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UPDATED November 2017: Find after-school programs for kids in Westchester County, NY, including sports programs, academic programs, and classes in theater, music, dance, fitness, and more in and near Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, White Plains, Mount Kisco, Tarrytown, Yonkers, Rye, Scarsdale, Peekskill, Pelham, Bedford, Cortlandt, and beyond.
A DANCE STUDIO
2094 Boston Post Road, Larchmont
With so many studios to choose from, why choose A Dance Studio? We offer tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, yoga, and percussive dance, and our instruction levels range from beginner to competition. What makes us unique is that at A Dance Studio, you’ll feel like family. Dance is good not only for the body and mind, but for the heart and soul as well! Join us and you’ll see. You will learn to dance, make new friends, and you will become a part of our A Dance Studio family!
Have you ever wanted to decorate your own cake for a special occasion? ABC Cakes offers private and group classes for all ages that teach both butter cream and fondant skills. Classes are booked to fit your schedule. Ask about our birthday parties and custom cakes
ALCOTT MONTESSORI SCHOOL
535 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry
27 Crane Road, Scarsdale
46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale
Alcott School provides children ages 2-6 a supportive, multicultural learning environment where they develop independence, self-confidence, and pride in their abilities. All sites offer a developmentally appropriate curriculum with Montessori materials, music, creative movement, and nature enrichment programs. After-school enrichment classes are provided for ages 3-5. Offerings include yoga, dance, mad science, super soccer stars, golf, karate, and Spanish. Kidz Club, a social skills group for ages 3-5 meets from 4-5pm twice a week at the Crane Road location. Call to arrange a tour.
Ann and Andy, family-owned and -operated for more than 30 years, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children 2 months to 14 years. We are state licensed, with an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, a caring staff, individualized attention, and age-appropriate field trips. Join us for a wonderful school experience. Come see how much we care and become part of our family.
Artistree Performing Arts is a performing arts studio offering classes for children newborn-18. We strive to foster a community of performers who can build confidence and friendships in a supportive and engaging environment. Artistree offers everything from Broadway and rock music classes for babies, preschool performing classes, after-school classes in acting, film, and musical theater, and performance workshops for middle and high school students. Whether your child is on a pre-professional track or just loves to sing and dance, we have the class or workshop to fit their needs.
Bach To Rock is the music school for students of all ages! We believe that learning to play music should be fun, after all it’s called “play” for a reason! B2R’s curriculum couples individual instruction with dynamic group classes. Our unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. Classes available for students as young as 6 months through adults, as well as birthday parties, and weekly camps. Unleash your inner rock star today!
Central Park Dance offers more than 200 classes a week, in all levels, for children and adults. Newer and very popular classes include Lyrical and Acro Jazz. CPD has a preschool program, which is regarded as one of the finest in the area, introducing children as young as age 2 to dance, and the popular Fairytale Ballet. CPD has earned a reputation for being the most thorough and rewarding dance experience for students for more than 30 years. Miss Talia’s Boutique is on premises and open late, seven days a week. Online registration is now available. Voted Best of Westchester 2013.
CHILDREN'S JEWISH EDUCATION GROUP (THE)
Looking for a Jewish education for your child without joining a synagogue? CJEG is a community-based school that emphasizes Jewish cultural studies, Jewish tradition, history, and holidays, for children in kindergarten-seventh grade. We provide a professional teaching staff supported by a parent co-operative board in an open, warm, and relaxed environment. Bar and bat mitzvah lessons are also available. Classes are held Sunday mornings at the SUNY Purchase campus. For more information, please visit our website, cjeg.org.
CITY CENTER DANCE
98 Lake St., White Plains
Specializing in professional dance instruction for children of all ages and levels, City Center Dance emphasizes discipline, dedication, balance, form, confidence, and success, all in a fun and creative environment. We offer ballet, pointe, pre-pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pre-K, and kindergarten classes, and special workshops throughout the year. Private lessons, birthday parties, and performance opportunities also available. City Center Dance is proud to be the official home of the Westchester Knicks Dance Team. Call 914-328-1881 for more information and to register.
CLAY ART CENTER
40 Beech St., Port Chester
Kelly O’Sullivan, youth director
Spin It! Youth classes for children and teens at the Clay Art Center are offered weekly from Sept.-June. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem solving skills and build confidence while making new friends and having fun. Hand-building classes are offered for ages 6–9, wheel-throwing classes are offered for children ages 10–17. Taught by professional ceramic artists who specialize in kindling a passion for creative expression in children.
CURTAIN CALL, INC.
1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford
Box Office: 203-461-6358
Curtain Call, Inc. is Stamford’s longest-running, non-profit theatre providing year-round performances and classes. Classes are available for ages 5 through adult after school, evenings, and weekends in acting for the stage, TV and film, comedy, improv, musical theatre, Broadway tap, Shakespeare, and more! Full-day vacation programs are also available for ages 6-16. Our faculty consists of area professionals dedicated to arts education. We can also design a workshop for your before- or after- school program, business, or civic group. Call 203-329-8207 x16 or visit curtaincallinc.com. “Where acting out is encouraged!”
DANCE CAVISE STUDIOS
273 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck
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Described in the New York Times as “setting higher standards in dance education,” Dance Cavise offers all dance disciplines, at all levels, for all ages including our new Tiny Tot’s for ages 2-4. Broadway veteran Joe Cavise heads a staff of more than 20 professionals from New York City and Westchester. The studio is known for promoting strong technique in a non-recital-oriented, education-driven program. Summer Performing Arts Camp Program and Birthday Parties are also a specialty. Dance Cavise is home to Off Center Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit organization with dual missions of dance performance and community outreach.
F.A.S.T USA is recognized and sanctioned by United States Swimming (USA) as a Level 3 Swim Team. FAST is a competitive program for boys and girls ages 6 and older. Each participant is evaluated and categorized by the coaching staff to ensure that each swimmer is placed in the correct group. FAST as a member of Metropolitan Swimming, competes against other Metro area swim teams. Our mission is to nurture swimmers, challenge, strive for excellence, and push all our swimmers to achieve personal and team goals and to have fun.
German International School New York welcomes families of all nationalities with an interest in German language and German, Swiss, and Austrian cultures into its vibrant bilingual, pre-k through 12th grade independent day school. Since 1980, the strength of GISNY’s bilingual college preparatory curriculum and the diversity of its international community have nurtured and inspired inquisitive thinkers and developed thoughtful, open-minded, socially responsible, global citizens. GISNY sits on over 20 acres in the heart of Westchester County and offers children plenty of outdoor exploration time. Graduates earn both a New York high school diploma and the highly acclaimed German International Abitur.
GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
At GymCats Gymnastics, children learn the skills and confidence they need to become better athletes and individuals. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for boys and girls, ages 20 months to teens, as well as recreational to advanced classes, private lessons, cheer classes, toddler open gym for crawlers up to walkers, and summer camp. GymCats is home to our own All Star Cheer Team, the GC Xtreme All Stars! We are also famous for our unique private birthday parties. Our enthusiastic interactive staff makes your child’s party memorable.
HOUSE OF SPORTS WESTCHESTER
1 Elm St., Ardsley
The House of Sports Tots Academy has a full schedule of fall classes for your little ones’ sports enjoyment! Children ages 18 months-4 years can partake in a variety of sports programing including soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and tumbling. Classes are offered seven days a week, early morning to early evening, to fit all parents’ schedules. For more information, call or visit our website.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for over three decades! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer gymnastics (ages 3-12), Ninja Challenge (ages 4-8), Game On! (ages 3-5), parent and child gym, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, private lessons, and the best birthday ever! Need transportation after school? They also bus from every Chappaqua elementary school!
LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
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 months to 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.
LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave., Ossining
Logrea Dance Academy (school of the Westchester Ballet Company) inspires students of all ages and abilities to achieve their highest potentials, through training in classical ballet, as well as jazz, tap, and modern. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, LDA offers classes for students age 3 through advanced, by an all-professional staff. Annual Nutcracker and scholarship auditions are held each fall, and all students have the opportunity to participate in performances of the highest artistic standard.
MacInspires teaches more than 400 students a week various aspects of STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. From coding and 3D printing to robotics, movie making, and aeroponics, MacInspires is here to inspire your child’s curiosity and unlock their potential through technology and the tech arts. MacInspires group classes and workshops have a ratio of no more than six students per instructor. Private instruction is available for students who want to explore STEAM subjects further with an instructor who often becomes a mentor. MacInspires also produces exciting STEAM Birthday Parties!
Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersive, creative Mandarin language program for children ages 3-5. Teaching intensive ‘PiYin’ pronunciation, Chinese traditional simplified ‘MaoBi’ writing (Chinese calligraphy), and using Chinese zodiac animals to make arts and crafts. Stories from Chinese culture are added for fun. Basic musical instrument instruction and Mandarin songs are included. Mandarin Discovery Preschool offers a summer program and Mandarin Chinese culture classes for grades first-fifth on Saturdays. Outside of the classroom private tutor and translation services are available.
MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Ave., White Plains
The Music Conservatory of Westchester offers a variety of classes for infants, toddlers, and young children. Early childhood instruction includes our new First Notes class for babies and toddlers, Music Skills for pre-K through third grade, our Suzuki Program for instrumental instruction (violin, cello, guitar), and our Piano Program for pre-K to first grade. Introduce your child to the joys of music in the Conservatory’s supportive, nurturing environment, with outstanding instructors. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, assuring the highest quality programs for your child.
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating more than 30 years of makin' music and memories. We continue delighting our youngest musicians and their families with the wonderful world of mommy-n-me music. Our curriculum, filled with awesome activities, is geared to children ages 6 months to 4 years. Instruments, creative movement, inventive props, puppets, books, and games help captivate and enrich children with a love of music. Our nurturing teachers capture everyone's hearts, while stimulating those developing brains. Visit our website. Schedule a free trial class.
From inspiration to the actual creation, New England fashion + design association teaches students, both young and old, the art of clothing design. Illustration, pattern making, and sewing comprise our after-school classes, weekend workshops, and fashion lab summer camp for kids. With two locations, Norwalk, CT and White Plains, NEF+DA is able to reach many eager achievers who want to begin a path to a career or simply enjoy continuing their education and passion.
PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
Kids and families love Playland Ice in Rye. Operating year-round, Playland Ice offers learn-to-skate and learn-to-play hockey classes, public ice skating, figure skating, clinics, and camps for all ages and abilities. Birthday parties are always a huge hit at Playland Ice and feature private rooms, private ice, party helper, dance and black lights, and music. Visit us online for more information.
ProSwing of Port Chester
36 Midland Ave. Port Chester,
914-937-6700, Sam Colon
ProSwing of Mount Kisco
27 Radio Circle Drive, Mt. Kisco
914-242-1626, Dan Gray
With two conveniently located facilities in Westchester County; Port Chester and Mount Kisco, ProSwing provides the ideal baseball and softball indoor training center for all ages and skill levels. We take pride in having the best staff and the most programs and services available. We offer organized individual and group lessons, personal training classes, instructional clinics, and multi-sport day and summer programs for all ages. In addition, our facilities are available for team and individual workouts, special events, and birthday parties for children and adults.
Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, SCUBA certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors. During the school year we offer classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings and after school on Wednesday afternoons. Our 45 minute lessons have six classes in each session. There are four sessions throughout the school year. Register now!
380 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford
Sportime USA is the ideal place to visit after a long day at school! With a restaurant on the premises, we have activities for all ages including a brand new, Superfly Thrill Ride, a four-dimensional motion theater, laser tag, rock-climbing wall, a new Ballocity Arena, batting cages, bumper cars, a Himalaya coaster, kiddie rides, more than 150 video and prize ticket games, billiards, and soft-adventure play area. Birthday parties are our specialty, and we also welcome all groups.
SUGAR MAMA BY KIM BAKESHOP
1985 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
At Sugar Mama by Kim's bakeshop we make it cool in after-school! Our after-school baking program is designed to enhance creativity, self esteem, and peer relationship. During a six-week session kids will enjoy a hands-on experience, learning how to read recipes, follow proper measuring, mixing techniques, and kitchen safety. every child will bake and decorate cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and more. Each week will focus on a different desert and seasonal projects. All done in a fun and safe and fun environment. firstname.lastname@example.org.
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXTENSION CENTER
in Ossining Arcadian Shopping Center, Route 9, Ossining
The Westchester Community College Extension Center in Ossining features credit and non-credit classes for adults in the areas of general education and healthcare. But this state-of-the-art facility also offers after-school science programs for youngsters in fifth-eighth grades. The affordable classes for middle school students begin in mid-September, and information on which classes will be offered will be available in August. Contact us at the Arcadian Shopping Center location on Route 9, or phone 914-606-7400 for details.
WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer and holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction. Visit us online for more information.
WHITE PLAINS FAMILY YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave.,
Serving the families of our community has always been at the heart of the Y. With a White Plains Family YMCA membership, more than 20 youth classes (starting at age 3) are now included as well as more than 60 adult classes. We offer family swim five days a week, free babysitting while you work out,plus summer camp and childcare. Family. Fitness. Fun. We have a membership for your family.