Rockland County has tons of after-school activities for kids! Consult our comprehensive guide for information on classes ranging from sports and fitness, dance, gymnastics, performing arts, tae kwon do, and programs focusing on academic enrichment, tutoring, and religious schools. NYMetroParents has your after-school activities covered in Rockland County.
And for more activities and events after school as well as family weekend events, check out our online calendar.
APPLAUSE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
305 W. Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River
We are a non-profit educational theater organization specializing in musical theatre classes and shows for children ages 3-18, beginners to advanced. Applause offers classes in acting, singing, and dancing. Ms. Renna provides a unique opportunity for kids to perform in shows, creating special parts for each child. We provide programs and performances year-round, so call or email us for current programs and show information. You can also join our exciting Applause Company which performs at festivals and special events.
BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, W. Nyack
Blue Rock School offers a variety of after-school programs throughout the year including Mandarin, French, soccer, chess, and horseback riding. BRS is a progressive, independent day school serving students in grades K-8, located on a beautiful, four-acre campus in West Nyack. The school was founded in 1987 to provide a rich educational experience based on a child-centered, hands-on approach that nurtures children’s innate love of learning and allows them to follow their natural curiosity. At Blue Rock, students engage in a challenging academic curriculum fully integrated with the arts, nature, and play.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. The facility has fitness classes for all ages and levels, open jump time, trampoline dodge ball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, and non-competitive tumbling and gymnastics classes, as well as Mommy & Me classes for the younger set. They also have private party rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge, a healthy-food snack bar, an arcade, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 6 and younger. School, camp, and group trips welcome. Fundraising opportunities available.
BRIGHT BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE
6 Charles St., New City
Are you looking for a safe and loving environment for your child? We are now enrolling for Preschool and Childcare for children ages 6 weeks-school age. Owned and operated by a NYS-Certified Elementary Teacher with a Literacy Specialization, we also offer before- and after-school programs, as well as drop-ins for school delays and closures. We will work with your schedule, and offer discounted rates for teachers! We are a NYS-Licensed Facility and follow a NYS Pre-K curriculum. All staff are CPR- and First Aid-Certified.
COUPÉ THEATRE STUDIO
33 E. Route 59A, Nanuet
For over 40 years, Coupé Theatre Studio has offered the finest training in all the performing arts. Weekly classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern dance, tap, theatre dance, hip hop, musical theatre, acting, voice, and kinderdance are available, as well as programs just for boys and adults. Coupé’s current full-time teachers hold degrees in dance education, or have had extensive professional performing careers. Classes are carefully monitored for size, compatibility of students, and quality of teaching. Fall 2012 registration is now in progress.
69 Lake Road, Congers
Danceworks has been in the Clarkstown area for over 29 years. The studio offers classes in Mommy & Me, Creative Dance, Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop for ages 2 through teen. Danceworks specializes in children – encouraging a friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Several children have gone on to study at the School of American Ballet in Manhattan. Our adult ballet workout (free babysitting) teaches you to work with your body, not against it. Beginners are welcome and no special clothing is needed. Free trial classes are available to all.
12 Suffern Place, Suffern
Over the past 37 years, Debi's Dance has become the No. 1 dance destination in the Rockland area. We are dedicated to providing top quality instruction, a nurturing environment, and fun! Our goal is to develop each student’s individual personality, creative spirit, and the desire to perform. We offer programs for children ages two years and older, including a large selection of adult-only classes. Instruction offered in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz funk, hip-hop, ballet and tap combo, and tricks and turns classes. We also offer Teen/Adult ZUMBA® classes.
GRANDMASTER B. M. KIM'S TAE KWON DO
60 S. Broadway, White Plains
187 N. Main St., Port Chester 914-934-1861
969 N. Central Ave., Scarsdale
7 College Ave., Nanuet
At Grandmaster B.M. Kim's Tae Kwon Do school, we offer a variety of classes suitable for all ages, 3 and older. 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!
J.Y. MOON TAEKWONDO
704 Executive Blvd., Valley Cottage
2055 Albany Post Road
Transportation provided to our "A+ after-school program" in Rockland’s biggest martial arts facility. Replace daycare with this healthy, fun, and educational alternative where your children will learn Tae Kwon Do along with other important life skills. Our classes offer an outstanding alternative to tedious exercise routines that ultimately become short term. Our teaching methodologies are intended to keep students motivated while they develop healthier fitness habits. Better fitness and knowledge of martial arts will inevitably improve self-esteem, which helps students tackle life's challenges.
JEP OF ROCKLAND HEBREW SCHOOL
30 Blueberry Hill Road, Monsey
JEP of Rockland's Bobbi Lewis Hebrew School provides a comprehensive Hebrew School curriculum taught by dynamic and creative teachers in a fun and loving environment. Inspiring classes for parents and grandparents, family holiday events, mitzvah projects, fantastic Shabbatonim, exciting trips, and an Israel fair are integral parts of the JEP experience. We also offer a vibrant post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for teens. Reasonable rates. No membership dues. For more information, contact Naomi Greenwald at 845-558-5858.
MANIA TRAINING FACILITY
24 Holt Drive, Stony Point
Mania Training Facility, home of Cheermania All-Stars, opened its doors this June to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility, featuring top-of-the-line equipment and added space. The certified Mania Staff teaches Tumbling, Stunting, and NEW Fitness classes! This expansion beyond cheer allows Mania to provide adult classes, so parents can now take the term "actively involved" in their children's lives seriously. Whether you’re looking for a place for your child's birthday party, dropping kids off at a class, or even joining in yourself, Mania Training Facility invites you to check it out!
MASTER JUNG & YU TRADITIONAL TAEKWONDO
70 N. Main St., New City
Owned and operated by the US National Team Head Coach/Manager, Master Jung and Master Yu's school offers unique martial arts training by blending Korean culture and philosophy with traditional Taekwondo. By combining physical with spiritual, we offer the most complete and satisfying training, embodying mind, body, and spirit. Classes are open seven days a week for all ages. Our unique birthday parties open the door for future leaders and martial artists, and are available on weekends. Energize your whole being at Traditional Taekwondo. Call for more details.
PANTHERS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
100 Route 59, Suite #L-3, Suffern
Starting as low as $59 per week for our Before-School program, and as low as $89 per week for our After-School Program, we offer more than any other program in Rockland County: FREE transportation from your child’s school to ours, martial arts and swim lessons, daily healthy snacks, quiet time to do homework, and game and activity days. Best of all, we pick up and provide care on half-days and early-dismissal days at no additional charge. Swim lessons are taught by Angela Spina, owner of SeaBeast Aquatics. Martial arts classes are taught and supervised by three-time Hall Of Fame Inductee, Master Al Quiceno.
557 Western Highway, Blauvelt
South Orangetown provides transportation to and from our facility. All-around school at its finest, offering before- and after-school programs for school-age children. There is no limit to the growth you will see, when a highly experienced staff and beautiful facility are combined. Children develop skills to enable them to grow into individuals with self-confidence and assuredness. We are the way to go!
ROCKLAND YOUTH THEATRE
Rockland Youth Theatre is a process-oriented theater company dedicated to giving young people a rich and varied theater experience. Students work cooperatively to create an environment that encourages risk-taking and creativity. Classes focus on the key elements of acting: relaxation, concentration, imagination, cooperation, presentation, voice production, character, relationship, scene development, and improvisation. We offer in-school programs and private coaching, as well as open classes at various locations. Please email or check the website for summer intensive and Fall classes.
THE SPORTS PLACE
600 Bradley Parkway, Blauvelt
The Sports Place, “Where the Focus is on Fun!,” is proud to be Rockland’s leading family entertainment center. Check out our after-school program, 1st to Home®, for kids as young as 2-½ years old. Private 1st to Home® classes are available for groups of five or more. TSP is also the place to celebrate a birthday or special event. Choose from our Kids’ Corner, Turf Time, GloPutt, Inflatables, Touchdown, or On-the-Court packages, and new X-Battle. Or go all out with “King/Queen for a Day Party.” Come visit Toppings, our new Ice Cream parlor. Please contact us for further information.
TUMBLE - BEE GYMNASTICS AND FITNESS
401 Nanuet Mall South, Nanuet
Tumble-Bee Gymnastics, serving Rockland County for 26 years, offers an after-school program for boys and girls ages 5-12. We are the only gymnastics school in the area licensed to teach the nationally recognized Fun & Fit Gymnastics program for children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Our warm, caring, and well-trained staff will teach your children the skills that give them the confidence and self-esteem they need to achieve success in the future. Register early! Classes close out quickly.
61 Maple Ave., New City
For over 29 years, we have been inspiring and motivating students to follow their dreams both in dance and in their lives. Instructors at Vicki's Studio are dedicated to their students and teaching technique, while creating fun and exciting choreography in our non-competitive studio. We offer beginner-advanced classes for boys and girls ages 2½- adult, including Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Creative Movement, Boys’ Hip-Hop, Gymnastics, Combination classes, and our NEW Musical Theatre classes. For experienced dancers, we also offer a competitive dance team (try-outs required).
VISION SPORTS CLUB
37 W. Jefferson Ave., Pearl River
We offer complete family fitness programs under one spacious 45,000-sq.-ft. location. Our Youth Fit Zone introduces fitness to kids at a young age, empowering them by building a lifetime of healthy habits. Guided programs are provided for children ages 8-15 under the direction and supervision of Vision Fit Coaches in their own “gym within a gym.” Featuring youth-only classes such as Yoga, Field Day, Obstacle Course, and Spinning, plus a Youth Lounge equipped with computers and a flat-screen TV.
WEST ROCK INDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
21 Pralle Lane, Bardonia
Rockland's premier facility for sports training, development, and special events. We offer programs for children and adults in basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, lacrosse, and fitness. No matter what your child's age or athletic ability, we have a program to meet his/her needs. Our highly skilled staff will ensure your child has the perfect mix of fun, physical activity, and athletic training. We have 16,000 sq. ft. of space in our air-conditioned gym, over 26,000 sq. ft. of turf, and 6 Har-Tru tennis courts! Check website for sports programs and summer camp details.
12 Bardonia Mall, Bardonia
Fun workouts, a nurturing environment, and an instructor who understands and respects the individuality of each child make the Workout Place the karate place for kids. Director Arnold van Deuren, in addition to holding an 8th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, has a PhD in education, and specializes in child and adolescent development. Under his direction, children learn not only the skills needed to defend themselves, but more important, the skills and attitudes needed to succeed in school and in life.