Our before-and after-school enrichment program, SMARTS (Students Motivated through the Arts), has a mission to provide at-risk youth with a safe, stimulating, and nurturing place to grow academically, emotionally, and creatively. Our primary focus is to “keep our youth off the streets,” while instilling integrity and diversity. 

The purpose of the program is to develop our youth in performing arts as well as academics. SMARTS provides supervised homework completion, an afternoon snack, and one hour of creative dance movement.


There are several benefits to enrolling your child in our after-school enrichment program. In addition to the obvious benefits of adult supervision and homework assistance, dance can provide many benefits to your child, including:
Physical Benefits

Whether your child is still a toddler or already in grade school, dance offers many physical benefits. Dance allows your child to practice coordination, strength, and endurance on a regular basis. Your child will learn to move their entire body and put their natural energy to good use.

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By the time children reach three or four years old, they are likely beginning to see themselves in relation to other kids. A child’s self-centered world typically opens up and allows others to enter. However, that doesn’t come without much learning and practice. For our students, dance class allows them to practice social skills in a positive way. Over time, your child will learn the value of cooperation, teamwork, and sharing.

SMARTS Program Currently Serves:

Ardmore Elementary School

C.T. Reed Elementary School

Gaywood Elementary School

Glenn Dale Elementary School

James McHenry Elementary School

Ardmore Elementary School




Kingsford Elementary School

Robert Goddard Montessori School

Seabrook Elementary School

Woodmore Elementary School

Thomas Pullen Elementary School

Thomas Johnson Middle School


Visit My SMARTS Kid to learn more about our Before and After-School Enrichment Program to enroll, please call us at (301) 731-0003