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Class & Activity in Greenville County

Are you looking for classes or activities for your children in Greenville County? Whether you’re looking for classes in dance or art, or places where your child can participate in sports, gymnastics or other activities, you’ll find it here. This is a full list of class and activity options in Greenville County.

Looking for more classes & activities for kids? Check out our Class & Activities Guide Near the Upstate. You’ll find everything from dance classes to horseback riding to art classes and more!

YMCA of Greenville

SPONSORED | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

YMCA C&A Guide May 11

The YMCA of Greenville offers classes and activities for children throughout the year at six locations – Caine Halter Family YMCA (downtown Greenville), Eastside Family YMCA (Taylors), Prisma Health Family YMCA (Simpsonville), YMCA Program Center (Simpsonville), YMCA Judson and the George I. Theisen Family YMCA (Travelers Rest). Classes and sports leagues are available to members and non-members.

Homeschool PE: The Y’s Home School PE Program provides homeschooled children a place where they can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to be sports-related, while showing children how much fun exercise can be. Homeschool PE is offered at the Y Program Center on Mondays and Prisma Health Family Y on Wednesdays for children ages 6-15.

Basketball: Did you know that basketball was invented at the YMCA? The love for basketball remains at the Y where each player is met at their skill level. Children, ages 4-14, can sign up for summer and winter basketball leagues or try it out for a week in out of our Summer Day Camps 

Soccer: Soccer’s simple rules are a great way to introduce children to sports. The YMCA of Greenville offers spring and fall soccer leagues or kids can try it out for a week in our of our Summer Day Camps. Teams are available for children ages 3-14.

Swim: The YMCA of Greenville offers swim lessons for anyone six months or older. Classes are progressive and build off each individual’s skills and are available throughout the day. For more advanced swimmers, the YMCA has Swim Academy, a specialized program that teaches the basics of swim team and competitive swimming and helps advanced swimmers hone their skills.

T Ball: The YMCA of Greenville’s T-ball program is designed to be a developmental league for the youngest players. Children ages 3-7 will learn the necessary skills they need to master before moving on to play coach’s pitch, travel baseball or travel softball.

Cross Country: Offered at Prisma Health Family YMCA/Y Program Center in Simpsonville, the Y is looking to introduce the sport to young athletes who are looking to be active, add conditioning, or even have plans to one day try out for their high school cross country team. The Cross Country program is open to children ages 5-14.

Flag Football: Spring and Fall Flag Football is open to children ages 4-14. Participants learn football fundamentals such as footwork, ball control, passing and teamwork.

Volleyball: Did you know that volleyball was also invented at the YMCA? This popular indoor sport is offered to ages 8-16 twice a year at select branches at the YMCA of Greenville. Kids can also try it out for a week in one of our Summer Day Camps.

Dance: The YMCA offers dance classes via Carolina Dance Collaborative throughout the year at several YMCA Greenville locations. Classes are offered in ballet, jazz/hip-hop and other options for young dancers. Classes are available for ages 2-12.

Golf: The YMCA Youth Golf Program is designed for children ages 5-14 that have varying levels of golf experience including beginners, intermediate and brand new to the game. 

Tennis: Tennis lessons are now available for youth ages 6-17, as well as for adults 18+! Join professional coaches Robert and Benjamin Fleming from Love Tennis to offer you quality instruction, and lots of chances to improve your game. Kids can also try it out for a week in one of our Summer Day Camps.

Adventure Guides and Trailblazers: Parent/Child pairs are grouped into circles of others and their surrounding community.  Circles meet on their own for different events and activities on a regular basis and the program as a whole offers events open to all circles throughout the season.  Events include two weekend camps out at YMCA Camp Greenville, pinewood derby race, a chili cook-off and a father-daughter semi-formal Valentines Dance.

Piano Central Studios

SPONSORED 864.232.5010 | Three locations, Greenville, SC

Piano Central Studios C&A guide 2022

For over 40 years now, students of all ages have fallen in love with learning to make music at Piano Central Studios.

Whether you’re bringing your little one to Kindermusik for their very first music class, or signing up your school-age student for private lessons, or enrolling as an adult because you always wanted to learn or wished you’d never quit, you will discover a warm, friendly environment, and caring and qualified instructors who take the time to individualize your progress musically.

You’ll find that you will absolutely thrive in your experience with a program that’s been purposefully and thoughtfully designed to inspire a lasting love for music and a lifelong skill for singing or playing an instrument.

From Kindermusik® to music lessons in Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Guitar, Ukulele, there’s something for everyone at Piano Central Studios – from babies to adults!

Best of all, you can get started at any time – even part way through the month.  You don’t have to wait to experience all that your music classes or private lessons will come to mean to you!

PCS has three studio locations for your convenience:

  • 757 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville
  • Bob Jones University, Greenville
  • 1622 Woodruff Road, Greenville/Simpsonville

Carolina Dance Collaborative

SPONSORED 864.315.3732

The Carolina Dance Collaborative is a mobile dance outreach 501(c)3 Organization that seeks to make dance education accessible to all people regardless of location, ability, or resources. Collaboration, equity, and empowerment are the basis for all our classes. We do not maintain a facility but rather bring our services into the community to make dance accessible to everyone.

YMCA DANCE CLASSES

Where?
CDC partners with all the YMCA Branches in Greenville (Caine Halter, Eastside, GIT, Verdae, Adams Mill YPC) as well as the Powdersville YMCA. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A YMCA MEMBER TO ATTEND THESE CLASSES.

What?
Little Learners I & II: Ages 2-4
Tap I & II : Ages 3-8
Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, & Ballet II: Ages 5-12
Jazz/Hip-Hop I & II : Ages 5-12
Tumble Bugs I & II: Ages 3-8

Classes are 45 minutes – 1 hour, once a week and range from morning through late afternoon (no evenings with YMCA studio availability). View the schedule HERE!

How Much?
$90 Tuition for 8 weeks (30 minute classes) and $30 registration fee
$130 Tuition for 8 weeks (45 minute classes) and $30 registration fee
$170 Tuition for 8 weeks (1 hour classes) and $30 registration fee

Scholarship Program:
CDC has a Scholarship Program for individuals and families who need additional resources for enrichment classes. Apply now!

You can enroll on our website HERE. For questions, please contact [email protected].

For more information about our After School Programs or Adaptive Programs for students with disabilities, visit CDC’s Website or our special needs ad!

South Carolina Children's Theatre

SPONSORED 864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

SCCT C&A Guide Aug 2022

South Carolina Children’s Theatre is thrilled to offer our super-popular Fall Semester! This semester, SCCT is offering the most diverse curriculum yet!

Check out our:

  • Technical theatre workshop
  • Kids Night Outs
  • Saturday Morning Mania
  • And our beloved theatre classes for all ages and skill levels!

Enrollment in SCCT classes is open to children ages 3 through 12th grade. Registrants ages 3-5 must be fully potty-trained. Any questions or needs regarding SCCT classes can be addressed with SCCT Registrar Jill Wolf at 864.235.2885 or by email at [email protected].

Click here to view our General Classes Information and FAQs. Scholarships are also available – click here to learn more.

Moonlight Piano Studios

SPONSORED 864.430.4631 | 229 Siloam Church Road, Easley, SC

Moonlight Piano Studios C&A 2022

Begin your child’s musical journey through the gift of Musikgarten! These wonderful classes provide a solid musical foundation for your baby, toddler, or preschool-aged child using real instruments, singing, movement, and dance. Studies have shown that early music education has a wonderful effect on language and literacy development, improves pattern recognition abilities, creates a marvelous foundation for mathematics, and increases social and emotional skills. These abilities can continue to develop through specialization in individual instruments through private music instruction for those five and older. Adults included!

Teachers include Sharon Cook, professional musician and owner of Moonlight Piano Studios; the director of Siloam Christian Preschool, Faith Kennett; and Shannon Roe, experienced preschool instructor. Fall registration opens on August 1st, with fall classes beginning on September 12th. Reserve your spot today!

Contact Sharon Cook at 864.430.4631 or [email protected].

Moonlight Piano Studios is now offering Musikgarten Classes and private music instruction at Siloam Baptist Church located at 229 Siloam Church Road, Easley, SC 29642.

Dance Without Limits

SPONSORED 864.412.7788 | 115 Pelham Rd. Ste. 24, Greenville, SC

Dance is for everyone, regardless of age, shape, size, or ability at Dance Without Limits. Dance classes are offered for students ages 18 months to 18 years old.

Offerings include the Twinkle Toes preschool program (ballet, tap, and hip hop/tumbling combo) and elementary through high school classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, and hip hop. A special Limitless Friends class is also offered for students with disabilities. All classes are inclusive, and Dance Without Limits enjoys offering a family-friendly, non-competitive dance program.

Class Listings:

Twinkle Toes Preschool Dance Program

Twinkle Baby and Me: (ages 18-24 months) A 30-minute introductory class containing ballet, tap, and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basics in a positive environment. Engaging age-appropriate music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. An adult is required to participate in this class.

Twinkle Babies: (ages 2-3) A 45-minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap, and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow directions and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance. The use of props, like Twinkle Bears, hula hoops, and bubbles, enables the young dancers to use their imagination and creativity, but mostly to have fun!

Twinkle Stars: (ages 3-4 and 4-5) An age-specific 45-minute class containing tap, ballet, and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. The use of fun age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. Plus, hula hoops, scarves, and bubbles for free dance makes the end of class so much fun!

Tot Hop & Tumble: (ages 3-5) This upbeat 45-minute class introduces our young dancers to basic elements of hip hop, creative movement, and beginner-level tumbling. We incorporate obstacle courses and fun props, such as our mini trampoline and hula hoops! The perfect way to release the wiggles while learning hip hop fundamentals.

Twinkle Ballet: (ages 3-5) This 30-minute class for our young dancers incorporates all the ballet elements from our regular Twinkle Stars class, without the tap portion. The perfect class for little ones who enjoy a bit of a quieter setting.

Elementary, Middle, and High School Classes

Tap: (ages K5-18) A percussive style of dance which gets its name from the sound made when the metal plates on the dancer’s shoes contact the floor. Emphasis on rhythm and clarity of sounds from the feet.

Ballet: (ages K5-18) A class which progresses from beginning ballet steps to advanced technique and placement. Each class will begin at the barre, then move to center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is the building block of all other forms of dance and necessary to excel in all other forms. For this reason, we strongly encourage all students to take a ballet class.

Jazz: (ages K5-18) Jazz builds on the fundamentals learned in ballet and is very structured in technique. The class progresses from a center warm-up with emphasis on strength and flexibility, then moves to across the floor combinations, finishing with a fun combo in center floor. Jazz takes many forms, and is often performed to upbeat, popular music.

Lyrical/Contemporary: (ages K5-18) Lyrical/Contemporary is a fusion of jazz and ballet which uses movement to interpret a song’s lyrics. The class progresses from a center warm-up with emphasis on strength and flexibility, then moves to across the floor combinations, finishing with a combo in center floor. Typically, lyrical is very fluid and quite beautiful!

Hip Hop: (ages K5-18) Also known as street dance, hip hop is an upbeat dance style that has become hugely popular with fun and exciting choreography and engaging music. All music and dance moves are age appropriate. All-boys hip hop class also available.

Acrobatics: (ages K5-18) This class teaches the basics of floor tumbling (such as forward and backward rolls, backbends, cartwheels, etc.) and progresses to advanced tumbling (such as handsprings and aerial work). Teachers work with students on their individual level.

Limitless Friends: This is a movement class for students ages 6 and up with disabilities. Elements of jazz, hip hop, and acrobatics are incorporated in this fun class, along with games and free dance.

Find out more at Dance Without Limits.

First Tee

SPONSORED 864-395-0013 | 3515 Pelham Road , Suite 201, Greenville, SC

First Tee C&A Guide 2022

First Tee helps young people discover what’s inside of them, guides them to strengthen it, and mentors them to put it into action in everything they do. First Tee not only improves their young people’s golf game, but creates experiences that build game changers. Character is learned, cultivated and shared by our experiences. In a world where social pressures are always on, where calm and confidence are hard to access, First Tee kids are growing in new environments that are demanding more from them.

So, First Tee builds experiences that build character. Experiences are our greatest teacher. They believe in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. First Tee provides these experiences on a weekly basis at golf courses throughout the Upstate. Check out their website to find the one closest to you. Register now.

First Tee also offers Golf Passport Books with up to 66 rounds of discounted golf around the Upstate! The PAR-fect gift for your favorite golfer!! Visit https://firstteeupstate.org/2022golfpassport/ for more information.

Girls on the Run

SPONSORED 864.256.1002 | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

Girls on the Run C&A Guide

Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions. Trained coaches use running and other physical activities to build social, emotional and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life.

Girls on the Run has two program seasons: Spring (February – April) and Fall (September – November). The program is available to girls in 3rd-8th grades and encourages girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others.  Programs meet twice per week after school for 75 – 90 minutes. At the end of each season, the Girls on the Run teams come together for a celebratory 5K.

Many schools and community centers serve as program host sites including: the Caine Halter YMCA and The Pavillion in Greenville and the Thomas Hannah YMCA in Spartanburg. Visit the Girls on the Run website to find a program near you.

Register for the Fall season now!

Goldfish Swim School

SPONSORED 864.835.8788 | 607 Haywood Rd., Greenville, SC

GFSS C&A listing

Goldfish Swim School was created by parents, for parents, with the goal of helping kids build essential swim skills to keep them safer in and around the water. But their program does more than that — it gives kids a platform to build life skills that help them make waves in life!

GSS has a proven, confidence-building curriculum developed by a 17-time Collegiate All-American swimmer with a degree in Early Childhood Development. The small class sizes help children get the attention they deserve. Parents and students can expect weekly class feedback, quarterly progress reports, and scheduled skill assessments. Have to miss a class? It’s easy to schedule absences and receive tokens to schedule a make-up class. Members can enjoy monthly themes and celebration prizes!

 

Pool amenities include:
  • 90 degree pool
  • Climate-controlled viewing area
  • Hair drying station
  • Family-friendly changing rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Swimsuit dryer

Get started at Goldfish Swim School today!

Imagine Music Studios

SPONSORED 864.380.8884 | 125 North Main Street, Simpsonville, SC

Imagine Music Studios C&A guide 2022 new
Imagine Music Studio is a place where any age, and style of music, and any background, can grow in their musical abilities; We GUARANTEE it!
Private Lessons Teaching: All brass instruments, Ukulele, Woodwinds, Piano, and our specialty, vocals.
Our private lessons cater to our students individually, giving them exactly what they need to grow their musical abilities. We help all ages grow for auditions, work on confidence, and give excellence in everything we do!
Offering Seasonal Recitals, Community Events, Walking in the Greenville Parade, and more, we will be sure to give our students a chance to SHINE!
And always, THE FIRST LESSON IS FREE! So sign up to get involved in our summer and fall schedule before it fills up!

PurrPoseful Art Studio

SPONSORED 864.754.7582 | Millside Circle, Greenville, SC

Purrposeful Art C&A Aug 2022

Purrposeful Art Studio is a Humane Education Art Studio. We currently offer weeknight classes for children that have a love for animals and a passion for art!

We combine Humane Education (fostering compassion, responsibility and kindness to all animals) with practical art instruction!

Students will create a limited edition print of their favorite animal; maybe even their pet at home. Students will create 2 editions, one to keep, and one to sell at an annual fundraising benefit, where the proceeds will be donated to local animal rescue organizations.

Our commitment is to create a safe space, free of judgment, where children who are like minded, can come together to create art that saves lives!

Weeknight Classes: Ages 7-12

Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:00pm. Consists of six (6) consecutive classes for a total of nine (9) hours.

Private Art Classes: Ages 13-17

Sunday evenings between 3:00-7:00pm. One or two hour sessions are available. Private sessions are unique to the students’ individual needs.

Register online today at purrposefulart.studio, where we create art with PURRpose!

Unique Dance Academy

SPONSORED 864.360.4743 | 2301 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC

Unique Dance Academy C&A 2022

Unique Dance Academy is all about inspiring individuality within the community. That’s why we’re proud to open up a dance school as of August 5th, 2022. We offer classes in kids fitness, hip hop, tap, ballet, k-pop, dance with me, adult ballet and tap, yoga and more. Here, we encourage all students to participate in our classes and build self-expression, discipline, and enjoyment. Our school provides fun dance activities for everyone with a team that is ready to support you on your fitness journey.

Foothills Fencing Academy

864.593.3684 | 1004 Piedmont Hwy, Piedmont, SC

Offers: Recreational and competitive fencing class for a variety of ages and skill levels covering footwork, blade work, tactics and rules of fencing to develop coordination, speed, discipline, balance and endurance

Foothills Gymnastics and Cheer Center

864.855.9660 | 198 Couch Lane, Easley, SC

Foothills offers gymnastics, cheer, and tumbling classes for children, a 10,000 square foot facility with a separate gym for preschoolers. Classes offered from parent and tot classes to adult classes.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts

864.735.3948 | 101 Abney Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: art classes, exhibitions and summer camps that provide an opportunity to cultivate art appreciation while experiencing Greenville’s growing arts community.

Offers: Children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. A caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in- class coaching, communication and age appropriate curriculum.

The Little Gym of Greenville

864.254.0318 | 1607 Laurens Road, Ste. 102, Greenville, SC

The Little Gym of Greenville’s age-appropriate activities for kids are designed to facilitate maximum fun and ongoing skill development through movement, music, learning and laughter. Children progress at their own pace, having fun and building confidence as they develop new skills.

Ice Skating Lessons at Greenville Rec

864.322.7529 | 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Private and group lessons are available for ages 4 and up. Classes are 30 minutes and run for 8 weeks. Costs begin at $100. (You can also just try out your ice skating skills at open times throughout the summer on your own.)

HappyFeet Greenville

864.884.2586

We hold FUN, creative weekday soccer classes at local daycares/ schools and weeknight and weekend leagues for boys and girls ages 2 and up! Email [email protected] for details.

Greenville Rec

864.288.6470 | 4806 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Offers an incredibly wide variety of camps and events all summer long and rec classes throughout the year at multiple Greenville locations. Visit website for full details and to explore the many options.

Fall youth sports options include football, tennis (lessons and tournaments), ice hockey (with a variety of experience levels), ice skating, and whole lot more!

Roller Time

864.561.2172

Offers: Certified instructors provide roller skating lessons to teach or help improve skills of children starting at age 3. Skates may be provided and lessons take place in a variety of facilities around the Upstate.

i9 Sports

864.642.0209 | 1050 Edwards Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball for kids ages 3 and up. Programs are offered at 3 locations: Edwards Road Baptist Church in Greenville, Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors, and Aldersgate Methodist in Greenville.

Upward Sports

864.949.5700 | 198 White Star Point, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Volley and Baseball/Softball

Northwood Little League

Offers: Fall and spring baseball

Greenville Little League

864.421.5690

Offers: Fall and spring baseball leagues

Yoga 2 Go

864.300.2152 | Various locations, Greenville, SC

Offers:  A mobile yoga program with on-site group and private yoga therapy classes for children age 5 years old and up. Virtual classes available.

Fox Run

864.967.9505 | 215 Club Drive, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Youth golf leagues

Greater Greenville Hockey Association

Offers: House, travel and high school hockey teams for youth in the Upstate

City of Greenville Parks and Recreation

864.232.2273

Offers: Youth programs for ages 5 and up including dance, soccer and day camps. There is also an after-school study buddy program from 2:30 – 6 pm.

Fall classes include youth soccer.

NoteAbility Music School

864.630.6455 | 2103 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers:  Lessons in voice and various instruments in multiple settings – group and individual and as a class. Programs for preschoolers and up.

DRUM Percussion Studio

864.568.5207 | 712 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

Classes and lessons for ages 2 – adults! Learn more and register online.

Music Adventure

| 1288 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC

Offers: Weekly creative music experiences, activities and adventures for kids. Private music lessons for kids of all ages.

The Practice Pad

864.248.0606 | 1714 Easley Bridge Road, Greenville, SC

Offers:  Individual music lessons in guitar, piano and more for ages 6 and up, summer camps and a Rock Band Boot Camp.

Let's Dance

864.297.0895 | Two Locations, Mauldin & Fountain Inn, SC

Offers:  Dance classes of all varieties for both boys and girls ages 2 and up. Classes have one way glass so parents can observe without distracting children.

Dance Arts Greenville

864.297.1635 | 255 Service Bay Road, Mauldin, SC

Offers:  Dance classes for even the youngest of children, beginning at age 3. Drop in classes are offered for a low commitment to see if your child enjoys dance. These begin at only $10. Summer camps and week long classes are also available.

Artistic Edge Dance Center

864.631.2156 | 75 Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC

Artistic Edge offers dance classes for ages 2 and up, beginner and advanced. Various types of dance and creative movement. Summer camps are also available.

Dianne's School of Dance

864.246.0923 | 7601 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC

Dianne’s School of Dance offers dance classes for ages 2.5 and up with professionally-trained teachers and choreographers. Instruction focuses on various styles of dancing and life lessons.

Ignite Dance Company

864.510.1713 | 1317 W. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Ignite Dance Company offers summer dance classes and camps for ages 2 and up. Ignite wants to both educate and inspire their dancers.

Greenville Ballroom Dance

864.915.6792 | 28 Bolt Street, Greenville, SC

Youth Ballroom Dance Classes  for ages 6-18.

Simpsonville Gymnastics

864.967.8931 | 3710 Grandview Drive, Simpsonville, SC

Offers recreational and competitive gymnastics and tumbling classes for toddlers through high school age.

Greenville Gymnastics

864.297.5589 | 1311-C Miller Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: A variety of gymnastics classes for all ages from toddler through adult. Classes include preschool movement, development, tumbling and Parkour. Private birthday parties and Friday night parent’s night out are also available.

Airborne Athletics

864.877.7897 | 212-C Riverside Court, Greer, SC

Airborne Athletics offers gymnastics classes for children age 3 and up. Summer camps and birthday parties are also available. Free trial class for first time students.

Acrosmith Gymnastics

864.593.4066 | 282 Rocky Creek Road, Greenville, SC

Acrosmith Gymnastics offers Family Fun Gym (previous Tot Time) for children aged 1 to 6 four days a week for $6 per session. Pre-registration is required. There are also various other classes including Ninjas and tumbling for children in preschool and up.

Sylvan Learning Center Greenville

864.214.3528 | 150 Tanner Road, Greenville, SC

Offers:  Tutoring in reading, writing, math and more with camps and classes and as type of tutoring to make education fun and engaging. Other locations include Anderson and Spartanburg.

The Pearl Center

864.675.9200 | 410 East Butler Road, Mauldin, SC

Offers: A wide range of academic teaching, training and testing for children of all ages, both in individual and group settings for reading and learning tools.

Wired Minds

864.244.2420 | 1271 S Suber Road, Suite B, Greer, SC

Offers: Tutoring, ACT/SAT prep, summer camps, after school homework mentoring, study skills.

German School Upstate

864.606.4622

Offers: Offers classes in German as a foreign language and as a heritage language. Ages 5 and up. Locations are at Simpsonville’s Holland Park Church and Spartanburg Day School.

Greer Children's Theatre

864.848.5383 | 804 Trade Street, Greer , SC

Offers:  Multiple theater, dance and drama classes and camps. Students learn all aspects of theatre from make up to stage presence to dance to set design.

Stagecraft Theatre for Kids

864.209.1582

Offers: After school theatre arts training program for students age 4 – 18. Other opportunities include musical productions, theatre arts classes, camps and leadership programs. Email [email protected] for more information.

SCOTA Karate Academy

864.268.3477 | 607 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors, SC

Offers:  Karate skills classes for all ages with an emphasis on fun and safety, guidance and expertise. Classes for ages 4 and up. Free classes available to determine your child’s interest.

Carolina Karate and Fitness Center

864.277.2008 | 2015 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Karate classes, self defense training and afterschool enrichment programs at several satellite locations around the upstate teaching the basics of karate and Japanese language skills to help advance to the next level.

Greenville Academy of Martial Arts

864.270.2468 | 872 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: A variety of martial arts classes for ages 4 and up and all skill levels. The instructors focus on building character and self control along with simple self defense appropriate for children. A free trial class is available.

Master Kim's World Class Taekwondo

864.289.0201 | 1258 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Offers:  Kid, adult and family martial arts classes and life skills with professional instruction. Free trial period is available. Children’s classes start at age 4.

Wine and Design

864.288.1260 | 1175 Woods Crossing Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: An Art Buzz family friendly painting and craft class for children of all ages. All supplies are provided. Birthday parties, afterschool classes and summer camps are also available.

Vino and Van Gogh

864.787.1349 | 1818 Augusta Street, Ste 112, Greenville, SC

Offers: After school, art classes, summer art camps and private art lessons for infants and up.

Color Clay Cafe

864.244.3445 | 2518-A East North Street, Greenville, SC

Offers:  A Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio that also offers classes in addition to open studio time.

The Trail Potter Clay Studio

864-908-9126 | 3 S. Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC

Offers: Pottery classes for children.

Kroc Center

864.527.5948 | 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC

Kroc Greenville offers a wide variety of youth and community based programs in the heart of downtown Greenville. Programs are available to both members and non-members.  Scholarships are also available upon request.

Youth Sports: Dynamic leagues led by experienced, caring staff.  All coaches and referees are knowledgeable and passionate about providing a positive experience for your child.

Homeschool: Kroc Greenville provides a variety of Homeschool elective experiences including Art, Music, Physical Education, and Group Swim Lessons. 

Swim Lessons: Group and Private swim lessons are offered for all ages (6 months+) and abilities. More advanced swimmers may desire to participate in our competitive, state-sanctioned Kroc Swim Academy.  All instructors are certified by the American Red Cross.

Kroc Kids: Our Kroc Kids area is open to children ages 3 months – 10 years while a guardian is on the property. Scheduled activities are provided each day to accelerate early childhood learning.

Community Art Nights: Children and their caregivers are invited to visit Kroc Greenville on the Third Thursday of each month to participate in a fun, family art project with a local artist. Enjoy a free slice of pizza, a drink, and swim time in our Recreational Pool!

Camps: Full-day and half-day camps are available throughout the year. Themed camps include Art Camp and various Sports Camps.

Westside Aquatics

864.679.7946 | 2700 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers: Greenville Rec’s indoor swim facility offers programs for youth, adults, and seniors.

Plate 108

864.915.2640 | 108 E. Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Offers: Kids cooking classes and culinary camps for ages 7 and up.

Black Horse Run

864.505.7920 or 864.862.2282 | 2245 Fairview Road, Fountain Inn, SC

Offers: Trail rides, riding lessons and summer camps for ages 6 and up. Beautiful farm with miles of trails that feels a little like the west.

Bramblewood Stables

864.363.3727 or 864.322.7979 | 175 McConnell Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Horseback riding lessons, summer camps, training, shows and workshops for various ages and skill levels in a full serviced equestrian facility.

Grove Station Farms

864.845.3239 | 421 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont, SC

Offers: English Hunt seat riding lessons for ages 6 and up, beginner to advanced ability. Day camps are also available in the summer and during school breaks for children of all ages.

TR Makers Co.

864.610.0996 | 3 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC

Offers: Art classes through their after-school art program and cross-curricular art experiences through their homeschool classes.

Majesty Music Academy

864.242.6395 | | 733 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

Majesty Music Academy offers preschool and elementary programs, private lessons for precollege students, and lessons for adults who are interested in learning a new instrument or revisiting an old friend.

Eden Farms

864.898.0043 | 4700 Dacusville Highway, Marietta, SC

Eden farms offers English riding lessons for ages 6 through adult with private or group lesson options. They also offer birthdays, field trips, summer camps and more.

Homeschool at the Barn- Includes an hour long riding lesson or trail ride, learning about life on a working horse farm (grooming, saddling, equine anatomy, feeding and more), horse themed crafts, bible study, snack, and time to play on the new playground.

Field Trips: Eden Farms has offered educational field trips for all ages and sizes including church groups, Scout troops, and schools. Groups rotate through their 40-stall barn to different hands-on horse stations to learn about grooming, saddling, healthcare, horse breeds, feeding, healthcare, and more! Horseback riding, playground, and time for a picnic are also available.

Greenville Youth Chorale

864.905.4559

The Greenville Youth Chorale has a choir for ages 5-7, ages 8-12, and ages 12-18. For information about auditions and scholarships, visit Greenville Youth Chorale!

Mathnasium

864.302.5872 | 1756 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Along with working through their customized learning plans, Mathnasium students receive homework help to solidify their understanding of concepts that are being covered in their current classwork. They even offer private tutoring!

For more information email or visit Mathnasium.

Ignite Learning Center

864.787.8621 | 216 Bransfield Road, Greenville, SC

Ignite Learning Center offers unique hands-on activities and programs for students exploring STEAM. Programs include problem-solving challenges, engineering, arts and more.

Good News Club

864.292.5842

Good News Club is an after-school opportunity for children in the Upstate to hear the Gospel and learn truth from God’s Word. Register at www.cefgreenville.com

US Kids Golf Greenville Seasonal Tours

864.449.3467

The US Kids Golf Greenville Tour welcomes children ages 5-18! From first tournament to qualifying for world championships, these are fun and family friendly events. Parent caddies are required for ages 8 and under, and optional for ages 9 and up. Age-appropriate yardages and tees. The Top 5 in each age group at each event earn medals! Register before deadline for each season.

 

Make and Believe Artists

864.245.3977 | 110 Academy Street, Simpsonville, SC

Offers one-time workshops and monthly classes for ages 3 and up, including painting, clay, photography classes, and drawing classes.
Birthday parties are also available. They offer multiple party themes to choose from, art stations to explore, a piece of self-created art to take home, and a banner for the birthday child.
Make and Believe Artists is located in the Simpsonville Art Center in Downtown Simpsonville.

MOTIVE School of Movement

864.775.4844 | 10 Webb Rd, Greenville, SC

Motive Movement C&A 2022

Here at MOTIVE, students can take ParkourNinja, and/or Trampoline classes. Students are paired with others in the same age range and skill level. Classes are regularly taught by the same coach so we can pay close attention to and really learn the needs of each student as they progress through our programs. Coaches follow a curriculum that is focused on safety and technique. Students may stay enrolled in the program as long as they wish.  All students will start in a Level 1 class and advance to higher levels by taking a performance assessment.

Class memberships are $95/month and include one designated class each week. Want unlimited open gym in addition to your weekly class?  We have that too, for $125/month. For students who want to take two classes a week (mix and match parkour, ninja, and/or trampoline if you like), we offer a 2-class/week membership for $150 or add open gym for just $30.

For more information on the classes we offer, visit the Parkour, Ninja, and Trampoline pages under the “Classes” tab.

To register for a class membership call 864.775.4844

Gold Star Ballroom

864.915.6792 | 107 Cannon St, Greer, SC

Free dance classes offered Thursday afternoons at 4:00 at the Spinning Jenny in Greer. Regular attendance is required along with the Covid precautions of masks and distancing. Participation is limited to 15 students. For Ages 7-12. Text Roy at 864.915.6792 for more details.

Palmetto Gymnastics Academy

864.963.2590 | 115 Pride Drive, Simpsonville, SC

HOME OF STATE AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONS &
NATIONAL AND US CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

PGA offers a variety of classes, such as gymnastics for boys and girls, preschool, ninja, tumbling, just bars, special needs, and adult classes. PGA also offers Playtime, Mom’s Morning Out, summer and holiday camps, and Parent’s Night Out.

Climb @ Blue Ridge

864.895.1416 | 301 Bulls Road, Taylors, SC

climb at blue ridge

Climb @ Blue Ridge has been providing some of the best indoor climbing in the upstate since 1995. Our passion is to encourage everyone to experience the sport of climbing. Our experienced staff want to create a climbing environment that is accessible and fun for beginning climbers and kids, but also challenging enough for the most experienced climbers.

Our day pass option allows you full access to the gym for the entire day, and you can rent all the gear you need from us. We also offer individual, student, and family memberships which allow you the freedom to climb at no additional cost any time the gym is open.

We offer group rates for a variety of groups, from birthday parties, team building experiences, and youth group activities. We also host weekly yoga sessions and hold summer camps, and our kids climbing team welcomes climbers of all skill levels.

Are you looking for a healthy, challenging, and invigorating activity to keep fit? Are you interested in a fun activity the whole family can enjoy? Climbing is a great physical and mental exercise that’s not only a great full-body workout—it’s family-friendly and fun! Give it a try, and you’ll be hooked.

Tip Top Cake Shop

864.850.2807 | 601 Williams Avenue, Easley, SC

Located in Easley, Tip Top Cake shop offers cake and cup cake decorating activities and classes.

Upstate Homeschool Physical Education

| Two Locations, Upstate, SC

PE classes give homeschoolers the opportunity to play organized games and sports, make friends, and stay active. Weekly class meets in Boiling Springs and Greer.

Southern Dance Connection

864.849.9041 | 215 W. Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greer, SC

Southern Dance Connection offers classes in various forms of dance, tumbling, and cheer. Children aged 2 and up can participate in ballet, tap, and hip-hop dance. They also offer themed dance summer camps.

Music and Arts Greenville

864.254.0849 | 1025 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

Offers a variety of private lessons in its on-site private studios including guitar, drums, piano, violin, and more

Panthers United Field Hockey Club - Greenville

| 420 Blacks Rd, Greenville, SC

Panthers United Field Hockey Club is open to girls of all skill levels as they’ll learn and compete together. They have gear to loan too! (Ages 5-19)

Greenville Martial Art Center

864.881.1397 | 425 Feaster Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Martial arts classes for ages 4 through adult.

Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America

864.233.8363 | 1 Park Plaza, Greenville, SC

Programs include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring.

International Ballet

864.879.9404 | 1018 S. Batesville Rd. Suite 1C, Greer, SC

IB C&A Guide 2022

International Ballet (IB) offers the highest quality of classical ballet training for students ages 3 to adult, and offers Mommy & Me classes for ages 18 months-3 yo.

IB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that awards over $30k annually in need and merit based scholarships to students in Ballet 1 and up. World-class faculty teach Vaganova based technique, and dancers (8 yr+) are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker (performed at the Peace Center with the live Greenville Symphony Orchestra). Dancers of all ages perform at an End of Year Demonstration in May.

IB provides the education needed for each student to achieve his/her greatest potential in ballet, while also teaching life skills (self-discipline, self-respect, teamwork, and much more) that facilitate success in life beyond dance.  The initial trial class is FREE.

Visit www.internationalballetsc.org for more information.

CFD Greenville French Courses

864.553.5303 | 710 Phillips Road, Greer, SC

Offers: Bi-weekly French courses and Monthly French club

Registration is open for August 2022.

French courses: children are grouped based on French-language skill level.
Ages: 1st grade through 5th grade
Classes meet twice per week after school hours; Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday.
Sessions are 1.5 hours long.
Courses are academically structured through frequent meetings and discussions.

French Club: Saturdays, once per month from 9 am – 12 pm.
Two age groups are offered, 6-8 years old and 9-12 years old.
10 total meets per year beginning in August.

French Club offers a playful learning environment with less academic structure. Children will enjoy activities, games, workshops, and more with instructor Claire Rouvery.

BHA Voice Studio

BHA Voice Studio offers both private voice lessons and group classes/workshops! In-person and virtual lessons are available. Please visit the BHA Voice Studio website or contact directly for more information.

Peace Center

864.679.9217 | 300 South Main Street, Greenville, SC

The Peace Center is a performing arts center offering a diverse mix of programming through its Arts Discovery Workshops.
Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information about specific program offerings.

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