Goldfish Swim School

  • $1 Registration Fee (up to a $45 value) - Includes welcome bag with t-shirt!  

Decoy art studio

  • 20% off walk-in paint your own pottery or canvas! 

Asian Arts Center

  • Try Us Free For Two Weeks and get a free uniform upon enrollment!

Funk lab

  • Free Registration Fees ($20 value) and free Funk Lab headphones with enrollment! 

Soccer Shots

  • Free Registration Fees ($20 value) - Includes an Adidas soccer jersey! 

Needle, ink and thread

  • $5 off registration for any kids group class! (excluding guest instructors)

Meet the Gem City Kids Businesses


Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School Dayton provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student-teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. In addition to swim lessons, Goldfish Swim School offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and birthday party packages.

Goldfish Swim School is conveniently located at 671 Lyons Road in Dayton, OH

Decoy Art Studio

Decoy Art Studio offers a wide range of creative projects and classes for all ages. Walk-In Projects including Paint-Your-Own-Pottery, canvas, glass and more are available during open hours. Classes offer students as young as 6 months instruction in sensory, process art or for older students and adults the opportunity to learn painting, drawing and clay from teaching artists. Party packages, team building and more are available as well as a fully equipped clay lab for experienced potters.

Located in Beavercreek at the corner of Dayton-Xenia Rd & Grange Hall next to Knickerbocker Pools. Check out more at

Asian Arts Center

For over 18 years, the Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School has been the Miami Valley's premier martial arts school serving children and adults. 

The Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School’s mission is to strengthen body and mind, teach practical self-defense, and build character and inspire a purpose driven life.

Leadership, Self-Defense, Fitness, Focus, and Purpose. We are a non-profit educational institution that uses martial arts as a tool to teach character, practical self-defense, and improved mental and physical fitness.

The Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School is a non-profit whose mission is to support families in the Miami Valley in their quest to raise happy and healthy children. When children don’t get enough exercise, they can suffer from bad grades and behavioral issues at school, obesity and related lifestyle diseases, bullying and low self-esteem. With only one or two PE classes a week and shortened recess time, children are getting far less than the seven hours of physical activity per week that the American Center for Disease Control recommends.

The Asian Arts Center can help overcome this issue as well as help children interact socially in real life. Lowering your child’s stress level will do wonders in all aspects of their life.

Call (937) 395-0333 to get started today. You will love how we teach martial arts! 

Soccer Shots


Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in- class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

Funk Lab

Funk Lab Dance Center is a dance studio that specializes in hip hop dance classes for children and adults. These classes not only introduce technique and creativity to students, but also promote an active and healthy lifestyle. The Funk Lab is a well-organized family-friendly studio that teaches tasteful movement and uses age-appropriate music. The environment is very positive and everyone is treated like family. The studio hosts a junior and teen competitive crew and recreational students.

The caliber of training at the lab is exceptional, with experienced choreographers and dancers as instructors. They have danced professionally and competitively throughout the country contributing their amazing talent and experience to the studio. Every Funk Lab faculty member is young and fresh and currently still performing with a local group.

Needle, Ink and Thread

Needle, Ink and Thread is an all-inclusive sewing studio that is dedicated and committed to holding high standards for teaching but while having a lot of fun!  Offering group sewing classes for ages 8 and up, including Kids Night In, Emoji Pillows, and After School sessions. Private sewing lessons starting as young as age 4 (parents must take a class with the child for the first class).  Sewing is a fun and useful skill that will help you with troubleshooting, patience, math, engineering and so much more!  Sewing is not just a girls hobby, it's a creators dream! 

Needle, Ink and Thread is located in Beavercreek, Ohio at 3491 Datyon-Xenia Rd.


Frequently asked questions


What is Gem City Kids? 

Gem City Kids is a partnership of locally owned businesses offering year round activities for children aged up to 12 years in the Dayton area. Current business participants are Goldfish Swim School, Decoy Art Studio, Asian Arts Center, and Soccer Shots.

Why should I join Gem City Kids? 

For exclusive offers and events! Business participants of Gem City Kids will update offers and events throughout the year that will only be available to members!

Ready to join? Sign up here!

How do I redeem offers/attend events? 

After joining, you will receive a confirmation message within 48 hours with your exclusive membership pass. Simply show the pass when visiting a participating business to redeem all of the awesome offers or to attend any of our events!