Farmington Valley Fencing Academy

 

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"The Pen may be Mightier than the Sword . . .
but Learn to use a Sword first!"

--FVFA
Proud to be a Fencer!

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Class Schedule

All classes held at:
110A West Dudley Town Road Bloomfield, CT
(off Rt. 187, near the Windsor Business District.)

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Beginner Sessions (Ages 10+ & Adults):
8-week course (Beg. 1) followed by 11-week course (Beg. 2):
Session A: Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm 
Session B: Saturdays 9:00 - 10:30 am  

Youth Program (Ages 7-8-9):
 Beginner Youth  Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm
 Intermediate Youth  Mondays 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Intermediate Foil Group Classes:
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm (w/ Mal-sun)
Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am (w/ Devin)

Intermediate Open Floor Fencing:
Mon. 6:00 - 10:00 pm (Youth foil until 7pm, then all levels.  Foil & Epee mostly)
Tues. 8:00 - 10:00 pm (Competitive.  Foil only)
Wed. 7:00 - 10:00 pm (All levels, most popular night.  Foil, Epee & Saber)
Thurs. 8:00 - 10:00 pm (Competitive.  Foil only)
Sat. 11:30 am - 1 pm (All levels.  Foil mostly)

FVFA Middle-School and High-School Team (Competitive):
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm plus Competitive Open Fencing
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm plus Competitive Open Fencing

Similar to FVFA Foil Team--see description below--but for high school students only.  Minimum attendance: 2 practices per week.  Seasons as follows: Fall (Sept-Nov.); Winter (Dec.-Mar.); Spring (Apr.-June).

FVFA Competitive Foil Class:
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

FVFA Competitive Foil Open Floor Fencing:
Tues. 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Wed. 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Thurs. 8:00 - 10:00 pm

The FVFA Foil Team is a new 2008-2009 program for competitive foil fencers (boys and girls) and is by invitation only (if I feel you qualify to be part of the Team, you will be contacted directly).  Fencers on the team must be willing to: train hard (absolute minimum 2x a week), attend USFA competitions (both at FVFA and at other fencing clubs)--both alone or with teammates--during the current season, have a good pro-active attitude, be able to put fencing at a higher priority than other activities, and, obviously, be able to represent FVFA as their primary fencing club at competitions.  This is currently the highest level program at FVFA for competitive foilists.  There are no age restrictions, but a certain level of maturity is key to be part of the team.  IF YOU DO NOT LIKE TO OR WANT TO COMPETE, THE TEAM IS NOT FOR YOU.

Seasonal Fencing Leagues (Mondays 7:00 - 9:00 pm):
Adult (16+) Epee League:  Spring & Fall

Private lessons in Foil, Epee and Saber available by appointment only for intermediate and advanced students during Open Fencing hours.

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Visitors and guests welcome anytime during class and open fencing hours

For information on beginner session start dates and/or to request a membership form, please e-mail Mal-sun at FVFA@comcast.net

Membership Info

 

Beginner Sessions: *
Beginner 1:  $175.00 (includes 8 classes and equipment rental)
Beginner 2:  $250.00 (includes 11 classes and equipment rental)
Beginner 1 & 2:  $370.00 (includes 19 classes and equipment rental)
* Prices all inclusive—no additional membership fees required. 

One-Time Intro-to-Fencing Class:  $50.00  --Great way to try out first-hand what fencing is all about!!
Small Group Class setting limited to 6-8 students per class.  One-time all inclusive price includes class fee, equipment rental fee and one-day club membership fee.  Class is 1 hr 30 mins long.  Please get to the class 15 minutes early for equipment fitting.  Classes filled on a first-come first-serve basis.  Class available the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 6:30pm, by reservation only.  Intro-to-Fencing Class attendees get 10% off the regular beginner session rates and higher priority in attending the beginner sessions.  

3-Month Memberships (Intermediate & Higher):
Open Floor Membership:  $150.00 (no group classes included)
Half Membership:  $300.00 (1 group class per week)
Full Membership:  $360.00 (unlimited group classes per week) 

Membership includes:
~          Unlimited open floor fencing at designated times
~          Fencing gear and equipment at discounted prices
~           FVFA Member privileges allowing access to FVFA Member only special events: Summer Party, Holiday Party, etc.

Other Fees and Discounts:
Private Lessons (~20 min.): $280 for 8 lessons with Head Coach; $25/lesson with other Coaches (Club membership required)
Equipment rental fee: $75.00 for 3 months (no discounts on equipment rental)
Daily Floor Fee: $10.00 (for non-members only)
Monthly payment option: $10.00/month additional fee
Credit card option: 3% fee (credit card transactions online through PayPal)
20% Discount for second family members (valid only with full and half memberships)

Miscellaneous Info:
~          Beginner classes limited to a max of 12 students
~          Children 9 and under with instructor’s permission only
~          REQUIRED ITEMS: workout/gym attire with full-leg pants required (warm-ups, leggings, sweatpants, etc. NO jeans or cargo pants), a designated pair of sneakers for indoor use only to put on AT the facility, water bottle.
~          If your child needs help putting on the equipment (i.e., getting dressed/undressed), then a responsible adult must be available during class to assist him/her.
~          All safety rules strictly enforced.  Non-compliance with instructor’s orders will result in immediate dismissal without refunds.