Our classes for babies, toddlers, school-aged kids, and teens include sports, dance, cooking, visual arts, reading, and much more.

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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 3-5

Led by our dance specialists, the YMCA offers fun-filled dance classes in a variety of styles. In this class, we use age appropriate songs to introduce the basics of ballet and tap. Appropriate dance attire must be worn with ballet slippers.

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Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop

Ages 5-8

Children progress from Tiny Toes skills in ballet and tap, and add hip hop dance to the routine in this fun, age-appropriate class. Appropriate dance attire must be worn with ballet slippers. Tap shoes are not needed.

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Dance Recital

For participants of Tiny Toes and Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop classes

Join us for our dance recital at the end of every 8-week session. Students who sign up for the program will be eligible to participate. Proper dance attire for class includes a leotard, tights, and ballet slippers. See you at the show!

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Model Inc.

Ages 7-14

Students learn to pose and walk the runway like a real model.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Kids Zumba®

Ages 7-12

Zumba® takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

Free for Y family members, registration required.
Community: $100 for eight classes

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Sports & Swim

Baseball & T-Ball

T-Ball Clinic
Ages 4-6

Children will have fun while learning basic baseball skills and rules of the game in this new Tee Ball Clinic.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

 

Baseball Clinic
Ages 7-10

Let’s play ball! This clinic is designed to teach the basics of fielding, throwing, hitting and teamwork in a fun and instructional class setting.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org

Basketball

Rookies Basketball Clinic
Ages 4-6

Introduce your child to the game of basketball. Smaller basketballs and lower baskets are used to build confidence and proper skills, but most importantly to have fun!

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Youth Basketball Clinic 
Ages 7-9, 9-12

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

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All Stars Basketball Clinic
Ages 8-12

Polish your basketball skills in league and clinic play.

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Boxing & Ninja Warrior

Upper Cutters
Ages 7-14

This class will teach a variety of bag work, shadow boxing, and footwork. Students will also go through a variety of core cardio and strength exercises. Each class will be designed to teach professional boxing and self-defense skills.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

 

Ninja Warrior
Ages 6-12

Want your kids moving? In this class they will learn mobility and gain endurance and strength.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org

Flag Football

Ages 4-17

Learn the basics of throwing, catching, punting and kicking. Work into positions and game set-up. Participants will learn the fundamentals of football, the rules of the game, good sportsmanship, as well as healthy lifestyle habits in our beginner and semi-pro flag football classes. No equipment necessary.

Free for Y family members, registration required.
Community: $100 for eight classes

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Gymnastics

Tumbling Tots
Ages 3-5

This introductory tumbling class helps your little one start moving on the gymnastics mat under the close supervision of our gymnastics coaches.

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Tumbling Stars
Ages 6-10

This class introduces children to intermediate tumbling, rolling, and jumping movement under the close supervision of our coaches.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Multi-Sport & Nutrition

CATCH
Grades 1-5

CATCH is a physical activity and nutrition education program designed for school-aged children (grades 1-5) in an after-school, recreational setting.

Free for Y family members, registration required.
Community: $84 for eight classes

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

 

Sports Sampler
Ages 4-6

A sports sampler program in which children experience different sports such as flag football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and more while improving their gross motor skills.

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Kidzercise
Ages 5-12

This fun fitness class will change the way your child thinks about exercise.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Soccer

Instructional Soccer
Ages 4-10

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

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Intermediate/Advanced Soccer
Ages 7-12

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

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Martial Arts

The YMCA’s martial arts program combines fitness, self-defense, sport, meditation, discipline, character development, and self-confidence. Join us for these progressive programs, make new friends and have fun! Tae Kwon Do participants are required to wear a uniform during class.

Tae Kwon Do
Ages 4-14

A Korean martial art similar to karate, Tae Kwon Do emphasizes kicking, striking and blocking as applied to the art of self-defense. As children are introduced to this traditional training style, they will explore self-defense, physical fitness and stress relief as well as gain increased confidence, mental focus and heightened self-awareness. 

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Register for Ages 4-15

Swim Lessons

Ages 6 months+

The YMCA offers swim classes for infants, kids, teenagers, and adults. Find a class that’s right for you today and get started in the pool!

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Table Tennis & Ping-Pong

Ages 6-12

Table tennis, or ping-pong is an easy to play, fun, low impact sport that has multiple benefits for its participants. Table tennis improves hand-eye coordination and aids in the strengthening of bones and muscle development. The repetitive and multidirectional movements promote your child’s agility and flexibility.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org

Tennis

Ages 6-12

Young kids learn to play with kid-sized racquets, slower and lower-bouncing balls, and older students are taught fundamental and advanced techniques of groundstroke, volley, and overhead strokes.

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Track & Running

New York Road Runners Mighty Milers
Ages 5-12

Track workouts increase quickness, stamina, and endurance for your budding athlete. Through drills, sprints, and pacing techniques, participants will enhance their flexibility and core development.

Free for Y family members, registration required.
Community: $93 for eight classes

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Yoga

Kids Yoga Fit
Ages 6-12

A playful, creative and functional movement class which combines mind and body work. We use mindful movements, games, share circles, breath work and visualization to move energy through the body as we calm the mind. Kids Yoga Fit allows all children to participate at their own level. 

Free for Y family members
Community: $100 for eight classes

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Preschool Prep

Let's Get Ready

Ages 18-30 months

This social class gives you and your child special time together to nurture his/her social development. Your child will become familiar with the classroom atmosphere and be better prepared to eventually attend classes independently. Caregiver participation required.

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Now We Are Ready

Ages 2-3 years

This class is designed to encourage your child’s curiosity, as well as develop intellectual, emotional and social skills. The goal is to develop independence and ease first time separation.

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Pre-School Prep

Ages 2-3 years

Pre-School Prep gives us the opportunity to set the stage for a child’s success in school and life. This is a content-rich program that supports active learning and promotes children’s progress in developmental areas and reinforces social skills. 2 or three times per week options are available. 

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My Little Academy

Age 3 years

For children who have achieved independence in our socialization program, we offer this creative curriculum. This class will build upon the social skills for children with an academic component. Children need not be potty-trained to be in this program. This class will have enriched activities with hands-on learning.

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Playgroup

Ages 2.5-3.5 years

An independent program in a classroom setting which facilitates language development and social skills through play. This class includes self-expression through art, structured group activities, games, circle time and snack time. The objective of Playgroup is for us to help your child learn the skills to succeed in a school environment.

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Education & Science

Y-Botics

Ages 6-11 years

Our instructors will have your kids putting together all types of cool and educational robotics projects. Robotics is a great way to introduce kids at a very young age to the concept of STEM. Your kids will be learning all about engineering and technology in the best environment possible, in a setting that feels like play.

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Kid Reporter

Want to become a reporter and have your work read by people all over the country? In the Kid Reporter Program workshops, students are guided on an in-depth exploration of media literacy and learn how to become critical journalists. Students take part in every aspect of producing the newspaper – from topic selection, researching and writing, content production, interviewing, on-the-ground reporting, editing and finalizing their work for publication, and finally, distributing the paper to a growing, national audience of their peers.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Young Chefs

Ages 6-12

Explore the kitchen! Learn to make healthy treats in an exciting way. All supplies included.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Mad Scientist

Ages 6-12

This class brings hands-on fun, amazement and wonder of all things science.

Free for Y family members, registration required.
Community: $84 for eight classes

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Visual Arts

Art & Play

Ages 2-3 years

Children have independent playtime, art activities and fun with friends. This class is designed to enhance and explore your child’s curiosity, as well as develop intellectual, emotional and social skills. The goal of this class is to develop independence and ease first time separation.

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Passport to Art

Ages 5-12

This creative kids craft class combines art with geography and imagination and is one of our most popular classes. Each student receives a passport and we travel throughout the world filling the pages with illustrations from our trips.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.

Let’s Go Paint

Ages 6-12

Introducing a fun and artistic class where parents and kids can have fun together. Budding artists develop their individual artistic expressions through a variety of media including clay, collage, watercolors, pastels and more. No prior experience is necessary.

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Jewelry Making

Ages 6-11

Kids enjoy making necklaces, bracelets and more in this class. New activities each week and all supplies are included.

Free for Y family members, registration required.
Community: $84 for eight classes

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Stitch in Time

Ages 7-14 years

Children foster their creativity while learning how to crochet their own masterpieces. Surprise crafts are added throughout the session.

Contact Tylar Simon for more information at tsimon@ymcanyc.org.