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Spring Session Programs

 

The YMCA of Greenwich nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. We aim to provide all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

Ballet, tumble, swimming, martial arts are just a few of the classes we offer. Click on the links below to be taken to the class of your choice.

 

Priority Registration: Jan 8th*

Member Registration: Jan 15th

Non-Member Registration: Jan 22nd

 
*You qualify for Priority Registration if you meet both of the following requirements:
 
  • You’re a member of the YMCA of Greenwich
  • You enrolled in Youth/Teen Programs for the Winter 2023 Session

For more information on registration as well as our refund and credit policies, click here

Tumble

Rock, roll and jump your way through this fun and stimulating, confidence-boosting physical class. Our Tumble Classes create special parent-child bonding time through sensory stimulations and physical play. Children will really shine in this class which stresses cooperation, self-confidence, independence and basic gymnastics skills. Each class begins with circle time and features a different piece of gym equipment each week.

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 8-16 months

Fridays

9:30AM-10:00AM

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 18-23 months

Fridays

10:15AM-11:00AM

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 18-23 months

Fridays

10:15AM-11:00AM

NEW! Y-Play!

Y-Play is an exciting and engaging movement gross motor class designed specifically for infants and toddlers, fostering their physical development through a blend of fun, creative movement and activities that encourage crawling, rolling, jumping, and more.

This parent/child class offers a variety of age-appropriate exercises, music, and colorful props to capture the attention of our youngest participants. From mini obstacle courses to rhythmic movement and music, Y-Play provides a stimulating experience that promotes coordination, balance, and spatial awareness.

Location: Tumble Room

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 8-18 months

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

9:00AM – 9:30AM

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 18-24 months

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

9:45AM – 10:30AM

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 2-3 years

Wednesdays, Thursdays

10:45AM – 11:30AM

Two’s Time Classes

This program will provide a casual and nurturing introduction to nursery school. We look forward to welcoming your child to our safe, stimulating, child-centered pre-nursery separation program. During class time, your toddler will be introduced to such activities as: Sand & Water Play, Circle Time, Motor Activities, Block Building, Art, Imaginative Play, Puppetry, Hands-On “Manipulatives”, Language Development, Story Time, Music & Dance. 

*Children participating in Child watch may be walked to/from Two’s Time if needed.

Instructor: Kaitlyn Hoha

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PARTICIPANTS 3-8 |  Ages 23 months – 3 years

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9:30AM – 11:00 AM

Chess with Chess Max Academy

Chess Max Academy has partnered with the Y to offer Beginner Chess! With a mission to teach students the wonders of Chess through professional and engaging means, classes will encourage students to learn at their own pace and share their observations. Children will learn the basics of chess, including rules, general strategies, and tactics.

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PARTICIPANTS 5-12 |  Ages 4 – 7 years

Wednesdays

2:30PM – 3:30PM

Ballet Classes

The Ballet Program at the YMCA of Greenwich will teach your child classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on a combination of classic and modern methods. Dancers will progress to the next level as their technique allows.

*Baby Ballet is a Parent and Child class.

Instructor: Bridgett Knox

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 6 – 31 months

Saturdays 

9:30AM -10:00AM

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PARTICIPANTS 6-8 |  Ages 2-3 years

Saturdays 

10:15AM – 11:00AM

Multi-Sports: Intro To Basketball

Managed and run by the Greenwich Stars’ professional coaches, this program introduces your child to basketball so they can develop a love for the sport and learn the basic skills of the game. Skill sessions, expert training, and scrimmages every session in a positive and fun environment. 

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 5-7 years

Mondays

5:00PM – 6:00PM

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PARTICIPANTS 5-10 |  Ages 8-10 years

Wednesdays

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Basketball With The Greenwich Stars

Managed and run by the Greenwich Stars’ professional coaches, this program provides kids with the opportunity to develop skills and a love for the game of basketball.  The program provides a fun and engaging opportunity for kids to learn the rules of the game, how to shoot, dribble, make a play of the triple threat, and speed training.

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PARTICIPANTS 4-20 |  Ages 4-5 years

Saturdays

8:30AM – 9:00AM

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PARTICIPANTS 4-20 |  Ages 6-8 years

Saturdays

9:00AM – 10:00AM

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PARTICIPANTS 4-20 |  Ages 9-11 years

Saturdays

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Kids In Sports

The Y has partnered with Kids In Sports, a team of sports educators, who’ve created an expertly designed curriculum that is innovative, age-appropriate, and fun!

Their multi-sport program for younger children grows with your child–from adult participation to separation classes. Older children learn the fundamentals of specific team sports, and at every age your child gains important life skills like taking instruction, working in groups, and sportsmanship. These classes begin to focus children on the principles of six sports (soccer, basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, and hockey), teaching fundamentals of sports moves and general game play rules.

Kids In Sports take pride in nurturing the development of your whole child. With a low student-to-coach ratio, they will help each child grow in the confidence and skills they need to succeed in sports, school, and life.

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PARTICIPANTS 4-20

Separate classes for the following age groups:

  • 12-18 months
  • 18 months – 3 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 4-5 years
  • 5-6 years

Multiple Days and Times Available

Y-Adaptive Sports

In partnership with Backyard Sports Cares, this program is geared toward athletes with Special Needs. Each participant will be paired 1:1 with a middle or high school volunteer to learn soccer skills using a special education curriculum in a safe environment.

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PARTICIPANTS 5-30 |  Ages 6+ years

Sundays

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Hands On Art with Wells Noonan

Hands On Art will focus on Printmaking and Self Portraits.

Printmaking will focus on teaching children about the different types of printmaking in a fun and process-oriented setting. They will paint and practice with a roller on glass with natural and synthetic materials.

Self Portraits will teach children the different shapes and characteristics of a face in a fun and process-oriented setting.  They will learn to trace with markers and transparent film and create their own self-portraits.

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PARTICIPANTS 4-10 |  Ages 3-5 years

Tuesdays

4:00PM – 4:30PM

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PARTICIPANTS4-10 |  Ages 5-7 years

Tuesdays

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Swimming Lessons

Following the YMCA National Swim Instruction Program, our curriculum focuses on teaching water safety and comfort followed by stroke development. All lessons are held in our Alumni warm-water pool for 30 minutes with the exception of YOUTH levels 4-6 which are 45 minutes, and Level 7’s which are 1 hour. Note: swim evaluations maybe required.

NEW! Teen and Tween Wellness Programs

We are thrilled that our Y is now offering teen & tween-centered wellness programming to help nurture the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. Our Teen Wellness Programs, for teens ages 11-18, include Non-Contact Boxing and Strength Conditioning.

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Questions? We’d love to help.

 

For more information, please contact our Youth Programs Department at programs@gwymca.org.