REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all classes at City Treehouse and is based on availability.To learn more or sign up, call (212) 255-2050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (if it is less than 24 hours before a scheduled class, please call). Schedules, pricing and discounts vary for partner classes. (Music Together and Babybites).
Discounts:10% for early registration, 10% sibling, 20% first time students, 5% for check or cash. Discounts can be combined up to 20%! Class Prices are subject to change.
Fall 2015 Schedule: Sept 14 - Dec 20; 13 classes New Student Discount 20% (does not apply to partner classes)
Trial, Drop-In and Make-up Classes Try a class for only $20 (first time only).
Drop-in to any class for $45. Notify City Treehouse at least 24 hours in advance of absence to be eligible for a Make-up Class Make-up classes will be scheduled after a class is missed, up to 2 per session, cannot be carried over to the next session, can be used for any City Treehouse class (partner classes not available for make-up: Music Together, Hola! or Babybites) classes.
Class+Play Packages Playtime is not included with class registration but specialty discounted play packages can be purchased with any class. Families can add 30 or 60 minutes of play time, either before or after class. Fall Class+Play packages are available for $65 or $130.
City Treehouse will be open for play regardless of weather conditions, although we may at times be operating with a smaller staff.
Classes will be cancelled when NYC public schools are closed.
In the event of cancellation, enrolled students will be notified via email regarding the date for a make-up class.
Creation Station Dance Creation Station Dance classes require ballet and tap shoes; Tots & Tuts require ballet or soft shoes only. Adult participation may be required. Families are invited to a semester-end recital.
Tots & Tutus by Creation Station Dance Wednesdays: 9:30a Fridays: 9:30a
18-28m | 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
This internationally acclaimed toddler dance class is full of stimulation in sight, touch and sound. Your child will begin to learn terminology and basic dance movements all while using puppets, musical instruments, props, bubbles, body movement and gross motor skill development games. We keep pace with your child's sense of play as well as their desire to learn. This class is used as a base for ballet/tap class.
Ballet Tap by Creation Station Dance Dance should be about learning to nurture creativity in movement. Developing coordination and promoting self-esteem, combined with learning basic positions and terminology, are the building blocks of our wildly creative dance curriculum Through story dancing, weekly themes, and the use of hundreds of props and costumes, Creation Station Ballet Tap classes become a magical dance experience for every child!
2's Ballet Tap Mondays: 4:30p Wednesdays:10:30a Fridays: 10:30a
24-36m | 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
2.5-3.5's Ballet Tap Wednesdays:11:30a Fridays:11:30a
30-42m | 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
3-4's Ballet Tap Fridays: 2:45p
3-4y | 45 min. | Fall $520 | caregiver on site
Princess Series by Creation Station Dance Mondays: 3:30p Fridays: 3:45p
3-4y | 45 min. | Fall $520 | caregiver onsite
Come stretch your imagination, as well as your toes, in this storybook dance class based on your favorite princess ballet stories: Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle, and many more! Through story dancing and the use of basic elements of dance technique, your child will start to learn how to tell a story using their bodies. Your child will explore elements of creative movement, ballet, jazz, and tap in this delightful trip to enchanted kingdoms! Please feel free to dress up!
Play Along! Improv with Bitty City Players Tuesdays: 4:30p NEW
3.5 - 6y | 45 min. | Fall $520 | caregiver on site
In this exciting class, children will be introduced to the fundamentals of improvisation. Through exercises and games, students will learn the basic skills of improv and have fun developing their spontaneity, playfulness, and imaginations. They will experience the joy of self-discovery, while learning to work cooperatively within a group. Improv classes are taught by Caroline Patterson and Danielle Cohn, co-founders of the innovative children's theater education company, Bitty City Players.
Toddler Yoga by Karma Kids Wednesdays: 10:00a
18m - 36m | 45 min. | Fall $351 | with caregiver
Partner with your toddler in simple animated poses, games, art, music and breathing exercises that help to strengthen coordination and build body awareness. We'll bark in downward dog, hiss in cobra pose and flutter our wings in butterfly, while we take a yoga journey that your child will never forget! This fun class provides key parent and child bonding exercises.
Art Is For Everyone Mondays: 4:00p
2-6y | 45 min. | Fall $455 | 2.5 - 6y with caregiver
Make a masterpiece and discover surprising talents in this very special art class led by Mr. Ohashi, an artist and art educator with more than 20 years experience in New York and Tokyo. Children are guided though a step-by-step journey that ends with charming and impressive results! A variety of materials and techniques will be explored including painting, paper crafts, collage, sculpture and more!
The Great Art Start Tuesdays: 09:30a
14-48m | 45 min. | Fall $390 | with caregiver
A great first-art-class where your child can make a fun mess! With an emphasis on sensory experience, this class will introduce kids to color, texture, shape, and smell as we make edible finger paint, rainbow fish prints, collage cards, salt dough shapes and more.
Creative Kitchen Fun with Food Tuesdays: 10:30a
2-4y | 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
Cricket Azima and The Creative Kitchen present a hands-on cooking series. Children will cook and eat some fun and delicious treats! Recipes will feed both the brain and the belly focusing on themes such as numbers, colors, and shapes.
Where the Wild Things Art by Imagination Lane Tuesdays: 3:30p
3-5y | 45 min. | Fall $520 | caregiver on site
Art adventurers explore many whimsical and original art forms and techniques while discovering clay and collage, painting and decorating, drawing, making masks and creating ceramic butterfly pots! Hear "Where do Balloons Go?" and think "Where the Wild Things Are." Create monsters, ceramic robots, wooden airplanes, hot air balloons, picture frames, clay pots and more. Stories, humor and lots of surprises are included. Explore, experiment, create. Awesome works of art are brought home each week.
Paint, Scribble, Wiggle & Giggle by Imagination Lane Tuesdays: 4:30p
18-33m | 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
We'll paint and scribble with a variety of fun tools. We'll take a break for a few giggles (game) and wrap up with a little wiggle (dancing/singing)!
Art Around the World Thursdays: 4:00p NEW
2.5-6y | 45 min. | Fall $390 | caregiver on site
Come and travel with us to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean . With the aid of our trusty globe, Theophillus, each week we will visit a different country and learn through art, stories, music, and the culture of the children in each country. We will also create art and crafts that represent each country we visit. So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure.
Drop-in Art at the Treehouse Second Saturday of every month (unless noted otherwise on Events Page)
all ages | 120 min. | FREE with paid play area visit | under 5y with caregiver
Play around our water table then join our special Treehouse Helper in our downstairs art studio for fun and easy art projects! Make something different every month using a variety of materials, including paint, crayons, recycled paper products, clay, glitter & more!
Baby Playgroup Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 1:00p-3:00p
0-14m | 120 min. | $10 per visit; $25 for 5 visits | with caregiver
Our Baby Playgroup offers a fun and affordable way to get together with other babies and caregivers. This group meets in the Soft Play Studio which is filled with age appropriate toys and games. Hang out and chat while the kids play in the tent (now filled with balls!), climb on the soft blocks, practice walking on the pull-up bar, or make some noise on the music table. There is no teacher for this group and it does not visit the water table or treehouse.
Babybites New Moms Support Group Mondays: 11:30a Thursdays: 2:00p
0-12m mom and baby | 60 min. | $175 for six weeks of support. | Registration via babybites website or (917) 578-3733
Each week, we will come together with a small, supportive group of women to share experiences, ask questions and humorously and compassionately approach motherhood! Have a play date with your little one each week and meet other New York City moms in your neighborhood. Find out about classes, excursions, and things to do as a new mom! Led by Renee Sullivan from babybites.
Babybites Expectant Moms Support Group Mondays: 7:00p expectant moms only | 60 min. | $175 for six weeks of support. | Registration via babybites website or (917) 578-3733
Join a community of other expectant moms! We will come together each week in a small, supportive group to share experiences, ask questions, build friendships, gather resources, and find support along your journey to becoming a parent. Led by certified life coach and fellow mom, Renee Sullivan from babybites.
Rock-a-Baby Tuesdays: 9:30a (SPRING & FALL ONLY)
Wednesdays: 12:30p, 3:30p & 4:30p
0-3y | 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
Rock-a-Baby introduces infants and toddlers to music in fun and exciting new ways! With interactive play, children have a unique opportunity to be "in the band" and engage in a stimulating and educational musical experience. Ranging from classical to jazz, and traditional children's songs to rock 'n roll, Rock-a-Baby is an experience that everyone can enjoy.
Music Together In The City (Winter 2015 - New Weekend Classes!) Mondays: 10:00a & 11:00a
Tuesdays: 12:00p, 1:00p, & 3:30p
Thursdays: 10:00a & 11:00a
Fridays: 10:00a & 11:00a
Sundays: 9:30a 0-4y | 45 min. | Please register on Music Together's website or call (917) 342-1183 | with caregiver
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program. Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes and movement, and instrument play activities that are developmentally appropriate for children and easy for caregivers. Classes are structured to inspire a love of rhythm and music and to assist parents and caregivers who play such a crucial role in activating their child's musical development. (*Different class schedule)
Creative Play for Kids (Returning this Fall)
Creative Play for Kids brings lively and fun music and movement activities to babies and toddlers. These upbeat music, movement, and art classes offer hands-on interactive play, singing, dancing, stories, puppets, instrument playing, art, and a whole lot more to give children a full sensory experience. Plus all classes have guitar accompaniment. Classes support children's language development, fine and gross motor coordination, and encourage early socialization skills. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to join in the activities and gently guide their child's participation throughout the classes.
Creative Play Messy Movers & Shakers 1 Thursdays: 9:30a
10-20m | 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
With live music accompaniment, this is the complete sensory experience for Movers. Movers engage in fun music and movement activities for the first segment of the class then alternate between messy art projects at the table and gross motor activities on the mat. Let your baby explore and discover what their body can do whether it's stretching, jumping, dancing, climbing or painting.
Creative Play Messy Movers & Shakers 2 Thursdays: 10:30a
16-24m| 45 min. | Fall $520 | with caregiver
This class builds on the Messy Movers #1 but is for slightly older toddlers. In this class we will continue to engage in fun music and movement activities all with live music accompaniment for the first segment of the class then offer art projects at the table and gross motor activities on the mat. Let your toddler explore and discover what their body can do whether it's stretching, jumping, dancing, climbing or painting.
Creative Play Busy Babies Thursdays: 11:30a NEW
6-12m | 45 min. | Fall $442 | with caregiver
Babies delight in the process of exploration! Upbeat fun songs and activities encourage babies to sway and shake while making music. We stretch, jump, sing, dance and play then quiet down for a BIG story or enjoy a ride on the parachute!
During our open play segment, movers play and socialize freely. Plus this 45 minute class has music accompaniment.
Custom Classes Available
Interested in one of our classes at a different time? We maintain lists of what our members are looking for and will add classes as enough people become interested. Call now with your requests and see whether City Treehouse can schedule a class that meets your needs.
Weekly classes or one-time workshops can be designed to meet your needs. We can create a class just for you. Looking to add a little structure to your playgroup? Does your child have a special interest you would like to encourage? Would you like to design and teach your own class? Get a group of at least 6 children for the most reasonable price but private and semi-private classes can also be arranged.