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.
Online registration for the Spring I session is closed. To sign up for the current session, please contact our membership team or stop by the Member Services Desk.
The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of April 27. Registration opens for YMCA members on April 11, and for community members on April 18.
Sports & Swim
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.