Children's Program


roots & rivers kids summer program 2017


Summer 2017 is just around the corner and we can't wait to share this years exciting programming with your kids! This summer, Roots & Rivers Stewards* will explore nutrition and their environment with weekly urban farming visits to Randall's Island Park, learn about the Bronx's rich history of innovation through a study of Hip Hop, engage in mindful movement through yoga and capoeira, develop their creativity, and build applied skills by learning DJ Mixing, curating an art exhibit, and producing their final performance show.

The Roots & Rivers Kids Summer Program is now accepting enrollment for our Summer 2017 edition. Our program begins on July 5th and runs through August 18th. We will be accepting 30 Bronx Kids ages 5 through 12 for seven weeks of mindfulness, culture, creativity, nature and art!

Click below to enroll and pay your deposit/program fee AND click HERE to complete our Enrollment Forms.  


School Year (Weekend) Cultural Arts Program


A comprehensive movement & arts program for kids ages 2 thru 12, with added enrichment content, every Saturday from 12 Noon to 5 PM. Babies ages 2 - 4 years old receive instruction in yoga and basic movement, while Kids ages 5 through 12 receive instruction in five separate disciplines. All delivered by engaging, talented instructors with excellent and established credentials. Classes are 45 - 60 minutes long, and followed by 15 minutes of additional content in personal development areas such as Financial Literacy, Nutrition, Conflict Resolution, Mindfulness Training and Environmental Responsibility delivered by DOE Certified Teachers.


$10.00 Per Class | $120.00 Full Program
Family Discounts Available


Current Schedule through DECEMBER 2016

(5 - 12 Years Old)

12N - 12:45P Yoga

1P - 1:45P Hip Hop

2P - 2:45P Ballet

3P - 3:45P Tap Dance

4P - 5P Capoeira

4P - 5P Bharathanatyam

(Ages 2 - 4 Years Old)

2P - 2:45P Baby Yoga

3P - 3:45P Baby Ballet


Be sure to have a good lunch before class on Saturday and bring your favorite snacks for the afternoon. Water is available for sale & healthy snacks are served (free of charge) at 245P.


Wear leggings, yoga or other lightweight pants for classes. Dress in layers. No jeans or boots. Keep in mind:

  •  The studio is a shoe free environment,

  •  Ballet requires ballet slippers or socks,

  •  Hip Hop requires sneakers,

  •  Capoeira is done barefoot.


Once the child is comfortable in the space, the Program Coordinator will approve children for drop off/pick up. Parents can then drop off the child at the studio shortly before the first class, and pick them back up at 5P. Until then, parents are required to stay in the studio with their children.


SWDY, nor its staff, are authorized to administer medication to program participants. Parents of children requiring medications will be asked to stay to care for their children in case the child becomes ill.


Summer Kids Program


For the summer, the Roots & Rivers Cultural Arts Program shift's gears to accommodate summer family needs with a full day weekday Cultural Arts Program and a workshop format for weekend classes. Our Saturday program shifts into hour long workshops allowing students to deepen their experience with a chosen discipline while freeing up the family schedule for a summer of family fun in the sun!
Stay Tuned in 2017 for our Summer Workshop Schedule!


Roots & Rivers Summer Program is a Seven Week Full Day Children's Program, operating Monday through Friday, from 10A to 400P. (extended child care available 8a to 10A & 400P - 600P). The summer session will focus on Community & Environment, getting Stewards thinking globally, acting locally, getting fit and having summer FUN!

Stay tuned for more on Roots & Rivers Cultural Arts Program in 2017!

Sweet Water Dance & Yoga

876 Gerard Avenue, 2nd Floor,

Bronx, NY 10452

Phone. 718-992-2484