Extracurricular Activities 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.
SW 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, voice lessons, or ways to advance some drawing skills. Or, find a listing for Mommy and Me classes where caregivers can join in the fun.
Our Sports & Extracurricular Activities Guide has options for all ages and abilities, whether your child is artistic, athletic, musically inclined or simply wants to try something new.
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.
These classes can provide the perfect introduction to theater for your littlest of Broadway fans.
Children need hands-on art experiences that excite their imagination, curiosity, and creativity.
Browse our listing of visual arts classes and workshops for all aspects of explorative art-making – pottery, drawing, painting and other artistic elements.
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.
Gymnastics, Cheer + Aerial
If your children have springs in their feet, gymnastics classes may be the perfect extracurricular activity. With gymnastics, they can perfect their moves and gain an introduction to fitness.
Review our list of gymnastics lessons, tumbling classes, and cheer.
Horseback Riding Lessons
We’ve rounded up a list of farms or equestrian centers that offer horseback riding lessons and/or camps around Southwest Michigan.
Lessons are available for all ages and experience levels.
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.
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.
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.
Sports: Teams, Classes + Lessons
These engaging kids’ sports will help your crew remain healthy and active. There are many offerings – including hockey, lacrosse, baseball, and soccer, just to name a few.
Review our comprehensive listing of all the spots around Kalamazoo for sports lessons and team participation.
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.
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.