Sign up your brood for something new this January, with our pick of fun, educational or active classes for babies, tots and older children in Dubai.
Kids’ Theatre Works! at DUCTAC
These sessions at DUCTAC aim to build the confidence of budding thespians between the ages of three and 18 years old, with classes in drama, acting and musical theatre. Also available in Abu Dhabi.
From Dhs1,180 per term. Various times throughout the week. DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. www.kidstheatreworks.com (050 158 5653).
Mini Professors at The Change Initiative
Mini Professors science classes were created by popular company Baby Sensory UAE, suitable for kids between two and four years old. Each week takes a different theme, with a mixture of experiments, demonstrations and short films.
Dhs80 per class. Every Tuesday. The Change Initiative, Sheikh Zayed Road. www.babysensory.ae.
Lessons at Golf DXB
Teaching children key aspects of golf technique, these lessons are tiered by ability and combine fun competitions with experience playing on a shortened course.
From Dhs1,300 for a 12-week programme. Various times throughout the week. The Track, Meydan Golf www.golfdxb.com (050 398 6389).
James & Alex Dance Studios offers hip-hop lessons to children from three years old. The classes cover the various different styles of the dance – from breakdancing, to lyrical, to locking.
Dhs1,680 per term. Every Sunday, 4pm (three to six years), 5pm (seven to 11 years), and 6pm (teens). James and Alex Dance Studio, 813 & 814 Concord Tower, Dubai Media City. www.jamesandalex.com (04 447 0773).
Yoga at Apple Seeds
Helping to develop healthy habits in kids between three and 11, this yoga class is taken by a team of well-qualified yoga instructors, nutritionists, life coaches and educators – and they’ll have lots of fun too!
From Dhs675 per term. Wed 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Apple Seeds, Gold & Diamond Park, Building 6. www.appleseedsdubai.com (04 380 6064).
Ball skills at Kidz Venture
Suitable for kids between two and six years old, this class aims to prepare them for gym lessons at school, whilst also developing hand-eye coordination, timing, sequencing, motor planning and attention.
Dhs750 per term. Various times throughout the week. Kidz Venture, Double Tree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Residence. www.kidzventure.ae (04 453 4600).
Dance classes at Kidz HQ
Kids HQ is teaming up with Impact Centres, one of the UAE’s top dance schools, to introduce fun ballet and hip-hop dance classes for kids. Dance is an amazing way to help little ones develop their confidence, learn new skills and keep fit.
First lesson is free. Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road. www.kidshq.ae/dance (04 379 4233).
Yoga Jo at Mini Monsters
Kids between two and four years old are invited to join these new classes at Mini Monsters, which will take them on a magical journey as they learn movements that will transform them into animals and plants. Little ones will have fun singing, dancing, colouring and creating magical movements.
Dhs75 per class or Dh450 for six classes. Mon 10.30am. Mini Monsters, DNATA Building, Sheikh Zayed Road. www.minimonsters.ae (04 259 8843).
Babynastix at Le Petit Palais
Head to Le Petit Palais every Monday to try their new Babynastix classes for little ones between three and 12 months. Filled with fun sensory games, movement, baby massage and many other activities, a trained and qualified instructor will guide mums and their babies through easy-to-follow routines.
Dhs95 per class, Dhs320 for package of four classes. Mon 10.30am. Le Petit Palais, The Dubai Mall www.lepetitpalaisdubai.com (04 382 7333 Ext. 2754).