NSM Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes Term 2: Creative Arts

Does your child love to sing, dance and act? Nurture their creative side with one of the many creative arts classes happening around the North Shore! From drama & public speaking, to music, dance and ballet, our Essential Guide to Creative Arts Classes for Term 2 is bursting with lots of options. And even better, they’re all offering a special offer for North Shore Mums! So get organised for Term 2, and enrol now… 



Acting and Communication Academy (West Pymble)

NSM Offer: Book a 1-hour holiday trial workshop for only $25! Plus sibling discounts when two or more enrolments are made per family.

The Acting and Communication Academy develops confidence, communication and listening skills, emotional intelligence, creativity, articulation, friendships and more! Their fun-filled classes offer the perfect opportunity for your child to grow, learn and to express themselves through drama and public speaking, whilst developing confidence and skills that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Gordon, Killara, Lindfield & Chatswood)

NSM Offer: No transaction fees for North Shore Mums! Use the code ‘northshoremumsT2’ to waive the $16.50 new student transaction fee (for new students only). Expires 5 May.

Many children have trouble communicating, and can be quite shy. Others are ‘Born to Perform’. DRAMA develops focus and confidence, as well as speaking and social skills. It’s also a fun way to introduce children to new experiences. Marian Street Theatre for Young People are starting new classes on Saturday mornings in May at Gordon Library meeting rooms. However, there are only limited places available!


Dance Tots – Boutique Dance Studio for Tiny People (South Turramurra)

NSM Offer: 1st class free if enrolling for the term

DanceTots is a boutique ballet and dance studio catering for tiny dancers who thrive on nurturing the love of dance and classical ballet – where every child is made to feel special and not just a number. The preschool and mummy and me classes are beautifully planned out and each class will have your tiny dancer captivated by an enchanting fairy tale where they could swim like a mermaid or fly like a fairy. Their nurturing and highly-qualified teachers coax out the confident and creative little dancer within through beautifully structured programs.

Footloose Performance Studios (Turramurra & Berowra)

NSM Offer: FREE 7-day Class Pass. Try one week of unlimited classes for free to ensure they find a class that is perfect for them!

footloose_600x400Footloose Performance Studios is fast becoming a popular choice for many families on the North Shore. Offering a variety of dynamic and engaging dance classes, parents value the age appropriate costuming & choreography and relaxed family-friendly performances. The dedicated team of teachers at Footloose aim to encourage confidence, inspire creativity and promote teamwork within their classes so that all their students have an amazing dance experience.

Northern Ballet Studios (Pymble)

NSM Offer: Free trial class and family discounts

northern-ballet_600x400For 25 years Northern Ballet Studios has been offering a variety of classes for all ages. Special ballet classes for preschool age (3-4 years old) and beginner classes for 5 years old. Other classes on offer are Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop for boys, classical ballet and stretch/conditioning for ages 6 and above. Adult ballet class offered on a casual basis.

Terpsichore Dance Company (Turramurra)

NSM Offer: Free trial class and 10% off Term 2 fees.

TDC is proud to be the exclusive studio in Turramurra to offer the award winning babyballet dance program for preschool aged children. By learning through play, their qualified and welcoming teachers give tots, toddlers and young children the chance to dance in their own unique way, having fun and making friends along the way. All ballet lessons are linked to The Australian Early Years Learning Framework, ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’, making them the perfect activity choice for you and your child.

The Jazz Factory (Gordon)

400 dance students will soon bring their youthful energy to The Gordon Centre as The Jazz Factory, the North Shore’s most popular dance studio, takes residence on the second floor with a custom-built 500 m2 studio complex. The Jazz Factory has been operating on the North Shore for 25 years, offering classes in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Contemporary, Boys-only and the Ready Set Dance program for pre-schoolers.

Thrive Dance School (Willoughby)

NSMs Offer: Free trial class plus 10% off term 2 fees if you join before Term 2 commences. Discounts for signing up to multiple classes.

Thrive Dance School Willoughby is about more than just dance. They aim to teach a way of life that focuses on fun, fitness and passion to promote a healthy lifestyle. Thrive Dance believe dance forms a strong basis for personal growth and confidence, which students are able to carry into their daily lives. Focusing on ballet and contemporary and creating versatile dancers. Starting with the ‘Little Stars’ program catering for imagination, technique and fun for 3-4 year olds right up to 18 years with the use of solid contemporary programs and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus.


Australian Music School (Gordon)

NSM Offer: Free trial class

At AMS, learning music is fun! Babies come into the world with an innate love of music and Australian Music Schools fosters and develops the musicality within all children. AMS has music courses for everyone from age two. An ideal preparation for piano is the Mini Musos course. The Junior course provides intellectual stimulation, development of fine motor skills and auditory skills and learning the keyboard/piano in a fun class! Their highly qualified teachers are especially selected and trained, and courses lead to optional AMEB exams. New Junior 1 classes starting in Term 2, email for details and to book a free trial class.

Einsteinz Music (Neutral Bay)

NSM Offer: Special 2-for-1 trial class offer. Attend the first two consecutive Monday or Thursday classes of Term 2 (Monday 30 April & 7 May OR Thursday 3 & 10 May) and pay for only one class. 

einsteinzmusicEinzteinz Music offers dynamic music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, taught by professional musicians. All music is played live and class is fun, high-energy and experiential. Children learn the fundamentals of music, being beat, pitch, rhythm and tempo through a specifically chosen repertoire and through hands-on experience with the percussion instruments. Excellent for children’s language-acquisition, development and socialisation skills.

International School of Music (Turramurra)

ISM Turramurra develops musicians not technicians. They provide unique group music courses for students from 2 years of age, as well as private tuition for piano and guitar. Children in their classes enjoy playing a wide variety of music from classical to rock’n’roll. Theory, listening, reading, composing, and all musical skills are developed in a comprehensive approach so your child will develop into a well-rounded young musician. ISM’s music courses have been making learning music fun for over 25 years.

Joey Jig Music (Lane Cove, Crows Nest, Kirribilli, Balmoral, Freshwater)

NSM Offer: Free trial class

joeyjig1_600x400Joey Jig Music classes offer an introduction to music and movement that little ones can easily understand and enjoy. There is plenty of singing, dancing, playing with percussion, story-time and fun, but focused early childhood education. The age appropriate classes are 30 minutes in length, and include fun original themed songs composed by Alicia to engage and entertain both bubs and mums. Sound is explored through music, discovering tempo, pitch, dynamics and rhythm. Classes are held by age 3-12 months ‘Swing Swing’, 1-2 years ‘Be-Bop’ and 2-4 years ‘Jump & Jive’.

Ladybug Music (Neutral Bay, Mosman, Fairlight)

NSM Offer: Trial Classes + Free Ladybug Music songs too!

Ladybug Music offers parent-and-me classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, with funky and eclectic family music in a warm environment that encourages participation and silliness. Their high quality music curriculum uses a diverse range of rich, complex music, combined with simple melodies and great rhythms, and introduces children to pitch, tempo, melody and rhythm through singing, instruments, dance and more. At Ladybug they sing it, boogie down & have fun!


Still want more? Have a browse through the Kids’ Classes section in the North Shore Mums Directory!

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