Martial Arts

youth dance

The Youth Dance Programs at our NORTH AREA FAMILY YMCA & NORTHWEST FAMILY YMCA are proud to introduce a new sequential class format designed for ongoing skill development as children grow.

For details, please click our registration form below. For questions or further clarification, please contact Renee Storiale at (315) 303-5966 x225.


Creative Movement (ages 3-5)

A combination of tumbling and dance for boys and girls. different dance steps may be used as well as well as cheerleading moves. Pink ballet shoes required.

DANCE EXPLORATIONS (ages 3-5)

A great first introduction to dance in a fun, safe environment where every child can have a positive experience. Participants will improve coordination and gross motor skills while learning in a structured social setting. *no recital/costume

Tumbling Tots Gymnastics (ages 3-5)

Tumbling Tots is a beginner class designed to introduce children to movement and flexibility through progressive tumbling, balance, and other gymnastic activities. A fun and safe environment is emphasized where every child can have a positive experience.

Ballet (ages 4-6 & 7-9)

The most disciplined foundation for all dance forms concentrating on technical and linear development, proper alignment, turn-out, placement and coordination. a reinforced ballet vocabulary is also emphasized to all students involved in classical ballet training. Pink ballet shoes required.

Acro (ages 6-8)

A combination of tumbling and jazz dance to music creating a unique variation of dance. Pink ballet shoes required.

Jazz Dance (ages 6-8)

A dynamic form of dance focusing on rhythm, expression and style. forms and various styles of American dance are taught concentrating on coordination, isolated rhythmic movements and specific jazz technique. No shoes required.

Tap (ages 6-8)

A form of dance to music that uses different tap tones and dance steps to create a rhythmic sound. Black tap shoes required.

Irish (ages 8+)

A basic Irish folk dance concentrating on technical coordination. Black ballet shoes required.

Hip Hop Dance (ages 8+)

A for of fast-paced dance combining strength, energy, rhythm and coordination with muliple funky upbeat stes and jums. Black ballet shoes required.