After-School Activities in Tulsa: TulsaKids’ Enrichment Guide
TulsaKids’ annual Enrichment Guide provides a list of after-school activities in the Tulsa area for kids of all ages. Whether you’re looking for art classes, theater, sports teams or more, these local businesses are here to ensure that your child has an enriching school year!
5817 S. 118th East Ave.
Ages: 18 mos. – 9 yrs.
Step onto the field during any Lil’ Kickers class, and you will find it transformed into a world created just for your child. Our well-trained coaches will thrill your child with 45-50 minutes of highly creative, high-energy and age-appropriate activities that serve as a great introduction to soccer and help children master developmental milestones appropriate for their age.
Because Lil’ Kickers is first and foremost a child development program, our purpose is really to help children mature on all levels. Our program focuses on helping children build strong physical, intellectual and emotional skills that will help them be successful on and off the soccer field. We believe in teaching children in ways that suit their developmental level. So, you won’t see adult-like skill drills in our classes, but you will see teaching methods specifically designed to create an atmosphere that is effective and fun. You will also see happy, confident and sweaty kids who are eager to learn and want to keep coming back for more. Whether your child is new to soccer or has already developed a love for the game, the progressive nature of Lil’ Kickers offers a place for children at every level.
Our convenient class times provide families options to accommodate multiple children and busy schedules.
- Fall Lil’ Kickers – August 15th – November 5th
- Fall Pre-registration is NOW OPEN – REGISTER TODAY
Come and join us and see why SoccerCity Tulsa has been voted a Family Favorite Best Soccer Program/Athletic League in Greater Tulsa since 2013!
Contact: Tulsa Zoo Education Department
6421 E. 36th St. N.
Discover wildlife with virtual and in-person learning experiences from the Tulsa Zoo’s Education team! Whether at the zoo, your school, or even remotely through a screen, our engaging programs accommodate learners of all ages. Explore science and the natural world through grade-appropriate activities and teaching, inspiring animal encounters, and Q&A time for curious students — all facilitated by a Zoo Educator. Choose the next step in your journey at tulsazoo.org/education.
Aim High Academy
Aim High Academy offers gymnastics, ninja and dance classes. These classes not only teach strength, flexibility, balance and coordination but also build self-esteem and confidence. Aim High Academy’s mission is to combine Fitness and Faith to help build bright Futures. Aim High also offers birthday parties. For more information on our classes, enrollment or birthday parties, log on to aimhighgym.org or call 918.664.8683.
The bART Center for Music
Contact: Kiersten Moser
610 S. Main Street, Suite 300
The bART Center for Music offers affordable music lessons for everyone ages 4 and up, including adults! Our programs include private lessons, music theory, composition, group classes, and community outreach.
Lessons are available for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar (acoustic and electric), Ukulele, Double Bass, Voice, and Flute. Group classes are available for Music Theory and Composition, as well as group piano and violin for children ages 4-6. Our beautiful Deco District facilities at 610 S. Main Street includes 8,000 square feet of space with 17 music studios, 2 large classrooms, and ample space for gathering, sharing music and small performances.
At the bART Center for Music, we are committed to providing our students with professional instruction and mentorship to meet all needs. Our teaching artists are experienced professional performing artists coming from diverse and knowledgeable musical backgrounds. Many of our instructors teach at local universities and/or high schools and perform regularly with local symphonies, as well as ensembles and bands around the Tulsa area. We are committed to supporting not only our students, but local artists and musicians in the Tulsa community as well.
Clark Youth Theatre
Come be a part of Tulsa’s award-winning youth theatre program! Clark Youth Theatre is Tulsa’s longest-running youth arts program outside the public schools and is entering its 44th season, and 8th season as a non-profit entity. We are so grateful to the City of Tulsa for the continued use of our facility, as well as the many volunteers and students who donate their time and energy to our program. Clark is the 2021 TATE Best Youth Production winner and the Tyrone Wilkerson Award winner for Inclusivity and Diversity!
Clark offers a full season of main stage, free-to-participate productions, a full lineup of improv, acting and musical theatre classes on Saturdays, homeschool weekday classes, as well as camps. Youth ages 8-18 can participate, and all skill levels are welcome. Clark is also Oklahoma’s home for the Penguin Project!
Clark’s 2022-2023 Show Season includes: Smokefall, When They Go Low, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Emergence Project, Jack and the Beanstalk and The Secret Garden, in addition to TWO Penguin Project musicals!
Homeschool Core and Drama classes begin September 13, Saturday classes begin Saturday, September 17, and 2023 camp enrollment starts February 1, 2023.
Destiny Dance is celebrating 18 years of teaching dance to the Tulsa community! We offer Christ-centered dance classes in a variety of styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and MORE! It is our priority to create an atmosphere of community, family and faith! At Destiny Dance, we teach MORE than just great dancing, we teach dancers to make great kids through the life skills and lessons learned through dance! It is our top priority to choose age-appropriate music, costuming and choreography to grow our dancers and create an environment from class to stage that the whole family can enjoy!
We offer a variety of morning, afternoon and evening classes to fit your family’s schedule and accommodate multiple children attending class. We also offer classes for adults!
Classes begin August 11! Enroll today and see why families have voted Destiny Dance as a TulsaKids Favorite!
KJM Equestrian – English Riding Lessons
Contact: Shawn McCorkle
4300 S. Butternut
Broken Arrow, OK
KJM Equestrian offers English riding lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders at our conveniently located facility near 111th & Garnett. Students will ride our gentle school horses first in private lessons, with the option of moving to group lessons with riders of similar age and skill level. Pleasure riders will take lessons once per week, whereas the more serious riders that want to move into advanced classes or compete in horse shows may choose to take lessons more often. Lessons are available Monday through Saturday and are scheduled with one of our six professional instructors. Summer camps are also available.
Please call KJM Equestrian at 918.299.9283 to schedule an introductory lesson or visit us on our website at kjmequestrian.com.
Martial Arts Advantage
Contact: Tracy Hammons
603 S. Aspen Ave.
Broken Arrow, OK
Ages Served: 3-Adult
TO A CARING PARENT
Hi, my name is Jim Hammons.
Many people walk through the doors of my school for the first time and think that martial arts is just about punching and kicking. This may surprise you, but there is so much more to it.
Our goal at Martial Arts Advantage is to use martial arts as a vehicle to inspire kids to be more confident and focused in their daily activities.
Not only do we assure a great workout with action-packed fitness and exercise, kids learn self-defense against strangers and bullies. But the most important thing we do is our powerful character development that breeds discipline, focus and respect in young leaders.
I hope your child will never have to use their self-defense skills. But I guarantee these other skills will come in handy EVERY day for the rest of their lives.
We’d love you to join us! Reach out today and we’ll get you set up with our special TulsaKids 4-Week Trial offer. It’s the best way to see if martial arts is right for you and your child.
Saied Music Midtown Tulsa
3259 S. Yale Ave.
Saied Music South Tulsa
9320 E. 71st St.
Be Happy, Healthy & Smart! Make Music!
Since 1946, Saied Music Company has been the home of our area’s top music teachers, instruments and print music. We offer the most respected brands and the best selection for your piano, keyboard, organ, band, orchestra, guitar, combo, and print music needs. Visit one of our six locations in Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. Saied Music Company is proud to support the effort to keep music an integral part of our nation’s elementary and secondary school curriculums. Call for information about lessons!
South Tulsa Dance Co.
Facebook: South Tulsa Dance Co.
South Tulsa Dance Co. is celebrating 25 years of dance in Tulsa! Owner Keally Lilly is proud to offer the best training for kids of all ages in a positive atmosphere. “We encourage all of our dancers to work hard but also to have fun while doing so!”
South Tulsa Dance Co. offers something for everyone! We have over 80 weekly recreational classes as well as competitive programs for the beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers. We also offer tumbling, acro, voice, piano and musical theatre and NOW we offer youth and adult adaptive dance classes free of charge. For more information, please contact Keally Lilly, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 918.638.0629.
Open House Schedule:
- Sunday, August 7, 1-4 p.m. (Free balloon art designs from 1:30-3:30)
- Wednesday, August 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. (Free sno cones from 4:30-6:30)
- Sunday, August 14, 1-4 p.m. (Photos with Spider-Man/princess from 1:30-3:30)
Classes begin Monday, August 15.
SwimTulsa Swim Team & SwimAmerica™ Lessons
SwimTulsa is a USA Swimming Member Team serving Tulsa and the surrounding communities with programs for children ages 4 and up who would like to enjoy the lifelong sport of swimming. The #1 swim team in eastern Oklahoma since 1995, SwimTulsa’s athletes participate in all levels of swimming from the exclusive SwimAmerica learn-to-swim land stroke team lessons through national-level competitions. Learn more and enroll today at swimtulsa.org.
Tippi Toes Tulsa
We bring dance to YOU! Tippi Toes® Tulsa provides a fun nurturing space for kids to dance, be healthy and love others. Our program is uniquely designed to work in schools, daycare centers, community centers and after-school programs. Our classes are located all over the Tulsa area, bringing convenient and fun dance classes to your own neighborhood!
Tippi Toes classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’s self-esteem. We are excited to offer our newest curriculum, Baby Boogie, for young movers and shakers ages 8 – 18 months. We also offer Toddler & Me, Baby Ballet, Ballet/Tap/Jazz and Hip Hop classes for dancers ages 2-12 years. Optional dance recitals and performances offered throughout the year!
In addition to dance classes, we also offer camps, fun parent-child events and birthday parties. One parent said, “We hired Tippi Toes for my daughter’s third birthday, and it was magical! All the parents were asking where I found them! A million stars!”
Call today to schedule a free trial class and see why Tippi Toes Tulsa was recently voted TulsaKids’ Favorite Dance Studio! We would love to have you join our Tippi Toes family!
Tracie’s School of Dance
Tracie’s School of Dance has been serving the Broken Arrow and surrounding communities since 1990. We have a variety of classes available for dancers ages 3 and older. We provide multi-class discounts as well as family discounts at affordable rates. Our class offerings consist of tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, leaps/turns and acro.
The goal of Tracie’s School of Dance is to provide your child with a positive, rewarding, and nurturing dance education in a Christian environment.
Our focus is to ensure that each dancer can excel through all areas of dance in any given opportunity. We offer a variety of performance opportunities for the recreational or competitive dancer ranging from yearly recitals, nursing home performances, Nutcracker performances, dance conventions/competitions, bowl games, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney World performances and parades, just to name a few.
We have highly certified and reputable staff members who are able to teach all levels of dance from beginner through pre-professional. Training at our studio will provide age/level appropriate dance skills, self-confidence, knowledge in the art of dance, and poise. We believe that everyone succeeds!
Visit us at an open house August 7, 14, and 21 from 2-4 p.m.
Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education
1901 W. New Orleans St., Broken Arrow
1212 E. 45th Pl., Tulsa
Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education offers exceptional dance training to students from 3 years old to adult. TBCDE ballet classes follow a structured yet fun curriculum. We offer diverse programming that is suitable for the novice dancer, those that are seeking intensive training, and for postsecondary dancers who are intent on a professional career in dance. TBCDE offers a safe and engaging dance environment with highly qualified and caring teachers. Both our Brookside and Broken Arrow campuses offer state-of-the-art studios with sprung floors. From Classical Ballet to Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary Dance, TBCDE has a location and class time that is convenient for you! Classes start soon for the 2022-23 school year. Come join the TBCDE family!