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Suffern Dance and Activity Center

Overview of Programs at Suffern

The Suffern branch of the YMCA has a well-established non-competitive dance program offering classes in Creative Movement, Tap, Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Gymnastics Tumbling. We offer classes for children as young as 2 1/2 years through high school. Students will have the opportunity to perform in our annual spring recital held at Rockland Community College.

Lineup of girl dancers with flowers  We provide a nurturing environment where children will learn to appreciate dance as a lifelong activity for self-expression, grace, strength, agility, creativity, and balance. Our teachers are highly qualified and care about the development of the whole person-mind, body, spirit- through dance. Consider enrolling your son or daughter in dance classes at the Suffern branch of the YMCA.


Spring Activity Programs NEW!

The Y has greatly expanded it's offerings at Suffern to include many new programs beyond dance and gymnastics.  We now offer yoga, Glee Club, Creative Arts, Music Together, and a Healthy Habits nutritional and fitness program.  To learn more about these programs Click Here for more details. 


Summer Dance Classes - July 9 through August 16, 2014

Click Here for a listing of classes, tuition and registration information. 


Dance Class Calendar for September 2013 through June 2014

Click Here for a listing of recesses, make up days and recital and ticket dates. 


Dance and Gymnastic Classes in Suffern (September 2013 through June 2014)

Registration is now open for Dance and Gymnastics Classes for the next year (September 9, 2013 through the annual recital on June 6, 2014).  Click Here for a printable listing of the available classes.  Click Here for a registration form.  Call Becky at (845) 357-4404 or email her for more details.  Classes begin week of September 9, 2013.

Group of YMCA dance students

Creative Movement  (Age 3 to 4). Click here for more details

  • Thursday 1:30 to 2:15 PM; 3-4 years old.  (Add  tap in Jan.)
  • Saturday 10:00 to 10:45 AM; 3-4 years old.  (Add  tap in Jan.)

Tumbling class

Rumble Tumble (5+ years old).  Click here for more details

  • Tuesday 5:30 to 6:15 PM; 6+ years old
  • Thursday 2:15 to 3:00 PM: Tumble Gym for 4+ years old
  • Thursday 4:45 to 5:30 PM
  • Friday 5:30 to 6:15 PM
  • Friday 6:15 to 7:00 PM 

Rumble Tumble and Acrodance (Experienced; Teacher's Placement)

  • Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Tap/ Ballet/ Jazz Combo (4 - 8+ years old)

  • Tuesday 4:30 to 5:20 PM; 4 and 5 years old
  • Friday 4:30 to 5:25 PM; 6 + years old

Contemporary and Lyrical and Modern I (10+ years old)

  • Monday 5:30 to 6:25 PM; 10+ years old
  • Monday 6:30 to 7:25 PM; 13+ years old

Hip Hop (Grade 3 and up)  Click Here for more details

  • Monday 5:30 to 6:25 PM; All boys 8+ years old
  • Tuesday 6:30 to 7:25 PM; 10+ years old
  • Wednesday 5:30 to 6:25 PM; 8+ years old
  • Wednesday 7:30 to 8:25 PM; 13+ years old
  • Friday 4:30 to 5:25 PM; 8+ years old

Yonung Dancers in a Circle from Above

Tap and Jazz (10 years old and up)

  • Tuesday 7:30 to 8:25 PM; 10+ years old
  • Thursday 6:30 to 7:25 PM; Advanced; 14+ years old

Hip Hop (Grade K through 3)

  • Saturday 9:00 to 9:50 AM; 5+ years old

Tap and Ballet (Grade K through 3)

  • Saturday 11:00 to 11:50 AM; 5+ years old
  • Saturday 12:00 to 12:55 PM; 7+ years old

Group of student ballarinas

Classical Ballet (5 years old and up)

  • Monday 5:30 to 6:25 PM; 9+ years old
  • Monday 6:30 to 7:25 PM; 11+ years old
  • Wednesday 4:30 to 5:25 PM; 7+ years old

Classical Ballet/Pre Pointe (Teacher's Placement)

  • Monday 7:30 to 8:45 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 to 8:45 PM

 Ballet Variations (Invitation Only)

  • Wednesday 6:30 to 7:25 PM

To register for Dance classes at Suffern or for further information contact us by email or call Becky Hallissey at (845) 357-4404 Ext. 304 or click on the Learn More sidebar items on the right hand side of this page .


Dance Programs at Nyack 

Adult Elementary Ballet (Age 18 and up)

Students learn the fundamentals of ballet in a fun and supportive setting.  This mixed-level class is sensitive to the skills and abilities of the students.  Adults of all ages are welcome.

Ballet Instructor and Sudent

  • Ongoing classes:  
    • Friday 6:30 to 8:00 pm with Bruce
    • Fee:  Members $96 for 7 classes; Non-Members $120 for 7 classes; $20 drop-in fee / $15 for members.  You can space the seven classes as you wish.

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How to Register for Nyack Dance Programs

Register at the Member Service Desk of the Nyack Facility during normal business hours.  The program fee can be paid in cash or by credit or debit card (American Express, Mastercard or Visa)