Dance Program | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Dance Program

Introducing the youth of our community to the magic of dance in a structured setting. Dance classes at the Y are designed to focus on fun, character development, body alignment, strength, flexibility, balance, technique, and grace. The Metrowest YMCA offers a wide range of dance classes for ages 3 to 14 at any level of ability. From hip-hop to ballet and creative movement to jazz our classes combine creative expression with movement that inspires dancers develop an understanding and appreciation for the arts. Starting with the basics and advancing to more articulate technique, we strive ourselves to create the best experience for your dancer.

Classes are available every session. 



  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved balance
  • Better coordination
  • Gain stronger social skills
  • Instills sense of discipline
  • Learn spatial awareness
  • Targets imagination and creativity skills
  • Most of all fun!




AGES 3-5

Our Preschool Dance Program is designed for children ages 3-5.  The introduction of dance at this age teaches skills that will help kids excel in the art of dance.  Students will dance to age appropriate music to learn basic dance skills to make a fun learning experience for them. The fundamentals of dance will be introduced by our teachers who are dedicated to making each dancers experience at the Y something they look forward to. 

AGES 6-14

Our Youth Dance Program is designed for youth ages 6-14. Our dance program is led by teachers who have a strong background in the dance field. This is to ensure your dancer gets the most out of their experience with us. Each class will be focused on each dancer's creative skills while incorporating the important fundamentals of dance. Dancers will learn basic skills that will advance them to more challenging moves along the way. 



Please contact:

Gymnastics and Dance Director
Alissa Schimmel at ext. 262 or


Assistant Gymnastics and Dance Director
Taylor Loesch at ext. 285 or