"All we can say is 'Opa'! Zoran and his staff of coaches at Zeta introduced our family to fencing three years ago and forever changed our lives. Zeta is more than just world class saber - it's an extended family."

Liza, parent

"He is absolutely LOVING every minute of these classes! I cannot tell you how long it’s taken for us to find something he really enjoys and gets exercise doing! We are so incredibly thankful."

Barb, parent

… Where Beginners Advance To The Next Level

After students have gained a general understanding of sabre fencing and have a consolidated the basic skills of footwork and blade work in the beginner classes, they are promoted to our intermediate classes where they learn more advanced fencing techniques and develop a basic understanding of sabre refereeing and bouting strategies. Only fencers with prior fencing experience can join this class and coaches’ approval is required before registration.

 

Intermediate Class

In this class, students review the fundamental fencing skills they acquired in the beginner classes, learn new fencing moves, and deepen their understanding of the concepts of sabre fencing. Each session consists of seven weekly 90-minute classes. New students may join at the beginning of each new session at the coach's recommendation. Students stay in this class for several sessions until the coaches are sure that they are ready to join the next class level.

As in the Beginner Classes, students pay a small rental fee and pay a fully refundable equipment deposit to use a complete set of personal fencing equipment for the duration of each session. For safety reasons, students are required to wear clean indoor sneakers, long loose-fitting sweat pants and a T-shirt during class. Please read our full dress guidelines here.

Just like the Beginner Class, this class is offered for three different age groups: Youth 1 (born 2012-2014), Youth 2 (born 2009-2011), and Youth 3 (born 2006-2008).

Class Times and Fees

Youth 1 (YOB 2012-2014): Monday 6:30 - 8pm

Youth 2 (YOB 2009-2011): Wednesday 6:30 - 8pm

Youth 3 (YOB 2006-2008): Tuesday 4:30 - 6pm

Cost per 7 - week session: $300

Rental Fee: $30 / session

Equipment Deposit: $300 (cash or check only, fully refundable)

Cost per 7 - week session for second sibling: $240

Note: We offer a family discount for all our classes. The first family member pays the full price, 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. The family discount is applied to the lower-priced program.

Class Schedule

Session Schedule 2022/23

New fencers may join at the beginning of each session.

  • SESSION 1: Tuesday, September 6 – Monday, October 24, 2022
  • SESSION 2: Tuesday, October 25 – Tuesday, December 19, 2022 (no classes during Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 21 – Saturday, November 26, 2022)
  • SESSION 3: Tuesday, January 3 – Monday, February 27, 2023 (no classes during February break: Monday, February 20 - Saturday, February 25, 2023)
  • SESSION 4: Tuesday, February 28 – Monday, April 24, 2023 (no classes during April break: Monday, April 17 - 20 - Saturday, April 22, 2023)
  • SESSION 5: Tuesday, April 25 – Monday, June 12, 2023

Registration

In order to register, please provide:

  • Completed registration form: Please use the Registration Button below.
  • Proof of USA Fencing membership: Our insurance requires that all students become members of USA Fencing. A non-competitive membership costs $10 per year. Find more information and detailed instructions here.
  • Payment: Please indicate your payment option on the online Registration Form.

We ask all fencers and parents to read and acknowledge Zeta Fencing’s Code of Conduct. By signing a registration form, you agree to its terms.

Class spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis once a complete registration with full payment and proof of USA Fencing membership has been received.

 

There are no refunds after the first class meeting; however, partial credits may be issued toward future programs. If you have to request a refund before the first class meeting, a $50 processing fee will be automatically deducted from the total amount of your payment refund.