Local Classes for Kids

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There is a lot available for families with kids in the Fresno area…Here’s a list of year-round/ongoing classes for our little ones.

Please email me if you have a class to add. And check out the kids’ sports page for info on sports opportunities.

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Art
Cooking
Dance
Drama
Etiquette
Gymnastics
Music
Play Programs/”Mommy & Me”
Science
Sign Language
Swimming
Yoga

Art

The Artist in Me
Location: 1085 E Herndon Ave #108 Fresno, CA 93720 (South East corner of First and Herndon near T.G.I. Fridays.)
Contact: Email: theartistinme.fresno@gmail.com, Phone/Text: 559-367-2084
Program Description:  The Artist in Me was developed in order to give everyone of every age and skill level a chance to create a painting with the guidance of an artist.
Website: http://www.theartistinme.us

California Arts Academy
Location: 4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Program Description: Art exploration, fine art, color & design
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/

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Cooking

Young Chef’s Academy
Location: 1134 E. Champlain Drive suite 101 Fresno, CA  93720
Contact: (559) 433-6689
Program Description: We are cooking school for kids! We teach the joy and value of cooking in a safe environment. We offer classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
Website: www.youngchefsacademy.com/fresno

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Dance

All About Dance & Gymnastics
Location: 1591 Mitchell Court, Madera
Contact: 559-674-5678, allaboutdanceandgymnastics@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.allaboutdanceandgymnastics.com

California Arts Academy
Location: 4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/

The Dance Studio of Fresno
Location: 7491 N. Palm Bluffs, Fresno
Contact:
432-0267
Website: http://www.fresnodanceonline.com/

 

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Drama

California Arts Academy
Location: 4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/

Children’s Musical Theaterworks
Location: Fresno Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno St.
Contact:
442-3140 or email
Program Description:
CMT is the Valley’s only non-profit theater company dedicated to the training of young performers in the area of musical theater and the arts. Children’s Musical Theaterworks is committed to providing excellent, accessible musical theater training and performances for youth, families, educational institutions and the entire community.
Website:
http://www.cmtworks.net/

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Etiquette

A Wish Your Heart Makes’ Princess School
Location:
We come to you!
Contact: 
559-784-4064  or kathee@awishyourheartmakes.com
Program Description:
In Princess Charm’s school, we practice kindness, courage, respect and looking out for one another while engaging the imaginations of children. It is fun to develop poise, posture and etiquette that will help little princesses everywhere, to SHINE through their inner beauty to make the world a better place.  Radiating “Joy and Grace” Princess Charm, along with other story book princesses teach valuable lessons through song and dance, storytelling, special craft activities and an elegant tea party that concludes with a Royal Coronation.
Website: 
http://awishyourheartmakes.com/princessparty/princess-school  or Facebook page

Cynthia Merrill Etiquette Workshops
Location:  Cynthia Merrill’s Residence in Old Fig Garden
Contact:  
(559) 240 – 7369   or  cynthiamerrill@live.com
Program Description:
 Etiquette Tea Parties and Polite Parties are the venue for young children ages 4 to 6 and ages 7 to 9. The parties are held in the home of Cynthia Merrill in Old Fig Garden, Fresno, CA and are all etiquette based activities along with tea party refreshments.
Older Children, Ages 10-14, and high school students to adults participate in their own etiquette workshops or in private sessions. Workshops are held both at the home of Cynthia Merrill and at various restaurants throughout Fresno, CA
Website: 
http://cynthiamerrill.com/Etiquette%20Tea%20Parties.html    

Gymnastics

All About Dance & Gymnastics
Location: 1591 Mitchell Court, Madera
Contact: 559-674-5678, allaboutdanceandgymnastics@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.allaboutdanceandgymnastics.com

America’s Kids in Motion
Location: 1205 N. Willow Ave, Clovis
Contact: (559) 324-7946
Program Description: The purpose of the Gym U Tots program is to expose and enhance early childhood development skills. Our curriculum is based on five fundamental whole child developmental categories which include cognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor and social skills. Our weekly developmental skills provide your child the opportunity to grow and learn at an age appropriate pace. We provide classes for these skills to be either introduced or mastered. A certified teacher coach will guide you and your child throughout the class as well as provide you with activities and information to integrate these fundamental lifelong skills at home.
Website: http://americaskidsinmotion.com/gymnastics.asp

My Gym
Location: 1990 N. Fowler Ave, Clovis
Contact: (559)765-2565
Program Description: Our carefully constructed programs are constantly analyzed and adjusted according to up-to-the-minute advances in medical and psychological research. My Gym’s main objectives are to ensure that program ingredients are safe, age-appropriate and optimal for building self-esteem.
Website: http://www.mygym.com/clovis

The Little Gym
Location: 9525 N. Sommerville Dr., Ste. 109, Fresno (Corner of Perrin & Sommerville Dr.)
Contact:

Program Description: The premier children’s motor skill development program in the world. Proven curriculum that builds coordination, balance, rhythm and flexibility.
Website: www.tlgnefresnoca.com

California Arts Academy
Location: 4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/

Gymnastics Beat Inc.
Location: 5620 W. Barstow #103, Fresno
Contact: 271-9400 or 888-GYM-BEAT
Program Description: Recreational gymnastics, cheer & pep conditioning, Mommy/Daddy & Me, birthday parties..
Website: http://gymnasticsbeat.com/

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Music

ABC Piano Studio
Piano Lessons for children and adults in group setting or private lesson. Free Introductory Sessions available for all new students. Call to come for a Free Intro Session.
Contact:  559-515-0424
Website: http://www.abcpianostudio.com and Facebook

We Got The Beat Percussion Band
Location: Free Grace Church, 3385 E Shields Ave, Fresno
Contact: Brenda Myers at 559-930-1784 or email
Program Description: We Got the Beat is a fun and interactive, hands-on, musical experience for young students from 2nd to 7th grade in the Fresno and Clovis area.  Led by Brenda Myers, the group performs both locally and statewide using a wide variety of percussion instruments and musical styles. This unique, highly acclaimed  group has participated in numerous school assemblies, carnivals, multicultural celebrations, university Days of Percussion, county fairs and other community events.
Website: http://wegotthebeat.org

Bach Children’s Choir
Location: Rehearsals are held at North Fresno Church, 5724 N. Fresno Street, Fresno, CA.
Contact: 226-6500 or email
Program Description: The choir is open to boys and girls in grades 2 and above who have a love of singing. We believe in the potential in every child to become a singer. Registration is informal and designed for the directors to meet the child one on one and evaluate their singing ability for proper choir placement, as well as their desire to sing and willingness to learn. Time will also be spent getting to know a little about each child. No preparation or musical experience is needed.
Website: http://www.bachchildrenschoir.org

California Arts Academy
Location: 4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Program Description: Piano lessons (6yrs-adult), singing/voice (5yrs-adult)
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/

Central California Children’s Choir
Location:
Contact: 226-8742
Program Description: Committed to cultivating a child’s potential for self-expression through the arts.
Website: none

Children’s Musical Theaterworks
Location: Fresno Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno St.
Contact:
442-3140or email
Program Description:
CMT is the Valley’s only non-profit theater company dedicated to the training of young performers in the area of musical theater and the arts. Children’s Musical Theaterworks is committed to providing excellent, accessible musical theater training and performances for youth, families, educational institutions and the entire community.
Website:
http://www.cmtworks.net/

Fresno School of Music
Location: 1085 E. Herndon, Fresno (SE corner of First & Herndon)
Contact:
439-6609
Program Description:
Tots & parents for first musical experience, rhythm, fingerplay, singing, active movement…New toddler classes begin every 6wks.
Website: http://www.fresnoschoolofmusic.com/

Singing Lessons by Something Enchanted (WITH OR WITHOUT A PRINCESS)
Locations: Kingsburg, Selma and Fresno
Contact: Tammy 859-7073 or info@tammyrael.com
Program Description: Tammy can be out of character or in character as Belle when your daughter arrives for her music lesson. It will truly be Magical, so much fun and your child will learn the fundamentals of singing. She will be taught Posture, Tone, Rhythm, Breathing, Vocal Expression, Pitch Control/Awareness, Listening Skills and stage Presence. Singing lessons has also been proven to be an excellent way to develop confidence!
Website: http://somethingenchanted.com/singing_lessons.htm

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Play Programs/”Mommy & Me”

Me & You at the Zoo
Location: Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Contact:
559-498-5920 to register and for more information or spitts@fresnochaffeezoo.org.
Program Description:
Parents, come explore the animal world with your child through stories, songs and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required.
Website: http://www.fresnochaffeezoo.com

 

Boingo’s
Location: 7131 West Pershing Court, Visalia
Contact:
1-888-BOINGOS or 559-553-0391 or email info@boingos.com
Program Description:
Boingo’s is Visalia’s newest Ultimate Party Experience! An amazing destination for your child’s next Birthday!! At Boingo’s your children can bounce the day away in your own private Inflatable Arena!! Woosh down our Mega Slide then Race through the giant obstacle course! Or let the children put their climbing skills to the test on our amazing indoor rock wall. Teeny tiny kids can have a blast too in our safe, clean Toddler Arena. Featuring a baby ball crawl and giant, soft building blocks.
Website: http://www.boingos.com

Pump It Up
Locations: 40405 Brickyard Dr., Ste. 101, Madera (across from Children’s Hospital)
Contact: 431-7867
Program Description: Large indoor play arena featuring huge air-filled play structures. BRING SOCKS!
Website: http://www.pumpitupparty.com/madera-ca

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Science

The Discovery Center–Nature Kids & Saturday Science
Location: 1937 N. Winery, Fresno (on Winery between Clinton & McKinley)
Contact:
251-5533
Program Description:
Science fun for the whole family!
Website: www.thediscoverycenter.net

Me & You at the Zoo
Location: Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Contact:
559-498-5920 to register and for more information or lgates@fresnochaffeezoo.com
Program Description:
Parents, come explore the animal world with your child through stories, songs and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required.
Website: http://www.fresnochaffeezoo.com

Fresno Parks, Recreation & Community Services–Community Science Programs & Workshops
Location:
Contact:
Program Description:
Mobile Science Worshops, Informal Science Workshops, Life and Environmental Science
Website:
http://www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/ParksandRecreation/CommunityServices/CommunitySciencePrograms.htm

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Sign Language

Sign 2 Connect
Location: Whole Foods Market
Contact:
559-431-SIGN (7446)
Program Description:
Uses American Sign Language to augment speech in preverbal infants and toddlers making 2-way communication possible.
Website: www.sign2connect.com

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Swimming

America’s Kids in Motion
Location: 9 locations in the area
Contact: (559) 324-7946
Program Description: America’s Kids Swim School is a locally owned swim school taught by professional coaches with an emphasis on correct learning from the very first lesson. Our system allows us to reward the child’s effort at every phase of their swimming progression and build their confidence and desire to learn.
Website: http://americaskidsinmotion.com/swimming-locations.asp

Fresno City Parks & Recreation
Location: various public pools all over town
Contact:
(559) 621-6600 or 621-6604
Program Description: See class descriptions.
Website: http://www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/default.htm and click on Parks & Recreation, then Aquatics.

Jamie’s School of Fish
Location: 5037 Amber Ave., Clovis, Ca 93619
Contact:
(559)325-2266, fax(559)325-2268
Program Description:
Year-Round Swimming for All Ages. Choose from our group classes–beginner to advanced groups, baby & me classes, semi-private, pre-competitive groups. Private lessons or private coaching available. Free skill assessments. Instruction emphasis on swimming fundamentals.
Website: http://www.jamiesschooloffish.com

Jan Thomas Swim School, Inc.
Location:
Contact:
299-2468/2462
Program Description:
Heated pools, exceptional teachers, heated pools. Established 1958. SEASONAL ONLY. Open May- August.
Website: http://www.janthomasswimschool.com/

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Yoga

Perfect Balance Yoga–Family Yoga
Location: Perfect Balance Yoga – 5091 N Fresno Street, Suite 133. Gallery Plaza-Fresno & Shaw ….near The Grape Tray.
Contact:
222-6212
Program Description:
Modified for kids in a fun and attention grabbing way. Develop strong, flexible and healthy bodies, increase concentration, build self-esteem and confidence. Helps foster a peaceful, relaxed state of body and mind. Acquire personal tools for stress management Express creativity and imagination, understand anatomy and health.
Website: http://pbyoga.com

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Art Young at Art Children’s Studio
Ages:
1-14yrs
Day/Time:
varies (call for schedule)
Duration:
varies
Cost:
varies
Location:
Opus 1 Shopping Center–6023 N. Palm Ave, Bullard & Palm, Fresno
Contact:
447-9200
Program Description:
At Young at Art our goal is to help children develop new forms of expression, build self esteem, and learn to think creatively. Our classes are designed to encourage students in the skillful and imaginative use of art media.Our studio emphasizes an open art process to allow the student to explore a variety of materials and concepts on their own, uninhibited by outside expectations.
Website:
California Arts Academy
Ages: 3.5yrs-teen (variety of classes)
Day/Time:
varies (see link above for schedule)
Duration:
9wk sessions
Cost: $105/ 9wks
Location:
4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Program Description: Art exploration, fine art, color & design
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/

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Cooking Young Chef’s Academy
Ages: 3-18
Day/Time: varies (see link for schedule)
Duration: Hour and half
Cost: $89 for monthly membership
Location: 1134 E. Champlain Drive suite 101 Fresno, CA  93720
Contact: (559) 433-6689
Program Description: We are cooking school for kids! We teach the joy and value of cooking in a safe environment. We offer classes, camps, birthday parties and more.
Website: www.youngchefsacademy.com/fresno
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Ages: 2-adult (variety of classes, see website)
Day/Time:
varies(see link above for schedule)
Duration:
see website
Cost:
see website
Location:
4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/
The Dance Studio of Fresno
Ages: 2-adult
Day/Time:
varies, call or visit website
Duration:
call or visit website
Cost:
call for fees
Location:
7491 N. Palm Bluffs, Fresno
Contact:
432-0267
Website: http://www.fresnodanceonline.com/
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Ages: 2-adult (variety of classes, see website)
Day/Time:
varies(see link above for schedule)
Duration:
see website
Cost:
see website
Location:
4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
Contact:
222-6539
Website: http://www.calartsacademy.com/
Children’s Musical Theaterworks
Ages:
variesdepending on show
Day/Time:
Show rehearsals are scheduled Monday through Friday. Typically, weekday rehearsals during the summer season are in the mornings, early to late afternoons OR evenings. The spring and fall shows typically rehearse in the evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be available at the Parents’ Meeting for your show.
Duration:
Cost:
For the 2006 Season, the tuition fee, or your cost to participate in the show, ranges from $150 to $200 depending on the production. Cast members do not receive complimentary tickets so individual ticket prices range from $12.00 to $20.00. Optional costs are Sweatshirts/T-Shirts, Personal Messages in the Program, Photographs and the Cast Party.
Location:
Fresno Memorial Auditorium, 2425 Fresno St.
Contact:
442-3140or email
Program Description:
CMT
is the Valley’s only non-profit theater company dedicated to the training of young performers in the area of musical theater and the arts. Children’s Musical Theaterworks is committed to providing excellent, accessible musical theater training and performances for youth, families, educational institutions and the entire community.
Website:
http://www.cmtworks.net/
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34 thoughts on “Local Classes for Kids

  1. Hi,
    I am looking some classes for my 14 year old daughter, she has Down syndrome. More of physical activity classes. Any suggestions. Like swimming.

    1. Look on the kids sports page. There are lots of active things there…maybe gymnastics? Break the Barriers is wonderful, I’m told, and is specifically a place that works well with special needs kids.

  2. Terrific home art classes for kids such as sewing, quilting, cake decorating knitting and crochet. Fun art classes like acrylic painting, jewelry making, crafting, tie-dyeing,, paper crafting and more. Visit the Education Department of your Fresno JoAnn Fabric and Craft store or sign up on line at JoAnn.com/classes

  3. yes i spanish class for kids would be great. Im having trouble looking for a spanish class for my daughter because i would love for her to be able to read and write it .

  4. I am interested in the coo,ing class for my six years o.d grandson please notify me with details thank you

  5. I AM LOOKING INTO STARTING A SPANISH PROGRAM IN THE FRESNO AREA. I AM STILL IN THE PLANNING STAGES BUT I NEED TO RESEARCH THE INTEREST FOR PARENTS FOR THIS TYPE OF CLASS. IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A SPANISH CLASS FOR YOUR CHILD PLEASE RESPOND WITH THE AREA YOU WOULD DESIRE FOR THE LOCATION TO BE, AGE OF YOUR CHILD AND SCHEDULE THAT WOULD WORK FOR YOU. I WILL TAKE ALL THESE DETAILS INTO CONSIDERATION IN MY PLANNING STAGE. THANK YOU

    1. I am also interested in a Spanish class for my 2.5 yo. Would preferably be later afternoon/evening or weekend. I am in Woodward Park area.

    2. I would love Spanish classes for my 4 year old. We are in the north east Clovis area. Around 4-5pm during the week would be ideal

    3. I would be very interested in a Spanish class for my 3 year old. Been searching for such a program since moving here. Would also be interested in private lessons if that’s an option. East Clovis, 5-6pm on week days and 9-12 on weekends

  6. Kids Art and Painting classes in Fresno, 6 years old and up.

    A great place for a birthday party, girl’s night out, fundraiser, team building, holiday party, office party, field trip or activity for the whole family from out of town! The ONLY place where kids and adults can paint together! THEARTISTINME.US to sign up online. It’s $25 for kids and $30 for adults to paint a 2 hour 16×20 acrylic painting. Just click on the class you want to attend from the calendar which will take you to online registration. We’re at First and Herndon in Fresno, between TGIFridays and Wasabis.

  7. I’m looking for a program/class to teach my 10-year-old Spanish… Is there anything available in Fresno?

  8. In exploring your web site, there is no mention of etiquette and manners classes for children. I am now specializing in this area of children’s etiquette with Etiquette Tea Parties for ages 4-6 years, Polite Parties for ages 7-9 years, Etiquette Workshops for ages 10-13 and High School Seminars in Etiquette, Dress for Success, Interview Preparation for Scholarships, University Admissions and Employment.
    I teach ages 4 to 18, plus adults. My location is in Old Fig Garden. Contact tel.# ( 559) 222-2042. Web site: http://www.cynthiamerrill.com. E-mail: cynthia.merrill@sbcglobal.net.

    I would appreciate you letting me know what is involved in getting a category of etiquette.

    Thank you,

    Cynthia Merrill

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