After school fun for kids
After school clubs to keep kids happy and entertained in Dubai
When the school bell rings, let the fun begin with the Time Out Kids guide to the best after school classes and activities in Dubai…
Move to the rhythm
The Class: If your kids love to dance, enroll them into a term of classes at James and Alex Dance Studio in Dubai Media City. Pick from classes in ballet, contemporary, break dance, hip-hop, salsa and musical theatre. Can’t decide which to pick? The company is running a Free Class Week from 6th to 11th September, so kids can try any class free of charge and decide which suits them best!
Ages Suitable: 2-16 years
The Cost: From Dhs700 per 14-week term
The Address: James & Alex Dance Studios, 813 & 814 Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 4470773) www.jamesandalex.com.
Take to the water
The Class: Whether your child wants to take their swimming seriously or to simply have fun in the water, there is a class at Hamilton Aquatics to suit their level. Beginner lessons start by building confidence in the water, before moving onto advanced classes in stroke correction, technique improvement, and (when they are ready) introducing skills for competitive races.
Ages Suitable: From 3 months
The Cost: From Dhs1400 per 20-week term
The Address: Various locations across Dubai, including Jumeirah, Safa, Meadows, Springs, Motor City, Silicon Oasis, Al Sufouh, and Al Khail Road (04 450 8832) www.hamiltonaquaticsdubai.com.
The Class: Take budding Bollywood stars to Nisha Dance Centre for a vibrant, high-energy dance class. Each session starts with a warm up to increase flexibility and strength, before moving into an exciting dance routine to the latest Bollywood tracks. Little movers will get to learn various different dancing styles, including belly dance, bhangra, hip hop and contemporary – and it’s a great way to encourage them to keep fit, while having lots of fun!
Ages Suitable: From 7 years
The Cost: Dhs55 per class or Dh550 per 11-week block
The Address: Nisha Dance Centre, Burjuman Community Hall, Burjuman, Dubai www.dancewithnisha.com.
The Class: If your kids can’t decide which sport to pick as an after-school hobby, Elite Sport Coaching is the company to consult. With after-school coaching courses in football, swimming, gymnastics, karate, rugby, basketball, and general fitness, there’s something to suit every child and level. Kids can focus on their strongest activity or swap every term until they find their niche. Coaches are highly qualified and experienced, with a low kids to coaches ratio to ensure your budding sport star gets the best possible training.
Ages Suitable: 4-18 years
The Cost: Dhs80 per class (discounts applicable if attending more than one class per week)
The Address: Various locations across Dubai, including JESS Jumeirah and Star International (Al Twar) (04 458 4024) www.elite-fc.ae
Swing a racket
The Class: If your kids show talent with a racket or simply enjoy whacking a ball over a net, enroll them in an after-school group class at Dubai Tennis Academy. Working on tennis strokes, footwork and coordination, there are three different age groups to suit players from 5 years upwards. The training starts with a basic introduction for the smallest participants and moves up to advanced skills and competitive play for the older kids.
Ages Suitable: From 5 years
The Cost: From Dhs100 per class
The Address: Dubai Tennis Academy, Grand Hyatt Dubai and American University Dubai (04 399 1125) www.dubaitennisacademy.com.
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