After-School Programs at ACDS

Our campus hosts several programs from various partner organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley community. All activities are open to ACDS students as well as those from other schools. Register for programs directly with the organizations listed below. For further questions, please contact

Theatre Aspen School Primary Stages: Thursdays

Join Education Associate Britney Kuehm in Theatre Aspen's PRIMARY STAGES session as students enact a short, scripted performance complete with choreography, props and costumes! Through this 8-week session, students will use their imagination to design and create props and costumes, enhance their confidence, understand control over their bodies through dance and work as an ensemble to put on an introductory performance for family and friends.

Who: Open to all students in Kindergarten-Fourth Grade
When: Thursdays, January 25-March 15 from 3:15-4:30 pm
Fee: $160
Click here to register

Beginning Strings: Mondays

The popular Aspen Music Festival & School program, Beginning Strings, returns to ACDS after school Mondays this fall. It's open to students in grades 1-5 who wish to study a string instrument (violin, viola, or cello) through a curriculum that starts with group lessons, master classes, ensemble playing, and performance opportunities. The program also includes a series of private lessons for each Beginning Strings student. There is a required Parent Meeting: Monday, October 9 at 4:45 pm.
For more information or to register, click here.

Other programs

More after-school offerings in the Roaring Fork Valley

Art Base after-school art programs in Basalt

Aspen Animal Shelter walk dogs with your child after school or on the weekend

Aspen Art Museum Art Studio programs for children of various ages

Aspen Dirtbike School

Aspen Figure Skating Club

Aspen Gymnastics

Aspen Kayak Academy

Aspen Parks & Recreation Locations: ARC, Red Brick, Aspen Ice Garden, Lewis Ice Arena, and Golf & Tennis Club Includes: skating, soccer, rock climbing, tennis and more.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen Youth Center

Dance Progressions

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club

Basalt Regional Library: Children (Baby Storytime,Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime, Crafts, Music & Movement, & Story Art) and Teens (LEGOS, WII, Movies)

Pitkin County Library: Kids (Baby Storytime, Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime, Story Art, & After School Craft) and Teens (Middle School Film, High-School Film, French Chat)

Paxton Music Studios offering voice, guitar, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons. Call Julie at 920-1716 for voice, Tom at 309-1502 for all else. Tom Paxton is music director of the All-School Play at ACDS each spring.

The Red Brick Arts

Revolutions Skating Club
Figure skating with knowledgeable coaches for a variety of levels.

Rock & Roll Academy: join or start a band, take lessons, and more:

Rocky Mountain Martial Arts

Ski & Snowboard Schools

Snowmass Rec Center

Soccer: click here for Aspen Rec Programs

Soccer: click here for Aspen United Soccer

Theatre Aspen

Wyly Community Art Center

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