Free Trial Classes

Manhattan is overflowing with classes for babies and toddlers. Check out free samples of these usually pricey experiences with these free trial classes.
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Downtown Dance Factory

291 Broadway

Downtown Dance Factory offers over 175 classes a week for girls and boys, from 1 year olds to teens, in a variety of dance styles including ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz and lyrical.


240 West 73rd Street between Broadway & West End Avenue
217 West 84th Street @ Broadway
1622 First Ave @ 84th Street
235 East 38th Street (between Second & Third Avenues)
100 Reade Street (between Church Street & West Broadway)

Music, art, gym, school skills classes for ages 0-5 in bright cheerful environment.

Hands On! A Musical Experience

529 Columbus Avenue between 85th & 86th Street

Kids play miniature instruments, learn basic music concepts, and explore stories and movement.

Kids At Work

123 West 20th Street, Second floor

Drop-in art, music, and movement classes incorporate educational best practices (and are also lots of fun). Outdoor classes offered in the summer.

Moosiki Kids Music Class

1161 1st Avenue between 63rd & 64th Street East 76th Street & First Avenue

Interactive “grownup-and-me” style music classes for adults and children ages 4 months to 3 years blend traditional musical learning with a more relaxed, rock-and-roll style. Features parachute, puppets, and other various props.


48 West 68th Street

Talented music teachers and pianists introduce music to ages children ages 4 months to 5 years old via sing-alongs, movement, musical games, and specially-designed kid-sized music instruments in one of our favorite early-childhood music programs.

Music for Aardvarks

2537 Broadway at 95th Street 103 West 73th Street
248 West 60th Street
130 East 80th Street between Park & Lexington
316 East 53rd St between 1st & 2nd Avenue
322 East 39th St between 1st & 2nd Avenue
78 Reade Street between Church Street & Broadway

Fun, laid-back music class with witty original NYC-centric songs including the beloved ‘Taxi!.’

Rutgers Community Programs Children's Classes

236 West 73rd Street

Try demo classes of art and soccer for ages 1 to 7 in a welcoming church community. Email Jennifer at [email protected] or call 212-877-8227, x212 to sign up.

Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

328 East 61st Street

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A fun, favorite of our kids.

The Art Farm in the City

419 E 91st Street between First Avenue and York

A variety of classes for ages 1-8 include cooking, arts/crafts, music, singing and cuddling time with live animals.

The Art Studio NY

Entertaining, educational children’s artistic experience for ages ages 2+ combine technique with authentic self-expression.

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