Classes

 

IRISH DANCING

Irish dance classes for children aged between 3 – 9 years old are held at the center on Monday, Thursday and Friday’s. Classes on Saturday are held for beginners. Bridget Flynn, an accredited Irish dance teacher, runs the classes from our spacious studio downstairs in the center. No experience is required. Registration and payments are managed by the teacher. Call 914-588-9200 or e-mail bridgetafr@yahoo.com

HEART & BEAT MUSIC

Siobhan O’Malley organizes music together classes at the center for children aged from 0-5 years old. The Heart & Beat Music research-based curriculum not only develops music skills, it nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Because these benefits build over time, children enjoy the fullest growth in each of these areas when they participate as consistently as possible up through kindergarten. Each class includes songs, rhythmic chants, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical abilities.

Classes are currently in the winter session (Wednesday’s 9:30am-10:15am) which ends the second week of March. The spring session starts the last week of March, with hopefully a Thursday morning options being added along with the Wednesday classes. 

Prior sign up to classes are required. Winter and spring classes run for 10 weeks and fall sessions run for 12 weeks. Check here for tuition breakdown. Contact Siobhan O’Malley at heartandbeatmusic@gmail.com for more info.

ART CLASSES

Jennifer Kenny holds art classes for ages between 7 -11 years old every Tuesday. Beginners and experienced artists welcome! Classes include drawing, painting, still life, abstract and all things related to art. The next round of classes will begin on March 24th for 8 weeks ($180). Jennifer started out as a self-taught artist and has been working as an artist, muralist and sign painter for over 30 year. She began her formal art education at  F.I.T in New York and finished her B.A. in Studio Art Lehman College, with a minor in Art Education.For more information on art classes call Jennifer at 646-425-6882

KARATE

Karate classes are held every week at the center. Taught by Sensi Morales for children aged between 4-16 years old. No experience necessary, the class aims to teach discipline, stretching, conditioning and self-defense. Classes last for ten week and are $13.00 per session. The next round of classes begin in March (registration held at the center on the 25th and the 27th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm). Call Sensei at 201-951-9927 or Susan at 914-414-1002 for more information.

IRISH MUSIC AND SINGING 

Dawn Doherty teaches music and singing lessons here at the Aisling Irish Center. BA degree in Irish music, a MA degree in Music Therapy and in Special Education.Dawn is an All-Ireland champion musician and Sean Nós singer and has a BA degree and a master’s degree in Music Therapy. Her classes run every Thursday (4-6pm), Friday (4-5pm) and Saturday (11:30-12:30am). Ages for the classes range from 3-15 years old depending on the class. Classes suit beginners and upwards and students must bring their own instrument and notepad.

Saturday’s class group are called the Irish Music Munchkin’s and are specially for children aged from 3-5 years old, with musical instruments being provided. A perfect way to introduce your child to Irish music and song from a young age. A Céilí Band & Ballad group meet every week on a Wednesday and the group learn and play traditional trad music. 

Contact 914-882-6655 or e-mail dawndoherty2@gmail.com for more info

TACHS EXAM PREP

Classes are held to prepare students for the “Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools”, otherwise known as the TACHS exam. Classes generally run between the winter months, contact ruth@aislingcenter.org for more information. 

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP

The parent & toddler group meets every Tuesday morning @ 9:30am. We have toys, books, crayons, etc for the children to play with and keep themselves entertained while the parents can relax and get to know each other.It is a great opportunity for parents and caregivers from the local community to socialize.  We’re delighted to have a number of Dads join the group this year. New parents & toddlers are always welcome to come along. Santa Claus visits the children here at the center every Christmas with gifts, while the Easter Bunny calls to see them at Easter. Contact Sister Christine for more info: 914-237-5121 

EXERCISE CLASSES 

** Yoga/ Dance Fitness are walk in classes and do not need any prior registration **

YOGA

Pamela Kelly (Tuesday) and Carolyn Frankel (Saturday) both teach mixed-level Vinyasa Yoga classes at the center. Tuesdays classes takes place from 7:30pm-8:30pm and the Saturday morning class runs from 9:15am-10:15am. Vinyasa is a dynamic style of Hatha yoga which joins physical postures with breath creating a steady internal rhythm for the practice. Wear loose fitting clothes or yoga attire. No shoes or socks necessary. Mats are available for use and blocks are provided. Beginners are always welcome and classes cost $10 drop-in. Call Pamela 347-204-3669 or Carolyn 914-473-2867 for more info.

DANCE FITNESS

Jessica Fumasoli teaches Dance Fitness classes in the center every Thursday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Move and grove to the beat of high energy music, dance fitness features a variety of dance styles and movements that focus on cardio, toning, balance, and stretch. Please wear sneakers and bring a towel and water. Dance Fitness is $15 per class or 5 for $60. Classes are for adults only and are open to all fitness levels.
Contact jessicafumasoli@gmail.com or 914-393-4934 for more info.

 

Tuesday Yoga 7:30pm- 8:30pm
Wednesday Karate for kids 3:45pm- 6:20pm
Thursday Dance Fitness  7:30pm- 8:30pm
Friday Karate for kids 4:15pm- 6:50pm
Saturday Yoga 9:15am- 10:15am