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After-School Activities Directory 2021

Another school year is here—and so is the question of how to keep kiddos busy when they finish for the day. Here are some after-school activity ideas for your family.

Aaron Family JCC
Dallas • 214/739-2737
jccdallas.org
3–12yrs
The Dallas JCC offers a variety of amazing programs for your child to participate in afterschool. Programs include gymnastics, tennis, soccer, basketball, swim lessons and youth performing arts classes.

Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute
Dallas • 972/329-7779
6–18yrs
Has COVID-19 affected your child’s performance this year? Beacon Hill Preparatory provides personalized math and reading tutoring at a 3:1 student-to-tutor ratio. Virtually or in-person, Beacon Hill Preparatory has you covered.

Cooper Fitness Center
Dallas • 972/233-4832
5–15yrs
Keep your kids active and having fun while instilling healthy habits early with Cooper Fitness Center. Fall youth programs include tennis, swimming, Kids in the Kitchen cooking classes and more! Full details on website.

Fencing Institute of Texas
Carrollton • 972/242-0399
6–17yrs
Recreational through Olympic and Paralympic level training in foil, épée, sabre and wheelchair. We use the USOPC recommended Athlete Development Module for developmentally correct training.

Fort Worth Conservatory of Music and Fine Arts
Fort Worth • 817/680-1611
6mos–adult
We offer quality music instruction for kids and adults of all ages and levels through private lessons, early childhood music classes, and keyboard exploration classes. Piano, violin, guitar, flute, and voice. Excellence, inspiration, and fun!

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth • 817/255-9309
5–8 yrs
FWMSH STEAM Academy’s equitable learning environment will serve kindergarten, first and second grade students in its inaugural year. It is a comprehensive, STEAM-centered, learning model that emphasizes science, humanities, math, arts, and engineering.

J’s Art Studio, Inc.
Dallas • 972/931-1933
4yrs+
Teaching creative art in North Dallas for 30 years! J’s Art introduces students to different art media. Experienced, nurturing teachers guide the artist in small classes. Adult classes, too! Check our website and Facebook updates!

Life School
Dallas • 469/850-5433
K–12th grade
Life School provides before- and after-school care through campus partners Powerhouse, After School All Stars, Lighthouse Learning Center, and Covenant Kids Club. Grades and details by campus can be viewed online.

Margo Dean School of Ballet
Fort Worth • 817/738-7915
3yrs–adult
Offering ballet for all ages and levels, flamenco dance, jazz/contemporary, adult ballet and flamenco, the real barre fitness class, and Gyrotonic® exercise. Home of Ballet Concerto, inspiring dance since 1950.

North Texas Dance Arts Academy
Roanoke • 940/390-1270
K–12th grade
The North Texas Dance Arts Academy is a daytime dance program offering full time academy program for 7th–12th grade students, and dance classes for K–12th grade homeschool students.

River Legacy Living Science Center
Arlington • 817/860-6752
K–6th grade
Students have the unique experience of exploring a riparian forest in the middle of the Metroplex. From frogs to trees to weather, children learn about a new topic each month, then go outside to explore!

TCU Music Preparatory Division
Fort Worth • 817/257-7604
infant–adult
From early childhood music to private lessons for all ages. Offerings include: Music Together for infants to age 8, private piano, voice, instrumental and string lessons for all levels.

Texas Ballet Theater School
Dallas, Fort Worth • 877/828-9200
3–18yrs
TBT School offers classes that range from beginner ballet to elite professional training, with studios in Dallas County and Fort Worth. Virtual and in-person classes available this fall.

Theatre Arlington A.C.T.S.
Arlington • 817/261-9628
3–18yrs
A.C.T.S. utilizes a progressive curriculum for students to build upon what they learned in a previous level to reach their performing potential. Private voice, dance and piano are also available.

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Multiple locations • 469/348-9622
PK–8th grade
YMCA Afterschool programs are conveniently located at your child’s school, a neighboring school, or a YMCA branch. With over 90 locations throughout the Dallas Metro, we are committed to supporting the whole child.

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