After-School Classes, Programs, & Activities for Kids on Long Island

After-School Classes, Programs, & Activities for Kids on Long Island

Keep your kids busy and learning after the school day ends at these after-school classes in Nassau and Suffolk counties.


UPDATED February 2019: Looking for ideas for fun after-school activities for your children on Long Island? From academic enrichment and tutors to music, performing arts, dance, art, and sports programs, Nassau and Suffolk counties have a variety of after-school programs for kids. Long Island after-school music classes include mommy-and-me music classes, private and group instrument and voice lessons, and DJ instruction. Little artists have the opportunity to work with a wide range of materials, including fashion and 3-D design, painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics. Those interested in the performing arts can find after-school drama, improv, musical theater, and various dance classes (including ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop). And if your child needs tutoring, extra help in math or English, or test prep for college admissions exams, you’ll find facilities for that, as well as STEAM classes in everything from coding and JavaScript to robotics. These after-school programs are located throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties in such towns as Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset, New Hyde Park, Roslyn Heights, Melville, Dix Hills, Syosset, Cold Spring Harbor, and Huntington.

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COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email info@cshfishhatchery.org

Join us for a fun-filled hour of nature activities (fish feeding included). Using live animals, crafts, stories, and games we guide you and your little ones through nature adventures sure to last a lifetime. Juice and snack available to all participants. Ages 2-5 at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Pollywog Adventures program. Catch & Keep Trout Fishing-spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own fishing equipment or rent from the Hatchery. Call us for details and registration information for Pollywog Adventures and fishing.

DRAMA KIDS
Locations throughout North Nassau County ,
516-360-5026

Drama develops kids. Build confidence and have fun! Drama Kids offers exciting programs for children ages 4-18. Kids have tons of fun and develop important self-confidence, self-esteem, and verbal communication skills that will help them personally and academically. Activities include mini scripts, speaking skills, creative movement, character analysis, improvisations, performances, and everyone's favorite theater games. If you want your child to get a jump on achievement, enroll today–space is limited! The difference is dramatic!

GRAVITY VAULT MELVILLE INDOOR ROCK GYM
40 Melville Park Road,
516-777-9255
Email melville@gravityvault.com

Introduce your kids to a sport that is empowering, rewarding and fun! A six-week skill-based rock climbing curriculum for all ability levels builds strength, stamina, and self-confidence. Suitable for kids ages 5-13. Many of our Kids’ Class graduates move on to trying out for our Youth Climbing teams.

HUNTINGTON BALLET ACADEMY AT HUNTINGTON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
310 New York Ave. , Huntington
631-271-4626
Email huntingtoncenter@yahoo.com

The school follows the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum and is divided by levels of study based upon proficiency. Study of Ballet, Conditioning, and Character Dance begins at age 4½. In addition to Ballet, Pointe, Modern, and Classical Variations are offered for ages 11 and older. The curriculum provides a safe, nurturing environment in which to master this challenging, beautiful art form. Students are encouraged to audition for productions produced by LI Ballet Theatre which is also in residence at Huntington Center.

HUNTINGTON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
310 New York Ave., Huntington
631-271-4626
Email huntingtoncenter@yahoo.com

Musical Theater for ages 6-12. Workshops are offered for 10 weeks in fall and spring. Our musical theater workshops offer training in various skills needed to participate in a musical theater production. The program begins with auditions for a selected Broadway musical, however all participants are given speaking, singing, and dancing opportunities. During the rehearsal period students are taught vocal technique, acting skills, and appropriate movement necessary to tell the story through words and music. The objective is to build confidence and discipline in each child.

KEY TO MY ART, INC.
131 Main St. East Rockaway, NY 11518 10 West Oak Street Amityville, NY 11701,
East Rockaway- 516-218-2920 Amityville - 631-608-9048
Amityville
10 West Oak Street
Amityville, NY 11701
631-608-9048
East Rockaway
131 Main Street
East Rockaway, NY 11518
516-218-2920


Email info@keytomyart.com

Key to My Art is owned and operated by a New York State-certified art teacher who believes that anyone can create art if they want to. We teach your child how to work with different materials and mediums, while using a variety of techniques and styles. Your child will learn to give critique and look at the work of their peers, as well as expand on their skills. We offer art classes for all ages and abilities.

M.A.T.S.S. KIDS' GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
Bellmore
516-221-1330
171 Eileen Way
Syosset
516-496-7765


Infant, Toddler, and Separation classes bridge development to a comprehensive Early Childhood Education-Nursery School-Gym Program. After-school classes provide movement, gymnastics, sports, and enrichment instruction for on-site center children and community school-age children (7 months-12 years). Summer Day Camp, Holiday Mini-Camps, weekend birthday party and Friday “Kids’ Night Out” events provide a year-round place to play and celebrate! Full daycare available at our Syosset Center. Extended day available. Diapers welcome. Dedicated teachers and staff are N.Y.S-, CPR-, and First Aid-certified. Since 1985-A Rainbow of Programs to Play, Learn, and Grow!

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations Find the location near you,

While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers offer classes for the big kids, too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD or download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island: musictogetherli-queens.com.

NASTICS A TOTAL GYMNASTICS EXPERIENCE
921-1 Lincoln Ave. , Holbrook
631-567-0066

Now in our 38th year, Nastics offers classes in pre-school, recreational, and competitive gymnastics. Nothing is more important than your child's self-confidence and safety as we provide a positive, fun environment. Watch your child's confidence grow as they work through challenges and experience the wonderful sport of gymnastics. Teaching and improving coordination, strength, flexibility, power, listening and social skills, self-esteem, self-improvement, and confidence are foundational aspects of our classes. We instill in each gymnast the belief that with the proper effort and focus, she can accomplish her goals and dreams!

POSEY SCHOOL
57 Main St., Northport
631-757-2700
Email poseyschoolofdance@gmail.com

Posey School offers dance classes for infants-adults, a preschool program, and Fine Art classes. We offer classes during convenient days and times. Posey preschool runs every day from 9am-12pm with certified teachers and a lunch option after from 12-1pm. Dance classes include: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, Character Dance, Mommy and Me, and Creative Movement. Based on nationally recognized criteria, our unique programs emphasize the artistic and cultural benefits of applying oneself in the arts. These benefits include acquiring and maintaining basic physical skills, and cognitive development in problem solving.

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-360-0185
Email spyouth@optonline.net

St. Patrick's Youth Enrichment Center offers a kindergarten readiness program, and before- and after-school and care for children. Our center is a secure environment where children can learn and grow. Children ages 2-12 will have an option for morning, afternoon, or after-school hours. Challenging, timely activities on-site will provide your child with what they need to be a well-rounded, thoughtful student. St. Patrick's Youth Learning Center offers tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. SAT preparations, study skills, and Catholic High School entrance exams classes are offered.

TJE DANCE FORCE
556 North Country Road, St. James
631-584-6888
310 Main St.
Holbrook
631-585-6900


Email info@tjedance.com

Come experience the finest, most talented, creative, award-winning staff that will motivate your child to do the best they can! The benefits your children will receive while dancing at TJE are the qualities every child needs to succeed: focus, concentration, self-confidence, and self-esteem, plus they’ll make a ton of new friends and will be having fun while learning the many forms of dance. The best part of TJE is the wonderful families that have been with us over the years, many still with us since opening in 1993! Celebrating 25 years!


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