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Sports and Arts Opportunities

by Mary Ann Kelley

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Illinois Homeschool Arts & Sports Opportunities

In addition to the opportunity to get out of the house and socialize, homeschool sports and arts programs can offer long-term benefits by developing characteristics like leadership, self-confidence, perserverance, and self-esteem. Many organizations and businesses have opportunities specifically for homeschoolers, while others invite homeschoolers to participate in their regular programs.

Not sure how to choose activity/activities for your children? Read how Rebecca narrows down the choice of extra-curricular activities.

Below is a list of homeschool sports and arts programs in Illinois listed alphabetically by city, with arts resources in the first section and sports resources below. If you would like to submit a Illinois arts or sports resource, you may do so using the red button above.

Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Illinois

Paramount TheatreAurora

Homeschool students and their families are able to see our Broadway musicals for just $20/ticket for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday performances! Special student matinee performance of "Newsies" i... [Read more...]

Masterpiece Art InstructionBatavia

Karine Bauch teaches live classes in conjunction with Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL, where she is the Director of Education. [Read more...]

Nichols Community CenterBelleville

A resource facility for classes, groups or events. Nichols Community Center has multiple classrooms, a gym, ballet/dance room, youth specific rooms and some supplies. Please contact Nichols Commu... [Read more...]

The Little Art SchoolBloomington

The Little Art School is in Downtown Bloomington and it's brand new! The physical space is unique as well as aesthetically pleasing. The teachers are well qualified, enthusiastic, and patient. Dr.... [Read more...]

Anderson Music Studio – Private and Group String LessonsBrookfield

If you're looking for high-quality Suzuki education, visit Anderson Music Studio! AMS offers student-centered string instruction in the western suburbs of Chicago. Founded and directed by local str... [Read more...]

Champaign County Forest Preserve DistrictChampaign County

The Champaign County Forest Preserve District's Museum and Education Department is offering homeschool classes and educational resources for families looking to supplement their science and history... [Read more...]

School of Rock ChicagoChicago

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

One River School of Art Lincoln SquareChicago

One River School of Art + Design has embarked on a mission to transform art education in America. Today, our innovative program teaches thousands of students in ten schools across six states with m... [Read more...]

Aikido World Alliance – Kiku Matsu DojoChicago

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art. Aikido is non-competitive and fosters discipline, cooperation and self-awareness through partner practice. Along with speeding up the maturation proces... [Read more...]

CYT ChicagoChicago, Aurora, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kenosha (WI),Lake, McHenry, Oak Park and Rockford Metro areas.

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) offers theater arts classes for children as an after-school activity. Each local program conducts three ten-week sessions throughout the school year, teaching drama, v... [Read more...]

Midwest Young Artists ConservatoryChicago, north suburban

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory provides orchestral, jazz, choral, and chamber music ensembles of the highest quality for over 900 students from throughout Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin. Th... [Read more...]

Introduction to Cartoon StorytellingChicago/Evanston/Chicagoland

Two-time Emmy nominated writer/producer and cartoonist Steven Fischer offers private lessons in Cartoon Storytelling. For over 10-years Steven has helped artists ages 10-20 strengthen storytelling ... [Read more...]

Music Makers…for Life, Inc.Crystal Lake

Music School offers a unique and exciting alternative to traditional methods of learning and experiencing music. Small group music lessons as well as private lessons to all ages and for all instr... [Read more...]

School of Rock ElmhurstElmhurst

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

Private Piano InstructionElmhurst

Private piano instruction by certified experienced teacher with Master's Degree. Preschool through adult students accepted. [Read more...]

Homeschool KingdomElmhurst

Homeschool Kingdom offers gym, art, science, acting, piano, guitar, voice, dance, karate, Spanish, programming/engineering/robotics to all ages including High School level classes. Connect Hour al... [Read more...]

School of Rock EvanstonEvanston

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

Piven Theatre WorkshopEvanston

The mission of Piven Theatre Workshop is to encourage a process of creative exploration that celebrates each individual’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to thea... [Read more...]

Heritage Christian SchoolFrankfort

Heritage Christian School offers home school families the opportunity to expand the children’s training in areas such as science, math, music, and physical education by allowing parents enroll stud... [Read more...]

School of Rock Glen EllynGlen Ellyn

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

Fish Tales Pottery and PetsHerrin

This resource will be holding 6 3-day summer workshops for kids ages 6 to 12. Each week will be themed and include, games, art projects, prizes, snack and a drink. You can call Fish Tales Pottery a... [Read more...]

Private Voice Lessons with Sarah SchroederHighland Park

Private voice instruction in musical theater by a professional singer with a Master's in vocal pedagogy and performance. Solid vocal technique, audition coaching, sight reading, performance prepara... [Read more...]

School of Rock HighwoodHighwood

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

School of Rock HinsdaleHinsdale

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

AFA – Academics, Fitness and the ArtsLake and surrounding Counties

An innovative format that focuses on Academics, Fitness and the Arts. Children participate in a variety of fun skills and techniques which enhances their knowledge, health and creative abilities. ... [Read more...]

The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts: Arts Education SeriesLebanon

The Hett is pleased to present a wide variety of professional touring companies programmed specifically for K-12. The Arts Education Series offers daytime performances for students and exposes them... [Read more...]

Maywood Fine ArtsMaywood

Maywood Fine Arts is a non profit organization that offers quality and affordable arts education to Maywood and the surrounding communities. Classes offered include Dance, Music (piano, voice, guit... [Read more...]

Minooka Music Studio, Inc.Minooka/Channahon/Joliet/Morris

Minooka Music Studio offers Private Music Lessons & Group Classes. We have added morning & early afternoon hours for students who would like music instruction during the day- during these h... [Read more...]

School of Rock MokenaMokena

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

CHAMPsMt. Prospect

Christian Homeschool Arts & Music Programs [Read more...]

School of Rock NapervilleNaperville

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

Private Beginner Flute LessonsNaperville

Offering private flute lessons for beginners. Instructor has 13 years of experience playing the flute. [Read more...]

The Learning VineNaperville

The Learning Vine is a homeschool co-op that partners with parents to provide academic, elective, and enrichment classes. This co-op offers Kindergarten through 12th grade academic classes on Mond... [Read more...]

Private Music Lessons with Jason ThompsonNaperville

Jason specializes in teaching private music lessons in guitar, piano, ukulele and bass guitar. Check out his testimonials and bio at jaytguitar.com. Jason travels to student's homes and has a priva... [Read more...]

Bach to Rock NorthbrookNorthbrook

Bach To Rock is "THE" music school for students of all ages. B2R's unique method is based on the idea that students learn best when they join together in groups to play the music they like the most... [Read more...]

School of Rock Oak ParkOak Park

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

School of Rock PlainfieldPlainfield

School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Student... [Read more...]

Homeschool Club at Two Rivers YMCAQuad Cities

Two Rivers YMCA offers a range of homeschool extra-curricular resources, including weekly classes in art, science experiments, and PE, beginning in September and ending in May. Additional opportuni... [Read more...]

Rockford Art Museumrockford

Each year RAM offers 16 homeschool classes that are structured into 4 themed units of 4 classes each, and run September through May. One session of each 90-minute class is held Wednesdays for grade... [Read more...]

Dickinson’s Little Vaudeville, Inc.Rolling Meadows

Year round classes for kids 5-15, teaching old-fashioned Vaudeville Variety skills. Sing, dance, act, learn comedy routines, stage direction, Vaudeville terminology, and performance skills. Teachin... [Read more...]

Molly McLinden- Private and Group Vocal and Acting InstructionSchaumburg

Molly McLinden offers private vocal and acting instruction in Schaumburg, AND to students anywhere online! Lessons are 100% customizable and can be individual, in pairs or small groups. Students l... [Read more...]

The Studio of Rhona Reagen – Suzuki Violin LessonsSkokie

Suzuki violin lessons during daytime hours for students aged 4 and up. Award winning teacher with 30+ years experience. High standards in a supportive environment. Semi annual concerts and annual... [Read more...]

Youtheatre at North Shore Center for the Performing ArtsSkokie

Youtheatre productions offer a unique opportunity to engage students from Kindergarten through 12th grade in the performing arts. Whether they are historical, cultural, scientific or literary, Yout... [Read more...]

Melody Mart USA Private Piano LessonsSouth Holland

Piano teacher seeks enthusiastic piano students. Teacher can teach in your home or you can travel to instructors. Lessons available for ages 6-adult. Try it month by month. Group lessons available ... [Read more...]

Pottery Painting ActivityWest Chicago

Host a Party. Paint Wheel thrown Pottery. Find Your Creativity! Handmade, wheel thrown pottery brought to your event and you and your guests get to paint. This is a great way to be creative and h... [Read more...]

Art Tutoring West SuburbsWheaton

This Art Tutoring Resource is for those interested in getting ready to take the AP Studio Art test, Work on Skill Improvement, Building your Portfolio, Exploring more Skills & Media, Focusing o... [Read more...]

Homeschool Sports Opportunities in Illinois

The Labs USAAurora

The Labs USA offers unique fitness classes for youth. The Catalyst Kids class focuses on human powered cardio and a huge indoor functional fitness playground. Labs also has youth Warrior classes,... [Read more...]

PCHA Eagles BasketballAurora and surrounding Chicago Suburbs

Offering competitive basketball for homeschool boys and girls ages 12-18. PCHA Eagles Basketball is a Christian organization that emphasizes player development in a family-friendly environment. [Read more...]

Sokol SpiritBrookfield

Sokol Spirit is a non-profit organization in Brookfield, IL that has been involved in the community since 1929! This organization has been a guiding force in the promotion of physical fitness for ... [Read more...]

Youth Curling at Second City CurlingCook County

Second City Curling is dedicated to growing the sport of curling among Cook County area youth. Curling is a lifelong sport that teaches teamwork, sportsmanship, and strategic thinking, in addition ... [Read more...]

Premier Gymnastics AcademyDowners Grove

Premier Gymnastics Academy offers morning and afternoon year ‘round home-schooled student group classes, individual parent and tot, preschool, kindergarten and boys and girls tumbling and gymnastic... [Read more...]

Legacy Christian AthleticsDupage County

Competitive homeschool volleyball for Jr High and High School girls. [Read more...]

Illinois Crusaders Homeschool VolleyballDupage/Kanes Counties

Crossroads homeschool sports program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Established 20 years ago it is committed to excelling in competition while developing people as athletes and bel... [Read more...]

Midwest Academy Of TaeKwon-DoElgin - Fox Valley

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HRK EaglesGurnee

HRK Eagles Mission Statement: To provide competitive sports for students who seek to honor God through athletics. Sports Offered: Fall (August - October): Boys Flag Football (Ages 7-18); Girls ... [Read more...]

Windy City Bulls Education DaysHoffman Estates

Join the Windy City Bulls for any three of their annual Education Day Games. These games will include thousands of local students, of all ages, taking part in educational programming and receiving ... [Read more...]

Premier Gymnastics Academy – JolietJoliet

Aspire Gymnastics Academy offers morning and afternoon year ‘round home-schooled student group classes, individual parent and tot, preschool, kindergarten and boys and girls tumbling and gymnastics... [Read more...]

Maywood Fine ArtsMaywood

Maywood Fine Arts is a non profit organization that offers quality and affordable arts education to Maywood and the surrounding communities. Classes offered include Dance, Music (piano, voice, guit... [Read more...]

Millennium Farm LtdMundelein/Northwest suburbs Chicago

This program will provide a student with access to physical activity while learning to ride and care for a living being. Horses are safe and gentle for beginner riders. Organizational skills, respo... [Read more...]

British Swim School in NapervilleNaperville, Glendale Heights, South Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, Bloomingdale & Lisle

British Swim School fosters a love and respect for water within kids and adults. The Dupage-Kane British Swim School family is delighted to offer on-going enrollment into British Swim School’s uniq... [Read more...]

P.C.H.A. EaglesNaperville/Aurora

A Christian homeschool basketball program in the Chicagoland area dedicated to developing courageous athletes who love the game. [Read more...]

Sky Zone – HomeSchool HopNormal

Bring your kids to the Home School Hop! A designated time every Friday from 1pm-4pm to ensure home schoolers are staying active while still having fun! Just $12 per Jumper for 60 Minutes or $15 ... [Read more...]

Homeschool Club at Two Rivers YMCAQuad Cities

Two Rivers YMCA offers a range of homeschool extra-curricular resources, including weekly classes in art, science experiments, and PE, beginning in September and ending in May. Additional opportuni... [Read more...]

Quincy Saints VolleyballQuincy

Quincy Saints Volleyball is made up of area Christian Home School students from the Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri area. [Read more...]

Epic Air Trampoline ParkSouth Elgin

Take physical fitness to the next level! The first Tuesday of every month September - May Epic Air hosts a discounted afternoon jump session from 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Pricing is $10/1st jumper and $7/s... [Read more...]

Lil’ Kickers Fox ValleySugar Grove

Nationally recognized child development program. Soccer for Kids 18 months - 9 years old. [Read more...]

TwistStars Tumbling and TrampolineTinley Park

TwistStars offers tumbling classes and/or trampoline classes for age groups 3 and up Monday through Friday. Services also include weekday fitness programs and open gyms. [Read more...]

Double J Riding Club Homeschool CoursesWest Suburban Chicagoland

Double J Riding Club, located in Countryside, Illinois (near #294 and #55 intersections),offers programs exclusively for homeschoolers. Please visit the website at doublejridingclub.com for more in... [Read more...]

Victory SportsWheaton

Victory Sports Home School Sports Jam is a program for children between the ages of 5 and 13. Each session contains fitness, skill development, and low key competition components. Instructions wi... [Read more...]

The American Academy of GymnasticsWheeling, IL / Northbrook, IL

The American Academy of Gymnastics offers exciting opportunities for students to run, jump and swing their way through one hour of loosely structured gymnastics fun. The American Academy of Gymnas... [Read more...]

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