Fall Classes Guide for NYC Kids

We are not wishing the summer away, but now is the time to think about booking your child a place in their favorite class for the Fall semester. We are highlighting amazing classes below – book now to secure your place for a semester full of learning, fun, and making new friends.

Kids at Art Fall Semester, September 12th-January 26th

In our children’s art classes, we’ll explore the basics of art in our warm, nurturing environment, where everyone is an artist! Children will learn to use various mediums – paint, pencil, cray pas, watercolor, and more. We’ll also learn about collage, printmaking, sculpture, plaster, and papier mache. Our kids will develop their drawing skills and learn to draw and paint from still life or a photograph. At Kids at Art we’ve got classes for everyone!

Manga Madness!!! Our special cartooning and storyboarding teacher will teach your child how to draw, ink, paint and produce their very own manga adventure

Crochet for Beginners: We’ll make beautiful small projects like bracelets and necklaces. We will also explore some techniques like making shapes, really cool granny squares, and you can also crochet your first scarf! All materials included.

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Mozart for Munchkins

Mozart for Munchkins creates an interactive, fun atmosphere in which families can experience and enjoy music! Children of all ages are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers can sit back and unwind. While the setting is informal, the programming remains first rate; from Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to Barber, Mozart for Munchkins features outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians—an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Sara Leila Sherman was first drawn to the piano at age four, picking out melodies she’d overheard in a sister’s lessons. Hilary Castle set a bow to the strings of a violin at five, marveling that she could conjure such massive sounds from something so small. Since those early days, both have lived and breathed classical music, training under master teachers, performing across the United States and Europe, and eventually establishing thriving teaching studios in New York City, where both now make their homes.

When these two classically trained musicians became moms, they were determined that their own babies should experience the musical richness that they have loved all their lives. Now they want to share that love of music with other families!

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Reading in Preschool

Children are expected to be able to read simple sentences and stories by the end of First Grade. Give them the gift of a private tutor who can help them learn at their own pace, before going into school.  This is an advanced, yet play-based reading program, that is sure to bring your children confidence by learning to love reading.!

For Ages 3 and up!  Use code: NYLove for a $50 discount your first class

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Baby Loves Shabbat

This very popular weekly class at Manhattan Jewish Montessori in Midtown East for babies 6 months to 3+ years includes Challah baking, Shabbat celebration, music and dancing, art, parachute play and much more in a beautiful preschool setting. Thursdays, 4:15-5:00 beginning Thursday September 20. For information, pricing and schedules, log on to www.ManhattanJewishMontessori.com.


Child’s Play NY

Child’s Play NY is a highly regarded theater program for children offering classes, camps, parties and in-school workshops to New York kids since 2009. Our mission is to inspire young people to tap into their intrinsic sense of play through theater. We believe studying the art of acting encourages kids to be even more creative, collaborative and compassionate human beings. Child’s Play NY runs classes at dozens of schools throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan and is ranked in Time Out NY Kids as a top acting program.

Mini Musical: Under the Sea – Tuesdays at Prema Yoga
Kids work in-depth on the story of The Little Mermaid and use its plot as a springboard for their own mini-plays. Through improvisation and creative movement they flex their imaginative muscles. Students get to showcase their abilities as young storytellers, singers and dancers in a final sharing for parents!

Learn to speak mermaid/merman as you play under the sea! Make a trade for legs with the Sea Witch, play an exciting game of Ocean Tag – and careful not to get turned into a statue!  Dance at the ball on your new found legs and sing such classics as “Under the Sea”, and “Part of Your World”.

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Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone!

Barking Cat Studio offers Weekly Art Workshops and Drop-In Classes, Saturday Classes, Private Classes, Birthday Party Entertainment, School Break and Summer Art Camps and we would love for you to try one of our art classes! AND we’ll give you $10 OFF your first class when you do! 

Fall Art Workshop September 17 – December 8, 2018. Art classes are offered for kids ages 13 months to 13 years.

Tots and Toddlers LOVE our fun and energetic Tiny Tots Arts Sensory Play Art Class & Little Hands Creative Play Art Class–and grown-ups have fun too! Tiny Tots Arts classes are for kids 13-17 months and offered Tuesday mornings at 9:30. Little Hands Creative Play Art Class for toddlers ages 18-42 months is offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 9:30 or 11am and Saturdays at 9:30.

Big kids LOVE our fun and engaging Creative Cats & Art Explorers After-School Art Classes. Our Creative Cats After-School Art Class is for kids 4-6 years and is offered Monday or Wednesday 4-5pm. Our Pre-K Creative Cats Art Class for kids 3.5-5 years is offered Wednesdays 12:30-1:30. 

Kids 7-12 years are inspired by our thought-provoking Art Explorers Arts Immersion After-School Art Class. This class is offered Tuesdays or Thursdays 4-5:30pm.

School pick-ups, class card and sibling discounts also available. For more information, visit our website at www.barkingcatstudio.net or call 718-686-1132.

Barking Cat Studio
219 Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace
NY 11218

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Little Picasso NYC

Little Picasso NYC is a children’s art studio.  It is a place where children can have fun, get messy, create and experiment with fine arts.  They are taught to think outside the box and venture into their own magical world of pure imagination, while exposed to studio skills at their age appropriate level.  It is not an arts and crafts establishment.  It is an artists studio for budding young artists.


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Long Island City School of Ballet

Discover dance at LICSB!  Classical ballet training in a warm, supportive environment.  Strong concentration on placement and developing good technique. We aim to foster a lifelong love of dance in our students. Ballet classes for children two years old through Pre-Professional training. Classes also available in Modern, Jazz, Tap and our signature Sportsdance for Boys.

LICSB has been sharing the joys of ballet with their Western Queens community for the past ten years.  Our instructors are all professional dancers who feel passionately about teaching children. All of our students experience the health benefits of stretching, moving to music, hard work, focus and attention to detail, achieving goals and the gratification of performing!  Professional quality performance opportunities twice a year.

New semester begins September 4th.  Free trial classes available with reservation. Call early to reserve space on a roster — 718 781 1169.

LICSB was founded by Eric Ragan, former soloist with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center as well as many guest performances; most notably with the American Ballet Theatre dancing the Roper in Rodeo.

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Aikido of South Brooklyn

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that focuses on self-defense, mindfulness, and personal growth. Aikido of South Brooklyn, located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, offers aikido programs for children starting at age 4, teenagers, and adults, as well as 8 Limbs Youth Yoga for ages 7-12.

Our children’s (ages 4-5) and youth (ages 6-11) aikido programs focus on developing coordination, concentration, and cooperation in a fun, safe, and non-competitive environment. Teen classes (ages 11-15) provide teens (and soon-to-be teens) with an opportunity to train with students their own age and size. These classes focus on aikido’s principles on and off the mat, while building confidence and concentration. Aikido is not practiced as a competitive sport, so there are no tournaments, or emphasis on victory or fear of defeat.

Head instructor Josh Paul Sensei has 20 years’ experience practicing and teaching aikido. He is a 4-degree black belt in aikido and is a certified instructor. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Josh Sensei teaches all age groups, and almost every class on offer.

New students may start training at any time. There are no long-term contracts and no gimmicks. We offer real training and real growth.

Aikido of South Brooklyn
205 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Websites: www.aikidoofsouthbrooklyn.com | www.8limbsyouthyoga.com

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Ballet Academy East

Young Dancer Division

Unleashing children’s potential through dance

Ballet Academy East is home to aspiring dancers of all ages in its Young Dancer, Pre-Professional and Adult Divisions. BAE is internationally recognized for exceptional dance training and is the Upper East Side’s ballet school of choice. The accomplished faculty lead classes that nurture students’ physical and emotional well-being, build technical skills, and develop artistry.

The Young Dancer Division instills a love of dance in an environment focused on developing individual potential. Children, 18 months to 6 years of age, experience the joy of dance while benefitting from increased coordination, self-confidence, musicality, strength, focus and creativity through age-appropriate, structured classes. The Young Dancer Division curriculum equips students with the skills necessary for advancement into the Pre-Professional Division. All classes feature two teachers and live piano accompaniment.

Young Dancer Division:

Petit Dancers: Ages 18 months-2 ½ years, with parent/caregiver

Pre-Ballet I, II and III: Ages 3-6 ½ years

Tap: Ages 3 ½-5 ½ years

Pre-Professional and Enrichment Divisions: Ages 6-19 years

Ballet Academy East
1651 Third Avenue
3rd Floor
New York
NY 10128

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Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club

Awarded “Fencing Club of the Year” and “Best Fencing Club” by National Fencing Club Rankings, Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club, founded in 2010 by Olympian and U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame Inductee Dan Kellner, caters to students of all ages and experience levels.

In our Recreational and Beginner classes the students will learn the basics of fencing, fundamental techniques and tactics, as well as the etiquette and rules that dictate a fencing match.  Classes at this level are 1 hour and 20 minutes long and include one 10 minute in-class private lesson per 4 week session to give every fencer a taste of 1 on 1 instruction with one of our coaches. Students will be tested periodically to assess proficiency for development and promotion, and awarded badges to mark progress and achievements.

BBFC has produced everything from Olympic and World Championship Medalists to National Champions and NCAA All-Americans. Our approach to teaching not only fosters athletic success, but also thoughtful, emotionally mature, and responsible people.  Fencing is a metaphor for life, and through it we help our fencers learn about themselves, and how to handle the stresses of being a young person today.

Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club
68 Jay Street, Suite 508
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Brooklyn CenterStage

Here at Brooklyn CenterStage our philosophy is to empower each dancer with strong technique while we celebrate his or her own individuality. BCS trains dancers of all ages and abilities, and embraces dance in all its forms from Ballet to Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theater and Hip Hop. Whether you plan to pursue dance as a profession or you simply love to dance for recreation, our dynamic faculty creates a nurturing environment filled with passion, respect and inspiration. We love to see creativity flourish and are devoted to an atmosphere infused with positive energy and fun!

As lifelong dancers, we have decades of professional performance, choreography and teaching experience and are thrilled to bring that expertise and knowledge to Brooklyn CenterStage Dance Studio.

Our Summer and Fall schedules are now open for registration on our website at www.brooklyncenterstage.com
Please feel free to contact us with questions or to register at info@brooklyncenterstage.com

We are located at 495 3rd Ave@11th St in Park Slope/Gowanus

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your family to our home.

BCS is founded and run by
Heidi Flanagan, Dancer, Dance Educator
Valerie Wright, Broadway Actress & Dancer, Director, Choreographer

Brooklyn CenterStage
495 3rd Ave @11th St
NY 11215

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