Getting kids involved in structured activities outside school and pre-school teach them vital skills for life. Following instructions, working within a group, practising hard to achieve their goals and strengthening their bodies are just some of the skills that kids develop through participation in extracurricular activities.
Getting involved in activities outside pre-school and school also gives kids something more voluntary to pursue and turn into a passion because they enjoy it, rather than because it has been prescribed by a curriculum.
There are a vast number of sports and activity providers in the Sutherland Shire and we’ve listed a few top ones and sorted the rest into categories in our directory to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
KRS dance is a vibrant dance studio in the Sutherland Shire. They offer extension programs, a fantastic recreational stream and great pre-school dance classes, catering for dancers from 6m – 18+.
KRS has experienced and nurturing teachers, a lovely and supportive community and provides a safe environment for children to excel, learn and make friends. With a full program of dance classes including RAD ballet, babyballet ® , Boys only hip hop, Jazz, lyrical, contemporary, stretch, technique, acro, tap and more…. dancers will have lots of choice and a full range of dance training to prepare eilte dancers for the industry. Their wonderful facilities include sprung floors, air conditioning, mirrors and ballet barres within a safe and professional learning environment.
KRS accept both active kids and creative kids vouchers, are a COVID-safe business and all their teachers are experienced and have WWCC. You can enrol now for term one classes, so please contact KRS for an enrolment pack at www.krsdance.com.au or email [email protected] or call 95454004.
babyballet Kirrawee, Gymea and Sylvania are delighted to bring the magic of babyballet to The Shire.
Their preschool dance and ballet syllabus offer four stages of ballet dance classes for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years. babyballet teachers all undergo babyballet training, and with professional dance and teaching experience, they strive to create a fun, friendly and inclusive experience for everyone – no matter what your child’s age or ability.
Their classes are a great way for parents, carers and guardians to meet up and make new friends too!
They offer the following streams:
- babyballet ® Tots – for tiny dancers 6m-18m
- babyballet ® Tinies – for tiny dancers 18m-3years
- babyballet® Movers – for tiny dancers 3 and 4 years
- bayballet® Groovers – for dancers 5 – 6 years.
With a researched and proven focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet® syllabus offers four key stages of ballet and tap classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, which will give them the tools they need to transition smoothly into new environments. The classes are so much more than dancing and will establish positive habits such as learning manners, discipline and respect while developing the foundations of technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.
Fit2SHiNE Teens Fitness
Fit2SHiNE Specializes in Youth Fitness. Their classes are for teens aged 12-17 years with a range of strength, conditioning, fitness and boxing classes.
They teach the importance of strong foundations with correct technique before adding intensity and load to their training. Whilst Fit2Shine are passionate about building strong kids with great technique they also focus on providing an environment where teens feel welcome, accepted and can be themselves.
The atmosphere is one of comradery, support, encouragement and helps develop the confidence teens need to step outside their comfort zone and feel a sense of achievement after working so hard at something.
Shari has a Professional Youth Coach Certification and is extremely passionate about creating healthy confident kids & teens who will grow to be amazing role models.
Check out their timetable of classes at www.fit2shine.com.au
For more information or to enrol your child for term one now call Shari on 0414 693 394 or email [email protected]
Is your child always keen to pull out the paints or sew up a storm?
Kids Inspired offer a great range of school term programs designed for the more creatively-inclined kids (and teens)!
Kids Sewing School
Over the course of the program, kids learn techniques in hand and machine sewing, applique, design and will make a variety of creative projects over the program duration. Students do not need any experience. Generally classes are suitable for kids age 7 years and up, however if younger students have attended our school holiday workshops, they may be suitable to move on to our term classes.
Teen Sewing School
Teen Sewing Classes are suited for kids in Year 7-10 and will give the students the opportunity to develop their skills and let their imagination and design inspirations flow in a friendly and non-judgemental environment.
Creative Arts School
Our Creative ArtsTerm Program provides a fantastic environment for kids to access mixed mediums and a variety of creative projects, designed to inspire and provide a nurturing, environment for self-expression.
No artistic skills required. All you need is your imagination and a sense of adventure.
Individual Art Therapy is also available through our Allied Health Services.
Junior Creative Arts Club
Our Junior Creative Arts Club is designed for boys and girls 4-7 years old.
Classes run for 60 minutes over a 9 week term.
Kids will participate in a range of art and craft activities throughout the program.
Interested? Please email expressions of interest to Laura, Creative Services Manager prior to placing booking to ensure class availability and suitability.
Sutherland Shire Council Leisure Centres
Sutherland Shire Leisure Centres at Caringbah, Engadine and Sutherland are now enrolling for all their swim programs in 2020. With ample parking, qualified instructors who are great with children and opportunities to stay and play, the Leisure Centres are the perfect spot to equip your kids with swimming skills that they’ll benefit from for life.
Find more information and contact details about the Learn to Swim programs here.
Looking for more school-term activities?
Our local business directory is packed full of age-appropriate, structured activities to help your kids develop physical, emotional and social skills.
Check out the:
- musical programs for a variety of ages,
- dances classes including ballet, jazz and tap,
- wide range of swim schools,
- baby play and sensory classes,
- and other mixed sports and activities including golf, gymnastics, tennis, acrobatics.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in a convenient location here, or if you’d like some recommendations from our community, jump on over to the Mums of the Shire Facebook Group.