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. 


Clay-King Studio

SPONSORED 888-838-3625 [email protected] 125 Ben Abi Road, Spartanburg, SC

Leave the dirty work to us and get the kids’ creativity flowing!  Ceramics engage the hands and fascinate the mind, while allowing students of all levels to design one of a kind pieces.

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.

Visit Clay-King to find out more!

Arts in Motion Spartanburg

SPONSORED 864-308-2882 [email protected] 1855 East Main Street Suite 14, 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!

Classes start August 19 and are held at Spartanburg Athletic Club.

Open House event: Join us for our Open House event where you can register for classes, meet your teacher, and meet dance friends! We will have Lebo’s on-site for all your dancewear needs for an easy, one-stop shop! Saturday, August 17, 11:00-2:00 at Spartanburg Athletic Club

Register For Classes Online

North Spartanburg Athletic Association

864.485.9331 3740 Boiling Springs Road , Boiling Springs, SC

District 2 NSAA offers baseball, football, and cheerleading

Boiling Springs Youth Athletic Association

864.406.5520 2427 Bryant Road, Chesnee, SC

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

Soccer Shots Upstate

864.315.3733 [email protected] , SC

This soccer program can be found in daycares, preschools, and in public venues.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dance Without Limits

864.412.7788 2105 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers lessons for children from 2-18 years old including tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, acrobatics, preschool, and pointe, as well as a special needs class

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

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

D6 Youth Athletic Association

864.908.0445 PO Box 170386 , Spartanburg, SC

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

Kids Golf and Fitness Academy

[email protected] , 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.

Ignite Learning Center

864.787.8621 5016 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Ingnite Learning Center offers unique hands-on activities and programs for students exploring STEAM. Programs include problem solving challenges, engineering, arts and more. Class times are available in the morning for preschoolers, afterschool for school-aged children, and mid-afternoon for homeschoolers.

Westside Club

864.587.7106 501 Willis Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offering group swim lessons beginning with children 3 years of age

Inman Youth Association

864.256.1901 Inman, SC

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


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.

Airborne Athletics

864.877.7897 212 Riverside Court, Greer, SC

Offers classes for all ages and offers summer camps too

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

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

Stroller Rollers

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

A fitness class for moms and their babies that meets at Upward Star Center on M, W, F at 9:30am. Contact [email protected]

Thomas E. Hannah YMCA

864-585-0306 151 Ribault St, Spartanburg, SC

Instructor Dru West offers lessons in piano, Suzuki violin, voice, clarinet, flute, saxophone, or oboe.

YMCA of Greater Spartanburg

864.585.0306 151 Ribault Street, Spartanburg, SC

Thomas E. Hannah and Middle Tyger 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.

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)

Dance Visions of Greer

864.879.7458 115 School Street, Greer, SC

Dance instruction beginning at 18 months and up including creative movement, tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, pointe, tumbling, lyrical, clogging, belly dancing. They also offer etiquette classes.

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.

Hillbrook Baseball

[email protected] 300 Blackwood Drive, Spartanburg, SC

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

District 3 Youth Sports Association

864.279.6713 , SC

Offers baseball, softball, and football

AYSO Spartanburg

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

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

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

Creating Artists For Tomorrow

864.901.7465 1711 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, SC

Offers classes for ages 4 and up. The entire building is a work of art and the kids love adding to the art.

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.

Hurricane Martial Arts

864.879.7916 1121 Gap Creek Road, Lyman, SC

Offers karate classes for kids, teens, and adults

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).

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

Scotsgrove Stables

864.266.4240 851 Grand Canyon Road, Inman, SC

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

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.

Gymboree Play & Music

864.288.1774 980 Batesville Road, Greer, SC

Gymboree classes cover art, music, play and more for children from birth to age 5. They offer a variety of classes. Please see their website for details.

Upward Star Center

864.949.5700 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.

Kidcreate Studio

864-603-3621 2456 Hudson Road, Greer, SC

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. Find out more at Kidcreate.

Guitar Center Lessons

864.576.5758 1487 W O Ezell Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Offers private lessons on guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums

Southern Dance Connection

864.849.9041 215 W. Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greer, SC

Offers classes in various forms of dance, but also in tumbling and musical theatre. Ages 2 and up.

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.


864.596.9022 Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

A music class for children beginning at 18 months old

Middle Tyger YMCA

864.433.9623 720 Shoals Road, Duncan, SC

Offers martial arts for children 4 and up.

Wired Minds

864.244.2420 1271 S Suber Road, Greer, SC

Offers unique local tutoring options in many subjects and summer camps

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

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

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.

Family Martial Arts

864.205.1716 11068 Asheville Hwy, Inman, SC

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

Greer Children’s Theatre

864.848.5383 301 East Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Offers multiple theatre camps during the summer. Students learn all aspects of theatre from make up to stage presence to dance to set design.

Hidden Valley Farm

404.247.1835 9081 Highway 9, Inman, SC

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

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

Dance Designs

864.621.7800 3225-D Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC

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

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

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.

Plate 108

864.915.2640 108 E Poinsett Street, Greer, SC

Offers children’s and adults cooking classes and camps

Spartanburg Athletic Club

864.585.7936 2420 Andrews Road, Spartanburg, SC

Swim lessons are offered. Contact Colleen Miller at 864.585.7936.

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

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


864.586.1671 1400 Carolina Country Club Road, Spartanburg, SC

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


Ignite Dance Company

864.510.1713 417 S Buncombe Rd Suite 6, Greer, SC

Offers summer classes and camps for ages 2 and up. Ignite wants to both educate and inspire their dancers

The First Tee of the Upstate

864.578.0023 215 South Woodfin Ridge Drive, Inman, SC

These educational golf programs focus on teaching life skills and golf in various upstate locations

USTA Jr. Team Tennis

800.644.7282 Spartanburg, SC

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

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

Aikido Academy of Self-Defense

864.595.9555 4249 North Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

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

Carolina Cheer & Dance

864.587.0122 219 North East Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Offers competitive dance classes for children 6 and up

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.

Cannon Equine Instruction

864.415.2770 210 Bagwell Road, Roebuck, SC

Offering lessons for all ages and experience levels

Lawson Academy of the Arts

864.596.9022 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

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

Bright Eyes Art

864.613.4078 100 Davis Avenue, Greer, SC

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

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

Spartanburg County Parks Department

864.595.5356 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.

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.

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