The Ultimate Class & Activity Guide for Spartanburg

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Are you looking for an activity or class in Spartanburg to suit your kid’s interests? We’ve compiled a giant guide of classes and activities for kids in Spartanburg. This guide is the ultimate collection of all the activities and classes for kids in the Spartanburg area.

We’ve researched Sports Leagues, Music Lessons, Art Classes, and much more! Some activities are seasonal, but they are included for you to plan accordingly. There are plenty of exciting choices for your kids.

Please read: This guide is long but we have carefully divided it to make it easy for our readers to find exactly what children’s activities they are looking for. If you click on the categories in the orange buttons they will take you directly to the portion of the guide that has the information that you want. 

Disclaimer: This list is intended for informational purposes and none of the contents should be considered a specific recommendation or endorsement from Kidding Around or its staff. All advertisements are marked “sponsored.”

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Hidden Valley Farm

404.247.1835 9081 Highway 9, Inman, SC

Offering lessons for Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, and Horsemanship.

Arts in Motion

2420 Andrews Road, Spartanburg, SC

At Arts in Motion, we work to develop, inspire and cultivate the individual talents of your child in a loving and nurturing environment. It is our mission to offer quality and comprehensive dance education through age appropriate classes, always encouraging  and nurturing creative minds in all aspects of the arts!

East Main Arts

864.430.1040 167 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of classes, as well as family art nights and birthday party options

Ethos Combatives

864.381.7837 2306 Chesnee Highway, Suite 10, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of diverse martial arts programs for children, as well as after school programs

USC Upstate Swim Lessons

864.503.5079 800 University Way, HEC – Wellness Center, Spartanburg, SC

Individuals of all ages can take lessons at the Wellness Center.

District 3 Youth Sports Association

Spartanburg, SC

Offers baseball, softball, and football

Spartanburg Martial Arts

864.576.8273 465 E Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offering martial arts classes for children, teens, and adults, as well as an after-school program and summer camp

Sparkle City Gymnastics

864.587.8255 9084-B Warren H Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers gymnastics classes for children from the time they can walk. They also a competitive girls gymnastics team.

C.C. Woodson Swim Zone

864.596.3710 210 Bomar Avenue, Spartanburg, SC

Swim lessons in June and July for children 3 years old and up.

AYSO Spartanburg

864.978.2430 P.O. Box 160566 , Boiling Springs, SC

Soccer organization for instruction and competition for children 4-18 years old.

Kids Golf and Fitness Academy

[email protected] Inman, SC

Kids Golf and Fitness Academy offers a variety of fun classes such as golf, Mom/Dad and me, American Sign Language, Art, design, fitness, dance specific fitness, golf specific fitness, sports specific fitness, and more! Ages 3 and up. All skill levels, learning styles, and physical abilities welcome.

Clay-King Studio

125 Ben Abi Road, Spartanburg, SC

Clay King Studio offers classes in wheel throwing and handbuilding with clay.  Workshops allow students to create a piece in one session and we also have drop in pottery painting and clay projects, parties, private lessons, and homeschool classes.

Spartanburg Athletic Club

864.585.7936 2420 Andrews Road, Spartanburg, SC

Swim lessons are offered. Contact Colleen Miller at 864.585.7936.

Backstage Dance Connection

864.699.9390 3236 Parris Bridge Road, Boiling Springs, SC

Offers a variety of dance classes beginning with a Mommy & Me dance class for children 2 and under as well as tumbling, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, Irish, ballet, tap, and clogging.

Spartanburg County Public Libraries

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Spartanburg County Public Libraries offer multiple storytimes at all their branches. These storytimes include music, stories, and creative free play time.

Note: Most of their programming is suspended due to COVID-19. However, they have developed a “Stuck Inside Guide” for families and also offer a Dial-a-Story at  864.596.3530. Stories are updated weekly.

D6 Youth Athletic Association

864.913.0249 Spartanburg, SC

Offers football, flag football, cheerleading, baseball, softball, t-ball, and lacrosse

Plate 108

864.915.2640 108 E Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Offers children’s and adults’ cooking classes and camps

Rhythms Dance Studio

864.249.6333 1582 E Main Street, Duncan, SC

Offers a variety of classes beginning with Mommy and Me classes for 2 year olds and including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, pom, lyrical and contemporary

HALTER

864.586.1671 1400 Carolina Country Club Road, Spartanburg, SC

A therapeutic horseback riding program for handicapped residents of Spartanburg County.

Spartanburg Gymnastics

864.574.0509 570 Southport Road, Roebuck, SC

Offers gymnastics classes for boys and girls beginning with classes for children 16 months old (with parental involvement).

Spartanburg Youth Theatre

864.585.8278 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers multiple theatre classes in the fall, spring, and summer for rising K4-12th grade students

Family Martial Arts

864.205.1716 11068 Asheville Highway, Inman, SC

Offering classes for all ages including karate, grappling, combat sparring, and a cardio based class

Inman Youth Association

864.256.1901 Inman, SC

Offers baseball, softball, track & field, football, cheerleading, basketball, and lacrosse

Upward Star Center

864.949.5838 9768 Warren H. Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Upward sports either meet at the Upward Star Center or partner sites. They offer basketball, cheer, soccer, and flag football.

Sylvan Learning of Spartanburg

864.214.3649 100 Burton Street, Ste A, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of program to help with academic success including test prep and summer camps from elementary through high school

Musikgarten

864.596.9022 Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

A music class for children beginning at 18 months old

Carolina FC

[email protected] 200 Madison Drive, Wellford, SC

Soccer instruction and soccer competition for children 5-18 years old. The soccer club is located at the Carolina FC Soccer Complex.

Hurricane Martial Arts

864.879.7916 3 Upstate Locations, SC

Offers karate classes for kids, teens, and adults in 3 locations: Lyman, Taylors, and Greenville.

Cannon Equine Instruction

864.415.2770 210 Bagwell Road, Roebuck, SC

Offering lessons for all ages and experience levels

Scotsgrove Stables

864.266.4240 851 Grand Canyon Road, Inman, SC

Offering lessons, boarding, and training for children 6 and up

Music and Arts

864.595.1116 1450 WO Ezell Boulevard Suite 400, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of private lessons in its on-site private studios including guitar, drums, piano, violin, and more

Revolution Mixed Martial Arts and Performance Fitness

864.578.0557 6400 Highway 9, Inman, SC

Offers a variety of classes for kids, men, and women including karate, jiu jitsu, MMA, kickboxing, and more

Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association

864.406.5520 2427 Bryant Road, Chesnee, SC

Offers baseball, softball, football, cheerleading, track, and lacrosse.

Spartanburg Art Museum

864.582.7616 200 E St John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a wide assortment of art classes from ages 4 and up. Specific information and all the class details are available at their website.

Southern Martial Arts

864.585.8814 990 S Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offering a variety of martial arts classes for kids, as well as an after-school program and summer camp

USTA Jr. Team Tennis

800.644.7282 Spartanburg, SC

Multi-week programs for children 6-18 in multiple divisions

Wyndham Academy of Self-Defense

864.595.9555 4249 North Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Wyndham Academy of Self Defense (formerly Aikido Academy of Self-Defense) offers classes specializing in the martial arts geared towards self-defense beginning at 6 years of age.

Bright Eyes Arts

Greer, SC

Offers various classes, ages 11-18. Homeschool classes, weekly classes, workshops on art, history, literature and theater topics.

Hillbrook Baseball

[email protected] 300 Blackwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers recreational and competitive coed baseball leagues for children 5-12 years old

Hearts of Clay

864.576.2228 660 Spartan Boulevard, Suite #20, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a wide variety of art projects involving clay and canvases with special kids events and homeschool days.

Lawson Academy of the Arts

864.596.9000 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Located at Converse College, it offers a wide range or private and group classes including piano, strings, wind & brass, vocal, and specific music programs for young children including Musikgarten

North Spartanburg Athletic Association

864.485.9331 3740 Boiling Springs Road , Boiling Springs, SC

District 2 NSAA offers baseball, football, and cheerleading

Arts Academy of the Carolinas

864.327.8828 108 Southport Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of classes beginning with Itty Bitty classes for children 2.5 years old as well as tap, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, pointe, contemporary, hip hop, modern, ballet, musical theatre, and lyrical

Rhythms Tumbling, Gymnastics, & Cheer

864.249.6333 253 Tucapau Road, Duncan, SC

Offers tumbling and gymnastics to girls and boys all ages as well as competitive cheer programs

T.A.A.G.

864.503.5621 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC

T.A.A.G. (USC Upstate, Humanities & Performing Arts Center) – The Thursday Afternoon Acting Group is for elementary through high school students that meets to learn basic acting techniques. USC Upstate also offers summer drama camps.

Miss Marion’s School of Dance

864.587.8557 1206 John B White Sr Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of classes including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre, pointe, tap, and competitive with classes beginning at age 2 (pre-dance/creative movement)

Palmetto en Pointe Performing Arts

864.280.7256 107 Southport Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety of classes beginning with creative movement for 2-3 year olds as well as pre-dance, tap, acro, ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical. They also have performing and competitive teams.

Starmakers Dance Company

864.814.0454 87 Hickory Hill Drive, Inman, SC

Offers a variety of classes including ballet, clogging, hip hop, jazz/contemporary, Irish, and tap beginning at age 3

Carolina Cheer & Dance

864.587.0122 219 North East Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers competitive dance classes for children 6 and up

Camp Mary Elizabeth

330 Scout Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Approved Learn-to-Swim lessons by the American Red Cross including preschool aquatics, parent and child aquatics, learn to swim, and private.

NoteAbility Music School

864.630.6455 2103 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers lessons in voice and various instruments in multiple settings – group and individual and as a class. Programs for preschoolers and up.

Spartanburg County Parks Department

864.595.5356 9039 Fairforest Rd, Spartanburg, SC

While the Parks Department does not sponsor any youth athletic leagues, the various athletic leagues use the county’s recreational fields. Their website also directs you to the various district leagues and traveling teams.

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg

864.585.0306 151 Ribault Street, Spartanburg, SC

Thomas E. Hannah, Middle Tyger, and the Willis Road YMCA branches offer youth indoor soccer, youth soccer, youth t-ball, youth flag football, youth cheer, and youth basketball; swim lessons, and parent and child swim lessons.

Stroller Rollers

864.621.1307 [email protected] 9768 Warren H Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

A fitness class for moms and their babies that meets at Upward Star Center. Contact [email protected]

District 5 Sports and Activities Council

150 Leonard Street, Duncan, SC

Offers baseball, basketball, cheer, football, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. See website for more information

Creative Soul Art Studio

864.285.6455 60 Groce Road, Lyman, SC

Offers a variety of classes for kids and teenagers to learn about art and create art.

3D Centre of the Arts

864.529.9953 9133 Warren H Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Offers dance classes, music lessons, as well as adult fitness classes

Ballet Spartanburg

864.583.0339 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers a variety or recreational dance classes beginning with classes for toddlers including ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, tap, and jazz

Is there a class or activity in the area that you think we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments.

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