2017 Afterschool Activities Guide Our comprehensive guide to after-school activities in the arts, athletic and education fields, and more! Studies show that kids benefit academically, emotionally and socially from just five hours of extracurricular enrichment programs each week -- including weekends. So take a look at our list and sign up your artists, athletes and scholars for an activity or two. We’ve got lots here to choose from that will meet any and all interests! ARTS City Park Movement and Art 4300 Dumaine St., New Orleans 504.390.7482 cityparkmovementandart.com Offers a variety of classes for kids and adults, including Saturday Night Fun. Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp St., New Orleans 504.528.3805 cacno.org Offering opportunities to become involved with performing and visual arts. FREE to children and students through 12th grade at all times; FREE to all Louisiana Residents on Sundays. New Orleans Museum of Art One Collins C. Diboll Circle, New Orleans City Park 504.658.4100 noma.org The Education Division at NOMA is dedicated to awakening the imaginations of children and adults through the visual arts. Ogden After Hours, Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St., New Orleans 504.539.9650 ogdenmuseum.org The Ogden Museum is the place to go to hear great Southern music -- from blues and jazz to bluegrass and rockabilly Cajun, plus a kids’ art activity table. Thursday nights from 6-8 pm. Southern Arts Society 2619 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans 504.909.4278 facebook.com/southernartsociety Fine art instruction studio for ages 9 and older. Young Aspirations Young Artists, Inc. (YAYA) 3322 Lasalle St., New Orleans 504.529.3306 yayainc.com Hosts free, weekly, after-school, art-making workshops for Central City youth between the ages of 5-12, plus glassblowing workshops for a fee. Young Rembrandts of Southeast Louisiana 855.968.3729 youngrembrandts.com/selouisiana Drawing lessons for children ages 3 ½ -12 as an afterschool program, visiting field trips, or weekly lessons at your school, community center, summer camp or other kid-friendly business. Week-long workshops also available. A teacher comes to your location with all materials needed. BASEBALL & SOFTBALL Carrollton Boosters Various locations throughout New Orleans carrolltonboosters.org A volunteer youth sports organization offering recreational, intramural programs for boys and girls: baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and lacrosse. Louisiana Baseball & Softball Academy 5620 Crawford St., Harahan 504.733.8660 louisianabsa.com Featuring an indoor, 23,000-square-foot baseball and softball training facility for players of all skill levels and abilities. DANCE Articulate Motions Dance Academy 337 W. Harrison Ave., New Orleans 504.410.6009 or 504.410.4999 amda.com articulatemotions.com Offers a variety of dance classes and styles, including ballet, acro, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, creative movement, cheer and choreography. Creative Dance & Music Studio 2645 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey 504.390.2552 creativedanceandmusic.com Dance classes and music lessons for all ages. Tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, voice, piano and guitar. Dancer’s Pointe 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.455.5975 6268 Vicksburg St., New Orleans 504.265.8350 dancers-pointe.com Spacious studios, marley dance floors and enrollment at an all-time high. Call to schedule a visit. Dancing Grounds 3705 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans 504.535.5791 dancingrounds.org Brings high-quality, inclusive and accessible dance education programs to New Orleans residents of all ages and backgrounds. Debby Dillehay Dance Studio 3745 Florida Ave., Kenner 504.468.3368 debbydillehaydance.com Classes taught include tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, floor gymnastics/tumbling, and mom & tot. Helena Hosch School of Dance 4631 West Napoleon Ave., Suite 1A, Metairie 504.455.3544 helenahoschdance.com Offers classes in ballet, gymnastics, hip-hop, style and more for ages 2 to adult. Jefferson Performing Arts Society 1118 Clearview Parkway., Metairie 504.885.2000 jpas.org Featuring a Children’s Chorus & Youth Chorale, a Youth Summer Musical Theater, Theatre for Young Audiences, Theater Kids, and more. Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts River Ridge School of Music and Dance, 2020 Dickory Ave., Suite 200, Harahan 504.738.3050 Mandeville School of Music, 316 Girod St., Mandeville 985.674.2992 Covington School of Music, 1111 Village Walk, Covington 985.590.4545 laapa.com MiniMozart, Preschool Music and Dance, Creative Movement, piano, voice, tumbling, violin, guitar, drum. Ages 6 months to adult. Loyola Preparatory Ballet Program 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.865.3627 cmfa.loyno.edu/prep-arts/ballet Offering classical ballet training for ages 5 and older. Vaganova-style featuring live piano accompaniment. Mari Milnar Dance Academy 900 Terry Parkway, Suite 320, Gretna 504.362.3503 marimilnardanceacademy.com Offers Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop, and Contemporary classes ages 2 to adult. New Orleans Ballet Association 935 Gravier St., Suite 800, New Orleans 504.522.0996 nobadance.com Tuition-free, year-round, comprehensive dance programs in 10 locations throughout Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard parishes for ages 6-18. New Orleans Dance Academy 5956 Magazine St., New Orleans 504.899.3780 neworleansdancelessons.com Dance training in ballet, flamenco, jazz, tap and hip hop from ages 1 ½ (Tiny Steps) to adult. Off-Broadway Dance Studio 8125 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504-861-1749 offbroadwaydancestudio.com Degreed and professionally trained instructors offer classes to children ages 2 to adult in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop and more. The Ryan School of Irish Dance 4413 N. Interstate 10 Service Road (Rhonda's Dance Studio), Metairie irishdancelouisiana.com Offers weekly classes for boys and girls in the traditional art of Irish step dance, from beginner to championship level. Schramel Conservatory of Dance 920 Terpsichore St., New Orleans 504.210.0222 neworleansballettheatre.com Ballet classes for children ages 3-18. Upturn Arts 1719 Toledano St., New Orleans 504.390.8399 upturnarts.org A fun and creative program that teaches children in the community to explore and build confidence in themselves as artists through visual arts, dance and theatre. DRAMA & THEATER Crescent City Lights Youth Theater 504.598.3800 crescentcitylights.org / email@example.com Performing arts training in drama, voice and dance for youth. Southern Rep Theatre 504.522.6545 southernrep.com Kids ages 4-12 learn acting through performances. After-school workshops with a twice a week musical theatre program, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center. EDUCATION: LANGUAGE CLASSES Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orleans 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans 504.568.0770 af-neworleans.org Little ones enter a world of speaking French. Before you know it, you’ll be hearing, “Bonjour, Maman et Papa!” Classes offered for ages 18 months and older. ¡Vamonos NOLA! 5818 Perrier St., New Orleans 504.495.2345 vamonosnola.com Spanish immersion program including mommy & me, preschool classes, after-school classes, and home schooling groups. EDUCATION: TUTORING & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Kumon Math & Reading Centers 3440 Division St., Metairie 504.780.0010 1800 Carol Sue Ave., Gretna 504.368.0102; 2324 Barataria Blvd., Marrero 504.252.9130 4041 Williams Blvd., Space B6, Kenner 504.465.9952 kumon.com The Kumon Math and Reading Programs are designed to advance your child’s comprehension and appreciation for learning – providing an edge throughout school. SpiderSmart Learning Center of New Orleans 4437 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson 504.881.1788 spidersmart.com/new-orleans An established tutoring service with nearly 30 years of experience helping kids in reading, writing, math, science and various testings. GYMNASTICS & CHEERLEADING All Star Gymnastics 2073 Bonn St., Harvey 504.328.3838 allstargymla.com Classes for ages 2 and older, with a no-obligation first class. Tiny tots, beginner gymnastics for boys and girls, and tumbling classes are offered. Elmwood Gymnastics Academy 700 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite C, Harahan 504.733.4496 elmwoodfitness.com Comprehensive instructional and competitive programs for all ages and abilities with certified coaches and instructors. Empire Gymnastics Academy 4925 G Jefferson Highway, Jefferson 504.734.0644 empiregymnastics.net 8,000-square-foot facility with gymnastics equipment for ages 18 months to 18+ years. Offering free trial classes for the first timers. Gym Rompers New Orleans and Metairie 4000 W. Esplanade Ave., New Orleans 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans 504.481.0835 gymrompersfun.com Weekly classes for children ages 6 months to 4 years and their caregivers. Classes use music and play to develop motor, verbal and social skills. Gym Rompers also specializes in birthdays for 1 to 5 year olds. Ivanov’s Gymnastics Academy -- new home at Big Easy Sportsplex 800 Webb St., Jefferson 504.889.9800 ivanovsgymnastics.com Comprehensive instructional and competitive programs: gymnastics and tumbling classes for ages 18 months to 15 years. Best birthday parties and holiday camps, too! NOLA Gymnastics 1725 Dufossat St., New Orleans 504.782.6462 nolagymnastics.com Beginner and Team Gymnastics for girls ages 6 and older. After-school gymnastics offered at McGehee, Sacred Heart, Ursuline and Newman. HORSEBACK RIDING Cascade Stables 700 East Drive, Audubon Park, New Orleans 504.891.2246 cascadestables.net Lessons in a welcoming environment for horse enthusiasts of all ages. Equest Farm 1001 Filmore Ave., New Orleans City Park 504.483.9398 equestfarm.com Provides a safe and wholesome environment for beginning through advanced riders. Regular lessons are offered for ages 6 and older. Good Horse LLC 10639 Willow Dr., New Orleans 504.931.3166 goodhorse-llc.com Provider of private, beginner riding lessons at their farm in lower coast Algiers. For ages 6 and older. Pony Tales 156 Bertucci Lane, St. Rose 504.469.0148 ponytalesbirthdays.com/lessons.htm Specializes in beginners and as well as those looking to move past a fear of horses. Ages 3 and older, and by appointment only. MARTIAL ARTS Church’s Karate Academy 4716 Paris Ave., New Orleans 504.309.6138 churchskarateacademy.com Offers classes to help build confidence and self-esteem in children, so that kids can reach their full potential. Hayashi Sports Clinic 5435 Laurel St., New Orleans 504.450.2353 nolajudo.com Whether you wish to be an elite competitor, learn self-defense, or improve your fitness level, Hayashi can help you achieve your goals. Louisiana Karate Association 706 Phosphor Ave., Suite C, Metairie 504.835.6825 lkakarate.com Youth classes for 4-13 year olds, offers free uniform for beginners. New Orleans Shotokan Academy Various locations throughout New Orleans 504.432.8667 nosakarate.com Traditional Shotokan karate for both children and adults. New Orleans Karate Club 8611 Highway 23, Suite 2C, Belle Chasse 504.391.7200 neworleanskarate.net Programs for children, teens and adults. NOLA Aikido 3909 Bienville St., Suite 103, New Orleans 504.208.4861 nolaaikido.com Offers training in the Japanese martial art of Aikido and committed to helping every student, from beginner to advanced, learn and grow at their own pace. Children 4 and older, and adults. Tiger Rock Martial Arts International 605 Metairie Road, Suite D, Metairie 504.831.1110 trma340.tigerrockmartialarts.com Offers youth and adult classes in Taekwondo, Xtreme Martial Arts, Traditional Weapons Training, Grappling, Hanmudo, Kisado Interval Fitness and YogaFit. MUSIC Beckwith Guitar Systems 2515 Williams Blvd., Kenner 504.559.5229 beguitarsys.com Providing private instruction at the studio; ages 8 and older. Carla’s Musikgarten New Orleans 4600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 938 Calhoun St., New Orleans 504.717.5044 carlasmusikgarten.com Music and movement for babies and toddlers, music education for the young child, and piano classes. Creative Dance & Music Studio 2645 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey 504.390.2552 creativedanceandmusic.com Dance classes and music lessons for all ages. Tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, voice, piano and guitar. The French Library 3811 Magazine St., New Orleans 504.267.3707 thefrenchlibrary.com Offers weekly ukulele lessons for children ages 6-10. Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra 7100 St. Charles Ave., Suite 207, New Orleans 504.861.1801 gnoyo.org Provides young musicians the opportunity to participate in a high-quality, full orchestra program. Kindermusik with Madeline Play & Grow Studios, 3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans 504.717.1076 playandgrowstudios.com Kindermusik is a music and movement program for ages 0-6. Musical games and activities facilitate whole-child development in a fun, engaging parent-attended class. Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts River Ridge School of Music and Dance, 2020 Dickory Ave., Suite 200, Harahan 504.738.3050 Mandeville School of Music, 316 Girod St., Mandeville 985.674.2992 Covington School of Music, 1111 Village Walk, Covington 985.590.4545 laapa.com MiniMozart, Preschool Music and Dance, Creative Movement, piano, voice, tumbling, violin, guitar, and drum. Ages 6 months to adult. Loyola Preparatory Arts Program 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.865.3627 cmfa.loyno.edu/prep-arts Offering professional instruction in piano, violin, voice, guitar, ballet and Musikgarten. New Orleans Children’s Chorus 504.482.2883 neworleanschildrenschorus.org Through the singing of high quality music, young singers develop self-confidence, discipline and social skills, as well as musical knowledge. No child who truly wants to sing is ever turned away. NATURE Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans 504.861.2537 audubonnatureinstitute.org/youth-volunteers Offers a variety of youth programs at the Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for junior high and high school students. RUNNING Girls on the Run New Orleans 7100 St. Charles Ave., 2nd floor, New Orleans 504.272.7786 www.gotrnola.org Trained coaches lead small teams in dynamic discussions, activities and running games in this 10-week program for girls in grades 3-8. The program is held at schools throughout the metro area, as well as at community sites, for those children whose schools do not participate in the program. SCIENCE/STEAM ENRICHMENT Bricks 4 Kidz Covington/Mandeville/New Orleans/Metairie 985.373.2114 985.705.0805 bricks4kidz.com/neworleans Learn, build and play with LEGO bricks. STEM lessons for ages 3-13. After-school classes, camps, field trips, parties and more. Electric Girls 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 505.850.7578 electricgirls.org Offering opportunities for girls to explore their curiosity in technology by learning skills and concepts in electronics and programming. Participants will learn from other women and Electric Girls mentors, making workshops leadership and learning experiences for all. Thinkerella 260 Hickory Ave., Suite D, Harahan 504.232.1394 mythinkerella.com A hands-on, educational program for elementary and middle school girls and boys that focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) experiments and activities. SOCCER Carrollton Boosters Various locations throughout New Orleans carrolltonboosters.org A volunteer youth sports organization offering recreational, intramural programs for boys and girls: baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and lacrosse. FC New Orleans 5107 Venus St., New Orleans 504.288.6672 fcnola.com Offering soccer programs, teams and training for ages 4 and older. Louisiana Fire Juniors 1918 18th St., Kenner 504.465.8224 louisianafirejrs.com A soccer program that provides players the opportunity to move from introductory play through professional development programs. SPORTS FACILITIES Ochsner Fitness Center KIDSPORTS 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan 504.733.1200 ochsnerfitness.com Offers an array of exciting programs that combine fun and fitness in a safe and friendly atmosphere for ages 6 weeks-13 years. Jewish Community Center 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.897.0143 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.887.5158 nojcc.org Offers a wide variety of children’s activities, including sports leagues, ballet, martial arts, theater workshops and more. Reily Center at Tulane University 31 McAlister Drive, New Orleans 504.865.5242 reilycenter.com Swim lessons, Taekwondo and tennis lessons for members and non-members. Belle Chasse YMCA 8101 Highway 23, Belle Chasse 504.392.9622 ymcaneworleans.org/bellechasse Classes include preschool sports, martial arts, kids exercise classes and art club. East Jefferson YMCA 6691 Riverside Drive, Metairie 504.888.9622 ymcaneworleans.org/eastjefferson Offers soccer, football, martial arts, cheerleading and a youth fitness challenge. SWIMMING Harry’s Dive Shop 4709 Airline Drive, Metairie 504.909.2220 swim-smart.net Offering Swim-Smart, Baby & Me, and Aquababy classes. Ages 6 months and older. Jewish Community Center 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.897.0143 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.887.5158 nojcc.org Stay cool in the JCC pools this summer! Adult lap swimming and lessons for all ages and abilities are available at both JCC locations. Love Swimming 5221 S. Front St., New Orleans 504.891.4662 loveswimming.com Year-round, Uptown swim school offering lessons from 6 months to adult in warm, saltwater pools. Mr. Fish Swimming School 2215 Cleary Ave., Metairie 504.430.4201 mrfish.biz Swimming lessons for ages 10 months to adult at the Elks Lodge Pool. Educating the Greater New Orleans area for 53 years. NU WAVE Swim Club teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=lawave Year-round, competitive swim club with locations Uptown at Newman School and the Tulane Reily Center. More advanced groups practice at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Caters to swimmers at every level, from toddlers to adults. Ochsner Fitness Center Aquatics 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan 504.733.1600 ochsnerfitness.com First-class aquatics facilities allow a wide variety of aquatics programs for all ages and abilities. Reily Center at Tulane University 31 McAlister Drive, New Orleans 504.865.5242 reilycenter.com Swim lessons, Taekwondo and tennis lessons for members and non-members. South Louisiana Swim Team Locations in Metairie, Hammond, Laplace and New Orleans 504.256.6554 slst-seahorses.com Year-round swim lessons, competitive swimming and technique classes. TENNIS Audubon Tennis 6320 Tchoupitoulas St., Audubon Park, New Orleans 504.895.1042 auduboninstitute.org/visit/audubon-park/favorites/tennis-lessons Offering group, semi-private and private lessons for players ages 5 and older. New Orleans City Park Tennis Center 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans 504.483.9383 neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/pepsi-tennis-center Private and group lessons for ages 5 and older. Reily Center at Tulane University 31 McAlister Drive, New Orleans 504.865.5242 reilycenter.com Tennis lessons for members and non-members. YOGA Kidding Around 504.909.8881 kiddingaroundyoga.com/bella Classes are geared toward kids ages 4-12. But they’re flexible -- like yoga; if you want to bring a 2-year-old or your grandmother, just ask. Wild Lotus Yoga 4842 Perrier St., New Orleans 504.899.0047 wildlotusyoga.com Classes include Mommy & Baby through age 16, plus periodic family yoga workshops. Yoga Power Play 5811 Kensington Blvd., New Orleans 504.982.4778 yogapowerplay.com Providing yoga to youth ages 4-17, their mission is for children to feel less stress, increase confidence and have fun.