Wayne YMCA

Wayne YMCA Enrichment Classes

At the Y children of all ages have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive through a variety of enrichment opportunities.  Children as young as 2 years old can participate in Movement and Dance classes, as well as Creative Cooking.  Chess, STEAM, and Sports and Fitness round out our offerings for older children and teens up to 18 years of age.  

Classes for children ages 0-5

Classes for children ages 5-11

Classes for children ages 11 and up

To view all classes for all ages, please scroll down.

Drop & Shop

Enjoy an afternoon off while your children have fun!
For ages 3-12
Saturdays, 2:00-5:30pm
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21

Family Members:  $25 per night
Members/Program Members:  $35 per night
Community Members:  $50 per night

Programs & Classes:

Preschool Age Enrichment Classes

Special Needs Movement
Get your bodies moving, play fun games with music, props and your own imaginations! We will travel through the forest, cross the ocean and fly to Outer Space without ever leaving the Y!
Ages 4-5 years
Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Member/Program Member: $70  Community Member: $80


Sports Galore
Introduction to a variety of sports through skill building and functional movement games.
Ages 3-5 years
Tuesday or Thursday, 12:00-12:50pm
Saturday, 9:00-9:50am
Family Member: $108    Member/Program Member: $120    Community Member: $149


Ballet/Tap Kids
Learn ballet and tap basics.  This is a combo class - 30 minutes per discipline
Ages 4-5 years
Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Ballet/Tap Tiny's
Designed for our youngest students to express their individuality through the art of dance.  Learn the fundamentals of ballet and tap.
Ages 3-5 years
Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Creative Ballet/Tumble
For our youngest dancers, this class will focus on introducing creative movement including ballet technique and simple tumble techniques.
Tuesdays
Ages 2-3 years, 10-11am
Ages 3-4 years, 11am-12pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Creative Movement
A musical high energy fun dance class using props and your imagination.
Ages 3-5 years
Tuesdays, 3-4pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Hip Hop Kids
Dance like your favorite pop stars! In this high-energy, age appropriate class, kids are introduced to fun hip hop techniques and combinations, danced to their favorite music.
Ages 4-5 years
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Hippity Hop
A super fun and high energy experience that is an introductory jazz, hip hop and tumbling class. Music selection will stimulate, motivate and build concentration for curriculum progression.
Ages 3-5 years
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Jazz Kids
Learn the fundamentals of jazz in an upbeat and fun environment.
Ages 4-5 years
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class


Youth & Teen Enrichment Classes

 

Special Needs Movement
Using movement, music and maybe a prop or two, we will create our own combinations and dances.  There is always time for games when your feet are tapping and your fingers are snapping!
Thursdays
Ages 6-10 years, 5:00-6:00pm
Ages 11-14 years, 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 15-Adult, 7:00-8:00pm
Family Facility Member: $67.50   Facility Member: $75   Community Member:  $80


Leaders Club

Ages 12-17
Leader's Club provides young people with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others, and social development.  Participants work closely with their peers and staff on skill and character building activities, as well as on planning and organizing club projects.  All programs provide a safe haven for young people to become confident and competent adults with a sense of belonging in their community, and promote and enhance the personal growth and social skills of young people in order to develop leaders who will be a positive force in their community.  Contact lsheafer@metroymcas.org for more information. 

New! Art Classes with Upper West Art
Classes are designed to help students work with the right side of their brain, developing creativity, imagination, fine motor skills, non-verbal visualization and helping children express feelings through art.  All materials and tools are included in fee.
Tuesdays
Ages 5-12 years: 4:00pm OR 5:00pm
Ages 7-adult: 6:00pm
Family Facility Member: $280  Facility Member: $308   Community Member:  $320

The Art of Acting
A focus on teaching actors of varying skill levels techniques to help advance their skills and prepare for auditions and performances.
Ages 7-11 years
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 12-17 years
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Family Facility Member: $139.50    Facility Member: $155    Community Member: $205

Audition Workshop
Looking to enhance your audition skills? The hardest part sometime is just walking into the room. This class will help to build confidence as well as work on material to fully prepare you to give a successful audition.
Ages 8-14 years
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Family Facility Member: $139.50    Facility Member: $155    Community Member: $205

Improv Workshop
Improv has been proven to enhance confidence, promote communication and listening skills.  Participants will learn the art of improv through games  and scene work lead by a Second City and PIT trained improviser.  An end of session improv set will be performed on the Rosen PAC stage.
Ages 8-14 years
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Family Facility Member: $139.50    Facility Member: $155    Community Member: $205

Ballet
This class will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet technique.  Classes will emphasize barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations.
Ages 5-6 years
Mondays, 4-5pm
Ages 7-10 years
Mondays, 5-6pm
11-17 years
Tuesdays, 5-6pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Ballet/Jazz
This class teaches both popular dance techniques. Learn both proper ballet technique and vocabulary and the musicality, body alignment, rhythm and fun and innovative jazz choreography.
Ages 6-10 years
Saturdays, 12-1pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Hip Hop
Dance like your favorite pop star! In this high energy, age appropriate class, learn fun hip hop techniques and combinations.
Ages 5-6 years
Wednesdays, 4-5pm
Ages 7-10 years
Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Ages 11-17 years
Wednesdays, 7-8pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Jazz
Learn jazz techniques in an upbeat and fun environment.
Ages 11-17 years
Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Tap
Learn all the basic steps and work on building the correct sounds.
Ages 6-10 years
Saturdays, 11am-12pm
Ages 11-17 years
Tuesdays, 7-8pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Tap/Jazz
This class teaches both popular dance techniques.  Learn the proper technique and vocabulary for these popular dance styles.
Ages 5-6 years
Tuesdays, 4-5pm
Ages 7-10 years
Mondays, 6-7pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class

Let's Put on a Show: Nightmare Before Christmas
This is a fun-filled workshop designed to focus on acting and performing skills while helping young actors build confidence and expressiveness.
Ages 6 years and up
Sundays, 2-4pm
Family Facility Member: $139.50    Facility Member: $155    Community Member: $205

Musical Theater Dance
Learn to tell a story through dance while learning proper dance technique.  Learn performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions will also be emphasized.
All ages
Wednesdays, 5-6pm
Family Facility Member: $14.63/class    Facility Member: $16.25/class    Community Member: $20.50/class