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Extracurricular Activities: After-School Classes For Kids In Hong Kong

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We’ve rounded up the best extracurricular activities, perfect for children of all ages. From drama to dance, sports to yoga, coding to foreign language learning and more, these are the best after-school and weekend classes for kids in Hong Kong.

In a matter of days, the kids will be back at school (get ready to pop that champagne!). As the city is inching back to normalcy, many schools are also opening up extracurricular activities (ECAs). After all, the benefits of extracurricular activities are well-known. These classes could often supplement what a child is learning at school with practical, hands-on knowledge. Sometimes, they could help identify and hone talent. Most importantly, soft skills such as communication, compassion and leadership are often developed through after-school classes and workshops.

As ECAs in school tend to get full very fast (and numbers for any group activity remain limited), it’s always best to scout around for external class providers for extracurricular activities of your choice as well. From art to sports, tech to the stage, you’re sure to find something to keep your toddlers, tweens and teens entertained and stimulated once the school bell has rung.

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Qurio Education

Want to keep your kids learning even after school hours? Sign up for Qurio Education’s after-school enrichment programmes. Designed to complement what’s taught in local schools, these classes will help children build a solid foundation in Chinese, English and Mathematics. Qurio believes in small-group learning with high-quality experiential methods. The focus is on QI skills – a set of soft, non-cognitive and “21st-century” competencies. A session here will get your child mastering their “ME, WE, WHY, WILL, WIGGLE, WOBBLE and WHAT-IF skills” in no time.

The programmes include Enrichment language courses (Mandarin Chinese, English), STEM & Robotics, Olympia Mathematics, Cambridge syllabus, Phonics and Story Wonderland classes.

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Qurio Education, 6/F, The Eastmark, 21 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2667 9370, WhatsApp: 6166 7191, [email protected], follow on Facebook and Instagram, www.qurioed.com


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Casita

Want an after-school programme where you can get in on the action as well? Casita Family Time classes allow the whole family (with mixed age siblings) to bond and learn together! The class combines Zumbini (an internationally acclaimed music and movement programme for babies up to 4 years by Zumba) with Casita’s popular Play-Oriented Discovery Sessions (PODS) that are made up of sensory exploration, arts and crafts and STEM activities. If you are looking for something just for you and your little one (or their caregiver), the Tumblers, Wanderers, Explorers and Zumbini classes (accompanied) and Explorers classes (unaccompanied) are ideal.

If you want another class where your children and friends of mixed ages can attend together, check out the 90-minute Wunderspace Workshop. Exploring different materials, kids collaborate to build a communal art piece. Early bird discounts are currently on for the fall term.

Casita (opening 1 October, 2021), 2/F Workington Tower, 78 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 5326 0029, [email protected], follow on Facebook and Instagram, www.casita.com.hk


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Amazed

Amazed is a one-stop learning hub for kids and parents. The interactive learning space features a Maker Space, Messy Play Room, Multi-Purpose Sports Area, and even a cafe for parents. Offering over 20 different extracurricular activities, including its signature STEAM classes such as Kidpreneur Club and How to Think Like a Scientist, the centre also has partner classes for Sports, Dance and Chinese writing recognition.

If you are interested in these after-school activities, take advantage of the current early bird promotion (20% off) on its Back-to-School programme and birthday party packages. The deal is valid until Monday, 6 September 2021.

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Get an additional $50 off when booking four Amazed classes (doesn’t apply for partner classes). Simply mention Sassy Mama when booking.

Amazed, G02-03, G15 &L02, Leighton Center, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 9228 2617, [email protected], follow on Instagram, www.amazed.com.hk


Growing IQ

Do you want your kids to have strong mathematical foundations, critical thinking skills and a growth mindset? Growing IQ strives to deliver just that! Its afterschool classes make Math fun with hands-on and experiential learning for kids from 2.5 to 12 years.

The revolutionary Math Music Motion programme is designed to build a solid mathematical foundation in your young learner. While the Growing IQ enrichment programme is built to supplement what kids learn in school. Depending on the age of your child, you can sign up for a free 1-1 assessment (for Growing IQ students) or a free trial class (for Math Music Motion students).

Growing IQ, 4/F, China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2323 9899, [email protected], Facebook: GrowingIQ.hk, Instagram: @growingiq.hk, www.growingiq.com.hk


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Sports And Swimming
Drama, Dance And Music
Arts And Crafts
Yoga And Gymnastics
Science, Technology And Coding
Language
Learning Support
Volunteering

Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms.

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Extracurricular Activities: Sports & Swimming Classes

It’s always important to get those little legs and hands moving after a long day at school (and even more so on the weekends!). Hong Kong is packed with great extracurricular activities in all types of sports, no matter whether you have a Michael Phelps, Jordan, Johnson, Atherton or Stich! These are some of the top sports and swimming classes in the city. If you are looking for unusual sports classes for adventurous kids, there are options in the city as well!

Sports

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Australasia Tennis Aces (ATA)

Australasia Tennis Aces, or ATA, is a reputable tennis company here in Hong Kong with a wide variety of coaching expertise and programmes for kids.

Ages: 3 to 18 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Tennis

Australasia Tennis Aces9104 7839[email protected]www.atatennisaces.com


Asia Pacific Soccer Schools (APSS) & Kinder Kicks

Offered at various locations across Hong Kong, APSS and Kinder Kicks are ideal for budding footballers.

Ages: Walking to 5 years (Kinder Kicks), 5 to 15 years and up (APSS)
Extracurricular activities offered: Football (APSS & Kinder Kicks), Basketbball, Multi-sport (Kinder Kicks)

Asia Pacific Soccer, 1503 Sunbeam Plaza, 1155 Canton Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 2385 9677[email protected], www.apsoccer.hk


Brazilian Football Academy (BFA) & Tiny Tots

The BFA offers year-round, fun and progressive football training with a Brazilian approach to the sport. You’ll even find a Tiny Tots programme for younger kids.

Ages: 18 months to 6 years (Tiny Tots), 5 to 15 years and up (APSS)
Extracurricular activities offered: Football (BFA & Tiny Tots), Rugby, Basketball (Tiny Tots)

Brazilian Football Academy, Room 402, 4th Floor, Hing Tai Commercial Building, 114 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 3488 7724[email protected]www.bfa.hk


You can also check out:
GMF Sports Academy – a popular choice for holiday camps and Nike sports after-school classes
Discovery Bay Pirates (DB Pirates) – well-known sports and extracurricular class provider in Discovery Bay
RugbyTots – rugby classes conducted across the city
ESF Sports – offers various sports, such as tennis, swimming, basketball and more
Minisport – an introduction to various sports for young kids
26 Coaching – for talented athletes looking for coaching in track athletics or triathlon/multisport disciplines


Read more: Where To Find Sports Classes For Kids In Hong Kong


Swimming And Water Sports

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Boasting accomplished alumni, including ex-Olympians and Hong Kong record-holders, Harry Wright International is synonymous with swimming classes in the city.

Ages: 4 months and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Swimming programmes

Harry Wright International, 2C Kwong Ga Building, 64 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2575 6279, [email protected]www.harrywright.com.hk


You can also check out:
Float Plus – a reputed swimming class in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Hurricanes – part of the ESF Sports offerings
Surfing Hong Kong – individual and small-group surfing lessons


Read more: The Best Swimming Lessons And Classes In Hong Kong

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Extracurricular Activities: Drama, Music & Dance Classes

If the dramatis personae in your house love to perform, you should consider enrolling them in an extracurricular activity that focuses on theatre, music or dance. These are some of the best performing arts classes for children of all ages.

Drama

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Faust

Want your child to develop greater self-confidence and teamwork while having fun at the same time? Sign them up for Faust International Youth Theatre’s Term-Time Drama Workshops, offered as weekly after-school classes or Saturday programmes.

Ages: 3 to 18 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Drama, Musical Theatre

Faust, various locations across Hong Kong, 2547 9114, [email protected], www.faustworld.com


Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

Founded by Helen O’Grady in Perth, Australia in 1979, this academy aims to aid children’s development and cultivate confidence through drama. It promises to be a place where children from 3 to 17 years can creatively express themselves while improving their interpersonal and communication skills.

Ages: 3 to 17 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Drama

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], 2194 1468, Whatsapp:5565 3350, www.helenogradyhk.weebly.com


You can also check out:
Starlit Voice – offered at many schools across Hong Kong
Kids Gallery – offers communication and performing arts classes


Read more: Speech And Drama Classes For Kids Of All Ages In Hong Kong


Music

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MusicSage

With over 100 private music tutors available, this online platform can help you find the right fit for your child’s musical talents. There is no restriction on instruments, so get in touch if you are looking for something in particular.

Ages: 5 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Vocal, Flute, Violin and more

MusicSage, WhatsApp: 6211 6141, [email protected], www.musicsage.io


Aspire Music

Based in Wong Chuk Hang, Aspire Music offers after-school classes in singing, piano, guitar and drums for a range of ages. It also has online music classes.

Ages: 4 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Singing Club, Drum Club, Kiddies Singing Club, Strum ‘n’ Sing and more

Aspire Music, Lee Fund Centre, 9B, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 5414 6821, [email protected], www.aspiremusic.com.hk


Parkland

Parkland Music offers a wide variety of children’s courses, including Music Therapy for kids. 

Ages: 2 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Music Therapy, Drum, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Ukulele and Vocal

Parkland, various locations across Hong Kong, 2660 9138 (other numbers according to location), [email protected], www.parklandmusic.com.hk


You can also check out:
Baumhaus – a great introduction to music for babies and toddlers
Cello Factory – other than the foundational course, an online crash course is also available
Parsons Music Academy – offers more than the usual instruments, including the harp
Sol Passion Music – ideal for future DJs and sound engineers


Read more: Music Lessons For Children In Hong Kong: Piano, Guitar, Violin And More


Dance

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Jean M. Wong School of Ballet

Ballet is one of the most popular extracurricular activities in Hong Kong. This school that has been on the dancing scene in Hong Kong since 1960 is synonymous with it! Ballet training starts young and the school uses the RAD system for classes and examinations.

Ages: 2 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Classical Ballet

Jean M. Wong School of Balletvarious locations across Hong Kong, 2886 3992, [email protected]www.jmwballet.org


Twinkle Dance Company

Twinkle Dance Company offers dance classes for kids as young as 18 months (Mummy and me ballet) all the way up to adulthood, with a variety of options. There is also a special needs dance class for kids from 3 to 10 years of age.

Ages: 18 months and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Ballet, Jazz, K-Pop

Twinkle Dance Companyvarious locations across Hong Kong, 6608 6689, [email protected]www.twinkledance.com


You can also check out:
Hong Kong Youth Ballet Academy – elite ballet school for those serious about this dance form
Move For Life – multi-dance classes
Island Dance – also offers AcroDance classes
Red Shoe Dance – offers a variety of dance classes and Musical Theatre
Rhythm Studio – newly opened in Hong Kong


Read more: Dance Classes For Kids In Hong Kong: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop And More

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Extracurricular Activities: Arts And Craft Classes

When you’re looking for an extracurricular activity for your child, remember that artistic ability is just as important as that of STEM. Whether you want your kids to learn how to draw or are looking for crafting activities, you are sure to find something suitable at these top creative art classes in the city.

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CreativeKids

CreativeKids collaborates with schools, centres and corporations to bring you all kinds of art and design-related extracurricular activities. Its regular programmes cover everything from drawing to oil painting, architecture and more. They also have online classes on request.

Ages: 1.5 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Creative WaWa (accompanied classes), Art Program, KIDesign, Young Architects Program, Portfolio-Building and more

CreativeKids, Shop C & D, King’s Hill, 38 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2530 4336, WhatsApp: 9172 8219

CreativeKids, Chai Kung Mansion, G/F, G412-413, 2 Tai Yue Avenue, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, 2560 1383, WhatsApp: 9385 0466, [email protected], www.creativekids.com.hk


Hong Kong Art Tutoring

Whether your child is looking for extra help with their art coursework, trying to build a portfolio for university, or simply wanting to get involved, Hong Kong Art Tutoring is just the thing!

Ages: 14 to 18 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Life drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Mixed media and more

Hong Kong Art Tutoring, Chu Kee Building, 21/F, 435 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 9722 8353, [email protected], www.hkarttutoring.com


Colour My World

Offering different group classes, Colour My World has a great selection of classes such as performing arts, communication arts and an extensive selection of digital art classes that even includes filmmaking.

Ages: 3 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Fine Art, Digital Art, Performance Art and more

Colour My World, Room 108, 1/F Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2580 5028[email protected]www.colour-my-world.com


You can also check out:
Anastassia’s Art House – Hong Kong’s only Russian art academy
Banana Art Club – flexible after-school classes and holiday camps
Touch Ceramics – a good option for those interested in pottery and porcelain painting
Bonart – offers a wide range of workshops and party packages
Craft Hour – for mixed-age groups interested in knitting, sewing, clay crafting, beading, paper crafts and more


Read more: The Best Creative Expression And Art Classes For Kids In Hong Kong

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Extracurricular Activities: Yoga And Gymnastics Classes

Yoga and gymnastics are becoming increasingly popular these days. These are some of your options for extracurricular classes and workshops for active and flexible young children.

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Little Yogis

Located in a home-like studio, Little Yogis combines yoga and cooking and provides unique extracurricular classes that incorporate sensory elements on and off the yoga mat.

Age: 2 to 8 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Yoga, Cooking

Little Yogis, 1606-07 One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2562 3688, [email protected]www.littleyogishk.com


My Gym

My Gym is an established English-based gymnastics playgroup for kids. The centre helps kids develop and improve their movement, body awareness, coordination and dexterity skills (while having a lot of fun in the process).

Ages: 6 months to 6 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Gymnastics-based developmental programmes

My GymChildren’s Fitness Center, Hecny Tower, 1st Floor, 9 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2334 8334, [email protected]

My GymChildren’s Fitness Center, 17/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2577 3322, [email protected]www.mygymhk.com


You can also check out:
The World of Yoga – combining knowledge of yoga with practical tips and useful information about the body and anatomy
The Little Gym – Ideal for kids as young as four months


Read more: Best Gymnastics Classes For Kids In Hong Kong

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Science, Technology And Coding

Science is one of the most essential subjects at school and coding is an important skill to get your kids future-ready. Here are some of the places where you can sign your little scientist up for extracurricular and after-school science and tech classes.

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Cobo Academy

Cobo Academy’s innovative curriculum is the collective brainchild of experienced coders and educators – many of whom happen to be parents! Classes are available both online and in-person.

Ages: 4 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Coding, Robotics, Mobile App Development, Minecraft Education and more

Cobo Academy, Yam Tze Commercial Building, 6/F, 23 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Cobo Academy, 6/F, Room 7, Harbourfront Landmark, 11 Wan Hoi Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, 3905 1111, WhatsApp: 9816 3905, [email protected], www.coboacademy.com


Curiosity Kids

Want to get your kids interested in science and how things work? Curiosity Kids promises to do just that and get your child wondering how magnets work, how trees absorb water and why oil doesn’t mix with water.

Ages: 2 to 8 years
Extracurricular activities offered: General science concept classes

Curiosity Kids, [email protected], www.curiositykidshk.com


You can also check out:
First Code Academy – online-only coding classes
The Genius Workshop – also offers birthday party packages


Read more: Science, Tech And Coding Classes For Kids In Hong Kong

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Extracurricular Activities: Language Classes

Learning a second language is always good for a child’s communication, confidence and overall brain development. Whether you want your child to speak Putonghua like a native or want them to learn your mother tongue, these are the best extracurricular classes for language development.

Mandarin

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Mini Mandarins

All extracurricular programmes at Mini Mandarins are run in small groups of four to six children, giving maximum attention from the experienced native Mandarin-speaking teachers. The situational teaching method, which integrates learning, play and exercise, allows children to play and learn.

Ages: 1.5 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: Mandarin classes

Mini Mandarins Learning Centre, 3/F, Capital Commercial Building,26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2320 1128, [email protected], www.minimandarins.com


You can also check out:
Mulberry House – an inquiry-based Mandarin immersion school and playgroup
Yifan Mandarin – a popular option for regular classes and holiday camps
The C Club – Chinese classes starting from foundation going up to IB and IGCSE levels


Read more: Mandarin Lessons For Kids In Hong Kong: Chinese Classes, Playgroups And Tutors


Other Languages

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Hong Kong Institute of Languages

What language are you looking for your little learner to get stuck into? German? French? Japanese? There’s all that and more at The Hong Kong Institute of Languages, which offers classes for teenagers to help with prep for exams such as GCSE and IB, and classes for kids as well.

Ages: 4 to 17 years
Extracurricular activities offered: English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese classes

Hong Kong Institute of Languages, 6/F, Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong2877 6160, WhatsApp: 5421 0288, [email protected], www.hklanguages.com, www.hkkidz.com


The Spanish Academy

Through games, crafts and other interactive methods, students at The Spanish Academy learn the language in small groups using a communicative approach.

Ages: 2 to 17 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Spanish classes

The Spanish Academy, Suite 701, Keen Hung Building, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 6899 5497, [email protected], www.thespanishacademy.hk


Alliance Française

Alliance Française’s extracurricular activities are taught in French in order to maximise exposure and give kids and teens the opportunity to discover the culture and really practise speaking the language. Courses complement school curriculums and private tutoring is available.

Ages: 18 months to 16 years
Extracurricular activities offered: French classes

Alliance Française, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.afhongkong.org


You can also check out:
Berlitz – small-group and private classes available for over eight languages


Read more: How To Raise Multicultural Kids In Hong Kong

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Extracurricular Activities: Learning Support

Sometimes you want the extracurricular classes you have chosen for your child to supplement what they’re learning at school or home. If your young scholars prefer academic after-school activities, you can enrol them at any of these centres.

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Kelly Yang Project

This premier learning centre offers intensive young author workshops and Model United Nations (MUN), as well as competitive debate, global thinking and critical writing classes.

Ages: 4 years and up
Extracurricular activities offered: English enrichment classes

Kelly Yang, various locations across Hong Kong, 2810 4822, [email protected], www.kellyyang.edu.hk


Growing IQ

Do your kids shudder at the thought of Maths? Change that attitude with Growing IQ’s age-appropriate maths-centric enrichment programmes.

Ages: 2.5 to 12 years
Extracurricular activities offered: Math Music Motion, Math enrichment classes

Growing IQ, 4/F, China Hong Kong Tower, 8-12 Hennessy Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2323 9899, WhatsApp: 5726 3303, [email protected], www.growingiq.com.hk


You can also check out:
Kumon – for Maths, Chinese and English learning support
ITS Education Asia – flexible learning options for a wide range of subjects and ages
Phonics Land – phonics classes for young learners


Read more:  Skills That Our Children Will Need In 10 Years’ Time

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Volunteering

If you or your family are looking for volunteering extracurricular activities in Hong Kong, make sure to check out our round-up of all the nonprofits, charities and organisations that are definitely worth giving your time to! Part-time and voluntary jobs can also be a valuable learning experience for kids before university applications.

HandsOn Hong Kong

Keep your child busy by volunteering as a family for projects with HandsOn Hong Kong. It’s as simple as checking the project calendar and choosing from programmes that include helping ethnic minority children with homework, delivering necessities to the homeless, assisting the elderly with mobile literacy and more.

HandsOn Hong Kong, Unit A, 9th Floor, Easy Tower, 609-611 Tai Nan West Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2​481 ​8092[email protected]www.handsonhongkong.org


You can also check out:
Kids4Kids

Animals Asia
Support! International Foundation


Read more: Where To Volunteer In Hong Kong: Nonprofits, Charities & Organisations


Editor’s note: This article was originally published in May 2019 by Sakina Abidi, updated by Alex Purcell Garcia in August 2019, and most recently updated by Anita Balagopalan in August 2021.

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