North Shore Mums Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes: Dance, Music & Drama

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Want your kids to try a new class or activity in Term 3? Our Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes is packed with fabulous drama, music, dance and art classes across Sydney’s North Shore – from babies, toddlers & preschoolers, to primary and high school-aged kids! Time to bring out their creative side and find a class where they can express themselves.


Take a look at the Quicklinks below to check out the options when it comes to creative classes on the North Shore.

Mention North Shore Mums when you enquire for special deals!

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ACTIVE CLASSES


Singing Classes

Unlock Your Voice (North Sydney)

Singing makes your child happy! Along with many other benefits, Unlock Your Voice passionately believes that singing lessons for kids are wonderful for every child to enjoy.

Most children love to sing, but often don’t have the confidence or natural skill to do so. It is not uncommon for children to sing out of tune if they haven’t had lessons to show them how to use their voice, they simply enjoy singing and are not inhibited.


Music Classes

International School of Music Turramurra

North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial lesson for group classes. 

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International School of Music Turramurra

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: info@ismturramurra.com.au
  • Website: ismturramurra.com.au
  • Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

    Jim Jam Music Studios (Hornsby)

    North Shore Mums Offer: Mention North Shore Mums to receive an introductory music welcome pack.

    Jim Jam Music Studios are the Music and Movement Specialists offering award-winning Kindermusik classes for 0-5 year olds, Music Makers classes for 5-8 year olds and ‘Broadway Jam’ Musical Theatre classes for kids in Grades 1-7.

    Their classes give children the freedom to explore music education in a play-based, joyful community, be creative, build self-confidence and social skills that will support them and help them thrive through these early years.

    Ladybug Music (Neutral Bay, Mosman, Balgowlah)

    North Shore Mums Offer: New families (or new siblings) can try a class for free!

    It all starts with the music. The Ladybug song catalogue was imagined with their students in mind, designed from the first note to honour the intelligence of young children without alienating or boring their caregivers. Ladybug students will explore a vast multicultural landscape of song and dance, following musical influences around the world to find their own voice along the way!


    Performing Arts Classes

    The Brightsparks Performing Arts School (Crows Nest)

    North Shore Mums Offer: 10% off your first Term’s fees when you mention North Shore Mums
    *Please note: there are no guarantees your child will be accepted into the studio as it is audition/trial based.

    Brightsparks singing and drama classes are specialised sessions offered to those students who are dedicated to the Performing Arts. All their classes are by invitation or audition only. All students reach a high level of success in competitions, auditions and exams.

    Their classes are designed to challenge without pressure, to teach with collaboration, to support so they can take risks, and to share our passion so they can be inspired.

    • Location: Crows Nest
    • Suitable for: 8 – 17 years old
    • Enrol: online
    • Website: brightsparksco.com
    • Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

    RJ Performing Arts (Willoughby & West Pennant Hills)

    North Shore Mums Offer: Simply mention this North Shore Mums post to receive a week of unlimited trials… FREE!

    Giving students the space and structure to thrive. At RJ Performing Arts in Willoughby & West Pennant Hills, classes are tailored to each age group and delivered in a safe, age-appropriate environment.

    They pride themselves on delivering quality dance education across all our dance genres. Their class sizes are strictly capped so you can be confident your child will receive the best dance tuition.

    With their end-of-year dance concerts, exams, and performance opportunities, they cater to students who want to dance for fun, or want to pursue a career in dance.
    RAD Registered.

    Ballet & Dance Classes

    Mosman Physie

    North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class for all new members!

    Physie is a dance sport that incorporates jazz, ballet, aerobic dance, floor exercises and fun exercise for girls aged from 3 years. All girls from 5 years are eligible for optional competitions, even beginners!

    Mosman Physie is a not-for-profit organisation and is accredited with the National body. It is a family-oriented community club.

    • Location: Mosman Masonic Hall, 44 Spit Road, Mosman (just a 2-minute walk from Bridgepoint Shopping Centre)
    • Age: 3+ years
    • Enrol: online, 0422 122 330, physie@mosmanphysie.com
    • Website: mosmanphysie.com
    • Active & Creative Kids Vouchers accepted

    Northern Ballet Studio (Pymble)

    North Shore Mums Offer: Free trial class offered!

    At Northern Ballet Studio, they believe every dancer can achieve excellence through thought, creativity, practiced skill and physical awareness. All students strive to achieve excellence to the best of their abilities at all times in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere.

    Enjoy a variety of classes offered from 3 years to adult, with large viewing windows for children’s safety and parental viewing. Join their highly experienced, caring, qualified teachers as they bring joy to dance.

      Footloose Performance Studios (Berowra, Hornsby)

      North Shore Mums Offer: unlimited trial classes for a whole week!

      Are you ready to watch your child grow in confidence and make lifelong friends?

      Footloose Performance Studios believe in providing an inclusive atmosphere where every dancer feels valued and is inspired and empowered to reach their full potential both as performers and individuals. With a supportive dance community and a team of professional Teachers, you will feel a sense of belonging from the moment you walk into the Studio.

      With classes available in Dance, Circus & Acrobatics, why not book a free week of classes and see if the Footloose Family is the right dance family for you!

      • 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

        Le Petit Ballet (Northbridge, Willoughby, Chatswood)

        North Shore Mums Offer: Ask about their ‘Petit Trial Pack’ for new students.

        Le Petit Ballet is the place for your child to experience the joys of dance. Their studio is a vibrant space where each student feels connected and celebrated. They offer small classes for children from two years old, including ballet, jazz, lyrical and tap.

        Their studio is continuously evolving to support their students on their dance journey, whether it is to provide a place to connect and be creative or offer the pathways if your child is interested in pursuing the arts.

        DANCE1 (Lindfield)

        North Shore Mums Offer: Mention North Shore Mums and receive an introductory welcome pack! 

        Every dance experience should be a positive one! At DANCE1, they aim to nurture a passion for dance that will see bright eyes and confident smiles after EVERY class – from their playful preschoolers through to their adventurous adult dancers.

        Winner of the 2021 Local Business Awards, DANCE1 weekly classes are fast-paced, filled with age-appropriate music & choreography to align with their ‘family oriented’ core values. All students get their moment in the spotlight, both in class and on stage. Their responsibility as dance educators extends beyond the points & pliés. They create ‘good humans’ and ensure that every dancer is encouraged & celebrated for their individuality.

        DanceTots – Boutique Dance Studio for Tiny People (South Turramurra & St Ives)

        North Shore Mums Offer:  Free trial class

        DanceTots offers beautifully structured ballet lessons through the wonderful Kinderballet Programs – “Australia’s most loved pre school ballet program”. Their very popular mummy and me classes are not just for mummies! Dads and carers are welcome too.

        Children learn classical ballet steps, develop basic gross motor skills through imagery and story-telling. Their programs are strongly influenced by current pre-school education trends in teaching through play acknowledging that pre-school children are a highly imaginative age group with pretend play being an important aspect of child development.

        North Shore Dance Academy (St Ives)

        North Shore Mums Offer:  Free trial class for any new student

        North Shore Dance Academy offers classes in RAD ballet, open ballet, contemporary, jazz and Pilates for children aged 3 – 18. They have a professional and caring faculty, who strive to make their classes enjoyable and educational. Their Tiny Tots classes for ages 3 – 4 are a fun and enriching experience for the young children at their school. Many of their graduates have gone on to dance professionally in companies in Australia and overseas.

          Red Shoes Dance (Lane Cove)

          Let Red Shoes Dance take your child on a magical journey! A delightful mix of dancing, singing, pretend play and creative movement, their “Little Steps” classes are the perfect introduction to dance for 3 to 5 year olds.

          With an aim to excite, encourage and enrich each child, the caring teachers at Red Shoes Dance take pride in fostering confidence and developing a sense of community in all their students.

          Classes are also available in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary for all levels.

          • Location: Lane Cove
          • Suitable for: Little Steps: 3-5 years (preschool) plus a range of styles for all age groups
          • Enrol: Online, 0408 486 818, redshoes@hotkey.net.au
          • Website: redshoesdance.com.au
          • Creative Kids & Active Kids vouchers accepted

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