after school programs

Still here, and safer.

Rainey Institute’s After School programs offer a safe, enriching place for children to spend time after school. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we have revised our programming to ensure we can keep our staff and children safe and healthy. This year, our program will run Monday – Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, caring adults cultivate self-expression and social-emotional growth through arts education. A grab and go meal will be provided along with a high quality arts experience to children beginning at 6 years old. Rainey Institute’s After School program designs include the following:

 After School – Live OnLine ART

Students Age 6-12

Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 PM Via ZOOM

February 2, 2021 – April 29, 2021

This class is a twofer.  Zoom with us online every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 pm .  Experience 2D art (Painting with watercolor, markers, and colored pencils) and 3D art (paper sculpture and polymer clay) on Tuesday and then switch it up on Thursday to learn self-expression through imagination, storying telling, and other awesome art activities.  This class begins February 2, 2021 and ends on Thursday, April 29, 2021.  There is a one time registration fee of $20 and supply fee of $25 but TUITION IS FREE!

After School – Intergalactic Art

Students Age 6-12

Every Friday 4:00 – 6:00 PM

February 5, 2021 – April 30, 2021

Shoot for the stars. Join us every Friday at Rainey Institute from 4:00 pm – 6:00 p.m. Budding artists will experience a fusion of visual art (painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography) and new media art (digital, video, sound art). The final bang…an exhibition showcasing every artist’s masterpieces.  This begins Friday, February 5, 2021 and ends with an exhibit on April 30, 2021.  There is a one time registration fee of $20 but TUITION IS FREE!

El Sistema

Grades 2-8

Monday – Friday Online & In Person

October 12, 2020 – April 30, 2021

El [email protected] provides mastery-based orchestral instruction to students in grades 2-8, making music fun while inspiring focus and teamwork. Children study violin, viola, cello, or double bass through daily orchestra classes. Instruments are provided. Professional musicians and classically-trained Teaching Artists provide instruction and students perform monthly concerts for friends, family, and the community.

Rainey Dance Academy From Home

Grades 3rd – 8th

Monday – Friday Live Online & In Person Private Lessons

October 12, 2020 – April 16, 2021

Rainey Dance Academy provides passionate, curious, and collaborative young dancers, in the Greater Cleveland community, with pre-professional dance education and the necessary tools for aspiring dancers to succeed artistically, professionally, and personally.

With the health and safety of all dancers at heart, the Spring semester (January 18th – April 16th) will be offered virtually.

RDA From Home will provide:

  • Virtual sessions Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 4pm-6pm
  • Mastery-level training in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, & Jazz
    Access to book a virtual private lesson with our Teaching Artists
  • Dance Education Course through Groundworks Dance Theatre
  • Fun activities with other participants

There is a $20 registration fee to begin; however, there is no monthly tuition to continue participation.  


Campus International or E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs

Rainey Institute works with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Breakthrough Schools to provide transportation to our after school program from Campus International and E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs schools. Students are picked up once school lets out and are transported directly to Rainey Institute.

not currently available due to covid-19

“I like students to know more emotional competency, emotional self-awareness, and make better decisions in their lives which affects change on a social level.”

— Darnell Weaver, Dance Coordinator

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