There are so many fantastic kids classes available across the Central Coast, and thanks to the internet, many of these can now be experienced in the comfort of your own home!
We’ve found online classes in music, dance, drama, sports 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.
Ready Steady Go Kids – at Home
Ready Steady Go Kids IS BACK! We’re super excited to announce that Ready Steady Go Kids Central Coast sport classes are resuming in June – albeit a little differently.
Ready Steady Go Kids run sport classes for tots aged 1.5 – 5 years. It’s a class in which tots learn to kick soccer balls, kick footballs, bat tennis balls and hit golf balls, plus balance on beams, jump over hurdles, crawl through tunnels and just generally have a heap of fun.
These new classes will be held outdoors and will be limited to 4-6 children per class to adhere to the 10-person limit. This means your kids will get lots of attention and help from coaches to better help with their gross motor skills.
There are very limited spots available, so get in super quick to book yours.
Age group: Kids aged 3-5. Siblings can book into the same class. The coaches are hoping to introduce classes for younger children (aged 1.5 to 3) the following week.
Where: Green Point Community Centre.
When: Wednesday 10th June & Thursday 11th June (10am-10.30am; 10.35am-11.05; 11.10am-11.40am; 11.45am-12.15am).
Contact: HOW TO BOOK: Contact Vanessa on text (0439 910 467) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Please send the following details: Child’s name and date of birth; Class day and time; Your name and best contact number.
Music, Drama and Dance Classes
Children’s Music Program E-learning
Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and primary school-aged kids can now continue their musical education in term 2 with the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music’s live, interactive online classes!
Kids will find themselves immersed in a musical world of discovery, while parents and caregivers will be taught how to enrich their child’s musical journey. Expect lots of singing, story-telling, physical movement and heaps of happy little faces!
Age group: 0-10 years.
When: Multiple classes held each week.
Cost: From $72.50/term.
Contact: 4324 7477 or www.centralcoastconservatorium.com.au
Creative Kids Voucher Accepted
PLUS, these April Holidays, The Conservatorium of Music is also running music classes for babies, preschoolers and toddlers during the April school holidays.
Each class runs for 45 minutes and costs just $10.90 per class.
“Kindermusik Time” Online 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 with ‘Kindermusik Time‘! Their classes – usually held at Narara – are fun, engaging and known to assist in the development of crucial skills such as language, confidence, independence, social-emotional skills and self-control.
With their new Kindermusik Time virtual classes, young children can now enjoy all the benefits of this fabulous musical experience in their own living rooms! Sharon says, “Kindermusik ZOOM classes are still wonderful for littlies because all classes are live and not recorded. It’s like a live “playschool” session. Families are on ‘mute’ when we sing so they can sing as loudly as they like ;-).”
Not only are these virtual lessons a great way to continue your child’s learning, they will 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: 0-5 years.
When: Classes start Monday 20 April and will run in 4-week blocks with UNLIMITED attendance on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Cost: Babies $45 | Children 1-4 years $65 | Families $85. OR if families are struggling, please pay what you can between $45 to $85.
Contact: Sharon 0424 446 778, email@example.com
Munchkin Groovers Interactive Dance Classes
Tiny tots can continue to sparkle as they prance, dance, hop and skip along with Munchkin Groovers’ Miss Lizzie on screen during her awesome new interactive dance classes! Young starlets will discover their own self expression through music and dance while being at home, plus their little faces will beam with delight as they see their very special dance teacher on their own TV screen!
Lizzie is offering these classes absolutely FREE throughout the school holidays and for term 2. If you’re new to Munchkin Groovers dance classes and would like to sign up, you can get in touch with Lizzie through the Facebook Page.
Age group: 2-5 years.
Where: Online via Whatsapp.
When: 2 classes per week throughout the school holidays and term 2.
Contact: Lizzie 0402 197 475.
Dance Adventure ‘Dance at Home’
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 new online video classes!
Each month, Dance Adventure members will receive up to 10 new video lessons where they’ll be introduced to the world of dance and music as well as learn techniques in a creative, fun-filled and positive environment. And what we love about this is that these classes will be available even after face-to-face classes are back up and running, making this an excellent option for tiny dancers who live just that little bit too far away or for parents who just can’t make the sessions.
O’Grady ‘Drama on Demand’ FREE Workbooks
O’Grady Drama are helping to keep children aged 5-18 engaged and entertained with a variety of FREE, drama workbooks! Available to download, print and complete at any time, these awesome books have been designed to complement the studio based classes and are split across three age ranges; 5-8 years, 8-12 years and 12-18 years.
O’Grady Drama aim to release new workbooks each week. Deborah Skinner, Executive Co-ordinator of O’Grady Drama, has said, “We hope that by doing so, we can continue to assist children’s creativity, to help nurture their imaginations and create a sense of normalcy for them during this time”.
Adventures into Online Circus
Roundabout Circus has taken their awesome circus classes online and are providing the Central Coast’s budding acrobats with heaps of lessons, resources and entertainment through their new ‘Adventures into Online Circus‘. Students of the circus can expect to have access to loads of fun:
Weekly Stretch and Conditioning – 30-minute videos with simple activities that kids can do at home without needing special equipment.
Zoom Live Virtual Classes hosted daily with their regular teachers and students – a great way to stay connected to friends and group leaders and to keep up the training!
Circus Library – In support of the live virtual classes, circus equipment is now available for loan so students can keep training at home. For existing students this is absolutely FREE! For anyone else keen to take them up on this offer, they can pay an annual registration fee plus a refundable deposit and borrow the equipment too.
Age group: From 1 year +.
Where: Online via Vimeo and Zoom.
When: Zoom classes hosted daily.
Cost: $10 per week for one class | $15-20 per week for full access to all classes.
Contact: Rachel 0423 324 407
Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted
For Parents and Parents-to-be
Pilates Online with Belle Movement
We’re super excited to share that Jenna from Belle Movement at Ettalong has recently launched her NEW ONLINE Pilates classes! 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!
There are two payment options, meaning you can sign up to become a Belle Online member and reap the benefits of many of Jenna’s online features including unlimited access to live classes, access to the back log of classes as well as access to the member online hub. Or if you don’t want to commit, you can pay a class at a time.
Where: Online via “FitGrid” which ties together MindBody and Zoom.
When: Multiple classes held each week.
Cost: Membership $22 per week | Class Passes: $9 for a 1 off, $42 for 5 classes or $80 for 10. Belle Babies/ Glow is a little bit different. To find out more on these specific classes click here.
Contact: Jenna 0434 406 308, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prenatal Exercise & Group Chats Online with Healthy Bumps
Expecting a bub and looking for some motivation to exercise now that getting out and about is very tricky? Healthy Bumps online memberships are the perfect support for expectant mummas-to-be – especially in these times of isolation. Plus, right now you can get your first-month subscription for just $1!
Not only do they offer heaps of guidance and advice from professionals, they also have a great online community that will keep you motivated and inspired while working to an exercise plan at home.
+ One-on-one phone call on sign up to discuss your current requirements.
+ Exercise videos with Exercise Physiologist, Physiotherapists and Yoga professionals.
+ Weekly live sessions with other mums-to-be.
+ Access to private, members only social media group.
+ A food guide for each trimester.
+ Library of pregnancy symptom information and of natural alternatives for fighting colds, flus and different pregnancy nutritional needs or deficiencies.
+ Lots more!
Contact: Alison on email@example.com