Youth & Family Engagement

Youth & Family Engagement

Whether you seek engaging youth programs, family workshops, tween or family activities, or special events, you will find choices for people of all ages, interests and abilities. We tailor our program content to meet your needs and we work hard to make every program fun and rewarding. Y programs are open to everyone, with financial assistance available.

Big & Bold Ballerinas

Tempe
2/5/24 - 2/28/24
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Join our Big & Bold Ballerina’s class, a unique dance experience that combines the techniques of ballet and jazz. It is a 4-week class that will focus on center choreography, stretching, locomotor movements, and rhythmic activities, incorporating the elements of dance to help your child develop their skills in both dance forms. No prior dance experience is required, just a willingness to learn and have fun. Our experienced instructors will guide your child through each lesson plan, helping them improve their technique and build confidence on the dance floor. Wear proper shoes and attire for their safety and comfort.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/15/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 23.75$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/05/24 - 02/28/24
Mo,We - 4:15 pm - 45 mins
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Builders (ages 3-12)

Desert Foothills
2/7/24 - 3/27/24
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Get creative and let your imagination soar during Builders’ Class, where we will use everything from Legos to cardboard to make our masterpieces. We will use skills like problem-solving, engineering, science, and teamwork along the way. Preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, will play and explore with different mediums, such as LEGOs®, playdough, and more.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 34.00$ 36.00$ 40.00$ 80.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 9:30 am - 45 mins
$25 - $50 Register  
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 4:00 pm - 1 hr
$25 - $50 Register  
03/06/24 - 03/27/24
We - 9:30 am - 45 mins
$25 - $50 Register  
03/06/24 - 03/27/24
We - 4:00 pm - 1 hr
$25 - $50 Register  

Chess

Northwest Valley
2/7/24 - 2/28/24
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Come learn about chess and then put your skills to the test by playing with others.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 3:30 pm - 45 mins
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Cricut Creators (ages 10-99)

Desert Foothills
2/29/24 - 3/28/24
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Start HERE if you’re a beginner, before you take any other workshops start with our intro to Cricut Class. Join a Cricut instructor and makers like you for an interactive crafting session using various techniques and projects. You’ll make a single-layer sticker to create multiple take home personalized creations!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 63.75$ 67.50$ 75.00$ 125.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
02/29/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 1 hr
$15 - $30 Register  
03/01/24
Fr - 11:30 am - 1 hr
$15 - $30 Register  
03/07/24 - 03/28/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 1 hr
$15 - $30 Register  

Cultural Dance

Northwest Valley
2/5/24 - 2/26/24
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Our vision is to create a space where talented individuals have a way to express themselves through dance with no limitations. This is an opportunity for children to create community, learn motor skills, gain confidence, and just have fun!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/05/24 - 02/26/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 45 mins
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Dance and Culture: Folklorico

Chandler/Gilbert
2/6/24 - 2/29/24
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Children in grades K-6 will learn about a traditional Mexican cultural dance ballet folklorico. They will learn about the basic steps, style of dances, costume, and hair pieces. Traditional bailes in most regions of Mexico are characterized by a basic set of steps called zapateados which involve percussive heel-stomping.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/06/24 - 02/29/24
Tu,Th - 5:00 pm - 1 hr
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Family Story Time

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley
2/7/24 - 2/28/24
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Whether you seek engaging youth programs, family workshops, tween or family activities, or special events, you will find choices for people of all ages, interests and abilities. We tailor our program content to meet your needs and we work hard to make every program fun and rewarding. Y programs are open to everyone, with financial assistance available.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/22/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 9:15 am - 45 mins
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Closes
02/28/2024

Hop, Skip, & Read

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley
2/7/24 - 2/28/24
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Get the wiggles out before joining a read aloud session each week! Parents and children 3-5 are welcome for a new story each week. Coffee and light snacks provided in the lobby!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/19/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 10:15 am - 45 mins
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Indian Classical Dance

East Valley - Ross Farnsworth
2/5/24 - 3/29/24
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Learn how to dance with different regionally-specific Indian classical choreographed dance traditions.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/05/24 - 02/26/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 45 mins
Registration
Closed on
02/11/2024
03/08/24 - 03/29/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 45 mins
Register  
Closes
03/14/2024

Intro to Theatre

East Valley - Ross Farnsworth
3/8/24 - 4/26/24
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In this class participants will learn about stage presence, direction, and projection. This class will be an introduction to the basics of acting for beginners.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
03/08/24 - 03/29/24
Fr - 4:30 pm - 45 mins
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Closes
03/14/2024
04/05/24 - 04/26/24
Fr - 4:30 pm - 45 mins
Registration
will open on
03/06/2024

Itty-Bitty Ballerinas

Tempe
2/5/24 - 2/26/24
VIEW

Join our Itty-Bitty Ballerina’s class, a unique dance experience that combines the techniques of ballet and jazz. It is a 4-week class that will focus on center choreography, stretching, locomotor movements, and rhythmic activities, incorporating the elements of dance to help your child develop their skills in both dance forms. No prior dance experience is required, just a willingness to learn and have fun. Our experienced instructors will guide your child through each lesson plan, helping them improve their technique and build confidence on the dance floor. Wear proper shoes and attire for their safety and comfort.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/05/24 - 02/26/24
Mo,We - 45 mins
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Itty Bitty Sports

East Valley - Ross Farnsworth
3/7/24 - 3/28/24
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An introduction to T-Ball, Basketball, and Soccer. Includes basic drills and fun games for our littlest athletes


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
03/07/24 - 03/28/24
Th - 9:00 am - 45 mins
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Itty Bitty Sports

Tempe
2/1/24 - 2/27/24
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Itty Bitty Sports is an incredible 4-week program designed to introduce your child to the world of sports one week at a time. During this program, your child will take their first steps into Soccer, Basketball, T-Ball, and Flag Football. This program will allow your child to learn the fundamentals of each sport and develop their motor and socialization skills. The program’s primary goal is to ensure that your child learns the fundamentals of each sport while having fun at the same time. The activities included in each week’s session are fun and non-competitive, designed to promote teamwork and sportsmanship.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/01/24 - 02/27/24
Tu,Th - 10:30 am - 45 mins
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Itty Bitty Sports

Chandler/Gilbert
2/8/24 - 2/29/24
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Teaching Toddlers (2-5 years old) the fundamental skills it takes to play soccer, basketball, volleyball, and T ball. This is a great opportunity for them to learn cooperation skills with peers their age. It will help them expand their social skills and develop sportsmanship while having FUN!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/08/24 - 02/29/24
Th - 9:00 am - 1 hr
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Jr. Ninja (ages 9-10)

Desert Foothills
2/6/24 - 3/28/24
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The purpose of the Ninja program is to build self-esteem, confidence, and sense of accomplishment – one obstacle at a time. Our curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of a full physical fitness program. We incorporate standard apparatus including rings, balance obstacles and tumbling surfaces, as well as other specialized ninja obstacles such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slack lines, ropes, and ladders. The desired result of this program is to improve strength, flexibility, and all-around athleticism.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 106.25$ 112.50$ 125.00$ 200.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/06/24 - 02/27/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 1 hr
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03/05/24 - 03/26/24
Tu - 5:00 pm - 1 hr
Register  
03/07/24 - 03/28/24
Th - 5:00 pm - 1 hr
Register  

Jr. Picasso

Chandler/Gilbert
2/6/24 - 2/27/24
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Family Enrichment Program activities at the Y are about giving opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community. From hands-on classes and programs designed to engage the whole family, to family events where you can play together, there’s always a new, fun way to create lasting family bonds at the Y.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/06/24 - 02/27/24
Tu - 9:00 am - 1 hr
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Kids in the Kitchen (ages 3-12)

Desert Foothills
3/7/24 - 3/28/24
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Does your child love to help in the kitchen? The Y has amazing classes for kids who love to cook! They’ll have a blast as they get their hands messy (while also learning to clean up) as they prepare healthy and tasty treats. Your little chef will gain confidence as they develop new skills and will love showing you what they have learned at home! Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 42.50$ 45.00$ 50.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
03/07/24 - 03/28/24
Th - 9:30 am - 45 mins
$25 - $50 Register  
03/07/24 - 03/28/24
Th - 4:00 pm - 45 mins
$25 - $50 Register  

Mini Ninja (ages 6-8)

Desert Foothills
2/5/24 - 3/27/24
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The focus is developing motor skills through mobility, balance, power, strength, and endurance. We want to create a strong mind and body through fitness in a fun and safe manner. Setting and achieving goals will help boost self-confidence and self-worth. Parents are encouraged to participate and cheer on your emerging warrior!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 106.25$ 112.50$ 125.00$ 200.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/05/24 - 02/26/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 45 mins
Register  
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 5:00 pm - 45 mins
Register  
03/04/24 - 03/25/24
Mo - 5:00 pm - 45 mins
Register  
03/06/24 - 03/27/24
We - 5:00 pm - 45 mins
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Pom

Northwest Valley
2/6/24 - 2/27/24
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Pom dance is an energetic and dynamic style of dance that places emphasis on precise and synchronized arm movements, formations, jumps, and skills.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/16/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/06/24 - 02/27/24
Tu - 1:00 pm - 45 mins
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Slime Zone (ages 3-12)

Desert Foothills
2/6/24 - 3/26/24
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Kids will explore all of the fun with sticky activities such as silly putty, slime, and much more by creating concoctions that are bound to spill over. Get messy with fun and exciting projects. This class is the perfect introduction to science, and will surely leave an impact.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 42.50$ 45.00$ 50.00$ 100.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Special Rate
02/06/24 - 02/27/24
Tu - 4:00 pm - 45 mins
$25 - $50 Register  
03/01/24 - 03/22/24
Fr - 4:00 pm - 45 mins
$25 - $50 Register  
03/05/24 - 03/26/24
Tu - 4:00 pm - 45 mins
$25 - $50 Register  

Spring Break Ninja Camp

Desert Foothills
3/12/24 - 3/14/24
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Looking for a fun and exciting engagement opportunity for your child over spring break? Look no further than the Desert Foothills Family YMCA Ninja Gym, and join us for our inaugural CAMP NINJA!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
2/26/24 3/12/24 Online / Front Desk $ 85.00$ 90.00$ 100.00$ 175.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
03/12/24 - 03/14/24
Tu,We,Th - 9:00 am - 3 hrs
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Take Home STEM Kit

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley
2/5/24 - 3/3/24
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This is a take home activity. Parents can pick up the box and pre-made activity anytime during the week (Boxes will be ready by 4pm each Monday)


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/19/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/05/24 - 03/03/24
Registration
Closed on
02/23/2024

Warrior X (ages 13 -17)

Desert Foothills
2/7/24 - 3/27/24
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Warrior X will focus on advanced skills, techniques and conditioning to prepare participants for competitions. Competitions are held throughout Arizona and feature exciting opportunities to showcase skills on a variety of obstacles and interact with other athletes. This class is great preparation for any obstacle course race!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 106.25$ 112.50$ 125.00$ 200.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 6:00 pm - 1 hr
Register  
03/06/24 - 03/27/24
We - 6:00 pm - 1 hr
Register  

Y Ninja (ages 11-12)

Desert Foothills
2/6/24 - 3/28/24
VIEW

The purpose of the Ninja program is to build self-esteem, confidence, and sense of accomplishment – one obstacle at a time. Our curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of a full physical fitness program. We incorporate standard apparatus including rings, balance obstacles and tumbling surfaces, as well as other specialized ninja obstacles such as cargo nets, traverse walls, slack lines, ropes, and ladders. The desired result of this program is to improve strength, flexibility, and all-around athleticism.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
10/24/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 106.25$ 112.50$ 125.00$ 200.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/06/24 - 02/27/24
Tu - 6:00 pm - 1 hr
Registration
Closed on
02/06/2024
03/05/24 - 03/26/24
Tu - 6:00 pm - 1 hr
Register  
03/07/24 - 03/28/24
Th - 6:00 pm - 1 hr
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Young Leader's Club (ages 9 -12)

Desert Foothills
2/7/24 - 3/27/24
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Young Leader’s Club is a year-round leadership and development program for kids ages 9-12. Our young leaders seek to grow their service skills through volunteer opportunities and carefully curated lesson plans to foster the character development of youth through the lens of the YMCA’s 4 core values: Caring, Respect, Responsibility, and Honesty. The Young Leader’s Club meets once weekly at a local YMCA. A Y staff member will transport students from Sonoran Trails Middle School.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
8/31/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00$ 50.00$ 50.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/07/24 - 02/28/24
We - 1:00 pm - 2 hrs
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03/06/24 - 03/27/24
We - 1:00 pm - 2 hrs
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Youth Muscle Up

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley
2/1/24 - 12/31/24
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A fun athletic and movement based workout program for kids! Led by one of our PT instructors. Play group games and compete in activities with your friends! Daytime sessions specifically for home-schooled or online students! Program is ESA eligible!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At 12 Month Commit6 Month CommitMemberNon-Member
1/19/24 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 21.25$ 22.50$ 25.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/01/24 - 02/29/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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03/01/24 - 03/31/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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04/01/24 - 04/30/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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05/01/24 - 05/31/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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06/01/24 - 06/30/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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07/01/24 - 07/31/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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08/01/24 - 08/31/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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09/01/24 - 09/30/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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10/01/24 - 10/31/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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11/01/24 - 11/30/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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12/01/24 - 12/31/24
We - 12:00 pm - 45 mins
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