At the Y, kids of all ages can learn to play a sport, develop their skills, make new friends, and become empowered in our classes for kids. Sign up for dance, track, or find a swim lesson to get started today!

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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.

Sports

Basketball

Toddler Basketball
Ages 2-4

Introduce your little one to the game of basketball with age-appropriate games and equipment in a safe space and the guidance of our friendly, certified staff. 

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Beginner Basketball
Ages 5-7, 8-15

Learn and master the basics of passing, dribbling and shooting and practice your offense and defense in fun scrimmages.

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Soccer

Toddler Soccer
Ages 2-4

Introduce your little one to soccer with age-appropriate games and equipment in a safe space and the guidance of our friendly, certified staff. 

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Beginner Soccer
Ages 5-7, 8-15

Our soccer classes teach skills, improve coordination, and encourage fair play, positive attitude, and teamwork. 

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Soccer Academy
Our Soccer Academy provides soccer enthusiasts with a higher caliber of training meant to go above basic clinic drills. Try-outs for are mandatory. For more information, please contact Sports Director Stanley Simon at ssimon@ymcanyc.org or call 718-392-7932. 

Karate

Karate for Kids
Ages 4-12

Our progressive karate program teaches physical education, self-defense, and meditation. Regular participation in this program develops strength, agility, flexibility and coordination as well as focus and peace of mind. 

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Register for Intermediate

 

Karate for Teens/Adults
Ages 12+

Teens and adults can learn the basic fundamentals of karate, or progress their practice in our intermediate/advanced class.

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Register for Intermediate/Advanced

Track

Kids Track Club
Ages 5-13

Competitive but fun running training program for youth geared towards getting race ready for competitions in and outside of the Y. 

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Running for Kids
Ages 6-12

Your child can be a track superstar in this class that teaches kids elements of proper running and fitness.

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM
FREE for Y Members

Dance

Ballet

Ages 4-8 years

In this playful and creative ballet class, students learn basic ballet positions, balances, port-de-bras, barre work, across the floor, and short combinations.

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Hip Hop/Jazz

Ages 4-8, 9-14 years

This class is a combination of jazz and contemporary hip hop styles. Modern dance can be upbeat and funky or lyrical and expansive.

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Salsa

Ages 4-8, 9-14 years

Introduce your child to a love of music and movement as we explore the world of salsa dancing.

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Music

Guitar

Ages 6+

Guitar classes are a cultivating environment for anyone who is interested in learning music. Our classes focus on:

  • Singing, listening, reading, writing music and playing instrument
  • Understanding general music theory and the basic principle of use of the instrument
  • Musical elements: rhythm, melody, harmony, articulation, dynamics, and style
  • Chords/Scales for composition and performance in multiple genre of music
  • Completion of song chosen by learner for annual recital at YMCA

Classes are 30 minutes each. Double sessions can be booked. Piano is available for student use. Please provide your own instrument. Students will receive a list of books and other materials (not included in cost) that will be needed for lessons. There is a 24 hour cancelation in order not to forfeit the class. Recitals are held in December.

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Keyboard

Ages 6+

Our keyboard classes are a cultivating environment for anyone who is interested in learning music. Our classes focus on:

  • Singing, listening, reading, writing music and playing instrument
  • Understanding general music theory and the basic principle of use of the instrument
  • Musical elements: rhythm, melody, harmony, articulation, dynamics, and style
  • Chords/Scales for composition and performance in multiple genre of music
  • Completion of song chosen by learner for annual recital at YMCA

Classes are one hour in length and is individualized. Double sessions can be booked. Keyboards are available for student use. Students will receive materials that will be needed for lessons, as well as recommendations on books from the instructor based on each student’s level. There is a 24 hour cancelation in order not to forfeit the class. Recitals are held in June.

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Three kids learning to swim in lap lane of indoor YMCA pool

Swim Lessons

We offer swim classes year-round for kids of all ages. Find a class that’s right for you.