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ARTS and CRAFTS

Bristle & Turp offers art lessons and art parties that allow kids to really get creative and exercise artistic thinking. It is run by Erin, a certified art teacher and local artist. She has been making incredible art with children for 10 years: teaching the skills they need to express themselves then stepping back to hear what they have to say. Choose from a menu of stand alone projects (such as Warhol-inspired prints or Henson-inspired puppets) or build skills over time with weekly lessons. Lessons can take place in Erin’s studio on The Commons or she can come to your house. Cook, give the baby a bath, or walk the dog while your kid makes art.

Clay School of Ithaca  is a creative outlet for students of all ages.  Students can choose to concentrate on wheel throwing, hand building methods, surface decoration, and functional work. There are also two-hour "Try-it" classes held each month for those people interested, but unsure if they want to have the commitment of a weekly class.  The Clay School provides a dynamic and involved learning environment especially for children. Classes at The Clay School are a great activity for children both after-school and home-schooling students. Weekend workshops offer an excellent option for a parent wishing to take a class with their child, such as the Sunday Jewelry Making class for ages 11 and over and the All Level class for ages 13 and over. Stiller teaches sculpture classes for kids 6 and up.

Craftstitute: The Craftstitute is a new place with the goal of building community by learning handcrafts together. They bring in local makers and experts to share their talents. Most classes are for adults and teens, but there are some children's classes as well. There will be classes in the fiber arts, as well as workshops on coffee roasting, metalsmithing, wood carving, book binding, you name it.

Ithaca Media Arts - Ithaca Media Arts has after-school & weekend programs including photography, video, music & arts. Phone number 272-3580, email arts@yahoo.com

Ithaca Youth Bureau - Recreation programs including sports, theatre classes, art classes,  fencing, chess, Tae Kwon Do and more.  At their website, click on "recreation" and find the link to the "IPLAYbook" for program details or call 273-864. 

Jillian's Drawers: Tot Art, Toddler/Preschool Variety Class and Baby Variety Class are great options for the little artists in your life!  Tot Art is an afternoon drop-in art class.  Variety Classes are scheduled mornings, afternoons & weekends and include art, music and yoga classes.

Michael's hosts "kids club" classes Saturday mornings at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30. They provide the supplies, do the craft with the children, and clean up! They also offer fine art, paper crafting, knit, crochet, floral and Wilton classes each month.

Sew Green- provides sewing classes for kids 8 and up and focuses on reusing and upcycling old clothing and fabric.

The Town of Dryden has tons of great recreation opportunities

Wine & Design Art Buzz Kids - spark your child’s creativity and imagination through family friendly painting and craft classes for children of all ages.  Art Buzz Kids is perfect for birthday parties, after school classes, summer camps, and much more! Our passion is art and inspiring children to have fun, get creative and feel proud of their work! Your child’s inner artist is guaranteed to shine while being taught by a great team of professionals. You’ll always take home a masterpiece with Art Buzz Kids!  Classes for adults too!


BODY AND MOVEMENT
Anna's Movement Arts - Offering Yoga, YogaDance and YogaArt classes for kids and teens, as well as private and group figure skating lessons for kids and adults. Her children's yoga classes are very fun! 607 342 7115 /  annasmovementarts@gmail.com.  Figure skating instruction can start as early as Sept 10th and is offered all year round. Anna also does birthday parties.

Baby Fit Yoga - Mom and baby yoga at Jillian's Drawers.  BabyFitYoga@gmail.com

Circus Culture - Circus Classes, camps, performances, parties, and more for kids. Aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, tight wire, acrobatics, hooping, props, and more!

Crane Irish Dance:  a CNY based dance academy run by Miss Jesse Hoselton TCRG with studios in Ithaca, Auburn, and King Ferry as well as in Shanghai, China.  Jesse Hoselton has over 15 years of teaching and choreography experience.  Competitive, non-competitive, adult ceili and private lessons are currently in session. Please feel free to email Miss Jesse if you would like to preview any class. Holding classes Wednesdays for young beginner dancers and ages 8+ at the Ithaca Unitarian Church in downtown Ithaca. For more information please see website: http://www.craneirishdance.com/info-aviator/ or email jesse.hoselton@gmail.com .

Family Yoga with Diane Hamilton: Stay active with indoor family fun on Saturdays!  Diane Hamilton, children's yoga instructor with more than 500 hours of training and 10 years of teaching experience, will lead you through magical, mindful mornings, on Saturdays, 9:45-10:30a.m. at Fine Spirit Studio on Dey Street in Fall Creek. Your first class is always free. After that, 5-class cards are available for $60.  "Bring a friend (or friend's family) for free" runs for five weeks in January, from January 2 through January 30.  Ages 3-adult.  For more information, contact Diane, OmChildYoga@gmail.com.

Fine Spirit Studio - Diane Fine, Ithaca's fabulous prenatal yoga instructor has a new studio with Prenatal, Parent & Baby, Family yoga, beginner and intermediate classes, as well as private sessions and Couples Birth Preparation and special Yoga for Mothers workshops.  607-564-3690, fineyoga@yahoo.com 

Head Over Heels Gymnastics-  Fun gymnastics and tumbling classes for 1 and up, as well as Unstructured Playtime (open gym time for parents and kids to play together and get out some energy during those cold months). See the calendar or better yet, their website for more details. for crawling through age 5. $5 for members, $7 for non members http://www.headoverheelsgym.net/ithaca/

Hula Hut Polynesian Dance - Hula O Lokahi is a local Polynesian dance group/hui. The word Lokahi is a Hawaiian word and means harmony, balance and coming together.  Lokahi does not mean sameness but instead it is critical to recognize that we all walk different paths.  We though come together through hula.   They meet for lessons and practices most of the year. Taking a winter holiday break and a summer recess

Ithaca Youth Bureau - Recreation programs including sports, theatre classes, art classes,  fencing, chess, Tae Kwon Do and more.  At their website, click on "recreation" and find the link to the "IPLAYbook" for program details or call 273-864.
 
Jillian's Drawer's Dance & Yoga.  Jillian's Drawers movement classes include dance for 2-4 year olds and Toddler/Preschool Variety Class (includes three yoga classes in addition to music and art).

Lakshmi Living - Lakshmi in Trumansburg has Yoga and dance classes for kids.

Seishi Karate Honbu - a Karate school with lessons for 3.5 and up

The Town of Dryden has tons of great recreation opportunities

Train with Tamara
Fun Fit - a Preschool Fitness Program designed to form healthy lifestyle habits in children ages 3-5 through fitness and nutrition activities.  Through songs and games, the kids work their bodies and learn the importance of living healthy.  Classes are 30 minutes and held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am at the First Presbyterian Church (315 N. Cayuga St., enter green door on Court St.)  The cost is $7/class.607-280-0168  www.TrainWithTamara.com

Tre Bella Dance Studio A new dance studio located in Dryden featuring classes and camps.
Summer Class Information: Summer classes are a great way to try various styles of dance and further your overall technique! Summer classes are held Monday-Thursday four different weeks during the summer (same weeks as our camps)! Each week you can choose to take one or more classes, each class will meet daily for a total of four classes during that week! See their Tuition page for details on class fees, monthly group rate will apply to each class you select since you will have four, four-hour classes during a one week period.

Ultimate Athletics in the mall has lots of great classes for kids.

The Yoga School -Has prenatal yoga classes and Baby and Me classes
 

MUSIC
Ithaca Youth Bureau - Recreation programs including sports, theatre classes, art classes,  fencing, chess, Tae Kwon Do and more.  At their website, click on "recreation" and find the link to the "IPLAYbook" for program details or call 273-864. 

Jillian's Drawer's Music Classes - Music at Jillian's Drawers include afternoon drop-in classes with Miss Judy and morning, afternoon, and weekend series with Miss Emily and Music Together.  Toddler/Preschool Variety Classes and Baby Variety Class also include music classes.

Little Voices Music and Motion  is a research based class for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with parents or other caregivers along for the fun. They sing, dance, play with instruments and movement props to a wide variety of traditional and original songs.This program prepares children for a lifetime of loving and making music. It teaches basic rhythm and tonal skills. It prepares them for formal music lessons and assists in the development of language, math, motor and social skills. It also provides community and lots of fun for parents, grandparents and other caregivers. Gift certificates and scholarships are available. For more information, please go to www. LittleVoicesMusic.com. Please go to the website www.LittleVoicesMusic.com for complete class schedule and registration instructions.

Miss Angie's Music, musical adventures for the young at heart. Children and their parents learn the basics of rhythm, melody, harmony, deep listening, song structure, and coordination in a relaxed and playful, heart-felt journey through a mix of guided and exploratory singing, dancing, and instrument play. All are welcome; participation is a must. Classes located at Jillian's Drawers on the Ithaca Commons.

Sliding Scale fees. Check the website missangiesmusic.com or contact Miss Angie Beeler Director/Teacher missangiesmusic@gmail.com 607-227-4890. The current classes: Mixed Ages, 5months-5yrs + adult; Big Kids, 3-7 yrs, adult optional; Babies, newborn-15months +adult; Enrichment: Shadow Puppet Workshops, 3-18 years.

Miss Judy - Judy Stock runs children's music classes at Sunny Days and Jillian's drawers.

Music Together - Early childhood music and movement program. 10 week program held regularly at Jillian's Drawers and in Cayuga Heights.  607-227-2500

The Town of Dryden has tons of great recreation opportunities

THEATRE AND DANCE
Acting Out does 12 weeks of on-camera acting instruction taught by professional actress Darcy Martin Rose right here in downtown Ithaca. All classes take place in a real movie theater at Cinemapolis! Kids build confidence and increase their emotional vocabulary by tackling monologues, dramatic and comedic scenes, commercial work and improvisation. Each child gets a DVD of their best work from class (plus bloopers) at the end of the semester as a memento of all their accomplishments! School break camps are also available.
Email Darcy at actingoutnewyork@gmail.com to make your reservation! Sign up online HERE. Or check out the full line up of Programming  

CSMA - Community School of Music and Arts - Have classes in music, dance, theatre, instruments, and more, starting at very young ages.

The Hangar TheatreThe Hangar Theatre hosts a variety of educational programming for various age groups throughout the year including a summer theatre school with a variety of classes taught by professionals in the theatre field. Classes take place in various downtown locations. There are also performance opportunities for children in the summer, as well as school break camps. Additional programs include Creative Drama for homeschoolers, Theatre Workshops for adults and teens, and more coming soon! Email Education@Hangartheatre.org to be included on the email list.  For more info, visit: http://www.hangartheatre.org/education-programs.html.

Ithaca Youth Bureau - Recreation programs including sports, theatre classes, art classes,  fencing, chess, Tae Kwon Do and more.  At their website, click on "recreation" and find the link to the "IPLAYbook" for program details or call 273-864.  

The Town of Dryden has tons of great recreation opportunities

OTHER
Anna's Movement Arts - Offering Yoga, YogaDance and YogaArt classes for kids and teens, as well as private and group figure skating lessons for kids and adults. Her children's yoga classes are very fun! 607 342 7115 / annasmovementarts@yahoo.com.  Figure skating instruction can start as early as Sept 10th and is offered all year round. Anna also does birthday parties.

Cooking Camp -  A fun way to introduce kids to the wonders of creating delicious meals and nutritious food. Aged 6 and up learn about the food web, some cooking techniques, & how to nourish themselves and others as well as field trips.   Tuition is based on a sliding scale and includes all materials.  In-kind exchange, barter and scholarship options are available.  Space is limited to 4 students per session. Contact Joey at solkitchen1@gmail.com or call (607) 387-7799

CUSLAR Spanish Classes and Camps - “CUSLAR Hola, Amigos! Spanish Through Play” classes provide a relaxed environment where children and adults can learn Spanish together through art, music, games, mini-immersion and more. Classes for Families with children 18th - 3 years old, and 3 - 6 y.old More info: http://cuslar.org/spanish-for-families/.  Our instructor Alba Sancho also offers Spanish Camps for Children, ages 4- 9 years old, during Christmas, Easter and Summer breaks. More info at albasanchopinto@gmail.com

Ithaca Children's Garden programs - Fun interactive summertime programs include "Creatures of the Garden" and "Make Stuff." These programs do not require registering and are free (but have a suggested donation of $5 per child or $10 per family).

Ithaca Youth Bureau - Recreation programs including sports, theatre classes, art classes,  fencing, chess, Tae Kwon Do and more.  At their website, click on "recreation" and find the link to the "IPLAYbook" for program details or call 273-864.  

Namaste Montessori -Namaste hosts mindful parenting classes from birth on with topics from food to home environment and everything in between.
 
Prenatal healthy eating - Nutrition for 2 class. Pregnant or planning for pregnancy? Come join the Nutrition for 2 class to get ideas on how to eat healthy before and during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time for providing your body and baby the best nutrition for growth and development. This class is taught by a medical team from the Cayuga Center for Healthy Living. Classes are generally offered the first Wednesday of every month (unless it is a holiday). To register or for more information contact Cauyga Center for Healthy Living at 607-252-3590.

The Town of Dryden has tons of great recreation opportunities

Wegmans has cooking classes for kids.




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