The Ultimate Guide to After School Activities in And Around New Orleans

After school programs can provide a number of benefits for kids. Whether it’s a physical activity or an artistic class, after-school programs give kids an opportunity to learn new skills, develop their talents, and find abilities they never knew they had. Looking for after school activities for your kids in the New Orleans area? Whether it’s dancing or drawing, sailing or STEM, there’s a perfect enrichment activity out there. We’ve scoured the local options and categorized them here.

Why choose an after school program for your child?


After school dance programs don’t just offer a full physical workout, they are also a great artistic outlet for your kids.

Articulate Motions Dance Academy

New Orleans Dance Academy

Dancing Grounds New Orleans

Live Oak Dance

Schramel Conservatory of Dance

New Orleans Ballet Association

Mademoiselle Dwyns School

Off Broadway Dance School

Dance Quarter (Kids’ Swing Dance)

Muggivan School of Irish Dance

Leila Haller Ballet Classique

Kelly School of Dance

Metropolitan Dance Theater of New Orleans

Art in Motion Dance Academy

Centre Stage School of Dance

The Studio School of Dance

New Orleans East Satin Dolls Dance Team

Himel Dance Conservatory

Milliet Academy of Dance

Dana’s Dance Company

Mari Milnar Dance Academy

Labourdette School of Dance

Allison’s Innovative Dance Academy

Passion Dance Center

The Dance Connection

Martha Mayer School of Dance

City Park Movement and Art

Helena Hosch School of Dance

Debbie Morgan Dance Studio

Dancers Only

Giacobbe Academy of Dance

Dancer’s Pointe

Lydia Spreen’s Dance Dimensions

Debbie Dillehay Dance Studio

Dance Factory

Kelli’s Creative Dance

Data’s Dance Dynamics

Dance IHC

Shantel’s Dance Academy

Imani Dance Academy

A Time to Dance

Andrea’s Dance Academy

Dari Pennino Dance Academy

Gotta Dance

Fusion Dance

The Alternative Dance Studio

Tiffany & Co. Dance Studio

Meta Fairburn’s Dance Academy

Elite Dance Academy

Body Expressions Center of Performing Arts

Pembo Cieutat School of Dance

Ballet Apetrei

Conservatory of Ballet Aviv

Distinct Dance Center

Be Hooper Be Happy (Hula Hoop Dance)

Creative Dance Studio Slidell

Galloway’s Studio of Dance

Dance Works Dance Studio

Slidell School of Dance

Maureen Bersuder Academy of Dance Arts

Just Dance Studios Slidell

Southern Youth Ballet

New Orleans School of Ballet

Studio G Dance & Gymnastics

New Orleans Outlaws

Casa Samba

Lakeview Creative Arts

Capoiera New Orleans

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Devoted Performing Arts Center

Creative Dance & Music Studio

Encore Studio of Dance

My Forte Dance Studio


There are many local area pools in and around New Orleans where kids can develop strong swimming skills, helping them develop confidence in the water, which is great for families that enjoy our area’s vibrant outdoor lifestyle.

Love Swimming

Little Fins Swim Academy

South Louisiana Swim Team

Brown Girls Swim

West Jefferson Fitness Center

Lakeside Swim Club

Northshore Swim

Hurricane Swim Club

Pelican Athletic Club


Cross Gates Family Fitness

Harry’s Dive Shop

Tulane Reily Center


JCC New Orleans/Metairie

Franco’s Athletic Club

NuWave at UNO Aquatics

Academics & STEM

After school programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM, give kids the chance to see technology come to life, which can be very fun and exciting for kids. Plus, it helps build a foundation of interest that can help guide them through their future educational plans.

Electric Girls


Code Ninjas

Kumon Metairie

Kumon New Orleans

Club Z! Tutoring

Therapeutic Learning Center


New Orleans is known for its vibrant art and there are many opportunities here for kids to begin their own artistic journey. Beyond the creative expression, after school art programs also encourage concentration, focus, collaboration, and other positive social and emotional benefits.

City Park Movement & Art

Karen’s Art Korner for Kids

Studio D Art

Rembrandt Studio

Young Rembrandts

Brushworks Art & Music Academy

Art Launch Nola


Cross Gates Family Fitness

Jefferson Parish Dept. Of Recreation

St. Tammany Parks & Recreation


Cheer programs aren’t only just great for physical fitness, teamwork, and coordination, after school cheer programs also build confidence, sportsmanship, social skills, and perhaps above all, a greater spirit of community!

Louisiana Spirit Cheer

Crown Athletics Cheer

Jefferson Parish Recreation Department

Devoted Performing Arts Center

New Orleans Outlaws


If those weren’t enough for you, here are a few other options, from sailing to sewing to saddlin’ up on horseback, all of which could be perfect for your kids.

Gretna BMX

The First Tee

Culinary Kids

Nola Community Sailing

New Orleans Yacht Club

Southern Yacht Club

Sailtime New Orleans

Equest Farm

Magnolia Equestrian Centere

Cascade Stables

Saddle Up & Ride

Madisonville Equestrian Center


North Shore Sewing & Fashion