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Essential Guide to Online & Private Kids’ Classes & Activities

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In this new phase of social isolating and home schooling due to Covid-19, online & private one-on-one kids classes provide the perfect opportunity for your child to learn some new skills while having fun. Staying at home doesn’t mean missing out! It simply means doing things differently, and these amazing businesses across Sydney’s North Shore have adapted to the times to offer you fabulous online kids classes and activities for your kids to enjoy – 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!

Music Classes

Joey Jig Music

Joey Jig is now online! Join one of their three classes run by age, Swing Swing (3 months to 1 year), Be-Bop (1-2 years) or Jump & Jive (2-4 years). Each week a new 30-minute class will be uploaded, which you can stream on your smart tv or device at anytime throughout the term. Joey Jig classes include singing, dancing, playing percussion and story time. Creating the classroom experience and early education through music and movement from the comfort of your home. Older children will love joining in the fun too!

Want to experience it for yourself? Watch the free Facebook live demo class in the North Shore Mums Facebook group.

      International School of Music 

      online kids classes and activities

      International School of Music Turramurra provides unique group music courses for students from 2 years of age. All group classes at ISM Turramurra are now digital. The teacher produces a YouTube video for each class every week, providing you with a link to access it so you have the ability to pause or rewind the lesson as necessary.  You can view the video at any time during the week and as many times as you like. 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.

      Performing Arts & Dancing Classes

      Australian Institute for Performing Arts

      North Shore Mums Offer: Mention North Shore Mums and receive your first lesson free! 

      AIPA online kids classes and activities

      Dance at home with AIPA

      The School at AIPA has gone online!

      Interactive and live-streamed 30 minute, 1 and 2 hour sessions are available for children age 4 to high school, in jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, cheer-dance-acro, acrobatics, mini-musicals, musical theatre, drama, screen acting, film and theatre programmes, performance groups and more. Pre-recorded sessions also available to further development.  Term two online begins Monday 27 April with classes after school and on Saturdays allowing students and parents choice.

      “Wonderful teachers. A positive experience for everyone”
      “I couldn’t resist following online with a few steps myself” 

      The Jazz Factory

      Jazz Factory online kids classes and activities

      The Jazz Factory is running its Autumn School Holiday Program online this week (14-17 April) for ages two to teens with classes in Ready Set Dance, Ready Set Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Classes are just $5 each via Zoom and you can still book in for any classes this week. The Jazz Factory Term 2 ‘JF Online’ program includes pre-recorded class packages, live-streamed classes in all styles of dance, for all ages, as well as private lessons through Zoom. Term 2 online begins Monday 27 April.

      Make sure you are also following @TheJazzFactory on Instagram and Facebook, where they are regularly posting dance videos on their IGTV.

      Marian Street Theatre for Young People

      Marian street

      Thinking about Drama Classes? Marian Street Theatre for Young People is going online and offering live streamed and interactive classes for Term 2! They will be delivering the same great content and skills, with the same amazing teaching artists. 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. 

      Northern Ballet Studios

      North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial classes. Family discounts available

      Northern Ballet Studios online kids classes and activities

      In Term 2, Northern Ballet Studios will continue to offer a variety of classes online. 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.

      Sport Classes


      Mosman Gymbaroo online kids classes and activities

      Mosman Gymbaroo

      Gymbaroo has moved online! They pride themselves on providing a fun, stimulating hands on lessons involving sensory play, vestibular and complete stimulation of the body to encourage bubs and kids to become the best people they can. The classes are 45 minute classes, once a week involving both mum, dad or carer and bubs or children. Classes range from babies of 8 weeks through to School Readiness for 3 – 5 year olds. Children from 12 months and up learn about different themes each week which benefit memory and coordination abilities. Gymbaroo works with local allied and health professionals to maximise ability.

      Icon Gymsports

      North Shore Mums Offer: FREE TRIAL. Mention North Shore Mums and receive your first group lesson free! Not valid on private lessons.

      Icon Gym Sports online kids classes and activities

      Keep active and keep connected and enjoy online gymnastics classes with experienced coaches – straight to your living room, live. Icon Gym’s well-structured and engaging lessons are suitable for complete beginners through to experienced, competitive gymnasts. Bonus socialising time is included and private online lessons are also available. Their affordable lesson packages will bring some extra fun and structure to your week! View the timetable.

      Want to experience it for yourself? Watch the free Facebook live demo class in the North Shore Mums Facebook group.

      Inspire Tennis

      North Shore Mums Offer: 20% discount on all new casual private lessons booked with the senior coaching team.

      Inspire Tennis

      Inspire Tennis’ during these School Holidays are running private lessons only. Get the kids outdoors these school holidays with either private lessons or casual court hire at one of their Inspire Tennis venues at Roseville or Killara. One hour court hire during the day could be extended free of charge as long as the court is not occupied after. Please remember to bring your own tennis balls, racquets and follow the social distancing regulations. Also be aware that all clubhouses are closed and access to amenities are restricted.

      Their NSW Covid-19 Guidelines are able to be viewed here

      • Age: 4-15 years
      • Cost: Discounted Private Lessons from $65* and Court Hire from $15/hour.
      • Enrol: Book online, email or phone (02) 9498 1902
      • Website:

      Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu

      Being a Ninja starts at home! Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu is still delivering classes to all their students during lock down, with extra classes scheduled each week to help parents cope with kids underfoot and full of energy at this challenging time! Class sizes are small with two instructors minimum to ensure focus and attention to every student. Classes are live, and taught appropriate to age, skill level and location – all you need is a small space on your lounge room floor and you too can train along with them.

        Extracurricular Classes

        Kids Circle

        Dance, Visual Arts, Karate, Fitness and more

        Kids Circle

        This is an opportunity lots of families from the North Shore have been waiting for! You don’t have to travel to Chatswood, Lindfield or Artarmon to enjoy Kids Circle classes, as they have taken their amazing school term classes online with their well-recognised and specialised teachers and instructors. They have also have added some more options to their new online platform. Enjoy Master Chef sessions with their amazing Le Cordon Bleu Certified Chef, visual arts classes (material pack for all term is included), Mandarin and Spanish classes, Coding, Chess, Karate, Dance Kpop, Yoga and more…

        Education & Tuition Online Classes

        Global Education Academy

        North Shore Mums Offer: Use the code NSM10OFF at the checkout to receive 10% off enrolment.

        global education

        The Global Education Academy classes are now online, delivered via their interactive virtual classrooms and taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers. You can use a Smart Phone, Tablet/iPad, PC or Laptop to access these classes. Enjoy tutoring from Pre-Kindy to Year 12 in Maths and English with qualified teachers. They specialise in successful preparation for Opportunity Class (OC), Selective schools & Scholarship tests and partner with parents to unlock their child’s full potential.

        Leap into Literacy

        North Shore Mums Offer: Free 7 day trial period to try their program. Their introductory rate is $99 for five lessons, including free bonuses for both parents and students.

        leap into literacy

        These popular reading and writing classes for children are now going online! Each child receives an interactive recorded class with the owner, Dr. Allison Greenland, as well as worksheets and other materials, all in one easy-to-access forum. Students can then submit their written work for personalised written feedback from a highly qualified teacher. Certificates and creative activities help keep students motivated. Classes are affordable and best of all, fun! All classes are now online. Their centres in Drummoyne, Balmain and North Sydney will open again in the future, but will continue to offer their new online classes.

        Watch the free demo class in the North Shore Mums Facebook group.


        Creator Academy

        North Shore Mums Offer: Use the code NSM20 at the checkout to receive 10% off your order.

        Creative Academy

        Learn from the comfort and safety of your own home. Join their exclusive live-streamed kid-friendly webinars using the latest in online education technology! Interact with the teacher by ‘raising hands’, participating in polls and sending messages live. Follow-up materials, home assignments and exercises are provided to continue beyond the lesson.

        Scratch 3.0 Coding for Kids (ages 7 – 9): Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
        Python Coding for Kids (ages 10 – 12): Python is a high-level programming language perfect for beginners and experienced students alike. Create tools, functions and games in a supportive learning environment.

        Want to experience it for yourself? Watch the free Facebook demo class.

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