Our branches in all five boroughs offer arts and education classes to kids and teens, including dance, theater, yoga, visual art, and much more.

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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of January 2, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on December 15, 2018, and for community members on December 22, 2018.

Kids dancing on staging during a performance at the YMCA.


Classes in ballet, hip-hop, African dance, modern dance and more are offered for kids of all ages.
A toddler and a teacher at the YMCA.


Toddlers and parents can explore and enjoy music in music and movement classes, while older kids can learn instruments such as guitar, drum, and piano.
A child drawing.

Visual Art

Young artists can draw, paint, make puppets, and create a fantastical world in our visual art classes.
Children playing with magnatiles.

Youth Education

Our Y branches offer kids classes in cooking, science, writing, sewing, and much more.
Kids on stage performing.


Kids Company at the West Side branch provides kids of all backgrounds and experience levels the opportunity to work with acting, dance, and theater professionals, culminating in on-stage performances.

To learn more about Kids Classes, please contact your local branch.