2021 After School Activities Guide | Greater Lansing Area Moms

Have you been looking for after school activities for your child this year?

The Greater Lansing Area Moms 2021 After School Activities Guide is here! It is full of local activities that will help you take the guesswork out of what to do after school.  

From dance to art to martial arts to music and more – the guide is a resource to help you throughout the entire school year. There are a number of options to choose from face to face, one-on-one and group options.

Many businesses are offering exclusive discounts for mentioning the GLAM After School Activities Guide – Scroll down and learn more!

Thank you to our generous partnering sponsor – Retractable Solutions.

Cooking

Sweet Encounter Kids

Sweet Encounter Kids, operates out of Allen Street Neighborhood Center or other Lansing area locations, 240-620-5930 Build your kiddos confidence, communication skills, and culinary knowledge! Join us in the kitchen as we offer regular cooking classes for kids this fall. For more information visit sweetencounterkids.com/classes.

Classes are best suited for kids 7 years old and up.

Instagram @sekidscook
Facebook Sweet Encounter Kids
Website sweetencounterkids.com

Dance & Gymnastics

Ann's School of Dance

Ann’s School of Dance
3320 East Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing; 517-333-1899

Dance instruction of all disciplines ages 3 to adult. Wonderful family atmosphere where dancers are inspired, dancers are inspired, motivated and encouraged

Mention GLAMom’s and receive $20 off enrollment fee

Instagram @annsschoolofdance
Facebook @annsschoolofdance
Website annsschoolofdance.com

Children's Ballet Theatre


2458 N. Cedar St., Holt
517-482-2553

Children’s Ballet Theatre provides a youth-oriented, community-based ballet performance company in Michigan with the highest possible dance, artistic and performance standards, while fostering a greater appreciation of ballet as an art form.

Dancers learn the rigors of a professional ballet company, including extensive planning and rehearsing, makeup application, costume care, theater etiquette and respect for fellow dancers.

Children’s Ballet Theatre includes children 8 – 18 years old.

Facebook @capitalballettheatre 
Website cbtdance.org

Delta Dance Connection, LLC

Delta Dance Connection, LLC partners with Delta Township Parks and Recreation to provide quality developmentally appropriate dance education with a focus on artistic expression and fostering community. Where a traditional dance studio typically expects students to commit to classes from August – June, we allow the freedom to shape your child’s dance schedule and commitment level by offering classes in either a semester or quarter commitments throughout the dance season

Dance classes available for children 18 months – 13 years

Mention GLAMom’s at registration and receive a Delta Dance Connection t-shirt!

Instagram @deltadanceconnection
Facebook @deltadanceconnection
Website deltadanceconnection.com

Elite Dance Company

Elite Dance Company is the Lansing area’s Elite dance studio! Our mission is simple: to Instill a Passion for Dance. By creating a safe space for expression for all dancers, providing quality instruction, and forming friendships that will last a lifetime, Elite is your home away from home. We offer both Recreational and Competitive programs for ages 3-18 in various styles of dance. Our Competitive team is well known throughout the state of Michigan for our winning choreography and our fun team environment. Please visit us at our website at elite-dancecompany.org for more information. So what are you waiting for? Come join all the fun! We can’t wait to dance with you!

Mention GLAmoms for $5 off registration fee!

Instagram @elitedancecompany5678
Facebook @EliteDanceCompany
Website elite-dancecompany.org

City of East Lansing - Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts

City of East Lansing – Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts, Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, East Lansing
517-333-2580

Studio de Danse classes – pre-ballet, ballet, Irish, jazz/hip hop combo, cecchetti, pointe, lyrical.

Fall classes open to youth, ages 6 & up.

Mention GLAMoms for 10% off EL Parks, Recreation & Arts classes!

Instagram @elparksrec
Facebook @East Lansing Hannah Community Center
Website cityofeastlansing.com/parks

GymTactics

Gymtactics
4194 Legion Dr. Mason, 517-604-6556

We provide gymnastics instruction for all abilities and ages! From toddlers to teens, from beginner to advanced! We offer classes that fit the needs of each individual athlete.

Mention GLAMoms and receive buy one get one free to morning toddler times!

Instagram gymtacticsgym
Facebook GymTactics

Website
gymtacticsgym.com

Kick it Out Dance Studio

“Where everyone has a chance to dance”, is our studio slogan and mission. We provide Dance, Music, and Fitness classes to the East Lansing, Haslett, Okemos, Williamston, Bath, Mason, and Lansing area.

It is our goal to promote growth in positive self-awareness and modesty, operating with an approach to cultivate family values through integrity, respect, diligence, and courage. We also focus on age appropriate costumes and music choices. Kick It Out was founded in 2012 and we began in a 1,000 square foot site with 0 students and that grew to 14 dance and 20 fitness students, those numbers doubled each year.

We now we have grown into a 4,400 square foot facility in East Lansing, MI with three dance studio rooms. Our lobby is spacious, comfortable with plenty of seating, TV monitors to view the studio rooms, two changing rooms with cubbies for students to put their personal items, desks to do homework, four rest rooms, and a kitchen.

Our mission is to provide a wholesome environment that fosters moral values and integrity through dance, music, and fitness.

Classes available from 2 through adult.

Mention GLAMoms and receive $10 off registration fee for music lessons, $5 off registration fee for dance and/or $5 off a fitness card.

Instagram @kickitoutdance
Facebook @kickitoutdance
Website kickitoutdance.com

Platinum Dance Academy

Platinum Dance Academy,
1561 Suite 1B Haslett Rd, Haslett

Platinum Dance Academy located in downtown Haslett  is now registering for the fall 2021-2022 dance season! Classes offered include Pre-Ballet, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Pre-Pointe. For questions please contact Shelley at 517.712.5887

Ages 2yrs 8 months to adults

Classes begin September 13th

Instagram @platinumdanceacademy
Facebook @Platinum Dance Academy
Website Platinum Dance Academy

Ruhala Performing Arts Center

The Ruhala Performing Arts Center offers classes for all ages.  Classes include Glee, acting, jazz, ballet, tap, creative movement, improv and more.

The Ruhala Center also offers performing opportunities in the ensemble where the students study and rehearse a musical or play.

Private lessons including acting, voice and dance are also an option to strengthen your craft in on-on-one instruction.

Along with performing arts education, Mark & Celina run Ruhala Health and Wellness at the center and teach Mental Toughness, Reiki, Integrated Movement and other forms of support for people wanting to fully embody their optimal self.

New students who have never taken classes at the Ruhala Center, mention GLAMoms and receive 25% off their first class.

Contact info@ruhalacenter.com for more information
Website ruhalacenter.com

Spartan Dance Center

Spartan Dance Center
6075 North Hagadorn, East Lansing, 517-599-3055

Dance class at SDC create the building blocks to creativity & athleticism. Our Program offers classes for ages 2 and up in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Acro & B-boy. All classes in the Jr. Spartans program are dynamic, developmentally-appropriate, and fun! This highly effective approach allows young students to gain skills in coordination, rhythm, creative expression, social skills, and spatial awareness that provide the foundation for confident dancers-to-be. Even if students aren’t destined to become professional dancers, skills learned in classes at Spartan Dance Center prepare children for success in many other areas of life.

Classes offered for ages 2 and older.

Mention GLAMoms and receive a free leotard at sign up! 

Instagram @spartandancecenter
Facebook @Spartan Dance & Fit Center
Website spartandancecenter.com

The Studio Performing Arts Center

The Studio Performing Arts Center
5015 Park Lake Rd., East Lansing, 517-203-8324

We develop the whole student: artistically, aesthetically, and technically in a nurturing and positive environment. The Studio features a conservatory-based environment (as opposed to recreational or competition-based) where the performing arts (Dance, Acting/Musical Theatre and Voice) come together with expert instruction in a comprehensive and well-thought out curriculum. We have our own in-house Dance Company and Acting Company, where students get to perform in a variety of experiences and original shows. Proudly the only “conservatory arts” studio existing in the Mid-Michigan area!
Ballet classes offered for ages 3.5 through Adult Tap Dance classes offered for ages 6 and up
Jazz Dance classes offered for ages 8 and up Lyrical Dance classes offered for ages 10 and up
Contemporary Dance Advanced levels only Musical Theatre classes offered for ages 9 – 18 Acting classes offered for ages 12 through adult
Private Voice lessons offered for ages 8 through adult

Instagram @thestudio_pac
Facebook@TheStudioPerformingArtsCenter
Website dancingact.com

Martial Arts

PKSA East Lansing

PKSA East Lansing
7868 Old M-78, East Lansing, 517-214-015

PKSA Karate East Lansing is a martial arts school dedicated to instructing students in traditional Tang Soo Do karate and self defense for students ages 4-85

Mention GLAMoms for 50% off the first month AND a free uniform!

Facebook @PKSA Karate-East Lansing Website PKSA.com

Music

Kick it Out Dance Studio

“Where everyone has a chance to dance”, is our studio slogan and mission. We provide Dance, Music, and Fitness classes to the East Lansing, Haslett, Okemos, Williamston, Bath, Mason, and Lansing area.

It is our goal to promote growth in positive self-awareness and modesty, operating with an approach to cultivate family values through integrity, respect, diligence, and courage. We also focus on age appropriate costumes and music choices. Kick It Out was founded in 2012 and we began in a 1,000 square foot site with 0 students and that grew to 14 dance and 20 fitness students, those numbers doubled each year.

We now we have grown into a 4,400 square foot facility in East Lansing, MI with three dance studio rooms. Our lobby is spacious, comfortable with plenty of seating, TV monitors to view the studio rooms, two changing rooms with cubbies for students to put their personal items, desks to do homework, four rest rooms, and a kitchen.

Our mission is to provide a wholesome environment that fosters moral values and integrity through dance, music, and fitness.

Classes available from 2 through adult.

Mention GLAMoms and receive $10 off registration fee for music lessons, $5 off registration fee for dance and/or $5 off a fitness card.

Instagram @kickitoutdance
Facebook @kickitoutdance
Website kickitoutdance.com

Okemos Music Academy

Okemos Music Academy
3444 Hagadorn Rd. Okemos, 517-664-1110

It’s back-to-school music lesson time! We know you’ve got a lot to do, that’s why we make it so easy to sign up for in-person OR online lessons!

Simply call or text us: (517)664-1110, email us: info@okemosmusicacademy.com, request information on our website: www.lansingmusiclessons.com, or stop by in person at 3444 Hagadorn Rd. at the corner of Jolly and Okemos. We have front desk staff eager to assist you 7 days a week and the best instructors in the area, teaching you the songs you want to learn!

Mention GLAM, and get your first lesson free and free registration! ($57 value!)

Instagram @okemosmusicacademy Facebook @miokemosmusicacademy Website lansingmusiclessons.com

School of Rock East Lansing


School of Rock East Lansing,
2037 W Grand River Rd, Okemos

517-220-7625

The patented School of Rock Method combines our core philosophy of performance-based music education with a unique curriculum designed for kids with no previous musical experience. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn classic rock songs that have been simplified specifically for beginner musicians.

These rehearsals get young musicians to learn the fundamentals of their instrument while playing with a band in a positive and fun atmosphere. Students also have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who will help them rehearse performance songs while teaching them foundational music skills and concepts.

Mention GLAMoms and receive $50 off your child’s first month of lessons!

Instagram @schoolofrock.eastlansing Facebook @School of Rock East Lansing Website locations.schoolofrock.com/eastlansing

Ninja, Strength, Conditioning & Group Fitness

Building Champions Strength and Performance

Building Champions Strength and Performance
5135 Aurelius, Suite C, Lansing
517-202-1276

The main goal of the classes at Building Champions is to teach kids how to move and help them become more athletic. Athleticism is a very broad term that is often only associated with sports. Being athletic goes well beyond sports. A child who is confident and competent in their movement skills is much more likely to participate in physical activities, games, and sports. They’re also much more likely to remain active throughout their entire life, which is the most important part. Two main obstacles kids face today are the decreased emphasis on physical education in schools and the increased pressure to specialize in sports at a young age. This leaves them with very limited opportunities to learn and master fundamental movement skills like sprint form, jumping, cutting, throwing, catching, etc. At Building Champions kids will learn proper movement patterns and how to apply those movements in a multitude of situations. We achieve this through drills, exercises, and games. Every participant will be challenged, but they’ll have fun doing it. We don’t want anything less than your child leaving with a positive experience.
Fall Classes start August 30th

Junior Champions ages 10 – 13
Little Champions ages 6 – 9
Mini Champions ages 3 – 5

View packages, class times and additional information HERE.

Mention GLAMom’s at registration and receive $5 off

Instagram @justin_patnoude
Facebook @buildingchampionsstrengthandperformance 
Website buildingchampionsstrengthandperformance.com

 

Spartan Ninja

Spartan Ninja
6075 North Hagadorn, East Lansing

Spartan Ninja gives your child the confidence to take on any challenge and gives you peace of mind knowing that you are contributing to their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Spartan Ninja Warrior classes offer your child a unique experience to participate in a program like no other. Build strength, confidence, and athleticism with a new obstacle/parkour course each week to keep the mind and body balanced and challenged!

Classes for children 3 – 15 years old

Mention GLAMoms and receive a free t-shirt at sign up! 

Instagram @spartanninjawarriors
Facebook @spartanninjaandfit 
Website Spartan Ninja & Fit Center

Soccer

Soccer Kickers
 
Soccer Kickers is gaining the reputation as one of the best in Michigan. We created a soccer program that tailors to a child’s developmental stage. The program teaches them soccer skills through fun games.
 
When registering for Fall 2021 soccer, enter code GLM5 and receive 5% off
 

 

Swimming & Swim Lessons

Goldfish Swim School - Okemos
Back to School? Stay in the Pool!

Pre-pay for 6 months & receive:

  • 2 Free Additional Lessons
  • Free Family Swim for those 6 months
  • Free Pair of Goggles
  • Free Goldfish Swim School logo towel
  • Waived annual membership fee ($25 value/swimmer)
*This offer is valid once per child.
  • Goldfish Swim School offers lessons for kids 4 months to 12 years
  • Shiver-free, 90-degree pool
  • No sessions! Year-round lessons
  • Trained & Certified Instructors
  • Small class sizes
Hurry! This offer ends September 30th, 2021. Call 517-458-5555 to sign up today!

Instagram @goldfish_okemos
Facebook @goldfishokemos
Website goldfishswimschool.com/okemos

Goldfish Swimschool Okemos Special Offer – PDF attachment

Theatre & Performance Art

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre
819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 517-333-2580

Main stage productions, studio classes Main stage productions are ages 9 to 18 (fall/winter/spring) and ages 6 to 18 (summer);

Studio classes are for ages 11-18

Instagram @allofusexpress
Facebook @All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre
Website cityofeastlansing.com/allofus

Ruhala Performing Arts Center

The Ruhala Performing Arts Center offers classes for all ages.  Classes include Glee, acting, jazz, ballet, tap, creative movement, improv and more.

The Ruhala Center also offers performing opportunities in the ensemble where the students study and rehearse a musical or play.

Private lessons including acting, voice and dance are also an option to strengthen your craft in on-on-one instruction.

Along with performing arts education, Mark & Celina run Ruhala Health and Wellness at the center and teach Mental Toughness, Reiki, Integrated Movement and other forms of support for people wanting to fully embody their optimal self.

New students who have never taken classes at the Ruhala Center, mention GLAMoms and receive 25% off their first class.

Contact info@ruhalacenter.com for more information
Website ruhalacenter.com

The Studio Performing Arts Center

The Studio Performing Arts Center
5015 Park Lake Rd., East Lansing, 517-203-8324

We develop the whole student: artistically, aesthetically, and technically in a nurturing and positive environment. The Studio features a conservatory-based environment (as opposed to recreational or competition-based) where the performing arts (Dance, Acting/Musical Theatre and Voice) come together with expert instruction in a comprehensive and well-thought out curriculum. We have our own in-house Dance Company and Acting Company, where students get to perform in a variety of experiences and original shows. Proudly the only “conservatory arts” studio existing in the Mid-Michigan area!
Ballet classes offered for ages 3.5 through Adult Tap Dance classes offered for ages 6 and up
Jazz Dance classes offered for ages 8 and up Lyrical Dance classes offered for ages 10 and up
Contemporary Dance Advanced levels only Musical Theatre classes offered for ages 9 – 18 Acting classes offered for ages 12 through adult
Private Voice lessons offered for ages 8 through adult

Instagram @thestudio_pac
Facebook @TheStudioPerformingArtsCenter
Website dancingact.com

Other After School Area Opportunities

GYMNASTICS & DANCE
HOCKEY & SKATING

Suburban Ice, East Lansing

STEM / STEAM

Impression 5, Lansing – Winter program information coming soon

STRENGTH, CONDITIONING & GROUP FITNESS

Mind Body Symmetry (located within Conquest), DeWitt

YMCA BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS

YMCA Lansing in partnership with Lansing School District

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