The Dance Center at the Westport Weston Family Y has added several new children's programs this fall, including Broadway Babies, a class for 3- and 4-year olds.

Broadway Babies meets Thursday mornings and includes instruction in pre-ballet and pre-tap skills, with an added focus on acting and singing skills, plus snack time, the Y said.

Also new this year are classes that combine ballet, tap and jazz. Sessions are offered in two age groups, 6 to 8 and 8 to 10.

The Y offers a wide array of dance programs for kids as young as 2 through teens, including performing companies for which auditions are required.

The Dance Center is conducting "Bring A Friend Week" from Monday, Oct. 1, through Friday, Oct. 4. Enrolled students may bring a friend, who can participate for free. Guests who enjoy classes may enroll.

For a complete list of dance programs and costs, visit and click on "Youth Development," then "Dance Center."