After-School Classes, Programs, & Activities for Kids in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

After-School Classes, Programs, & Activities for Kids in Rockland County & Bergen County, NJ

Find the perfect class to keep your child busy after school in Rockland and Bergen.

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UPDATED December 2018: This comprehensive guide of after-school classes, programs, and activities offered in Rockland County and Bergen County, NJ has options for any child, no matter what their interests are. Here, you’ll find after-school music classes, karate programs, performing arts, German lessons, art classes, math tutors, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, fitness centers, cooking classes, basketball, soccer, and dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and pointe. You can even find your after-school child care provider! And the best part? All of these programs are located in or near Nanuet, New City, Nyack, Orangeburg, Piermont, Airmont, Spring Valley, Suffern, Haverstraw, Pearl River, Stony Point, Tappan, Valley Cottage, Blauvelt, Allendale, Westwood, Pomona, Congers, West Nyack, Norwood, and Palisades.

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ACADEMY FOR MARTIAL ARTS (THE)
8 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg
845-359-4500

Children are precious. As a parent, you know it is your responsibility to protect your child from all sorts of dangerous situations. It isn't easy. They grow up fast. Time flies, and eventually children must learn to defend themselves. You certainly do not want your son or daughter to be bullied, or to become a bully. Martial Arts lessons are a fantastic solution. Every kid should learn self-defense. It's like learning to swim—it’s lots of fun, it can save your life, and it builds self-control and self-confidence.

BACH TO ROCK - NANUET
150 E. Route 59, Nanuet
845-215-9536
Email nanuet@bachtorock.com

Our unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. That’s why we use special arrangements of the music of our time and combine individual lessons with band instruction. Individual lessons develop a student’s musical and instrumental skills by combining time-tested and innovative techniques. Lessons offered in piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and others. Students of all ages and levels, including adults, are welcome.

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
914-420-5785
2 Mountainview Court, Pomona


We provide a safe, loving environment accredited by the National Association for Family Childcare Accreditation (NAFCC). Two great locations meet your preschool and childcare needs for ages newborn to school-age. Owned and operated by a NYS-certified elementary teacher with a literacy specialization, we offer before- and after-school programs, as well as a drop-in for school delays and closures. We work with your schedule, and offer discounted rates for teachers! We are a NYS-licensed facility and follow a full NYS pre-K curriculum. All staff is CPR- and first-aid certified.

BRILLIANT MINDS DAYCARE AND LEARNING CENTER
67 N. Little Tor Road, New City
845-535-9658
Email myra@brilliantmindsdaycare.com

We are a NYS-licensed daycare and learning center for children ages 6 weeks–5 years and after-school care for children 12 and younger. Children are taught following a common core based curriculum and evaluated to ensure kindergarten readiness. Additional activities include baking, Spanish, dance, yoga and exercise, science experiments, daily outdoor play (weather permitting), learning centers with iPads and computers, dramatic play, and art. Infants are cared for in a designated area providing safety and space to rest, play, and eat. All staff First Aid- and CPR-certified. Flexible scheduling.

COUPÉ THEATRE STUDIO
430 Market St., Nanuet,
845-623-2808

For more than 45 years Coupé Theatre Studio has offered the finest training in all areas of the performing arts. Classes include Ballet, Pre-pointe and Pointe, Variations, Partnering, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Acro, Tap, Modern Dance, Hip-hop, Theatre Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting, and Vocal Technique. For students ages 3 through adult. Recreational and pre-professional training available from highly qualified teachers with degrees in dance or professional performing equivalent. Reasonably priced exceptional training, caring staff, and beautiful studios.

DANCEWORKS
69 Lake Road, Congers
845-268-4669

Danceworks has been in the Clarkstown area for more than 37 years. The studio offers classes in creative dance, pre-ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip-hop for ages 3 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.

GERMAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL-WESTWOOD
47 Berkeley Ave., Westwood
201-825-9770
Email info@germanschoolnj.org

The German Language School Westwood is a non-profit organization in Bergen County. We welcome students of all nationalities and backgrounds. Most classes meet on Saturday mornings, with additional adult classes offered on evenings. All teachers are experienced language instructors. Classes for children range from "Mommy/Daddy and Me" through high school. Students can prepare for the SAT II German, AP German, and the German Government sponsored Sprachdiplom tests, which can result in the opportunity to study at a German university. Adult classes include conversation, literature, composition, business German, and grammar.

JILL'S CERAMICS
180 Germonds Road, West Nyack
845-623-4975
Email jillsceramics@aol.com

“Where children and adults create their own functional works of art.” Established for more than 36 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 times and free instruction offered weekly—please call for days and hours. 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.

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
888-438-3808

The Joffrey Ballet School offers classes in Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Ballet, and more. We specialize in dancers ranging in age from 2-18. We also offer superb adult evening dance fitness classes. The Musical Theater classes for kids are instructed by actual Broadway stars. Come and experience our more than 60 years of excellence in dance training. You will love the way we care for your child's dance training. Come and grow with us.

KIDS CLUBHOUSE DAYCARE, INC.
40 Gregory St., New City
845-570-1549
Email 1kidsclubhouse@gmail.com

We are a licensed preschool and daycare in New City offering a safe, nurturing, learning, preschool environment for your child. Some of our activities include story time, arts and crafts, pre-reading activities, puzzles and games, music, and outside playtime in our large fenced in area. Before- and after-school care program. Open year-round including summer, school vacations, during school delays and early dismissals. Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6pm. Ages 6 weeks-12 years. Reasonable rates. Contact co-owners Debra and Gregory Raho to schedule a private tour. Flexible scheduling to accommodate your family’s needs.

KREATIVE KIDS & VICKI'S DANCE STUDIO
61 Maple Ave., New City
845-634-2202

Kreative Kids is a toddler and nursery program for boys and girls ages 16 months to 4 years (diapers welcomed)! Classes are divided by age. We offer arts and crafts, music with instruments, singing, creative movement, tumbling, story time, snack time, and early learning skills. Our professional staff balances active and quiet activities, as they provide comfort and love to each child, making separating from parents easy. Classes are kept small to provide individualized attention. We also offer flexible, extended hours to fit your work schedule.

MATHNASIUM OF NANUET
209B W. Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-MATH (6284)
Email nanuet@mathnasium.com

Mathnasium Learning Center, the nation’s leading math-only learning center, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. We help struggling students develop into “A+” students and “A+” students go on to even greater achievements. We provide assistance with math homework and we are specialized in test preparations (Common Core Assessments, Regents, Terra Nova, ACT, SAT, ASVAB, and GRE/GMAT). We make math fun, but most of all we make math make sense.

NORTHERN VALLEY DANCE ACADEMY
75 Oak St., Norwood
201-784-6400
Email nvdance@hotmail.com

At NVDA, we offer beginner through advanced classes for both recreational and competitive dancers in all styles, ages 3-18. Since 2006 we’ve been creating an environment where children can thrive through the art of dance while building lifelong friendships. Incredibly diverse and highly trained faculty teach in our newly constructed studio that features four beautiful, industrial-inspired dance spaces with sprung floors, one-way parent viewing windows, a spacious student lounge, and comfortable lobby. NVDA is a proud winner of 2018 Bergen Health and Life Magazine Reader’s Choice award!

PALISADES CLIMB ADVENTURE
4590 Palisades Center Drive, Level 4 of the Palisades Center, West Nyack
845-727-3500

Palisades Climb Adventure offers the world's tallest indoor ropes challenge course. Standing 85-feet tall, it has five levels and 75 unique challenge elements to explore, climb, and conquer. More advanced athletes will find a challenge, while “just for fun” climbers will experience a sense of athletic accomplishment. Our Sky Tykes kids’ ropes course is designed for ages 2-7, 48-inches max and our new Sky Rail attraction is now open! Both courses are available for birthday parties, other groups, and special events. Book your party today!

PARTY PACK CREW
917-882-6660

We host creative workshops and classes for all ages. Family fun and after-school activities of art, beading, dancing, and crafts. We also create fun and effective fundraising events. We have lots of creative ideas or bring us your own ideas and we will help bring them to life. Our fabulous birthday and themed parties include more than just your favorite characters, we also decorate, and entertain your party guests to make your moments of celebration unforgettable! Join us! Call us now! Check out our website for more details.

PHOENIX AQUATIC CLUB
Lessons held at HNA Palisade Conference Center 334 Route 9W, Palisades
845-708-5349

PAC is a USA Swimming program guided by certified coaches for ages 4-adult. Our programs encompass Swim Lessons, Developmental Age Group Swim Teams, and Master’s Swimming Programs. PAC coaches focus on step-by-step technical development for beginners to Olympic Trial Qualifiers. Try-outs for fall 2018 teams start in August. Check website for details and email us at donwagnercoach@gmail.com to confirm a try-out date and time. Lessons offered at our Palisades location. We also offer our programs out of Stony Brook Swim Club in Hillsdale, NJ and Felix Festa in West Nyack.

SKY ZONE ALLENDALE
80 Commerce Drive , Allendale
201-574-1800

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Experience “wow”–the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping, and landing into 10,000 foam cubes. Enjoy Open Jump, Toddler Time, Sky Slam, Foam Zone, Dodgeball, and now Sky Wars for ages 8 and older! Perfect for parties, events, groups, and fundraisers.

SURGE STUDIO
285 N. Route 303 (in Colonial Plaza), Congers
845-589-0990
Email info@surgestudioarts.com

Surge Studio is a true dance home for students of all ages and levels. Experience the Surge vibe, Surge love, and dance technique as you flourish in knowledge, confidence, and life skills that go beyond the dance floor. Perfect for students taking dance for recreational purposes, as well as students who want to take the next step in establishing a professional dance career! High energy, unforgettable memories, and smiles all appear for your child's experience at Surge Studio, so come surge with us!

TUMBLE-BEE GYMNASTICS AND FITNESS
401 Market St., Nanuet Mall South, Nanuet
845-623-2553

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, offers programs for boys and girls, ages 10 months to 12 years. Serving Rockland for more than 30 years, our preschool program offers exciting weekly lessons and theme weeks. We are the only gym in Rockland County teaching the nationally recognized Fun & Fit Gymnastics after-school program for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Our warm 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.

VICKI'S DANCE STUDIO AND KREATIVE KIDS
61 Maple Ave., New City
845-634-2202

For more than 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 to 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 theater classes. For experienced dancers, we also offer a competitive dance team (try-outs required).

WEST ROCK INDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
21 Pralle Lane, Nanuet
845-623-3636

Rockland's premier facility for sports training, development, birthday parties, and special events, offers programs for children and adults in basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, and fitness. Our skilled staff ensures your child has the perfect mix of fun, physical activity, and training. Whether it’s our Basketball Academy, Tiny Tots Soccer classes for young children, or tennis academy, we offer many programs to meet your child’s needs, no matter the age or ability. Allow West Rock to be your one and only stop for your family’s sports and entertainment needs!

YOUNG CHEFS ACADEMY OF NEW CITY
59 S. Main St., New City
845-638-0601
Email newcityny@youngchefsacademy.com

We offer fun and creative cooking classes for kids and adults throughout the year as well as exciting school holiday break camps, summer camps, and birthday parties. You can sign up for one class at a time or our monthly memberships which include frequency discounts and other perks. No annual contracts required and you can join at any time during the year. We offer different themes each month and cover topics such as kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, cooking and baking techniques, table setting, and etiquette.


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