Established in 2010 in the heart of West Ryde, Stepaside Studios pride ourselves on delivering quality programmes in Dance Education; Our qualified teaching faculty are proud to offer up-to-date dance curriculum in a positive and inclusive environment to suit all levels and ages.
GymbaROO offers fun educational programs that have been researched for over 30 years to enhance the development of essential motor skills in children and to inform parents of the importance of early childhood development to health, learning and behaviour. The programs are led by trained teachers with specialised equipment and activities to stimulate your child’s physical, psychological and social development.
Best of all, GymbaROO is lots of fun! Children love it and parents love it! Grandparents love it too! There is nothing quite as rewarding as being actively involved in a child’s development – watch them brighten with excitement, participate with enthusiasm and help them experience the joy of learning. Children can dance, sing, climb, swing, tumble and spin their way to a healthy brain and body in readiness for later learning.
Some features of GymbaROO
- Age appropriate sessions, from 6 weeks to 5 years
• Research based programs involving both the children and their carers in a safe and fun environment
• GymbaROO trained and professionally qualified instructors
• Specialised equipment, exercise, music, dance, massage
• Weekly 45-60 minutes sessions, parent handouts and home activities.
GymbaROO will assist your child to reach their full potential. At GymbaROO you will learn lots of insights into early childhood development, and have lots of fun with this structured program that lays solid foundations for school years.
Organic, natural development is a thing of the past. “Natural development” no longer occurs in today’s modern society. Children’s key opportunity to move are now limited due to:
• Less open space to explore and move around in
• Safety/Litigation concerns
• Parks with equipment that does not spin, sway or rock
• Lack of tummy time with infants
• Children spending additional time in car seats, capsules, prams, and many baby toys that don’t allow the child to move freely
• Increased screen time – mobile phones, computers, tablets, playstations, etc
• Changes in food – more adulterated with additives and more processed
All of these hamper the development of our children.
Just ask around, GymbaROO is highly recommended by many health professionals including Paediatricians, Maternal Health Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists, Paediatric Osteopaths and Paediatric Chiropractors.
GymbaROO is a 5 year program
The GymbaROO program is designed to assist brain development from birth through to reading and writing. It is sequential, from 6 weeks of age, right through to starting school. Occasionally parents say: ‘we have done GymbaROO’; and they have not understood that they have only completed a tiny part of the program. They have only stimulated the part of the brain that was age-appropriate at the time. It is like building a house from the foundations, and if any part of the house has gaps, there can be problems.
Website link: www.gymbaroocentral.com.au/
Eleni offers singing lessons for all levels and ages.
She travels around the area to peoples houses to teach.
Eleni has completed her Diploma of music in performance with 12 years of vocal teaching experience.
She has sung at many different venues overseas and in Australia.
Eleni enjoys teaching and helping students reach their full potential in singing.
Get fit, have fun and learn to handle yourself at Arrow.
Our hugely popular kids’ classes start from 3yo and teach them focus and discipline, and sow the seeds for a successful life.
Kids really come out of their shell and develop coordination and leadership skills through confidence – by learning to empower each other to shine.
Adults learn robust martial arts and self-defence skills and make long-lasting friendships by training together. We welcome students of all ages and beginners are especially looked after.
Arrow also offers ladies’ kickboxing and now meditation, to help you reconnect with yourself and cope with the stresses of daily life.
Visit arrowmartialarts.com or get in touch with us via details on this page.
Phone: 0405 599 459
Address: Scout Hall – 72 Agincourt Road, Marsfield
Maths and english tutoring with a personalise approach:
- Increase English and Maths skills
- Creative writing techniques
- Improve concentration
- Raise motivation for learning – boost confidence
- A personalised learning curriculum for your child
- Increase comprehension and writing ability
- Develop and enhance problem-solving techniques
- Strengthen areas that require improvement
- Working with your child’s natural ability and strengths NAPLAN and ICAS training
- OC entry, Scholarship and Selective Entry programs
Phone: 0411 330 994
Address: St John’s Anglican Church – 152 Coxs Rd, North Ryde
8 Counts Studio is committed to providing excellence in dance education in a safe, caring and nurturing environment. We are a new and upcoming dance studio striving to provide the highest quality dance training with caring teachers to students of all ages, backgrounds and experience.
8 Counts Studio is a fun filled studio, offering classes in Jazz, Acrobatics, Tiny Tots, RAD Ballet, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. 8 Counts Studio classes are based on technique, dance appreciation and both creative and skill development. It is also about providing each student with knowledge and understanding about the movement, with the correct anatomical principles. Students not only become excellent performers. They are able to translate the skills they have learnt, such as perseverance, motivation and goal setting, to achieve and excel in other areas of their lives, while interacting with peers and gain confidence in themselves.
8 Counts Studio welcomes all ages and offers a FREE trial lesson to all new students.
Address: 1A Trafalgar Pl, Marsfield NSW 2122
NSW Institute of Education and Training is an educational facility offering training and tuition programs for Kindy-Year 12 students.
Our programs are taught by accredited school teachers who have extensive experience in their field.
Our programs include:
- NAPLAN Preparation
- High School Preparation
- Business Studies
- Statistics (High School and University Level)
Free assessments are available for primary students. To book your assessment, please call 0414582876
Location: Suite 801A Level 8 – Rhodes Waterside, 1 Rider Blvd, Rhodes
At Dance Inc our qualified ATOD (Australian Teachers of Dance) teachers provide fun, safe and enjoyable dance classes for all ages. Our objective is to provide affordable lessons in a professional and friendly atmosphere. Our classes are based on technique, dance appreciation and both creative and skill development.
Dance Inc offers classes in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Boys Only Hip-Hop, Private Singing and Dance Acrobatics.
The ATOD association offers exams in Jazz, Classical Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Musical Theatre. It is the only dance association that offers exams in all of these genres. At Dance Inc we are proud to be able to provide our students with the opportunity to participate in exams in so many different dance styles.
Our professional and qualified teachers bring a wealth of experience and unique focus on modern dance styles. Their exciting choreography with current & up to date techniques not only challenges the students but keeps them interested and eager to learn and develop their own Dance Inc flavour.
Dance Inc welcomes all ages and offers a free trial lesson to all new students.
Phone: 0402 337 758
Our passion is to provide fun-filled classes, developing creativity and co-ordination across a range of dance styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, combo classes and performance teams.
Whilst focusing on technique, creativity and confidence, each class is challenging and stimulating so as to provide the opportunity for all to access and enjoy dance as much as we do!
Whether you join our family-friendly studio to build confidence or as a start to a professional career in dance, The Dance Hub is where the magic begins and we would love to be a part of your dance journey!
Classes for students aged 2 and up running in Ermington and Melrose Park.
Contact us to book a free trial!
Phone: 0424 171 649
Address: 621 Victoria Road, Ermington
Sydney North Dance is the best family-friendly environment to learn Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Acro with highly qualified and encouraging teachers. Our aim is to provide classes ideal for people who both want to enjoy dancing as a hobby or aspiring professionals. Our school prides itself on giving its students every opportunity to develop possible. Classes for students 3 yrs to Adults.
North Ryde Physie Club is part of the Bjelke-Peterson (BJP) School of Dance. A new syllabus of age appropriate choreography and popular music is provided by BJP every year. Individual and team competitions are held throughout the year.
Classes are available for girls from 2 years of age. However you are never too old, many ladies and mums, aunts and grandmothers join as beginners.
February is the best time to join as you will be learning a new year’s syllabus., but you are welcome to join at any stage during the year.
Alegria Dance Studios offers Ballet (RAD), Contemporary, Jazz and Tap in a warm, individualised and responsive environment. Our highly qualified teachers prepare students with technique and guidance from the tiniest of dancers to those seeking a career in dance.
Our North Ryde Studio is part of our network of schools, with access to our teaching staff of leading professional names in Australian and International dance. Together with our weekly timetable of classes, we hold annual exam preparation seminars and workshops.
Phone: 0414 337 624
At our BJJ school, we believe in changing lives through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts. You will learn simple and effective self-defence techniques, train in functional fitness, and make life-long friendships. Our fully dedicated school also offers a wide range of programs, private training and a wealth of other benefits and features.
Whether you plan to lose weight, tone-up, or train for competition, our Gladesville location offers kids martial arts classes and adult Jiu Jitsu classes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a vehicle to develop human potential, learning its techniques and discipline provides so much more than the knowledge of a self-defense style, it is a way of life that will continue to provide enjoyment and challenges for as long as the student is engaged in it
Phone: 0466 389 375
Address: 39a College St, Gladesville
Movement Martial Arts is a martial arts gym offering both kids and adult classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Our classes are suitable for ages 5+, for people of all fitness and skill levels.
Phone: 9887 1230
Address: Building 1, 35 Waterloo Road, Sydney, NSW 2113
I Can Read Ryde is a total literacy centre for students aged 3.5-12 years and all abilities who wish to learn to read or improve their English literacy – comprehension, grammar, writing.
Our programs include:
Little Bears: Interactive lessons designed for very young children to encourage and develop their receptive and expressive language and understanding of the world through a wide variety of child-centred activities.
I Can Read Preliminary: This program is designed to develop both expressive and receptive vocabulary as well as essential pre-reading phonemic and phonological awareness skills that are necessary to learn how to read.
I Can Read: This program is a multi-sensory structured approach to reading, which uses a unique method to enable students to learn to read
quickly and easily.
Comprehension & Creative Writing: This program focuses on creative writing, spelling, reading comprehension and vocabulary development.
Advanced Language & Literacy: This program follows closely the syllabus requirements for primary school children. Targeting reading,
comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling, text types and public speaking.
Phone: 9809 5372
Letterland is a proven, child friendly phonics program for teaching children valuable pre-reading skills. Our interactive classes are 45 mins and run for 9 weeks during the school term. Your child will sing songs and sit down to their own drawing and craft activity as they become familiar with the fun, engaging Letterland characters that enable preschoolers to more easily learn letters and their sounds (parental participation is not required). Letterland classes are held at 565 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove, right next door to the West Chatswood library. There is also a cafe just metres away, a playground and ample parking for parents.
Phone: 0403 501338
RE – OPENING SPECIAL FOR RYDE AND MARSFIELD – $165 for 9 WEEKS
(SAVE $30 )
Check out our Baby Sensory Program for you and your bub – Birth to 13 month for only $10! What makes our program so special is that each activity is carefully designed to stimulate your baby’s senses and move learning and development forwards.
Classes are structured to extensively develop and cultivate baby’s skills through multi-sensory play, strategies to build and strengthen the way you engage with your baby through quality of play in music, baby sign language, visual stimulation, exercise, massage and more while being able to detect any sensory impairments which may otherwise go unnoticed.
We have new themes weekly which include music therapy, sleep and massage techniques, baby sign language, sensory play & sensory experiences, visual stimulation, rhymes and more!
You may start from anytime, so come along for a TRIAL TASTER now or sign up for the term.
Baby Sensory is AUSTRALIA’S AWARD WINNING BABY DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM in 2014, 2016 & 2017!
Mention Ryde District Mums and receive 10% off the program! Bring a friend and you both receive 15% off the program.
Term 1 Starts January 2018
Phone: 0410 500 680
- Mondays – St. Anthony’s Parish Hall – 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield
- Wednesdays – North Rocks Community Church –132-136 North Rocks Road, North Rocks
- Thursdays – Next Gen Leisure and Fitness – 504a Victoria Road, Ryde
- Fridays – The Ponds Community Centre – 45 Riverbank Dr, The Ponds
Parent/carer – imagine a place where you and your children play, sing, giggle, cuddle and dance together to music ~ where special memories are made every week, and powerful learning takes place to last a lifetime. Let your musical adventure begin with Kindermusik.
Centre director/family day care educator – imagine having your music curriculum taken care of by a qualified music teacher, and having extra resource to use during the week with children in your care and connect with their families, and offering an enriched program to your families. Let it begin with Kindermusik @ School.
Kindermusik is the world’s leading and most trusted music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children, enjoyed by over 1.5 million families in schools and studios in 70+ countries. This is the early childhood music program that My Musical Adventure carefully handpicked for you.
At My Musical Adventure, we believe that everyone is musical and in fact, everyone is born musical. It is never too early or too late to begin your musical journey.
For the budding pianist from school age children to adult, we’ve chosen the Simply Music Piano program for you.
Classes are held at Denistone East, Eastwood, Ryde, and Gladesville
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started with bringing music into your child’s heart.
You can get in touch NOW via:
Phone: 0403 452 238
BrainBuilder™ offers individualised Maths programs for your child to succeed in school. At BrainBuilder™ we:
- ENCOURAGE students to think critically and creatively.
- EQUIP students with higher order thinking skills.
- EMPOWER students with the confidence to master maths.
We focus on mastery of maths over memorization, giving students a solid foundation from which to build their maths success. Our programs are built on the principles of Singapore Maths, the world’s highest standard in Maths education, and aligned to the Australian curriculum. Using this approach, students are continuously challenged, intellectually stimulated and encouraged by teachers to look at different methods to solve one single problem.
At BrainBuilder™ we understand children learn at different speeds and in different ways. We offer a tailored approach with programs that are targeted to children at all levels: whether they are gifted students that need to be challenged and motivated to unlock their potential or if they need to build up their confidence by filling knowledge gaps and developing a strong maths foundation to excel beyond their current level; our qualified instructors will tailor learning to meet students’ individual needs.
Our programs are tailored for Year 1 to Year 10 students at all levels: beginner, intermediate or advanced. We offer small class ratio and individualised learning through our different programs:
- Regular Classes Program
- Competition Program
- Test Preparation Program
- Holiday Program
BrainBuilder’s students consistently achieve their goals and score highly in recognised competitions such as Maths Olympiads, International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS), and the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). In 2016, more than 90% of our students scored Distinction, High Distinction and Credit in AMC test.
Give your child the opportunity to learn and master Maths based on the highest standards!
Phone: 02 8090 9096
Synergy Gymnastics Academy trading as Chatswood North Ryde Rhythmic Gymnastics
Do you have a daughter who likes ballet, dancing or moving to music?
Then Rhythmic Gymnastics is the perfect outlet & It’s an Olympic sport.
To book a free trial class, contact us NOW! PLUS! Mention code RydeDistrictMums to receive $10 off your first term of fees!
Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport that combines gymnastics, ballet and dance with the artistic and skilful use of hand held apparatus. Apparatus includes the rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.
Participating in a rhythmic gymnastics program promotes strength and flexibility throughout all muscle groups as well as teaching your daughter grace, elegance and how to excel in a team environment.
At Synergy Gymnastics Academy trading as Chatswood North Ryde Rhythmic Gymnastics we offer the following classes:
Mini Rhythmic (4-5 years of age)
Mini Rhythmic helps to develop basic movement patterns in a fun, creative and challenging, yet safe environment where young children are exposed to movement and music with ribbons, balls, skipping ropes and hoop.
Recreational-Foundation 1 & 2 (6-7 years of age)
Recreation – for preparatory school students where the emphasis is on fun and physical fitness and they will develop flexibility, balance, strength and coordination skills.
Level 3-9 Open (7+ years of age)
Competitive Levels – students compete for fun at Regional, State and National level as well as for the club.
Level 9-10 + Elite
For selected gymnasts who display exceptional potential, talent and determination whose goals are to represent Australia and achieve exceptionally high results.
Address: North Ryde RSL Youth Centre – Corner of Magdala and Pittwater Road, North Ryde 2113
Enquiry: Marianna Lendvai
Phone: 0410 205 771
Begin Bright North Ryde provides school readiness and primary tutoring programs, enriching the lives of children through the power of learning. Designed in Australia and modeled on the objectives outlined by the Australian National Curriculum and the early year’s framework, Begin Bright offers a diverse range of programs, each designed to equip children with the knowledge and skills necessary to start and to excel in their first 10 years of school. Our mission is to help children become happy, smart and confident, establishing a life-long love of learning.
Address for Google maps – 13A Avon Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Do you want your child to speak Mandarin?
Children have an amazing aptitude for learning a second language and it’s even easier when they are having fun! Since 2008, Mandarin Stars has been delivering immersion based Chinese language classes for children age 1- 12 years old!
The Mandarin Stars program offers:
- An engaging program that lays the foundations for future fluency in Chinese
- An immersion based program that teaches strong listening and speaking skills in Mandarin
- Language building activities such as puppet shows, role play, craft, music & movement!
- A fun introduction to Chinese characters
- The discovery of Chinese culture, festivals, Calligraphy, Tai Chi and even Kung Fu!
- Plus follow-on classes for Primary Schoolers
To book a free trial class, contact us NOW! PLUS! Mention code RydeDistrictMums to receive $10 off your first term of fees!
Our mission is to help children to develop a jump start in literacy through better hearing sensitivity, strengthen their phonemic awareness, have more confidence in speech and to enhance their spelling and reading skills.
- Junior Musical Phonics (0-5)
- Junior Musical Mandarin (0-5)
After school programs
- Musical phonics ( 0-12)
- Musical mandarin ( 0 -12)
- Piano and violin lessons
- Phonics reading club
- Maths Games (mental maths)
- Art and crafts
- Leadership workshops
- Homework help
Free trial lessons available for musical phonics
Heart and Soul Hoops is a grassroots program that aims to sustain progress in women’s sport. Our mission is to empower women through basketball competition by providing a positive learning environment.
Sydney’s year-round All-Girl basketball training program and holiday clinics.
- All-girls skills academy for players aged 12 – 17.
- Held on Thursday afternoons.
- Session times 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm and 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm.
- You will learn essential fundamentals and skill mastery from 3-time All-American and 2011 National Champion Alex Moore-Porter.
Phone: 0406 533 183
Address: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre 504 Victoria Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
Experts in Children’s Sport Education
Our Mission – to use sport as a tool to develop every aspect of a child’s life. We use sport to teach (1) motor competence, (2) Concentration, focus and listening skills, and (3) Confidence and social skills.
Our philosophy – Playball is a fun, active sports program for children. We deliver age-appropriate programs for years 2-8. Embedded in the Playball program is the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). At Playball, we make the program fit the child, not the child fit the program.
Our goal – Playball uses sport as a tool to teach children sport skills, life skills, and school readiness skills.
Our vision – give children the opportunity to develop confidence and skills that will help create secure, happy, healthy and active individuals. By developing a better appreciation of their physical selves, there is a much greater chance that children will develop positive attitudes and habits that will benefit life-long health.
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To book an upcoming holiday camp click here
To register interest in sports programs for Term 1 2018 click here
Phone: 0411 547615
Kids Circle – After School Program & Extracurricular Classes in Spanish, Mandarin, Arts, Cooking, Dancing & Martial Arts
We offer a different and diverse After School Program with classes in different subjects so your children can explore a numerous of different activities during the week, and so you can claim back your weekends too!
We operate from Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 6pm in Chatswood.
We offer 2 options:
- After school Program includes: This operates from 3pm-6pm, we offer: pick-up from some schools around the area (contact us to find out schools and availability), PLUS an extracurricular class of your preference AND group tuition in English or Maths.
- Single extracurricular class (1 hr. duration) > drop off only. You can collect your child immediately after the class.
Give your children the opportunity to discover new passions, explore new things and make new friend while learning with Kids Circle.
Choose from the following extracurricular classes:
- Monday: Choose from Spanish, Cooking & Mandarin
- Tuesday: Visual Arts (We include all the materials)
- Wednesday: Dancing (Jazz, Hip-Hop and Pop rhythms on the same class!)
- Thursday: Martial Arts (Karate)
- Tutoring in literacy/reading and math’s (Check times with us)
Contact us now and book a FREE TRIAL and to enquire about a promotion.
Phone: 0468 354 372
Address: 28 Chatswood Avenue, Chatswood
YMCA Epping is an established community centre that has been servicing the local area for over 50 years. We are a not for profit organisation which runs programs for all ages and abilities, including indoor sports competitions, gymnastics, school PE, vacation care, fitness, social sports, and programs that support children and adults with special needs.
The YMCA is one of the largest providers of gymnastics training across NSW.
YMCA Epping’s Kinder Gym program offers fun, energetic gymnastics classes for kids 18 months to five year olds! Our fully qualified team of coaches teach the Australian Gymnastics curriculum where kids can not only develop gymnastics skills, but also flexibility, strength and coordination. Call us on 9868 8966 to book a free trial!
Phone: 9869 8966
Address: 15 Ward Street, Epping, 2121
For us every child is matter, every child is unique. By respecting individuality and praising our children for team efforts, we create the best music experiences possible, both, rewarding and educational.
Your child’s journey to success starts with music. Learning about and being engaged in playing music is utterly rewarding at any age, from newborn to adult.
By using music as a learning tool, we guide children to master a vital life and musical skills; to be proactive, confident, brave in reaching their goal, and ultimately full potential.
Our colourful Kindermusik, Individual Piano and group Keyboard programs based on the latest scientific research that will keep your child curiosity and excitement about music blossoming.
You can be at ease knowing that only age-appropriate music activities, instruments and props are used in our lessons.
Start your musical journey today!
Phone: 0410 299 853
Address: 3A Railway Rd, Meadowbank, NSW 2154
As seen on TV! Modern Warriors programs have been running for over 20 years specialising in Self-defence and Anti-bullying programs for primary and high school aged children.
- 4.15 – 5.00pm early years, Kindy & KS1
- 5.00 – 6.00pm KS2 and high school groups
- 7-8am early years, Kindy & KS1
- 8-9am KS2 and high school groups
WHO: primary and high school aged children
WHAT: jujitsu is fantastic for self-defence. Overcome shyness, develop fitness, make new friends, learn new skills that are more than just sport, they’re life skills.
Email: Contact Us Form
Address: Gladesville Rd Community Centre – 44 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill