"Zeta has been a wonderful experience. Our son has been taking lessons and classes there for the last three years, progressing noticeably at each stage. He has not always loved other sports, but he has discovered a love of fencing at Zeta. Zeta's culture is special in that it shows a deep respect for these young athletes, balanced with a healthy drive to make them better. The discipline, dedication, and skills our child works on at Zeta are reflected in his approach to school and relationships. We are so happy to have found Zeta and expect to be there for years."
... Where Students Develop Their Love of Fencing
Zeta Fencing is one of the most well-known sabre fencing clubs in the United States. We excel at fencing because we make it fun. Our coaches constantly evaluate student progress and make recommendations about class placement beyond the beginner class level. Please contact us to schedule a personal evaluation with our coaches if you are new to Zeta and interested in this program.
The Cadet Class offers older youth fencers (ages 13+) a lot of flexibility to explore the sport further. The program provides all aspects of instruction and training that fencers need: conditioning, footwork, group drills, and many hours of bouting to gain fencing experience. Cadet Class fencers are required to use their own fencing equipment.
Students have the option to enroll in one or two group classes per week. The Open Bouting class is included with all group class options. Cadet Class students are encouraged to sign up for a weekly individual lesson in addition to group classes but are not required to do so. Individual lessons are 20 minutes long. Lesson fees are extra and are paid directly to the lesson coach. The individual lesson schedule is created in August upon the receipt of a completed registration and tuition payment. The class runs for 10 months from September 2022 to June 30, 2023.
Students typically do not compete, but may do so, in which case they must purchase a competitive USA Fencing membership. Fencers interested in competing should consult with the class coach and choose tournaments from the club's recommended 2022/23 Competition Schedule.
Cadet Class Times and Fees
In order to enroll in this class, students must own their equipment, purchase a Zeta Fencing club membership, and at least a non-competitive USA Fencing membership. If students choose to enroll in one weekly group class, they must choose one group class day. Students may upgrade to a second group class/week at any time and pay the higher class fee, or they may downgrade from 2 group classes to 1. Prepaid class fees are non-refundable if students choose to downgrade their class attendance days or leave the program entirely. However, payments are transferrable to other Zeta programs.
The first class meets on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Group Class: Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 - 8pm, Saturday 3 - 4:30pm (choose one or two)
Open Bouting: Friday, 6 - 9pm
Class Tuition: $230/month (1 group class/week)
Class Tuition second family member: $200/month (1 group class/week)
Class Tuition: $300/month (2 group classes/week)
Class Tuition second family member: $240/month (2 group classes/week)
Wireless Box Rental: $20/month
Wireless Box & Locker Rental: $55/month or $500 for the season (if paid in full by September 1, 2022)
Zeta Fencing Club Membership: $400/season
Zeta Fencing Club Membership for second & each additional family member: $200/season
Note: We offer family discounts for all classes. The first family member pays the full price, and every additional family member receives a discount on class fees. If family members are participating in programs with different fees, the higher-priced program has to be paid in full and the family discount is applied to the lower-priced program. Detailed tuition and membership fees and discounts can be found on the online Registration Form.
Payment: monthly subscription option:
Class Schedule & Club Closures
All classes end the week of June 30th, 2023.
The club is closed on the following dates:
Labor Day (September 5, 2022),
Thanksgiving (November 24-27, 2022)
Christmas/New Year (December 24, 2022-January 2, 2023)
February vacation (February 20-26, 2023)
April vacation (April 17 - 23, 2023)
Class cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control will always be communicated in a timely manner via email and social media. Please make sure to provide a reliable email contact to receive urgent updates regarding classes and lessons.
In order to register for the Cadet Class, please submit the following:
- Completed Registration Form and Contract: Please use the Registration Button below.
- Proof of USA Fencing membership (non-competitive or competitive): Our insurance requires that all students have to be current members of USA Fencing. In order to compete, a fencer needs a competitive membership with USA Fencing. Renew your membership here.
- Payment: Please indicate your payment option on the online Registration Form.
- Wireless Boxes and Locker Rental: Students in the Cadet Class must either purchase or rent a wireless box. Please choose the rent or purchase option on the registration form. A discount for combined wireless box and locker rental is available. Students may only use lockers to store masks, shoes, cords, lames, sabres, and wireless boxes. Whites are brought home for cleaning after each class. The signed rental agreement and payment for wireless box and/or locker must be completed by September 1. Costs and details can be found in the Locker Rental Agreement.
Class spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis once a complete registration with payment and proof of USA Fencing membership has been received.