As we gear up to head back to school after the holidays, we totally get that some kids are eager to keep growing outside of the traditional classroom setting. Whether they’re into sports, dance, martial arts or music, we’ve got some great ideas of activities they can try. From trying out new skills to honing their existing ones, there’s something for everyone.

Spring Into Stamina11 Gymnastics

Begin your child’s gymnastics journey with Stamina11 in Studio City. It’s a professional artistic gymnastics club that offers a range of classes at all levels, from toddlers to adults. Whether you want to do it recreationally or on more of a professional level, their goal is to help gymnasts excel in doing what they love the most! With their exceptional coaching and management, your child will achieve their full potential in a fun, friendly and professional environment. 

Their commitment to excellence is reflected in their top-notch equipment, boasting spring-loaded floors and an impressive range of apparatus including balance beams, bars, rings and foam pits. With these exceptional facilities, they can accommodate varying skill levels and foster growth at every step.

Dates: Term 2 starts in early January and runs until the Spring break.

Classes: Sessions are available seven days a week, from starter sessions to higher-level sessions.

Price: Packages start from AED 1582.50 for a one-hour session, once a week.

To Book: Contact Stamina11 on 04 577 6711, email or visit their website

Dance and Develop at Turning Pointe

Turning Pointe has been a Dubai institution since its formation in 1994 and has helped develop thousands of students in the art of RAD Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Fusion, and ISTD Tap & Modern.  The established team of fully qualified teachers have years of experience as well as tons of enthusiasm and energy and take children from 3 years old.  With an amazing choice of over 140 classes a week across multiple locations in multiple dance disciplines, it’s no wonder Turning Pointe is an award-winning dance academy!

Dates:  Term 2 starts in early January and will run until Friday 22nd March.

Classes: View the full Turning Pointe Term 2 Schedule here.

Price: Fees vary dependent on discipline and age group.

To Book: Please register online at, email or give the team a call/WhatsApp on 050 877 5918.

Swim Up a Level with Oaks

Swimming in the UAE is part of the lifestyle – whether that’s at the beach, pool or as part of the school curriculum. It’s not only a lifestyle choice though, but also an important life skill that should be developed and nurtured to keep your child as safe as possible when in a water environment.

Oaks, founded in 2017 by Head Coach Monir Kassem is based at DESC and offers a fully comprehensive swimming programme from complete beginner to competitive swimming. Taking children from age 3, each level is designed to give the individual swimmer outcomes in a progressive and diversified framework.

Dates: Term 2 runs from 19th February 2024 – 6th July 2024.

Classes: Sessions are available from Monday to Saturday the week at DESC.

Price: Learn to swim classes start from AED 1,900 and Squad Training is from AED 3,000 but remember this is based on a 20-week term.

To Book: Contact Oaks on 056 605 5787, email or visit their website

Get Ready To Dance and Shine At Diverse Performing Arts School

If you have a twinkle toe at home why not get them to channel their energy at Diverse Performing Arts School. They stand out as a top-tier performing arts school in the Middle East, with multiple awards for their incredible contributions to the region’s arts scene. They’ve got an impressive line-up of expert teachers, each specialising in their own field.

Diverse’s doors are wide open for all skill levels, from beginners to those aiming to go pro. They’ve got a seriously wide array of classes starting from age 3, covering everything from Musical Theatre and Ballet to Hip Hop and Jazz. All of this takes place in custom-built studios in Al Quoz.

Dates: Term 2 starts in early January and runs until the Spring break.

Classes: Diverse offers a variety of classes with an extensive timetable in singing, dance and drama.

Price: Sessions range from AED 820 to AED 1245 per term.

To Book: Call 800 DIVERSE, email or visit

Join The Flying Family At Mid Air Circus Arts!

Get ready for your child to soar to new heights with Mid Air Circus Arts, as they become a part of the captivating world of Aerial Arts. In their safe and welcoming environment, they offer training in Aerial Silks, Hammock, Hoop, and Static Trapeze. Whether your child is a beginner or an experienced aerialist, everyone is welcome to join their close-knit flying family.

Dates: Term 2 starts in early January and runs until the Spring break.

Classes: Various hourly sessions running from Monday – Thursday, between 3pm – 5pm or Fridays between 12pm – 3pm.

Price: One session per week for the term is AED 2040, two sessions per week for the term is AED 3600, three sessions per week for the term is AED 4680, private lessons are AED 350 and a drop-in class is AED 170. And if you pay by 1st September, you’ll get a FREE Aerial Born to Fly T-shirt.

To Book: Go to, email or call 050854 9799.

Bring Out Your Ultimate Athlete With Ultimate Athletics

If you have a budding Olympian-in-the-making with a passion for running, jumping and throwing, look no further than Ultimate Athletics! It’s the ultimate destination for developing those essential skills that form the building blocks of all sports.

For the younger athletes, they offer super fun and high-energy Tots and Youth multi-event athletics sessions focussing on developing fundamental skills in a playful and engaging environment. It’s the perfect way to get your kids started on their athletic journey!

And for athletes aged 10 and above, they have got something special too. You can choose to specialise in various disciplines like sprints, middle distance, hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, javelin, sports speed, or strength and conditioning. It’s all about tailoring training to your children’s specific interests and goals.

Dates: Term 2 starts in early January and runs until the Spring break.

Classes: Ultimate Athletics offers various programmes in two locations (DIA, Al Barsha and Dunecrest, Al Barari), seven days a week and is also offering all British Mums a FREE trial session.

Price: Start from AED 80 per lesson or AED 1,500 per term. Save 10% off term fees by quoting the code BM10.

To Book: For more information and to register, please visit, call 050 225 7024 or email

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