Enrichment Activities 2018Our comprehensive guide to 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, pilates, summer camp, homeschool classes, toddler enrichment, and more. Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp St., New Orleans 504.528.3805 cacno.org Offering opportunities to become involved with 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 ½-12 as an afterschool 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. Contact us today to bring us to your school or other location. BASEBALL & SOFTBALLCarrollton 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 and softball lessons taught by experienced instructors, baseball, softball and speed/agility camps, year-round participation, training home of top college and professional players/teams. DANCEArticulate 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. 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, pilates, summer camp, homeschool classes, toddler enrichment, and more.Creative Dance & Music Studio 2645 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey 504.390.2552 creativedanceandmusic.com Specialty classes for preschoolers, music lessons in piano, voice, and guitar, and dance classes for all ages and levels. Dancer’s Pointe 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 12, Metairie 504.455.5975 6268 Vicksburg St., Suites C & D, New Orleans 504.265.8350 dancers-pointe.com Spacious studios, 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 & tot. Giacobbe Academy of Dance 6925 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003 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 classical ballet instruction for ages 3 to adult. Also offer classes in tap, jazz, and contemporary dance. Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts River Ridge School of Music and Dance, 2020 Dickory Ave., #200, Harahan 504.738.3050 Mandeville School of Music, 105 Campbell Ave #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 a structured program of studies in piano, ballet, voice, guitar and string instruments. Mari Milnar Dance Academy 900 Terry Parkway, Suites 310 & 320, Terrytown 504.362.3503; 504.251.0600 marimilnardanceacademy.com Offers Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Hip Hop, and Contemporary classes ages 2 to adult. New Orleans Ballet Association 935 Gravier St., Suite 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 1½ (Tiny Steps) 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 Road (Rhonda’s Dance Studio), Metairie 337.662.4060 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 Road, Suite 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 theatre. DRAMA & THEATER 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, pilates, summer camp, homeschool classes, toddler enrichment, and more. Crescent City Lights Youth Theater 504.598.3800 crescentcitylights.org Performing arts training in drama, voice and dance for youth. Jefferson Performing Arts Society Theatre Kids! 1118 Clearview Parkway,Metairie 504.885.2000 jpas.org/theatre-kids/ Program gives children 7-17 years old a year-round opportunity to participate in theatre, experience the process of putting on a show, as well as learn basic acting techniques and skills. Enrollment is by audition. Southern Rep Theatre 504.522.6545 southernrep.com Kids ages 4-12 learn acting through performances. After-school workshops with a twice-a-week musical theatre 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 top quality 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 Highway, Jefferson 504.881.1788 spidersmart.com/new-orleans An established tutoring service with nearly 30 years of experience helping kids in 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 breakdancing.Recreational to competitive teams (level 2-10) for boys and girls, ages 2 & up. Elmwood Gymnastics Academy 700 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 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 G Jefferson Highway, Jefferson 504.734.0644 empiregymnastics.net 8,000-square-foot facility with gymnastics equipment for ages 18 months to 18+ years. Offering free trial classes for the 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 intelligences with songs, music, movement, play, and lots of interactive equipment to climb on and explore.Gym Rompers also specializes in birthday parties for 1 to 5 year olds. 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 RIDING Cascade Stables 700 East Drive, Audubon Park, New Orleans 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. MARTIAL ARTS Church’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., Suite C, Metairie 504.835.6825 lkakarate.com Youth classes for 4-13 year olds, offers free uniform 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 are 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 offers programs for kids and adults. New Orleans Karate Club 8611 Highway 23, Suite 2C, Belle Chasse 504.391.7200 neworleanskarate.net Offers age-appropriate programs for children starting at age three. Also offered are traditional martial arts program for adults and teens as well askickboxing 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 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. Suite E, Metairie 504.455.9699 1813 A Veterans Blvd, Metairie 504.831.1110 113 Lapalco Blvd #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, and piano classes.Creative Dance & Music Studio 2645 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey 504.390.2552 creativedanceandmusic.com Specialty classes for preschoolers, music lessons in piano, voice, and guitar, and dance classes for all ages and levels.Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra 7100 St. Charles Ave., Suite 207, New Orleans 504.861.1801 gnoyo.org Provides every willing young person access to a quality and comprehensive orchestral program.Kindermusik with Madeline Play & Grow Studios 3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans 504.717.1076 kmwithmadeline.kindermusik.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.Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts River Ridge School of Music and Dance, 2020 Dickory Ave., #200, Harahan 504.738.3050 Mandeville School of Music, 105 Campbell Ave #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 a structured program of studies in piano, ballet, voice, guitar and string instruments.New Orleans Children’s Chorus 5580 Canal Blvd., Suite A, New Orleans 504.482.2883 neworleanschildrenschorus.org Through the singing of high quality 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. RUNNING Girls on the Run New Orleans 5500 Prytania St., #528, New Orleans 504.272.7786 gotrnola.org Trained volunteer coaches harness the power of running to help girls in grades 3-8 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., suite 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 ENRICHMENTBricks 4 Kidz Covington/Mandeville/New Orleans/Metairie 985.373.2114 985.705.0805 bricks4kidz.com/louisiana-covington-mandeville/ Learn, build and play with LEGO bricks. STEM lessons for ages 3-13. After-school classes, camps, field trips, parties, and more.Electric Girls 643 Magazine St., Suite 206, 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, making 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 the leading science enrichment provider for children in Pre-K through 6th grade.Thinkerella 260 Hickory Ave., Suite 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.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. 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 Drive, 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 Parkway, 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-13 years.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. SWIMMING Harry’s Dive Shop 4709 Airline Drive, Metairie 504.909.2220 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 325 Colonial Club Dr., Harahan 504.416.0431 littlefins.net Students range from 8 months old to adults and varying levels. Love Swimming 5221 S. Front St., New Orleans 504.891.4662 loveswimming.com Year-round, Uptown swim school offering lessons from 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 toddler to adults. Ochsner Fitness Center Aquatics 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan 504-842-9544 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 Drive, 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. TENNIS Audubon Tennis 6320 Tchoupitoulas St., Audubon Park, New Orleans 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 Drive, 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 Drive, 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.