If the sprogs are driving you crazy, then why not send them to one of these fun, wallet-friendly classes to burn off some energy!
Platform and Springboard Diving
Taught by ex-GB diver Tom Roberts, Dudive offers springboard and platform diving lessons at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai. Brave kids as young as six can enroll in the beginner programme where they’ll learn all the basic diving skills. When they build up their confidence, they can evolve into more advanced programmes that provide the necessary skills required for competitive diving.
Dhs65 for one hour lesson. Beginner classes available Sun, Wed, Fri and Sat between 3pm-8pm. Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex. www.dudive.com (055 645 8478).
Bollywood Dance Class
Nisha’s Bollywood dance class promises an action-packed dance class for kids who like to have a blast on the dance floor. The vibrant, high-energy class starts with a unique warm up that flows into an exciting routine to catchy Bollywood music. For those who like variety, there is a selection of other dance classes to choose from including belly dancing, bhangra, hip hop and contemporary.
Dhs55 per class. Suitable for kids aged three plus. Sat 7pm-8pm at Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Fri 1pm-2pm BurJurman Community Hall. www.dancewithnisha.com (050 749 2067).
As long as your little one already knows how to swim, Synquatics is a great next step for them to deepen their water skills. Lessons are taught by former Olympic athletes, who teach various skills using hand and leg movements, that will help transform the kids into underwater ballerinas. Synquatics boasts a challenging yet fun environment to learn water tricks – and at the end of each session, kids can look forward to practising choreography to accompanied music.
Dhs70 for one hour class. Suitable for kids aged five plus. Class times vary for different age groups. Safa Private School, Meydan Rd. www.synquatics.com (055 448 5381).
Elite Football Coaching
Offering after school football training, Elite Football promises to give kids a deep knowledge of football, while developing their technical, physiological and psychological skills in sport. Lessons are taught by UEFA qualified coaches that will help to enhance your child’s physical, mental, emotional and technical growth and development of young athletes.
Dhs75 per session including a football kit. Available daily after school and at weekends. Suitable for kids aged four to 16. Various locations across Dubai. www.elite-fc.ae (04 458 4024).
Yo! Kidz – Fun with Yoga
Yoga is a discipline that can lead kids on the path towards a calm and balanced mind, as well as helping them to build a strong and flexible body. Yoga helps to enhance concentration, self-esteem, maintain flexibility and strengthen growing bodies. Practising yoga requires focus to learn and master different moves, and the art of concentration is something kids can carry into their daily lives. Dhs65 per hour. Every Sun 3.45pm-4.30pm. Suitable for kids aged six to 11. GEMS World Academy. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.