Here's our guide to afterschool classes and programs in Westchester. Dance, art, martial arts, literacy programs or tutors - whatever your child is interested in or needs is on the list!
A DANCE STUDIO
2094 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont
When choosing a dance school, look for professionalism, quality, and experience. A Dance Studio satisfies these standards of excellence. They offer classes in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, preschool, yoga, and belly dancing. Dance birthday parties are a big hit. You’ll like the friendly way you are treated and will appreciate the great feelings of accomplishment and fun that dancing provides. Director Yvonne Karas Rosenberg invites you to join “our family,” where all of our students are important to us.
ACADEMY OF DANCE ARTS
17 Marble Ave, Pleasantville
Academy of Dance Arts provides quality dance education, rich in technique while preserving creativity, excitement and fun. Classes for preschoolers through adults include ballet, Pointe, tap, jazz, acrobatics, lyrical, theatre dance and hip-hop. Come enjoy our beautiful NEW 5,000-square foot facility equipped with sprung floors, viewing windows and toddler-friendly waiting room. Advanced students seeking performance opportunities may audition for our Competition Company and/or Performance Troupe. Conveniently located across the street from the Pleasantville train station.
ANDREA'S DANCE STUDIO II
209 Brook St, Scarsdale
Andrea's Dance Studio
904 Morris Park Ave, Bronx
Have the dance party of your dreams at Andrea’s Dance Studio II. Our trained dancers lead the children through singing, dancing, tumbling and games. Macarena, Limbo, and dance contests keep your party goers on the move and having fun, and every child wins a prize. Rent the studio for the amazing price of $175 for two hours of fun filled partying. Call to reserve the magic today. Also, call to inquire about our monthly adult ballroom socials.
ANN & ANDY CHILD CARE
2170 Saw Mill River Rd, Elmsford
Ann & Andy, family owned and operated for over 30 years, offers a wide variety of fun activities for children 2 months–14 years. We are state licensed, with an extensive campus, and offer flexible schedules, reasonable rates, nutritious lunches, 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.
ART IN US
127 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
Art in Us offers art workshops for ages 2 to adult. 1950's style ice cream parlor where anyone can drop in and create an arts and crafts project, paint ceramics, ice cream and sorbet, or build a stuffed doll or animal. We offer summer camp and school-break drop-in at daily and weekly rates. Art in Us also provides a large number of options for birthday parties, offering our onsite disco and video game room, as well as our art options.
75 S. Broadway, Suite 453, White Plains
Backyard Sports is now accepting registrations for the Fall 2008 basketball program for boys and girls, PreK–9th grade. Backyard Sports has been praised by leading coaches and educators from across the country for its philosophy, teaching advanced ball skills with emphasis on the values and messages of competitive team sports. Staffed by Westchester County’s premier coaches, Backyard Sports will give your child the skills and confidence to be successful on and off the court. We also offer Backyard Sports Plus, a program for boys and girls with special needs.
BALLET DES ENFANTS/YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
Stamford/Old Greenwich, 203-973-0144
Ballet des Enfants and Youth Performing Arts School of Fairfield and Westchester offer dance programs for children ages 2 and up. Ballet des Enfants brings together dance and music with enchanting children’s literature, exquisite handmade costumes, and props for a unique dance experience each week. Our new program, Youth Performing Arts School is for students ages 5 and up. YPAS offers Ballet, based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, Jazz and Tap. All classes begin September 8, 2008 and are available Monday to Saturday, morning and night.
BELLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
1088 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
283 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains
1537 Central Park Ave, Yonkers 914-961-5511
Is it possible for your child to learn piano and have fun doing it? We reinvented the piano lesson. The Belle Scool of Music (“Where Learning Is Fun”) has an effective, enjoyable and unique way of learning for children and adults. Under the supervision of a highly qualified and dedicated staff, the child you love will learn to play and develop an appreciation and love of music that will last a lifetime. Bring out the musical talent in your child!
BETTER @ MATH
153 Montgomery Ave, Floor 1, Scarsdale
11 West 44th St, 11th Floor, NYC
2460 Lemoine Ave, Suite 206, Fort Lee, NJ
108 Sound Beach Ave, Room 104, Greenwich, CT
Amaze your friends and classmates by learning to perform mental computations at super high speeds. Develop superior number sense, increased confidence, and enhanced thinking power that leads to better grades in school. Attend a free seminar to experience why our students perform at the top of all of their classes, including math.
BOULDER BROOK EQUESTRIAN CENTER
291 Mamaroneck Rd, Scarsdale
Boulder Brook Equestrian Center offers year-round private and group lessons to students of all ages and riding abilities, including the seasoned show competitor. Conveniently located just off exit 22 of the Hutchinson Parkway, Boulder Brook boasts the largest indoor ring in the area. In addition to summer camp, weekly vacation camps and adult camp are offered during the school year. Students are encouraged to participate in our bi-annual in-house horse show, and the facility is also available for birthday parties.
114 Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
Broadway Babies/Superstars/Applause, the number one rated, highly acclaimed NYC music and drama program has come to Westchester! This music class, with a theatrical twist, brings the magic of Broadway to children ages 1-18. Come sing, dance, learn and play in their Broadway Babies classes (4 months to 3 years), Little Stars (3 and 4 years), Stars (4 and 5 years) and Superstars (Kindergarten to 5th grade) at their location in Westchester.
BROADWAY TRAINING CENTER
10 Washington Ave, Hastings-On-Hudson
Broadway Training Center of Westchester's mission is to provide children, teens and adults in the Westchester area with Broadway-oriented performing arts training that focuses on the joy of accomplishment, the development of individual and ensemble skills, and the enrichment of personal expression and growth through classroom and performance work. Past fall and spring performances have included The Secret Garden, Urinetown, Les Misérables and more! We also offer three summer day camp programs for ages 7-18.
BRUCE CHUNG'S TAE KWON DO AND "GYM-MINI KICK-IT"
250 Halstead Ave, Harrison
In our children’s Tae Kwon Do program, led by Grandmaster Bruce Chung, children gain strength and coordination. “Gym-Mini Kick-It Mommy & Me” classes for 14-to-36-month-olds (separated by age) include balance and coordination challenges designed to promote gross motor development and attention span. “Lil’ Hoppers Me Only” classes for 30-to-36-month-olds prepare toddlers to take class without parents, with physical development and group socialization skills, preparing them for nursery school. “Gym-Mini Kick-it” is taught by owners, Susan Chung, Rea Latino and professional staff.
C-NOTE MUSIC SCHOOL
2085 E. Main St./Route 6, Cortlandt Manor
C-Note Music School offers private instruction to all age levels, on all instruments, in all styles of music. Vocal training is also available. Our staff consists of highly trained teachers, musicians and audio engineers, selected on the basis of education, experience, personality, and performance ability. We also offer a fully equipped digital recording studio complete with isolation booth and live recording rooms, able to handle any size project from pre-production to final product packaging.
CENTER FOR LITERACY ENRICHMENT
78 N. Broadway, White Plains
The Center for Literacy Enrichment offers tutoring in reading and writing to children from the age of four through the 12th grade. The Center runs two programs: an after school program from September through June and a summer program during the month of July. Students are tested and an appropriate program is designed to meet their individual needs. All services are provided on site in a creative and nurturing environment by a qualified and professional staff.
CENTRAL PARK DANCE
450 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
Celebrating 28 years of excellence, Central Park Dance has been one of the most respected dance studios in Westchester, offering excellent instruction by renowned teachers. We have over 150 classes each week, including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Stretch and Tone, Kickboxing, Yoga and Zumba. For children, "Tot+I", our most popular pre-school, and Fairytale Ballet are also available. Every student is special, and personal attention is essential for each student's growth. We are very excited to invite you to the ultimate dance experience — EXPECT NOTHING, BUT THE BEST.
CHAPPAQUA LEARNING CENTER
485 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville
What makes Chappaqua Learning Center unique? WE DO! Judy Suchman and Debra Weiner have merged to bring you Westchester’s best tutoring in one centralized location. Chappaqua Learning Center offers children from 5th to 12th grade and beyond a wonderful place to learn. We put the main focus not only on the core skills necessary for academic success, but we also address the social skills all kids need to do well in school and life.
CITY CENTER DANCE
236 East Post Rd, White Plains
City Center Dance specializes in providing professional dance instruction for children of all ages and levels. Classes are offered in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, modern, creative movement, and more. City Center Dance is currently accepting registration for the fall-spring 2008-2009 season. Private lessons, master classes, birthday parties and performance opportunities are also available. Call for more information and to register.
COSMO'S MARTIAL ARTS CENTER (CMAC)
400 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
Tae Kwon Do is known more as a high-intensity, fast-moving, dynamic, kicking Olympic sport, than for what it really is at heart — a martial art. At CMAC our teaching staff, lead by Master Cosmo Yi, is dedicated to teaching not only Tae Kwon Do, the sport, but Tae Kwon Do, a martial art, dating back 5,000 years. We at CMAC invite you to come and experience what is known to be the legend of Tae Kwon Do.
201 Scarborough Rd, Briarcliff Manor
Our pre-nursery program has been in business for over 30 years. We are one of the few programs that accepts children as young as 18 months and continues till they are three years old. We offer half-day programs where children learn through play: Arts and crafts, water play, painting , story time and other fun things, as well as music and dance specialists once a week. Children enjoy outdoor play in our fenced-in playground or indoor play in our large gym.
453 White Plains Rd, Eastchester
Crestwood Music Education Center offers all ages and levels private lessons for piano, guitar, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, drums and percussion. Also Suzuki piano, violin and cello; Kindermusik for children 18 months-4 years; jazz instruction with top jazz artists in piano, woodwinds, saxophone, guitar and percussion; jazz and chamber ensembles; music theory; appreciation classes and recitals. Our world-class faculty provides a premier music education. We rent and repair instruments and offer a wide selection of sheet music, method books, and musical accessories.
273 Halstead Ave, Mamaroneck
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. In its 10,000-square foot facility, Broadway veteran Joe Cavise heads a staff of over 20 professionals from New York City and Westchester. The studio is known for its family-oriented and nurturing environment, while promoting strong technique in a non-recital oriented, education-driven program.
715 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
Danse Elite was founded on the premise that dance is an art form for all to enjoy, not limited to the aspiring professional. A cheerful, but serious class atmosphere allows children to learn correct dance technique, gain self respect, and develop a wonderfully creative and artistic aspect of their persona, which will stay with them forever. Join us this fall and let your child explore his or her dance potential. Great adult classes! Exciting birthday parties! Ample parking at a convenient location! Spacious 5,000-square foot studio!
DICKER READING METHOD
75 Brook St, Scarsdale
Our revolutionary reading program continues through the summer and fall. It will teach any child to read, even children diagnosed as learning disabled, dyslexic, or with ADD or ADHD. Whether your child is reading above, below or at grade level, he or she will accomplish 3–6 years of reading achievement in just one year. Parents will see immediate improvement in reading achievement, comprehension, and vocabulary development. Over 10,000 children from pre-school to 12th grade have accomplished these remarkable results. Children's grades, confidence and self-esteem will soar as they learn to love reading and school.
DINO DIG USA/TEDDY BEARS USA
300 Phillips Park Rd, Mamaroneck
Make your child's next party an unforgettable experience. Dino Dig — grab a bucket and shovel, and dig up your very own treasures along our 30 foot rock-ledged sand pit, including genuine dinosaur bones, plus other fossils, minerals and toy surprises you can take home. Many additional themes available! Teddy Bears — select your favorite teddy bear or other adorable animals, and then stuff, dress and accessorize your new furry best friend, complete with buddy ID card and backpack. Walk-ins always welcome, too!
EASTER SEALS PROJECT EXPLORE
PO Box 207, 70 Columbus Ave, Valhalla
Easter Seals is a nationally known not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “create solutions that change lives of children and adults with disabilities or other special needs and their families.” Out of that mission has come Project Explore in Valhalla, NY. Our integrated preschool program provides an educational environment designed to promote development of all children in the classroom. We also offer an after school program for children in grades K - 6. For more information, please call, or email Kara Conroy.
FOR KIDS ONLY
577 N. State Rd, Briarcliff Manor
For Kids Only has offered flexible programs for children ages 2.9–12 years since 1996. Our full-time preschool program operates daily from 7am–6pm. Our extended hours program runs from 9am–12am with additional hours available. Daily activities include creative movement, circle, art, and outdoor time. Terrific Twos is a mornings-only program for 2-year-olds. Our before and/or after school programs give children an environment where they interact, get homework help, use the outdoor playground, and have free-choice activities
300 Executive Blvd, Elmsford
It is never too early for fitness and fun! Our brand new 23,000-square-ft. facility offers baseball and softball programs for ages 3 and up. With a Little League-size infield, 12 batting cages, pitching mounds, field turf, weight room, track, pro shop, party room and concession, Frozen Ropes is the world leader in baseball and softball. Membership plans are available for all types of programs, teams and rentals. Come in or visit our website to learn more about our award winning curriculum.
GRANDMASTER B.M. KIM'S TAE KWON DO
60 S. Broadway, White Plains
187 North Main St, Port Chester
75 West Route 59, Nanuet
At Grandmaster B.M. Kim's Tae Kwon Do school, we offer a variety of classes suitable for all ages over 3 years old. We have specialized PeeWee classes, children, adult and family classes. We specialize in birthday parties and children's summer camp programs. Call today to book your next birthday party with us!
969 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
2000 W. Main St, Stamford
Great Play is a unique new gym for kids, offering fun-filled classes and birthday parties to Players, ages 6 months through 5th grade, in a state-of-the-art Interactive Arena™. Our Sport Skill Program teaches Players the 24 essential skills to succeed in six sports. Our Motor Skills Program for ages 6 months to 5 years gets Players off to the right start building locomotor, manipulative and stability skills through a specially designed program of “directed play.”
GYM CATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers
At Gym Cats, children learn the skills and confidence they will need for many of life’s challenges. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for boys and girls ages 2–adult, including Mom and Me classes, Tiny Tot classes, cheerleading groups, and summer camp. We are famous for our unique private birthday parties; our enthusiastic interactive staff makes your child’s party memorable. Call for more information on how your child can meet new friends and new challenges, and build the confidence necessary to succeed.
HARDBALL NY TRAINING CENTER
102 Fairview Park Dr, Elmsford
Hardball NY Training Center, a 16,000-square foot, climate-controlled facility, offers the total student-athlete training experience. Designed to meet the needs of student-athletes at all ages and skill levels, Hardball NY is equipped with batting cages, pitching tunnels, an academic center and utility space for use by a variety of sports such as baseball, softball, and soccer. Camps, clinics and private instruction are offered throughout the year, and memberships and birthday parties are available.
HOFF-BARTHELSON MUSIC SCHOOL
25 School Ln, Scarsdale
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition for its leadership in music education, performance, and outreach in a warm, familial environment. Its educational approach to classical music and jazz centers on quality, individualized instruction, a broad musicianship program, and a performance program that affords numerous opportunities for students as soloists and in ensembles. Recorder classes and fall Dalcroze Eurhythmics program for preschool-age children from birth–5 years introduce the youngest children to beginning music skills. There’s also a full preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds.
HUDSON VALLEY HEALTH & TENNIS CLUB
100 River St., Hastings-on-Hudson
We are proud to offer junior development clinics and adult leagues at our indoor tennis facility. Our junior classes have been structured to allow a better transition between levels and a student/teacher ratio of 4:1. All teachers are qualified PTR instructors. Tournament Training is once again on Friday afternoons — ideal for high school players. Seasonal court rentals are also available. Our facilities include a fitness area, snack bar and restaurant.
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Locations in Nanuet, Scarsdale, Westport, White Plains, Yorktown Heights
Huntington Learning Center offers services for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, who are seeking improvements in skills, grades and test scores. Our program’s success lies in the one-to-one attention we devote to every child, and the expertise of our certified teachers. Parents, please call today for more information.
Annie Pipia, Joann Distler, directors
151 Crotona Ave, Harrison
ISG Gymnastics—serving the community for 34 years! A family-run business where the kids come first! Classes for children ages 10 months through high school. On-going registration. Birthday Parties available. Girls team! Call for information and start your child today!
JCC OF MID-WESTCHESTER
999 Wilmont Rd, Scarsdale
Back to school time means lots more fun at the J! We offer a wide array of educational, fitness and recreational programs for young children, teens and adults. Visit us online at www.jccmw.org for a full listing of all we offer in art, dance, music, sports, gymnastics, aquatics, theatre, SAT/ACT/Regents Prep, infant/toddler classes, preschool, and special needs education and after-school enrichment programs.
JCC ON THE HUDSON
371 S. Broadway, Tarrytown
A sampling of activities include Almost Home, where children come directly from school to spend from one to five days participating in educational, recreational, and social activities. There are enrichment classes such as gymnastics, dance, karate, science, art, and Jewish education, and summer camps. Special needs professionals assist children with developmental and learning disabilities within the Almost Home program. Special needs social skills classes and SKIP, a developmentally appropriate full-day school holiday program, is offered along with a summer camp.
25 Hubbels Dr, Mt Kisco
244 E.84th St, NYC
Jodi’s Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 27 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone! They offer Mommy & Me Gym, and Gym & Music classes, preschool gymnastics, school-aged gymnastics, summer and holiday break camps, open playtime, play groups, private lessons and the best birthday parties ever!
KIDS 'R' COOKIN
We offer parent/child classes, summer and enrichment programs for after-school clubs, preschools, playgroups, scouts, or any children’s events. Your aspiring chefs enjoy creating yummy dishes while having fun, using their imagination and gaining self-confidence. Cooking helps improve reading and math skills. Our hands-on, age-appropriate classes teach basic cooking techniques, food and kitchen safety, and fundamentals of good nutrition. Our memorable cooking parties are a fun way to celebrate birthdays or special occasions.
LIBERTY MONTESSORI SCHOOLS
631 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
155 Beechmont Dr, New Rochelle
Offering programs for toddlers through 6-year-olds. In addition to the unique kindergarten enrichment program and the Challenger Program for advanced students, Liberty Montessori has special bilingual programs available in Spanish, French and Japanese. Call now to make an appointment to tour our facility and learn more about Liberty Montessori
777 White Plains Rd, Shoppes@Eastchester, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway (2nd floor), NYC
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastics, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading and karate classes for ages 4 months-12 years in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build confidence and self-esteem. 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 parties.
LJ MARTIAL ARTS CENTER LLC
221 Harrison Ave, Harrison
We offer small classes with big individual attention! Our mission is to promote physical well being and personal development of each student through practice of martial arts. Each children's class emphasizes the sports/physical aspect of martial arts and, at the same time, promotes discipline, confidence and self-reliance. We have a friendly instructor and family atmosphere where family and friends are always welcome to observe the class.
LOGREA DANCE ACADEMY
2 Dale Ave, Ossining
The Logrea Dance Academy, the school of the Westchester Ballet Company (WBC), offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern and Zumba. Founded in 1986 by professional dancers, Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, the Academy accepts students beginning at age 3, and offers beginner, advanced and professional classes, taught by an all-professional staff. Annual WBC and Nutcracker auditions, as well as scholarship auditions, are held each fall. Reception minicams are available for parents to watch classes.