If your child is looking for a new creative outlet, you’ve landed on the right page because we’ve found some incredible local kids class providers.

We’re really excited by the huge range of fun and interesting creative kids’ classes on the Central Coast. Perhaps your child wants to get into drama or dance? Or they want to try their hand at a musical instrument? Or a circus class? There’s something here to suit all ages, abilities, personalities, and passions.

Scroll through to find a creative outlet your kids are sure to love. Oh, and bonus! Lots of these classes offer a FREE trial and/or term discount exclusively to Playing in Puddles’ readers, so be sure to take them up on that.

Now, let’s sing, backflip and pirouette our way through 2024!

Dance Adventure, Terrigal, Erina, and Tuggerah

Can’t decide if you should enrol your child in a music OR dance class? Send them to Dance Adventure and they get both! These classes are for children aged 1-8 (yep, dance classes for 1 year olds! Too cute!). Your child will dance, sing, play instruments and get thoroughly carried away with movement props such as silk scarves and glitter wands.

These wonderful classes are also now available to 5-8 year-olds after school on a Tuesday and Friday. Owner/dancer Miss Rachel has expanded her offerings in 2024 and bought on fabulous new teacher Miss Nicole to oversee the new ‘Dance Adventure Junior’ after-school program.

Miss Rachel says, “I am so thrilled that our tiny dancers will have somewhere to further develop their dance skills once they enter school… We are offering two combo classes Jazz/Acro and Ballet/Lyrical for ages 5-8 years after school on Friday and Tuesday afternoons in Erina and Tuggerah.”

We love that these classes keep dance and music fun. There’s no need to put your child’s hair in a bun or splash out on expensive ballet shoes. It’s easy come, easy go. At the end of each term, they present a “showcase” where you’re encouraged to bring family and friends along to class to see everything that’s been learnt throughout the term.

We also love that parents are involved in the 1-2-year-old class and invited to be active members of their audience in all other classes! (Because, seriously: who wants to send their kids to a class that they have to sit outside of?) 

All classes are now open for enrolments, but hurry: they often sell out.

Playing in Puddles offer: mention playing in puddles for 10% off your first term‘s fees.

Age group: 1-8 year olds.
Where: Terrigal, Tuggerah and Erina!
When: Classes are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday with the new after-school program available on Tuesday and Friday.
Cost: Class Fees are $15 Per class, paid upfront for the term.
Contact: [email protected] or www.danceadventure.com.au
Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted.

Terrigal Physie

Terrigal Physie is all about providing age-appropriate, fun, inclusive, family-focused dance classes for girls and women ages two to 60 plus. Yep, that means you can sign up to their classes too, sharing the awesomeness of physie with your daughter. No dance experience? No worries. They welcome everyone, with classes for all abilities. It’s also really affordable.

Not quite sure what physie is? Well, physie (or physical culture) is the fusion of dance and sport and has some fabulous benefits:

+ It increases confidence
+ Good posture is required, and this comes from building strength and balance.
+ You’ll get fit and improve your cardiovascular health.
+ Physie increases your flexibility.
+ Classes such as physie help balance your mind and improve your mood with hits of serotonin.
+ Physie improves your emotional health by helping you get social and make new friends.

Physie mixes together all kinds of dance types (think jazz, hip hop, basic ballet and contemporary) with choreography to the latest, age-appropriate music. Physie is a really affordable class, and a great way to build teamwork skills, make friends and share a common activity and interest with your daughter.

Mention Playing in Puddles and your first week of class is FREE!

Age group: Girls and women aged 2-60+
Where: Terrigal Physical Culture Club, Leisure and Learning Centre, Duffys Road, Terrigal
Contact: Melinda on 0412 004 397 or email [email protected]
Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted.

Roundabout Circus, Wyoming

Are you keen to defy gravity? Ever wondered how to master tumbling, juggling, spinning plates, or swinging on a trapeze? Now they are some nifty tricks you don’t pick up at school. BUT you can master them at Roundabout Circus!

Roundabout Circus is the Central Coast’s community circus and they run a heap of term-time classes for people of all abilities and all ages – yep, even adults! Always wanted to learn fire spinning, ride a unicycle or hula hoop? Well, you can at Roundabout! They also teach classes in aerial silks, lyra and Acro jam.

The teachers at Roundabout are highly trained and very experienced in circus skills so you really will be learning from the best. Plus, as well as being a creative and active kids provider, they offer Playing in Puddles’ readers FREE annual registration!

These sessions are a lot of fun and you can bet your bottom dollar that the tricks you learn will give you awesome playground cred.

Playing in Puddles offer: Mention Playing in Puddles and get FREE annual registration

Age group: From ages 1+ to Adults.
Where: Wyoming.
When: Multiple sessions weekly.
Cost: For class cost information, visit the Roundabout Circus website.
Contact: 0243 117 133 or email [email protected]
Active and Creative Kids Vouchers Accepted

O’Grady Drama, multiple locations across the Central Coast

Have a little star in the making? O’Grady Drama’s kids’ performance classes are now open for enrolments, and they’re offering Playing in Puddles’ readers 10% OFF their first term!

O’Grady Drama’s kids’ classes are a great way to nurture your child’s passion for the performing arts while helping them to develop social skills, boosting their confidence, and providing them with an opportunity to make new friends!

There are so many reasons to love these classes:
+ With drama classes, kids learn essential skills to prepare them for life at school AND beyond.
+ Theatre studies stimulate creativity, curiosity and a growth mindset.
+ O’Grady Drama runs classes for teenagers and high-school students as well as for younger kids.
+ Theatre classes help children develop vital communication skills, and build confidence and self-esteem.
+ Your kids will learn improv skills, stage presence, and voice training.
+ O’Grady Drama classes are available all over the Central Coast – at five key locations.
+ You can use your Creative Kids voucher!
+ Most importantly, kids have a tonne of fun in these classes!

Mention Playing in Puddles and get 10% OFF your child’s first term.

Age group: Kindy up to Year 12.
Where: Classes are held at Erina, Terrigal, Kanwal, Berkeley Vale, and Umina. View the website for details.
When: Classes operate after school and Saturday mornings on the Central Coast. Youth Theatre Classes operate from 6pm during the school term.
Cost: $225 per term – family discounts apply for two or more students attending.
Contact: Tim Doyle on 0403 368 517.
Creative Kids Voucher Accepted

A Range of Music Classes at the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music

If music is your child’s jam, you’re in luck. Central Coast Conservatorium of Music in Gosford offers some great classes, covering a range of ages, abilities and musical interests.

The Conservatorium has been offering quality music lessons to children on the Central Coast for 40 years. And they offer so many options – making them a real one-stop shop for music education on the Central Coast:
+ Their popular Children’s Music Program (CMP) provides early childhood music lessons for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
+ They have multiple qualified musicians teaching one-to-one instrumental and vocal lessons.
+ Group Keyboard Club is available for kids.
+ They run Guitar Club and a group singing program.
+ Music therapy is available for people of all ages and all abilities.
+ You can join an ensemble, orchestra or string group.

Private music lessons can be taken in cello, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, oboe, piano, saxophone, trumpet, violin, voice and heaps more.

Want to find out more? Read our feature on The Con, pop into the Con’s beautifully renovated historic premises at the old courthouse at 45 Mann Street, Gosford, to chat with the friendly team, or click below to visit their website and enrol.

Where: Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, 45 Mann St, Gosford.
Cost: Dependent on the class. See their website for more.
Contact: Customer Relations on (02) 4324 7477 or [email protected]
Creative Kids Voucher Accepted.

This feature was created in partnership with Roundabout Circus, Dance Adventure, O’Grady Drama, Terrigal Physie and Central Coast Conservatorium of Music.

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After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of three young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.