MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Grand Prix New York (GPNY), based in Mount Kisco, will launch a series of Spins Music & Arts classes for young children in September.
The classes are designed for those up to six years old, and is part of GPNY's list of entertainment options for all ages. Options include indoor go-karts, spins bowl, an arcade, arts garage, a bouncy castle and the Fuel restaurant.
"Spins Music & Arts will be another addition to GPNY's extensive list of entertainment offerings for children," general manager Cathy Hagen said in a press release. "It's been proven that early learning of music and dance can benefit children later in life and we're excited to offer a program like this for them to enjoy and benefit from."
The teachers for each course will be Broadway-trained pros Katie Tomlinson Diamond and Kara Tremel, who have experience in teaching music and dance. Diamond and Tremel recently appeared in "Jersey Boys."
"Having dedicated over fifteen years to teaching voice, acting, and musical performance to children, I've seen the positive effects programs like this can have," Diamond said in a statement. "Among other benefits, there is an established link between music training and spatial reasoning in young children, so as a community we should be encouraging children to take part in these kinds of activities.”
The class session starts the week of Sept. 14 and ends the week of Nov. 16, with classes running from Tuesday to Friday each week. Parents and children can choose from one of 11 classes available.
For more information about the classes, go online to www.gpny.com .