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.
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Offers a wide assortment of art classes from ages 4 and up. Specific information and all the class details are available at their website.
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.
Offers a variety of classes including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and pointe with classes beginning at age 2 (pre-dance ballet/tap) and also includes a special needs class
Offers a wide variety of art projects involving clay and canvases with special kids events and homeschool days.
Offers classes for ages 4 and up. The entire building is a work of art and the kids love adding to the art.
Offering lessons, boarding, and training for children 6 and up
The US Kids Golf Greenville Fall Tour welcomes children ages 5-18! From first tournament to qualifying for world championships, these are fun and family friendly events. Parent caddies are required for ages 8 and under, and optional for ages 9 and up. Age-appropriate yardages and tees. The Top 5 in each age group at each event earn medals! Register before deadline.
Fall 2020 Tour dates are September 26th, October 3rd, October 17th, October 24th, October 31st, and November 14th.
Soccer organization for instruction and competition for children 4-18 years old.
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
Offers lessons in voice and various instruments in multiple settings – group and individual and as a class. Programs for preschoolers and up.
Offering martial arts classes for children, teens, and adults, as well as an after-school program and summer camp
Offers recreational and competitive coed baseball leagues for children 5-12 years old
Bright Eyes Arts
Offers various classes, ages 11-18. Homeschool classes, weekly classes, workshops on art, history, literature and theater topics.
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.
Offers unique local tutoring options in many subjects and summer camps
Offers football, flag football, cheerleading, baseball, softball, t-ball, and lacrosse
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.
Offers a variety of private lessons in its on-site private studios including guitar, drums, piano, violin, and more
Offers karate classes for kids, teens, and adults in 3 locations: Lyman, Taylors, and Greenville.
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)
Offers a variety of diverse martial arts programs for children, as well as after school programs
Offers a variety of classes for kids and teenagers to learn about art and create art.
Offering classes for all ages including karate, grappling, combat sparring, and a cardio based class
Offers gymnastics classes for children from the time they can walk. They also a competitive girls gymnastics team.
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
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.
Swim lessons are offered. Contact Colleen Miller at 864.585.7936.
A therapeutic horseback riding program for handicapped residents of Spartanburg County.
Ignite Learning Center offers unique hands-on activities and programs for students exploring STEAM. Programs include problem solving challenges, engineering, arts and more.
Offers children’s and adults’ cooking classes and camps
Individuals of all ages can take lessons at the Wellness Center.
A fitness class for moms and their babies that meets at Upward Star Center on M, W, F at 9:30am. Contact [email protected]
Offers a variety of classes including ballet, clogging, hip hop, jazz/contemporary, Irish, and tap beginning at age 3
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.
Offers gymnastics classes for boys and girls beginning with classes for children 16 months old (with parental involvement).
Offers tumbling and gymnastics to girls and boys all ages as well as competitive cheer programs
Offering lessons for all ages and experience levels
Offers a variety of classes, as well as family art nights and birthday party options
Offers baseball, softball, football, cheerleading, track, and lacrosse.
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.
Multi-week programs for children 6-18 in multiple divisions
Offers baseball, softball, track & field, football, cheerleading, basketball, and lacrosse
Offers private lessons on guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums
District 2 NSAA offers baseball, football, and cheerleading
The First Tee Upstate South Carolina impacts lives of youth ages 5-17 by providing programs that build character, instill life enhancing values and healthy choices through the game of golf. Register at www.thefirstteeupstate.org
Offers a variety of program to help with academic success including test prep and summer camps from elementary through high school
Offers dance classes, music lessons, as well as adult fitness classes
Swim lessons in June and July for children 3 years old and up.
Offers multiple theatre classes in the fall, spring, and summer for rising K4-12th grade students
Offers summer classes and camps for ages 2 and up. Ignite wants to both educate and inspire their dancers
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
A music class for children beginning at 18 months old
Offers multiple theatre camps during the summer. Students learn all aspects of theatre from make up to stage presence to dance to set design.
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.
Offers a variety of classes for kids, men, and women including karate, jiu jitsu, MMA, kickboxing, and more
Offering lessons for Hunter, Jumper, Equitation, and Horsemanship.
This soccer program can be found in daycares, preschools, and in public venues.
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.
Upward sports either meet at the Upward Star Center or partner sites. They offer basketball, cheer, soccer, and flag football.
Offers classes in various forms of dance, but also in tumbling and musical theatre. Ages 2 and up.
Soccer instruction and soccer competition for children 5-18 years old. The soccer club is located at the Carolina FC Soccer Complex.
Offers a variety or recreational dance classes beginning with classes for toddlers including ballet, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, tap, and jazz
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.
Offers competitive dance classes for children 6 and up
We can create a class for as few as five children. We also offer date-night, Mom’s morning out, and on-the-go classes.
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
District 3 Youth Sports Association
Offers baseball, softball, and football
Offers classes for all ages and offers summer camps too
Offering a variety of martial arts classes for kids, as well as an after-school program and summer camp
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
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