17 kids' activities in October
New dance classes, a Gruffalo show and more to keep them busy
Three to try: New dance classes
1 The new James and Alex Dance Studio in Dubai Media City is offering a range of classes for kids (and grown-ups too). Classes for children aged three to 16 take place on weekdays from 3pm, and include ballet, jazz and salsa. Dhs715 for three- to five-year-olds (one class per week for 13 weeks), Dhs1,430 for six- to 16-year-olds (two classes per week for 13 weeks).
For timings see website. Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.jamesandalex.com (04 447 0773).
2 Located on the Sheikh Zayed Road near Dubai Garden Centre, DanceFit has a fun range of kids classes for all ages. Our fave to try has to be Zumbatonic – suitable for ages five to 12, its high-energy, kid-friendly routines include hip hop, reggaeton and cumbia, and are designed to encourage self confidence, and enhance coordination and overall fitness levels. Dhs50 for single class, unlimited access and class card discounts available.
Al Sayyah Building, Interchange 4, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dancefitme.com (04 388 4157).
3 Aimed at little ones aged six months to three years, Smarty Pants combines musical skills and movement in a range of mat and toy based activities led by trained coaches, designed to encourage physical and mental development. For timings see Facebook page.
Dubai Yacht Club, www.facebook.com/ilovesmartypants (050 911 6841).
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