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Back to School Extracurricular Activities and Classes 2017

Back to School Extracurricular Activities in Hong Kong
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Art, drama, languages, sport? We’ve got extracurricular classes to make every little one love learning

It’s that time of year again, mamas! Whether you’re looking for art classes to keep the kiddos’ creativity flowing, outdoor activities to make sure they stay on their toes, or language lessons to give your little bilingual genius an extra hand, we’ve lined up a whole range of classes that are guaranteed to satisfy every eager student! So once the school stationery, backpacks and kit get sorted, it’s time to get a good look at what extracurricular classes are on offer in our bustling city…

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Sports Classes

Minisport Hong Kong Sport Classes

Minisport HK
Whether your child loves or dreads their PE classes, it’s always a good idea to keep them moving outside of school hours. If anything, all that extra energy should help them be a bit calmer around the house, right? Sports Discovery by Minisport offers everything from football and tennis, to basketball and athletics. With classes in both Level 1 and 2 that caters to 3.5- 5 and 6-7-year-olds, you can be sure that your little bouncing bundles of joy will enjoy their two-hour sessions with top quality equipment and certified coaches. There’s an indoor backup venue to cater to your child’s needs and safety. With a special deal available, make sure to bring a friend to really take advantage of what’s on offer!

When: Saturday mornings 2, 9, 16, 21, 28 September; 14, 21 28 October; 4, 11, 18, 26 November; 2, 9 December. Two hour sessions from 9 to 11am. Public and private classes available across Hong Kong. View website for more details.
Where: West Island School, 250 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam and W. Kowloon Cultural Services Park
How much: $250/session (standard rate), $150/ session (off-peak rate)
Contact: [email protected], 6183 7084, www.sportsclassesforkidshk.com

Harry Wright International The Premier Swim School Hong Kong

Harry Wright International
With awesome water sports, beaches and pools in Hong Kong, we know how important it is to never feel like a fish out of water. Spend some quality bonding time, and pick up some new techniques yourself with Harry Wright International: The Premier Swim School! That’s right, these experts are offering classes for both parent and child. Whether you’re a beginner or a kickboard-free-swimmer, HWI caters to every level! The programme is uniquely structured specifically for your age and ability. As for the competitive stream, they have produced a variety of highly skilled swimmers from national and international levels.

When: Start dates: 13 August (West Island School), 16 August (Club Siena and Discovery Bay International School), 2 September (Kellett School) and 4 September (South China Athletic Association)
Where: West Island School, Club Siena, Discovery Bay International School, Kellett School, South China Athletic Association, Aberdeen Marina Club, Hong Kong Country Club
How much: Prices vary according to length of term, start date and lesson
Contact: [email protected] , 2575 6279,  www.harrywright.com.hk

ESF Sports
At ESF Sports, they have a wide range of sports options for you to choose from: netball, football,  kung fu, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, multi sports, swimming, and even sports camp! They provide qualified coaches delivering expert coaching across a range of sports. Without a doubt, your kiddo will be the best at their desired sport in no time.

When: Various sports classes held throughout the week
Where: Classes held across ESF Schools in Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on activity
Contact: [email protected], 2711 1280, www.esf.org.hk/sports

Academy of Movement Hong Kong
Got a mover or a shaker at home, mama? If you do, we’re sure you and your tiny tykes will fall in love with the Academy of Movement Hong Kong. A movement teaching team dedicated to promoting physical education to young children, adults and even elderly in a fun and exciting way, AOMHK helps train children in fitness, modern dance, stunts, parkour and more! Also collaborating with various schools for their PE curriculums, the exercises offered at the academy will undoubtedly improve your kiddo’s balance and health-conscious mindset.

Details: Contact them through email for further details
Contact: [email protected], 6117 5637, www.facebook.com/AomhkOfficial

Rumple and Friends Hong Kong

Drama and Creative

Rumple & Friends
Is your budding artist looking for a round of applause mama (… aren’t we all)?! If you’re in search of classes to really build confidence and skills outside the classroom, Rumple & Friends Big Top Academy have plenty of new classes for the upcoming school year! With drama skills, circus stunts, magic tricks, school disco, stage combat, and musical theatre all on offer, we can’t wait to see what our friends over at Rumple & Friends have in store! Our favourite bit? At the end of the curriculum, there will be a special Christmas showcase for parents, so we get a chance to watch our little stars shine on stage. Hooray

When: Various classes throughout the week
Where: 5B, 5/F, Kin On Commercial Building, 49 – 51 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
How much: Contact them for more information
Contact: [email protected], 9830 8287, www.rumpleandfriends.com

Colour My World
Anna Tam opened Colour My World in 2000 and has been inspiring young artists ever since! These classes nurture self-expression, exploring art, music, dance and drama, and establishing an environment to capture creativity. They cater to artists from the age of 3 and up, so if your little has an artistic adventurous side, this extensive series of creative workshops could be just the thing!

When: Various classes throughout the week
Where: Colour My World Visual & Performing Arts Studio, Rm 108, Aberdeen Marina Tower, 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on activity
Contact: [email protected] , 2580 5028, www.colour-my-world.com

Dance

Twinkle Dance Company Hong Kong

Twinkle Dance Company
If you’re on the hunt for an innovative dance class to get your little one’s creative juices flowing, Twinkle Dance is here to make your day. Unlike traditional schools, it strives to make dance lessons exciting by switching up themes every term. This September, get your tiny dancers ready to embark on an adventure of the Toy Shop and discover how they come to life… Classes will be taught at all of Twinkle Dance’s locations, including their brand new studio on Leighton Road, which is only a short walk away from the Causeway Bay MTR station – perfect if you live in the Happy Valley area!

When: September to October 2017
Where: Central, Causeway Bay, Wong Chuk Hang, Wan Chai, Kennedy Town, Repulse Bay, Canadian International School, Harrow International School.
How much: $2240/8 classes (45 min- 1 hour)
Contact: [email protected], 6608 6689, www.twinkledance.com

 

Spotlight Dance Studio Hong Kong

Spotlight Studio
Run by professional dancers Jessica Lee and Mama-preneur Katie Abraham, Spotlight Studio offers dynamic dance classes like Urban Dance and Hip Hop, plus specialised fitness programs like Zumba®. This Studio is known for offering energetic classes, giving everyone the chance to get fit and shine on the dance floor!

When: 1 September to mid-December, 2017
Where: Various locations in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
How much: Courses start from $1,800 for 10 sessions. Free trial class offered!
Contact: [email protected] , 5185 6944,  www.spotlightstudiohk.com

Red Shoe Dance Company
With a variety of different classes for your kids, Red Shoe Dance Company lets littles strut their stuff in whatever style they like! From ballet, jazz, hip-hop, street dance, to break dance (as if they need encouragement to do headstands!), contemporary, lyrical and musical theatre. They even offer special ballet and jazz options for 3 to 5-year-olds. In addition to their own dance showcases, students are also encouraged to take part in Hong Kong’s many community arts projects.

When: Monday, 21 August – Monday, 11 December 2017
Where: Unit 3A, 3/F Arbuthnot House, 10 Arbuthnot Road, Central; and 22/F, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
How much: From $3,000 and up for 16 sessions
Contact: [email protected], 2117 9295, www.redshoedance.com

Ballet Blanc
If you have a budding Fred or Ginger at home, Check out Ballet Blanc! Located in the heart of Causeway Bay with an aim develop children’s emotional and physical sensitivity, Ballet Blanc offers high-quality ballet lessons for kids ranging from 0-2 to 3-6 and 7-11 year old. This summer, they’ll even have summer camps for your little one to learn and bust some jazz moves! P.S., don’t forget to check out their Mum and Baby Class, where you can enjoy the beautiful rhythm of ballet all whilst spend quality time with your bundle of joy in a creative environment!

When: Ballet Classes held throughout the week; Jazz Summer Camp (Jazz B for Age 7-10:16-18 and 29- 31 August; Jazz C for Age 7-12: 16-18, 21-25 and 28-30 August)
Where: 1505, 15/F, Island Beverly Center, 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected]www.balletblanc-hk.com

Spring Learning Hong Kong

Learn

Seetha Tuitions
Algebra, division, decimals and fractions – we’ve all been there! If your teen is set to solve that final problem, but need a helping hand, Seetha Subramanian is here to help! With a degree in Mathematics and an Executive MBA, Seetha is currently providing tuitions to students from year 7 to year 13 in Kowloon. IGCSE and IB curriculums for Mathematics, Economics and Business Studies are completely covered, so you can be sure your kid is fully equipped to ace that test…

When: From August 2017
Where: Lohas Park, Tsim Sha Tsui (starting from October 2017)
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected], 9427 6667, www.facebook.com/seetha.tuitions

SPRING Learning
Learning an instrument is always going to be a bonus, right, mama? Get them ahead of the game with Suzuki Piano at SPRING Learning! Not only will they end up knowing how to play the piano, but will also gain skills that are transferable into whatever they end up pursuing in life! Stable sense of self-esteem, concentration, and dedication? Tick, tick, tick! They say that learning an instrument at a young age changes the structure of the brain – we’re willing to bet on it…

When: Various classes held throughout the week
Where: SPRING Learning, 3/F, Centre Point, 181-185 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected]earning.com.hk, 3465 5000, www.spring-learning.com.hk

All Round Education Academy Hong Kong

All Round Education Academy
If your pre-teen wants to pull a Hermione Granger whilst taking their IGCSEs, IBs or ACTs/SATs, All Round Education Academy offers a whole range of classes! They cater to students of all ages (they grow up so fast) and guarantee that each individual is involved in their own educational journey! Students from Year 1 to 9 even have the chance to experience a Young Learners Course, and teens get an extra hand throughout IGCSE, IB, SAT/ACT Exam preparation courses. Plus, if your teen is feeling the pre-uni stress, we hear All Around Education offers University Consulting sessions to help make it that little bit easier for us!

When: Various classes held throughout the week
Where: Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central; 107 Mirror Tower, 61 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East; Smart Space 1, Cyberport 1, 100 Cyberport Road, Telegraphy Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected], 2724 4240, www.allround-edu.com

Aunty Lavina Education Centre (ALEC)
In need of a quality tutoring centre for your little ones, tweens or teens? Aunty Lavina Education Centre (ALEC) strives to encourage growth, eliminate weaknesses, and provide holistic development for your children. They aim at helping students climb up the educational ladder in a fun and interactive way. This centre has a team of 20 devoted tutors who all specialise in a variety of subjects accommodating to each and every individual’s need.

When: Various classes held throughout the week
Where: ALEC, Unit 204 & 308 Chevalier House, 45-51 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Unit 1A Centre Mark II, 313 Queens Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected], 3998 4046, www.alec.com.hk

Southside Mandarin Hong Kong

Language

Mini Mandarin Learning Centre Hong Kong

Mini Mandarins Learning Centre
This little centre offers a great focus on teaching the language through interactive play, practice and applications for children aged between 18 months and 10 years old. Mini Mandarins puts a strong emphasis on interactive role play to get the children practising their newly acquired language skills. And we all know how important learning Mandarin is going to be if they are going to be living in Asia (or anywhere in the world, really!)…

When: Monday – Saturday, various classes held throughout the week
Where: Two campuses: Central and Causeway Bay. Room 1703, 17/F, Universal Trade Centre, No. 3-5A Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong and 7/F, Capital Commercial Building, 26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected], 2320 5208 (Central); 2320 1128 (CWB), www.minimandarins.com

Southside Mandarin Learning Centre Hong Kong

Southside Mandarin
When it comes to picking Mandarin learning centres, it’s no surprise that Southside Mandarin is a solid option for mamas in Hong Kong. It uses a balanced methodology that’s proven effective for modern kids. The wide range of lessons and playgroups are structured to help your little linguists learn Chinese in an engaging setting. Whether you’re hoping to raise your toddler’s interest and fluency in Putonghua or your teen simply needs a little help preparing for GSCE, IGCSE or IB, Southside Mandarin has got the curriculum covered!

When: Autumn Term: 14 August to 31 December 2017
Where: Southside Mandarin, Shop 106-107, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Please contact them for more information
Contact: [email protected] 3427 9619, www.southsidemandarin.com

Mulberry House Hong Kong

Mulberry House
Fast track your little one’s Mandarin learning journey through interactive and engaging activities! Starting a new language is tricky enough, so Mulberry House adds music, rhymes, story telling, role-play, arts, crafts, science experiments, interactive games, reading and writing into the learning process! The teachers are experienced native Mandarin speakers who are super passionate about education. With a maximum class size of seven children with two teachers, your little one will get plenty of personal attention. Speaking, reading and writing in no time? Check, check, check! Don’t worry, mama, the little ones will be in great hands!

When: Fall Term: 28 August to 31 October, 2017
Where: Studio 2403, Universal Trade Centre, 17-19 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Check their website for more information
Contact[email protected] , 5598 0509,  www.mulberryhouseasia.com

ESF Language and Learning Centre
Instead of researching multiple language centres, we’ve got the perfect pick for you, mama. ESF Language and Learning Centre accommodates to all grades. If your little one is in need of a Mandarin playgroup, their indoor play equipment will help develop their coordination and movement. As for your teen, their writing programmes will help develop creativity, self-expression and the ability to write with meaning. Their classroom spaces have been specifically developed to provide the ideal environment for learning.

When: Various classes held throughout the week
Where: Classes held across ESF Schools in Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on activity
Contact: [email protected], 2838 2276, www.esf.org.hk

Dramatic English – Learn English through Drama
Embark your little kiddo on a journey of English exploration at Dramatic English! With over 40 native English speakers, Dramatic English delivers courses all over Hong Kong in kindergartens, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. The extracurricular and courses range from Blessing Voices Children Choir programme, phonics courses, to creative writing, interview and introductory course, the choices are simply unlimited!

When: Various classes held in different locations
Where: Unit 802, New Kowloon Plaza, 38 Tai Kok Tsui Road, Olympic, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact:  [email protected], 2880 5085, www.dramaticenglish.org

Active Kids Hong Kong

Art

Active Kids
Learning doesn’t always involve textbooks and exercise books. Learning should be fun and interactive, especially when it comes to children. Creativity is the one thing that really makes us individual, so we can’t wait to get the tinies developing their artistic skills! Active Kids provides the best activity classes for your little kiddos to enjoy. From programs such as Science Adventures, Stormy Chefs, The Chess Academy, and Robo Code! Active Kids also offer programs following the arts stream, from arts and crafts to fashion design, it’ll be hard for your little one to narrow down on just one class to pick!

To find out their price and program details, email them at [email protected]

When: September – December 2017
Where: ActiveKids Learning Center, Flat A, 1/F, Nan San Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong and 55+ International and Local Top Schools
How much: Contact them through email for further details
Contact: [email protected], 3480 4199, www.activekidshk.com

Anastassia’s Art House
This Russian Art Academy offers art education for children and adults in a gallery environment. The art centre incorporates a vast wealth of Russian & Western cultural heritage in Fine Art. Offering loads of classes, workshops and parties, it’ll be hard to choose from the extensive list!

When: Autumn Term A schedule, from August to October, with various classes held throughout the week
Where: Locations include Happy Valley, Sai Kung, Repulse Bay, Clearwater Bay School and Pacific Palisade, HKUST – University Parents Community, American Club
How much: From $2,240 for 8 classes (2.5 – 4; 3 – 5; 5-7 and 6-9 year olds), from $2,800 for 8 classes (7-11 years old)
Contact: 2838 0040 (Happy Valley), 2719 5533 (Sai Kung), www.arthouse-hk.com

Hong Kong Art Tutoring
If your eldest is into expressing themselves creatively through the medium of art, check out Hong Kong Art Tutoring. HKAT offers art classes for kids studying art at GCSE, IB or for those who simply want to get involved (which would be beneficial for their coursework)! There’s sculpture, life drawing, mixed media and more on offer here…

When: Various classes held throughout the week
Where: 21/F, Chu Kee Building, 435 Kings Road, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected], 9722 8353, www.hkarttutoring.com

CreativeKids – Art Education Centre for Kids
Get your tiny Picassos’ creative juices flowing through innovative programmes offered at CreativeKids! With an aim to encourage children’s creative spirit, CreativeKids advocates world-class creative art, design and architecture education for young children and teens. Offering weekly classes ranging from drawing, painting, 3D constructing to designing and media exploration, it also collaborates with schools, organisations, corporations as well as professional teams – you can be sure that your little one is learning from the best!

When: From September 2017 to August 2018, with various classes held throughout the week
Where: Room 1202- 1204, Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Central and G412-413, G/F, Chai Kung Mansion, 2 Tai Yue Avenue, Taikoo Shing
How much: Prices vary depending on class
Contact: [email protected], 2530 4336 (Central) and 2560 1383 (Taikoo Shing), www.creativekids.com.hk

Brought to you in partnership with Twinkle Dance Company, All Round Education Academy, Mini Mandarins, Southside Mandarin

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