EDWARDSVILLE YMCA

ESIC CENTER • MEYER CENTER • ALLISON CASSENS EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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Current Session

Summer 2 (5 Weeks)
July 10th - Aug. 13th

Arts & Humanities

Kids at dance recitalLET THE ARTS ENRICH YOUR LIFE

The Arts and Humanities program is very diverse; allowing individuals to explore their creativity and even bring out talents that they didn’t realize they possessed. Classes in areas such as art, dance, theatre and photography are available for different age and skill levels and can be found on the pages below. 

Art & More

WE BUILD ARTISTS

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

YOUTH ART CLASSES

SCULPTURE (AGES 7+)
Create sculptures with different mediums, cardboard, plastic, clay and more.

Tuesday | 5:00 - 6:30pm | Meyer Center | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Members $55 | Non-Members $75 | Material Fee $7

DRAWING & PAINTING (AGES 7+)
This class will focus on using a variety of mediums to learn to draw and paint!

Tuesday | 6:35 - 7:35pm | Meyer Center | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Members $45 | Non-Members $65 | Material Fee $10

EXPLORING STORYTIME & ART (AGES 2-5)
Each week we will read a story and create a project to go with our theme for the week. Ages 2 and 3 will need a parent helper. NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER

Monday | 10:00 - 10:30am | Meyer Center
Wednesday | 9:30 - 10:00am | Meyer Center
Members $33 | Non-Members $55

SEWING & FINGER KNITTING (AGES 7+)

This class will learn basic sewing and finger and arm knitting to create projects.

Tuesday | 5:00 - 6:30pm | Meyer Center
NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Members $55 | Non-Members $75 | Material Fee $7

EDWARDSVILLE ARTS CENTER CLASSES

WHEEL THROWING (AGES 11+)
The Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC) invites your kids to spend some Mondays with Miss Brandy and learn the beginning techniques while also exploring the potter’s wheel. We will start the first class with making a plate, and then in subsequent classes we will build on those skills to make bowls, cups and maybe a spoon or two. Our final class will be spent glazing all of our pieces. This allows pieces to become food, dishwasher and microwave-safe. Our classes will be held in the Edwardsville High School in classroom D120 (one of EHS’s Art classrooms). Your child can pick up all of their finished pieces on the week following our last class at the EHS’s EAC.

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER

Dance

DANCERS START HERE

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

YOUTH DANCE CLASSES

DANCE WITH ME (AGE 2)
Educational and explorative, this class brings parents and children together with active stretches, movement, coordination and learning skills. This class is not eligible for recital.

Tuesday | 9:30 - 10:00am | Meyer Center | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Members $33 | Non-Members $55

MY VERY OWN BALLET (AGE 3)
A great way to gear up for Pre-Ballet, this independent class teaches basic stretching, barre, leaps, jumps, fun terminology and dance activities in a nurturing environment.

Monday | 5:00 - 5:30pm | Meyer Center
Tuesday | 5:45 - 6:15pm | Meyer Center
Members $27 | Non-Members $37

LEVEL 1 BALLET (AGES 4 - 7)
Beginners will learn basic skills, terminology, coordination, dance discipline and practice.

Level 1 (Ages 4 - 7) 
Tuesday | 6:30 - 7:15pm | Meyer Center 
Thursday | 5:45 - 6:30pm | Meyer Center
Members $37 | Non-Members $52

LEVEL 2 & 3 BALLET (BEG & INT - AGES 5 - 9)
Class will continue building on terminology and skills learned in Level 1, focusing on barre and combinations in center. Students entering level 2 should be able to demonstrate the five positions, a single pirouette turn, a pique turn and a changement. Level 2 must have 2 sessions of Level 1 or instructor approval. Level 3 must have 2 sessions of Level 2 or instructor approval. 

Level 2 (Ages 5 - 8) | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Thursday | 4:30 - 5:15pm | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65
Level 3 (Ages 5 - 8) | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Thursday | 6:15 - 7:00pm | Meyer Center 
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

BALLET & TAP COMBO (AGES 3 - 8)
For those students who would like to try a bit of everything. Each class they will learn a new technique concentrating on the main areas of dance starting with ballet.

3 -4 Year Old Combo 
Thursday | 5:00 - 5:30pm | Meyer Center 
Members $33 | Non-Members $55
5 - 8 Year Old Combo Will Learn Tap & Ballet Each Week 
Thursday | 6:30 - 7:15pm | Meyer Center 
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

TAP (AGES 3 - 4)
This introduction to tap will teach balance, coordination, basic rhythm and beginner steps.

Monday | 10:00 - 10:30am | Meyer Center | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Members $33 | Non-Members $55

HIP HOP (AGES 9 - 12)
Dance your heart out as you learn hip hop moves that are simple and easy to follow.

Monday | 6:30 - 7:15pm | Meyer Center 
Members $37 | Non-Members $52

HIP HOP & JAZZ (AGE 5 - 8)
Dance your heart out as you develop strength, flexibility and coordination as we leap, turn and work on combinations.

Monday | 5:30 - 6:15pm | Meyer Center
Tuesday | 5:00 - 5:45pm | Meyer Center 
Members $37 | Non-Members $52

GYMNASTICS & DANCE COMBO (AGE 3 - 5)

This class gives your child the opportunity to take gymnastics and dance. Class will participate in 30 minutes of gymnastics and 30 minutes of ballet. ALL CLASSES WILL MEET IN LOBBY BY GYMNASTICS ROOM | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER

Wednesday | 10:30 - 11:30am | Meyer Center
  • 3 Year Olds | Gymnastics 10:30 - 11:00am & Dance 11:00 - 11:30am
  • 4 - 5 Year Olds | Dance 10:30 - 11:00am & Gymnastics 11:00 - 11:30am
Thursday | 10:00 - 11:00am | Meyer Center
  • 3 Year Olds | Gymnastics 10:00 - 10:30am & Dance 10:30 - 11:00am
  • 4 - 5 Year Olds | Dance 10:00 - 10:30am & Gymnastics 10:30 - 11:00am
Members $50 | Non-Members $75

ADULT DANCE CLASSES

BALLET FOR FITNESS (AGES 16 & UP)
Class will focus on beginner ballet and contemporary dance through stretching, strengthening and graceful movements. No dance experience required. 

Thursday | 7:00 - 8:00pm | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

Ballet Shoes

Music

WE BUILD STARS

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

Music Kid

YOUTH MUSIC CLASSES

GUITAR (AGES 7 -12)
Learn guitar basics in this class as we learn cords and beginner guitar songs. Music will be provided, but students will need to bring their own guitar. We do have 2 guitars that are available for rental on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Natasha Howard at 618-655-1460 for more details.

Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:30pm | Meyer Center
Members $37 | Non-Members $52

ADULT MUSIC OFFERINGS

YMCA CHORUS: ‘60’S CHICKS (AGES 55+)
Come join this new ladies chorus & sing your favorites “It’s My Party”, “Stop In The Name Of Love”, “Johnny Angel”, “Please Mr. Postman”, plus Broadway tunes, holiday songs, patriotic and more!

Wednesday | 10:00 - 11:30am | Esic Center
Members & Non-Members $30 (For 3 Sessions) | Material Fee $10 Upon Signing Up

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Theatre

WE PREPARE YOU FOR THE STAGE

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

YOUTH THEATRE CLASSES

JR. THEATRE (AGES 4 - 7)
This is the perfect introduction to theatre for any young actor. Each week we will participate in exercises & games that will develop all the skills needed for the stage. As a group, we will take a favorite story & turn it into a play to be performed at the end of the session. | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER

Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:30pm | Meyer Center | Winter 1 & 2
Monday | 6:30 - 7:30pm | Meyer Center | Spring
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

THEATRE 101 (AGES 8+)
Can’t wait until the spring to express yourself on stage? Come join us this fall as we sharpen our acting chops. While preparing for a performance of a one act play, we will learn about blocking, acting techniques, conquering stage fright, delivering monologues creating characters & so much more! Show off your hard work at the end of the 10 weeks!

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER

SONG & DANCE KIDS (AGES 8+)
Can’t wait for the spring musical? Come join us and learn about singing as a group, solo techniques, stage presence, movement, and basic dance steps. This will prepare you for learning choreography for auditions and shows. We will help you find ways to make your voice truly shine! A small performance at the end of the class will be your chance to show off.

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER

YMCA THEATRE PRESENTS... ABRACADABRA ALADDIN! (AGES 8+)
If you are getting serious about theatre and are ready to be on the big stage come join us for our annual spring musical production Abracadabra Aladdin, a tale about Aladdin meeting Princess Jasmine, vowing to marry her. He’s visited by evil Jammal and his wicked sister. The greedy siblings know that only Aladdin can enter a secret cave which houses a mystical lamp. Fooling the two and taking the lamp for himself, Aladdin wins the love of the princess! You’ll meet not one, but three genies, the whimpering Ali Bubba and the haughty sultan’s wife. Class will run Winter 1 & 2. Students can choose to participate in acting, music or both classes. If a child is interested in a main role they will need to be in both classes. Class size is limited.

RETURNS NEXT WINTER/SPRING

Theatre

Other Cultural Offerings

EXPANDING YOUR CHILDREN’S MINDS

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

Safe SitterSAFE SITTER (AGES 11+)
Calling all baby-sitters 11 and up! This nationally recognized, medically accurate, hands-on class teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies such as injury management and choking rescue while caring for children. Students will learn the basics of childcare through games, activities and role play. Course includes a Safe Sitters tote bag starter kit and manual ($30 value). Class size is limited. 

June 12th - 15th, June 19th - 22nd, July 10th - 13th & July 17th - 20th
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Price: 
Members $60 | Non-Members $80
Location:
Meyer Center

JR. SPANISH (AGES 3 - 5)
Come explore the Spanish language in this class that teaches culture, words & phrases. Age 2 & 3 will need a parent helper.

Monday | 9:30 - 10:00am | Meyer Center | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Members $33 | Non-Members $55

JR. MATH & ALPHABET (AGES 3 - 5)

Get ready for school in this class that teaches math & letters through games & activities to get your child’s brain engaged. Age 2 & 3 will need a parent helper.

Monday | 11:00 - 11:30am | Meyer Center | NOT AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER
Members $33 | Non-Members $55