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 November 2019: 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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Academic Enrichment Programs

BETH AM TEMPLE
60 E. Madison Ave., Pearl River
845-735-5858

This is not your parents' Hebrew School! Creative teaching, high standards, and individual attention are the hallmarks of our religious school program. From Tot Shabbat through bar and bat mitzvah and confirmation, our students shine, excel, and enjoy. Large enough to offer a comprehensive program, small enough to listen to every comment.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Nanuet
58 East Route 59, Nanuet
845-624-6800
Westwood
23 Jefferson Ave.
Westwood, NJ
201-664-2000
Ridgewood
75 N. Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ
201-447-1200


Huntington is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for students kindergarten-12th grades, including SAT, ACT, and state tests. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn more about our mission at huntingtonhelps.com.

REFORM TEMPLE OF ROCKLAND (THE) RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
330 N. Highland Ave., (Route 9W), Upper Nyack
845-358-2248 Brad Zicholtz

Welcome to your Jewish home away from home. We are offering free religious school to all students in pre-K through 12th grade! We have a commitment to create proud, Jewish adults who can utilize their Jewish values to guide them. Experience our groundbreaking Onward Hebrew program. Call for details.

Art Classes

JILL'S CERAMICS
180 Germonds Road, West Nyack
845-623-4975
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"Where children and adults create their own functional works of art." Established for more than 37 years, we offer a huge variety of plaster pieces that can be painted and taken home same day, or glazed ceramics with a large assortment of finishes. Open Ceramic times and free instruction offered weekly.

ROCA SUMMER CAMP/ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
845-358-0877 x18
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ROCA has been a hub of creative arts activities for families for more than 70 years. We offer an array of studio art classes for children, ages 3 through teens, during convenient hours. Classes include ceramics, cartooning, painting, drawing, photography, and preschool art. Check online for 2019 summer and fall schedule.

Dance Classes

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

For more than 45 years Coup 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.

DANCEWORKS
69 Lake Road, Congers
845-268-4669

Offering classes in creative dance, pre-ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip-hop for ages 3 through teen as well as adult ballet workout classes (free babysitting). Specializing in children-encouraging a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere. Several children have gone on to study at the School of American Ballet in Manhattan. Free trial classes.

STUDIO JACKED DANCE COMPANY
149 Main St., unit K , Nanuet
845-623-5225
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We welcome dancers of all abilities into our dance family with love, support, and positive vibes. Offering recreational and competitive dance classes including ballet, jazz, lyrical, lyrical hip-hop, contemporary, street jazz, blast, all boy hip-hop, mommy and me, Jacked Ice Breakerz, and adult fitness. Come join Rockland's coolest dance family.

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

For more than 30 years, Vicki's Studio has been inspiring and motivating students. They offer beginner to advanced classes for ages 2-adult, including jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, creative movement, boys hip-hop, gymnastics, combination classes, and musical theater classes. For experienced dancers they offer a competitive dance team (try-outs required).

Foreign Language Classes

GERMAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL - WESTWOOD
460 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale
201-825-9770
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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, for children of all levels, with additional adult classes offered on evenings. All teachers are experienced language instructors.

Gymnastics & Cheerleading

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

Tumble-Bee Gymnastics and Fitness offers an education in gymnastics, fitness, and fun. Serving Rockland for more than 30 years, we offer programs for children ages 10 months to 12 years. Our staff is warm, caring, and well trained to work with your child building confidence and self-esteem to achieve success in the future.

Horseback Riding

VENTURE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
15 Fernald Drive, Stony Point
845-947-0093
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Venture Equestrian is pleased to offer year-round private riding lessons to adults and children. Our instructors have more than 20 years of experience in horsemanship and riding, and our site director is PATH certified. Lessons are available Monday-Thursday, and Saturday, afternoon and evening.

Martial Arts

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

7-11 Suffern Place, Suffern
845-368-3209
martialartssuffern.com


As a parent, you want to protect your child from dangerous situations. Martial arts lessons are a fantastic solution and TAMA has been teaching them for more than 20 years. Every kid should learn self-defense. It's like learning to swim-it's lots of fun, can save your life, and builds self-control and self-confidence.

MultiSports Programs

NEW CITY BOWL AND BATTING CAGES
90 N. Main St., New City
845-634-4977

Children love bowling! We offer something for everyone-all ages and abilities are welcome. All league members get a shirt, awards, trophies, free practice and membership in our VIB club for discounts. Join a league and participate in every game. We offer inexpensive clinics and camps for those who want to improve.

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.

STEM Classes

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE, STEAM SUMMER CAMP
125 Route 340, Sparkill
845-398-4100

Summer STEAM Camps at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill are designed for middle school level students, grades fifth-ninth. Starting July 8 through Aug. 2, the College will host a series of STEAM camps in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, sponsored by Orange and Rockland.

Theater & Performing Arts Programs

CLARKSTOWN THEATRE COMPANY
8 Second St., Lower Level, New City
845-708-2288

Clarkstown Theatre Company began in our community to create and develop artists as actors and performers. We are a year-round studio that offers acting classes, musical theater workshops, and intimate, original showpieces. Join us where the craft of theater is experienced in a warm and positive environment with professional instructors.


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