Virtual Art and Dance classes

Welcome to our virtual classes! These classes are free for Y members and nonmembers. Preregistration is required. Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration. Classes will be conducted via Zoom meeting. Meeting info will be sent to those who register. Please note calls to our 203-235-6386 do get forwarded and you can also leave a message and someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

Dance

Jazz and Tap Combo with Jane Hannon

Jazz dance combines techniques of Ballet and Modern dance with the current forms of popular dance.Tap emphasizes clarity of sound, rhythm, coordination, and speed with special shoes that have metal plates on the toes and heels.

  • Dates: April 28 - June 1
  • Age/Day/Time:
    Ages 3 - 5/Tuesday 6:00 - 6:45 PM
    Ages 6 - 8/Tuesday 6:50 - 7:35 PM
  • Register: Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration.

Ballet with Rachel Gnatowski

Ballet is the foundation for dance. We focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body and use of arms.

  • Dates: April 29 - June 3
  • Age/Day/Time:
    Ages 3 - 5/Wednesday 5:30 - 6:00 PM
    Ages 6 - 8/Wednesday 6:05 - 6:35 PM
    Ages 9 - 12/Wednesday 6:40 - 7:10 PM
  • Register: Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration.

"Thank you so much!  My daughter normally attends the Berlin YMCA for preschool and when I told her I signed her up for a YMCA dance class she was SO excited.  Also, just have to say that Rachael is fantastic!!  Morgan is so shy, and Rachael was amazing with how she chatted with her before class and made her feel comfortable to be there. Thank you so much for offering this! -Melissa"

Musical Theater Dance with Lindsay Pytel

Does your child love to sing and dance? Come join our virtual musical theater dance class! We will be learning a new combo each week featuring some of our favorite Disney and Broadway musical songs! Let’s turn our living room into a stage!

  • Dates: May 1 - June 5
  • Age/Day/Time:
    Ages 3-5/Friday 5:30 - 6:00 PM
    Ages 6-8 /Friday 6:05 - 6:35 PM
    Ages 9-12/Friday 6:40 - 7:10 PM
  • Register: Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration.

Teen Musical Theater Dance

A lot of us should have been performing our school/community shows these past couple months, but just because we’re at home, doesn’t mean we have to stop performing! Come join our virtual musical theater dance class featuring combos from our favorite Broadway shows!

  • Dates: May 1 - June 5
  • Age/Day/Time:
    Age 13-18/Friday 7:10 - 7:40 PM
  • Register: Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration.

Adult Musical Theater Dance

Calling all musical theater lovers! We will now be hosting a virtual musical theater dance fitness class! Come join us and learn combos from your favorite Broadway musicals including Grease, Legally Blonde, Hairspray and more!

  • Dates: May 1 - June 5
  • Day/Time: Friday 7:50 - 8:20 PM
  • Register: Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration.

Visual Arts

ART with Alaina Pierce

Fun art activities you can do at home!

  • Dates: April 30 - June 4
  • Age/Day/Time:
    Ages 6 - 8/Thursday 6:00 - 6:30 PM
    Ages 9 - 12/Thursday 6:35 - 7:05 PM
  • Register: Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration.

Performing Arts

SCREENWRITING with Tom Hutchinson

Do you love movies? Do you have an idea that would make a great story?  Every movie begins with the same thing- a blank page. This course will prepare the foundation for writing your own screenplay. Through script analysis of great movies we will uncover the engine and fuel of a screenplay- structure and format.  Writers will screen, review, and discuss feature length films from different genres. Our analysis will uncover the heartbeat of every great script- a story.  Our workshop will allow writers to collaborate and encourage each other in a very creative setting.

  • Dates: May 2 - June 6
  • Day/time: Saturday 1:00 PM
  • Register: Call 203-235-6386 or register online at Program Registration.
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