Youth and Family Programs at the Ridley Area YMCA

Class sizes have been limited to allow for physical distancing. All employees and participants will practice hand hygiene prior to the start of class, masks must be worn throughout the class, and children will not share materials/equipment.

Arts & Humanities

We celebrate diversity and the arts everywhere at the Y. Our arts and humanities program encourages personal expression and the freedom to create, and provides new experiences for kids. Youth can explore and express their creative talents in a healthy and supportive environment for building new skills. Classes help children develop confidence and increased self-awareness as they participate in problem solving, critical thinking and attention to detail.


Here are just a few of the many classes available to you at the Y: Starting June 21th


Intro to Basketball (3-5yrs)                    Gym A                        Mondays, 5:45pm                       $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member 

Have a child that wants to learn basketball. This weekly class will go over the fundamentals of basketball from dribbling, passing, and of course shooting. Each child will have their own basketball and will remain physically distanced throughout the class.


Basketball (6-9yrs)                                Gym A                          Mondays, 6:30pm                       $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member

Fundamental skills including dribbling, passing and shooting.


Little Ninjas (3-5yrs)                          Gym B                             Thursdays, 4pm                          $40 Member                 $75 Non-Member

Allows children to be engaged with our martial arts program, providing strong visuals cues to help them align with their achievements & goals.


Ninjas (6-9yrs)                             Gym B                                   Thursdays, 4:40pm                     $40 Member                 $75 Non-Member

This curriculum is the ongoing review & development of life skills such as positive mental attitude, perseverance, self-control, & confidence.


Artist Studio (6-9yrs)                 Kitchen                                   Thursdays, 5pm                          $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member

Try famous artists’ techniques to explore various mediums and develop your inner artist.


Junior Artists (10-13yrs)            Kitchen                                   Thursdays, 6pm                         $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member           

Your child will explore the range of their creativity and design unique works of art through experimenting with different mediums and techniques in a fun, relaxing environment.


Preschool Picasso (3.5-5.5yrs)               Kitchen                      Saturdays, 9:45am                    $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member

Create your own masterpieces using a wide range of art materials. Develop fine motor skills, language, cognitive skills & listening & following directions in an enriching environment.


Discovery Science (4-6yrs)                    Kitchen                      Saturdays, 10:30am                   $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member

Discover science while experimenting with everyday household items, watch things erupt and explode while having fun!


Intro to Ballet (3-5yrs)                           Gym B                       Saturdays, 11:15am                    $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member

Introduction to ballet with position and movement through music.


Intro to Ballet (3-5yrs)                           Gym B                        Saturdays, 11:50am                   $35 Member                 $70 Non-Member

Introduction to ballet with position and movement through music.






1 on 1 Youth Training for our Wellness Center.

Children from ages 12 to 14 will be trained in a 30 minute class how to use the equipment in the wellness center.

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