NSM Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes Term 3

As we head into the second half of 2018, you might be looking for some new kids classes and activities to spice up your life! Our Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes Term 3 is brimming with lots of options – sport, swimming, tennis, gymnastics, dance, music, performing arts & language. So why not introduce your child to something new in Term 3? With free trials and term discounts on offer, make sure you mention North Shore Mums sent you… 


FunFit: Functional Fitness & Self Defence Centre (Gordon)

NSM Offer: Free trial class

The fitness class for kids at FunFit is a great combination of fun, fitness and positive habits. It’s specifically tailored for growing bodies! Classes help develop strength and physical skill, foster teamwork and positive attitudes, improve balance, agility and coordination. Kids gain confidence and self esteem whilst learning basic bodyweight exercises and how to handle weights safely. Classes are structured to be fun, while developing important skills and abilities, and to make good, frequent movement a habit.

Ready Steady Go Kids (Willoughby, Crows Nest, Longueville, North Sydney, Lindfield, Mosman, St Ives, Thornleigh, Waitara, Mt Kuring-gai, North Ryde, Forestville)

NSM Offer: Free trial class

Ready Steady Go Kids is an award winning physio-designed program that teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develops essential motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. The classes are designed to focus on a specific gross motor, hand-eye/foot-eye and/or balance activity to complement the sport component, and the program structure is repeated each week so that participants become familiar and comfortable with the routine.

Turramurra Learn to Swim

Get your child swimming better for summer, by enrolling them into a term of swimming lessons at Turramurra Learn to Swim. The indoor pool is heated to a warm 33 degrees, and only one class is held at any time to achieve the best results for all ages. The focus is to teach children to swim independently as quickly as possible, progressing from dog paddle to all four strokes. Classes are offered Monday through to Saturday. Convenient parking available. Term 3 starts on Monday 23 July.

Perfect Placement Tennis Coaching (Gordon)

NSM Offer: 20% off Term 3 for new enrolments

Perfect Placement Tennis Coaching aims at providing varied opportunities for improving tennis skills, offering one-on-one & group coaching sessions focusing developing strengths. Perfect Placement welcomes all tennis players from beginner to advanced. Staring with Hot Shots Pre-school 3-6 years old. All lessons are delivered by a Tennis Australia qualified tennis coach who is focused on delivering a fun dynamic lesson at a competitive rate. See you on the court!


Mosman Gymbaroo

NSM Offer: Free trial class (new members only). 

Mosman Gymbaroo runs fun developmental exercise classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. The school readiness classes aim to prepare children for school. Classes involve exercise, dance, music, climbing/strengthening activities and one on one assessment by fully qualified teachers.


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.

DanceTots (South Turramurra, St Ives)

NSM Offer: 10% off term fees. Must sign up before 20 July.

DanceTots is a boutique ballet and dance studio offering quality dance tuition focusing on nurturing the love of dance, imagination and musicality, where every child is made to feel special. Pre school dance classes (3-5.5yrs) incorporates basic dance and ballet technique, music, props, and encourages gross motor development, rhythm and co-ordination. Mummy & me classes (18 mths to 2.5/3 yrs) perfect for the early developmental stage, these classes involve music, dance, and song. A special bonding time with mum by their side.


French Club (Hornsby)

NSM Offer: 10% off Term 3 Fees

At ‘French Club’, children will learn French in a fun and interactive way through arts & crafts, games, role plays, poems, songs, flashcards and other playful activities. They’ll discover the pleasure of speaking, hearing, writing and reading a new language, and before long they will be able to memorise new words and expressions and to exchange small dialogues within their group. Lessons are taught in small groups or privately and are accessible to children from 3 years of age.


Baby Sensory (Lane Cove, Chatswood, North Rocks, Balgowlah, Narrabeen, The Ponds, Marsfield)

NSM Offer: Mention NSMs to receive $15 discount off Term 3  ($180, usually $195)

Classes include baby sign language, sensory play, massage, exercise, dance, bubbles, bells and rainbows. There is a huge “baby safe” exploratory play area for you to explore with your baby. Take home tons of development information and ideas for home activities and home made play. Multi award winning classes  –  voted “the best baby development class 2016 and 2017 by W04LO’S!”

Performing Arts

Applause Musical Theatre Academy (Chatswood, Roseville, Lindfield, Gordon, St Ives, Killarney Heights)

NSM Offer: 5% discount. Use code NSM5OFF

Applause Musical Theatre Academy specialises in training students from Kindy to Year 12 in the “Triple Threat” combination of singing, acting, and dancing. Classes for children (and adults) with Special Needs are offered too. In weekly classes over a semester, budding young students learn to perform two songs and a scene from popular musicals. Vital drama skills are also taught through fun acting exercises. Two industry experienced teachers per class and live piano accompaniment make this class unique and one of the best!

  • Suited for: Applause4Tots (music and movement classes) for ages 1-5 years. Musical theatre classes from Years K to 12 and adults
  • Enrol: Online
  • Website: applausemta.com.au

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy North Shore (Willoughby, Wahroonga & St Ives)

NSM Offer: Free trial class*

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy offers a self-development drama program that helps children with their confidence, creativity and communication skills. They have been operating on the North Shore for more than 30 years. The academy teaches children speech and language development (including projection and articulation), movement (including mime and gesture), mini-scripts, improvisation and play building. In term four, children then consolidate all skills learnt into a scripted production for family and friends to watch in a real theatre. The children have so much fun performing!

T&Cs: * Trial class to be taken in the first 2 weeks of Term 3 at Willoughby or Wahroonga only. Not available at St Ives. 


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.

Jim Jam Studios (Hornsby)

NSM Offer: 10% off Term 3 

Jim Jam Studios started in 2006 and since then have introduced over 2000 local children to their award winning Kindermusik classes. Watch your child flourish as they interact with others through music and movement, learn core music skills and grow in confidence. Kindermusik classes are weekdays for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. FunDrum is a fun, interactive drum circle class for 6-12 year olds where you learn rhythm skills, build listening, cognitive, team work and communication skills. For 7-14 year olds join the new community Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Kids Choir.

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

NSM 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’.

Ladybug Music (Lindfield, Neutral Bay, Mosman, Fairlight)

NSM Offer: Trial a Ladybug Music class and get some free 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!

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