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After-School Activities Directory

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.

Arise Acting Studio
Grapevine, Rockwall, Frisco
Ages: 4–18 yrs
Acting, film, improv, voice, dance, private lessons, Triple Threat Conservatory program. Three professional quality productions annually. Touring to locations include London, NYC, Florida, and Los Angeles to train and perform. Life skills through stage skills.

E-Cubed Tutoring
DFW area
Ages: 3–18 yrs
Our tutors create an individualized learning plan for your child that will empower your child to become an independent and confident learner while working toward his or her academic goals.

Gideon Math & Reading Centers
18 DFW locations
Ages: 4–14 yrs
Gideon Math & Reading Centers build confidence through academic mastery. We offer a free placement testing to find a comfortable starting point and move at the child’s pace. Catch up, keep up, and stay ahead!

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Ages: 5–18 yrs
Girl Scout is all-fun, no filter! Come be yourself with us! Troops are forming all over Northeast Texas from South Dallas and Mesquite to Frisco, Sherman, Denton and beyond. Join us!

Gotta Dance
Ages: 3–adult
Gotta Dance is the place to experience the joy of dance for all ages. We offer classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap. Students flourish as we promote positivity and technique—instead of competition.

Holy Trinity Catholic School
Ages: Grades PK4–8
Holy Trinity offers their students many after-school opportunities that include academic clubs, organizations and sports. These activities help develop the whole person, and provide the opportunity for students to broaden their skills, talents and interests.

Margo Dean School of Ballet
Fort Worth
Ages: 3 yrs–professional
Offering ballet for all ages and levels, flamenco dance, jazz/contemporary, adult ballet, flamenco for age 10 through adult, and Gyrotonic® exercise. Home of Ballet Concerto, inspiring dance since 1950.

Messina Studios
Ages: 7 yrs–adult
Teaching in DFW for over 30 years! Offering quality music instruction for adults and children with private lessons in piano, voice, music theatre. Located in Preston Hollow. Aspiring to inspire excellence, fun and achievement! Please call 214/558-7770 for more information.

North Texas Performing Arts
Dallas, Fairview, Frisco, Plano and Southlake
Ages: Grades K–12
NTPA’s acting and voice classes provide an opportunity for beginning to advanced actors to improve their performing arts technique and skills. And with over 20 shows auditioning this fall, there’s something for everyone at NTPA!

River Legacy Nature Center
Ages: Grades K–6
Our after-school clubs give students the unique opportunity to explore plants, animals and habitats of a riparian forest. Explorations occur in the classrooms as well as out in nature monthly September through April.

School of Rock
Ages: 5–100 yrs
School of Rock is a growing, passionate community dedicated to enriching lives through performance-based music education. Students learn to not only play music, but also understand the value of humility, hard work, and teamwork.

Southwest Christian School
Fort Worth
Ages: 5–10 yrs
Southwest Christian School’s After-School Academy of Science and Technology, Athletics, and the Arts was created for extra enrichment opportunities for students who show high interest and ability outside the regular classroom curricular.

Special Strong
Ages: 7–80 yrs
Special Strong provides adaptive and inclusive fitness personal training for people with mental, physical, and cognitive challenges. Group classes start at $99/month.

Texas Ballet Theater School
Dallas, Fort Worth
Ages: 3 yrs–adult
TBT School offers classes ranging from beginner ballet to elite professional training, with studios in Fort Worth and Richardson. All students have performance opportunities based on level. Adult classes also available.

TCU Music Preparatory Division
Fort Worth
Ages: infants–adult
TCU Music Prep offers classes for infants through age 8 and private instrument/voice lessons for age 5 though adult.

Theatre Arlington
Ages: 3–18 yrs
Theatre Arlington’s Adult & Children’s Theatre School (A.C.T.S.) utilizes a progressive curriculum for students to build upon what they’ve learned in a previous class to reach their performing potential. Private voice, dance and piano available!

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Multiple locations
Ages: Grades PK–5
The Y offers meaningful after-school support for your child; a safe place where kids will discover a sense of belonging while extending their day with enrichment, fitness, and fun.

YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Ages: 6–12 yrs
YMCA after-school programs bring together physical activity, study time and a safe, supportive environment to help children succeed in school, at home and beyond. We offer on-site after-school care at various schools throughout the area.

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