Kalamazoo Sports + Extracurricular Activities for Kids: Dance, Music, Sports Teams, Theatre + More

Sports & Extracurricular Activities for Kids

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.

Sports Guide Kalamazoo

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.

Art Classes

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. 

The Habitat Performing Arts Center
Academy of Dance Arts Dance Guide 2022
Academy of Dance Arts
West Michigan Dance Center
Wellspring Dance Guide 2023
Wellspring Dance Academy
BSD Dance Studio

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.

Branch Gymnastics 2023
Branch Gymnastics
Kalamazoo Gymnastics The Little Gym
The Little Gym of Kalamazoo

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.

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. 


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.

Kalamazoo Music School
Kalamazoo Music School
Crescendo Academy of Music 2023 Music Guide
Crescendo Academy of Music
Rebekah Hill Music Guide 2023
The Vocal Studio of Rebekah Hill

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.

Kingdom Sports Soccer Guide 2023
Kingdom Sports
Soccer Shots Soccer Guide 2022
Soccer Shots
TKO Soccer Guide 2022
TKO Premier SC

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.

Sea Otter Swim School 2023 Swim Guide
Sea Otter Swim School

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