Our classes for babies, toddlers, school-aged kids, and teens include basketball and cheerleading, soccer and gymnastics, plus dance, theater, cooking, visual arts, reading, and much more.

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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of January 2, 2020. Registration opens for YMCA members on December 14, and for community members on December 21.

Sports & Swim

Basketball

Ages 5-7, 8-12

Youth basketball is tailored for both boys and girls to learn the fundamentals of basketball. In this class, players will sharpen their skills, make new friends, and have some fun!

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Fencing

Ages 7-9, 10-13, 14-17

Learn the art of physical chess with this Olympic sport! Fencing is a fun and safe workout that will challenge your body and mind. Best of all, this class is supervised by our very own Susan Monardo, a USFCA certified coach.

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Gymnastics

Tumbling
Ages 5-12

Led by our gymnastics specialists, this tumbling class is designed to introduce your child to the basics of tumbling, rolling and jumping movements. 

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Soccer

Ages 5-7, 8-12

Youth Soccer is tailored for both boys and girls to learn the fundamentals of soccer. Through warm-ups and drills, children will kick it up to develop and improve their soccer skills.

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Swim Lessons

Ages 6 months +

The Y has swim classes for all ages and abilities.

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Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do
Ages 4-5, 5-12

A Korean martial art similar to karate, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicking, striking and blocking as applied to the art of self-defense. As children are introduced to this traditional training style, they will explore self-defense, physical fitness and stress relief as well as gain increased confidence, mental focus and heightened self-awareness. All participants are required to wear a uniform (sold separately) during class and have fun!

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Tennis

Ages 5-14

Young kids learn to play with kid-sized racquets, slower and lower-bouncing balls, and older students are taught fundamental and advanced techniques of groundstroke, volley, and overhead strokes.

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Track & Running

Ages 5-12

Sponsored by the New York Road Runners, this FREE class gives children the opportunity to practice their running skills, release energy, improve fitness, and strive for individual goals. Best part of all — children receive rewards for reaching mileage milestones!

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Dance

Ballet

Tiny Toes Ballet
Ages 3-4

In this class, we use age appropriate songs to introduce the basics of ballet.

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Tap & Ballet
Ages 5-12

Students learn the basics of ballet and tap and express themselves through music and movement.

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Hip Hop

Ages 5-12

In this fun-filled dance class, we offer a variety of styles to help participants learn the art of hip hop dance.

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Tap & Ballet

Tap & Ballet
Ages 5-12

Students learn the basics of ballet and tap and express themselves through music and movement.

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Preschool Prep

Let's Get Ready

15-24 months

This social class gives you and your child special time together to nurture his/her social development. Your child will become familiar with the classroom atmosphere and be better prepared to eventually attend classes independently.

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On Our Way

Ages 2-3 years

An independent program with an introduction into a classroom setting where your child will experience activities such as exploration time, master social skills, circle time and snack time. The objective of this class is for us to help your child learn the skills to succeed in a school environment and master separation.

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Pre-School Prep

Ages 2-3 years

Pre-School Prep gives us the opportunity to set the stage for a child’s success in school and life. This is a content-rich program that supports active learning and promotes children’s progress in developmental areas and reinforces social skills. 2 or three times per week options are available. 

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Ready, Set, Read!

Ages 4-5

In this reading readiness class, children are exposed to sight words, alphabet sounds, and sounding out words. These skills are intended to help your child begin to read. Class meets directly after UPK, and the children are brought to class by their teachers. Children from other schools are welcome!

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Cooking

Little Chefs

Ages 3-5

Healthy and yummy recipes are introduced as children prepare and enjoy different foods while learning about measuring, counting, sharing and more. A class recipe book will be given out at the end of 8 weeks 

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Youth/Teen Cooking

Ages 7-17

Your child will learn decision making, planning skills and confidence as they create a hot cooked meal using fresh ingredients. Incorporating cleanliness in the kitchen, cutting skills, as well as how to wash meats and vegetables, set the table, and serve a meal in proper portions-this class is sure to be a hit! At the end of the 8-week session, participants will receive a recipe book reflecting what they have learned. 

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Food Art & Etiquette

Ages 5-12

This FREE class lets children create original food art sculptures that they can eat as a lunch, snack, appetizer, and dessert. These no-cook meals are kid-friendly, hands-on, and sparks their imagination while tasting different foods!

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Multi Cultural Cooking

Ages 4-6

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Science

Step into Stems!

Ages 3-5 years

Give your child a first step into STEM studies. Grab a test tube, learn coding, structural planning, and number problems. Activities to engage problem solving and spark the imagination using science experiments, coding games, building bridges, structures, and math activities.

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Y-Biddy Builders

Ages 4-6 years

Want in on the Lego Robotics Fun? In this intro to robotics class, children will use Legos and their imaginations to create free forms and structures.

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Mad Science

Ages 5-12 years

Turn your children into Mad Scientists with this fun, interactive, learning experience filled with projects to make, build and explode! 

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Y-Botics

Ages 7-14 years

Working with the Lego® Education Store, your children will be putting together all types of cool and educational robotics projects. Robotics is a great way to introduce your child to the concept of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), which is very popular today in the field of education. Your kids will be learning all about engineering and technology in the best environment possible, in a setting that feels like play. 

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Education & Tutoring

Reading, Math, Writing Tutoring: Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Taught by certified staff, tutoring in Reading, Math, & Writing consists of small group homework help, as well as 20-30 minutes of resources and worksheets targeting your child’s needs.

An initial survey will be completed by the parent, as well as an initial assessment in the subject area to best help your child strengthen their skills.

All tutoring sessions meet in the Kid Zone.

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Arts & Games

Art A La Carte

Art A La Carte
Ages 3-6 years

Budding artists develop individual artistic expressions through a variety of media including watercolors, book making, clay, pastels and free-expression.

Mixed Media Arts

Ages 9-12

In this art class, participants bring together several types of mediums, techniques, and methods to create a wholly unique art form. Best of all - your child’s artwork will be displayed on our YMCA Art Gallery wall. 

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Masters in Art

Ages 10-12

Each week, participants explore the fundamentals of drawing, painting, and shading through this all-in-one art class. Best of all — your child’s artwork will be displayed on our YMCA Art Gallery wall.

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Chess & Checkers

Ages 5-12

In this FREE class, your child can learn and practice the game of Chess and Checkers. YMCA staff will guide them through the basics of the games, as well as share strategies and techniques to help strengthen their chess skills!

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