EDWARDSVILLE YMCA

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

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Current Session

Winter 1 (7 Weeks)
Jan. 2nd - Feb. 18th

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

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
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. 

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 | Winter 1 & 2 Only  
Members $55 | Non-Members $75 | Material Fee $7

NO MESS SENSORY PLAY (AGES 6 MONTHS - 5 YEARS) *NEW*
For babies & families who want to experience sensory play with no mess involved! Class will have activities such as no mess painting, baby musical instruments, jumbo crayon coloring, assorted sensory bottles/bags & other activities. Parent helper recommended until age 4.

Ages 6 Months - 2 Years | Monday | 9:30 - 10:15am | Meyer Center
Ages 2 - 5 Years | Monday | 10:30 - 11:15am | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

MESSY SENSORY PLAY (AGES 6 MONTHS - 5 YEARS) *NEW*
For babies & families who want to experience sensory play by making a mess mess, but do not have to deal with clean up! Class will focus on activities such as, corn starch finger painting, neon potato finger painting, potato painting, water play & other activities. Parent helper recommended until age 4.

Ages 6 Months - 2 Years | Tuesday | 10:30 - 11:15am | Meyer Center
Ages 2 - 5 Years | Tuesday | 9:30 - 10:15am | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

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 WINTER/SPRING

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
Members $33 | Non-Members $45

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 | 10:00 - 10:30am | Meyer Center
Tuesday | 5:00 - 5:30pm | Meyer Center
Members $33 | Non-Members $55

LEVEL 1 BALLET (AGES 4 - 6 & 7 - 10)
Class will learn basic skills, terminology, coordination, dance discipline and practice.

Level 1 (Ages 4 - 6) 
Monday | 10:45 - 11:30am | Meyer Center
Tuesday | 5:30 - 6:15pm | Meyer Center
Thursday | 4:30 - 5:15pm | Meyer Center
Level 1 (Ages 7 - 10) 
Thursday | 6:30 - 7:15pm | Meyer Center 
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

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 3 sessions of Level 2 or instructor approval. 

Level 2 (Ages 5 - 8)
Thursday | 5:15 - 6:00pm | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65
Level 3 (Ages 6 - 9) 
Thursday | 6:15 - 7:00pm | Meyer Center 
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

BALLET & TAP COMBO (AGES 3 - 8)
This class is for beginner students to explore dance in the areas of Tap & Ballet. The first class will focus on
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 | 5:45 - 6:30pm | 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 | 9:30 - 10:00am | Meyer Center  
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 | 6:45 - 7:30pm | Meyer Center 
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

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 | 5:00 - 5:45pm | Meyer Center
Tuesday | 6:30 - 7:15pm | Meyer Center 
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

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.

Wednesday | 10:30 - 11:30am | Meyer Center
  • 3 Year Olds | Dance 10:30 - 11:00am & Gymnastics 11:00 - 11:30am
  • 4 - 5 Year Olds | Gymnastics 10:30 - 11:00am & Dance 11:00 - 11:30am
Thursday | 10:00 - 11:00am | Meyer Center
  • 3 Year Olds | Dance 10:30 - 11:00am & Gymnastics 11:00 - 11:30am
  • 4 - 5 Year Olds | Gymnastics 10:30 - 11:00am & Dance 11:00 - 11:30am
Members $55 | Non-Members $80

YOUTH & ADULT DANCE CLASSES

JAZZY DUO (AGES 4 - 5 & 6+)
A great way to create fun memories with your child. In this high energy class you’ll learn cool, jazzy dance moves. This class is made to be an introduction to jazz dance and to build confidence, gain skills, and improve and develop balance, coordination, rhythm and timing. We encourage imagination and energy as we learn new technique and dance moves. THIS CLASS DOES REQUIRE PARTICIPATION FROM A CAREGIVER, SO GRAB A GROWN UP AND COME GET JAZZY WITH US!

AGES 4 - 5: Tuesday | 10:15 - 11:00am | Meyer Center
AGES 6+: Monday 5:45 - 6:30pm | 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

MUSIC EXPLORERS (AGES 6 MONTHS - 2 YEARS)
Parent and child will explore new and familiar songs, nursery rhymes, and finger plays. Discovering together ways to use voice, movement, and instruments to create music.

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

MUSIC DISCOVERERS (AGES 2 - 4)
This is the perfect next step for Music Explorers who are ready to move and shake on their own, gaining
independence with instruments and finding their own voice. Those new to music will also love this upbeat class. We will discover together more of the how’s and why’s in the music they love. Age 2 and 3 will need a parent helper.

Wednesday | 10:30 - 11:00am | Meyer Center
Members $33 | Non-Members $55

UKULELE *NEW* (AGES 7 - 12)
Intended for younger children who have little to no prior experience with ukulele or even music. We will introduce concepts such as the different parts of a ukulele, how to read and understand chord chart. Bring your ukulele to class! SPRING ONLY

Wednesday | 4:45 - 5:30pm | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

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. WINTER 1 & 2 ONLY

Wednesday | 4:45 - 5:30pm | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

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 $12 (A Session) or $36 (Whole Semester)

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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.

Wednesday | 5:30 - 6:15pm | Meyer Center
Members $45 | Non-Members $65

Cheshire Cat

YMCA THEATRE PRESENTS...THE TRIALS OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND! (AGES 8+)
If you are getting serious about theatre or are curious to see what it takes to put together a show and be on the stage then this is for you! This winter we will be performing the Trials of Alice in Wonderland a full length musical. The Queen of Hearts is the judge, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Caterpillar are witnesses, and the jury is a deck of cards! Poor Alice must try to prove her innocence by reliving the events of the adventures we’ve all come to love.

13 Week Class Runs January 3rd - April 11th 
Acting | Monday: 6:30 - 8:30pm | Meyer Center
Music | Wednesday: 6:30 - 8:30pm | Meyer Center
1 Class: Members $125 | Non-Members $145
2 Classes: Members $185 | Non-Members $245

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. 

One Day Class! | Jan. 27th | Feb. 17th | Mar. 10th
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Price: 
Members $60 | Non-Members $80
Location:
Meyer Center