Our classes for kids little to big include dance, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, art and music, and much more.

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Online registration for the summer session is closed. To sign up for the current session, please contact our membership team or stop by the Member Service Desk.

The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of September 3, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on August 17, and for community members on August 24.

Dance

Tiny Toes

Ages 3-4

Children will learn the fundamentals of ballet through awareness of body movement and creativity. While participating in exercise and dance sequences, participants will learn coordination and develop strength through various levels of movement.

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Ballet

Ballet Level I
5-7 years

This program is a fun and active way for children to learn ballet! Students will learn ballet techniques, build strength, and learn choreography. In the last week, students will put on a performance showcasing what they have learned. 

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Ballet Level II
5-7, 7-9 years

This class is for students who have taken ballet before and are ready to advance. Students will learn more advanced techniques and continue to develop their skills. In the last week, students will put on a performance showcasing what they have learned.

Please note:
Level II Ballet session lengths and pricing may vary is invitation only. Not sure if your child is ready for Level II? Please contact Denise Francis if you’re interested.

Music and Art

Art & Play

Ages 2-3

An introductory class that sparks imaginations toward color investigation, and the fundamentals of 2-D and 3-D design. Starting with an exploration of color and its limitless possibility, we harness the power of design to paint and draw, work with collage, printmaking and sculpture, bringing to life whatever is imaginable! Students must be accompanied by an adult.

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NEW! Block Party

Ages 2-3, 3-4

Join the party on the block, and explore building! Use your imagination to create a world of your own through different building activities each week. Develop spatial reasoning, problem solving and motor skills together! From arches and windows to stairs, bridges and towers, join the fun! Students must be accompanied by an adult.

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Build, Build, Build

Ages 3-4

Each week students have the opportunity to build their own creations using their imagination. Students will build 3-D sculptures, robots, cars, castles, planes and more!

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Family Art

Babies 18 months-3 years
Y Member: Free
Community: $30/class

Art projects develop your child’s creativity and artistic side while refining their fine motor skills. Children can follow a guided project or explore with different mediums on their own. Remember to wear your messy clothes!

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Story, Song, and Shimmy

Babies up to 4 years
Y Member: Free
Community: $30/class

Bond with your little one while they develop social, motor and cognitive abilities. Stories and singing will be followed by fun and dancing with ribbons and instruments.

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Science

Ready, Set, Science

Ages 3-4

From erupting volcanoes to experimenting with matter in different forms, this class invites children to explore the wonders of science! Your child will be able to test his or her own scientific theories and engage in experiments expanding their knowledge and interests. Students will learn about scientific theories, participate in science projects, and record their findings through observational drawings.

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Sports

Basketball

Ages 5-14

Kids learn the game of basketball through age-appropriate drills, exercises, and controlled games while developing teamwork and sportsmanship. Classes are separated by skill level.

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Gymnastics

Each level of our progressive program is geared to advance gymnasts in safe, consistent and productive progressions. The program teaches safety awareness, body awareness, values education and skills instruction with safety as our #1 concern.

Tiny Tumblers
Ages 4-5

Ready to explore gymnastics and develop your skills in a small group setting? Learn coordination, develop flexibility, and practice jumping, tumbling, balancing, and more! This class gives children the opportunity to build confidence, develop their own strength, and explore gymnastics while making friends and having fun! 

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Beginner Gymnastics 
Ages 6-8, 7-12

This co-ed class focuses on learning basic gymnastics skills, such as floor routines and developing proper conditioning, as well as increased use of each apparatus.

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Advanced Beginner Gymnastics
Ages 7-12

This co-ed class focuses on basic floor and apparatus skills, increasing strength and endurance and preparation for the more rigorous intermediate program.

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Intermediate Gymnastics
Ages 8-14

This co-ed intermediate gymnastics class builds on skills learned in the previous level and focuses on increasing strength and endurance and involves more complex floor and apparatus skills that include flight movements. Class meets twice per week.

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Advanced Intermediate Gymnastics 
Ages 8-14

In this level, participants continue to build on apparatus and floor skills learned in the previous level and begin to practice more complex variations and combination movements. Class meets twice per week.

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Gymnastics Club 
Ages 10-17

Gymnastics Club provides a supportive environment for dedicated gymnasts who are eager to progress without the pressures of competition. Class meets twice per week.

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Karate

Ages 4+

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. Level is determined by instructor. 

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Please note: 
There is a $40 fee for the karate uniform, and an optional belting fee for all those who qualify and choose to participate. Additional program gear (only required for advanced classes) which includes a head protector, gloves, mouth guard and shin guards can be purchased for $100 through the YMCA, or elsewhere if desired.

Soccer

My Grown Up & Me Soccer
Ages 2-3

Enjoy a special class to introduce your little one to soccer and a love of the game! Enjoy age-appropriate activities in a supportive environment.

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Preschool Soccer
Ages 3-4

Children’s soccer is an instructional class that teaches basic soccer skills, as well as a love for sport. Develop teamwork and participation in a fun, non-competitive environment.

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Peewee Soccer
Ages 5-7

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.

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Swim

Ages 6 months+

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

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Summer Sports Clinics

Our clinics are designed to work on the important fundamentals of the game while conditioning our young players to be more confident and successful. Our goal is to teach and challenge our players in a fun, safe, and encouraging environment.

All summer sports clinics take place at the Park Slope Armory YMCA. Sibling and multi-week discounts are available! 

For more information, please contact Shomari Jordan at sjordan@ymcanyc.org.

Basketball Clinic
Ages 8-12

Work on your fundamentals like ball handling, passing, and shooting techniques with us that will give our young players the edge they need to succeed on and off the court!

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Flag Football
Ages 8-12

Improve football skills such as passing, receiving, flag pulling, and offensive/defensive schemes while working on overall conditioning. Small-sided games also give your athlete the in-game experience they need to really learn the game!

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Soccer
Ages 8-12

Learn better ball control, foot work, shooting techniques, and conditioning with us to improve confidence and game play in our young athletes. If the weather is nice, we will even be taking our game outdoors!

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Speed & Strength
Ages 10-14

Sports conditioning is important in any sport you play! Improve your speed, strength, coordination, and flexibility with our trainers and coaches. These tools will help any athlete maintain a healthier lifestyle while preventing sport induced injuries! Our August clinic will be focused on pre-season conditioning in preparation for our fall sports seasons and is a great opportunity for those entering middle school and high school athletics.

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Track & Field
Ages 8-12

Focused to develop motor skills, improve endurance, and enhance techniques to help make our participants faster, more versatile athletes in any sport. Field work like the high jump, long jump and javelin throws will show them the total experience as a track athlete.

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All summer sports clinics take place at the Park Slope Armory YMCA. Sibling and multi-week discounts are available! 

For more information, please contact Shomari Jordan at sjordan@ymcanyc.org.

Yoga

Baby & Me Yoga
Ages 1-10 months
Y Member: FREE
Community: $30/class

A great way to bond with your baby! This class is designed to help new moms regain strength and vitality, while incorporating baby in the process. Also, provides opportunity to build relationships with other new parents.

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Tot & Me Yoga
Ages 10 months-2 years
Y Member: FREE
Community: $30/class

Strengthen the bond between you and your child while getting fit at the same time! Parent/Tot yoga is also a great venue to develop lasting friendships with other parents and children.

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