Extracurricular Activities for Kids in DFW

DFW extracurricular activities

Looking for extracurricular activities for your kids? Dallas Moms can help! We’ve done the research and put all sorts of resources in one spot: “Extracurricular Activities for Kids in DFW.” From sports and music lessons to art studios, horseback riding, and theater, this guide has something for everyone!

If you’re looking for more educational and recreational activities for your child(ren), check out our 2023 Summer Camp Guide for Dallas Kids, A Guide to Pools, Splash Pads, and Water Parks in the Dallas Area, and Homeschool and Co-op Options in the Dallas Area.

Click the drop down buttons below to find extracurricular activities in each of the categories. 

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Artsey Art Studio // multiple locations // Offers art classes through various art techniques, artists, and styles for both children and adults.

Falak Art Studio // Coppell // Focuses on building a solid art foundation through its curriculum-based art classes for kids.

Farmers Branch Parks and Rec // Farmers Branch // Has preschool arts and crafts classes Thursdays from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. The cost is $30 for residents and $34 for non-residents.

In Living Colour Studio // Dallas // Brings a variety of paint class options for kids and adults including, but not limited to, private classes, group classes, at-home art kits, and summer camps.

J’s Art Studio // Dallas // Offers art classes, or art themed birthday parties for your kiddo(s).

Kid Art Dallas // Dallas // Has a variety of creative offerings for your little artists, from individual art classes to art parties.

Mini Makers DFW // Farmers Branch // Boasts a plethora of fun art classes and workshops.

Studio Bella for Kids // Dallas // Provides after school program offerings, art classes, creative workshops, and more.

North Texas offers many options in the athletics category! This category section includes organizations and leagues that offer more than one sport in one spot.

Duncanville Fieldhouse // Duncanville // Lists a variety of youth sports classes and camps.

i9 Sports // Dallas // Has dozens of locations in DFW. Available sports include flag football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, cheerleading, athletic training, and more.

Pro Touch Sports // Dallas // Offers intensive 12-week lessons to help kids grow in their sport interest.

Sportsplex // Dallas // Has private lessons and camps in baseball, soccer, volleyball, softball, and basketball.

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas // Dallas // Provides a plethora of sports opportunities, including youth soccer, volleyball, football, swimming lessons, camp, and much more.

B. Brady Skills Training Academy // Dallas // Has basketball training options for all levels!

DNice Basketball Skills and Training Lab // Dallas // Creates a solid basketball foundation by teaching the fundamentals.

Drive Nation Sports // Dallas // Is an indoor sports facility that offers a variety of camps, clinics, and more for all levels.

JAB Hoops // Dallas // Offers a variety of options like flexible drop-in rates, private lessons, and summer camps.

AD Dance // White Rock Lake // Offers ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more for kiddos ages three and up.

Avant Chamber Ballet // Dallas // Has a variety of ballet class offerings for all levels.

Contemporary Ballet Dallas // Dallas // Offers various dance forms for toddlers through adults.

Dance FX // Dallas // Offers dance technique classes for school-aged kids and teens.

Dance Institute of Dallas // Dallas // Encourages growth, self-expression, and a deep connection with Christian values within their dance classes.

Tuzer Dance Studio // Richardson // Offers ballet dance classes for various ages.

XD2 Dance // Garland // Provides an environment where dancers from ages two to 18 can experience the joy of dance.

Bishop Arts Studio // Dallas // Offers an array of year-round drama programming that caters to community members of all ages.

Dallas Children’s Theater // Dallas // Is accessible to everyone and provides fun for the whole family.

Dallas Young Actors Studio // Dallas // Provides classes in acting and filmmaking for students of any age.

Drama Kids International // Northeast Dallas // Has various drama programs for students in kindergarten through age 16.

Genesis Children’s Theatre // Dallas // Advocates for the arts, ensuring every child in North Texas has the opportunity to experience creative expression.

KD Conservatory // Dallas //  Gives students the chance to immerse themselves in the world of entertainment guided by industry professionals.

The Playground Dallas // Dallas // Offers premium, fun-filled acting classes for kids eight and older.

Ascend // Dallas // Provides a hands-on, immersive journey of both horse care and horse riding.

Broken Bow Ranch // Seagoville // Offers customized private and group lessons on Saturdays.

Dallas Equestrian Center // Dallas // Provides individualized attention to each rider through its lessons.

Equest // Dallas // Makes a difference in the lives of children and adults with diverse needs. It is dedicated to enhancing students’ quality of life by providing equine assisted activities and therapies.

Lugo Ranch // Dallas // Equips students with the fundamental knowledge and abilities needed to excel in equestrian pursuits.

Rocking M Stables // Dallas // Is dedicated to elevating the art of horse and rider through specialized classical training.

Big D Sports // Dallas // Offers flag football for boys and girls, kids, and adults.

Dallas Parochial League // Dallas // Offers both football and flag football.

Dallas Youth Sports // North Dallas // Has multiple football divisions available for both boys and girls.

Carlos Brown Golf // Dallas // Provides custom private instruction created through student assessments.

Chandler School of Golf // Dallas // Offers youth clinics for kids and teens in South Dallas, Pleasant Grove, and Oak Cliff.

GOLFTEC Park Cities // Dallas // Offers indoor virtual lessons.

McMillan Golf Academy // Irving // Provides golf lessons for kids and adults in Irving.

Pure Swing Golf // Dallas // Offers an indoor golf facility.

The Golf Institute // Dallas // Offers junior golf clinics for kids seven through 17, as well as lessons for adults.

ASI Gymnastics // multiple DFW locations // Provides a variety of gymnastic lessons for boys and girls for toddlers and older.

IEG Gymnastics // Farmers Branch // Offers classes for boys and girls from toddler age and older.

Oak Cliff Gymnastics // Dallas // Provides a wide variety of lesson options for kids ages two and older.

Ridgewood Gymnastics // Dallas // Has recreational and competitive lessons for toddlers and older.

Texas Gymnastics // Dallas // Offers parent tot, preschool classes, teen classes, and more.

Texas Dreams Gymnastics // Dallas // Are classic lessons for kiddos ages two and older.

Alex Martins Brazilian Jiu Jitsu // Dallas // Has kids and teen classes.

Boon Martial Arts // Dallas // Provides martial art classes for preschool and older.

Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense // Dallas // Encompasses Kenpo Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, and Judo for individuals of all ages and genders.

Dallas Kyokushin Karate // Dallas // Offers a secure and practical method for martial arts instruction within a nurturing setting for children, teens, and adults.

Dallas Martial Arts // Dallas // Provides curriculum designed for students ages five and half and above.

Master Lee’s Taekwondo Academy // Dallas // Provides martial arts classes for all skill levels for preschool and older.

Gray School of Music // Dallas // Offers private lessons for all its students, with the option of online or in-person instruction.

Lake Highland Music // Dallas // Provides in-person and virtual private instruction.

Park Cities School of Music // Dallas // Lists programs in voice, piano, guitar, and more. It has something for all music lovers at any level from age two.

Oak Cliff Music // Dallas // Provides custom music instruction for all ages and stages.

The Dallas School of Music // Dallas // Gives both private and group music lessons, catering to individuals of all skill levels and age groups.

Tiny Voices Little Songs // Dallas // Provides music classes for toddlers and preschool ages.

Dallas Soccerplex // Dallas // Serves as a venue for a diverse range of tournaments and indoor soccer youth programs.

Dallas Texans // Dallas // Provides soccer lessons and games for preschool and older.

Footy Factory // Dallas // Provides custom individualized soccer skills training for kids and teens looking to move to the next level.

SoccerShots DFW // multiple DFW locations // Is specifically tailored for children, emphasizing character growth.

Universal Soccer Arena // Dallas // Has an indoor space for women, men, co-ed, and youth soccer leagues.

iCode // Dallas // Provides hands-on coding classes for school-age kids.

Mad Science // Dallas // Offers a range of programs for students in pre-k through eighth grade.

STEMtree of North Dallas // Dallas // Has enrichment sessions and robotics club options for kids preschool age through eighth grade.

Cooper Aerobics // Dallas // Offers competitive swim training in a group setting for kids ages six to 13.

Dallas Aquatics Swim // Dallas // Introduces kids and teens to the sport of swimming.

Jim Montgomery Swim School // Dallas // Offers lessons in competitive swim for school age kids.

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BTW Swim & Tennis Club // Dallas // Offers group and private after-school tennis lessons for kids of all ages.

Coppell Recreation Center // Coppell // Offers youth and adult tennis (and pickleball!) recreational classes starting at age five.

Hackberry Creek Country Club // Irving // Boasts a junior tennis academy that provides a quick start for kids wanting to learn the sport.

Kiest Tennis // Dallas // Has development, competitive, and team tennis adult and junior lessons in both a group and private lesson format.

Dallas Elite Track // Flower Mound // Offers track and field learning for school-aged kids.

Garland Track Club // Garland // Prioritizes teaching the foundational aspects of running, including form, breathing techniques, and rhythm.

Assault Volleyball // Dallas // Offers competitive volleyball lessons and games for school-aged kids.

DIG VBC // Dallas // Provides lessons to improve volleyball techniques for school-aged kids.

Texas Image Volleyball // Grand Prairie // Operates as a registered junior program affiliated with USA Volleyball.

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If you’re looking for extracurricular activities in another area of the DFW metroplex, check out these additional resources in the Collin County and Fort Worth areas! 


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