Bye bye holidays, hello Term 1!
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.
Kumon Lane Cove
At Kumon, we personalise each student’s program, right from the beginning. Students begin study at a level that allows them to build self-confidence from day one, and progress according to their ability rather than their age. Over time, our students develop the study habits, attitude and skills that will allow them to study advanced material confidently and independently.
Kumon has operated in Lane Cove for over 30 years, and is run by local mum (and ex-Kumon Student) Sheryl Lee. We are constantly adjusting our centre to ensure the safety of our students, staff and the local community. Families can study with us in person, online, or via correspondence – choose the system that suits your family best!
Find out more about the Kumon Method of Learning by watching our introductory video (kumonglobal.com/kumon-a-foundation-for-the-future/) or booking an Orientation Meeting directly with Sheryl at [email protected].
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.
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!
Suitable for beginners and native speakers alike. Begins Friday 29 January!
Address: Lane Cove Creative Studios Gallery, 164 Longueville Rd
Book Here: http://bonjourbabies.com.au/
Email: [email protected]
If you want a fun, safe, caring environment where your child will learn to swim well and love the water, choose Carlile Swimming.
Carlile is regarded as one of the world’s leading swim schools, they pioneered baby teaching in Australia and opened Sydney’s first indoor learn-to-swim centre.
Your child will thrive in small classes, with individual attention from expert teachers trained well beyond the industry standard. While still a family business, you will enjoy an industry leading approach to help bring out the best in your child.
At the cutting edge of world swimming for 65 years, Carlile promises
- A personalised approach delivering high standard lessons consistently.
- To constantly monitor and address your child’s progress.
- To provide regular feedback on your child’s progress.
- Purpose built pools, with warm water and the world’s best practice technology to maintain hygiene.
- A COVIDSafe approach with health and safety a priority.
- Friendly staff who are always ready to help.
Their aim is to help kids be safer in and around the water and develop a lifelong love of swimming. Check out their approach below:
You can book the class that suits you:
Waterbabies (for babies and toddlers aged 3 months to 2.5 years)
This class is great fun when you are in the water with your child. There are games, songs and routines to help children feel safer and more confident in the water. You child will learn to be comfortable submerging and floating on their back.
Preschool Learn to Swim Program
Your child will enjoy lots of personal attention as classes have a maximum of four swimmers allowing the teacher to build confidence and skills in each swimmer.
School Age Learn to Swim Program
Your child will be in a class of no more than five, with an expert teacher tailoring their approach to your child’s level. If your child is less confident in the water, Carlile has classes specifically designed to help before introducing more difficult skills.
Stroke Development Program
To swim well is an asset for life. Carlile’s approach is built around that belief and the goal of helping your child to enjoy learning to swim with good technique. Your child will refine freestyle and backstroke before moving on to all four strokes.
Squads – for advancing swimmers
Carlile Squads place an emphasis on endurance, perfecting technique and mastering competitive starts and turns. There are also opportunities for swimmers to progress to advanced competitive squads.
Carlile is a family business, each centre is friendly and welcoming. If you want the best for your child contact Carlile today or visit the Carlile website www.carlile.com.au.
Lane Cove West – 02 9188 1027, 4 Sirius Road
Ryde – 02 9808 3199, 16 Cross St
Address: Carlile Swimming, 4 Sirius Road, Lane Cove West NSW 2066
Phone: 9188 1027
Book Here: Bookings
Active Kids Voucher: Redeem Here
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, 180 River Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
Book Here: Bookings – Book online via Direct Debit
Phone: (02) 9428 3336
Email: [email protected]
Lane Cove Golf
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
- 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.
We are Covid19 safe environment to bring your baby or child too. Our baby and child development classes are developed specifically to enhance your child and their learning. Spend some quality time with your child learning with them. Our gyms are specifically designed for little ones and being cleaned after every lesson. Class sizes are limited due to Covid19.
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.
Time: Please see website for timetable Lane Cove and Greenwich (online classes also available)
Address: Monday, Tuesday 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]
Kinder Sports is a 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, corner of Kenneth Street and River Road, Longueville.
Lane Cove Bowling Club, 151 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove.
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 class: Click here to arrange.
Mid term enrollments: Pay $22 per remaining class. Request price on registration.
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. The studio 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.
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]
Lane Cove Tigers
Calling all Girls & Boys aged 6 & 7 to come be a Tiger!
If you are already 6 or turning 7 this year then we need you to help complete our mighty Tigers U7 team!
Includes to keep:
🏉Playing Jersey, Shorts, Socks and Training Top
🏉Professional referees at all games
🐻 North Sydney Bears junior membership!
Come and be a TIGER!
Judo 4 Kids
5 – 6 years
These classes develop the core skills of Judo – safe falling – balance – contact awareness. The classes are conducted in a games environment where the games are structured to create awareness of the desired skill, Big Ball Sumo, Pillow fights and Crash Mat battles are just some of the fun games the children play.
7 – 8 years
These classes develop specific Judo skills but with a high “game” element. Safe falling skills are more developed to increase the ability to relax during the fall. Gradings commence in this age group.
Location: SCOUT HALL – LANE COVE WEST
Kids Motor Skillz, by 4 Elements of Health
Kids will meet under the Kindy COLA, supervised and brought back to Kids Motor SkillZ headquarters (16 Gardenia ave LCW) where they will eat their own snack before commencing activities. Pick up will be from 4:30 however parents, you are more than welcome to view the class.
- Age Group: 6-10
- Days: Tuesday or Thursday (Start date 13 Oct – runs for 9 weeks)
- 3:25pm – 5:00pm
- 8 Week term
- Cost: $199
- Class size 4 Max.
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!
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.
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)
Lane Cove Dance classes fill up quickly so book now to ensure you obtain the time and lessons you want.
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 engaging teachers who will encourage and challenge you. Styles include Funky Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary/Lyrical, Tap, Acro dance, Boys Breakdance/Hip Hop, 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 twirling toddlers all the way up to adults leaping their way through the wide range of adult classes on offer!
Dance Sensation continues to offer the popular READY SET DANCE classes for 2-5yr olds, which are perfect for building co-ordination and confidence in young dancers!
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.
Get ready for READY SET DANCE to take over your living room with Nick Jr’s READY SET DANCE show. Once your kids see Twirl and Freeze dancing on TV they will definitely want to join in the fun and get involved in Dance Sensation’s READY SET DANCE.
Classes: See Website for classes for every dancer
Address: 2/706 Mowbray Rd W, Lane Cove North NSW 2066
Mobile: Call 0444 577 608
Facebook Page: Dance Sensation
Instagram: Dance Sensation
Red Shoes Dance
At Red Shoes Dance our aim is to excite, encourage and enrich each child – nurturing individual qualities while developing confidence and a sense of community.
Under the personal guidance of Director Erica Sykes, creativity is fostered, team work is supported and a sense of achievement is fulfilled.
Nestled in a peaceful corner of Lane Cove, our boutique ballet and dance school has had the privilege of inspiring many young dancers for over 30 years.
Our Little Steps classes – specially tailored for 3 to 5 year olds – are the perfect introduction for your child to the magical world of dance.
We also offer classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap 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
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0408 486 818
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
Facebook Page: facebook.com/BurnsBayDanceStudios
Ignite your child’s imagination at Imagination Dance!
Join us at Imagination Dance for joyful, inclusive and imaginative classes for ages 20 months+.
Our 2-5yr classes teach ballet technique and terminology through engaging themes and songs each week. Students love the weekly adventures to the circus, princess land and under the sea as they practice real ballet steps in a super fun way!
Our older classes learn ballet and jazz technique and work on routines for our end of year concert with a huge focus on FUN! (5-12yrs). (*Free pick up from LCWPS on Wednesday afternoons!)
9:40am: Ballet/Jazz 3-5yrs
10:20am: Mummy + Me 2-3yrs
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
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 & Cultural Centre – LG Level, 1/1-5 Little Street, Lane Cove
Email: [email protected]
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.
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!
Cameraygal School of Performing Arts
An initiative of the Lane Cove Theatre Company and started in 2016, Cameraygal School of Performing Arts provides weekly theatre after-school tuition for primary and high school aged children.
Junior classes (K-2)
Intermediate classes (3-6)
Senior Classes (High School)
Our aim is to assist the youth in the community to find, foster and develop their own personal creative expression. These classes help students to become more confident, to express their ideas more clearly and to, above all, develop their social and performance skills.
Weekly classes are led by industry professionals and experienced primary and secondary teaching staff. All teaching staff are qualified and hold current WWCC documentation.
Address: Living and Learning Centre, 164-180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Date: Week 1 Monday 13th – Friday 17th January
Week 2 Monday 20th – Friday 24th January
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.
- Monday 4:30pm Boronia Park, Hunters Hill, Girl Squad 13+
- Monday 4:30pm, Gannan Park, Ryde
- Tuesday 4:30pm Boronia Park, ChickBoxing 13+
- Thursday 5pm Gannan Park, Ryde, Sports Conditioning
Find out more about the bootcamps in our article here.
Starting 31 January.
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. Sessions are live in the studio
Time: Sundays 5.00 – 6.00pm
Address: Yogabowl, Inside Lane Cove Tennis Club. Kenneth St @ Central Park, Longueville.
Book Here: yogabowl.com.au/events/classterms/book-class
Email: [email protected]
“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.”
Back to School Activity Related Retailers
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).
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.
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.
If you or your child is playing sport, make sure you invest in a Mouth Guard.
Did you know more than 5 million teeth are knocked out during sporting activities every year? What is even worse is that it’s estimated between 30% and 50% of these injuries could have been prevented or would have been less severe had a mouthguard been worn.
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