TulsaKids’ Enrichment Guide
TulsaKids’ annual Enrichment Guide provides a list of extracurricular options in the Tulsa area for kids of all ages. Whether you’re looking for art classes, tutoring, sports teams or more, these local businesses are here to ensure that your child has an enriching school year!
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 www.tulsazoo.org/education.
101 E. Archer St.
Ahha Tulsa’s Hardesty Center is the place for families to be creative together! THE STUDIO invites visitors to think like artists through open-ended exploration of media and creative challenges. In THE STUDIO, visitors select their own materials from a wide array of possibilities, generate their own ideas, and make their own creative products. Need creative inspiration? You’ll discover even more ideas in the contemporary art galleries. Visit ahhatulsa.org/visit to plan your visit and find out what’s new.
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.
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 43rd season, and 7th 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 2020 TATE Best Production winner in both the Youth and Adult Categories!
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’s 2021-2022 Show Season includes: The Spongebob Musical, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Little Women, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, All Together Now and The Lovely Bones, in addition to TWO Penguin Project musicals! Saturday classes begin after Labor Day, and camp enrollment starts February 1, 2022.
You join a dance family the moment you walk in the door. We educate your children to be great dancers as well good human beings. Your child will learn solid technique from nurturing instructors who encourage creativity. We will always communicate with you about your child’s dance growth and development, plus offer a convenient parent portal. “Kay is a master at keeping the kids focused while having fun, too!” We would love for you to become a part of our dance family!
Located in the heart of Midtown Tulsa, we offer small classes for individual instruction and multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Classes start August 16, 2021.
Classes for all ages enrolling now!
- Acro ages 5+
- Ballet ages 2+
- Combo Classes: Ballet/Acro, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Ballet/Tap ages 5-7
- Contemporary ages 7+
- Creative Movement, Mommy & Me, Tiny Dancers ages 18 mo-4 years
- Jazz/Theater ages 5+
- Hip-Hop ages 5+
- Lyrical ages 7+
- Tap ages 4+
Contact: Shawn McCorkle
4300 S. Butternut
Broken Arrow, OK
KJM 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. Please call us at 918.299.9283 to schedule an introductory lesson or visit us on our website at kjmequestrian.com.
Note: Our facility at 98th & Sheridan is currently used for Summer Camps, Pony Parties, and Therapy Rides for children with physical/mental disabilities. The latter is conducted free of charge as a way to give back to the community. We currently do not offer lessons at this location.
Living Arts of Tulsa is excited to announce that we will be bringing our New Arts Programming back to the gallery this fall! This will include the New Arts Youth Council and New Arts Foundations. Living Arts considers education a vital component of aesthetic experience: Shared vocabulary around contemporary art and knowledge production are key qualities of art engagement. Living Arts employs regional, national and international teaching artists from a variety of backgrounds.
New Arts Youth Council is an extracurricular after-school program for high school students, with weekly meetings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Each session, students will gain skills that assist them with both the artistic and business sides of being an artist. They will work on different projects each four – six weeks that allow them to strengthen their artistic talents while also challenging them.
New Arts Foundations is an extracurricular after-school program for junior high students that occurs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Each session, students work with a different teacher artist to gain foundational knowledge in contemporary art history and art-making practices. They utilize interdisciplinary methods to create artworks that will be presented to the public on the final date of the program.
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.
6415 S. Mingo Rd.
Miller Swim School Jenks
525 W. 91st St. S.
Miller Swim School has been in the unique business of teaching swimming for over 60 years. At Miller, our mission is to build a safer community, one family at a time, through swim lessons, water safety education and drowning prevention.
Swimming lessons are one of the best activities to keep a child active while providing them with a valuable set of life skills. Through participating in water activities, students are able to gain self-discipline, coordination, and balance. Studies have also shown that swimming lessons help children grow socially and intellectually.
At Miller Swim School, students are grouped according to both age and swimming ability in the water. Classes are offered year-round, both morning and evening at both our Tulsa and Jenks facilities. Year-round lessons are offered 7 days a week, with morning, afternoon, and evening options to work around your busy schedule! Safety is our number one priority, both in the water and out. Check out our website for our enhanced safety precautions to keep you and your family healthy this year! Smaller class sizes, social distancing in the lobby and waiting areas, and private lessons are all a part of keeping our safety plan!
Miller Swim School also offers party packages and open swim times, water aerobics, swim team, and triathlon training for families and friends to enjoy the pool year-round!
7820 E. 101st St., Suite A Tulsa, OK 74133
Ages: 6 Months – Adults
SafeSplash + SwimLabs Tulsa is the premiere learn-to-swim and competitive swim enhancement program in Tulsa. Our state-of-the-industry year-round, warm-water pool for beginners and intermediate swimmers, coupled with our Endless Pool tanks and video analysis for competitive, triathletes, and advanced swimmers, provides the complete end-to-end instruction experience for all levels and all ages starting as young as 6 months!
Our world class curriculum created over the last 15 years along with Olympic athletes, professional swimmers and instructors provides the best approach and environment to learn the Life Skill of Swimming in a Fun and Joyful Way. Check us out at www.safesplash.com or www.swimlabs.com for more information or call 918.221.8587 for the best learn to swim experience in Tulsa!
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!
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 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.
Our fall session is set to start August 23. Fall registration will be open and the schedule will be available by July 23. Come and join us and see why we have been voted a Family Favorite Best Soccer Program/Athletic League in Greater Tulsa since 2013!
South Tulsa Dance Co. is celebrating 24 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, email@example.com, or call us at 918.638.0629.
Open House is August 8 and 15 from 2-5 p.m. Classes begin Monday, August 16.
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, and community outreach.
This fall, lessons are available for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Double Bass, Flute, and Voice, and will be conducted in studio and online, with Music Theory and Composition conducted online only. 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.
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 8, 15, and 22 from 2-4.
4820 S. 83rd E. Ave.
Twist and Shout was established in 1996. We train all levels of athletes in Tumbling and Cheer throughout Oklahoma in Tulsa, Edmond and Norman for ages 4 and up! Our goal is to teach all level of athletes to progress in sport and character!
Our program offers:
*Competitive and Recreational Cheerleading
*Competitive and Recreational Tumbling
*PowerTumbling: a form of floor-only gymnastics
*Summer Tumbling and Cheer Camps
*Monthly Tumbling Clinics: One Saturday each month for 2 hrs. throughout the year