Rockland County has tons of after-school activities for kids! Consult our comprehensive guide for information on classes ranging from sports and fitness, dance, gymnastics, performing arts, tae kwon do, and programs focusing on academic enrichment, tutoring, and religious schools. NYMetroParents has your after-school activities covered in Rockland County.
And for more activities and events after school as well as family weekend events, check out our online calendar.
APPLAUSE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
305 W. Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River
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We are a non-profit educational theater organization specializing in musical theatre classes and shows for children ages 3-18, beginners to advanced. Applause offers classes in acting, singing, and dancing. Ms. Renna provides a unique opportunity for kids to perform in shows, creating special parts for each child. We provide programs and performances year-round, so call or email us for current programs and show information. You can also join our exciting Applause Company which performs at festivals and special events.
70 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus
150 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford
A little bit of exercise goes a long way! At BounceU, kids flip for our unbelievably cool bounce stadiums. Imagine the ultimate children's playground experience in a safe, indoor setting. BounceU is also the perfect party place! Children love our famous inflatable parties which include paper goods, invitations, and dedicated Party Pros. Visit our website for a complete list of party packages, and to find out more about our camp programs and Open Bounce!
BOUNCE[R]! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. The facility has fitness classes for all ages and levels, open jump time, trampoline dodge ball, slam-dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, acrobat classes, and Toddler Time for the younger set. They also have private party rooms, free Wi-Fi, snack bar, arcade, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids younger than age 6. Schools, camps, groups and corporate functions welcome. Fundraising opportunities available.
COUPÉ THEATRE STUDIO
33 E. Route 59A, Nanuet
For over 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 current 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. Fall 2013 registration is now in progress.
69 Lake Road, Congers
Danceworks has been in the Clarkstown area for over 32 years. The studio offers classes in Mommy & Me, Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Tap, 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.
15B Suffern Place, Suffern
Over the past 38 years, Debi's Dance has become the No. 1 dance destination in the Rockland area. We are dedicated to providing top-quality instruction from NYC choreographers, a nurturing environment, and of course, fun! Our goal is to develop each student’s individual personality, creative spirit, and desire to perform. Programs are offered for ages 2 and older. Instruction in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz funk, hip-hop, ballet and tap combo, leaps and turns classes, and Boys Only Hip-Hop. For experienced dancers, we offer a Competitive Team opportunity.
THE FABRIC LADY
At The Fabric Lady, finding everything you need is SEW easy! We have a large selection of current and vintage fabrics, notions, sewing machines, and knowledge to share. We offer sewing lessons (at your location or ours) for adults and kids – everything from basic sewing techniques to learning how to put in a zipper or button hole. We bring Kids’ Sewing Parties, Girl Scout Troop “earn a sewing patch” programs, and other customized group programs to your chosen location. Call or email for details.
GRANDMASTER B. M. KIM'S TAE KWON DO
60 S. Broadway, White Plains
187 N. Main St., Port Chester
969 N. Central Ave., Scarsdale
7 College Ave., Nanuet
At Grandmaster B.M. Kim's Tae Kwon Do school, we offer a variety of classes suitable for all ages, 3 and older. We have specialized PeeWee classes, children, adult, and family classes. We specialize in birthday parties and children's summer camp programs. Call today to book your next birthday party with us!
HELEN HAYES YOUTH THEATER
142 Main St., Nyack
Celebrating our 15th year of excellence in theater education, the Helen Hayes Youth Theater offers year-round theater programs for kids ages 5-17, including weekend and weekday classes and productions. We welcome performers with all levels of experience. Please join us for professional training in a friendly, supportive environment. For more information, call us or visit our website.
450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack
JCC Rockland offers a wide range of activities for children, teens, and their families. After-school enrichment classes include dance, fitness, Lego building, cooking, painting, science, college prep, sports, and more. We also offer social-action projects, family programs, free special events, and community-wide celebrations for all the holidays. Our flag football and basketball programs are among the best in the county. And when you think of summer camp, think JCC Rockland — Camp Yomi offers the best value in town, and all our onsite camps include our new swimming pool!
JEP OF ROCKLAND HEBREW SCHOOL
30 Blueberry Hill Road, Monsey
JEP of Rockland's Bobbi Lewis Hebrew School provides an outstanding Jewish education through our comprehensive curriculum, taught by dynamic and creative teachers in a fun and loving environment. Inspiring classes for parents and grandparents, family holiday events, mitzvah projects, fantastic Shabbatonim, exciting trips, and an Israel fair are integral parts of the JEP experience. We also offer a very vibrant post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for teens. Reasonable rates. No membership dues. For more information, contact Naomi Greenwald at 845-558-5858.
LEARNING EXPERIENCE, THE
295 Grand Ave., Montvale
The Learning Experience® Academy of Early Education in Montvale is more than just a child care center. We will give your child the opportunity to receive an early start to their education and help them achieve their greatest capabilities. From top to bottom, our safe and secure center is purpose-built for children ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten to receive an enriching experience (after-school care is open to children up to 8 years of age). We are open year-round Mon.-Fri. from 6:30am-6:30pm. Call us today to schedule a tour.
LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER WESTCHESTER
Westchester's Ridge Hill, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester is the ultimate playground for budding LEGO® master model builders, and offers families and schools an ideal educational destination as well, providing a wide range of hands-on learning experiences, bringing the worlds of math, science and technology to life outside the classroom. From MINILAND and the LEGO 4D Cinema to DUPLO® Village, the two amusement rides and more, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester has something for everyone to enjoy. To get in on all the LEGO action, visit legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester or call 866-243-0770 for group sales now!
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
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207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
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28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 mos.-12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.
LOTS OF LOVE DAYCARE
1 Anderson Drive, Stony Point
In addition to our Full- and Part-time Programs, Lots of Love also offers an enriched After-school Program for school age children. Our program includes homework assistance, healthy snack, and activities that keep young minds engaged and excited about learning. Our Full- and Part-time Programs include a full schedule with theme weeks, arts and crafts, science experiments, physical education, and plenty of outdoor activities. Your child will feel right at home in our safe and loving environment. NYS licensed. CPR- and First Aid-certified. Affordable year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks-12 years.
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.
NEW CITY BOWL AND BATTING CAGES
90 N. Main St., New City
Children love bowling! We offer something for everyone – all ages and abilities are welcome. All league members get a shirt, awards, trophies, and membership in our VIB club for discounts all year long. Join a league and you participate in every game. Unlike other sports, nobody sits on the bench. Every bowler bowls in every game. All leagues are handicapped to even the playing field. Experienced and inexperienced bowlers can compete against each other –everybody is a winner! We offer inexpensive clinics and camps for those who want to improve.
ROCKLAND CHINESE SCHOOL
34 Kings Highway (Rockland Country Day School Campus), Congers
With China’s dramatic rise in economic and political presence, Americans are increasingly interested in learning Mandarin. We are the only Chinese language school in Rockland County. With 40 years experience, conveniently located on the campus of Rockland Country Day School, we offer courses for students ages 5 and older at all levels. In addition to language skills, we emphasize cultural awareness through a multitude of classes including: Chinese Yo-Yo, calligraphy, martial arts, Origami, Tai Chi, and Lion Dance. Our dedicated teaching staff provides a friendly and lively learning environment. Fall classes begin September 8th.
SCHOOL OF ROCK - ORANGEBURG
225 E. Erie St., Blauvelt
School of Rock - Orangeburg provides after school music instruction for aspiring rock guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists, and keyboard players ages 7-17. Unlike other music programs, School of Rock is a true performance program, combining weekly rehearsal sessions with individual instruction to get kids of all levels and experience playing and on-stage. Programs are enrolling for the fall season shows including Pink Floyd's 'The Wall.' Students will put on a feature performance in local live venues in January. Sign up by August 31 and receive a 15% discount for the first three months!
Rockland County Vicinity
Help your daughter build confidence and achieve her highest potential while learning photography and about herself within her environment. Licensed social worker and photographer, Dee Lebovits, offers a fantastic after-school program for girls, ages 9-16. Sessions are 60-90 minutes per week for 10 weeks in a safe and relaxed setting, and end with a photo exhibit and “meet the artists” reception. So get your cameras ready and sign up now! Mention this ad and get 15% off your first semester!
TEMPLE BETH EL NURSERY & RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
415 Viola Road, Spring Valley
In the tradition of the finest private schools, Temple Beth El Nursery School provides young students, ages 1-5 years, with an outstanding early childhood education. Our curriculum offers music, movement, computers, and much more. Temple Beth El is a NYS-accredited nursery school with state-of-the-art, 21st-Century indoor and outdoor playgrounds. All programs are taught by fully-licensed and -experienced instructors. The Temple Beth El Religious School offers a nurturing, reform Jewish education to K-12th graders. We now offer a tuition-free religious school program for K-2nd graders. Call regarding our new registration incentive programs.
TUMBLE - BEE GYMNASTICS AND FITNESS
401 Nanuet Mall South, Nanuet
Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, serving Rockland County for 27 years, offers an after-school 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.
61 Maple Ave., New City
For over 30 years, we have been inspiring and motivating students to follow their dreams both in dance and in their lives. Instructors at Vicki's Studio are dedicated to their students and teaching technique, while creating fun and exciting choreography in our non-competitive studio. We offer beginner-advanced classes for boys and girls ages 2½- adult, including Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Creative Movement, Boys’ Hip-Hop, Gymnastics, Combination classes, and our NEW Musical Theatre classes. For experienced dancers, we also offer a competitive dance team (try-outs required).
VISION SPORTS CLUB
37 W. Jefferson Ave., Pearl River
Vision Sports Club provides complete family fitness programs in its family owned, 50,000+-square-foot facility. Our Youth Fit Zone introduces fitness to kids at a young age, empowering them by building a lifetime of healthy habits. Guided programs are provided for children ages 8-15 under the direction and supervision of Vision Fit Coaches in their own “gym within a gym.” Youth Fit Zone programs are a motivating and fun mix of conditioning and functional training that leaves kids feeling strong and confident!
WEE CARE DAY CARE
297 Ehrhardt Road, Pearl River
NYS -licensed group family child care located within Nanuet school district. Accepting children ages 6 weeks and older. We are CPR- and First Aid-certified. Open from 7am-7pm with flexibility. Safe driveway bus stop. Large, fenced-in back yard and child-proof playroom. We offer a safe, nurturing environment where your child can learn and grow. Arts and crafts, educational activities done daily. Parents night offered monthly!
WEST ROCK INDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
21 Pralle Lane, Bardonia
Rockland's premier facility for sports training, development, birthday parties, and special events offers programs for children and adults in basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, and fitness. Our highly skilled staff ensures your child has the perfect mix of fun, physical activity, and athletic training. Whether it’s our Basketball D-League, Fun and Fitness classes for young children, or our completely revamped tennis academy, we have plenty of programs to meet your child’s needs, whatever his/her age or ability. Allow West Rock to be your one and only stop for your family’s sports and entertainment needs!
YELLOW BRICK ROAD CHILD CARE
72 Hickory St., Blauvelt
NYS License # 00536933GFDC
A loving, learning, safe, and fun environment for our “Munchkins,” from ages 6 weeks and older. We offer full-day, half-day and after-school care, and are NYS licensed. Experienced staff, CPR- and First Aid-certified, affordable rates, healthy meals and snacks, and a structured pre-school curriculum. Park-like setting, beautiful playground area, and organically grown garden where we offer your child a variety of exciting, stimulating activities so they can develop socially, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Visit us and you'll see there's no place like Yellow Brick Road Child Care!