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AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES AND PROGRAMS GUIDE FOR KIDS - BROOKLYN, NY

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by Directories Editor August 13, 2013

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The fun doesn’t have to end when the school bell rings! Brooklyn, NY is packed with great after-school classes and programs that will keep kids busy and help them grow. Our guide features listings for academic programs, learning centers, dance schools, sports programs and more in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and the rest of Brooklyn, NY.
  For more activities and events after school as well as family weekend events, go to our online calendar.

 

ACTING OUT!
7426 15th Ave. 
4724 Ave. N 
718-236-6494 

Between our two Brooklyn-area locations and in-house theatre, Acting Out! offers an extensive performing arts curriculum for students, kindergarten to college. Our staff is comprised of professional actors and musicians. Our after-school program includes all levels of acting, musical theatre, improvisation, and film/television, as well as private lessons for singing, piano, and audition preparation. Many Acting Out! students have graced Broadway stages and prestigious performing arts institutions, but most important, all our students are improving their futures and increasing self-confidence under our caring and passionate guidance because we love what we do!


APRIL'S DANCE-N-FEET
3 Great Convenient Brooklyn Locations: 
4626 Flatlands Ave. 
718-692-4809 
1866 Flatbush Ave. 
718-258-2340 
9411 Ave. L 
718-272-1813

We offer everything from Ballet to Gymnastics. Our classes start from age two through adult. Call or stop in one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information. We also offer a Free Trial Class, but don't forget your Brooklyn Parent Coupon!


ART 81
1313 81st St., 
718-490-9971
Email jose@art81.org

Art 81 provides children and adults opportunities to pursue personal interests in visual arts, while developing technical skills and an awareness of art history. Lessons are developed around individual student strengths and curiosities rather than the expectation that students adhere to a predetermined course of study. The services are agreed upon by the student and/or parent and teacher. Scheduling is flexible and materials for students under age 18 are provided. 


B.P. WISE OWL TUTORING
917-364-1684
Email ellynthereadingtooter@facebook.com

I am a Level 1-trained Wilson Reading teacher with a BS and an MS in Special Education/Learning Disabilities who retired from the New York City Department of Education after 32 years. I founded my tutoring business in 2004, and have worked with children ages 7 and older since that time. I work with one student at a time in my home office only, but am quite affordable and flexible in scheduling sessions after school and in the evenings.


BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE 
421 Fifth Ave. (corner of 8th Street), Park Slope
718-832-0018 
Fernando Maneca, Director 

BAX Youth Education provides expert instruction in building technical skills in dance, tumbling, and theater with an emphasis on cultivating creative expression. Working with professional performing arts faculty, BAX students develop improvisation, original choreography, and performance skills, working independently and in collaboration. Youth classes embody BAX’s overarching mission to provide the space and support for “artists-in-progress” to explore, hone, and share their unique voice. For more information on BAX's Youth Education programs visit youth.bax.org.

BAY RIDGE AVE CHILD CARE CENTER
1206 Bay Ridge Ave, Brooklyn
718-680-3544

We believe that children learn through play. Children will be encouraged to stimulate their minds through free play and structured activities which will aid in expanding their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Our staff works to provide a safe environment that includes appropriate role modeling and positive reinforcement. Afterschool program available for Kindergarten students; pick-up from PS 176. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create." - Albert Einstein.

BOUNCEU 
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave), 
718-238-3288

BounceU is Brooklyn’s newest party and play facility. We specialize in private celebrations and after-school active fun for all ages. BounceU offers two giant stadium rooms filled with huge inflatable equipment, and BounceU’s own Spider Mountain. Make your reservations today to play in our clean, climate-controlled facility. Our friendly, energetic staff will ensure that after-school active time is fun and memorable. Call today for more information about our awesome facility.

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114 
8696 18th Ave. 
1902 Ave. T 
259 Rose Ave., Staten Island 

Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of programs for students in K-grade 12. We specialize in TACHS, SHSAT, SAT, and ACT preparation. Our programs help students to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to reach their full potential. We offer tutoring in all subject areas (both one-to-one and share-a-tutor groups), test preparation courses, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students. Call to speak with one of our educational specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child. Please register early as space is limited.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
185 Court St., Brooklyn Heights
718-858-5100
Email info@bhmsny.org

After the school day has finished, a place for creative learning and relaxed play can still be found at BHMS in our Montessori Afternoons Plus (MAP) program. MAP is a comfortable, safe, and progressive after-school program for children from Preschool through 4th grade. MAP offers a rich variety of activities under the guidance of our experienced and nurturing staff. The program is open to BHMS students, as well as children from the local community.


BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn
718-638-5660

The Brooklyn Music School views art as an essential part of basic education and a means by which individuals connect with that unique part of themselves. BMS makes available access to the performing arts regardless of income, age, previous experience, or professional aspirations. BMS is proud of its 100-year tradition of excellence while dedicated to the high standards of a performing arts institute of the 21st Century. BMS offers affordable and high-quality private and group Music and Dance, Rock, Jazz, and Classical Ensemble classes. BMS also has an excellent after-school program.


COOKIE'S KIDS
Brooklyn Locations: 
510 Fulton St. 
718-797-3300 
982 Flatbush Ave. 
718-287-2300 
265 Livingston St. 
718-797-3300 
Queens Locations: 
166-21 Jamaica Ave. 
718-291-7700 
Bronx Locations: 
1534 Westchester Ave. 
718-991-9500 
576 Melrose Ave. 
718-585-0800

Established in 1975, Cookie’s Kids is a one-stop shop for school uniforms, children’s clothing, toys, furniture, and accessories – all at the most affordable prices throughout NYC and the web. We work with schools across the country to supply stylish and affordable school uniforms to meet their needs. From school to afterschool, we provide children’s clothing and accessories for all occasions. For store locations or to shop online, check out cookieskids.com!


CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE
558 Fulton St. (right by Flatbush Avenue), 2nd Fl., Fort Greene
718-935-9700
Email info@cumbedance.com

MOVE. SING. DRUM. DANCE! Children from ages 1-11 will have a blast in Cumbe’s dance and percussion classes. We offer creative movement with a multicultural flair; classes that combine African dance, drum, and song; hip-hop and street jazz; dance theater; acrobatics; and more. We also host amazing birthday parties. Pay what you wish to try any class the week before our semester starts! Cumbe’s new, light-filled dance studio is in Fort Greene, near BAM and Barclays.


DANCEWAVE
45 Fourth Ave. (at the corner of Dean Street), Park Slope
718-522-4696 

Dancewave offers education programs for all ages at the Dancewave Center and locations throughout Park Slope, with a rare combination of artistic integrity, educational rigor, nurturing support, and access for all students. Classes include Creative Movement, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pre-Pointe, and more. Adult classes in Yoga, Zumba, Modern, and Ballet. Dancewave is a non-profit arts organization that transforms the lives of New York City youth through unique exposure to world-class, pre-professional performing arts training. Register on line: dancewave.org. Fall Semester begins September 9.


FASTRACKIDS
7612 13th Ave., 
718-748-3000
Camp: 
800-470-9216
Email valentino8808@att.net

FasTracKids is a school outside of school for ages 3-12. Our supplemental programs are designed to complement your child's schooling. We offer world-class, proven programs, designed to help your child reach his/her maximum potential. Whether it’s critical thinking, math, reading, speech, leadership, or enrichment in our 12 exciting subjects, we have the right combination for your child. If your goal is to help your child get ahead or get into the gifted and talented programs, we have the proven systems that can get them there. Best of all, we make learning fun!


FIVE POINTS LEARNING
Park Slope: 
641 President St., Suite 101 
461 Sixth St. 
347-480-7608 
Bay Ridge: 
8508 5th Ave., 3rd Floor 
347-480-7608
Email esong@fivepointslearning.com

This summer, give your child the gift of knowledge. At Five Points Learning, we offer programs in computer programming, video game design, robotics, and more. Academic enrichment in math, reading, and writing are also available, including our popular Summer of Shakespeare class. SAT and SHSAT Prep are available for students looking to optimize their test scores. To learn more, check out our website at fivepointslearning.com.

GATEWAY SPORTS CLUB
Program offered at various locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau
718-776-5566
Brooklyn: 
James Madison High School, Madison 
John Jay High School, Park Slope 
Block Institute, Bensonhurst 

Queens: 
Douglaston ICC, Douglaston 
Flushing Aquatic Center, Flushing 
Hillcrest Jewish Center, Fresh Meadows 
John Adams High School, South Ozone Park 
Richmond Hill High School, Richmond Hill 
Bayside High School, Bayside 
PS 224, Bayside 

Nassau: 
Chaminade High School , Mineola

Email office@gatewaysportsclub.com

Gateway Sports, Inc., a program that strives for excellence in academics and sports, started with only 17 students. The program has grown to more than 2,000 and has been providing quality instruction for more than 10 years. Our sports school prides itself on exceptional athletic programs that teach students how to swim (USS swim team, private lessons, baby & me, water aerobics, water polo, and lifeguard training) and play basketball, tennis, soccer, and volleyball. Our goal is to add other non-traditional sports programming like martial arts, yoga, triathlon training, aquatic therapy, and scuba diving.

THE GYM PARK 
81 Oak St., Brooklyn
718-349-6627
Email info@thegympark.com

Welcome to The Gym Park Gymnastics & Play Center where "Gymnastics-Inspired Play" is our goal and aim! Our Programs and classes are developmentally designed to accommodate each new stage of your child’s physical and emotional development. Our classes include: Mommy & Me classes for ages 12 mos.-2.5 years, Toddlers Tumble classes for ages 3-5 years, Beginner & Intermediate Gymnastics for ages 6-12 years, and much, much more. Please see our website for more information: thegympark.com.

ITTY BITTY ADVENTURES
3416 Ave. S., Brooklyn
718-375-4700
Email pattie@ittybittyadventures.com

We strive to be a parent's first choice in preschools by educating, nurturing, and expanding children’s minds in a friendly and safe environment. We provide a stimulating atmosphere that makes education fun while promoting sound social, emotional, and physical development. At Itty Bitty Adventures, you will watch your child develop into a happy, confident learner who is ready for lifelong success. Tutoring available. Licensed by NYC-DOHMH; certified teachers; SEIT teachers welcome.

JEI LEARNING CENTER
7721 18th Ave., Brooklyn
Email bensonhurst@jeilearning.com

JEI offers Math and English curricula, designed for children ages 4-14. The program is individualized per student, allowing your child to learn at his/her maximum individual pace through our step-by-step learning course material. Our individualized program is achieved through a comprehensive scientific diagnostic system that analyzes student's test results, pinpointing strengths and weaknesses, and prescribing a specific tailored study program. This self-paced learning promotes learning independently, setting good habits in building a solid academic foundation.


JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 3rd, 4th, & 5th Floors, New York
212-254-8520

The Joffrey Ballet School is the home of Baby Ballerinas, Hip-Hoppin' Street Jazz, Demi Soloists, and so much more. The world-renowned program is also a world-renowned good time for you and your child. We have 60 years of excellence to share with your family. Dance classes begin at the age of two, with live music and performances that will create memories to last a lifetime. Our theme-based birthday parties are fantastic, with cakes by the "Cake Boss," and sprinkles of joy from the school faculty. Come grow with us...joffreyballetschool.com.


THE LITTLE GYM OF BAY RIDGE-BENSONHURST
8681 18th Ave., Brooklyn
718-259-6878

A feeling of success is one of the many benefits your child receives at The Little Gym®. We provide gymnastics-based motor skill development programs for ages 4 months-12 years. Through sequential skill-building, movement, gymnastics, exercise, music, and games, our curriculum teaches students to build their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Classes are non-competitive and taught in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Currently offering gymnastics, dance, sports skill, and karate classes. Schedule your free trial class. Celebrate your child’s birthday. Party slots fill up months in advance; reserve today!


LONG ISLAND AQUARIUM & EXHIBITION CENTER
431 E. Main St., Riverhead
631-208-9200 xH20 (426)

Two great attractions in one fin-tastic destination - with more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, Pirate Snorkel, the all-new Shark Keeper program, and more, the Aquarium and Exhibition Center is a great place to visit anytime of the year. Add to the fun with an overnight stay at the Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina located adjacent to the property. A great school trip destination!


MATHNASIUM OF BENSONHURST/BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
6806 20th Ave., Bensonhurst
347-762-8411 
bob@themathlearningcenter.net 
392 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights
718-858-MATH (6284) 
917-620-3725 
brooklynheights@mathnasium.com 

Mathnasium is an after-school learning center where we make math make sense to kids. We support grades K-12, including standardized test preparation. We are the math experts. We provide excellent content, at a great value, with proven results. Instruction is one-on-one. We conduct an in-depth math assessment, and prepare a customized learning plan for each student. We offer flexible scheduling in a relaxed environment.


THE MOXIE SPOT 
81 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
718-923-9710

The Moxie Spot offers kids many opportunities to enjoy music, dance and art in an informal setting. Activities include Singalongs, Afternoon Concerts. Dance Around, fun with markets and crayons. Evening events include Family Disco Night on the second Saturday of every month, and Nintendo Wii Nights (all other Saturdays), with dancing to “Just Dance” and “Michael Jackson Experience” games.Check in during Halloween for Free Trick-or-Treat bag giveaway. And any visit to “the Atlantic Antic” has to include decorating a Moxie Spot painter’s cap.


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE 
47-01 111th St. (7 Train to 111th St.), Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
718-699-0005

The New York Hall of Science is New York City’s only hands-on science and technology center with over 450 interactive exhibits, Rocket Park Mini-Golf, New York’s Largest Science Playground, and much more! Featuring ongoing summer events, including Summer of the Stars—Astronomy, on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 12-4pm, where the brand new, state-of-the-art Mars Rover robot will be unveiled! NYSCI also offers After-School Science Clubs with activities designed around enhancing topics and skills students are learning in school. For more information please visit nysci.org.


NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE OF SCHOOLFOOD

School is out and free summer meals are in from June 27-August 30, 2013. Any child ages 18 and younger can enjoy a free, healthy, and great-tasting meal at hundreds of schools, pools, parks, New York City Housing Authority complexes, and other locations around the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required. Finding a summer meals site is easy, call 311 or *text "NYCMEALS" to 877-877 for information about the free breakfast and lunch summer meals program, and to locate a convenient site near you. (*Standard text messaging rates apply.)


PACPLEX/PACKIDS
1500 Paerdegat Ave. N., Brooklyn
718-531-1111

PacKids operates a full after-school program in Canarsie, with busing from local schools. We supervise homework and offer a variety of enrichment activities from fitness and sports to dance and drama. Kids enjoy weekly swim lessons and free swim at our indoor pools. We provide a warm and welcoming family atmosphere. Behind the smiling faces at PacKids, a lot goes into training our staff to meet each child where he or she is, with what he or she needs. Call us at 718-531-1111 for more information.


THE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE 
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave. 
718-951-4111

For over 30 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered music programs and private lessons (including Suzuki violin, cello, and flute for very young children), and theater and dance classes for children of all ages and levels. Adults also have the opportunity to study. Our experienced professional artist-teachers encourage students’ growth at all levels. Our school year begins September 16. For further information, registration, and Suzuki interviews, please call 718-951-4111. Visit our website bcprepcenter.org.


THE SCHOOL AT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER 
3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Green
718-624-8400

The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center believes music and dance are essential to a child’s development. Kids ages 4-17 are encouraged to explore a diverse range of class styles, most accompanied by live music. Creative dance, modern, ballet, jazz/hip-hop, tap, African, music, and singing, are available for the novice to the more serious student, including a Student Company, and classes for children with disabilities. We maintain a commitment to affordable tuition for all.


SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER 
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868 
Email smartstart@verizon.net

While providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the “whole” child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for 2- and 3-year-olds, and free Universal Pre-K for 4-year-old children, with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.


STORYBOOKLAND
8638 20th Ave., 
718-996-8714

Give your child a superior beginning. A mind is a wonderful thing to expand! All teachers certified in Early Childhood Development. Programs - half day, full-day, extended time, 2 to 6 year olds. Pre-school and Kindergarten activities, fitness program, trips, music, math, reading readiness, tutoring and after-school programs are available.


THE TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE
7811 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge 
718-748-8867

The Tutoring Club is dedicated to helping students increase their subject skills and self-esteem. We utilize the most advanced curricula in tutoring, maintain low student-to-tutor ratios, pinpoint and correct problems, motivate our students, and provide qualified instructors certified in the use of the programs and committed to ensuring each child’s success. Our Core Programs are Math, ELA, and Writing Skills. Test prep programs for Gifted and Talented, SSHSAT, TACHS, and ISEE tests and Homework Help sessions are also available.


WORLD CLASS LEARNING ACADEMY, NEW YORK 
44 E. 2nd St., New York
212-600-2010
Email info@wclacademy.org

World Class Learning Academy is a diverse, internationally-focused learning community dedicated to developing a broad world view in students. The Academy offers benchmarked, highly personalized learning in an academically rigorous setting. World Class Learning Academy is a member of the World Class Learning Group (WCL), a learning leader for over 25 years. At WCLA’s comprehensive after-school program, children may explore a wide variety of classes and private lessons not limited to Languages, Art, Sports, Music, Drama, and Movement, in a fun-filled, social environment designed to expand horizons and build confidence.


YOUNG DANCERS IN REPERTORY
Classes are held at 5602 5th Ave., 2nd Floor (entrance on 56th Street), Brooklyn
347-702-7155

Since 1985, Young Dancers in Repertory (YDR) has been training dancers and offering dance programs in Brooklyn. YDR classes include creative dance, pre-ballet, ballet, modern dance, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and theater dance for students ages 3 and older at our Center for Dance Studies at 5602 5th Ave. in Sunset Park. YDR also conducts dance residencies and performances for schools, an OST After-school Program at PS 127, and a youth ensemble. Call 347-702-7155 or visit youngdancersinrep.org.

 

 


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