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Children's Programs

Youth Fitness and Sport Programs 

Do you hope your child will develop an early love of physical activity? Our youth programs are designed to provide a fun approach to fitness and staying physically active! Click on the links below to gain more information about each program. Visit our instructional policies page for further information about youth registration, refund policies, and membership type restrictions.

Our skilled instructors offer private and group Swim Lessons for children as young as 6 months. This is a great way to expose your child to the water as we help them learn to swim.

We are partnering with Skip & Scoot to provide interactive kid's fitness classes at the Ray. Classes are taught by Master's level teachers and provide fun movement games, kid-friendly obstacle courses, sensory experiences, and action songs to promote fitness for your child's brain and body. Register here!

Fall Session I:

Fridays: August 26 - October 28 (10 weeks)

$280 per session

Fall Session II:

Fridays: November 4 - December 16 (6 weeks)

No class on November 25

$168

Class Times and Location:

- 1.5-5 yrs: 9:45 am - 10:30 am

Room 135 (1st floor of The Ray)

The Ballet Academy in Lincoln Park provides training for serious and recreational dancers. Classes are designed to build confidence, coordination, discipline, concentration and appreciation for the performing arts. Classes are for children ages 3 - 7. For more information, go to our dance page.

Sessions are designed to refine skills and maximize progression. Sessions will take place on Basketball Court #3.

Spring Session

Sundays: May 1 - June 5 (5 weeks)

No class on May 29. 

Class Times:

- 8-10 yrs old: 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Pricing:

Drop-in rate: $21 for members; $30 for non-members

Full session: $105 for members; $150 for non-members

Note about payment: Once you access our online portal, if you are not a Ray member, click the lesson you would like to enroll in, and then create a new account when prompted to log in. If you are already a Member, then login first and click the lesson you would like to enroll in. You can also pay in person at Membership Services. 

Click here to register. 

IMPACT DOJO Martial Arts offers classes that are open to boys and girls ages 6-13. Classes are high energy and full of fun and excitement.  Students learn principles, history, and philosophy of Karate, other martial arts, kickboxing, etc. Classes include physical activity and an education component!

Montly Membership
Cost per month: $105 for members; $135 for non-members
$10 off per additional sibling

Beginner Level
Fridays: 5 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays: 11 am - 12 pm

Intermediate Level
Fridays: 6 pm - 7 pm
Saturdays: 11 am - 12 pm

Click here for more program information.

Do you have a team or group that is looking for specialized training or is ready for a fun, new approach to fitness and wellness? Fit by Design and Kids on the Move programs are designed to meet your group's specific needs while building lifelong fitness and wellness skills!
Is your child looking to try something new, seeking to further develop his or her boxing prowess or just needs a fresh approach to fitness? Private Boxing instruction is the answer! Our experienced trainers work with all ages and ability levels! 
Do you have a child who wants to take their game to the next level?  We have worked with athletes in a variety of sports including volleyball, racquetball, golf, and skating. Let us know how we can help - either with skills and/or sport-specific strength/agility/conditioning training

Mailing List: If you would like to receive occasional updates about our youth programs and services, email us at wellness@depaul.edu.

Please refer to the Children's Policies for additional information on facility access for children. ​​​​​