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YMCA of Long Island - Classes


At the YMCA, everyone has the opportunity to surpass their potential. From preschool and summer camp to swim lessons, youth sports, dance classes, and more, the possibilities are endless.

As a leading provider in swim lessons, the YMCA program focuses on keeping kids safe in and around the water with an emphasis on true progression of swimming.

The YMCA's sports and fitness programs are designed to build athletic, social, and interpersonal skills. Programs include basketball, boot camp, karate, soccer, street hockey, volleyball, yoga, and Zumba.

The YMCA believes that cultural arts education not only enriches a child’s mind, but also helps him or her develop confidence and character. YMCA arts programs include Act Out Theatre performed at the Y Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, art, ballet, cheer dance, hip hop, jazz, music lessons, and performing arts camp.

Check your local branch for exact offerings and schedule.

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DiDa (District Dance) is a high-quality dance training program for kids in Lower Manhattan. Its purpose is to turn amazing, tiny humans into amazing, big humans (who also happen to be incredible dancers).

Dida's director/owner, Jacki Ford, knows dance and dance education well. She trained in an elite studio (founded by her mom) where Jacki and her classmates went on to dance professionally on Broadway, film, TV, with recording artists, and in companies across the globe. Not only does Jacki bring her unparalleled professional experience (including a decade as a Radio City Rockette) and teaching know-how as faculty for Pace University's Commercial Dance Program; most importantly, she's a mom of three, a member of the downtown community, and passionate about engaging kids with positive life skills through high-quality dance instruction.

DiDa offers ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tumbling classes to boys and girls ages 3 through 7.

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Blue Pearl Theatrics Children's Theater Classes


The Blue Pearl Theatrics theater program invites children ages 6-11 to fully engage their imaginations as they perform exciting dance routines, design and create beautiful set backdrops from scratch, and exercise their acting abilities. Students will have the opportunity to explore different facets of the arts such as visual arts/set design, dance, stage management, and drama. Blue Pearl's mission is to provide confidence-building techniques and encourage teamwork through the performing arts. The organization believe that every child deserves a chance to shine and develop his or her talents.

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Sokol New York


At Sokol, gymnasts learn how to strengthen their bodies from head to toe by working on all 6 Olympic apparatuses: floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and the high bar. Through empowering coaches and gradual progressions, children and adults acquire the confidence and perseverance to master new skills, overcome discomfort, and express themselves creatively.

In Baby, Tots, and Pre-K & K classes, students do age-appropriate activities on all equipment—beams, bars, rings, climber, trampoline, and more. The curriculum provides just the right balance of repetition for the reinforcement of skills and variation for stimulating creativity, self-expression, and confidence.

Not only does Sokol have gymnastics, but it also offers the following classes for adults and kids: yoga, aerials, volleyball, basketball, dance (ballet, hip hop, jazz/tap, modern), rhythmic gymnastics, and Taekwondo.

Contact the office today for more info.


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