Dance builds confidence, makes friends, build strength and balance, teaches important life skills and so much more! We offer excellent dance instruction for ages 2-18 year old. We have classes in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater and hip hop. We have an all boys dance crew as well! All of our teachers are experienced teachers who love teaching all ages! Whether your child is just starting out or has experience, we have a class for you! Free trial lessons are available. Come make precious memories with us!
We offer classes for 4 month olds through 12 year olds, including Parent/Child classes focusing on motor development, Pre-K and Grade School gymnastics, Sports Skills, and Tap, Ballet, and Hip Hop Dance. We also offer Summer and Holiday break Camps, Parent Survival Nights, and Awesome Birthday Bashes. All SERIOUS FUN!
One of the only “small-town” children’s museums in the nation, the Black Earth Children’s Museum (BECM) is a unique and enriching place that inspires discovery, creativity and community!
Designed and built with input from the local community , BECM is truly a community space. Exhibits are designed with a focus on reflecting the local culture and environment to promote learning and appreciation. The museum offers engaging and unique play experiences throughout 7,000 square feet of the historic Patron’s Mercantile Co-Op Building.
BECM’s exhibits are designed primarily for children ages birth to 10 but offer excitement for all ages! In addition, we will be offering a wide variety of programs and events , such as skill development workshops for middle school and high school students, toddler music and fun events for the whole family.
Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties.
The Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, WI is one of only a handful of admission-free, community-supported zoos in the country. Fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, our beautiful zoo features exhibits and attractions for the whole family. The Zoo is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., all year round except some holidays. Donations are encouraged but not required. All are welcome at the Henry Vilas Zoo!
What’s the area’s favorite place for a kid’s birthday party? Madison residents agree over and over—it’s MCM! We make celebrating a piece of cake by handling all the details so you can have fun too.
Days and times parties are available
Saturdays & Sundays
- 10 – 11 a.m.
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- 1 – 2 p.m.
- 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
- 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- 3 – 4:30 p.m.
All birthday party packages include
- Museum admission for up to 12 guest children (13 including birthday child!) and unlimited adult chaperones
- Use of our Celebrations Room for 1 hour
- Custom birthday message on Welcome Wall screen at Admissions
- Custom electronic invitations
- Storage before and after party
- An MCM Party Host
- 10% discount for museum members
- Additional children can be added for $5 per child
See website for party packages.
We offer high quality year round swimming lessons in Madison and Fitchburg for everyone from infants to adults with a focus on keeping children safer in and around the water. Our indoor warm water pools provide a comfortable environment for babies, children and teens to excel.
Since 1990 happy, safer swimmers have been taught from ages 4 months to seniors. Our teaching team has been awarded locally and nationally with the Guiding Light Award, Outstanding Teacher Awards from the United States Swim School Association, and several Top Notch Teacher Awards in Madison.
There is also Open Swim – check times here: https://www.swimwest.com/other-programs/open-swim-schedule/
Community Music School, partnered with a nonprofit scholarship foundation, offering private piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, brass, woodwind, and percussion lessons. Main location is in Oregon, WI, with an additional location in Mariposa Learning Center in Fitchburg. Serving children ages 4 and up, as well as adults.
GO NINJA is an indoor obstacle course facility inspired by the popular television show AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR. This is a place where kids can have FUN, get FIT, express CREATIVITY, and build CONFIDENCE! It is our mission to create a healthy and happy environment for kids to challenge themselves and grow strong.
We built this space specifically for groups of kids aged 4-13 but even adults can join in on the fun! We offer Ninja classes, open play sessions, ninja competitions and birthday parties. Birthday parties will never be the same!
Madison Conservatory is now accepting piano students!
Piano faculty Evelyn Davis has 23 years of private and classroom teaching experience, and specializes in teaching beginning piano students. For students 5-7, she uses a combination of method books and fun games and exercises to help students enjoy their first steps into piano technique and music theory.
Her specialty is finding ways to engage and motivate young students by encouraging them to approach their music with freshness and energy, to fully understand what they’re working on, and to feel total freedom to create their own musical expression on or off the page. Evelyn’s diverse formal educational background allows her to pursue whatever musical direction students are interested in, while bringing academic substance and excellent technique to their practice.
Evelyn holds degrees in formal composition from Indiana University, and piano performance, and improvisation from Mills College, where she studied with Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, and Zeena Parkins, to name a few. She obtained a certificate in jazz arranging and voice with the late great Phil Mattson at Southwestern Community College. She has had the privilege of touring the US and Europe with various groups since 2001.
Madison Conservatory of Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides world-class private instruction, theory and ensemble classes, mentoring and college prep to individuals K-12 and beyond, regardless of ability to pay. Madison Conservatory is located in the beautiful, historic Findlay House at 701 Ridge St., Madison WI 53705 .
Explore Madison on a two-hour scavenger hunt adventure! Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges through an interactive app.
At la la sew, we teach kids how to sew. Sewing is a traditional craft with modern appeal. Kids LOVE designing and making their own unique clothes, accessories, stuffed animals, gifts, and bedroom decor. Handmade is way cooler than what you can buy at a store, plus there’s the bragging rights!
Our classes are special because they are…
small – only 4-6 in a group;
fun – we laugh a lot;
productive – you’ll make a unique project in every class;
relaxed – perfection is over-rated.
Our classes promote…
creativity – everyone picks their own fabrics and embellishments;
problem solving – because sometimes things get tangled or backwards;
resourcefulness – making things from scraps is fun;
community – sometimes we make things for local charities;
recycling – we often use old wool sweaters or other secondhand materials;
happiness – making things feels good.
Contact us at [email protected] or visit lalasew.com for more information.
Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is Madison’s public recreation department offering a wide range of activities for all ages. Programs include afterschool, arts & enrichment, fitness, outdoors, sports, special events, swimming and more. MSCR is a department of of the Madison School District. Please go to mscr.org for more information.
With a variety of camps, clubs, classes and events, Treehouse offers lots of ways for your child to play in a group of their peers, learn new skills and explore fun topics!
Our mission at Lake City Twisters is to inspire children to pursue healthy lifestyles and build confidence and character through participation in the sport of gymnastics.
Lake City Twisters is home to hundreds of gymnasts of all ages and skill abilities from beginners to gymnasts continuing their competitive career in college. We are proud to have the opportunity to impact the lives of aspiring gymnasts and provide an opportunity for personal growth that will go beyond the gym and stay with them for life.
Every child should know what it feels like to dance – that is the founding principle of Tutu School. Tutu School Sun Prairie is a whimsical boutique style ballet school for ages 18 mos. to 8 years old. We believe that motor skill development is infinitely enhanced by Tchaikovsky and Bach, that young imaginations benefit immensely from exploring the enchanted worlds of swans and sugar plums, and that twirling should be a fundamental part of any childhood.
Storybook Ballet is a niche children’s ballet school that combines beginning ballet instruction with the magic of fairytales, costumes, drama, and music! We teach the beauty and art of classical ballet within a nurturing and non-recital/non-competitive environment. Our students progress through five levels within our detailed curriculum developing a solid foundation of classical ballet technique. Please call to schedule a visit or stop by our enchanting and quaint studio so that we may share our love of ballet with you!
Summer Day Camp
Party and Group Rentals
Located in McFarland, WI, Spartan Day Camp provides summer day camp, before and after school and non-school day programs for children ages 5-12. Wisconsin State Licensed under DCF 252.
Spartan Day Camp encourages personal growth in each child by providing both physical and educational activities. This exceptional program is facilitated by experienced professional educators. Anchored in this safe and supportive community, each camper will learn, explore, acquire new skills, feel valued for who they are, and develop a sense of belonging. Our structured program is designed to meet your child’s needs.
Spartan Day Camp provides a summer program shaped by fun, friends and nature, featuring science, natural wonder, independence and exploration.
Birthday parties at Prairie Athletic Club are a great way for children to celebrate their special day. We supply everything but the cake and guests and take care of the clean-up! Activities include indoor/outdoor swimming pools, Dolphins Cove water park, junior gym, baseball courts and soccer field!