South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

8-Week Program 

Easy Online Registration or call (973) 762-4145
Spring Registration starts April 12th
Spring Session:  May 1st - June 25th
We design all our classes to expand children’s learning and curiosity. Our goal is to enrich physical and emotional needs while enhancing academics in a safe, fun and creative atmosphere.  As a result, children foster new friendships, develop social skills and grow more inquisitive every day. 

PARENTS NOTE: Children attending our ECLC and School Age Child Care Program at the Program Center will be picked up and returned to class by Y staff.

 

Adult / Child Classes

Tiny Tumblers I (Walking – 2 ½ yrs)
This introduction to basic gymnastics develops skills with rolling, balancing, swinging and crawling. Parachute games, singing and obstacles courses are part of the fun! No class 5/29. Parents/chaperones participation required 
Monday 9:00-9:30 am   
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $70 
Instructor: Miss Gail

Tiny Tumblers II (2 – 3 ½ yrs) *Teacher recommendation or evaluation required
Our toddler class is for more advanced instruction and for those who have taken Tiny Tumblers I or other gym classes. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Thursday 9:00-9:45 am 
Friday 9:00-9:45 am      
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $98  
Instructor: Miss Alyssa & Miss Kayla (Thursday); Miss Gail (Friday)

NEW! Puppet Play (Walking - 3 yrs)
Learn the art of storytelling through all types of puppets! Each week, we create a new puppet using assorted materials. No class 5/29. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Monday 9:00-9:30am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Yoga Friends (Walking - 3 yrs)
Get your exercise while the little ones learn too! Certified by Yoga Alliance, Varrita teaches yoga to both adults and children in this class. Parent/chaperone required to stay.
Tuesday 9:00-9:30am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Varrita

Sensory Explorers (Walking - 3 yrs)
Get your hands dirty in this sensational sensory class!  Each week, we create sculptures, make clay, form goo and more! This class is perfect for the toddler who likes to dig, mix and mold! Parent/chaperone required to stay.
Tuesday 9:30-10:00am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each sessios
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Music & Me (Walking – 4 yrs)
Explore melodies with instruments, stomp around on our Giant Piano Mat and soak up music vocabulary. We sing songs and play instruments in games and activities. 
Wednesday 9:00-9:30am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney & Miss Alyssa

Let’s Go to Art (Walking - 3 yrs)
Have fun with friends creating different projects each week to take home and display!Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Wednesday 9:30-10:00am 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

Building Buddies (Walking - 3 yrs)
Come build soaring towers using Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Legos and more! All mini architects welcome!Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:00-9:30am
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Giggle & Groove (0 – 3 yrs)
Shake, rattle and roll to the beat with music that gets your toes tapping! Dress in comfortable clothing. Parents with infants in wearable baby carries are welcome to join the fun. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:30-10:00am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Gail

BACK! Team for Tots (Walking - 2½ yrs)
Parachute play, relay races and sports including soccer, basketball and more! Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Friday 9:45-10:15am (83122)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney

NEW! Language Explorers (Walking – 3 yrs)
Discover new languages in this basic class. Songs, games, and projects will help participants hear and become familiar with various languages.
Friday 9:45-10:15am 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Miss Courtney

NEW! Silly Science (Walking – 3 yrs)
Tiny scientists love this class where we test experiments and watch how ingredients come together to create surprising reactions. No class 5/29. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Monday 9:30-10:00am
Location: Program Center
Fee: $70 
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Open Play (Walking - 3 yrs)
Open Play is three days a week and is only for children currently enrolled an Adult/Child class. Shake out your wiggles before classes begin at this unstructured, supervised free play. Participation required; one adult per child. Registration is required
Times: Monday 8:30-9:00am; Thursday 8:30-9:00am; Friday 8:30-9:00am. 
Location: Y Gym
Free with Membership. Must register for each session

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Bitty Ballerinas (2½ - 3yrs)
A special class developed for toddlers ready for the 'next step' ni a drop off class. Ballet slippers are recommended, not required. 
Thursday 9:30-10:00am
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $75
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Ballet I (3 - 4yrs)
Young dancers develop the fundamentals of creative movement, explore free motion and grasp an understanding of dance language. Ballet slippers are recommended, not required. Mini Recital performance is at the end of the session.
Thursday 10:15-11:00am 
Saturday 9:00am-9:30am
Location: Thursdays Y Program Center; Saturdays Civic House
Fee: Thursdays $80 (30 min); Thursdays $100 (45 min)
Instructor: Miss Gail

Ballet II (4 - 6yrs)
Dancers move through steps at the barre, floor progressions and center. We introduce and incorporate terminology, musicality, rhythm, and creative movement. Dancers are kept on their toes exploring new vocabulary and establishing dance routines.  Ballet slippers are recommended not required. Mini Recital performance is at the end of the session.
Thursday 11:15-12:00pm 
Saturday 9:45-10:30am
Location: Thursdays Y Program Center; Saturdays Civic House
Fee: $100
Instructor: Miss Gail

Musical Theatre (5 - 12yrs)
We love musical theater at the Y and it is exciting to offer a class that ends with a showcase performance.  Theater games, improvisation, vocal warmups, dance combinations and movement routines. Staff picks up SACC students enrolled at the Program Center and brings to/from class.
Wednesday 5:00 - 5:45pm 
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $80

Cirque du SOMA (5 - 10yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
Come one, come all! This fusion class combines gymnastics, dance, performance, and circus arts. We explore floor acrobatics, the trampoline, obstacle courses, tightrope, hooping and suspension.  Plus, we practice with circus props such as ribbons, hoops, juggling scarves & bubbles!

Funky Dance (3-5yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
This active, fast paced class instills a love of movement through dances that we learn to perform together.

Hip Hop Dance (5-8 yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
Let's get grooving!  Designed to introduce Hip-Hop culture through dance and movement. All music is age-appropriate.  All levels welcome, come comfortably dressed! Staff brings SAAC students enrolled at the Program Center to/from class.

Global Exploration

 

NEW! Language Explorers (Walking-3 yrs)
Discover new languages in this basic class.  Songs, games and project will help participants hear and become familiar with various languages.  Parent/chaperone participation required.
Friday 9:15-9:45am
Location:
Program Center
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Pop Culture Cooking (3 - 5 yrs)
We make cooking and eating fun by using kid friendly pop culture.  We whip up meals like spaghetti from Lady & the tramp or a delicious veggie dish from Ratatouille. 
Friday 11:30-12:45pm 
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $140
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

Global Travelers (3-5yrs)
Travel around the world in 8 weeks! Each week we feature a country to learn about the language, food, clothing, music and architecture. Our Global Travel “passports” are stamped throughout the 8 weeks to collect the places they go!
Monday 11:00 - 11:45am
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88 

Auxiliary Academics

 

NEW! Tiny Trees (3-5 yrs)
Explore the outdoors with lessons about the environment with exciting projects each week. Make a percussion jungle, upcycled art, bark rubbings and so much more. No class 5/29
Monday 10:00-10:45am
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88 
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

Slimy Science (3-5yrs)
Prepare to get messy! We introduce kids to scientific concepts while getting our hands dirty. Make oobleck and cloud dough, play with gel beads, erupt volcanos and many more crazy projects!
Friday 10:30-11:15am 
Location:
Program Center
Fee: $100

Tiny Tinkerers (3 - 4 yrs)
We create and design projects at the tiniest level! Curriculum includes building towers, utilizing gears and tools as well as free play to allow for adventurous construction! We incorporate STEM based learning. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Thursday 10:00 -10:30am 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $84
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Little Chefs (3 - 5 yrs)
Our little chefs  learn different food preparation techniques as they make their own lunches and one “sweet” for dessert. We focus on keeping it healthy and introduce nutrition into preschoolers’ vocabulary. We also create a cookbook so you can try these yummy recipes at home!
Thursday 11:30-12:45pm 
Location: Creation Station 
Fee: $140
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

The Art of Comics and Cartooning (5 - 12 yrs) 
Captain America, Spiderman, Batman- all started as ideas and drawings on a page! Learn to design characters, draw figure and sequence storyboards to create a comic book of your own! Together we stretch our drawing muscles and produce some amazing masterpieces. Staff picks up SACC students enrolled at the Program Center and brings to/from class.
Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $85

Math in Motion (3 - 5yrs) 
Gain a better understanding of mathematical concepts by participating in physical activities, cooperative play, and games designed to strengthen number recognition, counting, patterns and sequencing. No class 5/29.
Monday 11:00-11:45pm 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $88
Instructor: Miss Alyssa