Extracurricular Arts, Academics & Activities on Both Shores

Extracurricular Arts, Academics & Activities on Both Shores

As we all know, thanks to the pandemic, school is going to be very different this year. Whether your child is returning to a brick-and-mortar school or you’ve opted for virtual learning, many of the clubs and activities that typically allow them to explore their various interests will not be possible. So, while academics remain top priority, you may want to consider extracurricular activities to provide another level of enrichment. If you’re in the market for artistic endeavors, physical activities beyond the world of team sports, or enhanced academic opportunities or support, we’ve got you covered.

Our list of New Orleans and Northshore businesses offer STEM programs, performing arts, gymnastics, cooking, martial arts, and more. Many provide opportunities for in-person and/or online instruction, so be sure to call or visit their websites to find out if they can accommodate your specific needs.




Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans)

http://af-neworleans.org/; (504) 568-0770


Core Elements (New Orleans)

http://core4kids.org/; (504) 280-5710


Huntington Learning Center (Mandeville)

https://huntingtonhelps.com/; (985) 727-0000 


Mad Science of Southeast Louisiana (Metairie)

https://sela.madscience.org/; (504) 345-2602


Mathnasium (Mandeville)

https://www.mathnasium.com/mandeville; (985) 626-6284 


Phillips Kids Tutoring (Kenner)

http://www.phillipskidstutoring.com/; (504) 305-2322


Reading Success Center (Harahan)

https://www.readingsuccessctr.com/; (504) 458-1475


Spidersmart Learning Center (Jefferson)

https://www.spidersmart.com/; (504) 881-1788


STEM NOLA (New Orleans)

http://www.stemnola.com/;  (504) 391-0760


Sylvan Learning Centers (Both Shores)

http://www.sylvanlearning.com/; Mandeville (985) 871-9771; Metairie (504) 708-5058; Slidell (985) 718-0504 


Technology & Learning Center (Mandeville)

http://www.spidertechnologysolutions.com/; (985) 778-2828




National Food and Beverage Foundation (New Orleans)

http://natfab.org/kids-in-the-kitchen/; (504) 267-7490


Culinary Kids (Mandeville)

http://culinarykidsns.com/; (985) 727-5553


Dance & Performing/Visual Arts


Applause Dance Academy (Covington)

http://applausedancecovington.com/; (985)-302-4599


Art Time (Mandeville)

http://www.arttime.biz/; (985) 674-2023


Ballet Apetrei (Mandeville)

http://balletapetrei.com/wordpress/; (985) 624-3622


Body Expressions Center of Performing Arts (Mandeville)

https://bodyexpressionsdance.com/; 985-674-2174


Cindy Ory Dance (River Ridge)

http://www.orydance.com/; (504) 737-3345


City Park Movement & Art (New Orleans)

http://www.cityparkmovementandart.com/; (504) 390-7482


Creative Arts of St. Tammany (Abita Springs)

http://www.dramaandmusic.com/; (985) 276-9727


Creative Dance & Music (Harvey)

http://www.creativedanceandmusic.com/; (504) 390-2552


Dance Company, Ltd (Metairie)

http://www.dancecoltd.com/; (504) 415-6943


Dancer’s Pointe Dance Studio (Metairie, Lakeview)

http://dancers-pointe.com/; Metairie (504) 455-5975; Lakeview (504) 265-8350 


Dance Consortium of Louisiana (Covington)

https://www.facebook.com/TheDCLA; (985) 234-9451


Debby Dillehay Dancers (Kenner)

http://debbydillehaydance.com/; (504) 468-3368


Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music, and Theatre (Harahan)

http://www.dancetumblemusic.com/; (504) 737-5977 


Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts (Covington, Harahan, Mandeville)

http://www.laapa.com/; (985) 590-4545 (Covington); (985) 674-2992 (Mandeville); (504) 738-3050 (Harahan)


Maureen Bersuder Academy of Dance Arts (Slidell)

http://maureenbersuderdance.com/; (985) 863-7048


Modern Conceptions of Dance (Covington)

https://www.modernconceptionsofdance.com/; (985) 892-1070


New Orleans Children’s Chorus (New Orleans)

http://www.neworleanschildrenschorus.org/; (504) 482-2883


Northshore Academy of Dance (Covington)

http://www.northshoreacademyofdance.com/; (985) 893-1143


Posh Paint Pub (Metairie)

http://www.poshpaintpub.com/; (504) 835-4155


St. Tammany Art Association (Covington, Mandeville)

https://www.sttammany.art/; (985) 892-8650


The Studio School of Dance (Metairie)

https://thestudionola.com/; (504) 941-7345





All-Star Gymnastics (Harvey)

http://www.allstargymnola.com/; (504) 328-3838


New Orleans Outlaws (Kenner)

http://www.neworleansoutlaws.com/; (504) 465-3311


Crescent City Gymnastics (New Orleans)

http://www.crescentcitygymnastics.com/; (504) 861-1740


Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music, and Theatre (Harahan)

http://www.dancetumblemusic.com/; (504) 737-5977 


Louisiana Spirit (New Orleans)

http://www.laspiritcheer.com/; (504) 702-8080


Mandeville Sports Complex (Mandeville)

https://www.mandevillesportscomplex.com/; (985) 727-7277


NOLA Gymnastics (Uptown)

http://www.nolagymnastics.com/; (504) 782-6462


North Shore Gymnastics (Mandeville)

http://www.northshoregymnastics.net/; (985) 624-8310


Kidsports at Ochsner Fitness Center (Harahan)

https://www.ochsnerfitness.com/kidsports; (504) 733-1200


Spirit Professionals (Hammond, Madisonville)

https://www.spiritprofessionals.com; Hammond (985) 345-4383; Madisonville (985) 888-6565 



Martial Arts


Art Monroe’s Taekwondo Plus (Mandeville)

https://martialartsnearmenola.com/mandeville/; (985) 624-3455


Church’s Karate Academy (New Orleans)

http://churchskarateacademy.com/; (504) 309-6138


Just for Kicks Martial Arts (Mandeville, Chalmette, Covington)

http://just4kicksata.com/; (985) 224-3815


Mike Storms Karate (Mandeville)

https://www.facebook.com/stormskarate/; (985) 674-7887


Shogun Martial Arts (Metairie)

http://www.shogunnola.com/; (504) 982-1371


Stephanie Haydel’s Northshore Taekwondo (Mandeville)

http://www.northshoretkd.com/; (985) 778-0750


Trilogy Martial Arts & Fitness (Covington)

https://www.facebook.com/trilogymaf/; (985) 259-1986


Yonsei Martial Arts Academy (Kenner)

http://www.yonsei.us/; (504) 465-5353



Swimming/Tennis/Rec Centers


City Park Tennis Center

http://neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/pepsi-tennis-center; (504) 483-9383


Love Swimming (New Orleans)

https://loveswimming.com/;  (504) 891-4662


Mandeville Sports Complex (Mandeville)

https://www.mandevillesportscomplex.com/; (985) 727-7277


NORDC (New Orleans Recreation District Commision)



Northshore Swim (Mandeville)

http://www.northshoreswim.com/; (985) 626-9456


Ochsner Kidsports Elmwood (Harahan)

http://www.ochsnerfitness.com/; (504) 733-1200


Pelican Athletic Club (Mandeville)

http://www.thepac.com/; (985) 626.3706


YMCA (Both Shores)

New Orleans https://www.ymcaneworleans.org/; West St. Tammany https://www.ymcaneworleans.org/locations/west-st.-tammany-ymca/west-st.-tammany-ymca/