The New Orleans Area Guide to After School Activities

The kids are back to school, and families are actively looking for after school activities in New Orleans. From science to sports to dance studios, swim lessons and music instruction, there is an extracurricular or enrichment activity for every New Orleans child. We hope that you find the perfect after school activity to meet your child's needs and your family's schedule. If you are looking for an extremely thorough list of options, please see our comprehensive list of New Orleans Extracurricular activities. Our premier partners are listed immediately below.

Comprehensive List - New Orleans After School Activities

Young Rembrandts

Young Rembrandts has a passion for art and children.

Young Rembrandts teaches drawing to kids 3.5 to 12 years old using a step-by-step method that all kids can succeed with. Our artists develop many additional skills such as: increased focus, attention to detail, confidence and much more! Young Rembrandts classes are new every week. All supplies provided. Contact us for more information.

Mad Science

Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider.

Mad Science sparks imaginative learning for PK-6th graders after the school bell rings! Children experience first-hand what science is all about by getting hands-on with project-based activities, observing fascinating demonstrations, taking part in inquiry-based discussions, and by extending their learning at home with correlated take-home projects. Find out how you can enroll or start a club at your school!

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts (LAAPA) is Greater New Orleans' largest, private music school & dance school.

Join the Fun at Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts for Music Lessons and Dance Classes at our campuses in Covington, Harahan, and Mandeville! We offer lessons year round in piano, voice, guitar, singing, violin, drums, ballet, hip hop, tumbling and more for kids, teens, and adults in a professional and creative environment.

Kindermusik with Madeline

We use the power and joy of music-making to help children learn and grow during the years most critical to brain development.

Kindermusik with Madeline offers a solid musical foundation for your young child. Our classes, which go through 1st grade, provide a pressure-free small-group class where children can develop a strong musical foundation by learning the concepts, language, notation, and vocabulary of music and its greatest composers. Prepare young children who are eager for their first experiences with musical symbols and instrument discovery but are not yet ready for formal lessons and traditional music reading with an instrument. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend the last 10-15 minutes of class

lakeview creative arts

A Lakeview, New Orleans studio that offers classes in dance, tumbling, cheerleading, musical theatre, karate, and more!

Lakeview Creative Arts is an established dance, gymnastics, karate, and theater program right in the heart of Lakeview, New Orleans. With a diverse staff and student population as well as a warm and welcome environment, kids find success, self-confidence, and just plain fun at our studio. They come to take classes but leave with so much more!

The Studio School of Dance

We believe that dance provides a foundation for success in life.

At The Studio School of Dance, we offer a holistic approach to movement discovery. We believe the skills learned in the dance classroom transfer to other areas of a student’s life. From our Petite Dancer: Early Childhood Program to our Conservatory Pre-Professional Training Program, we offer classes in Ballet, Creative Movement, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and more.

Lil' Yats Art & Play

Lil' Yats is a Walk-in Art & Play studio for kids of all ages!

Do you have a creative and crafty kid? Our After School Krewe is perfect for the artsy child. It meets weekly to explore different art projects and processes. Krewe members are given loose guidelines and are encouraged to follow their own creativity. Classes last for one hour. 5yrs+.

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Metairie

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Metairie physically and mentally challenges each student to not only be the best martial artist they can be, but the best person as well.

Parents, want to improve your child’s focus and listening skills while having fun at the same time? If so, try Tiger-Rock Martial Arts. We teach anti-bullying, goal setting, confidence, focus & discipline!

Mari Milnar School of Dance

At Mari Milnar Dance Academy, we create childhood memories of dance lessons that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Your tiny star has big dreams and we are here to help her reach them! Your child’s confidence will soar through our developmentally appropriate early childhood dance program. At Mari Milnar Dance Academy, we create childhood memories of dance lessons that you will cherish for a lifetime.

School of Rock Metairie / New Orleans

Every day, we watch our students grow from beginner musicians to confident and inspiring rock stars in their community.

School of Rock Metairie / New Orleans is a performance-based extra-curricular music program that creates musicians by offering weekly private lessons and group rehearsals that culminate in a performance at a real music venue every semester. We offer free trial lessons and enrollment discounts to all prospective students!

Giacobbe Academy of Dance

Giacobbe Academy is home of the Delta Ballet Festival, the only resident professional ballet company in the state, and the the New Orleans Youth Ballet.

Since 1943, Giacobbe Academy of Dance has dedicated itself to exceptional dance education. Under the direction of Maria Giacobbe and Joseph Giacobbe, the studio is internationally recognized for its quality instruction and outstanding dancers. Located at 6925 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie LA 70003. Call (504) 889-0940 for questions and class registration. Giacobbe Academy is home to Delta Festival Ballet.

Nu Wave Swim Club

Nu Wave Swim Club can help you get to the other side of the pool—before anybody else does.

Nu Wave Swim Club provides year-round swim lessons, developmental and seasonal competitive opportunities, and elite-level training for athletes across the Greater New Orleans area.

Debby Dillehay Dance Studio

Dance is our profession, not a hobby, and it shows in our professionalism and care of our students.

Debby Dillehay Dance Studio located at 3745 Florida Avenue in Kenner provides classes in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop, pointe, gymnastics and voice for ages 18 months though adult. Age appropriate and education are important to us. We are known for our Dance Troupe and "Angels of Dance" Ministry.

South Louisiana Swim Team (SLST)

The South Louisiana Swim Team is a comprehensive aquatics program focused on teaching, training and fostering a love for swimming.

Come join us for our year-round after school and weekend Swim Lessons, Recreational team and USA-S Competitive team. We offer our full programming in Metairie and partial programming in New Orleans and Hammond. Visit our website www.slst-seahorses.com for more information.

Love Swimming

Kids love us because we’re fun. Parents love us because we’re effective.

At Love Swimming, we have a passion for teaching students of all ages in a way that is FUN and builds confidence. With safe, small classes, we strive to provide swimmers with a strong foundation for a lifetime of love and respect for the water. We believe that swimming is the best exercise for babies, kids and adults, and strive to teach in a way that always encourages individuals to explore beyond their fears and expectations.

Scorpion Wrestling

Dedicated to developing youth on and off the wrestling mat.

The Scorpion Wrestling Club's mission is to teach sportsmanship, hard work, and confidence through the sport of wrestling while having fun. Our program is designed to instruct athletes through a progression-based curriculum focused on character development, health education and fitness - through wrestling. The Scorpion Wrestling Club instructional program is divided into 3 individual sessions throughout the year with a coaching staff and curriculum designed for both beginner and experienced wrestlers. The Scorpion Wrestling Club welcomes all boys and girls in grades K - 8. Our mission is to give each wrestler in our program a fun and rewarding experience!

Little Fins Swim Academy

Little Fins' students range from 8 month old babies to adults!

Jump into swim lessons of 3 students or less per class! Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available year round.

New Orleans children's Chorus

The New Orleans Children’s Chorus is dedicated to the development of artistry in every child.

The New Orleans Children's Chorus is a performance-based music education program which accepts all singers ages 5-16 in the NOLA metropolitan area. Kids learn, make friends, and have fun!. Modest tuition and need-based tuition reduction are available. Starting soon!

Yonsei Martial Arts Academy

Specializing in premiere martial arts programs for all ages in the Kenner and surrounding area!

The premiere school in the New Orleans metro area changing lives for the better for over 20 years by developing focus, respect, self-control, measurable physical fitness and confidence to deter bullies, make friends, and have fun while helping students achieve their full potential!

Soccer Shots

As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is clear – at Soccer Shots New Orleans, we aim to positively impact children’s lives.

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development for children ages 2-8. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication. We offer programs across the city, from City Park to Audubon Park; from Kenner to the West Bank! We also offer our program in over 120 preschools and elementary schools in the Greater New Orleans Area and the Northshore.

Junction Place Sports

Sports solutions for schools, home school associations, early childhood and recreation facilities.

Junction Place Sports' pairing of dynamic and engaging curriculum with the best coaches in the field is our simple yet proven model for success! Flag Football, Baseball Basics, Basketball Basics, Simply Soccer and Sports Hour are our flagship enrichment programs that can be implemented at your schools, ECC or recreation facility with a few simple steps! Contact us today and see why so many schools are choosing JPS to provide their enrichment programming!

NOLA Aikido

Located in Mid-City, we offer training in the Japanese martial art of Aikido.

The martial art of Aikido does not rely on strength or force, so kids of all ages and sizes can practice effectively. Our structured programs can help children of all ages, beginning at age four become more fit, more confident, and more mature. Our supportive, cooperative environment will help them to grow at their own pace, and have fun along the way.