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Kids' classes: NYC's ultimate guide to the best programs

From ballet, b-ball and basketweaving to capoeira, ceramics and cooking, our kids' classes NYC guide offers little ones a way to learn just about everything.

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Looking for kids' classes? NYC has tons of opportunitues for your children to learn more about anything they're interested in, be it art, sports, acting, music, cooking or even a foreign language. Luckily for them (and you!), we've put together a comprehensive guide to New York City's coolest classrooms for extracurricular learning in a variety of price ranges—everything your baby Einstein needs to be the most Renaissance kid on the block. Also new this year: Three sports hubs for kids, including a gymnastics studio at the 92Y.

General interest classes

Well-rounded kids can explore everything from art and sports to cooking and sewing in these general interest classes around the city.

Youth fitness classes

Sporty youngsters can enroll in these youth fitness classes, held at various sports complexes and venues around the city, to hone their kick, swing or swoosh.

Dance classes

Teach kids to twist, turn and pli with these dance classes in New York City.

Acting classes

Budding young thespians hone their craft by learning how to perform onstage at these acting classes for kids.

Music classes

These music classes for kids cover everything from piano lessons for beginners and Suzuki Method programs to blues bands and chamber ensembles.

Fine arts classes

Up-and-coming Picassos can express themselves through everything from painting to stop-motion animation at these fine arts classes.

Play space and indoor gym classes

These play spaces and indoor gym classes offer kids hands-on activities ranging from music lessons and tumbling sessions to mommy-and-me classes.

Cooking classes

Budding balabustas can learn their way around the kitchen and make some tasty dishes at these cooking classes for children.

Special interest classes

Niche-seeking children can tackle everything from robotics and fashion design to chess and trapeze at these special interest classes.

Foreign language programs

Once enrolled in one of NYC's foreign language programs, your little culture fiend will be multilingual before she can say "Danke."

Special needs programs

These special needs programs let children participate in everything from music lessons to theraputic horseback-riding.

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