YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Johnston YMCA

Arts & Humanities

All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as mentoring, youth government and college preparation, we make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community.

Through our arts programming, the YMCA provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn new skills and techniques.  The Johnston YMCA is able to offer an array of classes for all skill levels.  All you need is your imagination and a desire to play and explore!


Instruction in the art of dance helps kids and teens to embrace their own individuality. Combining movement with creative inspiration, dancers develop a personal enjoyment for art and culture while building confidence in their own ability to express themselves to others.



Music instruction helps kids embrace their own individuality.



YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.