Fueling Young MindsAfter-School Ed & Enrichment
The kids will be back to school before you know it and it’s time to plan for it. Enrichment describes just about anything a child does after school. It can mean classes in the arts, learning new languages or programs that support a student’s school academics.
Our comprehensive listing, aimed at children age 6 to 14, will get your child on track with whatever piques their interest, year-round. But remember to pay attention to those flyers that come home from your child’s school; many schools have on-campus after-school enrichment provided by outside vendors. Plus, your local YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, libraries and parks and recreation departments offer even more opportunities for extracurricular enrichment.
C2 EducationC2: EducationCustomized academic programs and support plus test prep skills.23661 Calabasas Road, Calabasas(818) 428-1078 3825 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Unit P Westlake Village(805) 269-6034www.c2educate.com
Huntington Learning Center: Learning programs customized by collaborating with each student’s teachers.
22151 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 102
Kumon Math and Reading Center: Math and reading help along with motivation, focus, self-reliance and a love of learning is fostered.
Locations in Agoura Hills,
Calabasas, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village.
Mathnasium: Math concepts taught in an individualized setting along with homework help.
630 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park
1321 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 124 Thousand Oaks
Sophie’s Education Corner: Tutoring in all subjects. Critical thinking, test taking skills and homework help are offered. French language classes are also taught using bilingual instruction and immersion methods.
2699 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks
Sylvan Learning: Tutoring and help with homework in the core subjects of reading, writing and math. Woodland Hills location also offers a variety of STEM sessions including robotics, coding, engineering and math “edge.”
600 Hampshire Road, Ste. 120
20644 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills
The Tutoring Center: One-to-one instruction for students behind grade level in reading, writing or math.
235 W. Los Angeles, Ave., Moorpark
Tutorific: Educator-owned center that designs individual programs for students in any subject.
484 Mobil Ave. #12, Camarillo
Sandbox 4 Kids: The inner nerd in your kid will have a field day with all types of STEM-oriented classes. Students can build robots out of Legos, learn to modify Minecraft using an easy computer language, create artwork digitally using painting software, invent products using 3D printing, build gadgets using snap-together electronic modules, or edit movies and program new video games and interactive stories. Math tutoring is also available.
215 N. Moorpark Road, Ste. G
Thousand Oaks (Janss Marketplace)
123 Rock: Private and group lessons, ensembles and music workshops in piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, songwriting, arranging, garage band and logic.
31368 Via Colinas, #102
Music School To Go: In-home private lessons in piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, violin/viola, voice, drums/percussion, flute, clarinet and saxophone.
Conejo and San Fernando valleys
Rock Nation School: Programs for all levels of students interested in rock music performance. Also offers private weekly lessons.
30125 Agoura Road E & F, Agoura Hills
Lewis Music Academy: Ensemble workshops, family lessons and private lessons for bass, drums, guitar, piano and voice.
216 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 100, Moorpark
Children’s Music Academy: Beginner musicians learn piano/keyboard, singing, theory, harmony, rhythm, composition, recorder, guitar and ensemble.
31836 Village Center Road
Dave Janssen’s School of Music: Rock band workshops, vocal skills and choral development and all levels of instrumental musicians.
1109-B E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley
Los Robles Children’s Choir: Four levels of vocal groups from beginning to advanced, where children learn performance skills and vocal techniques.
Oaks Christian School, 5776 Lindero Canyon Road Ste. D-289, Westlake Village
Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras: Three levels of orchestras help youth musicians develop performance skills and experience.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3211 Watergate Road, Westlake Village
Instrumental Music: Private lessons on several instruments offered in music shop.
1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Knauer Music School: Singing, piano, bass, violin, saxophone, flute, cello, drums and guitar lessons for all levels.
Knauer Pianos, 29360 Roadside Drive Agoura Hills
Ventura County’s Master Children’s Choir: Quality vocal training and music education and professional level performance training in the classical bel canto choral arts.
First Baptist Church, 1601 Temple Ave. Camarillo
Musician’s Depot: Private music lessons for a variety of instruments.
30839 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Wally World Music: Private music lessons offered at music store.
1459 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. G2 Thousand Oaks
Rock City Studios: Private guitar, piano, vocals,
bass and drum lessons. Rock
band workshops, rehearsals and
2258 Pickwick Drive, Camarillo
CSUN Youth Orchestras: Philharmonic, Symphony and Camerata Strings orchestras give young musicians performance opportunities in educational ensemble experience.
CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge
Gray Studios: Learn how to ace auditions during weekly classes offered by this Los Angeles-based acting studio.
Hampton Inn and Suites
30255 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills
Young Artists Ensemble: YAE helps youth develop an appreciation for the arts while giving them a chance to perform.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks (805) 381-2747
Youth Musical Theatre: The program, led by Broadway veteran Raymond Saar, teaches performers self-confidence and self-esteem as they stage a musical.
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
California Dance Theatre: Classes in musical theater are taught year-round.
2282 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village
Bobbie’s School of Performing Arts: Teaching kids how to act, sing and dance for the last 35 years.
2320 Teller Road, Newbury Park
Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory: Classes in acting, voice, directing and theater history.
1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
High Street Arts Center: Kids in the winter youth production will sing, dance and act as they learn about character development and set and lighting design.
45 E. High St., Moorpark
Shayna Turk’s Academy of Rising STARS: Shayna Turk started this theater academy when she was 11 to give kids, no matter their ability, the chance to perform.
Miller’s Pavillion, Hidden Hills
Rubicon Theatre Company: Classes cover script analysis, character development, stage presence and memorization techniques.
1006 E. Main St., Ventura
(805) 667-2912, ext. 234
Antonio Sabato Jr.’s Acting Academy: The ex-“General Hospital” star owns this academy and former “Baywatch” actress Erika Eleniak is an instructor. Classes cover scene study, movement, voice and acting.
31368 Via Colinas, Westlake Village
Center Stage Agoura: This music store/theater offers performance-driven programs in theater, TV acting and playing in rock bands.
Center Stage Agoura
28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills
Curtain Call Youth Theatre: This teen theater group stresses etiquette, discipline, teamwork and camaraderie in addition to acting, singing and dancing skills.
28720 Canwood St., Ste. 108
Premier Musical Theatre: Ongoing, four-month-long programs cover acting, singing, dancing and improve and culminate in a live production.
1489 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. C Thousand Oaks
Stage Door Players: Members of this all-youth troupe attend theater workshops, get audition assistance and perform staged readings and revues.
Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
330 Skyway Drive, Camarillo
Art Is Our Passion: Oil painting, digital illustration, drawing, animation, watercolors.
1321 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 126
Art Trek, Inc.: Independent, nonprofit after-school arts program includes homework time, a creative snack and art.
703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park
Bantu Arts Atelier For Kids: Arts and crafts classes in English, French and German, storytelling, singing and dancing share Central African culture.
5023 N. Parkway Calabasas, Calabasas
Blank Canvas, Inc.: Learn basic design, explore art movements, art history and elements and principals of design.1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 113 Thousand Oaks (805) 497-1600www.paintblankcanvas.com
CReATE Studio: Drop-in DIY arts and crafts studio for all ages geared toward creative exploration though open-ended art using recycled, artistic and crafty materials.
31840 Village Center Road
For Art’s Sake: Oil painting instruction, exploring different styles and subjects to expose them to a variety of techniques and applications.
30317 Canwood St., Ste. 38, Agoura Hills
Heart4Art: Kids learn to express themselves as artists in a fun and nurturing studio with a flexible schedule.
5200 Kanan Road, Ste. 214, Agoura Hills
Michelle’s Young At Art School: Fine arts basics using pencils and charcoal and instruction in watercolor, acrylic or oil paints.
1633 Erringer Road, Ste. 201B, Simi Valley
Mission: Renaissance Fine Art Classes: Classes in drawing and watercolors taught by instructors trained and certified in the Gluck Method.
5776-A1 Lindero Canyon Road
21761 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills
Kindling Studios: A partnership of nonprofit Reid’s Gift, Inc. and Studio Channel Islands, Kindling Studios is a working art studio for special needs artists and entrepreneurs.
2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
The Arterie: Students learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting and are taught to appreciate art and artists. Creative expression is encouraged.
2219 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 105 Thousand Oaks
Thrive Dance Center: Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, voice, acting and performances.
3623 Old Conejo Road., Ste. 100
Academy of Dance: Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary/lyrical, acro, improv, choreography and musical theater.
5700 Corsa Ave., Ste. 106
Agoura Hills Dance: Ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, competition and performances.
5015 Cornell Road, Suites A/B/F
Aspire Dance Studio: Ballet, tap, jazz, acro, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theater, performances.
1655 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 101 Thousand Oaks
Calabasas Academy of Dance: Ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, musical theater, lyrical and acrobatic dance plus performances.
4505 Las Virgenes Road #102, Calabasas
California Dance Theatre: Classical ballet utilizing American Ballet Theatre curriculum and audition opportunities to perform with the Pacific Festival Ballet. Many dance styles plus recitals and competition team.
2282 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village
Camarillo Academy of Performing Arts: Ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, acrobatic, aerial, hip-hop.
2520-A Las Posas Road, Camarillo
Dance Creations: Ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz acrobatics, hip-hop and competition.
888 E. Easy St., Simi Valley
Gotta Dance Academy: Ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and competition teams.
1555 Simi Town Center Way, #185
Pam Rossi’s Dance Ten: Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, acting and performances.
650 Flinn Ave., #6, Moorpark
The Dance Company: Jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary and performances.
4014 Camino Ranchero, Unit D/E Camarillo
5285 Kazuko Court, Unit E, Moorpark
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