2019 After-School Enrichment GuideAug. 1, 2019Our comprehensive guide to enrichment activities in the arts, athletic and education fields, and more!Studies show that kids benefit academically, emotionally, and socially from just five hours of extracurricular enrichment programs each week — including weekends.So take a look at our list and sign up your artists, athletes, and scholars for an activity or two. We’ve got lots here to choose from that will meet any and all interests!ARTS City Park Movement and Art 4300 Dumaine St., New Orleans 504.390.7482 cityparkmovementandart.com Offering ballet, tap, jazz, yoga, acrobatics, art classes, musical theater, summer camp, homeschooling classes, toddler enrichment, and more.Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp St., New Orleans 504.528.3805 cacno.org Offering opportunities to become involved with the performing and visual arts. Free to children and students through 12th grade at all times; free to all Louisiana residents on Sundays.New Orleans Museum of Art 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, New Orleans City Park 504.658.4100 noma.org The Education Division at NOMA is dedicated to awakening the imaginations of children and adults through the visual arts.Ogden After Hours, Ogden Museum of Southern Art 925 Camp St., New Orleans 504.539.9650 ogdenmuseum.org The Ogden Museum is the place to go to hear great Southern music — from blues and jazz to bluegrass and rockabilly Cajun — plus a kids’ art activity table. Thursday nights from 6-8 pm.Southern Arts Society 2619 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans [email protected] facebook.com/southernartsociety Fine art instruction studio for ages 9 and older.Young Aspirations | Young Artists (YAYA) 3322 LaSalle St., New Orleans 504.529.3306 yayainc.org Provides educational experiences in the arts and entrepreneurship to New Orleans-area youth.Young Rembrandts of Southern Louisiana 504.533.8485 youngrembrandts.com/selouisiana Drawing lessons for children ages 3.5-12 as an after-school program, visiting field trips, or weekly lessons at your local school, community center, summer camp, or other kid-friendly business. Week-long workshops also available. Young Rembrandts instructors bring all supplies needed for each class.BASEBALL & SOFTBALL Carrollton Boosters Various locations throughout New Orleans carrolltonboosters.org A volunteer youth sports organization offering recreational/intramural programs for boys and girls: baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, and lacrosse. Louisiana Baseball & Softball Academy 5620 Crawford St., Harahan 504.733.8660 louisianabsa.com LBSA offers baseball, softball, and speed/agility camps; baseball and softball lessons taught by experienced instructors; year-round participation; and a training home of top college and professional players/teams. DANCE Articulate Motions Dance Academy 337 W. Harrison Ave., New Orleans 504.410.6009 or 504.410.4999 articulatemotions.com Offers a variety of dance classes and styles including ballet, pointe, hip hop, acrobatics, jazz, modern, tap, adult classes, competition team, and more.Creative Dance & Music Studio 2645 Manhattan Blvd., Ste. E2B, Harvey 504.390.2552 creativedanceandmusic.com Specialty classes for preschoolers with music lessons in piano, voice, and guitar; and dance classes for all ages and levels. Dancer’s Pointe 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Ste. 12, Metairie 504.455.5975 6268 Vicksburg St., Ste. C & D, New Orleans 504.265.8350 dancers-pointe.com Spacious studios with marley dance floors and enrollment at an all-time high. Call to schedule a visit.Dancing Grounds 3705 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans 504.535.5791 dancingrounds.org Brings physically and artistically rigorous dance training at its studios and in schools with a focus on social-emotional development, physical health, leadership skills, and social justice. Debby Dillehay Dance Studio 3745 Florida Ave., Kenner 504.468.3368 debbydillehaydance.com Classes taught include tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, floor gymnastics/tumbling, voice/musical theater, and mom and tot. Giacobbe Academy of Dance 6925 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 504.889.0940 giacobbeacademydance.com Home to Delta Ballet Festival, the only resident professional ballet company in the state and the New Orleans Youth Ballet, a pre-professional junior company for dancers 10 years and older. Lelia Haller Ballet Classique 4916 Canal St., New Orleans 504.482.0038 lhballet.com A classical ballet school specializing in instruction for ages 3 to adult. Also offers classes in tap, jazz, and contemporary dance.Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts River Ridge School of Music and Dance, 2020 Dickory Ave., Ste. 200, Harahan 504.738.3050 Mandeville School of Music, 105 Campbell Ave., Ste. 3, Mandeville 985.674.2992 Covington School of Music, 1111 Village Walk, Covington 985.590.4545 laapa.com Programs for kids, teens, and adults include music and dance lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, ballet, hip hop, tap, musical theater, tumbling, summer camps, and more.Loyola Preparatory Arts Program 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.865.3037 cmfa.loyno.edu/prep-arts A comprehensive arts program offering structured studies in piano, ballet, voice, guitar, and string instruments. Mari Milnar Dance Academy 900 Terry Parkway, Ste. 310 & 320, Terrytown 504.362.3503; 504.251.0600 marimilnardanceacademy.com Offers ballet, jazz, musical theater, tap, hip hop, and contemporary classes ages 2 to adult.New Orleans Ballet Association 935 Gravier St., Ste. 800, New Orleans 504.522.0996 nobadance.com Tuition-free, year-round, comprehensive dance programs in 11 locations throughout Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Bernard Parishes for ages 3-18.New Orleans Dance Academy 5956 Magazine St., New Orleans 504.899.3780 neworleansdancelessons.com Dance training in ballet, flamenco, jazz, tap, and hip hop from ages 1.5 to adult.New Orleans JCC 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.897.0143 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.887.5158 nojcc.org Young dancers learn the fundamentals of ballet while developing balance, flexibility, and grace.Off Broadway Dance Studio 8125 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.861.1749 offbroadwaydancestudio.com Degreed and professionally-trained instructors offer classes to children ages 2 to adult in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and more. The Ryan School of Irish Dance 4413 N. I-10 Service Rd. (Rhonda’s Dance Studio), Metairie 337.662.4060 4732 Sanford St., Metairie 504.715.0020 irishdancelouisiana.com Offers weekly classes for boys and girls in the traditional art of Irish step dance, from beginner to championship level.Schramel Conservatory of Dance 920 Terpischore St., New Orleans 504.826.0646 neworleansballettheatre.com The official dance school of the New Orleans Ballet Theatre, offering classes for children and adults in classical ballet, modern dance, yoga, and Pilates with highly-trained, professional teachers. The Studio School of Dance 3116 N. Arnoult Rd., Ste. N, Metairie 504.941.7345 thestudionola.com Offering classes in ballet, contemporary, modern, mommy and me, and more.Upturn Arts 1719 Toledano St., New Orleans 504.390.8399 upturnarts.org A fun and creative program that teaches children in the community to explore and build confidence in themselves as artists through visual arts, dance, and theater. DRAMA & THEATER Crescent City Lights Youth Theater 504.598.3800 crescentcitylights.org Performing arts training in drama, voice, and dance.Jefferson Performing Arts Society - Theatre Kids 1118 Clearview Pkwy, Metairie 504.885.2000 Jpas.org/theatre-kids/ Program gives children, 7-17, a year-round opportunity to participate in theater and to experience the process of putting on a show, as well as learn basic acting techniques and skills. Enrollment is by audition.Southern Rep Theatre 2541 Bayou Rd., New Orleans 504.522.6545 southernrep.com Kids ages 4-12 learn acting through performances. After-school workshops with a twice-a-week musical theater program in partnership with Loyola University’s Marquette Theatre.EDUCATION: LANGUAGE CLASSES Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans 1519 Jackson Ave., New Orleans 504.568.0770 af-neworleans.org Offers French language classes for all levels and ages and events that immerse New Orleanians in francophone cultures.¡Vamonos NOLA! 5818 Perrier St., New Orleans 504.495.2345 vamonosnola.com Spanish immersion program including mommy & me, preschool classes, after-school classes, and home schooling groups. EDUCATION: TUTORING & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Kumon Math & Reading Centers kumon.com The Kumon Math and Reading Programs are designed to advance your child’s comprehension and appreciation for learning — providing an edge throughout school. Locations in Gretna, Marrero, Metairie, Kenner, and New Orleans.SpiderSmart Learning Center of New Orleans 4437 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson 504.881.1788 spidersmart.com/new-orleans An established tutoring service with nearly 30 years of experience in helping kids with reading or writing, math, science, and various testings.GYMNASTICS & CHEERLEADING All Star Gymnastics 2073 Bonn St., Harvey 504.328.3838 allstargymnola.com Junior Olympic training facility offering gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, taekwondo, free running, and break dancing. Recreational to competitive teams (level 2-10) for boys and girls, ages 2 and up.Elmwood Gymnastics Academy 700 Elmwood Park Blvd., Ste. C, Harahan 504.733.4496 elmwoodfitness.com Comprehensive instructional and competitive programs for all ages and abilities with certified coaches and instructors. Empire Gymnastics Academy 4925 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson 504.734.0644 empiregymnastics.net An 8,000-square-foot facility with gymnastics equipment for ages 18 months to 18. Offering free trial classes for first-timers. Gym Rompers 4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans 504.481.0835 gymrompersfun.com Weekly classes for children ages 3 months to 4 years and their caregivers. Classes challenge your child to engage all of these developing intelligence with songs, music, movement, play, and lots of interactive equipment to climb on and explore. Gym Rompers also specializes in birthday parties for ages 1 to 5.Ivanov’s Gymnastics Academy 800 Webb St., Jefferson 504.889.9800 ivanovsgymnastics.com Comprehensive instructional and competitive programs: gymnastics and tumbling classes for ages 18 months through high school, including classes, camps, and competitive gymnastics programs. NOLA Gymnastics 1725 Dufossat St., New Orleans 504.782.6462 nolagym.com Beginner and team gymnastics for girls ages 6 and older. After-school gymnastics offered at McGehee, Sacred Heart, and Newman. HORSEBACK RIDINGCascade Stables 700 East Drive, New Orleans Audubon Park 504.891.2246 cascadestables.net Lessons in a welcoming environment for horse enthusiasts of all ages. Equest Farm 1001 Filmore Ave., New Orleans City Park 504.483.9398 equestfarm.com Provides a safe and wholesome environment for beginning through advanced riders. Regular lessons are offered for ages 6 and older. Pony Tales 156 Bertucci Lane, St. Rose 504.469.0148 ponytalesbirthdays.com/lessons.htm Specializes in beginners as well as those looking to move past a fear of horses. Ages 3 and older, and by appointment only. Splendor Farms 27329 Mill Creek Rd., Bush 985.886.3747 splendorfarms.net Horseback riding, trail rides, and riding lessons for all ages and skill levels.MARTIAL ARTSChurch’s Karate Academy 4716 Paris Ave., New Orleans 504.309.6138 churchskarateacademy.com Offers classes to help build confidence and self-esteem in children so that kids can reach their full potential. Hayashi Sports Clinic 5435 Laurel St., New Orleans 760.532.8907 nolajudo.com Whether you wish to be an elite competitor, learn self-defense, or improve your fitness level, Hayashi can help you achieve your goals. Louisiana Karate Association 706 Phosphor Ave., Ste. C, Metairie 504.835.6825 lkakarate.com Youth classes for ages 4-13, offering free uniforms for beginners. New Orleans JCC 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.897.0143 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.887.5158 nojcc.org Beginner and intermediate/advanced karate offered Uptown. JCC Judo Club and Self Defense Open Palm System are offered in Metairie.New Orleans Shotokan Academy Various locations throughout New Orleans 504.432.8667 nosakarate.com A martial arts school where one can learn karate, aikido, judo, and yoga. The Broadmoor Dojo location offers programs for kids and adults.New Orleans Karate Club 8611 Hwy 23, Ste. 2C, Belle Chasse 504.391.7200 neworleanskarate.net Offers age-appropriate programs for children starting at 3. Also offered are traditional martial arts programs for adults and teens, as well as kickboxing and mixed martial arts programs for adults.NOLA Aikido 3909 Bienville St., New Orleans 504.208.4861 nolaaikido.com Offers training in the Japanese martial art of aikido and is committed to helping every student, from beginner to advanced, grow at their own pace. Children 4 and older, and adults.Tiger Rock Martial Arts International 3828 Veterans Blvd., Ste. E, Metairie 504.455.9699 1813 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 504.831.1110 113 Lapalco Blvd., Ste. 207, Gretna 504.394.0008 tigerrockmartialarts.com Offers youth and adult classes in Taekwondo, Xtreme Martial Arts, grappling, Hanmudo, KisadoInterval Fitness, and YogaFit. MUSICBeckwith Guitar Systems 2515 Williams Blvd., Kenner 504.559.5229 beguitarsys.com Providing private instruction at the studio, ages 8 and older. Carla’s Musikgarten New Orleans 4600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 938 Calhoun St., New Orleans 504.717.5044 carlasmusikgarten.com Music and movement for babies and toddlers. Music education for the young child.Creative Dance & Music Studio 2645 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey 504.390.2552 creativedanceandmusic.com Specialty classes for preschoolers including music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, and dance classes for all ages and levels. Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra 7100 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 207, New Orleans 504.861.1801 gnoyo.org Provides every willing young person access to quality, comprehensive orchestral program.Kindermusik with Madeline Play & Grow Studios 3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans 504.717.1076 playandgrowstudios.com Kindermusik is a music and movement program for ages 0-6. Musical games and activities facilitate whole-child development in a fun, engaging parent-attended class. Lafargue Music School 1828 Veterans Blvd., Metairie 504.831.3008 LafarguePianos.com Lafargue Music School, conveniently located off of the Interstate in Metairie, offers private lessons in piano, voice, violin and guitar to beginners through advanced, and group music from infancy through adulthood. Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts River Ridge School of Music and Dance, 2020 Dickory Ave., Ste. 200, Harahan 504.738.3050 Mandeville School of Music, 105 Campbell Ave., Ste. 3, Mandeville 985.674.2992 Covington School of Music, 1111 Village Walk, Covington 985.590.4545 laapa.com Programs for kids, teens, and adults include music and dance lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, drums, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, ballet, hip hop, tap, musical theater, tumbling, summer camps, and more.Loyola Preparatory Arts Program 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.865.3037 cmfa.loyno.edu/prep-arts A comprehensive arts program offering structured studies in piano, ballet, voice, guitar, and string instruments. New Orleans Children’s Chorus 5580 Canal Blvd., Ste. A, New Orleans 504.482.2883 neworleanschildrenschorus.org Through music, young singers develop discipline and social skills, as well as musical knowledge. No child who truly wants to sing is ever turned away.NATUREAudubon Nature Institute 504.861.2537 audubonnatureinstitute.org/youth-volunteers Offers a variety of youth programs at the Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for junior high and high school students. RUNNINGGirls on the Run New Orleans 5500 Prytania St., Ste. 528, New Orleans 504.272.7786 gotrnola.org Trained volunteer coaches harness the power of running to help girls in grades 3rd-8th to develop the social and emotional tools to cope with the challenges of adolescence in a 10-week program.Youth Run Nola 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Ste. 202, New Orleans 504.256.5523 youthrunnola.org Creating healthy, young leaders through running using an intensive eight-month guided training program of twice-weekly practices and monthly events overseen by teacher-coaches and volunteer running buddies. SCIENCE/STEAM ENRICHMENTElectric Girls 612 Andrew Higgins Blvd., New Orleans 505.850.7578 electricgirls.org Offering opportunities for girls to explore their curiosity in technology by learning skills and concepts in electronics and programming. Participants will learn from other women and Electric Girls mentors, workshops, leadership, and learning experiences. Mad Science Serving all of Southeast Louisiana 504.345.2602 madscience.org/sela We make it our mission to spark imaginative learning. Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider for children in pre-K through 6th grade.Thinkerella 260 Hickory Ave., Ste. D, Harahan 504.232.1394 mythinkerella.com A hands-on, educational program for elementary school girls and boys that focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) experiments and activities. SOCCERCarrollton Boosters Various locations throughout New Orleans carrolltonboosters.org A volunteer youth sports organization offering recreational/intramural programs for boys and girls: baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, and lacrosse. FC New Orleans 5107 Venus St., New Orleans 504.288.6672 fcnola.com Offering soccer programs, teams, and training for ages 4 and older.Junction Place Sports 504.343.1071 [email protected] or [email protected] junctionplacesports.com A mobile youth sports company who partners with schools, early childhood centers, homeschooling associations, and small groups to provide outsourced P.E. programming, sports, day camps, and enrichment programming.Louisiana Fire Juniors 1918 18th St., Kenner 504.465.8224 louisianafirejrs.com A youth soccer club dedicated to the evolution of soccer in America where players (boys and girls) have access to unparalleled opportunities for soccer development.Playmaker’s Indoor Sports 6124 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans 800 Windward Dr, Covington 985.898.2809 playmakersindoor.com A state-of-the-art indoor turf facility offering leagues, drop-in play, field rental, parties, camps, and clinics. Play includes adult and youth in soccer, flag football, basketball, and more.Soccer Shots 2920 Kingman St. 206, Metairie (main office) 504.441.9216 soccershots.org/neworleans Soccer Shots offers sessions in partnership with over 100 schools in the Greater New Orleans area through an engaging program with focuses on character development, best-in-class coaching, curriculum, and communication.SPORTS FACILITIESBelle Chasse YMCA 8101 Highway 23, Belle Chasse 504.392.9622 ymcaneworleans.org/locations/belle-chasse-ymca/belle-chasse-ymca Classes include preschool sports, martial arts, cooking, kids exercise, and art club.East Jefferson YMCA 6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie 504.888.9622 ymcaneworleans.org Offers soccer, football, martial arts, dance, cheerleading, and a youth fitness challenge.New Orleans JCC 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.897.0143 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.887.5158 nojcc.org Both locations offer a wide variety of children’s activities including sports (soccer, basketball, t-ball, and flag football leagues), ballet, gymnastics, martial arts, theater workshops, and more.Ochsner Fitness Center KIDSPORTS 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy, Harahan 504.733.1200 ochsnerfitness.com Offers a variety of exciting programs that combine fun and fitness in a safe and friendly atmosphere for ages 6 weeks to 13. Reily Center at Tulane University 31 McAlister Drive, New Orleans 504.865.5242 reilycenter.com Swim lessons, martial arts, and tennis lessons for members and non-members.SWIMMINGHarry’s Dive Shop 4709 Airline Dr., Metairie 504.888.4882 swim-smart.net Offering Swim-Smart, Baby & Me, and Aquababy classes. Ages 6 months and older.New Orleans JCC 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 504.897.0143 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie 504.887.5158 nojcc.org Year-round swim lessons for all ages and abilities offered in the Uptown JCC’s heated indoor pool. Both locations feature seasonal adult lap swimming, open swim in the outdoor family pools, and private or semi-private swim lessons.Little Fins Swim Academy 5728 Plauche St., Ste. B, Elmwood 504.354.8370 littlefins.net Students range from 8 months to adults at varying levels. Love Swimming 5221 S. Front St., New Orleans 504.891.4662 loveswimming.com The year-round, Uptown swim school offers lessons from ages 6 months to adult. They specialize in teaching the fearful to expert, as well as those with special needs.Mr. Fish Swimming School 2215 Cleary Ave., Metairie 504.430.4201 mrfish.biz Swimming lessons for ages 10 months to adult at the Elks Lodge Pool.NU WAVE Swim Club teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=lawave Year-round, competitive swim club with locations Uptown at Newman School and the Tulane Reily Center. More advanced groups practice at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Caters to swimmers at every level, from toddlers to adults. Ochsner Fitness Center Aquatics 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy, Ste. 1200, Harahan 504.733.1600 ochsnerfitness.com First-class aquatics facilities allow a wide range of aquatics programs for all ages and abilities. Reily Center at Tulane University 31 McAlister Dr., New Orleans 504.865.5242 reilycenter.com Swim lessons for members and non-members.South Louisiana Swim Team Locations in Hammond, Laplace, Metairie, and New Orleans 504.256.6554 slst-seahorses.com Year-round swim lessons, competitive swimming, and technique classes.TENNISAudubon Tennis 6320 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans Audubon Park 504.895.1042 audubonnatureinstitute.org/tennis-courts Offering group, semi-private, and private lessons for players ages 6 and older. New Orleans City Park Tennis Center 5900 Marconi Dr., New Orleans 504.483.9383 neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/pepsi-tennis-center Private and group lessons for ages 5 and older. Reily Center at Tulane University 31 McAlister Dr., New Orleans 504.865.5242 reilycenter.com Tennis lessons for members and non-members. YOGACity Park Movement and Art 4300 Dumaine St., New Orleans 504.390.7482 cityparkmovementandart.com Focusing on the whole child. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, yoga, Pilates, theater, art, and more.Kidding Around Yoga with Bella 504.909.8881 kiddingaroundyoga.com/bella Classes are geared toward kids ages 4-12. But they’re flexible — like yoga; if you want to bring a 2-year-old or your grandmother, just ask.Lolo’s Youth Studio 6107 Magazine St., New Orleans 415.786.3317 lolosstudio.com A youth-centered yoga studio. Through yoga, fitness, and art, Lolo’s helps youth (preschoolers to teenagers) tap into their internal power fostering strength, flexibility, mindfulness, and focus.Wild Lotus Yoga 4842 Perrier St., New Orleans 504.899.0047 wildlotusyoga.com Classes include mommy & baby through age 16, plus periodic family yoga workshops.