Northeast Ohio Parent 2016 After School Guide

Northeast Ohio Parent 2016 After School Guide

- in August 2016, Featured, Promotions

Arts, music, tutoring, theater, dance, nature, sports and more. Here’s the rundown of what your child can do after the last class bell rings.

Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts offers early childhood arts education for children and their caregivers in dance, music, theater and visual arts. Classes in developmentally appropriate contexts provide creativity, cooperation and activities to continue at home. Lakewood, 216-521-2540,

Beyond Words Music & Dance Center
With several levels of classes available at three Northeast Ohio locations, the center’s music therapists and adapted dance instructors are devoted to developing every individual’s potential through artistic expression. The end goal is to mainstream dancers into a traditional dance class. North Royalton, Fairlawn and Warrensville Heights. 440-230-6100,

Cleveland City Dance
Nurture your passion and talent with inspiring teachers in an encouraging and professional environment. Experience the joy of dance and develop confidence, poise and social skills in small classes for personal attention, encouraging each student’s maximum potential. Class for children and adults with performing opportunities including the “Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker.” Cleveland, 216-295-2222,

The Fine Arts Association
The Fine Arts Association is a non-profit arts organization offering classes and private instruction for all ages and ability levels in the disciplines of music, art, dance, theatre, and music and art therapies. Fine Arts also presents a full season of theatre performances, concerts and cultural activities. Willoughby, 440-951-7500,

Girl Scouts
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girls are inspired to discover their passions and are empowered to reach their full potential through a proven leadership development program. With Girl Scouts, every girl has a chance to do something amazing. Visit to learn more.

Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School is a state-of-the-art aquatics facility dedicated to teaching children 4 months to age 12 how to swim. Its swim program includes professionally-trained and certified instructors, small class sizes, year-round swim lessons, open enrollment, flexible scheduling and a generous make-up lesson policy. Cleveland East Side, 216-364-9090; Fairview, 440-333-5393,

Insight Learning & Wellness
Insight Learning & Wellness, LLC provides holistic services for all ages using a kind, caring approach. It offers educational and psychological evaluations, counseling, TKD for focus and confidence, yoga, parenting classes, and mindfulness/meditation. It’s wellness services include: therapeutic massage, naturopathy/homeopathy, zen moves for emotional healing, biofeedback, cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release therapy, and integrated PT. Warrensville Heights, 216-765-4470,

Certified instructors guide students through math and reading lessons and continually review progress as part of grading and evaluation worksheets. The proven Kumon method features incremental assignments that allow students to master each concept completely before learning a new skill. Nine Northeast Ohio locations. 800-ABC-MATH,

Lake ErieNature and Science Center
Children in grades first through fourth are invited to join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Explorer’s Club. Students will meet monthly after school from September through November. Each month is a different scientific investigation from the enrichment of the Center’s animals to exploring with GPS to creating handmade field guides. Bay Village, 440-871-2900,

North Coast Tutoring Services
The company and its tutors believe that all children and adult learners learn differently. The most important ingredient in a successful learning program is self-esteem. The objective at North Coast is to present material in a form compatible with learning styles, skills and abilities. Solon, 440-914-0200,

Medina County District Library
Medina County District Library has six libraries and a Bookmobile to serve you. It offers dozens of story times to fit any schedule and an emphasis on STEM programming for students. Use its meeting rooms for your after school group or study rooms for tutoring
sessions. Medina, 330-722-6235,

The Music Settlement
The Music Settlement offers all-ages music instruction and music therapy every weekday and on Saturdays, plus early childhood education. Best of the East “Best Music Instruction” winner for the second straight year. Best Dance Class Gold Daisy Winner. Sort all offerings by age and enroll online.
Cleveland, 216-421-5806,

Music Therapy Enrichment Center
Over 15 years of the highest quality traditional, adapted and pre-music lessons, individual and group music therapy, and early childhood music classes. MTEC makes music accessible to all ages and abilities. Open Monday through Saturday. Contact the center for your free evaluation. Westlake, 440-250-009,

Royalton Music Center
Royalton Music Center’s nationally recognized lesson program is dedicated to providing the best in music education with over 40 degreed instructors. It offers private lessons on more than 20 different instruments, from piano and guitar to voice, flute, ukulele and more. RMC also features recitals, master classes, group classes and ensembles. Youngsters ages 0-6 can take Kindermusik music and movement classes. North Royalton, 440-237-9400,

The Tutoring Center.
Research-based program helps students improve focus, concentration and test-taking skills. Serving students ranging from kindergarten through high school from all over the east side of Greater Cleveland, and beyond. One-on-one instruction in Reading, Writing, Study Skills, Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Cal/PreCalc. Free diagnostic assessments available. Pepper Pike, 216-292-HELP,

Weathervane Playhouse
Weathervane Playhouse offers year-round classes in acting, singing, Broadway dance and more. Classes range from a special class for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, to advanced classes for teens. It also offers private studio lessons. What are you waiting for? Imagine, learn, explore and create with Weathervane Playhouse. Akron, 330-836-2626, 

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About the author

Angela Gartner is the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for family and general interest magazines in the region. As a journalist, her features and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. The whole family is busy each weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She loves reading books, being a board member at the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and taking the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger, on his walks.

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