After-School Activities in the Neighborhood

Below, you’ll find a selection of After School activities for your kids that are used and highly recommended by other Children’s School Parents.

Jeté Dance Center

Jeté Dance Center is located on President and 3rd Avenue. It has classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, break dancing, gymnastics, all boys classes and more. Monday through Friday 3:30-5:30, it includes after school homework help and free after school pick up from your child’s school . In 2015 Jeté dancers had 100% acceptance to Mark Twain, Dance and NYC Specialized High Schools; LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, PPAS, Beacon and more. $56 per week for unlimited classes and Space is limited. Contact us today to find out how your child can be involved.

Tamia B. Santana
Executive Director

Holy Name Girls Swim Team

The Holy Name Girls Swim Team is pleased to announce try-outs for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Girls born between 2005 and 2009 are invited to try out on Friday, October 16 at 5:30 pm at the Berkeley Carroll pool (762 President St. in Park Slope). If your daughter is interested in trying out, please email us back at
and let us know her NAME and DATE OF BIRTH.

The swim season runs from the beginning of November through the end of March,with practices on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Meets begin in January and take place on Friday evenings.

The Holy Name Girls Swim Team is a wonderful community of female athletes. We look forward to hearing from you about the 16th. Please be in touch if you have any questions.


Run4Fun Fall age group sessions in Prospect Park:

4-7 yrs: Weds. & Thurs. 3:30-4:45pm
8-10 yrs: Mon., Weds., Fri., 3:30-4:45pm
11-18 yrs: Weds. & Fri. 3:45-5:00pm

Session begins the week of 9/14 and runs through the week of 12/18.

You may also register now via email or paypal: or by mail: 301 Nevins Street, Brooklyn 11217

Chinese Dance & Language Classes

中 国 少 儿 民 族 舞 蹈 班
@ Park Slope, Brooklyn

Laurel Project 华苑 is New York City’s premiere Chinese enrichment program, drawing on years of experience with a proven pedagogical method –
engage, inspire and absorb!

We train children through two languages: Mandarin and the universal language of dance. Incorporating cultural tradition into linguistic learning, we also provide an antidote to the sit n’ screen culture so prevalent today. Under the personal guidance of Mei-Yin Ng, an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and educator, our children move, learning to speak, sing, and dance Chinese.

Laurel Project 华苑 was founded for Chinese-American children to connect with their heritage and for American born children to expand their cultural worldview. Our dance curriculum is based on the Beijing Dance Academy dance syllabus (北京舞蹈学院教学大纲)

Location & Schedule:
Spoke The Hub
748 Union Street (near 6th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Every Friday
3:45pm – 4:30pm – Chinese Language & Movement: 4-7 years old
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Chinese Classical & Folk Dance (Chinese jump rope dance 跳绳舞): 7 – 12 years old

Dance class description:

A Scientific, systematic and comprehensive Chinese dance training for pre-school to youth dancers. In this class students will learn – Chinese dance technique, body alignment and flexibility, rhythm training, hand and eye coordination, dance prop manipulation and Chinese National and Folk Dances such as: Handkerchief dance, Ribbon dance, Mongolian Chopstick dance.

Our dance curriculum is based on the Beijing Dance Academy dance syllabus 北京舞蹈学院教学大纲

Language class description:
Laurel Project learning occurs in a creative and participatory setting, using music, dance, creative movement, games, role play, physical prop and story telling. The children will be immersed in an interactive Mandarin-speaking environment.

This class is open to all students with various language abilities. Basic phrase and conversational skills will be taught, and Chinese characters will be introduced. No prior exposure to Mandarin is required for this class.

For information please contact:
Mei-Yin Ng 伍美燕 (
T: 917-355-2083