2021 Back To School Activities Guide - Cleveland West Side Moms

 

Whether you’re ready for it or not, school will be here before we know it. If you’re looking for after school activities for your kiddos or extra-curricular programs for your days if your kids aren’t in school yet – The 2021 Back To School Activities Guide (sponsored by Julie Billiart Schools) has something for everyone. From the arts to sports & everything in between, I’ve put together a huge list of places that offer kids programs for the fall & beyond. I’ve tried to locate age ranges for most of the locations. The ones listed were confirmed. It’d be best to check directly with the ones that aren’t specified. If you click on the names of each location, it’ll take you directly to their websites where you can learn more & register.

ARTS & THEATRE

Art House, Inc – Brooklyn – ages 5+
Artists Uncork’d – Lakewood
BAYarts – Bay Village – ages 3+
Beck Center for the Arts – Lakewood – ages 6 months+
Cleveland Public Theatre – Gordon Square
CeramWorks Studio – Lakewood – ages 3+
Cudell Fine Arts – Cudell
Elyria Arts Council – Elyria
FAVA – Oberlin – ages 2+
Mad Factory Theatre Co – Oberlin
Pinspiration – Avon – ages 5+
Talespinner Children’s Theatre – Gordon Square

CHEERLEADING

Champion Force – Elyria – ages 4+
Infinity Cheer – Westlake – ages 5+
North Coast All Stars – Berea – ages 5+
Top Gun Ohio –  Avon

The Dance Centre, located in Rocky River, has been serving our community for 33 years. Featured in Dance Spirit Magazine as 1 of 50 top studios in North America, TDC has been a leader in dance education, working with students to set the bar high with goals and expectations.  The directors and teachers strive to inspire students to grow in dance and as leaders in our community!  TDC offers a wide range of classes from beginner to advanced levels with the new dance season beginning September 18th! There are three studios located at 1249 Smith Ct and one very large dance room and performance space at 19910 Ingersoll Dr, which is just a one-minute walk from the main location at Smith Ct.
For more information, visit: https://thedancecentrebyheidi.com

DANCE

Avon Dance & Martial Arts – Avon – ages 18 months+
Ballet Legato – Lakewood – ages 16+
Dance Arts by Regina – Tremont
Dance Concepts – Olmsted Township – ages 3+
Dance FX – North Olmsted
Dance Lakewood – Lakewood
Diana Scudder School of Dance – Columbia Station
Emjaez Dance Studio – Bay Village
Harbourtown Dance Studio – Vermilion – ages 3+
JAM Dance Academy – North Ridgeville – ages 3+
Lakewood Recreation – Lakewood
Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance – Westlake
Midwest School of Ballet – Amherst – ages 3+
Miss Darcy’s – Sheffield Village – ages 2+
Miss Jacqui’s – Avon Lake
Miss Kristin’s – Avon Lake – ages 3+
MovementWorks – Oberlin – 18 months+
Nancy Larsen Dance Studio – Westlake – ages 3+
Pizzazz Pom Dance & Baton – Avon
Sound Motion Dance Academy – Fairview Park
The Dance Centre By Heidi – Rocky River
The Workshop CLE – Westlake
Wilhelm Dance Studio – Rocky River – ages 2+

GYMNASTICS

Above the Barre – Berea – ages 18 months +
Avon Dance & Martial Arts – Avon – ages 18 months +
Flippers Gym – Avon – walking age+
Great Lakes Gymnastics – Avon Lake
Ten Point O – North Ridgeville – ages 18 months +
The Little Gym of Avon – Avon – ages 4 months +
The Little Gym of Rocky River – Rocky River – ages 4 months +
Top Gun – Avon – ages 3+

HORSEBACK RIDING

Blue Ridge Stables – North Ridgeville
Equestrian Elite – Oberlin – ages 3+
North Crest Equestrian Center – Avon Lake – ages 8+
Valley Riding – Westpark – ages 8+

MUSIC

Beck Center for the Arts – Lakewood – ages 0+
Fairview Academy of Music – Fairview Park
Grafton Center of Musical Arts – Grafton – ages 4+
Lakewood Music Academy – Lakewood – ages 0+
Mini Maestros – Westlake 
Oberlin Conservatory of Music – Oberlin – ages 0+
Music Therapy Enrichment Center – Westlake – ages 3 months+
School of Rock Cleveland West – Westlake – ages 6+
The Music Settlement – Ohio City
Westlake Music Academy – Westlake – ages 4+

NeoMotion is one of the only Tricking gyms in the United States. Whether experienced or just getting started, students learn an exciting blend of tumbling, martial arts, and acrobatic skills, with a ninja warrior twist for some extra fun! Beyond learning cool skills, they believe it’s important for children and teens to have an outlet that balances structured time with creative time. By teaching students how to move and control their bodies and abilities, they help their students develop coordination and confidence. Try a free class today!
For more information, visit: https://www.neomotionacademy.com/

 

SPORTS

Cleveland YMCA – multiple locations on the west side
First Tee – Westlake
Force Soccer Club – Rocky River – ages 5+
Harbourtown Martial Arts Academy – Vermilion
Hoop Tech – North Ridgeville
i9 Sports – Fairview Park & North Olmsted – ages 3+
Jump Start Sports – multiple locations on the west side
Lakewood Soccer Association – Lakewood
Levitate Jiu Jitsu School – Amherst – ages 6+
Lost Nation Sports – Lorain – ages 18 months+
NeoMotion Academy – Avon Lake – ages 4+
North FC – multiple locations on the west side
Preschool Sports – multiple locations on the west side – ages 3+
Soccer Shots – multiple locations on the west side – 2+
Tracys Karate – Amherst – ages 3+
Westlake Soccer Association – Westlake

SWIMMING

Aqua-Tots Swim School – Westlake – ages 4 months+
Cleveland YMCA – multiple locations on the west side
Goldfish Swim School – Fairview Park – ages 4 months+
Liquid Lifestyles – multiple locations on the west side – ages 6 months+

Julie Billiart Schools, with campuses in Akron, Lyndhurst, & Westlake provide a whole-child approach to educating children with learning & social differences. Their comprehensive K-8 program features specialized & personalized attention, onsite therapies (speech, occupational, music, & art), small class sizes (1:8), & two highly trained intervention specialists in each classroom. With more than seven hours of direct intervention each day, students at Julie Billiart Schools develop the confidence & skills to advocate for themselves at school,
at home, and beyond. For more information, visit: https://www.juliebilliartschool.org/

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