Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch

Arts & Humanities


NEW! Beginner Guitar!

Ages 9-12

Learn the basics from the proper way to hold the guitar, to picking, tuning, chord progression & strum patterns.  Students must bring their own instruments to class.

Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Saturdays 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Members: $85   Program Participants: $120

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New! Table Tops Social

Ages 30+

Come by the Teen Center on Tuesday mornings and take part in some table top fun!  Games include air hockey, foosball, and table tennis, Wii Bowling, puzzles and board games.  Drop in as you please throughout the time!  Table Top Social does not run during school vacations.

Tuesday    10:30 am to Noon

Members: FREE  Program Participants: $5


New! YMCA Jr. All-stars

Ages: 2 1/2 – 5

Enjoy a variety of arts, crafts, physical activity and swim.

Tuesday     2:00-3:45 pm  Register Here

Friday       2:00-3:45 pm   Register Here

Members: $80  Program Participants: $105


New! Silly Science

Ages 2 1/2 – 5

Preschoolers will learn basic science, art & color concepts in this hands-on class that will encourage and celebrate natural curiosity.

Tuesdays           12:00 to 12:30 pm        Click Here to Register 

Wednesdays       10:00 to 10:30 am      Click Here to Register

Members: $32

Program Participants: $50


Preschool Program-Story Crafts

Children are introduced to new stories each week and create new crafts based on the story.

Wednesdays- 11:00 am to 12:00 pm  for ages 2 1/2-5       Click Here to Register

Thursdays- 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for ages 2 1/2-5           Click Here to Register

 


Intro to Theater: A Partnership with Granite Theater of Westerly

Ages 7-9                    Register Here 

Ages 10-12                Register Here 

Monday 4:00 – 5:30 PM  

The Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch is pleased to partner with the Granite Theater of Westerly to provide local youth with a performing arts experience.  During the time in this class, children will have a hands on opportunity to build props, design costumes, tour the theater and see first-hand management of sound and lights.  The students will gain knowledge of stage movement and terminology.  Acting on stage and improv theatre games will enhance reading comprehension and problem solving skills.  This program is intended to support and develop an appreciation for team work and interdisciplinary performing arts experience.

Members $120 • Program Participants $150


New! Athletic Performance Training!

Ages 12-16

Small group training class for middle and high school kids which mimics strength and conditioning programs athletes use off season to improve speed, agility and power.

Wednesdays 4:00-4:50 PM          Click Here to Register 

Thursdays 4:00-4:50 PM             Click Here to Register

$80 Members • $80 Program Participants


Dance for all ages!

Pre-Ballet for Ages 4-6

The goals of this general “pre-ballet” class are to foster creativity, freedom, and expression through movement and movement creating a life-long love of dance.  We will explore movement with wonder and joy, discovering the magic of dance, while gaining confidence and poise every step of the way.

Wednesdays:    4:15-5:00 PM      Register Here 

Fridays:            4:15-5:00 PM       Register Here

Members $61 • Program Participants $94  

Tiny Dancers Jazz & Tap for Ages 3-5

Dancers will be introduced to fundamental aspects of dance including music & movement.  Dancers will learn basic tap and jazz steps, while focusing on fine and gross motor skill development.

Saturdays:  12:15-1:00 PM   Members $61 • Program Participants $94  Click Here to Register 

Beginner Ballet for Ages 7-12

In this class, classical ballet positions of the feet and arms are studied along with fundamental movements at the barre and then in the center.  In the center, work on more complex movements, jumps and turns as students progress at their own pace.  No previous ballet experience necessary.

Fridays: 5:00-6:00 PM      

Members $61 • Program Participants $94  Click Here to Register  

Beginner Jazz for Ages 6-12

Dancers will be introduced to fundamental aspects of jazz choreography using popular songs from past to present.

Sundays: 1:00-2:00 PM

Members $61 • Program Participants $94  Click Here to Register

Beginner Tap for Ages 6-12

Dancers will be introduced to fundamental aspects of tap choreography using popular songs.

Saturday: 2:00-3:00 PM     

Members $61 • Program Participants $94   Click Here to Register

Hip-Hop for Ages 8-12

Dancers will learn to move to the hottest music, have fun and be energetic.  Dancers will learn age appropriate hip hop skills.

Tuesday: 7:15 – 8:15 PM   

Members $61 • Program Participants $94  Click Here to Register


Moving & Grooving

For Ages 2 1/2 – 5  Come and get a little groovy with us! Play, dance, story tell, sing and craft.

Wednesdays: 3:15 – 4:00 pm           Register Here 

Saturdays: 11:15 am -12:00 pm      Register Here 

Members: $48   Program Participants: $ 71

 


Y GARDEN CLUB

Every Third Wednesday of the month @ 12:00 noon

The Garden club promotes the encouragement and advancement of gardening. Club meetings are held on the Third Wednesday of the month with a specific presentation. Events and activities are scheduled throughout the year.

Members FREE • Program Participants $30 Annually


GYM & SWIM

Ages 4-6   Tuesday 10:15-11:30 am

Gym and Swim is a combination of gymnastics tumbling and use of soft play equipment, then going for a swim in the pool. Participants will start off in the Multi-purpose room learning basic gymnastic skills and techniques, staff will then supervise and lead them to changing rooms, then introduce and teach swimming skills in the pool.

Members $85• Program Participants $125  


ROMP & STOMP

Ages 18 – 36 months

Wednesday 9:30-10:15am

A great way to spend time with you child during this fun packed class. With your guidance, your child is introduced to a relaxed, but structured environment. The goal of this class is to increase your child’s gross motor skills: running, jumping, hopping and throwing.

Members $63 • Program Participants $97

 

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.