Our Creative and Performing Arts classes at the Geyer Family YMCA offers a wide variety of parent & child and child only classes. Creativity, exploration, and fun are part of each class.
We are also offering Enrichment classes that let a child explore individual interests, with like-minded peers (for children K-2, 8-12, and 10-13 years old).
PARENT & CHILD (PC) For your child’s safety, only one adult/one child per registration unless otherwise noted. Adult participation is required.
CHILD ONLY (CO)
For more information, contact Jessica Gutierrez, Enrichment & Family Director, at 973-415-6115 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative & Performing Arts
Paint 'N Play (PC - Mommy & Me)
Ages 18 months - 2 years
Mothers and their little ones will have a blast in this mixed-media art class that blends structure and creativity. Children will explore their fine motor skills including cutting, gluing, and coloring all while discovering textures like shaving cream and bubbles. The resulting masterpieces will be yours to take home and proudly display.
Paint 'N Snack (CO)
Ages 4-8 years
Creative kiddos will complete a guided art project on canvas while enjoying snacks and beverages.
Plié Ballet (CO)
Ages 4-7 years
An introduction class to the world of ballet. This class will engage your child through learning proper ballet terms, correct body placement, and gross motor skills that are beneficial for your child’s development. Ballet for this age group focuses on the same basic concepts of traditional barre work and independent movement.
Mommy & Me Mini Ballerinas (PC)
Ages 2.5 - 3 years
With a carefully structured class and gentle exposure to socialization skills, students will be introduced to large locomotor movements - including hopping, sliding, marching, prancing, and leaping - all within the wonderful world of Ballet.
Fit Fun (CO)
Ages 3 - 5 years
Celebrate your child’s individuality and creativity through dance! This program incorporates different elements of dance and fitness to improve your child's coordination and rhythm.
Ages 3 - 6 years
Children will be introduced to the Spanish language and cultures in simple and enriching ways through hands-on activities, music, and games.
Kinder Cooks (CO)
Ages 4 - 8 years
Does your child love to help you in the kitchen? Your little ones will enjoy expanding their palette with the recipes they'll learn in this class! Kindercooks includes tasty recipes for appetizers, entrées, and desserts!
Karate Kids (CO)
Ages 3 - 4 years l Ages 5 - 8 years
In this introduction to Shotokan Karate, our instructor will introduce your child to an ancient form of martial arts. Your child will learn Kihon (basic), Kata (form), and Kumite training, which are characterized by deep, long stances that provide stability and strengthen your child’s core and legs. Please make sure your child comes wearing comfortable clothing to be ready to participate in class.
Yoga (PC - Mommy & Me)
Ages 1-3 years
Let your child find their zen with this guided meditative yoga class. Mothers and their kids will learn the beginning basics of this ancient practice while improving their flexibility and balance.
Ages 3-4 years l Ages 5-8 years
This introduction to robotics class will teach your child the early concepts of engineering and science. Kids will build their own robots as they learn all about mechanics.