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North Shore Mums Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes 2021 – Creative Arts

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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!

If you want sport, swimming or tuition, check out our other Active Bodies & Minds edition here!

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ACTIVE BODIES CLASSES


Dance & Ballet Classes

Whitney Schofield Dance Academy (Gordon, Ryde)

Whitney Schofield Dance Academy

North Shore Mums Offer: Book a FREE Trial. Get 20% off Term 1. Refer a friend, and get a further 10% off

Whitney Schofield Dance Academy offers classes from Tiny Tots to Advanced level in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, musical theatre & acrobatics. They also provide limber, stretch and conditioning classes, pointe work classes, open ballet classes, eisteddfod work and elite training for those students who are looking to further their dance skills & interested in a career in dance.

Whether you are after a recreational or vocational type of training, WSDA has it all to offer you. At WSDA you will learn coordination, rhythm, self-discipline, poise, expression, creativity, correct posture and grace and will form great dancing friendships that will last a lifetime.

We pride ourselves on being a family orientated dance school that cares deeply for our students and encourages positivity, fosters their love for dance, ignites their growth & nurtures their passion.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Whitney Schofield Dance Academy is a registered as a COVID-19 safe business and has a Covid Safe plan and protocols in place.

Action Dance Academy (Thornleigh, Berowra)

North Shore Mums Offer: Mention North Shore Mums and receive FREE weekly class pass to try any of  their lessons.

Action Dance Academy (Thornleigh & Berowra)

Action Dance Academy (Thornleigh & Berowra)

Quality, community and care is the experience Action Dance Academy prides itself on. Action Dance Academy has been inspiring, teaching and developing dancers within the local community for 26 years! Nominated as finalist in the Hornsby Shire’s local business awards for Performing Arts, come see why they are the ‘go to’ studio in the area as they invite you to explore their extensive range of dance classes for students of all ages and levels of experience. With over 130 classes options across multiple studio locations you are truly spoilt for choice.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

Action Dance is a registered as a COVID-19 safe business and have undertaken vigilant cleaning measures to ensure dancers and families are safe. Their teachers have undertaken necessary training and are responsible to wipe down ballet barres, props and all hard surfaces in between all classes.

Footloose Performance Studios (Berowra, Hornsby)

North Shore Mums Offer: Mention North Shore Mums for a free trial class

Footloose Performance Studios (Berowra, Hornsby)

Footloose Performance Studios (Berowra, Hornsby)

Inspiring creativity, encouraging self confidence and celebrating individuality, Footloose Performance Studios provide more than just dance classes! With a supportive dance community, a team of dedicated and passionate teachers, a Student Teacher Training Program and a variety of classes available for all ages, including NEW Circus & Singing Classes, there are so many reasons you will love joining the Footloose Family in 2021.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • 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 sanitation 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.
  • Location: Hornsby & Berowra
  • Age: 2+ years
  • Enrol: Online or call 0434 986 780
  • Website: footloosestudios.com.au
  • Active & Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

Jigsaw Dance (Wahroonga, Hornsby & Hornsby Heights)

North Shore Mums Offer: Free welcome gift of your very own dance diary when you enrol for the first time. New students also get their first week free!

Jigsaw Dance (Wahroonga, Hornsby & Hornsby Heights)

Jigsaw Dance (Wahroonga, Hornsby & Hornsby Heights)

Experience the Jigsaw Dance difference in 2021. Every aspect of their dance community is driven by their 5 core values – from the beautifully crafted programs that are carefully mapped out and planned, to the thoughtful way in which they add joy to each family’s lives… The delightful journey you and your child will go on is like no other and will fill them with a true admiration and love for dance.

They value Inclusiveness, Friendships, Confidence, Family & Empowerment. This is their promise you whether you are a brand new student or have been with them for years. Your happiness is their priority.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • All high touch surfaces are wiped down in between every class
  • Dancers love standing on their own special spot to ensure they are safe distance from their friends
  • Hand sanitiser is given to students on entry and exit of the studio
  • They maintain a separate entry and exit door to ensure there is no gathering in the waiting area
  • Parents are encouraged to wait in their car
  • Rolls are marked before children enter the studio and parent contact details are kept up to date

Red Shoes Dance (Lane Cove)

Red Shoes Dance (Lane Cove)

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.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • Students and teachers who are unwell are excluded from attending the studio.
  • Students and teachers are temperature checked on arrival using a contactless infrared temperature gun.
  • A NSW Health QR code is used for venue check-in and digital records are maintained for students attendance.
  • Signage is in place to remind visitors of physical distancing and correct hygiene practices.
  • Hand sanitiser is available at entry and exit points and at other key areas within the studio.
  • Surfaces and equipment are disinfected regularly.
  • Class sizes are limited and place markers are affixed on the studio floor to help maintain physical distancing during classes.
  • Location: 2 Osborne Place (off Richardson Street East), Lane Cove
  • Age: 3-5 years (Little Steps), plus a range of styles for older age groups
  • Enrol: Online
  • Website: redshoesdance.com.au
  • Active & Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

Mosman Physie

North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class!

mosman physie

Physie is a dance sport for girls and ladies from 3 years of age. It is a fusion of jazz, ballet, aerobic dance, floor exercises, contemporary and hip hop. The choreography changes annually and the music is always great!

Classes aim to build confidence, poise, good posture, strength, fitness and flexibility. The choreography is designed to teach the relationship of music to movement, rhythm, co-ordination, balance and musical interpretation. Most importantly, it’s a lot of fun!

COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • If the member or someone they live with is unwell or has tested positive to Covid-19, they must stay at home and notify club management immediately.
  • If a teacher, volunteer or member test positive we will close classes immediately and inform members.
  • The venue QR codes must be used for contact tracing.
  • All must use the provided hand sanitiser as they enter the class venue.
  • Teachers/club volunteers will wipe down all surfaces, including floors, with disinfectant before and after each class.
  • Students must arrive dressed ready to train and avoid using change rooms.
  • Social distancing of 4 square metres must be maintained at all times in the class.
  • Non-contact choreography only will be taught.
  • A maximum of 20 students plus Associates (teachers) and Assistants per class is permitted.
  • We will provide “Entry” and “Exit” protocols to maintain social distancing during class changeovers.
  • Gatherings of parents or students in the foyer or outside the premises during drop off and pick up are not permitted.
  • All common areas (eg. entry walkways, reception areas) are closed to students and spectators.
  • Entry into the venue will only be permitted 5 minutes prior to class.
  • Restrooms are only available to teachers and students and the number of people permitted at any one time must adhere to the 1.5 metre social distancing rule.
  • All members and parents must leave the premises immediately upon class finishing time.
  • Location: 44 Spit Road, Mosman. (just a 2-minute walk from Bridgepoint Shopping Centre)
  • Age: 3+ years
  • Enrol: 0422 122 330, [email protected] or come to their Registration and Open Day on Saturday February at the Mosman Masonic Hall, 9am – 1pm
  • Website: mosmanphysie.com
  • Active & Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

DanceTots (St Ives & South Turramurra)

North Shore Mums Offer: free trial to new students.

DanceTots (St Ives & South Turramurra)

DanceTots (St Ives & South Turramurra)

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. New classes for 2021 especially for school children, please check their website for details.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

DanceTots prides itself on following all social distancing rules and protocols:

  • They have their own unique QR code for easy check in.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided at all studios.
  • Classes are capped to 10 and 12 students (depending on class).
  • They have separate entries and exits where possible.
  • Parents are not allowed in the classes.

RJ Performing Arts (Castlecrag)

North Shore Mums Offer: Mention this ad to receive 10% off your first term.

With classes tailored to each age group and delivered in a safe, age-appropriate environment, RJ Performing Arts is a dance studio that your child can grow with. Their class sizes are strictly capped so you can be confident your child will receive the best dance tuition. They cater to students who want to dance for fun, friends, and fitness, and the dancers who strive to make a career in dance. Regardless of your reasons for joining, they are a community where kindness, honesty, and safety is their number one priority.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

RJ Performing Arts staff are required to adhere to the following
guidelines:

  • Handwashing before and after each lesson.
  • Wipe down of all high touch surfaces between classes.
  • Ensure students adhere to social distancing and 4 sq meter rule at all times.
  • Ensure students hands are sanitized before and after each lesson.

The School at AIPA (Artarmon)

North Shore Mums Offer: Two free trial classes

The School at AIPA offers classes after school Monday to Friday and Saturdays for school aged students, with classes for preschool and adults re-commencing in 2021.

  • Dance: acrobatics, ballet, cheer – dance – acro, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, stretch and conditioning
  • Voice: drama, musical theatre and singing
  • Drama: film and TV/ screen, theatre/stage, musical theatre

Classes range from beginner through to advanced with programmes for those who want more. There is something for everyone at AIPA.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

AIPA works to a clear covid safe plan. They are monitoring the current situation, adhering to health orders and taking precautions at AIPA in line with current advice. They have also consulted with industry bodies. These precautions are in place to protect the wellbeing of their students, parents and visitors.

Their programmes are designed to respond to the changing restrictions and find other ways to provide course content. They are happy to discuss their full COVID-safe plan with any parent who asks and further discuss how your child’s class with be delivered. If you have questions please contact the office and ask for Jen.

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ACTIVE BODIES CLASSES

Drama Classes

Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Killara, Gordon, Chatswood, Hornsby, North Ryde & Online)

North Shore Mums Offer: Bonus MSTYP T-shirt for new students

Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Killara, Gordon, Chatswood, North Ryde)

Marian Street Theatre for Young People (Killara, Gordon, Chatswood, North Ryde)

Does your child love to perform? Get creative, and give drama a go! Beginner, intermediate and advanced drama classes available for children and young people aged 2 – 18. Gain confidence, make friends and learn skills in voice, movement and storytelling. Specialised classes in musical theatre, creative writing, and Voice and Public Speaking. Students enrolled in the drama school can also audition for the MSTYP children’s and youth theatre productions. Small class sizes both in person and online.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • Hand sanitiser and additional cleaning
  • Hands-free thermometer at venues
  • Option to swap classes if unwell
  • Online classes available
  • SMS COVID-19 declarations before every class
  • Location: Killara, Gordon, Chatswood, Hornsby, North Ryde & Online
  • Suitable for: 2 – 18 years old
  • Enrol: Book online, email: [email protected] or call (02) 9880 2356
  • Website: mstyp.org.au
  • Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

Music Classes

International School of Music Turramurra

North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial lesson for group classes. If you go ahead with the program then the first lesson becomes part of the fees.

International School of Music Turramurra

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 pre-school music classes and group piano classes, Monday – 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.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

ISM has a COVID-19 safety plan in place across their group lessons, private lessons and the reception area.

Ladybug Music (Neutral Bay, Mosman, Balgowlah)

ladybug music

Ladybug Music (Neutral Bay, Mosman, Balgowlah)

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 your child to pitch, tempo, melody and rhythm through singing, instruments, dance and more.

At Ladybug they sing it, boogie down & have fun!

COVID-19 Safety Plan

  • Classes will not be filled to full capacity yet, to allow for distancing.
  • Instruments are not be re-used until thoroughly cleaned/sanitised.
  • Doors remain open (with baby gates!) to allow ventilation.
  • Sanitiser and wipes are available at all times.
  • They ask that families do not attend if feeling unwell, and offer makeup classes
  • Families are spaced around the room to allow for social distancing

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