Youth Programs

We will continue to add programs as summer approaches so please check here for updates. 


PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM  that can be mailed to us with payment to register for any of our classes or programs.

If you are interested in working or volunteering with us to share your knowledge, talents, and experience with our community's youth, please contact us at 724-327-2100 x131 or email  Thank you! 

Below is a list of all our Youth Programs. Please scroll through the page to learn more information about each program or to register. 

Toddler Programs
  • Music Moves: Hop, Skip, and Jump
  • Tinkergarten
Active Programs
  • Ready, Set, Run! 5K
Youth Races
  • Small Fry Scramble

Toddler Programs

Music Preschool

Music Moves: Hop, Skip, and Jump
  • Ages: 4 to 5
  • Dates: Spring Session: Tuesdays, April 19 to May 24
  • Summer Session: Tuesdays, June 14 to July 19
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Instructor: Erica Etzler
  • Location: Murrysville Community Center
  • Fee: $15.00
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This is not a traditional dance lesson!  The goal is to provide a place for kids ages 4 or 5 to spend an hour listening, enjoying, and moving to a variety of genres of music while interacting with each other. We will have a set number of eurythmic exercises, emphasizing rhythm and movement to music to start each class and a few games to play.  In each of the 6 classes, the children will learn about a different instrument, hear a well-known piece of music in which it's featured, and create a fun dance to go along with it. Guitar, piano, violin, drums will be our classics, but we are branching out to some less usual ones, piccolo, banjo, and how about a didgeridoo?!  Any comfortable clothing is perfect, no special shoes are required.  

Program Notes: Every class will begin with greetings, warm ups, and across the floor movements to music that may be familiar to them, and is written to motivate people to MOVE!  We will squat, roll, stretch, balance, isolate muscles, notice posture,  jump, skip, gallop and more!  In addition, I will introduce one instrument each week and a piece of music in which this instrument is featured.  We will all work together to have fun moving to the music. 

All popular music chosen for the majority of the class will be age appropriate.  


  • Hungarian Dance 5
  • Tempo in Music
  • Hungarian Dance 5 
  • Peter and the Wolf Op 67
  • Music creates Moods
  • Recommended listening for home: Peter and the Wolf 


  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Hidden sounds to find in music 
  • Marching with Flags!


  • Also Sprach Zarathustra Op 3 Strauss
  • Listen to the music build - triumph!


  • Flight of the BumbleBee Rimsy Korsakov
  • Move fast like a buzzing bee


  • The Blue Danube Strauss - 1, 2 3! 

Tinkergarten Photo

Tinkergarten Classes
Community/Trial Classes:
  • Sunday, March 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Spring Season Class:
  • Sundays: April 10 to June 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tinkergarten offers weekly class sessions, an at-home curriculum, and a rich learning community to make purposeful outdoor play doable for every family. You’ll meet outdoors each week and guide local families through class songs and movement to inspire outdoor play.

Class Details:

  • Ages: 18 months - 8 years old with their caregivers (max 15 children)
  • Timing: 9 Weekly 60-minute sessions
  • Safety: We have a comprehensive safety plan closely informed by CDC guidance and are happy to discuss any additional requirements or concerns you may have for your location.

To register or find out more information please visit

Active Programs

Ready Set Run 2021 Group Pic

Read, Set, Run! 5K
  • Ages: 8-13
  • Class Min: 10 Max: 50
  • Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 14-August 4
  • Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM    
  • Instructors: Jim Passarelli & Susie Albert
  • Location: Murrysville Community Park
  • Fee: $65.00 (that's 16 sessions at just $4.00 per session!)
  • Late Fee: $10.00 (Effective June 7)
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Have you ever wanted to run a whole 5K? Well, this is your chance!! Join Coaches Jim and Susie to learn how to safely train to run a 5K in this non-competitive training camp, we guarantee you'll have fun all summer long! The camp will conclude with all participants actually running a full 5K! This camp is sponsored by Pro Bike + Run and presented in conjunction with the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
NAYSpro bike run

Youth Races

2021 Small Fry Group Pic

Small Fry Scramble
  • Ages: 12 and Under
  • Date: Wednesday, June 15
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Townsend Park
  • Fee: $15.00+
  • Register Now
Townsend Park’s Small Fry Scramble is a non-competitive FUN run for children ages 12 and under. Ages 12 and under will have the option to run a half-mile, one-mile, or two-mile course, collecting stickers along the route! Volunteers will be cheering along the courses so that all runners are supervised during the entire event. Parents are welcome to run along with their child. All “Scramblers” receive a custom t-shirt, race bib, swag bag and a post-race party.  Find event details and registration here