Find after-school programs for kids in Westchester County, New York. Whether you’re looking for academic programs in math, reading, and literacy, or classes in theatre, music, and dance, even sports ranging from tae kwon do to equestrian centers, NYMetroParents gives you the most complete guide. After-school programs in Westchester County are here!
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MultiFlex Tutoring specializes in helping students with specific learning issues like dyslexia, dysgraphia, written language disorders, and executive function issues. The tutors are all highly trained, and go into students' homes or schools to provide services. MultiFlex Tutors are trained in Orton-Gillingham, Visualizing and Verbalizing, and multisensory approaches to writing and study skills. Multiflex tutors primarily serve students in Westchester and Rockland Counties.
MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
The Music Conservatory of Westchester, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, provides high quality instruction in all instruments and voice for students of all ages and abilities. In addition, we offer chamber music and ensembles, classes in music theory (including AP theory), musical theatre, jazz, rock, and pop. The Music Therapy Institute serves children and adults on campus and in partnerships throughout Westchester. Our programs and collaborations cultivate lifelong learning and a sense of community through the joy of music making. View our 2012-13 catalog online.
167 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe
Musical Munchkins, Westchester's original early childhood music program is celebrating 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 joyful activities, is geared for ages 6 mos - 4 years. The use of 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.
NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB
2550 Palmer Ave., New Rochelle
The New Rochelle Racquet Club offers the best year-round tennis instruction programs for Pee Wee (ages 3-6) and Junior Development (ages 6-17). We also offer Adult Instruction Groups, Cardio Tennis, Power Drills, Men’s and Women’s Leagues, Seasonal Tennis, Vacation and Summer Camps for all ages, plus five racquetball courts. Our Fall Session begins on September 5. Please come by for a tour or call for more information.
ON HUDSON FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO, INC. AND NEW YORK GOJU KARATE BLACK BELT ACADEMY
558 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
Experience the best in dance, fitness, and karate! We offer dance classes in all styles and levels, including hip-hop and lyrical jazz. Fitness classes are comprehensive, and taught by the best instructors in Westchester. Our NY Goju Karate program, one of the region’s finest, offers age- and rank-specific classes, from pre-school Tiny Tigers to Black Belt and beyond. Whether you are looking for a program for your children or yourself, On Hudson Fitness and Dance Studio and NY Goju Karate have great programs for the entire family.
ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
OnTrack Sport Center is a 26,000-square foot indoor sport facility, offering athletes of all ages access to various training and competitive programs in soccer, lacrosse, and baseball. Fall after-school programs are now being planned. Visit our website or like us on Facebook for a list of scheduled programs. Also, celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages. Voted 2009 Best of Westchester—Indoor Sports for Kids.
PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY
Midway Shopping Center, Scarsdale
After-school classes for 7-11-year-olds are 60 minutes. Children will learn pottery painting techniques such as masking, sgraffito, and bubbling. Story time classes for 2-5-year-olds are 30 minutes. Children are read a book, then paint the main character. All classes include materials, instruction, set-up, clean-up, glazing, and firing. Pottery is ready in one week. Call for schedule and pricing.
PARISI SPEED SCHOOL POWERED BY EQUALIZE FITNESS
One Odell Plaza, Yonkers/Hastings
The nationally renowned speed and performance training program is powered by Equalize Fitness. From athletes age 7 years, all the way to the pros, Parisi Speed School empowers athletes to improve their athletic performances by focusing on speed, strength, flexibility, endurance, agility, and self-confidence. If you or your team is looking to get faster, stronger, and dominate any sport, the Parisi Speed School will get you there!
PERFORMERS EDGE DANCE ACADEMY
4 Grayrock Road, Scarsdale
At Performers Edge Dance, LTD., we take our role in your child’s physical awareness and development very seriously. We continually study innovative dance styles from early childhood through adult, and incorporate those styles into our philosophy and dance curriculum, which continually advances to serve our dancers better. So whether you are a parent in search of excellence in your child’s dance education, or a teen who simply loves to dance, Performers Edge Dance, LTD. is the place for you! Call or visit our website for the current schedule and upcoming events.
THE PLAY GROUP THEATRE
One North Broadway, White Plains
The Play Group Theatre (PGT) is Westchester’s theater for children and teens ages 4-17. Through classes, a full production schedule, and a summer theatre camp, PGT strives to develop students’ communication skills, artistry, self-esteem, and love for the theater. From the studios to the stage, kids love PGT. We offer a professional staff and family atmosphere. There’s still time to register for fall classes and programs! Call or visit our website for more information.
PRE-SCHOOL READING PROGRAM BY THE DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St., Scarsdale
Your 3-, 4-, or 5-year-old child will learn 15 to 30 words in their first session. Then they will learn to read their first book fluently. Every two months, your preschooler or kindergartner will achieve one year of reading enrichment. Their self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school. It’s easy, fun, and life's most exciting game.
PRIVATE TUTOR HQ?
Private Tutor HQ™ is the Headquarters for Lifelong Learners & Teachers™ through its Directory, Lab, and Foundation. Guests can freely search the Directory for Members who offer Pre-K through Adult services in various disciplines, throughout Westchester and beyond. Guests may also book time in small classes hosted by Members at various Lab locations. Volunteers, activists & fundraisers are always welcome and needed at the Foundation. "Like" Private Tutor HQ™ at facebook.com/privatetutorhq and "Follow" @PrivateTutorHQ. Private Tutor HQ™ was founded by Dave and Amy Jones. daveandamyjones.com.
ROOFTOP RHYTHMS DANCE STUDIO
10 S. Division St., #7, New Rochelle
Directors Susan Ayson and Dana Ruggiero are “raising the roof” on their 12th season! Classes offered for students ages 2-adult in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, pointe, Broadway jazz, and “2 Too Cute!” We are now accepting registration for the fall. No registration fee required. Affordable pricing starting at $540 for one year of tuition, 15% off second class, 20% off third or more, sibling discounts, and affordable payment plans. Call for a brochure or visit the website.
SCARSDALE BALLET STUDIO
696 R White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Under the direction of Diana White, former NYC Ballet soloist, the Scarsdale Ballet Studio is recognized for the quality of its curriculum and the professionalism and supportiveness of its faculty. Beginning with classes for three-year-olds, the balanced, creative, yet traditional approach focuses on shaping each child into a healthy, technically accomplished, well-rounded dancer, regardless of his or her aspirations. The studio offers classes in classical ballet, pointe, character, and contemporary, as well as performance opportunities.
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
Sociable Kidz® provides social skills groups for children ages 4-15. The small groups ensure that your child receives individualized attention including problem-solving, sharing, taking turns, coping mechanisms, anti-bullying techniques, etc., using hands-on activities, games, role playing, and social stories. We offer other classes focusing on socials skills: Table Tennis, Expressive Art, Board Games, and our new addition, Recess Club to the Rescue.
SPORTIME HARBOR ISLAND TENNIS CLUB
The All-New SPORTIME Lake Isle Tennis Club
at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester
Two indoor/outdoor tennis facilities and 16 soft clay courts within 15 minutes of each other offering the finest in junior and adult lesson and league programs, seasonal and open court time, and summer camps. The all-new, $6 million SPORTIME Lake Isle also features the John McEnroe Tennis Academy for aspiring juniors. Johnny Mac himself will be on site on a regular basis and programs will be taught by his hand-selected and trained coaches. Call now for membership and program information or visit our website.
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, 4- Dimensional Motion Theater, Laser Tag, a rock-climbing wall, a new Ballocity Arena, an 18-ft. Spider Climb, batting cages, bumper cars, a Himalaya coaster, kiddie rides, over 150 video/prize ticket games, billiards, and soft-adventure play area. Birthday parties are our specialty, and we also welcome all groups.
Westchester & NYC locations,
Star Kidz is a unique program combining singing, acting, hip-hop, and more, all in one class! Since 2004, we’ve helped hundreds of kids, ages 3-17, learn performance skills and build confidence through fun, motivating classes. Through a carefully designed curriculum, Star Kidz features a staff of New York City-trained instructors who teach technique, develop performance skills, and build confidence for every level and age group, from Broadway hopefuls to those on the shy side. View our online video: starkidzonline.com. Let your child shine!
STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
Westchester’s premiere dance destination since 1937! Named 2011 "Best Kids Classes" by Westchester magazine, our professional faculty conveys the joy and discipline of dance with warmth and enthusiasm. Explore your creativity and personal expression while learning proper technique and body alignment. Classes offered at our White Plains and Chappaqua studios in modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, Classical Story Ballet, choreography, and adaptive dance for those with special needs. Guest artist workshops in a variety of dance techniques. Live music in classes and performances. Call about September free week of dance.
STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road, Eastchester
Since 1996, thousands of students have taken dance lessons with Studio B’s highly talented and nurturing teachers. Their well-established pre-ballet programs are perfect for boys and girls as young as age two. Students develop important social skills such as listening carefully, following directions, and interacting with others, while dancing to age-appropriate music. Studio B Dance Center continues to respond to families' needs with convenient scheduling options and a wide range of styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, and pointe. Call or visit their informative website.
WESTCHESTER REFORM TEMPLE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
225 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
The Early Childhood Center (ECC) of Westchester Reform Temple is dedicated to enriching young children’s lives spiritually, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and physically. We are committed to an early childhood setting that is respectful of people and materials, steeped in creativity, and encourages an active curiosity about the world in which we live. Extended-Day lunches/classes offered for 3s and 4s. Soccer, Cooking, Science, and more! In partnership with parents, our objective is to provide a love for learning and Jewish family life. WRTECC is licensed by New York State’s Office of Children and Family Services.
WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Dr. (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/holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction, and much more. Visit us online for more information.
WHITE PLAINS YMCA
250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
Our school-age programs have been developed based on the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Activities have been carefully created to provide opportunities for children to learn new skills, develop relationships, and build self-esteem in a positive environment of safety and support. Activities include homework assistance, arts and crafts, theme days, team building, music, sports, field trips, cooking, and swimming. For more info., please contact Anita Martell at 914-949-8030, x204 or at email@example.com.
WORLD SEIDO KARATE - JOHSHIN HONZAN
1 Parkway Plaza (Exit 21 off the Saw Mill River Parkway), Elmsford
Founded in 1976, World Seido Karate has opened its newest location in Westchester. Our traditional Japanese karate style was founded by world-renowned, ninth-degree black belt, Kaicho T. Nakamura, and incorporates the development of the mind, body, and spirit. Our school provides high-quality adult and children’s programs (including a Mommy/Daddy & Me class) that develop better physical fitness, but also aim to develop individuals of the highest moral character. No previous experience is necessary. Come see what over 20,000 students have already embraced.
YOGASHINE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
7-11 Legion Drive (near Kensico Dam), Valhalla
Top quality for 22 years, specializing in autistic spectrum disorders, PDD, ADD/ADHD, and for children of all ages with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities. Kids enjoy playful movement, learn and create postures, build strength and mental focus, and develop skills in self-calming and cooperation. Vitalah Simon, yoga teacher and dance-movement therapist, offers child with parent sessions, tailored to your child's needs and the enrichment of your relationship; individual yoga/movement therapy; family yoga; group classes; and parent support services. And for YOU, letting go of stress: Yoga for Adults, group and individual, also available.
YWCA OF WHITE PLAINS
515 North St., White Plains
The YWCA's licensed children's programs meet the needs of young families with an array of active programs, including childcare, preschool programs, and our before- and after-school programs. Our caring staff creates an environment where every child is valued and develop activities that support the educational process, social interaction, emotional growth, physical development, and creative expression. The YWCA also offers aquatics, gymnastics, and fitness activities for all ages.
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