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Load up on Fun
Where to go for sports, gymnastics, music, art and other after school excitement

08/17/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Whether you love getting outside and staying active through sports, dance or gymnastics, or enjoy getting creative through art, music or theater, there is so much to do thanks to hundreds of after-school activities offered across the Granite State. Here is your guide to the local programs that are offered this fall.

 
ART
Creative Ventures Gallery (411 Nashua St., Milford, 672-2500, creativeventuresfineart.com) is offering pastel-painting classes, watercolor painting classes, and fundamentals of drawing classes for kids and teens of all ages, beginning in September. Classes are held Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sunday. The cost ranges from $50 to $100, depending on the length and type of each class.
Currier Museum Art Center (180 Pearl St., Manchester, 518-4922, currier.org/art-center) offers a variety of youth art classes, which include painting, drawing, sculpting, cartooning, photography and mixed media, beginning Sept. 18. Classes are available for kids and teens ages 3 and up. Weekday, after-school, evening and Saturday programs are available in nine-week sessions during the fall. The cost for classes ranges from $150 to $275 per term. One-day Saturday workshops and master classes range in cost from $25 to $125.
Educational Farm at Joppa Hill (174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, theeducationalfarm.org) offers drawing and painting classes and build-your-own-farm classes for kids ages 3 to 12. Animal Artists drawing and painting classes are $10 and will be held on Sept. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 6 and from 4 to 5 p.m. for ages 6 to 12. Farm Builders classes are $5 and will be held on Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 6 and from 4 to 5 p.m. for ages 6 to 12.
E.W. Poore Frame Shop & Art Gallery (775 Canal St., Manchester, 622-3802, ewpoore.com) offers drawing and painting classes, beginning Sept. 16. Classes are available for kids ages 8 through 14 and are held on Saturdays. A second session begins Nov. 4. The cost is $118 for a six-week program with one two-hour class per week. Materials are included.
Kimball-Jenkins School of Art (266 N. Main St., Concord, 225-3932, kimballjenkins.com) offers a variety of introductory youth art classes, which include drawing, clay sculpting, cartooning, pottery wheel throwing, and more, with some classes beginning in September and others in October. Classes are available for kids ages 8 and up and are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The cost for an eight-week class ranges from $195 to $240, depending on the type of art.
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Retail Gallery (98 Main St., Nashua, 595-8233, nashua.nhcrafts.org/classes) offers fall workshops, including pendant-making, alcohol ink tile creating, zentangle, scarf-making, rug hooking and more, beginning in September. Workshop costs range from $23 to $62 and vary depending on tuition and necessary materials included.
Paint pARTy (63 Range Road, Suite 104, Windham, 898-8800, paintpartynh.com) offers youth fine art classes beginning in September. Classes are available for kids in grades 1 through 12 and are held Monday through Thursday. The cost is $90 for a four-week program with one 90-minute class per week. All the supplies needed are included.
Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com) offers a variety of art classes, including either pottery and clay sculpture or mixed media arts, at the beginning of each month starting Sept. 12. Classes are open to ages 7 to 13 and are split by age. Classes run for 10 weeks and students come in once per week. Classes are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $145 for all 10 weeks and includes all materials.
Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis, 465-9453, wildsalamander.com) offers various year-round youth art classes and clubs, including in drawing, painting, polymer clay, comic arts, fiber and sewing, mixed media and zentangle, beginning Sept. 12. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and typically run for six weeks. Daytime, after-school and evening classes are available. The cost ranges from $60 to $175 for six-week sessions. Drop-in classes and workshops are also available, ranging from $10 to $30.
 
DANCE
Allegro Dance Company (100 Factory St., Nashua, 886-7989, allegrodancenh.com) offers ballet, tap, boys-only, hip-hop, musical theater, acro, jazz, lyrical and modern dance programs, beginning Sept. 11. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $58 to $68 per month. Open house dates are Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Ameri-kids Baton Twirling Studio (501 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack; 1181 Hooksett Road, Hooksett; 351 Chester Road, Auburn, 391-2254, ameri-kids.org) offers baton and dance in recreational and competitive programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 4 and up and are held on Monday at the Merrimack location and Tuesday at the Auburn location. An introductory course in baton will be held at the Hooksett location on Tuesday. Call for cost details.
Bedford Dance Center (172 Route 101, Bedford, 472-5141, bedforddancecenter.com) offers classes in ballet, pointe, pre-ballet, jazz, modern, hip-hop and tap dance programs, as well as private lessons, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $44.50 to $57 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week. A month of unlimited classes is $263. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center (501 Daniel Webster Highway., Merrimack, 429-8844, broadwayboundpac.com) offers jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, baton, musical theater, tumbling, private lesson and special needs dance programs, as well as private voice and music lessons, beginning Sept. 11. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Friday. Call for cost details.
Concord Dance Academy (26 Commercial St., Concord, 226-0200, concorddanceacademy.com) offers tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, and combination dance and karate programs, beginning Sept. 18. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up, from Monday through Saturday. The cost starts at $65 per month and varies depending on the number of classes taken.
Creative Dance Workshop of Bow (1125 Route 3A, Unit A & B, Bow, 225-7711, nhdances.com) offers dance classes, toddler tumbles and fitness classes to all ages and abilities, beginning Sept. 11. There is a flat rate of $50 per month for your first class.
Dance Academy of Windham (288 N. Broadway, Unit F, Salem, 893-9998, danceacademyofwindham.com) offers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, lyrical, Irish step, ballroom, improv, open acro and barre in recreational and competitive programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for various age groups and are held Monday through Saturday. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Dance Company (141 Route 101A, Unit 2B, Amherst, 864-8374, thedancecompanyonline.com) offers jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, musical theater, expressions, pointe, acrobatics and hip-hop dance programs, beginning Sept. 8. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $42 to $285 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee or a $50 registration cap per family.
Dance Concepts (122 Bridge St., No. 3B, Pelham, 635-8131, danceconceptsnh.com) offers ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Mom and Me classes and competitive dance programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up. The cost ranges from $30 to $150 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week.
Dance Connection Fitness & Performing Arts (8 Rockingham Road, Windham, 893-4919, danceconnectionnh.com) offers jazz, tap, ballet, gymnastics, hip-hop and cheer dance programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids in various age groups. Call for schedule and cost details.
Dance Inspirations (248 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, 856-8545, danceinspirations.com) offers tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and acrobatics/tumbling programs, as well as private lessons, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details.
Dance Progressions (109 Hillside Ave., Londonderry, 432-2129, danceprogressions.com) offers ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and hip-hop dance programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 2½ and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $55 to $215 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $20 registration fee per family. An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 5 p.m.
Dancesteps Etc. (24 Buck St., Epsom, 736-9019, dancesteps-etc.com) offers jazz, tap, ballet/pointe, lyrical, hip-hop, ballroom and combination dance programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $40 to $202 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week. There is also a sibling discount of $10 per class per month.
Dance Studio of Manchester (377 S. Willow St., Manchester, 669-1929, dancestudiomanchester.com) offers ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and pointe dance programs, beginning Aug. 28. Classes are available for kids ages 18 months and older and are held Monday through Thursday. Call for cost details. Open house dates are Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug. 26.
The Dancing Corner (23 Main St., Nashua, 889-7658, dancingcorner.com) offers pre-dance, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop and lyrical dance programs, beginning Sept. 6. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up. The cost for a seven-week session ranges from $95 to $370, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $30 registration fee.
Dimensions in Dance (84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 668-4196, dimensionsindance.com) offers classes in pre-ballet, ballet, theater dance, pointe, tap, acro-jazz, jazz, modern and lyrical dance programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $32 to $220 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken, plus a $25 registration fee. An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Happy Feet Dance School (25 Indian Rock Road, Windham, 434-4437, happyfeetdanceschool.biz) offers ballet, jazz, creative dance, hip-hop, pointe and contemporary dance programs. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are offered Monday through Thursday and Saturday, beginning Sept. 6. The cost is $60 per month for one 60-minute class per week.
Kathy Blake Dance Studios (3 Northern Boulevard, Amherst, 673-3978, kathyblakedancestudios.com) offers ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, modern, Irish step and theater dance classes as well as competition teams, beginning Sept. 11. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost starts at $60 per month and differs depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $30 registration fee.
McKenna Dance Center (254 Sheep Davis Road, Unit 4, Concord, 706-0589, gotomckennas.com) offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater, Mommy and Me, combination classes and Zumba fitness classes, beginning Sept. 11. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost starts at $55 per month.
Melissa Hoffman Dance Center (210 Robinson Road, Hudson, 886-7909, mhdancecenter.com) offers hip-hop, ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, tap and tumble dance programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $55 to $310 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $40 registration fee.
Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio (2626 Brown Ave., Manchester, 606-2820, mkdance.com) offers tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theater, hip-hop, creative movement, acro and boys-only breakdancing programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 1½ and up and are held Monday through Saturday. A newly redesigned preschool program is being offered for the fall 2017 season. Pricing for all programs starts at $45 per month and up, with multi-class and family discounts available.
New England School of Dance (679 Mast Road, Manchester, 935-7326, newenglandschoolofdance.com) offers ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, pointe, hip-hop and musical theater dance classes as well as a competitive team program, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held six days a week. Call for cost details.
New Hampshire Academie of Dance (1 Action Boulevard, Londonderry, 432-4041, nhadance.com) offers jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, acro, musical theater and private lessons, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 18 months and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $44 to $234 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee. Private lessons range from $15 to $30.
New Hampshire School of Ballet (183 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 668-5330, nhschoolofballet.com) offers ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical and tumbling programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost is $12 per one-hour class, paid monthly.
N-Step Dance Center (1134 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 641-6787, nstepdance.com) offers recreational and competitive dance programs in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tumbling, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary and breakdancing, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 18 months and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $55 to $235 per month, depending on the number of classes taken, plus a $30 registration fee.
Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater (19 Harvey Road, Bedford, 263-3803, snhdt.org) offers pre-dance, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern/contemporary and private lesson programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $120 to $128 bi-monthly, or $160 for 10 classes, plus a $25 registration fee.
Step Above Most Dance Studio (310 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 666-0388, stepabovemost.com) offers ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and pointe dance in recreational and competitive programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $8 to $12, depending on the length of the classes. Private lessons are $25 per 30-minute session.
Turning Pointe Center of Dance (371 Pembroke St., Pembroke, 485-8710, turningpointecenterofdance.com) offers dance lessons in ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical techniques. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost starts at $55 per month.
Voter’s School of Dance and Gymnastics (13 Delaware Drive, Salem, 893-5190, votersdance.com) offers tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, pointe and Irish step dance programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Tuesday through Saturday. An open house is scheduled for Aug. 26. Call for cost details.
 
GENERAL
Boys & Girls Club (555 Union St., Manchester, 625-5031, mbgcnh.org; 1 Positive Place, Nashua, 883-0523, bgcn.com; 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, 898-7709, salembgc.org; 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford, 672-1002, svbgc.org; 55 Bradley St., Concord, 224-1061, centralnhclubs.org; 40 E. Derry Road, Derry, 434-6695, derrybgclub.com) offers after-school programs that include homework assistance, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, leadership development, life skills programming and more. Programs and costs vary at each location. Call your local branch or visit its website for details.
Concord Community TV (170 Warren St., Concord, 226-8872, yourconcordtv.org) offers hands-on introductory and advanced classes in video production and digital video editing, beginning in September. A total of four different classes are offered on a rotating basis each month, including an intro to camera work class, an intro to editing class, an advanced camera work class and an advanced editing class. Classes are generally held on Thursday evenings, with the next intro to camera class on Sept. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., the next intro to editing class on Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m., the next advanced camera class on Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the next advanced editing class on Sept. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. All classes are available for kids, teens and adults of any age. The cost is $50 per class.
Concord Family YMCA (15 N. State St., Concord, 228-9622, concordymca.org) offers a variety of before- and after-school programs for kids and teens of all ages. Call for schedule and cost details.
The Culinary Playground (16 Manning St., Suite 105, Derry, 339-1664, culinary-playground.com) offers cooking classes throughout the year for kids ages 3 and up. Call for details on upcoming programs.
Daniel Webster Council Boy Scouts of America (571 Holt Ave., Manchester, 625-6431, nhscouting.org) is the center of information for Boy Scouts in New Hampshire. Contact them for information about joining a local troop. Troops set their own start dates, meeting days and times and meeting locations.
The Franco-American Centre (100 Saint Anselm Drive, No. 1798, Manchester, 641-7114, facnh.com) is offering French as a second language classes for kids in kindergarten through third grade, beginning Sept. 21. Classes are designed for kids with little to no French-speaking experience and are held at St. Anthony School (148 Belmont St., Manchester) on Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. through Nov. 16, except on Oct. 5. The cost is $125.
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (1 Commerce Drive, Bedford, 888-474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org) offers programs for girls in kindergarten through grade 12, focused on leadership-building, including outdoor and STEM activities, sports programs, virtual programming and more. Visit their website or call to learn how to join a local troop. The cost starts at $40. Troops set their own start dates, meeting days and times, and meeting locations.
Girls, Inc. (15 Shawmut St., Concord, 223-0087; 340 Varney St., Manchester, 623-1117; 546 Amherst St., Nashua, 882-6256, girlsincnewhampshire.org) offers a girls-only after-school program that includes media literacy, self-defense, STEM, economic literacy, drug prevention and leadership skill building. The program is licensed by the New Hampshire Bureau of Child Care Licensing and is open to girls ages 5 and up. The cost is $70 per week and financial aid is available. A preschool program for boys and girls is available at the Nashua branch.
Granite YMCA (30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558; 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, 497-4663; 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry; 437-9622; 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, 332-7334; 176 Tuttle Lane, Greenland, 431-2334, graniteymca.org/child-care) offers before- and after-school programs for kids and teens of all ages, including sports, art, dance, academic support and more. Programs vary at each location. Call your local branch or visit its website for details.
Hampshire Hills Athletic Club (50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, hampshirehills.com) offers after-school programs for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Programs involve free-time activities group, sports skill center, homework help and nutritious snacks. After-school pickup from area schools is available. The cost is $199 per month for five-day weeks, $185 per month for four-day weeks, $145 per month for three-day weeks and $105 per month for two-day weeks.
Mathnasium (79 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester, 644-1234, mathnasium.com/northmanchester) offers math learning plans tailored to students in grades 1 through 12, designed to help them catch up or get ahead in math. Beginning in the fall, the center is open during the school year on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday through Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. as well as Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students to drop in and proceed through their program at their own pace, with one-on-one help from instructors. Call for details about membership and pricing or to schedule an assessment.
New Hampshire Chinese School of Culture & Languages (557-3836, nhchineseschoolcl.org) offers year-round classes for beginners of all ages in Mandarin Chinese speaking, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese culture, Chinese cooking and more. Classes are offered seven days a week at four locations in Londonderry, Manchester, Nashua and Hanover. Cost packages are customized; call for details.
New Hampshire German School (nhgermanschool.com) offers two levels of German as a second language classes for kids ages 4 and up, beginning Sept. 18. All class are held at the Currier Art Center (180 Pearl St., Manchester). Children’s classes are held on Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. Classes for teens and tweens are held on Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost for a 15-week program is $205 for 60-minute classes. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.
YMCA of Greater Nashua (24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 882-2011; 6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778, nmymca.org) offers before- and after-school programs for kids and teens of all ages. Programs vary at each location. Call your local branch for details.
 
GYMNASTICS
A2 Gym & Cheer (16 Garabedian Drive, Salem, 328-8130, a2gc.com) offers recreational, tumbling, competitive team and private lesson programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for kids ages 18 months and up and are held Monday through Wednesday, and Friday and Saturday. The cost for classes ranges from $135 to $215 per eight-week session, plus a $40 registration fee per individual or a $60 registration fee per family.
Flipz Gymnastics (14 Chenell Drive, Concord, 224-3223, filpzgymnastics.com) offers recreational, tumbling and competitive team programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for girls and boys ages 18 months and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for classes ranges from $50 to $75 per month with one class per week and $95 to $130 per month with two classes per week.
Granite State Gymnastics (35 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 935-9816, and 71 River Road, Bow, 228-8424, granitestategymnastics.com) offers gymnastics, tumbling and tricking programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. Some classes allow drop-ins. The cost ranges from $78 to $107 per month, plus a $45 registration fee.
Gym-Ken Gymnastics (184 Rockingham Road, Windham, 434-9060, gymkengymnastics.com) offers gymnastics, cheer, tumbling, parkour and a girls’ competitive team program, beginning Aug. 28. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for classes ranges from $175 to $190 per 10-week session with one class per week.
Gymnastics Village (13 Caldwell Drive, Amherst, 889-8092, gymnasticsvillage.com) offers gymnastics programs and ninja and tumbling classes, beginning in August. Classes are available for girls and boys ages 18 months and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost starts at $19.50 for a one-hour class.
Nashua School of Gymnastics (30 Pond St., Nashua, 880-4927, nsgonline.info) offers recreational and tumbling programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. The cost for a 10-week program ranges from $170 to $275, depending on the length of the classes.
New England Gymnastics Training Center (5 Tracy Lane, Hudson, 880-8482, negtc.com) offers recreational, tumbling cheer, competitive team and private lesson programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for classes is $150 per eight-week session, plus a $45 annual registration fee. One-hour private lessons cost $40.
Phantom Gymnastics (142 Route 111, Hampstead, 329-9315, phantomgymnastics.com) offers preschool, kindergarten, recreational, competitive team and tumbling programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for an eight-week program ranges from $134 to $190, depending on the length of each class.
Seacoast Gymnastics Center (13 Milton Road, Rochester, 332-9821, kellysgymnastics.com) offers gymnastics, tumbling and ninja challenge programs as well as a competitive team, beginning in September. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $55 to $165 per month, depending on the program. 
Spectrum Gymnastics (26 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 434-8388, spectrumgymnast.com) offers several programs for boys and girls ages 3 and up, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are held various days from Monday through Saturday, depending on the age groups. The cost for classes ranges from $78 to $97 per month, plus a $45 annual registration fee.
Tri-Star Gymnastics & Dance Center (66 Third St., Dover, 749-1234, tristargymnh.com) offers gymnastics and dance classes for all ages, as well as Open Gym sessions, beginning Aug. 28. Classes are available Tuesday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $50 to $150 per session, depending on the age group and the amount of classes taken per week. Open Gym sessions are available for preschoolers on Thursdays, from 1 to 2 p.m. and for first-graders and up on Saturdays, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The cost ranges from $5 to $10 per session.
Tumble Town Gymnastics (444 E. Industrial Park Drive, No. 10, Manchester, 641-9591, tumbletownnh.com) offers recreational and competitive team programs, beginning Sept. 5. Classes are available for girls ages 4 and up and are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The cost for one 60-minute class per week is $80 per month. There is a 50-percent discount for siblings and a free trial lesson available.
 
HORSEBACK RIDING
Apple Tree Farm (49 Wheeler Road, Hollis, 465-9592, appletreefarm.org) offers year-round group and private lessons for kids ages 4 and up. Beginner students will receive English balance seat instruction while advanced students will focus on eventing, which includes dressage, stadium jumping and cross-country. Lessons are held Tuesday through Saturday. The cost is $60 per one-hour private lesson and $175 per month for group lessons.
Bright Bay Farm (296 Lane Road, Chester, 303-7567, brightbayfarm.com) offers year-round riding lessons to kids of all ages. Lesson packages are customized. Call for details.
Chase Farms (146 Federal Hill Road, Hollis, 400-1077, chasefarmsnh.com) offers saddleseat group, semi-private and private lessons for kids ages 4 and up. The cost for a 30-minute group lesson is $40, semi-private lesson is $45 and private lesson is $50. Lesson packages are also available.
Different Drummer Farm (55 South Road, Candia, 483-2234, differentdrummerfarm.com) offers quality riding lessons for everyone from the first-time rider through the experienced competitor. The farm is open to kids ages 5 and up and its programs are small and personal with an emphasis on good horsemanship and equitation. The cost for classes ranges from $45 to $80 per month, depending on how many classes are taken. Lessons are usually available through the end of November.
Fox Creek Farm (Pine Hill Road, Hollis, 236-2132, foxcreek.farm) offers year-round group and private hunter/jumper lessons for all ages. A 30-minute private lesson costs $50, and a one-hour group lesson costs $40. A Pony Lover’s lesson package for kids ages 4 to 9 is also available for $150 per one month’s worth of lessons.
Gelinas Farm (471 4th Range Road, Pembroke, 225-7024, gelinasfarm.com) offers year-round Western and English, private or group riding lessons for all ages. Call for cost details.
High Gate Manor Farm (159 Hampstead Road, Derry, 434-8779, highgatefarm.net) offers lessons in English pleasure, hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, Western and saddleseat. Call for cost details.
Hollis Ranch (192 Wheeler Road, Hollis, 465-2672, hollisranch.com) offers one-on-one lessons in English and Western disciplines. Lesson packages are customized. Call for cost details.
LaBrie Stables (49 Rod and Gun Club Road, Chester, 548-1265, labriestables.com) offers private, semi-private and group riding lessons, as well as practice rides and kiddie lessons for kids ages 7 and younger. Specializations include gymkhana, barrel racing, pleasure, equitation, showmanship and trail and reining instruction. The cost ranges from $25 to $50 per lesson depending on the type and duration. Lesson packages are also available.
Lucky 7 Stables (154 Litchfield Road, Londonderry, 432-3076, lucky7stables.com) offers year-round group and private riding lessons. Lessons are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held seven days a week by appointment. Lessons include general care, cleaning, grooming, tacking and riding. The cost for a lesson ranges from $30 to $50 depending on the type and duration.
Mack Hill Riding Academy (3 Mack Hill Road, Amherst, 801-0958, mackhill.net) offers private and group riding lessons for kids of all ages. Disciplines include hunters, eventing, equitation, Western pleasure and horsemanship. The cost is $55 per lesson. Lesson packages are also available at $300 per six or $540 per 12.
Walnut Hollow Farm (40 Walnut Hill Road, Amherst, 475-2714, walnuthollowfarm.com) offers year-round riding lessons for all ages. Lessons may focus on dressage, hunter/jumper and eventing. The cost is $65 per private lesson and $55 per group lesson. Lesson packages are also available.
 
MARTIAL ARTS
Abaku Karate Academy (336 Nashua St., Milford, 673-7687, abakukarateacademy.biz) offers year-round karate programs for kids ages 5 to 14 as well as family classes and private lessons. Classes are held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call for cost details.
Al Lima’s School Studio of Self Defense (28 Lowell Road, Hudson, 595-9098, alssd.com) offers year-round kenpo karate and self-defense programs for kids and teens. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Call for cost details.
Amherst Karate Studio (Salzburg Square, 292 Route 101, Amherst, 672-3570, amherstkaratestudio.com) offers kids’ and open family karate programs year-round. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. A two-week trial program with a uniform included is available for $29.
ATA Martial Arts of Southern New Hampshire (292 Route 101, Bedford, 472-4022, martialartsnewhampshire.com) offers various year-round martial arts programs for kids and teens ages 1 and up. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details.
Bedford Martial Arts Academy (292 Route 101 West, Bedford, 626-9696, bedfordmartialartsacademy.com) offers year-round karate classes for kids ages 3 and up. An after-school pick-up program is also available. Call for schedule and cost details.
Central Tae Kwon Do Academy (222 Central St., Hudson, 882-5617, central-tkd.com) offers Tae Kwon Do youth programs year-round. Classes are available in three age groups for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Thursday. Call for cost details.
Chaos Martial Arts (89 Fort Eddy Road, Concord, 369-4764, chaosnh.com) offers Brazilian jiu jitsu classes for kids ages 6 to 10 on Tuesdays and Saturdays year-round. The cost is $75 for one class per week and $100 for two classes per week.
Checkmate Martial Arts (250 Commercial St., Manchester, 666-5836, checkmateselfdefense.com) offers youth martial arts programs year-round. Classes are open to kids ages 5 to 13 and are held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call for cost details.
Chung’s Taekwondo Academy (115 Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua, 883-2577, chungs-tkd.com) offers year-round tae kwon do programs for kids ages 4 and up. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. The cost starts at $49.
Eric Menard’s Complete Martial Arts Academy (295 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, 888-0010, cma-martialarts.com) offers martial arts classes for boys and girls ages 4 and up. Call for schedule and cost details. 
Family Martial Arts of Pelham (122 Bridge St., No. 6, Pelham, 635-8323, familymartialartsofpelham.com) offers year-round martial arts programs in three age groups for kids and teens ages 4 and up. Classes are held Monday through Wednesday. Call for cost details.
Golden Crane Traditional Martial Arts (46 Lowell Road, No. 6, Windham, 437-2020, golden-crane.com) offers year-round karate and weapons training in four age groups for kids and teens ages 5 and up. Classes are held Tuesday through Saturday. Call for cost details. Free introductory classes are available for first-time students.
Granite State Karate American Kenpo (290 Derry Road, Unit 5, Hudson, 598-5400, gsakenpo.com) offers year-round kenpo karate classes for kids and teens ages 3 and up. Call for schedule and cost details.
Kaizen Academy (17 Freetown Road, No. 6, Raymond, 895-1545, raymondkarate.com) offers year-round traditional martial arts programs. Classes are available in four age groups for kids and teens ages 3 through 16 and are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Call for cost details.
Manchester Karate Studio (24 Bridge St., Manchester, 625-5835, manchesterkarate.com) offers year-round karate classes for kids ages 3½ and up as well as monthly kids’ safety workshops. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. A trial program includes a uniform and three lessons for $20.
Neil Stone’s Karate Academy (108 Route 13, Brookline, 672-8933, neilstonekarate.com) offers karate programs for students of all ranks. Junior classes are available for kids ages 4 to 12 and adult classes are available for ages 12 and up. Classes are held Monday through Friday. Call for cost details.
Penacook School of Martial Arts (15 Village St., Suite 6, Penacook, 753-4159, penacookkarate.com) offers year-round martial arts programs for kids and teens ages 4 and up as well as family classes and private lessons. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. A six-week trial program costs $69.99.
Professional Martial Arts Academy (15 E. Broadway, Derry, 434-7995; 58 Range Road, Windham, 893-7990, promaacademy.com) offers kids karate and jiu jitsu programs, enrolling this month. Boys’ and girls’ classes are available for ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12. Call for each location’s schedule and cost details.
Salem Self Defense Center (254 N. Broadway, Suite 104, Salem, 890-3412, salemkravmaga.com) offers year-round self-defense and fitness programs for kids and teens. Kids’ classes are open to ages 4 to 10, and teen classes are open to ages 11 to 15. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Membership in the center costs $125 per month and includes unlimited classes.
Shawn Pacheco’s Professional Martial Arts Academy (370 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 429-0008, kicknh.com) offers year-round kenpo karate programs for kids ages 4 and up as well as kickboxing for teens. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details. A free two-week trial special of unlimited classes is also offered for new students for back-to-school.
Tokyo Joe’s Studios of Self Defense (85A Northeastern Boulevard, Nashua, 889-4165; 20 Hammond Road, Milford, 672-2100, tokyojoes.net) offers kids’ martial arts programs with an emphasis on self-defense, enrolling this month. Classes are available in four age groups for kids and teens ages 3 to 17 and are held Monday through Saturday. Call for each location’s cost details.
The Training Station (200 Elm St., Manchester, 505-0048, thetrainingstationnh.com) offers karate, kung fu and American kenpo programs, beginning in August. Classes are available for kids and teens ages 3 to 16 and are held Monday through Saturday. After 16, they are put into a higher level of courses with the discretion of the instructor. Call for cost details.
World Class Martial Arts (2 Palmer Drive, No. 8, Londonderry, 845-6115, londonderrymartialarts.com) offers karate and kenpo programs for kids ages 4 and up. The cost for programs is $50 per month. 
 
MUSIC
Amy Conley Music (102 Elm St., Milford; 4 Raymond St., Nashua, 249-9560, amyconleymusic.com) begins its fall season on Sept. 12 with 10-week music programs for kids, including beginner, advanced and intermediate ukulele classes for ages 11 and up, Uke’n Move classes for kids and teens, and Music Together for ages 5 and under, as well as private guitar and ukulele lessons. The cost for each 10-week program ranges from $130 to $200, depending on the type of class taken. Private lessons are $45 per one-hour session, $35 for a 45-minute session and $25 for a 30-minute session. Students have the option of choosing weekly or less frequent lessons.
Concord Community Music School (23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, ccmusicschool.org) begins its fall season on Sept. 12 with private lessons, ensembles, early childhood programs, music therapy programs and choruses. Programs are available for kids ages 4 and up. Classes available for this fall include a Songweavers chorus that meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 90 minutes, an African-style drumming class that meets Tuesdays for 75 minutes, Purple Finches music literacy classes that meet Mondays for 45 minutes beginning Sept. 18, and Music & Movement classes for toddlers that meet Mondays beginning Sept. 18. Costs for programs range from $130 to $225.
Leddy Center School for the Performing Arts (38 Ladd’s Lane, Epping, 679-2781, leddycenter.org) offers after-school lessons in voice, piano, guitar, brass/woodwind and musical theater, beginning Sept. 5. Programs are available for ages 5 and up and cost $200 per semester. Kids can also audition for youth theater productions held throughout the year.
Lidman Music Studio (419 Amherst St., Suite 2B, Nashua, 882-5456, lidmanmusic.com) offers private lessons in violin, viola and piano for kids ages 5 and up. Classes are held Monday through Friday in the afternoon and evening, beginning Sept. 5. The cost is $120 per month, which covers four 30-minute private lessons.
Londonderry Piano (20 N. Broadway, Salem, 898-9910, londonderrypiano.com) offers piano, guitar, drums, bass and voice lessons for all ages. The cost for one 30-minute lesson per week is $99 per month, $149 for one 45-minute lesson per week and $198 for one one-hour lesson per week.
Manchester Community Music School (2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, mcmusicschool.org) begins its fall season in September with opportunities for private lessons, classes and youth ensembles for all music instruments and all ages and levels of ability. Private lessons are available in 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute increments. Tuition costs for youth ensembles range from $450 to $550 for the full academic year, depending on the type of music studied. Classes include a flute choir, a string quartet, a folk string orchestra, a percussion ensemble and more, with costs ranging from $250 to $525. There are also music theory classes for ages 10 and up costing $199 for a 15-week session, an eight-week Music for Little Ones class for $80 for ages 18 months to a year, and a 14-week Beginning Maestro Suzuki Readiness class for $125 for ages 3 to 7.
Manchester Music Mill (329 Elm St., Manchester, 623-8022, manchestermusicmill.com) offers private lessons in guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, piano and voice for students of all ages and skill levels. Lessons are offered once a week. The cost ranges from $20 to $25 per 30-minute lesson.
Mavro Music School (15 Olde Towne Road, Auburn, 483-5779, facebook.com/MavroMusicStudio) offers lessons in piano, guitar, drums and bass for all ages. Lessons are available Monday through Saturday. The first 15-minute lesson is free. Lessons are $22 per 30-minute class after the first one.
Merrimack Music Academy (1 Bryce Drive, Merrimack, 493-9214, merrimackmusicacademy.com) offers private lessons in piano/keyboard, voice, electric/acoustic guitar, bass and violin for children of all ages and skill levels. Lessons are available Monday through Saturday. The cost is $140 per month for 30-minute lessons and $260 per month for one-hour lessons, plus a $50 one-time registration fee.
Nashua Community Music School (5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, 881-7030, nashuacms.org) begins its fall season in September with private lessons and group classes in a wide variety of instruments including piano, voice, guitar, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion. All programs are open to kids and teens ages 3 and up. Private lessons begin Sept. 6 and are held Monday through Friday. Group classes begin Oct. 2 and are held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, including intro to piano, intro to singing, and a percussion ensemble. The cost for private lessons is $33 for 30 minutes, $49.50 for 45 minutes and $66 for one hour. A trial pack of three 30-minute lessons costs $99. The regular cost for classes ranges from $100 to $140, depending on the duration of the program and the kind of instrument taught. Private and small group music therapy sessions are also offered. An open house is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and will include tours, free trial classes and an “instrument petting zoo.”
New Hampshire School of Scottish Arts (various Manchester and Concord locations, 621-9949, nhssa.org) offers various bagpipe, highland dance and pipe band drumming programs throughout the year. Call for current schedule and cost details. 
Ted Herbert Music School (880 Page St., Manchester, 669-9469, tedherbert.com) offers private half-hour sessions on all woodwind and brass instruments, orchestra instruments, guitar, banjo, bass, ukulele, percussion and drums, voice and piano. Lessons are open to ages 7 and up and are offered during the day and evening hours on both weekdays and weekends. The cost is $26 per 30-minute lesson, plus a one-time $25 new student registration fee.
West Brothers Music (Nashua, 438-1903; Manchester, 438-6193; Londonderry, 421-0847; Tewksbury, Mass., 978-404-9055, westbrothersmusic.com) offers private lessons in piano (Nashua, Manchester), guitar (Nashua, Tewksbury, Londonderry), bass (Tewksbury, Nashua), voice (Nashua, Manchester) and bagpipes (Nashua). Weekly half-hour lessons cost $95 per month, one-hour lessons cost $165 per month, and individual one-hour lessons cost $35 per lesson.
 
SPORTS
Amherst Soccer Club (amherstsoccerclub.com) offers fall soccer for boys and girls in U3 through U15. Cost ranges from $225 to $325. Registration is open through Sept. 1.
Bedford Athletic Club (leagueathletics.com) is offering a fall recreation soccer program for Bedford residents of preschool through high school ages. Registration ranges from $68 to $100, depending on the age group, and the first practices for all ages begin the week of Aug. 21. 
Bedford Little League (bedfordll.com) offers fall baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 8 to 11. The cost is $50 per player for all programs. Registration is open through Sept. 2 for ages 10 and 11 and Sept. 4 for ages 8 and 9.
Concord Fencing Club (126D Hall St., Concord, 224-3560, concordfencingclub.org) offers fencing classes for kids ages 7 and up, beginning Aug. 28. Call for registration details.
Concord Sports Center (2 Whitney Road, No. 1, Concord, 224-1655, concordsportscenter.com) offers basic and advanced, private and group baseball and softball lessons. The cost is $70 for a one-hour private lesson, $35 for a 30-minute lesson, or $30 for a 1-hour group lesson.
Conway Arena (5 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 595-2400, conwayarena.com) offers hockey lessons for boys and girls ages 5 to 9. Lessons are held on Tuesdays and Sundays, beginning Sept. 26, and the cost is $349 for the 12-week program. Youth hockey teams for kids and teens ages 6 to 18 begin in September. Lessons are available on Tuesday and Thursday, and the cost is $125 for the eight-week program. Freestyle ice time is offered for kids of all ages Wednesday through Saturday for a $5 admission fee with rental skates. Skating lessons are also available on Tuesdays through Saturdays, beginning Sept. 6, for seven-week sessions. The cost is $130 for the full program.
Derry Little League (derryll.org) offers fall softball and baseball programs for boys and girls, with leagues open ranging in age from 8 to 12. The cost is $70 and registration is open through Sept. 1 for all programs.
Derry Soccer Club (Rider Fields, 38 Tsienneto Road, Derry, derrysoccerclub.org) offers an eight-week recreation soccer program in the fall for boys and girls ages 3 and up, beginning Sept. 9. Registration costs range from $90 to $155, depending on the league.
FieldHouse Sports (12 Tallwood Drive, Bow, 226-4646, fieldhousesports.com) offers five-week soccer clinics for kids ages 3 to 6 on Saturdays, beginning Aug. 28. Six-week soccer clinics for kids ages 6 and up, held on Mondays, begin Nov. 6. The clinics for ages 3 to 6 range from $40 to $50. Call for cost details for the 6-and-up clinic.
Girls on the Run New Hampshire (137 Water St., No. 3, Exeter, 778-1389, girlsontherun.org) is a physical activity-based volunteer youth development program for girls in grades 3 through 8, offered through schools and rec programs. Each team meets twice a week for 90 minutes after school and participates in research-based lessons that use dynamic discussions and running games to teach life skills. The season will culminate with a 5K event that brings together friends, family and members of the community. The cost for the 10-week program is $129 and includes registration for the 5K event, a healthy snack at every lesson, a program shirt, a water bottle and a finisher’s medal. A $25 sibling discount is also available.
Goffstown Junior Baseball (goffstownjrbaseball.com) offers fall minor-league baseball for girls and boys as well as farm and tee-ball, beginning Sept. 1 through mid-October. Minor-league registration costs $75 and farm and tee-ball costs $40.
The Icenter (60 Lowell Road, Salem, 893-4448, the-icenter.com) offers skating lessons for kids ages 3 and up, beginning in September. Programs range from 13 to 14 weeks and start at $325.
Manchester Junior Soccer League West (mjslw.com) offers fall soccer for boys and girls U8 through U19. Registration is open through Aug. 30. Games will begin on Sept. 6. The cost ranges from $65 for one player to $215 for four players.
My Gym (410 S. River Road, Bedford, 668-7196, mygym.com) offers various fitness classes year-round for kids ages six weeks to 10 years. Weekly sessions are $75 per four weeks.
Nashua Cal Ripken Baseball (Multiple field locations in Nashua, 930-3983, nashuacalripken.org) begins its fall baseball program in mid-September. All kids ages 4 to 12 from Nashua are eligible to play. Two to three practices and events are held per week, with a majority of the games held on Saturdays. Call for scheduling and cost details.
The Nashua Swim & Tennis Club (140 Lock St., Nashua, 883-0153, nashuaswimandtennis.com) offers the Tennis Express program for ages 10 and under, and High Impact Tennis for ages 11 to 15, beginning Sept. 11. Tennis Express is a 10-week program held on Monday and Thursday that guides kids through the early stages of their tennis development. High Impact Tennis is a 10-week program for intermediate players, held on Monday and Thursday. Private lessons are also offered. The cost for all programs is $195 per 10-week session. Private lessons are $65 per 60-minute session.
New Hampshire Sportsplex (68 Technology Drive, Bedford, 641-1313, nhsportsplex.com) offers soccer classes for kids ages 18 months to 7, lacrosse lessons for ages 4 to 8, youth boys and girls indoor lacrosse leagues, kids field hockey lessons, tee-ball for ages 3 to 7, a basketball program for ages 2 to 7 and a hockey program for ages 3 to 8, all beginning in September. Youth flag football is offered in November. Costs vary depending on the program. Call for details.
The Phanzone (142 Route 111, Hampstead, 329-4422, thephanzone.com) offers recreational and competitive boys’ and coed indoor soccer leagues as well as drop-in soccer games beginning in September and November. Teams range from U6 to high school. Call for details. 
Play Ball (16 Industrial Way, Salem, 898-0332, goplayball.com) is offering its 11th annual fall baseball league for boys and girls ages 6 and up, which will run on weekends beginning Sept. 9 and through Oct. 29. A pitching clinic is scheduled on Sept. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 9 to 10 and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 11 to 12. A hitting clinic is scheduled on Sept. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 9 to 10 and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 11 to 12. The cost to register for the full program is $120 for all ages.
Salem Youth Baseball (salemyouthbaseball.net) offers fall baseball for ages 6 and up. Registration costs $120 for all age groups. The fall 2017 season runs from Sept. 9 through Oct. 29.
Salem Youth Soccer Association (salemsoccer.com) offers fall tot soccer for ages 3 and 4, TOPSoccer for ages 4 to 18 with disabilities, and recreational soccer for U6 to U15. TOPSoccer is free to register, tot soccer is $95 and recreational is $155. Registration is open through Sept. 11.
Seacoast Fencing Club (271 Wilson St., Manchester; 261 N. Main St., Rochester, 428-7040, seacoastfencingclub.org) offers beginner and intermediate fencing classes for kids and teens ages 7 and up. Classes meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Manchester location and on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Rochester location. Programs range from nine weeks to three months in length. The cost ranges from $215 to $290 depending on the program.
SportsZone (7 A St., Derry, 537-9663, nhsportszone.com) offers a recreational coed soccer league and competitive boys and girls soccer leagues for U8 through high school, beginning Sept. 7. Registration is $125 and is available through Aug. 31.
Tri-Town Ice Arena (311 W. River Road, Hooksett, 485-1100, tri-townicearena.com) offers hockey lessons for kids ages 4 to 10, beginning Sept. 13. The cost for the program is $159, and classes are held on Wednesdays at 5:40 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Skating lessons for all ages beginning in September are available Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 6, and Mondays, beginning Sept. 11. The cost is $144 for an eight-week session. A Tiny Tot class will also be available for ages 3 to 6 only on Tuesday mornings, beginning Sept. 5.
 
THEATER
Bedford Youth Performing Company (155 Route 101, Bedford, 472-3894, bypc.org) offers dance, music and theater group and private classes for kids of all ages, beginning Aug. 28. Dance lessons include ballet, tap, jazz, acro, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, modern and pre-pointe. Music classes include voice, piano, violin, guitar, percussion and cello. Theater classes include acting and musical theater performance. Call for cost details.
Kids Coop Theatre (Londonderry, admin@kids-coop-theatre.org, kids-coop-theatre.org) offers youth theater productions throughout the year open to ages 8 to 18. The next production is The Music Man in November, with an Aug. 20 deadline to request an audition. Rehearsals are held 10 hours per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The cost to be in a production is $150.
The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts (880 Page St., Manchester, 669-7469, majestictheatre.net) offers private lessons in acting, piano, voice and audition preparation for all ages. The cost is $26 per 30-minute session.
New Hampshire Theatre Project (West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., No. 3, Portsmouth, 431-6644, nhtheatreproject.org) offers workshops and theater camps for kids ages 6 and up. Young actors can audition for the highly selective Junior Repertory Company for ages 10 to 15 and Senior Repertory Company for ages 13 to 17. Audition dates are Sept. 12, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. The costs are $400 per trimester. Other programs include the Tech Troupe, in which participants learn all fundamental aspects of stagecraft and theatrical design, and The Playwright’s Lab, a writing camp for theatrical productions. Both of these programs are open to ages 10 to 17 and cost $300 per session.
Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 688-5588, palacetheatre.org) offers the Palace Youth Theatre and Palace Teen Company for kids and teens ages 8 to 18. Productions are held throughout the year. Actors will receive extensive musical theater training through acting, singing, dance classes and workshops as well as audition training and performance experience. Most productions have rehearsals two or three times per week. You must schedule your audition; call or sign up online to do so. There is a $125 production fee.
Peacock Players (14 Court St., Nashua, 886-7000, peacockplayers.org) offers theater, music, dance and private studio classes for kids in kindergarten and up, as well as theater productions. The next production is Little Shop of Horrors in October, with auditions on Monday, Aug. 28, and Tuesday, Aug. 29. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 6. There is a $150 educational tuition cost.
Seacoast Repertory Theater (Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, 125 Bow St., Portsmouth, 433-4793, seacoastrep.org) offers theater and theater dance classes, beginning Sept. 9. Classes are available for kids ages 4 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. Actors ages 5 to 16 can audition for Youth Workshop Productions, held four times a year. The next auditions are on Aug. 29 and Sept. 5. Call for class cost details. 





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