Back to School Term 1 2020 Lane Cove Activities from Toddlers to Teens

Wow, how fast do the school holidays go!.  We have put together a list of some local activities for pre-schoolers, primary school students, tweens, teenagers/secondary school kids – in other words something for everyone.

This year the first thing you should do is apply for your first or second Active Kids Voucher and Creative Kids Voucher –  you are able to apply for both for every one of your children who are school aged.

Kumon Lane Cove

If your school-aged child is struggling with maths or English, you may want to consider Kumon, you can read ITC’s review of Kumon here.

 Suites 5 & 6, 34 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
 0403 397 885

Learning with Confidence

Learning With Confidence is all about connecting the right tutor for your HSC child.   Their intensive, individualised approach helps their tutors to get the best out of every student. LWC has a proven track record in the improvement of assessment scores. They attribute their success with their focus on holistic care. Happy, well-prepared and confident students will naturally achieve their best with minimal worry or anxiety.  LWC provides tutors for students from primary to HSC level.  Their HSC students have seen some great results and this is one area that is their speciality.

 96 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
 0414 609 769
 0404 265 710


Have you thought about giving your child a gift for life? Language is in hot demand by parents. Parents think that speaking a foreign language is the most crucial skill for their child to develop for the future. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the world. In Spanish is a unique and fun way for kids to learn Spanish. We teach Spanish for Kids from babies to 12 years old.  Read here why learning a language is important for kids. InSpanish is a Creative Kids Registered Provider so you can redeem your Creative Kids voucher .

Preschool classes at Lane Cove Library
Cost: $240 for 10 classes (includes the material)
Dates:  Fridays
Time: 9.45am – 10:25am


Primary school classes
at Lane Cove Public
Cost: $260 for 10 classes (includes the material)
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time:  Monday 3:15pm and Wed 3.45pm

Address: Lane Cove Library Preschool and Lane Cove Public for Primary School (for other locations and times please check our website)
Book Here
Email: [email protected]


Bonjour Babies 

Bonjour Babies is a fun and stimulating French language learning program for little ones aged from 6 months to 10 years.

Our programs give children the opportunity to be exposed to a second language in their early formative years, whilst simultaneously enabling caregivers to learn along with them. So it’s French for fun for you and your little one!

Older children learn independently from their parents in a fun, musical and interactive learning environment. Give your child the best possible start in life by exposing them to a second language as early as possible and reap the cognitive rewards.

Suitable for beginners and native speakers alike.

Babies classes 6 months-2 years
Dates: Fridays
Time: 8:05 am – 8:55am
Cost: $260

Babies classes 6 months-2 years
Dates: Fridays
Time: 9:40am – 10:20am
Cost: $227

Toddlers classes 2 – 3 years
Dates: Fridays
Time: 10:35am – 11:20am
Cost: $227

Big Kids 3-5 years
Dates: Fridays
Time: 11:35am – 12:20am
Cost: $227

Address: Lane Cove Library
Book Here
Email: [email protected]

Sydney Speech Clinic

Would you like to talk to a speech pathologist about your child’s progress?  Sydney Speech Clinic offers a free 10 minute chat session each Friday so you can talk to a speech pathologist.You might want to talk to us about a toddler who is not talking yet, a pre-schooler with a stutter or a primary school age child struggling with social interaction, language or literacy skills (did you know that speech pathologists are specialists in written language skills, i.e. reading, spelling and writing?).

We would love to meet with you and talk over any questions you may have about what Sydney Speech Clinic can offer you.


Homework Collective Group

How often do you see your child struggle to get started on homework? Are you wanting to keep them motivated without nagging and feeling frustrated? 

What if there were simple skills that could stop tasks been left to last minute?

Homework Collective is an initiative for all age groups that provides a space where tutors and professionals teach homework skills, such as planning, organising and time management while supervising homework tasks, specific assignments and study.

This will enable you to relax about homework reminders, less reminders and monitoring homework at home. The strategies for organisation mean that your child is learning skills to carry on with tasks at home throughout the week and at school with confidence and less stress. 

Cost: Homework Collective Groups  Primary School: $49 per afternoon (1 hour)  High School: $75 per afternoon (75 minutes)
Date: Open Monday – Wednesday
Time: Primary School:(3:15-4:15) High School: (4:15-5:30)
Address:  New group space Unit 6, 46 Burns Bay Road (Opposite the Post Office )
Book Here: Book via email


Carlile Swimming

Carlile Swimming provides swimming programs for all ages and abilities, from babies to elite swimmers. We have been teaching children to swim well for 60 years and are recognised worldwide as a leader in aquatic education. Carlile has built a state of the art swimming centre in Lane Cove West that features warm, clean water, custom pool depths and child-friendly platforms. Call Carlile for more information or drop in and meet the team.

Water Confidence
Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm
Sat – 8am – 4pm
Sun – 8am – 12pm

Learn to Swim – Preschool
Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm
Sat from 8am to 4pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm

Learn to Swim – School Age
Mon to Fri from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Sat from 8am to 4pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm

Stroke Development
Mon to Fri from 4pm to 7pm
Sat from 8am to 3pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm

Squad Swimming
Mon to Fri from 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Sat from 8am to 4pm
Sun from 8am to 12pm


Discounts are available for families of three or more children, and for children swimming two or more times per week. Please ask at Carlile reception for more details.  Free parking on site.

Address: Carlile Swimming, 4 Sirius Road, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Book Here:
Cost: Monthly Fee – $94.30
Active Kids Voucher: Redeem Here
Phone:  9188 1027

River Road Tennis

River Road Tennis offers the Hot Shot Programme from kids starting from 3 years old.  They also have squads, elite squads, and private coaching sessions. Hot Shots Tennis is a national Tennis Australia program that utilises modified courts and tennis balls to allow kids of all ages and skill level to play the game. Children are separated into appropriate level groups and receive coaching from our team of professionals as well as an introduction to match play!

Hot Shots Launch 3-5 year olds

Hot Shots Launch includes a fun packed half hour lesson each week with professionally trained Coaches. Lesson plans are based on a progressive format with new skills and strokes introduced each week according to their class level, with easy to use techniques.

Hot Shots Red 5-8 Year olds

Hot Shots Red includes the use of a modified (red) court and red ball which allows children of all skill levels to play the game. Each lesson includes technical instruction as well as rallying and match play. The children are also kept busy with a variety of gross motor skills activities which are heaps of fun.



Hot Shots Orange 8-10 Year Olds

Using a modified court and orange ball, this class allows children to play on a larger court with slightly faster tennis balls. Suitable for children who have completed the Hot Shots Red program or who have played tennis before. It teaches new, skills and strategies and techniques helping with rapid progression with an emphasis still on having fun and enjoying tennis! The one and a half hour lesson includes match play practice so that kids are playing the game from the start!

Hot Shots Green 11 + Years

This more advanced class uses a full court and specialized green tennis balls, with the emphasis on improving skills and strokes and competitive match play.

There is also a complimentary bus pick up service after school available for weekday classes from a selection of local public schools. See website for details

River Road Tennis offer private lessons between 6:30am – 9pm during the week and 6:30am – 6pm on the weekends. Not sure what you need? They offer FREE TENNIS, this is for new players and involves a 15 minute interview hit with a coach It enables you to come and have a look at the club, and for one of our coaches to assess your ability in an informal and relaxed environment, and then suggest which program would be most suitable for you. They will also give you a few tips along the way!

Time:  Varies see website
Address: River Road Tennis Centre River Road
Lane Cove NSW 2066
Book Here: Bookings
Phone: (02) 9428 3336
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @riverroadtenniscentre

Kidfit Club

Kidfit Club – Give your child a healthy active and fun start! For kids aged 5-12 years of age. Kidfit Club offer Holiday Camps, as well as before and after school programs. The before and after school programs are at St Michaels but they will walk the kids down to Lane Cove Public School.  So if you want your kids to have some exercise before or after school this is a great idea.

When: The Kidfit Club program will begin in the first week of term one.

Where: St Michael’s school hall (Mornings) and St Michael’s bottom court area (Afternoons). 

Who:  Teachers Lance O’Keefe, Stephen Pryde and Lauren Dulhunty will be facilitating the program.

What to bring: Students are able to wear their sport uniform on that day or they can bring a spare change of clothes or running shoes. 

In the meantime, stay healthy, active and always have fun!

Enrol here


Lane Cove Tennis

Lane Cove Tennis has designed 4 programs for kids of any age and any standard led by our Tennis Australia accredited coach, Andrew Scanlan.

Hot Shots
Fun way for kids to learn tennis. Ideal for all ages. Stroke technique and shot production | Modified equipment: smaller court, lower net lighter racquets and balls | 10 weeks
Cost: $250 (includes junior membership)

Round Robin Play
Supervised set play by coaching staff. Singles and doubles. Intermediate to advanced | One afternoon per week, from 4:00pm for 10 weeks
Cost: $180 (includes junior membership)

Weekday Squad Practice
One hour of drills and skills led by coaching staff. Intermediate to advanced | 3 afternoons per week, from 4:00pm for 10 weeks
Cost: $590 (includes junior membership)

Sunday Squad Practice
Two hours of drills and skills on Sundays led by coaching staff. Intermediate to advanced | 8 weeks, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $290 (includes junior membership)


Address: Central Park Kenneth Street (behind Longueville Sporting Club)
Book Here: Enrol Here
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @lanecovetennis

Tennisense Longueville Tennis Club


Coaching programs are conducted by tennisense and are available to players of all ages and standards including youth programs, ladies clinics and private tennis lessons

Contact Details

Location: On the corner of Kenneth and Dunois Street, 2066
Hours: 6:30am – 7:30pm
Tennis Court Hire Info: click here
Phone: 1300 712 713
Coaching website: tennisense
Coaching Contact email: [email protected]
Coaching Phone: 0416 877 795

Lane Cove Golf

Junior Classes

The Lane Cove Golf Course Junior Golf Program is for children wanting to learn to play the game of golf in a safe and friendly environment. The program revolves around the young golfers having fun, whilst improving their skills in structured and simplistic lessons.

Junior sessions are conducted weekdays after school and on weekends and will encompass:

  • Rules & Etiquette of Golf
  • Putting
  • Half & full swing
  • Chipping, Pitching & Putting
  • Games on the course
  • Course management
  • Games & Prizes

Free bus transport in available from selected local school for afternoon classes.

Lessons are conducted during school terms, with payment due prior to the program commencing $185 for 10 week term

Maximum 8 children per coach

Call 9428 1316 to register and confirm all times and bookings.

junior golf lane cove

GymbaRoo Lane Cove and Greenwich

GymbaROO is the ideal activity to do with your child. It’s a great way to bond with your child as they enjoy stimulating activities which will enhance their development. Christine Staniforth is the owner of Lane Cove & Greenwich GymbaROO and BabyROO.  She is well known to Lane Cove mums and dads as so many of them have enrolled their children in a GymbaROO classes.  Read more here.

Date: Term 1 commences on 3rd Feb 2020
Time: Please see website for timetable
Address: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Gymbaroo – 19 Rosenthal Ave
Lane Cove NSW (behind Post Office).  Park in The Canopy across the road (free parking for three hours)
Wednesday, Friday – 6 Greendale St Greenwich NSW

Book Here: Enrol Here 
Email: [email protected]


Little Legends – Kinder Sport

A fun way to learn skills for 2 1/2 – 5 years.  Each 45 min class incorporates many different activities which cover a  variety of movements. Kinder Sports is an introductory-level multidisciplinary sports, exercise and literacy program. The program is designed to increase each child’s understanding and involvement in physical activity by concentrating on the development of fundamental gross motor skills. The program incorporates an educational component to develop each child’s understanding of shapes, colours, numbers and the alphabet through participation in our fun skills and games.


Tuesday & Thursday
Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Ave, Willoughby.
Longueville Sports Club, Cnr Kenneth Street and River Road, Longueville.
Lane Cove Bowling Club, 151 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove.

Class Times

9:15am to 10:00am
10:15am to 11:00am
11:15am to 12:00pm*
*When numbers allow, contact us if you’re interested.


FREE Trial classClick here to arrange.
Mid term enrolments: Pay $22 per remaining class. Request price on registration.

Cost: $220.
Date: Term 1 starts the week of Tuesday 4th Feb 2020

Time: As Above. 45min classes
Address: Lane Cove and Willoughby
Book here:
Email: [email protected]

Lane Cove Taekwondo

Imagine a club that offers lessons on Goals, Discipline and Leadership and helps you implement these qualities into everyday life. At Lane Cove Taekwondo, we don’t just focus on developing physical strength, but emotional strength. You will be proud. You will try new things. You will persist in the face of fear and doubt. You will practise.  Lane Cove Taekwondo will be moving into a new permanent studio on 29th January 2020. It is located at 9 Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove (Shops 5 and 6) – just near The Canopy parking – 3 hours free parking.

You will discipline yourself. You will start to make conscious choices about nutrition, strengthening, stretching and rest. You will set goals and you will achieve them.

Lane Cove Taekwondo is so much more than kick, punch, block – we present an active, exciting and powerful martial arts experience for the whole family.  Book a Free Trial for Term 1 here

Date and Time for Term 4:  Please see website for timetable
Address: 9 Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove (shops 5 and 6)
Book Here: Email us to book now
Email: [email protected]

Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu  (Hunters Hill)

Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu has been holding its life-skills programs as part of the martial arts curriculum for the past 25 years.  It’s a unique program that get kids (and teenagers) speaking with respect, helping others, doing their chores alongside learning self defence.

For the primary aged kids 

This program is where students begin to learn valuable self defence skills; mainly defensive moves and more developed rolling and falling skills, & focuses primarily on our world class ANTI-BULLYING program written by our very own Sensei Smith.

Classes have a high level of fitness and you’ll see an amazing improvement in your child’s cardio, flexibility + strength, including across other sports they attend.

  • Good sportsmanship
  • Personal responsibility for self & belongings
  • Respect for self & others
  • In-depth training about child protective behaviours

As well as our famous “Manners for the Modern Warrior” program, all part of our focus with this group.

High School Kids

  • Level 1 “Transition” – 12 to 14 years
  • Level 2 – “Seniors” 15 – 18 years

Teenage classes for boys & girls cover all aspects of personal safety.

This is a full martial arts program that also drills communication with parents and adults, a strong anti-drug message as well as dealing with more mature and difficult aspects of bullying at high school, including cyber bullying. All aspects of personal safety is covered. Students will benefit from good decision making, sizing up risk, making good choices. These students are introduced to basic MMA (Mixed martial arts) and also learn in-depth weaponry skills including knife, cane, jo and bo. Promising students are invited to join our Tournament program.

Teenagers Girls Only

  • Level 1 “Transition” – 12 to 14 years
  • Level 2 – “Seniors” 15 – 18 years

The “Arktoi” or “Little Bears” were girls in Ancient Greece who looked after the temple of Artemis. They learned wrestling & sparring as part of their training in the temple. Our all-girls martial arts program provides a safe space for girls to learn self defence in a positive & collegiate environment.

Teenage classes specialize with a particular focus on young women. Girls 11 – 17 years are at greatest risk of sexual assault and this age group also coincides with the greatest drop in participation in both martial arts and group sport. Girls have particular requirements when learning the more adult aspects of martial arts and we provide a safe space for them to “be themselves” while developing confidence and skill.

This is a full martial arts program that also drills communication with parents and adults, a strong anti-drug message as well as dealing with more mature and difficult aspects of bullying at high school, including cyber bullying.

All aspects of personal safety is covered. Girls will benefit from good decision making, sizing up risk, making good choices. These students are introduced to basic MMA (Mixed martial arts) and also learn in-depth weaponry skills including knife, cane, jo and bo.

Promising students are invited to join our Tournament program which feeds into our all-girls competition.

Address: Gladesville Road Hunters Hill
Mobile: 0444 577 608
Facebook PagePhilotimo Freestyle Jujitsu
Free Trial:  Book Here


Ready Steady Go Kids

Ready Steady Go Kids commenced in 2004 in our quest to help all children benefit from sport and physical activity.

Our program objectives are as follows:

  • Introduce preschoolers to a variety of sports in a structured, safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.
  • Show preschoolers that sport and physical activity are fun, thus developing a lifelong passion for exercise.
  • Develop and enhance age-appropriate gross motor skills,coordination and correct posture.
  • Introduce and reinforce the importance of warm-up and stretching to help prevent injuries, and proper hydration.
  • Teach the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Decrease childhood obesity.
  • Increase each child’s confidence.
  • Prepare children for school and participation in the broader community.
We will be located at Lane Cove Bowling & Recreational Centre – 151 Burns Bay Road. Lots of room, plenty of parking, kids playground, coffee close by (what more could you want).
Classes will be held on:
Wednesday & Friday
9.45am – 1.5 to 2.5 yr
10.15am – 2.5 to 4 yr
11am – 4 to 6 yrSaturday
9.15am – 1.5 to 2.5 yr
9.45am – 2.5 to 4 yr
10.30am – 4 to 6 yr
Address: Lane Cove Bowling & Recreational Centre – 151 Burns Bay Road
Phone: 1300 766 892
Facebook: ReadySteadyGoKidsNorthShore


Lane Cove Dance classes fill up quickly so book now to ensure you obtain the time and lessons you want.

Dance Sensation

Dance Sensation is a dance community that has grown for over 20 years with studios in Lane Cove, Ermington and Lindfield East. Enjoy fun classes with teachers who will encourage and challenge you. Styles include Funky Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary/Lyrical, Tap, Acrodance, Boys Breakdance/Hip Hop, Twinkle Dance and Musical Theatre.  Dance Sensation offers affordable classes with great term discounts for families and students attending multiple classes.

Dance Sensation is a strong supporter of age appropriate choreography and music. Dance Sensation offers a space to build encouraging friendships and to learn life skills together at whatever age – from toddlers twirling in Twinkle Dance all the way up to adults leaping their way through the wide range of adult classes on offer!

Dance Sensation offers affordable classes with great term discounts for families and students attending multiple classes.

The big news is that popular local dance studio Dance Sensation (which has a purpose built dance studio) has launched READY SET DANCE classes.  Get ready for READY SET DANCE to takeover your living room with the launch of Nick Jr’s READY SET DANCE show.  Once your kids see this show on TV they will want to be involved in Dance Sensation’s READY SET DANCE

READY SET DANCE is a one hour combo class including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Singing, Music and a whole lot of fun!

READY SET BALLET is a 30 minute Ballet class with the same magical formula as READY SET DANCE for 2-5yr olds.

Watch Twirl and Freeze dancing on TV and then join in the fun by dancing with them at class every week!

Classes: See Website for classes for every dancer
 2/706 Mowbray Rd W, Lane Cove North NSW 2066
Mobile: Call 0444 577 608
Facebook PageDance Sensation
InstagramDance Sensation

Burns Bay Dance Studios

At Burns Bay Dance Studios, their teaching team consists of many talented and professional teachers. These teachers aim to pass on their knowledge and talent and provide a fun, learning and creative environment through the art form of dance.

Burns Bay Dance Studios provides a professional, fun filled atmosphere for students who may wish to learn the creative skills of dance or merely for the purpose of fitness. Here at Burns Bay we also provide classes for students who want to take dance a little more seriously and maybe one day, aspire to dance or teach professionally. Whatever your dance requirements may be, you’re in safe hands!

BBDS offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Boys Only – Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Solo and Group Eisteddfods, RAD Ballet Exams for ages 2 years to Adults. Private coaching available on request.

Address: Suite 6/47a Penrose St, Lane Cove West 2066 (the old inflow yoga premises).  Easy parking behind the studio.
Mobile: 0402 779 330

Red Shoes Dance

At Red Shoes Dance our aim is to excite, encourage and enrich each child – nurturing their individual qualities while fostering confidence and developing a sense of community. For over 30 years we have had the privilege of helping to extend the creativity of countless young dancers at our Lane Cove studio.

Specially tailored for 3 to 5-year-olds, our Angelina Ballerina Academy classes will take your little one on a magical journey into dance, following the adventures of the world-famous ballerina mouse! Designed by internationally recognised teachers and child development experts, these delightful classes incorporate dancing, singing, pretend play and creative movement.

We also offer classes in RAD Classical BalletJazzTap and Contemporary for all levels – from tiny tots to teens, from beginner to advanced.

Contact us to find out more about our exciting dance programs. Enrolments are open now!

Ages: 3 and above
Address: 2 Osborne Place, Lane Cove
Online Bookings: Enrolment Form – click here
Facebook Page: RedShoesDanceSydney
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0408 486 818

Le Petit Ballet

Le Petit Ballet is a dance studio for children from 1.8 years. Their classes are full of smileslaughs and provide a nurturing and supportive environment for your child. We keep classes small giving each child individualised care and guidance. They love using props and age appropriate tunes allowing children to be children.

Their petit classes follow a different fairy-tale each term giving our lessons a magic sparkle. Primary school aged ballet classes follow the renowned Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. At the end of each term they hold open week for you to watch all that your child has learnt.

Their greatest priority is to promote and encourage an enjoyment of dance. We hope to inspire our students to have a love for dance that will stay with them long after leaving the studio.

We are proud to be an Active and Creative Kids provider. For more information please contact Miss Laura.

Why not try a free trial pack – The ‘Petit Trial Pack’ gives your child a wonderful opportunity to try classes with us. The ‘Petit Trial Pack’ provides two consecutive lessons, which allows your child time to become familiar with our nurturing dance environment.

The Petit Trial Pack is $30 and redeemable on term fees should you decide to continue. Enrol here

Address: 565 Mowbray West, Lane Cove North NSW 2066
Mobile: 0423406572
Enrol Now: Enrol Here

Imagination Dance 

Imagination Dance is a nurturing, joyful dance school for ages 20months+.

Through inclusive and engaging lessons, students learn dance technique and terminology with different props, songs, themes and activities.

We believe in instilling a love of dance from a young age and fostering that foundation for life.

Our older classes work on performance items for the local Lane Cove Fair and end of year concert.

  • Mummy + Me
  • Imagination Ballet
  • Ballet/Jazz Combo
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance Classes

Lane Cove  –  Mosman  –  Naremburn  –  Gladesville  –  Glebe

*Free after school pick up from LCWPS for all afternoon classes.


  • 9:40am: Ballet/Jazz 3-5yrs
  • 10:20am: Mummy + Me 2-3yrs


  • 3:30pm: Imagination Ballet 3-5yrs
  • 4:15pm: Ballet/Jazz 5-7yr


  • 4pm: Ballet/Jazz 5-7yrs
  • 4:45pm: Ballet/Jazz 8-12yrs
  • 5:30pm: Musical Theatre 5-12yrs



  • 9:30am: Mummy + Me 2-3yrs
  • 10:15am: Ballet/Jazz 3-5yr



  • 9:30am: Mummy + Me  2-3yrs
  • 10:15am: Imagination Ballet 3-5yrs
  • 11am: Ballet/Jazz 5-7yrs
Address: Girl Guides Hall: Blackman Park, Girl Guide’s Hall: Lloyd Rese Drive, Lane Cove West 2066 (Located in Blackman Park directly behind the tennis courts.)
Mobile: 0458 333 063
Facebook Page: imaginationdanceau

Does your child play a musical instrument? Did you know we have a music store in Lane Cove?  ITC has a child who plays a musical instrument and shopping local has saved me so much time (as you are always told that they need new reeds or music 24 hours before they are actually needed).  Syrinx Music (previously known as Lane Cove Music Supplies) is located in Central Arcade on the First Floor.  Just call Derek and he will organise sheet music, instruments, reeds, music stands are much more.  The convenience factor is HUGE.

Contact Details

Address: Shop 18, 105-108 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Email:  Derek Galloway Director
Phone:(02) 9420 4499
Mobile: 0450 045 753
Facebook: @syrinx

Learn to play classical piano the European way – Margaret Anna Walker

Playing piano is a wonderful skill that can bring you lifelong pleasure and rewards. And learning the traditional European way will provide a solid foundation to help you achieve your musical goals. Your piano lessons will be personally conducted by Anna. Anna was born in Poland and learned to play piano under the tutelage of experienced Russian teachers. She attended formal state schools of music where she completed Levels I and II. As a teenager she earned many top places in piano competitions throughout Europe. Additionally she performed piano concertos with symphony orchestras. Anna will teach piano in the comfort of your own home. You must have a piano (no electronic keyboards).

Anna will tailor your lessons to suit your goals and aspirations. Beginners and students who want to learn to play from scratch and build a sound foundation are especially encouraged. Over time, you will learn to play your piano, learn music theory, be able to read and write music, and develop dexterity through scales, arpeggios, studies and techniques.

Importantly, Anna understands that people learn to play piano through unique learning processes. She is adept at finding what works best for you in order for you to have a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience. Whether you simply want to learn piano for enjoyment or if you wish to progress through grades to conservatorium level, Anna will accommodate your goals and needs.

To get started playing classical piano the traditional European way or to learn more, contact Anna today via email at [email protected] or text her on 0400-654-445.

How long are the lessons?
Anna recommends that children (6-12 year olds) take lessons of 30-45 minutes, teenagers 45-60 minutes and adults 60 minutes.

How much does it cost?
30 minute lessons are $60.
45 minute lessons are $75.
60 minute lessons are $90.

Dance Sensation – Musical Theatre Classes

Ever wanted to be Annie or Oliver or Maria von Trapp? Ever dreamt of being on X Factor or simply just want to be able to hold a note? Everybody can sing, it’s just a matter of training you voice, just as you would train to learn how to dance! Our Musical Theatre classes consist of Drama and Singing techniques with basic movement also included. There will be a range of singing and acting styles, theatre sports and a never ending list of musicals to play with!

Address: 2/706 Mowbray Rd W, Lane Cove North NSW 2066
Mobile: 0417 044 510
Facebook PageDance Sensation
InstagramDance Sensation

The Musical Playroom

Suzuki Early Childhood Music Classes at The Musical Playroom

  • Fun lessons for children aged 0-5 years
  • All children have several opportunities to play various instruments including xylophone, glockenspiel, drum, tambourine, triangle, and two-tone woodblock
  • 50-60 minutes per lesson
  • Small mixed age group classes of 0-3 and 3-5 year olds
  • Learning basic musical principles through play
  • Skills are developed through nursery rhymes, speech patterns, action songs, finger play, circle songs, story telling and other musical activities
  • Great bonding experience between Mum/Dad/Grandparent and Baby
  • Good exercise for parents/carers
  • Develop your child’s confidence and social skills

Age: 0-3 and 3-5 

Date: Monday and Fridays
Time: 10am (0-3), 11:15 (3-5) – further info here

Cost: $200 per term, and $150 for a second child
Address: Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre – LG Level, 1/1-5 Little Street, Lane Cove
Email: [email protected]


Facebook: The-Musical-Playroom

Phone: 0401135673

Cameraygal School of Performing Arts

A unique not for profit community organisation formed in conjunction with the Lane Cove Theatre Company.  Classes are held weekly after school for primary and high school aged students. The classes are led by industry professionals and experienced primary and secondary teaching staff.

Junior Classes are run for children in Kindergarten to Year 2.
Classes are run every Tuesday afternoon 3-30pm-4.30pm​Intermediate classes are run for primary school aged students in grades 3-6.
Classes are run every Tuesday afternoon 4-30pm-5.30pm
Senior classes are run for High School aged students.
Classes are run every Friday afternoon 4.30pm-5.30pm
 Living and Learning Centre. 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
 0403 626 563
Email: [email protected]
 Cameraygal School
Book Here:  Booking Form

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Spaces runs art workshops during Term after school.  It is particularly easy for kids who are at Lane Cove Public and St Michaels to walk the Gallery Lane Cove after school.  Below is just a sample of some of their workshops. Term starts 6  February – 11 April -9 weeks

Contact Details

Address:  164 Longueville Road NSW (opposite the Library)
Phone: 9428 4898
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook: @gallerylanecove

Empower360 – Teen Bootcamp

Empower360 Fitness offers kids and teens the opportunity to simply be more active, happier and confident. We celebrate their successes, whether they’re fitness related or not. We provide a safe, supportive environment where teens develop self confidence and resilience through setting and achieving goals. We also offer the opportunity to connect face to face with their friends away from devices. Once you’re an Empower360 Bootcamper, you’re part of a community of kids who will lift you up, cheer you on and have your back no matter what.
Coming in 2020 to Lane Cove
This year we are taking expressions of interest for Kids FitCamp. Do you have a 5 – 9 year old you’d like to be a little more active? Kids FitCamp gives kids the opportunity to just play. It’s an hour of fun and games – literally! Facilitated by an Empower360 trainer it’s an hour of game-based fitness, fresh air and fun.
Lane Cove:
4pm: Blackman Park 12yrs+
Other locations:
4:30pm Boronia Park, Hunters Hill 13+ Girl Squad
6pm Gannan Park, Ryde 11 years+
4:30pm Boronia Park, Hunters Hill 13+
4:30pm Boronia Park, Hunters Hill Kids FitCamp

Find out more about the bootcamps in our article here.

Contact Details

Phone:  Kate on 0403 964 075
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @empower360fitness
Instagram: @empower360fitness

Yogabowl Teens Yoga 9wk Course

Teens Yoga course is ideal for busy High School aged girls and boys.
Every week we provide a safe, fun space where they don’t need to overachieve – and offer tools to deal with pressure, stress and anxiety AND develop focus and confidence. They’ll truly relax with a combination of movement, breathing and gentle meditation & mindfulness techniques.

Dates: 28 July 2019 to 22 September 2019
Time: Sundays 5.00 – 6.00pm
Address: Yogabowl, Inside Lane Cove Tennis Club. Kenneth St @ Central Park, Longueville.
Book Here:
Email: [email protected]

Synergy Youth Centre

Synergy Youth Centre is for young people aged 11-18 years old. We welcome all young people in this age group for our drop-in sessions, organised activities and holiday programs. We look forward to meeting you soon.”

Check out their Facebook page and website for details of upcoming activities.

Activities Outside Lane Cove? is an online hub, providing one central place where parents and carers can instantly find, book and pay for engaging kids’ programs and experiences. Whether your kids like art or acrobatics, ballet or basketball, are 5 or 12 years old, Skills and Thrills takes the hassle out of spending hours searching, vetting and co-ordinating with other parents. Check out Skills and Thrills

Back to School Activity Related Retailers

Ballet Stuff

Hidden at the Rosenthal Car park end of Atrium Plaza, Ballet Stuff stocks very reasonable priced dance and gym gear.  Their Best Seller Ballet Pack – which includes shoes, leotard, tights & skirt – is a really affordable way to get the entire outfit. This pack contains premium quality dancewear drastically cheaper than you will find in any retail outlet.  Ballestuff is located in Lane Cove in the Atrium Arcade – enter via Rosenthal Lane (just down from Birdwood Cafe).

ballet stuff

Giggle Me Pink

Giggle Me Pink has a range of Back to School ‘Girl Style’ accessories, along with a selection of dance wear and accessories for those budding ballerina’s.

giggle me pink

Eye Test

It is a good idea to get your child’s eyes tested for start of the school term (particularly if you or your partner wear glasses).  Eyes 4 You is the place to go.

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