Looking for new kids’ classes on the North Shore for your child to try in Term 1? Our Essential Guide to Creative Arts Kids’ Classes is packed with fabulous dance, ballet, drama & music lessons across Sydney’s North Shore – from babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, to primary and high school aged kids!
Take a look at the Quicklinks below to check out the options. Mention North Shore Mums when you enquire for special deals!
- Australian Music Schools
- DanceTots – Boutique Dance Studio for Tiny People
- Einsteinz Music
- Footloose Performance Studios
- GLM Dance Studio
- International School of Music
- Joey Jig Music
- Jigsaw Dance Studio
- Kids Up Front Drama Academy
- Ladybug Music Sydney
- Marian Street Theatre for Young People
- Northern Ballet Studios
- O’Grady Drama North Shore
- Red Shoes Dance
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Kids Up Front Drama Academy (Kids classes on the North Shore at Artarmon, Pymble, Roseville, Castle Cove, Mosman, Neutral Bay, Willoughby & more)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free Trial
Kids Up Front Drama Academy gives kids confidence to empower them to be the best they can be. The fun and engaging program helps children develop valuable life skills including creativity, communication and social skills. The themed classes for juniors help bring out the shyest children to confidently perform in front of their peers. The older students (Year 3 and above) are able to devise in their class their own performance and shine in our showcase at The Zenith Theatre. Everyone works at their own level.
Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Gordon, Killara, Chatswood, North Ryde & Eastwood)
North Shore Mums Offer: Use the code NSMJAN20 to receive an exclusive $10 off for all new students to weekly North Shore kids classes. Expires Friday 17 Jan 2020. Classes $165 – 250 (depending on length of the class). Free MSTYP t-shirt for weekly classes
Thinking about Drama Classes? Worried about fitting everything into the schedule? The largest range of affordable drama classes for young people on the North Shore is at Marian Street Theatre for Young People. Established in 1969 and taught by industry experts, there’s a class for everyone! Classes include 1-2 hours of teaching for 8 weeks, with a huge range of times (including weekends). Your child will develop vocality and physicality, as well as self-knowledge which is needed for a radically changing world. Many classes sell out, so book early.
O’Grady Drama Classes (Willoughby, Wahroonga and St Ives)
O’Grady Drama provides an environment that stimulates creativity, curiosity and a growth mindset. The ability to concentrate, critically think and speak out is nurtured. The program covers speech, scripts, mime to music, improvisation, class plays, play building, drama games and presentation skills. In term four, all students present a play to family and friends at the Zenith Theatre.
Australian Music School (Gordon, Warriewood)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial. Mention North Shore Mums.
The best introduction to playing a musical instrument for youngsters and adults! The music classes from Australian Music Schools are super informative while being a lot of fun. The piano is the best way to start! Check the timetable for North Shore kids classes online.
- Age: 3 years to adults
- Enrol: Timetable is online, Email: [email protected]
- Website: australianmusicschools.com.au
Jim Jam Music (Hornsby)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free CD/Instrument pack valued at $30 when they enrol. Mention North Shore Mums.
Step into Jim Jam’ Hornsby studio and find a world of possibilities! Children will meet new friends and learn new skills, banging a drum to a steady beat, taking their first wobbly steps, skipping to the music, clapping a tricky rhythm, strumming a ‘c’ chord on the ukulele, singing in harmony for the first time – your child will ask ‘is it Jim Jam day today?’. They offer Award Winning Kindermusik Classes for 0-6 year olds, ‘Kids on Key’s’ Group Keyboard Classes, ‘Learn to Sing’ Group Vocal Classes & FunDrum classes for Teens with Special Needs.
Ladybug Music (Lindfield, Neutral Bay, Mosman, Fairlight)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free Trial Class + Free songs
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!
- Age: Babies-4 years
- Enrol: 0432 922 727 (Clare) or [email protected]
- Website: ladybugmusicsydney.com.au
International School of Music (Turramurra)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class
ISM Turramurra provides unique group music courses for students from 2 years of age, as well as private tuition for piano and guitar. There are both preschool music classes as well as group piano classes, Monday to Sunday during the public school terms. The programs are structured to give the maximum benefit to each student, developing all technical and musical components. ISM’s music courses make learning music fun.
- Age: 2-9 years, plus private lessons for all ages
- Contact: 9983 9460 or [email protected]
- Website: ismturramurra.com.au
Joey Jig Music (Lane Cove, Kirribilli, Crows Nest, Freshwater, Mosman)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class
Joey 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’.
- Age: 3 months – 4 years
- Enrol: 0401 040 525 (Alicia) or [email protected]
- Website: joeyjigmusic.com.au
Einsteinz Music (Neutral Bay)
North Shore Mums Offer: 2-for-1 trial offer. Attend 2 consecutive classes in the first two weeks of Term 1 (Mondays 3 & 10 February, or Thursdays 6 & 13 February) for just $23 (subject to availability)
Einsteinz Music offers dynamic music classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, taught by professional musicians. All music is played live and classes are fun and high-energy. Children learn the fundamentals of music, (beat, pitch, rhythm and tempo), through a specifically chosen repertoire and hands-on experience with percussion instruments and props. Excellent for children’s language and socialisation skills. Neutral Bay classes are on Monday and Thursdays.
- Age: 6 months – 4 years
- Enrol: Online, email [email protected] or call 0431338143
- Website: einsteinzmusic.com.au
Dance & Ballet Classes
DanceTots – Boutique Dance Studio for Tiny People (South Turramurra & St Ives)
North Shore Mums Offer: Special offer #1: Free ballet wand for first 10 enrolments by 10 January 2020 *New Students only* Special offer #2: Current students: $10 off term fees if enrolled and paid by 13 January 2020.
From the moment your tiny dancer enters a class at DanceTots she is taken to a magical world of ballet. Classes are story based with a different theme each term, using wonderful props and classical music. The mummy/daddy and me classes are very popular and offer a special bonding time with your little one as you sing, dance and twirl! DanceTots is the only studio on the upper north shore that offers the Kinderballet™ programs, Australia’s most loved pre school ballet program.
- Age: 2 – 7 years
- Enrol: [email protected], online or call Sophia 0412 413 170
- Website: dancetots.com.au
Footloose Performance Studios (Berowra, Hornsby)
North Shore Mums Offer: Enrol before Monday 3 February and receive a free gift
GLM Dance Studio Hornsby
North Shore Mums Offer: Free Trial Class. Mention North Shore Mums.
GLM Dance Studio offers classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre to students of all ages and experience levels! From kids classes to adults and everything in between, there is something for everyone at GLM! Classes range from graded BAL syllabus with optional exams, to open, high energy classes in all styles with exciting choreography and class atmosphere! Students are encouraged to be active, challenge themselves and gain confidence in every class to inspire a passion of dance in their lives!
>Jigsaw Dance (Kids classes on the North Shore include Wahroonga, Hornsby & Hornsby Heights)
North Shore Mums Offer: Try out any classes within one week, for FREE!
Are you a parent struggling to spark your child’s confidence?! Are you kept up at night; worried she is too shy to make friends at big school? Slide that fear aside and instead put on her tutu, as Jigsaw guide her through a delightful journey. With gorgeous class themes, props, Balletic steps and music, her smile will come out in public just like at home! She’ll adore being paired up with her very own Ballet Bestie and nurturing teacher.
Northern Ballet Studios (Pymble)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial classes. Family discounts available
Northern Ballet Studios continues to offer a variety of classes in a friendly environment with great viewing windows to make your child feel safe and comfortable while dancing their heart away. Classes begin at the young age of 3 years introducing the basic movements of ballet while expressing their love for dance to beautiful classical music. Classical ballet classes continue right through to Adult Classes with the option of other dance styles like Jazz, Contemporary & Lyrical. All classes will enhance your child’s confidence and build new friendships.
Red Shoes Dance (Lane Cove)
Red Shoes Dance Little Steps classes are the perfect introduction to dance for your child. These delightful classes incorporate dancing, singing, pretend play and creative movement. Your child will be taken on an enchanting journey – leaping and twirling into the wonderful world of dance. Older kids can enjoy dance classes too! Red Shoes Dance offer a range of styles for all age groups.
- Age: Little Steps: 3-5 years (preschool) plus a range of styles for all age groups
- Enrol: Online
- Website: redshoesdance.com.au