instructor may supply a source or type of book per the child's level of instruction.

About the Instructor
Mr. John Lammers has 18+ years of experience playing guitar (including 6 years at a professional level). Mr. Lammers has an incredibly diverse background of musical training including: Jazz guitar, classical guitar, bluegrass rhythm guitar, folk accompaniment, finger-style guitar, blues improvisation, advanced music theory, songwriting, gypsy swing, heavy metal, vocal performance and instrument maintenance.

Mr. Lammers looks forward to provide an enriching program and assist the families of USAG Humphreys to find the same passion for music that has brought him so much happiness in the past 18 years.

Latin & Modern Dance

Instructor: Ms. Se Yon Park

Ages 5-7:

  • Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.
  • Fridays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Ages 8-18:

  • Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.
  • Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Optional Practice Time (For students currently enrolled)

  • Thursdays
    • Ages 5-7: 3-4 p.m.
    • Ages 8-18: 4-5 p.m.

Classes are available for students from all levels, ages 5-18 years old.

Latin Dance is not just fun to watch, it is quickly becoming a hit in social dancing classes and at fitness clubs. Latin Dance is more than just quick moves and lots of hip action. It can be a great way to get both physical and mental health benefits in a fun atmosphere.

There are two types of Latin dancing. The first type derives its name from the area from which it originates, Latin America. These dances tend to be a little more freestyle. The second type is referred to as International Latin and is seen in various social dancing classes, ballroom classes and competitionsand consist of much social ones such as Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba and Paso Doble.

Social dancing as a whole has many helth benefits for all ages. It can reduce the feeling of stress, increase energy levels, improve muscle tone and even improve an individual's coordination. It can also lead to lower risks of heart disease, decrease blood pressure and assist people in managing their weight.

Social dancing is also good for the brain. Like all physical activity, it increases blood flow which brings more oxygen to the brain. The social aspect has been shown to lead to less stress and even less depression and loneliness due to the partnership that is needed for the dance. Lastly, in order to complete these dances, one has to memorize these steps, and this memorization is important to keep the brain active and alert while performing a dance as well as the mental sharpness that is necessary for knowing and being able to perform all of the different step combinations.

In this class, your child will learn different forms of dances such as:

  • The Jive
  • Cha-Cha
  • Modern
  • Waltz
  • Rumba
  • Tango

Ms. Park's classes are held in 2 hour increments, twice a week, 8 classes per month with an optional 1 hour practice time per week. Classes are held on the 2nd floor of the Burke CYS SKIES Center.

Each two hour class will consist of:

  • 10 minutes: Stretching
  • 30 minutes: Introduction and learning Latin Dance positions, body movements, steps and routine
  • 10 minutes: Practicing with music
  • 10 minutes: Break time
  • 50 minutes: Practicing with partners
  • 10 minutes: Transition/Conclusion

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not bring food or drinks into the classroom environment (with the exception of water).

Monthly Class Fees: $80 (8 classes per month)
Students must wear yoga pants, leotard, comfortable pants or skirt and sneakers. Jeans are not allowed. After about 1 or 2 months, students who wish to continue Latin Dance classes are encouraged to purchase dancing shoes. See the instructor for recommendations on dance shoes.

About the Instructor
Ms. Se Yon Park obtained teaching certifications for Latin and Modern Dance from the Korean Association of Sports for All. She has taught children and adults for numerous years and is very passionate about dance. She has performed as an actress, singer and dancer at many venues throughout Korea. Ms. Park is very excited for the opportunity to share her talents with the children and youth of USAG Humphreys!

Gymnastics

Instructor: Ms. Jennifer Rose

***UNDER CONSTRUCTION***MORE INFO COMING SOON***

About the Instructor
Ms. Jennifer Rose is a former gymnast and has been working with children in various roles since high school. She majored in elementary and early childhood education in college and has worked in schools and after school programs. She has also been involved with cheer and recreational gymnastics for several years. She is a certified recreational gymnastic instructor through USA Gymnastics and holds specific certifications in preschool, boys' and girls' leverls 1-3 gymnastics. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Jennifer will weave together her love of gymnastics with her experience with children to create a fun athletic program for all aspiring gymnast!

Taekwondo Program

Instructor: Grandmaster Chong Ho Kim

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Classes are available for students from all levels, ages 5-18 years old.

Taekwondo teaches stretching and warm-up drills, defensive principles of blocking, body movement and falling, offensive kicks and punches, along with history, philsophy and customs of the art with the use of protective gear.

Grandmaster Kim's classes are held in 90 minute increments at the Burke CYS SKIES Center.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not bring food or drinks into the classroom environment (with the exception of water).

Monthly Class Fees: $80
Uniforms cost $40 and shoes are $40. These additional fees can be paid directly to the Instructor during class.

Testing is conducted monthly. Testing fees are as follows:

  • $20 per belt color (includes boards and belt)
  • $180 for First Degree Black Belt testing fee (includes boards, certificate, card and belt)

In Taekwondo, it takes the student approximately 11 months to move from white to black belt.

White Belt: Basic form Joochoom Seogi, Apkoodi, Dwitkoobi, Apseogi and a breaking snap kick.

Yellow Belt: Taekeuk 2, breaking axe kick and basic form.

Green Belt: Taegeuk 3, breaking inside-to-outside kick, vice versa and basic form.

Blue Belt: Taegeuk 4 and 5, breaking side kick and basic form.

Brown Belt (Junior and Senior): Taegeuk 6 and 7, breaking reverse-side kick and basic form.

Red Belt (Junior and Senior): Taegeuk 7 and 8, breaking back-spin kick, breaking roundhouse kick, jumping-and-turning roundhouse kick, breaking double-roundhouse kick, any kick and basic form.

Testing for Black Belt: All Taegeuk forms, all basics and all breaking.

About the Instructor
Grandmaster Chong Ho Kim possesses a Seventh Dan (Degree) Black Belt in Taekwondo. He graduated from Kyungki Industrial College and is currently a Senior Taekwondo Instructor that has taught the children and youth in Area I since 2004. He has over 35 years of experience teaching martial arts to US Military personnel. Grandmaster Chong Ho Kim loves children and is very excited for the opportunity to work with the youth of the Camp Humphreys community.

Muay Thai Kickboxing Program

Instructor: Mr. Chris Leidy

Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays: 6 - 6:50 p.m.
Classes are available for students from all levels, ages 8-18 years old.

In class, your child will be introduced to the fundamental principles of Muay Thai Kickboxing by training in class using the entire body. Since Muay Thai workouts incorporate the entire body, your child will first learn the basic fundamentals and then progress onsto higher level techniques while building not only his or her self-confidence, but also a stronger body and mind. Muay Thai is also a great way to build and strengthen relationships with others because of the actions associated with the martial art such as the Muay bow.

There are many advantages for kids to practice Muay Thai Kickboxing. Many of the benefits that children can enjoy are the same as those for adults and in general from martial arts. They include:

  • Building muscle, cardiovascular health and increasing flexibility
  • Improving mental strength, memory and brain function
  • Development of problem-solving skills
  • Providing stress relief and teaching patience
  • Weight loss
  • Promoting healthy competition

Benefits that specifically target children include:

  • Teaches discipline and builds a strong mentality
  • Provides an outlet for energy and stress
  • Promotes self-defense
  • Making more friends through similar hobbies and likes
  • Anti-bullying
  • Develops focus, listening and leadership skills
  • Increase of self-confidence

Mr. Leidy's classes are held at the Burke CYS SKIES Center. Class will be offered once per week per student.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please do not bring food or drinks into the classroom environment (with the exception of water).

Monthly Class Fees: FREE!
Uniforms are not required in classes. Instead, you can wear any kind of workout clothing that is comfortable. Denim (jeans) should be avoided as it can irritate the skin and generally doesn't provide flexibility. Hand wraps provide protection and can be bought at sporting good stores or the PX.

About the Instructor
Mr. Chris Leidy possesses over 25 years of experience participating, teaching and competing in various team sports, individual sports and martial arts, along with 10+ years teaching in an educational setting. He holds an ITF 3rd degree in Taekwondo, 2nd degree in Hapkido, 2nd degree in Judo, Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a Black belt in Muay Thai from the Korean Muay Thai Association. He is certified to teach all levels. He has also been a public school English teacher in South Korean since 2010, working with all levels of students, from elementary to adults.

Want to be a CYS Instructional Programs Instructor?

CYS Instructional Programs is recruiting community members like you! Share your knowledge and skills and earn extra money in your spare time. Expand the horizons of children and youth in the USAG Humphreys community. CYS Instructional Programs is currently recruiting individuals with experience in academic tutoring, SAT/ACT prep, arts & crafts, drawing & painting, auto skills, robotics, engineering, scrap booking, cooking, foreign language instruction, baby massage, and baby sign language. Please contact the CYS Instructional Programs Specialist at DSN (315)753-3413 if you are interested in working as an independent contractor with the CYS Instructional Programs.