Want your kids to try a new class or activity in Term 4? Our Creative Kids’ Classes Guide is packed with fabulous music and dance classes across Sydney’s North Shore – from babies, toddlers & preschoolers, to primary and high school-aged kids! Find a class where they can express themselves and help bring out their creative sides.
Looking for a dance, drama or music class for your child on the North Shore? We have lots of local options! Take a look at the Quicklinks below to check out the options when it comes to creative classes on the North Shore. Be sure to mention North Shore Mums when you enquire for special deals.
- Big Music (Crows Nest)
- DANCE1 (Lindfield)
- DanceTots (St Ives & South Turramurra)
- Footloose Studios (Hornsby, Berowra)
- International School of Music (Turramurra)
- Joey Jig Music (Crows Nest, Kirribilli, Mosman and Freshwater)
- Marian St Theatre For Young People (Killara, Turramurra, Gordon, Hornsby, Asquith)
- North Shore Dance Academy (St Ives)
- Speaking Schools Australasia (Chatswood, Gordon, Hills District, Ryde, Carlingford, Online & more)
- Sydney Dance Company (Dawes Point)
Looking for active classes? Head on over and check out our guide to sport, gym, martial arts and more.
Music Classes on Sydney’s North Shore
Big Music (Crows Nest)
Big Music’s After School Music program introduces kids to guitar, keyboards, drums, and singing in small groups. They offer pickup services for several local schools and welcome children from other schools, though parents/carers must drop them off at Big Music before 3:30pm.
Perfect for beginners, their program ensures an engaging musical experience.
- Location: Crows Nest
- Suitable for: 4-12 years
- Enrol: Online, (02) 8622 6555 or [email protected]
- Website: bigmusic.com.au
- Creative Kids Vouchers accepted
Joey Jig Music (Mosman, Kirribilli, Crows Nest and Freshwater)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class (subject to availability)
Joey Jig music and movement classes are designed for babies and toddlers from 3 months – 4 years, classes are run by age Swing Swing 3months – 1 year, Be-Bop 1 -2 years and Jump & Jive 2 – 4 years.
Lessons include fun original themed songs composed by owner/teacher Alicia to engage and entertain both Bubs and Mums. There is plenty of singing, dancing, fun with percussion and colourful props in our weekly themed classes.
- Location: Crows Nest, Kirribilli, Mosman and Freshwater
- Suitable for: 3 months – 4 years
- Enrol: Online, 0401 040 525 or [email protected]
- Website: joeyjigmusic.com.au
International School of Music (Turramurra)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial lesson for group classes
International School of Music Turramurra provides unique group music courses for students from 3 years of age. They also offer private piano lessons.
They run both pre-school music classes and group piano classes Monday through to Sunday during public school terms. 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 a wide variety of music from classical to rock’n’roll. Music skills are developed in a comprehensive approach. They develop musicians not technicians!
- Location: Level 1, 1319-1321 Pacific Highway, Turramurra
- Age: 3-93 years
- Enrol: Online, 9983 9460 or email: [email protected]
- Website: ismturramurra.com.au
- Creative Kids Vouchers accepted
Ballet & Dance Classes on Sydney’s North Shore
North Shore Mums Offer: Enrol between 30 October & 30 November and receive Priority Access to all classes for 2024. Secure your class place ahead and skip the Waiting List!
DANCE1, they want their students to feel the buzz and experience the sparkle of dance. The bright eyes and confident big smiles after their lessons speak for themselves.
At the heart of DANCE1 they are committed to creating ‘good humans’. They are responsible for their students’ hearts, minds and bodies. At the DANCE1 Studio you’ll find classes filled with upbeat & vibrant dance moves, always staying close to their ‘family oriented’ philosophy. All music and skills are age-appropriate and geared towards each age group’s physical & emotional development.
- Location: Lindfield
- Suitable for: Tinies (Preschool) – Year 12, plus Adults (18 and older)
- Enrol: Online, 1300 855 455, [email protected]
- Website: dance1.com.au
- Creative Kids & Active Kids vouchers accepted
* T&Cs: Only applicable for NEW TO DANCE1 enrolments in 2023. Voucher can only be redeemed towards DANCE1 Uniform items and is valid for $25 when used before expiry. Voucher cannot be used towards classes, shoes or other DANCE1 services or products. Not redeemable for cash. Non transferable. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.
DanceTots (South Turramurra & St Ives)
North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class. Sibling discounts and discounts for doing ballet and jazz classes.
DanceTots is where magic happens! They love exploring their imaginations and love dancing and twirling with their beautiful props. DanceTots provides a safe and nurturing space for a wonderful and joyful introduction to classical ballet and dance.
They are delighted to be a registered and accredited Licensee for the ever-popular Kinderballet programs (Australia’s best loved preschool program), especially their mummy/daddy and me classes – who even get to perform on stage doing a very special Daddy and daughter dance!
- Location: South Turramurra & St Ives
- Suitable for: 2 – 10 years
- Enrol: [email protected], online or call 0412 413 170
- Website: dancetots.com.au
- Active & Creative Kids vouchers accepted
Footloose Performance Studios (Berowra, Hornsby)
North Shore Mums Offer: Trial a class with their love it or it’s FREE guarantee!
Fly into a new Term with Footloose Performance Studios and watch your little one grow in confidence, explore their creativity and make lifelong friends!
In their positive and inclusive classes your child will flourish under the guidance of their friendly and professional teachers as they have lots of fun while improving balance, co-ordination and gross motor development as well as learning new skills that will help prepare them for their journey to big school!
With preschool classes available in Dance and Acro/Circus, contact them today to Book a Trial!
- Location: Hornsby & Berowra
- Suitable for: 2+ years
- Enrol: Email, call 0434 986 780, or book a trial online
- Website: footloosestudios.com.au
- Active & Creative Kids Vouchers accepted
North Shore Dance Academy (St Ives)
North Shore Mums offer: Free trial class for every new student + a sibling discount.
North Shore Dance Academy offers numerous classes per week in St Ives, ranging from their littlest 3 year old tiny tots, to their pre-professional ballet dancers. They have an experienced, professional faculty with expertise to pass on in their ballet, contemporary, jazz and Pilates classes.
- Location: St Ives
- Suitable for: 3-19 years
- Enrol: Fill out their Book a Free Trial form
- Website: northshoredanceacademy.com.au
- Creative Kids & Active Kids vouchers accepted
Sydney Dance Company (Dawes Point)
Sydney Dance Company offers new classes for the whole family!
Dance for Families: Their new Dance for Families Class is the perfect way to bond with your kids, work up a sweat and have some fun together. Each Sunday, you can explore a different dance style, from jazz to contemporary to hip hop.
Parents & Toddlers Course: This 4-week course is the perfect way to introduce the world of movement and creative expression to your little one using stories, colours, and props in a safe and nurturing environment.
No experience is necessary! So spring, leap or turn into Sydney Dance Company’s beautiful harbourside studio this spring.
- Location: Dawes Point
- Suitable for: 2-18 years
- Enrol: Online, (02) 9258 4818, [email protected].
- Website: sydneydancecompany.com
- Creative Kids & Active Kids vouchers accepted for Dance for Families only.
Drama & Performing Arts
Marian St Theatre for Young People (Killara, Turramurra, Gordon, Hornsby, Asquith)
Marian Street Theatre for Young People is a highly respected and affordable North Shore drama school, running exceptional drama classes for over 50 years.
Learn to act, create and perform directly from a professional actor! Grow your confidence, discover your voice and learn the art of performance! Every class, students will work with an industry expert Teaching Artist to build acting, performance and creative skills, whilst also developing a deeper understanding of the world and themselves.
There are eight classes per term, one class a week, with a short performance or open studio at the end of each term.
- Location: Killara, Gordon, Turramurra, Hornsby & Asquith
- Suitable for: Kindergarten – Year 12
- Enrol: Online, email: [email protected] or call (02) 9880 2356
- Website: mstyp.org.au
- $100 Creative Kids Vouchers accepted
Public Speaking and Debating
Speaking Schools Australasia (Chatswood, Gordon & more)
If you’re looking for an after-school activity that will develop your kids, Speaking Schools Australasia offers a variety of public speaking and debating programs for beginner and experienced students. Designed by a team of experts, their programs help build confidence and also strengthen academic skills be it communication, creative writing, logic and analysis that help immensely with a student’s academic and social skills.
Small batch sizes of no more than 7-9 students in a class ensure personalised attention from experienced coaches who receive regular training from their team.
- Location: Chatswood, Gordon, Hills District, Ryde, Carlingford, online and more
- Suited for: Kindy – Year 9
- Book: Online, (02) 9037 3554, or [email protected]
- Website: speakingschools.com.au