There’s more to summer in Dubai for kids than traipsing through malls and hanging out at fast food restaurants. And definitely more to learn than how to unlock another level on their current game of the month.
Al Quoz performing arts hub The Fridge has launched a brand-new academy, with courses covering a whole range of skills, from singing to circus performance.
Here are five different courses running this August for creative kids… (and be sure to check out the options for adults, while you’re booking).
What: A five-day, beginner’s circus school for kids aged seven to 13. Learn juggling, magic tricks, tumbling and handstands, spinning plates and hula hoops, rope tricks and more. Bring a small mat and water bottle, and wear comfy clothes and trainers.
When: Sun Aug 2 to Thu Aug 5 (daily), 1pm-3pm. (More courses available throughout August.)
Playing Guitar in a Band
What: This five-day course is designed for ages 13 and up (to adults) with an intermediate guitar-playing ability, and is led by Jerome Deligero. If you already know a few songs, learn to become a more musical guitarist, crafting solos and improvisation.
When: Sun Aug 2 to Thu Aug 5 (daily), 3.30pm-5pm. (More courses available throughout August.)
What: A five-day introduction to podcasting, from developing ideas to research, production and releasing your first pod, led by Adam Laird, for kids aged 11 to 18. Bring your own laptop.
When: Sun Aug 2 to Thu Aug 5 (daily), 1pm-5pm.
Sing Like a Star
What: Kids aged 12 to 15 can learn to sing like a pro at this four-day workshop. The course is led by Lisa Hugo and covers improving techniques, making a song your own, confidence and performance tips. Singers must send a one-minute video audition before being accepted on the course.
When: Sun Aug 2 to Wed Aug 4 (daily), 10am-noon. (More courses available throughout August.)
Summer Band Slam
What: Wind or bass players of all levels and ages are invited to take part in this Summer Band Slam led by Simon Hilberding. Bring your own instrument to take part in workshops on rehearsal methods, practice and preparation, getting concert-ready, and finally performing and recording.
When: Sun Aug 2 to Wed Aug 4 (daily), 3.30pm-5.30pm.
The Fridge, Warehouse 5, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 347 7793).