After School Directory 2012
Curious Edge: The Reading Room
3306 Clays Mill Road, #203
(859) 899-EDGE (3343)
Provides after-school therapy sessions for students struggling academically, specializing in language processing disorders and dyslexia. Staff includes certified dyslexia specialists, speech-language pathologists and academic language therapists. Math intervention program was specifically designed for students with dyslexia.
Curious Edge: Club Scientific Bluegrass
Offers after-school science and technology clubs for elementary-age kids, including LEGO We-Do (K-2nd) and LEGO Mindstorm (3rd–5th) clubs. Lego clubs teach basic building and programming skills. Five-week science sessions include “It’s Rocket Science,” “Coasters and Contraptions” and “Geology Rocks.” Clubs teach science concepts with hands-on learning and are held on-site and at several schools.
Lexington Public Library
140 E. Main St. / (859) 231-5500
After-school activities include book clubs for young readers, homework help, crafts and more at all library branches.
The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 West Second St.
Offers seasonal classes in writing, computer literacy, graphic design and language; tutoring for students grades K-12; vibrant youth and family programs and exhibits; readings and other arts-related events designed to encourage, among Central Kentuckians, an appreciation for all art forms and for learning in general. Many classes and events at the Carnegie Center are free, and wherever low-cost registration fees are required, scholarships are available to help those in need.
Girl Scouts of Kentucky
Wilderness Road Council
2277 Executive Drive
(859) 293-2621 or (800) 475-2621
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Open to all girls ages 5-17.
The Kidz Club
1721 Maywick View Lane
The Kidz Club, a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facility that provides child care for children who are medically fragile, offers programming before and after school and during all school breaks. Programming includes recreation, outdoor play, field trips and individualized lesson plans.
185 Pasadena Drive #115
After-school and evening sessions offer cognitive skills training to help students perform better in school. The program exposes each student to a customized series of intense mental workouts, forcing the brain to strengthen, reorganize and even create new neural pathways.
3500 Arbor Drive / (859) 273-3292
After-school programs available for elementary aged children, including arts and crafts, gymnastics, cheerleading, as well as fun play in a closely supervised and safe environment. After school snacks and time for homework are provided. Transportation available from many local schools.
Newton’s Attic, Inc.
4974 Old Versailles Road
Newton’s Attic offers after-school, hands-on, science and math enrichment for students 8 years and up. Age appropriate activities include tool use, building-guided and self-directed projects, math/science tutoring, homework assistance and stimulating games and activities. Older students, 15 and up, can be involved in the assembly of a real airplane capable of accommodating a human passenger. Classes run Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. beginning Sept. 17.
3061 Fieldstone Way
The Tutoring Club is offering after-school 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.
Academy for Creative Excellence
UK Opera Theatre / (859) 494-3937
The A.C.E. programs train students to be lifelong learners in the performing arts, providing incremental, fundamental training in voice, theatre, dance, classical music, musical theatre and opera. Now in its fourth year, A.C.E. offers classes in individual and group vocal training, triple threat, acting tools, dance technique, tap and jazz, hip hop and a variety of audition and training workshops. Opportunities to perform include collaborative performances with other arts organizations, participation in local and national workshops, and year-end recitals and productions.
Art To Go Party
4508 Pentlalla Point
In addition to Birthday Parties, Field Trip Activities, Scouting Events, Day Care Fun, etc, Art To Go Party offers “After-School Fun” with creative art and craft projects. Kids can create Halloween decor, platters and centerpieces for a Thanksgiving table and personal, hand-crafted and hand-painted gifts under the Christmas tree, all in pottery, mosaics, wood, etc.
Barbara Ann School of Dance
898 E. High Street
For 68 years, Barbara Ann has offered dance classes from ages 3 to adult, beginners to advanced students in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, pilates and the tiny dancers program. Accelerated program and competition work for more experienced dancers. Birthday parties offered and summer camps available.
Bluegrass Youth Ballet
1595 Mercer Road, Suite 150
The after-school program serves ages 2 through adults, offering baby ballet, creative movement, pre-ballet, eight levels of ballet, pointe, partnering, adult ballet, modern and performance opportunities. New: Boy Classes! Lessons in Suzuki classical guitar, Suzuki violin, voice and piano are available. Spanish-spoken TaeKwonDo classes available. Classes are located at the 9,000-square foot facility CulturARTE, where Culture, Art & Community meet. The mission of BYB is to enhance lives by providing dance education in a positive environment for all youth through high-quality training, innovative performance and cultural experiences.
Explorium of Lexington
440 W. Short St. / (859) 258-3253
For 20 years, the Explorium of Lexington 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.
Gotta Dance Studio, Inc.
The Lansdowne Shoppes
Gotta Dance Studio has offered dance classes for ages 2 and older for 21 years, teaching ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip hop in a fun, loving and learning atmosphere for boys and girls. Classes offered Monday-Saturday.
Kentucky Ballet Theatre Academy
736 National Avenue
(859) 252-5245 / (859) 312-2459
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.
825 National Ave. / (859) 389-9681
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
LCT offers after-school 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.
Kiddie Kapers & Company Dance
Lexington Park & Recreation
Tates Creek Community Center
During the 2012-2013 season, classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop meet Mondays through Saturdays for ages 3 to 18.
Living Arts & Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
LASC is celebrating its 44th 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. LASC offers after-school classes on weekdays at the LASC and at some elementary schools. 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 available for pre-school, K-12th and adults.
The Mad Potter
3385 Tates Creek Rd.
Creative fun for everyone, including pottery painting and glass fusing, plus Tuesday Diva Nights and Saturday Family Fun & Pizza Nights.
Musikgarten of Lexington, Inc.
Jennifer Tutt offers music and movement classes for kids ages birth to 10 years, plus infant massage, birthday parties, and group piano and guitar classes. Musikgarten is one of only five music schools in the U.S. to win 10 national Musikgarten awards. Professional staff of 25 music teachers provides individual lessons in piano, voice, strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. Classes and lessons offered every day.
Music Institute of Lexington
3600 Tates Creek Road
The Music Institute offers high quality music instruction on all instruments and voice, plus an early childhood music curriculum starting as young as 6 months. Professional artist/teachers help students achieve their goals through weekly lessons that also include theory, history and ear-training. Performance opportunities through recitals, master classes and festivals are held throughout the year. Adult classes are also offered.
297 Ruccio Way
Champs, a Lexington landmark for fun, is a state-of-the-art entertainment complex that offers an elite skate center, laser tag, miniature golf and a restaurant. Great for birthdays, special events and everyday fun.
165 Buena Vista Estates
Harrodsburg / (859) 748-8117
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.
7895 Tates Creek Road
Horseback riding lessons for beginners and advanced from kids to adults. Birthday parties and trail rides are open to the public with indoor and outdoor arenas.
2524 Nicholasville Road
With 30,000 square feet of safe, family entertainment, Gattitown is your headquarters for every special event! Birthday parties, educational field trips, banquets, sports teams and meetings are just a few reasons to celebrate at Gattitown. Guests will enjoy an unlimited, all-you-care-to-eat buffet with pizza, pasta, salad, desserts and drinks. Private party rooms available. Enjoy more than 150 arcade games in the Midway, as well as bumper cars and carousel rides. Located in the Kmart shopping center.
I am 3rd Basketball
Centenary United Methodist Church
2800 Tates Creek Road
(859) 269-2800 ext. 260
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. 26.
Legacy All Sports
261 Ruccio Way
Legacy All Sports is Central Kentucky’s largest program offering gymnastics, cheer, tumbling, freestyle gymnastics and dance for ages 15 months and up. Legacy is home to USAG girls and boys competitive teams and All Star Cheer. Also offered are school’s out day camps, lunch bunch, preschool open gym and Saturday night Super Open Gyms.
Lexington Ice Skating and Recreation Center
560 Eureka Springs Drive
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. 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 offered four days per week (Home- school available). WiFi, tables for homework and snack bar available. Ongoing registration offered.
Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu
3120 Pimlico Parkway
After-school 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.”
P.O. Box 24988, Lexington, 40524
(859) 223-5632 / email@example.com
LYSA provides soccer training and play for Lexington kids ages 4 and up. Youth divisions are for ages 4 (by July 31, 2012) 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. Online registration is available now for fall session and Dec. 1 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, summer and fall for adults.
Man O’ War Golf
1201 Man O’ War Blvd.
Saturday morning Junior Clinics are offered from 8:30-10:45 a.m. all year for boys and girls ages 3 and up. $15 per student. Man O’ War Junior Golf Academy is offered as an after-school program that works to enhance your child’s athletic skills.
1850 Bryant Road
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.
Premier Athletics of Lexington
933 Floyd Drive
Premier Athletics is home of the Kentucky Elite Allstars and Gymcats. Premier also offers a wide variety of cheerleading, gymnastics and dance classes throughout the week. From age 2 to adult, there is a class for everyone at Premier Athletics.
1210 Bel Mar Lane
Punchestown Stable offers riding lessons to all ages and competition at horse shows. Lessons offered Tuesday-Sunday and year-round in indoor arena. Students will learn on show-quality lesson horses and ponies in either private or semi-private lessons that are tailored to suit each rider’s goals and skill level. Stable is on Bel Mar Lane, just off Tates Creek Road, a short drive from downtown Lexington.
194 N. Limestone St. & 300 Canebrake Road
Will offer a 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. 22 to Oct. 27 and will feature baseball/softball, tennis, golf/track/cross-country, soccer, and basketball.
3601 Palomar Centre Drive
Tiger Kim’s Taekwondo Academy is the only martial arts academy in Lexington approved by Kukkiwon (World Taekwondo Headquarters) that teaches Olympic style Taekwondo. Also available are little tiger’s classes (3-5-year-olds), and youth, teen/adult and family classes along with demonstration and elite competition teams. Elite team members won 19 medals including 11 gold medals in 2012 U.S. Open national competition. All skill levels welcome. Classes teach discipline and self-control.
YMCA of Central Kentucky
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