Find the perfect extracurricular activity or after-school program for your child with our guide to kids' classes in Rockland County, New York, including academic enrichment, art, dance, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, sports, and fitness.
Academic Enrichment Classes
KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS
216 Congers Rd, Bldg. 3, New City; (845) 638-1014
9D Pascack Plaza, Perlman Dr, Spring Valley; (845) 371-1033
Kumon is an afterschool math and reading program that unlocks the potential of children to achieve more on their own. Jay Raghunath has been a certified Kumon instructor for more than 20 years. She uses Kumon's individualized approach to help children develop a solid command of math and reading. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills.
NANUET HEBREW CENTER
411 S. Little Tor Rd, New City
Our Religious School fosters Jewish education on many levels, empowering our students with tools which enable participation in synagogue life. Our instructional menu runs everything from free Mommy & Me Holiday Classes to K-7th grade religious school, to a post Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program. Contact NHC for more information on membership, non-member holiday tickets, tot shabbat, our youth group, and adult education programs.
THE FABRIC LADY
69 Lake Rd, Congers
(845) 589-0399 store / (845) 641-4441 cell
At the Fabric Lady, finding everything you need is SEW easy! We have a large selection of fabrics, notions, sewing machines, and knowledge, to share. We offer sewing and quilting classes - everything from basic sewing techniques to learning how to put in a zipper or button hole. Adult and children classes, as well as private lessons, are available. We are now offering kids parties and a summer camp program in August. Girl Scouts are welcome - earn a sewing patch! Call for details.
180 Germonds Rd, West Nyack
"Where children and adults create their own functional works of art." Established for over 35 years, we offer a huge variety of plaster pieces that can be painted and taken home in the same day, or glazed ceramics with a large assortment of finishes. Open ceramic classes and free instruction are offered weekly - please call for days/hours. There are no hourly fees and all supplies are included - you pay one price per finished piece. Come and see our wonderful seasonal items as well; there's something for everyone at Jill's Ceramics.
ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
27 S. Greenbush Rd, W. Nyack
Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) has been a hub of creative arts activities for children and families for over 60 years. RoCA offers an array of studio art classes for children, ages 3 through teens, during convenient hours. Classes include ceramics, cartooning, painting, drawing, photography, preschool art and more! The summer semester begins June 27th.
COUPÉ THEATRE STUDIO
33 E. Route 59A, Nanuet
For 40 years, Coupé Theatre Studio has offered the finest training in all the performing arts. Weekly classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern dance, tap, theatre dance, hip-hop, musical theatre, acting, voice and Kinderdance are available, as well as programs just for boys and adults. Coupé's full-time teachers hold degrees in dance education or have had extensive professional performing careers. Classes are carefully monitored for size, compatibility of students, and quality of teaching. The Studio offers a full range of study to meet any student's needs. Fall registration now in progress.
69 Lake Rd, Congers
Danceworks has been in the Clarkstown area for 28 years. The studio offers classes in Mommy & Me, Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Tap and Jazz and Hip-Hop for ages 2 through teen. Danceworks specializes in children -encouraging a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Several children have gone on to study at the School of American Ballet in Manhattan. Our adult ballet workout (free babysitting) teaches you to work with your body, not against it. Beginners are welcome and no special clothing is needed. Free trial classes are available to all.
TUMBLE - BEE GYMNASTICS AND FITNESS
401 S. Nanuet Mall, Nanuet
Tumble-Bee Gymnastics (ages 10 mos - 12 yrs), serving Rockland County for 25 years, offers an afterschool program for boys and girls, ages 5-12. We are the only gymnastics school in the area licensed to teach the nationally recognized Fun & Fit Gymnastics program for children entering Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Our warm, caring, and well-trained staff will teach your children the skills that give them the confidence and self-esteem they need to achieve success in the future. Register early! Classes close out quickly.
Horseback Riding Classes
RAMAPO EQUESTRIAN CENTER
1152 Route 202, Suffern
The staff at the Ramapo Equestrian Center has over 50 years of combined experience in the equine world. With expertise ranging from traditional western riding to competitive show jumping or dressage, the staff offers comprehensive lessons for the beginner through the advanced rider. Whether you would like to try one lesson, or take advantage of our valuable lesson packages, we offer many options to fit into any budget. For more information please call or check our website www.ramapoequestriancenter.com.
Martial Arts Classes
J.Y. MOON TAEKWONDO
704 Executive Blvd, Valley Cottage
The best martial arts program for the entire family. Traditional Programs, After School Programs (including transportation), Summer Camp, Zumba, Birthday Parties and more. Westchester and Rockland - 2 Convenient locations.
Transportation provided to our "A+ afterschool program" in Rockland's biggest martial arts facility. Replace daycare with this healthy, fun and educational alternative where your children will learn Tae Kwondo, along with other important life skills. Our classes offer an outstanding alternative to tedious exercise routines that ultimately become short term. Our teaching methodologies are intended to keep students motivated while they develop healthier fitness habits. Better fitness and knowledge of martial arts will inevitably improve self-esteem, which helps students tackle life's challenges.
MASTER JUNG & YU TRADITIONAL TAEKWONDO
70 N. Main St, New City
Owned and operated by the US National Team Head Coach/Manager, Master Jung and Master Yu's school offers unique martial arts training by blending Korean culture and philosophy with traditional Taekwondo. By combining physical with spiritual, we offer the most complete and satisfying training, embodying mind, body, and spirit. Classes are open seven days a week for all ages. Our unique birthday parties open the door for future leaders and martial artists, and are available on weekends. Energize your whole being at Traditional Taekwondo. Call for more details.
PANTHERS MARTIAL ARTS
100 Route 59, Ste L-3, Suffern; (845) 357-9077
188 S. Main St, New City; (845) 708-5838
Unlike most schools, our children's Martial Arts classes are 1-hour long, giving us enough time to cover not only the physical aspect of the martial arts training, but allowing us to work on the most important part, the mental toughness of it. Panthers has welcomed many students from other schools looking for a challenge. Here, they get to keep their belts and continue with their training. All classes are taught by two-time Hall Of Fame Inductee, Master Al Quiceno.
Sports & Fitness Classes
30 Mountain Rd, Pomona
(845) 354-1600; [email protected]
Camp Ramaquois, "a day camp as complete as sleepaway camp," is situated on 44 acres in Rockland County. From adventurous activities to creative arts and athletic activities, boys and girls, ages 3-15, experience a traditional day camp program filled with a variety of stimulating activities. Facilities include a 5-acre crystalline lake, eight heated swimming pools, a splash park, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, hockey rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, a petting zoo, special events, and more. Many air-conditioned buildings. Visit us on our website or call for a personal tour.
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