Another school year has arrived, as has the question of how to occupy the children when they are done with the day. Here are some ideas for extracurricular activities for your family.
Aaron Family TCG
Dallas • 214 / 739-2737
The Dallas JCC offers a variety of amazing programs for your child to participate in after-school activities. Programs include gymnastics, tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming lessons and performing arts lessons for young people.
Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute
Dallas • 972 / 329-7779
Has COVID-19 affected your child’s performance this year? Beacon Hill Preparatory offers personalized math and reading tutoring with a student / tutor ratio of 3: 1. Virtually or in person, Beacon Hill Preparatory is here for you.
Cooper Fitness Center
Dallas • 972 / 233-4832
Keep your kids active and have fun while instilling healthy habits early on with the Cooper Fitness Center. Fall youth programs include tennis, swimming, Kids in the Kitchen cooking classes and more! Full details on the website.
Texas Fencing Institute
Carrollton • 972 / 42-0399
Recreational training at the Olympic and Paralympic levels in foil, épée, saber and wheelchair. We use the USOPC recommended athlete development module for developmentally correct training.
Fort Worth Conservatory of Music and Fine Arts
Fort Worth • 817 / 680-1611
6months – adult
We provide quality music education for children and adults of all ages and skill levels through private lessons, early childhood music lessons, and keyboard exploration lessons. Piano, violin, guitar, flute and voice. Excellence, inspiration and pleasure!
Fort Worth Science and History Museum
Fort Worth • 817 / 255-9309
The fair learning environment of FWMSH STEAM Academy will serve Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students in its first year. It is a comprehensive, STEAM-centric learning model that emphasizes science, humanities, math, arts, and engineering.
J’s Art Studio, Inc.
Dallas • 972 / 931-1933
4 years +
Teaching creative art in North Dallas for 30 years! J’s Art introduces students to different artistic media. Experienced and attentive teachers guide the artist in small classes. Courses for adults too! Check out our website and Facebook updates!
School of life
Dallas • 469 / 850-5433
Life School provides before and after school care through campus partners Powerhouse, After School All Stars, Lighthouse Learning Center and Covenant Kids Club. Notes and details by campus can be viewed online.
Margo Dean Ballet School
Fort Worth • 817 / 738-7915
3 years – adult
Offering ballet for all ages and levels, flamenco dance, jazz / contemporary, adult and flamenco ballet, the real fitness class at the barre and the Gyrotonic® exercise. House of the Ballet Concerto, source of inspiration for dance since 1950.
North Texas Academy of Dance Arts
Roanoke • 940 / 390-1270
North Texas Dance Arts Academy is a daytime dance program offering a full-time academy program for Grades 7 to 12 students and dance lessons for K-12 students.
River Legacy Living Science Center
Arlington • 817 / 860-6752
Students have the unique experience of exploring a riparian forest in the middle of the Metroplex. From frogs to trees to the weather, kids discover a new topic every month, then get out to explore!
TCU Musical Preparatory Division
Fort Worth • 817 / 257-7604
From early childhood music to private lessons for all ages. Offers include: Music Together for infants up to 8 years old, private piano, voice, instrument and strings lessons for all levels.
Texas Ballet Drama School
Dallas, Fort Worth • 877 / 828-9200
The TBT School offers classes ranging from beginner ballet to elite professional training, with studios in Dallas County and Fort Worth. Virtual and in-person courses available this fall.
Arlington Theater ACTS
Arlington • 817 / 261-9628
ACTS uses a progressive curriculum for students to build on what they learned at the previous level to reach their performance potential. Private voice, dancing and piano are also available.
YMCA of Metropolis of Dallas
Multiple sites • 469 / 348-9622
YMCA after-school programs are conveniently located at your child’s school, a nearby school, or a YMCA branch. With over 90 locations in the Dallas Metro, we’re committed to supporting the child as a whole.
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