Kids’ Summer Lessons on Both Shores

Whew, this crazy covid school year is finally winding down. Got plans for the summer? It’s the perfect time for the kids to explore new interests, hone some of their existing skills, or bone up on academics. We’ve pulled together a list of some establishments on both shores that offer classes and lessons to challenge their bodies and brains. 

Our list includes swimming, academics, performing arts, gymnastics, martial arts, and more. Be sure to check individual websites for registration periods and deadlines. And ask about camps!


Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans)

Core Elements (New Orleans)

Huntington Learning Center (Mandeville)

Mad Science (Metairie)

Reading Success Center (Harahan)

Spidersmart Learning Center (Jefferson)

STEM NOLA (New Orleans)

Sylvan Learning Center (Mandeville)

Technology & Learning Center (Mandeville)

Vamonos Nola (New Orleans)


Culinary Kids (Mandeville)

National Food and Beverage Foundation (New Orleans)


Applause Dance Academy (Covington)

Ballet Apetrei (Mandeville)

Body Expressions Center of Performing Arts (Mandeville)

Cindy Ory Dance School (River Ridge)

Creative Arts of St. Tammany (Abita Springs)

Creative Dance & Music (Harvey)

Dance Company, Ltd (Metairie)

Dancer’s Pointe Dance Studio (Metairie)

Dance Consortium of Louisiana (Covington)

Debby Dillehay Dancers (Kenner)

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

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

Maureen Bersuder Academy of Dance Arts (Slidell)

Modern Conceptions of Dance (Covington)

Northshore Academy of Dance (Covington)

The Studio School of Dance (Metairie)


All-Star Gymnastics (Harvey)

Crescent City Gymnastics (New Orleans)

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

Louisiana Spirit (New Orleans)

Mandeville Sports Complex (Mandeville)

New Orleans Outlaws (Kenner)

NOLA Gymnastics (Uptown)

North Shore Gymnastics (Mandeville)

Ochsner Elmwood Gymnastics Academy (Harahan)

Spirit Professionals (Hammond, Madisonville)

Tumblebus (New Orleans)

Northshore Vultures Football & Cheer


Madisonville Equestrian Center

Pony Tails (St. Rose)


Church’s Karate Academy (New Orleans)

Just for Kicks Martial Arts (Mandeville, Covington)

Shogun Martial Arts (Metairie)

Stephanie Haydel’s Northshore Taekwondo (Mandeville)

Tiger Rock Martial Arts (Mandeville)

Yonsei Martial Arts Academy (Kenner)


Love Swimming (New Orleans)

Mandeville Sports Complex (Mandeville)

Northshore Swim (Mandeville)

Ochsner Kidsports Elmwood (Harahan)

Pelican Athletic Club (Mandeville)

UNO Aquatic Center (New Orleans)

YMCA (New Orleans, Northshore)


Art Time (Mandeville)

City Park Movement & Art (New Orleans)

Posh Paint Pub (Metairie)

Studio KB (New Orleans)