We’ve got excitement booked.

Summer snooze? Not us! We’ve got fun, engaging and safe activities and programming for the kiddos.

Explore Summer programming below:

Sur La Table

The Ultimate Cooking Adventure at Sur La Table

  • Calling all young chefs! Tie on your aprons and get ready for five fun-filled days of cooking, learning and laughter in the Sur La Table kitchen.
  • Offering Kids Series (Ages 7-11) & Teens Series (Ages 12-17)
  • Budding chefs will enjoy plenty of mixing, prepping and cooking thanks to small classes that encourage active participation.
  • Sur La Table is located at Hilldale next to Madewell and Lucky Brand.
  • Book your spot here.

Madison Academy of Music

The Madison Academy of Music provides musical education to guide students of all ages and abilities in developing their artistic talents. The Academy offers private lessons in piano, strings, and guitar to both children and adults. The experienced teachers offer students the opportunity to learn their instrument, music theory, and the fundamentals of music performance in a professional, yet fun environment.

  • Madison Academy of Music offers private lessons for children and adults in piano, guitar, and strings. Our dedicated and experienced teachers make learning an instrument fun. Not only do we teach a particular instrument, but our lessons include music theory and performance fundamentals.
  • We tailor our lessons for the serious student, for students who want to learn an instrument for their own enjoyment, or for anyone in between.
  • Madison Academy of Music is located at Hilldale, in the Metro Level shops (below Metcalfe’s Market)
  • For more information about private lessons, click here.

Storybook Ballet

Storybook Ballet, is a unique and enchanting children’s ballet school that combines beginning classical ballet instruction with the delight of fairytales and famous ballet stories. This locally owned, woman run ballet school focuses solely on children and classical ballet, with teachers that specialize in teaching young children and who have in-depth training in classical ballet.

  •  SUMMER SESSIONS: June 21- Aug. 8, 2021
    • In-Person Ballet Classes
    • Customizable Ballet Classes
    • Virtual Ballet Classes
    • Fairy Ballerina Camp (ages 4-6)
    • Rainbow Unicorn Camp (ages 4-7)
    • Frozen Camp (ages 4-7)
    • Princess Drama Camp (ages 5.5-8)
    • Magical Manners (ages 5.5-8)
  • Storybook Ballet is located at Hilldale, in the Metro Level shops (below Metcalfe’s Market)
  • Registration is NOW OPEN for summer here. 

Creando Explorertorium

Flexible Enrichment and Educational Classes for Kiddos Ages 2-8 While You Shop and Dine at Hilldale!

  • Creando Little Language explorers is introducing a new curated educational play space that stimulates curiosity, creativity, adventure and exploration through a Spanish immersion curriculum for kiddos ages 2 to 8 years. This new space  was carefully designed to facilitate play, creativity, and exploration while also beginning to learn a second language. Our Creando fives senses learning approach offers a variety of hands on activities such as creative arts, music, movement, Zumba, Peques Cocineros-cooking,  Peques Cientificos-science, STEM activities, large motor play, pretend play, sensory activities, outdoor and indoor explorations. Our location and learning approach allows for all our explorers to learn a new language while having fun. You can enjoy all the amazing shops and restaurants at Hilldale knowing your little one is learning and growing with Madison’s best child enrichment program!
  • Daily Programing: Our drop-in programing is for kiddos ages 2-8 years old. Creando offers a mixed age learning environment and loves creating a family and community of creative learners.  Our morning programing will be geared for our younger EXPLORERS group ages 2-5 and our afternoon programing for our EXPLORERS ages 4-8. However, all ages are welcome at all times. Families will be able to enroll for drop-in (if space allows) or schedule your daily, weekly or monthly classes ahead of time. We use a bilingual Spanish/English based curriculum to celebrate and explore culture and diversity, however, all students with all language skills and levels are welcome. Your kiddo does not need any prior exposure to the Spanish language to join our classes and immediately have fun learning, playing, exploring and discovering the world with all their senses.
  • Creando is located at Hilldale, next to Macy’s and Kendra Scott