As the weather starts to warm up, you might be looking for some new classes for your children. Term 4 is the perfect time to try a new activity! There are lots of fabulous kids’ classes across the North Shore, offering an array of opportunities for our little ones – from swimming, tennis & soccer, to kindergym, dance, drama and music! Our Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes Term 4 is bursting with options, and even better, most are offering special deals for North Shore Mums (such as free trials, discounts and freebies).
So pour yourself a cuppa, and have a browse…
- Carlile Swimming (Castle Cove, Lane Cove West)
- DanceTots (South Turramurra, St Ives)
- Footloose Performance Studios (Hornsby, Berowra)
- Gymbaroo (Mosman)
- International School of Music (Turramurra)
- Jim Jam Music (Hornsby)
- Jump! Swim Schools (Crows Nest)
- Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens (St. Ives)
- Marian St Theatre for Young People (Killara, Gordon, Chatswood, North Ryde)
- Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu (Hunters Hill)
- Queenwood Tennis Centre (Oxford Falls)
- Soccajoeys (Mosman, Crows Nest, North Ryde)
Many of these classes also accept the Active Kids Voucher and Creative Kids Voucher if you have school aged kids. Find out more.
Soccajoeys (Mosman, Crows Nest, North Ryde)
North Shore Mums Offer: 5% off new bookings for Term 4, enter NSM5 at check out.
Soccajoeys is Australia’s leading childhood development soccer program. Fun, enjoyable and energetic for boys and girls aged 2.5 to 8 years. Their mission is to give children the opportunity to develop skills for life through soccer. Classes encompass physical, social and educational outcomes to foster and nurture every child. Soccajoeys provides an inclusive and dynamic environment for children to experience the joys of the world’s most popular game and develop a healthy and active lifestyle whilst having fun!
COVID-19 Action Plan:
– Hand sanitiser will be provided for use on entry and exit.
– Equipment will be cleaned before, between and after classes.
– One parent/carer ONLY can attend classes (inclusive of a younger sibling if parental supervision required).
– Where possible different entry and exit points will be utilised and there will be a 10 min break between classes.
- Suitable for: 2.5 – 8 years old
- Enrol: Book online, email [email protected] or call on 0404 433740
- Website: soccajoeys.com.au
Mosman Gymbaroo runs developmental exercise, music and movement programs for bubs (from 8 weeks )through to kids 5 years. The classes have been running for many years and help bubs and children to learn to socialise, while working on physical and cognitive development through exercise. Mosman Gymbaroo welcomes Mums and Dads groups and are now taking booking for TERM 4 (commencing 12 October).
COVID-19 Action Plan:
They have a COVID safety plan in place and wash down all equipment between each class. Additionally, numbers of classes comply with Government COVID restrictions. They strongly encourage all people attending to maintain the 1.5m social distancing rule.
- Age: 8 weeks to 5 years
- Enrol: Book online, email on [email protected] or phone 0416 813 421
- Website: gymbaroo.com.au
Queenwood Tennis Centre (Oxford Falls)
With 10 synthetic grass and two cushion hard courts, The Queenwood Tennis Centre is uniquely placed in the leafy surrounds of Oxford Falls. Their courts are available for hire 7 days and their weekly programs offer a complete range of tennis activities for all levels. Beginner to Elite, Juniors to Adults. The Queenwood Coaching Team aims to provide engaging, high energy sessions with a focus on maximum participation and improvement. Available for private, semi-private and group lessons – their coaches are all motivated players themselves with Australian and International qualifications and experience. They are an Active Kids Provider and are a Tennis NSW Affiliated Club.
COVID-19 Action Plan: QR Code scanning is now required upon arrival. They provide hand sanitiser at various points around the centre and have signage reminding visitors about social distancing rules still in place. They are following guidelines set by Tennis Australia.
Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu (Hunters Hill)
Offer: Book a FREE trial class Saturday 17 October. Book for term 4 now and receive a 10% discount.
Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu is now offering a full martial arts program for boys, alongside their regular women and girls programs!
Hippokampos is for boys 7-11 years, and classes are 10am-11am on Saturdays in Term 4. This class provides a structured framework of self defence, communication & life skills for boys 7 – 11 years of age. Alongside effective martial arts, boys also focus on kindness, empathy, boundaries & respect for self/others.
The “Hippokampos” was a mythical Greek creature half horse & half fish! Like the Hippokampos we must learn to bring our opposing halves together to live in harmony inside ourselves. Sensei Carmen Lia will teach your son balance between strength + sensitivity in a challenging & encouraging environment. Their award winning programs will give your son the skills to stay safe, everywhere, always.
– Only enrolled students permitted to enter the dojo (excluding new student trials).
– Temperature checking before every class for all students.
– Hand sanitisation upon entry + exit and during classes as well.
– Capped class sizes and social distancing measures in place.
– Disinfecting of all equipment, floors and high touch areas after every session.
Performing Arts Classes
Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Killara, Gordon, Chatswood, North Ryde)
North Shore Mums Offer: bonus MSTYP T-shirt for new students
Is your child interested in performing? Term 4 is a great time to join! Boost confidence, creativity and performance skills with drama. It’s a great way to find a like-minded community of young people (and families), and to give a much-needed joyful experience to children and young people. MSTYP students say drama is the highlight of their week, and young people also have opportunities to audition for youth and children’s productions. Choose from 26 different classes, online or in person. They take Creative Kids Vouchers online.
COVID-19 Action Plan:
– Make up classes now available
– Online classes available
– Hand sanitiser and additional cleaning
– Hands-free thermometer at venues
- Suitable for: 5 – 18 years old
- Enrol: Book online, email: [email protected] or call (02) 9880 2356
- Website: mstyp.org.au
Footloose Performance Studio (Hornsby & Berowra)
North Shore Mums offer: Book a free trial and enrol in Term 4 and we will waive the 2020 Enrolment Fee!
- Only enrolled students permitted to enter the studios (excluding new student trials).
- Rolls taken in class and QR code register at reception for contact tracing purposes.
- Hand sanitisation upon entry and between classes.
- Capped class sizes and social distancing measures in place.
- Increased cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch surfaces and studio floors.
- Suitable for: 2+ years
- Enrol: Email [email protected] or phone 0434 986 780
- Website: footloosestudios.com.au
DanceTots (South Turramurra & St Ives)
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. New classes have been added, so head to their website to check them out.
DanceTots is a registered COVID-safe business.
Jim Jam Music (Hornsby)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free CD/Instrument pack valued at $30 when they enrol. Mention North Shore Mums.
Jim Jam Music Studios are the play-based music specialists. They’ve been introducing and educating kids on the north shore to music for over 14 years. Their goal is to foster a love of music in your child as music will go on to feature in their lives – whether it’s to learn a formal musical instrument, sing, dance or just enjoy music to escape and relieve stress. Their classes are all about connection, creativity and building life skills that will support them in other areas of learning in their early years.
The Jim Jam Music classes will help your child build confidence, inspire their creativity, let them learn at their pace and we guarantee that they will be asking ‘Is it Jim Jam day today mum?’!
With over 20 group classes a week for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and primary kids. And coming in 2021….BROADWAY JAM – Musical Theatre for 6-12 year olds.
International School of Music (Turramurra)
ISM Turramurra provides unique, group music courses for students from 2 years of age. They also offer private tuition for piano, guitar, singing and theory. They run both preschool music classes and group piano classes, Monday to Sunday during the public school terms. All 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.
Children enjoy the 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 young musician. ISM Turramurra has been teaching children music for over 25 years.
- Suitable for: 2+ years
- Enrol: Book online, [email protected] or phone (02) 9983 9460
- Website: ismturramurra.com.au
Carlile Swimming (Castle Cove & Lane Cove West)
Summer is nearly here and it’s the perfect time to get the kids swimming again. At Carlile, they offer expert swim programs for all ages and abilities, from Water Confidence classes for babies and toddlers, right through to Stroke Development and Squads. They have some of the most experienced teachers in the industry and they’re truly dedicated to bringing out the best swimmer in your child.
They have two swim schools on the North Shore, at Castle Cove and Lane Cove West. Both feature custom built pools with varying depths, ledges and platforms to help children feel comfortable at every level of their program. All their swim schools are COVID-Safe and use the latest filtration technologies, as well as chlorine and UV, to keep their water clean and safe. All pools have showers, change rooms and baby change facilities, with viewing areas for parents and carers.
- Suitable for: From 3 months
- Enrol: Castle Cove 9417 2060 | Lane Cove West 9188 1027
- Website: carlile.com.au
Jump! Swim Schools (Crows Nest)
JUMP! Swim Schools in Crows Nest is a boutique learn to swim facility for babies and children aged from 3 months up to pre-squad level. They provide small, intimate classes free of distractions, expert qualified swimming teachers and a heated, purpose-built indoor pool with UV treated water which is gentle on your child’s skin. They’re centrally located on the Pacific Highway in Crows Nest and easily accessible with nearby Council car parks, street parking and easy public transport.
- Suitable for: From 3 months
- Enrol: Book online, email [email protected], or phone 02 8033 5616
- Website: jumpswimschools.com.au
Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden (St Ives)
Junior Rangers Club is Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden’s active, hands-on after school program for primary school children where they learn all about native fauna and flora, and develop essential bush skills. The 9-week program runs on selected weekdays 4pm – 5.30pm and costs $117 per term or $16 per week casually. Active Kids Vouchers accepted.
They also offer a Nature Play program on selected weekdays with activities specially created for children aged 0 to 5 and involves a fun morning of play-based investigation and discovery in nature led by experienced Environmental Education Rangers.
COVID-19 Action Plan: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden has implemented COVID-19 Special Operating Procedures for the safety of staff, participants and visitors to the Wildflower Garden. These procedures are based around social distancing, hygiene, venue cleaning and record-keeping. Please assist by observing instructions provided by Council staff or signage. A credit will be issued in the case of non-attendance due to illness and/or quarantining requirements, as per their cancellation policy
- Suitable for: 0-12 years
- Enrol: Book online, email k[email protected] or phone 9424 0353
- Website: kmc.nsw.gov.au