There are so many fabulous kids’ classes throughout the North Shore, offering an array of opportunities for our little ones – from dance, drama and music, to sport, swimming and education! 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).
Many of these companies also offer the Active Kids Voucher and Creative Kids Voucher if you have school aged kids. Find out more.
- Babyballet at Terpsichore Dance Company (Turramurra)
- Baby Sensory (Lane Cove, Crows Nest, Balgowlah, Ryde)
- Cerebral Palsy Alliance Swimming (Allambie Heights & Ryde)
- DanceTots (South Turramurra & St Ives)
- Einsteinz Music (Neutral Bay)
- Evergreen Soccer (West Lindfield)
- Footloose Performance Studios (Hornsby & Berowra)
- Global Education Academy (Turramurra)
- Gymbaroo (Mosman)
- International School of Music (Turramurra)
- Jim Jam Music (Hornsby)
- Joey Jig Music (Lane Cove, Kirribilli, Crows Nest, Freshwater, Mosman)
- Ladybug Music (Lindfield, Neutral Bay, Mosman, Fairlight)
- Northern Ballet Studios (Pymble)
- Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu (Hunters Hill)
- Simply Fun (Chatswood)
- Turramurra Learn to Swim (Turramurra)
Evergreen Soccer (West Lindfield)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class. New students only
Want to introduce your pre-schooler to soccer? Then enrol them for a term with Evergreen Soccer! This program is for 3-5 year olds, and teaches them to the basic fundamentals of soccer, works on their gross motor skills and helps them to develop and understand the game of soccer before starting in a team environment.
- Suitable for: 3 – 5 years old
- Enrol: Book online, or call on 0410 901 032 (Brendan)
- Website: evergreensoccer.com.au
Simply Fun (Chatswood)
Simply Fun has a whole lot of exciting activities to keep children learning, growing and having fun in Term 4! For the little ones, there’s the ever-popular Baby Gym classes, and for the older kids there is an abundance of options; Ninja, Dance, Drama, STEM, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, and Musical Theatre! All classes run for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
In addition to the classes, there is an After School Program (with two classes a day, homework help and healthy snacks provided) plus Simply Fun offers Birthday Parties – organised, led and run by them so you can focus on celebrating!
- Suitable for: 6 months – 10 years old
- Enrol: Book online, email [email protected] or call on 8593 3177
- Website: simplyfun.com.au
NSM Offer: Free trial class. New students only. Mothers groups welcomed with a discounted fee
Mosman Gymbaroo 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.
Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu (Hunters Hill)
North Shore Mums Offer – Week long FREE trial: 14 – 18 October – attend all the classes you like at no cost to find out if Philotimo is for you. Mums always train free for the lifetime of their child’s membership. These are the last free trial dates for 2019 so don’t miss out! Book now.
Philotimo Jujitsu is a female focused martial arts school. Their programs have a strong emphasis on emotional & mental resilience as well as developing core physical skills. Girls-only classes from Primary to High School give girls a sense of safety & belonging, and mums love the mother – daughter classes, where mums train free.
Classes start from Minotaurs (3-6yrs, mixed) to Manticores (7 – 11 yrs) to our High School (12-18yrs) classes
- Age: 3 – 18 Years
- Enrol: Calling 0444 577 608 or connect with via Facebook
- Website: modernwarriors.com.au
Baby Sensory (Lane Cove, Crows Nest, Balgowlah, Ryde)
North Shore Mum Offer: $10 off per full term booking
Baby Sensory are award winning, unique baby development classes which involve baby sign language, music, massage, light shows, dance and sensory play. Our classes are an hour in length and have a brand new theme every week. Baby Pirates, Winter Wonderland, Jungle Jitters. Baby Sensory also do 1st Birthday Parties!
Turramurra Learn to Swim
- Age: 6 months – 11 years
- Book: Call (02) 9489 4771 or email [email protected]
- Website: turramurralearntoswim.com.au
Autism Swim @ Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Allambie Heights & Ryde)
Parent and carers of children with ASD know the dangers and stresses of wandering, particularly around water. Did you know that children with ASD are 160 times more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers?
Cerebral Palsy Alliance is launching Autism Swim this October 2019, a 10-week program designed for children and young adults with ASD and other abilities, to provide them with the skills to be safe around water and meet their swimming goals. Available at CPA Allambie Heights & Ryde.
- Age: 7 years – 25 years
- Book: Call 1300 888 378 or email [email protected]
- Website: cerebralpalsy.org.au/autism-swim
Dance & Ballet Classes
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 – 4 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.
Babyballet at Terpsichore Dance Company (Turramurra)
babyballet is an award-winning preschool dance class at Terpsichore Dance Company. They make learning to dance an unforgettable and magical experience for you and your budding babyballet star. babyballet classes give toddlers, tots, young children and preschoolers the chance to learn to dance, gain confidence and shine. All classes are taught in a fun, caring and supportive environment.
- Suitable for: 2+ years
- Enrol: Book 3 for $30 promotion or email [email protected] or call 0414 102 295
- Website: www.dancewithtdc.com.au
DanceTots (South Turramurra & St Ives)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free gift with enrolment! Mention North Shore Mums. New students only.
From the moment your tiny dancer enters a class at DanceTots she is taken to a magical world of dance that is 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: 18 months – 6 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 for Term 4 and the $30 annual enrolment fee will be waived
Footloose Performance Studios offer a variety of dance classes from 2 years to adults. Inspiring creativity, encouraging self confidence and celebrating individuality, Footloose provide an experience that is more than dance in a safe and supportive environment so that students are empowered to reach their full potential.
Located in the heart of Hornsby, their state of the art facilities feature 3 purpose built studios with ballet barres, mirrors, sprung floors and air conditioning ensuring that students are able to receive the best quality dance training in a professional and dedicated dance space. With a committed team of passionate and experienced Teachers, Footloose strive to nurture the growth of students both as performers and as individuals while providing them with a fulfilling, positive and memorable dance experience.
Education, Tuition & Coaching
Global Education Academy (Turramurra)
- Maths & English
- Selective/Scholarship and OC preparation and NAPLAN / ICAS preparation
- Small groups for more personal attention
- Highly qualified and experienced teachers
- Research-based textbooks written by us covering the Australian curriculum
- Regular feedback and reporting system keeping you involved and informed
- Fantastic holiday courses offered every school holiday (learn and have fun)
- 1-on-1 option is also available
- Claim your free downloadable copy of our founder’s book ‘Who Cares About Maths, Anyway?’
Jim Jam Music (Hornsby)
NSM 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
- In School Programs including; Choir, Introduction to Music programs and K-6 Music.
- Mobile Music classes for preschools and Daycares
- School Holiday Musical Playdates and Special Events
Ladybug Music (Lindfield, Neutral Bay, Mosman, Fairlight)
NSM 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 4 for just $23, (Mondays 14 & 21 October or Thursdays 17 & 24 October) – depends on 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
Want even more options? Check out the Classes & Activities category in the North Shore Mums Directory for lots more classes & activities!