Your Guide to Classes, Lessons, and Youth Sports

By Lauren Ungar September 4, 2019

Search no more for that after school activity for your child. Check out some of these first-rate classes, lessons, and sports tucked away in your neighborhood.   

You can still add your Class, Lesson, and/or Youth Sport to this guide. Click HERE to email me. 

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Girl Scouts Louisiana East πŸ‘§πŸ•πŸͺ

Grades K to 12th Grade

Locations across Louisiana

Join a troop and you’ll always have something to look forward to! Getting together with your friends to play games and sing songs, explore the outdoors, and go on field trips to museums and nature centers are just a part of your adventure! Earn badges as you learn to do all kinds of fun things—like paint pictures, camp out, make jewelry, go geocaching, create inventions, conduct science experiments, plant gardens, and oh, so much more. Click here to join a troop!

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Young Rembrandts of Southeast Louisiana πŸŽ¨

Grades Pre-K to 6th Grade

Locations across Southeast Louisiana

Young Rembrandts teaches drawing using a step-by-step method that all kids can succeed with. Our instructors encourage each child to reach their best every week. Our method helps our artists develop many skills in addition to learning how to draw including increased focus, attention to detail, time on task, process order, confidence, and much more! Young Rembrandts classes are new every week. We provide all the supplies. Contact us to learn more about bringing Young Rembrandts to your school or community center.

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Soccer Shots ⚽

Ages 3 to 10

Locations across Greater New Orleans

Click HERE to register for your free trial class. Register children 3 - 10 years of age. They play in public outdoor and indoor parks and after school programs all over the city from Audubon Park to Metairie!  

After School Activities at Orleans and Jefferson Parish LibrariesπŸ“š

Visit your local Library Calendar and see what free activities your child can take part in! 

Orleans Public Libraries

Jefferson Public Libraries

Click here for our calendar for more free events at your local library!

Church's Karate AcademyπŸ₯‹πŸŽˆ

Ages 3 to 18

4716 Paris Ave • 504-517-8268

Church’s Karate Academy is more than just karate! Join Jason, owner, and instructor, for an array of classes, parties, and parents night out events throughout the fall. Some activities that may interest your child are classes in movement, karate, parkour, and gymnastics. Take a family class together and have fun reaching your full potential, mentally and physically, together. 

  • Parents Night Out 
  • Fall Motion Camps
  • Karate for all ages (family classes included!)
  • Birthday Parties

Click here for more information

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Kumon Math and Reading Center of Kenner
4041 Williams Blvd. • 504-465-9952 •

For more than 50 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning. Free registration through the end of November 2019. 

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Elementary School and Activities Fest! πŸŽ‰

**All Families of Elementary School-Aged Children, or Looking for Next Year!

Families! We are thrilled to invite you to our Elementary School & Activities Fest on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 12PM– 3PM inside the Clearview Shopping Center with presenting sponsor LA Capitol Federal Credit Union and sponsor The Studio School of Dance.  

This event will give you an opportunity to gather information about Orleans and Jefferson Parish schools, activities--including music, dance, sports, art, and more!--, and family-friendly businesses and events all in one place. And the kids will love our full program of hands-on activities and performances! 

Click here to be one of the first 100 families to register and receive a drawstring sports bag with goodies from local schools, activities, and businesses!

East Jefferson YMCA πŸ“šπŸπŸŽ¨

Ages 4 to 18

6691 Riverside Dr. • 504-888-9622 

With a focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement, Y afterschool programs serve kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. The program includes homework assistance, snacks, organized games, free fun time, arts and crafts, and outdoor recreation. Also inquire about the Leaders Club for kids 12-18, a program with a focus on raising the next generation of community leaders. 

Click HERE for more information. 

Mad Science of Southeast LouisianaπŸ”¬πŸ‘©‍πŸ”¬

Ages 5 to 12

2920 Kingman Dr. Suite 120 • 504-345-2602

Complement your child’s learning experience with a Mad Science after-school program. Their unique approach gives children a solid scientific foundation that goes beyond the classroom. Children engage in hands-on activities, watch spectacular demos, and take home an educational science toy every class. Click here for more information and to sign up!

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The Studio School of DanceπŸ’ƒπŸ‘―‍♂️

Ages 1.5 to 18

Eureka Square, 3116 N Arnoult Rd • 504-941-7345

Our students learn in a pleasant environment with small classes favorable to their dance education. The Studio has high-quality class instruction, workshops, masterclasses, and special guest instructors. The Studio strives to provide a holistic approach to movement discovery, including pre-professional training and classes for those new to dance. 

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School of Rock 

Ages 4 - 18

1907 Veterans Blvd. • 504-618-7625

Call or click HERE to schedule a free trial lesson or class before you purchase anything. Their programs start at age 3 and go all the way up through adulthood. 

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Dancing GroundsπŸ‘―‍♀️

Ages 13 - 18

3705 St Claude Ave • 504-535-5791

Teens, this is the free dancing class you've been waiting for! Give it a try at Dancing Grounds, a place that builds community through dance with programs that work at the intersection of arts, education, and social justice. They are a non-profit organization that brings bring inclusive and accessible dance education programs to New Orleans residents of all ages and backgrounds, using dance as a vehicle for developing young leaders, inspiring health and wellness, and promoting social justice.

Click HERE for more information and to complete the teen waiver today!

Kindermusik with Madeline πŸŽΆπŸ‘Ά

Ages 0 - 6

3900 General Taylor St., Ste. 220 •  504-717-1076

Watch your child's eyes light up with the magic of Kindermusik, a music and movement class where you and your child can learn and play together! Experience music in a friendly, low-pressure environment while playing musical games and activities that facilitate whole-child development in a fun, engaging, parent-attended class. Mixed-aged classes are available, which are perfect for siblings and open to all!

Click HERE for more information.

Macaroni Kid readers can get a FREE trial class! Call 504.717.1076 and mention Macaroni Kid to register for your free trial.

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Learning Through PlayπŸŽ¨πŸ‘¬πŸ€Έ‍♀️

Ages 5 - 12 years

3900 Gen. Taylor Ave • 504.323.5432

Learning Through Play provides classes, workshops, and coaching that identify personal strengths and discovers new skills and coping strategies. Games and activities based upon therapeutic principles instill self-confidence, self-awareness, and heightened people skills – all in a lively and collaborative environment. There are a number of classes available for both after-school and homeschool schedules. Class games and activities provide a “safe space” for kids to express themselves, have valuable social time, and learn important life skills. Examples of activities include the memory boxes, if I were a superhero, dream catchers, story drawing, glitter calming jar, feeling fishing, bucket fillers, and colors of me.

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Love Swimming πŸŠ‍β™€οΈπŸ’—

Ages 6 months through 18 years

5221 South Front Street • 504-891-4662

Love Swimming offers amazing lessons for all ages starting at 6 months in warm, saltwater pools in Uptown New Orleans. Their FUN year-round lessons make learning to swim confidently and skillfully a dream for kids and adults! 

Visit to learn more about registration or visit Facebook to watch awesome videos of their professionally taught classes! Love Swimming is a member of the United States Swim School Association and has a real passion and excitement for the life skill and sport of swimming. Swimmers who start early and have consistent lessons are safe, fit, happy people.

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Click HERE for your free class. ("It's a very cute program for children 18 months - 8 years of age. The program promotes practicing social/emotional skills surrounded by nature. My son was 4 at the time and enjoyed exploring the park.") 

The Victory Corps

For Middle and Highschool Students

945 Magazine Street • 504-528-1944

The Victory Corps is The National WWII Museum’s middle and high school student volunteer opportunity. Students engage with visitors using hands-on stations, work with staff in the development of volunteer and Museum programming, and participate in professional development activities.

Each year, Victory Corps is divided into three sessions—fall, spring, and summer. Click here for more information.