BEGINNING FENCING CLASSES

New to fencing? No experience needed. We provide all instruction and equipment needed to get you safely started fencing. All classes will be at our new location at 15 Tai Lane.

Adults (ages 16+):  Go to Adult Classes.

    Beginner Epee: Ages 5-9 on Saturdays and Ages 8-17 on Thursdays

    Register for a 5 or 6 week session

    Saturday Session: first 4 weeks are 10:00-11:00 AM April 7-April 28 and the last week is TBD at 5:15 For Ages 5-10.

    The Saturday class is full! It is being tailored for our youngest fencers. We start by using extra light epees and graduate to metal ones as the fencers are ready. We will introduce you to the equipment, skills and strategy of Olympic style fencing. The emphasis is on basic skill building, fitness, fun, strategy and good sportsmanship. No experience is necessary. Fencers learn the basics in this class to prepare them for level I classes. It is possible that some of our youngest fencers may be best served with several rounds of beginner classes or young fencer classes before entering level I with older children.

    • Cost for 5 weeks is $80
    • Cost includes purchase of your own glove and loan of all other necessary equipment
    • No make-up classes
    • USFA non-competitive membership is included.
    • Pre-registration is required.

    Weekday Session II: first 5 weeks are Thursdays 4:15-5:15 March 22- April 19 and last week is Monday 4:15, 5:15 and/or Tuesday 5:15 April 23 and 24th in the level I classes. For Ages 8-17.

    We will introduce you to the equipment, skills and strategy of Olympic style fencing. The emphasis is on basic skill building, fitness, fun, strategy and good sportsmanship. No experience is necessary. Fencers learn the basics in this class to prepare them for level I classes.

    • Cost for 6 weeks is $95
    • Cost includes purchase of your own glove and loan of all other necessary equipment
    • No make-up classes
    • USFA non-competitive membership is included.
    • Pre-registration is required.

    Private Beginner Lessons

    An alternate route to starting fencing is to take a series of Private or Semi-private beginner lessons. This is most appropriate for those who wish to join an ongoing Beginner or Level I class because they wish to join a friend in class or for those who need to miss the first few classes of a Beginner Session.

    • One time registration fee is $20 and includes the cost of your own glove
    • Cost is $20/ half hour lesson

    Basic Equipment

    Beginner class fees include the purchase of a glove and the loan of all other basic equipment that you will need. You are responsible for the care of the equipment that is checked out to you on the first day of class. Please wash your whites as needed in cold water. Do not machine dry and do not bleach! All borrowed equipment must be returned on your last day of classes. If you are not currently registered for classes but still have equipment checked out to you, you will be billed $15/ month.

    Refund Policy

    If you withdraw from a class or camp up to one month prior to start date, there is a full refund. From one month through the day before the class or camp a 90% refund. On the first day of class/camp there is a 30% refund. There is no refund thereafter. There is no refund of registration fees.