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YMCA children's programs build a foundation for physical fitness that will last a lifetime by helping kids get active in a fun, safe setting.
YMCA sports lessons are designed to be energetic, fast-paced, inclusive, and fun for everyone. We know kids learn by doing, so we keep them moving for the whole class — no sitting around watching others play! Everyone’s involved in skill-building activities at all times, and everyone gets to participate in a game each class. Sports should be a fun, positive experience for kids, which is why we focus on building team spirit by ending every class with a cheer.
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Martial arts lessons keep kids active while teaching them important life skills, including self-discipline and leadership. Register your kids for:
Our certified instructors teach kids foundational dance movements and routines. Children will be introduced to a fun new way to stay active, and be encouraged to let their creativity flourish.
Each class begins with stretching and conditioning exercises designed to help the kids get warmed up and ready to move. Next, dancers will learn short combinations of moves that they'll perform while moving across the floor. The kids are then broken up into smaller groups, where they get close attention from instructors as they learn new moves and work to refine their technique. Each class ends with the dancers practicing and adding on to their routine, which they get to perform at their dance recital.
At the Y, basic swim skills are just the beginning. Our expert instructors make sure kids learn the fundamentals at their own pace, stay active and engaged, and are always working towards new challenges to keep their learning experience exciting.
Ready to get started? Find the YMCA in your neighbourhood and pay us a visit. While you’re here, you can register your child for their lessons and get a free tour of our facilities, so you can see where they’ll be taking their classes.
Have questions you want answered first? Give us a call at 416-928-9622, or read our FAQ.
Beyond the physical benefits of endurance, strength, coordination, and agility, YMCA programs have a lot to offer:
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