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

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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of February 25, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on February 9, and for community members on February 16.

Dance

Beginners Ballet

Your little one is introduced to simple stretches and ballet terminology while incorporating movement in their own way through games and using props.

Ages 3-5 years
Wednesdays 1:10-2 PM or 2:10-3 PM

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Ballet

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

Ages 5-9 years
Wednesdays 4-5:15 PM | Starts January 16
Performance: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 6 PM

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Contemporary

In this exciting dance class, students learn the basics of contemporary dance, inspired by a fusion of modern and jazz dance techniques and the styles of revolutionary new choreographers! Featuring techniques by choreographers such as Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Gus Giordano, and Katherine Dunham and integrated with the style of current choreographers such as those seen on So You Think You Can Dance, this class provides students with a variety of skills that complement their own unique and innovative dances. Throughout this session, students will experience the freedom to find their own artistic expression through movement.

Ages 7-12 years
Tuesdays 4-5:15 PM | Starts January 15
Performance: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 6 PM

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Education

The Scientific Kid

Discover your inner scientist as we explore science in activities and experiments. 

Ages 3-5 years
Wednesdays 2:10-3 PM

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Spanish for Kids

Children learn Spanish in this hands-on, interactive class using songs, a variety of games, movement, colorful visual aids and practical conversation. 

Ages 3-5 years
Tuesdays 2:15-3 PM or 3:15-4 PM

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Ready, Set, Read

A reading readiness class, children are exposed to sight words, alphabet sounds and sounding out words. These skills are intended to help your children begin to read and prepare for kindergarten. 

Ages 3-5
Mondays 2:15-3 PM or Wednesdays 2:15-3 PM

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Let's Get Ready

A pre-nursery school class with hands-on activities and gradual separation from parents or caregiver. Activities include art, story time, singing, literacy development, free play, and snack. Caregiver participation is required in the fall.

Ages 18-36 months
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10:15 AM
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:45 AM

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Recipe for Fun

A delicious class where future chefs learn to peel, chop, mash, grind, beat, measure, season and then taste the results of their efforts. Students create a cookbook to share their creations with their families at home. YUM!

Ages 3-5 years
Thursdays 2:10-3 PM

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Music

Music and Movement

Children burn off energy using props, movement games and songs. Children are welcome to explore the room, participate in circle time and discover themselves.

Ages 12-24 months
Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 AM or Wednesdays 9:30-10:15 AM

Ages 12-36 months
Tuesdays 9:30-10:15 AM or Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 AM

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Story, Song and Shimmy

Join us on a journey through music, movement and art. Children express themselves through creative movement, singing, dancing and exploring a variety of instruments.

Ages 6-18 months
Thursdays 10:15-11 AM

Ages 1-2 years
Thursdays 9:30-10:15 AM

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Theater Arts

Imagination Theater

Drama-based activities and skill-building will help advance your child’s ability to imagine new worlds, become incredible characters, and share fantastic stories.

Ages 3-5 years
Fridays 2:15-3 PM

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Kids Company Showcase

This program provides an excellent place for newer performers to develop skills, confidence, and technique in a supportive, dynamic and fun environment. Providing an enriching musical theater experience that culminates in exciting musical revue-style performance focused on a theme and sourcing material from Broadway shows. Spring 2019’s theme will be centered around remarkable people, both fictional and factual, and the great performance numbers they inspired. Each program session is modeled off a professional rehearsal process and participants are required to make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort.

Ages 6-14 years
Tuesdays 4-6:30 PM | Starts January 8
Performance: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 5 PM

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About Kids Company:
Kids Company provides young people of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to work with acting, dance, and musical theater professionals to develop skills in singing, acting, and choreography. Programs provide in-depth musical theater experiences that culminate in exciting fully developed performances. Each program session is modeled off of a professional rehearsal process and participants are required to make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort. 

Kids Company Studio Production

An excellent place for more intermediate performers to develop skills, confidence, and technique in a supportive, dynamic and fun environment. Providing an enriching musical theater experience that culminates in an exciting mini scripted musical. This spring, our students will be performing Suessical Kids where Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage. Each program session is modeled off a professional rehearsal process and participants are required to make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort

Ages 7-12 years
Wednesdays 4:30-7 PM | Starts January 9
Performance: Sunday, May 19 , 2018 at 5 PM

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About Kids Company:
Kids Company provides young people of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to work with acting, dance, and musical theater professionals to develop skills in singing, acting, and choreography. Programs provide in-depth musical theater experiences that culminate in exciting fully developed performances. Each program session is modeled off of a professional rehearsal process and participants are required to make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort. 

Kids Company Production

ANNIE JR.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR.features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Registration by audition only.

Ages 8-14 years
Thursdays 4:30-7 PM, Sundays 1-4 PM

Performances: March 13 - 17, 2019

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About Kids Company:
Kids Company provides young people of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to work with acting, dance, and musical theater professionals to develop skills in singing, acting, and choreography. Programs provide in-depth musical theater experiences that culminate in exciting fully developed performances. Each program session is modeled off of a professional rehearsal process and participants are required to make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort. 

Teen Tech Crew

In Teen Tech Crew, technical theater professionals teach weekly workshops in lighting, stage management, sound, costume, and scenic design. Students support Kids Company productions with their new learnings, and work backstage during Teen Theater Collective's dramatic play presentations. Teen Tech Crew is integrated fully into our Kids Company and our Teen Theater Collective productions, playing essential roles backstage, in the booth, and assisting with the building of scenery, props, and costumes. 

Over the course of the year, students also create independent study projects in their areas of interest (lighting, sound, costume, stage management, scenic design) under supervision by a designated mentor, and share out their work in a special Teen Tech Presentation. Teen Tech is free with support from the Annual Campaign. Students who register for the program must make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort.

Ages 12-19 years
Fridays 4:30-6:30 PM

Tech/Performances: March 9-17 & May 15-18

 To register, please contact Meghan Murphy, Community Arts Coordinator, at meghanm@ymcanyc.org

Teen Theater Collective

In Teen Theater Collective, students rehearse and perform a classical theater production in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, a unique opportunity for teens to develop their identity, grow as actors and artists, and build a community with their peers. Classes include the development of acting, improvisation, writing, directing, and performance skills, the development of original material through a series of dramatic explorations, improvisation structures, writing exercises, and more. The resulting performance presented is a product of the collective of teens, their strengths, personalities, passions, and pursuits. 

Ages 10-18 years
Tuesdays 4:30-7 PM | Starts January 8

LEND ME A TENOR

Lend Me a Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous Tito Morelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant, Max, believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

Performances: May 19 , 2019

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Visual Arts

Little Artist

Give your child’s world a splash of colorful creations! This class encourages creative expression and socialization activities include painting, drawing, collage, working various utensils and materials to challenge sensory experiences.

Ages 3-5 years
Mondays 2:10-3 PM

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Clayworks

A fun clay class designed especially for this kids ages 6-9 years old. Young artists explore the entire clay process including making, glazing and the firing process. Projects include boxes, lanterns, wall reliefs, mugs and sculptures.

Ages 6-9 years
Tuesdays 4:30-5:45 PM

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