101 Classes for Kids in Brooklyn

Rock and roll baby music classes, robot girls clubs, circus arts for children with special needs and superhero dance is a just the beginning of the ultimate list of classes for kids in Brooklyn.

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There are so many choices when it comes to picking the perfect class for your kids in Brooklyn.  The class line up in our borough ranges with classes like rock and roll baby music classes, mommy and me, robot girls clubs, circus arts for children with special needs and superhero dance. Here is our list of 100 classes for kids in Brooklyn.

Listed Alphabetically

  1. 826 NYC: Park Slope.  Offers free after-school homework help for students ages 6-18.  
  2. The 13th Child: Classes for children with autism that focus on behavior and life-skills.  They provide both location and in-home consultation that works on friendship building, social life expansion and family life guidance.  They also offer Tech Tablet instruction for hobbies and organization. Ages 10-18
  3.  The Art Room: Fort Hamilton.   Fine art classes with a cool twist.  Ages 2 and up.
  4. Art Shack Brooklyn: Fort Greene/Clinton Hill.    Pottery, porcelain figures, claymation movies, and comic books are some of the many things your child can make at this funky little shack!  They also offer after-school programs.  Ages 6 to 12.
  5. Audra Rox: Multiple Locations. Musical Theatre Programs for kids ages 0 to 5.
  6. Aviator Sports Marine Park/Mill Basin.  Classes in many different sports.  They have everything from football to figure skating.  Ages 1 and up.
  7. Baked in BrooklynWilliamsburg.  Ceramic arts and crafts classes for kids and adults. Ages 5 and up. 
  8. BAM:  Fort Greene.  Offers classes in fine arts. Ages K to 12.
  9. Barking Cat StudioCarroll Gardens and Windsor Terrace/Kensington.  Fun, out-of-the-ordinary arts & crafts for all ages.  Ages 18 mos. and up.
  10. Bilingual Birdies:  Private language classes for families. All ages.
  11. Brighton Kids Club: Brighton. Offering a huge array of classes like drama, art. lego robotics, including after-school programs.  Ages 6 months to 12 years.
  12. Brooklyn Art Exchange: Gowanus.  They offer both “drop off” and “with caregiver” movement classes like “tumble jungle” and “move and groove“. Ages 1 to 15.
  13. Brooklyn BalletBoerum Hill.  Offers pre-ballet and ballet classes.  There’s also hip hop for the teens. Ages 3 and up.
  14. Brooklyn Beanstalk:  Prospect Heights, Park Slope, BOCOCA, Clinton Hill and Carroll Gardens. Immersion language playgroup programs and  they also hold circus classes!   Ages 18 months -8y 
  15. Brooklyn Botanic Garden  Crown Heights.   Starting at age 2, BBG offers wonderful classes like “City Farmers” and “Nature’s Explorers Club”.  Ages 2 and up.
  16. Brooklyn Boulders  Gowanus.  Best class is their after school program, Brooklyn Boulder’s Kid’s Academy,  Ages 5 and up.
  17. Brooklyn Conservatory for Music: Park Slope.  Offers the caliber of classes you’d expect to see here.  They take toddler music classes to a whole new level starting with Raga Bye Baby and go on to offer the older kids anything from Chamber Music to Garbage Band.  Ages Birth and up.
  18. Brooklyn Craft Farm Gowanus.   Teaches your child how to make tons of unique crafts and creations.  Ages 5 and up.
  19. Brooklyn Dance Project: Gowanus.   Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop are some of the classes they offer.  Ages 2 and up.
  20. Brooklyn Design Lab: Park Slope. Classes like building terrariums and gardens, sensory play and drawing/clay labs. Ages 2 to 11.
  21. Brooklyn Doodles: Clinton Hill. Fun art/play classes for the little ones. Ages 9 months to 5 years.
  22. Brooklyn Fencing Carroll Gardens.  Brooklyn’s oldest competitive fencing club offers classes to learn the art.  Ages 7 and up.
  23. Brooklyn Music Factory:  Gowanus. Join a band or take a private lesson.
  24. Brooklyn Museum of Art: Prospect Heights.  Lots of great classes for children and families including Meet the MuseumArty Facts, Gallery and Studio Art Classes. Ages 2 and up.
  25. Brooklyn Robot Foundry: Gowanus. Building robots of all kinds like your everyday “Tin Can Robot” and others like “Electronic Stuffed Animals”  Ages 4 to 13.
  26. Brooklyn Young Filmmakers Center: Clinton Hill.  Classes for aspiring young filmmakers.  
  27. Butter Beans KitchenGreenpoint. They offers the highest quality cooking classes.  Check out their school lunch program, too!
  28. Carmelo the Science Fellow: Boerum Hill.   The most famous scientist in Brooklyn offers an incredible array of classes.  He is also opening up a preschool!   Ages 2 to 11.
  29. Chabad of Dumbo: Dumbo.  Hebrew reading skills, discover their Jewish heritage and hands on art workshops led by fellow local Jewish artists.  Ages 4 to 12.
  30. City Stomp Music: South Slope, Boerum Hill, Ditmas Park.  Family music classes with an NYC edge for families with children ages 6 months to 4 years old. Drum circle classes for children ages 4 to 7 years old.
  31. Construction Kids: Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Children learn to build and construct at their own level. Ages 3 to 10.
  32. Creatively Wild Art StudioDumbo . Unique art classes.  Ages 2 and up.
  33. Cumbe Dance: Fort Greene. Dance and percussion classes taught by world-class teaching artists who love teaching children and know how to make learning fun! Ages 1 and up.
  34. Cynthia King Dance School: Windsor Terrace  A true dance school offering classes of all genres for a wide range of ages.  Ages 2 1/2 and up.
  35. Dough Re Me: Dumbo.   Cooking classes designed for children.  Classes are very small.  Ingredients are fresh and organic. Ages 3 to 14.
  36. Dribbl: Park Slope and Downtown Brooklyn.  NYC’s well respected basketball program for kids.
  37. Everyday Athlete: Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens.  Cool classes to empower every young child at all athletic levels. Ages 3 and up.
  38. Extreme Kids and Crew Red Hook and Bedford Stuyvesant.  A community center that focuses on the arts of open play for children with specials needs. Ages 0 and up.
  39. Families First BrooklynCobble Hill.  Art, Music and Preschool classes.  
  40. French for Little Ones. Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Bed Stuy, Greenpoint.  Learning French through play, songs and fun.  After-school class for 4-6 year olds. 
  41. Fiber Notion: Provides private craft classes in your home. Ages 5 and up.
  42. Food Art for Kids: Brooklyn Heights. Cooking Classes for children.
  43. Frolic Playspace:  Williamsburg.   They had us with the Rolling Stones Hot Lips Slide. Cool classes, open play, Newborn to 5 years. 
  44. Gallop NYC: Prospect Park.  An amazing program that works with kids with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship. 
  45. Ger NisGowanus.  Cooking classes for kids and adults. Ages 3 and up.
  46. GoGo Babies: Cobble Hill.  Prenatal and baby classes incorporating elements like tummy time, yoga and baby massage. Ages prenatal to 2 years.
  47. Gumbo Brooklyn: Boerum Hill.  Gumbo stays true to ifs name and offers an eclectic and original variety of classes.  For children there are classes like French, Music, Sign-a-Song, Writing Workshops.  For adults, there is Infant CPR, Sewing and New Mom groups. Ages 3 months and up.
  48. The Gym ParkGreenpoint.  Gymnastics that start with body movement and tumbling for the babies and toddlers. Ages 1 and up.
  49. Homage Brooklyn: Gowanus.  Skateboarding after-school classes and private lessons. Ages 7 and up. 
  50. Hootenanny Arthouse:  Park Slope/Prospect Heights.   Fun classes for kids and adults including Music Together classes, adult guitar, art for the whole family. Ages newborns and up.
  51. Idlewild Books: Cobble Hill.  Learn French, Spanish and Italian. Ages teens and up.
  52. If I Were a Toy: Carroll Gardens. Offers two classes:  Toddler Tom Toms and Little Hands Creative Play Workshop.  Ages 1 to 4.
  53. Inner Art Creations: Classes that build tools for new moms, infants, and toddlers to lay a healthy brain and body foundation for wellness and self-care.  Ages newborn and up
  54. Italian Playgroup: Dyker Heights.  Italian classes for all children ages. Ages 8 months to 12 years.
  55. Jitter Bugs: Carroll Gardens.   Retro-style music class that’s fun for the kids and the adults! Ages newborn to 5.
  56. Juguemos a Cantar:  Park Slope.   Spanish immersion classes for kids. Ages 6 months to 12 years.
  57. Kensington Stables:   Horseback riding lessons and programs in Prospect Park.  Ages 6 and up.
  58. KidvilleCarroll GardensPark Slope. They offers a wide range of creative classes in music, dance, gym, art and enrichment. Ages newborn to 6.
  59. Kinderhaus: Park Slope.  German immersion preschool and classes. Ages 2 to 11.
  60. Just Wee TwoBrooklyn Heights and Park Slope.  Offers classes for young children. Ages 8 months to 4 years.  
  61. Lango Kids: Multiple locations.  Offers Spanish and Mandarin classes. 18 months and up.
  62. Language and Laughter School: Boerum Hill.   It is a multicultural  arts center that offers a variety of language immersion programs for children and adults in French, Spanish and Mandarin. Ages 8 months to adults.
  63. Lemon SkyWilliamsburg.  Ages 5 and up.  Offers classes in fiber arts and knitting for kids.
  64. Little Gym: Brooklyn Heights Cool classes in developmental gymnastics. The fact that they call their toddler classes the “Beasts” and their 3 year olds are the “Super Beasts” is reason enough to love the Little Gym. Ages 4 months to 12 years.
  65. Long Island University: Fort Greene.  Swim, movement, and language classes.  Ages 2 1/2 and up.
  66. Makeville StudioGowanus.  It is wood working shop located in Gowanus/ Park Slope.  They hold some really interesting classes for adults (teenagers are welcome, too).  Ages 14 and up.
  67. Mark Morris Dance GroupFort Greene. Offering a truly impressive array of dance, music and performance classes.  Ages 20 months and up.
  68. Mini HandsWiliamsburg. Language, Music and Arts classes for young kids.  18 months to 5 years.
  69. Ms. J’s Gymnastics: Williamsburg.   Gymnastics classes for ages 2 and up.
  70. Music Together: Multiple Locations including Park SlopeSouth Park Slope/Winsor TerraceCrown Heights, Prospect Heights, Prospect/Lefferts GardensFort Greene/Clinton HillBay RidgeCobble Hill, Carroll GardensBrooklyn Heights and others. Ages 0 to 5.  
  71. NY Kids Club:  Brooklyn HeightsPark SlopeWilliamsburg.  A “one stop” for a bevy of classes including fitness, music, art, cooking, theatre, dance, spanish and afterschool classes.   Ages 2 months to 12 years.
  72. The Old Stone House: Park Slope. Gardening classes where children will have the opportunity to start seedlings, transplant  and harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs, prepare simple foods, and more. Ages 7 to 11
  73. The Painted Pot:  Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. Offers hand building and potters wheel ceramic classes.  Ages 5 to 15.
  74. The Park Slope Dance Studio:  Park Slope.  Starting with creative movement and tumbling to ballet, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre.  Ages 20 months and up.
  75. Penny and the Puppettes: Make your own puppet classes for ages 6 months to 4 years.
  76. A Pinch of Salt: Chef Raquel Rivera-Pablo shares her vast cooking expertise in private classes at your home.  Ages 4 to 10.
  77. PLAY:  Williamsburg/Greenpoint’s first and original indoor playground offers for art, dance, language, piano, theater, music classes, birthday parties and more. Ages newborn-6 years.
  78. Pratt: Clinton Hill.   Offers a Saturday art school for ages 3-18 and highschool aged classes, as well.  Ages 3 and up.
  79. Preschool of Rock:  Dumbo, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Boerum Hill.  Music classes that adults can groove on. Ages 6 months – 5 years.
  80. Private PicassosTraveling Art classes that will come to your home.
  81. Prospect Park Tennis: Prospect Park.   Private and group tennis classes. Ages 5 and up.
  82. Prospect Park Zoo: Prospect Park. Great classes for younger kids. Classes include, Lunch with a Zookeeper and End of Summer Celebration.  Ages 2 and up.
  83. Puppetry in Practice:  Stop Motion Animation, Toy Theater, Folk Arts, and Puppets Galore.  Ages PreK and up.
  84. Purple Kale: Private cooking classes for kids of all ages.
  85. Roulette Boerum Hill.  Offers a variety of music classes in Brooklyn. 
  86. Sangha YogaWilliamsburg. Yoga classes your child can grow up learning. Prenatal and up.
  87. Shostakovich School: Ocean Parkway South, Brighton Beach. Offers daycare and PreK and classes.
  88. Skate Brooklyn NY: Park Slope.  Offers skate boarding lessons and team opportunities.
  89. Spoke the Hub Dancing:  Gowanus.  Offers classes from ballet and tap to Hawaiian dance, action hero dance for boys, hip hop and street jazz for the whole family.  Ages 2 – Adult.
  90. Stage Coach SchoolsCarrol Gardens and Brooklyn Heights. Drama, Dance and Singing Lessons taught by teachers with impressive resumes. Ages 4-18.
  91. Streb at SLAM KIDS:  Williamsburg.  Classes take movement to a whole new level.  Ages 18 months and up.
  92. Super Soccer Stars: Multiple locations. Soccer for ages 12 months to 16 years.
  93. Taros Origami: Park Slope Origami classes for children and adults.  Ages 5 and up.
  94. Textile Arts Center Park Slope. Educational classes where kids can choose between Printing + Dyeing, Sewing + Fashion, Needle Arts or Weaving. Ages 6 to 16.
  95. Third Avenue Clay: Gowanus.  Authentic ceramic classes that teaches children techniques and ways to express themselves with clay.   Ages 6 and up. 
  96. Tinkergarten: Prospect Park.  Adorable classes outside that use Prospect Park as their “classroom”. Ages 2 to 8.
  97. Twinkle Play Space Williamsburg. Classes like Music For Aardvarks and Mad Science with a cool Twinkle Lounge for parents to rest a bit!  Ages newborn to 6.
  98. Weaving HandClinton Hill. Textile Classes for kids and adults.  Ages 6 and up.
  99. White Wave Dance: Dumbo.   Dance classes for kids ages 2 1/2 and up.
  100. The Y at the Park Slope ArmoryPark Slope. Y at Windsor Terrace:   Windsor Terrace.  Dodge YMCA:  Boerum Hill.   The Y offers a huge range of classes from swimming to sports to PreK and so much more.  Ages 6 months – Adult.
  101. Zelda’s Art World: Midwood.  Painting, drawing, cartooning, portraiture, pottery and more for kids.  Ages 5 and up. 

See anything we missed? let us know in the comments section.

Photo Credits (from left to right) Mark Morris Dance Group, Everyday Athlete, Extreme Kids and Crew.

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  2. ebwally

    FALL 2013 (begins September 23)
    Wally’s workshop encourages young artists to explore all aspects of theatre. Participants will receive individualized attention as writers, directors and/or performers while being a part of an ensemble. Rehearsals are designed for collaborative play, confidence-building and the strengthening of communication skills. The workshop will culminate into a final performance of published and original scenes, songs and dances.
    Serious fun for ages 8 to 15. http://www.ebwally.com/?p=492

    All rehearsals and performances take place at the Prospect Range, 1226 Prospect Avenue, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn 11218.
    Write to ebwally(at) mindspring (dot) com or call (917) 907-0701 for an application. Fee: $450.
    MONDAY’S ENSEMBLE: Rehearsal dates (3:45p.m. – 5:15p.m.): September 23 and 30; October 7, 14, 21 and 28; November 4, 11, 18 and 25; December 2, 9 and 16, 2013.
    TUESDAY’S ENSEMBLE: Rehearsal dates (3:45p.m. – 5:15p.m.): September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; November 5, 12, 19 and 26; December 3, 10 and 17, 2013.

    Eric Wallach (aka Wally) is a director, playwright and teaching artist who has been creating shows and teaching workshops for over twenty years from Alaska to Paris. His most recent shows include: FLIGHT18: the cosmic joyride, The Breasts of Tiresias: a surrealist musical and The Jack of Tarts. His approach to performance has been finely tuned by those he has worked closely with, most notably Joseph Chaikin, Penny Arcade and Jack O’Brien. He has taught thousands of students of all ages at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, in the New York City schools and beyond since 2001, presently with Theatre Development Fund. He began Brooklyn Arts for Kids with painter Belinda Blum in 2009. Private tutorial and references are available. For more information about Wally go to http://www.ebwally.com

  3. Ms. Carmen

    Hands-on, inquiry based science exploration for ages 3 and up!

    “Science Saturdays” is a program for young scientists age 3.5-7. We meet at 527 Rogers Avenue from 10am to 12pm. For a limited time, get 15% off when you register for all fall/winter sessions. To register, visit http://www.kiddiescience.com/Register.html

    Kiddie Science presents theme-based, hands-on programming that incorporates the use of experiments and child-led exploration in order to empower children to think scientifically. The goal of Kiddie Science is to expand a child’s natural curiosity about science and enable them to apply critical thinking skills to their world.

    Kiddie Science works with both public and private schools in New York City to bring high quality science enrichment programming to children of various ages during the school day and after-school. Targeting scientists as young as 3 years of age, our programs aim to foster a lifetime love of science.

    To learn more, visit http://www.KiddieScience.com

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  5. Kevin

    SKATEYOGI provides group and private skateboarding lessons to kids in Brooklyn! Group kids lessons are held at Skate Brooklyn every Sun from 11am – noon and $20/student. Board rental available (please RSVP if you need to rent).

    To learn more, please visit us at http://www.skateyogi.com

    Classes are taught by a skateboarder of 20+ years Kevin, a graduate of Harvard School of Public Health. Kevin is passionate about promoting a healthy and sustainable urban lifestyle for kids and adults. A husband, father and former environmental professional, Kevin has taught skateboarding at Friends Seminary, Urban Asanas and Skate Brooklyn.


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