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By Nicole Markus

Put the homework on hold and look into some of these after school enrichment programs that offer the best of sports, arts and science in the South Florida region.

Actors’ Playhouse Children’s Theatre

305.444.9293 // actorsplayhouse.org

Actors’ Playhouse Children’s Theatre in Coral Gables provides classes involving the performing arts like musical theatre and acting. Their lessons are based on age group and level, with some classes requiring prerequisites such as an audition.

Area Stage Company

305.666.2078 // areastagecompany.com

Along with producing children’s plays and musicals, Area Stage Company in Coral Gables (in the South Miami area) offers voice, dance, and theatre lessons for those interested in the performing arts. The Inclusion Theatre Project at Area Stage gives people with special needs the opportunity to participate and perform.


305.778.1270 // artboxmiami.com

Artbox offers creative workshops and art lessons designed to involve the creative drive as much as possible, covering areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. An expanded program now offers something for people of all ages: kids, teens, and adults.

Coral Gables Preschool

786.332.3610 // preschoolingables.com

Coral Gables Preschool provides safe, secure, clean and enjoyable learning environment in our aftercare program designed for school age children (from Preschool to Grades K-4). Our highly qualified, experienced teachers assist students with completion of their homework and learning. Computers, physical and extracurricular activities We also offer care on full school holidays and extended breaks.

Friendship Circle Miami

305.234.5654 // friendshipcirclemiami.org

Friendship Circle Miami is a program dedicated to creating relationships between young adult volunteers (typically in 7th to 12th grade) and special needs children and adults in a fun, laid-back way. Most programs are offered at the Kendall location.

I Know Science

786.633.6978 // iknowscience.com

The Lab is the perfect place for kids to explore, hands-on, and minds-on all fields in science. The shop’s award-winning curriculum delivers scientific concepts through fun and engaging experiments with the end goal of exposing kids to all science has to offer. I Know Science strives to create an environment where all kids experience the joy in learning through fun and interactive experiments promoting higher level thinking, as well as, developing important skills such as problem solving and collaboration.

Jane Foreman Sports

305.233.0000 // janeformansports.com

Jane Foreman Sports offers the Sports at Your School Program, comprised of multiple different sports available after school hours at many Dade County schools. They also have a tennis academy with clinics and private instruction six days a week.

Jill Mallory Studio of Dance

305.238.7961 // jillmallorydance.com

Jill Mallory’s well-trained faculty and staff teach ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, acro and hip-hop to students of all ages and levels. The studio provides a fun and professional atmosphere for their Dancers to flourish not only physically, but artistically and socially as well. The Studio has been home away from home for three generations of Jill Mallory Dancers.

Miami Dance Project

305.595.1115 // miamidanceproject.com

With a state-of-the-art studio, and legendary choreographer and professional dancer Barbara Delgado as Executive Director, and Noel Gonzalez as Artistic Director, the primary focus of the Miami Dance Project is to inspire and grow the dance spirit in all of our young dancers. With a strong blend of modern and traditional techniques, the studio stays true to the artistic foundation of unique, original choreography. To do this, they have over 7,000 square feet of air conditioned space and sprung Marley floors, and offer classes in hip-hop, acro, jazz, ballet, modern, tap and contemporary.

Miami Fine Arts Academy

786.464.0566 // miamifineartsacademy.com

The Miami Fine Arts Academy hosts musical instrument lessons, voice and dance classes, and visual arts instruction. They offer lessons and classes at their facility on Coral Way directed towards toddlers all the way up to the adult level.

Overtown Youth Center

305.349.1204 // overtownyouth.org

The Overtown Youth Center provides opportunities for youth in the Overtown area, from after school enrichment to college preparation to fitness programs. After-school programming including dance, art, and music, is offered both with partner schools and at their facility.

Robotics for Kids

786.376.8589 // sylvanlearning.com

For students interested in STEM, Robotics for Kids in Kendall offers hands-on learning involving robotics and coding. Those involved in the program will have the opportunity to build their problem solving abilities in an engaging, productive way.


305.357.4000 // ymcasouthflorida.org/locations

Through their multiple locations in South Florida, the YMCA provides a host of after school activities such as fitness classes, after school care, teen programs, and sports opportunities. Their mission is to promote community-centered growth for healthy kids.

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