Classes for Little Kids Age 0-5 in the Southwest Suburbs

It is that time of year again: back to school, and back to activities! With school back in session, there are many extra curricular activities starting again. If you have older children who are involved in activities, chances are your little ones have wanted to tag along or join in the fun. Here are some ideas to keep the littlest members of your family busy this year with some classes for little kids. This article is sponsored by The Dance Workshop.

The Dance Workshop is celebrating 35 years of offering classes for pre-schoolers through adults, beginner to advanced levels. Their focus is to provide the best in dance technique instruction in Ballet, Pointe, Demi-Pointe, Jazz, Funk Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, and All-Star PomDance while students are encouraged in their enthusiasm and creativity within the dance world.

Their Twinkle Tots program starts at age 2 and your little one can progress through the Twinkle Program, which ends with kindergarten ballet and tap. Click here to view the current class schedule and registration form.

The Dance Workshop
9015 W 151st Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 226-5658

Classes for Little Kids in the Southwest Suburbs

Dance Classes

These studios offer dance classes to the tiniest dancers in your life. Many start as young as 18 months. Dance is a wonderful way to introduce your little one to rhythm, music, and class structure. Check out one of these local schools today!

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Indoor Swim Lessons for Little Kids

Learning how to swim is an important skill for children. Try one of these local swimming pools for lessons on how to turn your little one into a little fish!

Martial Arts

How adorable are little kids with martial arts uniforms and belts? These martial arts classes offer even the littlest students a way to practice self discipline, flexibility, and strength. Many have classes that start at three years of age, with continuing enrollment. Check out one of these dojos and start today!

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Music/Art Classes

Many children begin learning the fundamentals of art and music at home when they are tiny babies. Most kids love painting, coloring, drawing, dancing, and making their own music. Check out one of these classes and develop their creative brains!

Miss Angie’s Music
Locations vary; classes for kids age 0-5 available through various park districts (Frankfort, Oak Forest, Palos Heights, Oak Lawn, and Lagrange Park).

Music with Lindsey
Miss Lindsey offers My First Music classes in Orland Park, as well as a YouTube channel with free online courses for kids ages 0-4 years.

Music Together
Classes available at various locations (Bolingbrook, Palos Park, and Lockport) for children ages birth – 8 years.

Musikgarten at Simply Music
Simply Music offers the Musikgarten program designed to foster musical love and ability in early childhood, starting at age 6 months.

Evolution Music of Orland Park
Toddler rockstar classes for those aged 4-7 years.

Prairie Art Studio (Orland Park)
Classes for children aged 3 and up.

Mucci World Arts and Crafts Studio (Tinley Park)
Classes for ages 3 and up.

JOANN and Michaels both offer kids classes, starting at age 3. Check out your local store for information on upcoming classes.

Gymnastics Classes

These classes offer an opportunity for your little monkeys to put their energy and strength to work! Many of these locations start offering classes as young as 18 months for parent/tot classes.

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Other Resources

Don’t forget to check out your local park district or YMCA for plenty of classes for sports, art, music, swimming, and more! Your local library will also offer special events as well as weekly story times for little ones. And the best part about those library classes: they are FREE!

We have more classes for little kids 0–5 in the west suburbs, too! And our big classes for kids page features all the newest articles on activities for kids in our area.

About the Author

Kristen Sheehan
Kristen is a Burbank native who settled with her family in New Lenox in 2016. She loves her new neighborhood and could not be happier with her new home. Kristen and her husband have three amazing children – two daughters, ages six years and twelve months, and a three year-old son. She also has a furry shih-tzu baby, who is 10 years old. The kids are active and energetic, but Kristen enjoys providing a mix of structured play/activities and downtime at home. She is passionate about keeping her family healthy and happy. During the winter, Kristen likes to go sledding and skating – as well as experiencing indoor play spaces. During the summer, she loves getting outside with her family – playgrounds, festivals, fairs, picnicking, bike riding, and trips to the zoo. Her kids love helping in the kitchen, and Kristen enjoys cooking and baking with them!

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