The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard becomes the place to be for the younger set this winter when its combines forces with the Yard in presenting Making It: Kids Dance, classes for ages six to eight. Choreographer Jesse Keller leads the class, which culminates in a performance for family and friends.

Another opportunity to shine opens up for girls as the YMCA hosts a monthly gathering of young women, Alex’s Systers, on Friday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Teen girls and community mentors get together for this endeavor. For more information about either event, call the YMCA at 508-696-7171.