Guide to Albuquerque Area After School Activities


Dance, music, theatre, scouts, and all the different sports . . . figuring out what activities to enroll your children in can definitely be overwhelming. We have compiled a variety of different activities in the Albuquerque area for children of different ages and interests.

We are excited to present our readers with the ABQ Mom Guide to After School Activities. This guide is a one-stop shop for parents as you decide what activities to enroll your child in this year.

Dimensions School of Dance

Dimensions School of Dance is a locally owned dance studio in New Mexico. 

Dimensions is the place for you if you want to join a family of people who love dance. A family where a life enriched by the arts is a priority. A family where we value respect, kindness, and compassion over ego.

We believe anyone can dance. How good at it you want to be is entirely up to you. Curiosity and desire, not ability, are the prerequisites here.

If you want to focus on self-expression, creative movement, healthy activity and maybe pick up some new friends . . . perfect. We have you covered.

Maybe you want to be a little more serious? Well, we’ve got clear paths to intermediate and advanced classes. Between dance and fitness, we’ve got something for just about everyone.

Is competition more your speed? No worries. In addition to our award-winning recreational dance program, we are extremely proud of our nationally-ranked Allstar program.

We offer over 160 weekly classes for ages 18 months through adults at either of our two locations. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, acro, musical theatre, pom, technique, flexibility, pound, bootybarre, chopfit, mashups and more. Intensives, camps, specialty workshops, yearly recitals, parent perks, recreational teams, competitive teams, and bonus classes are just a few of the many things the Dimensions family has to offer.

What are you waiting for? Come join us!

4901 Paseo Del Norte NE # B, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Ages 18 months – Adult


FALL REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Advanced Training programs are offered after school and on weekends for motivated students who want to continue learning with NDI New Mexico after their in-school classes. Each class offers unique professional training and experience in a variety of dance styles. Offering classes in tap, jazz, modern, ballet, and hip-hop in a positive, supportive, and nurturing environment!

4800 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Ages 3 – Adult

i9 Sports

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i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls ages 3 to 14 in today’s most popular sports, such as flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and cheer. To achieve our mission of helping kids succeed in life through sports, i9 Sports provides a youth sports experience unlike any other, teaching the importance of good sportsmanship on the field and in life. We are committed to providing age-appropriate instruction that is fun for kids and convenient for today’s busy families. We practice and then play our games on the same day! We are committed to putting the FUN back where it belongs in youth sports!

  • All skill levels welcome! No tryouts!
  • One day a week practice before games.
  • 11 convenient locations.
  • Saturday and Sunday options, you pick!
  • Buddy and coach requests accepted
  • Volunteer coach league

Various Locations

Ages 3 – 14

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

Girl Scouts is where your girl can discover her own unique strengths, explore new interests, and gain the confidence she’ll need to let her gifts shine. She’ll continue to grow, learning that no matter what challenges she faces, she can keep herself centered with the support of her fellow Girl Scouts. Troops are forming now!

Join Girl Scouts today. She’ll thank you. The world will thank you!

Various Locations across New Mexico

Ages 5 – 18

Highland Dance Albuquerque

Highland Dance Albuquerque offers lessons and performance opportunities in Scottish Highland Dance and Highland Hustle. Highland Dancing is an athletic dance form and traditional art of Scotland. Highland Hustle is a dance fitness class with roots in Highland Dance that can be performed at a variety of intensity levels.

Highland Dance Albuquerque provides training for ages 3 to adult. Our focus is on an inclusive and supportive atmosphere that allows dancers to develop life-long friendships along with their dancing technique. Our dancers perform and compete throughout the Southwest. Instructor Emma Trentman is a lifetime member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing and judge for the Royal Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.

6528 4th St NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107

Ages 3 – Adult

Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center has been serving the Albuquerque community for over 15 years. We have built a reputation of creating individualized programs to help student’s meet their academic goals. We have developed a rigorous process of skill development to allow students to master academic skills. Once a student has mastered those academic skills, we see it drive both confidence and motivation in the classroom as well as homework. Our success over the years has led to our accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Why should parents choose Huntington to help their child?

• Individualized tutoring programs based on strengths and weaknesses

• Flexible scheduling

• Convenient and safe location

• Over 800 pieces of curriculum to meet an individual student’s needs

• Accredited by WASC

• Professional qualified teachers

• Typical ACT score increases of 5 to 6 points

• Typical SAT score increases of 230 points

Through our programs, we can help your child with either remediation or enrichment to meet their individual academic goals.

8201 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Ages 5 – 18

Sol Acting Studios

Welcome to Sol Acting Studios, New Mexico’s Premier Acting and Filmmaking school.

Get ready to blast through walls and unleash your creative energy into the world with innovative training with a diverse group of professional instructors. We are not only your teachers of craft, but are also your guides in the industry. Join the team of student collaborators and in return receive free consultations, free audition preps, and access to a community of energized artists that will help catapult you into making your dreams come true. Live the life you want to live, discover you are in the driver’s seat with Sol Acting Studios. If you have any questions email us at [email protected] and visit us on the web at

​​304 Washington St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Ages 7 – Adult

Nose to Toes Yoga

Nose to Toes Yoga Studio offers After School classes, Birthday Parties, School Break workshops, and Summer Camps. Yoga teaches children how to assess and self-regulate their thoughts, feelings, and actions. We teach kids how to move their bodies in coordination with their Super-Power Breathing.

KIDS LOVE YOGA BECAUSE IT IS FUN! In our studio, kids of all abilities learn to bend and stretch to build strength, flexibility, and focus. Yoga allows a freedom of expression in the body and a mindfulness connection to the brain. Along with yoga poses, we teach breathing strategies and mindfulness exercises, so kids learn to build self-awareness, increase their capacity for emotional regulation, and improve their physical and emotional wellbeing. We create works of art and learn to work together and make new friends. After school classes begin at 2:30 pm and end at 5:30 pm M-F. Some Saturday times may be available.

1918 Washington St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Ages 2 – 18

Harmonic Kids

Nurture the musical growth of your child with interactive, family-friendly music classes designed to teach the way young children learn— through play! Harmonic Kids uses multicultural soundtracks, singing, dancing, and instrument play to build on your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement, which provides them with a solid musical foundation.

With three year-round offerings, Music Together (ages 0-5 years), Canta y Baila Spanish immersion (ages 0-5 years), and Rhythm Kids (ages 4-8 years), you can find the class that is perfect for your little one. Visit the links below to learn more, see demonstrations, and sign up for a class and time that works for you!

Various locations

Ages 0 – 8

Rio Rancho Youth Chorus

Rio Rancho Youth Chorus is Rio Rancho’s premiere community youth chorus. We offer a challenging and exciting catalog of music, plus live performance with professional musicians, and provide high quality professional music instruction at a low cost ($100) in a safe and fun environment where our members are encouraged to be themselves and accept everyone’s contributions equally. RRYC welcomes singers of all genders, backgrounds, styles, cultures, orientations, abilities, and identities (Grades 6-12).

No previous chorus experience is required. Vocal workshop/auditions for NEW Members is Aug 21, 2021 from 2 pm – 4 pm at Avix Art 4311 Sara Rd SE Suite 201 Rio Rancho.

Various Locations

Ages 11 – 18

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