Classes for kids at the Castle Hill YMCA in the Bronx include dance, visual arts, and more. Kids can learn to play a sport, develop their skills, make new friends, and become empowered in youth programs.

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Summer Programming starts July 1!
Member registration opens Saturday, June 8 and community registration opens Saturday, June 15. Session availability varies by branch location. Explore your branch offerings today and Join the Y today for early access and discounts!

Sports & Swim


Ages 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-18

Kids learn the game of basketball through age-appropriate drills, exercises, and controlled games while developing teamwork and sportsmanship.


Martial Arts

Tae Kwon Do - Beginner
Ages 3-5, 4-6

Learn basic punches, strikes, blocks and kicks while gaining focus, strength and coordination. Our class is about teamwork, respect and patience—not combat or self-defense.



Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate & Advanced
Ages 4+

Participants develop balance, coordination, self confidence and discipline through this martial art form. Classes focus on the development of the youth’s positive attitude, behavior and character through building self-esteem and self-discipline while instilling respect for themselves and others.



CATCH Kids Club
Ages 5-12

Looking for a fun class that gets kids moving? Try CATCH! Building strong and healthy kids is the Y’s top priority. CATCH offers kids the opportunity to get silly, get sweaty, and develop lifelong healthy habits. CATCH classes consist of group games and activities using balls, parachutes, hoops, and more! CATCH is taught by a trained YMCA CATCH Coach who will ensure class offerings fit all participating children’s skill levels.


Swim Lessons

Ages 6 months+

The YMCA offers swim classes for all ages and stages. Find a class that’s right for you today and get started in the pool!

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Little Kickers
Ages 3-6

Instructional program designed to prepare kids for soccer without the threat of competition or fear of getting injured. Parents follow along with children to learn all of the basic skills, such as dribbling, passing, and shooting the ball.



Ages 7-10, 11-15

This program offers children the basic skills needed to comprehend the sport. Children learn how to become comfortable with their feet while maneuvering, passing, and kicking the ball properly.




Ages 3-6, 7-12

The basics of ballet and tap are introduced with patience and care, not to mention fun! Our programs nurture kids’ sense of self-confidence and introduce them to positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills.

Register for Ages 3-6

Register for Ages 7-12

Hip Hop

Ages 3-5, 6-8

This introductory level hip hop class provides a structured method of learning various hip hop movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment, and offers a new set of combinations and routines every time.


Zumba® Kids

Ages 6-12

Designed especially for kids, Zumba® Kids classes are high- energy fitness parties, packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love.



Dance Team

Our dance team's purpose is to provide a dance experience that includes:

  • Accelerated instruction
  • Increased performance opportunities
  • Development of proper placement, technique, discipline, strength and performance skills

Dancers have the opportunity to travel to outside locations and perform in different dance competitions as well as events.

Stop by the Membership Desk for more information.

Visual Arts

Art for Kids

Young Picasso
Ages 5-6, 7-9, 10-12

Exploring drawing and painting techniques using different media such as a variety of pencils, pastels, watercolor and acrylics. Students will find their individual expression through art and develop technical skills with rendering and color.


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