Classes + Sports Spotlight – Kalamazoo Area Kids: Dance, Music, Gymnastics, Sports, Theatre, Cooking Lessons + More

Classes + Sports Spotlight – Kalamazoo Area Kids_ Dance, Music, Gymnastics, Sports, Theatre, Cooking Lessons + More

Lessons, Learning Opportunities and Classes for Kids Near Kalamazoo

Your go-to guide for lessons and classes in greater Kalamazoo.

We’ve covered everything A to Z – whether you’re seeking Acro dance classes or learning to play the Zither instrument.

Southwest Michigan offers abundant resources when it comes to learning activities and classes. Your child may have expressed an interest in martial arts classes, is begging to try horseback riding lessons, or wants to participate in a local sports league.

Parents, you may have identified a need – swim lessons or tutoring options – or advancing those culinary skills with a cooking class. Or, find a listing for Mommy and Me classes where caregivers can join in the fun.

In all, consider areas that your child navigates toward and wants to spend more time learning about. Our Lessons & Learning Guide has options for all ages and ability, whether your child is artistic, athletic, musically inclined or simply wants to try something new, like yoga classes.

DANCE

The Kalamazoo community offers a wide variety of dance classes – sure to keep your child on their toes. Classes range from 18 months to 18 years, for boys and girls. The list of dance studios offer opportunities for social growth and creative expression.

Ballet Kalamazoo
Academy of Dance Arts
West Michigan Dance Center
Wellspring Dance Academy
Ballet Arts School of Dance

ACTING + PERFORMING ARTS

Theater classes around Kalamazoo where kids can take center stage. We’ve listed locations that offer courses in improvisation, musical theater, playwriting, and acting. The perfect introduction to theater for your littlest of Broadway fans.

Topanga Studio

MUSIC

It’s time to tune that Ukelele. Music lessons for kids will introduce them to the fundamentals of various genres. See our list of places in the Kalamazoo area offering private and/or group music lessons for instruments and voice lessons.

Crescendo Academy of Music
Kalamazoo Music School Logo

GYMNASTICS, CHEER + AERIAL

If your children have springs in their feet, gymnastics class may be just the ticket. With gymnastics, they can perfect their moves and gain an introduction into fitness. Review our list of gymnastics lessons, tumbling classes, and cheer.

Branch Gymnastics
The Little Gym of Kalamazoo
Kids Gym

HORSEBACK RIDING

We’ve rounded up a list of farms or equestrian centers that offer horse riding lessons and/or camps around Southwest Michigan. Lessons are available for all ages and experience levels.

True Vine Equestrian Center

MARTIAL ARTS

Explore our listing of local martial arts classes (Karate, Taekwondo, Judo, and other disciplines) for kids. In addition to the physical benefits, martial arts lessons can inspire confidence, instill discipline and provide fun for your children. 

SWIMMING LESSONS + SWIM TEAMS

Swimming is a critical skill to master in order to allow children to feel confident when they head to the pool. Children of all ages can perfect their strokes and learn how to stay safe while making a splash. We’ve listed group and private swim classes, along with competitive swim teams.

SPORTS: TEAMS, CLASSES + LESSONS

These engaging kids’ sports will help your crew remain healthy and active. There are many offerings – including hockey, lacrosse, baseball, soccer, just to name a few. Review our comprehensive listing of all the spots around Kalamazoo for sports lessons and team participation.

Kingdom Sports
Red Arrow Soccer Club
Soccer Shots Kalamazoo

ART CLASSES

Children need hands-on art experiences that excite their imagination, curiosity, and creativity. Check out our listing of visual arts classes and workshops for all aspects of explorative art-making – pottery, drawing, painting and other artistic elements.

YOGA

Adults, as well as children, receive numerous benefits from practicing yoga. Yoga offers creative movement, mindfulness, and the development of motor and sensory-skills. Many Kalamazoo studios hold age-appropriate classes to help kids practice yoga skills, such as breathing exercises and balancing poses. Ready to give yoga a try? Read on for a list of area studios.

MOMMY & ME CLASSES

Let loose with your kids as they learn to walk, talk and even swim with you by their side. We’ve put together our favorite ways to spend time with your little one, meet other mom friends and enjoy incredible developmental activities. Kalamazoo families have all kinds of choices for baby and me classes, from yoga to tumbling, music, art, and swimming.