Between sports, performing arts, tutoring and more, there are so many options for activities to fill your child’s time after the last school bell rings. Check out the following programs designed to fit into a student’s schedule after school.
Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts is a non-profit performing arts and arts education organization in Lakewood. The center combines professional theater productions with comprehensive, curriculum-based arts education to create arts experiences for all ages and abilities as individual as the people we serve. Beck Center is the largest theater and arts facility on Cleveland’s West Side, housing multiple performance spaces and producing live theater performances for children, teens, and adults, with visual art gallery spaces and newly renovated classrooms for programming for all ages, accessible for everyone. It offers classes for all ages and abilities in creative arts therapies, music, theater, dance, and visual art while fostering a diverse, inclusive, and safe environment for all artists and audiences. beckcenter.org
Center Stage Dance Studio
Center Stage Dance Studio — proudly serving Northfield and all surrounding communities since 1988. A positive, safe environment for children ages 2-18 to grow and shine. Join the open house on August 20-22 to tour the facility, meet the teachers, and sign up for fall classes. Take classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Tiny Dancers, and more. Free trial classes are available for new students. Register online: centerstageohio.com.
Cleveland City Dance
Watch your child’s eyes sparkle with delight.Their confidence grows. camaraderie grows. Your community grows. Students receive personalized attention and encouragement from nurturing and experienced teachers. Classes for ages 3-85 in ballet, boys’ ballet, jazz, tap, modern, musical theater, and hip-hop. Performance opportunities include with City Ballet of Cleveland in “The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker” Call today, schedule a tour. 216-295-2222, clevelandcitydance.com
Cleveland Public Library
School is back in session and so is after-school programming at the Cleveland Public Library. Children and teens of all ages can visit their local branches for access to computers and homework help, as well as activities like arts programming, gaming with CPL Play, STEM programs, and more. Teachers can utilize library resources by applying for an Educator Card to access age-appropriate reading materials, educational movies, music, and more. Learn more at cpl.org/kids-teens/.
Etiquette Consulting Services
Good behavior opens doors. Etiquette Consulting Services’ programs for children and teens focus on skills to help them succeed in the classroom, at home, on the job and with peers. Application of these skills leads to increased opportunities, greater confidence and improved self-esteem. 216-292-8888, etiquetteconsultingservices.com
Fairmount Center for the Arts
After-school ARTS programs? Fairmount Center for the Arts offers programs in dance (ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap and more!), art (including ceramics), theatre, fitness classes and private music instruction for all ages. Programs take place at Fairmount’s “castle” building, located minutes from Chagrin Falls, Chesterland, Chardon and surrounding areas. Homeschool programs, one-day camps and special events are also offered. Fall programs begin Monday, Aug. 30. To register or learn more: 440-338-3171 or fairmountcenter.org
Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, helping her bring out the best in everyone around her. While she’s learning about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, she’s also discovering new ways to make her family and community stronger, kinder, and better for everyone. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Join now at gsneo.org/join
Right at School
Right At School is Northeast Ohio’s trusted provider of after school, before school, and break camp programs. Our mission is to inspire a love of learning in kids, support schools, and give parents peace of mind. With 180+ hands-on learning activities, daily homework support, loads of fitness games and sports, and countless opportunities for socialization and fun, Right At School is the perfect place to be a kid after the school bell rings. rightatschool.com
The Verb Ballets Center for Dance Youth Division provides classes for ages 3-14. These after school tuition-based programs aim to nurture a love of dance as an art form and healthy activity. The professional dance faculty will help kids build a strong foundation for dance by improving coordination, strength, flexibility, musicality, and good teamwork. Classes are available for a variety of different ability levels and age ranges. Fall semester begins September 2021. verbballets.org/youthclasses
Young Chefs Academy of Northeast Ohio
Young Chefs Academy offers cooking classes for children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. While learning food preparation skills is the main ingredient at YCA, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table settings, a pinch of menu planning, and laughter to taste. Locations in Solon and Strongsville, 440-853-5004, ycastrongsville.com