Youth Arts & Culture Programs

ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMS  > Youth Adult 

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ART & PLAY | 18 months - 5 years

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

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MIXED MEDIA ADVENTURE (NEW!) I 3 - 6 years

Join us in exploring exciting new ways of combining materials and making art!

Make collages, Build sculptures, Learn printmaking, and enjoy many more fun projects! 

Instructor: Taibi

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Painting & Drawing (NEW!) I 10 - 12 years
Always been interested in Art? Working on preparing pieces for a portfolio? Explore a range of techniques and mediums including pencil/charcoal, chalk/oil pastels, watercolors, paints, and more and create paintings and drawings to add to your collection. Students will learn about composition, different brush strokes, and a variety of artistic techniques to strengthen their ability to express themselves through their work.

Instructor: Daniel

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DRAWING & CARTOONING | 3-8 years

This class is designed to This class is designed to help anyone who is interested in making their own comic books, manga, or graphic novels. Through a variety of drawing and storytelling exercises, learn the tools and techniques that professional artists use to tell their own stories and more.

BALLET 

This progressive program is a wonderful way to introduce children to movement. Children can twirl and leap with friends, finding poise, coordination and body awareness while having fun. 

BALLET TINY TOES | 3 - 4 years

Children will learn the fundamentals of ballet through awareness of body movement and creativity. While participating in exercise and dance sequences, participants will learn coordination while exploring various levels of movement that develop strength. 

BALLET | 4 - 7 years

This class focuses on classical ballet with barre and center work that develops strength, body alignment, flexibility and musicality. Children learn to develop coordination and body awareness through these basic ballet movements.

BALLET/CREATIVE MOVEMENT | 3 - 4 years

This progressive program is a wonderful way to introduce children to movement. Children can twirl and leap with friends, finding poise, coordination and body awareness while having fun.

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BREAK DANCING | 6 - 8 years

Students will learn a series of stylistic moves paired with Hip Hop music to help work on musicality, coordination, cognitive awareness and personalization. Students will work on moving to the beat, remembering dance moves and expressing themselves within the choreographed movement. 

HIP HOP | 5 - 7 years

Participants will be introduced to rhythmic dance movement based on modern pop culture and will also get into the fundamentals of old school hip-hop. We welcome all levels to learn our cool choreography. 

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KARATE | 4+ years

Karate develops physical conditioning, mental awareness and self-defense strategies. Students will learn to develop speed, power, focus and balance. Level is determined by the instructor. Please note: There is a $40 fee for the karate uniform, and a belting fee for all those who qualify and choose to belt. The belting fee is set by the National Karate Association and goes towards registering your child into the Association. Additional program gear can be purchased for $100. Both uniform and additional gear can be purchased elsewhere if you wish.

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TAP DANCE | 3 - 7 years

Learn rhythm while having fun in this early exploration into the world of tap!

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IMAGINATION THEATER | 3 - 4 years

A great first theater experience that uses stories as the basis for imaginative play. Participants will work with a different story each week to explore characters, settings, and plot. A wonderful way for children to learn to express their emotions and interact with their peers. 

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YOUTH GUITAR | 6 - 10 years

Introduction and exploration of the instrument: electric or acoustic, taught in a fun, creative way. Technique, chords, melody, scale construction, finding notes, songs, reading music, tuning and more. Students will provide their own guitar. 

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PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS I ALL AGES

For more information, please contact Leah Kreible at lkreible@ymcanyc.org or call 212-912-2588.