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 science, Mandarin, ballet, basketball, gymnastics, 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.

Sports & Swim

Basketball

Ages 4-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14

This class teaches the game of basketball while stressing sportsmanship, team work, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. This class will consist of contests, game play and instruction of the fundamentals of the game.

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Jr. Swish Basketball League
Ages 4-14

Swish is defined as sinking a shot without the ball touching the rim or backboard. The Jr. Swish League is an exciting instructional league developed by the Vanderbilt Y Instructional Basketball Program, which resumes at the end of the Jr. Swish season. Teams and game schedules are developed by the coaches. The season concludes with an awards ceremony and tournament.

Returning Winter Session 2020!
January 5- April 6, 2020

 

Private Basketball Training
Ages 11+

In these one-on-one sessions, the participant will work on dribbling, shooting, defense and the fundamentals of the game through the use of progressive skills.

Y members: $59 per 60 minute session
Community: $87 per 60 minute session

Sign up at the Member Services Desk.

Gymastics

Gymnastics I, II, III
Ages 3-5, 5-8, 7-9

Gymnastics class introduces movement education to children based on their basic concepts of floor skills. Children enhance eye/body coordination and broaden their sense of spatial awareness by performing various techniques such as somersaults, cartwheels, round-offs and back walkover.

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Artistic Gymnastics I, II
Ages 5-11

Artistic Gymnastics creatively blends together elements of tumbling and dance to further develop strength, flexibility and spatial awareness. This program will focus on moving floor skills onto elevated surfaces with apparatuses while emphasizing skill development, coordination and balance.

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Seido Karate

Ages 5-12, 10-17

A fun class with all the kicks! Seido teaches self-defense, concentration and focus.

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Soccer

Ages 4-6, 7-8

This Lil' Strikers instructional soccer program teaches participants the basics and rules of the game in a healthy atmosphere. Emphasis is placed on skill development, participation and enjoying the game.

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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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Tennis

Ages 4-8

The Quickstart Tennis Program teaches participants progressive tennis skills. Emphasis is placed on skill development, participation and enjoying the game. Participants learn the basics of forehand, backhand, serve, and volley while having fun.

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Yoga

Ages 5-12

Children deepen their understanding of both the physical and mental practices of yoga. Kids learn multiple poses, beginning to focus on alignment, and building strength and coordination. The concept of meditation is introduced as a means to calm the body and mind.

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Dance

Tiny Dancers

Ages 2-3

This class is a great introduction to basic dance technique. Following the lead of our dance instructor, your child opens their imagination through dance and movement. Your little one will improve coordination, strength and balance and practice listening skills that will prepare them for the next level. This is a great first classroom experience for any child who loves to move!

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Ballet

Ages 3-5, 4-6, 5-8

In this playful and creative ballet class, students learn basic ballet positions, balances, port-de-bras, barre work, across the floor, and short combinations. Students can progress from level I, II, and III in a safe, supportive environment.

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Combo Dance

Ages 3-5, 4-6, 5-8

Students learn the fundamental steps of ballet, jazz, and tap dance in this fun, exciting class. The dance style changes from week to week (with a focus on ballet in the first week of the session), with instructors providing a schedule on the first day of class for the session.

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Hip Hop

Ages 3-5

This is a high energy class where your child will learn the fundamentals of hip hop. Dancing to upbeat music, the class will focus on rhythm, coordination, and learning choreography.

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Arts & Education

Ages 0-5 years

Dance

Barefoot Baby Boogie
Ages 12-30 months

Your little one can enjoy the basic movement and music in this fun class for babies.

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Tiny Dancers
Ages 2-3

This class is a great introduction to basic dance technique. Following the lead of our dance instructor, your child opens their imagination through dance and movement. Your little one will improve coordination, strength and balance and practice listening skills that will prepare them for the next level. This is a great first classroom experience for any child who loves to move!

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Ballet
Ages 3-5

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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Combo Dance
Ages 3-5

Students learn the fundamental steps of ballet, jazz, and tap dance in this fun, exciting class. The dance style changes from week to week (with a focus on ballet in the first week of the session), with instructors providing a schedule on the first day of class for the session.

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Hip Hop
Ages 3-5

This is a high energy class where your child will learn the fundamentals of hip hop. Dancing to upbeat music, the class will focus on rhythm, coordination, and learning choreography.

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Gym Time

Stars Gym
Ages 6-18 months

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Family Preschool Gym
Ages 6 months-4 years

Family members are invited to utilize Studio C for play and recreation time with their preschoolers six months - four years old. Hoops, toys, mats and other age-appropriate equipment is available during this open gym time.

Free for Y members

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Mandarin Tots

Ages 6-18 months, 18-36 months

A movement class for young learners that emphasizes tactile learning. Mandarin Tots combines dance with developmentally appropriate exercise set to Mandarin Chinese songs and rhymes to promote high engagement. The class also implements elements of arts and crafts to encourage creativity.

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Science Discovery

Ages 3-5

This class is designed for children to discover the world through the five senses. It is a hands-on approach that supports open ended inquiries and discussions. We invite students to explore various materials in an age appropriate way. This class requires adult supervision and collaboration with the teacher.

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Sense of Wonder

Ages 1.5-3, 2.5-5 years

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 and print making and use a range of tactile materials to build sculptures bringing to life whatever is imaginable.

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Singing Stories

Ages 6-18 months, 1.5-3 years

Get ready to shake your sillies out! Enhance your child’s development through song, dance, movement and instruments! Lou Gallo helps children move to music and use their imagination to act out songs and stories. Using a variety of techniques and instruments children are able to explore the feeling of rhythm and array of melodies while building social relationships with neighborhood friends.

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Sunshine Art

Ages 18 months-3 years

Kids have a great time mixing paints, using crayons and markers while learning basic drawing skills. A variety of projects are created using different materials and techniques. Be warned—this class can get messy!

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