Y offers youth ballet classes

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Boys and girls, ages 1-8, can register for a four-week summer ballet and dance clinic at the Rome Family YMCA, 301 W. Bloomfield St. through Friday, June 25.

Robyn Gaffney, an experienced YMCA dance instructor, will run the program.

Registration continues through Friday online at ymcatrivalley.org under “Youth and Family Programs” or in person at the YMCA.

Classes will run Mondays and Wednesdays, June 28 through July 21. Cost is $55, $40 for YMCA members.

Mommy/Daddy & Me – ages 1-3: Monday 5-5:45 p.m.

The class will give the parent and child a chance to bond while enhancing the child’s cognitive, physical, and social/emotional development. It allows the children to communicate with other children, strengthen fine and gross motor skills and learn through play and music.

Tiny Dancer – ages 3-5: Monday 6-7 p.m.

Tiny Dancers will have the opportunity to learn very basic ballet steps while appreciating music and building the foundation for a physically active lifestyle. The class focuses on enhancing motor skills, building peer relationships and exercising creative minds.

Tiny Tots – ages 6-8: Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Tiny Tots will learn basic ballet along with some creative movement. Students will have the chance to strengthen their bodies and minds while expressing themselves and using their imagination to the fullest.

Girls’ attire includes pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Boys’ attire includes a white TA-shirt, black shorts and black ballet shoes.

For more information, call the Rome Y at 315-336-3500.

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