At the Y, kids can learn to dance, play a sport, develop their skills, make new friends, and become empowered in youth programs. Classes include sewing, drawing, ballet, hip hop, basketball, karate, and more!

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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of October 28, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on October 12, and for community members on October 19.

DANCE

Creative Ballet

Ages 3-5

In this playful and creative ballet class, students learn basic ballet positions, balances, across the floor, and short combinations.

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Modern Dance

Ages 5-15

A more relaxed, free style of dance utilizing emotions and moods to design individual steps and movements.

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ARTS & CRAFTS

Preschool Arts & Crafts

Ages 3-6, plus guardian

Work with your little one to create art! You and your child can build and create together in this creative class for preschoolers.

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Arts & Crafts

Ages 7-15

This class combines environmental awareness with creativity of arts and crafts by using recyclable bottles, cans newspapers, cardboard, and other recyclable items to make beautiful works of art. Your child can help save the planet and have fun while making a variety of different projects.

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Crocheting

Ages 8+

Looking for a new hobby or to advance your skills? Beginners will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and sew. You will be introduced to knitting by starting a basic project (hat, scarf, handbag, etc.) Participants may bring their current project or begin a new project. A great way to make holiday gifts with love.

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Intro to Drawing

Ages 5-8, 9-13

Students learn and practice the basics of drawing.

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Sewing 101

Ages 8+

Learn how to be creative without spending a lot of money. Sewing 101 teaches you the basics of how to sew from threading, stitching and setting a sewing machine for different features. Step by step, the instructor will introduce you how to read a pattern, cutting and piecing. No sewing experience necessary. Homework may be required to complete the project.

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SPORTS & SWIM

Basketball

Ages 5-8

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

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Basketball League

The Jamaica Y’s Youth Basketball League emphasizes the importance of having fun and playing basketball, while also developing athletic and social skills, improving educational performance and learning about healthy lifestyles.

For more information, please contact Janet Martinez 212-912-2204 or email at mjanet@ymcanyc.org.

 

Seido Karate

Participants will 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.

For more information, please contact Janet Martinez 212-912-2204 or email at mjanet@ymcanyc.org.

 

Soccer

An energetic program that emphasizes teamwork and positivity through exercises designed to familiarize young players to the game of soccer with age appropriate teaching tools and drills.

For more information, please contact Janet Martinez 212-912-2204 or email at mjanet@ymcanyc.org.

 

Swim Lessons

Ages 6 months+

We offer swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Find a class that’s right for you.

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