There are so many fantastic kids classes available across the Central Coast, and many of these can now be experienced in the comfort of your own home!
We’ve found online classes in music, dance, drama and more! If you’re looking for ways to keep little ones entertained through learning and activity, or if you’re simply wanting to add a little routine to your days at home, these classes are a great way for kids (and adults) to stay connected during these challenging times.
These online classes are all run by Central Coast locals, so when face-to-face classes resume, your kids will have continuity with their learning and a familiar teacher to continue with… and in these times of uncertainty, that’s super comforting.
Plus, in supporting these teachers you’re supporting locals and our local economy: double win.
Music, Drama and Dance Classes
The Children’s Music Program at Central Coast Conservatorium of Music
Central Coast Conservatorium of Music’s NEW Children’s Music Program has moved online meaning that babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and primary school-aged kids can now continue their musical education from home throughout term 3! AND, when you sign up, each week you’ll get a weeks’ worth of classes for the same price as it usually costs to attend ONE class! For class types, times and fees, see the timetable below.
Age group: 0-10 years.
When: The program starts on Monday 19 July and runs until Friday 10 September 2021. Multiple classes are available each week (see below timetable).
Cost: From $79 per term.
Contact: Call 02 4324 7477 or email [email protected] to book in for the classes.
Simone’s School of Performing Arts’ 3,2,1 Let’s Dance Classes
3 2 1 Let’s Dance is a highly engaging and interactive dance program designed for pre-school-aged children that combines Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, music, singing, and fun! AND, the great news is that they’re offering FREE Zoom classes to pre-school children every Saturday until the lockdown is lifted!
So get in touch with Simone’s School of Performing Arts and make the most of this fabulous opportunity for keeping your little ones entertained this term!
Age group: 2-5 years.
Contact: Message 0424 412 974 to get the zoom link.
FREE Zoom Classes with Dance Adventure
Dance Adventure encourages young children to dream big, use their imagination and believe anything is possible – which is why it’s wonderful news that little ones can now dance at home with Dance Adventure’s online Zoom classes. Not only are these classes a super fun way to stay connected to each other, they’re also completely FREE, making them easy on the purse strings and accessible to anyone who’d like to join in the fun!
To access the Zoom link, simply fill out the form on the Dance Adventure website and they’ll email it to you.
Inter-ACT Online with O’Grady Drama
Drama students can stay connected with their teachers and classmates during these Inter-ACT online classes from O’Grady Drama. Classes are held via Zoom and follow the same curriculum as face-to-face classes, keeping kids confident, creative and connected during their time spent at home. In the words of O’Grady Drama – the show must go ON-Line!
When: Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Age Group: Available for Primary school years 1-6 and high school years 7-12.
Cost: Visit the O’Grady Drama website for fee information.
Contact: Call Tim on 0403 368 517.
Circus at Home Digital Package from Roundabout Circus
Got tweens or teens at home who are just itching to learn something new and exciting? Circus at Home – an awesome new digital package from Roundabout Circus – is suited to kids aged 10 – 17 (although anyone who’s keen to learn can sign up)! Throughout the program, young performers will learn eight circus disciplines, including juggling, hula hoop, poi, staff, flowersticks, diabolo, handstands, and magic – all from the comfort of their own homes.
Age group: Best suited to kids aged 10-17.
Cost: The digital package is $100. You can also use your Creative Kids Voucher to gain access to the digital package for FREE.
Contact: Rachel 0423 324 407
Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted
Musikbugs Online Music Classes
It’s time for you and your little ones to sing, dance, get silly and make big noise with Kindermusik as they take their awesome children’s music classes online! These classes are fun, engaging and known to assist in the development of crucial skills such as language, confidence, independence, social-emotional skills and self-control.
And not only are these virtual lessons a great way to continue your child’s learning, they’ll also add an element of routine and connection to their day in a fun and interactive way. Plus, families receive home materials as well so they can enjoy music at home between classes.
Age group: 0-3 years.
When: Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the following times: 1 year olds – 9.15am | 2-3 year olds – 10.10am | Babies under 12 months – midday.
Cost: Sharon is currently running classes at 50% off – or families can pay whatever they can.
Contact: Sharon 0424 446 778, [email protected]
For Parents and Parents-to-be
Belle From Home 5-Day Mini Challenge – FREE to Playing in Puddles Readers
We’re super excited to share that Jenna from Belle Movement at Ettalong is bringing Central Coast mums this amazing 5-Day Mini Challenge AND it’s totally FREE for Playing in Puddles readers! During this awesome 5 day program, you’ll get to try one of each of the Belle From Home Pilates class types including Flow, HIIT and Stretch – no equipment needed, just yourself, a mat and a device!
So whether you need some “you” time, want to be more mindful and centred in these crazy times, or just want to maintain some fitness, these classes are for you!
When: Monday 19 to Sunday 25 July 2021.
Contact: Jenna 0434 406 308, [email protected]
Written By: MANDY EKMAN
Content Producer & Social Media Manager
Mandy started her media career at a digital media agency in London, before relocating to Sydney in 2008. Over the past 11 years, Mandy has gained a wide range of experience across bought, owned and earned digital media channels and after moving to the Central Coast with her husband and three kids in 2017, is really excited to be part of the Playing in Puddles team.