Top Afterschool Activities In Dubai & Abu Dhabi

January 11, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

Keeping our boys and girls engaged in activities outside school is at the top of most parents’ list. It is during our children’s formative years where their minds are open to new challenges, and signing them up for afterschool activities help to hone in on their passions. Luckily for our youngsters, Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer some great options for afterschool activities from performing arts to coding.

For the sporty

Martial Arts and Fitness Classes For Kids

Get your kids and teens active with a wide range of Martial Arts and Fitness Training classes from Kickboxing, Fitness Warrior, Capoeira, and Zumba Kids.

Fight & Fit’s Kickboxing classes give your kids the chance to learn the fundamental skills of combat and athletics. A combat sport that involves a combination of punches, knees, head-butts, and kicks, kickboxing gets your boys and girls moving while improving a variety of their physical fitness skills.

Over time, your kids will develop important skills like coordination, balance, speed, agility, and flexibility. Plus, these classes also help your kids increase their self-confidence, improve focus and concentration, develop self-discipline, and build mental toughness

If your youngsters sign up for the Fitness Warrior classes, they’re in for functional training sessions designed for kids with the use of bodyweight only. These classes can help your boys and girls build stamina, strength, and aid weight loss. Even if your kids are doing other sports such as martial arts, football, or gymnastics, “Fitness Warrior” can be an excellent choice as a secondary sport as it helps to prepare the body athletically which can be the foundation to build on for other sports.

Perfect for your little movers, these classes give your kids the chance to be active and jam out to their favourite music. Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. Fight & Fit breaks down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure

Finally, there’s Capoeira – a Brazilian martial art that combines self defense, acrobatics, elements of dance and music. It improves your child’s flexibility, strength, stamina and enhances their overall fitness.

Book any of these classes with Kidzapp and save 20% on your class packages!

Location:
Fight & Fit, Shurooq Community Center, Mirdif
Working Hours:
Sat-Thu from 9:00
Prices: 
Kickboxing classes from AED 280/month with KidzappFitness Warrior classes from AED 280/month with KidzappZumba Kids classes from AED 280/month with KidzappCapoeira classes from AED 400/month with Kidzapp

For the performers

Dance Classes at Melodica

Introduce your kids to the world of dance and movement with group lessons at Melodica. Your little ones can twirl and stretch in Ballet sessions, shake and groove in the Hip-Hop classes or even learn the age-old martial art of Karate.

You can find Melodica branches at the following locations: Al Furjan Pavillon, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Times Square Center, Palm Jumeirah, Wasl Vita Mall, The Centro, The Villa, Cedre Mall, Silicon Oasis and Abu Dhabi Mall.

Book your classes on Kidzapp and get up to a 50% discount on Dance Lesson Packages!

Location:
Melodica Music Center (throughout Dubai & Abu Dhabi)
Working Hours:
Timings vary based on booking schedule
Prices:
–Regular Prices–Basic Package from AED 380Silver Package from AED 1,080Gold Package from AED 2,060Platinum Package from AED 2,900Fees excl. 5% VAT

Dance Classes with The National Ballet Studio

Get your boys and girls fascinated with the art of dance at The National Ballet Studio which is offering a huge range of dance classes for kids from age 2.5 years all the way to adults. Helen and Elizabeth, the founders of the dance studio, have always been driven by their passion to provide the best classical training possible believing Ballet is the foundation of all dance.

With this in mind, both are constantly exploring and developing training methods and techniques to achieve their mission and provide your children with comprehensive courses covering all aspects of classical dance.

All registered students have the opportunity to take part in termly stage shows at The Theatre.

The school is divided into different levels; First Position which are children 2.5 to 6 years old, Junior Programme for kids 7 years and up, Intermediate Programme for boys and girls 9 years and up – plus Senior Programme for youngsters 12 years and up.

Location:
The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu from 16:00, Sat from 9:30
Prices:
Dance Class starting from AED 55

Music Lessons at Melodica

Get your kids totally mad about music with one-on-one music lessons at Melodica. With a wide range of instruments and lessons to choose from, your boys and girls will surely find something they love whether it’s Piano, Guitar, Vocal, Drums, Violin, Ukulele, Saxophone, or Flute.

You can find Melodica branches at the following locations: Al Furjan Pavillon, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Times Square Center, Palm Jumeirah, Wasl Vita Mall, The Centro, The Villa, Cedre Mall, Silicon Oasis and Abu Dhabi Mall.

There are also other great offers from Melodica – you can find them by searching “Melodica” on Kidzapp.

Get up to a 30% discount on Music Lesson Packages at Melodica when you book on Kidzapp!

Location:
Melodica Music Center (throughout Dubai & Abu Dhabi)
Working Hours:
Timings vary based on booking schedule
Prices:
–Regular Prices–Basic Package from AED 580Silver Package from AED 1,660Gold Package from AED 3,120Platinum Package from AED 4,420Fees excl. 5% VAT

For the techies

Online Classes with Programmers Zone

If your kids are passionate about programming and designing, Programmers Zone is the place to be! Their carefully designed programs and courses help your boys and girls learn to code from scratch such as learning HTML language for web development, app development and more.

Your kids are taken on a guided path as they learn programming from planning to implementation to the testing and publishing process with an interactive and engaging approach.

There are several courses your youngsters can sign up for; there’s the specially designed Coding Languages courses including Java, Python, C++, C#, Swift, Javascript which are widely-used languages to develop apps, websites, games and videos. Your kids can also join the Developer Program and learn about app and website development through step-by-step lessons in designing layouts for websites and apps and how to develop content.

The Designers Program gets your kids fascinated with 3D Designing & Animation. These courses are age-appropriately designed with suitable levels. Your kids can also learn about Robotics through Sphero Minis – small ping pong ball sized robotics which have revolutionized the concept of teaching coding to children in a fun and interactive way. 

In the Virtual Reality course, your boys and girls will be able to learn about 3D objects and environments. By the end, your kids will be able to develop 3D environments on Android or iOS along using Google VR. And last but not least, the Augmented Reality course teaches your youngsters about the tools and software required for developing AR experiences.

Location:
Online
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 21:00
Prices:
Prices on inquiry

For the littlest ones

Phonics Club – Learning How to Read Made Fun

Join the UAE’s first Phonics Club where your little ones aged 3-5 can learn how to read in fun and lively phonics classes that are interactive and engaging.

Avanchi Phonics is a unique class experience which uses innovative games and imaginative activities to develop your kids’ phonological, physical and social skills. It’s all about learning through doing and the best part of Avanchi Phonics is that your child will have so much fun they won’t even notice they are learning!

Developed by a UK qualified primary school teacher with over 15 years’ experience, the programme is ideal for your kids starting out on their phonics journey.

In an Avanchi Phonics class you start off with an Icebreaker – a lively activity to get your little ones active and in the mood to learn. Then it’s on to Register where your kiddos get the opportunity to build their confidence by standing up to introduce themselves. The Disco Dough Gym gets your littles ones busy playing with dough and music to aid their fine motor skills. Your kids get to Revisit & Review previously taught sounds through a physical activity, and a themed activity helps your children remember the focus sound of the week during Teach. Finally, the class applies what they have learnt through a story and encourages comprehension, speaking and listening. It is also an opportunity to focus on breathing, mindfulness and relaxing making the children feeling happy, fulfilled and calm.

Location:
Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road Al Barsha 2
Working Hours:
Mon 10:00 to 10:45 & 16:00 to 16:45
Prices:
10 Classes: AED 850

Iqra'a Arabic Language Center

Sign up your child for interactive, fun and practical Arabic classes where the teachers are not only known for their friendliness but also for their ability to quickly identify students’ individual needs in the classroom.

Join the pre-school courses for kids from 3-6 where kids explore Arabic through play and art; take part in the fun group classes or even book a private tutoring session that is designed to your specific learning objectives.

Book your classes on Kidzapp and get up to 30% off!

Location:
The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates
Working Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00 to 18:00
Prices:
Group Class: AED 94.50 with KidzappPrivate Class: AED 199.50 with Kidzapp

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