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UPDATED December 2018: The fun doesn’t have to end when the school bell rings because Brooklyn is packed with great after-school classes, activities, and programs that will keep kids busy and help them grow. We have found the best program in Brooklyn whether you are looking for extended-hour care while you finish your workday or for a creative outlet for your children. Our guide features after-school classes and programs such as academic enrichment and tutoring services, learning centers, dance classes, art classes, performing arts programs, ballet schools, tennis and soccer, and more in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Canarsie, Flatlands, Marine Park, Gravesend, Bergen Beach, and Mill Basin.
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9409 and 9411 Avenue L
4626 Flatlands Ave.
Our classes are for ages 2 through adult. We teach ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, majorette, Caribbean, African, boys' classes, adult classes, lyrical, praise dance, karate, private lessons, and competition classes. Call or stop into one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information.
AVIATOR SPORTS AND EVENTS CENTER
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Jason Vasquez, Youth Programs director
Jenna Jones, Hospitality Department manager
The Aviator Sports After-School Program is the premier after-school program in Brooklyn. Each day starts with homework help which develops positive study habits. Once homework is complete, children partake in a variety of activities in Aviator’s 175,000-square-foot facility including ice skating, gymnastics, rock climbing, sky jump, arts and crafts, dance, and a variety of sports. The after-school program includes a healthy snack for all. Mention NYMetro Parents and register in full by Sept. 1, and receive two free Break Camps (single days).
241 Water St., Manhattan
Blue School is an independent school for children ages 2 through eighth grade where academic mastery, creative thinking, self, and social intelligence are dynamically balanced to instill a lifelong passion for learning. The campus in lower Manhattan is full of thoughtful classrooms, lab spaces for studio art, STEAM, science, music, and drama, as well as a gymnasium, wonder room, and outdoor roof and terrace. Blue School values exploration, play, creativity, self-awareness, family, and community connection. Our inquiry-driven approach makes space for bold collaboration and rich project work.
BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE INC.
Several Locations in Brooklyn and Staten Island Call for a location near you!,
Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade. We specialize in reading and math tutoring along with TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Our programs provide students with the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to reach their full potential, gain motivation and confidence. Programs offered are: tutoring in all subjects, test preparation courses, Mandated Summer School programs, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students. Call our office to speak to one of our educational specialists.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
For 40 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered private and group classes in music (piano, winds, percussion, brass, traditional and Suzuki strings), theater (audition prep, acting, and musical theater), and dance (from ballet to hip-hop and beyond), for children and teens of all levels. Prep Center’s Teen Division also includes Live-action Filmmaking and Beat-Making classes, focusing on the newest technologies in film and composition! Our professional teachers, well-known experts in their fields, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Call for fall program registration.
Brooklyn's best after-school program, Arts Reaching Youth (ARY), offers a range of creative options with classes in music, dance, theater, and the performing arts, along with homework support and healthy snacks. Free after-school pickup from selected schools, and our location in Brooklyn's cultural district is convenient for families with kids in grades kindergarten-fifth from Brooklyn. Appropriate for children ages 5-12. When students participate in ARY they have the opportunity to join group music or dance classes, ensembles such as Rock Band or the orchestra, or develop musical theater skills.
BROOKLYN TENNIS ACADEMY
Brooklyn Tennis Academy is dedicated to assisting every tennis player, beginner and advanced alike. We are a local tennis center in Brooklyn dedicated to providing exceptional tennis lessons at an affordable price. Lessons are taught by professionally rated instructors. Indoor and outdoor sessions offered for ages 7-11 twice a week from 3:30-6pm. Six-to-one child-to-coach ratio. Beginner and intermediate levels with instructional, fun curriculum that progresses week-to-week. Students must wear sneakers. Sibling discounts available upon request. Visit brooklyntennisacademy.com for more information or call 718-745-7776.
CBE KIDS-CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
CBE KIDS CAMP
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CBE KIDS after-school program at Congregation Beth Elohim offers children a wide variety of enrichment classes and recreational activities in a safe and caring environment. We believe each child develops at his or her own pace. All of our enrichment classes are taught by teachers or experienced freelance artists. Some of our classes include: art, video, sewing, jewelry, bit bots, legos, instructional swim, circus arts, ballet, and theater. Our program is also available onsite at PS 295 and PS 39. Registration on a trimester basis is available online at cbebk.org/afterschool.
Studio 214 provides a friendly, safe, and welcoming learning environment for students of all ages. We offer yoga, Zumba, ballet, and ballroom dancing classes for both kids and adults. With a core focus on maintaining smaller classes, our emphasis is on teaching proper techniques to our students of all skill levels through personalized and individual attention to each. Join us today to improve your health, build strength, and share many memorable experiences with our family.
DUTCH TOTAL SOCCER - AVIATOR SPORTS
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Dutch Total Soccer NY Fall Skills Classes starting again in September! Dutch Total Soccer runs specialized indoor soccer classes all year around for ages 18 months-15 years. We focus on players’ overall development and specific skills required in today’s game. DTS classes will assist children’s development into multi-dimensional players that are comfortable in all situations on the field. DTS classes are held on weekdays and weekends at Aviator Sports Bay Ridge and Socceroof in Brooklyn, as well as multiple locations on Long Island. Information and registration at dts-ny.com.
EYE LEVEL BROOKLYN
Eye Level Sheepshead Bay
1605 Voorhees Ave.
Eye Level Park Slope
150 4th Ave.
Many parents today are facing educational challenges and looking for answers to help their children succeed academically. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic advancement, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-14. Our instructors tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the student. With ongoing guidance, each student will set attainable goals and learn at a comfortable pace. With each success, the student grows more self-confident, self-motivated, and self-directed in the quest for knowledge.
JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
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.
Keylab is the modern music school in Carroll Gardens that offers individually tailored lessons, and upbeat, fun music classes for ages 5 to adult. We teach children how to read music, play an instrument, and write and record a song. Visit keylab.nyc to see and hear our students in action, take an online tour of the studio, and learn more about what Keylab has to offer your family. Call 718-576-3514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Unlock your child's creativity and register for a class today!
2781 Shell Road, Brooklyn
2350 East 69th St., Brooklyn
MatchPoint NYC is the sports and fitness destination for the entire family. Spread across 120,000-square-feet, this luxury health and fitness complex features nine indoor tennis courts, a brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center, aquatics center, rhythmic gymnastics center, and a variety of youth and adult programs. Call to register for the kids after-school programs, or visit our website for details.
RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
RSM Brooklyn now has a new location! 2583 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math enrichment program for students in grades K-12th. Our approach is based on the best practices of advanced math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe, adapted to the U.S. educational environment for students of all abilities. We help our students to become thinkers and analysts by enabling them to understand mathematical concepts at a high level, and at an early age.
The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center offers year-round, community-based dance and music programs for ages 18 months to 18 years in a fully inclusive and nurturing environment, in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The school’s diverse and professional faculty provides progressive instruction, all accompanied by live music. Our non-recital approach allows for non-competitive and focused training, with opportunities for students to perform and for parents to see their dancer in action. Learn more at mmdg.org/school or call 718-624-8400.
TRILOK FUSION CENTER FOR ARTS
143 Waverly Ave. (Bet. Myrtle & Park Avenues), Brooklyn
Our after-school program exposes children ages three and older to dance, music, drumming, cooking, languages, art, and more. At our center in Fort Greene, in a creative vibrant setting, children explore, learn, and interact by finding new ways to express themselves.
Our name, “ume ume,” reflects the focus of our program and the importance of bringing everyone together (ume = you + me), as we create and learn about our world through the arts. Ume Ume implements a completely original curriculum through an arts integrated approach to learning. We develop a young child’s familiarity with music, dance, and art while encouraging experimentation, exploration, and creative thinking. We offer daily drop-in classes, day camps, private and group lessons in violin and piano, birthday parties, and our all new ‘Jump Start’ Preschool Alternative Program.
Urban Umbrella is a challenging after-school program for children ages 4-12. In providing enrichment through a comprehensive curriculum, the Ecological Covenant, we help the highly motivated student further his or her gifts by working on projects in content areas not generally found in the regular school setting. Using a heuristic, interdisciplinary, developmental approach in thematic hands-on activities, it places the child at the center of the learning process; the teacher is an enabler connecting research tools with exciting topics that catch the imagination and increase critical thinking skills.