A Guide to After School Activities in Charlotte

Activities to fill the hours between 3 and 6 p.m.
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With a new school year on the horizon, you might be on the hunt for additional activities to fill the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. A good after school program or extra-curricular activity can turn those aimless afternoons into a productive time to learn, play, explore—or just get some extra wiggles out. Below is a round-up of activities ranging from archery and acting to ballet and language immersion. Find a full list under Charlotte Parent’s Family Resource Guides.

After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)

Multiple locations

ASEP, which operates in CMS schools, offers activities in sports, art, and computer exploration utilizing age-appropriate materials and equipment for students. 

Black Belt USA

11915 N. Tryon St., Ste. A

Students develop both body and mind through professional martial arts instruction in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, and mixed martial arts. 


345 N. College St.

From private lessons to summer camps to community outreach programs, Arts+ helps each student unlock their full potential through the power of arts education.

Shea Rose Farm

2411 Waxhaw Marvin Road, Marvin

This family-friendly barn teaches young equestrians to ride and care for horses in a safe setting. 

Girls on the Run of Charlotte

Multiple locations

This program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using an experience-based curriculum that integrates running.

Barefoot Archery

4410 Old Pineville Road

The facility has an 8-lane range for classes, home school students, and parties. 

Belmont School of Ballet

116 South Main St., Belmont

Highly qualified instructors teach specific dance techniques in ballet and jazz.

Charlotte CARE

7000 Endhaven Lane

This after-school enrichment program offers activities ranging from dance, soccer, gymnastics, athletic conditioning, fitness, cheerleading, and flag football. 

OnStage School of Performing Arts

8129 Ardrey Kell Road, Ste. 104

Enrichment and after school lessons and classes for toddlers, preschoolers, and grade school children include piano, guitar, songwriting, and language immersion.

Ballantyne School of Music

11318 North Community House Road, Ste. 303

Award-winning instructors provide lessons for piano, guitar, violin, and drums, plus a variety of week-long themed camps that include stage presence and jam sessions.

Sports Connection

Multiple locations

This facility offers sports leagues for youth including soccer and volleyball.

Acting Out Studio

Multiple locations

With locations in South Charlotte, Huntersville, and NoDa, Acting Out Studio is a place for actors of all ages and experience levels to prepare and perform.