Youth Programs (5+)

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Open Chess Play – Begins Sunday, June 5

Two convenient locations!
North Shore Park – 501 72nd Street – Saturdays from 10 AM – 12 PM
Scott Rakow – 2700 Sheridan Ave – Sundays from 12 PM – 2 PM

Join us for open chess play to practice, learn and sharpen your skills in a friendly environment. All skills levels are welcome. Sharpen your skills or learn to play. A National Scholastic Chess Foundation instructor will be available to help both new and experienced players.

Martial Arts

Two convenient locations!
Flamingo Park – 999 11 Street
North Shore Park – 501 72 Street*

Residents: $135 youth / $150 adults
Non-residents: $150 youth / $165 adults
Drop in fee: $10 res. / $20 non-res.
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Wrestling Classes. For more information contact instructor William at 786.942.5186 or email

Dance Classes

North Shore Park Youth Center – 501 72 Street
Classes begin September 11, 2021
Dance classes for ages 2 and up offered by Epic Dance Center. For classes, dance attire, hours, registration and program descriptions, visit or call 888.374.2524 for more information.

Fire Cadet Program

Scott Rakow Youth Center – 2700 Sheridan Avenue & Miami Beach Fire Station 2
Sundays, 9 AM – 1 PM
Grades: 9 – 12
Fee per session: $150 res.
Session 1: September 18 – December 18, 2022 | Session 2: January 8 – May 14, 2023
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High schoolers interested in firefighting careers will gain hands on experience as well as a better understanding of the daily responsibilities of a Miami Beach firefighter. Coursework will include a physical and academic portion with hands-on training in first aid, fire prevention and firefighting skills. For more information please call 305.861.3616 or email

Gymnastics Classes & Birthday Parties

Scott Rakow Youth Center – 2700 Sheridan Avenue – Classes temporarily halted due to gymnastics room renovations. 
GymKidz offers various Gymnastics classes for all ages and abilities.  Gym Kidz also offers birthday parties that are designed to offer both fun and instruction. All parties have a structured activities session with a variety of enjoyable group exercises on all competitive events. Children will enjoy learning skills on the floor, vault, bars, balance beam and bounce house. Let our staff make your child’s birthday a special day! Visit for class descriptions, pricing and more information. Gym Kidz Call Center, text 754.600.3170 or email