2011 After School Directory

ACADEMIC

Kumon of Lexington Southeast
3120, Pimlico Parkway # 120
(859) 970-0004
www.kumon.com/lexington-southeast
Kumon is the world’s largest afterschool math and reading program for students from PreK through high school. The Junior Kumon program for ages 3-5 helps build fundamental skills necessary to succeed. Kumon Center hours are Wednesday 3-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.

Lexington Public Library
140 E. Main St. / (859) 231-5500
www.lexpublib.org
Afterschool activities include book clubs for young readers, homework help, crafts and more. Also available are books, DVDS, music, video games and computers.

Tutoring Club
3061 Fieldstone Way
(859) 224-1020
www.tutoringclub.com
The Tutoring Club is offering afterschool help for study skills issues such as organization and test preparation, as well as help with homework subjects such as calculus, Spanish and chemistry. Individualized test preparation is available for the October ACT and SAT tests. The Tutoring Club helps students catch up or get ahead in math, reading or writing. Start any time.

THE ARTS

Artistry in Motion
4384 Clearwater Way
(859) 245-1694
www.tracistone.com
Artistry in Motion is Lexington’s premier dance studio celebrating 20 years of dance excellence. Artistry   specializes in ballet, tap, jazz and Hip Hop for ages 3-18. Classes are directly after school. Evenings and weekends are available.

Bluegrass Youth Ballet
1595 Mercer Rd, Suite 150
(859) 271-4472
www.bluegrassyouthballet.com
The afterschool program serves ages 2 through adults, offering baby ballet, creative movement, pre-ballet, eight levels of ballet, pointe, partnering, adult ballet, modern and pilates. Lessons in Suzuki classical guitar, voice and piano are available. New! Spanish-spoken TaeKwonDo classes. Classes are located at the spacious, 9,000-square foot facility CulturARTE, where Culture, Art & Community meet. The mission of Bluegrass Youth Ballet is to enhance lives by providing dance education in a positive environment for all youth through high-quality training, innovative performances, and cultural experiences.

Explorium of Lexington
440 W. Short St. /  (859) 258-3253
www.explorium.com
For 20 years, the state’s only children’s museum has offered hands-on exploration in science and the arts for kids of all ages. Enjoy favorite exhibits such as the Bubble Zone and Moonscape, or make your own art in the Explorium’s art gallery. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Kentucky Ballet Theatre Academy
736 National Avenue
(859) 252-5245 / (859) 312-2459
www.kyballet.com
Give your child the gift of ballet. Offering ballet training for ages 3 to adult, and Creative Movement through Advanced Ballet Pre-Professional Curriculum. Open classes for not-so-serious dancers, performance opportunities and a gala performance to close the year are also available. Se habla Español.

Kentucky Mudworks
825 National Ave. / (859) 389-9681
www.kentuckymudworks.com
Weekly clay classes for children ages 6-14. Handbuilding, sculpting and wheel-throwing projects for creative learning. Scout programs and parties also available.

Lexington Children’s Theatre
418 W. Short St. / (859) 254-4546
www.lctonstage.org
LCT offers afterschool theatre classes and workshops for children ages 4-18. Classes are geared toward age groups and meet weekly during the fall, winter, spring and summer.  LCT’s Theatre School is a unique and exciting opportunity for young people to explore the beauty, diversity, complexity and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process. Students develop their own unique creative voices, their imaginations and their understanding of drama.

Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
(859) 252-5222
www.LASCLEX.org
LASC is celebrating its 43rd year of providing children, teens and adults with creative and unique classes, workshops, exhibits, field trip programs and participatory events in the arts and sciences. The LASC offers afterschool classes on weekdays at the LASC. Part- and full-day classes for K-8th grade students are offered 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on No-School Days. Morning, evening and Saturday classes are also available for pre-school, K-12th grade and adults. Complete schedule of more than 75 new fall classes available on LASC website.

The Mad Potter
3385 Tates Creek Rd.
(859) 269-4591
www.themadpotter.biz
Creative fun for everyone, including pottery painting and glass fusing, plus Tuesday Diva Nights and Saturday Family Fun & Pizza Nights.

Musikgarten of Lexington, Inc.
(859) 245-5887
 www.musikgartenoflexington.com
Jennifer Tutt offers music and movement classes for kids ages birth to 10 years as well as infant massage and birthday parties. Musikgarten is one of only five music schools in the U.S. to win eight national Musikgarten awards. Professional staff of 12 music teachers provide individual lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, French horn, tuba and trombone. Classes offered morning, afternoon, evening and weekends.

Academy for Creative Excellence
UK Opera Theatre / (859) 494-3937
www.academyforcreativeexcellence.com
The A.C.E. programs train students to be life-long learners in the performing arts, providing incremental, fundamental training in voice, theatre, dance, classical music, musical theatre, and opera. Now in its third year of programming, A.C.E. offers classes in individual and group vocal training, triple threat, acting tools, ballet, tap and jazz, hip hop, and a variety of audition and training workshops. Opportunities to perform during the studio year include collaborative performances with other arts organizations in the community, participation in local and national workshops, and year-end recitals and productions.  A.C.E. provides a friendly, noncompetitive learning environment.

UK Confucius Institute
114 Bradley Hall
University of Kentucky
(859) 257-4523
www.uky.edu/confucius
UK Confucius Institute is taking registrations for afterschool classes, including Chinese language, Chinese cooking, Chinese calligraphy, Taichi, and dance classes for all ages and all levels. Classes are conveniently located and inexpensive.
SPORTS

Amerisport Gymnastics
2041 Creative Dr. #200
(859) 255-5231
http://www.amerisportusa.org
Amerisport Gymnastics offers recreational gymnastics classes for girls and boys, ages 15 months and up. Adult evening classes and tumbling classes for cheerleaders are also available. Amerisport is open any weekday that Fayette County public school is closed from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Tennis Club
3029 Blake James Drive
(859) 317-9283
www.bluegrasstennisclub.com
Bluegrass Tennis Club offers afterschool tennis clinics for children of all ages and abilities. The Pee Wee and Level classes teach children the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Competition clinics offer instruction for players wanting to reach their full potential. The Club also offers junior league play on weekends so juniors can practice what they have worked on in the clinics.

DeLima Stables
165 Buena Vista Estates
Harrodsburg  (859) 748-8117
www.delimastables.com  
DeLima Stables offers private, semi-private and group lessons for children and adults in a beautiful setting in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass. Hunter/jumper and hunt seat equitation training are available.

Gattitown
2524 Nicholasville Rd.
(859) 277-2323
Group Events 559-5655
www.gattitownlexington.com
Gattitown is your headquarters for every special event. Birthday parties, school field trips, banquets, sports teams and meetings, are just some of the reasons to celebrate at Gattitown, which offers 30,000 square feet of safe family entertainment. Guests can enjoy unlimited all-you-care to eat pizza, pasta, salad, desserts and unlimited drinks. Private party rooms are perfect for keeping the whole group together. Enjoy more than 150 arcade games in the Midway, as well as Bumper cars and Carousel rides. Conveniently located on Nicholasville Road, in the Kmart shopping center.

I am 3rd Basketball
Centenary United Methodist Church
2800 Tates Creek Road
(859) 269-2800 ext. 260
www.lexrec.org
I am 3rd is based on a simple belief that Christ is First, Others are Second, and I am 3rd. Through basketball and other recreation activities, I am 3rd works to foster athletic and spiritual development for all involved.  Registering now for basketball leagues for Kindergarten through 12th grade boys and Kindergarten through 7th grade girls. Registration ends Oct. 23.

Kids Place
3882 Mall Road
(8859) 272-KIDD (5433)
kidsplaceadventureplayground.com
Need a place where your kids can burn off a little excess energy while having fun at the same time? Come to Kids Place to experience the ultimate indoor adventure playground with slides, obstacle courses, ball pits, moonwalks, arcade games and a toddler area.

Legacy Gymnastics
261 Ruccio Way
(859) 977-8862
www.legacy-gymnastics.com
Legacy Gymnastics offers recreational gymnastics classes for girls and boys, ages 15 months and up, as well as USAG girls and boys competitive teams. Lunch Bunch preschool open gym on Fridays from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and all ages open gym on Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.

Lexington Ice Skating
and Recreation Center
560 Eureka Springs Drive
(859) 269-5681
www.Lexingtonicecenter.com
Offers three, 18-hole golf courses until late September, plus ice skating lessons and public skating, as well as basketball and soccer courts until June 2012. Group lessons in figure skating or ice hockey for boys and girls of all ages and abilities. Children work through a series of levels and are rewarded with sew-on badges and sticker progress books. Classes are great exercise, expression and energy outlet, and are offered four days per week (Home School available). WiFi, tables for homework and snack bar available. Ongoing registration offered.

Lexington Tennis Club
410 Redding Road
(859) 272-4546
www.ltctennis.com
Lexington Tennis Club offers a wide range of tennis and fitness clinics afterschool. Tennis is a sport of a lifetime that teaches co-ordination, balance, hand-eye skills and learning life skills through the sport. Program available for children 3 years old through high school.

Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu
3120 Pimlico Parkway
(859) 245-1733
www.ltjonline.com
Afterschool program offers pickup at 11 Fayette County schools and includes a snack, martial arts class, homework lab with free tutoring/homework assistance and other organized activities. Drop-in service is also available when school is out. Also offers birthday parties, group self-defense and bully-proofing classes, Karate Kubs (4-6), Junior Classed (7-12), and Adult Mixed Classes, plus spring and summer “Fitness Camps.”

LYSA
(Lexington Youth Soccer Assn.)
P.O. Box 24988
(859) 223-5632 // info@lysa.org
www.LYSA.org
LYSA provides soccer training and play for Lexington kids ages 4 and up. Youth divisions are for ages 4 (by July 31, 2011) through 15 for the fall season, and 4 through 17 for the spring season. Fall games start the weekend after Labor Day, and spring games will begin in April, typically after spring break. On-line registration is available now for fall session and Dec. 15 for the spring. Information about clinics and camps is available on LYSA web site. LYSA also offers TOPSoccer for players with intellectual and physical disabilities ages 4 and up, plus competitive soccer for players interested in a higher level of play, and leagues in the spring and summer for adults.

Man O’ War Golf
1201 Man O’ War Blvd.
(859) 259-4653
www.manowargolf.com
Saturday morning Junior Clinics are offered from 8:30-10:45 a.m. all year for boys and girls ages 3 and up. Instruction includes full-swing, short-game and putting. Saturday clinics are $15 per student. Man O’ War Junior Golf Academy is offered as an afterschool program and is designed to increase a love for the game while working to enhance your child’s athletic skills.

Monkey Joe’s
1850 Bryant Road
(859) 264-0405
www.monkeyjoes.com
Monkey Joe’s is a fun-filled inflatable play center with wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps and obstacle courses that will keep your kids active, happy and healthy. Suitable for kids 12 years old and younger. Includes a Mini Monkey Zone toddler play area.

Punchestown Stable
1210 Bel Mar Lane
(859) 971-1485
www.punchestownstable.com
Punchestown Stable offers riding lessons to all ages. Lessons can be scheduled any day of the week for afterschool or weekend sessions. Punchestown Stable has indoor facilities also so you can ride year round. Learning to ride and care for a horse is extremely rewarding and builds many important life skills.  Students will improve their balance and fitness while riding, learn about the give and take of a relationship to achieve a goal, and the responsibility involved in caring for an animal.

Premier Athletics of Lexington
933 Floyd Drive
(859) 381-1500
www.premierathletics.com
Offers a variety of cheerleading and gymnastics classes Monday through Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Classes start at just $30 per month. Premier Athletics is the home of the Kentucky All-Stars and Gymcats.

Sayre School
194 N. Limestone St. &
300 Canebrake Rd.
(859) 254-1361
www.sayreschool.org
Offers six-week, multi-sport series of camps this fall open to rising first- through fifth-graders. The camp sessions are scheduled for six consecutive Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and will be led by varsity coaches from Sayre School. The camps run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 29 and will feature baseball/softball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, track/cross-country and basketball.

Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo Academy
3601 Palomar Centre Drive
(859) 296-0088
www.tigerkimtaekwondo.com
Tiger Kim Taekwondo Academy offers recreational and competitive level Olympic style Taekwondo classes for boys and girls aged 2 1/2 years old and up. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Tiger Kim’s elite teams compete at the national level in USATaekwondo-sanctioned events. Program provides exercise and teaches discipline to children.

OTHER

Boy Scouts of America
Blue Grass Council
3445 Richmond Road
(859) 231-7811
www.bgbsa.org
Boys Scouts is a year-round family- and home-centered program that encourages the ethical decision-making skills for boys grades first-fifth and an outdoor and leadership-oriented program for ages 11-17.

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s
Wilderness Road Council
2277 Executive Drive
(859) 293-2621 or (800) 475-2621
www.gskentucky.org
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Open to all girls ages 5-17.

YMCA of Central Kentucky
Various Locations
(859) 226-0393
www.ymcaofcentralky.org
School Age Care Program for children ages 5-13. Safe and fun, recreational- and educational-licensed high-quality child-care programs at various schools throughout Fayette, Jessamine and Scott counties. Programs offered before and after school (depending on site) and on days school is closed. Y