Once you become a member of the Downtown Community Center, a wide variety of classes, programs and experiences are instantly available to you and your family. Click on any of the links below to explore and learn more about how we Play, Create, Move, Swim, Explore and Learn! Click here to register for swim lessons.
With a firm focus on the techniques and form of classical ballet, classes aim to fire up young imaginations while teaching the fundamental elements of dance. The classes develop co-ordination and boost confidence but most importantly you can twirl, pirouette, plié, jeté and pointé your toes all day.
This early childhood music class invites children and their parents or caregivers to experience music from around the world. Classes develop musical intelligence through song, rhythmic exercises, instrument play and movement activities. Musical material will come from a wide array of American, European, and African folk traditions and songs will be sung in English, Spanish, French, and African languages. The class will tap into the active and creative abilities of children, encouraging the exploration of sound and movement while fostering confidence in their musical abilities.
Named "Best Music Class 2010” by New York Magazine, songs for seeds is a rockin' music program that encourages children newborn to 5 years to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. We "travel" to a new country every week, create well-known nursery rhymes through visual art, perform magic tricks to highlight numbers and counting, and spin the animal wheel to reinforce animal names and sounds. By mixing our original kids rock 'n' roll with adult contemporary music, the band is sure to please little ones and their adults. Registration Required. Classes at Manhattan Youth-Downtown Community Center.