NY Kids Club provides an active and hands-on approach to exploring various branches of science and mathematics. Through experiments that will instill a sense of excitement into our young scientists as they explore the world around them. Our mathematicians will focus on numbers, patterns and shapes, while balancing the creative and mathematical mindset.
The gymnastics program at NY Kids Club ranges from introductory classes for children as young as 2 ½ all the way up to our Gym Club and Advanced Gym Club for gymnasts up to 12 years old. Our expert coaches lead classes and practices in our state-of-the-art gyms using USA Gymnastics-certified equipment, all while following USA Gymnastics guidelines. Whether your child is just starting or already has some gymnastics experience, NY Kids Club gymnastics is an excellent option. Children 36 months and younger are invited to get their start in our adult participation Infant Milestones class through Gym Juniors classes, available in our Sports and Fitness category.
The NY Kids Club offers coordination & movement classes for infants and toddlers 2 months to 2 years of age which transition directly into our recreational gymnastics, sports, karate, and rock climbing programs for children 3 through 12 years old. [Read more]
All classes for children 2 to 36 months are adult-participation classes rooted in age-appropriate gross motor development, with original music, puppets, props, educational toys and trampoline time incorporated into each class to provide a well-rounded, fun and educational experience. Students begin with Infant Milestones (2-5 months), and progress to Babies in Motion (5-8 months), Gym Babies (9-13 months), Gym Tots (14-18 months), Gym Kids (19-23 months), and Gym Juniors (24-36 months). Adults participate actively with their children in all classes in order to reap the ultimate benefits for each child enrolled.
From here students can continue with our gymnastics program in Gymnastics I for 2½ - 3½-year-olds or participate in our Sports I class for 2½ - 3½-year-olds. While Gymnastics I introduces students to basic gymnastics skills on the bars, beam, floor and trampoline, the Sports I class exposes children to indoor soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball and tennis activities to increase coordination, speed and agility.
All fitness classes at the NY Kids Club for ages 3 and up are independent participation classes. The gymnastics program follows the official progressions set forth by the United States Association of Gymnastics. Gymnastics II, III and IV build on the fundamental skills learned in our baby/toddler and Gymnastics I gymnastics classes. Here, certified coaches instruct students on all apparatuses. Lessons build upon the strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power and discipline of every student. Students are trained in a non-competitive, structured and skill-building environment. A genuine sense of independence, pride, confidence and a "can do" attitude are instilled in every student. The gymnastics program culminates with our Gym Club, designed for students interested in making a greater commitment to the sport by attending two sessions per week. Our curriculum focuses on building advanced gymnastics routines on the bars, beam, floor and trampoline, in a supportive, team-building environment.
Our sports program progresses with Sports II for 3½ - 5-year-olds and Sports III for 5 - 6½-year-olds. In both classes, conditioning, relays and drills hone the students’ sport-specific skills. Basic rules of each sport are introduced and the importance of teamwork, cooperation and camaraderie are reinforced.
The karate program includes Karate I for 2½ - 3½-year-olds, Karate II for 3½ - 5-year-olds, Karate III for 5 - 6½-year-olds, and 6½ - 10-year-olds. Students are introduced to the basic fundamentals of karate as they learn proper techniques for kicks, punches and blocks. Classes take place in a safe, structured, fun environment with the goal to enhance students’ coordination, agility, speed and strength and build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline.
Our Rock Climbing program introduces students to rock climbing skills such as rappelling, smearing, blind climbing, and speed climbing. Students are exposed to world geography as they voyage up mountains like Mt. Kilamanjaro, Mt. Everest and Mt. Fuji each week.
Gymnastics Class Progression:
Infant Milestones: 2 - 5 months
Babies in Motion: 5 - 8 months
Gym Babies: 9 - 13 months
Gym Tots: 14 - 18 months
Gym Kids: 19 - 23 months
Gym Juniors: 24 - 36 months
Gymnastics I: 2½ - 3½ years
Gymnastics II: 3½ - 5 years
Gymnastics III: 5 - 6½ years
Gymnastics IV: 6½ - 10 years
Gym Club Prep: 6½ - 10 years
Gym Club: 8 - 12 years
The NY Kids Club music classes focus on establishing a lifelong love and appreciation of music in our students. Our playful, developmentally appropriate music and movement curriculum is based on the belief that all children are musical. Children will develop their language skills, coordination, and self confidence through introductions to a wide range of musical styles and instruments. [Read more]
These interactive classes for children aged 4 months – 4 years incorporate rhythm, melody, puppets and performance. Your young musician will be exposed to new rhythm patterns, interesting melodies and a diversity of percussion instruments each class session as a professional guitarist and talented singer lead group activities and sing-a-longs. All of our music company-wide is 100% original and written specifically for our program. In the interest of bridging the musical gap between home and the classroom, every toddler will receive a CD of original music for each semester they are in class.
Musical Tots 4 - 14 months
Musical Tots 14 - 24 months
Musical Tots 2 years
Musical Tots 3 - 5 years
Children are playing and loving chess younger than ever before through stories! There are profound benefits of chess and the effectiveness of learning through storytelling. Our approach creates a fun and interactive environment that teaches 100% of our children to play and develop a love for chess at a very young age. As a result, children play chess outside of the classroom environment, which enhances its benefits and develops their minds for greater success in all facets of life.
Class provided by Chess at Three
Rooted in thematic age-appropriate lessons, this class will immerse children in the Spanish language through music, story, art and play. Our enthusiastic native speaking instructors will introduce a number, a letter, a shape and an animal every class. A fun flash card art project, which will bring the four elements together, will allow the students to continue their learning at home. Children will delight in hearing classic English stories translated into Spanish, as well as children's favorites from Hispanic cultures around the world. An interactive playtime and a lively rug time filled with original NY Kids Club music and Spanish songs will round out this 45 minute Spanish immersion class.
The stage offers children a great opportunity to build self-confidence and self-discipline and they will do both as they explore these classic storytelling art forms. Our instructors introduce students to a wide variety of dance & drama vocabulary and teach dance steps and technique in classes like ballet, hip-hop, and musical theatre. Students will develop physical skills such as coordination, spacial awareness and grace as instructors use props, imagery, storytelling, creative movement and costumes to encourage self expression, technique and a love and appreciation of the performing arts. This program culminates with a parent observation recital each semester. [Read more]
The Ballet program at the NY Kids Club begins at 19 months and goes all the way up to 9 years old. Ballet Kids for children 19 - 23 months and Ballet Juniors for children 24 - 36 months are introduction-to-ballet classes that require adult participation. In these classes children learn body awareness, spatial awareness, rhythm and music appreciation; basic concepts of movement, such as jumping, walking, marching and turning are also reinforced each class.
Ballet Foundations I for children 2.5 years old is the first independent participation class in the progression of our ballet program. In this class, students gain independence, strength, confidence and coordination as they learn fundamental ballet steps in a creative environment.
Our Ballet Foundations II through Ballet Technique I classes are for children 3, 4 and 5 years old and introduce students to the traditional ballet class elements: barre exercises (plié, tendu, dégagé, passé, etc.), center adagio, center allegro, across the floor adagio, across the floor grande allegro and reverence. Creative props, imagery and storytelling are incorporated in each class to make for a fun and age-appropriate learning experience for the students.
The ballet program culminates with our Ballet Technique II for 6 – 7-year-olds and Ballet Technique III for 8 – 9-year-olds. In these classes students learn correct classical positions, placement and body alignment through standard barre and center exercises and combinations, and are introduced to solo and group choreography.
All independent participation ballet classes culminate in a recital at the end of each semester.
Ballet Class Progression:
Ballet Kids: 19-23 months
Ballet Juniors: 24-36 months
Ballet Foundations I: 2.5 years
Ballet Foundations II: 3 years
Ballet Foundations III: 4 years
Ballet Technique I: 5 years
Ballet Technique II: 6-7 years
Ballet Technique III: 8-9 years
Our musical theatre program includes two class offerings – Musical Theatre I for students ages 3 – 5 and Musical Theatre II for students ages 5 – 7. In these classes students are introduced to the basic elements of stage with song lyrics, choreography, stage directions, costumes, props, sets and more. Each semester students are introduced to three renowned musicals, such as Oliver, Peter Pan, and The Wiz. Each semester culminates in a recital.
Musical Theatre I: 3 – 5 years
Musical Theatre II: 5 – 7 years
The Hip Hop program includes two class offerings – Hip Hop I for 3 – 5-year-olds and Hip Hop II for 5 – 7-year-olds. Hip Hop I is an aerobic introduction to movement underscored by exciting up-tempo, age-appropriate music. Hip Hop II exposes children to a variety of dance styles, from hip hop to breakdancing to popping. Each semester culminates in a recital.
Hip Hop I: 3 – 5 years
Hip Hop II: 5 – 7 years
Art is a vital tool in a child’s development as it requires physical dexterity and cultivates an individual point of view. Our classes for children ages 14 months - 5 years old focus on fostering both: students will develop fine motor skills working with a wide variety of materials and explore self-expression in many different styles as they learn about techniques, movements and artists from all over the world. Whether we explore finger-painting or clay, Jackson Pollock or Annie Leibovitz, Chinese art or African art, pointillism or collage, all of our art classes promote personal expression, critique and appreciation through our enriching hands-on curriculum. [Read more]
Our art program begins with our adult participation art classes; Art Tots is offered for students 14-18 months, Art Kids is offered for students 19-23 months, and Preschool Prep is offered for students 24-36 months. In these process-oriented classes, students are encouraged to get messy and creative with markers, crayons, paintbrushes, glue sticks, tissue paper, finger paint and more. The focus is on developing fine motor skills and feeding imaginations as we explore themes like family, gardens and travel through art. This class also incorporates a lively musical circle time, interactive play and story time.
The next level of the art program is our Paint n’ Glue class. In this independent participation class, students are exposed to the idea of art appreciation with the introduction of a different renowned piece of art in each class. More advanced themes, such as big vs. small, patterns, black and white and 3-D art are explored as well as various mediums including paint, clay, collage and puppet-making. At this level students participate in 30 minutes of art, complimented by 10 minutes of fine motor play and a 5-minute thematic story time.
The next level of our program offers two exciting class options for students 3 ½ - 5 years old: Famous Artists and World Art. While in Famous Artists, students explore the work of classical world-renowned artists (i.e. Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe, etc.). In World Art, students explore the folk art of a specific culture (i.e. Indian, African, Asian). In both of these independent participation classes, the focus is on self-expression and individual reactions to art. In addition to being introduced to the works of art of a renowned artist or of a specific culture, students are also introduced to art movements like pop art, pointillism, landscape art, still life, etc.
Art Class Progression:
Art Tots: 14 – 18 months
Art Kids: 19 – 23 months
Preschool Prep: 24 - 36 months
Paint n’ Glue: 2 ½ - 3 ½ years
Famous Artists: 3 ½ - 5 years
World Art: 3 ½ - 5 years
Our Class Sampler was inspired by author Angela Duckworth's philosophy of "grit and the power of passion." Duckworth determined that exposing young children to a variety of subjects, provides them with an opportunity to explore and discover their unique passion. Passion provides a child with a sense of direction and purpose, ultimately instilling grit: perseverance and determination in working towards a goal. The NY Kids Club Sampler classes offer children the chance to discover their passion through a rotating thematic schedule. Before enrolling in a single-subject 17 week program, the Sampler allows your child to try a selection of classes from dance, to fine art, to engineering to karate, all within the same time period.