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There is an abundance of organizations providing fun activities for children in Taos outside of school hours. Here is a list of some of them, with website addresses or contact details. While we strive to maintain accuracy in our listings, information of this nature changes regularly, so we apologize if any of the details are incorrect. Please help us to keep this list up-to-date by emailing twirl@twirltaos.org with any corrections or new information.

Libraries.

Taos Children's Library, at Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita www.taoslibrary.org/youthservices.php. All scheduled events are free and take place in the library community room, including Summer Reading Program and Story Time for Toddlers. Contact Annette Montoya 575.737.2598 or amontoya@taosgov.com.

Talpa Community Center and Library 25 Archuleta Road, off State Road 518. Call 575.751.1014. talpacc.bravesites.com. Free kid's programs and classes.Museums.

Sports & Outdoor Pursuits

Taos Youth and Family Center,  Swimming Pool, Skate Park, Arcade, Ice Rink in the winter and Roller Rink in the summer. 407 Paseo del Cañon 575.758.4160 www.taosyouth.com.

Taos Youth Soccer League. With 700 kids strong, this organization keeps our youth of Taos running and kicking. Please check out taosoccer.com for more information, email rohm4@msn.com or call 575-737-0509.

Taos Swim Club. For all ages and all levels of swimmers, beginners to masters. Contact Alfredo Aleman 985.709.6456 or email taostigersharks@gotmail.com. teamunify.com

Taos Hockey. www.taoshockey.com Enjoy hockey 5 months of the year at our state of the art rink located at the Taos Youth and Family Center. Home of the Taos Coyotes and Taos High School Ice Tigers. Children ages 4 - 18 can learn to hockey skate and play ice hockey. Contact Brian Greer 575-770-5286 or bgreer@taosgov.com.

Taos Winter Sports Team Team www.taoswintersportsteam.com TWST is dedicated to providing opportunities for athletes to become great skiers and pursue personal goals. TWST promotes the development of good sportsmanship, healthy competitiveness, sound technical skills, and an appreciation for the spirit of the mountains. TWST provides pathways to success for motivated individuals from all walks of life.

High Altitude Athletics offers competitive and recreational gymnastics, cheer, hip-hop dance and special physical fitness programs in Taos. Special programs for all ages including pilates, yoga, physical therapy, school programs, and silver citizens physical activities. Classes for all ages! See haagymcheerdance.com 124 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571. Phone: 575-224-0403

Taos Little League Baseball - www.eteamz.com/taosbaseball. This website contains the downloadable forms for registration. So grab your mitt and join in the action.

Taos Youth Football League – www.eteamz.com/taosyouthfootballleague.

Water Polo for Kids Call Taos Youth and Family Center 575-758-4160.

Field Institute of Taos – providing hands‐on, experimental, environmental education, that promotes the learning of outdoor skills and encouraging active, healthy lifestyles. Ages 6‐16 years.. Based in Taos Ski Valley. Spring and summer programs. www.fitaos.org or contact Susie Fiore at 5757702391 info@fitaos.org.

Aurafitness ‐ The Get Fit Project: an exercise group for boys and girls 8 – 14 years who are overweight and/or diabetic. Programs includes strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training in a safe, supportive environment. Check at www.aurafitnesstaos.com/get-fit-for-kids for details of current classes. 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite S. Call 575‐ 758‐9733 for more information. Free.

Shree Yoga Taos www.shreeyogataos.com

Taos Sports Alliance www.taossports.com is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting and creating sporting, recreational and entertainment opportunities that improve health and economic outcomes and overall quality-of-life for Taos County residents. TSA believes that access to sports, recreation and entertainment improve quality-of-life in our area by improving health outcomes by reducing instances of diabetes, and obesity in our population, offering alternatives to drug and alcohol abuse and delinquency and increasing the capacity of our youth to develop responsible behaviors demonstrated in sports and outdoor activities. We put on programming in Taos centered around sports, like running, soccer, swimming, cycling, baseball and hiking that engages youth and families to be more active and have fun together! Check out our website for upcoming events in our area. We hold events and activities in all seasons and raise money to support local youth organizations and programs serving Taos County.

Arts & Movement

Harwood Art Museum, 238 Ledoux St. 575.758.9826 ext. 108. http://www.harwoodmuseum.org. Offering family guides, children free with adult admission (children and teens always free).

Taos Art Museum and Fechin House, 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. 575.758.2690. http://www.taosartmuseum.org. Free treasure hunt for kids and parents, Maps and clues available without admission.

Wise Fool Acrobats www.wisefoolnm.org 575-587-2726  Acrobatics, trapeze, juggling, and clowning classes. 

Taos Youth Ensemble for the dramatically inclined ages 10 & up. Classes meet on Saturdays 2:30-3:30 at Taos Youth Ballet, 1027 Salazar Rd. To register, call 575.770.0189.

Taos Youth Ballet offers dance classes to students from 3 years old to adults, culminating in a multi-age end-of-year performance. For more information contact: Amber Vasquez 575-770-0189.

Taos Youth Music School. TYMS provides tuition-free music education and performance opportunities for fifty to sixty kindergarten through high school-age kids in Taos County each year. Students learn musical concepts, voice, and instrument training, as well as collaborative work in a band or choir setting. See their schedule here: www.taosyouthmusicschool.org/classes-schedule/

Flamenco Classes for Children and Adults with Domino Martinez, teacher of flamenco since 2003 with the Institute of Spanish Arts in Santa Fe. Call 575-779-9802or momentoflamenca@gmail.com.

Taos Dance Theatre and Performance 575-776-1236

Taos Clay: A community clay studio in El Prado offering classes and workshops including kids' classes. www.taosclay.com/kids-classes.html. 575-758-9884

Martial Arts & Boxing

Parent/child Tai Chi classes. Every Monday 6 - 7pm at Taos County Economic Development Corporation. All ages, parent or child only OK. Nominal room-cost fee, $2 per person. For questions, call Todd at 575-751-4060.

Los Tigres Boxing. Call Roy Madrid 575-751-4476 or 575-741-0803. Los Tigres boxers train four nights a week at the Guadalupe Gym. The former Taos Boxing Club morphed into the non-profit Los Tigres in 1995

Taos Chinese Boxing Center.  Youth Chinese Boxing classes serve youth aged 7‐15; youth 16 and older participate in adult classes. Classes are Monday – Friday in the evening and are divided by skill level with Tuesdays and Wednesdays offering beginner classes. Punch cards are $120 per student and are good for 26 classes (2 times per week for 3 months). Please call Colin Hubbard for more information; 575‐595‐0065.

Taos Taekwondo Academy offers lessons for students age 4 and older. Tiny Tigers, age 4 – 6, practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 pm . Students 6 and older are welcome Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:15 pm. Families may learn together in the Adult and Family Class at 6:00 pm. Learn self‐control, strength of body and mind, and self‐defense, all while having a kickin’ good time! First lesson is free. Taos Taekwondo Academy behind Appliance Plus on Gusdorf, just off the first rotary on Paseo del Canon East, 575‐758‐4068. taostaekwondo.tripod.com

Aikido Ten Shin Taos Kihon Dojo – Classes for children throughout the week. Free introductory class. Contact: Craig Dunn, 575‐758‐7109 or see www.facebook.com/TaosKihonDojo/

After-School Programs

Taos Knight Hawks Chess Club Dennis Hedges 575-776-8597 A youth chess club in Taos boasts a membership of around 100 school children. Meets at the Youth and Family Center on Tuesday 3.30 - 5.00. Email: dhedges@taosnet.com

Boy & Girl Scouts Programs

Cub Scouts, for boys grades 1-5, meets Mondays, 6-7 pm at the Saint James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago. Call Rachel Mondragon 575.770.0705.

Girl Scouts, ages k-12, call 575.770.8204Girl Scouts, ages 5-10, call 505.660.4902

Boy Scouts, ages 11-18, Troop 98 meetings are the first and third Sundays from 4-6 pm, at Saint James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago. Call 575.779.3368

Girl Scouts New Mexico Trails, Northern New Mexico Regional Manager Dara Cordova-Montoya (505) 983-6339