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After School Fun
Your guide kids' activities, from art to sports

08/20/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 There are plenty of after-school activities being offered this fall, and now’s the time to plan your kids’ fun. Whether you’re looking to get active with gymnastics, martial arts, dance, sports or horseback riding, or get artsy with theater, music or art, there’s something for you. 

 
ART 
Beck’s Arts Express (89 Amherst St., Unit 25, Nashua, 566-1393, artsexpressnh.com) offers various art classes which involve drawing, painting, clay and more, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Tuesdays. The cost for small group lessons is $15 per class. The costs for the six-week programs range from $90 to $114. 
Currier Art Center (150 Ash St., Manchester, 518-4902, currier.org) offers a variety of youth art classes which include painting, drawing, sculpting, cartooning, photography and mixed media, beginning Sept. 21. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Programs are available in five-week and nine-week sessions. Call for cost details. 
E.W. Poore Frame Shop & Art Gallery (775 Canal St., Manchester, 622-3802, ewpoore.com) offers drawing and painting classes beginning Sept. 19. Classes are available for kids ages 8 through 14 and are held on Saturday. The cost is $108 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 youth art classes, which include drawing, sculpting, cartooning and more, beginning Sept. 15. Classes are available for kids ages 8 and up and are held on Tuesday through Thursday. The cost ranges from $175 to $240, depending on the class. 
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Nashua Retail Gallery (98 Main St., Nashua, 595-8233, nhcrafts.org/nashua) offers various fall workshops, including zentangle, rug hooking, beadweaving and more, beginning in September, as well as year-round classes, open to ages 12 and up. See website for schedule. Workshop costs range from $20 to $55. 
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 $80 for a four-week program with one 90-minute class per week. All the supplies needed are included. 
The Refrigerator Door (7 Chestnut Drive, Bedford, 781-8944, refrigeratordoor.org) offers various after-school art classes as well as Sunshine Generation, a performing group where kids will learn music techniques, choreography and performance etiquette. Programs are available for kids ages 4 and up and are held Tuesday and Wednesday. Call for cost details. 
Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester, 232-5597, 550arts.com) offers kids clay class, teen paper arts class and teen pottery class at the beginning of every month. The clay class is open to ages 7 to 10 and costs $75 for the four-week program. The teen classes are open to ages 10 to 14 and each cost $95 for the four-week program. 
Susan Clement’s Art Studio (46 Townhouse Road, Suncook, 661-9306, susanclementsartstudio.com) offers beginner and intermediate drawing and oil painting classes, beginning Sept. 1. Classes are available for ages 7 to 16 and are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Classes are limited to four students. Call for cost details. 
Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis, 465-9453, wildsalamander.com) offers various youth art classes and clubs, beginning Sept. 15. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and typically run for six weeks. Call for schedule and cost details. 
 
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 in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details. Open house dates are Aug. 30 and Sept. 3.
Ameri-kids Baton Twirling Studio (501 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack; 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 Thursday at the Auburn location. 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. 8. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $42 to $54 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week. A month of unlimited classes is $250. Open house dates are Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. 
Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center (501 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-8844, broadwayboundpac.com) offers jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, boys only, baton, musical theater, tumbling, private lesson and special needs dance programs, as well as private voice and music lessons, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Friday. Call for cost details. 
Capital City Dance Center (128-J Hall St., Concord, 228-1012, capitalcitydancecenter.com) offers tap, ballet, tumble, jazz and hip-hop in recreational and competitive programs, beginning on Sept. 9. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. The cost ranges from $40 to $115 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken. Open house dates are Aug. 22, Aug. 26 and Sept. 2. 
The Carlene Nazarian Dance Center (26 Keewaydin Drive, Suite J, Salem, 898-9220, cndancecenter.com) offers recreational and competitive dance programs in tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, lyrical, modern, hip hop and acro, beginning Sept. 14. Classes are available for boys and girls in various age groups. Call for schedule and cost details. Open house date on Aug. 22. 
CKC Dance Academy (198 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, 622-4252, ckcdance.com) offers ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acro/tumble, creative movement and musical theater dance classes, a competitive team, and two new programs including an all-boys hip-hop and tap class Boyz Crew and the Dance Your Way program, which allows students to customize their dance classes. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Call for cost details. Open house dates are Aug. 20 and Aug. 23. 
Concord Dance Academy (26 Commercial St., Concord, 226-0200, concorddanceacademy.com) offers tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, pointe, combination dance and karate programs, beginning Sept. 14. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up. Call for schedule details. The cost ranges from $65 to $285 per month, depending on the number of classes taken. Open house is Aug. 22. 
Creative Dance Workshop of Bow (617 Route 3A, Unit 1&2, Bow, 225-7711, nhdances.com) offers tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater and combination dance programs. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up. Call for schedule and cost details. Open house is Sept. 1.  
Maia Solana’s Dance School (Salem, 661-3083, maiasdance.tripod.com) offers a traditional Hawaiian hula dance class for girls. Private, semi-private and regular classes are available if there is enough interest. The cost per one-hour class is $10 for girls ages 12 and under, and $13 for teen girls. Private classes range from $20 to $30. Call or email for address. 
Dance Academy of Windham (288 N. Broadway, 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. 8. Classes are available for various age groups and are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details.  
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 in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $40 to $255 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee. 
Dance Concepts (122 Bridge St., #3B, Pelham, 635-8131, danceconceptsnh.com) offers ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop and acro classes as well as competitive dance programs, beginning Sept. 14. 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. 
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. 9. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday. 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. 
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 Thursday and Saturday. The cost ranges from $42 to $172 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week. Open house dates are Aug. 22, Aug. 26 and Aug. 31. 
Dimensions in Dance (84 Myrtle St., Manchester, 668-4196, dimensionsindance.com) offers ballet, theater dance, pointe, tap, acro-jazz, jazz, modern and lyrical dance programs, beginning Sept. 8. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $38 to $218 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken, plus a $25 registration fee. Open house date is Aug. 24. 
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 Thursday. The cost ranges from $43 to $296 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a registration fee of $25. Private lessons are $25 per 30-minute session. 
Dance Progressions (109 Hillside Ave., Derry, 432-2129, danceprogressions.com) offers ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip-hop dance programs, beginning Sept. 14. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $55 to $200 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee. Open house date is Aug. 29. 
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. 31. Classes are available for kids ages 18 months and older and are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details. Open house dates are Aug. 27, Aug. 28 and Aug. 29. 
Gate City Ballet & Dance Center (125 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua, 882-0011, gatecityballet.com) offers tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, contemporary and modern dance programs, beginning Sept. 8. Classes are available for girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $20 to $265 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week. A month of unlimited classes is $300. 
Happy Feet Dance School (25 Indian Rock Road, Windham, 434-4437, happyfeetdanceschool.biz) offers ballet, jazz, creative dance, hip-hop, pointe, contemporary and all-boys dance programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are offered Monday through Thursday and Saturday. The cost is $56 per month for one class per week. Open house date is Sept. 3. 
Kathy Blake Dance Studio (3 Northern Blvd., 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 ranges from $50 to $66 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee.
Londonderry Dance Academy (21 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 432-0032, londonderrydance.com) offers ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and private dance lessons as well as vocal ensemble and private voice lessons, beginning Sept. 3. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $50 to $280 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee. A month of unlimited classes is $290. 
McKenna Dance Center (254 Sheep Davis Road, Unit 4, Concord, 706-0589, gotomckennas.com) offers creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, cheer/tumble, contemporary and combination dance in recreational and competitive programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost is $45 per month for one class, $35 for the second and $25 for each additional class. 
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 $53 to $310 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $30 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 Sept. 8. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $43 to $188 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee. Open house dates are Aug. 26, Aug. 29, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. 
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. 7. Classes are available for kids ages 7 and up and are held Monday through Friday. Call for cost details. 
New Hampshire Academie of Dance (1 Action Blvd., 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 $55 to $247 per month, depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $25 registration fee. Private lessons range from $14 to $28. 
New Hampshire School of Ballet (183 Londonderry Tpke., Hooksett, 668-5330, nhschoolofballet.com) offers ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical and tumbling programs, beginning Sept. 8. Classes are available for kids ages 2 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost is $10 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 $225 per month, depending on the number of classes taken. Open house dates are Aug. 24, Sept. 1, 3, 10 and 13. 
Northern Ballet Theatre Dance Centre (36 Arlington St., Nashua, 889-8408, nbtdc.com) offers ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, jazz and musical theater programs, beginning Sept. 9. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $56 to $300 per week, depending on the number of class hours taken. A month of unlimited classes is $360. 
Petit Papillon School of Ballet (39 Green St., Concord, 746-2990, petitpapillon.org) offers ballet, creative movement and modern dance programs, beginning Sept. 14. Classes are available for kids ages 4 and up and are held Monday and Wednesday through Friday. The cost for a 10-month program ranges from $476 to $2,040, depending on the number of classes taken per week. 
Salem Dance Network (160 Main St., Salem, 893-1082, salemdancenetwork.com) offers ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, stretch & strength and children’s combination classes, beginning Sept. 8. Classes are available for kids in various age groups and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $50 to $150 per month depending on the number of class hours taken per week, plus a $15 registration fee. 
Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater (19 Harvey Road, Bedford, 637-4398, snhdt.org) offers pre-dance, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern/contemporary and private lesson programs, beginning Sept. 8. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost ranges from $118 to $124 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 Sept. 2. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost is $12 per one-hour class. 
Turning Pointe Center of Dance (371 Pembroke St., Pembroke, 485-8710, turningpointecenterofdance.com) offers ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, extra technique, combination and private dance classes as well as a performance team program, beginning Sept. 14. Classes are available for kids ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. The cost ranges from $45 to $200 per month, depending on the number of classes taken. Private lessons are $20 per 30-minute session. 
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. Call for cost details. 
 
GENERAL
Boys & Girls Club (555 Union St., Manchester, 625-5031, mbgcnh.org; 47 Grand Ave., Nashua, 883-0253, bgnc.com; 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, 898-7709, salembgc.org; 56 Mont Vernon Road, Milford, 672-1002, svbgc.org; 15 Shawmut St., Concord, 224-1061, concordkids.org; 40 E. Derry Road, Derry, 434-6695, derrybgclub.com) offers various before- and after-school programs for kids and teens, including sports, art, dance, technology, academic support and more. Programs vary at each location. Call your local branch or visit its website for details. 
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.
Girls Inc. (39 Green St., Concord, 223-0087, girlsincnewhampshire.org) offers a girls-only after-school program that includes classes, leadership roles, health and fitness, arts and crafts, games and more. Call for details. 
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (1 Commerce Drive, Bedford, 888-474-9686, girlscoutsgwm.org) offers programs for Daisies (kindergarten and first grade), Brownies (grades 2 and 3), Juniors (grades 4 and 5), Cadettes (grades 6 through 8), Seniors (grades 9 and 10) and Ambassadors (grades 11 and 12). In addition to outdoor and nature activities, the Girl Scouts offer art programs, sports programs, cooking programs and more.
Hampshire Hills Athletic Club (50 Emerson Road, Milford, 673-7123, hampshirehills.com) offers after-school programs for kids in grades K through 5. Programs involve free time activities group, sports skill center, homework help and nutritious snacks. After-school pickup from area schools is also available. The cost is $199 per month for five-day weeks. Two-, three- and four- day weeks are also offered.
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.
YMCA (30 Mechanic St., Manchester, 623-3558, yogm.org; 15 N. State St., Concord, 228-9622, concordymca.org; 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 882-2011, and 6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack, 881-7778, nmymca.org; 206 Rockingham Road, Londonderry, 437-9622, graniteymca.org; 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, 497-4663, graniteymca.org) offers before- and after-school programs for kids and teens, including sports, art, dance, academic support and more. Programs vary at each location. Call your local branch or visit its website for details. 
 
GYMNASTICS
A2 Gym & Cheer (31 Pulpit Rock Road, Pelham, 635-4222, a2gc.com) offers recreational, tumbling, competitive team and private lesson programs, beginning Sept. 8. Classes are available for kids ages 18 months and up and are held Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The cost for classes ranges from $130 to $210 per nine-week session, plus a $40 registration fee. Thirty-minute and one-hour private lessons range from $30 to $100.  
Flipz Gymnastics (14 Chenell Drive, Concord, 224-3223, filpzgymnastics.com) offers recreational, tumbling and competitive team programs as well as Ninja Challenge, an obstacle course program, beginning in September. 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 $150 per month with two classes per week. 
Granite State Gymnastics (35 Londonderry Tpke., Hooksett, 935-9816, and 71 River Road, Bow, 228-8424, granitestategymnastics.org) offers gymnastics, tumbling and tricking programs, beginning Aug. 24. The Hooksett location also offers ballet, jazz, tap and competitive and noncompetitive acro dance programs. The Bow location also offers tramp and parkour programs. 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 $64 to $128 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 Sept. 1. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for classes ranges from $165 to $180 per 10-week session with one class per week. 
Gymnastics Village (13 Caldwell Drive, Amherst, 889-8092, gymnasticsvillage.com) offers gymnastics programs, beginning Aug. 27. Classes are available for girls and boys ages 18 months and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost per one-hour class ranges from $18.75 to $25.90, plus a $35 registration fee and a $35 membership fee. 
Nashua School of Gymnastics (30 Pond St., Nashua, 880-4927, nsgonline.info) offers recreational and tumbling programs, beginning Aug. 31. 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 $155 to $255. 
New England Gymnastics Training Center (5 Tracy Lane, Hudson, 880-8482, negtc.com) offers recreational, tumbling cheer, competitive team and private lesson programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for classes is $145 per eight-week session, plus a $45 registration fee. One-hour private lessons cost $40. 
Phantom Gymnastics (142 Route 111, Hampstead, 329-9315, phantomgymnastics.com) offers recreational, competitive team and tumbling programs, beginning Aug. 31. Classes are available  for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for a 13-week program ranges from $195 to $290.  
Seacoast Gymnastics Center (10 N. Main St., Rochester, 332-9821, seacoastgymnastics.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 $65 to $170 per month, depending on the program. 
Spectrum Gymnastics (26 Buttrick Road, Londonderry, 434-8388, spectrumgymnast.com) offers programs, beginning Aug. 31. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 3 and up and are held Monday through Saturday. The cost for classes ranges from $70 to $89 per month, plus a $45 yearly registration fee. 
Tumble Town Gymnastics (444 E. Industrial Park Drive, No. 10, Manchester, 641-9591, tumbletownnh.com) offers recreational and competitive team programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for girls ages 4 and up and are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The cost for classes ranges from $75 to $100 per month for one class per week. The cost for team programs ranges from $125 to $200 per month for one to four classes per week. 

HORSEBACK RIDING
Apple Tree Farm (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 $35 per 30-minute private lesson, $65 per one-hour private lesson, and $170 per month for group lessons. 
Boulder Brook Stables (596 Calef Hwy., Lee, 659-9907, boulderbrookstables.com) offers lessons in a variety of horseback riding disciplines and horse-related topics. One-hour group lessons are available for $45 per lesson per rider, one-hour private lessons are $55 per lesson, and half-hour lessons are $35 a lesson and are intended for children ages 5 and under. Discounts are available if four lessons are pre-paid for.
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.
Educational Farm at Joppa Hill (174 Joppa Hill Road, Bedford, 472-4724, theeducationalfarm.org) offers private horsemanship lessons for kids ages 5 and up. Lessons cover topics like horse safety, handling, basic care, breeds, owning costs, grooming and classical riding techniques. The cost is $40 per one-hour lesson, and lessons run once per week for a four-week series. The farm also offers one-hour educational farm tours throughout the year for kids of all ages. Tours introduce agricultural concepts and give kids a chance to interact with the animals. Tours cost $5 per person.
Fox Creek Farm (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 Lovers lesson package for kids ages 4 to 9 is also available. 
Gelinas Farm (471 4th Range Road, Pembroke, 225-7024, gelinasfarm.com) offers year-round Western and Eastern, private or group riding lessons for all ages. The cost for a one-hour lesson is $50.
Halona Stables (113b Mountain View Road, Deerfield, halonastables.com) offers customized private horsemanship lessons. The cost for a 30-minute lesson is $30, $50 for one hour and $15 for a one-hour practice riding session. 
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 details. 
Hillside Equestrian Farm (24 Pasture Road, Auburn, 587-0191, hillsideequestrianfarm.com) offers private and semi-private lessons year-round for kids ages 3 and up with a focus on the Sally Swift method of center riding. Lessons will include instruction in horse care, grooming, tacking and untacking. The cost for a 30-minute lesson is $40. 
Hollis Ranch (Hollis, 465-2672, hollisranch.com) offers one-on-one lessons in English and Western disciplines. Lesson packages are customized. Call for 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 $50 per lesson. Lesson packages are also available. 
Rock Hill Stable (104 Pelham Road, Hudson, 321-5628, rockhillstable.com) offers classes for beginner and advanced riders and teaches hunt seat, saddleseat and Western. Students will learn how to brush and tack horses and will learn horse safety. Beginners start with private lessons but can advance to group lessons. The cost is $30 for a 30-minute lesson, $50 for a one-hour lesson.
Walnut Hollow Farm (40 Walnut Hill Road, Amherst, 320-8530, walnuthollowfarm.com) offers year-round riding lessons for all ages. Lessons may focus on dressage, hunter/jumper and eventing. The cost is $55 per 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. The cost is $80 per month. 
Akiyama Martial Arts (15 Londonderry Road, Unit 8, Londonderry, 247-8546, koryukan.us) offers the Bullyproof Kids program, beginning Sept. 1. In this class, kids ages 5 and up will learn practical self-defense through jujitsu, krav maga, kendo and karate techniques. Class is held Monday and Wednesday. The cost is $125 per month.  
Al Lima’s School Studio of Self Defense (216 Central St., 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. Free trial program is available. Call for cost details. 
Amherst Karate Studio (Salzburg Square, Route 101, Amherst, 672-3570, mvkarate.com) offers kids and open family karate programs year-round. Fall sessions begin Sept. 8. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. A five-week trial program is available for $59. 
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 (334 Route 101, 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. 
Capital City Tae Kwon Do (75 Fisherville Road, Concord, 227-0555, capitalcitytkd.com) offers tae kwon do programs for kids and teens year-round. Kids’ classes are open to ages 5 to 12, and adult classes are open to ages 12 and up. Classes are held Monday through Friday. An after-school pick-up program is also available for students of Beaver Meadow School and Penacook Elementary School. The cost ranges from $60 to $99 per month, depending on the program.   
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 and Saturday. 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 Saturdays year-round. The cost is $50 per month. 
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 11 and are held on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The cost is $99 per month. 
Chung’s Taekwondo Academy (115 Northeastern Blvd., 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. Cost ranges from $62 to $99. 
Eric Menard’s Complete Martial Arts Academy (295 Daniel Webster Hwy., 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. 
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 (Raymond Shopping Center, 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. Programs start at $59 per month. 
Karate International of Windham (60 Rockingham Road, Windham, 898-5367, windhamkarate.com) offers a year-round karate program for kids and teens ages 7 to 16. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Back-to-school special deals are available. Call for cost details. 
Kian Taekwondo (6 S. Broadway, Salem, 894-5425, kiantkd.com) offers year-round tae kwon do and sparring programs for kids and teens ages 3 and up. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details. 
Lee’s Martial Arts Center (245 Maple St., Manchester, 623-1022, leesnh.com) offers year-round tae kwon do programs for kids and teens ages 4 and up. Classes are held Monday through Friday. The cost is $107 per month. An after-school pick-up program is also available for $65 per week. 
Manchester Karate Studio (24 Bridge St., Manchester, 625-5835, manchesterkarate.com) offers year-round karate classes for kids ages 3 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. 
Team Link Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (553 Mast Road, Goffstown, 782-8915; 1338 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 867-2923; 164 Burke St., Suite 102, Nashua, 496-8894, linkbjj.com) offers youth wrestling and martial arts programs. Call locations for details on their programs. 
The Martial Arts Zone (31 Auburn St., Manchester, 206-5716, themartialartszone.perfectmind.com) offers year-round kids’ jiu jitsu class on Tuesday and Thursday and kids’ karate class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call for cost details. 
The National Karate Institute (401 Main St., Suite 204, Salem, 205-1157, nkimartialarts.com) offers year-round karate programs for kids ages 3 and up. Call for class schedule details. The cost for a 10-week introductory session is $199.  
Neil Stone’s Karate Academy (108 Route 13, Brookline, 672-8933, neilstoneskarate.com) offers karate programs for students of all ranks, beginning Aug. 24. Junior classes are available for kids ages 4 to 12 and adult classes are available for teens ages 12 and up. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. 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 Saturday. The cost ranges from $99 to $129 per month, depending on the program. 
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.   
Tokyo Joe’s Studios of Self Defense (143 W. Pearl St., 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. 
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 Hwy., Merrimack, shawnpacheco.com) offers year-round kenpo karate programs for kids ages 4 and up as well as kickboxing for teens. Classes are held Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Free two-week back-to-school trial available to new students.
Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems (454 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 262-9299, strikebackdds.com) offers kenpo karate, sparring, cardio step and yoga programs year-round. Kids classes are open to ages 6 to 12, and teen classes are open to ages 13 to 17. Classes are held Monday through Saturday. Call for cost details. 
Taoist Arts Center (472 Amherst St., Unit 15, Nashua, 943-5806, aohma.com) offers kenpo karate programs for kids ages 5 and up. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The cost is $135 per month.
The Training Station (200 Elm St., Manchester, 505-0048, thetrainingstationnh.com) offers karate, kung fu and American kenpo programs, beginning in September. Classes are available for kids and teens ages 3 to 15 and are held Monday through Saturday. 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. Call for schedule details. 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. 17 with music programs for kids, including ukulele classes, Planet Earth Chorus and Music Together, as well as private guitar and ukulele lessons. The cost for each 10-week program is $140. Private lessons are $45 per one-hour session.  
Concord Community Music School (23 Wall St., Concord, 228-1196, ccmusicschool.org) begins its fall season on Sept. 14 with private lessons, ensembles, early childhood programs, music therapy programs and choruses. Programs are available for kids ages 4 and up. Call for schedule and cost details. 
The 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. The cost is $140 per month for one 30-minute class per week. 
Leddy Center School for the Performing Arts (38 Ladds Lane, Epping, 679-2781, leddycenter.org) offers after-school lessons in voice, piano, guitar, brass/woodwind and musical theater, beginning in September. 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.
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, $139 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 auditions and signups for a variety of musical groups and classes, including a fiddle ensemble, jazz ensemble, music theory class and more. Ages for programs vary from first-graders to high schoolers. Call for schedule and cost details. 
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. 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 cost is $20 per 30-minute class. A free trial lesson is offered.  
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 (922 Elm St., Manchester, 669-9191, 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. The cost is $25 per lesson, plus a one-time $25 registration fee. 
TLP Music School (1 Bryce Drive, Merrimack, 424-4116, tlp-musicschool.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. Call for cost details. 
West Brothers Music (Nashua, 438-1903; Manchester, 438-6193; Londonderry, 421-0847; Tewksbury, Mass, 404-9055, westbrothersmusic.com) offers 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, tots through U12. Cost ranges from $185 to $285. Registration is open through Sept. 1. 
Bedford Little League (bedfordll.com) offers fall baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 8 to 11. Registration is open through Aug. 31. 
Concord Fencing Club (224-3560, concordfencingclub.org) offers fencing classes for kids ages 7 and up, beginning Aug. 24. 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, $30 for a group lesson. Baseball leagues for this fall are full.
Conway Arena (5 Stadium Drive, Nashua, 595-2400, conwayarena.com) offers hockey lessons for boys and girls ages 5 to 9,  beginning Sept. 29. Lessons are held on Tuesdays and Sundays, and the cost is $349 for the 13-week program. Youth hockey teams for kids and teens ages 6 to 18 begin in September. Skating lessons for kids ages 3 and up begin Sept. 8. Lessons are available on Tuesday and Thursday, and the cost is $125 for the eight-week program. An 11-week program for more advanced skaters begins Sept. 10 and costs $220.  Freestyle ice time is offered for kids of all ages Wednesday through Saturday for a $15 admission fee, beginning Sept. 2.
Derry Little League (derryll.org) offers fall softball for ages 7 to 13 and baseball for ages 7 to 17. Cost ranges from $50 to $70. Registration is open through Sept. 5.
Derry Soccer Club (derrysoccerclub.org) offers a fall soccer league for U4 to U18, beginning Sept. 12. Registration costs range from $50 to $155. 
FieldHouse Sports (12 Tallwood Drive, Bow, 226-4646, fieldhousesports.com) offers five-week soccer clinics for kids ages 3 to 6 on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 12. Six-week soccer clinics for kids ages 6 and up held on Monday begin Nov. 2. The clinics for ages 3 to 6 range from $40 to $50. Call for cost details for the 6-and-up clinic.
Goffstown Junior Baseball (goffstownjrbaseball.com) offers fall minor-league baseball for girls and boys as well as farm and tee-ball, beginning Sept. 12. Minor-league registration costs $35, and farm and tee-ball costs $10.
Hollis/Brookline Junior Cavaliers Football & Cheer (Hollis, hbjrcavs.com) offers fall football for U11 and kids in grades 7 and 8. Registration costs $150 and is open through Sept. 1.  
The Icenter (60 Lowell Road, Salem, 893-4448, the-icenter.com) offers skating lessons for kids ages 3 and up, beginning Sept. 9. Programs range from 13 to 14 weeks and $224 to $233.
Manchester Junior Soccer League West (mjslw.com) offers fall soccer for boys and girls U8 through U19. Registration is open through Aug. 22. 
MYA Girls Softball (Merrimack, myasoftball.com) offers fall girls’ softball for ages 8 through 16, beginning Sept. 1. The cost to register is $40. Registration remains open through Sept. 5.
My Gym (410 South River Road Bedford, 668-7196, mygym.com) offers various fitness classes year-round for kids ages six-weeks to 10 years. Call for current schedule 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 13, beginning the second week of September. Tennis Express is a 10-week program held on Monday and Wednesday 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. Programs are $150. Private lessons are $65.
New England School of Archery (Bow and other locations, 674-2845, nearchery.com) offers archery lessons for kids ages 8 and up. Program includes a one one-hour class per week for up to eight-weeks. One-day clinics are also available. Classes are offered year-round in Bow, but instructors travel to various locations upon request. Call for details. 
New Hampshire Sportsplex (68 Technology Drive, Bedford, 641-1313, nhsportsplex.com) offers soccer classes for kids ages 18 months to 7, beginning Sept. 14. 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 begin Sept. 14. Youth flag football is offered in November. Costs vary depending on the program. Call for details.
The Phanzone (142 State 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.
Salem Youth Baseball (salemyouthbaseball.net) offers fall baseball for ages 5 and up. The team for ages 5 and 6 costs $50, and the older teams cost $110. Registration is open through Sept. 17.
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 $150. Registration is open through Sept. 8.
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 are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Manchester location and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Rochester location. Programs range from nine weeks to three months in length. The cost ranges from $210 to $276 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 Oct. 3. Call for details.
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. 16. The cost for the program is $159, and classes are held on Wednesday and Saturday. A hockey league for kids 4 to 10 begins Sept. 16, meets Wednesdays and Saturdays and costs $500. Kids ages 10 and up can join the house hockey league beginning Sept. 26. Team meets Saturdays and Sundays, and the cost is $675. Girls U10 hockey league begins in September, meets twice a week and costs $800 to join. Skating lessons for all ages begin Sept. 9 and are available Monday through Wednesday. Call for cost details. A junior figure skating club begins Sept. 9 and costs $200 for an eight-week program.

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. 31. 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. 
Kid’s 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 Mary Poppins in November, with auditions on Aug. 30. Rehearsals are held 10 hours per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday The cost to be in a production is $120. 
The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts (922 Elm St., Suite 315, Manchester, 669-7469 majestictheatre.net) offers private lessons in acting, piano, voice and audition preparation for all ages. The cost is $23 per 30-minute session and $40 per one-hour session. 
New Hampshire Theatre Project (959 Islington St., No. 3, Portsmouth, 431-6644, nhtheatreproject.org) offers workshops and theatre 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. 7 and 9. The junior program costs $725, and the senior program costs $800. 
Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, 688-5588, palacetheatre.org) offers the Palace Youth Theatre and Palace Teen Company for ages 8 to 18. Productions are held throughout the year. Upcoming productions include Honk! in October and 101 Dalmatians Kids in November. Call for audition details. Acters 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 to three times per week. Call for cost details. 
Peacock Players (14 Court St., Nashua, 886-7000, peacockplayers.org) offers theater, music, dance and private studio classes for kids in kindergarden and up, as well as theater productions. The next production is Pinocchio in October, with auditions on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Rehearsals are held on Thursday and Friday. The cost for 10-week theater, music and dance classes is $150. 
Seacoast Repertory Theater (125 Bow St., Portsmouth, 433-4793, seacoastrep.org) offers theater and theater dance classes, beginning Sept. 13. 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 audition is in September. The cost to be part of a production is $95. Call for class cost details. 
 
 
As seen in the August 20th 2015 issue of the Hippo. 

 






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