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Classes for Kids in Rochester: After-School and Saturday Classes by Subject

It's always time to look into extracurricular opportunities for kids! Below we have easy links to classes, organized by subject. Many organizations have put their individual classes on the new KOA Class Calendar, but some have not. No matter, we have links both to organizations that provide the types of classes you're looking for.

Your kids can take all kinds of classes!

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Academic - overall Organizations
    After-school/wraparound Organizations
    Creative Writing Organizations
    Tutoring / Test prep Organizations
    History Organizations
    Science Organizations
    Technology/Computers Organizations
    Mathematics Organizations
    Reading Organizations
    Nature/Outdoors Organizations
    Foreign Language Organizations
    Chess Organizations

Allendale Columbia School

Hosted by Allendale Columbia School, AC Encore provides before and after school extracurricular opportunities for students from all area schools. Classes focus on the visual arts, sciences, languages, crafts, sports, exercise, music, and more! Visit for more information and to register, and stay tuned throughout the year as new classes will be offered periodically! 

AC Encore

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Start as a student. Graduate as a CEO. Students in grades 6-12 can launch their own, real businesses in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The fun, hands-on program meets weekly after school from October to May and helps go-getters identify their interests, transform their ideas into fully formed businesses or social movements, and develop lifelong leadership skills. Students have opportunities to connect with legendary entrepreneurs, pitch to investors for startup funds and compete for college scholarships. Applications are being accepted for classes held at the University of Rochester and downtown Rochester at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters. Apply today! The application deadline is September 30, 2015. For more information, call (585) 272-3535, email or visit


La Petite École French Preschool

La Petite École is a French Preschool for children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age; we play, dance, sing, act and learn French. We use expressive language arts and language activities. They are specifically structured for young children so they can absorb and utilize the French language in their everyday lives. Studies shows introducing a second language early in your child's life will help them achieve superior phonetic skills in English vocabulary and reading. La Petite École offers a flexible 4, 3 and 2 day program. To learn more about our preschool's developmental program please visit our website Merci et à bientôt.


The Harley School

You don't have to be a Harley student to take Harley's After School programs! Classes are taught by our own teachers and selected coaches and instructors from Rochester's clubs and organizations. Fall 2014 classes planned are: Chess Club, Dance, Karate, Conversational English, STEM Club, Science Explorers, Basketball, Baseball, Golf Squad, Soccer, Swimming, Squash, Gamelan Ensemble, Ceramics, Flameworking, Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, and Music Lessons. Classes run for 8 weeks; fees vary. Busing is available from most districts. Visit for more information.



ArtsROC's after-school program offers children the chance to learn, play, and explore their creativity under one roof. In addition to top-notch childcare, we offer kids access to music and language classes with our qualified staff. Students can also participate in creative building challenges, shoot stop-motion videos using our extensive collection of LEGOs, or take part in various art and crafting activities. Children also have the opportunity to build and create through the computer game Minecraft. Give us a call at 218-9125 or email to find out more!
Monday-Friday, 3:00–5:30, Ages 6-13. Transportation available from all Pittsford Schools.


Rochester Museum & Science Center

Encounter the wonders of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Build a robot, explore electricity, zoom through space, uncover fossils and so much more! Visit with your family and get hands-on with 200 exhibits. Journey through outer space and experience cutting-edge astronomy at the Strasenburgh Planetarium. Discover the many plants and animals that call Cumming Nature Center home. Coming this fall, experience the permanent Science on a Sphere—a missive 3-D glowing globe, as well as live frogs in the interactive traveling exhibition, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Visit for details on these and other experiences at the RMSC.


Sylvan Learning

At Sylvan, learning doesn’t just happen because you open a textbook. Learning is Personal. Learning is what happens when a mind connects with a single lesson. It’s that magic moment when a concept clicks, when the light goes on, or when your child finally understands the answer to that long-elusive math problem. Creating these moments is what we do best. We believe that true learning — the kind that makes a student both smarter and more enthusiastic — requires a unique approach. An approach that discovers what students need to learn and how they feel about learning. Moreover, it takes a special kind of teacher to personally connect students to every lesson, every time. Sylvan offers personalized programs in reading, math, writing, study skills, homework support. SAT®/ACT prep, NYS Regents prep, Science, Foreign Language and more. Now offering Robotics and Coding Camps, After-School and Vacation Programs!

Pittsford – 3300 Monroe Ave. 385-9480
Greece – 1600 W. Ridge Rd. 663-6226
Webster – 980 Ridge Rd. 872-1071
Canandaigua – 2510 Rochester Rd. 393-4870



iCanCode is a year-round computer programming center that offers an after-school academic enrichment program in Computer programming during the academic school year in addition to daycamps during the holidays and summer. iCanCode works with parents to cater learning to meet student interests (Grades 1-8) and support the development of real world computer programming skills in Game Design, Web Design and Robotics that last a lifetime. iCanCode also works with PTSAs from various school districts to offer custom programming courses at the schools in an effort to enrich after-school STEM activities. Visit us at for our at-school courses, weekly classes and camps. 



Classes for preschoolers Organizations
Classes for Babies Organizations

ASSET: Agency for Social Skills Education Training

Social skills groups for preschool and school-aged children, as well as young adults, are forming now at ASSET, on 540 Perinton Hills Office Park in Fairport. Groups are formed with careful consideration for individuals' needs.  Group and individual sessions are available in a safe, nurturing environment. Contact us to discuss your specific concerns by calling 585-703-3614 or visit our web site at



Arts: Performance 

Arts: Performance - overall Organizations
    Dance Organizations
    Drama/Musical theater Organizations
    Music - all Organizations
      Piano Organizations
      Strings (violin, etc) Organizations
      Wind/brass Organizations
      Guitar Organizations
      Drums/Percussion Organizations
      Voice/Chorus Organizations

Hochstein School of Music & Dance

People often tell us when they come to Hochstein School of Music & Dance they feel welcomed and at home— even if it’s their first visit! They are taken by the friendly atmosphere and the sights and sounds of all that happens within our walls:  a jazz group rehearsing downstairs, a children’s choir upstairs, a full orchestra on the Performance Hall stage, a Suzuki group class in the Chapel, ballet and Caribbean-Latin classes in the dance studios, and dozens of music lessons going on all over the building. Our programs offer you—no matter what your age, experience, background, or interest—a chance to discover and develop your creative spirit, your skills in music and dance, and your connection with this essential part of life. Find out more at or by calling 585-454-4596.



Rochester Academy of Music & Arts

Voted #1 as Rochester's Favorite Arts Educators by Kids Out and About readers just like you! Make a weekly date with your child for music lessons. Relax in our spacious waiting area with Wi Fi, FREE Starbucks coffee, bottled water service, and kid’s toys. We teach piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin and more. HURRY! Over 300 students take lessons here each week, so contact us now to beat the Back to School rush and find your ideal time slot. Mention Kids Out and About and get a FREE $25.00 registration. Go to or call 506-9437.


Eastman Community Music School

Why do 1,500+ students choose the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS)? According to our students:

“Fantastic teachers” – Our 140 educators, including members of the RPO and collegiate faculty, possess a unique blend of artistic excellence, instructional skills, and community spirit.

“Amazing facilities” – Our students learn and perform in world class concert halls, libraries, and rehearsal spaces.

“Inspiring environment” – We have an array of recitals, lectures, masterclasses and a steady stream of visiting artists.

“A place for all ages and abilities” – We welcome students of all levels and of a diversity of interests, instruments and genres, from early childhood programs to adult ensembles.

“Incredible value” – Music should be available to everyone, regardless of age, background, or ability to pay. Tuition is accessibly priced, with discounts and scholarships available.

Visit or call 585-274-1400 for details.


The Nazareth Community Music Program

Affiliated with Nazareth College’s distinguished Department of Music, the Community Music Program adheres to the highest standards of excellence in musical instruction. Recognizing the fundamental value of arts education, the Program focuses on the needs of the individual student through private lessons, appealing to a wide range of ages and abilities. For the very young child, musical enrichment classes for those up to four years of age and a classroom choral experience for students four through eight introduce youngsters to valuable musical concepts and practice, with movement, singing and rhythmic activities using Orff instruments. Contact 389-2566 or visit


Music Education Centers

Music Education Centers (MEC), located at the Four Corners of Penfield, is a privately operated studio dedicated to offering adaptive music programs to people of all ages and abilities. Our programs are designed to accommodate every type of student - including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and other special needs. Private lessons are available on all instruments and may be taken at our Penfield location or in the student's home. See or call (877) 632-6833 for additional information. Mention this ad and receive $25 off your first month's tuition!


Rhythm Connect

Rhythm Connect is a music store and more located in Fairport. A unique family-friendly music studio & store offering music lessons (drums, guitar, piano, voice, bass) and much more:

  • School band supplies
  • Hand Drumming Classes for all ages (preschool-adults)
  • Drumset rental
  • Parent-child classes
  • Homeschool classes
  • Birthday parties
  • Arts-in-education programs
  • School/organizational field trips

Excelsior Brigade Fife and Drum Corps

The Excelsior Brigade Fife and Drum Corps is in search of musicians to begin training for the next marching season! Singly, or as a family, you can join a unique marching band and learn open rudimental snare drum and bass drum, learn to play the fife, or march in the color guard! We even provide uniforms and equipment. We play a wide variety of distinctly American tunes, played on reproduction instruments, and perform 15 to 20 times per year primarily in the spring and summer. Join us at one of our year-round lessons Monday evenings from 6 to 7:30 in East Rochester, and we gladly teach everyone young and old, new musicians to seasoned veterans to play as a unit in the distinctive ancient fife and drum corps style. We march in fireman's parades, festival parades, living history events and at schools and museums, providing the authentic touch of martial music for many events. Check us out in person any week!


Back to School Means Back to Ballet Class!

This year, choose the academy for your child that trains the New York State Ballet – Ballet Prestige. Ballet Prestige offers certified professional dance instruction in a friendly and nurturing environment, featuring a state-of-the-art dance floor that reduces the potential for injury. The performance and recital opportunities available will give your child the opportunity to showcase the skills learned and the joy experienced while dancing at Ballet Prestige – the school restoring vitality to the art of dance! The studio is located in Brighton Commons at 1855 Monroe Avenue, near 12 Corners in Brighton. Visit us online at or call (585)704-1903.



Ruckus Dance Alliance

Ruckus Dance Alliance (East Rochester, 585-545-1927): At Ruckus, we focus on confidence, teamwork, and good sportsmanship at every age level. We offer tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, and pointe classes for dancers of all ages. Our adult ballet and tap program is particularly strong! Preschoolers love our Princess and Pirate Classes! For school-age students we offer both recreational and more intense, competitive classes, depending on each student’s interest and availability. Our teachers are experienced, nurturing professionals. Please visit or our Facebook page,


HF-L Dance Centre

Where Your 'Star' Belongs! Offering competitive and non-competitive dance classes, ages 2+. At HF-L Dance Centre we focus on a fun, caring, and creative environment where students can learn the art of dance with discipline and poise and we aim to build confidence in a rewarding way! OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, August 20th, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Join us to register for classes, tour the studio, meet teachers, get a 10% discount on dance shoes, and enter to win a FREE costume for the 2015-16 dance season. Classes start at $38 per month. Our season begins on Saturday, September 12th. Offering classes in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, tumbling, pointe, NEW HOME-SCHOOL DANCE CLASS, Co-Ed Toddler Tumbling, Hip Hop, Technique with Stretch, BOYS only hip hop, private lessons, and birthday parties! Please visit our website for more information and to register.


Dunleavy Irish Dance & Music

Our hearts are filled with a love for the spirit of Irish traditional arts. We are on the pulse of innovation with the latest steps and styles in Irish dancing; however, at the root of Dunleavy we maintain a deep sense of pride and obligation to preserve the most traditional aspects of Irish culture. Besides dance, we also offer group classes designed for youth on both Tin Whistle and Fiddle.

We are currently accepting new students. Students are welcome to start/stop at any time. Please email for more information on joining us.


Main Street Players

Main Street Players, at the P. Ken Dennis Theatre, Norman Howard School in Henrietta is dedicated to nurturing the performing arts for all ages. Students learn to sing, dance and act through shared learning experiences; they gain confidence, learn to trust their abilities, and work as a team. Integrating the diversity of talent into an ensemble are cornerstones of the program. Register for our productions; Miracle on 34th Street The Musical (K – young adult) rehearsals begin Sept 15 and Little Mermaid (K – young adult) rehearsals begin Feb 22. Various Master classes and workshops as well as Musical Theater Technique Classes and Dance Curriculum (Improv, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical Jazz, and more) from September 14 - March 28. Also learn about the Five Point Performance Company, Disney Performing Arts OnStage and Universal Stars! Check out our website at Email for more information to: or


Drama Kids International of Rochester

Drama Kids provides remarkable creative drama education and is the most popular after school drama program in the world. Since 1999, Drama Kids has provided innovative programs to thousands of children ages 5 to 18 in the USA. Kids who take our classes have tons of fun and develop important confidence-building skills that will help them personally and academically. Activities include: improvisations, mini-scripts, speaking skills, character analysis, creative movement, and performances. If you want your child to get a jump on achievement, enroll them today. Space is limited. Classes held weekly all around Rochester OR take our classes at your school. Enroll Now! Or call 585-586-3830.


Spotlight Studios

Spotlight Studios in Fairport is dedicated to the education and advancement of Performing Arts for teens and kids around the area. Our focus is on musical theatre performance (singing, acting, dancing), acting/improv, sketch comedy, Broadway dance, and production techniques, preschool classes, and homeschool classes. We also produce several musicals and plays each year for different age groups! This fall, sign up for classes in musical theatre training, Shakespeare, Improv, or one of our fall live-learning musicals: Jungle Book (K-4th grade), Thoroughly Modern Millie (4-8th grade), Legally Blonde (8-12th grade) or It's A Wonderful Life (all ages play).


A Magical Journey Thru Stages

A Magical Journey Thru Stages is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth community theater for children and teens from the Greater Rochester Area. STAGES' theatre classes (including day time classes for home schoolers) and workshops are available throughout the year on a variety of theater topics for Grades 1 and up; we also have a vibrant homeschool program on Wednesdays (see for details). Our Stages Kids (grades 2-5) program will feature two productions, one in the fall and one in the spring. Email to receive registration materials or to be added to the mailing list. Located at Auditorium Center, 3rd Floor, 875 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605. 585-935-7173.



Arts: Visual

    Arts: Visual - overall Organizations
        Film Organizations
        Painting/sculpture Organizations
        Photography Organizations
        Arts and Crafts Organizations

Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop!

Your child can make beautiful art at MAG! The Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop offers a wide variety of skill-based drawing, painting, ceramic and sculpture classes for children on Saturdays and Thursdays during the school year. Artist instructors teach art making fundamentals, include visits to the Gallery in their classes, and teach kids to solve problems like artists do: creatively, diligently, and with gusto. Check out our full brochure at, join us for two full days of an Open House at our M&T Clothesline Festival September 12th and 13th, or call 585-276-8959 for more information.



Deaf/Hearing Impaired/Sign

Deaf/Hearing Impaired/Sign - overall Organizations


Exercise & Health 

    Canoeing and Kayaking Organizations
    Hiking Organizations
    Gymnastics Organizations
    Tennis Organizations
    Healthful Living/Yoga Organizations
    Horseback Riding Organizations
    Martial Arts Organizations
    Skating Organizations
    Skiing Organizations
    Swimming Organizations

Martial Arts America

Rochester Area Parents! We're Offering a “Back 2 School” Martial Arts Special That Will Get Your Kids More Focused, Hard Working, & Respectful This Year in School! You'll get 6 Weeks of classes + FREE Uniform Just $34.50 (Regular: $69)! Go to and enter promo code “BACK2SCHOOL” at checkout. Locations serving Brighton, Pittsford, Penfield, Fairport, Webster, Henrietta and Gananda/Macedon. Ages 4 years old and up. Don't wait - special offer expires September 15th, 2015.


Rochester Fencing Club

Rochester Fencing Club ( is the premier training facility in Western, NY, providing high quality fencing instruction for all levels and ages with Division 1 and Ivy League fencing teams often recruiting our athletes. Fencing’s high-intensity exercise, movements and element of strategy, make it fun and challenging-- Heightening focus, improving mood, and developing character. Try a no-commitment Intro to Fencing class at the club or at your local recreation center, or ask for it in your school! We host camps, birthday parties, and scouting programs. Coming soon…After School Fencing- get off the bus and get home in time for dinner! For more info call us @ 585-654-6047



After School Climbing Club, M-F, 3-6 PM, rolling admissions. Ages 6 – 18 years, 5:1 participant to Instructor ratio, rolling admissions.Age-specific groupings, beginners through advanced. Injury prevention, stretching, harness and shoe rental. Individualized instruction based upon interest and abilities. Begins September 2, 2015.

Saturday Morning Climbing Program, 10 AM – 11:30 AM, rolling admissions. Ages 6-13 years, 5:1 participant to instructor ratio.  Age-specific groupings.  Rolling admissions.  No refunds or transfers after payment. Starts September 12, 2015.

Liability Waiver must be completed on-line before first session. Register at or call 585-442-5462 


Midtown Athletic Club

From the pool to the tennis courts and everything in between, Midtown Athletic Club’s professional counselors and expert fitness and tennis coaches are ready to provide kids with a custom experience to meet your family’s needs. We provide a safe, comfortable place for kids to be active and make new friends. Our classes are so much fun, your kids will never know they are building the foundation for a lifetime of health and wellness.

Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester has 18 world-class indoor and outdoor tennis courts, pristine swimming pools, the latest fitness equipment and training programs, contemporary dining and social spaces, as well as a full service spa and salon. We are a family-friendly club where kids can play sports, be artistic, and have fun.


 For more information, visit





Hands-on - overall Organizations
    Arts and Crafts Organizations
    Cooking Organizations


Home Schooling

Home Schooling - overall Organizations



Religious - overall Organizations


Special Needs

Special Needs - overall Organizations



Sports - overall Organizations
    Soccer Organizations
    Baseball Organizations
    Basketball Organizations
    Football Organizations
    Lacrosse Organizations
    Rock Climbing Organizations

Rochester Regional Health Total Sports Experience

Youth Sports Instructional Programs at Rochester Regional Health Total Sports Experience: Now with locations on both the East side (East Rochester) and Westside (Gates). Our child development Micro Programs are a great way to introduce children to a variety of sports while building character and leadership skills. Staff coaches bring structure, organization, and supervision to each session. Fundamental skills are taught through age-appropriate games and activities. Most important, our Micro Programs are designed to create a fun, safe, and exciting atmosphere that leave your child anxiously awaiting the next class!  See the classes at, or you can check out specific information on Micro SoccerMicro BaseballMicro LacrosseMicro Basketball, and TSE P.E.. Call (585) 458-4263 with questions or to register.

Total Sports Experience

Rochester Action Sports Park

RASP, an indoor riding/event facility focused on inclusion of all ages and skill levels. Skateboarding, BMX (bicycle motocross), in-line skating, MTB (mountain biking), scootering, parties, school break schedule, camps, beginner sessions, lessons, snack bar, proshop, and wifi.

Have a child into skateboards, scooters, BMX/mountain bikes, skates? RASP, Rochester Action Sports Park is the answer! Action Sports are cooperative. Everyone participates to personal ability. You’re competing against the last best thing you did. Everyone supports the individual rider's accomplishments. All on ONE team, where everyone is teacher and student... all are cheerleaders


Greece Girls Soccer League

Greece Girls Soccer League provides girls in the Town of Greece opportunities to have fun while learning the skills necessary to play good soccer.

GGSL is a recreational house soccer league. Girls from Pre-K – 7th grade only play other GGSL teams and therefore do not have to travel outside the Town of Greece. Girls from 8th grade to age 19 play games in MURSL (Monroe United Recreational Soccer League). In 2014, we added the Woman's League for ages 20 and up (no limit). Visit for more information!




Parenting - overall Organizations



Pregnancy - overall Organizations