YMCA Youth Programs foster positive relationships and nurture development. Access art, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, and more at the Y. Offerings vary based on branch and season, so be sure to check the schedule to see our current and upcoming classes.


This class will give children quality opportunities to work with experienced art professionals and students, working on a variety of projects, such as clay sculpting, wire sculpting, and more!  For ages 5-11 years old.


Cheerleading will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy children. At the Y, we are devoted to strengthening the spirit, mind, and body of our youth. For grades 1st-5th.


Dance classes at the Y are a wonderful experience for kids, they include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, creative movement, and our Chance to Dance classes for those with special needs. For ages 2-18 years old.


Gymnastics is a complex competition involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, and control. The YMCA of North Central Ohio gymnastics and tumbling programs embrace the Y's mission by creating a safe nurturing environment for kids to become strong, confident gymnasts. For ages 2-18. Private tumbling available-contact Shelby Program Director for more information.

Karate - Kempo Dragons

The Kempo Dragons School of Karate will teach discipline, respect, self-protection, and self-growth. Students will become stronger, coordination will improve and so will self-respect. They will learn basic stances, punches, kicks, blocks, kata, and study more advanced martial art techniques. The school is open to the whole family, including adults. Classes are offered year-round at a monthly rate.


Ages 7 and up

Cost for Group Class:

Members: $35 per month

Non-Members: $40 per month

Offered at Mansfield and Shelby YMCA

Join anytime  

Multiple family discounts available

Scholarships available


To sign up or for more information contact Reneta Music 419-631-6344 or renetamusic@gmail.com 

All Martial Arts programs are under the guidance of Grandmaster Gary Music, 10th-degree black belt, and 7th-degree Master/Chief instructor Reneta Music. 


Private Lessons are available at both branches. $25 per session. Sessions are 1 hour in length.


Mansfield Contact: Stephen Greene - Program Director: sgreene@ymcanco.org 419-522-3511 ext 227

Shelby Contact: Stephanie Faulkner-Program & Aquatics Director sfaulkner@ymcanco.org 419-347-1312 ext 503

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